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Keep your eyes to the skies Sunday if you're in Saint John or Fredericton. A helicopter flyby will be held over each city as part of the Royal Canadian Air Force's commemoration of the Battle of Britain. Four CH-146 Griffon helicopters will depart from CFB Gagetown in Oromocto before flying over downtown Saint John at 11 a.m. and downtown Fredericton at 12:25 p.m. "It's just a great opportunity to commemorate the Battle of Britain, this is the 81st anniversary of it," said Capt. Jason McLinton,
KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Some 7,000 people gathered in Ukrainian capital on Sunday for the annual March for Equality in support of the rights of the country's LGBT community. Equipped with colorful costumes and rainbow flags, the crowd marched down the central streets of Kyiv, some carrying banners reading “Fight for right!” Participants announced eight demands for Ukrainian authorities, including legalization of civil partnerships for LGBT people and laws against LGBT hate crimes. “We've grown tire
The idea of waning immunity has picked up steam in recent weeks, with some countries using it to justify rolling out third-dose COVID-19 vaccine boosters to their populations. But immunologists say the concept has been largely misunderstood. While antibodies — proteins created after infection or vaccination that help prevent future invasions from the pathogen — do level off over time, experts say that's supposed to happen. And it doesn't mean we're not protected against COVID-19. Jennifer Gommer
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Female employees in the Kabul city government have been told to stay home, with work only allowed for those who cannot be replaced by men, the interim mayor of Afghanistan's capital said Sunday, detailing the latest restrictions on women by the new Taliban rulers. Witnesses, meanwhile, said an explosion targeted a Taliban vehicle in the provincial city of Jalalabad, the second such deadly blast in as many days in an Islamic State stronghold. The decision to prevent most
WINNIPEG — Winnipeg South This large suburban area is a true bellwether riding. Since its reincarnation in 1988 (it had been dissolved into parts of two ridings in 1979), it has always elected a politician of the winning party. Liberal incumbent Terry Duguid took the seat in 2015 after Rod Bruinooge had held the riding under former prime minister Stephen Harper. Population: 99,678 (Elections Canada) Incumbent: Liberal Terry Duguid Main challengers: Conservative Melanie Maher, who was chief of st
Cape Enrage is one of New Brunswick's natural treasures. Located about 20 kilometres east of Fundy National Park, the point juts out into the Bay of Fundy. Its high cliffs, rocky beach and protected salt marsh provide some of the region's prettiest views. But the Nature Trust of New Brunswick, which keeps an eye on the nature preserve there, is concerned some of the area's treasures are going missing. "So it's 29.9 hectares and the rocks on the beach are, yeah, beautiful, rounded, cobble rocks,"
Universities must take leadership in the fight to stop sexual and gender-based violence in first-year orientation week.
It was a time of celebration and relief in Shoal Lake 40 First Nation on Wednesday morning, as the community that borders southeastern Manitoba and northwestern Ontario marked the opening of a new water treatment facility and the end of nearly 24 years without clean running water. But more than 30 other First Nations are still fighting for access to clean drinking water that most Canadians take for granted, including two in northern Manitoba that have been under long-term drinking water advisori
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A 27-year-old man, and two other men in their 20s injured, following a triple shooting in Regent Park on Saturday night. Police officers were called to Oak Street and Sumach Street shortly before 9 p.m. on Saturday, according to Toronto Police Service duty inspector Michael Williams. Williams said they found the three men, all suffering from gunshot wounds. One man was pronounced dead at the scene, he said, while a second was rushed to hospital in life-threatening condition. The third man was sh
Over the past few weeks, CBC Yukon has been covering the federal election campaign in the territory. The election was triggered on Aug. 15 when Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau's request to dissolve Parliament was approved by the governor general. Yukoners, along with Canadians across the country, will head to the polls on Monday. We covered local candidates, their platforms and what they are saying regarding important issues in the North. Here's what we covered: On Aug. 5, Larry Bagnell, who spent
Vaccine hesitancy has been a subject of intense study in the field of scientific communication. Anti-vaxxers recent radicalization needs to be looked at.
MONTREAL — Almost 250 days into her 15-month captivity in Mali, Edith Blais realized her life was no longer her own, and she didn't know if she'd ever get it back. Separated from her travelling companion, Luca Tacchetto, and the group of women with whom she'd earlier been held hostage, the Quebec woman found herself in a truck racing across the Sahara in the company of yet another group of armed men. Despite the imminent danger, all she felt was numbness. "I no longer had the strength to fight a
It only took four years of living in Alberta to get Steven Song hooked on climbing mountains. In the last decade, he has climbed almost 1,200 different mountains from Alaska to South America. The University of Alberta chemical engineering graduate started climbing peaks as a teenager, not long after immigrating to Canada from China. "I like the views," he said. His first was Cirque Peak in Banff National Park as a teenager. He said the trip was exhausting and by the day's end, he had large blist
Nora loves her new food so much that she attempts to bury it in the carpet for later consumption. Too funny!
EDMONTON — The Edmonton Police Service says it is investigating a suspicious death that occurred Saturday evening. Police say that just after 6 p.m. they received a report of an assault with a weapon in the area of 104 Avenue and 95 Street. Officers responding to the call found a man with serious injuries. Police say the officers rendered first-aid but the man died at the scene. The name of the deceased was not immediately released, and cause of death has yet to be determined. Investigators are
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden goes before the United Nations this week eager to make the case for the world to act with haste against the coronavirus, climate change and human rights abuses. His pitch for greater global partnership comes at a moment when allies are becoming increasingly skeptical about how much U.S. foreign policy really has changed since Donald Trump left the White House. Biden plans to limit his time at the U.N. General Assembly due to coronavirus concerns. He is sched
Olympic broadcasters can help Canadians support the Uyghurs, Tibetans, pro-democracy advocates and others fighting for their human rights in China by cancelling their Olympic coverage.
OTTAWA — They lead solitary lives, isolated for months on tiny islets and craggy ocean bluffs. Yet despite their remote locations, Canada's reclusive lighthouse keepers have one of the highest voter turnouts in the country — thanks to a part-time election official who flew in their ballots by helicopter. Vlasta Booth, who usually runs a chocolate shop in Victoria, delivered ballots to 27 lighthouses off the coast of B.C., by chopper last week. The mother of two braved fog and stormy weather, and
A new species of sea sponge has been discovered in the Bay of Fundy. Crellomima mehqisinpekonuta is a bright orange creature that grows on ocean bedrock in thin crusts up to 30 cm across. The first specimen was collected by a dive team from the Huntsman Marine Science Centre in 2016 near Deer Island with assistance from Connie Bishop of COJO diving, said Claire Goodwin, the biodiversity research scientist who identified it as something previously unknown to science. Additional specimens were fou