Jill Biden talks teaching as first lady: 'I knew I could do both'
Jill Biden talks teaching as first lady: 'I knew I could do both'
Two new gardening projects to support people living in poverty are taking shape in King's County and Fredericton. Outflow Ministries of Saint John says the first batch of vegetables is just about ready for harvesting at its new farm in Kars Parish, and the John Howard Society of Fredericton says a community garden is being constructed behind the Oak Centre at the corner of Regent Street and the Vanier Highway. The Kars farm was donated to Outflow in 2013 by the family of Gary Thomas of the Penob
A health official in New York State says hundreds of people could be infected with the polio virus.
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. Rep. Scott Perry said his cellphone was seized Tuesday morning by FBI agents carrying a search warrant. The circumstances surrounding the seizure were not immediately known. Perry, though, has been a figure in the congressional investigation into President Donald Trump’s actions leading up to the Jan. 6, 2021, Capitol insurrection. Former senior Justice Department officials have testified that Perry, a Pennsylvania Republican, had “an important role” in Trump’s effort to t
OTTAWA — Canadian aid agencies are warning that the world food crisis, made worse by the war in Ukraine, is leading to a rise in underage girls being forced into marriage. Plan International Canada says it has seen a worrying increase in the number of teenage girls in the developing world being forced into marriage because their families cannot afford to feed them. The agency says 12 million girls under the age of 18 become child brides each year, forcing them to abandon school while putting the
In 2014, Robin Williams was found dead at his home in Tiburon, California. (Aug. 11)
German Chancellor Olaf Scholz promised a new package of measures on Thursday, including tax relief, to help people struggling with rising prices and higher energy bills. Speaking at his first annual summer press conference, a tradition he inherited from predecessor Angela Merkel, Scholz said such measures would still mean sticking to the government's debt brake - which limits federal borrowing to 0.35% of economic output per year but which has been suspended since 2020 - going into next year. "Citizens can count on us not to abandon them," he told journalists in Berlin in a press conference that lasted for more than 90 minutes.
Attorney General Merrick Garland says the Justice Department asked a court to unseal the warrant the FBI received before searching the Florida estate of former President Donald Trump, acknowledging the extraordinary public interest in the case. (Aug. 11)
The Yukon men's soccer team beat Nova Scotia 3-0 in a match at the Canada Summer Games on Monday. It was the first time the team had won against a provincial opponent. Ashton Bryant, the team's captain for the game against Nova Scotia, said they didn't know much about the team going into the game. "Everyone had a little bit of nerves," he said. "But I think everyone was really excited." Bryant said his team "definitely had the highest majority of possession" during the first half of the game, an
Activists protesting the killings of Palestinians in Gaza, including the deaths of women and children, during three days of intense fighting between Israel and Gaza militants are calling on the Canadian government to stop the sale of arms to Israel. The protest Wednesday at the Human Rights Monument on Elgin Street came just days after the worst cross-border violence between Israel and Gaza militants since an 11-day war with Hamas last year. On Aug. 5, Israel unleashed a wave of airstrikes on Ga
The emergencies ministry in the Russian-backed self-proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic said a shell had hit an ammonia line late at night, sparking a fire that at one point covered 600 square metres (6,500 square feet). Reuters pictures from the scene showed flames lighting the sky above one part of the city as well as firefighters donning masks.
Wall Street surged on Wednesday, putting the Nasdaq more than 20% above its June low, after U.S. inflation slowed more than expected in July and raised hopes the Federal Reserve will become less aggressive on interest rates hikes. A sharp drop in the cost of gasoline helped the U.S. Consumer Price Index stay flat last month after advancing 1.3% in June, the Labor Department said. The rally came in the wake of the first notable sign of relief for Americans who have watched inflation steadily climb.
Planet Drum is a musical collective of renowned drummers from different countries and musical backgrounds who are hoping to bring the world together in rhythm and dance. The Grammy-winning group are back after 15 years with a new record called “In The Groove,” a dance record built on their unique collaborative rhythms. (Aug. 11)
Power was restored to nearly all NB Power customers early Thursday following a massive outage. On Wednesday, nearly 50,000 customers were without electricity. The outage was caused by a tree falling on a transmission line, NB Power spokesperson Dominique Couture said in an email to CBC News. By early Thursday, just a handful of customers in Fredericton and Moncton were still without power, Couture said the first report of an outage came in at 8:45 p.m.
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REGINA — Saskatchewan is stepping in to supervise three independent schools after a proposed class-action lawsuit was filed against former teachers, pastors and church elders for alleged abuse of students. Education Minister Dustin Duncan said Thursday he will appoint supervisors to oversee three schools linked to the allegations, which include paddling children and an exorcism. Legacy Christian Academy and Grace Christian School in Saskatoon and Regent Academy in Prince Albert are to get superv
One of six people accused in the shooting death of 18-year-old Joedin Leger in Moncton earlier this year is seeking bail. The lawyer for Jerek John England, 23, filed the application in the Court of Queen's Bench on Monday seeking to be released while the case continues through court. England faces a first-degree murder charge in connection with the April 25 shooting death of Leger in Moncton. First-degree murder is a homicide that's both planned and deliberate. Bail for those facing murder char
On a recent August morning, a large pontoon boat took to the water in Ottawa's south end, carrying residents of a local home for adults with developmental disabilities. While fishing was part of the excursion, captain Pat O'Brien says the free Friends in Sportfishing trips are about much more. "There's a real therapeutic effect for everybody because it's water, it's nature, it's excitement," he explained. "Our motto is 'catch the smile,' which is more important than catching the fish. And when y
An Indigenous woman who has been missing from New Hazelton, B.C., since late 2018 was found dead earlier this year, Mounties have confirmed. Human remains discovered on May 1 have now been identified as those of Cynthia Martin, RCMP said in a news release Thursday. Police say their investigation into how Martin died remains active, and the B.C. Coroners Service is also investigating. Martin was 50 years old when she was last seen on the night of Dec. 23, 2018, in New Hazelton. At the time, polic
The pediatric service suspension at the Chaleur Regional Hospital has been extended a second time. The temporary suspension first announced on July 29 was supposed to end on Aug. 3. But because of the continued shortage of nurses, the suspension was extended until Wednesday. Now services won't be available for another five days, according to a news release from the Vitalité Health Network. Services for sick children won't return to the hospital until Aug. 15 at 8 a.m., the release says. "This su
The torrid increase in the cost of living showed signs of finally easing last month, with the U.S. inflation rate cooling to 8.5 per cent. The U.S. Bureau of Labour Statistics reported Wednesday that the annual inflation rate eased from a 40-year high of 9.1 per cent in June to 8.5 in July. Economists had been expected the rate to ease off, but the 8.5 per cent figure was softer than the 8.7 per cent they were expecting. "The July CPI report might be the first clear indication that consumers are