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A former Canadian diplomat responds to the news of China releasing Michael Spavor and Michael Kovrig after the extradition case against Meng Wanzhou was ended by a B.C. court.
Montreal police are investigating after a gunshot victim showed up to a local hospital, and died shortly after. Police received a call at about 4:30 a.m. on Saturday regarding a person who had gone to hospital with gunshot wounds, according Const. Caroline Chèvrefils, a spokesperson for the SPVM. However, details are scarce at this moment, and it's not clear when and where the victim was initially injured. Montreal police investigators are also at the scene of a shooting in the Southwest borough
The decision to end all COVID-19 restrictions at the end of July was a mistake, according to one of the province's top infectious disease specialists. Dr. Gordon Dow, an infectious disease expert with Horizon Health, acknowledged at a public briefing Friday afternoon that officials underestimated the potential spread of the delta variant when it entered the green phase July 30. "Absolutely, all of us in this room right now, with the evidence of this rapid increase of delta virus in the province,
If Meng Wanzhou resolves the federal charges against her in the U.S. and returns to China, Lynette Ong, an associate professor of political science at the University of Toronto and the Munk School of Global Affairs, says she is 'cautiously optimistic' that will lead to Michael Spavor and Michael Kovrig being allowed to return to Canada from China.(Credit: CBC/Ben Nelms)
A group of Edmonton physicians says the Alberta government's overhaul of harm reduction supports for people who use drugs is needlessly straining acute-care resources as COVID-19 demands grow. Members of the Edmonton Zone Medical Staff Association's opioid poisoning committee have penned a letter to Premier Jason Kenney, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, and health and addictions officials calling for emergency action to address what they call a drug poisoning crisis. The association says communiti
CALGARY — An Alberta Court of Queen's Bench justice has ruled that prospective jurors in an upcoming sexual assault trial in Calgary will be excused if they're not vaccinated against COVID-19. Justice N.E. Devlin wrote in his ruling Thursday that allowing unvaccinated people to serve on the jury could unfairly compromise the health of other jurors, court staff and anyone else connected with the trial. Further, Devlin said an unvaccinated juror could be a distraction to other jurors by causing th
TORONTO — Young advocates for the environment rallied outside Ontario's legislature and in downtown Montreal on Friday to call for governments to to take immediate action to address climate change. The demonstrations that drew students, young children accompanied by parents and others concerned about climate change together were among several similar events held around the world. "For our future, for our life. For our planet, climate strike," the crowd in Toronto chanted at the demonstration org
A 19-year-old woman died in single-vehicle crash Friday night in Yarmouth County. Yarmouth RCMP responded to a call on Highway 1 near Darlings Lake at 10:24 p.m. According to a news release, the car was heading south when it struck a guardrail and crashed. The driver from nearby Port Maitland, who was the only occupant of the car, was pronounced dead at the scene. RCMP are investigating. MORE TOP STORIES
Authorities say a woman suspected of starting a fire in Northern California has been arrested. Thousands of people have been evacuated from the Fawn Fire burning near Redding. Structures have been destroyed and more are threatened by the blaze. (Sept. 24)
OTTAWA — The Supreme Court of Canada has kept alive the CBC's efforts to unseal evidence pertaining to a now-quashed murder conviction from more than 30 years ago. The top court ruled Friday that the Manitoba Court of Appeal has jurisdiction to reconsider a publication ban on an affidavit in the case of a Manitoba man who spent 23 years in prison for first-degree murder before the decision was overturned. The question of access to records remains open for the appeal court to weigh, even though t
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The influential sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said Friday her country is willing to resume talks with South Korea if conditions are met, indicating it wants Seoul to persuade Washington to relax crippling economic sanctions. Kim Yo Jong’s statement came days after North Korea performed its first missile tests in six months, which some experts said were intended to show it will keep boosting its weapons arsenal if the U.S.-led sanctions continue while nuclear
The distinctive milky turquoise of mountain lakes is going the way of the glaciers that feed them, according to new research. "A lot of the turquoise glacial lakes in the Canadian Rockies are clearing up," said Rolf Vinebrooke, who studies such lakes at the University of Alberta. "They're turning more the blue colour that people think of as normal lakes." The delicate, translucent celadon that says "alpine" to mountain-lovers everywhere comes from glacial meltwater. Even small glaciers are massi
The Federal Reserve’s signal that it will soon unwind its bond buying program is bolstering the case in financial markets for the so-called reflation trade, which lifted Treasury yields and boosted shares of banks, energy firms and other economically sensitive companies in the early months of 2021. Though monetary tightening is frequently seen as a drag on stocks, some investors view the Fed’s stance as a vote of confidence for the U.S. economy. "Normally, a hawkish turn would be bad for risk-on assets, particularly equities... the fact the Fed is putting this out there signals to the market that the economy is on pretty firm footing," said Ralph Bassett, head of North American equities at Aberdeen Standard Investments.
