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LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA — A southern Alberta city has taken a small step forward in dealing with homeless encampments after council agreed to seek development approval for an interim shelter. Lethbridge, Alta., has been struggling to permanently remove the camps, most notably a large one of more than 40 tents near the community's civic centre. A week ago, using the Petty Trespassing Act, several tents were removed and the site was cleaned up. But nearly all have returned. Mike Fox, director of commu
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy called on Western nations Thursday to provide more money to help Ukraine's military keep fighting nearly 5 1/2 months after Russia invaded its neighbor. “The sooner we stop Russia, the sooner we can feel safe,” Zelenskyy said while addressing defense leaders at a Denmark conference aimed at strengthening financing for weapons, training and demining work in his country. “We need armaments, munitions for our defense," he added, spe
Chris Clay has visited Charlottetown's "tent cities" many times over the summer to make sure the people living there have the supplies they need to survive. Clothes, blankets, food, water — as well as clean needles and smoking supplies. And not just for clients of the Native Council of P.E.I, where Clay works as the co-ordinator of the Reaching Home project. "Anyone who's struggling or homeless at the moment, we supply them." Weeks ago, there were more than 20 people living in an encampment on t
HALIFAX — Nova Scotia is removing the requirement that someone’s natural death be “reasonably foreseeable” before they can access medical assistance in dying. The province is also adopting Audrey’s Amendment, which eliminates the requirement that patients undergoing a medically assisted death be completely conscious to provide consent at the time of death. The province's Health Department said the policy changes were effective immediately and were made to reflect the “changing landscape” around
MONTREAL — An independent investigation will be held into Pride Montreal's last-minute cancellation over the weekend of its emblematic parade, the City of Montreal announced Tuesday. Montreal Mayor Valérie Plante said on Twitter that organizers of the annual festival promised their full co-operation. The city will soon name someone to lead the inquiry who "understands and is sensitive toward LGBTQ+ communities and realities," Plante spokesperson Catherine Cadotte said in an interview. The mayor
The threatening moves were prompted by a visit to Taiwan last week by US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Chinese authorities say.View on euronews
SURREY, B.C. — Mounties in British Columbia say there is a connection between the discovery of two bodies in a burned vehicle in Summerland and the deaths of two people in a police chase in Abbotsford a day later. The RCMP’s southeast district major crime unit says investigators now believe two people discovered Aug. 6 in the burned-out vehicle were murdered. They say a stolen vehicle that Abbotsford police officers tried to stop on Aug. 7 was flagged for police as being connected to the deaths.
RCMP are searching for a man who allegedly assaulted a teenage girl in June in La Ronge, Sask., about 340 kilometres northeast of Saskatoon. Police say that on the evening of June 25, the man drove up to the girl, forced her into his car and assaulted her. The suspect is described as potentially in his 40s or 50s, and tall with a slim build. He has brown eyes and brown, possibly greying hair that is receding. Police say he was described as having a beard and sunken cheeks, potentially a result o
Tobias White-Sansom died after an incident in a nightclub in Mallorca. His brother William spoke to Euronews, demanding justice. View on euronews
WASHINGTON (AP) — Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar, a member of the progressive Squad, eked out a closer-than-expected Democratic primary victory Tuesday against a centrist challenger who has questioned the incumbent's support for the “defund the police" movement amid rising crime rates. The evening went far smoother for another progressive, Becca Balint, who won the Democratic House primary in Vermont – positioning her to become the first woman representing the state in Congress. A key race was also u
OTTAWA — Canadian aid agencies are warning that the world food crisis, made worse by the war in Ukraine, is leading to a rise in underage girls being forced into marriage. Plan International Canada says it has seen a worrying increase in the number of teenage girls in the developing world being forced into marriage because their families cannot afford to feed them. The agency says 12 million girls under the age of 18 become child brides each year, forcing them to abandon school while putting the
Six years after Ontario ombudsman Paul Dube recommended a standardized, mandatory de-escalation training for police across the province, Ontario is no closer to making it happen, he said on Wednesday. "Progress has been painfully slow," Dube said at a news conference introducing his annual report, which outlines trends and investigations his office handled between April 1, 2021 and March 31, 2022. Mandatory de-escalation training is just one of the recommendations Dube made in a 2016 report issu
A COVID-19 wave and other respiratory viruses are expected to hit this fall and winter while our health-care system is suffering severe staffing shortages. Infectious disease specialist Dr. Isaac Bogoch has some advice to help avoid getting so sick you need to seek medical care.
The purse is set, the track announcer is clearing his throat and the horses are getting ready for the first of three trial heats. Excitement is beginning to mount for P.E.I.'s biggest harness race of the year, the Gold Cup & Saucer, at the Charlottetown Driving Park. "The stage is really set now," said Lee Drake, manager of racing and broadcast for Red Shores properties. "We're thrilled to have 22 horses. That's a big commitment from a lot of owners, a lot of trainers and drivers and coming from
Republican politicians and candidates are distorting how a major economic bill passed over the weekend by the Senate would reform the IRS and affect taxes for the middle class. The “ Inflation Reduction Act,” which awaits a House vote after passing in the Senate on Sunday, would increase the ranks of the IRS, but it would not create a mob of armed auditors looking to harass middle-class taxpayers, as some Republicans are claiming. While experts say corporate tax increases could indirectly burden
A Kitchener, Ont., man has pleaded guilty to threatening Prime Minister Justin Trudeau during a campaign stop in nearby Cambridge last summer. An assistant crown attorney with the Waterloo Region Crown Attorney's Office confirmed Thomas Dyer was charged with uttering threat to cause death and uttering threat to cause bodily harm. Last week, Dyer pleaded guilty to the threatening death charge, court documents confirm. On Aug. 29, 2021, Trudeau visited a business in Cambridge to make a speech. Pol
Ballot counting in underway in Kenya's presidential election in what’s expected to be a tight race.
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — Two anti-government extremists sought to spark a “second American revolution” by kidnapping Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, a prosecutor told jurors Wednesday as the government got a second opportunity to get convictions in an alleged plot to shock the country into chaos before the 2020 election. Adam Fox and Barry Croft Jr. are on trial for a second time, four months after a jury couldn't reach a unanimous verdict while acquitting two other men. The jury will hear com
Students, staff and faculty at the University of Prince Edward Island will have to put their masks back on again for protection against COVID-19 starting later this month. The university lifted its mask mandate at the end of June, but interim president Greg Keefe said what worked through the summer will not necessarily be appropriate for the fall. "There's going to be many more people on campus which means more contacts on campus and there certainly is an expectation of a fall wave in Canada," s
DETROIT (AP) — A tax credit of up to $7,500 could be used to defray the cost of an electric vehicle under the Inflation Reduction Act now moving toward final approval in Congress. But the auto industry is warning that the vast majority of EV purchases won’t qualify for a tax credit that large. That's mainly because of the bill's requirement that, to qualify for the credit, an electric vehicle must contain a battery built in North America with minerals mined or recycled on the continent. And thos