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Canadian politicians from across the political spectrum are paying tribute to Alexa McDonough, who died on Saturday at the age of 77. McDonough passed away in Halifax after a lengthy battle with Alzheimer's disease, her family said. The longtime politician's career included serving as Nova Scotia's New Democratic Party leader and as the leader of the federal party. McDonough became the first woman to lead a major political party in Canada when she became the leader of the Nova Scotia NDP in 1980
Officials say they've located the remains of four people on the Eastway Tank blast site, but it will likely take time to recover them and piece together what happened — and the impending winter storm isn't helping. Six people are believed to have died following the massive explosion on Jan. 13 at the company's Merivale Road headquarters. In an update Sunday, various officials said the site's dangers mean the remains are still inaccessible. "The scene of the explosion has been very challenging fo
The Alberta government plans to rescind a public health order barring health-care workers from working at more than one continuing-care facility by mid-February — if not sooner. Last fall, the province consulted with various unions and "other staff and employer representatives" about allowing health-care workers to work at more than one site, a spokesperson for the health ministry told CBC News in an email. The single-site order is expected to be rescinded Feb. 16, the spokesperson said. Althoug
Nearly 100 firefighters, with planes and helicopters, are fighting the largest fires in Nahuel Huapi National Park, the fire management service says.View on euronews
For humans, there is a link between the development of language and cognitive skills. Studying the same process in dogs can be used to determine their capabilities at the puppy stage.
Hundreds of Central American migrants gathered in northern Honduras on Saturday to embark on the first major migrant caravan of the year. (Jan. 15)
(Reuters) -A gunman who took four people hostage at a Dallas-area synagogue and was himself killed as federal agents stormed the temple was identified on Sunday as a British citizen, while police in England said they had detained two teenagers for questioning in the investigation. The daylong siege at the Congregation Beth Israel synagogue in Colleyville, about 16 miles northeast of Fort Worth, Texas, ended in gunfire Saturday night with all four hostages released unharmed and with the suspect dead. It was not clear whether the gunman took his own life or was slain by members of the FBI hostage rescue team.
Heart attacks have been known to occur while shovelling heavy amounts of snow — here are signs to watch for and how to do it as safely as possible.
Montreal police are investigating after a teen was injured by gunfire yesterday evening. Véronique Comtois, spokesperson for the Montreal police, says officers received a call around 6 p.m. Saturday reporting a shooting on Dr. Penfield Avenue near Côte-des-Neiges Road. The teen was injured in his lower body, but police say his life is not in danger. After assessing the scene and questioning the victim, investigators said the teen was shot inside a home near the intersection. No suspects were arr
Students and education workers will be heading back to the classroom Monday. And while many kids are excited to be returning to school, some believe it could be short-lived. Brittany Rosen has more.
A pair of businesses in Regina and Saskatoon are bringing the Betty White Challenge to their respective cities in an effort to raise money for local animal shelters. The Betty White Challenge asks people to donate $5 to a local animal shelter on Monday, which would have been White's 100th birthday. Not only did the famed actor and comedian entertain countless people during her illustrious career, but she was also a devoted animal lover who helped with wildlife conservation and education efforts.
It's been two days since a massive explosion tore through a tanker truck manufacturer in Ottawa's south end, and the complex, multi-faceted investigation is only just getting started. Developments have been flying fast and furious since the first 911 calls came in at around 1:30 p.m. Thursday. While it will likely be some time before there's a firm explanation as to what caused the explosion, some details have been confirmed — including that one person is dead and five more are missing and presu
HALIFAX — Former federal NDP leader Alexa McDonough, a political trailblazer who paved the way for women in politics, died Saturday in Halifax at the age of 77. Her family confirmed McDonough's death after a lengthy struggle with Alzheimer’s disease. McDonough became the first woman to head up a major political party in Canada when she was elected leader of the Nova Scotia New Democrats in 1980. She became leader of the federal NDP in 1995 and served in the party's top post until 2002. But in an
HALIFAX — Thousands of Nova Scotia power customers remained off-grid Sunday in the aftermath of a powerful winter storm that blew through parts of the Maritimes 24 hours earlier. By late in the afternoon Nova Scotia Power was reporting that just over 3,000 customers were still without electricity. The outages were scattered across the province, however the majority were in Lunenburg County on the South Shore. Lia MacDonald, vice-president of transmission, distribution and delivery with the utili
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Montreal police say they are investigating after a 14-year-old was shot and injured inside an apartment on Saturday night. They say they received a call around 6 p.m. about gunshots in the city's Ville-Marie borough. Police say the teen was taken to hospital for lower-body injuries, but his condition is now stable. Spokeswoman Caroline Chèvrefils says investigators established the shooting happened inside an apartment after meeting with the teen today. She says the investigation will determine w
Recent developments: Prepare for class cancellations on short notice, English public school board warns. The Ottawa-Carleton District School Board is one of several Ontario school boards warning parents that classes could be cancelled with little notice when in-person learning resumes Monday. The boards say they're bracing for Omicron-related staffing shortages that have been plaguing other industries for weeks.The highly contagious variant of COVID-19 led the province to shift schools online af
Freight cars are broken into every day on Los Angeles's railways by thieves that target packages bought online.View on euronews
MONTREAL — A new poll suggests support may have slipped for a key element of Quebec's secularism law, known as Bill 21. A web panel survey carried out by Leger for the Association for Canadian Studies earlier this month found 55 per cent of Quebecers are in favour of banning religious symbols being worn by public school teachers. That appears to be a drop from the results of a previous Leger survey published in September that found 64 per cent of Quebecers were in favour of Bill 21, which applie