A member of U.S. President Biden's advance security team has been arrested in Seoul, accused of drunkenly assaulting a South Korean citizen a day before Biden's arrival.Not the first incident for the agency »
Experts say smaller, independent telecommunications companies will be hurt the most by a federal government decision to ban China’s Huawei Technologies and ZTE from involvement in Canada’s 5G wireless network in a move that will also eventually prohibit their products fromexisting 4G services equipment. Innovation Minister François-Philippe Champagne says the government will not be reimbursing the companies which need to remove this equipment from their networks by Dec. 31, 2027. Telecom experts
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Striker Paulo Dybala was in the Argentina squad for the friendly against Italy on June 1 at Wembley Stadium. The recovering Leandro Paredes was left out on Friday. The Copa America champion faces the European champion in a match that is expected to help Argentina coach Lionel Scaloni make up his mind on who to take to the World Cup in Qatar. Italy did not qualify for the World Cup. Dybala was a doubt to be among Argentina's forwards as he is set to leave Juventus a
Rick Nicholls has been serving the riding of Chatham-Kent-Leamington for more than a decade. He hopes to continue representing his riding, but this time, he’s running as a candidate for the Ontario Party in Chatham-Kent-Leamington. Born and raised and residing in Chatham, Nicholls has more than 14 years of corporate experience, including Union Gas and International Harvester. He founded and operated the Nicholls Training Group, travelling extensively throughout Canada and USA for a number of yea
ST. JOHN'S, N.L. — A Royal Newfoundland Constabulary officer has launched a civil suit against the province, alleging she was raped by a colleague in 2014 after he offered her a ride home from a night of drinking. The statement of claim filed Jan. 13 and amended May 5 in provincial Supreme Court alleges Sgt. Robert Baldwin, was on duty in St. John's, N.L., when he drove the plaintiff home in his Royal Newfoundland Constabulary vehicle. The suit alleges he then invited himself into the woman’s ho
LAVAL, Que. — Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc. says it has deployed the first of hundreds of electric vehicle fast chargers that will be available at 200 locations across North America over the next two years. The convenience store retailer says the first fast charger was activated Friday at a new prototype Circle K store in Rock Hill, S.C. The Quebec-based company, which has charging stations in Europe, says it will use the Rock Hill site to better understand customer needs, track driver usage and
HALIFAX — The public inquiry into Nova Scotia's mass shooting has already cost $25.6 million to investigate the April 18-19, 2020, rampage — and there are still about five months remaining in its mandate. Costs are shared between the federal and provincial governments for the inquiry, which was established in October 2020 and started public proceedings on Feb. 22 of this year. The inquiry is probing the causes and circumstances that led to the shooting deaths of 22 people over 13 hours by a gunm
YELLOWKNIFE — The Dene drum dance features the rhythmic pounding of caribou hide drums, singing, and dancers moving in a clockwise circle following the sun. In the 220-person Northwest Territories community of Dettah on Thursday, the drum dance also featured a prince, wearing a formal grey suit accessorized with a pocket handkerchief, smiling and pointing as he shuffled to the beat between two Dene chiefs. The themes of Indigenous reconciliation and climate change were front and centre during th
KOENIGSWINTER, Germany (AP) — Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen celebrated a “historic day” last summer when more than 100 nations agreed to a global minimum tax deal, aimed at putting the world's countries on a more equal footing in attracting and keeping multinational companies. President Joe Biden tweeted that the idea was "diplomacy reshaping our global economy and delivering for our people.” But this week, as Yellen joined Group of Seven finance ministers for meetings in Germany, she found he
Elections will need to be held next month for four out of five positions on the village commission in Baddeck, N.S. The chair has resigned after the commission failed to meet all of the terms of a provincial order to clean up its finances by May 1 or face replacement. Another commissioner has left after her term expired. Two more commissioners will have their terms expire in June. Municipal Affairs Minister John Lohr issued a rare second order this week, giving the commission until July 6 to com
Prince Charles acknowledged the suffering of residential school survivors as the Royal Tour concluded on Thursday in Yellowknife. Charles and his wife Camilla also visited with Canadian Rangers and learned about Indigenous cultural traditions.
