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Political cynicism is running deep for some Calgary voters. Terry Peterson is tired of hearing the same things over and over. He says that the next time a politician comes to the door, he should just record them. Then later, when other politicians show up, he'll have a ready response. "I'll say: "Hold on. I'll play the tape." "It's the same thing. Always," said Peterson. "Our people are so dejected," he said. "When they do vote and people get in, nothing happens. It's the same year after year. I
THREE RIVERS, Calif. (AP) — Crews were watching the weather this weekend as they battled California wildfires that have burned into some groves of gigantic ancient sequoias as they try to protect the world's largest tree. The National Weather Service issued a weather watch for critical fire conditions in the Sequoia National Park in the Sierra Nevada, where the Colony Fire was burning about a mile from Giant Forest, a grove of 2,000 giant sequoias. Firefighters have wrapped the base of the Gener
Le « coup dans le dos » que l’Australie a porté à la France est lié à un besoin pressant de contrer l’hostilité grandissante de la Chine en s’appuyant sur une alliance de longue date avec Washington.
From climate change to northern sovereignty to Indigenous rights, Canada's political parties all have something to say about the future of northern communities. We combed through each party's platform to dig out the promises that affect the North. Liberal Party The Liberal Party is pledging to put at least $300 million toward an urban, rural and northern Indigenous housing strategy. It will aim to end homelessness by building more affordable rental housing and fixing up units in disrepair. It is
MELBOURNE/PARIS (Reuters) -Australia has made a "huge" diplomatic error by ditching a multi-billion-dollar order for French submarines in favour of an alternative deal with the United States and Britain, France's envoy to Canberra said on Saturday. Canberra announced on Thursday it would scrap its 2016 deal with France's Naval Group to build a fleet of conventional submarines and instead build at least eight nuclear-powered ones with U.S. and British technology after striking a trilateral security partnership nL1N2QH2X7. The move caused fury in France, a NATO ally of the United States and Britain, prompting it to recall its ambassadors to Washington and Canberra, and also riled China, the major rising power in the Indo-Pacific region.
Saint John-Rothesay has historically been a riding to watch in New Brunswick, having both the highest poverty rates and the largest industrial businesses and carbon gas emitters. Two-term Liberal MP Wayne Long is fighting to keep his seat, as former Saint John Mayor Mel Norton is trying to turn the riding Conservative. Ann McAllister with the Green Party, Don Paulin with the NDP and Nicholas Pereira with the People's Party of Canada are also all vying for that seat in Ottawa. With the election d
ISLAMABAD (Reuters) -New Zealand's abrupt decision to pull out of their cricket tour of Pakistan has created "an unfortunate scenario" but the hosts know how to overcome such crises, the chairman of the country's cricket board Ramiz Raja said on Saturday. New Zealand abandoned the tour on the day of the opening fixture on Friday citing a government security alert, while England are also reconsidering their men's and women's team visits to Pakistan next month. The tour was due to start with the first of three one-dayers in Rawalpindi but New Zealand did not travel to the stadium.
These simple insect baths can provide ample benefits to Mother Nature's little critters and can boost our biodiversity, says a Canadian Wildlife Federation (CWF) education specialist.
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An RCMP investigator noted that Greg Fertuck had tears in his eyes and looked worried when he was interviewed two days after his wife Sheree Fertuck had gone missing. Officers Chad Clark and William Groenen met with Greg at his home in Saskatoon on Dec. 9, 2015. Police had originally asked that Greg come to the detachment for the interview, but he said that he had stomach issues from overeating perogies the previous weekend. He invited the officers to his home. They arrived late in the afternoon
The message was simple: Water unites us all. Late Friday afternoon, more than a dozen attendees of a Teedon Pit protest gathered at 40 Darby Road near Waverley with signs and flags. The crowd was a mix of protesters, supporters, politicians and handlers. Opposition to Teedon Pit arose from the potential that site operations could damage the valuable clean water of the Alliston Aquifer Complex which runs beneath the property, as well as throughout many of Tiny Township’s wells and water systems.
