N.S. premier slams telecom providers for ‘poor participation’ during Fiona response

Nova Scotia Premier Tim Houston is calling on the federal government to hold telecommunications companies accountable after post-tropical storm Fiona swept through the region over the weekend, leaving many without power — and the ability to communicate. In a letter Wednesday to François-Philippe Champagne, the federal minister of Innovation, Science and Industry — and the … Read more

Ontario removed highway tolls ahead of election despite previously opting to wait

As far back as 2018, Ontario’s Progressive Conservative government faced internal caucus pressure to scrap tolls on 400-series highways in the eastern portion of the GTA. The idea, however, was immediately rejected because the province wanted to balance the budget before giving up a cent of revenue. Four years later, as the Ford government prepared … Read more

London, Ont. cycling advocates honour late cyclist, call for safer streets – London

Cycling advocates rode through the rain on Tuesday to call for safer streets in London, Ont., while mourning the loss of one of their peers, Jibin Benoy. On the early morning of Sept. 18, Benoy was biking home from a night shift at a downtown restaurant, where the 29-year-old worked between classes at Fanshawe College. … Read more

1 in 3 Canadians believe Trudeau should stay in power as Tories edge ahead: poll – National

The proportion of Canadians who believe Prime Minister Justin Trudeau deserves to remain in power appears to be slightly lower than it was one year ago amid the federal election, a new poll suggests. Polling done by Ipsos exclusively for Global News indicates 33 per cent of Canadians say Trudeau deserves to be re-elected, which … Read more

Trudeau to visit Port Aux Basque, N.L. on Wednesday in wake of Fiona

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will visit Port Aux Basque, Newfoundland and Labrador, on Wednesday in the aftermath of post-tropical storm Fiona. His visit was confirmed in his agenda, made public Tuesday evening. Trudeau had previously promised to visit the region but did not say when. He canceled a visit to Japan for former Prime Minister … Read more

Governor General Mary Simon to visit James Smith Cree Nation, Sask.

Governor General Mary Simon is set to visit James Smith Cree Nation to share condolences with families affected by the Saskatchewan stabbings on Wednesday, according to an email from the Office of the Secretary to the Governor General on Tuesday night. The Saskatchewan stabbings, which happened over this year’s Labor Day weekend, are considered one … Read more

Albertans asked to cut back on electricity use Tuesday night as ‘grid alert’ issued for province

Albertans were asked to reduce their electricity consumption on Tuesday night as the entity responsible for the province’s electrical system issued a “grid alert.” “(Grid alerts are issued) when the power system is under stress and we’re preparing to use emergency reserves to meet demand and maintain system reliability,” the Alberta Electric System Operator said … Read more

‘Pedestrians should be our priority’: Toronto man voicing accessibility concerns – Toronto

A Toronto man is voicing concerns about pedestrian safety and accessibility. Brian Provini, who lives near Yonge and Wellesley streets, says a Bike Share rack located in the Wellesley car park is causing safety hazards and making it difficult for pedestrians with disabilities to pass through. “This is a hazard,” Provini told Global News, adding … Read more

Committee endorses Calgary single-use plastics reduction strategy and bylaw – Calgary

A Calgary city committee has given an early approval to the city’s plan to address single-use plastics, but some councilors feel the plan doesn’t go far enough and others felt it needs more work. According to a study conducted by the city in 2019, approximately 3.5 million plastic shopping bags, 6.4 million plastic utensils, 2.4 … Read more

Saskatoon elects first openly gay MLA, Nathaniel Teed – Saskatoon

Nathaniel Teed took the victory in the Saskatoon-Meewasin by-election on Monday Sept. 26. This made Teed the first openly gay MLA in the history of Saskatchewan. Teed told Global News he didn’t realize he was gay until age 19. “I think I kind of realized when I was about 19 years old kind of going … Read more