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Six city wards in Ottawa are slated to get new names, including one that references a 19th-century British slave owner with no apparent ties to Canada. Late last year, council approved a decision to redraw the city's electoral boundaries and include another ward. The new voting map now includes 24 wards — 12 urban, nine suburban and three rural. The new names are designed to reflect geographical areas and identifiable communities, while keeping the naming conventions used for existing wards, acc
It was only supposed to be one day in June. Two friends, overcome by sadness about discoveries of unmarked graves at former residential school sites, staged a protest at the site of Edmonton's former Charles Camsell Hospital. Andrea Jenkins and Lorelei Mullings wanted people to know there could be unmarked graves at the site, which was once home to a segregated hospital for Indigenous people. People stopped by, and some of them offered to join. By summer's end, dozens of people had spent 75 days
RAMALLAH, West Bank (Reuters) -Israeli troops killed five Hamas militants in gun battles during raids on Sunday against one of the group's cells in the occupied West Bank, an Israeli military spokesperson said. The shootouts marked the deadliest violence between Israel and Hamas since an 11-day Gaza war in May and threatened to raise tensions along the Israeli border with the coastal enclave and in the West Bank. A military spokesperson said, "as far as we are concerned, all those killed were armed Hamas operatives, taking part in firefights", but added he was checking the relative's information.
The statement from the foreign affairs ministry comes as the new administration has stepped up efforts to open up the country and gain international acceptance following the collapse of the Western-backed government last month. While some airlines including Pakistan International Airlines have been offering limited services and some people have been able to get places on flights, prices have been reported to be many times higher than normal. Foreign ministry spokesman Abdul Qahar Balkhi said the suspension of international flights had left many Afghans stranded abroad and also prevented people from travelling for work or study.
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
OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is being urged by several experts on sexual misconduct in the military to name a new defence minister as he sets about building a new cabinet following Monday’s federal election. The calls are based on a belief that Harjit Sajjan has lost credibility when it comes to addressing what senior commanders themselves have described as an existential crisis within the Canadian Armed Forces. “It’s just not imaginable,” Maya Eichler, head of the Centre for Social In
Some public officials are questioning the city's decision to retain STV Inc. to undertake what's been called an "independent and impartial" review of any plans to get the Confederation Line's LRT trains running again. A train derailed Sept. 19 as it entered Tremblay Station. According to the Transportation Safety Board of Canada, the train then crossed a bridge near Riverside Drive with 12 passengers on board before coming to a stop. No one was injured, but the line is still out of service. The
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Amid an outcry over the U.S. treatment of Haitian asylum-seekers, the beleaguered island country's embattled prime minister pointedly said that inequalities and conflict drive migration, but he stopped short of directly criticizing Washington over the issue. “We do not wish to challenge the right of a sovereign state to control the entry borders into its territory, or to send back to the country of origin those who enter a country illegally,” Prime Minister Ariel Henry said
Elective procedures — along with organ transplants and cancer treatments — are now on hold in Saskatchewan due to COVID-19, and those in limbo are suffering because of the delays. The Saskatchewan Health Authority announced earlier this month it was slowing down the aforementioned services to focus its efforts on combating COVID-19. "For at least three to five years, I've had some amount of hip pain. But you just, you take a little bit of Tylenol occasionally when it's starting," Steve Turnquist
Members of Montreal's Haitian community are denouncing the "inhumane" treatment of migrants from the impoverished Caribbean island at a makeshift camp at a U.S.-Mexico border. In recent days, thousands of Haitians, including some travelling from as far as Brazil, Chile and Argentina, crossed the border in Del Rio, Texas. Images that have gone viral show American border patrol agents on horseback using aggressive tactics to prevent the migrants from entering the U.S., such as hitting them with le
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
The Montreal police service's major crimes unit is investigating after a 33-year-old man was found dead with at least one bullet wound in Montreal's Rivière-des-Prairies neighbourhood Sunday afternoon. Police say the man was found on the ground near a car at 7th Avenue, near 55th Avenue, just after noon. He was pronounced dead on scene. The body had "traces of violence caused by a firearm," according to Caroline Chèvrefils, spokeserson for the Service de police de la Ville de Montréal (SPVM.) Th
MOSCOW (AP) — About 400 demonstrators gathered in central Moscow to protest alleged tampering in the national parliament election in which the dominant pro-Kremlin party retained a constitutional majority. The Saturday demonstration at Pushkin Square was organized by the Communist Party, which increased its share of seats in the State Duma in the election but is contesting the results from online balloting that accounted for some 2 million votes in Moscow. No arrests were made at the protest, bu
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
DEL RIO, Texas (AP) — As Haitian migrants stepped off a white U.S. Border Patrol van in the Texas border city of Del Rio after learning they'd be allowed to stay in the country for now, a man in a neon yellow vest stood nearby and quietly surveyed them. Some carried sleeping babies, and one toddler walked behind her mother wrapped in a silver heat blanket. As they passed by to be processed by a local nonprofit that provides migrants with basic essentials and helps them reach family in the U.S.,
At the premiere of 'The Tragedy of Macbeth' at the New York Film festival, Denzel Washington discusses the re-opening of the city, while his co-star James Udon reveals what is special about the movie. (Sept. 25)
Kevin Garratt was detained in China in 2014 after being accused of spying and stealing state secrets. He shares his reaction to the release of Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor, and what he went through after being released by the Chinese government.
COVID-19 vaccination has increased tension in communities across the country, and for some Manitoba parents divided over the issue, it's also led to legal bills. Earlier this week, a court case in Saskatchewan involving divorced parents who couldn't agree on the vaccine issue made national headlines, with the judge ultimately siding with the father, who wanted their 13-year-old daughter to get the shot. In a similar case in Quebec, a Superior Court judge ruled that a mother was allowed to have h
Labour's deputy leader Angela Rayner launched a war of words against Britain's Conservative Party, describing Prime Minister Boris Johnson's cabinet as "scum" for its views and accusing it of abandoning poorer people during the COVID-19 pandemic. Britain's main opposition party, under new leader Keir Starmer, has struggled to make its case since Johnson became prime minister in 2019 having won over many of Labour's traditional supporters in northern and central England. Speaking to Labour members at the party's conference in the southern English town of Brighton late on Saturday, Rayner called the Conservative government "a bunch of scum, homophobic, racist, misogynistic, absolute pile ... of banana republic ... Etonian ... piece of scum".
As the N.W.T. government prepares to develop a mandatory vaccine plan for government workers, CBC asked other employers how they're handling vaccinations among staff. Staff at Northland Utilities who get fully vaccinated against COVID-19 will receive $1,000 bonuses being offered by parent company ATCO. In a statement to CBC, ATCO Frontec president Jim Landon, who is in charge of ATCO's overall pandemic response, said the company believes vaccines are key to keeping communities and the company sa