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VANCOUVER — After tasting the playoffs last season, the Vancouver Whitecaps are hungrier than ever. The club finished the 2021 Major League Soccer campaign with a 12-9-13 record, good for sixth in the West, and played its first post-season game in four years. Vancouver lost the first-round matchup 3-1 to Sporting Kansas City, and the experience is fuelling the 'Caps as they begin training for the 2022 season this week. “We wanted more. We were happy we made the playoffs but we expected more from
A winter storm warning is in effect for much of northern Alberta for Monday, while southern Alberta may experience a sudden period of strong winds and some precipitation. Environment Canada forecasts wintry weather in the northern half of the province Monday, from the Peace River-Fairview-High Prairie-Manning region through to the Lloydminster-Wainwright-Vermilion-Provost area. Heavy snow, freezing rain, strong winds, blowing snow and a sudden drop in temperatures are expected in the affected re
Students at Concordia University of Edmonton are upset the school has eliminated the week-long semester break following a two-week faculty strike. An online petition with over 1,800 signatures as of Monday asks that the institution reconsider reducing the semester winter break from a full week to the Family Day long weekend. Christine Ryvers, a student in her last semester of an education after-degree program, started the petition. She said plans with family or vacations will be dashed for many
As part of the annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day D.C. Peace Walk, the King family and more than 100 national and local civil rights groups strode across the Frederick Douglass Memorial Bridge calling on President Joe Biden's Democrats to pass a bill in the U.S. Senate. The march followed a disappointing week for Biden, who went to the Capitol to urge Senate colleagues to change filibuster rules so they could overcome Republican opposition to the bill, only to be forcefully rejected by two conservative Democrats who effectively hold veto power in the evenly split chamber. In a separate speech livestreamed to the late Rev. King's Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta, Vice President Kamala Harris also urged the Senate to act, warning that efforts to restrict voting in some U.S. states could make it more difficult for millions of Americans to vote.
MONTREAL — Thousands of elementary and high school students are set to return to in-person learning across Quebec on Monday, but parents say they're concerned the province hasn't done enough to ensure classrooms safety amid COVID-19's virulent fifth wave. Premier François Legault announced last week he would proceed with a plan to reopen schools to in-person learning on Jan. 17 even as pandemic-related infection rates and hospitalizations continue to mount provincewide. The government promised a
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Montreal firefighters are battling a four-alarm fire in the Mercier-Hochelaga-Maisonneuve borough that broke out this morning. Firefighters received 911 call around 9:45 a.m. for a fire at a three-storey commercial and residential building on 4809 Ontario Street East. Everyone was evacuated safely from the second and third floors. The business on the first floor was closed. More than 100 firefighters were called to the scene. One was sent to hospital with minor injuries. As of Sunday afternoon,
Students and education workers will be heading back to the classroom Monday. And while many kids are excited to be returning to school, some believe it could be short-lived. Brittany Rosen has more.
The territorial government is reporting a 13th death in the N.W.T., the first since the Omicron outbreak began. "My condolences to the family & community of the deceased," Health Minister Julie Green wrote in a Tweet Monday. The first update to the territorial numbers since the weekend also shows there have been five hospitalizations since Friday, while the number of active cases dropped from 1,356 on Friday to 1,266 Monday, a drop of 90. Public health officials have emphasised that case counts
Montreal police say they are investigating after a 14-year-old was shot and injured inside an apartment on Saturday night. They say they received a call around 6 p.m. about gunshots in the city's Ville-Marie borough. Police say the teen was taken to hospital for lower-body injuries, but his condition is now stable. Spokeswoman Caroline Chèvrefils says investigators established the shooting happened inside an apartment after meeting with the teen today. She says the investigation will determine w
OTTAWA — Environment Canada is warning residents of southern Ontario and Quebec to brace for a winter storm, prompting some school boards to revisit their plans to reopen classrooms Monday. The federal forecaster says a low-pressure system around the Great Lakes could dump snow on parts of Ontario starting Sunday night, while a storm brewing in the United States is making its way to southern Quebec. Snowfall and storm warnings are in effect across much of Ontario, with regions including Niagara,
Officials say they've located the remains of four people on the Eastway Tank blast site, but it will likely take time to recover them and piece together what happened — and the impending winter storm isn't helping. Six people are believed to have died following the massive explosion on Jan. 13 at the company's Merivale Road headquarters. In an update Sunday, various officials said the site's dangers mean the remains are still inaccessible. "The scene of the explosion has been very challenging fo
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Her husband campaigned to help unite the country, but Jill Biden says “healing” a nation wounded by a deadly pandemic, natural and other disasters and deep political polarization is among her chief roles as first lady, too. Wrapping up a year in which she saw herself as a key member of President Joe Biden's team, the first lady told The Associated Press that she found herself taking on a role that "I didn't kind of expect, which was like a healing role, because we’ve faced so mu
The number of homes for sale in Canada has hit a record low, while the price of homes sold rose by more than 26 per cent in 2021.
Ontario reported 3,595 hospitalizations on Sunday, although not all hospitals report numbers on the weekend. There are currently 579 people in intensive care units (ICUs) across the province, an increase of 21 people from Saturday. Of those people, 340 require a ventilator in order to breathe — up by 21 people from Saturday. The province reported 40 new deaths on Sunday, the same number of new deaths as reported on Saturday. The province also reported at least 10,450 new COVID-19 cases on Sunday
Some B.C. parents are struggling with confusing messaging about COVID-19 isolation periods for children, with conflicting information coming from school districts and the province.
Ontario residents are dealing with severe winter weather and whiteout conditions on Monday as a major storm continues to dump snow on the province. Environment Canada has issued a weather warning, with parts of the province expecting total snowfall amounts of 25 to 35 centimeters. Global’s chief meteorologist Anthony Farnell has more.
NANTES, France (AP) — Far-left French presidential candidate Jean-Luc Melenchon embraced migrants and Russia and derided campaign rivals Sunday as he sought to reinvigorate his flagging campaign for April’s election with an unusual “immersive and olfactory” rally. Yes, olfactory: The campaign team diffused various smells into the exhibition hall in the western city of Nantes, surrounding participants with screens and speakers. While the videos were powerful, with ocean waves and starscapes trans
After an extended winter break and a week of virtual learning because of the ongoing wave of COVID-19, Nova Scotia students returned to in-person learning on Monday. Nova Scotia is the first Atlantic province to return to classrooms, but joined the ranks of B.C., Alberta and Saskatchewan, which reopened schools earlier this month. Ontario and Quebec classrooms also reopened Monday. "[We] certainly understand that there's anxiety about what today was going to bring and how the next five days will
A University of Prince Edward Island student wants to help high-school graduates both here and abroad easily find the best post-secondary institute for themselves. Nooshin Abedi, a fourth-year student from Iran, launched a free P.E.I.-based student-recruitment aid and counselling service, which mostly helps international students get all the information they need to choose a school. It's called PathCan, and Abedi works with UPEI students Jesse Champion and Ali Ravaghi. The trio received a startu