LIMA (Reuters) -Peru's former President Pedro Castillo faced a first court hearing on Thursday over his arrest on charges of rebellion and conspiracy, as his successor issued her first pronouncements from the presidential palace. Castillo's swift fall from power on Wednesday came after lawmakers voted overwhelmingly to remove the leader following his failed attempt to rule by decree and dissolve Congress to avoid a third impeachment vote. Castillo, a former teacher and union activist who won a narrow victory in 2021 buoyed by poor rural and indigenous voters, was arrested Wednesday on criminal charges of "rebellion and conspiracy," according to prosecutors.
Four men charged in connection with an alleged racially motivated assault in Abram-Village in early September had their first court appearances in Summerside Wednesday. Three of the four accused were not present in court, but their lawyers asked for their cases to be adjourned because the Crown had just disclosed its information. The lawyers for the accused say it's a large package of information that they have to sort through before their clients enter a plea. The lawyer for one of the accused
Ottawa city councillors have voted to eliminate citizen representation on the transit commission, despite warnings that public trust is at an all-time low after a damning report into failures with the light rail transit system. Jessica Bradley and Sean Devine put forward a motion at Wednesday's meeting aimed at allowing residents to continue sitting as transit commissioners until a new citizen advisory committee is in place. The motion failed in a 6-18 vote. "We risk losing a great deal if the g
A deep chill is lurking on the horizon that could boost your odds of waking up to snow on the ground come Christmas morning.
ATLANTA, Ga (AP) — Just in time for the holidays, Ludacris and Mercedes-Benz have surprised schoolchildren in Atlanta with more than 500 new pairs of shoes. “It’s all about giving kids moments that they’re going to remember for the rest of their lives,” Ludacris said Wednesday at Miles Elementary School. “And I think today is one of those days that just coming here and seeing the smiles on their faces and making sure that, you know, everything is just given to them and knowing that we’re here to
OTTAWA — Social Development Minister Karina Gould says 35,000 people have applied for the new child dental benefit since the program opened a week ago. Gould was responding to an opposition question in the House of Commons about Canadians who are struggling with the rising cost of living. The new benefit is aimed at children under the age of 12 from low- and middle-income families who do not have private insurance. Eligible families can get up to $650 per child per year to help with the cost of
OTTAWA — Families Minister Karina Gould introduced legislation Thursday in an attempt to secure a long-term role for Ottawa in daycare and future-proof the Liberal vision of a national child-care system. The proposed legislation, Bill C-35, sets out the federal government's commitment to long-term funding for provinces and Indigenous Peoples, as well as the principles that will guide those funds. It does not make any specific financial promises. The Liberal government has brought in a national c
A group of women's shelters say they have the records to back up a claim that Nova Scotia RCMP did not take a woman's complaint of being threatened seriously, after the Mounties said they could not find a report of the complaint. The threat was revealed in September during a roundtable discussion on police accountability at the public inquiry into the 2020 Nova Scotia mass shooting. A gunman disguised as an RCMP officer killed 22 people over a 13-hour rampage that began with an assault on his pa
Jim Stanford, director of the Centre for Future Work says raising interest rates is not the only way to tackle inflation in Canada.
The lockdown at Victoria General Hospital in Halifax has been lifted after a suspected bomb threat Thursday morning. The threat prompted a controlled lockdown of the VG campus shortly after 10 a.m. AT, as security searched the building. Employees at the VG site were given the all clear around 11 a.m. and access has resumed. Nova Scotia Health spokesperson Brendan Elliott confirmed in an email to CBC News that the lockdown was lifted. Halifax Regional Police had issued a statement saying they wer
Conspiracy theorist Alex Jones on Wednesday said he has less than $12 million of the $1.5 billion he owes the families of Sandy Hook school shooting victims, but they immediately questioned the accuracy of his statements. In the first hearing of Jones' bankruptcy in a Houston court, his attorney Vickie Driver said Jones wanted to settle with the Sandy Hook families. Jones said in a court filing that it would be "functionally impossible" for him to pay the defamation verdicts in full.
LONDON (AP) — Artist Veronica Ryan has won the prestigious Turner Prize for work that transforms materials including fruits, seeds and volcanic ash into elusive and evocative sculptures. The Montserrat-born British artist was awarded the 25,000-pound ($30,000) prize at a ceremony in Liverpool, England on Wednesday evening. She won for work including public sculptures in London’s Hackney area in the shape of tropical fruits – custard apple, breadfruit and soursop — that honor the contribution to
Stephen Menard found himself struggling while trying to get medical care for his chronic pain. But 18 months ago, he says he found himself a "godsend." River Stone Recovery Centre in downtown Fredericton opened in July 2020 and started an injectable opioid agonist treatment program in October of that year. The program allows participants with treatment-resistant opioid-use disorder to get an individualized liquid hydromorphone prescription that can be taken up to three times each day by self-inj
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A federal judge has ruled that he will not block Mississippi from carrying out with next week’s scheduled execution of an inmate who is suing the state over its use of three drugs for lethal injections. Thomas Edwin Loden Jr., 58, faces a Dec. 14 execution date, which was recently set by the Mississippi Supreme Court. U.S. District Judge Henry Wingate handed down a ruling late Wednesday, saying Loden’s execution can happen even while the lawsuit is pending. Loden has been o
CALGARY — The Canada Energy Regulator has issued financial penalties against Trans Mountain Corp. related to the 2020 death of a worker. The regulator says the Crown corporation failed to take all reasonable care to ensure the safety and security of workers on the day of the incident. The incident occurred on Oct. 27, 2020, when a person working near Edmonton, Alta. on the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project was fatally injured. The person was disassembling a trench box at the time. The re
WARNING: This story contains distressing details and images. New information uncovered by Radio-Canada's investigative program, Enquête, suggests there were perhaps dozens more deaths in Quebec residential schools than the 38 officially reported by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC). Combining newly uncovered photographs, previously unpublished reports and interviews with survivors, Enquête found several instances of deaths of Indigenous children in Quebec that aren't reflected in the
Saying she's 'overwhelmed with emotions,' Cherelle Griner, the wife of Brittney Griner, thanks the people who helped secure the basketball star's release from Russia as part of a prisoner exchange.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Chuck Schumer was unanimously elected Thursday for another term as Senate Democratic leader, helming a bolstered 51-seat majority for a new era of divided government in Congress. Senate Democrats met behind closed doors at the Capitol to choose their leadership team for the new Congress that begins in January. As Senate majority leader, Schumer has proven to be a surprisingly steady, if frenzied, force amid one of the more consequential sessions of Congress. He took the he
OTTAWA — The Canadian Armed Forces says it has received hundreds of applications from permanent residents interested in joining the military, but getting those prospective recruits into uniform could take up to two years. Chief of the defence staff Gen. Wayne Eyre officially opened the military’s doors to all permanent residents in October, in direct response to an unprecedented personnel crisis that has left the Armed Forces scrambling for new recruits. Defence Minister Anita Anand publicly ann
Three teens have been charged after stabbings at an Oakville high school, Halton police say, while an arrest warrant has gone out for an adult also wanted in connection to the incident. Officers were initially called to Garth Webb Secondary School at about 4 p.m. Wednesday after a fight erupted between a "group of youths" in the building's foyer, police said in a news release Thursday. They found three 15-year-olds with injuries. Two had stab wounds to their bodies, while a third had a bloody no