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There are a few things to know about Olga Maculavicous, who died at CHSLD Herron, one of Quebec's hardest-hit long-term care homes during the pandemic, in the spring of 2020. First is that she drove a Trans Am sports car with flames on it and wings in the back. Second is that she loved to pick mushrooms and cook them fresh for her grandchildren. Third is that she was a nurse for decades in Montreal hospitals, caring for children and sick people with the kind of dignity she herself did not receiv
OTTAWA — A new report calls on federal corrections to ease caseloads, improve workplace policies and give added resources to parole officers in order to mitigate current strains on their mental health. The report, led by public safety expert Rosemary Ricciardelli and released by a union, says that federal parole officers are experiencing extremely high levels of workplace stress and compromised mental health. These 1,600 parole officers across Canada feel overwhelmed by their caseloads, are expo
Moncton is undertaking a study of what it could take to switch its public transit fleet to electric power. City councillors voted unanimously Monday in favour of awarding a sole-source contract to the not-for-profit Canadian Urban Transit Research and Innovation Consortium. The study, expected to take 30 weeks, will begin this year. Angela Allain, Moncton's director of public transit, said it will examine everything from the existing transit garage and diesel fleet to whether supplementary charg
A new report into the 2020 sinking of the Sarah Anne off Newfoundland's south coast says the fishing vessel likely capsized suddenly, sending all four crew members into the water and causing their deaths. Clifford Harvey, the Transportation Safety Board of Canada's director of marine investigation, said the absence of life-saving equipment and distress signals support the conclusion that the vessel's capsizing took the crew by surprise. "Without critical pieces of life-saving equipment the crew
ISLAMABAD (AP) — Faced with rising violence, Pakistan is taking a tougher line to pressure Afghanistan’s Taliban rulers to crack down on militants hiding on their soil, but so far the Taliban remain reluctant to take action — trying instead to broker a peace. Last month came a sharp deterioration in relations between the two neighbors when Pakistan carried out airstrikes in eastern Afghanistan. Witnesses said the strikes hit a refugee camp and another location, killing at least 40 civilians. UNI
Prince Charles and Camilla greeted eager crowds in St. John’s as they embarked on the first stop of their three-day royal tour across Canada. One of the key themes of their tour is Indigenous reconciliation, with Charles pledging to listen and learn from Indigenous peoples.
OTTAWA — Sven Spengemann has resigned as the Liberal member of Parliament for Mississauga-Lakeshore. In a statement Wednesday, Spengemann says he is stepping down to once again serve with the United Nations. He says will start his new job on May 28 and will have more to say later about what he will be doing. Spengemann was first elected to the House of Commons in 2015 and was re-elected in 2019 and last September. He has served as chairman of the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and Interna
Toronto FC wingback Jahkeele Marshall-Rutty and midfielder Kosi Thompson highlight Canada's 60-man provisional roster ahead of next month’s CONCACAF Men’s Under-20 Championship. The provisional list features some other familiar names with a Borjan, Bunbury, De Rosario, Herdman and Bontis. The Canadian roster will be whittled down to 18 outfield players and two goalkeepers ahead of the 20-team tournament slated for June 18 to July 3 in Honduras. Canada has been drawn in Group E with the U.S., Cub
Ontario is reporting 1,345 patients hospitalized with COVID-19 and 11 more deaths linked to the virus, marking a significant jump from the day before. Tuesday's hospitalizations are up from 1,122 on Monday but down from 1,555 exactly one week ago. Of those in hospital, 165 patients require intensive care, six more than the day before, the province says. Seventy-seven patients require the help of a ventilator to breathe. The province is reporting at least 1,028 new COVID-19 cases through limited
WASHINGTON (AP) — Scottish leader Nicola Sturgeon said in an interview Tuesday that Europe's crisis over Russia's war in Ukraine only makes Scotland's drive for independence more important, and maintained Scotland should play its “full part” ensuring stability and security in Europe as an eventual member of NATO. Sturgeon spoke to The Associated Press on her first trip to the United States since the pandemic lockdown. Her visit is focused on Scotland's strong progress toward renewable energy and
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RCMP say they are looking for more information surrounding the disappearance of a Kamloops man reported missing two months ago, after a bone identified as belonging to him was discovered along a trail near the city's airport. David Bosanac, 22, is now believed to be deceased after DNA testing linked the missing man to a bone discovered by a dog-walker on the North Shore trail on March 26, according to a statement by police Wednesday. Mounties say a second bone found by a hiker on April 9 in the
Although the psychedelic drug is still considered illegal except for special circumstances, Health Canada has now authorized a patient in Quebec to be treated for depression using magic mushrooms. Dan Spector explains how psilocybin affects the brain, and the push for easier access to this treatment.
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Experts urge people not to panic over a handful of suspected cases of monkeypox under investigation in Quebec. It comes as infections appear to be spreading in several countries through close contact with others.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The fate of seven-term incumbent Democratic U.S. Rep. Kurt Schrader hung in the balance Wednesday as elections officials in Oregon's third-largest county scrambled to tally tens of thousands of ballots with blurry barcodes that were being rejected by vote-counting machines. Clackamas, a sprawling county of nearly 2,000 square miles (5,180 square kilometers), includes a large swath of Schrader's redrawn 5th District, where he is facing a stiff challenge in a key U.S. House p
The City of Iqaluit is warning it will have to raise property taxes if the Qulliq Energy Corporation's general rate application is approved. In a move to help ease the cost of living to Nunavuvammiut in smaller communities, Qulliq Energy Corp. (QEC) has proposed to slash commercials electricity rates across the territory — except in Iqaluit — and hike government rates to make up the difference. QEC needs to recover a $6.6 million shortfall with how electricity prices are set now. The proposal wo
The president of an animal shelter in Labrador says its building is badly in need of renovation to keep animals in need safely in the community. Kelley Pafford, operator of Faiths Haven Animal Shelter in Wabush, said this year's harsh winter was hard on the shelter's structure. In April, the roof partially collapsed, the latest in a series of incidents at the building, some of which she says have put animals in danger. "In January or February month, we came in twice and our heaters had just comp
Prince Charles and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, are spending the final day of the royal visit in Canada's North. The couple has another busy day scheduled in the Northwest Territories, with stops meant to continue the trip's focus on climate change, literacy and Crown-Indigenous relations. They're heading to the Yellowknives Dene First Nation community of Dettah in the morning, where Prince Charles is to speak with First Nations chiefs and hear about Indigenous-led solutions to climate change.
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