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OTTAWA — A new report calls on federal corrections to ease caseloads, improve workplace policies and give added resources to parole officers in order to mitigate current strains on their mental health. The report, led by public safety expert Rosemary Ricciardelli and released by a union, says that federal parole officers are experiencing extremely high levels of workplace stress and compromised mental health. These 1,600 parole officers across Canada feel overwhelmed by their caseloads, are expo
Shakirullah, a secondary school student in the city of Khōst, Afghanistan, collects waste materials in his district and builds model vehicles such as tractors and bulldozers.View on euronews
Voters need to hold political candidates and their parties to account on sport and recreation issues and advocate for support from provincial and territorial governments.
State Sen. Doug Mastriano won the Republican nomination for Pennsylvania’s open governor’s office on Tuesday. (May 17)
Prince Charles has been invested as an extraordinary commander in the Order of Military Merit and laid a wreath at the National War Memorial in Ottawa. The prince and Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, also showed support for the people of Ukraine by attending a prayer service at an Orthodox cathedral.
Pennsylvania Lt. Gov. John Fetterman has won the state’s Democratic primary for U.S. Senate just days after suffering a stroke. His wife, Gisele Barreto Fetterman, addressed supporters in Pittsburgh. (May 18)
The European Commission proposed on Wednesday a 9 billion euro ($9.5 billion) loan to Ukraine to keep the country going as it struggles to fend off the Russian invasion and wants to set up a reconstruction facility for after the war. The money for the 9 billion loan would be borrowed by the Commission on the markets under the macro-financial assistance mechanism, backed by guarantees of EU governments. "We are proposing to top up the significant short-term relief provided until now, with a new exceptional macro-financial assistance for Ukraine of up to 9 billion euros in 2022," Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said.
Amanda Blaney has given up on owning a bicycle in Fredericton. Last summer, the single mother of two purchased a bike for more than $300 with the intent of using it to spend time with her children while improving her health following treatment for thyroid cancer. On Sept. 18, she walked around to the side of her building to find the bike she'd purchased only three weeks earlier was taken. Someone cut the lock securing it to the fire escape. "My bike was a way to start being able to get out again
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden Biden will host Prime Minister Magdalena Andersson of Sweden and President Sauli Niinistö of Finland at the White House for a meeting Thursday amid their push to join NATO in the wake of Russia's invasion of Ukraine. The White House said they would discuss the two countries’ applications to join the mutual defense alliance, as well as European security broadly. The requests by the long-neutral nations to join NATO have been widely lauded within the alliance
In Armenia, police are arresting hundreds of anti-government protesters who want the prime minister to resign.View on euronews
U.S. Rep. Ted Budd and former state Supreme Court Chief Justice Cheri Beasley won their respective Senate primaries on Tuesday, setting up a fall election matchup that should again test former President Donald Trump’s influence in North Carolina. (May 18)
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"We're working closely with CATSA & partners to address this," Transport Minister Omar Alghabra said on Twitter, referring to the Canadian Air Transport Security Authority. Monette Pasher, interim president of the Canadian Airports Council (CAC), projected waits could exceed pre-COVID levels, though she said the situation could improve by the time travel picks up in the summer months.
Prince Charles and Camilla greeted eager crowds in St. John’s as they embarked on the first stop of their three-day royal tour across Canada. One of the key themes of their tour is Indigenous reconciliation, with Charles pledging to listen and learn from Indigenous peoples.
Stock markets were a sea of red on Wednesday as financial results from major retailers suggested they're having a hard time dealing with stubbornly high inflation. The S&P 500 was down by more than four per cent, its worst one-day showing since June 2020 as investors reacted to troubling signs that consumers are slowing their spending in the face of high prices. Shares in Target shed more than 25 per cent of their value after the retailer said its profit was cut in half because of higher costs a
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Toronto FC wingback Jahkeele Marshall-Rutty and midfielder Kosi Thompson highlight Canada's 60-man provisional roster ahead of next month’s CONCACAF Men’s Under-20 Championship. The provisional list features some other familiar names with a Borjan, Bunbury, De Rosario, Herdman and Bontis. The Canadian roster will be whittled down to 18 outfield players and two goalkeepers ahead of the 20-team tournament slated for June 18 to July 3 in Honduras. Canada has been drawn in Group E with the U.S., Cub
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SEVILLE, Spain (AP) — Eintracht Frankfurt and Rangers fans clashed on the streets of Sevilla a few hours before the Europa League final on Wednesday. Several hundred Frankfurt fans were seen attacking a few dozen Rangers supporters outside a bar on the streets of the southern Spanish city hosting the final of the second-tier European competition. The fans threw chairs and tables at each other, and a couple of Rangers fans were seen collapsing after being beaten. Some Frankfurt fans had their fac
GENEVA (AP) — The head of the World Health Organization said China’s extreme approach to containing the coronavirus is unsustainable because of the highly infectious nature of the omicron variant, but that it’s up to every country to decide what policy to pursue. At a media briefing on Tuesday, WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus described China’s “zero-COVID” strategy as “not sustainable” after similar remarks last week drew sharp criticism from China. “We know the virus better and