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Highlights of this day in history: Charles Lindbergh completes his trans-Atlantic flight; Clara Barton founds American Red Cross; Musical 'Gypsy' opens on Broadway. (May 21)
Thunderstorms capable of producing 130 km/h winds and toonie-sized hail could hit the Ottawa area this afternoon, Environment Canada says. The weather agency has issued severe thunderstorm warnings for a swath of eastern Ontario that includes the nation's capital and communities to the south and west. As of 3:18 p.m., a line of storms from roughly Denbigh, Ont., to Calabogie, Ont., was moving northeast at roughly 90 km/h, Environment Canada said. A tornado could also be possible, the agency said
People waved fans, glugged water and splashed themselves at fountains in Spain on Saturday as the country sweltered under unseasonably high temperatures pushing close to 40 Celsius (104 Fahrenheit) in some places. "The early morning of May 21 was extraordinarily warm for the time of year in much of the centre and south of the peninsula," national weather agency AEMET wrote on Twitter. It issued warnings of high temperatures in 10 Spanish regions for Saturday, where temperatures were forecast to reach the high 30s.
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It's second time lucky for Boeing as they successfully launch their space capsule and dock it at the International Space Station. View on euronews
LEEDS, Maine (AP) — The ripple effects of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine have been devastating for families of all kinds — including those who have seen their prospective adoptions put on hold. Ukraine was once one of the U.S.’s most frequent partners on international adoptions, but the war changed all that: The embattled country has halted all international adoptions as the country copes with the turmoil unleashed on its courts and social services. Many children, including orphans, have also fled
Water in Lac Saint-Jean is expected to rise to almost six metres this weekend, and officials in Quebec's Saguenay region are bracing for damage to homes from flooding. As of Saturday morning, public security officials in Roberval said the lake was at "medium" flood risk, with water levels topping the official flood mark in the area. According to Saint-Félicien Mayor Luc Gibbons, the rising waters have already damaged several roads in the city. "Public works employees are hard at work," he told R
Strong winds hit several mostly western federal states, causing significant damage and creating three tornados.View on euronews
Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro has issued a brief statement in which it largely claims victory in its long-running arbitration dispute with Muskrat Falls contractor Astaldi Canada. But big questions remain unanswered. After repeated requests for information by CBC News, the public utility company confirmed Friday that it has received notice of final award from the arbitration panel and that it is "pleased with the tribunal's decision." According to N.L. Hydro, the arbitrators ruled that the dec
Masks will no longer be mandatory for students and staff in early learning and childcare centres, K-12 public and private schools and on school buses when classes resume after the Victoria Day weekend May 24. In addition, according to a news release Friday from the Chief Public Health Office, children, students and staff are no longer required to conduct regular at-home antigen screening tests before attending school or childcare. For those who wish to continue regular at-home screening, schools
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — The son of a single mother who raised him on a pension, Anthony Albanese had a humble start to life for a politician who could become Australia’s prime minister on Saturday. His financially precarious upbringing in government-owned housing in Sydney fundamentally formed the politician who leads the center-left Australian Labor Party opposition. He is still widely known by his childhood nickname, Albo. Albanese repeatedly referred during the six-week election campaign t
The head of a Yukon teachers' union says the use of holds at a Whitehorse school is a symptom of larger, systemic issues, including chronic understaffing and inadequate oversight from the education department. An internal review ordered by the Yukon Department of Education found that holds, restraints and seclusion were being routinely used on students at Jack Hulland Elementary School prior to 2020 for matters of "non-compliance," according to meeting notes recently shared with CBC News. The sc
Rising inflation rates have brought new challenges to daily life – but Nova Scotia businesses are counting on a busy summer to help them bounce back to pre-pandemic revenues. As Alexa MacLean reports, one economist says there are some silver linings to keep in mind as we all adjust to another new normal.
On this day in weather history, a tornado struck Sarnia.
Ontario reported 1,116 new hospitalizations and 12 new deaths due to COVID-19 on Saturday. Friday's hospitalizations are down from 1,165 on Thursday and 1,392 exactly one week ago. According to the Ministry of Health, 50 per cent of people hospitalized were admitted specifically for treatment of symptoms brought on by the virus, while the rest were admitted for other reasons and then tested positive. Of those in hospital, 160 patients require intensive care, down by three from the day before, th
Jacquie Woolley drives more than 50 kilometres a day for her job as a mail carrier for Canada Post in the northern B.C. city of Prince George. Woolley says she used to spend $65 per week on gas for work. Now, she spends $115 a week — but the amount she is reimbursed has remained the same. "I'm paying to do my job right now," she said. Woolley is one of many British Columbians grappling with soaring gas prices, which have hovered around $2 per litre in most places in the province, while using the
The BC Centre for Disease Control confirms two people suspected of contracting monkeypox in our province did not come into contact with the disease. However, public health officials will remain vigilant. Stephen Hoption Cann from the UBC School of Population and Public Health explains what monkeypox virus is and how the disease is transmitted.
Your long weekend plans in southern Quebec will need to include keeping a close eye on the forecast, with the threat for severe thunderstorms that could bring torrential rain or even rotation.
Chinese officials have vowed to retaliate over Canada’s decision to ban Huawei from accessing its 5G network, accusing officials of violating free trade rules and ‘acting in collusion’ with the U.S.
Reve the 10 month old Great Dane loves her swimming lessons. Watch and laugh as Laid Back Reve decides to take a break from swimming & chill out checking out the view while standing in the pool. Funny Reve looks like she is about to place an order for a pina colada with an extra dog biscuit garnish with the pool guy!