An RCMP officer is dead and two people are in custody after a collision in southern Saskatchewan Saturday, RCMP say. Const. Shelby Patton, 26, of the Indian Head detachment died while on duty. Officials said he was killed at 8 a.m. CST while following two suspects who were driving a stolen truck from Manitoba. Patton initiated a traffic stop in the town of Wolseley, located 95 kilometres east of Regina, and approached the truck. While outside of his vehicle, he was hit by the truck, RCMP said. T
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau led a Group of Seven discussion of China on Saturday and called on leaders to come up with a unified approach to the challenges posed by the People's Republic, a source said. G7 leaders - who together control about $40 trillion in economic clout - reached broad alignment on building a concerted approach to China, the source with knowledge of the discussions told Reuters. "Trudeau's message today was that we really need to work to build a consensus on a unified approach to the challenges that China presents all of us," the source said.
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran held a final presidential debate Saturday that showed the fissures within the Islamic Republic’s politics, as hard-liners referred to those seeking ties to the West as “infiltrators” and the race’s two other candidates brought up the unrest that surrounded Tehran’s disputed 2009 election. Analysts and state-linked polling put hard-line judiciary chief Ebrahim Raisi as the clear front-runner in Friday’s upcoming vote, with the public now largely hostile to the relative mo
There's a growing waiting list of patients who need treatment for long-term symptoms after recovery from COVID-19, according to physicians and researchers. Anywhere from 10 to 20 per cent of COVID-19 patients who are infected recover from the virus but suffer long-term symptoms, according to Dr. Alexandra Rendely, a staff physician at the University Health Network's Toronto Rehabilitation Institute. With thousands of cases per day in March, April and May in Ontario — with a peak of more than 4,0
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — Cyle Larin's early goal gave Canada a 1-0 win over Haiti and the upper hand in their second-round World Cup qualifying playoff in CONCACAF. The 70th-ranked Canadian men and No. 83 Haiti meet again Tuesday at SeatGeek Stadium in Bridgeview, Ill., to decide who advances to the final round of qualifying in the region that covers North and Central America and the Caribbean. Canada has not made the final round of CONCACAF qualifying since the lead-up to France '98. The Canadia
A 26-year-old RCMP constable hailed as a model officer was struck and killed by a truck he pulled over in rural Saskatchewan on Saturday, sending shock waves through his tight-knit policing community and the small town where he died. Const. Shelby Patton had been following a suspected stolen truck before attempting a traffic stop in Wolseley, Sask., at about 8 a.m., Assistant Commissioner Rhonda Blackmore told a news conference in Regina. She said Patton was hit by the truck while outside of his
Work on the new $300,000 Peakes courtyard on the Charlottetown waterfront is ramping up with a goal to finish by the end of the month, when P.E.I. is scheduled to open its border to the other Atlantic provinces. The Prince Edward Island government announced Friday the Island will receive an additional 29,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccine before the end of June. That could mean pandemic restrictions loosening earlier than planned, the premier and Dr. Heather Morrison say. The Upper Room Hospitality M
CARBIS BAY, England (Reuters) -Group of Seven leaders called on China to respect human rights in its Xinjiang region, allow Hong Kong a high degree of autonomy and refrain from any unilateral action that could destabilise the East and South China Seas, according to a draft version of the G7 summit communique seen by Reuters. The re-emergence of China as a leading global power is considered to be one of the most significant geopolitical events of recent times, alongside the 1991 fall of the Soviet Union that ended the Cold War.
