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VANCOUVER — Homicide investigators say more charges have been laid against the suspect in a stabbing attack that killed one woman and injured six other people in North Vancouver in March. A statement from the Integrated Homicide Investigation Team says five counts of attempted murder and one count of aggravated assault have been laid against Yannick Bandaogo. A woman in her 20s was stabbed and killed near the Lynn Valley library branch on March 27. Six other people, ranging in age from 22 to 78,
These scenes came after U.S. border agents on horseback on Sunday used whip-like reins to block Haitian migrants wading across the Rio Grande with food and supplies from Mexico to a squalid encampment with nearly 10,000 people on the Texas side. The images triggered anguish among some current U.S. officials interviewed by Reuters who said they once had high hopes that U.S. President Joe Biden would quickly reverse the hardline immigration policies of his Republican predecessor Donald Trump and, as he promised, "restore humanity and American values" to the immigration system. Outside the government, disillusioned immigration advocates point to Biden's refusal to repeal Trump's most sweeping policy known as Title 42 - that allows border agents to quickly expel most migrants to Mexico or their home countries without a chance to apply for asylum.
Britain warned its food producers on Wednesday to prepare for a 400% rise in carbon dioxide prices after paying tens of million of pounds to get CF Fertilisers to restart production in a deal that will last for three weeks. The deal buys Britain some time to secure suppliers from other sources as it seeks to prevent the shutdown on production of a wide range of food and drinks. WHY IS CARBON DIOXIDE IMPORTANT?
The remains of the carcass of an endangered blue whale that washed ashore on a popular Nova Scotia beach earlier this month will undergo examination to learn more about the massive marine animal. "It's a fantastic opportunity we were given to collect research and valuable information," Danielle Pinder, the response co-ordinator with the Marine Animal Response Society, told CBC Radio's Mainstreet on Tuesday. "But at the same time, it's so sad and hard to wrap your head around, working on this typ
Advisory committees in the City of Vancouver might be forced to either start meeting in person or go on hiatus due to a disagreement between the city and provincial government. Emergency provincial regulations that allowed for virtual municipal meetings expire on Sept. 29, and the city has told its advisory bodies they must comply. The city believes the province would need to amend the Vancouver Charter to explicitly allow committees to continue meeting virtually, but the Ministry of Municipal A
The man arrested and charged in connection with the killing of a young North Vancouver woman outside the Lynn Valley public library now faces six additional charges related to a series of stabbing attacks on March 27. Yannick Bandaogo, 28, is facing five additional counts of attempted murder and one count of aggravated assault, according to a North Vancouver RCMP statement Wednesday. A charge of second-degree murder was originally laid after a woman in her late 20s died of wounds allegedly infli
Newfoundland and Labrador is reporting 23 new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday, the majority of them in the Central Health region and linked to a growing outbreak in the Baie Verte area. Dr. Rosann Seviour, acting chief medical officer of health, said 21 of the new cases are in the Central Health region. One of the new cases is a contact of a previous case, one is related to travel within Canada and the other 19 cases are under investigation. Thirteen of the 21 new cases in the Central Health regi
As we push for a real solution — an increase in housing supply and related supports — the encampment evictions must stop. We need to make encampments unnecessary.
