Satellite images show massive Sahara desert dust plume drifting toward United States
As seen from space, a huge dust plume is making an 8,000-km trek to the southern United States.
Jun 23, 2020
N.B. woman to hike Sahara desert in support of affordable housing project
A New Brunswick woman plans to hike 100 kilometres across the Sahara desert this fall in support of the 12 Neighbours tiny home project.
How a Quebec woman survived 450 days as a prisoner in the Sahara Desert
Edith Blais was abducted by extremists in Burkina Faso back in 2019. Now, she's reflecting on the experience of being held captive for 450 days and has released a book.
Oct 23, 2021
IN PHOTOS: Saharan dust storm blankets the skies over Europe
Spain was the hardest hit by the dust storm that blew over into Europe from the Sahara — Spanish authorities are advising people to wear face masks and avoid outdoor exercise.
Mar 16, 2022
Peterborough realtor treks Sahara Desert in support of women’s abuse shelter
Linz Hunt raised more than $17,000 for the YWCA Crossroads Shelter from her 100-kilometre trek in the Sahara Desert.
Mar 9, 2020
Algeria abandons thousands of migrants in Sahara desert without food or water
Algeria has abandoned more than 13,000 migrants in the Sahara desert in the past 14 months, including pregnant women and children, forcing them to walk to the next country.
Jun 25, 2018
Severe weather events in Canada caused $3.1B in insured damage in 2022: report
Among all disasters that happened last year, the Ontario and Quebec derecho storm in May 2022 caused the most expensive damage of $1 billion.
What happened to… the 33 trapped Chilean miners
On this episode of the Global News podcast Whatever Happened To…?, journalist Erica Vella revisits the story of 33 Chilean miners trapped after a 2010 mine collapse.
Dec 3, 2020
Haiti 10 years later: What happened to the billions pledged to help the people of Haiti?
In the month following the earthquake, Canadians donated $220 million to eligible organizations, which was matched by the federal government. From 2010 to 2018, Canada contributed $1.458 billion.
Jan 20, 2020
Renters in Canada are facing the toughest market since 2001: CMHC report
The vacancy rate for purpose-built rental apartments declined to 1.9 per cent last year — the lowest level since 2001, according to the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation.
‘Enormous’ iceberg over 2x the size of Toronto breaks off from Antarctica
The approximately 1,550 square kilometre iceberg had been 'desperately clinging on' for several years, experts say.
Canada in 2050: a land of climate-change extremes at current emissions levels
Canada is a land of extremes, from car-freezing cold to crop-searing heat and drenching rains to drought. But you ain't seen nothin' yet. By 2050, scientists say that if current emissions levels remain unchanged, climate change will be well established.
Feb 29, 2016
B.C. wildfire map 2021: Location and size of the fires burning around the province
Hundreds of active fires are burning around the province with many of them started by lighting, however some are suspected to be human-caused.
Jun 30, 2021
Canada, U.S. show no interest in leading Haiti security force at UN Security Council
Ambassadors for the two countries most often mentioned as possible leaders of an international armed force to help Haiti combat gangs said a solution must be led by Haitian people.
Children died from drinking unpasteurized raw milk at Saddle Lake residential school: advocacy group
The organization investigating the Blue Quills Indian Residential School says hundreds of students died from tuberculosis contracted by drinking unpasteurized raw cow's milk.
Rare meteorite found in Antarctica wows scientists with its size
The meteorite is an unassuming black rock about the size of a cantaloupe, but it weighs a whopping 8 kilograms (around 17 pounds) due to its high mineral density.
Canada sharing Haiti sanctions evidence with other countries: UN ambassador
"We continue to share whatever information we can - with respect to the decisions that we have made - with other countries,'' Bob Rae said in an interview.
COVID misinformation led to at least 2,800 deaths in Canada, $300M in costs: report
Misinformation related to COVID-19 caused at least 2,800 deaths, led to 13,000 additional hospitalizations and cost hospitals $300 million in expenses, according to a new report.
10 earthquake movies that left audiences shaken
To prepare for 'San Andreas', here are 10 earthquake movies and miniseries that shook audiences.
May 26, 2015