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
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
Ontario Provincial Police are investigating after a TikTok video believed to have been recorded in the town of Minto appears to mock a local family and references the man charged in the fatal attack on a Muslim family in London. Wellington County OPP Kirk MacDonald told CBC K-W on Friday that police are aware of the video posted online, and is early into the investigation, so couldn't provide any further details at this time. The video appears to have been shot from inside a home, looking outsid
The United States believes keeping an international diplomatic presence in Kabul requires a "functioning, secure" airport, a State Department spokesperson said on Friday, suggesting that embassies could be forced to close without one. The statement came a day after a Taliban spokesman effectively rejected Turkey's proposal that its troops remain to guard and run the Hamid Karzai International Airport after the departure of the rest of the U.S.-led foreign force. The Taliban's position poses serious questions for the United States, other countries and international organizations with missions in Kabul about how to evacuate personnel from landlocked Afghanistan should fighting threaten the capital.
An emergency debate about the future of the Terra Nova oilfield is scheduled for Monday morning in the House of Assembly, with a public rally led by the union representing offshore workers also planned for the steps of Confederation Building. It's the latest development as the clock ticks toward decision day for the Terra Nova, one of four mature oilfields in Newfoundland and Labrador's offshore oil industry. The lead oil company in the project, Calgary-based Suncor Energy, is expected to reveal
GENEVA (AP) — There’s a new interpretation of the handball law in soccer and the first game at the European Championship on Friday set the tone that there should be fewer cheap penalties given. Twice during the first half in Rome, Italy’s players pleaded with UEFA’s hand-picked referee for the prestige game, Danny Makkelie, to award a penalty when the ball struck a Turkey defender on the arm. Fans in domestic leagues have become used to seeing such handballs rewarded with penalties in the era of
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
Republican lawmakers have voted with majority Democrats in the Oregon House of Representatives to take the historic step of expelling a Republican member who had let violent, far-right protesters into the state Capitol on Dec. 21. (June 11)
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.
The doctor who was accused of breaking COVID-19 rules and being the source of an outbreak in northern New Brunswick last year plans to sue the province and the RCMP. Dr. Jean-Robert Ngola's lawyers announced Friday they have served the parties with a 60-day notice and draft statement of claim, alleging "institutional anti-Black systemic racism." The lawsuit also alleges abuse of power, negligence, defamation, malicious prosecution and a breach of the doctor's charter rights. Ngola instructed the
TORONTO — Mayors in an Ontario COVID-19 hot spot are joining calls for the government to reduce the vaccine dosing interval for Oxford-AstraZeneca recipients as a more infectious variant spreads in the province. Residents who got a first shot of AstraZeneca currently must wait 12 weeks between doses in Ontario, but other provinces have shortened the gap to eight weeks. Brampton Mayor Patrick Brown wrote to the premier and health minister on Friday asking that Ontario follow suit with an eight-we
ATLANTA (AP) — For more than a decade, Georgia Democrats struggled to lure highly qualified, big-name candidates to run for statewide office. With Republicans firmly in control of all constitutional positions and the state legislature, none wanted to take the risk. This year is different. Boosted by significant electoral victories in the 2020 election, a near-win of the governor’s office in 2018 and rapidly changing state demographics, seven sitting Democratic lawmakers have declared candidacies
Yukon's chief medical officer of health is describing a recent spike in Whitehorse-based COVID-19 cases as an outbreak. Dr. Brendan Hanley confirmed in an interview Friday morning that of Yukon's 13 active cases, nine are in Whitehorse, while a tenth case in a rural community was exposed to COVID-19 in Whitehorse. "This is definitely a Whitehorse-based outbreak," Hanley said. Dawson City mayor Wayne Potoroka identified his community on Facebook as the location of the community case. The Trʼondëk
Calgary police are searching for a driver who rear-ended a teenager on a bicycle, then dropped him off at a hospital but left without leaving her name or telling police. The collision happened on May 31 at about 9 p.m. at Fonda Way S.E. and Radcliffe Drive S.E. in the Forest Heights neighbourhood, the Calgary Police Service said in a release on Friday. After hitting the cyclist, the woman drove the teen to the Peter Lougheed Centre, gave him $100 and left him at the front entrance. The teen suff
PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — Efforts by Cambodia to assuage U.S. concerns about China's right to use a naval base on the Gulf of Thailand suffered a setback Friday when an American diplomat invited to inspect it was allowed only limited access, according to the U.S. Embassy. The embassy said Defense Attaché Col. Marcus M. Ferrara traveled to the Ream Naval Base in coordination with Cambodian authorities, but was denied full access to the facility, leading him to cut short his visit and ask for it
Drivers in B.C. are getting a second COVID-19 rebate to reflect money saved by the Insurance Corporation of British Columbia as a result of so few crash claims over the last months. The public auto insurer says it will start distributing rebates averaging $120 per policy in mid-July. The total amount of money being returned is approximately $350 million, distributed among 2.94 million customers. The first COVID-19 rebate totalled $600 million. B.C.'s minister of public safety says the rebates ar
CARBIS BAY, England (Reuters) -Boris Johnson cast the Group of Seven summit as a "gigantic media circus" on Thursday after leaders were paraded before journalists and U.S. President Joe Biden walked arm-in-arm up the beach discussing democracy with France's Emmanuel Macron. G7 summits are notorious for anodyne and slightly ridiculous photo opportunities which leave world leaders struggling to seem natural in bizarre contexts - for example meeting another world leader on a small, overcast English beach. Under grey clouds, British prime minister Johnson, with ruffled blonde hair, and his new wife Carrie, greeted other G7 leaders and their partners on a specially constructed wooden gangway beside the Atlantic.
Enjoy yourself, but don't forget the COVID-19 pandemic is still with us. That's the message from Windsor-Essex medical officer of health Dr. Wajid Ahmed on the first day of the new provincial reopening plan. Step 1 of the plan, which took effect just after midnight, allows for outdoor dining with tables up to four, gatherings of up to 10 people outside, non-essential retail to open at 15 per cent capacity, and more. Locally, the pandemic is in "a much better state" right now, with lower case rat
A man is dead and a woman is in hospital after a double shooting in a residential area of Scarborough early Friday, Toronto police say. The man has been identified as Keron Brathwaite, 27, from Toronto. He and a woman were discovered inside a car with gunshot wounds near the intersection of Scarborough Golf Club Road and Lawrence Avenue East, according to the Toronto Police Service. Insp. Ishmail Musah said the shooting took place around 1:16 a.m. on Friday morning. Brathwaite was pronounced dea
Romania's President Klaus Iohannis signed a Washington-backed bill on Friday that effectively bars China and Huawei from taking part in the development of its 5G telecommunication networks, on security concerns. The centrist government of Prime Minister Florin Citu, an ally of Iohannis, approved in April a ban on Chinese-controlled firms, and parliament subsequently rubber-stamped it. Europe has emerged as a battleground in the technology 'ColdWar' playing out between Beijing and Washington, and Huawei'sEuropean competitors, Ericsson and Nokia,could become a supplier duopoly should the Chinese beshut out.