Low tide at Roseway Beach in Shelburne County, Nova Scotia, on a beautiful Friday afternoon
Low tide at Roseway Beach in Shelburne County, Nova Scotia, on a beautiful Friday afternoon
Thousands of people marched on Friday in support of a Canadian Muslim family run over and killed by a man driving a pick-up truck last Sunday in an attack the police described as a hate crime. The four victims, spanning three generations, were killed when Nathaniel Veltman, 20, ran into them while they were out for an evening walk near their home. A fifth family member, a 9-year-old boy, survived.
Recent developments: Ottawa reported 13 new COVID-19 cases and one death Saturday. An Ottawa couple is taking staycations to a whole new level. What's the latest? Health officials reported 13 new cases on Saturday, as well as one new death. In western Quebec, 23 cases were confirmed. The mayor of Peterborough, Ont., did not contravene her municipality's code of conduct when she called a group of anti-lockdown advocates a "travelling clown convention" that should "stay TF home," according to the
WINNIPEG — The leader of the People's Party of Canada has been arrested in Manitoba after attending a rally against COVID-19 restrictions. RCMP say Maxime Bernier was charged with exceeding public gathering limits and violating Manitoba's requirement to self-isolate upon entering the province. The arrest south of Winnipeg occurred before Bernier was to arrive at a protest in the city. Bernier is a former federal Conservative who served as a cabinet minister in Stephen Harper's government. The Pe
Alberta's police watchdog will investigate the death of an Alberta man that occurred while he was in Airdrie RCMP custody, the RCMP said Friday. The Alberta Serious Incident Response Team (ASIRT) investigates incidents involving police that have resulted in serious injury or death, as well as serious or sensitive allegations of police misconduct. RCMP said that around 1:40 p.m. on June 6, a 35-year-old man was arrested in relation to an "uttering threats investigation." There was a struggle duri
OTTAWA — The Trudeau government announced Friday that it will convene an emergency summit on antisemitism, even as it faced criticism for welcoming into the Liberal fold an MP who has denounced Israel as an apartheid state. The summit is to be led by former Liberal MP Irwin Cotler, currently Canada's special envoy on antisemitism. The Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs has been calling for an emergency summit, citing a "troubling rise of anti-Jewish bigotry" in Canada following the latest Isra
The Ontario government announced Saturday that the wait between the first and second doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine can be shortened from 12 weeks to eight weeks. Patients can also now choose between a second dose of AstraZeneca or an mRNA vaccine, such as Pfizer or Moderna, with an eight to 12 week interval, the government said. The new policy on AstraZeneca doses comes into effect at 8 a.m. on Monday. All of the new options will be provided with the "informed consent" of a patient, the Ontar
B.C. health officials announced 180 new cases of COVID-19 and one more death on Friday. In a written statement, Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry and Health Minister Adrian Dix said there are currently 1,880 active cases of people infected with the novel coronavirus in B.C. A total of 162 people are in hospital, with 45 in intensive care. Overall hospitalizations, which typically lag behind spikes and dips in new cases, are down by 28 per cent from last Friday, when 224 people were in h
Two field hospitals set up in Saskatchewan in the early days of the pandemic — meant to be used in case of overwhelming surges of COVID-19 cases — are set to be decommissioned, the Saskatchewan Health Authority says. Neither the field hospital at the University of Saskatchewan nor at Regina's Evraz Place ended up being used. According to the health authority, the field hospitals had combined capacity to support 300 to 650 patients. "While we continue to monitor COVID hospitalizations and ensure
A Black doctor who says he faced a barrage of hate and racism after being accused of breaking COVID-19 rules amid an outbreak last year announced Friday he is suing the New Brunswick government and the RCMP. Lawyers representing Dr. Jean Robert Ngola told reporters the lawsuit alleges an abuse of power, defamation, negligence, malicious prosecution and a breach of the physician's charter rights. They say their client was a victim of systemic racism and anti-Black racism. Ngola, a family doctor w
Hong Kong pro-democracy activist Agnes Chow was released from jail Saturday after serving more than six months for taking part in unauthorized assemblies during massive 2019 anti-government protests that triggered a crackdown on dissent in the former British colony. Chow, 24, was greeted by a crowd of journalists as she left the Tai Lam Center for Women. She transferred from a prison van to a private car without making any remarks. Only a small group of supporters were on the scene, an apparent