TORONTO — Ontario Premier Doug Ford says he wants to make a child-care deal with the federal government. The province has acknowledged it was in discussions with Ottawa about a potential agreement into the last hours before the federal election was called in August. Education Minister Stephen Lecce has said any deal with the federal Liberals would have to be flexible and incorporate Ontario's full-day kindergarten program. Ford would not say when asked today why Ontario was unable to reach a dea
A volcano on the island of La Palma in Spain erupts after much seismic activity. Check out the incredible footage here! Full credit to: lisa_schroeter on Twitter
NEW YORK (AP) — Jim Sheeler, a former Rocky Mountain News journalist who won a Pulitzer Prize for his extensive and compassionate reporting on the families of Colorado soldiers killed in the Iraq War and the man tasked with notifying them, has died. Sheeler, who was also an author, was 53. Sheeler died last week at his home in Chagrin Falls, Ohio, according to Case Western Reserve University, where he taught journalism and media writing. The cause of death was not immediately determined, the sch
Toronto police are asking for the public's help identifying seven men they say robbed a group of boys at Yorkdale Mall. Police were called Saturday night on reports that four boys, all under the age of 15, had been robbed. Investigators say that the boys were robbed of personal items and clothing. The suspects are believed to be violent and dangerous. Police say that if located the suspects should not be approached. The public should call 911 instead. All seven suspects are described as being be
A teetering Chinese real estate developer unexpectedly struck an 11th-hour deal to pay some of what it owes to its domestic investors on Wednesday, but foreign investors still owed millions of U.S. dollars on Thursday have so far been left hanging. Investors around the world have been watching property developer Evergrande Group closely this week, as the company is in danger of defaulting under its crushing debt load. The company owes more than $300 billion US to various creditors and was strugg
China's Xiaomi Corp said on Wednesday that its devices do not censor users' communications, a day after Lithuania's Defence Ministry recommended that consumers avoid Chinese phones due to a censoring feature in the smartphone giant's flagship phone. The censoring capability in Xiaomi's Mi 10T 5G phone software has been turned off for the "European Union region" but can be turned on remotely at any time, the National Cyber Security Centre said in a report on Tuesday. In a statement sent to Reuters on Wednesday, Xiaomi spokesman said its device "does not censor communications to or from its users".
Democrats and Republicans in the U.S. Senate are locked in a partisan standoff over how to remove temporarily the $28.4 trillion debt ceiling, a political drama that could pose risks to the U.S. government's credit rating, financial markets and the economy. The current debt ceiling, which took effect on Aug. 1, sets the borrowing limit for the U.S. Treasury. The Treasury Department will exhaust its borrowing authority some time in October unless the debt limit is raised, posing the danger of a default.
Russian travel agencies are selling package tours for Russians to receive foreign COVID-19 vaccines abroad amid frustration among some Russians that their domestically produced vaccines have not been approved internationally. Russia has not registered any foreign-made vaccines for use. It has approved four domestically produced vaccines including the two-dose Sputnik V. None of Russia's shots are approved by the World Health Organisation or European Union.
A 31-year-old man charged with first-degree murder in the death of Toronto police Const. Jeffrey Northrup has been released on bail. Umar Zameer's lawyer Nader Hasan confirmed Justice Copeland has now ordered him released on bail. Shortly after midnight on July 2, Northrup was killed after being struck by a vehicle in what investigators have called an "intentional and deliberate act," in the parking garage at city hall. In a statement, Hasan said: "Mr. Zameer's family is very pleased with the ou
President Joe Biden announced Wednesday that the United States is doubling its purchase of Pfizer's COVID-19 shots to share with the world to 1 billion doses as he embraces the goal of vaccinating 70% of the global population within the next year. The stepped-up U.S. commitment marks the cornerstone of the global vaccination summit Biden convened virtually on the sidelines of the U.N. General Assembly, where he encouraged well-off nations to do more to get the coronavirus under control. World le
TORONTO — Two days after winning a prize for a poetry collection that explored the problems of racial inequality, Ian Williams was stopped by a cop outside his home. The Brampton, Ont.-raised wordsmith was returning to his Toronto condo building after taking a drive to the park to identify tree species. He says a police officer approached his car in the parking lot, and pointed to his B.C. license plates. Williams tried to explain that he'd just moved to the city from Vancouver. His new Ontario
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The new rulers of Afghanistan have an uphill battle in their efforts to be recognized in time to address other world leaders at the United Nations this year. The Taliban are challenging the credentials of the ambassador from Afghanistan’s former government and asking to speak at the General Assembly’s high-level meeting of world leaders this week, according to a letter sent to the United Nations. The decision now rests with a U.N. committee that generally meets in November