Toronto police have released surveillance video of a gunfight that claimed the life of an up-and-coming rapper known as Houdini. Singh says Jenkins was shot and killed, while the teenager was wounded and is facing firearms charges. The suspects' vehicle, the blue Volkswagen Tiguan, had been rented for most of a month, police said. "He quite clearly has no regard for human life," Singh said of a wanted suspect. "It's a targeted shooting," Singh said.
May 28, 2020 21:44 UTC
If Montrealers get lazy about following public health guidelines, the metropolitan area could see a dangerous spike in hospitalizations and deaths from COVID-19 by July, according to the latest projections by government-affiliated experts. Researchers linked to Quebec's public health research institute, the INSPQ, presented their findings to reporters in an online briefing Wednesday afternoon, after sharing them with government officials earlier this week. Deaths, strong adherence (CBC News Graphics)But consolidating those gains as the city reopens retail stores and allows small gatherings will depend on widespread adherence to the public health guidelines that political leaders and public health authorities have been advocating for weeks. They estimate that if Quebecers completely ignore the public health guidelines as the lockdown ends, average daily contacts will increase to eight. The new INSPQ projections also examined the situation outside the greater Montreal area, where stores and elementary schools have been open for several weeks.
May 28, 2020 21:02 UTC
A pair of Winnipeg restaurants have been dinged with $2,542 fines for failing to comply with provincial health orders around the COVID-19 pandemic. The Pony Corral on Pembina Highway, south of Chevrier Boulevard, and the Arabesque Hookah Cafe and Restaurant on Corydon Avenue near Hugo Street, were both ticketed on Wednesday, according to a Manitoba health protection report. That's when Phase 1 of the province's reopening strategy began, which allowed restaurants to reopen patio services. Dining rooms were required to remain closed under the health order. The Arabesque Hookah Cafe and Restaurant on Corydon Avenue was one of two restaurants fined by the province.
May 28, 2020 20:51 UTC
U.S. President Donald Trump escalated his war on social media companies, signing an executive order Thursday challenging the liability protections that have served as a bedrock for unfettered speech on the internet. Chapter 19 of the new NAFTA limits the legal liability of social media companies for what they post, and its inclusion in the deal came at the request of the U.S. administration led by Trump. Trump and his campaign reacted after Twitter added a warning phrase to two Trump tweets that called mail-in ballots "fraudulent" and predicted "mail boxes will be robbed." "The irony that is lost here is that if these protections were to go away, social media services would be far more aggressive in moderating content and terminating accounts," Schruers said. Trump's success on social media suggests that his proposal may be more about politics than any interest in regulation, according to Rutgers University media professor John Pavlik, who studies the impact of technology on society and government.
May 28, 2020 20:51 UTC
The only surprise in the military’s damning report on Ontario nursing homes is that anyone was surprised. The horrors that Canadian soldiers found in five long-term care homes in the Greater Toronto Area were already well-known. If so, he hasn’t been paying much attention to the depressing saga of long-term care in this province. The Star’s Moira Welsh has been reporting on the problems facing long-term care since 2003. There has even been a public inquiry into long-term care.
May 28, 2020 20:48 UTC
Charter schools applicationsThe bill also proposes changes to how charter schools can be established. Last I heard, there were 14,000 students provincewide waiting for a position in a charter school," he said. They are inclusive schools and there are children from all different social and economic backgrounds who attend charter schools, which have great outcomes. And so that's exactly why we hope to see a growing number of charter schools to respond to the demand that exists." Included on this list are public schools, separate schools, Francophone schools, private schools, charter schools, early childhood services programs and home education programs.
May 28, 2020 20:45 UTC
"Canada is ready to do our part as we help bring the world together in the fight against COVID-19," Trudeau said. Read more about the Statistics Canada reportTHE SCIENCEHow does the virus get from your eyes to your lungs? CBC News readers, viewers and listeners have sent in countless questions about the COVID-19 pandemic, including this one. (Rebecca Pion/submitted)Brett Willams has become a local celebrity in Saskatoon during the COVID-19 pandemic, known far and wide as the "noodle man." If you have symptoms of the illness caused by the coronavirus, here's what to do in your part of the country .
