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A New Brunswick school district says it faces thousands of dollars worth of repairs and tool replacement costs after its maintenance vehicles were broken into last week. Twelve Anglophone East School District vehicles were broken into Wednesday and Thursday while parked near a Moncton school. Stephanie Patterson, the district's director of communications, said three catalytic converters were cut off, eight others partially cut and a large variety of tools inside the vehicles were stolen. "It's d
DETROIT (AP) — Voters in Detroit on Tuesday rejected a ballot proposal that called for the creation of some new city departments, restructuring the police and fire departments, and linking water rates and public transportation fares to income. Proposal P called for changes to the city charter and received 22,696 votes for passage, while 46,707 people voted against it during the city's primary, according to unofficial results with all precincts reporting. The proposal had been opposed by some who
Hong Kong's June 4th Museum, dedicated to the victims of China's 1989 crackdown on pro-democracy protesters in and around Beijing's Tiananmen Square, reopened online on Wednesday as "8964 Museum", a pro-democracy group said. The Hong Kong Alliance in Support of Patriotic Democratic Movements of China, the organisers of annual June 4 vigils in the global financial hub, said the launch was crowdfunded and organised overseas after a "political risk assessment". Its physical location in Hong Kong closed on June 2 due to an investigation by the Food and Environmental Hygiene Department into its licensing.
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — The queen's representative in New Zealand said Prince Harry and Meghan discussed moving to the South Pacific country during their 2018 visit, more than a year before the couple stepped back from royal duties and moved to the United States. Governor-General Patsy Reddy also told The Associated Press in an interview she believes the British monarch should remain New Zealand's head of state and described the hand-typed letters she sends to Queen Elizabeth II. Reddy, 6
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Grant Bergeron is preparing to drive his daughter to Chicago for school this fall, but unlike two of his other children who are already studying in the United States, this year's trip to campus may be more complicated due to COVID-19 pandemic restrictions. It doesn't help that border officials in the U.S. are sending mixed messages, parents say. Bergeron's daughter, Kellene, is starting her first year in the nursing program at Loyola University Chicago, and like other families with children stud
The 203rd running of the Royal St. John's Regatta has been postponed by at least a day due to unfavourable lake conditions, organizers said Wednesday morning. According to the race's organizing committee, winds could reach as high as 51 km/h lakeside Wednesday, and that the safety of racers was key to the decision to delay. Organizers will revisit the decision Thursday morning, when wind conditions are expected to be lighter and safer for boat races. More to come Read more from CBC Newfoundland
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A bombing attack that targeted Afghanistan’s acting defense minister killed at least eight people and wounded 20, authorities said Wednesday. The deputy minister was not hurt in the attack claimed by Taliban insurgents. The blast went off late Tuesday in a heavily guarded upscale neighborhood of the capital of Kabul. It was followed by a gun battle that also left four militants dead, authorities said. The casualty toll could rise, Interior Ministry spokesperson Mirwais
Several months into the pandemic, when vaccines were on the horizon, Sharon Davis-Murdoch and other leaders in the Black community started raising their voices. "Having vaccine clinics generically would not address the needs of our people." That was the message Davis-Murdoch, the co-president and a founding member of the Health Association of African Canadians, said she and others delivered to decision-makers in the Nova Scotia government late last year. "We could anticipate that given the histo
Prince Edward Island has three new COVID-19 cases involving travel, the Chief Public Health Office said in a news release late Wednesday. DJs in Prince Edward Island say business is starting to pick up now that the province is allowing dancing at weddings. A P.E.I. woman is hoping to highlight some of the Island's attractions, and give publicity to local businesses and tourism operators affected by COVID-19 restrictions. Some potential exposure sites related to travellers were reported on the we
TORONTO — Police and politicians' efforts to limit public access to recent events in Toronto and Vancouver Island have cast a spotlight on the role of journalists and spurred concerns over freedom of the press. The decision by authorities in Toronto to fence off public parks last month as municipal staff and police cleared homeless encampments sparked backlash from media outlets and advocates, who have petitioned the city to allow reporters on site during the operations. The push for media acces
E-commerce giant Amazon.com Inc started to offer its Brazilian Prime subscribers free one-day delivery in 50 cities on Wednesday, amid fierce market competition in Latin America's largest economy. The move comes as rivals such as MercadoLibre and Magazine Luiza are investing heavily to ramp up delivery speeds and gain clients. The Amazon initiative, which already exists for Prime subscribers in markets across the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom, arrives two years after Prime was first launched in Brazil.
