Enjoying an afternoon of rain showers while sheltered under a backyard pergola.
Enjoying an afternoon of rain showers while sheltered under a backyard pergola.
Thousands of people marched on Friday in support of a Canadian Muslim family run over and killed by a man driving a pick-up truck last Sunday in an attack the police described as a hate crime. The four victims, spanning three generations, were killed when Nathaniel Veltman, 20, ran into them while they were out for an evening walk near their home. A fifth family member, a 9-year-old boy, survived.
Recent developments: Ottawa reported 13 new COVID-19 cases and one death Saturday. An Ottawa couple is taking staycations to a whole new level. What's the latest? Health officials reported 13 new cases on Saturday, as well as one new death. In western Quebec, 23 cases were confirmed. The mayor of Peterborough, Ont., did not contravene her municipality's code of conduct when she called a group of anti-lockdown advocates a "travelling clown convention" that should "stay TF home," according to the
Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan is calling on world leaders to crack down on online hate and extremism following the deadly truck attack in London, Ont. — now being investigated by authorities as a possible act of terror. Four people were killed and a nine-year-old boy suffered serious injuries when they were run down by a pickup truck Sunday evening. Police say the family was targeted because they were Muslim. The family moved to Canada from Pakistan in 2007. "Everyone is shocked in [Pakis
Alberta's police watchdog will investigate the death of an Alberta man that occurred while he was in Airdrie RCMP custody, the RCMP said Friday. The Alberta Serious Incident Response Team (ASIRT) investigates incidents involving police that have resulted in serious injury or death, as well as serious or sensitive allegations of police misconduct. RCMP said that around 1:40 p.m. on June 6, a 35-year-old man was arrested in relation to an "uttering threats investigation." There was a struggle duri
WINNIPEG — The leader of the People's Party of Canada has been arrested in Manitoba after attending a rally against COVID-19 restrictions. RCMP say Maxime Bernier was charged with exceeding public gathering limits and violating Manitoba's requirement to self-isolate upon entering the province. The arrest south of Winnipeg occurred before Bernier was to arrive at a protest in the city. Bernier is a former federal Conservative who served as a cabinet minister in Stephen Harper's government. The Pe
OTTAWA — The Trudeau government announced Friday that it will convene an emergency summit on antisemitism, even as it faced criticism for welcoming into the Liberal fold an MP who has denounced Israel as an apartheid state. The summit is to be led by former Liberal MP Irwin Cotler, currently Canada's special envoy on antisemitism. The Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs has been calling for an emergency summit, citing a "troubling rise of anti-Jewish bigotry" in Canada following the latest Isra
B.C. health officials announced 180 new cases of COVID-19 and one more death on Friday. In a written statement, Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry and Health Minister Adrian Dix said there are currently 1,880 active cases of people infected with the novel coronavirus in B.C. A total of 162 people are in hospital, with 45 in intensive care. Overall hospitalizations, which typically lag behind spikes and dips in new cases, are down by 28 per cent from last Friday, when 224 people were in h
Canada headed to Haiti on Friday, looking to minimize its time in Port-au-Prince ahead of Saturday's World Cup qualifier. The two teams meet again Tuesday in suburban Chicago with the series winner advancing to the final round of qualifying in CONCACAF. While travel to Haiti is not recommended due to the pandemic and possible civil unrest, footballing authorities gave the green light to stage the first leg of the second-round playoff at Haiti's Stade Sylvio Cator in Port-au-Prince. Haiti has alr
A Black doctor who says he faced a barrage of hate and racism after being accused of breaking COVID-19 rules amid an outbreak last year announced Friday he is suing the New Brunswick government and the RCMP. Lawyers representing Dr. Jean Robert Ngola told reporters the lawsuit alleges an abuse of power, defamation, negligence, malicious prosecution and a breach of the physician's charter rights. They say their client was a victim of systemic racism and anti-Black racism. Ngola, a family doctor w
Just as the 9/11 attacks did 20 years ago, the COVID-19 pandemic will transform the way people travel internationally — with hundreds of millions of dollars in new government spending planned for modernizing border security and updating public health measures at airports. In the recent federal budget, the federal government announced $82.5 million to fund COVID-19 testing infrastructure at Canadian airports and another $6.7 million to buy sanitization equipment for the Canadian Air Transport Sec
