Several New Brunswick shelters are stepping up to help the homeless during Hurricane Fiona, even those people that have been previously barred from their facilities. As Atlantic Canada braced for the arrival of the Category 4 hurricane Friday, Warren Maddox, executive director of Fredericton Homeless Shelters, said his organization has had conversations with a few people who are on the streets to encourage them to take shelter. "A couple have taken us up on the offer," he said. Even those who ha
Calgary police say a two-year-old girl was taken to hospital Friday after falling from the balcony of an apartment in the city's southeast. A Calgary police spokesperson said EMS and police were called to the 200 block of Doverglen Crescent around 4:45 p.m. for reports that a person had fallen from the fourth floor of an apartment building. At the scene, first responders found a two-year-old girl in serious condition who was taken to the Alberta Children's Hospital. Police say they are still uns
Family members are still searching daily on the Alexis Nakota Sioux Nation for Angela Morningstar Alexis, reported missing on Sept. 2. Family members last saw her Aug. 17 in the community located north of Edmonton. Tomorrow that search will be combined with the community’s monthly rally against alcohol and drugs. That rally was begun last year by Angela’s cousin and godmother Jessica Alexis. It’s held the last Saturday of every month. Chief and council have been invited, says Jessica. “Community
Many Fort McMurray, Alta., residents are elated that the community is among four places in which Service Canada is offering 10-day passport application and pick-up services. Federal Minister of Families, Children and Social Development Karina Gould announced Friday that passport services will now be available in Fort McMurray; Moncton, N.B.; Rimouski, Que.; and Whitehorse, Yukon. The move is part of a wider effort by the federal government to reduce passport wait times. "I'm pleased as can be to
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The fate of Belarus and Ukraine are “interconnected,” and both countries must fight together to safeguard their very existence because Russia doesn’t view them as independent sovereign states, Belarus' opposition leader said Friday. Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya, who fled to Lithuania after Russian ally Alexander Lukashenko claimed victory in disputed August 2020 elections that many thought she won, said in an interview with The Associated Press that Belarus and Ukraine were onc
NEW YORK (AP) — Looking to “reintroduce the Philippines" to the world, new President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. has ambitious plans for his nation on the international stage and at home — if, that is, the twin specters of pandemic and climate change can be overcome or at least managed. And if he can surmount the legacies of two people: his predecessor, and his father. He also wants to strengthen ties with both the United States and China — a delicate balancing act for the Southeast Asian nation — and,
Public input is being sought on a proposed 42-unit affordable housing development in Saint Andrews. A public hearing of objections has been set for Oct. 17 to allow for feedback after town council heard from the developer about her site plan for the proposed Mowat Drive project this week. Tressa Bevington, of Compass Housing Inc., laid out details about the project, planned for 302 Mowat Dr., to council and town staff via Zoom. The building, which will be constructed on a two-acre lot, will now
WARNING: This story contains a portion of a video showing the moments before a man is struck in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside which viewers may find disturbing. The Vancouver Area Network of Drug Users (VANDU), a non-profit organization and advocacy group, posted new videos to social media Friday of an incident in which a police car struck a pedestrian standing in the middle of a busy street on the Downtown Eastside. B.C.'s Independent Investigations Office (IIO), the province's civilian-led pol
HALIFAX — High winds knocked out power in thousands of homes in Nova Scotia and P.E.I. Friday night as people in Atlantic Canada began feeling the wrath of post-tropical storm Fiona. Environment Canada said the storm is already battering Atlantic Canada and eastern Quebec with heavy rainfall and "powerful hurricane-force winds" that will continue into Saturday. By 10 p.m., more than 14,000 homes and businesses in Nova Scotia had been plunged into darkness. Most of the outages were reported in th
The death of a young Iranian woman in police custody has sparked protests in Iran and around the world, including in British Columbia. Mahsa Amini, 22, died last week following her arrest by Iran's morality police for "unsuitable attire" after she allegedly wore a hijab improperly. Her death unleashed a nationwide flood of protests over human rights, security and an economy reeling from international sanctions. Iranian state TV suggested the death toll from the unrest could be as high as 26, wit
A polytechnic university in the N.W.T would incorporate Tin Can Hill's natural rock and green space at its Yellowknife campus, continue Fort Smith's legacy as an "administrative centre" and include some additional family housing for Inuvik's campus. Chris Joseph, the assistant deputy minister of post secondary education renewal for the department of education, culture and employment, and Glenda Vardy Dell, Aurora College's president released the figures in the Facility Management Plan on Friday.
