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The U.S. Supreme Court dealt a blow to the fight against climate change by ruling the Environmental Protection Agency can’t put limits on emissions from coal-fired energy plants.
MARSEILLE, France — Having led Marseille back to the Champions League and united the hard-to-please fans behind him, coach Jorge Sampaoli left the team's preseason preparations in tatters when he quit on Friday. After Marseille announced his departure, Sampaoli claimed his objectives were not met by the club — even though there was seemingly no bitterness between him and club president Pablo Longoria. It seemed to be simply a matter of principle since Sampaoli didn't even ask for compensation. “
HONG KONG (AP) — Chinese leader Xi Jinping arrived Thursday in Hong Kong to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the British handover of a city that his rule has transformed from a global hub known for its political freedoms to one that is much more tightly controlled by the Communist Party. In a staged event carried live on Chinese TV, students and others lined the platform of a high-speed rail station and packed a red carpet to greet the leader making his first trip outside of mainland China in n
TORONTO — Ontario legislators will return to provincial parliament on Aug. 8. Premier Doug Ford says the legislature will sit for approximately five weeks. The main item on the agenda is debate and voting on the provincial budget that was introduced but not passed before the spring election. Finance Minister Peter Bethlenfalvy has said the budget will be largely the same as what was introduced this spring, with some changes, including an increase in Ontario Disability Support Program funding. It
The chaos continues at some of Canada’s largest airports, with stories of hours-long waits and mountains of lost luggage.
Three of six police officers wounded in a shootout with armed robbery suspects remain in hospital, with one listed in intensive care. Saanich Police Department Chief Const. Dean Duthie says he visited the wounded officers and their families at hospital. He also says explosive devices found at the bank robbery scene were safely removed by the bomb squad and disposed of at a Victoria area landfill site.
HALIFAX — Nova Scotia Premier Tim Houston says the contract-tendering process for a major redevelopment of a Halifax hospital will move ahead despite one of two bidders dropping out. Houston told reporters today that the Halifax Infirmary project remains under “active procurement" and that the process won’t be altered. The premier says the government will assess the remaining bid by Plenary PCL Health and determine whether granting approval is in the “best interest of Nova Scotians.” In an email
Canada has promised to send new drone cameras and armoured vehicles to Ukraine on the last day of the NATO leaders summit, which also emphasized the need for members to increase defence spending.
Premier Tim Houston says his government turned down a proposed joint venture for the Halifax Infirmary redevelopment because the preference was to have multiple bids. "For me, I think any action by the province to immediately consolidate the bids down to one and make it so that there could only ever be one, I don't think that was in the best interest of Nova Scotians," Houston told reporters in Halifax on Thursday. "I didn't think it was at that time and I wouldn't say that it is now." A spokesp
The new Apple Original podcast “Project Unabom,” with reporting from host Eric Benson, reveals new information about the Unabomber, Ted Kaczynski, and the Dungeons & Dragons group that were original suspect in the terrorist case.
VANCOUVER — An evacuation alert has been issued for a small island along British Columbia's Fraser River due to possible flooding from swelling waters after rainfall and snowmelt. Metro Vancouver has issued the alert for Barnston Island, home to about 150 people. It says in a statement the evacuation alert is a precautionary measure, which means residents are not required to leave but should be prepared to do so at short notice. Metro Vancouver says a local state of emergency has been declared t
A wildlife rehabilitation centre in Brookfield, N.S., has partnered with an American company to sell tape that helps prevent birds from flying into windows and harming themselves. Brenda Boates, the wildlife operations manager at the Cobequid Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre, said she started looking into the tape when a number of young birds including hawks, falcons and eagles were injured after colliding with windows last fall. "It's very distressing to see that because it's hard for them to gro
North Korea claimed on Friday that the country's first COVID-19 outbreak began with patients touching "alien things" near the border with South Korea, apparently shifting blame to the neighbour for the wave of infections in the isolated country. Announcing results of an investigation, the North ordered people to "vigilantly deal with alien things coming by wind and other climate phenomena and balloons in the areas along the demarcation line and borders," the official KCNA news agency said. The agency did not directly mention South Korea, but North Korean defectors and activists have for decades flown balloons from the South across the heavily fortified border, carrying leaflets and humanitarian aid.
Richard McLaren, who led investigations into Russian doping and corruption in the International Weightlifting Federation, will create Gymnastics Canada's culture review roadmap after athletes spoke out about abusive practices. McLaren Global Sport Solutions, headed by Canadian law professor McLaren, said on Thursday it will work with Gymnastics Canada as the national governing body seeks changes that will allow it to forge higher levels of trust with athletes.
A 60-year-old man has died after a workplace accident at the American Iron and Metal recycling plant in Saint John on Thursday. The man, who's been identified as Darrell Richards, died Friday. The Saint John Police Force said it responded to the incident at 145 Gateway Dr. around 1:30 p.m. AT on Thursday, according to a news release. Richards was transported to the hospital for treatment, but later died. Laragh Dooley, a spokesperson for WorkSafeNB, confirmed the incident and said officers are i
President Joe Biden says the Supreme Court's decision ending a constitutional right to abortion is “destabilizing” and that he supports changing Senate rules to codify nationwide abortion protections. (June 30)
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Randy Bachman has performed many times on Canada Day, but the event he played this year is like no other. The former member of the Guess Who and Bachman-Turner Overdrive flew to Japan to reclaim a guitar that he's been hunting for decades. "I'm really happy. I'm getting my lost Gretsch guitar back," the 78-year-old rocker told CBC News in a meeting room inside the Canadian Embassy in Tokyo. The guitar is a 1957 Gretsch 6120 Chet Atkins, in orange, which he bought from a Winnipeg music store when
A massive fire completely gutted a thrift store in East Vancouver Wednesday night. Nearly 50 firefighters responded to Value Village on East Hastings near Victoria Drive around 10 p.m.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Cybersecurity experts say the California Department of Justice apparently failed to follow basic security procedures on its website, exposing the personal information of potentially hundreds of thousands of gun owners. The website was designed to only show general data about the number and location of concealed carry gun permits, broken down by year and county. But for about 24 hours starting Monday a spreadsheet with names and personal information was just a few clicks