A clip from the offbeat French comedy 'Mandibles'
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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Republican Party's self-portrayal as champions of law and order collided with searing testimony Tuesday from police officers themselves. Officers described in vivid, personal terms the terror of defending the U.S. Capitol from violent Trump-inspired insurrectionists on Jan. 6. Will it matter in next year's elections? Heading into the 2022 midterms, the GOP is seeking political advantage in Americans' concern about rising crime nationwide. But the police testimony at Tuesday
The Manitoba RCMP confirmed Tuesday that they have spent the last decade investigating allegations of sexual assault that is alleged to have taken place at the former Fort Alexander residential school on the Sagkeeng First Nation. In a Tuesday press release, Manitoba RCMP said that in February of 2010 their Major Crime Services unit began investigations following allegations of sexual abuse at the Fort Alexander Residential School which once stood on Sagkeeng First Nation, which is located about
British Columbia’s vaccination strategy is changing course to target the more than 900,000 eligible people who are not yet immunized against COVID-19. The Vax For BC campaign will see mass vaccination clinics scale down to make way for smaller community-based clinics, drop-in centres and mobile vaccination clinics to meet people where they are. The interval between shots will drop from eight weeks to seven, and as low as six in regions with particularly low vaccination rates. And the province wi
A severe thunderstorm pushed into southwestern Ontario Tuesday evening, prompting a brief tornado warning for Sarnia-Petrolia-Western Lambton County that has since expired.
WHITEHORSE — Yukon reported six new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday as the territory's top doctor says there were more recoveries than new diagnoses for the first time in a week. Dr. Brendan Hanley says in a statement the number of active infections had ticked down by one to 89 cases on Tuesday. He says three of the new cases were diagnosed in Whitehorse, two were in rural Yukon, and one was someone from outside the territory. There have been no new infections reported in Watson Lake, a town in sou
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A Texas National Guard deployment along the U.S.-Mexico border will start helping troopers make arrests, Republican Gov. Greg Abbott said Tuesday, as the state begins filling a formerly empty prison with migrants accused of trespassing. Abbott said the Guard would “assist” troopers with arresting migrants on state charges but offered no details — making the extent of the new role unclear. The National Guard has kept a presence on the nation's southern border for years but ha
The Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations (FSIN), which represents Saskatchewan's First Nations, is demanding the resignation of one of the province's top judges after he did not immediately release a residential school file. FSIN Chief Bobby Cameron says the court's attitude is typical of the institutional racism faced by First Nations people in the justice system. The refusal to immediately hand over the documents, he said, is retraumatizing survivors. Cameron said Saskatchewan Court of Q
THUNDER BAY — Alstom has completed an order of bi-level commuter rail cars for Metrolinx GO Transit. Alstom celebrated the milestone and the Thunder Bay plant’s 45-plus year relationship with Metrolinx GO Transit. Since 1975, the facility has produced more than 990 bi-level cars. “It’s such a long relationship with GO Transit and delivering that last car is bittersweet for us,” said Lindsay Fenton, the plant’s general manager. “We’ve been able to do a lot of positive things with changes to the c
VANCOUVER — The British Columbia government is encouraging people to take precautions as Environment Canada forecasts the return of unseasonably hot temperatures. A statement from the Ministry of Health urges people to follow guidelines for staying cool during "extreme heat" that is predicted to last from Wednesday to Saturday. Health Minister Adrian Dix says health authorities and BC Emergency Health Services are preparing to assist people in need during the latest heat wave. Provincial health
THUNDER BAY — The first graduates from the Ascend Accelerator program in Lakehead University’s Ingenuity initiative are being celebrated. The program provided support for the development of student-based business ideas while providing opportunities to learn how to overcome the challenges of starting a business and making it a viable enterprise. Funded by FedNor, it gave mentorship through weekly workshops for four student-based business ventures. The eight people emerging from the program includ
