Chinese immigrants and China's government are protesting a police killing in Paris that prompted violent street clashes and exposed the fears and frustrations of France's large Asian community. Protesters gathered Tuesday in northeast Paris for a second day of demonstrations over the fatal shooting of a Chinese man in his apartment, and police launched an internal investigation into a death that took on diplomatic implications.
A Cincinnati nightclub operator denies that some patrons were allowed to bypass security checks that included metal-detection wands before a gunbattle erupted, killing one man and injuring 16 other people. Julian "Jay" Rodgers rejected claims that people could pay to avoid the long line to get into the club without being checked. Police estimate 200 people were inside early Sunday when a dispute escalated into a gunfight in which more than 20 shots were fired by an unknown number of shooters in the popular club near the Ohio River east of downtown Cincinnati.
The chairman of the House intelligence committee refused Tuesday to step away from its investigation of Russian meddling in the 2016 election, as fresh political allegations brought new cries of protest from Democrats. Asked if he should recuse himself, committee chairman Devin Nunes responded, "Why would I?" Later in the day, the White House vehemently denied a report that it had sought to hobble the testimony of a former acting attorney general before Nunes cancelled the hearing where she was to speak. President Donald Trump's spokesman, Sean Spicer, lashed out at reporters, claiming they're seeing conspiracies where none exist.
Tue, Mar 28: On Sunday, a 72-hour strike deadline was issued by Teamsters Canada, the union representing more than 8,000 Purolator workers. As a result, Purolator has stopped accepting all new packages. Ashley Carter reports.
Conservative leadership hopefuls made some last-ditch pitches for support Monday in advance of a key campaign deadline — and stanching the flow of illegal migrants across the Canada-U.S. border played a prominent role. Candidates only have until Tuesday to sign up new party members in order to buttress support for their leadership bids, so several — Kevin O'Leary, Maxime Bernier and Steven Blaney were doing their best to grab some Tory-friendly headlines. In an early email blast, businessman and reality-TV star Kevin O'Leary suggested using the Constitution's veto power, known as the notwithstanding clause, to block refugee claims from people who enter Canada illegally.
Letters written by Jackie Kennedy to a British diplomat rejecting his marriage proposal years after the assassination of her husband, US president John F. Kennedy, go under the hammer in London on Wednesday. The correspondence between Kennedy and David Ormsby Gore, Britain's ambassador to the US during Kennedy's presidency, show her explaining her reasons for not wishing to wed the former diplomat. "We have known so much & shared & lost so much together -- Even if it isn't the way you wish now -- I hope that bond of love and pain will never be cut," she wrote to Ormsby Gore after his proposal in 1968.
Unionized workers at the Ekati diamond mine in the Northwest Territories have ratified a new four-year deal, according to the Union of Northern Workers. The deal includes a five per cent wage increase over the life of the contract, and maintains vacation, sick leave and severance policies from the previous contract. "It's not the kind of deal we would have liked to have gotten, but it's the best deal I think we could get right now," said Jack Bourassa, vice-president of the Public Service Alliance of Canada.
The co-founder of the Island Mothers Helping Mothers Facebook group spoke to government officials Tuesday about the need for better supports for P.E.I. mothers and children. Sarah Stewart-Clark appeared before the legislative standing committee on health and wellness.
Water lines at 18,000 homes in Flint, Michigan, will be replaced under a landmark deal approved by a judge on Tuesday, marking a milestone in the effort to overcome the disastrous decision in 2014 to draw water from a river without treating it to prevent lead contamination. The court-ordered pipe replacement is unprecedented in the United States, said lead attorney Dimple Chaudhary of the Natural Resources Defence Council. The group sued Flint and Michigan on behalf of residents, along with the American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan.
A bomb squad member put his fiancée in one of his work suits and struggled to contain his laughter when she couldn’t get up. A bomb squad member might now be busy trying to defuse the tension in his relationship after filming his fiancée stuck inside one of his work suits. YouTube user Weinus posted this amusing video of his future wife-to-be.
A "tranquil, welcoming, supportive" gathering will be held to mark the one-year anniversary of the devastating wildfire in northeastern Alberta. Mayor Melissa Blake says dawn-to-dusk gathering on May 3 at Snye Park in Fort McMurray allows friends and neighbours to come together, reflect, and share in a safe and supported community environment. The Rural Municipality of Wood Buffalo, of which Fort McMurray is a part, says no formal presentations will be made and all activities will be free.
New Brunswick's tourism minister has quickly reversed himself and is no longer trying to block the release of Parlee Beach emails requested by CBC News. John Ames told the legislature Tuesday his department will release the park manager's emails from last August, when water quality problems became publicly known. Last Friday, Ames invoked a rarely used section of the Right to Information and Protection of Privacy Act to ask for permission to ignore the CBC's request for the emails.
