Liana Zwick and her husband spent last weekend holed up together at home, processing their last batch of greenhouse summer tomatoes. It sounds all very dramatic, but it's hard not to feel that kind of anxiety," Liana Zwick told What on Earth host Laura Lynch. (Submitted by Liana Zwick)Looking northwest over Castlegar, B.C., on Sept. 14, after wildfire smoke drifted north from the western United States. "You might not be at the front lines of the wildfires ... but you certainly are still affected when you see the smoke," Cunsolo told CBC Radio's What on Earth. Jim and Liana Zwick usually have a view of the West Kootenay Valley on one of their regular walking routes in Castlegar, B.C.
September 20, 2020 07:52 UTC
Of the 44 judges currently on the court, only two identify as either Indigenous or a person of colour. Liew is a member of the Canadian Association of Refugee Lawyers, the organization that spearheaded the letter. Ottawa's Jamie Liew is a member of the Canadian Association of Refugee Lawyers, the organization that spearheaded the letter. (Emilio Avalos/Radio-Canada)Liew said she wondered if case outcomes would be different with a more diverse judiciary. While there are also residency requirements that affect who can be promoted to the federal court, Lametti said a diverse bench rather than one "narrowly white and male" will ultimately better understand the concerns of the people who come before them.
September 20, 2020 07:52 UTC
Hamilton police, with help of officers from around the GTA, dispersed a large crowd gathered in a parking lot on Saturday night for what police are calling an "impromptu car show." People brought about 500 cars to the parking lot at Cineplex Cinemas Ancaster, 771 Golf Links Road, for the event, he said. The" impromptu car show" began at about 6 p.m. and police cleared the parking lot by 10 p.m., he added. The crowd was well over new allowable limits for outdoor social gatherings set by the province to slow the spread of COVID-19. Earlier on Saturday, Premier Doug Ford had announced that the province was lowering the number of people allowed at social gatherings across Ontario.
September 20, 2020 03:45 UTC
Ranchman's Cookhouse and Dancehall, the iconic country bar that's been home to line dancers and mechanical bull riders for nearly 50 years, is up for lease. We hit the trails with country music star Paul Brandt to see the most meaningful places in Calgary to him. Here we visit Ranchman's, where he got his first big break. 2:31It was named Country Club of the Year sixteen times by Canadian Country Music Association, and launched the careers of artists like Paul Brandt. For tens of thousands of patrons each year during the Calgary Stampede, Ranchman's was a must visit — to learn line-dancing, listen to live country music, eat beef on a bun, or ride the mechanical bull.
September 20, 2020 02:07 UTC
The rally is part of the Amnesty for Undocumented Workers Campaign led by the Migrant Workers Centre. ExclusionsNatalie Drolet, executive director of the Migrant Workers Centre, said the measure excludes other front-line workers like grocery store clerks, truckers and care workers. Migrants and undocumented workers play key roles as health-care workers, grocery store clerks, cleaners, care workers, truckers and agricultural workers, Arma said. Demonstrators called for paid sick days and better protections for migrant workers at a rally in Halifax on Labour Day. "The COVID-19 pandemic makes it more difficult and stressful for all the undocumented and migrant workers in Canada,'' she said.
September 20, 2020 01:07 UTC
Nearly 100 members of Edmonton's Iranian community organized at the Alberta Legislature on Saturday afternoon in support of the executed wrestler Navid Afkari. The community stood socially distant, holding signs that read, "Free political prisoners," "Justice 4 Navid" and "Stop execution in Iran". A display shows pictures of executed Iranian wrestler Navid Afkari, alongside portraits of other political prisoners in Iran at the Alberta Legislature. (Scott Neufeld)Payman Parseyan, a prominent member of the Iranian Edmonton community said there are many ways the government can do so. Before Afkari's execution, the international community had appealed to the Iranian government to spare his life.
September 20, 2020 00:22 UTC
The Saskatchewan Health Authority (SHA) is cautioning residents about possible COVID-19 exposures at four Regina businesses. The SHA said a person who tested positive for COVID-19 visited all of these businesses while they were likely infectious. Then, on the same day between 6:45 p.m. and 7:15 p.m., the person visited the Golden Mile Superstore location. The SHA is advising people who were at these businesses during these time frames to immediately self-isolate if they have experienced any COVID-19 symptoms presently or in the past. Symptoms of the COVID-19 virus include, but are not limited to, fever, cough, headache, muscle aches, sore throat and chills.
September 20, 2020 00:11 UTC
The RCMP said Saturday it is working with the FBI after federal U.S. officials intercepted an envelope addressed to the White House that contained the poison ricin. "The RCMP can confirm that it has received a request for assistance from the FBI in connection with a suspicious letter sent to the White House," spokesperson Dan Brien told CBC News in an email. The letter was intercepted at a government facility that screens mail addressed to the White House and U.S. President Donald Trump, an official told The Associated Press. A preliminary investigation indicated it tested positive for ricin, a poison found naturally in castor beans, the official said. An American flag flies at half-staff over the White House in Washington on Saturday.
