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West Point First Nation Chief Kenneth Cayen said he's starting conversations about relocating the 88-member community he leads to a more suitable area after flooding in May worsened its already severe housing crisis. Cayen said the First Nation, which is located in Hay River, N.W.T., is "overcrowded" with 15 homes on just four lots of land and he's started talking to the municipality about the possibility of moving. He also plans to broach the subject with Crown-Indigenous and Northern Affairs C
'We need to drastically change our approach to mental health,' former U.S. president says at NRA event.
The NDP and Liberals are pledging to repeal Bill 124, legislation that has capped public sector wage increases for workers such as teachers and nurses. The PC party, meanwhile, has promised to bargain "fairly."
Here's the latest for Friday May 27th: Chechen leader warns Poland; Houston mayor says city is obligated to host NRA convention; rally for gun control legislation held in Washington; Museums celebrate centenary of the birth of Peanuts comic creator.
Bus service in Whistler, Squamish and Pemberton could soon be back on the road as a tentative deal has been reached between the employer and union. Unifor, in a Friday evening statement, said it has signed a tentative agreement with B.C. Transit contractor PW Transit, which runs bus service in the region, following mediated talks. The union says its bargaining committee is "unanimously" recommending workers vote to accept the deal. A vote will take place May 30. The key issues in the strike were
MOSCOW (AP) — The Russian navy on Saturday conducted another test of a prospective hypersonic missile, a demonstration of the military's long-range strike capability amid the fighting in Ukraine. The Defense Ministry said the Admiral Gorshkov frigate of the Northern Fleet in the White Sea launched the Zircon cruise missile in the Barents Sea, successfully hitting a practice target in the White Sea about 1,000 kilometers (540 nautical miles) away. The launch was the latest in a series of tests of
The day before he was found dead of a drug overdose, a package containing $120,000 in $50, $20, and $10 bills arrived at the downtown condo where Ezra Beau Sametz drew his last breath. B.C.'s director of civil forfeiture is now seeking to confiscate that money as the proceeds of crime — suing Sametz's estate in B.C. Supreme Court and claiming the 38-year-old was a drug trafficker with links to organized crime. The lawsuit details the investigation that led to the Vancouver police discovery of th
A Dene filmmaker says he was turned away from the red carpet at the Cannes Film Festival because he was wearing moccasins. Kelvin Redvers, who is from the Northwest Territories and works in B.C., says he hopes the incident is a learning moment for event organizers and that it helps expand the festival's idea of what counts as formal wear. Redvers travelled to France as part of a delegation of six Indigenous filmmakers with support from Telefilm, the Indigenous Screen Office, and Capilano Univers
PARIS (AP) — For a player who doesn’t consider himself to be a striker, Mohamed Salah is the envy of many forwards with his scoring record for Liverpool. “I don’t play No. 9, I play on the wing,” Salah said. “It’s completely different when you play as a winger.” And yet the Egyptian enters the Champions League final on Saturday with 31 goals in 50 games for this season and as the leading forward in English football. An impressive goal return but one eclipsed by the true No. 9 that Real Madrid wi
Iran's state maritime body said on Saturday the crew of two Greek tankers seized by its Revolutionary Guards on Friday had not been detained, and were in good health and being cared for on board their vessels. Iranian forces seized two Greek tankers in the Gulf on Friday, shortly after Tehran warned it would take "punitive action" against Athens over the confiscation of Iranian oil by the United States from a tanker held off the Greek coast. "The crew of the two Greek tankers have not been arrested, and all crew members ... are in good health and are being protected, and provided with necessary services while on board, in accordance with international law," Iran's Ports and Maritime Organization said in a statement carried by state media.
Premiers in Saskatchewan and Alberta say the federal government is ignoring their calls for a sit down meeting to discuss an increase to Canada's Health Transfer. Saskatchewan Premier Scott Moe says he's shocked by the lack of response.
Ahead of his half-marathon on Sunday, 85-year-old Gerald "Gerry" Miller will likely have a bowl of oatmeal topped with raisins and a bit of Greek yogurt. This isn't Miller's first race, let alone his first marathon, and he knows what he needs to fuel his run. Since he began long-distance running at 58-years-old, Miller has run more than 40 marathons — including New York, Boston, Berlin and Tokyo. This Sunday in the Calgary Marathon he will be running with bunny ears on, a signal that he is a "pa
A vigil was held Thursday in Newton, Connecticut for victims of the Uvalde, Texas school shooting. The event was held at the Trinity Episcopal Church in honor of the 19 children and two teachers killed at the Texas elementary school on Tuesday. (May 26)
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau voted in Lowertown, Ottawa for the Ontario provincial election Thursday evening. Trudeau says voting is important and he hopes Canadians exercise a right that is sometimes taken for granted.
HEBBS CROSS, N.S. — RCMP in Lunenburg, N.S., are investigating a single vehicle accident that has claimed the life of a 60-year-old man. Emergency crews responded to the accident shortly before midnight Friday on Highway 103 in Hebbs Cross. Police say a car had been travelling east when it left the roadway and came to rest in a ditch. The driver and lone occupant of the car, a 60-year-old Halifax man, was pronounced dead at the scene. His name has not been released. The highway was closed for se
A man shot dead by police after reports of a person with a rifle forced several schools into lockdown in Toronto Thursday in fact had a pellet gun, Ontario's police watchdog says. The Special Investigations Unit (SIU) also says the man was 27. The watchdog agency said Friday that police were called to the scene just before 1 p.m. and located the man about 20 minutes later. He was pronounced dead at about 1:40 p.m. Toronto Police Chief James Ramer said officers were called to the Port Union area
Heading into the final weekend of the election campaign, a war of words is continuing to brew between the NDP and the Liberals. While the PC's are continuing to stay on track and nurse a comfortable lead in the polls. Matthew Bingley reports.
A Texas law enforcement official says the 18-year-old gunman who slaughtered 21 people at an elementary school entered the building "unobstructed' (May 26)
OTTAWA (Reuters) -Canada's Supreme Court on Friday upheld a decision by a lower court to speed up the parole eligibility for the man convicted of gunning down six people in a mosque in 2017 and deemed a 2011 law that allowed lengthy parole sentencing as unconstitutional. Canada's top court was adjudicating on the case challenging a 2020 decision by a Quebec court to lower Alexandre Bissonnette's parole eligibility to 25 years from the original sentence that required him to wait much longer for the possibility of parole. The Supreme Court said that such a punishment removes a realistic possibility of parole and called it "incompatible with human dignity."
The Monarch butterfly is listed as a “species of special concern” in Canada.