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PARIS (AP) — For a player who doesn’t consider himself to be a striker, Mohamed Salah is the envy of many forwards with his scoring record for Liverpool. “I don’t play No. 9, I play on the wing,” Salah said. “It’s completely different when you play as a winger.” And yet the Egyptian enters the Champions League final on Saturday with 31 goals in 50 games for this season and as the leading forward in English football. An impressive goal return but one eclipsed by the true No. 9 that Real Madrid wi
The Supreme Court of Canada has issued a legal landscape-changing decision that will affect the sentences for some of the worst multiple murderers in the country, including southern Alberta child killers Derek Saretzky and Edward Downey. But it remains unclear what will happen to 75-year parole ineligibility period for Calgarian Douglas Garland — who murdered a five-year-old boy and his grandparents — and others whose cases are no longer in the system. In a unanimous decision, the country's high
OTTAWA — The Supreme Court of Canada will rule Friday on the sentencing of a man who went on a deadly shooting spree at a Quebec City mosque. The high court decision in Alexandre Bissonnette's case will determine the constitutionality of a key provision on parole eligibility in multiple murder convictions. Bissonnette pleaded guilty to six charges of first-degree murder in the January 2017 assault that took place just after evening prayers. In 2019, Bissonnette successfully challenged a 2011 law
Ontario's Liberals and New Democratic Party promised an end to for-profit long-term care. Liberal Leader Steven Del Duca and NDP Leader Andrea Horwath said the COVID-19 pandemic showed that private corporations should not be in the business of elder care.
A widespread power outage is affecting the Magdalen Islands and there is no word on when electricity could be restored. More than 4,000 customers lost power at about 5 p.m. Thursday when there was a malfunction at the thermal generating station. The diesel-powered plant is the only source of power for most residents and businesses. "Our teams are investigating to find the source of the outage and re-establish service as quickly as possible," said Hydro-Québec's Andréanne Jean. "Even the power st
The Ontario Liberals have lost another candidate with one week to go until voting day. Leader Steven Del Duca says Audrey Festeryga has withdrawn her candidacy in Chatham-Kent-Leamington and will no longer appear on the ballot for the Liberals. The development means there are now three ridings in which the Liberals aren't running a candidate for the June 2 provincial election. Festeryga had stepped in after the party dropped a previous candidate in the riding who had used a homophobic slur on so
OTTAWA (Reuters) -Canada's Supreme Court on Friday upheld a decision by a lower court to speed up the parole eligibility for the man convicted of gunning down six people in a mosque in 2017 and deemed a 2011 law that allowed lengthy parole sentencing as unconstitutional. Canada's top court was adjudicating on the case challenging a 2020 decision by a Quebec court to lower Alexandre Bissonnette's parole eligibility to 25 years from the original sentence that required him to wait much longer for the possibility of parole. The Supreme Court said that such a punishment removes a realistic possibility of parole and called it "incompatible with human dignity."
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The Biden administration has released the lease terms for offshore wind projects that would place hundreds of turbines in California's coastal waters — the first such project off the nation's Pacific coast. The two projects along the state's northern and central coasts are envisioned to generate up to 4.5 gigawatts of wind energy. That's enough to power about 1.5 million homes, the U.S. Department of the Interior said Thursday. Wind turbines could eventually cover up to
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Recounting began Friday in the too-close-to-call Republican primary contest for U.S. Senate in Pennsylvania, with barely 900 votes separating celebrity heart surgeon Dr. Mehmet Oz and former hedge fund CEO David McCormick. Montour County began the recount Friday, one of seven counties that said they would start right away. Most of Pennsylvania's 67 counties have said they will begin next week, with a Wednesday deadline to start. For less populated counties, the process cou
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A 58-year-old man was struck and killed by a falling tree in Hastings County on Saturday as the powerful derecho storm swept through the area, Ontario Provincial Police say. The man had gotten out of his vehicle in a remote area within the Municipality of Marmora & Lake, which is about 50 kilometres north of Belleville, Ont., when he was struck by the tree at about 3:30 p.m., according to Central Hastings OPP spokesperson Const. Barbra Hunter. He was taken to hospital by Hastings-Quinte Paramedi
The Town of Come By Chance, which has been without an elected council for months — and has been in the grips of controversy for even longer — has been given approval by the provincial government to hold a special election. The vote will take place as five former elected leaders continue the process of appealing their dismissal from the town council, which means their seats may be filled before they have their day in court. Town manager Colin Holloway, who was not permitted to do an interview, co
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — The last of the victims of a gunman's racist attack on a Buffalo supermarket will be laid to rest Saturday. Ruth Whitfield, at 86, is the oldest of the 10 people killed. Whitfield is expected to be eulogized by civil rights activist the Rev. Al Sharpton at a service attended by Vice President Kamala Harris. Whitfield was inside the Tops Friendly Market after visiting her husband of 68 years in a nursing home May 14 when a gunman identified by police as 18-year-old Payton Gen
Police 'could have gone in faster,' says Javier Cazares, the father of one of the 19 children killed in Uvalde, Texas, on Tuesday.
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Officials say police in Uvalde, Texas, made the ‘wrong decision’ to wait more than 45 minutes in a school hallway before confronting an armed gunman who had barricaded himself inside a classroom with children.
The CBC Prince Edward Island newsroom is celebrating four wins in the east region Radio Television Digital News Association Canada awards, including overall excellence in digital. RTDNA "calls itself the voice of electronic and digital journalists and news managers in Canada." CBC P.E.I. also collected awards for Excellence in social media for First Nations outreach. These four winners are now entered in the national competition. The national awards will be presented at a June 10-11 conference i
The day before he was found dead of a drug overdose, a package containing $120,000 in $50, $20, and $10 bills arrived at the downtown condo where Ezra Beau Sametz drew his last breath. B.C.'s director of civil forfeiture is now seeking to confiscate that money as the proceeds of crime — suing Sametz's estate in B.C. Supreme Court and claiming the 38-year-old was a drug trafficker with links to organized crime. The lawsuit details the investigation that led to the Vancouver police discovery of th
GASPÉ, Que. — Fisheries and Oceans Canada says its search mission has failed to locate an endangered North Atlantic right whale that was spotted last week entangled in some type of gear east of Gaspé, Que. The 14-year-old female known as Sundog was last seen on May 19. The department says its aircraft will resume regular right whale surveillance activities but will continue to watch for the entangled whale. It says marine mammal rescue agencies will mobilize if the whale is spotted. There are ab
Public health officers continue to watch out for more monkeypox infections in Canada, as case numbers climb -- but giving out more information about them is proving to be controversial. Jamie Mauracher has more on the stigma surrounding the virus, the groups it affects, and how that creates challenges for tracking it.