The oldest-ever male giant panda in captivity has died at age 35 at a Hong Kong theme park after his health deteriorated.
The oldest-ever male giant panda in captivity has died at age 35 at a Hong Kong theme park after his health deteriorated.
MONTREAL — Quebec's governing party continues to make election promises even though the campaign hasn't officially started. Families Minister Mathieu Lacombe told reporters today that if the Coalition Avenir Québec is re-elected, the party would spend $1.4 billion over five years to convert all unsubsidized daycare spots into subsidized spaces. Parents would pay $8.70 a day for the new spots — the same price charged at private subsidized daycares and at public daycares. Lacombe says the CAQ want
The Opposition B.C. Liberals have removed MLA John Rustad from the party caucus after he retweeted comments that questioned the role of carbon dioxide in climate change. Party leader Kevin Falcon says in a statement that Rustad, who represents Nechako Lakes in central B.C., has been removed for what he says is a "pattern of behaviour" that isn't supportive of the caucus. Rustad had shared a tweet on Sunday by Patrick Moore, director of the CO2 Coalition, who said the case for carbon dioxide bein
Regina city council has approved the majority of members for a committee that could help shape the city's downtown core. The catalyst committee will be made up of 16 members, drawn from council members as well as representatives of private industry, business improvement districts and social agencies in Regina. At its Wednesday meeting, city council approved the committee's terms of reference and 14 of its 16 members The committee is named after proposals dubbed "catalyst projects" because they'r
Nova Scotia is expanding a program this fall that gives people in rural areas needing urgent mental health care the option to use a virtual assessment at the hospital. "The new virtual option allows the individuals to get timely access in the communities where they live," Nova Scotia Minister for Youth and Mental Health and Addictions Brian Comer said during the announcement at St. Martha's Regional Hospital in Antigonish, N.S., on Thursday. "It helps to reduce the burden of travel. It connects
Brain fog, dementia and other neurological conditions are more common two years after getting COVID-19, than after other respiratory infections, a new study in Lancet suggests.
River is a dainty dog who loves her treats. She is content to wait patiently as Serena serves her up a hefty slice of watermelon. River has a sweet tooth and a fondness for the juicy fruit. Although this seems like an unusual food to give to a dog, many enjoy watermelon a great deal. Serena has recently taught River to shake a paw and then shake the other on command. But River is too excited to follow the plan. She gets her treat all the same and she savours every mouthful. River is a rescue dog with an incredible story. She was seconds from death when Serena fell in love with her and adopted her, agreeing to provide the care that River needed. Diagnosed with serious health issues and a heart defect, River's first owners were not able to manage the complicated treatment and frequent tests that she would need. They faced the difficult decision to end River's suffering and have her euthanized. Serena is a veterinary assistant and she and her mother had the skill and access to the resources that would allow River to live a decent life. River has been going strong, having had three extra years so far, with no sign of serious trouble. She enjoys free run of a large property and frequent walks in the nearby forest. River also loves canoe rides and lying by the fire at the cottage. She is living her best life and loving her treats.
Mark Gruchy of St. John's says he's never been one to play the lottery. But after the experience he and his family went through on a camping trip in Nova Scotia this week, he might want to think about it. Gruchy was camping in the backcountry of Kejimkujik National Park with his wife, Leah, and their daughter, Charlotte. They set up about three kilometres from the end of Kejimkujik Lake. A special weather statement issued by Environment Canada called for passing thunderstorms on the first day of
A two-year-old boy has died after being struck by a driver in a parking lot in south Etobicoke, Toronto police and paramedics say. Officers were called to the scene at Lake Shore Boulevard West and Albert Avenue at about 7:30 p.m. They say the boy, his parents and other people were in the parking lot, when a 29-year-old man got into a vehicle and started to drive, striking the child. Police said in a tweet the child was stuck under the vehicle and later said he was apparently unconscious. Parame
Visiting Ukraine, the Turkish and UN leaders say an attack on the Russian-occupied nuclear plant risks "suicide" and a "new Chernobyl", as Moscow rejects an IAEA mission: today's latest updates.View on euronews
Watching elephants in the wild is always a special experience and many times they surprise you with some of the most entertaining behaviour, just like in this video, showing a young elephant falling head over heels down a river bank. It was during a safari in the Kruger National Park when we came across a herd of elephants on the banks of a dry river bed. The elephants were slowly making their way along the top of the river bank, giving us an amazing opportunity to view them from close by. Part of elephants in the herd slowly started making their way down a steep river bank, into the dry river bed in order to cross to the other side. While the first few elephants slowly managed themselves down the steep river bank, some elephants found it a little more challenging getting down, leading to the most awkward but hilarious looking elephant movements. This was very entertaining to watch and I grabbed my camera and started filming with the hope that the other elephants in line might be just as entertaining with their efforts to get down the river bank. One adult elephant took the approach of sliding its front legs down the river bank first, with its hind feet remaining up on the river bank, hind legs stretched out backwards. I was amazed by how flexible these giant animals actually were and the incredibly awkward body positions they can get themselves into. Slowly the elephant got its one hind leg down from the river bank and then the other one, making it look fairly easy and efficient at the same time. Right behind the adult elephant was a young elephant observing every move. It was the young elephant’s turn to get down and I was wondering if the youngster would be able to follow the example of the adult elephant. The young elephant got to the edge of the river bank when it paused and shook its head, getting ready for its attempt down the river bank. The young elephant then slowly went down on its hind legs, looking to follow the same approach as the previous adult elephant. The young elephant was sitting down for a few seconds, contemplating the next move. Then the young elephant took us all by surprise when it suddenly decided that its front legs were too short to slide down and instead came up with a very creative and funny looking move. The young elephant just decided to go head over heels down the river bank, hoping for a soft landing in the sand. It was hilarious to watch the elephant rolling down the river bank in such a manner. Even though it was not the most efficient looking way of getting down, the young elephant managed to get down in its own fashion, landing on its side before getting back onto its feet. The young elephant continued to cross the dry river bed with the rest of the herd. We left the sight of the elephants feeling totally overjoyed by what we just saw and with a big smile on everyone’s faces. Definitely a sight to remember.
