It was after midnight when a gunman burst into the living room of a southern Mississippi home where young people were playing video games. Caleb Edwards, 15, said the man — whom he knows as Corey Godbolt — demanded to know where his cousin's parents where. Jordan Blackwell, 18, said they were gone to another town.
Flexing his diplomatic muscles, French President Emmanuel Macron said he had "extremely frank" and "direct" talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday and launched an extraordinary attack on two state-funded Russian media outlets he accused of spreading "lying propaganda" during France's presidential campaign. Macron's full-on blast at the state news agency Sputnik and broadcaster Russia Today came at a news conference with Putin standing at his side.
A company that operates long-term care homes for seniors in northeastern Alberta says it's firing current nursing care employees and going with a private contractor rather than trying to bargain a first contract with them. Points West Living CEO Doug Mills said in a news release on Monday that the company will partner with Saint Elizabeth Health Care to provide clinical staffing at its facility in Cold Lake, Alta. "Saint Elizabeth is a not-for-profit charitable organization which has a mission to spread hope and happiness and has been dedicated to the health of people and communities for more than 100 years," Mills said.
Canadians are anxious to reconcile with Indigenous Peoples, Justin Trudeau described telling Pope Francis on Monday as he asked the pontiff to apologize for the role the Catholic Church played in the tragedy of residential schools. The Pope — himself no stranger to the cause of social justice, he noted to Trudeau — seemed open to the idea, the prime minister said as he related the broad strokes of their private conversation at the Vatican. "He reminded me that his entire life has been dedicated to supporting marginalized people in the world," Trudeau said after he arrived back in Rome.
A Vancouver scientist has been chosen as one of 80 women worldwide for an expedition to Antarctica. Sylvia Struck, who manages the drinking water program for the First Nations Health Authority, will join the all-female group of science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medicine (STEMM) specialists to address climate change on the icy continent. "We will be learning about climate change firsthand and speaking with researchers," Struck said.
Flooding shut down parts of a hospital in Amherst, N.S., this weekend, postponing several procedures. A hot water filter canister cracked and spilled water into the Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre Sunday morning. "We're very proud of all the staff that were working yesterday," said Norah Doucet, the Nova Scotia Health Authority's director for health services for Cumberland County. "They really pulled together, like they normally do.
Roads are still closed and bridges washed out in B.C.'s southern Interior weeks after heavy flooding in the region, keeping customers away from local businesses that need the warm weather tourism boom to survive. Claude Monette is the owner of Lavina Estate Winery, a small family-run vineyard in the Salmon River Valley near Armstrong. A section of Salmon River Road, the main road nearest the winery, has been shut down, and a bridge still needs replacing.
Some Manitoba First Nations are calling on the federal and Manitoba governments to honour treaties signed 20 years ago Monday. "I want to say that I'm extremely disappointed that I would be sitting here on the 20th anniversary of this agreement," said Dennis White Bird, former grand chief of the Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs. In 1997, the province, the federal government and the Treaty Land Entitlement Committee of Manitoba signed an agreement to give 1.1 million acres of land to Manitoba First Nations that were owed property under Treaties 1, 3, 4, 5, 6 and 10.
The 57-year-old man and 49-year-old woman were found guilty on May 23 of two counts each animal cruelty. On April 10 the SPCA received reports of a Shih Tzu in severe pain from a wet mass of hair on her left hind leg. The dog has since been adopted into a new home.
Police say the 16-year-old New Westminster girl who died of an overdose Friday thought she and her friend were taking MDMA. "It is clear that these students thought they were getting MDMA, that's what thy agreed to purchase and that's what they thought they were taking.
Organizations that offer affordable housing in P.E.I. say there's a desperate need for more units. "For seniors, we have a wait list of approximately 900 people, and for family housing approximately 400 families," said Cobb. The Kings Square Non-Profit Housing Corporation also sees a steady stream of applications.
The show, called If It's Alright With You: The Life and Music of My Father, Gene MacLellan is being performed by Juno-winning singer-songwriter Catherine MacLellan. There's a companion album being issued as well, also called If It's Alright With You, featuring 12 of her father's songs performed by Catherine MacLellan. Like the stage show, the timing is finally right for her to tackle the impressive legacy of her father's world-famous songwriting.