A Red Deer city councillor has been sanctioned by his peers for a pandemic-related comment he posted online earlier this year. A majority of councillors agreed Monday that Coun. Buck Buchanan must apologize to the public and Alberta Health Services for a comment he made on social media. The post on Facebook read: "Good job, Glenn – any AHS yet??" It was posted in support of mayoral candidate Glen Carritt who joined a gathering at a sports lounge in Sylvan Lake on Jan. 27, flagrantly defying COVI
From July 26-30, tune in to CBC Radio One's The Early Edition at 7:10 a.m. for All Out Vancouver — a new special series produced by CBC's Kiran Singh that explores how the city of Vancouver supports its LGBTQ residents, many of whom seek refuge in the city because of its reputation as a safe haven. Vancouver will be awash with rainbow flags this weekend as people celebrate LGBTQ pride and yet, while the city is perceived by many as an inclusive and safe space to be your authentic self, some memb
In what may be a step toward cracking a five-year-old cold case, three men have been arrested and charged in connection with a shooting death of a prominent figure in the city's drug trade. Cuyler Richard Aubichon, 26, Kelly Micheal Richet, 37, and Christopher Ryan Russell, 34, are now in custody, each facing a charge of manslaughter with a firearm in connection with the death of Robert Lee Milligan. On the night of June 15, 2016, Milligan was found shot to death in the driveway of a 3600-block
Los Angeles will require city employees to show proof vaccination against COVID-19 or be regularly tested, officials said Tuesday, a policy in line with a new state rule announced by the governor a day earlier. (July 27)
THUNDER BAY — Canadian border crossings will open to double-vaccinated U.S. citizens on Aug. 9 while the U.S. border will remain closed to their “Canadian friends” until at least Aug. 21. “From an economics standpoint, however necessary it is, it’s disappointing because we really need to see that border reopened,” said Jim Boyd, executive director of northeastern Minnesota’s Cook County Chamber of Commerce. “As far as Grand Marais goes, the Thunder Bay people are our best customers so we really
INDIAN FALLS, Calif. (AP) — Cooler weather on Tuesday helped calm two gigantic wildfires in the U.S. West, but a tally of property losses mounted as authorities got better access to a tiny California community savaged by flames last weekend and to a remote area of southern Oregon where the nation's largest blaze is burning. Scientists say evidence shows Oregon's Bootleg Fire generated its own “fire tornado” this month, with winds higher than 111 mph (179 kph). The rare phenomenon is associated w
ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — A former Air Force intelligence analyst who once helped find targets for deadly U.S. drone strikes was sentenced to 45 months in prison for leaking top-secret details about the program. Daniel Hale, 33, told a federal judge he felt compelled to leak information to a journalist out of guilt over his own participation in a program that he believed was indiscriminately killing civilians in Afghanistan far from the battlefield. “It is wrong to kill,” Hale said in a defiant sta
RABAT, Morocco (AP) — Moroccan authorities have arrested a Uyghur activist in exile based on a Chinese terrorism warrant distributed by Interpol, according to information from Moroccan police and a rights group that tracks people detained by China. Activists fear Yidiresi Aishan will be extradited to China, and say the arrest is part of a broader Chinese campaign to hunt down perceived dissidents outside its borders. Morocco’s General Directorate for National Security said Tuesday that a Chinese
BALTIMORE (AP) — A Maryland man was sentenced Tuesday to seven months in federal prison for making death threats against U.S. President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris when they were candidates during the 2020 campaign. The threats were contained in a scrawled letter left on the doorstep of a neighbor who had yard signs supporting the Democrats. Looking disheveled with a thick black beard and wearing a red prison jumpsuit, James Dale Reed told a federal judge he was “deeply remorseful
THUNDER BAY — It’s just a matter of time before the U.S. opens its border to Canadians and northeastern Minnesota’s Grand Portage Lodge and Casino is full of anticipation for that day. Brian Sherburne, enterprise administrator with the border-area destination on the shore of Lake Superior, says COVID-19 has been tough on everybody on both sides of the Canada-U.S. border. Normally, the operation attracts many visitors from Thunder Bay, Ont., which is less than an hour’s drive away. “This summer h