TALLINN, Estonia (AP) — Estonia’s foreign minister on Thursday defended his country’s decision to bar Russian tourists, saying they are shirking their “moral responsibility” to stand up to Russian President Vladimir Putin’s regime and its “genocidal war” in Ukraine. The small Baltic country, which shares a 300-kilometer (190-mile) border with Russia, stopped issuing tourist visas to Russians months ago, and as of Thursday no longer accepts those previously issued. “Our idea is to give a signal t
ATLANTA (AP) — Prosecutors investigating whether Donald Trump committed crimes as he sought to overturn his 2020 election defeat in Georgia are running into increasing resistance as they seek to call witnesses to testify before a special grand jury. The latest illustration of that came Wednesday, when lawyers for Republican Gov. Brian Kemp filed a motion to quash a subpoena for his testimony, accusing the office of Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis, a Democrat, of pursuing his testimon
Some business owners along Huron Church Road say the $10,000 they received in compensation for last winter's Ambassador Bridge blockade doesn't come close to covering the losses they incurred. When barriers went up blocking access to Fred Bouzide's market, it kept customers away right before Valentine's Day, when he was trying to sell thousands of dollars worth of roses. He was compensated $10,000 through the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario's West Windsor Small Business
Kat Coiro, an executive producer and director on 'She-Hulk,', says she watched all of the titles in the Marvel Cinematic Universe to prepare for the job. (Aug. 18)
OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is hinting that an energy pact planned between Canada and Germany will focus more on Canada's aim to be a long-term clean energy supplier to the world. Trudeau is set to sign an energy development agreement largely focused on hydrogen with German Chancellor Olaf Scholz during Scholz's visit to Canada next week. Trudeau says the Russian invasion of Ukraine "changed everything" for global energy security. Europe, and Germany in particular, are heavily reliant
OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau appointed Ontario judge Michelle O'Bonsawin to the Supreme Court of Canada on Friday, making her the first Indigenous person poised to sit on the country's highest bench. O'Bonsawin comes to the court after spending five years as a judge at the Ontario Superior Court of Justice in Ottawa, where she was also the first Indigenous woman to hold that position. Before that, she spent eight years serving as the Royal Ottawa Health Care Group's general counsel. Sh
Just days before back to school for Quebec students, the province says it has reached a deal with the federation representing school bus companies, a significant step in resolving the threat of service disruptions for thousands of families. In a statement Friday, Quebec's Education Ministry said the agreement in principle will ensure safe and reliable transportation for all students for the start of the school year. The ministry said the deal covers a period of six years and the federation is re
This is a column by Morgan Campbell, who writes opinion for CBC Sports. For more information about CBC's Opinion section, please see the FAQ. San Diego Padres star Fernando Tatis Jr. earned an 80-game suspension last week after testing positive for a steroid called Clostebol, and he says he flunked the drug test because of the ointment he used to treat ringworm. As performance-enhancing drug excuses go, it beats Shelby Houlihan's tainted burrito defence. Meat from roided-up hogs doesn't permeate
A shortage of children's liquid pain reliever shortage across the country is affecting pharmacies in New Brunswick too. Kurtis Gallant, a pharmacist at Bowman's Pharmasave in Fredericton, said he was only recently made aware of the shortage of liquid children's Tylenol. He said the supplier is short right now and he's unsure when more of the pain reliever will became available. Gallant said this sometimes happens with other medications. Early Wednesday afternoon, only a few bottles of Infants' T
LONDON (AP) — Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel has been fined 35,000 pounds ($41,000) and given a one-match touchline ban over his scuffle with Tottenham counterpart Antonio Conte after Sunday's Premier League derby. Conte was fined 15,000 pounds ($18,000) but avoided a touchline ban after both managers admitted improper conduct during the 2-2 draw at Stamford Bridge. Tuchel’s touchline ban has been suspended temporarily though, pending the full written reasons for the decision — allowing the Chels