Waking up with a foggy memory of how you got home the night before is a good indication you overindulged. Waking up with a foggy memory and a series of selfies on your phone taken by the cops that tucked you in the night before is a good sign that you’re Australian. A young man from Tasmania was lucky to wake up to just such a surprise on his phone, according to a post on the website Reddit.
Andrew Scheer questioned the Trudeau government’s commitment to fighting terrorism during his first question period as Opposition leader. Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan defended the government’s contributions to fighting extremists.
Some parents of students attending Briargreen Public School in Nepean are angry about the Ottawa-Carleton District School Board's plan to carry out asbestos removal while children sit in classrooms nearby.
By Alexandra Valencia QUITO (Reuters) - Ecuador's new leftist president Lenin Moreno said on Monday Julian Assange is a "hacker," making his strongest comments to date against the WikiLeaks founder while still stressing he could stay on in the country's London embassy. Moreno, who was sworn in earlier this month, has broken with his predecessor and mentor Rafael Correa, who had said Assange was a "journalist" and granted him asylum in London in 2012 to avoid extradition to Sweden over rape allegations. Assange, who denies the allegations, feared Sweden would hand him over to the United States to face prosecution over WikiLeaks' publication of thousands of classified military and diplomatic documents in one of the largest information leaks in U.S. history.
As provinces across Canada move to establish protest-free "buffer zones" around abortion providers, a judge has banned anti-abortion activists from demonstrating outside a hospital in northern New Brunswick. Court of Queen's Bench Justice Reginald Leger granted a permanent injunction against protesters outside the Chaleur Regional Hospital in Bathurst. The anti-abortion pickets, affiliated with the 40 Days for Life campaign, put the safety of patients and employees at risk, Leger said in his recent decision.
The Windsor-Essex County Health Unit mistakenly calculated the number of opioid-related deaths in a recent report by counting deaths in Windsor twice. The report, which stated 43 people in Windsor and Essex County had died after using opioids — a 190 per cent increase over eight years and double the provincial average — was incorrect, according to associate medical officer of health Wajid Ahmed. The correct number of deaths is 24, with 19 in Windsor and five in the county.
"People are already treading water, trying to pay their bills, and you float this rubber ducky right in their faces?" Rick Nicholls said. Rubber Ducky is being billed as the perfect selfie backdrop by the festival — and as a tourist attraction by the province.
The defence minister says Canada is setting aside $131.4 million to extend its commitment to maritime security in the Red Sea, the Arabian Sea and the Indian Ocean. Harjit Sajjan says Operation Artemis will be extended until the end of April 2021.
The Royal Glenora Club is working to repair thousands of dollars in damages after a "senseless" vandalism spree Sunday morning. Edmonton police were called to river valley landmark around 2 a.m. after someone broke into the club and smashed windows, shattered mirrors and gouged holes in the walls. "We had a troubled individual scale one of the fences at the club and proceed to pick up large rocks, throw them through our pool glass windows to enter the club," club CEO Dustin McAvoy said Monday.
A fisherman on Okanagan Lake caught a great shot of the stomach contents of one of the many fish he bagged during a day on the boat. "The stomach had been completely full of black flying ants...I found two handfuls of ants in the stomach, two completely full handfuls," he told Chris Walker, host of CBC's Daybreak South. Okanagan Lake reached 343.06 metres as at Sunday morning, exceeding levels reached during the 1948 floods, according to the Central Okanagan Emergency Operations Centre.
A car smashed into the Hampton Tim Hortons on Monday shortly before noon, causing "significant" structural damage and sending a customer to the hospital with undetermined injuries, police say. It appears a middle-aged woman who was driving the Nissan Altima was "in the process of pulling into a parking spot, when the vehicle went into the window and lower part of the frame of the building," he said.
A diabetic Manitoba man says he was left stranded at the side of a dark highway, hundreds of kilometres from home, by a Greyhound bus driver. About four hours into the 7½-hour trip, the bus pulled into the town of Grand Rapids. Spence went into a gas station washroom and threw up. "When I came out, the bus driver tells me I can't get back in the bus.
Customers in multiple Saskatchewan communities will no longer be able to pay their SaskPower bills in person as the Crown corporation prepares to close four counters on June 1. Cash counters in Regina, Saskatoon, Yorkton and North Battleford will soon permanently close, leaving customers to pay their bills through their online account, bank or by using pre-authorized payments. In a news release, SaskPower vice-president of customer services, Diane Avery, said the four locations have seen decreased traffic over the past decade.