The Progressive Conservative MPP for Carleton–Mississippi Mills made the comment during a debate on amendments to Ontario's Regulated Health Professions Act. "I'd like to read a sentence here, because I am concerned that this goes overboard and will be extraordinarily hard — overly harsh — on doctors, to the detriment of health care in general, and certainly to the detriment of doctors in many cases: 'A zero-tolerance policy on sexual abuse of patients by any regulated health professional.' Any time you hear the term 'zero tolerance,' I find that dangerous, because there always has to be consideration of leniency, of understanding and of tolerance," MacLaren said, according to a transcript posted on the Ontario government website.
A house fire in Yellowknife on Saturday sent one woman briefly to hospital and caused an estimated $120,000 of damage. The news release says the fire was under control within 45 minutes of firefighters being dispatched from the fire hall.
By Joel Schectman WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Department of Commerce will remove Chinese telecommunications equipment maker ZTE Corp from a trade blacklist on Wednesday after the company pleaded guilty to violating sanctions on Iran and agreed to pay nearly $900 million, the agency said in a notice. "By acknowledging the mistakes we made, taking responsibility for them ... we are committed to a ZTE that is fully compliant, healthy and trustworthy," said ZTE Chief Executive Zhao Xianming said in an emailed statement. Last year, the U.S. Commerce Department placed export restrictions on ZTE as punishment for violating U.S. sanctions against Iran.
A Toronto photographer says his Airbnb guests seemed like a "nice family," until he realized about $21,000 worth of his possessions and SIN card had been stolen. After the family missed their first day of arrival, Lyn decided to get them some snacks and a bottle of wine to make them feel welcome. After seeing his cabinets left open, his stuff strewn across the floor, his most prized possessions gone, and his SIN card and spare driver's licence missing, Lyn realized quickly what had happened.
A Toronto parent is calling on the Toronto District School Board to cancel all previously planned trips to the United States this year due to concerns about restrictions at the border. It said about 25 trips involving about 900 students will proceed this school year. It also said the groups will turn back if any students with appropriate documentation are turned away.
A non-profit group in Sydney continues to wait for flood relief funding after it says its building suffered $170,000 in damage during the Thanksgiving Day storm. Cedars Club is owned and run by the St. Joseph Lebanese and Syrian Benevolent Society. In November, it applied to the Nova Scotia Disaster Relief Fund through the not-for-profit category. "Not opening wasn't an option," said Becky Chisholm, president of the St. Joseph Lebanese and Syrian Benevolent Society.
Despite bringing home gold in the 2016 Paralympic games in Rio de Janeiro, Katarina Roxon will not be a contender for senior female athlete of the year at this year's Sport Newfoundland and Labrador's provincial annual awards. Katarina, along with father and coach Leonard Roxon, have asked that her name be left off the ballot, citing ethical issues with Sport NL's nomination and selection processes. Speaking with the Corner Brook Morning Show, Leonard Roxon said he particularly has an issue with the fact that athletes who may be residing and training outside the province are included on the ballot, along with athletes like Katrina who live in Newfoundland year-round.
Police in southwestern Manitoba are investigating more cases of animals found dead with their ears cut off. Brandon RCMP say three coyotes and a raccoon were discovered in the same area where a pony's remains were found a few days ago. A dead goat was along the same road in the Rural Municipality of Whitewater, about 15 kilometres south of Brandon.
"If it weren't for the mission I'd be sleeping on the street but I've never had to do that," she said, during the opening of the new women's dormitory Tuesday. The mission received a $40,000 donation from Caesars Windsor to help open the 10-bed dorm and start a support group for homeless women. It's such a blessing," said Fiona Coughlin, director of development for the Mission.
U.S. regulators have approved the first powerful, injected medicine to treat serious cases of the skin condition eczema. The Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday approved Dupixent for moderate or severe eczema, which causes red, fiercely itchy rashes on the face, arms and legs. Dupixent will have an initial list price of $37,000 per year, according to Paris, France-based Sanofi SA and Regeneron Pharmaceuticals of Tarrytown, New York, which developed the drug.
The Art Gallery of Alberta is waiving admission fees for children under the age of 18 and students in an effort to drive up visitor numbers. It's really about engaging a new generation into art and understanding what art is," said Darcy Trufyn, the AGA's board chair. The AGA received $250,000 in Edmonton city council's 2017 budget to cover the cost of a free-access strategy.
Starting this August, anyone legally eligible to own a gun in North Dakota will be able to carry a concealed firearm without a permit. Last Thursday, North Dakota Governor Doug Burgum signed "constitutional carry" legislation removing the need for a concealed-carry permit in the state. "North Dakota has a rich heritage of hunting and a culture of deep respect for firearm safety," Burgum said in the statement.
Agriculture Adventure Days hit the Eastlink Centre Tuesday as students from local schools came to learn about the importance of farming. With booths representing 12 different agricultural commodities, businesses and local farms, as well as animals on display, the event brought the farm to the city. Across the country, expos like this are taking place as part of Canadian Agricultural Literacy Month.