LOS ANGELES (AP) — Shakira’s two outfits worn during a Super Bowl halftime performance, her handwritten lyrics and her heavily crystalized electric guitar are among the items that will be on display for a museum exhibit in Los Angeles. The Grammy Museum announced Thursday that the multi-Grammy winner will have her first exhibit opening on March 4. The exhibit called “Shakira, Shakira: The Grammy Museum Experience” will feature 40 artifacts from her personal archive in the museum's permanent Lati
Teachers and parents in Fredericton spoke out in opposition to the New Brunswick government's proposed plan to change how it teaches French immersion in schools starting this fall. Attendees questioned government evidence on shortcomings of the current system, and demanded to know what data the province used to create the new program.
A non-profit that provides free counselling and support services to sexual violence survivors is struggling to meet the rising demand for its services. Adult survivors are now waiting up to 14 months for one-on-one counselling through the Sexual Assault Centre of Edmonton. Group therapy is available sooner. "This has just been climbing steadily over the last 12 months and I don't see any end in sight," SACE CEO Mary Jane James told CBC News on Wednesday. Neil Campbell, a sexual abuse survivor, s
ISLAMABAD/SINGAPORE (Reuters) -Pakistan's generators produced more power than was required on Monday, causing voltage fluctuations that culminated in a system collapse that plunged 220 million people into darkness, an internal government document reviewed by Reuters showed. Complete grid failures are rare, and operators of modern grids count local shocks from integration of renewable energy as their primary challenge. The grid's failure plunged 220 million people into darkness for a whole day and disrupted commercial activity as outages also hit internet and mobile services.
They say you have to crack a few eggs to make an omelette, but for Corrie and Jason Adamson, owners of Simpson Orchards in Leamington, Ont., a huge egg laid by one of their chickens was more than enough. The egg was almost the size of an orange — Jason said it was bigger than any egg he'd ever seen. The Adamsons said their store was slow from the snow storm on Wednesday and with their family and a few customers around, they decided to live stream themselves cracking the egg they found two weeks
Toronto police are investigating two separate assaults that happened roughly the same time on the TTC in the city's east end on Friday. At 5:40 p.m., police were called to a Pape subway station. A male victim had been assaulted and robbed by a group of young people, police said. He was not injured. At 5:42 p.m., police were called to a TTC bus in the area of Pape and Cosburn Avenues. A male had been assaulted by a group of young people. Paramedics took him to hospital with minor injuries. In bot
After persisting into Thursday afternoon, the snowfall warning for the Ottawa-Gatineau region have ended. Earlier in the day, snowfall warnings ended in the Bancroft, Belleville, Kingston, Maniwaki, Renfrew County, Lanark County, and Prescott-Russell areas. Further east, warnings remain for the Brockville and Cornwall areas. The capital received more than 15 centimetres of snow at its main airport Wednesday. Environment Canada said some parts of the Ottawa area had 26 centimetres by late Thursda
ONTARIO — Conservative Leader Pierre Poilievre doubled down on his belief that "everything feels broken" Friday, as he laced into Prime Minister Justin Trudeau for suggesting otherwise. Poilievre addressed Tory MPs at the start of their two-day caucus retreat ahead of the return of the House of Commons next week, beginning with the question: "What's happening in our country?" He spent his speech listing off ways he believes Canadians are hurting — from high prices at the grocery store to crime t
Frigid temperatures will descend on the western half of the country heading into the final days of January.
MOMBASA, Kenya (AP) — The Tanzanian government is seizing livestock from Indigenous Maasai herders in the Ngorongoro Conservation Area in its latest attempt to clear way for tourism and trophy hunting, a report released Thursday said. The update from the Oakland Institute, a U.S.-based environmental think tank, found that the government forcefully confiscated some 5,880 cattle and 767 goats and sheep from the Maasai in November and December last year and is demanding that owners pay heavy fines.
