Tributes are pouring in for Dr. Tracy Pickett, a Vancouver doctor who was found dead on Thursday.Pickett, 55, went missing from her home in the Dunbar area Tuesday night, according to her family.Vancouver police launched an investigation into her disappearance on Wednesday and said they found her remains in the Southlands neighbourhood Thursday.Pickett's brother says his family is "devastated" by the news. "My sister was my hero," Iain Pickett said in a Facebook message to CBC.Pickett's death do
The president of the Ukrainian National Federation of Canada is defending a Second World War veteran of a Nazi unit who was recently lauded as a hero in Canada's Parliament. Jurij Klufas has not met 98-year-old Yaroslav Hunka but says the veteran is being treated unfairly. He says Hunka was fighting for Ukraine — not Germany — and that countries, including Canada, have cleared his division of war crimes. "If you're a soldier doesn't mean you're a member of a certain party from the country," Kluf
ATLANTA (AP) — A bail bondsman charged alongside former President Donald Trump and 17 others in the Georgia election interference case pleaded guilty to misdemeanor charges on Friday, becoming the first defendant to accept a plea deal with prosecutors. As part of the deal, Scott Graham Hall will receive five years of probation and agreed to testify in further proceedings. He was also ordered to write a letter of apology to the citizens of Georgia and is forbidden from participating in polling ac
October will be ushered in by unusual warmth and an out-of-place severe storm threat across parts of northern Ontario on Sunday
WARNING: This article contains graphic content and may affect those who have experienced sexual violence or know someone affected by it.Sentencing has begun for a Nova Scotia man accused of sex offences involving two young girls.Peter Alan Moorhouse, 50, appeared in provincial court in Shubenacadie, N.S., on Friday for the long-delayed sentencing hearing. Moorhouse was charged back in January 2021 and pleaded guilty without requiring a trial. But his case has been delayed repeatedly while his la
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau used the occasion of National Truth and Reconciliation Day to warn in a statement about rising "denialism" in Canada related to the harms from residential schools and other injustices against Indigenous communities, as people gather across the country to mark the event."We must never forget the past and the injustices committed against Indigenous Peoples at residential schools, as well as the intergenerational trauma that remains today," Trudeau said in a written st
WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal prosecutors pressed their case Friday for a limited gag order on former President Donald Trump, citing what they said was a continuing pattern of incendiary and intimidating statements in the case charging him with scheming to overturn the results of the 2020 election. Special counsel Jack Smith's team earlier this month requested an order aimed at reining in Trump's attacks on prosecutors, potential witnesses and other people involved in the case. Trump's lawyers have
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In a regal, dark green gown, Canadian performer Karen Kain walked Toronto International Film Festival's red carpet earlier this month with a smile on her face.Her obvious excitement came from both the culmination of years of work on a specific project — and more than half a century's worth of work in her art. "I just feel so astonished and grateful," Kain said to CBC News."At this point in my life, when I'm no longer performing or dancing, to have this wonderful film come out — I just think it's
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — After back-to-back wins, it's back to the drawing board for Manchester United. Erik ten Hag's struggling team suffered a fifth defeat in nine games as Joachim Andersen fired Crystal Palace to a 1-0 win at Old Trafford in the Premier League on Saturday. Boos rang around the stadium after the final whistle as a solemn-faced Ten Hag made his way to the locker room in the Manchester rain. So much for the optimistic words from the Dutch coach in his pre-game program notes w
NEW YORK (AP) — A potent rush-hour rainstorm swamped the New York metropolitan area on Friday, shutting down some subways and commuter railroads, flooding streets and highways, and delaying flights into LaGuardia Airport. Up to 5 inches (13 centimeters) of rain fell in some areas overnight, and as much as 7 inches (18 centimeters) more was expected throughout the day, New York Gov. Kathy Hochul said Friday morning. By midday, although there was a break in the downpour, Mayor Eric Adams urged peo
U.S. presidential hopeful Robert F. Kennedy Jr. will announce he is running as an independent instead of pursuing his long-shot bid to oust President Joe Biden as the Democratic Party nominee, a shift that could complicate the 2024 election. Anti-vaccine activist Kennedy, a member of a storied U.S. political dynasty, posted a video on YouTube on Friday asking Americans to join him for a "major announcement" in Philadelphia on Oct. 9. Kennedy is nephew of former President John F. Kennedy, who was assassinated in 1963, and the son of former U.S. Senator Robert F. Kennedy, who was assassinated in 1968 during his own presidential bid.
