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LOS LLANOS DE ARIDANE, Spain (AP) — A volcano on Spain’s Atlantic Ocean island of La Palma erupted Sunday after a weeklong buildup of seismic activity, prompting authorities to evacuate thousands as lava flows destroyed isolated houses and threatened to reach the coast. New eruptions continued into the night. The Canary Islands Volcanology Institute reported the initial eruption shortly after 3 p.m. near the southern end of the island, which saw its last eruption in 1971. Huge red plumes topped
MONTREAL — Bloc Québécois Leader Yves-François Blanchet ended his final day of the federal election campaign on Sunday in Quebec ridings he hopes to wrest from his opponents ahead of Monday's election. He began his eleventh-hour push on familiar turf, campaigning in his adopted home city of Shawinigan, more than 140 kilometres away from the provincial capital and part of the riding of Saint-Maurice—Champlain. He met early Sunday with Shawinigan Mayor Michel Angers to discuss local issues Blanche
EDMONTON — Albertans needing proof they're vaccinated against COVID-19 were able to download cards from the province's website on Sunday, but almost right away some residents said they were easily able to edit them. Dan Shugar, who lives in Calgary, says the card was in a PDF file which he was able to edit to say his name was "Fakus McFakeFace" and that he'd received doses of "Ivermectin Horsey Paste" and "Bleach." He says all of the fields could be edited and making changes was "mindbogglingly
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The bodies of three people who were trying to illegally cross into Poland from Belarus were found in the border region and another body of a woman was found on Belarus side, Poland's prime minister said Sunday. Premier Mateusz Morawiecki gave no other details but said on Facebook that he's in touch with the interior minister and head of the Border Guards and that any potential links between these “dramatic events and Belarusian provocations” on Poland's eastern border will
MADRID (AP) — Vinícius Junior and Karim Benzema added to their impressive starts to the season by scoring late goals in Real Madrid’s 2-1 win against Valencia in the Spanish league on Sunday. Vinícius Júnior scored his fourth goal of the season in the 86th minute, and Benzema netted his sixth two minutes later to give Madrid its third straight win in the league. The victory leaves Madrid top with 13 points, two more than defending champion Atlético Madrid, which was held 0-0 at home by Athletic
Edmonton homicide detectives are investigating a suspicious death that occurred Saturday evening in the downtown Boyle Street neighbourhood. At about 6 p.m., police responded to a report about an assault with a weapon near 104th Avenue and 95th Street. On arriving, they discovered a man with serious injuries. Officers provided first aid but he died at the scene. Police are urging anyone who may have witnessed the assault to contact them.
TORONTO — A former bureaucrat accused by the Ontario government of embezzling $11 million in COVID-19 relief funds is now facing criminal charges in the matter. His lawyer says Sanjay Madan is facing two counts of fraud over $5,000 and two counts of breach of trust. Stephen Hebscher says Madan and his wife, Shalini Madan, are also charged with laundering the proceeds of crime over $5,000 and possession of the proceeds of crime over $5,000. The province has sued Sanjay Madan, his wife and two adu
Forecasters are currently monitoring two tropical storms, Peter and Rose, in the Atlantic basin.
When the delta variant came into play in Canada in the spring, leaders didn't take sufficient notice, Jason Tetro, a microbiologist and author of The Germ Files, said. Now, they really need to start. "I really think … you have to separate this pandemic into two stages: you've got the delta era, and the pre-delta era and now we're in the delta era," Tetro told Peter Mills on CBC's Saskatchewan Weekend. In Saskatchewan, about one in five cases are variants of concern, the province's COVID-19 dashb
MOSCOW (AP) — Early results Sunday in Russia's parliamentary election showed the dominant pro-Kremlin party well in the lead, but it was unclear if the party will retain the two-thirds majority of seats that allow it to change the constitution. The election is widely seen as an important part of Russian President Vladimir Putin’s efforts to cement his grip on power ahead of the 2024 presidential election, in which control of the State Duma, or parliament, will be key. Results from about 30% of t
MARY'S HARBOUR — Searchers have located debris that the joint rescue co-ordination centre says is likely from a nine-metre fishing boat that went missing with two men on board off the coast of Labrador. The fishing vessel Island Lady departed the small coastal community of Mary's Harbour Friday morning with two men on board, and was reported missing that night. The Cape Islander-style boat had two outboard motors and was equipped with radio, and had been expected back in the harbour by 5 p.m. on
Toronto police say one man is dead and two others are injured after a shooting Saturday night in the downtown area. Police say a shots fired call in the city's Regent Park neighbourhood came in just before 9 p.m. Responding officers found three victims, including 27-year-old Thane Murray, who died at the scene. A 29-year-old sustained life-threatening injuries and is now listed in stable condition, while another 27-year-old suffered injuries that were serious but not life-threatening. Police say
Two replica castles in rural Prince Edward Island that once served as a popular tourist attraction are being restored by a couple to host events. The first event? Their own wedding. Bruce Richardson grew up in Nova Scotia. At the moment, he owns a bee rescue farm in Ontario with his soon-to-be wife Joanne Crockett, but now he is coming back to the East Coast to live in a castle. Earlier this summer, the stone castles — part of the former Woodleigh Replicas site in Burlington, P.E.I. — were put u
What is now post-tropical storm Odette will bring heavy rain and intense winds to parts of Newfoundland.
Students in New Brunswick are heading into classrooms on Monday facing a new series of restrictions aimed at curbing the spread of COVID-19. Less than two weeks into the school year, it's no longer looking like students will be able to return to business as usual as they hoped. The province announced 80 confirmed cases of COVID-19 across 20 schools on Friday. Only 100 cases were reported in schools over the 2020-2021 school year. Students across New Brunswick will again be forced to stick to the
More health workers will be encouraged to move to Prince Rupert with part of $6.38 million in incentives and programs granted to facilitate better health care in the North, the Ministry of Health announced, on Sept 14. “Every person living in the North deserves to have the best possible health care close to home, when and where they need it,” Adrian Dix, Minister of Health, said. The health-care worker rural retention program for targeted communities and occupations is designed to offer financia
LAKE WORTH, Texas (AP) — A military training jet crashed Sunday in a neighborhood near Fort Worth, Texas, injuring the two pilots and damaging three homes but not seriously hurting anyone on the ground, authorities said. Both pilots managed to eject from the plane before it crashed in Lake Worth, which is just west of Fort Worth, authorities said at a news conference. “This incident could have been much worse knowing that this plane went down in a residential area,” Lake Worth Fire Chief Ryan Ar
On the Sunday before Election Day, Canada's major party leaders make their pitches to voters across the country.
France has cancelled a meeting between Armed Forces Minister Florence Parly and her British counterpart planned for this week after Australia scrapped a submarine order with Paris in favour of a deal with Washington and London, two sources familiar with the matter said. Parly personally took the decision to drop the bilateral meeting with British Defence Secretary Ben Wallace, the sources said.
The number of COVID-19 cases continues to rise at the Drew Nursing Home in Sackville, after a staff member contracted the virus last week. The province's rapid outbreak management team, also known as PROMT, was dispatched to the home last Tuesday. It has been closed to visitors since then. Seven residents and three employees are among the 10 who have tested positive for the virus, the home said in an alert issued to families on Saturday. All the residents who have tested positive are concentrate