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NASA releases satellite images of Manitoba flooding; province bracing for more rain
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NASA releases satellite images of Manitoba flooding; province bracing for more rain

Severe flooding that has displaced thousands of people in southern Manitoba has reached levels that are quite literally out of this world.  Satellite images of flooding in the Red River Valley were NASA Earth Observatory’s images of the day on Thursday. The two false-colour images, taken on Tuesday and Wednesday, show the flooded valley on...

Peterborough police investigating after protesters hurl insults at NDP’s Singh
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Peterborough police investigating after protesters hurl insults at NDP’s Singh

Police are investigating after a video circulated on social media showed people hurling verbal abuse at NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh during a protest in Peterborough, Ont., this week. The federal NDP leader had dropped by the campaign office for Jen Deck, the Ontario NDP candidate for Peterborough-Kawartha in the provincial election, on Tuesday afternoon. A...

Ontario Election to be Held on June 2, 2022
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Ontario Election to be Held on June 2, 2022

TORONTO, May 4, 2022 – Today, Chief Electoral Officer Greg Essensa signed the writs for Ontario’s 43rd general election. Voters across the province can cast their ballots starting tomorrow until election day on June 2. Canadian citizens residing in Ontario who will be 18 years of age or older on election day are eligible to...

Rusty travellers, uneven flight volumes slowing airport security lines: Minister
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Rusty travellers, uneven flight volumes slowing airport security lines: Minister

Transport Minister Omar Alghabra says Canada’s airport security agency is increasing its staffing, but that a lack of workers is not the main culprit for the unacceptable delays passengers are facing this spring. Multiple airports are reporting extremely long lines at airport security and border screening checkpoints while passengers say they are being forced to...

Quebec lost almost $1 billion on COVID-19 protective equipment: auditor general
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Quebec lost almost $1 billion on COVID-19 protective equipment: auditor general

Quebec’s unpreparedness and its delayed reaction to the COVID-19 pandemic led to the province losing almost $1 billion in its procurement of personal protective equipment, the auditor general said Wednesday. The government waited too long and then rushed into purchasing items such as masks and gloves at high prices, Guylaine Leclerc said in her report...

Quebec asks feds to close Roxham Road, says province can’t handle influx of refugees
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Quebec asks feds to close Roxham Road, says province can’t handle influx of refugees

Quebec is asking the federal government to close a popular, unofficial border crossing south of Montreal because the province can’t handle the number of asylum seekers entering the country, but refugee advocates are rejecting Quebec’s claims. More than 100 refugee claimants are entering Quebec every day from the United States through a rural path called...