Amid light rain and strong winds, residents of Prince Rupert, B.C., welcomed almost 5,000 tourists on two cruise ships early Friday morning — a huge number of visitors for a city of just over 12,000 people. The Holland America vessel Nieuw Amsterdam, with a maximum capacity of 2,106 passengers, and the Princess Line vessel Grand Princess, which can carry up to 2,600 passengers, both docked in the northwestern B.C. city Friday, capping a successful cruise season for coastal communities in the pro
In a ruling issued Friday, a B.C. Supreme Court judge has found that the Greater Victoria School Board acted outside of its jurisdiction when it suspended two trustees earlier this year. The trustees, Diane McNally and Rob Paynter, were initially censured and suspended in February following a third-party investigation into allegations of harassment and bullying. The suspension stopped the trustees from attending meetings and accessing confidential board information. In her ruling, Justice Briana
WASHINGTON (AP) — “God bless you, let’s have some music,” said Elton John. With that, the White House South Lawn was transformed into a musical lovefest Friday night as John played a farewell gig to honor everyday “heroes” like teachers, nurses and AIDS activists. But as it turns out, the event was also to honor the 75-year-old British songwriter — President Joe Biden surprised him with the National Humanities Medal for being a “tidal wave” who helped people rise up for justice. John seemed almo
ATLANTA (AP) — The tale of breached voting equipment in one of the country's most important political battleground states involves a bail bondsman, a prominent attorney tied to former President Donald Trump’s attempts to overturn the 2020 presidential election and a cast of characters from a rural county that rarely draws notice from outsiders. How they all came together and what it could mean for the security of voting in the upcoming midterm elections are questions tangled up in a lawsuit and
Britain's deputy finance minister on Saturday played down a historic collapse in the pound and government bonds in response to the country's new economic growth plan, which sent international investors heading for the exit. The pound slumped 3.6% on Friday below $1.09, a new 37-year low against the dollar, while gilts suffered their worst day in decades as the market digested finance minister Kwasi Kwarteng's announcement of a borrowing-funded drive for growth. "Let's be clear, the interest rates payable on government gilts is about the same in the United Kingdom now today as it is in the United States," Chris Philp, Britain's deputy finance minister, told Sky News when asked about the market moves.
After a tornado ripped through Bruce Pit off-leash dog park in 2018 the woodland is lush with new growth, and it provides a good example of what derecho-ravaged forests on other National Capital Commission (NCC) land will likely look like in a few years. But not all of the work done in Bruce Pit these last four years, or in NCC-owned Pine Grove and Pinhey Forest after the derecho in May, are ecological best practices, according to an urban forestry expert with the University of British Columbia.
Ottawa police say they are reviewing exactly what happened when a social media post about the murders of women this year was edited to remove the word "femicide." On Sept. 16, Ottawa police posted a bulletin about five recent homicides of women and how they shared similarities. "The women were all victims of femicide," the bulletin read. "In each case, men are facing charges." Then minutes later, the post was once again published on the force's social media feeds, but this time, the word "femici
He's only been riding his motorcycle for a few months, but Marshall McNaughton has already seen how dangerous it can be. "A lot of people are distracted and are just trying to go to work," he says. "They're not thinking about the big picture. They just look at you as an object. When I'm going to work or just go for a little ride, you have to keep your head on a swivel because people are very dangerous." McNaughton has seen things that people do behind the wheel. "They're on their phones, changin
PHOENIX (AP) — Public school advocates who oppose a massive expansion of Arizona's private school voucher system enacted by the Republican-controlled Legislature and signed into law by Republican Gov. Doug Ducey in July filed enough signatures Friday to block it from taking effect. The law, which extends the program to every child in the state, will be on hold instead of taking effect Saturday. If a review finds that Save Our Schools Arizona has met the requirement for nearly 119,000 valid signa
BANGKOK (AP) — A Chinese scientific ship bristling with surveillance equipment docked in a Sri Lankan port. Hundreds of fishing boats anchored for months at a time among disputed islands in the South China Sea. And ocean-going ferries, built to be capable of carrying heavy vehicles and large loads of people. All are ostensibly civilian ships, but experts and uneasy regional governments say they are part of a Chinese civil-military fusion strategy, little concealed by Beijing, that enhances its m
David Akin has a preview of Global's energy special, "Landlocked," about Canada’s energy crisis. He takes a look at the cost of Canada’s aggressive CO2 targets, the collateral damage it has caused to the country's energy sector, and its ability to be an international player.