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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
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
A 32-year-old man, who was wanted on a surety warrant in two alleged hate-motivated incidents where antisemitic slurs were hurled at victims, has been arrested, Toronto police said Saturday. Michael Park was arrested on the strength of the warrant at 2:30 p.m. on Friday, police said. No additional charges were laid. He will appear at Old City Hall on Saturday. This is Park's third arrest recently. He was initially arrested on July 6 after police were called to Stanley Park in the King Street Wes
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
Concerns around mixing COVID-19 vaccine doses have started to arise locally after various jurisdictions have begun to label mixed-dose recipients as not fully immunized. “In Canada, combining vaccines is allowed. However, in certain other jurisdictions, it's not,” said Dr. Ian Arra, medical officer of health for the Grey Bruce Health Unit (GBHU). “So, if people don't have two matching doses of Pfizer or two doses of Moderna, they will not be considered by that jurisdiction as fully immunized.” D
The remains of an Alberta man missing since June have been found near Crowsnest Pass, police say. RCMP in Crowsnest Pass — 165 kilometres southwest of Calgary — received a report from Alberta Fish and Wildlife on July 20 about possible human remains in a rural area. The Alberta RCMP major crimes and forensics teams went to the scene and identified the remains as Lane Tail Feathers, a 35-year-old man from Fort MacLeod, Alta., who was reported missing by his family on June 20. Tail Feathers had be
A life-long gardener in a small Lower North Shore village in Quebec is growing cabbage, turnips and bunches of kale in greenhouses he built himself, to feed the seniors in his community. Edward Griffin, 82, and his wife cook and deliver about 70 meals for seniors in the community of St. Paul's River every Thursday. "After we retire, we need to do something," Griffin said of his team of volunteer gardeners. "It's great, old people get into it, and once you get into it, it's amazing," he said. Gri
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.
WARNING: This story contains distressing details. Cowessess First Nation received $10,000 in donations from a group in Regina this week, to help in their search for unmarked graves on the site of a former residential school in Saskatchewan. The donations were fundraised by the Jaleta Pacers Running Club in Regina and presented to Cowessess First Nation Chief Cadmus Delorme on Wednesday. Chief Delorme said it is the largest donation to the search for unmarked graves in Cowessess so far, according
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
Many Albertans will be rooting for Canadian athletes over the next couple weeks as they compete at Tokyo 2020, including eight who are from the Edmonton area. The Tokyo Olympics officially started after an opening ceremony Friday morning. The sporting event runs until Aug. 8. Here's a look at some local athletes who competing overseas — some of whom are somewhat new to their sport, but have high hopes of coming home with a medal nonetheless. Marco Arop - 800m Arop, 22, is from Edmonton, but his
NEW YORK (AP) — A statue of George Floyd that was defaced in Brooklyn has been cleaned and is headed for Manhattan's Union Square. The artwork was unveiled on the Juneteenth holiday in a spot on Flatbush Avenue. Five days later on June 24, it was vandalized with black paint and marked with the logo of a white supremacist group. But members of the group that installed the statue painstakingly cleaned it, and local residents and one of Floyd's brothers gathered around it this week to bid farewell
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
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.
MEXICO CITY (AP) — President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said Saturday that Cuba is an “example of resistance,” and proposed the entire country should be declared a World Heritage site. While much of Cuba seems stuck technologically in the middle of the last century, López Obrador did not appear to be speaking ironically when he proposed the world heritage designation, which is usually used by the United Nations to honor historical sites. The Mexican leader praised Cuba's ability to stand up to
It is an ex-reference. It has ceased to be. Days after a CBC News story highlighted Canada's judicial love affair with Monty Python, a B.C. judge has removed all references to the British comedy troupe's iconic "dead parrot" sketch from a recent class-action certification decision in B.C. When it was first published on Monday, B.C. Supreme Court Justice Ward Branch's ruling in Krishnan vs. Jamieson Laboratories et al began with a wholesale rendering of the 1969 BBC television skit in which an ir
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.
The landmark ruling could have long-term implications for how a national security law that China imposed on its freest city a year ago against secession, terrorism, subversion and collusion with foreign forces reshapes its common law traditions, some legal scholars say. Activists say a ruling to outlaw the slogan will tighten limits on free speech. The slogan was chanted during pro-democracy protests, posted online, scrawled on walls and printed on everything from pamphlets, books, stickers and T-shirts to coffee mugs.
The COVID-19 pandemic laid bare the need for increased staffing at long-term care facilities, and one Nova Scotia home has found hope in a place where hope is often in short supply. Glen Haven Manor in New Glasgow is part of a federal project working in tandem with the United Nations and several NGOs to recruit skilled workers from refugee camps in the Middle East and Africa. Ottawa's Economic Mobility Pathways pilot program was launched in 2018 with the goals of easing the skilled labour shorta