People in Fort Smith, N.W.T., are debating whether their community's schools need to be rebuilt in order to finally get rid of the pain from the residential school era. Fort Smith's two schools, Joseph Burr Tyrrell Elementary School and Paul William Kaiser High School, are modern schools set in the same buildings that were once used as residential schools from the 1950s to the mid-1970s, according to Frieda Martselos, MLA for Thebacha. In the latest sitting of the N.W.T. legislature, she pushed
Chief Public Health Officer Dr. Heather Morrison is scheduled to return with her regular pandemic briefing Tuesday. There was no briefing last week following a move to biweekly sessions. P.E.I.'s tourism industry is hoping new vaccination incentives will speed up P.E.I.'s reopening plan. Northumberland Ferries, which connects Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island, is now taking bookings for non-commercial traffic in anticipation of the Island opening up to the rest of Atlantic Canada. A Dartmouth
In Peruvian capital Lima, fear is spreading among the city's small but powerful urban elite about the likely election win of a little-known socialist teacher. Pedro Castillo is poised to be named president ahead of conservative rival Keiko Fujimori. With almost all votes tallied https://www.reuters.com/article/peru-election/peru-waits-for-next-president-with-vote-count-stuck-near-completion-idUSL2N2NW0Q8, Castillo's lead over Fujimori is narrow but looks to be enough, though the final result could take days or even weeks as legal challenges play out.
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.
Linda O'Leary, wife of Canadian businessman and television celebrity Kevin O'Leary, went on trial Monday in Muskoka. She faces a charge under the Canada Shipping Act. Two people were killed on a boat struck by the boat driven by O'Leary. As Sean O'Shea reports, O'Leary faces a charge of operating the boat in a careless manner.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene apologized Monday for affronting people with recent comments comparing the required wearing of safety masks in the House to the horrors of the Holocaust. “I'm truly sorry for offending people with remarks about the Holocaust," the Georgia Republican told reporters outside the Capitol, saying she had visited Washington's U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum earlier in the day. “There's no comparison and there never ever will be." Greene's comments were a ra
A New Brunswick man who recently moved from Ontario says he was shocked by how difficult getting emergency treatment can be, after he was told he would have to wait up to 18 hours to be seen at a hospital ER. Now Greg Simpson wants to warn others of the potential wait for primary care in New Brunswick, and hopes officials address it before potential newcomers get discouraged from making the move. "We've never really had any major medical issues, so we've never experienced a lot of problems obtai
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 33-year-old man has been charged with second-degree murder, after a 55-year-old woman was found dead in an apartment in the Quebec City neighborhood of Limoilou early Tuesday morning. Quebec City police received a call for a domestic dispute at around 2 a.m., in an apartment building on Duval Avenue, near the corner of Sapinière-Dorion Street, spokesperson Sandra Dion said. At the scene, officers found Nathalie Piché, 55, unresponsive with signs of violence on her body. She was pronounced dead
NEW YORK (AP) — A new analysis of blood samples from 24,000 Americans taken early last year is the latest and largest study to suggest that the new coronavirus popped up in the U.S. in December 2019 — weeks before cases were first recognized by health officials. The analysis is not definitive, and some experts remain skeptical, but federal health officials are increasingly accepting a timeline in which small numbers of COVID-19 infections may have occurred in the U.S. before the world ever becam
Iranians elect a new president on Friday in a race dominated by hardline candidates close to Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, with popular anger over economic hardship and curbs on freedoms set to keep many pro-reform Iranians at home. The front-runner in a carefully vetted field is Ebrahim Raisi, a hardline judge seen by analysts and insiders as representing the security establishment at its most fearsome. But the authorities' hopes for a high turnout and a boost to their legitimacy may be disappointed, as official polls suggest only about 40% of over 59 million eligible Iranians will vote.
A day before Russian President Vladimir Putin was due to arrive in Geneva for a historic summit with U.S. President Joe Biden, a look-alike was spotted in the Swiss city at a protest calling for the release of Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny. Bare-chested and wearing army pants to mimic summer holiday shots of the real Russian president, protester Alexander Lyubuschin donned a Putin face mask and sat in on a bench of a sunny Geneva square, pretending to neck Vodka. Nearby, a few dozen protesters shouted for Navalny's release from a Russian jail where he is serving a 2-1/2 year sentence.
Canada is looking at a possible phased approach to adjusting, loosening border measures.
Investigators have been called in to review Yukon RCMP's use of a "less lethal" sponge projectile-firing weapon to subdue a hatchet-wielding woman in Whitehorse earlier this month. In a news release on Tuesday, police say they responded to a call on the evening of June 4 to find a woman trying to break into the Multicultural Centre of the Yukon downtown. The "agitated" woman was armed with a hatchet. Police say they attempted to mollify the woman but were unable. They then used an "extended rang
A veteran public health expert warned top Indian officials in early March that a new variant of the coronavirus was spreading quickly in a rural district in the heart of the country and that the outbreak required urgent attention. Federal health authorities failed to respond adequately to that warning, Dr Subhash Salunke, who has 30 years of experience in public health in India, Indonesia and the United States, told Reuters. The variant, now known as B.1.617, triggered a catastrophic wave of coronavirus cases in India and has since spread to more than 40 other countries.
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
PHOENIX (AP) — A Republican-led hand recount of ballots cast in Arizona’s most populous county hit a major milestone Monday when counters finished tallying all the regular ballots cast in November's presidential and U.S. Senate election, the Arizona Senate's liaison said. Ken Bennett, a Republican former secretary of state who has been monitoring the contractors actually recounting the 2.1 million ballots, said all that remains are a small number of boxes filled with Braille, large-type, oversea
Bed and breakfast operator Susan Musgrave is hoping her business in Haida Gwaii, B.C., will get back to pre-pandemic levels once the archipelago opens to outside travellers this summer. But the latest interruption of ferry service between Haida Gwaii and Prince Rupert has added a lot of uncertainty. "It's frustrating for my potential guests," Musgrave said Monday to Carolina de Ryk, the host of CBC's Daybreak North. On June 2, the Haida Nation announced it will lift all restrictions on non-essen
Alberta reported 115 new cases of COVID-19 on Monday, the lowest daily total since Sept. 11, and one new death, as the province continues its push to get more people vaccinated. As of end of day Sunday, about 68.8 per cent of eligible Albertans have received one or two doses of a COVID-19 vaccine. Nearly 29,000 doses of vaccine were administered on Sunday, inching the province closer to the 70 per cent mark of eligible Albertans, the threshold for Stage 3 of Alberta's reopening plan. Looking for
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