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SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea said Thursday it succeeded in launching ballistic missiles from a train for the first time as part of continuing efforts to bolster its “war deterrence,” a day after the two Koreas tested-fired missiles hours apart in dueling display of military might. The launches underscored a return of tensions between the rivals amid a prolonged stalemate in U.S.-led talks aimed at stripping North Korea of its nuclear weapons program. Pyongyang’s official Korean Central
The B.C. Wildlife Federation is warning Kootenay Lake's ecosystem is "out of balance," and is calling for aggressive provincial action to revive iconic kokanee salmon stocks. "I've been working on this lake for almost 50 years, and I've never seen anything like this," Harvey Andrusak, biologist and past president of the B.C. Wildlife Federation, told CBC Daybreak South host Chris Walker. "The public has to wake up to the fact the government isn't doing its job." Andrusak, who once worked as the
The organization responsible for administering clinical exams to certify physiotherapy graduates has scrapped all future virtual exams after its most recent bout of technical glitches last week. The Canadian Alliance of Physiotherapy Regulators (CAPR) says it will now focus on offering in-person examinations. It's the fifth time exams have been cancelled by CAPR since the start of the pandemic, leading to a backlog of more than 2,000 unlicensed candidates who are now calling on their provincial
Having a show at New York Fashion Week is a pinnacle for any designer, but for sisters Aunalee Boyd-Good and Sophia Seward-Good who had a show mere weeks after a massive warehouse fire destroyed much of their stock, the experience was surreal. "My sister and I just kept looking at each other, like, we're here. We're doing it. It's happening," said Sophia Seward-Good to host Robyn Burns on CBC's All Points West. "We were so overly excited and happy and sad. I think every emotion went through us a
A woman was taken to hospital with a broken leg and possible head injuries after being hit by a train in Moncton Wednesday evening. Moncton Fire Capt. Randall Carter said the department received a call at 6:40 p.m. about a woman who had been struck by a train where the tracks cross Church Street. When firefighters arrived, the woman, who appeared to be in her 40s, was conscious but lying face down on the east side of Chuch Street, Carter said. He said the lower part of one of her legs appeared t
The number of Islanders who took advantage of advance polling went up this federal election, in line with a country-wide trend. Elections Canada said 30,626 Islanders cast their ballots in the four days advance polling stations were open. That represents a 16.83 per cent increase compared to the advance turnout in the 2019 federal election. All four ridings in P.E.I. reported an uptick in advance voter turnout. The numbers mirror the national trend. Elections Canada estimates about 5.78 million
YORKVILLE, Ill. (AP) — Former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert and a man who accused him of child sexual abuse reached a tentative out-of-court settlement Wednesday over Hastert’s refusal to pay the man $1.8 million — the outstanding balance in hush money that the Illinois Republican agreed to pay the man in 2010. Lawyers would not release details of the settlement, arrived at just days before a civil trial in the case that was set to start. It would have focused on a novel legal issue about wh
Sitting in the back of her yellow 2005 Mustang convertible cruising around North Vancouver last week, Orene Askew was doing something she never thought would come true – filming a music video for her debut track. Askew – aka DJ O Show – is almost ready to drop her first hip-hop single, Status & Clarity produced by Jane Aurora. “My song, it's about the things that I've experienced being Afro-Indigenous and two-spirited,” the 38-year-old said, adding that the track had a slow beat with an R&B fee
If investors in China's biotech industry needed one more sign that the sector is coming of age, then a major licensing deal RemeGen Co Ltd struck last month with Seattle-based Seagen Inc fits the bill. The agreement to co-develop cancer treatments using a RemeGen antibody drug conjugate is regarded as one of the biggest of its kind between a Chinese biotech and a Western firm. Nearly all were signed in the past year, underscoring China's still small but growing role in developing innovative cancer drugs that will be used worldwide.