Huawei Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou arrived in China on Saturday, ending her near three-year U.S. extradition fight, the same day two Canadians detained by Beijing for more than 1,000 days returned home, potentially paving the way for improved ties between China and the two western allies. Meng https://www.reuters.com/business/huawei-heir-apparent-prepares-life-after-three-years-canada-court-battle-2021-09-24, the daughter of Huawei Technologies founder Ren Zhengfei, was allowed to go home after reaching an agreement with U.S. prosecutors on Friday to end a bank fraud case against her. Two Canadians detained by Chinese authorities just days after Meng's arrest - Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor - were embraced on the tarmac by Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau after they landed in Calgary.
A missing 15-year-old teen from Squamish has been found dead, according to RCMP. Richie Stelmack was first reported missing to Squamish RCMP on Sept. 22. He was last seen the night before, at approximately 10 p.m., when he went to bed. On Saturday morning, search teams including Squamish Fire, Squamish SAR, and Squamish RCMP set up to search more technical terrain to locate Stelmack. In a statement, RCMP said search teams found Stelmack's body in the Mashiter area of the Garibaldi Highlands at a
An autopsy has confirmed actor Michael K. Williams, who played the shotgun-toting drug dealer Omar Little in the HBO crime drama “The Wire,” died of an overdose of drugs, the New York City medical examiner's office said on Friday. His death was accidental, Julie Bolcer, a spokeswoman for New York City's Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, said in an email. Williams, 54, was found dead in his Brooklyn apartment on Sept. 6, and police sources said at the time that drug paraphernalia was discovered at the scene.
A dog was rescued from a cliff in a quarry Friday morning in Bedford, N.S. Halifax Regional Fire and Emergency responded to a call about a dog in danger. The dog was stuck at Rocky Lake Quarry. The site, owned by Dexter Construction, is in a Bedford industrial park. Kevin Dean, a district chief with Halifax Regional Fire and Emergency, said Dexter Construction crews built a road into the quarry so fire crews could bring in a fire truck with a 30-metre aerial ladder. Dean said crews weren't sure
MONTREAL — The Quebec government will spend another $90 million to hire more than 100 police officers and experts to fight gun-related crime, Public Security Minister Geneviève Guilbault said Friday. Guilbault, surrounded by members of Quebec's various police forces at a news conference in Montreal, said the government's newest initiative to reduce gun violence and gun trafficking will be called Operation Centaur. The money will go toward new equipment and hiring 107 officers and other crime exp
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LONDON (AP) — Manchester City reasserted its Premier League title credentials on a day all of its big rivals dropped points. City delivered a statement performance in a 1-0 win at Stamford Bridge on Saturday to move second in the league standings, level on points with Chelsea and Manchester United, which missed a late penalty in a 1-0 loss at home to Aston Villa. Pep Guardiola’s side is above its two rivals on goal difference and also cut the gap to Liverpool to one point after the league leader