Firefighters are cleaning up and business owners are heartbroken after a major overnight fire destroyed a strip mall in Montreal's Pierrefonds-Roxboro borough. Emergency crews were called to the Place Avalon shopping centre, near Saint-Charles and Pierrefonds boulevards, around 1:30 a.m. Wednesday. Officials say part of the roof collapsed and damage is heavy. There are about a dozen stores in the strip mall, including Mr. Milky, a dessert shop and café owned by Tamer Hanna, who looked over the c
BANGKOK (AP) — The production of opium in Myanmar has flourished since the military's seizure of power, with the cultivation of poppies up by a third in the past year as eradication efforts have dropped off and the faltering economy has led more people toward the drug trade, according to a United Nations report released Thursday. In 2022, in the first full growing season since the military wrested control of the country from the democratically elected government of Aung San Suu Kyi in 2021, Myan
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Snowfall warnings, winter storm watches and special weather statements are in effect across Quebec for an incoming winter storm that will bring widespread heavy snow, strong winds and difficult travel
Halifax's new commercial tax system will shift the burden to business parks so big-box stores pay more, but it's possible small businesses will get caught up in the change. During a budget committee meeting Wednesday, city staff gave council an update on what the new zone-based tax system with tiered rates could mean for this fiscal year, since the new rules come into place April 1. Municipal commercial taxes in three of the parks — Dartmouth Crossing, Bayers Lake and Bedford Commons — will be t
OTTAWA — The Federal Court of Appeal has dismissed the Competition Bureau's effort to overturn a key approval of Rogers Communications Inc.'s takeover of Shaw Communications Inc. Court of Appeal Justice David Stratas said Tuesday the bureau's arguments don't meet the threshold of an overriding error going to the core of the case that would be required to overturn the decision by the Competition Tribunal to approve the $26-billion deal. "This is a high threshold. It is not enough to pull at leave
Chris Brown of CBC News travelled to Zaporizhzhia, Ukraine, to get a sense of how the situation there is developing.
LANSING, Mich.. (AP) — Just three months ago, Rep. Elissa Slotkin was one of the most vulnerable Democrats in Washington, fighting an expensive campaign for reelection in a Michigan district that Republicans were sure they could retake. That was all a distant memory recently as Slotkin sat beaming next to Sen. Debbie Stabenow at a Lansing luncheon commemorating Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. Fresh off a surprisingly comfortable 5 percentage-point victory, Slotkin was eager to praise Stabenow, the d
Nova Scotia has reported a total of 12 COVID-19 deaths on Thursday, all of which are from previous reporting periods, meaning they most likely occurred within the last weeks or months. There were no new deaths for latest reporting period of Jan. 17 to Jan. 23. Since March 2020, there have been 718 deaths related to the virus. The province also reported 687 new cases confirmed by PCR tests, a daily average of 98 cases. This is up from the previous reporting period, when there were 599 new cases c
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly called Tuesday for Kansas officials to stop distracting themselves with "wedge issues” in education, sharply rebuking a Republican-controlled Legislature pursuing policies catering to conservative parents unhappy with public schools. Kelly used her annual State of the State address to decry what she called efforts to “turn parents against teachers” and "turn communities against their schools.” She wasn't specific, but top Republicans have promised
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. House overwhelmingly approved a resolution Wednesday expressing solidarity with people in Iran who have been risking imprisonment and even death to protest against the country’s theocracy. The 420-1 vote marked the latest round of international condemnation against Iran's government, which has engaged in a brutal crackdown of its citizenry since the September death of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini in police custody. “It is vital that we in the U.S. House of Representatives,
Geneviève Guay says she's not against the development of commercial and residential space around the soon-to-open light-rail network station on Nuns' Island in Montreal. But she is concerned about the number of people expected to move onto the island, which, she explained during a public consultation meeting Tuesday evening, doesn't have the infrastructure to handle a population boom. Nuns' Island is in the Verdun borough where the Champlain Bridge connects to the city from the South Shore. The
TOMS RIVER, N.J. (AP) — In hindsight, it's clear that something was very wrong in this suburban town at the Jersey Shore, where many people worked at or lived near a chemical company that was flushing toxic waste into waterways and burying it in the ground. Men would come home from the plant, which made dyes and resins, and their perspiration would be the color of the dye with which they worked. Children swam in the local river, coming up for air in the midst of milky white froth that floated on
NEW YORK (AP) — New York's attorney general warned the owner of Madison Square Garden and Radio City Music Hall on Wednesday that it may be violating anti-bias laws with its practice of barring lawyers from its venues if they work for firms suing the company. The attorney general's office said in a letter to MSG Entertainment that the ban — and the company's use of facial recognition technology to enforce it — may violate anti-discrimination laws and may dissuade lawyers from taking on cases suc
PRAGUE (AP) — A retired army general who backs military support for Ukraine and a euroskeptic billionaire who has questioned NATO's collective defense clause are contesting for the ceremonial but prestigious post of Czech president in a runoff starting Friday. Former Gen. Petr Pavel and Andrej Babis advanced to a second round of voting because none of the eight initial candidates received an absolute majority in the first round two weeks ago. The polls favor Pavel, an independent candidate who c
Heavy snow will slow traffic to a crawl across much of southern Quebec through Thursday morning.
The contribution of modern tanks to Ukraine's fight against Russia can help Ukraine punch through enemy lines, says Prof. Walter Dorn, a defence studies expert at the Royal Military College of Canada. But the contributions also put pressure on Canada to 'pony up' with its Leopard 2 tanks, says Dorn.
LUNENBURG, N.S. — Another community in Nova Scotia has removed the name Cornwallis from municipal property — and the town of Lunenburg is now looking for new names from the public. Lunenburg council announced Tuesday that a street and two parks will be renamed following a recommendation from the town's anti-racism committee. The committee said changes are needed because the parks and street were originally named after former Nova Scotia governor Edward Cornwallis, who issued a "scalping proclama
HALIFAX — Liberal Angela Simmonds says she is resigning her seat in the Nova Scotia legislature effective April 1. Simmonds, who was first elected to represent Preston in the August 2021 general election, was the first Black woman to be named deputy Speaker in Nova Scotia. In a statement released by the party today, Simmonds says she needed to step down to “stretch out the legacy of changemakers” and lift up new voices. She says she will spend the next few months with her family and community wh
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Reactions from some of the nominees for the 95th Academy Awards: “I'm literally sitting here holding my head, and holding my heart. It's coming in waves. I'm excited, I'm grateful, I'm nervous. I'm going to have to start journaling (laughs). Queen Ramonda to me is reflective of what mothers have been doing forever, and also a representation of what Black mothers have been doing — holding families together. holding memories, holding wisdom... That's what she is attempting to do