Firooz Mohammad is still going to work every day at his restaurant, Subhan Halal Pizza on the Danforth, but he admits his mind back in Afghanistan. "We are mentally so stressed; we're in a deep depression, feeling so bad about our family members left behind." Mohammad was an interpreter with the Canadian Armed Forces, a job that put him and his family in danger of reprisals from the Taliban, which Canadian soldiers fought for more than a decade. Taliban forces are now gaining momentum and puttin
An American couple who found peace in a small, seaside Nova Scotia town will continue serving the community for years to come. Tim and Diane Ledvina posthumously donated $4.8 million to Liverpool's Queens General Hospital Foundation, the largest single private donation the foundation has ever received. "They loved people," Tom, Tim's twin brother, said in a recent interview from his home in Easton, Md. "They moved to a new country, to a small town, and they didn't just kind of lock themselves up
Over 62 per cent of people aged 12 and up in First Nations and Inuit communities and the territories are now fully vaccinated for COVID-19, according to the latest data from Indigenous Services Canada. As of the end of July, over 85 per cent of that eligible population had received at least one dose of vaccine. The percentages represent 701,228 vaccine doses administered to individuals aged 12 and older in 687 First Nations and Inuit communities, including 281,188 second doses. Number of COVID-1
The number of complaints about the conduct of municipal police officers in Saskatchewan began rising sharply shortly after the COVID-19 pandemic began, and many of those complaints relate to the enforcement of public health measures, the province's Public Complaints Commission (PCC) says. From April 1, 2020, to March 31, 2021, the PCC received 246 complaints about police conduct. That's up 32 per cent from the 186 complaints received the previous year. "The PCC has noted a significant number of
VANCOUVER (Reuters) -Lawyers making a final push to convince a Canadian court not to recommend the extradition of Huawei Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou on Wednesday called into question the reliability of information provided by the United States in its extradition request. Meng has returned to a Canadian courtroom for the final weeks of her U.S. extradition hearings, as the legal proceedings running more than two years draw to a close. Meng, 49, was arrested in December 2018 at Vancouver International Airport on a warrant from the United States, charging her with misleading HSBC Holdings PLC about Huawei's business dealings in Iran, potentially causing the bank to violate American economic sanctions.
BEIRUT (Reuters) -Lebanon's leading Christian cleric said there could be no immunity from prosecution over the catastrophic Beirut port blast and that officials were evading investigation, as many Lebanese marked the first anniversary by demanding justice. As Lebanon suffers a crippling economic collapse, Maronite Patriarch Bechara Boutros Al-Rai also criticised the ruling class for failing to deal with the crisis - criticism echoed by Western powers at a Paris donors' conference. One year since the blast, caused by a huge quantity of ammonium nitrate kept at the port for years, no senior official has been held to account, infuriating many Lebanese.
In The News is a roundup of stories from The Canadian Press designed to kickstart your day. Here is what's on the radar of our editors for the morning of Aug. 4 ... What we are watching in Canada ... Canadian sprinters Andre De Grasse and Aaron Brown both won their semifinal heats in the men's 200 metres at the Tokyo Olympics, giving them each a chance to add to Canada's medal count. De Grasse cruised into Wednesday's 200 final with a Canadian-record time of 19.73 in his semifinal. The 26-year-o
The Wabano Centre for Aboriginal Health, recently accused of workplace harassment and misuse of funds, now faces allegations of mismanagement and a lack of resources that have created a "revolving door" of medical staff and, subsequently, patient care that suffers, according to former staff. The City of Ottawa — one of the main funders of the non-profit — is currently investigating complaints of harassment, bullying and improper use of funds within Wabano. Now former workers at the centre have c