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Actress Sandra Oh and track and field icon Donovan Bailey are among the dozens named to Canada’s highest civilian honour. Governor General Mary Simon named 85 appointees to the Order of Canada -- including former Global BC anchor and reporter Deb Hope.
R&B star R. Kelly was sentenced to 30 years in prison Wednesday for using his superstardom to subject young fans — some whom were just children — to systematic sexual abuse. The singer and songwriter, 55, was convicted of racketeering and sex trafficking last year at a trial that gave voice to accusers who had once wondered if their stories were being ignored because they were Black women. U.S. District Judge Ann Donnelly imposed the sentence after hearing from several survivors who attested to
HONG KONG (AP) — When the British handed its colony Hong Kong to Beijing in 1997, it was promised 50 years of self-government and freedoms of assembly, speech and press that are not allowed Chinese on the Communist-ruled mainland. As the city of 7.4 million people marks 25 years under Beijing's rule on Friday, those promises are wearing thin. Hong Kong's honeymoon period, when it carried on much as it always had, has passed, and its future remains uncertain, determined by forces beyond its contr
A 60-year-old man sustained life-threatening injuries after an accident at the American Iron and Metal recycling plant in Saint John on Thursday. The Saint John Police Force said it responded to the incident at 145 Gateway Dr. at around 1:30 p.m., according to a news release. Police say the injured man was transported to the hospital for treatment. Laragh Dooley, a spokesperson for WorkSafeNB, confirmed the incident and said officers are investigating. "Typically, investigations can take several
Steve Seiferling says airlines need to pick up their game after he was trapped on connecting flights for a day and a half while trying to get home to Saskatoon this past weekend. The saga started on Friday, when Seiferling boarded a flight from Ottawa to get to a connecting flight in Toronto. That first flight was delayed by 2.5 hours, and once his plane landed he was stuck on the tarmac for another 35 minutes. By the time he and 15 other passengers headed for Saskatoon rushed to their gate, the
The House Jan. 6 committee held a surprise hearing Tuesday delivering alarming new testimony about Donald Trump’s angry, defiant and vulgar actions as rioters laid siege on the US Capitol. (June 28)
MILAN (AP) — Serie A is hailing a change to Italian law that abolishes a three-year limit on contracts for foreign TV rights. The change should also eliminate long delays in formulating contracts. “The new rules will help increase revenue, with bigger returns that will have a favorable impact on the entire soccer system,” Serie A president Lorenzo Casini said on Thursday. Most of Serie A’s foreign rights are managed by the Swiss-based marketing firm Infront in a three-year deal that expires afte
People at high risk of severe disease from COVID-19 infection should be offered a booster shot this fall, regardless of how many boosters they've previously received, the National Advisory Committee on Immunization (NACI) said on Wednesday. That group includes everyone age 65 and older, NACI's updated guidance said. Everyone else — age 12 to 64 — "may be offered" the additional doses in the fall, NACI said. NACI said it will provide recommendations on the type of booster to be given when evidenc
The US president told alliance leaders in Madrid that Washington will enhance its "force posture in Europe", with additional air, sea and land resources.View on euronews
WASHINGTON (AP) — In a blow to the fight against climate change, the Supreme Court on Thursday limited how the nation’s main anti-air pollution law can be used to reduce carbon dioxide emissions from power plants. By a 6-3 vote, with conservatives in the majority, the court said that the Clean Air Act does not give the Environmental Protection Agency broad authority to regulate greenhouse gas emissions from power plants that contribute to global warming. The court’s ruling could complicate the a
HONG KONG (AP) — Chinese leader Xi Jinping arrived Thursday in Hong Kong to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the British handover of a city that his rule has transformed from a global hub known for its political freedoms to one that is much more tightly controlled by the Communist Party. In a staged event carried live on Chinese TV, students and others lined the platform of a high-speed rail station and packed a red carpet to greet the leader making his first trip outside of mainland China in n
Salah Abdeslam and 19 other men are in the dock, accused of playing critical roles in France's worst peacetime attacks. View on euronews
Calgary police have released security camera footage Thursday morning of a suspect they believe may be involved in setting two house fires in the northwest community of Varsity in May and June. On May 18, around 3 a.m., firefighters were dispatched to a home in the 1100 block of Varsity Estates Drive N.W. Home-security video appears to show a man setting fire to a shed in the back of the house, police said at the time. Then on June 4, another fire was reported about a kilometre away in the 1200
Three of six police officers wounded in a shootout with armed robbery suspects remain in hospital, with one listed in intensive care. Saanich Police Department Chief Const. Dean Duthie says he visited the wounded officers and their families at hospital. He also says explosive devices found at the bank robbery scene were safely removed by the bomb squad and disposed of at a Victoria area landfill site.
Hundreds of Mounties, law enforcement officers and first responders from across Canada gathered in Cole Harbour, N.S., Wednesday to pay tribute to Const. Heidi Stevenson, who was killed in the line of duty on during the 2020 Nova Scotia mass shooting. The RCMP was not able to hold a regimental funeral following Stevenson's death due to COVID-19 restrictions in place at the time, and a private family funeral was held instead. The service was not open to the public, but people were encouraged to g
BERLIN (AP) — The German government on Thursday presented plans to make it easier for transgender people to legally change their name and gender, ending decades-old rules that require them to get expert assessments and a court's authorization. Under the planned “self-determination law,” adults would be able to change their first name and legal gender at registry offices without further formalities. The existing “transsexual law,” which took effect in 1981, currently requires individuals to obtai
Air Canada will cut dozens of daily flights this summer as the airline grapples with a series of challenges amid soaring demand for travel. The changes would see Air Canada reduce its schedule by 77 round trips — or 154 flights — on average, each day during the months of July and August. "Regrettably, things are not business as usual in our industry globally, and this is affecting our operations and our ability to serve you with our normal standards of care," Michael Rousseau, the airline's pres
A single winning ticket was drawn for Tuesday’s Lotto Max jackpot. The Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG) said the ticket was sold somewhere in Toronto. There were also five Maxmillion winners from Quebec, Ontario and the Prairies, with two tickets sharing one of the $1 million prizes.
The Island Regulatory and Appeals Commission has thrown out the appeal of a tenant being evicted from her Charlottetown home. IRAC had also sided with the landlord — the Parkdale Sherwood Lions Club — after the initial hearing a few months ago. Tenant Lindsay Cameron had already lined up a new apartment by the time she appealed her eviction before IRAC. The Lions Club was evicting her and the occupant of another home it owned on Connolly Street. It intends to demolish the two buildings to make w
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida judge said Thursday that he will temporarily block a 15-week ban on abortions in his state, but his bench ruling won't take effect before the ban becomes law Friday — an issue that could cause confusion for patients as well as abortion providers. Meanwhile, a Kentucky judge temporarily blocked that state's near-total ban on abortions, allowing the procedures to resume after they were abruptly stopped when the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade last week.