PRAGUE (AP) — Czech police fired warning shots in the air before detaining the driver of a van carrying 15 migrants Thursday morning after the Czech Republic and Austria renewed checks at the border with Slovakia amid a new wave of migration. Czech police reported traffic delays, especially for trucks, after the measure became effective on Thursday at 27 border crossings, while the Austrian authorities enforced it at 11 crossings. The checks will be initially in place for 10 days. Austria, the C
CALGARY — A family doctor in Calgary has filed a human rights complaint over Ottawa's decision to no longer require masks on airplanes to prevent the spread of COVID-19. The federal government has announced the end of mandatory vaccination, quarantine and masks on planes and trains starting this Saturday. Dr. David Keegan, who has a cardiopulmonary condition, says he was quite concerned when he heard the announcement and immediately filed his complaint with the Canadian Human Rights Commission.
MONTREAL — Quebec Premier François Legault says his Immigration Minister Jean Boulet is no longer qualified for the position after recent comments emerged in which Boulet said the majority of immigrants "don't work." Campaigning for re-election, the Coalition Avenir Québec leader was confronted Wednesday with a statement Boulet made last week during a candidates debate. Legault said in a series of broadcast interviews that Boulet would not be immigration minister if the CAQ wins Monday's vote. E
Alberta's COVID-19 death toll climbed by more than 30, while hospitalizations spiked by nearly 140, provincial data shows. Since the pandemic began, 4,905 Albertans have died from COVID-19 as of Monday, an increase of 33 from a week ago. Meanwhile, 980 people are in hospital with the illness, including 39 intensive care unit patients. Last week, there were 843 hospital patients, including 26 in ICU. The province's seven-day PCR test-positivity rate is 18.75 per cent, down slightly from 19.52 per
The Windsor-Essex County Health Unit (WECHU) is reporting an increase in COVID-19 cases, according to wastewater data gathered by the health unit. The health unit's new data portal shows an increase in the number of cases found in wastewater data from Sept. 5-19, 2022. Updated information is expected to be released Thursday. "The indicators suggested the burden of the disease is greater now than it was two weeks ago," said WECHU Interim Medical Officer of Health Dr. Shanker Nesathurai in the hea
CALGARY — WestJet is making a substantial addition to its fleet with the purchase of 42 aircraft. The Calgary-based airline announced the agreement with Boeing for the purchase of the 737-10 MAX planes on Thursday. WestJet Group chief executive officer Alexis von Hoensbroech says the order will start delivering at the end of 2024 through to 2028, expanding the fleet by 65 aircraft over six years. The purchase, which was on top of an existing order of 23 aircraft, includes the option to add 22 mo
An astonishingly high projected budget surplus for New Brunswick last year is now officially even higher. Final audited financial statements for the 2021-22 fiscal year show the province recorded a $777.3 million surplus, a never-before-seen result. The province's last projection for the year had been for a $487.8 million surplus, and originally the March 2021 budget was calling for a $244.8 million deficit. In other words, the province's fiscal position ended up more than $1 billion better than
With the second annual National Day for Truth and Reconciliation on Friday, Ottawans can mark the occasion in several ways. The federal holiday is meant as a time for Canadians to reflect on the legacy of the residential school system and honour the Indigenous children who were forced to go. Many institutions, like universities, will hold their own events, whereas many museums are offering free admission. Here are three ways in Ottawa to observe: Gathering on Parliament Hill A national gathering
Post-tropical storm Fiona has severely damaged Canada's Atlantic coastlines, washing away entire sand dunes and destroying beaches. That coastal erosion poses a serious threat to ecosystems, and could take generations to repair.
A resurgent Hurricane Ian barreled north on Friday toward a second landfall in South Carolina, a day after carving a path of destruction across central Florida that left rescue crews racing to reach trapped residents along the state's Gulf Coast. Ian, which had weakened to a tropical storm during its march across Florida, regained Category 1 hurricane strength on Thursday afternoon while churning toward South Carolina above the Atlantic Ocean, with maximum sustained wind speeds of 75 mph (120 kph), the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) said.
