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Walking through the rows of trees and seeing the different varieties at Wintermoor Orchards in York, P.E.I., you can see the trees' branches laden with apples ripening in the sun. Apple growers are getting a good sense of this year's crop as the cooler fall nights begin to set in and U-picks begin to open. "This will be one of our bigger crops," said orchard co-owner Mark Ashley. "Things are ripening up nice. Size is up. I've gone through it walking my dog in the morning and pretty proud of it.
On Sept. 20, polling stations across the country will open for voters to cast their ballots in the federal election. Among the hot-button issues: climate change. CBC News spoke to four federal candidates in Newfoundland and Labrador representing the Liberals, Conservatives, New Democrats and the People's Party to get their positions on climate change relief, oil and gas, renewable energy and the carbon tax. Here's where they stand. Climate change It's an urgent matter for Labradorians who are di
OTTAWA — Political parties put up election signs on streets to keep up with each other and to build momentum — even though one expert says there is little data to prove this tactic has any impact on the parties’ winning chances. The use of plastic and paper election signs shows how traditional campaign strategies are still important despite the rise of online efforts in recent elections, said Carleton University professor Jonathan Malloy. "To get voters’ attention, you often have to go offline.
You may think you've never been to Regina-Wascana. But in a way, you probably have. "It's a classic suburban riding," said Jim Farney, a University of Regina political scientist who lives in the area. "Some parts are pretty low-income and some parts are pretty affluent. There's a mix of students and academics. There's a classic blue-collar neighbourhood." It spreads from the main drag of Albert Street out to the eastern fringes of the city, bordered on the north by the Canadian Pacific Railway t
Dozens of major film and television productions were put on hold when the pandemic hit, only to be followed by repeated false starts and rescheduling as the COVID-19 crisis kept spiking. But the fall season is a prime release spot for blockbusters, TV hits and awards contenders — and this year could be an embarrassment of riches. With so many films and television shows having been delayed into fall 2021, viewers can expect to see new fare from some of their favourite filmmakers, highly anticipat
It's open. The new Petitcodiac River bridge between Moncton and Riverview opened to traffic just before 3 p.m. Friday. The opening marks the conclusion of a decades-long push to restore tidal flow to the river choked by construction of the causeway in the 1960s. Marco Morency, a board member of the environmental group Petitcodiac Riverkeeper, says the bridge opening is a day that is a dream come true for the many people who wanted the river restored "It's a really a community celebration today,"
The case is the first of 15 lawsuits filed by plaintiffs from Austria and Germany, accusing the authorities of not responding quickly enough to COVID-19 outbreaks in Ischgl and other resorts in the province of Tyrol.View on euronews
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Authorities in Denmark on Friday urged hunters, truckdrivers and farmers to use extra care in cleaning their equipment and to avoid importing meat products following recent reports of African swine fever cases among domestic pigs in neighboring Germany. The swine flu cases were reported in areas of Germany less than 400 kilometers (250 miles) from the Danish border. ”Just a single case of African swine fever on Danish soil will result in losses in the billions,” said S
Wealthy countries likely missed a goal to contribute $100 billion last year to helping developing nations deal with climate change, according to the head of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), after increasing funding by less than 2% in 2019. Rich countries are under pressure to commit more funds before the COP26 climate summit in November, where world leaders will attempt to strike deals to cut emissions faster and avert disastrous levels of global warming.
If COVID-19 pushes Alberta's health-care system past the breaking point, critical care will be reserved for patients with the greatest chance of survival, according to a government document that details how those life-and-death decisions would be made. Physicians are bracing for the grim possibility of rationing care. Premier Jason Kenney warned Wednesday, as he announced new restrictions, that the acute-care system could run out of staff and critical-care beds within 10 days. The critical care
Heartbreak and guilt are all Zakia Zarifi has been feeling since she returned to her home in Ontario from Afghanistan. "I'm happy to see my family here, but it's torture for me because I couldn't bring my parents with me," the real estate agent from Brampton said over the phone. "It was the hardest goodbye ever, but deep down I have hope that I can bring them here." The single mother says she was beaten, shot at and barely dodged a bomb outside Kabul airport during the chaotic journey. All she t
U.S. stocks ended sharply lower in a broad sell-off on Friday, ending a week buffeted by strong economic data, corporate tax hike worries, the Delta COVID variant, and possible shifts in the U.S. Federal Reserve's timeline for tapering asset purchases. All three major U.S. stock indexes lost ground, with the Nasdaq Composite Index's weighed down as rising U.S. Treasury yields pressured market-leading growth stocks. They also posted weekly losses, with the S&P index suffering its biggest two-week drop since February.
