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A research initiative in southern B.C. aims to chart the impact of wildfires and human activity on one of the province's most elusive predators — the cougar. The Southern B.C. Cougar Project, led by students and faculty at the University of B.C.'s Okanagan campus, has been running since January 2020. So far, it has equipped 27 cougars with GPS collars across three study areas in the West Okanagan, Boundary and Kootenay regions. It aims to have 40 collared cats by the time the project ends. Proje
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
SAN MARINO (AP) — Residents in the tiny republic of San Marino voted overwhelmingly Sunday to legalize abortion, rejecting a 150-year-old law that had criminalized it and becoming the latest majority Catholic state to approve the procedure under certain circumstances, according to nearly complete returns. With 26 of 37 polling stations counted, some 76% of voters approved making abortion legal in the first 12 weeks of pregnancy. It will also be legal beyond then if the woman’s life is in danger
BEIJING (Reuters) -The release of Huawei Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou shows China's strength and Canada should "draw lessons," China's foreign ministry said on Monday, after state media called it an opportunity for a reboot of bilateral relations. Meng landed in Huawei's home city of Shenzhen aboard a government-chartered plane on Saturday to much fanfare, ending her near three-year U.S. extradition fight, the same day two Canadians detained by Beijing shortly after Meng's 2018 detention returned home. Meng's return shows the ability of the Chinese government and ruling Communist Party to protect its citizens, companies, and interests, foreign ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying told a regular daily briefing.
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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.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — When Deborah Gonzalez took office in January as the district attorney for the Western Judicial District of Georgia, she noticed that too few defendants, especially Black defendants, qualified for a program that promised treatment for addiction or mental health and not jail. Like many court diversion programs elsewhere, potential participants in the Athens-Clarke and Oconee counties programs were being disqualified for certain previous charges or police contact. People living
KELOWNA, B.C. — One man is dead and another is in hospital following an all terrain vehicle accident in a remote area near Kelowna, B.C. Kelowna RCMP Const. Solana Pare says in a statement the Mounties and area emergency and rescue crews responded to the Postill Lake area after receiving a distress signal early Saturday from a global positioning system. Pare says a 52-year-old man was pronounced dead at the scene and a second man of th same age was airlifted to hospital in serious, life-threaten
The term ‘waning immunity’ has picked up steam recently, with many countries using it to push for a roll out of COVID-19 booster shots. But as Global’s Sharmeen Somani reports, experts say the term is misleading and has largely been misunderstood.
TORONTO (Reuters) -Canada's "eyes are wide open" when it comes to normalizing its relationship with China, Foreign Minister Marc Garneau said on Sunday, two days after the release of a Huawei executive following almost three years of house arrest in Vancouver. Huawei Technologies Co Ltd Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou, the daughter of Huawei founder Ren Zhengfei, flew back to China on Friday after reaching an agreement with U.S. prosecutors to end a bank fraud case against her. Soon after Meng flew to China, Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor - two Canadians detained by Chinese authorities just days after Meng's arrest in Vancouver in December 2018 on a U.S. warrant - were released by Beijing.
From cleaning up the trash to planting flowers and herbs, Alberta Avenue residents are working on plans to spruce up five alleys in the neighbourhood. It's part of a project called Green Alley, spearheaded by volunteers who have been working together since May to develop the plans and seek partnerships with community leagues, city departments and non-profits. "It really brings neighbours together, brings ideas from people that normally sometimes do not participate on neighbourhood stuff," said C
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
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".
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
WASHINGTON (AP) — It's a consequential week for President Joe Biden's agenda, as Democratic leaders delicately trim back his $3.5 trillion “Build Back Better" package to win over remaining lawmakers and work to quickly pass legislation to avoid a federal shutdown. An expected Monday vote on a related $1 trillion bipartisan infrastructure package is now postponed until Thursday, amid ongoing negotiations. More immediately, the Senate has a test vote set Monday to keep the government funded and av
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.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — With more than 40 million doses of coronavirus vaccines available, U.S. health authorities said they're confident there will be enough for both qualified older Americans seeking booster shots and the young children for whom initial vaccines are expected to be approved in the not-too-distant future. The spike in demand — expected following last week's federal recommendation on booster shots — would be the first significant jump in months. More than 70 million Americans remain
This summer was one of B.C.'s worst wildfire seasons ever, with one particularly destructive blaze racking up $77 million of insured damages.
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli troops conducted a series of arrest raids against suspected Hamas militants across the occupied West Bank early Sunday, sparking a pair of gun battles in which five Palestinians were killed and two Israeli soldiers were seriously wounded. It was the deadliest violence between Israeli forces and Palestinian militants in the West Bank in several weeks. The region has seen an increase in fighting in recent months, with tensions fueled by Israeli settlement construction, hei
When Andrew Perry sat down for Indian food in St. John's last week, he had no idea he would meet one of the small screen heroes who he says changed his life. Perry, a singer, actor and dance teacher in Stephenville originally from Ontario, was at India Gate restaurant as part of a holiday when he noticed a familiar face walk through the door. After a couple minutes, he realized who it was. "He sat down and was talking to the waitress, and just the way he was talking and his mannerisms, I was lik