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WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House is facing sharp condemnation from Democrats for its handling of the influx of Haitian migrants at the U.S. southern border, after images of U.S. Border Patrol agents on horseback using aggressive tactics went viral this week. Striking video of agents maneuvering their horses to forcibly block and move migrants attempting to cross the border has sparked resounding criticism from Democrats on Capitol Hill, who are calling on the Biden administration to end its use
Young 2SLGBTQ+ people struggling to deal with precarious housing at the best of times have been forced to face even more challenges due to the COVID-19 pandemic, often with less support. “The overarching themes were certainly not positive and there are not a lot of bright spots, unfortunately,” said Alex Abramovich, an independent scientist who works with Toronto’s Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) and the lead author of a report on the topic. Sixty-one youth completed surveys and 20
WARSAW — Peterborough County OPP have launched an investigation after a Pride flag was set on fire at Warsaw Public School in Douro-Dummer Township. The flag was removed from the school’s flagpole and burned over the weekend — sometime between 4:30 p.m. on Friday and 8:30 a.m. on Monday, police said Tuesday. Police were contacted Monday morning when a school employee discovered the damaged flag, Kawartha Pine Ridge District School Board chair Diane Lloyd told The Examiner. “Whoever burned it had
The principal of Fredericton High School says staff are working to educate students after some in the Grade 12 class dressed up in "culturally insensitive" clothing for their graduation photos. Stephanie Underhill Tomilson said Monday started out as expected, with students dressed up to have their photos taken. Some were dressed in white shirts and jeans or overalls, which Underhill Tomilson said didn't faze her. As the day went on, however, Underhill Tomilson said some of the students began to
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The projectors are rolling. The ruby slippers are on. Many an Oscar sits glistening. The shark has been hanging, and waiting, for nearly a year. Nine years after it was announced, four years after its first projected open date, and five months since its last planned launch date, the U.S. film academy's museum is ready to open to the public on Sept 30. “I’m very moved to be able to say to you, finally, at last, boy howdy hey, welcome to the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures,” T
Conservative Leader Erin O’Toole was subdued after failing to bring the party an election breakthrough, but said he wants to remain as leader despite the divisions within the party.
The City of Windsor's decision to have players at indoor recreational facilities vaccinated has at least one parent feeling anxious. Parent Amanda Knight said the policy made her "feel like we have our hands tied." Her 11-year-old is doing tryouts for Double A hockey and won't be turning 12 until December, but in order to continue to play, she had to get him vaccinated. "It's been an emotional roller-coaster," Knight told CBC News. "Just the uncertainty of knowing if it's safe for him ...if he d
A man is dead after he fell into the Credit River in Mississauga and failed to resurface on Tuesday evening, Peel paramedics say. Peel police said the man fell into the river in the area of Stavebank Road and Park Street in Mississauga's Port Credit neighbourhood. Emergency crews were called to the scene at about 5:20 p.m. Crews located him and pulled him from the water but his vital signs were absent. Paramedics pronounced him dead at the scene.
HINTON, Alta. — RCMP say a woman and her 16-month-old toddler found dead in Hinton, Alta., were killed in the apartment of the suspect charged in their deaths. Police say the bodies of the 24-year-old woman and her child were discovered last Friday but they are unable to say where they were found because the case is before the courts. RCMP in a release say they died on Thursday — the day before they were reported missing. Police say autopsies completed on the weekend determined the deaths are ho
The two biggest economies and largest carbon polluters in the world announced separate financial attacks on climate change Tuesday. Chinese President Xi Jinping said his country will no longer fund coal-fired power plants abroad, surprising the world on climate for the second straight year at the U.N. General Assembly. That came hours after U.S. President Joe Biden announced a plan to double financial aid to poorer nations to $11.4 billion by 2024 so those countries could switch to cleaner energ
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The popular mayor of the Philippine capital said Wednesday he will run for president in next year’s elections, the latest aspirant in what is expected to be a crowded race to succeed controversial leader Rodrigo Duterte. Manila Mayor Isko Moreno, a child scavenger before becoming an actor then entering politics, told The Associated Press that he would fight still-raging coronavirus outbreaks and long-entrenched poverty and promote democracy if he triumphs in the May 9
Starting at 5 a.m. Wednesday morning, Sept. 22, anybody planning to enter the AYR Motor Centre in Woodstock won't get beyond the front doors without proof they had both shots of the COVID-19 vaccine. Meanwhile, anyone working for the AYR Motor Centre, or anywhere with the town of Woodstock, must be fully vaccinated or must regularly take a COVID test and wear a mask at all times on the job. At the Tuesday, Sept. 21, council in committee meeting, council members heard in detail the town's steps t
The 5.9-magnitude earthquake reportedly damaged buildings in Melbourne, and was felt throughout neighbouring states.
Carlton Comprehensive High School is hosting Indigenous Day on Friday and organizers have planned a full day of activities to recognize the cultural diversity on the campus. Carlton teacher Bonnie Vandale has helped organize the event from the beginning. She said one of the other organizers, the late Victor Thunderchild, will be honoured during the Grand Entry on Friday. Thunderchild was a beloved educator at the school who passed away due to COVID-19 in April, 2021. “We wanted to teach kids abo
A yacht has sunk in Vancouver's Coal Harbour. A spokesperson for the Canadian Coast Guard says it received a report Monday afternoon about a grounded vessel north of the floating marine Chevron gas station in Coal Harbour. The boat, a 54-foot cruiser yacht called "Rockin Chair," remains mostly underwater and can be seen from the seawall in Stanley Park. It's unclear how or why the vessel sunk. It is believed the vessel contains an estimated 200 litres of fuel. For that reason, members of the coa
For the third consecutive federal election the number of Indigenous MPs to sit in Ottawa maxes out at 10, that despite a record number of 77 Indigenous candidates running this time around. Justin Trudeau’s Liberals were re-elected for a third term Sept. 20 and will form a second-consecutive minority government. “I think what we’ve seen across the board (is) people stuck with the status quo,” said Courtney Skye, research fellow with the Indigenous think-tank the Yellowhead Institute. “There was
WASHINGTON (AP) — Oh, the conversations that happen when powerful people meet. Could the “very special relationship” between the U.S. and the United Kingdom become even more secure now that President Joe Biden and Prime Minister Boris Johnson have bonded over their shared love of trains? Biden famously rode Amtrak almost daily between his home in Wilmington, Delaware, and Washington during his 36 years as a U.S. senator. He rode the rails when he was vice president, too. Johnson hopped aboard an
The first day of fall will not be pleasant in southern Ontario, with rainfall warnings in place for a widespread soaking rain that could dump as much as 100 mm of rain over parts of Ontario this week.
After COVID-19 dampened plans for festivities last year, the Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden is celebrating Mid-Autumn Festival with a full slate of activities this week. Starting Tuesday, the garden is hosting a mooncake tasting event, a tea ceremony demonstration, live music — including a 30-minute opera performance — crafts, storytelling, and moon-watching with the H.R. MacMillan Space Centre. "We're all really excited about this event," said Lorraine Lowe, executive director of the
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A Kotzebue man was sentenced to 99 years in prison Tuesday in the death of Ashley Johnson-Barr, a 10-year-old whose 2018 disappearance captured national attention. Peter Vance Wilson, 44, had earlier pleaded guilty to charges of murder and sexual abuse as part of an agreement with prosecutors. Jenna Gruenstein, an attorney with the state Office of Special Prosecutions, argued for the sentence Tuesday, Alaska's News Source reported. “This is one of the most serious cases