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West Point First Nation Chief Kenneth Cayen said he's starting conversations about relocating the 88-member community he leads to a more suitable area after flooding in May worsened its already severe housing crisis. Cayen said the First Nation, which is located in Hay River, N.W.T., is "overcrowded" with 15 homes on just four lots of land and he's started talking to the municipality about the possibility of moving. He also plans to broach the subject with Crown-Indigenous and Northern Affairs C
'We need to drastically change our approach to mental health,' former U.S. president says at NRA event.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Adam Conover is certain that laughing and thinking at the same time is both possible and downright synergistic. He tested the approach in “Adam Ruins Everything,” in which he punctured conventional wisdom on matters ranging from charity to jaywalking. He's back with “The G Word" — that's “G” for government — a six-episode Netflix series now streaming that's aptly described as a comedy-documentary hybrid. A comic and writer from a family of scientists, Conover digs into how the
Premiers in Saskatchewan and Alberta say the federal government is ignoring their calls for a sit down meeting to discuss an increase to Canada's Health Transfer. Saskatchewan Premier Scott Moe says he's shocked by the lack of response.
A bad cold and flu season, along with the popularity of the Tylenol brand, is causing a shortage of some children’s Tylenol products on store shelves. Experts advise concerned parents not to worry as pharmacies can provide alternatives such as liquid Tylenol.
Dene filmmaker Kelvin Redvers travelled to the Cannes Film Festival as part of a delegation of six Indigenous filmmakers. Redvers says he was turned away from the red carpet because he was wearing moccasins.
MOSCOW (AP) — The Russian navy on Saturday conducted another test of a prospective hypersonic missile, a demonstration of the military's long-range strike capability amid the fighting in Ukraine. The Defense Ministry said the Admiral Gorshkov frigate of the Northern Fleet in the White Sea launched the Zircon cruise missile in the Barents Sea, successfully hitting a practice target in the White Sea about 1,000 kilometers (540 nautical miles) away. The launch was the latest in a series of tests of
A man shot dead by police after reports of a person with a rifle forced several schools into lockdown in Toronto Thursday in fact had a pellet gun, Ontario's police watchdog says. The Special Investigations Unit (SIU) also says the man was 27. The watchdog agency said Friday that police were called to the scene just before 1 p.m. and located the man about 20 minutes later. He was pronounced dead at about 1:40 p.m. Toronto Police Chief James Ramer said officers were called to the Port Union area
A Dene filmmaker says he was turned away from the red carpet at the Cannes Film Festival because he was wearing moccasins. Kelvin Redvers, who is from the Northwest Territories and works in B.C., says he hopes the incident is a learning moment for event organizers and that it helps expand the festival's idea of what counts as formal wear. Redvers travelled to France as part of a delegation of six Indigenous filmmakers with support from Telefilm, the Indigenous Screen Office, and Capilano Univers
The Coalition Avenir Québec party faithful are meeting in Drummondville, Que. this weekend for its national convention. It is the party's last major gathering before the provincial election this fall. Concrete barriers and fencing have gone up in some areas around the CentreExpo, where the convention is taking place, and only local traffic will be allowed on some streets. Caroline St-Hilaire, a former Bloc Québécois Member of Parliament and former Longueuil mayor, will host the event. She will r
OTTAWA (Reuters) -Canada's Supreme Court on Friday upheld a decision by a lower court to speed up the parole eligibility for the man convicted of gunning down six people in a mosque in 2017 and deemed a 2011 law that allowed lengthy parole sentencing as unconstitutional. Canada's top court was adjudicating on the case challenging a 2020 decision by a Quebec court to lower Alexandre Bissonnette's parole eligibility to 25 years from the original sentence that required him to wait much longer for the possibility of parole. The Supreme Court said that such a punishment removes a realistic possibility of parole and called it "incompatible with human dignity."
As the Uvalde mass shooting victims' families try to cope with their immeasurable grief, they're finding support from those who know the horrors of gun violence all too well. Jackson Proskow talks to a couple whose daughter was killed in a mass shooting and came to Uvalde to comfort victims’ families straight from another massacre – the racist attack at a supermarket in Buffalo, New York that left ten dead and three wounded.
A sailboat that was late arriving from its destination in Lunenburg, N.S., has established communication with search parties confirming the crew is not in danger. The sailboat, Strange Situation, was scheduled to arrive in Lunenburg, N.S., on May 25 from Bermuda. In a tweet just before 9:30 p.m. AT on Friday, the Joint Rescue Coordination Centre in Halifax (JRCC Halifax) said Strange Situation updated its anticipated arrival time. JRCC Halifax said it would monitor Strange Situation's journey to
The day before he was found dead of a drug overdose, a package containing $120,000 in $50, $20, and $10 bills arrived at the downtown condo where Ezra Beau Sametz drew his last breath. B.C.'s director of civil forfeiture is now seeking to confiscate that money as the proceeds of crime — suing Sametz's estate in B.C. Supreme Court and claiming the 38-year-old was a drug trafficker with links to organized crime. The lawsuit details the investigation that led to the Vancouver police discovery of th
What happens when a political campaign invites people to a public event but then excludes those who don’t agree with the platform? That’s what Doug Ford critics say happened in Hamilton Thursday. And as Seán O’Shea reports it has some people wondering about whether democracy is at risk
Thousands of NRA members attended the annual NRA Convention in Houston despite the mass shooting massacre.View on euronews
The Northern Tornadoes Project (NTP) confirmed Friday that two tornadoes struck London, Ont., during last weekend’s destructive derecho -- bringing the total to three so far -- as thousands remain without power a week later.
Bus service in Whistler, Squamish and Pemberton could soon be back on the road as a tentative deal has been reached between the employer and union. Unifor, in a Friday evening statement, said it has signed a tentative agreement with B.C. Transit contractor PW Transit, which runs bus service in the region, following mediated talks. The union says its bargaining committee is "unanimously" recommending workers vote to accept the deal. A vote will take place May 30. The key issues in the strike were
Countries around the world on Saturday adopted an initial U.S.-led reform of the rules around disease outbreaks, known as the International Health Regulations (IHR), the United States said. The amendments, adopted at the World Health Organization (WHO) assembly, were agreed at a meeting seen as a once-in-a-generation chance for the U.N. health agency to strengthen its role after some 15 million deaths during the COVID-19 pandemic. The changes sought by Washington, and backed by others such as Japan and the European Union, mark a first step in a broader reform of the IHR, which set out countries' legal obligations around disease outbreaks, expected to take up to two years.
Pennsylvania election workers have begun recounting ballots in the Republican primary for U.S. Senate that remains too close to call since last week's voting. Roughly 900 votes separate the two leading candidates. (May 27)