Family separated at Mexico border reunited
Family separated at Mexico border reunited
U.S. and Canadian officials are set to meet Tuesday to discuss how to eventually lift pandemic-related border restrictions between the two countries, but no immediate action is expected, sources briefed on the matter told Reuters on Monday. U.S. and Canadian business leaders have voiced increasing concern about the ban on non-essential travel at land borders because of COVID-19 that was imposed in March 2020 and has been renewed on a monthly basis since. The measures, which also apply to the U.S.-Mexico border, do not affect trade or other essential travel.
OTTAWA — Jenica Atwin has adjusted her position on Israel to align with the governing Liberal party she joined just four days ago. The Fredericton MP left the Greens on Thursday after openly criticizing party leader Annamie Paul's call for de-escalation of the recent deadly hostilities between Israel and Palestinians. Atwin had said she stood with Palestine and maintained there were "no two sides to this conflict, only human rights abuses" by Israel, which she accused of pursuing a policy of apa
RCMP are continuing their investigation into a fatal, two-vehicle collision in Primrose, P.E.I., Saturday afternoon. One of the drivers, a 49-year-old Kings County woman, died en route to the hospital. The other driver, a 32-year-old Kings County man, was transported to hospital with life-threatening injuries. He has since been airlifted to Moncton in critical condition, RCMP Sgt. Leanne Butler said on Monday. No passengers There were no passengers in either vehicle. Officers are trying to deter
The latest numbers of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Canada as of 4:00 a.m. ET on Monday June 14, 2021. There are 1,402,126 confirmed cases in Canada. _ Canada: 1,402,126 confirmed cases (16,955 active, 1,359,240 resolved, 25,931 deaths).*The total case count includes 13 confirmed cases among repatriated travellers. There were 1,122 new cases Sunday. The rate of active cases is 44.61 per 100,000 people. Over the past seven days, there have been a total of 9,216 new cases. The seven-day rolling aver
When U.S. Catholic bishops convene virtually for a national meeting Wednesday, they will be divided ideologically as well as physically. They’re split over whether to press ahead with an initiative that could — at least implicitly — rebuke President Joe Biden for receiving Communion while supporting abortion rights. For a body that strives to appear unified and fraternal, it’s a highly contentious issue, testing the extent to which the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops can work constructively
The burned remains of an adult woman were found on the weekend in a dumpster in downtown Grande Prairie, Alta., RCMP said Monday in a news release. At about 6 a.m. Saturday, Grande Prairie RCMP was called to help the city's fire department at a fire inside a dumpster near 99th Street and Resources Road. Because there appeared to be burned human remains in the dumpster, the investigation was turned over to the RCMP's major crimes unit. On Monday, the unit said the deceased person has been identif
When the Chinese-made Sinopharm vaccine was offered to Katie Gibson in Abu Dhabi, there was no doubt in her mind she should take it. The 36-year-old teacher originally from Calgary said she and her husband didn't hesitate to take the only COVID-19 vaccine they could get in the United Arab Emirates at the time. "It's available to us [so] let's just get it," she recalled thinking. "A vaccine is a vaccine." After two years abroad, Gibson said her family of four desperately wants to get home this su
A rash of gun violence over the weekend has left three people dead. Shallima Maharaj has the latest.
Recent developments: The Ottawa Redblacks' 2021 schedule and ticket plans should come today. What's the latest? It's the last day of police checkpoints to ban non-essential travel between Ontario and Quebec. Quebec is expected to give a vaccine update at 1 p.m. ET, including more information for people who got a first AstraZeneca-Oxford dose and want a different second dose. Following yesterday's vote to go ahead with a shortened CFL season, the Ottawa Redblacks' schedule should come out today.