September 20, 2020 00:00 UTC
U.S. President Donald Trump said he supports a deal that will allow TikTok to continue to operate in the U.S., after threatening to ban the Chinese-owned app in August. He told reporters at the White House he backs the deal with TikTok owner ByteDance, Oracle and Walmart to create a new company called TikTok Global that will assume TikTok's U.S. operations. (Drew Angerer/Getty Images)U.S. shareholders are expected to control 53 per cent of TikTok Global, a person briefed on the matter said, while Chinese investors will hold 36 per cent. Trump said the new company will be "totally controlled by Oracle and Walmart.... All of the control is Oracle and Walmart." China still must approve dealReuters reported on Thursday that ByteDance is planning a U.S. initial public offering of TikTok Global.
September 19, 2020 23:41 UTC
Two positive cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed at Hope Bay mine, according to Nunavut's chief public health officer. In a news release sent late Saturday afternoon by the territorial government, Dr. Michael Patterson announced the cases at the mine, which is 125 kilometres southwest of Cambridge Bay. The release said there is no evidence of transmission within the Hope Bay mine site, and that Nunavut's public health team is ready to provide support and respond if, and when it's necessary. "Hope Bay Mine is an isolated location, and no Nunavut residents currently work there. The risk of COVID-19 spreading in our communities because of these cases remains very low," said Minister of Health George Hickes in the release.
September 19, 2020 22:52 UTC
CBC Vancouver's The Early Edition and columnist Cathy Browne are being recognized with an award for Browne's stories about the realities faced by people with intellectual disabilities. On Oct. 5 it will present an excellence in media award to The Early Edition and Cathy Browne for her regular column, Access Denied. The column delves into the lives of children and youth with disabilities and their families, as they struggle to access supports and services during the COVID-19 pandemic. says Browne's series "has increased public awareness of the unique challenges that COVID-19 presents to individuals with intellectual disabilities and those who are supporting them in these challenging times." Browne began working at CBC News in Vancouver in September 2019 as part of a program to kick-start the journalism careers of people living with disabilities.
September 19, 2020 21:56 UTC
Two people are dead, after a pair of unrelated collisions on Saskatchewan roads Saturday morning, RCMP say. Officers in Stanley Mission responded to a call about a single vehicle crash on Highway 915, about 15 kilometres south of the northern Saskatchewan community, around 3:50 a.m. Saturday. An RCMP news release said there were five people in the car when it crashed, all from Stanley Mission, about 60 kilometres northeast of La Ronge. An RCMP collision reconstructionist, the La Ronge fire department, La Ronge EMS, and RCMP officers from La Ronge and Stanley Mission were on scene. An RCMP collision reconstructionist, the Canora fire department and Canora EMS also attended the scene.
September 19, 2020 21:45 UTC
Islanders should continue to prepare for heavy rain, strong winds and power outages as Hurricane Teddy continues to make its way toward Atlantic Canada, says CBC meteorologist Jay Scotland. Teddy remains a Category 3 hurricane with sustained winds of 195 km/h. The latest U.S.-based National Hurricane Center outlook for tropical-storm force winds — sustained winds of 63 km/h or higher — shows much of P.E.I. Evening Takeaways: <br>Despite shift, with trees in full leaf much of the region should remain prepared for power outages.<br>Heaviest rain threat central & eastern NS + PEI. <br>Storm surge threat cont's NS & PEI.
September 19, 2020 21:07 UTC
Stephen Deere, owner of Modern Steak, says that when it comes to Calgary's bylaw mandating face coverings in indoor public spaces, he thinks he jinxed himself. Servers at Modern Steak restaurant wear masks, as mandated by the bylaw. Masks have also been mandatory in Edmonton in public spaces since Aug. 1. Varied experiencesBy and large, Ernie Tsu, owner of Trolley 5 on 17th Avenue S.W. Ernie Tsu, owner of Trolley 5, said people who don't understand what has been mandated by the government should not frequent local restaurants at this time.
September 19, 2020 21:00 UTC
The doctor given the task of fighting the first COVID-19 outbreak to close a school in Ontario says he's seeing tests "spoil" due to delays in the province's testing regime. Cushman said he's seen about 10 tests that have had to be redone due to delays in processing. "Sometimes these tests spoil if they can't be processed in 72 hours," he told CBC News, relaying information he'd been given from the testing lab. While tests involving people there are being expedited, he worries about future outbreaks because of how important timely testing is to contact tracing. "In terms of the spread of the disease, you're really on the defensive."
September 19, 2020 20:26 UTC