Small hail pelts a small backyard in Sexsmith, Alberta.
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Small hail pelts a small backyard in Sexsmith, Alberta.
The Saint John Police Force has informed its officers to stop wearing thin blue line patches following social media posts of officers sporting the controversial patch. Tweets posted on Thursday show Saint John police officers wearing the patches at King's Square on July 3, while present at a protest being held by members of the community. The patch has acquired various connotations, with some supporters saying wearing the patch is a sign of solidarity between officers while critics say it foster
A 35-year-old woman has been taken to hospital after a helicopter crashed in southern Ontario on Sunday morning, police said. Officers in Brantford, Ont., responded to the scene at Golf Road and Powerline Road near the Grand Valley Christian Centre at 7 a.m., according to Staff Sgt. Dave Disher. Chris Krepski, a spokesperson for the Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB), said the Robinson R44 helicopter, operated by Apex Helicopters, was doing aerial spray work north to northeast of the Br
Five people were treated in hospital for stab wounds in Cranbrook, B.C., after a fight broke out between two rival biker gangs from Alberta, police say. Cranbrook RCMP responded to a report of multiple people fighting at a gas station on Cranbrook Street North at 7 p.m. Friday. Police separated the two groups, RCMP said in a release, and determined they were rival motorcycle gangs from Alberta who were passing through the B.C. city. Shortly after the fight, officers were called to the local hosp
MONTREAL — This year, Dany Baillargeon is committing what he describes as "horticultural disobedience" by letting his front yard grow naturally — despite the risk of running afoul of local bylaws. The Sherbrooke, Que., resident describes his lawn as "beautiful chaos." Its filled with plants such as wildflowers, clover and long grasses, and it is regularly visited by butterflies, bees and birds. "I let nature take the space that it deserves," he said in a recent interview. Ecologists say natural
A new Ipsos poll for Global News, ahead of a potential federal election later this summer, finds the Liberals' lead over the Conservatives is narrowing. But as David Akin explains, the Tories are still in trouble, as their vital support in Western Canada sees a sharp decline from last election.
A Moncton auction house has sold a Paragon teacup and saucer for the staggering price of $2,400. That's a record for Key Auctions. Auction house owner Jared Steeves said he knew the teacup was special — and worth a pretty penny — when he saw its heavy gold coating and large cabbage rose design while unpacking boxes from an estate pickup. "It was an exciting and unknown find at a local house in Moncton," Steeves told CBC's Shift. "It was unbeknownst to us that it was even in the estate. There had
WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — The United States is in an “unnecessary predicament” of soaring COVID-19 cases fueled by unvaccinated Americans and the virulent delta variant, the nation’s top infectious diseases expert said Sunday. “We’re going in the wrong direction,” said Dr. Anthony Fauci, describing himself as “very frustrated.” He said recommending that the vaccinated wear masks is “under active consideration” by the government’s leading public health officials. Also, booster shots may be suggeste
Private firefighting companies from Alberta say they're anxious to deploy to B.C. to help control wildfires, but despite repeated calls to officials, they haven't heard back. Hundreds of wildfires are burning in the province, and thousands of residents have been put on evacuation orders and alerts as fires move closer to homes and communities. Last week Thompson Nicola Regional District chair Ken Gillis told CBC that a shortage of security staff and the need for more support at emergency operati
United States will to continue to carry out airstrikes to support Afghan forces facing attack from the insurgent Taliban, a regional U.S. commander said on Sunday as U.S. and other international forces have drawn down troops in Afghanistan. The Taliban escalated its offensive in recent weeks, taking rural districts and surrounding provincial capitals, after U.S. President Joe Biden said in April U.S. troops would be withdrawn by September, ending a 20-year foreign military presence.
