A moose takes a dip in the river and makes a big splash.
A moose takes a dip in the river and makes a big splash.
With a flurry of fist-bumps, NATO leaders concluded their first mid-pandemic summit today by taking a harder line on China than the world's leading democracies did last weekend at the G7 summit. The final communique from the trans-Atlantic military alliance's summit in Brussels presented Beijing as a security challenge to western countries because its "coercive behaviour" set a course for future security partnerships in the Pacific region and beyond. "We have agreed to work more closely with, fo
WARNING: This story contains details some readers may find distressing. Cree leadership in northern Quebec is moving to secure the sites of the two earliest residential schools in the province and say they plan to lead an investigation and demand full co-operation from governments and churches. Local and regional Cree leadership took part in a live stream Monday to respond to the discovery of the remains of 215 children at the site of the former Kamloops Indian Residential School in B.C., and to
An Ottawa police officer who mocked people with mental illness who were in his custody then circulated videos and photographs via text with other officers, has pleaded guilty to 10 counts of misconduct. Const. Jesse Hewitt pleaded guilty Monday morning to nine counts of discreditable conduct and one count of unlawful or unnecessary exercise of authority under the Police Services Act. The final charge is for kicking down a door and illegally arresting a woman. The guilty pleas come more than a ye
A New Brunswick man who recently moved from Ontario says he was shocked by how difficult getting emergency treatment can be, after he was told he would have to wait up to 18 hours to be seen at a hospital ER. Now Greg Simpson wants to warn others of the potential wait for primary care in New Brunswick, and hopes officials address it before potential newcomers get discouraged from making the move. "We've never really had any major medical issues, so we've never experienced a lot of problems obtai
In Peruvian capital Lima, fear is spreading among the city's small but powerful urban elite about the likely election win of a little-known socialist teacher. Pedro Castillo is poised to be named president ahead of conservative rival Keiko Fujimori. With almost all votes tallied https://www.reuters.com/article/peru-election/peru-waits-for-next-president-with-vote-count-stuck-near-completion-idUSL2N2NW0Q8, Castillo's lead over Fujimori is narrow but looks to be enough, though the final result could take days or even weeks as legal challenges play out.
The Ontario government has used the notwithstanding clause to restore parts of the Election Finances Act that had been declared unconstitutional. A bill invoking the clause passed Monday and means third parties can only spend $600,000 in the 12 months before an election is called. Opponents say the ruling Progressive Conservatives are trying to silence criticism ahead of next summer's provincial vote, while the government argues the bill is necessary to protect elections from outside influence.
Nova Scotia reported four new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday and 29 recoveries, bringing the total active caseload to 97 — the lowest number since April 21. Three of the cases are in the central zone and are close contacts of previous cases, and one is in the eastern zone and is related to travel. There are six people in hospital, including four who are in intensive care. "Nova Scotians are working hard and we are making progress. So we need to celebrate that, but let's also stay cautious," Dr. Ro
When the Chinese-made Sinopharm vaccine was offered to Katie Gibson in Abu Dhabi, there was no doubt in her mind she should take it. The 36-year-old teacher originally from Calgary said she and her husband didn't hesitate to take the only COVID-19 vaccine they could get in the United Arab Emirates at the time. "It's available to us [so] let's just get it," she recalled thinking. "A vaccine is a vaccine." After two years abroad, Gibson said her family of four desperately wants to get home this su
NEW DELHI (AP) — India’s Supreme Court on Tuesday closed criminal proceedings against two Italian marines in the shooting deaths of two Indian fisherman in 2012 after Italy paid $1.3 million in damages, ending one chapter in a long-simmering case that has strained relations between the two countries. In its ruling, the two-judge panel said Italy should resume its own proceedings against Salvatore Girone and Massimiliano Latorre. The two marines were accused of firing on the fishermen after mista
Linda O'Leary, wife of Canadian businessman and television celebrity Kevin O'Leary, went on trial Monday in Muskoka. She faces a charge under the Canada Shipping Act. Two people were killed on a boat struck by the boat driven by O'Leary. As Sean O'Shea reports, O'Leary faces a charge of operating the boat in a careless manner.