May 28, 2020 20:37 UTC
New Westminster police say items belonging to missing man Gavin Deloes were found Wednesday evening. Deloes, a 41-year-old Burnaby man, has been missing since Sunday morning, when he left Royal Columbian Hospital wearing only a hospital gown and flip-flops. In a statement Thursday, police said a member of the public found items belonging to Deloes Wednesday at around 8:30 p.m. PT. Gavin Deloes, 41, walked away from Royal Columbian Hospital on Sunday and has not been heard from since, according to his friends and family. Police said Deloes was seen Sunday afternoon in the area of the Cariboo Hill Temple and police search and rescue personnel and Deloes' family have been searching the area since then.
May 28, 2020 20:15 UTC
's agriculture industry is facing a major worker shortage this year as the long-term ramifications of COVID-19 take hold. The pandemic has triggered a shortfall of 6,000 to 8,000 seasonal agricultural labourers provincewide, threatening a backlog in local food production. The site will connect to agriculture, food processing, aquaculture and marine fisheries jobs posted on Work BC, industry sites and the B.C. farms, ranches, seafood and food processing companies generated a record $15-billion in revenue in 2018. Six-hundred positions have already been posted on the website in the agriculture, seafood and food and beverage sectors.
May 28, 2020 20:03 UTC
Albertans opening their homes to cohort families after weeks of isolation may have something to learn from birds — choose your nest mates carefully. In an unusual turn of events, a robin in Edmonton is incubating her eggs atop the large tangled roost of a house sparrow. Both nests are filled with eggs and both sets of parents can be seen dutifully guarding their brood. "It's likely to become quite, quite busy in that particular area," Fisher said. A mother robin has built her nest on top of a sparrow’s nest, and both sets of parents are sharing.
May 28, 2020 19:52 UTC
Large murals featuring Canadian doctors Theresa Tam and Bonnie Henry have been stripped from a storefront in the Gastown neighbourhood of Vancouver after catching the eye of many a passerby since March. The portrait paintings were done on plywood used to board up Kimprints, a picture-framing store located in a heritage building on Powell Street. (Maggie MacPherson/CBC)She mulled over how to improve the look, came up with the idea to paint murals showing what was happening in the daily news and put a call out for people who could help. Artist Breece Austin said she was drawn to Canada's chief public health officer and chose to paint Tam. (Maggie MacPherson/CBC)"I had an onslaught of artists that wanted to paint," said Briscoe, who happily offered up her plywood as canvas.
May 28, 2020 19:48 UTC
CBC Radio has held on to the No. All of CBC Manitoba's local radio shows had either the top or second spot for their time-slots. Here are the spring 2020 ratings for CBC Manitoba (with fall 2019 and spring 2019 numbers in brackets):Information Radio held the top spot in the morning, with a 19.7 share (20.6 in fall 2019, 19.9 in spring 2019). Radio Noon took the second spot in the noon hour with a 9.9 share (10.3 in fall, 10.6 last spring). Up To Speed maintained its afternoon top spot with a 12.1 share (11.1 last fall, 10.8 in spring 2019).
May 28, 2020 19:44 UTC
3/9 Step 2 – Starting June 15, masks will be required for anyone on buses, trains, Para Transpo minibuses and contracted taxis as well as anyone in a transit station. Still, if the summer service goes well, OC Transpo plans to institute full fall service, including school routes, on Aug. 30. That's a drop in the bucket when compared with the millions of lost revenue OC Transpo has experienced in the last few months. Putting up signs that remind riders to wear masks and assess their own symptoms. OC Transpo management will present the plan to a special meeting of the transit commission Monday, before the strategy goes to full council for approval on June.
May 28, 2020 19:41 UTC
It was a brazen crime spree that has gripped the Greater Toronto Area for almost three years. A turf war between towing companies that has resulted in murders, arson, gang violence, threats and intimidation. They also seized weapons, over one million dollars in various drugs, including Fentanyl, $500,000 in cash, 11 tow trucks and much more. Police allege that four distinct criminal organizations were involved and were fighting over much more than turf. Listen here or subscribe at Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts or wherever you listen to your favourite podcasts.
May 28, 2020 19:41 UTC
Organizers cancelled the Boston Marathon on Thursday for the first time in its history, bowing to the social distancing requirements of the coronavirus outbreak and ending a 124-year run that had persisted through two World Wars, a volcanic eruption and even another pandemic. "This is a challenge, but meeting tough challenges is what the Boston Marathon is all about," Walsh said, invoking the response to the finish line bombings seven years ago. "The spirit of Boston and the spirit of the Boston Marathon is to be strong and to be smart. and marathon runners also raise about $40 million for charity. Qualifying times for this year's race will be eligible for the 2021 Boston Marathon, which is scheduled for April 19.
May 28, 2020 19:28 UTC