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A Maud Lewis painting once traded for a grilled cheese sandwich 50 years ago in London, Ont., has sold for $350,000 at auction. It marks the first time a painting by the artist has exceeded a sale of $100,000. The previous record price for her work was set in November 2021 when Train Station In Winter fetched $67,250. "We didn't really realize the treasure that she was to Canadians," said Irene Demas, former owner of the painting Black Truck. "This will put her out into the world. Everybody will
The short chapter of a Calgary site in the tragic history of Canada's residential school system will not be forgotten if the City of Calgary and Treaty 7 nations can agree on how to do that. St. Dunstan's industrial school was operated by the Anglican Church from 1892 to 1907 on land that is now in southeast Calgary. Located between Deerfoot Trail and the Bow River, a short distance south of the Calf Robe Bridge, the city has owned the land for several decades. The city is interested in working
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
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Quebec minister Simon Jolin-Barrette has tested positive for COVID-19. The justice minister and the minister responsible for the French language made the announcement in a tweet Sunday. "Yesterday I received a positive test result for COVID-19. For the moment, I feel well," he wrote Sunday morning. "I will be working remotely throughout the coming days in conformance with public health measures." Jolin-Barrette was set to spend this coming week in his own ridings — not at the National Assembly.
The fate of Carl Girouard, the 26-year-old man charged in the Quebec City sword attacks of 2020, is now in the hands of the jury, which was sequestered and sent off to deliberate Monday morning. In his instructions, Quebec Superior Court Justice Richard Grenier reminded the jurors of their oath to base their decision purely on the evidence and facts presented during the trial, and to remain impartial and independent. "This decision is yours entirely," he told the jury. "Your verdict has to be fo
Karen Sharp has no proof that angry tenants are responsible for last week's shooting of two vans emblazoned with her company's logo. "But it feels targeted," said Sharp, owner of Leading Edge Property Solutions on Somerset Street in the north end of Saint John. As far as she knows, no other vehicles in the parking lot outside the company's office were hit overnight on May 10. Saint John police say the damage appears to be consistent with damage caused by pellet guns. They say they're still inves
OTTAWA — The Terry Fox statue across from Parliament Hill will need to be moved to make way for a new building complex to house offices for MPs and senators. The new central building, which is rectangular with a nod to neoclassical design, has distinctive copper window facades, a reference to the copper roofs on existing parliamentary buildings. The parliamentary complex will encompass 11 buildings and will cost an estimated $430 million and will include 150 offices. But construction will not st
A public inquiry into the Nova Scotia mass shooting heard from a retired officer who led the tactical response, and was critical of the RCMP for not having enough staff, proper technology or mental health support to deal with the incident and its aftermath.
The summer-like warmth in Ontario and Quebec will be swept away this week and temperatures will fall below 20°C.
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PHOENIX (AP) — The Arizona Senate on Monday opened an ethics investigation into a firebrand Republican member who tweeted inflammatory comments about last weekend's racist attack at a Buffalo, New York, supermarket that left 10 people dead. The referral of Sen. Wendy Rogers of Flagstaff to the Ethics Committee was in lieu of the immediate expulsion that Democratic lawmakers were planning, GOP Majority Leader Rick Gray said. Due process considerations require no less than an ethics investigation,
Barely two hours from Toronto, just across the U.S. border, community members in Buffalo, N.Y., are mourning those killed in a mass shooting. The tragedy, which is being investigated as a federal hate crime and a case of racially motivated violent extremism, is impacting communities in Ontario as well. Kayla McLean has more.
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In 2009, Pixar's tenth movie, "Up," had its U.S. premiere at the El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood. (May 16)
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
If the clouds clear, stargazers could be in for a treat Sunday night. The full flower supermoon total lunar eclipse is expected to peak at 10:11 p.m. MST and end at 10:53 p.m. Viewers in Alberta won't see the first stages of the eclipse, but should be able see it in totality starting at 9:29 p.m. This is the first total lunar eclipse of 2022 and the first since last May. A lunar eclipse happens when the moon passes through Earth's shadow. Neel Roberts, a Calgary astronomer with the Royal Astrono
No one was hurt in a fire that broke out at the Eclipse Nordic Hot Springs in Whitehorse Monday afternoon, according to general manager Andrew Umbrich. According to another witness, firefighters arrived on scene and put out the fire. Chris Madden was at the facility with his mother and mother-in-law. He said he thinks the fire burned for about half an hour. Madden said he was leaving one of the pools and walking down a hallway when he saw people on a ladder being helped by one of the guests. He
BUFFALO, N.Y. (Reuters) -The 18-year-old man accused of the deadly mass shooting in Buffalo, New York, visited the city in March and the day before the rampage, police said on Monday, as public figures decried the suspect's racist ideology and the spread of white supremacy. The FBI said Payton Gendron, 18, who is white, committed an act of "racially motivated violent extremism" when he opened fire with a semi-automatic rifle on Saturday at the Tops Friendly Market in a predominantly African-American neighborhood of Buffalo. Ten of the victims - nine shoppers and a retired police officer working as a store security guard who exchanged gunfire with the assailant - were killed in the rampage, part of which the gunman live-streamed on a social media platform.
Here's the latest for Monday May 16th: Investigators say police visited Buffalo suspect's high school last spring; Ukraine aid hub burning 3 days after attack; Shooting at flea market in Texas; VP Kamala Harris leads US delegation to UAE.