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LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA — A southern Alberta city has taken a small step forward in dealing with homeless encampments after council agreed to seek development approval for an interim shelter. Lethbridge, Alta., has been struggling to permanently remove the camps, most notably a large one of more than 40 tents near the community's civic centre. A week ago, using the Petty Trespassing Act, several tents were removed and the site was cleaned up. But nearly all have returned. Mike Fox, director of commu
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
A shortage of health-care workers — especially of nurses — continues to affect health services in the Northwest Territories. In a press release Wednesday, the N.W.T. Health and Social Services Authority announced an extension of reduced services at Stanton Territorial Hospital's operating room. Those reductions, introduced in July, will now continue through to next year — Jan. 3, 2023. Stanton's operating rooms will operate at half capacity during that time. The health authority says operations
Tobias White-Sansom died after an incident in a nightclub in Mallorca. His brother William spoke to Euronews, demanding justice. View on euronews
The purse is set, the track announcer is clearing his throat and the horses are getting ready for the first of three trial heats. Excitement is beginning to mount for P.E.I.'s biggest harness race of the year, the Gold Cup & Saucer, at the Charlottetown Driving Park. "The stage is really set now," said Lee Drake, manager of racing and broadcast for Red Shores properties. "We're thrilled to have 22 horses. That's a big commitment from a lot of owners, a lot of trainers and drivers and coming from
The threatening moves were prompted by a visit to Taiwan last week by US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Chinese authorities say.View on euronews
About 5,000 NB Power customers were without power Thursday morning, as of 1:20 a.m. AT. That's down from a high of almost 50,000 customers earlier Wednesday. The remaining outages are mostly in the Moncton area. The outage was caused by a tree falling on a transmission line, NB Power spokesperson Dominique Couture said in an email to CBC News. Couture said the first report of an outage came in at 8:45 p.m. Earlier, NB Power estimated most customers would have power restored by 1 a.m. Thursday.
MONTREAL — An independent investigation will be held into Pride Montreal's last-minute cancellation over the weekend of its emblematic parade, the City of Montreal announced Tuesday. Montreal Mayor Valérie Plante said on Twitter that organizers of the annual festival promised their full co-operation. The city will soon name someone to lead the inquiry who "understands and is sensitive toward LGBTQ+ communities and realities," Plante spokesperson Catherine Cadotte said in an interview. The mayor
A COVID-19 wave and other respiratory viruses are expected to hit this fall and winter while our health-care system is suffering severe staffing shortages. Infectious disease specialist Dr. Isaac Bogoch has some advice to help avoid getting so sick you need to seek medical care.
The yam is a versatile staple of life for so many Africans, but climate change is hurting the yield. A genome sequencing project is underway to help toughen up this humble tuber.
Ballot counting in underway in Kenya's presidential election in what’s expected to be a tight race.
Six years after Ontario ombudsman Paul Dube recommended a standardized, mandatory de-escalation training for police across the province, Ontario is no closer to making it happen, he said on Wednesday. "Progress has been painfully slow," Dube said at a news conference introducing his annual report, which outlines trends and investigations his office handled between April 1, 2021 and March 31, 2022. Mandatory de-escalation training is just one of the recommendations Dube made in a 2016 report issu
SURREY, B.C. — Mounties in British Columbia say there is a connection between the discovery of two bodies in a burned vehicle in Summerland and the deaths of two people in a police chase in Abbotsford a day later. The RCMP’s southeast district major crime unit says investigators now believe two people discovered Aug. 6 in the burned-out vehicle were murdered. They say a stolen vehicle that Abbotsford police officers tried to stop on Aug. 7 was flagged for police as being connected to the deaths.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Tim Michels, a wealthy businessman endorsed by former President Donald Trump, won the Republican primary for Wisconsin governor on Tuesday and will face Democratic Gov. Tony Evers in a contest that could reshape elections in the marquee battleground. Michels defeated former Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch, who was endorsed by former Vice President Mike Pence and had backing from establishment Republicans, including ex-Gov. Scott Walker. In her concession speech, Kleefisch said, “
A 19-year-old international student drowned at a lake in Antigonish County, N.S., during a recent kayaking trip. RCMP Cpl. Chris Marshall said in an interview Mounties received a request for assistance on Monday afternoon for a person that had gone under the water of Lochaber Lake in North Lochaber and never resurfaced. Marshall said when authorities got to the scene, they learned the student had been kayaking with a 27-year-old man. Once the pair returned to the dock after kayaking, the older m
NEW YORK (AP) — For much of the year, small cracks in Donald Trump's political support have been growing. Dissatisfied Republican primary voters began to consider new presidential prospects. GOP donors grappled with damaging revelations uncovered by the Jan. 6 committee. S everal party leaders pondered challenging Trump for the party's 2024 nomination. But after the FBI executed a search warrant at his Florida estate, the Republican Party unified swiftly behind the former president. Florida Gov.
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Hundreds of Sri Lankans on Tuesday rallied against a government crackdown and the use of emergency laws against peaceful protesters demanding answers to the country’s worst economic crisis. Protesters led by religious and trade union leaders marched to the Independence Square in Colombo and made several demands to the government including the withdrawal of emergency laws, an end to the arrests of peaceful protesters, the immediate dissolution of Parliament and relief fo
RCMP are searching for a man who allegedly assaulted a teenage girl in June in La Ronge, Sask., about 340 kilometres northeast of Saskatoon. Police say that on the evening of June 25, the man drove up to the girl, forced her into his car and assaulted her. The suspect is described as potentially in his 40s or 50s, and tall with a slim build. He has brown eyes and brown, possibly greying hair that is receding. Police say he was described as having a beard and sunken cheeks, potentially a result o
George Martin has had Parkinson's for 15 years. He says a Toronto doctor's ability to actually remotely program his deep brain stimulator — a device that helps ease some of his symptoms — while he was at home in Mount Pearl, N.L., has changed his life.
A former Canadian military legal officer says a group of Afghan lawyers and other staff who helped his mission in Afghanistan have been "left in the dark," and is urging Canada's Immigration Ministry to act quickly to help them escape the Taliban. It's been one year since Canada began accepting fleeing Afghans through its one-year special immigration program for Afghans who helped the Canadian government, set up a few weeks before Kabul fell to the Taliban in August 2021. To date, roughly 17,170