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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau attempted to win over a divided group of Commonwealth leaders in a series of executive and bilateral meetings with his international counterparts. He sat down for meetings with the leaders of Rwanda, Zambia and Antigua and Barbuda, hoping to bring countries onside with Canada's climate goals and its view of the Russian invasion of Ukraine.
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un doubled down on his nuclear arms buildup to overwhelm “hostile forces” at a key meeting where military leaders approved unspecified new operational duties for front-line army units. Members of the ruling Workers’ Party’s Central Military Commission decided to supplement an “important military action plan” on the duties of front-line troops and further strengthen the country’s nuclear war deterrent, state media said Friday. North Korea has
A bipartisan gun violence bill is on the verge of winning congressional approval, in what would be the most sweeping political response to mass shootings in the US in decades. View on euronews
Quebec residents are celebrating the provincial St-Jean Baptiste Day in-person for the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic forced organizers to cancel most festivities over the past two years. About 5,000 activities across 650 locales in Quebec are planned for the long weekend, including several musical performances from the province's top talent.
An Ontario Superior Court judge has thrown out a $30-million defamation suit accusing several local Toronto politicians, journalists and media outlets of labelling the owner and publisher of an Italian-language newspaper homophobic, transphobic and anti-LGBTQ+. The suit was filed in April of 2021 by Joseph Volpe, the publisher of Corriere Canadese, and M.T.E.C. Consultants, which owns the newspaper. Volpe was a Liberal MP for the Toronto riding of Eglinton-Lawrence from 1988 to 2011 and served i
Abortion rights activists took part in Pride Toronto's Dyke March downtown on Saturday to show support for those who will be affected by the U.S. Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe v. Wade. Members of the Ontario Coalition for Abortion Clinics carried a large coat hanger in the march to demonstrate opposition to the decision on Friday that strips away constitutional protections for abortion. The coalition believes women should have the right to control their own bodies. The coat hanger sym
On this day in weather history, Roy Sullivan was struck by lightning for the seventh time.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says countries must stand up to Russian President Vladimir Putin and support Ukraine's democracy. Speaking at the conclusion of the Commonwealth Heads of Government meeting, Trudeau says he told leaders that Russia is responsible for much of the food shortages and supply chain issues felt around the world.
A tornado touched down near Morris, Sask., Thursday afternoon, Environment and Climate Change Canada has confirmed. As hail, rain and dramatic cloud formations filled the sky on Thursday, ECCC issued several broadcast-intrusive alerts throughout the night for the second time in a week. "We had one confirmed tornado touched down near Morris at 5:38 p.m. CST," ECCC meteorologist Terri Lang said Friday. "As for the reports that we've received, it just touched down in a field and didn't do any damag
A plant considered to be a dangerous weed has been discovered in the area of the Don Valley, Metrolinx says in a warning to the public. Metrolinx, the province's regional transit agency, said in the warning this week that its crews found Giant Hogweed, a noxious and leafy plant that is an invasive species, along the tracks of the Richmond Hill train corridor and in Toronto parkland recently. The plant is growing near the rail corridor between E.T. Seton Park in the east and the Bayview on-ramp t
Toronto's newest city councillor has resigned just hours after she was appointed on Friday. Rosemarie Bryan faced a growing chorus of calls for her resignation after CANADALAND editor Jonathan Goldsbie tweeted that the councillor had repeatedly shared anti-LGBTQ content on Facebook. The posts were shared between 2015 and 2021. Bryan announced her resignation Friday night in a written statement, saying she did not want to make anyone in the city feel like they are not loved and not part of the co
Nearly 100,000 students asked to repay CERB benefits they claimed during the COVID-19 pandemic could soon get a break. Under an order in council, adopted without fanfare earlier this month, students will be able to deduct the amount they could have collected under the COVID aid program for students, from the amount of CERB benefits they are being asked to repay. Carla Qualtrough, minister of employment, workforce development and disability inclusion, said the government realized when it followed
Thousands of people gathered along the Neva River in St Petersburg on Friday night to witness the traditional 'Scarlet Sails' festival.View on euronews
This weekend, friends and family plan to celebrate the life and legacy of a man well known to many in the downtown St. John's community. Patrick Brown, who died in February, could often be seen around Duckworth Street and Water Street, putting up posters for local events. As part of his route, he also made it his mission to pick up litter scattered around the area. Friends and family have placed a memory stone dedicated to Brown in Bannerman Park, and will also participate in a Celebration of Li
On the West Coast, the Democratic governors of California, Washington and Oregon say they will work together in the effort to defend abortion patients and medical professionals. (June 24)
Officials gathered outside a historic bar in the gay rights movement on Friday to commemorate the construction of a new visitor center aimed at educating the public about LGBTQ history. (June 24) (AP Video/Robert Bumsted)
WASHINGTON (AP) — Up to 40,000 Army National Guard soldiers across the country — or about 13% of the force — have not yet gotten the mandated COVID-19 vaccine, and as the deadline for shots looms, at least 14,000 of them have flatly refused and could be forced out of the service. Guard soldiers have until Thursday to get the vaccine. And according to data obtained by The Associated Press, between 20% to 30% of the Guard soldiers in six states are not vaccinated, and more than 10% in 43 other sta
At 29 years old, Para Swimmer Katarina Roxon of Kippens, N.L., isn't the youngest fish in the water anymore. "Everyone on the national team calls me Grandma, 'cause they're all so much younger," Roxon said with a laugh during an interview Thursday. "I think the next youngest behind me is 26 … and I think the very youngest on the team is 17. It's nice to be that role model and mentor for them knowing that I've had so many years of experience." Despite being a grizzled veteran by swimming standard
Father Doug Jeffrey received a jarring text at 7:28 a.m. Thursday: It included a picture of a beloved church he pastored for the past three years in flames. "The text just alerted me to the fact that the church was on fire and that it was mostly destroyed," the Catholic priest said of Our Lady of the Smile church, one of three he administers. He said the text shocked him, and he thought "No, not our little church." Now that it's sunk in, that shock has shifted to sadness. A little more than an h
HALIFAX — The inquiry investigating the Nova Scotia mass shooting wants to know why the federal Justice Department withheld for several months four pages of notes from a senior Mountie. In the handwritten pages, Supt. Darren Campbell alleges that the head of the RCMP, Commissioner Brenda Lucki, had promised to release details about the guns used during the rampage that left 22 dead in April 2020. The commission of inquiry says the department sent 132 pages in February 2022, but they did not incl