IQALUIT, Nunavut — Nearly 5.8 million Canadians voted in advance polls, says Elections Canada, but residents of nine communities in Nunavut will have to wait until Monday to cast their ballots. And for those out of town, like Cathy Aitaok from Cambridge Bay, casting a ballot by mail was unreliable because of long delivery times at Canada Post. "Because the documents need to be mailed to me, I won't be here in time to receive them," said Aitaok, who had to travel to Edmonton a week before the ele
Like many pickleball players before him, Pat Morrison's interest in the sport was sparked by asking a simple question: "What's that?" As he sat in a Halifax-area café sipping coffee with a friend eight years ago, he was told about a game that combines elements of tennis, table tennis and badminton. A few days later, he played for the first time. "The next day I was at the sporting goods store buying my first paddle," said Morrison, 64, now the vice-president of Pickleball Nova Scotia. "And the r
Despite no longer being able to play instruments, Nicole Edwards didn't let her disease stop her from creating music, her friend and collaborator Andrea McColeman says. "She was constantly creating stuff in her head, and she would sing it to me," said McColeman. "Not just, here's the song and here's the words, but here's all the parts, and here's how it should feel, and here's the beat. She had a clear vision of what she wanted to create and was really good at communicating." Edwards, a musician
Amazon has been advertising to hire full-time employees for a new warehouse it's expected to soon open in Dartmouth, N.S., but a labour advocate is concerned that the delivery of packages will still be left to subcontracted workers he says are exploited by the e-commerce giant. The company, which bought the site earlier this year in the Burnside industrial park, hasn't publicly commented on its plans, but has been posting jobs at the package sorting facility, known as a "delivery station." "When
MONTREAL — More than three-quarters of Quebecers support mandatory vaccination for health-care workers, according to a new Leger poll, which also found strong support for vaccine passports across the country. Seventy-six per cent of survey respondents in Quebec said they support mandatory vaccination for health-care workers, including 57 per cent who said they strongly support the mandate. Health-care workers in Quebec have until Oct. 15 to get two doses of a COVID-19 vaccine or risk being suspe
WASHINGTON (Reuters) -Police and media vastly outnumbered protesters around the U.S. Capitol on Saturday at a sparsely attended rally by supporters of the people who breached the building on Jan. 6, trying to overturn former President Donald Trump's election defeat. About 100 to 200 protesters showed up, some carrying the flags of the right-wing group Three Percenters over their shoulders. It was far fewer than the 700 people organizers had expected and the thousands who brought mayhem to the Capitol on Jan. 6.
Learning to adapt is nothing new for Mark Arendz. He has lived most of his life with one arm, he can do everything most people take for granted — drive a car, tie his shoes and, much to the dismay of his dentist, open small jars. Well, maybe not everything. "I haven't mastered the monkey bars yet," he said with a smile during a recent interview over Zoom from the Olympic training centre in Canmore, Alta. I'm sure my dentist would not like the fact that I use my teeth for a lot of different thing
Kismet Caffet used to be known by a different name, but in 2014 — after a family member stole her identity and used it for financial gain — she legally changed it. Since then she's voted in a number of elections under her new legal name, and informed everyone from the Canada Revenue Agency to Elections Canada of the change. But last week, she got an unwanted reminder of her past. "What Elections Canada did is they associated my current address with that stolen identity when they sent a voter's r
Bakhtawar Khan excitedly waited, her friend holding two cellphones and a camera, for her turn to get a photo with NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh. The 20-year-old, like most people showing up to political rallies across the country, wanted to share the image with friends and followers on social media. “I feel like a lot of people are telling me not to vote for NDP because it will be a split with the Liberals,” Khan said. “But the way I look at social media, I don’t think it will be true this year.” Kha