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Robin Gislain Shumbusho saw his phone ringing, but he didn't recognize the number. He assumed it was a scam and hung up. But the caller persisted. After about the 10th try, Shumbusho relented. He's glad he did. The caller offered Shumbusho — a P.E.I.-based photographer known online as Gessyy — one of 20 positions in the 12-month Canon Futures mentorship program. The program brings together emerging artists and creators for professional development. "It's a huge, huge deal, at least in the photog
Up to 4,000 migrants, most of them Haitians, have passed through the treacherous jungles of the Darien Gap in Panama on the Colombian border as they make their way north to the United States, two Panamanian government sources said. An impromptu camp arose in recent weeks on the U.S.-Mexican border that included Haitians, adding to President Joe Biden's migration policy headaches. At its peak on Sept. 18 there were some 15,000 people there as Haitians flee economic, political and social chaos in their homeland.
It's quieter this week on the Western University campus in the aftermath of four formal sexual assault complaints during the school's September orientation week, a dizzying storm of allegations shared on social media followed by a massive walkout during which thousands of students decried sexual violence, misogyny and rape culture on campus. "It's definitely been a tough couple of weeks," said student leader Eunice Oladejo. Still, the recent political science graduate, who is also vice-president
Samson the Newfoundland is a great big brother to sweet Rambo, the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel. He plays gently and even lets Rambo “win” in their games of tug-of-war. Samson must have played a part in helping Rambo to have such strong confidence. It’s amazing to see how dogs help each other to navigate the world.
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Former justice minister and attorney general Irwin Cotler weighs in on how Canada should steer its relationship with China after the release of Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor.
NEW DELHI (AP) — Authorities in two Indian coastal states are on high alert, with evacuations and preparations underway as a cyclone hit the eastern seaboard late Sunday evening. The Indian Meteorological Department said Cyclone Gulab, coming in from the Bay of Bengal, began to make landfall with an estimated wind speed of up to 95 kilometers (59 miles) per hour. A number of National Disaster Response Force teams have been deployed to the eastern state of Odisha, where thousands of people have b
There is an unending amount of stories and anecdotes about the curling community in Canada and how — in many ways — it could be thought of as one big family. Perhaps the story of curlers Adam Freilich and Charles Gagnon best exemplifies this. Frielich, 28, is the third for Team Comeau out of New Brunswick. Gagnon, 49, is the lead for Team Lawton out of Quebec. For years, the two have been competitors on the ice — but this past week they became lifelong teammates. Freilich has been battling Stage
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson must do the "hard yards of diplomacy" if he wants any kind of success at the COP26 climate change conference in November, Ed Miliband, opposition Labour's climate policy chief, said on Sunday. With just over a month until the world's leaders meet in Glasgow for COP26, some politicians and campaigners fear the United Nation's summit is about to throw away what is seen as a last chance to tackle the climate crisis before it is too late. Those fears were heightened by a U.N. analysis of country pledges earlier this month that showed global emissions would be 16% higher in 2030 than in 2010 - far off the 45% reduction by 2030 that scientists say is needed.
Montreal police are investigating after a gunshot victim showed up to a local hospital, and died shortly after. Police received a call at about 4:30 a.m. on Saturday regarding a person who had gone to hospital with gunshot wounds, according Const. Caroline Chèvrefils, a spokesperson for the SPVM. However, details are scarce at this moment, and it's not clear when and where the victim was initially injured. Montreal police investigators are also at the scene of a shooting in the Southwest borough
Two Canadians who languished in Chinese prisons for nearly three years held emotional reunions with their loved ones on Saturday after the culmination of a geopolitical saga that saw them return safely to Canadian soil. Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor first landed in Calgary aboard a Canadian Forces plane early Saturday morning and were personally welcomed home by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Global Affairs Minister Marc Garneau, according to a spokesperson from Trudeau's office. After ex
Elective procedures — along with organ transplants and cancer treatments — are now on hold in Saskatchewan due to COVID-19, and those in limbo are suffering because of the delays. The Saskatchewan Health Authority announced earlier this month it was slowing down the aforementioned services to focus its efforts on combating COVID-19. "For at least three to five years, I've had some amount of hip pain. But you just, you take a little bit of Tylenol occasionally when it's starting," Steve Turnquist
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WASHINGTON (AP) — Rep. Liz Cheney says she was wrong to oppose gay marriage in the past, a stand that once split her family. Cheney, R-Wyo., a fierce critic of fellow Republican Donald Trump, also tells CBS News' “60 Minutes” that she views her reelection campaign as the most important House race in the nation as forces aligned with the former president try to unseat her. She voted to impeach Trump over his role in the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol. In the interview aired Sunday night, Cheney
Starting Monday, British Columbians wanting to access restaurants and other recreational spaces will not be able to use their original proof of vaccination and will have to use the province's vaccine card in digital or paper form. Residents were able to use their original proof of vaccination, such as the wallet card given out at vaccination clinics, to access non-essential spaces until Sunday as part of a transition period to the province's vaccine card program. Currently, residents need to sho
CALGARY — An Alberta Court of Queen's Bench justice has ruled that prospective jurors in an upcoming sexual assault trial in Calgary will be excused if they're not vaccinated against COVID-19. Justice N.E. Devlin wrote in his ruling Thursday that allowing unvaccinated people to serve on the jury could unfairly compromise the health of other jurors, court staff and anyone else connected with the trial. Further, Devlin said an unvaccinated juror could be a distraction to other jurors by causing th
It was only supposed to be one day in June. Two friends, overcome by sadness about discoveries of unmarked graves at former residential school sites, staged a protest at the site of Edmonton's former Charles Camsell Hospital. Andrea Jenkins and Lorelei Mullings wanted people to know there could be unmarked graves at the site, which was once home to a segregated hospital for Indigenous people. People stopped by, and some of them offered to join. By summer's end, dozens of people had spent 75 days
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Voters in Germany have elected its first parliament without Angela Merkel, who stepped down after 16 years. After early results show a close race, negotiations for a coalition are expected to start soon.
BANGKOK (AP) — In his speech last week to open the U.N. General Assembly, Secretary-General Antonio Guterres bracketed Myanmar with Afghanistan and Ethiopia as nations where "peace and stability remain a distant dream.” He declared unwavering support for the people of the turbulent, military-ruled Southeast Asia state “in their pursuit of democracy, peace, human rights and the rule of law.” But the situation in Myanmar after the army’s seizure of power eight months ago has become an extended blo