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Jimmy Greene's daughter Ana was killed in the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in Newtown, Conn., in 2012 when she was six years old. He says the support of the community will be vital for the families of those killed in the Texas school shooting.
A rematch three years in the making is the most important game of the season so far for the Vancouver Whitecaps, says head coach Vanni Sartini. The club knows it must beat Cavalry FC in the second round of the Canadian Championship on Wednesday in order to advance — and Vancouver's record against the Canadian Premier League side isn't exactly positive. The 'Caps were heavily favoured when they came up against Cavalry in the 2019 tournament. But Calgary stunned with a 2-1 aggregate win, ousting t
A new rural nurse practitioner clinic is aiming to help alleviate the long wait for doctors in the province. The province officially opened the new clinic, located in the community pharmacy in Keswick about 4½ kilometres northwest of Fredericton, on Wednesday. Health Minister Dorothy Shephard told reporters the new clinic will have an important role to play in the government's expected primary care network. Shepherd said people who are on the waiting list for doctors will be assigned to other pr
While big brother Brenden Aaronson appears to be headed to the Premier League and possibly the World Cup, Paxten Aaronson is poised to break out on his own. Paxten, 18, is a product of the Philadelphia Union's academy system, just like his brother. Both signed homegrown contracts with the Major League Soccer club. The younger Aaronson played more than 45 minutes for the Union on Sunday, coming in as a sub in Philadelphia's 2-0 victory over Portland. It was his longest stint on field in MLS play
The high inflation rate on P.E.I. is putting some businesses in the position of paying more to operate or charging more for services. In April, the inflation rate on P.E.I. was 8.9 per cent, the highest of any jurisdiction in the country. It means higher costs for items that need to be shipped in, such as baskets for plants at VK Greenhouses in Charlottetown. The greenhouse has had to increase the price of everything by at least 10 per cent to make a profit, said Peter Meijer, operations manager
Three key RCMP officers involved in coordinating the response to Nova Scotia's mass shooting will not testify in person at the public inquiry into the tragedy. The officers— through their union and the federal government — had asked for alternative ways to testify before the commission examining the mass killings on April 18 and 19, 2020. The National Police Federation (NPF) and Canada's attorney general had requested that Sgt. Andy O'Brien and Staff Sgt. Brian Rehill provide their evidence by s
EU Commission President Ursula von der Leyen accuses Moscow of responsibility for the food crisis by "knowingly" blocking Ukraine's ports, and urges dialogue.View on euronews
An 18-year-old gunman opened fire Tuesday at a Texas elementary school, killing at least 19 children, officials said, in the deadliest U.S. school shooting in nearly a decade. The attacker was killed by law enforcement.
United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres gave the commencement speech at Seton Hall University in New Jersey on Tuesday, saying that the graduating class gives him hope for the future. (May 24)
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. will close the last avenue for Russia to pay its billions in debt back to international investors on Wednesday, making a Russian default on its debts for the first time since the Bolshevik Revolution all but inevitable. The Treasury Department said in a notification that does not plan to renew the license to allow Russia to keep paying its debtholders through American banks. Since the first rounds of sanctions, the Treasury Department has given banks a license to proce
VANCOUVER — The sentencing of former Canadian Football League wide receiver Joshua Boden for the murder of a woman in 2009 has been rescheduled to June 16. Justice Arne Silverman read a memorandum in B.C. Supreme Court from Associate Chief Justice Heather Holmes, saying Justice Barry Davies was unable to continue with the matter and Silverman has been tasked with the proceedings. Silverman says he will hear submissions from both counsel on June 16 and then "may or may not" be ready to deliver th
NASA astronauts prepare Boeing's Starliner capsule for its return to Earth from the International Space Station. Starliner is aiming for a landing in New Mexico Wednesday. (May 24)
A New Brunswick judge has suggested provisions of the province's pandemic restrictions used to charge several people who took part in a protest last year may have been an overreach. "I believe the law might be over-broad," Judge Luc Labonté said Tuesday morning, referring to New Brunswick's mandatory order under the Emergency Measures Act. "And might be contrary to the charter because it captures, I believe, perhaps conduct that shouldn't be penalized." Labonté made the comments as the trial of
For Japan, U.S. President Joe Biden's comment he would be willing to use force to defend Taiwan signalled no formal change in policy. Biden's remark on Monday - during his first Asia visit since taking office - appeared to stretch the limits of the U.S. policy of "strategic ambiguity" toward self-ruled Taiwan, to China's anger. While the United States has a commitment under its Taiwan Relations Act "to help provide Taiwan the means to defend itself", it has long declined to make clear how it might react in the event of a Chinese attack on the island.
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden signed an executive order Wednesday to improve accountability in policing —a meaningful but limited action on the second anniversary of George Floyd's death that reflected the challenges in addressing racism, excessive use of force and public safety when Congress is deadlocked on stronger measures. The event shaped by one tragedy occurred a day after a second one, a mass shooting at a Texas elementary school that killed 19 children and two teachers. Biden an
Canada's justice minister criticized Quebec's newly adopted language law on Wednesday, while also providing details on how and when the federal government could get involved in the legal challenge of the province's controversial religious symbols law. His statements appear to have angered Quebec's premier. "It makes no sense," said François Legault, who added that the majority of Quebecers are in favour of both laws. David Lametti weighed in on Quebec's new language law, Bill 96, which was adopt
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HALIFAX — The commission of inquiry investigating the 2020 mass shooting in Nova Scotia has agreed to provide special accommodations for three senior Mounties when they testify about command decisions they made as the tragedy unfolded. Two of the Mounties, Staff Sgt. Brian Rehill and Sgt. Andy O’Brien, will face questions from commission counsel via a Zoom call that will be recorded and broadcast at a later date. Josh Bryson, a lawyer who represents the family of two of the killer's 22 victims,
KRAMATORSK, Ukraine (AP) — Piano music wafted from an apartment block on a recent spring evening in Kramatorsk, blending with distant artillery fire for a surreal soundtrack to a bomb-scarred neighborhood in the eastern Ukrainian city. No matter where they live, the 3-month-old war never seems to be far away. Those in towns and villages near the front lines hide in basements from constant shelling, struggling to survive with no electricity or gas — and often no running water. But even in regions
In rural southeast Ottawa and communities right next door, work is underway at many farms and homes to clean up the extensive damage wrought by Saturday's devastating derecho storm front, and the investigation continues into whether any tornadoes touched down. Wyatt McWilliams was splitting wood on his horse and cattle farm in the rural Ottawa community of Navan on Saturday when his wife came outside to tell him about the severe thunderstorm warning alert broadcast on phones throughout the regio