EDMONTON — Premier Danielle Smith says the first steps are coming this fall to reconfigure Alberta’s health delivery system — a plan the Opposition calls a recipe for more chaos from a government fresh off turning lab testing into a debacle. “We will not delay,” Smith told mayors, councillors and other local leaders at the Alberta Municipalities convention Friday. She said Health Minister Adriana LaGrange is to present her proposal to Smith and cabinet Wednesday on how to decentralize Alberta He
OTTAWA — Saudi Arabia's national airline is resuming flights to Canada after a five-year diplomatic spat. Saudia, formerly known as Saudi Arabian Airlines, will fly three times a week between Jeddah and Toronto's Pearson International Airport starting Dec. 2. Transport Canada says it's the first time there have been direct routes between the two countries since 2018, when Saudi Arabia suspended flights as it protested the Canada's loud condemnation of its human-rights record. That year, Global A
A report from the Independent Investigations Office of B.C. criticized the storage of weapons at an RCMP detachment in Prince George, but ultimately says there does not appear to be evidence of criminal wrongdoing in the case of a man who was shot in the groin while in custody.The report, released Friday, stems from an incident that occurred in the north-central B.C. city on July 11, 2022 while an arrested man was being processed in the booking area of the RCMP detachment."In the course of his p
OTTAWA — Environment Minister Steven Guilbeault says there will be no special treatment for Alberta when it comes to new regulations to make electricity cleaner. Guilbeault is currently consulting on draft regulations published in August that would compel all electricity to be from renewable sources or equipped with carbon capture technology by 2035. Alberta Premier Danielle Smith said this week she will use her province's sovereignty act to challenge any attempt by Ottawa to enforce that deadli
The number of accepted Indian refugee claims in Canada have increased from 20 in 2014 to 3,469 in 2022. Some experts say this is due to repression of non-Hindu minority groups in the country since Prime Minister Narendra Modi took power.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) -The Biden administration on Friday named veteran diplomat Mark Lambert as its top China policy official at the State Department at a time when ties between the two strategic rivals remain fraught over issues including Taiwan, trade and U.S. curbs on Beijing's access to U.S. technology. Lambert will be deputy assistant secretary for China and Taiwan, and will head the Office of China Coordination, informally known as China House, the State Department said in a release.
WARNING: This story contains distressing details.Maria Benoit says she wasn't surprised by the results of this summer's ground search of a former residential school site in her community.But the Haa Shaa du Hen (chief) of the Carcross/Tagish First Nation in Yukon says it still feels a "little bit different" to know more about the grim legacy of the former Chooutla Indian Residential School."People here always knew that there was, you know, remains here somewhere. The spirits did lots of talking
BALTIMORE (AP) — Before being assigned to investigate President Joe Biden’s son, Leo Wise built a reputation in Baltimore as a tough and hard-charging federal prosecutor, taking on powerful, and seemingly untouchable, figures — whether a gang of corrupt cops, a police commissioner, a top local prosecutor and even a mayor. Wise’s backers call him talented and savvy, with a knack for navigating complex, headline-generating cases. To detractors, he’s stubborn and uncompromising as well as self-prom
WOLVERHAMPTON, England (AP) — Manchester City's winning start to the Premier League season ended in a 2-1 loss at Wolverhampton on Saturday. An own goal from Ruben Dias and a goal from Wolves' Hwang Hee-chan snapped City's run of winning its opening six Premier League games of the season, despite a free-kick goal from Julian Alvarez. Three days after City's first loss of the season to Newcastle in the League Cup, the defeat to Wolves meant back-to-back losses for City for the first time since Ja
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — In an occasionally dark and profane speech, Donald Trump on Friday sought to win over Republicans in California by complaining that rich people in Beverly Hills smell bad because they're denied water, reiterating lies about widespread election fraud and calling on police to shoot people robbing stores. While many of his remarks at the California Republican Party convention in Anaheim were familiar retreads of Trump's attacks and grievances, his encouragement of violent ret
Police have charged a 15-year-old youth with attempted murder and arson in relation to a house fire in the Goulds neighbourhood of St. John's on Friday. (Shutterstock)The Royal Newfoundland Constabulary says a 15-year-old youth has been charged with attempted murder and arson in connection to a house fire in the Goulds neighbourhood of St. John's early Friday morning.The fire happened just after midnight Thursday, according to a police news release.Police didn't say how many people were in the m
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