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Kevin Schofield started his life on a trapline in Moose Factory, on the James Bay coast, where he taught himself to play the guitar and sing. It took him a few decades, but following a traumatic event – Schofield said he was separated and lost his family in his thirties – he eventually made his way to Nashville, Tennessee. "It was sad," Schofield said. "I had a hockey bag full of my books and trinkets. I remember I had a bag full of the crap they sell in the Ottawa tourist stores." When he got t
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
Abortion rights defenders gather outside US Supreme Court and in New York.View on euronews
Protesters at a Montreal abortion rights rally in solidarity with Americans following the reversal of Roe v. Wade by the United States Supreme Court say they fear the decision will lead to a rise in anti-abortion sentiment in Quebec and the rest of Canada. Hundreds of Quebecers of all ages gathered outside the Montreal courthouse Sunday afternoon amid sweltering heat, carrying signs that said, "Solidarity and rage," "My body, my choice" and "Access to abortion is a human right." Law student Cele
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.
Mary Kilroy's son Patrick Bennett didn't set out to get hooked on drugs. After losing him to a drug overdose, she is now working to warn other parents. "We're losing our children," she says. "They're dying. And they're young." The grieving mother wants policy changes, to bring about more treatment options for addiction and safe supplies of illicit drugs. To help push toward those changes, Kilroy, who lives in St. John's, has become one of the first two people from Newfoundland and Labrador to jo
Two sisters visiting Newfoundland and Labrador 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 and Labrador 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
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
CAPE TOWN (Reuters) -South African authorities are investigating the deaths of at least 22 young people found inside a popular tavern in the coastal town of East London, provincial health officials and the presidency said on Sunday. State broadcaster SABC reported the deaths resulted from a possible stampede, but was scant on details as the exact cause of death remained unknown. The bodies will be transported to state mortuaries where relatives are expected to help identify both male and female victims, said Siyanda Manana, a spokesperson for the Eastern Cape provincial health department.
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
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
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court said Monday that a high school football coach who sought to kneel and pray on the field after games was protected by the Constitution, a decision that opponents said would open the door to “much more coercive prayer" in public schools. The court ruled 6-3 for the coach with the court’s conservative justices in the majority and its liberals in dissent. The case was the latest in a line of rulings for religious plaintiffs. The case forced the justices to wrestle
VANCOUVER — A 15-month dispute in British Columbia's film and television industry has ended with the ratification of a new contract for creative and logistical staff working on productions shot in the province. The Directors Guild of Canada BC District Council says in a statement the new contract was supported by 89.5 per cent of the members who voted on the deal. The guild contract is with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers and the Canadian Media Producers Association-BC. D
Born and raised in Quebec, Alison Ramsey has made efforts to live her life in the language of Molière, even if her heritage and first language are English. But lately she’s been feeling like her efforts are not enough. That’s because Bill 96, the province’s reform of the French language charter is going too far, she says. Global's Gloria Henriquez has more.
People attending Pride celebrations hosted by LGBTQ+ communities across the United States this weekend expressed outrage at the Supreme Court's decision to overturn the constitutional right to abortion, and a wave of anti-transgender legislation. Pride parades in New York, Chicago, San Francisco, Seattle and Denver followed protests in some of the same cities decrying the Supreme Court's decision on Friday to reverse the landmark 1973 Roe v. Wade decision that legalized abortion nationwide. "This march is going to have more of a serious tone than celebratory, and I don't think that's a bad thing at all," said Krystal Marx, executive director of Seattle Pride, which drew thousands of people to its parade on Sunday.
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WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland’s conservative ruling party leader pushed back Sunday against what he described as Western views on LGBTQ rights. Jaroslaw Kaczynski, the head of the Law and Justice party, described a theoretical situation in which a person named Wladyslaw, which is traditionally a male name, comes to work asking to be called Zosia, a traditionally female name. “And according to what we are recommended from the West that everyone should obey it,” Kaczynski said at a rally in Grudzia