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Nearly one in 25 people in a county in the Uyghur heartland of China has been sentenced to prison on terrorism-related charges, in what is the highest known imprisonment rate in the world, according to newly leaked data obtained by The Associated Press. (May 16)
After blanking the L.A. Kings 2-0 in Game 7 on Saturday, the Edmonton Oilers are preparing for round two of the Stanley Cup playoffs.
Just two months ago, Chao Shen bought his dream house in the St. Adolphe, Man., area and set to work making it a home where he and his wife could raise a family. Now, it's more of a nightmare, with his new home's basement underwater. "I'm feeling sad, very sad, because I just bought this March 8 and I spent $40,000 on renovations, and now it's all flooded," he said. On Friday, Shen returned to his house in the community just south of Winnipeg, after being evacuated from the area due to overland
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RUSKA LOZOVA, Ukraine (Reuters) -Russia pummelled positions in the east of Ukraine on Sunday, its defence ministry said, as it sought to encircle Ukrainian forces in the battle for Donbas and fend off a counteroffensive around the strategic Russian-controlled city of Izium. The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) secretary general, meanwhile, told a meeting in Germany that Ukraine could win the war, calling for more military support and fast-track approval of Finland and Sweden's expected bids to join the alliance.
Ukrainian refugees are doing their best to get on with their lives after arriving in Windsor, Ont., but say they are facing challenges after fleeing their homeland following Russia's invasion of the country. Daria Yepifanova fled Ukraine on March 8 with her mother Natalya and a one-year-old baby, about two weeks after Russia first invaded. Her city, Sumy, in northeastern Ukraine is just 50 kilometres from the Russian border. It was attacked on the first day of the offensive on February 24. "We t
Ukraine’s Eurovision victory came as a boost to morale in a country shaken by war. But some stressed it’s important that concrete help follows suit. View on euronews
Residents of Hay River, N.W.T., were able to return to town as of 6 p.m. Sunday, but the mayor warns that some areas are still without power, water and sewer services, and road access. "We know that people are frustrated and they've been sitting there waiting," said Kandis Jameson. Now, she added, "At least they have access to their homes — whether they're livable or not, is yet to be seen." Jameson also cautioned returning residents that if their homes are uninhabitable, there are limited-to-no
The COVID-19 pandemic presents us with a unique opportunity to rethink and reform public health care in Canada. That why premiers’ demands for more unconditional health-care dollars are so misguided.
Ottawa's French Catholic school board is apologizing to students at an Orléans high school and their families after hundreds of students protested a dress code enforcement blitz. Disgruntled students at École secondaire catholique Béatrice-Desloges took to the street Friday to protest the previous day's enforcement blitz, in which mainly girls were called out into the hallway to see if their clothing conformed to the rules. On Saturday, a letter from the school board's director of education, Mar
Will Towell is at an impasse: either live in a homeless shelter with cockroaches he hates or move back to a tent in the bush and deal with a bunch of other critters. What the 64-year-old Kingston, Ont., resident really needs is a wheelchair-accessible unit in social housing. But it could be years before a spot opens up and market rent for a decent apartment is far beyond what his monthly disability support cheque provides. While the thought of living outdoors tempts him, Towell decides to tough
Aislinn Thomas is taking a classic celebration and shaking it up. She's removing things like bright lights, loud noises, fragrances and smoke to create a parade that will be easier for neurodivergent people, such as those with autism, or disabled people to enjoy. Quiet Parade will hit the streets of Halifax on Oct. 15. It's going to be what Thomas calls "a vibrant, extravagant celebration," but one with low stimulation. Thomas is a disabled and chronically ill artist who lives in Cape Breton. Sh
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — A former Australian envoy to the Solomons Islands has accused Australia’s government of losing the trust of South Pacific island countries and of ushering in greater Chinese influence. Retired career diplomat Trevor Sofield told a security summit on Monday he found it ”inconceivable” that the Solomons government did not trust Australia enough to consult when a bilateral security pact with Beijing was first considered. “That would not have happened a few years ago,” sai
Toronto police say a 36-year-old man remains in life-threatening condition after he was hit by a car, then dragged for 100 metres along Church Street in The Village. Officers were called to the area of Church Street and Wood Street shortly after midnight on Sunday. The man was standing in a northbound lane when a grey Honda minivan struck him and dragged him before crashing into an outdoor patio set up in the lane. Police said the driver fled the scene but they found his vehicle on Jarvis Street
HALIFAX — A workplace death investigation is underway following a fatality last week at a Michelin tire plant in Nova Scotia. The provincial Department of Labour issued a brief statement Sunday saying a worker died Wednesday at Michelin’s plant in Waterville, N.S. The statement said a stop work order issued for the equipment involved in the incident is still in place. “As this is an active investigation, we cannot confirm details regarding the incident,” the department said. Andrew Mutch, presid
ROCHESTER, Minn. (AP) — Dr. Scott Jensen, a vaccine skeptic and former state senator, won the Minnesota GOP's endorsement on Saturday to challenge Democratic Gov. Tim Walz in the November election, going over the top on the ninth ballot with 65% of the vote. Jensen, who led on the first two ballots, regained the lead on the seventh ballot with 59%, just below the 60% needed to claim the endorsement, once Lexington Mayor Mike Murphy backed him after being eliminated on the sixth ballot. “Game ove
A teenage gunman wearing military gear and livestreaming with a helmet camera opened fire with a rifle at a Buffalo, New York, supermarket in what authorities described as “racially motived violent extremism,” killing 10 people and wounding three others Saturday before he surrendered, authorities said. (May 14)
Australians will vote for a government on Saturday, with recent polls showing Morrison's Liberal-National coalition on track to lose to centre-left Labor, which would end nine years of conservative government. Morrison's Liberal Party formally launched its campaign in Brisbane on Sunday, with Morrison detailing the housing policy at the event in a last-ditch appeal to voters.
When David Myles found out he had won his second Juno award, his family leaped from their living room couch and burst out into cheers. "I was totally shocked and astounded and super excited," said Myles. "It was a beautiful moment because I was with my kids." His work That Tall Distance won instrumental album of the year. Myles last won a Juno award in 2013 for his collaboration with Nova Scotian artist Luke Boyd, better known by his stage name Classified. The single Inner Ninja took home rap re
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico's governor is asking for additional federal assistance to respond to wildfires burning across the state's north, including one that is the second-largest in the state’s history and that officials estimate has destroyed hundreds of homes. Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham said Friday in a letter to President Joe Biden that New Mexico needs more help than is being provided under the president's recent disaster declaration. The needed response, including immediate funding