Aurora Borealis lights in Cochrane, Ontario.
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Montrealers are taking to the streets on Sunday to denounce the United States Supreme Court's decision to overturn the law that provided the constitutional right to abortion for almost 50 years. The Quebec Federation of Planned Parenthood invited people to meet outside courthouses in Montreal, and other places across the province.
Dozens of volunteers cleaned up several Vancouver beaches Sunday morning after they were left littered with cans, bottles and garbage overnight. Beaches in Vancouver's Kitsilano neighbourhood and at English Bay, which are typically kept clean even during peak season, were both left with unusual amounts of trash on the hottest weekend of summer weather thus far. Locals who volunteered to clean up the mess said they were upset about all the trash. "I'm really disappointed to see it to be honest,"
In striking down the Roe V. Wade ruling, one conservative Supreme Court justice signalled more rights could be on the line, increasing worries among millions of Americans about what's to come. Jennifer Johnson has more on the fight to ensure the controversial decision on abortion rights isn't the beginning of reconsideration of other human rights cases by the court’s consonservative majority.
Following an undercover investigation by CBC's Marketplace into a group of national moving companies accused of deceptive pricing, Toronto police have arrested two key figures and charged them with a slew of criminal offences. The charges come after a raid Friday, as the two bosses arrived at a Scarborough address where the moving companies are based. Within moments, a large police presence descended on the premises, seizing the company's assets and recovering customers' belongings, including fa
Mayors of two towns in Newfoundland are speaking out about medical shortages that are posing critical problems for patients seeking urgent care. Eastern Health announced that emergency services at the Whitbourne Hospital will be closed from June 27 to July 1. Meanwhile, the Bonavista Peninsula Health Centre saw its emergency department closed for a time late last week. There is at least one more: on Monday, Central Health said the health centre in New-Wes-Valley would be closed from Tuesday morn
BOSTON (AP) — The Biden administration, reacting to a federal court ruling in Texas, has suspended an order that had focused resources for the arrest and deportation of immigrants on those who are considered a threat to public safety and national security. The Department of Homeland Security said in a statement Saturday it will abide by the decision issued this month, even though it “strongly disagrees” and is appealing it. Immigrant advocates and experts on Monday said the suspension of Biden’s
Montreal's mayor and a provincial opposition party leader are warning that the city's affordable housing shortage is going to get worse if more money isn't made available. Montreal Mayor Valérie Plante and Québec solidaire spokesperson Manon Massé made their pleas during separate news conferences today ahead of July 1, Quebec's traditional moving day. Plante says Montreal has been waiting for the past four years for millions of dollars promised by the federal government to build 1,200 affordable
Hong Kong on July 1 will mark its 25th anniversary under Chinese rule. Critics, including some Western governments, say China has reneged on those promises in recent years under a sweeping national security law. Authorities in Hong Kong and China reject those claims.
VICTORIA — An Indigenous leader says he's heartbroken over an out-of-court agreement that will see construction continue on the massive Site C hydroelectric dam in northeast British Columbia. Chief Roland Willson of the West Moberly First Nations said Monday his people did everything they could to stop the project, but realized the province and BC Hydro, the Crown corporation building the dam, were not going to stop. A joint statement from the federal and provincial governments, the West Moberly
G7 leaders have opened their summit in Schloss Elmau, Germany, a mountaintop retreat in the Bavarian Alps. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau took part in the leaders family photo session.
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The Colorado Avalanche are back atop hockey’s mountain after dethroning the two-time defending champions. Behind a goal and an assist from Nathan MacKinnon, the Avalanche won the Stanley Cup for the third time in franchise history and first in more than two decades by beating the Tampa Bay Lightning 2-1 in Game 6 of the final Sunday night. It’s the first title for this core group led by MacKinnon, captain Gabriel Landeskog, Mikko Rantanen and Cale Makar and it follows years of
NEW YORK (AP) — New Yorkers are casting votes in a governor’s race Tuesday that for the first time in a decade does not include the name “Cuomo” at the top of the ticket. Instead, the most prominent name for Democrats is Kathy Hochul, who was propelled into the governor’s office last year when former Gov. Andrew Cuomo resigned amid sexual harassment allegations. Hochul is hoping to become the first woman to win election to the New York governor’s office this fall, but first she needs to overcome
Sean "Diddy" Combs receives lifetime honor at BET Awards; Stars criticize Supreme Court decision to overturn Roe v. Wade; "Elvis," "Top Gun" tie for U.S. box-office crown with $30.5M each. (June 27)
As Ellen DeGeneres hosted the final episode of The Ellen DeGeneres Show in May, she shared how the series — a 19-season juggernaut of bum-shaking, prize-giving and celebrity-scaring — first came to air. "Twenty-five years ago, they cancelled my sitcom because they didn't want a lesbian to be in prime time once a week. And I said, 'OK, then I'll be on daytime every day,'" DeGeneres said. The ending was bittersweet. DeGeneres's reputation as a fun-loving do-gooder had been questioned in the wake o
HALIFAX — A hearing before Nova Scotia's Human Rights Commission about housing discrimination against people with disabilities is being delayed while the province determines how it will proceed. Donald Murray, chair of the commission's board of inquiry, is allowing government lawyer Kevin Kindred until July 11 to decide whether the province will try to exempt itself from a decision by Nova Scotia's top court. The Court of Appeal ruled against the province last year, stating the government's fail
CBC Calgary is focusing on transit safety, a complex and multi-faceted topic. Read more of our coverage and contribute from your experience at cbc.ca/transit. Check back Tuesday for a piece on why some people using drugs seek out transit stations. Three people began smoking drugs with a propane lighter in the middle of a busy train car last week as Heather Clitheroe was trying to get home. She was uncomfortable, worried for the children nearby and felt unsafe. But she didn't want to make a scene
Highlights of this day in history: An assassination in Europe sparks World War I; Elian Gonzalez and his father leave for Cuba; Boxer Mike Tyson disqualified for biting Evander Holyfield's ear; Richard Rodgers and Mel Brooks born. (June 28)
OSLO, Norway (AP) — The suspect in a mass shooting during an LGBTQ festival in Norway has refused to explain his actions to investigators and will remain in pretrial custody for the next four weeks, police and his defense lawyer said Sunday. The man, whom authorities described as a 42-year-old Norwegian citizen originally from Iran, — was arrested shortly after the shooting in Oslo's nightlife district early Saturday. He is being held on suspicion of murder, attempted murder and terrorism. Two p
NATO leaders will urge Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan to lift his veto over Finland and Sweden's bid to join the military alliance when they meet for a three-day summit on Tuesday, as the West strives to send Russia and China a signal of resolve. Taking place in the shadow of Russia's war in Ukraine, the Madrid gathering comes at a pivotal moment for the transatlantic bond after failures in Afghanistan and internal discord during the era of former U.S. President Donald Trump, who threatened to pull Washington out of the nuclear alliance.
Emergency aid has been reaching survivors of last week's deadly earthquake in Afghanistan. (June 27)