SHERWOOD PARK, Alta. — RCMP in Alberta say a driver of a stolen truck has died after he allegedly continued to drive with deflated tires as officers tried to stop him. Mounties say police in Edmonton contacted them late Friday about a stolen vehicle that was leaving the city and entering the RCMP's Strathcona detachment area. They say no police vehicles pursued the truck and that an Edmonton Police Service helicopter kept an eye on it as it "drove erratically and at high speeds" east on Highway
WASHINGTON (AP) — Rep. Andy Kim of New Jersey announced on Saturday that he will run against Sen. Robert Menendez in the state’s Democratic primary for Senate next year, saying he feels compelled to run against the three-term senator after he and his wife were indicted on sweeping corruption charges. Kim’s surprise announcement came as a growing number of Democrats are calling for Menendez to step down. Pennsylvania Sen. John Fetterman became the first Democratic senator to do so, and several me
TORONTO — While the party died years ago at MuchMusic's broadcast centre on the corner of Queen and John streets in Toronto, the screening of a new documentary on Friday proved nostalgia for the nation's music station is still very much alive. Thousands of people filed into Roy Thomson Hall, only a few blocks away from Much's former headquarters, to catch the Canadian premiere of "299 Queen Street West," a feature-length look at the legacy of the TV channel. Joining the crowd were some of Much's
B.C.'s prosecution service has approved two criminal charges against 25-year-old man Nicholas Bellemare in the slaying of an RCMP officer on Friday.Bellemare faces a first-degree murder charge, as well as a second count of attempted murder with a firearm.Ridge Meadows RCMP Const. Rick O'Brien was shot dead while executing a search warrant on Friday around 10 a.m. in Coquitlam, B.C., a city of 150,000 about 25 kilometres east of Vancouver.In a statement Saturday afternoon, the Integrated Homicide
RENO, Nev. (AP) — Former President Donald Trump 's campaign committed to running in Nevada’s caucus as the state party approved rules that rival campaigns say tilt the state’s nominating process in his favor. The provisions would bar any candidate from the Feb. 8 caucus if they participate in the state-run primary two days earlier. They would also restrict super PACs, like the one Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is relying on, from trying to bolster support for candidates in a caucus. Nevada GOP Chair
Warnings are up for parts of the U.S. East Coast this weekend as Ophelia swipes the region. A new storm is forming in the tropical Atlantic
REGINA — Saskatchewan high school teacher Nick Day normally requests his students fill out a survey at the start of the year, asking them to write their hobbies or interests, as well as their names and pronouns. The Regina photography teacher offered the same survey this September, but he's now hesitant to look at his students' answers. The surveys are a chance to get to know them better and ensure their rights are being respected, he said. "I know it sounds silly, but I'm nervous to read the re
What does it mean to be human? For a long time, the answer seemed clear. Our species, Homo sapiens — with our complex thoughts and deep emotions — were the only true humans to ever walk the Earth. Earlier forms, like the Neanderthals, were thought to be just steps along the path of evolution, who died out because we were better versions. That picture is now changing. In recent years, researchers have gained the power to pull DNA from ancient hominins, including our early ancestors and other rela
This week, thousands of Canadians turned out to protest gender diversity education in schools, and thousands more showed up for counter protests in support of it. In B.C., a program called SOGI, or Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity, is at the centre of the conflict. Introduced in 2016 by the B.C. Liberal party — now B.C. United — the current B.C. NDP government continues to support the program, as does B.C. United leader Kevin Falcon.The program has raised concerns, including among parents
It wasn't the photo he intended, but wildlife photographer Rendy Shuya didn't mind. "I didn't know what they were. I just thought it was a bee," said the Albertan who stumbled across a photogenic insect when it landed on the dash of his vehicle while he was out taking photos last June.But it wasn't, so he decided to upload the photo to Google and it turned out to be a bee fly — scientifically known as Bombyliidae.It was the first time he ever saw one, and then he saw more a month later. And he w
A storm arriving on the West Coast on Sunday will kick off a rainy spell for parts of the B.C. coast. High winds are possible Sunday night into Monday
Nagaraj Hariharasuthan of Moncton has been unable to fly to India to be with his parents after the death of his brother.Hariharasuthan, who became a Canadian citizen in June, said his brother Krishnaraj was hospitalized because of a late jaundice diagnosis and died in August at the age of 30. Hariharasuthan wants to be with his grieving parents."I am really, you know, struggling to go to my hometown and visit my parents, but I don't have any other option right now unless they open it again." Har
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Russia's top diplomat denounced the United States and the West on Saturday as self-interested defenders of a fading international order, but he didn't discuss his country's war in Ukraine in his speech to the U.N. General Assembly. “The U.S. and its subordinate Western collective are continuing to fuel conflicts which artificially divide humanity into hostile blocks and hamper the achievement of overall aims. They’re doing everything they can to prevent the formation of a g
WINNIPEG — A First Nations premier would head a province for the first time in Canadian history if the New Democrats win the Oct. 3 Manitoba election, and the significance is not lost on party leader Wab Kinew. "My dad was not allowed to vote when he was a young man, and I have a shot at potentially leading the province," he said in an interview with The Canadian Press last month. "That's a big change that speaks to progress in our country and in our province within one generation." Kinew was bo
TORONTO — When Mahia Anhara reflects on her earliest days in Toronto, the sight of a striking blue train will always loom large. The now 24-year-old used to board the city's Scarborough Rapid Transit line regularly to travel from her home in the city's east end to her more centrally located school. The once cutting-edge vehicles on their elevated tracks were long past their heyday when Anhara became a frequent rider, but she said they represented both novelty and improvement over the infrastruct
Multiple days of rain are expected to bring much-needed moisture to the very dry southern region of British Columbia, with rainfall accumulations in some areas potentially reaching as high as 200mm. Meteorologist Rhythm Reet from The Weather Network has further information.
A coalition of advocacy organizations is taking a previously proposed Barrie bylaw amendment to the United Nations as an example of a policy that criminalizes homelessness in Canada.In May and June, the city north of Toronto proposed and then walked back two bylaw amendments that would have made it illegal for people and charitable groups to distribute food, literature, clothes, tents and tarps to unhoused people on public property.The proposal was sent back to staff for review in June but was d
Two groups in the Canadian Sikh diaspora are calling for Canada's political parties to "present a united front" on India after Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced a "potential link" between the shooting death of a local leader and the Indian government. In a joint statement, the Ontario Gurdwaras Committee and the British Columbia Gurdwaras Council say that "Canadian parties of all stripes must be unequivocally clear" about their opposition to possible foreign interference relating to the de
Alberta is exploring the possibility of leaving the Canada Pension Plan and starting its own pension fund. Premiers across the country are reacting, with one describing the plan as 'punitive.'
One political professor weighs in on the impact Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy’s visit to Canada will have on the war on Ukraine.