More than half of Albertans say the province would be better off without Jason Kenney in charge, a disapproval rating far higher than the assessments of other premiers, according to a recent poll. It was the highest disapproval found amongst the provinces polled, with both Saskatchewan and Manitoba tying for second at 43 per cent, Atlantic Canada at 40 per cent, Ontario at 38 per cent, B.C. "Jason Kenney has been very adamant about some of the comments that he's made relating to how Health Canada has handled this. There have been 7,076 cases of COVID-19 in Alberta and 143 deaths; 344 cases were still active as of Wednesday. Bratt said Ontario Premier Doug Ford has managed to exceed low expectations and show empathy in response to the crisis, but the perception of Kenney's response wasn't the same.
June 04, 2020 00:00 UTC
I commit to them my unending efforts to fight racism in all its forms," Day said in a tweet earlier today. Day also notified CBC he was stepping away from his role as a commentator for the program. Trudeau's comments did not address Trump's threat to call on the military to remove demonstrators, but they did point to what Trudeau said were Canada's own problems with systemic racism. Fellow panellists Amanda Alvaro and Emilie Nicolas pushed back against Day, challenging his assertions about systemic racism and the comparison Day made to his own experiences being bullied. "Yesterday, Stockwell Day made comments during a televised interview that run counter to this view.
June 03, 2020 23:48 UTC
A Halifax business professor says action needs to be taken on an Atlantic travel bubble so struggling tourism operators hit hard by COVID-19 in Nova Scotia can immediately market themselves to tourists from around the province and region. How the travel bubble would workThe travel bubble idea, floated by premiers in New Brunswick and P.E.I. Nova Scotia Premier Stephen McNeil said Tuesday that Nova Scotia has yet to decide whether it will bubble with other Maritime provinces, but he said any plans should include Newfoundland and Labrador. "There are people that are willing to travel right now that would actually get on an airplane right now if that were permitted," he said, adding those people are typically younger. Dalhousie University professor Lorn Sheehan says spending on restaurants and travel is discretionary and could be down with so many people out of work during the pandemic.
June 03, 2020 23:48 UTC
Caleb Tubila Njoko, 27, died May 8, three days after he fell from the balcony of his mother's home at 85 Walnut Street. London police issued a media statement May 6 saying they had been called to the apartment for a person in distress. London police received a distress call to this London Community Housing building at 85 Walnut Street on May 5, 2020. "It's frustrating as a young black man, you're seen as a threat, and people feel like they have authority over you." The 29-year-old fell from a 24-storey balcony of her family's Toronto apartment May 27, in the presence of police.
June 03, 2020 23:14 UTC
(Leah Hennel for CBC News)The YYC Justice for All Victims of Police Brutality protest traveled through downtown Wednesday towards city hall, with some chanting "no justice, no peace, no racist police." That follows Monday's protest, which saw more than 1,000 Calgarians march from East Village to City Hall. <a href="https://t.co/raSCHste4P">pic.twitter.com/raSCHste4P</a> —@browncbcWednesday's event was the third Calgary protest prompted by the death of George Floyd, with another scheduled on Saturday. (Leah Hennel for CBC News)The rally in Calgary was peaceful, starting off in Kensington and travelling to City Hall. (Leah Hennel for CBC News)In the evening, protesters gathered in Olympic Plaza to hear from a variety of speakers and performers.
June 03, 2020 23:11 UTC
Police are looking at the possibility that a Toronto rapper killed in a daylight gunfight on a downtown street last week was targeted because of his gang affiliations. “(It’s) the new language of gang war, they speak to each other on YouTube videos. A 17-year-old suspect remains at large, and police are continuing to hunt for the lone shooter who was targeting Jenkins, Singh said. Several other young rappers, some who collaborated with Jenkins, have also recently been fatally shot in Toronto. Singh said investigators continue to put in long hours to solve Jenkins’ murder but need the public’s help.
June 03, 2020 23:03 UTC
A 19-year-old Surrey man is facing eight criminal charges including dangerous driving causing death in connection with a crash that killed a university soccer player and injured three others last year. Dilpreet Sandhu was formally charged on Monday with offences that also include failing to stop at the scene of a crash and dangerous driving causing bodily harm. Simon Fraser University soccer player Brandon Bassi, 19, was fatally injured in a single-vehicle crash in the Newton neighbourhood shortly after midnight on May 18, 2019. "This collision had a significant impact on the community due to the tragic loss of a young person's life," Surrey RCMP Sgt. Sandhu is scheduled to make his first appearance on the charges on Aug. 31 in Surrey provincial court.