Several Surrey residents say election signs they had displayed on their front lawns were recently removed by city bylaw officers. Robert Winston says he put up two signs in front of his home in Crescent Beach in early September: one supporting a campaign for councillor and another for a potential mayor. When he recently returned from a trip, he noticed both of them were gone. "They were in the front yard," he told CBC. "One was about six feet from the sidewalk and one was about 12 feet from the
Some of P.E.I.'s most vulnerable population sectors have been hit hard in the wake of post-tropical storm Fiona — particularly seniors. CBC News spoke with several nursing homes in Charlottetown on Wednesday. None had significant damage but some were still relying on generators five days after the storm — something they had in common with much of the province. At one provincially run apartment building for seniors, the power was back but there were still puddles in the hallway. Resident Don Robe
Defence Minister Anita Anand said Thursday there are now more than 700 Canadian Armed Forces personnel in Atlantic Canada to help with the fallout from Fiona, a post-tropical storm that caused widespread destruction in the region. Six days after Fiona hit, tens of thousands of customers in the region are still without power as crews scramble to address ongoing outages. More than 100,000 customers in the Maritimes alone are still without power. Power restoration is a top priority for CAF personne
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea’s opposition-controlled National Assembly passed a motion on Thursday calling for the dismissal of the foreign minister over a series of alleged diplomatic missteps, including controversial remarks by President Yoon Suk Yeol caught on a hot mic in the United States. The motion isn’t legally binding and doesn’t suspend Foreign Minister Park Jin. But the attempt to oust a key Cabinet minister and close confidante of Yoon further aggravates political strife bet
Gov Gen Mary Simon delivered a speech to high school students in Regina. She asked them to help lead reconciliation talks, saying her hope is that one day all youth will be free from judgment.
Learn how to make a memory explosion box card for your boyfriend / girlfriend. Surprise your loved ones on their birthday or anniversary with this Picture Gift Box full of pictures and memories that pops up when you take the lid off. Ever wonder what an explosion box or exploding box is? It's much more harmless than it sounds. The term is used to describe paper boxes that have cunningly been created so that the sides cascade outwards as the lid is removed. Such a fun and innovative way to personalize a birthday gift, an anniversary gift, or even boxes for wedding favors. Simply change the color and theme of the paper or cardstock used to create a box which is perfect for any occasion. Since this is a do-it-yourself craft, you can customize this explosion box any which way you'd like. For instance, you can try adding rubber stamped tags with a special message, attaching decorative embellishments, adding keepsakes, pictures or mementos, or anything else that you can think of. Just place a gift in the center of the box, or make a tiny gift box and attach it to the center of the box, to hold your special present. This craft has been featured on Instructables! http://goo.gl/mv4PkC
HALIFAX — It will be Sunday or Monday before all communities in Prince Edward Island are reconnected to the electricity grid — more than a week after post-tropical storm Fiona yanked down power lines across Atlantic Canada and eastern Quebec, officials said Thursday. The wait could be even longer for hundreds of households and businesses because of damaged service masts or undetected problems at the neighbourhood level, Maritime Electric spokeswoman Kim Griffin told a news conference. "I realize
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — The computer hacker who stole personal data of almost 10 million customers of a telecommunications company in one of Australia’s worst privacy breaches used techniques to conceal their identity, actions and whereabouts, police said on Friday. Australian Federal Police Assistant Commissioner Justine Gough, who heads cyber investigations, said the international probe, that includes the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation, into the Optus cyberattack last week would be “l
The Indian government has threatened to deport Rohingya refugees who have been living in a tent city in Delhi, since being expelled from Myanmar in 2017.
Kelowna area transit workers are pledging to walk off the job on Wednesday, Oct. 5 and shut down bus service to tens of thousands of Central Okanagan transit users. "We have no choice but to take the strongest action that we have in our toolbox," Darrah Teitel, a union organizer with Amalgamated Transit Union Local 1722, told host Chris Walker on CBC's Daybreak South. "We hope that ... the company will come to the table and negotiate with us in good faith. They will do what is necessary to fix t