Outbreaks of the delta variant at the Foothills Medical Centre in Calgary are sparking concern as some with both doses of the vaccine are still getting affected with the variant. "We're scared, very concerned," said Wayne Stopa, a registered nurse and a vice-president with United Nurses of Alberta (UNA) Local 115. "A lot of us have had the double vaccines already … and to find out people are still getting affected with the delta variants is quite concerning to all the staff." The delta variant,
The Ontario government will allow those who received an initial dose of Oxford-AstraZeneca's COVID-19 vaccine to get a follow-up shot four weeks sooner than planned, bowing to mounting pressure from residents and experts alike. Ontarians who received a shot of AstraZeneca will now be able to get their second dose — either of the same product or another brand's mRNA vaccine — after eight weeks, rather than the 12-week wait time the province had previously required. "This decision is based on emer
OTTAWA — Canada paid a premium to get more than 250,000 doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine delivered last December, weeks earlier than planned. The detail is contained in heavily redacted contracts released to the House of Commons health committee late Friday, but any specifics on what price was paid or how the delivery schedule was amended were deleted before the contract was published. Canada reached a deal with Pfizer in July 2020 to buy at least 20 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine it
President Vladimir Putin has said Russia would be ready to hand over cyber criminals to the United States if Washington did the same for Moscow and the two powers reached an agreement to that effect. Putin made the comments in an interview aired in excerpts on state television on Sunday ahead of a June 16 summit with U.S. President Joe Biden in Geneva. Putin also praised Biden for having shown "professionalism" when the United States and Russia agreed this year to extend the New START nuclear arms control treaty.
The latest numbers on COVID-19 vaccinations in Canada as of 4:00 a.m. ET on Sunday June 13, 2021. In Canada, the provinces are reporting 398,766 new vaccinations administered for a total of 28,624,871 doses given. Nationwide, 4,330,038 people or 11 per cent of the population has been fully vaccinated. The provinces have administered doses at a rate of 75,528.805 per 100,000. There were no new vaccines delivered to the provinces and territories for a total of 31,432,264 doses delivered so far. Th
While what's forecasted to be a rainy weekend across most of Yukon may temper some of the fire risk, some areas are expected to remain under a moderate to extreme fire danger rating due to potential lightning strikes. Mike Fancie, a fire information officer with Yukon Wildland Fire Management, said in an interview Friday that central Yukon in particular had seen a relatively hot and dry stretch of weather. That, combined with lightning or human-set fires left unattended or that get out of contro
The Danish football federation says Christian Eriksen has 'sent his greetings to his teammates' and continues to be examined in hospital following his collapse on the pitch at Euro 2020.View on euronews
TORONTO — Representatives have returned to Ontario's legislature for an emergency weekend debate on election finance law with implications for free speech that experts warn may backfire on Premier Doug Ford's government. Debate started overnight into Saturday morning and was set to continue over the next several days on the bill tabled this week using the notwithstanding clause — the rarely-used constitutional tool that allows legislatures to override portions of the charter of Rights and Freedo
Six new cases of COVID-19 are being reported in Newfoundland and Labrador on Saturday.(Lindsay Bird/CBC) Newfoundland and Labrador is reporting six new cases of COVID-19 on Saturday, as all health regions across the province are now back in Alert Level 2. Five of the six cases are located in the Western Health region, and are connected to the cluster tied to the Stephenville area. They include a man in his 40s, who is a close contact of a previous case, and four men under the age of 20, who are
Assembly of First Nations Alberta regional chief Marlene Poitras hopes newcomers to Canada will learn more about Indigenous history and culture once the federal government updates its citizenship guide. The 68-page document, Discover Canada: The Rights and Responsibilities of Citizenship, prepares newcomers for the citizenship test. It has not been updated since 2012. In its 93rd call to action, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission called for revising the guide and citizenship test to "reflec
A Summerside husband is thanking his lucky stars and an unknown Good Samaritan for finding his wife's diamond engagement ring — and getting him out of the "doghouse." Curtis Lynch said the ring had lots of sentimental as well as monetary value. It was delivered to his then-girlfriend Sharon, hidden inside a teddy bear in 2010 when she was working in Grand Prairie, Alta., and he was on P.E.I. He then proposed to her over Skype and they got married the following year. "She just thought she was get
Fisheries and Oceans Canada successfully disentangled a humpback whale pinned to the ocean floor by a mass of discarded fishing gear. The whale was trapped for hours near Nanaimo on Thursday, anchored by 50 traps, 3,000 feet of rope, two floats and two anchors. Paul Cottrell, who works with Fisheries and Oceans, said the situation was dire, with the whale barely able to move and desperately struggling to pull itself to the surface to breathe. Cottrell said the whale was 35 to 40 feet in length,