Just as the 9/11 attacks did 20 years ago, the COVID-19 pandemic will transform the way people travel internationally — with hundreds of millions of dollars in new government spending planned for modernizing border security and updating public health measures at airports. In the recent federal budget, the federal government announced $82.5 million to fund COVID-19 testing infrastructure at Canadian airports and another $6.7 million to buy sanitization equipment for the Canadian Air Transport Sec
A new cross-Canada study tracking health conditions linked to COVID-19 infection and vaccination in youth could act as an "early warning system" to flag potential concerns, says a researcher leading the investigation. The project is collecting data from 13 children's hospitals across the country to monitor how the vaccine rollout is impacting hospitalization rates and severe illness among children. Dr. Karina Top, a lead investigator at the Canadian Center for Vaccinology at Dalhousie University
VICTORIA — The City of Victoria's plan to cancel its Canada Day broadcast has been welcomed by a group representing First Nations in Saskatchewan as helping recognize the pain Indigenous Peoples are feeling. City council voted to scrap the virtual Canada Day celebration following the discovery of what are believed to be the remains of 215 students buried on the site of the former Kamloops Indian Residential School. The Tk'emlups te Secwepemc First Nation announced last month that ground-penetrat
A Windsor, Ont. woman says she's outraged after a local dessert store refused to create a custom cake with a photo of a drag queen on it. Brittany Leroux put in a cake order with T-Bear's Creamery on Thursday afternoon. Leroux said the order was for John, her partner. She asked that the cake feature a picture of his favourite drag queen from the TV show, Canada's Drag Race. The employee she spoke with was unfamiliar with the term drag queen. Leroux said once she explained that it is a man who pu
Nunavut's Unlawful Property Forfeiture Act has come into effect. The act is meant to deter profit-driven crime by taking away money or property obtained or used for crime. It came into force with the hiring of a director of forfeiture, David Lawson, whose job it will be to take away the financial incentive to commit crimes that are harmful to others — like bootlegging or drug dealing. The money made during those crimes or even the vehicle used could be taken away by the forfeiture office. "In th
The Cumberland House Cree Nation says it's taking steps to protect one of its most valuable assets, the Saskatchewan River Delta. In a news release shared on Thursday, Cumberland House Cree Nation Chief Rene Chaboyer said that in doing so, his nation was taking steps toward economic sovereignty. "The impoverished state of our nation is perpetuated by legislative agenda of the settler society directed at our people," the statement said. "This can no longer be tolerated." The statement said Cumber
CALGARY — Most people who tested positive at a Calgary hospital for the more contagious COVID-19 variant first reported in India had mild symptoms, except one person who was admitted into intensive care. Several people connected to the Delta variant outbreak at Foothills Medical Centre were also fully immunized before testing positive, health officials confirmed earlier in the week. Sixteen patients on two units of the hospital tested positive for the variant, as well as six health-care workers.
Phyllis is the most relaxed cow in the world. She wanders freely over her meadow and enjoys the fresh air. When she's grazed enough, she simply lies in the sunshine, or the shade, as she prefers, and she close her eyes while she chews her cud.
Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan is calling on world leaders to crack down on online hate and extremism following the deadly truck attack in London, Ont. — now being investigated by authorities as a possible act of terror. Four people were killed and a nine-year-old boy suffered serious injuries when they were run down by a pickup truck Sunday evening. Police say the family was targeted because they were Muslim. The family moved to Canada from Pakistan in 2007. "Everyone is shocked in [Pakis
Occupational Health and Safety is investigating after a temporary foreign worker from the Philippines died at work in central Alberta last month. OHS spokesperson Natasha McKenzie said the fatality occurred at an agricultural site in Lacombe County on May 26. Zaldy Patron, consul general for the Philippines in Calgary, identified the victim as Efren Reyes, a young man who came to Canada in 2019 and had been living in Wetaskiwin in housing provided by his employer, Elite Farm Services. Patron sai