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Concerns about the City of Calgary's ability to build the Green Line LRT within its $5.5-billion budget arose Tuesday, when a city council committee heard from the project's team that factors such as cost escalation could put it at serious risk. The city had spent $706 million on the project's development as of Dec. 31, according to a recent financial summary. But Don Fairbairn, the chair of the Green Line board, told the city's executive committee in an update Tuesday morning that there are sti
Ontario's solicitor general has requested an external investigation of Thunder Bay Police Service (TBPS) leadership after several human rights complaints were filed by officers and a member of its oversight board. A spokesperson confirmed Sylvia Jones has asked the Ontario Civilian Police Commission (OCPC) to investigate police Chief Sylvie Hauth and Deputy Chief Ryan Hughes, along with the administration of the police service. Last week, police board member Georjann Morriseau called for new lea
A family cat was killed after a cube van crashed into the side of a home in Lakeshore following a two-vehicle collision, according to the homeowner. The owner of the home at the intersection of Essex County Road 46 and Naylor Side Road was not willing to give his name to the CBC but did say that his son had stepped out for a cigarette shortly before the van collided with the house on Monday. He said his son would likely be dead if he hadn't left the room. OPP closed a section of County Road 46 b
The U.S. Border Patrol faces major challenges monitoring a vast expanse of windblown farmland along the Canada-U.S. border, near where an Indian family of four was found dead last week. Agent Katy Siemer says the smuggling organizations don't care about migrants' safety — they only care about money.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Jazz pianist, session musician and bandleader Bobbe Long “Beegie” Adair, who played on over 100 records throughout her six decade career, has died. She was 84. Her manager, Monica Ramey, said Adair died Sunday in Franklin. A cause of death was not immediately released. Adair, raised in Cave City, Kentucky, began playing at age 5, attended college in Kentucky and then moved to Nashville to work in the city's music scene in the 1960s. She worked as a musician on Johnny Cash
PARIS (AP) — A Frenchman detained in Iran and hunger striking to protest his treatment has been sentenced to eight years in prison on what his lawyer insisted Tuesday are trumped up espionage and propaganda charges. Benjamin Brière, 36, was arrested in May 2020 after taking pictures in a desert area where photography is prohibited and asking questions on social media about Iran’s obligatory Islamic headscarf for women. Paris-based lawyer Philippe Valent said an Iranian revolutionary court has se
Outspoken singer-songwriter Neil Young has given Spotify an ultimatum between streaming his music or continuing to distribute the Joe Rogan Experience podcast, known for featuring COVID-19 contrarians with confusing and dangerous views.
Red carpets to feminist fashion, how the House of Dior has evolved. (Jan. 24)
MONTREAL — The shrinking heart of Montreal's Chinatown will be granted heritage status by the province to protect it from excessive development and gentrification, municipal and provincial officials announced Monday. Culture Minister Nathalie Roy told a virtual news conference that the province had signed an official notice of intent to grant heritage status to the "institutional core" of Chinatown as well as two of its best-known buildings, including a former school building from 1826 that now
President Joe Biden says there has been "no change in the posture of the Russian forces" along the Ukraine border and the White House is still preparing for a potentially imminent Russian invasion, a move Biden says would "change the world." (Jan. 25)
TAOYUAN, Taiwan (Reuters) -Taiwan Vice President William Lai left on Tuesday to shore up a shaky relationship with Honduras and attend the swearing-in of its new leader, an event U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris is also going to, potentially giving the two a chance to interact. China has ramped up pressure to reduce Taiwan's international footprint, saying the democratically governed island is Chinese territory with no right to state-to-state ties. Honduras is one of only 14 countries to maintain formal diplomatic relations with Taiwan.
OTTAWA — Conservative MPs meeting for a two-day retreat say they don't expect to be shown the entire review into the party's election loss. Former Alberta MP James Cumming is set to present the findings from his review to caucus members and national council Thursday. Party spokesman Cory Hann says caucus will be briefed on the contents of the review, including its key findings and recommendations, and will have a chance to ask questions of the author. Part of the presentation will also focus on
Kyriakos Mitsotakis has blamed a toll road operating company after drivers were forced to abandon cars due to the snow in Athens.View on euronews
MONTREAL — Quebec provincial police say two people are dead and two others are in hospital after an apparent carbon monoxide poisoning inside a home in Venise-en-Québec, near the U.S. border southwest of Montreal. Police say a 62-year-old man and an 80-year-old woman died in hospital. Two others are still hospitalized, including a 52-year-old woman in stable condition and an 80-year-old man listed in critical condition. Police say they are investigating what caused the four family members to be
A popular summer camp held at Laurel Creek Conservation Area in Waterloo, Ont., has changed its name in a move local Indigenous leaders say is a good example of reconciliation. Camp K is run by St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church in Kitchener. It recently changed its name to stop using a word, created to sound Indigenous, that's a play on the phrase "come on, I want to go." "It's appropriating that language inflection that's Indigenous," said Amy Smoke, who is Mohawk Nation Turtle Clan from Six Nat
Once-prominent California attorney Michael Avenatti took over representation of himself Tuesday at his latest criminal trial, setting the stage for him to directly confront former client and porn star Stormy Daniels.(Jan. 25)
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy laid out an optimistic vision of the state's future Tuesday during an election year address to lawmakers that comes amid a period of higher oil prices and follows a year marked by drawn-out, bruising legislative sessions. The Republican, giving his fourth State of the State speech since taking office in late 2018, said he envisioned a state that is a leader in renewable energy, with energy costs among the lowest in the U.S. He also wants Alaska to
LONDON (AP) — Premier League clubs must have a minimum of four positive coronavirus cases within their playing squad before requesting a postponement, according to new guidelines announced on Wednesday and taking effect next month. Previously, teams had to show they did not have 13 senior players plus a goalkeeper available before asking for a game to be postponed. That also took into account factors such as injuries and players being on international duty. There have been 22 postponements since
Norway's prime minister, whose country borders Russia and is a founding member of NATO, said Wednesday it's "a sign of weakness" that President Vladimir Putin has to express Moscow's political views by an "extraordinary" military buildup. (Jan. 26)
President Joe Biden was caught on a hot mic Monday calling a Fox News reporter a vulgarity after the journalist asked him a question about inflation. It was Biden's second hot mic moment in a week, both in response to questions from Fox News. (Jan. 24)