A Huron County farmer is calling foul after he said he was booted from a Stratford farmers’ market when he refused to raise the price of his corn. Oliver Papple, a regular vendor at the market, said he’s frustrated over what he describes as “price-fixing” after being asked by market managers to increase the price of his sweet corn from $5 a dozen to at least $7. The 21-year-old farmer took to social media last week to express his frustration. What he didn’t expect, Papple said, was for the post
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The City Council in Portland, Oregon, has scrapped a plan to boycott Texas businesses because of a new law that prohibits most abortions there, deciding Wednesday to instead set aside $200,000 to fund reproductive care. The liberal Pacific Northwest city made headlines earlier this month when Mayor Ted Wheeler announced plans to ban city business with the Lone Star State. However the proposal was abandoned due to concerns that it could be “punitive to Texans who, are in fac
VANCOUVER — Police say the body of a Vancouver man was found on Wednesday after he was reported missing in Manning Park. In a statement, Sgt. Steve Addison of Vancouver police says 52-year-old Andriy Fendrikov was found dead near Snass Mountain. Police said earlier that Fendrikov had spoken to another hiker on Monday along a trail in the park about 200 kilometres east of Vancouver. They described him as an avid hiker with significant backcountry experience. Fendrikov was reported missing earlier
Canada’s four major parties have made strong promises when it comes to furthering reconciliation. Ending boil water advisories, implementing all 94 Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s calls to action, advancing self-determination, and investing in affordable housing and mental health support were all items at the top of the list for North Shore candidates. For Mike Simpson, Green Party of Canada candidate for West Vancouver-Sunshine Coast-Sea to Sky Country, advancing reconciliation in Canada,
Alanis Obomsawin has always had a soft spot for the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF). Obomsawin, the 89-year-old Abenaki Nation member who is regarded as one of the country’s most distinguished filmmakers, was once again back at a familiar place. She was in Toronto this past weekend as one of the honorees of the 2021 TIFF Tribute Awards. Obomsawin was selected as this year’s recipient for the Jeff Skoll Award in Impact Media. The award recognizes leadership in creating a union between
A proposal for an eight-storey West Coast modern designed residential building that will “frame the gateway to West Vancouver” and offer rental housing is moving ahead to a public hearing. Executive Park Limited Partnership (Executive Group) has applied to the District of West Vancouver to rezone and develop 657 and 675 Marine Drive and 660 Clyde Avenue to allow for the construction of an 89-unit residential building. As part of the proposal, the existing office building at 660 Clyde Avenue, kno
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden’s “build back better” agenda is poised to be the most far-reaching federal investment since FDR’s New Deal or LBJ’s Great Society — a prodigious effort to tax the rich and shift money into projects and programs touching the lives of nearly every American. The thousands of pages being drafted and debated in Congress are the template for grand ambitions of the Biden agenda, a full funding of Democratic orthodoxy. The plan envisions the government shoring up U.
A boil water advisory for a Manitoba First Nation has been lifted after more than two decades. Marney Blunt reports on a "surreal" day in Shoal Lake.
Students at Western University plan to walk out of classes on Friday to protest a "culture of misogyny" on campus and what they call a failure by the school to address it, an organizer said Wednesday. The event is being planned as police investigate allegations of sexual assault during the London, Ont., school's orientation week. Organizer Hayden Van Neck, a third-year psychology student, said heavy drinking, excessive partying and aggressive behaviour towards women are campus-wide issues that h
CURVE LAKE — At a Curve Lake candidates debate Monday night, Green party hopeful Chanté White challenged Peterborough-Kawartha MP Maryam Monsef on the federal government’s commitment to bringing clean drinking water to Indigenous communities — nationally and locally. “It just isn’t being done fast enough. You shouldn’t have to fight your own Prime Minister to get something accomplished,” said White during the virtual debate held over Zoom. While White acknowledged Curve Lake First Nation’s progr
CHICAGO (AP) — Former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert was for years known primarily for rising from political obscurity in rural Illinois to spending eight years in the nation’s third-highest office. Then came a federal indictment in a hush-money case centered on sex abuse allegations. Hastert, then 74, pleaded guilty and was sentenced to 15 months in prison. On Wednesday, lawyers say Hastert and a man who accused him of child sexual abuse reached a tentative out-of-court settlement over Haste