June 03, 2020 22:52 UTC
Mounties on Vancouver Island are searching for a suspect after a disgruntled fast food customer attacked a Wendy's drive-thru this week, frightening the teenage workers inside. West Shore RCMP say the man tore the Plexiglas from the window of the restaurant's Colwood location on Tuesday night after he discovered that staff had forgotten to put mustard on his burger. She said no one was injured, but all of the workers were 16 or 17 years old and the incident left them feeling "very disturbed." The suspect is described as a white man with a reddish brown beard, driving a blue or grey hatchback. Anyone with information should call the West Shore RCMP non-emergency line at 250-474-2264, or report anonymously by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.
June 03, 2020 22:28 UTC
Podcasts are the perfect accompaniment for your lunch break, commute, or after-work walk to let go of your day. Whether you're new to podcasts, or can't get enough of them, we suggest adding these gems to your rotation! (CBC)The LoopThe Loop is your guide to the ins and outs of Edmonton. Each week, Tara McCarthy takes you behind the stories from the CBC Edmonton newsroom, to dig deeper and bring you closer to your city and community. Fights, overdoses and crime spill out from problem houses, many owned by a small group of people connected by one notorious landlord.
June 03, 2020 21:22 UTC
Food trucks could soon pull up to some of the city's most popular parks and pop-up shops could appear on sidewalks as Ottawa looks for imaginative ways to help small businesses survive the pandemic. "This isn't about taking away from brick and mortar," Tierney said of the food trucks. In the past, the city has provided a limited number of spots in specific locations for food vendors to park their trucks. Staff can't say how many existing or new food trucks might want to set up, but they hope to allow them by early July, according to Laila Gibbons, director of roads and parking services. The fee for such a permit would be $62, in line with the reduced patio fee, plus a $340 application fee.
June 03, 2020 21:21 UTC
COVID-19 has led to another delay in the installation of an underground mine simulator at the Cape Breton Miners Museum. "I was really, really, really looking forward to it," said Mary Pat Mombourquette, executive director of the Glace Bay, N.S., museum. Mary Pat Mombourquette is the executive director of the Cape Breton Miners Museum. She's hoping more locals visit the museum this summer. Unclear when simulator will be finishedHe said he can't wait to try the simulator out with his father, a retired coal miner.
June 03, 2020 21:10 UTC
CBC Vancouver is proud to return as media sponsor of the 2020 DOXA Documentary Film Festival, running June 18-26, and for the first time, online. DOXA is Western Canada's largest documentary film festival, and this year will feature over 64 films – including shorts and features – from across Canada and around the world, as well as special live events that can all be enjoyed from the comforts of home. Now in its 19th year, DOXA is committed to cultivating curiosity and critical thought and delivers some of the very best in contemporary documentary cinema.
June 03, 2020 20:37 UTC
Ottawa could soon join other Canadian cities in allowing electric scooters on its multi-use paths, bike lanes and even some streets after its transportation committee approved a pilot project Wednesday. The plan would permit up to 600 e-scooters operated by rental companies. Under the Ottawa plan, e-scooters could travel on the city's multi-use pathways, in bike lanes and on roads with speed limits of 50 km/h or lower. Careless parking a concernTo make room for the e-scooters, Ottawa plans to expand its existing bike-share program, but will charge rental companies much higher fees. Lime Canada would like to see Ottawa allow more than 600 e-scooters during its pilot phase this year.
June 03, 2020 20:26 UTC
The store wound up being the site of a COVID-19 outbreak. They were trying to get back to Calgary but flights had been cancelled because of the COVID-19 pandemic. CBC News readers, viewers and listeners have sent in countless questions about the COVID-19 pandemic, including this one. Read the full story about the yearbook projectSend us your questionsStill looking for more information on the outbreak? If you have symptoms of the illness caused by the coronavirus, here's what to do in your part of the country .
June 03, 2020 20:15 UTC
Teachers sought educational materials and kids wanted books on how to talk with their parents about problematic behaviour from older generations. Buy from black-owned bookstores, activists sayWhere possible, activists encouraged people to purchase these books from black-owned businesses. Liburd operates one of the few black-owned bookstores in Canada. Black-owned businesses in the spotlightBlack-owned businesses beyond bookstores may also experience a boost in sales as activists urge people to consider supporting the community now. Willy Mahailet started AfroBiz.ca in 2018 to showcase black-owned businesses in Toronto.
June 03, 2020 20:15 UTC