Everyone has the right to feel good about themselves. For 20 years, Dave Jones, an Ojibwe from Garden River First Nation, has travelled the globe to spread that message. Jones motivates, inspires and builds confidence in individuals through innovative, creative, and upbeat sessions, workshops, speeches and retreats. Years of observation and experience working with youth as a teacher, combined with witnessing bullying firsthand in children of all age groups, have compelled Jones to take his passi
A local Strathmore resident will soon be hosting a family immigrating from Ukraine and are encouraging others to consider opening their homes to do the same. Heather Vanderveer explained that she was fed up with seeing empty words in posts on social media and decided she wanted to actively make a difference. “The reason I am so passionate about Ukraine is, in the (early) 1900’s my family immigrated from areas that are now Ukraine. It’s my heritage, so I wanted to do more than just donate money o
Asparagus grower John Jaques isn’t sure why, but changes to the federal government’s migrant worker program have left him six men short this season. It’s a situation the Thamesville area farmer found himself unable to cope with, so he’s started mowing down 20 acres of his 60-acre crop. He’s considering converting the 20-acre parcel to corn and soybeans. “It’s sad,” the owner of Sunshine Farms said in a recent interview with The Chatham Voice. “It’s expensive and very labour intensive to get an a
In a highly unusual move, a Chatham home-building company is freezing its prices on new builds for 2022 and rebating 14 customers more than $1.1 million. Maple City Homes partner and president Robb Nelson announced the move Monday, explaining the company is concerned about “creating community” – not just profits. Chatham-Kent’s record-setting white-hot real estate market – like the rest of Ontario – is prohibiting new buyers from getting into the market due to skyrocketing prices. The folks at M
Canadian boxer Tammara Thibeault fought her way to a world championship gold medal on Friday at the 2022 IBA Women's World Boxing Championships in Istanbul. Thibeault, of Regina, took a split decision (4-1) over against Atheyna Bylon of Panama in the middleweight (70-75 kilograms) final. The 25 year-old Canadian made it through to the final by scoring a unanimous decision against Mozambique's Rady Adosinda Gramane on Wednesday. Thibeault won bronze at the 2019 worlds, but will bring home a gold
DENVER (Reuters) -A sizzling heat wave will blanket a wide swath of the Eastern United States this weekend, pushing temperatures in New York and Boston to near record highs, while Denver is bracing for a foot or more of snow, the National Weather Service said on Friday. Between 12 and 18 inches of snow are expected to fall between Friday night to noon Saturday, Chenard said, with temperatures plummeting from 88 degrees F on Thursday to the low 40s on Friday.
Canada has unveiled a new round of sanctions targeting Russia over its invasion of Ukraine, along with a new loan of $250 million to help Ukraine's government continue functioning. Speaking by phone Friday after meeting with G7 finance ministers in Bonn, Germany, Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland said the additional funding brings Canada's financial commitment to Ukraine to $1.87 billion in 2022. Freeland said G7 nations are resolute in their ongoing support for Ukraine and have expressed inter
The N.W.T. public prosecution service has set up a specialized team to handle cases involving sexual assault, to give trauma-informed supports to victims going through the court process. "We want to try to make it as comfortable as possible, knowing that it's never going to be an easy process," said Annie Piché, general counsel for the new team. The team will rely on input from members of the community who are affected by sexual violence to develop culturally-sensitive and trauma-informed approa
Bashaw town council heard from a regional RCMP commander that it’s not unusual for talk to circulate of detachments merging, but that doesn’t mean it will happen. The report was made at the May 16 regular meeting of council. Town council heard a report from Stettler RCMP detachment commander S/Sgt. Bruce Holliday, who was previously non-commissioned office in charge of Bashaw detachment and has been helping out there until a new commander was found. Holliday was presenting councillors with some
A 14-year-old hockey player from Whitehorse who was the top scorer in a U18 league last season was chosen first overall in the Western Hockey League (WHL) draft Thursday. Gavin McKenna, who scored 65 points in 35 games as a member of the Rink Hockey Academy Kelowna U18 team, was drafted by the Medicine Hat Tigers. "It was awesome," said McKenna. "I had all my team with me, so they all got pretty excited. It's just a surreal feeling." He is the first Yukoner to be drafted first overall in the WHL
A local mother is commending staff at Crowther Memorial Junior High School (CMJHS) for their quick actions following an injury to her son. Casey Heidinger said she was terrified when she received a call from the school explaining her son, Aiden Sakata (14) had suffered an injury to his head. She explained that from what she had been told, Sakata had been outside the building and was running to get inside to meet a change in class periods. Sakata jumped over the cement feature wall in front of th
HAVANA/WASHINGTON (Reuters) -Biden administration officials are considering inviting a Cuban representative to the U.S.-hosted Summit of the Americas, a person familiar with the matter said, as Washington scrambled to head off a potentially embarrassing boycott by some regional leaders. President Joe Biden's aides were weighing the idea as his administration began sending out invitations for the summit. A growing number of leaders, including Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, have threatened to skip the summit unless all countries in the region are allowed to attend.
As Canada's busiest airport, in Toronto, grapples with unusually long lines, a global airline trade group has urged Canadian authorities to take action to curb the hours-long queues ahead of the upcoming summer travel season. Airports from Canada to England are wrestling with long-lines and delays, as a staffing crunch combined with surging travel demand following a pandemic-induced slump raises fears of chaos in some regions ahead of the busy summer season. In Canada, frustrated passengers have taken to social media in recent weeks to vent their anger, posting photos and videos of long lines at customs and security and piled-up baggage at Pearson International Airport in Toronto.
A sense of urgency is swelling in Kahnawake as leaders and residents scramble to find ways to compel the government to change course on Bill 96, a sweeping French language bill that has ignited local outrage. The bill is likely to pass next week with no exemptions for Indigenous people in Quebec, despite weeks of Indigenous voices sounding the alarm about the bill’s far-reaching effects and a lack of consultation. To many Kahnawa’kehró:non, the bill is unacceptable not only for its impacts to e