BANGKOK, Thailand (AP) — As Thailand‘s medical system struggles beneath a surge of coronavirus cases, ordinary people are helping to plug the gaps, risking their own health to bring care and supplies to often terrified, exhausted patients who’ve fallen through the cracks. In the Samai area of Bangkok, Ekapob Laungprasert’s team heads out for another weekend on the front lines of a crisis. His volunteer group, Samai Will Survive, has been working around the clock, responding to about a hundred SO
The B.C. Wildfire Service says more than 250 wildfires are currently burning across the province, with hundreds of firefighters continuing to work through challenging terrain in hot, dry conditions. The number is down from last week, when there were 300 active fires, the agency said. On Saturday afternoon, Public Safety Minister Mike Farnworth greeted 101 firefighters from Mexico to help work alongside crews in British Columbia for the next 30 days. Thousands of residents have been placed under
ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) — A bus swerved off a highway and crashed in Croatia early Sunday after the driver apparently fell asleep, killing 10 people and injuring at least 44 others — some of them seriously, authorities said. The crash happened at around 6 a.m. (0400 GMT; 12 a.m. EDT) near the town of Slavonski Brod on the highway between the capital, Zagreb, and the Serbian border. Authorities said after an investigation that the driver of the bus had been arrested after he apparently lost control
MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) — Nicaraguan police placed under house arrest a seventh presidential contender on Saturday, meaning that almost all of those who could have challenged President Daniel Ortega in the Nov. 7 elections have now been detained. Opposition leader Noel Vidaurre was placed under police custody at his home on Saturday, as was political commentator Jaime Arellano. Arellano had been called in for questioning regarding a commentary he wrote criticizing an Ortega speech. Vidaurre was
U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin said on Saturday that the Afghan security forces' first job was to make sure they could slow the Taliban's momentum before attempting to retake territory, as Afghan forces plan to consolidate forces around strategically important parts of the country. Reuters reported that Afghanistan's military is overhauling its war strategy against the Taliban to concentrate forces around the most critical areas like Kabul and other cities, border crossings and vital infrastructure. "They are consolidating their forces around the key population centers," Austin told reporters during a visit to Alaska.
Canada's vaccine campaign has been crushing it lately, with an impressive 80 per cent of eligible Canadians having had at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. That statistic distracts from a troubling fact, however: more than six million Canadians still haven't had a shot, just as experts are warning we need more coverage to beat back a possible surge of cases in the fall. The first-dose vaccination campaign now seems to be grinding to a halt, with fewer than 50,000 people getting a vaccine eac
BLY, Ore. (AP) — Out-of-state crews headed to Montana Saturday to battle a blaze that injured five firefighters as the U.S. West struggled with a series of fires that have ravaged rural lands and destroyed homes. Progress was being made on the nation's largest blaze, the Bootleg Fire in Oregon, but less than half of it was contained, fire officials said. The growth of the sprawling fire had slowed, but increased fire activity was expected Saturday, and thousands of homes remained threatened on i
A mess left at a backcountry campground in Banff National Park is raising safety concerns for animals in the park. A Parks Canada trail crew cleaned up food and supplies left behind by a group at Larry's Camp (Jo9) in the Sawback area of Banff National Park last week. The campground has 10 sites. The campers left, among other items, a roll of toilet paper, a cast iron pan, half a dozen red plastic cups, three full-sized plastic containers of condiments, a cooler, an egg carton, an opened chip ba
MELBOURNE (Reuters) -Australia's New South Wales logged its second-highest daily increase of the year in locally acquired COVID-19 cases on Sunday amid fears of a wave of new infections after thousands of people joined an anti-lockdown protest. There were 141 COVID-19 cases reported, down from 163 a day earlier. Under fire for a slow vaccine rollout, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said more vaccine supply was not going to ensure New South Wales gets out of lockdown, but what was needed was an effective, properly enforced lockdown.
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Rising anger over the policies of Hungary's right-wing government filled the streets of the country's capital on Saturday as thousands of LGBT supporters marched in the annual Budapest Pride parade. March organizers expected record crowds at the event, and called on participants to express their opposition to recent steps by populist Prime Minister Viktor Orban's government that critics say stigmatize sexual minorities in the Central European country. Budapest Pride spok
For Amanda McClughan, it feels like the phone at Saving Grace Animal Society never stops ringing. Though the rush on puppy adoptions during the pandemic has slowed, the animal rescue in the small village of Alix, Alta., still gets lots of calls from people hoping to adopt animals they have in their care. But in recent weeks, there's been an increasing number of queries to see if their facility can take in cats and dogs that owners can't care for anymore. Pandemic may be a factor in surrenders Mc