Three people have been charged after they allegedly sold a house in Toronto that they didn't own and tried to collect the proceeds. In a news release on Friday, Toronto police say they have charged a Markham woman, 41, and two Toronto men, both 22, in a title fraud scam investigation. The woman has been charged with fraud over $5,000, possession of proceeds obtained by crime over $5,000, laundering proceeds of crime, personation with intent to obtain property and uttering a forged document. The
There's a pleasant buzz of noise as youths, elders and other community members bustle around the House of Hope in Tuktoyaktuk, N.W.T. Some of them are baking and cooking in the kitchen. Others sew, play cards, strum guitars and chat with each other. For Nathan Kuptana, it's a world of difference from where he was two years ago, when his father asked him to open his eyes to the damage alcohol use was doing to his life. "Growing up, seeing alcohol and seeing what it did, I didn't like the outcome
TORONTO — Ontario is through the worst of the respiratory virus season, with the three major viral threats on the decline, though a more transmissible variant of COVID-19 may lead to a "smaller" spring wave, the province's top doctor said Thursday. Chief medical officer of health Dr. Kieran Moore "strongly" recommended people wear masks in indoor public settings in mid-November, as the flu, respiratory syncytial virus and COVID-19 were circulating and straining children's hospital capacity. Moor
A new temporary homeless shelter brought in media Thursday to offer a glimpse of what it will be like for people who stay there. The Gathering Place's New Beginnings facility is set to open Monday. Located in the old YMCA building on 13th Avenue in downtown Regina, it will provide shelter, nutrition and wraparound services to 40 people. News media were invited to tour the facility Thursday, as it wrapped up last-minute preparations before opening. "We see this as a place where people can — even
Toronto city crews expect the cleanup to continue into the weekend. The OPP says the winter storm contributed to hundreds of crashes. Marianne Dimain reports.
COVID-19 hospitalizations were down this week, but the number of patients in critical care rose, according to data provided by the B.C. Centre for Disease Control in its latest weekly update. The BCCDC reported 228 people with COVID-19 in hospital Thursday — a decrease of nearly 15 per cent from the week before — and 22 people in critical care, up from 17 last week. As of Jan. 21, the province says there were 27 new deaths reported among those who had tested positive for COVID-19 in the last 30
While stormy conditions have dissipated for most of New Brunswick as of Thursday evening, dropping temperatures mean the risk of water on the roads and sidewalks freezing. Throughout the day, crews rushed to clear drains before the temperatures fell below zero on Thursday night. Brent Grant, the assistant manager of roadway operations for the City of Fredericton, said his team does daily maintenance to keep road drains clear, but when snow is immediately followed by heavy rain it presents a chal
Halifax Transit is eyeing the addition of hydrogen-powered buses to its fleet. The municipality issued a tender on Wednesday seeking a feasibility study of incorporating 40 to 60 hydrogen fuel cell buses into the service. Patricia Hughes, the director of planning for Halifax Transit, said the study fits into the municipality's climate change goals. "We're looking forward into the future and thinking about the different emerging technologies and sustainability. We have some goals around climate c
LONGYEARBYEN, Norway (AP) — The warm glow of Svalbard Kirke’s lights gleams on the mountain slope from where the church stands over this remote Norwegian Arctic village, cloaked in the polar night’s constant darkness. A century after it was founded to minister to the coal miners who settled Longyearbyen, the Lutheran house of faith is open 24/7, serving as a beacon for the community navigating a drastic change in its identity. The last Norwegian coal mine in Svalbard – an archipelago that’s one
Alberta Health Services has declared an outbreak of pertussis — commonly called whooping cough — in parts of southern Alberta. Pertussis is a bacterial infection that can cause severe coughing that can last for weeks. It's most dangerous to infants, who are at risk of serious complications, including pneumonia, convulsions, brain damage and death. The outbreak spans the County of Lethbridge, Coaldale, Taber, Vauxhall, Grassy Lake and Bow Island — all communities that have significantly low child