A 51-year-old man has been charged following what York Regional Police are investigating as a hate-motivated incident in Vaughan. On June 2, officers responded to a vaccination clinic location in Vaughan for reports of a man yelling anti-black racial slurs at one of the employees. Police said the man then attempted to spit on the employee and security personnel. Investigators identified the man — who is from Vaughan — and on Thursday, June 10, he was arrested and charged with assault. Police sai
OTTAWA — A new study in England suggests the Pfizer-BioNTech and Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccines are extremely good at keeping people from ending up in the hospital with COVID-19, even after just one dose. Public Health England says it looked at the records of 14,000 people with confirmed cases of COVID-19 due to the Delta variant between April 12 and June 4. It found two doses of either vaccine were more than 90 per cent effective at keeping people out of the hospital. After one dose, Pfizer was 94
CORNWALL, P.E.I. — School board officials in Prince Edward Island are investigating reports that a recent Pride Day event at a junior high school was disrupted by students who dressed in black and harassed classmates who said they supported the LGBTQ community. Norbert Carpenter, director of the Public Schools Branch, confirmed Monday that some students at East Wiltshire School in Cornwall were suspended on Thursday and Friday, and their parents were called. "Unfortunately I wouldn't say that it
CARTAGENA, Spain — Canada posted its fourth straight clean sheet, playing Brazil to a scoreless draw in an international women's soccer friendly Monday. It was a better showing from the Canadians than in their 0-0 draw Friday against the 27th-ranked Czech Republic at the same venue, an empty Estadio Cartagonova. Canada moved the ball quickly and created chances, albeit without converting, in its final outing before coach Bev Priestman names her Olympic roster. Canada, which has not scored in its
A kennel operator outside Salmo, B.C., has lost his bid to have dozens of dogs returned to him after they were seized by the B.C. SPCA. The British Columbia Farm Industry Review Board has also ordered Al Magaw to pay the society nearly $65,000 in costs. Some 40 animals, many of them sled dogs, were seized in mid-February, after a warrant was executed at Spirit of the North Kennels by society agents. The SPCA said the dogs at the sledding operation had inadequate shelter, hypothermia and suspecte
The Moose Jaw Police Service made a series of arrests in connection with alleged firearms and drug trafficking. The joint investigation with the RCMP and the Provincial Integrated Crime Reduction Team also resulted in an arrest warrant of another suspect. According to police, officers seized two handguns, a shotgun, and drugs — 20 grams of cocaine, 84 grams of both meth and fentanyl. Police said they also seized $10,000 in cash. As the result of a search warrant conducted by the RCMP Emergency R
An Ottawa police officer who mocked people with mental illness who were in his custody then circulated videos and photographs via text with other officers, has pleaded guilty to 10 counts of misconduct. Const. Jesse Hewitt pleaded guilty Monday morning to nine counts of discreditable conduct and one count of unlawful or unnecessary exercise of authority under the Police Services Act. The final charge is for kicking down a door and illegally arresting a woman. The guilty pleas come more than a ye
TORONTO — Ontario's Progressive Conservatives employed a rarely used legislative power on Monday to pass a bill limiting third-party election advertising amid shouts of "shame" from the opposition. The government used the notwithstanding clause to pass Bill 307, which reintroduced amendments to the Election Finances Act that a judge struck down as unconstitutional last week. The clause allows legislatures to override portions of the charter for a five-year term. The opposition parties argued the
A year ago, you could buy a standard two-by-four for about $3 in Whitehorse. Today that same piece of wood is around $10. The cost of lumber is soaring, and it's hitting those in the business of building. "The challenges really are widespread, you know, like everything from being able to find projects and clientele that are willing to proceed in spite of the lumber prices being what they are," said Jeff Erasmus, a contractor in Whitehorse. "Logistically, there are some substantial challenges in
Mosaic Stadium, which has sat quiet for several months, will soon become a beehive of activity. A CFL board of governors conference call Monday, followed by a unanimous vote, was all it took to kick-start franchises now frantically readying for a season that is just weeks away. The Saskatchewan Roughriders will be recalling employees who were laid off during the pandemic to throw them back into the fire. It will be no different from any other pre-season's preparations, except now staff must do i
LETHBRIDGE, Alta. — The Court of Appeal of Alberta has rejected a request that a third trial be stayed for a couple accused in their son's death. Lawyers for David and Collet Stephan had requested proceedings be put on hold while they seek leave to appeal to the Supreme Court of Canada a decision ordering another trial. "That stay application was heard recently and it was dismissed," Collet Stephan's lawyer, Jason Demers, told a Lethbridge, Alta., court on Monday. "But leave was granted to reapp