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A new online resource to help residential school survivors find information about compensation, unmarked gravesites and other issues was launched Tuesday. The development comes as a Canadian delegation of survivors and Catholic bishops prepares to visit Pope Francis at the Vatican this month and follows news this week that federal Crown-Indigenous Relations Minister Marc Miller has pledged to release more documents. The new collection of online resources has been curated by the University of Bri
For months at a time each year, Diane Haché works from dawn to dusk in Yellowknife peeling the plastic coating off lengths of copper wire. Three years on, Haché is closing in on half-a-million dollars raised for charity. The money comes from selling the bare copper wire each year, and has gone in the past to help the Yellowknife Women's Society, Hay River's family support centre and Ulukhaktok's food bank — to name a few. It's backbreaking work, sometimes stretching across all seven days of the
Canada should join the U.S. in a diplomatic boycott of the upcoming Beijing 2022 Olympics, says Margaret McCuaig-Johnston, a senior fellow with the graduate school of public and international affairs at the University of Ottawa.(Credit: REUTERS/Tingshu Wang)
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A Dutch appeals court upheld Tuesday a lower court's decision to throw out a civil case against Israel's defense minister and another former senior military officer over their roles in a deadly 2014 airstrike. The Hague District Court ruled in January 2020 that the case against Israeli Defense Minister Benny Gantz and former air force commander Amir Eshel couldn't proceed because the men have “functional immunity from jurisdiction.” The Hague Court of Appeal said Tu
Climate change could cost Ontario's provincial and municipal governments up to $116 billion by the end of this century, according to a new report from the province's accountability officer. In a stable climate, the province's maintenance costs would be $10 billion a year, amounting to about $799 billion by 2100. But the report shows the changing climate could drive costs up dramatically. In the short term, the report found the effects of climate change will add about $6 billion to maintenance co
If things had gone according to plan, Lucille Ball would have been a major movie star. Instead, she had to settle for being the queen of television comedy for over 25 years. Not exactly a lousy alternative. But the new film “Being the Ricardos” does make one wonder if Ball may have had a few other successful careers, like director (and not just of her own show) had she been born just a few years later. In Aaron Sorkin’s loving and sharp dramatization of a particularly fraught week during the mak
Jussie Smollett back on stand after calling hoax claim "100% false"; Fired CNN anchor Chris Cuomo steps away from SiriusXM show; Drake withdraws 2 Grammy nominations from final ballot. (Dec. 7)
BERGAMO, Italy (AP) — The Champions League match between Atalanta and Villarreal was postponed on Wednesday because of heavy snow in northern Italy. Kickoff was initially delayed by 20 minutes before it was decided to reschedule. A new date and time has yet to be decided but it is likely the match will be played on Thursday. Snow fell most of the day in Bergamo and increased in intensity as kickoff approached. Groundsmen continuously shoveled snow off the pitch and painted over the white lines w
The MP for Ontario's Windsor West is calling on the federal government to increase its zero-emission vehicle incentives in Canada to match the proposed U.S. incentives. Brian Masse, the NDP's industry and international trade critic, on Monday responded to U.S. President Joe Biden's Build Back Better Bill, which is awaiting Senate approval. Masse and Unifor want Canada-U.S. harmonization of the incentives, which would include them applying to all vehicles built in this country. The U.S. proposal
Teman Avingaq first saw the book with his picture on the cover when his daughter stumbled on a copy a few years ago. Avingaq is smiling in the photo, wearing a fur-trimmed parka. It was taken during a narwhal hunt near Arctic Bay. But the Igloolik man had no idea the book — titled Les compétences terrestres — even existed. He'd consented at the time to having a photographer take his picture, but hadn't consented to the photo being sold online to publishers looking for images for magazines and bo
As winds strengthen across Newfoundland through Tuesday, forecasters are closely watching a storm off the U.S. East Coast that could become a major snowstorm for the region Wednesday night.
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When Jamie Vardy was cut by his local youth team at 16, the rejection certainly stung. But it didn't deter him. Vardy went on to play for a semipro team while working to make ends meet — persistence that eventually paid off for the Leicester City striker. Vardy is now drawing on that experience in his new role as a co-owner of Rochester NY FC. Rochester, formerly known as the Rhinos, is among the teams that will compete next year in MLS Next Pro, a league that will bridge the pathway from Major
A bold plan meant to tackle the root causes of crime in Regina will come into focus at a meeting of Regina city council on Wednesday. The idea of the community safety and well-being plan dates back to 2019. Council at that time linked the municipality's level of crime and violence to a variety of underlying social issues. The plan that has been developed identifies six key areas of concern: Domestic violence and intimate partner violence. Food insecurity. Problematic substance use. Racism and di
PARIS (AP) — French authorities announced Wednesday that a man arrested at Paris-Charles De Gaulle Airport for allegedly being linked to the 2018 killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi was misidentified. Saudi officials later said he was freed. The Paris General Prosecutor's office issued a short statement Wednesday after over 24 hours of checks, saying that the man arrested Tuesday was not the Khalid Aedh al-Otaibi who is wanted under a 2019 Turkish arrest warrant. “The (arrest) warrant do
Patients waiting for elective surgery at St. Clare's Mercy Hospital were turned away Monday due to a lack of available beds at the St. John's facility. "This was the result of a variety of factors, including the number of patients who presented at the emergency department, and the need to continue to provide inpatient care due to high acuity or unavailability of space at other facilities," an Eastern Health spokesperson said Wednesday. CBC News published a story earlier this month on capacity is
In British Columbia, oil is once again moving through the Trans Mountain pipeline, which was shut down for weeks as a precaution after extreme weather set off disastrous floods and mudslides. The closure then triggered rules on gas rationing. Robin Gill explains why those measures are still in effect, and why gas prices ended up going down.
IQALUIT, Nunavut — The Canadian Armed Forces says its water purification system in Iqaluit is up and running again after it was down for two weeks. The military has been in the Nunavut capital of 8,000 residents since Oct. 23 to purify river water using a reverse-osmosis system. Iqaluit has been under a state of emergency since Oct. 12 when fuel was detected in the city's drinking water. The military's water purification unit hasn't been operating since Nov. 22 when high winds knocked over a ten
For those in Newfoundland who aren't ready to see a winter wonderland outside their window: you're just about out of time. Winter weather is coming to most of the island on Thursday, like it or not. Environment Canada has issued special weather statements across eastern Newfoundland, the Bay of Exploits and the Connaigre region, forecasting a mix of snow, rain and ice pellets. Areas of the Avalon Peninsula will likely see up to 15 centimetres of snow and ice pellets starting early Thursday morni
Here’s the latest for Monday, December 6: Jussie Smollett takes the witness stand; New York to require vaccine mandates for city employers; Former GOP senator to challenge Georgia governor; Kentucky Derby winner Medina Spirit dies.