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran held a final presidential debate Saturday that showed the fissures within the Islamic Republic’s politics, as hard-liners referred to those seeking ties to the West as “infiltrators” and the race’s two other candidates brought up the unrest that surrounded Tehran’s disputed 2009 election. Analysts and state-linked polling put hard-line judiciary chief Ebrahim Raisi as the clear front-runner in Friday’s upcoming vote, with the public now largely hostile to the relative mo
As Alberta speeds up rollout of second COVID-19 vaccine doses, concerns are mounting about a small but growing number of cases of the more infectious delta variant, and questions are emerging about the level of protection vaccines offer and which second dose is best for those who have a choice. Calgary is the hot spot in the province with 189 of 222 confirmed B1.617 cases, the majority of which are delta (B1.617.2), the variant behind the latest wave of COVID-19 in the U.K. And it's driving a CO
Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear has declared his state's fight against COVID-19 a "success story." Speaking to The AP, his first in-person interview in more than a year, Beshear said his state lessened the crisis by putting science ahead of politics. (June 11)
A Windsor, Ont. woman says she's outraged after a local dessert store refused to create a custom cake with a photo of a drag queen on it. Brittany Leroux put in a cake order with T-Bear's Creamery on Thursday afternoon. Leroux said the order was for John, her partner. She asked that the cake feature a picture of his favourite drag queen from the TV show, Canada's Drag Race. The employee she spoke with was unfamiliar with the term drag queen. Leroux said once she explained that it is a man who pu
VICTORIA — The City of Victoria's plan to cancel its Canada Day broadcast has been welcomed by a group representing First Nations in Saskatchewan as helping recognize the pain Indigenous Peoples are feeling. City council voted to scrap the virtual Canada Day celebration following the discovery of what are believed to be the remains of 215 students buried on the site of the former Kamloops Indian Residential School. The Tk'emlups te Secwepemc First Nation announced last month that ground-penetrat
RCMP have identified a murder victim who was found at home in Naramata, B.C., on Wednesday as 57 year-old Kathleen Richardson and say they suspect her death is linked to a double homicide which occurred in May. Penticton police discovered Richardson's body inside a home in the 3900 block of 3 Street in the small community of Naramata as they were investigating the deaths of two brothers, Erick Fryer, 29, and Carlos Fryer, 31. A couple came across the bodies of the two men from Kamloops in a remo
WASHINGTON (Reuters) -The Pentagon announced on Friday a new package of $150 million in military assistance for Ukraine that will include counter-artillery radar, electronic warfare equipment and counter-drone technology, bolstering Kyiv amid elevated tensions with Moscow. Although the funds were already committed by Congress, the Defense Department's announcement details how the U.S. military will allocate assistance earmarked for Ukraine before the end of the U.S. government's fiscal year in September. The latest tranche of assistance will come in addition to the $125 million that the Pentagon announced on March 1 https://www.defense.gov/Newsroom/Releases/Release/Article/2519445/defense-department-announces-125m-for-ukraine/#:~:text=The%20Department%20of%20Defense%20announces,and%20improve%20interoperability%20with%20NATO, which included armed Mark VI patrol boats.
CALGARY — Most people who tested positive at a Calgary hospital for the more contagious COVID-19 variant first reported in India had mild symptoms, except one person who was admitted into intensive care. Several people connected to the Delta variant outbreak at Foothills Medical Centre were also fully immunized before testing positive, health officials confirmed earlier in the week. Sixteen patients on two units of the hospital tested positive for the variant, as well as six health-care workers.
Occupational Health and Safety is investigating after a temporary foreign worker from the Philippines died at work in central Alberta last month. OHS spokesperson Natasha McKenzie said the fatality occurred at an agricultural site in Lacombe County on May 26. Zaldy Patron, consul general for the Philippines in Calgary, identified the victim as Efren Reyes, a young man who came to Canada in 2019 and had been living in Wetaskiwin in housing provided by his employer, Elite Farm Services. Patron sai
The Cumberland House Cree Nation says it's taking steps to protect one of its most valuable assets, the Saskatchewan River Delta. In a news release shared on Thursday, Cumberland House Cree Nation Chief Rene Chaboyer said that in doing so, his nation was taking steps toward economic sovereignty. "The impoverished state of our nation is perpetuated by legislative agenda of the settler society directed at our people," the statement said. "This can no longer be tolerated." The statement said Cumber