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Stay alert for watches and warnings on Tuesday as a risk for severe thunderstorms, and even some supercells, spans portions of Alberta.
MASKWACIS — Leaders from four First Nations in central Alberta say the Pope's upcoming visit could help the world understand the trauma the residential school system caused to Indigenous people. Pope Francis is scheduled to visit the Maskwacis area, south of Edmonton, as part of his Canadian tour from July 24 to 29. The community, which has four member nations, says it has been working around the clock in preparation for the thousands of people who are anticipated to come to the area to watch as
HALIFAX — All Nova Scotians aged 50 and older will be able to access second COVID-19 boosters by next week, though public health recommends people under 70 wait until the fall before getting another shot. The province decided to expand booster dose eligibility on July 8 to people aged 50 to 69 because some Nova Scotians had been asking for a fourth dose, deputy chief medical officer of health Dr. Shelley Deeks told reporters Monday. "Public health is recommending that people in this age group ac
Rev. Robin King took over a church in Bashaw, Alta., and desired to make the congregation more inclusive. His initiative helped spread love even further. "Jesus never talked about tolerating people. He just talked about loving them and accepting them for who they are," King said. Many churches throughout rural Alberta are striving to become more accepting of the two-spirit, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer community — cohorts of people who have historically been discriminated agains
LONDON (AP) — Former Chelsea goalkeeper Petr Cech will leave his role as technical and performance adviser at the Premier League club this week. Cech's departure was announced Monday in the latest change under Chelsea's new ownership, which recently said sporting director Marina Granovskaia is also moving on. “With the club under new ownership, I feel now is the right time for me to step aside,” said Cech, who spent 11 seasons as a player at Stamford Bridge before taking the advisory role in 201
In the shadow of an ongoing public inquiry into the first stage of Ottawa's light rail system, councillors on the city's powerful finance committee have approved an urgent $60-million cash infusion for the ongoing construction of Stage 2. In the lead-up to Tuesday's meeting of the finance and economic development committee (FEDCO), city staff said the money is needed "immediately" for Stage 2 construction of the O-Train. According to staff, $25 million of that amount has already been used to top
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California voters will decide in November whether to guarantee the right to an abortion in their state constitution, a question sure to boost turnout on both sides of the debate during a pivotal midterm election year as Democrats try to keep control of Congress after the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade. The court's ruling on Friday lets states decide for themselves whether to allow abortion. California is controlled by Democrats who support abortion rights, so
Canada Day festivities may be interrupted by Mother Nature’s natural fireworks – thunderstorms. A sharp divide in the active atmosphere will drive a stormy boundary on Friday, while a good chunk of the country will see May-like temperatures.
JOHNSTOWN, Ohio (AP) — When President Joe Biden applauded a decision by Intel Corp. to build a $20 billion semiconductor operation on “1,000 empty acres of land” in Ohio, it didn't sit well with Tressie Corsi. The 85-year-old woman has lived on 7 acres of that land since she and her late husband, Paul, built a house there 50 years ago. They raised four children there and welcomed multiple generations of grandchildren and great-grandchildren, including some who lived right next door. “You can see
O'Leary hosted its first multiculturalism day event on Monday. The event showcased the language, culture and food of western P.E.I. residents who are originally from across Canada and around the world. "It is really, I think, going to let us feel like a family," said Lihong Ling, who moved to P.E.I. from China with her husband Ling Jie Liu in 2019. "We'll show many people different cultures of different countries, areas, and we love to be one of person here to share our culture, our experience,
When the Russian tank turned its turret toward Hlib Stryzhko's position and fired, he thought his life was ending in a violent flash of light. "I was aware that … I could die, lose my health or become an invalid — but I was ready to do it for Ukraine," he told CBC News. The corporal in Ukraine's marines had been part of a group of hundreds of soldiers holding off a massively larger Russian force that was attacking the Illich iron and steel works plant in the northern part of the besieged city of
HALIFAX — A high-profile sex scandal involving Prince Andrew is prompting a school in Dartmouth, N.S., to change its name. As of Aug. 1, Prince Andrew High School will be renamed Woodlawn High School, to reflect the name of the street and subdivision where the school is located. The school was named after Prince Andrew in 1960, the year he was born, but a recent sex scandal involving a 17-year-old girl and disgraced financier Jeffrey Epstein led the school to distance itself from the royal. Andr
Two sisters visiting Newfoundland unable to find a rental car have decided to go for the next best thing: renting a U-Haul moving van to tour the island. Gail Bridgeman, who lives in Australia, and Karen Burke of Ontario had their trip to Newfoundland booked for over six months before arriving. However, a mix-up with their rental car provider left them without a vehicle. "I thought everything was fine, then I got back some information saying our car was available months ahead of the expected dat
REGINA — Saskatchewan's NDP has chosen Carla Beck to be its new leader, making her the first woman to lead the party in 90 years. Beck, the member of the legislative assembly for Regina Lakeview, defeated Kaitlyn Harvey, a Métis lawyer from Saskatoon, at a leadership convention in Regina. Beck received 3,244 votes to Harvey's 1,492. The next provincial election is still more than two years away, but Beck expressed hope to become Saskatchewan's first female premier by focusing the next few years
There were 45 active wildfires in the N.W.T. as of Sunday afternoon, the majority of which are in the North and South Slave. According to the N.W.T. wildfire update website, all 45 are being responded to. Chris Tourangeau is the North Slave regional duty officer, fire behaviour and ignition specialist with the Department of Environment and Natural Resources. The weather has made the conditions easy for fires to start and that the majority of wildfires in the N.W.T. are caused by lightning, he to
For the first time, a free shuttle bus service will ferry nature lovers to some of the most popular spots in Gatineau Park during the summer. Saturday marked the start of the pilot project, which will run every weekend until Aug. 28. Regular shuttles have operated every fall for a three-week period, and that will still continue. "We're making Gatineau Park more accessible, more equitable for people who either don't own a private car or don't have access to one or don't want to drive," said Tobi
Here's the latest for Tuesday June 28th: 46 found dead in San Antonio; Russian missiles hit Ukrainian Shopping mall; G-7 leaders take aim at Russian economy; Amtrak train wreck in Missouri.
TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Digital censors quickly deleted a hashtag “the next five years” Monday as online discussion swirled in response to reported remarks of Beijing's Communist Party secretary saying that the capital city will normalize pandemic prevention controls over the course of the next five years. Beijing's Communist Party chief, Cai Qi, made the remarks Monday morning as part of a report on the Party's management of the city. The citywide party congress is held once every five years, ahe
G7 leaders have announced they will phase out or ban the import of Russian coal and oil in response to that country's war with Ukraine. At their summit in southern Germany, the leaders say they’ve promised immediate action to counter the rising cost of oil, but say they will not compromise their climate goals.
NEW YORK (AP) — New Yorkers are casting votes in a governor’s race Tuesday that for the first time in a decade does not include the name “Cuomo” at the top of the ticket. Instead, the most prominent name for Democrats is Kathy Hochul, who was propelled into the governor’s office last year when former Gov. Andrew Cuomo resigned amid sexual harassment allegations. Hochul is hoping to become the first woman to win election to the New York governor’s office this fall, but first she needs to overcome