The average selling price of a Canadian home was $688,000 last month, a figure that has risen by more than 38 per cent in the past year. The Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA), which represents real estate agents across the country, said in a news release Tuesday that while prices are still up sharply from a year ago, the gains appear to be moderating. The $688,000 figure is down from $696,000 in April and just over $716,000 in March, which suggests that while comparisons to the early days
WASHINGTON (AP) — Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene apologized Monday for affronting people with recent comments comparing the required wearing of safety masks in the House to the horrors of the Holocaust. “I'm truly sorry for offending people with remarks about the Holocaust," the Georgia Republican told reporters outside the Capitol, saying she had visited Washington's U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum earlier in the day. “There's no comparison and there never ever will be." Greene's comments were a ra
TORONTO — Ontario's Progressive Conservatives employed a rarely used legislative power on Monday to pass a bill limiting third-party election advertising amid shouts of "shame" from the opposition. The government used the notwithstanding clause to pass Bill 307, which reintroduced amendments to the Election Finances Act that a judge struck down as unconstitutional last week. The clause allows legislatures to override portions of the charter for a five-year term. The opposition parties argued the
A woman in her 50s was found dead in an apartment in the Quebec City neighborhood of Limoilou early Tuesday morning, police have confirmed. Quebec City police received a call for a domestic dispute at around 2 a.m., in an apartment building on Duval Avenue, near the corner of Sapinière-Dorion Street, spokesperson Sandra Dion said. At the scene, officers found the woman unresponsive with signs of violence on her body. Dion said no one else was in the apartment at the time, and the woman was decla
NEW YORK (AP) — A new analysis of blood samples from 24,000 Americans taken early last year is the latest and largest study to suggest that the new coronavirus popped up in the U.S. in December 2019 — weeks before cases were first recognized by health officials. The analysis is not definitive, and some experts remain skeptical, but federal health officials are increasingly accepting a timeline in which small numbers of COVID-19 infections may have occurred in the U.S. before the world ever becam
Canada is looking at a possible phased approach to adjusting, loosening border measures.
A year ago, you could buy a standard two-by-four for about $3 in Whitehorse. Today that same piece of wood is around $10. The cost of lumber is soaring, and it's hitting those in the business of building. "The challenges really are widespread, you know, like everything from being able to find projects and clientele that are willing to proceed in spite of the lumber prices being what they are," said Jeff Erasmus, a contractor in Whitehorse. "Logistically, there are some substantial challenges in
OTTAWA — The Bloc Québécois is taking a second stab at getting MPs to recognize Quebec's right to unilaterally change the Constitution in line with proposed reforms to the province's language law. Leader Yves-Francois Blanchet tabled a motion today in the House of Commons asking lawmakers to recognize that right, after confronting a single "nay" from a lone member of Parliament last month that stonewalled the Bloc's initial move. Blanchet's motion seeks to clear a path for House recognition of P
More than two years after he was charged, and six months after he was found guilty of a violent assault on a young Black woman, a Calgary police officer has still not been sentenced and there are concerns the delay could result in the conviction being tossed. In December, Const. Alex Dunn was convicted of assault causing bodily harm for the 2017 violent takedown of Dalia Kafi, who was thrown on the ground head first while handcuffed. Although there was no evidence Dunn's assault on Kafi, who was
Alberta reported 115 new cases of COVID-19 on Monday, the lowest daily total since Sept. 11, and one new death, as the province continues its push to get more people vaccinated. As of end of day Sunday, about 68.8 per cent of eligible Albertans have received one or two doses of a COVID-19 vaccine. Nearly 29,000 doses of vaccine were administered on Sunday, inching the province closer to the 70 per cent mark of eligible Albertans, the threshold for Stage 3 of Alberta's reopening plan. Looking for