LUNENBURG, N.S. — Another community in Nova Scotia has removed the name Cornwallis from municipal property — and the town of Lunenburg is now looking for new names from the public. Lunenburg council announced Tuesday that a street and two parks will be renamed following a recommendation from the town's anti-racism committee. The committee said changes are needed because the parks and street were originally named after former Nova Scotia governor Edward Cornwallis, who issued a "scalping proclama
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In a fortunate turn of events, seven passengers aboard abus in Turkey that plunged into a lake after the driver lost controlof the vehicle were able to escape. The local governor says there wereno fatalities, with three passengers being hospitalized for non-lifethreatening injuries.
OTTAWA — Pressure is building for Canada to send some of its Leopard 2 battle tanks to Ukraine after Germany decided to provide the heavy weapons and allow other countries to do the same. German Chancellor Olaf Scholz announced his government's decision on Wednesday following weeks of hesitation that created impatience among his country's allies, saying Berlin will send 14 of its Leopard 2A6 tanks. Scholz’s announcement came shortly before U.S. President Joe Biden revealed plans to send 31 M1 Ab
HALIFAX — Liberal Angela Simmonds says she is resigning her seat in the Nova Scotia legislature effective April 1. Simmonds, who was first elected to represent Preston in the August 2021 general election, was the first Black woman to be named deputy Speaker in Nova Scotia. In a statement released by the party today, Simmonds says she needed to step down to “stretch out the legacy of changemakers” and lift up new voices. She says she will spend the next few months with her family and community wh
Toronto Mayor John Tory says a meeting between municipalities across the country, involving premiers and the federal government is needed to address a growing “crisis” of mental health and addictions. Matthew Bingley reports.
Amazon's surprise decision to shut down its AmazonSmile donation program has left thousands of its nonprofit beneficiaries disappointed and concerned about finding ways to replace the funding. The e-commerce giant had launched AmazonSmile in 2013, contributing 0.5% of every purchase made by participating customers to the charity of their choosing. As of 2022, the company said it has donated $449 million to various charities. Before it ends the program next month, Amazon says, it will provide a f
While stormy conditions have dissipated for most of New Brunswick as of Thursday evening, dropping temperatures mean the risk of water on the roads and sidewalks freezing. Throughout the day, crews rushed to clear drains before the temperatures fell below zero on Thursday night. Brent Grant, the assistant manager of roadway operations for the City of Fredericton, said his team does daily maintenance to keep road drains clear, but when snow is immediately followed by heavy rain it presents a chal
The contribution of modern tanks to Ukraine's fight against Russia can help Ukraine punch through enemy lines, says Prof. Walter Dorn, a defence studies expert at the Royal Military College of Canada. But the contributions also put pressure on Canada to 'pony up' with its Leopard 2 tanks, says Dorn.
The relationship between police and Black communities is often "deeply problematic and tense" across North America, says Natalie Delia Deckard. And that's one of the reasons she felt compelled to apply to be on the Windsor police services board. The University of Windsor criminology professor and founding director of the Black Studies Institute was one of 48 applicants council considered for the public position it needed to fill. During an in-camera session earlier this month, council appointed
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Rare earth elements are crucial in the production of things like electric vehicles, but is the mining process to get these rocks out of the ground undoing some of the environmental benefits these minerals bring? Chris Yakymchuk joins Antony Robart to discuss.
PRAGUE (AP) — A retired army general who backs military support for Ukraine and a euroskeptic billionaire who has questioned NATO's collective defense clause are contesting for the ceremonial but prestigious post of Czech president in a runoff starting Friday. Former Gen. Petr Pavel and Andrej Babis advanced to a second round of voting because none of the eight initial candidates received an absolute majority in the first round two weeks ago. The polls favor Pavel, an independent candidate who c
OTTAWA — Ballou Tabla, who helped Atletico Ottawa to the Canadian Premier League final last season, is joining Turkey's Manisa FK. Manisa, located 300 kilometres southwest of Istanbul in western Turkey, currently sits 10th in Turkey's second tier at 7-5-7. The 23-year-old winger, formerly of CF Montreal and FC Barcelona B, appeared in all but one of Ottawa’s games in 2022. He had seven goals and five assists. "Ballou's time in Ottawa proves that we can bring in top-quality players and help them
CALGARY — Alberta's justice minister says he felt sad and disappointed when he discovered someone he considered to be a friend was behind a social media post targeting him and his wife. The Law Society of Alberta didn't complete its hearing Thursday into allegations that Tyler Shandro violated the profession's code of conduct. Three complaints date back to his time as the United Conservative Party government's health minister early in the COVID-19 pandemic. Lawyers for both sides are working to
WASHINGTON (AP) — On a winter's day in 1984, a briefcase stuffed with classified government documents showed up in a building in Pittsburgh, borne by someone who most certainly wasn't supposed to have them. That someone was 13-year-old Kristin Preble. She took the papers to school as a show-and-tell project for her eighth grade class. Her dad had found them in his Cleveland hotel room several years earlier and taken them home as a souvenir. As a different sort of show and tell unfolds in Washing
LONDON (AP) — A lawyer for Eva Green alleged Thursday that producers of a collapsed film tried to damage the French actress’ reputation by depicting her as a “diva.” The performer, who played Vesper Lynd in James Bond thriller “Casino Royale,” is suing producers for a $1 million fee she says she is owed for “A Patriot." Green, 42, was lined up to star in the sci-fi thriller alongside Charles Dance and Helen Hunt, and was also an executive producer on the project, which collapsed in late 2019. Pr
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COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Debt-stricken Sri Lanka’s Central Bank chief said Wednesday that the country is making good progress in talks with its creditors to obtain financial assurances for debt restructuring, an important step toward finalizing an International Monetary Fund rescue plan. Sri Lanka is bankrupt and has suspended repayment of its $51 billion foreign debt, of which $28 billion must be repaid by 2027. It has reached a preliminary agreement with the IMF for a $2.9 billion rescue pack
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