CALGARY — As an emergency alert blared across the province notifying Albertans of another round of public health restrictions, some felt a range of emotions: anger, confusion, exhaustion. Edmonton mother Amanah Khursheed remembers looking at her husband. "Here we go again," she said as her phone lit up Wednesday evening. The notification told her that Alberta has declared a state of public health emergency to protect the health-care system. New restrictions — including gathering limits and a pro
BERLIN (AP) — Environmental campaigners pressed Friday for Germany's next chancellor to take strong action against climate change, including by bringing forward the country's coal phase-out and banning new gasoline vehicles from 2025. With 9 days to go before the German election, Greenpeace activists unfurled a three-story banner on Berlin's main train station designed as a vacancy ad seeking a new “climate chancellor.” Outgoing German leader Angela Merkel was herself at times known as the “clim
When Ontario eased some of its pandemic restrictions this summer and Mark Evans was allowed to reopen his east Toronto business, he says the last thing he expected was the city to hound him for unpaid parking fees. Evans said Horizon Martial Arts has been open a total of three months since the pandemic began in March 2020 because of the provincial shutdowns to control the spread of COVID-19 that particularly impacted Toronto gyms. He didn't pay the city's $3,000 fee over the course of the pandem
Members of Hamilton's Pakistani community are trying to come to terms with the kidnapping of Faqir Ali during a violent home invasion early Thursday that left one of his sons dead and another son with gunshot injuries. Ali, 63, was later found in serious condition, police said. Usman Khan, founder and former chairman Jinnah Cultural Society of Hamilton, said he arrived in Canada in 2004 and has known Ali since then. Khan described Ali as a longtime Hamilton resident who is known to the community
Saskatchewan's hard-pressed businesses that have fought to stay afloat during the pandemic say the province's proof- of-vaccination program that will be implemented in a few weeks might pose some challenges for them, but is a better alternative than shutting down again. On Thursday, Premier Scott Moe announced that effective Oct. 1, a provincial requirement for proof of vaccination or negative COVID-19 test will be implemented to access indoor dining, restaurants, nightclubs, bars, movie theatre
Taiwan's economy minister expressed concern on Friday about China's "sudden" decision to apply to join the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP), and said it hoped it did not affect the island's application. China filed to join the free trade agreement in a letter to New Zealand's trade minister, Damien O'Connor. Taiwan Economy Minister Wang Mei-hua told reporters in Taipei that China's application had been "sudden".
WASHINGTON (Reuters) -The Federal Reserve, facing a labor market that may be stalling or on the cusp of a surge, is expected next week to open the door to reducing its monthly bond purchases while tying any actual change to U.S. job growth in September and beyond. Fed officials, including Chair Jerome Powell, have said the U.S. central bank's $120 billion in monthly bond purchases could be scaled back later this year as a first step towards ending the crisis-era policies implemented in the spring of 2020 as the coronavirus pandemic was taking hold. But after an unexpectedly weak gain of 235,000 jobs in August, officials will want to keep their options open, ready to reduce bond purchases as soon as the Nov. 2-3 policy meeting if employment growth rebounds and COVID-19 risks recede, but able also to delay any "taper" if the virus hinders the recovery.
Ambulances from Chatham-Kent were briefly called in to help deal with situations in Essex County earlier this week, and that is causing concerns with the union representing EMS workers as well as some residents in the area. "I don't want to see my father end up in worse shape because he couldn't get EMS to attend within a reasonable period of time," George Vieira said. His father underwent surgery on Wednesday. He says one concern following the procedure is that there could be arterial bleeding