Chronicles of Riddick
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Chronicles of Riddick
OTTAWA — The Assembly of First Nations says Canada's attempt to narrow the list of First Nations children who can access services under Jordan's Principle is linked to the country's long-standing "racist and colonial" policies toward Indigenous Peoples. Questions about who is considered a First Nations child, and whether this should include children living off-reserve, those who are not registered under the Indian Act and those with just one Indigenous parent are at the heart of arguments being
Critics who ignore or simply miss the Jewishness of the 'Schitt's Creek' characters fail to appreciate this key aspect of the show’s inclusive reach and appeal to diverse viewers.
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran began voting Friday in a presidential election tipped in the favor of a hard-line protege of Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. Polls opened at 7 a.m. local time for the vote, which has seen widespread public apathy after a panel under Khamenei barred hundreds of candidates, including reformists and those aligned with the outgoing president, the relatively moderate Hassan Rouhani. State-linked opinion polling and analysts have put hard-line judiciary c
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Frank Bonner, who played a brash salesman with an affection for polyester plaid suits on the TV comedy “WKRP in Cincinnati,” has died. He was 79. Bonner died Wednesday from complications of Lewy body dementia, said his daughter, Desiree Boers-Kort. The actor died at his home in Laguna Niguel, south of Los Angeles. He had been diagnosed about three years ago with the disease that leads to worsening mental and physical complications. “WKRP in Cincinnati" aired from 1978-1982 and
The latest numbers of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Canada as of 4:00 a.m. ET on Friday, June 18, 2021. Some provinces and territories do not report daily case numbers. There are 1,406,253 confirmed cases in Canada. Canada: 1,406,253 confirmed cases (13,444 active, 1,366,797 resolved, 26,012 deaths).*The total case count includes 13 confirmed cases among repatriated travellers. There were 1,114 new cases reported Thursday. The rate of active cases is 35.37 per 100,000 people. Over the past seven d
A Guatemalan migrant worker quarantining in the Sarnia area has died, CBC News has learned. According to Justice for Migrant Workers, an advocacy group that raises awareness of the rights of temporary foreign workers, the father of two had worked in the Sarnia area for the last few years. "His coworkers and his family are devastated," said Chris Ramsaroop, an organizer with Justice for Migrant Workers. The worker was found in his quarantine hotel room on Monday, Ramsaroop said. "Lambton Public H
In impassioned debate Thursday, U.S. Catholic bishops clashed over how to address concerns about Catholic politicians, including President Joe Biden, who continue to receive Communion despite supporting abortion rights. Some bishops said a strong rebuke of Biden is needed because of his recent actions protecting and expanding abortion access. Others warned that such action would portray the bishops as a partisan force during a time of bitter political divisions across the country. The issue is b
OTTAWA — Erin O'Toole pulled Conservative MPs from a special national security committee Thursday, accusing the government of using it to cover up an incident that caused two scientists at Canada's highest security laboratory to be fired. The Conservative leader told the House of Commons his party's members are withdrawing "effectively immediately" from the National Security and Intelligence Committee of Parliamentarians. The committee "is now being used as a political tool by the prime minister
OTTAWA — The National Advisory Committee on Immunization said Thursday people who got the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine as their first dose should get Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna for their second shot. On June 1, NACI had said AstraZeneca recipients "could" get Pfizer or Moderna for their second shot if they wanted, but Thursday went further to say an mRNA vaccine was the "preferred" choice. "Since NACI first looked at mixed vaccine schedules, new evidence is starting to emerge suggesting immune res
TORONTO — More Ontarians will be able to book earlier second shots of a COVID-19 vaccine next week as the province prepares to receive millions of doses this month. Officials encouraged residents to get fully immunized as quickly as possible in order to curb the spread of a highly transmissible variant that's threatening reopening plans in a few communities. "The best vaccine for your second dose is the vaccine that is available first," Health Minister Christine Elliott said Thursday. "It is cri
MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) — Nicaraguan authorities ordered the capture of a former education minister and a businessman Thursday as the government's crackdown continued to expand beyond leaders of the political opposition. The Attorney General's Office said in a statement that arrest orders were issued for Humberto Belli, who served in the administration of former President Violeta Chamorro, and Gerardo Baltodano, owner of Café Soluble, for not appearing to provide statements as scheduled. Baltoda
ST. LOUIS (AP) — A St. Louis couple who gained notoriety for pointing guns at social justice demonstrators last year pleaded guilty Thursday to misdemeanor charges and agreed to give up the weapons they used during the confrontation. Patricia McCloskey pleaded guilty to misdemeanor harassment and was fined $2,000. Her husband, Mark McCloskey, pleaded guilty to misdemeanor fourth-degree assault and was fined $750. When several hundred demonstrators marched past their home in June of 2020, the cou
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un ordered his government to be prepared for both dialogue and confrontation with the Biden administration — but more for confrontation — state media reported Friday, days after the United States and others urged the North to abandon its nuclear program and return to talks. Kim’s statement indicates he’ll likely push to strengthen his nuclear arsenal and increase pressure on Washington to give up what North Korea considers a hostile policy t
TORONTO — A man who helped lead a school trip during which a teenage student drowned told an Ontario court Thursday he suspected something had gone wrong when he saw a helicopter hovering near one of the campsites on the third night of the outing. Eren Howell, a longtime private sector wilderness guide now working as a firefighter, was in charge of one of the youth groups on the trip to Algonquin Provincial Park in July 2017. Howell said he started to think "something was up" after spotting the
EDMONTON — A health spokesman says two patients at Calgary’s Foothills hospital have died from the Delta variant of COVID-19 — and one had been fully immunized. Kerry Williamson with Alberta Health Services says the two patients, a man and a woman, were in their 80s, had significant co-morbidities and probably acquired the virus in the hospital. "It’s important to remember that even after immunization, it's still possible to contract COVID-19," Williamson said Thursday in a news release. "Howeve
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate is set for a key vote Tuesday on a sweeping rewrite of voting and election law, setting up a dramatic test of Democratic unity on a top priority that Republicans are vowing to block. Democrats appeared to be coalescing Thursday around changes to the bill that could win the support of moderate West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin, the lone Democratic holdout on the legislation. Yet they still faced lockstep Republican opposition that will likely leave Democrats back where t
The game was tied at eight apiece. My team was on a roll after giving up the first five points of the game. Jake Pacios stood at the point after we managed a defensive stop at the other end. Our point guard dished to Jake. For a fleeting moment, he saw an opening to pass the ball to me. The moment passed. Jake took a shot from beyond the arc…and down it went! Just like that, Jake won us our first game in a best of two. Dr. Bonnie Henry’s most recent easing of pandemic restrictions allowed outdoo
An Alberta couple says they were left traumatized and with no recourse when police conducted a "no-knock" entry on their home.
National Advisory Committee on Immunization (NACI) is now recommending that individuals who received a single dose of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine be given an mRNA vaccine, Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna vaccine, for their second dose.
The latest numbers on COVID-19 vaccinations in Canada as of 4:00 a.m. ET on Friday, June 18, 2021. In Canada, the provinces are reporting 490,061 new vaccinations administered for a total of 30,867,925 doses given. Nationwide, 6,004,387 people or 16 per cent of the population has been fully vaccinated. The provinces have administered doses at a rate of 81,447.266 per 100,000. There were 607,230 new vaccines delivered to the provinces and territories for a total of 33,870,614 doses delivered so f