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Perry Simon was holding up an eagle feather gifted by his great aunt when he asked the five major federal party leaders about whether they intend to make First Nations, Metis and Inuit languages part of the official languages of the country. “It’s a question that should’ve been asked, addressed and resolved decades ago,” said the Kanehsata’kehró:non. “If leaders have a plan, it needs to include Indigenous languages in Canada and Quebec.” On Wednesday, September 8, during the federal election Fre
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The prime ministers of Poland and Lithuania said Friday that tighter security at their borders with Belarus was the best way to ease pressure from migrant inflows there, as they expect what they called a “hybrid attack” from Belarus to continue. Poland's Mateusz Morawiecki and Lithuania's Ingrida Simonyte also said stronger bilateral cooperation, including in business, and infrastructure, would help against hostile pressure on the European Union's eastern border. Morawiecki
Ontario is reporting 795 new cases of COVID-19 and five more deaths, with Waterloo Region announcing Friday that a child under 10 had died with the virus. Dr. Hsiu-Li Wang, the region's medical officer of health, said the child had underlying health conditions and there were no school or child-care setting exposures related to the case. Wang said the death is a rare, tragic circumstance and a reminder of how serious the virus is. Premier Doug Ford shared condolences with the family on Friday. Ch
Masks will once again be mandatory in indoor public spaces and schools in Newfoundland and Labrador. Dr. Janice Fitzgerald, the province's chief medical officer, made the announcement at a unscheduled COVID-19 briefing Friday afternoon. "Masking will not be forever.… This is a small action that we can all take to give us that extra layer of protection to keep our schools, communities and province safer and open until we can get our vaccination rates higher," said Fitzgerald. "I know this is not
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Hamilton police say they're looking for three suspects following a violent kidnapping that left one man dead and two in hospital. Det.-Sgt. Steve Bereziuk says 63-year-old Faqir Ali was the target of the kidnapping that took place at a home early Thursday morning. He says Ali's two adult sons attempted to protect their father and were shot. Both young men were taken to hospital and police say one of them, 21-year-old Hasnain "Nano" Ali, died from his wounds. Police say the father was found hours
There is no easy path to power for any political party without the support of women. Has the CPC narrowed the gender gap with Liberals this election? It’s unlikely.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A former Army doctor convicted for the infamous 1970 murders of his pregnant wife and two young daughters on a North Carolina base has ended his appeal of a lower court ruling that denied his requested release. An attorney for Jeffrey MacDonald said in court documents that his client wished to dismiss his appeal to the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond, Virginia. Federal prosecutors did not oppose the dismissal in the “Fatal Vision” case, named for a book about t
Federal Liberal Party of Canada candidate for Skeena-Bulkley Valley, Lakhwinder Jhaj, issued a challenge to Incumbent NDP candidate Taylor Bachrach over veterinary issues in northwest B.C. on a campaign stopover in Prince Rupert, Sept. 15. In an impromptu office visit to The Northern View, Jhaj spoke about issues at the centre of her platform such as veterinary access, housing and healthcare. She said issues are similar in all cities. Jhaj is visiting the Skeena-Bulkley Valley riding for the fir
(Reuters) -Apple Inc Chief Executive Tim Cook told an all-hands meeting of employees on Friday he planned to discuss U.S. immigration policy with U.S. Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas later in the day, according to a source familiar with the meeting. During the meeting, Cook also told employees that a recent U.S. court decision in an antitrust case brought by "Fortnite" creator Epic Games hand resulted in a victory for Apple in nine out of 10 counts, the source said. The ruling amounted to "one or two sentences scratched out of an agreement" between Apple and developers on the App Store, the source cited Cook as saying.
Reggie Bautista has been awarded the contract for the concession at the Northern Lights Palace, covering all confections, soft drinks and concession food. Bautista is running a successful online take-out business with a specialty on Filipino food, and her homemade spring rolls can be ordered at Penny's Soup and Sandwich in the Melfort Mall. Bautista said they will continue to provide typical concession food like hotdogs, burgers, fries, poutines and pizza at the Palace – but will also serve home
Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau said Friday his party has asked Toronto candidate Kevin Vuong to "pause his campaign" after the Toronto Star reported he had been charged previously with sexual assault — a charge that was later dropped. Speaking to reporters, Trudeau said his party only learned of the allegations Thursday from the Star's report — allegations he called "serious." Trudeau was asked if Vuong would be allowed to sit as an MP if he wins his riding of Spadina-Fort York. "We are looking i
Unvaccinated individuals who attended the Sept. 10 Nipawin Hawks game are required to self-isolate until Sept. 24 and seek testing for COVID-19 immediately. The Saskatchewan Health Authority (SHA) gave the warning on Sept. 16, after a person attended the Hawks game while infectious. As per Disease Control Regulations, all individuals in attendance during the game must immediately self-isolate and remain in isolation until Sept. 24 as well seek testing for COVID-19 immediately, and again on Sept.
A New Brunswick man serving a life sentence for first-degree murder in the 2003 beating death of his estranged wife was back in court this week. Abdul Bari, 54, is appealing a judge's decision to dismiss his so-called faint-hope application for early parole. A jury found Bari guilty in 2004 of killing Shaila Akther Bari, 26, in Fredericton. She had been bludgeoned and suffocated in her Regent Street apartment. Bari was sentenced to life in prison with no chance of parole for at least 25 years. I
NEW YORK (AP) — A very special document will be auctioned off later this year — a rare copy of the U.S. Constitution. Sotheby's announced Friday — appropriately on Constitution Day — that in November it will put up for auction one of just 11 surviving copies of the Constitution from the official first printing produced for the delegates to the Constitutional Convention and for the Continental Congress. It's the only copy that remains in private hands and has an estimate of $15 million-$20 millio
These people rescued a kitten who needed help. She's no stranger to having to fight for her food, but this takes on a new level! She literally uses the husky as a step to get to the food. Hilarious!
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A federal judge has lifted race- and sex-based hiring quotas imposed on the Cincinnati Police Department 40 years ago to fix its lack of diversity, agreeing with the U.S. Justice Department's argument that the changes are no longer constitutional. At issue before U.S. District Judge Susan Dlott was a consent decree put in place in 1981 when only 9.9% of the department's officers were Black and only 3.4% were women. Today, more than 28% of the department's officers are Black
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A former Liberian military commander who supervised the slaughter of hundreds of unarmed civilians at a church during that country's civil war in 1990 is liable under U.S. law for participating in extrajudicial killings and torture, a federal judge in Philadelphia has ruled. The decision was issued Wednesday against Moses W. Thomas and in favor of four anonymous plaintiffs who lived through the military assault on people seeking safety at a Red Cross shelter on the grounds
Dan Levy is returning to Netflix, the streamer that helped turn his CBC comedy "Schitt's Creek" into a pop cultural phenomenon. The Toronto-raised "Schitt's Creek" co-creator has inked a deal with Netflix to develop scripted content and other projects for its film and TV libraries. The streamer says the gig will start immediately with Levy's first feature project — a romantic comedy he'll write, produce and star in. Netflix says Levy will begin working on TV series in July 2022. The partnership
When Kamal Khera first arrived in Ottawa as one of Parliament’s youngest MPs back in 2015, she would sometimes be mistaken for a staffer. Now, some of her young volunteers from back then are moving up through the ranks themselves. Khera, who is seeking to retain her Brampton West seat for the Liberals, says she actively encourages young people, and especially other young women of colour, to get involved since their views help represent the demographic reality in Canada. “When I got elected in po