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NDP MP Charlie Angus on Monday called on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to replace Carolyn Bennett as minister of Crown-Indigenous relations, stating that Bennett has “failed the test of reconciliation” with how she has handled legal proceedings against St. Anne’s Indian Residential School survivors. Angus said Trudeau needs “to have someone new at the table.”
MONROE, La. (AP) — Growing up in the piney backwoods of northern Louisiana, where yards were dotted with crosses and the occasional Confederate flag, Jacob Brown was raised on hunting, fishing and dreams of becoming a state trooper. But within weeks of arriving at the Louisiana State Police training academy in Baton Rouge, instructors pegged Brown as trouble. One wrote that he was an arrogant, chronic rule breaker with “toxic” character traits that should disqualify him from ever joining the sta
Paul McLauchlin is tired of MLAs knocking on his door before provincial elections, asking him if there are any local construction projects he'd like to announce. "It's not that simple," said McLauchlin, president of the Rural Municipalities Association and reeve of Ponoka County. "Just running around with a big fake cheque out there." McLauchlan is optimistic that a bill introduced Monday by the Alberta government will create more accountability and fairness in how provincial infrastructure proj
The Dow Industrials and S&P 500 closed at record highs on Monday, as earnings season kicked in to high gear in one of the heaviest reporting weeks of the quarter with bellwethers in multiple sectors poised to announce results. While the Dow and S&P hit new highs, the Nasdaq outperformed on the day, buoyed by gains in Tesla and PayPal, and the tech-heavy index stands less than 1% away from its Sept. 7 closing record. Tesla Inc jumped 12.66% to its own new high of $1,045.02 and breached $1 trillion in market capitalization, after car rental firm Hertz placed an order for 100,000 Tesla cars, while Morgan Stanley raised its price target on the stock to $1,200 from $900 per share.
HALIFAX — An aerospace engineer who lives in Halifax has been elected as the new leader of the Nova Scotia Green Party. In a vote held on Saturday, 86 of the 93 party members who cast ballots chose Anthony Edmonds as leader, with Jo-Ann Roberts elected as deputy leader. The duo were the only team on the ballot after Richard Zurawski and Nick Hendren withdrew from the race last month. Voters also had the option of choosing "none of the above" in the electronic voting system. Edmonds has run as a
The Canadian Coast Guard says the container fire that broke out Saturday on a freight ship off Victoria is "smouldering" and mostly under control, and an investigation will be soon be underway to assess damage. During a media briefing Sunday, the federal incident commander with the Canadian Coast Guard said the fire aboard Zim Kingston has burned the affected containers down to their shell. "We've just had a Coast Guard helicopter overtop and the majority of the fire is almost out. What we still
TORONTO — A drama about an Indigenous graduate student involved in a debate over the sale of alcohol on her Quebec reserve has won a top prize at the imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival. "Bootlegger," directed and co-written by Algonquin-French filmmaker Caroline Monnet of Outaouais, Que., took the $7,500 Dramatic Feature Award at the festival that wrapped Sunday. Devery Jacobs, who grew up in the Kahnawà:ke Mohawk Territory in Quebec, stars alongside Pascale Bussières of Montreal. The Queb
Shavohn Bowe, 31, was found safe and sound Monday after Whitehorse RCMP had issued a news release earlier in the day asking the public help's in finding her. The RCMP provided no other details. Bowe had been reported missing and last seen in Whitehorse on Oct. 21.
As COVID-19 restrictions lift and travel picks up, the ski industry is anticipating a busy season ahead. But it could feel uncomfortably busy if Canadian ski resorts continue to have difficulties finding staff to operate the chairlifts and flip burgers in their mountaintop restaurants. According to the Canadian Ski Council (CSC), up to 30 per cent of job vacancies at ski resorts across the country could remain empty by the time ski season hits. The critical lack of workers prompted CSC president
KEARNY, N.J. (Reuters) -President Joe Biden held out hope on Monday for an agreement on his major spending plans before he attends a climate summit in Scotland, while the White House said Democratic negotiators were closing in on a deal. Biden visited New Jersey to sell his "Build Back Better" agenda after talks on Sunday with moderate Democratic Senator Joe Manchin, whose vote is critical to the package, and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, a fellow Democrat. With negotiators zeroing in on a tax on billionaires https://www.reuters.com/world/us/with-corporate-tax-off-table-us-democrats-turn-billionaires-fund-spending-bill-2021-10-25 to pay for the legislation, Biden used a speech in Kearny, New Jersey, to criticize past Republican plans that largely benefited the wealthy, and the economic theory that if people at the top did well, everyone would benefit.
Texas-based ecologist Merlin Tuttle has been studying bats longer than video games have been around, and now, he's hoping that by sharing his decades of knowledge with a B.C. game creator, the duo can dispel some misconceptions he says people have about these nocturnal fliers by getting to know them better virtually. Tuttle, who has studied bats for over 60 years, has teamed up with AJ Dhalla, executive director of the non-profit society Thought Generation to create Find the Bats, an upcoming mo
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Torngat Mountains MHA Lela Evans is leaving Newfoundland and Labrador's Progressive Conservative party to sit as an Independent in the provincial House of Assembly. In a statement released on social media, Evans said she was no longer affiliated with the PC caucus as of 9 a.m. Monday. "I have come to believe that the PC party is just not the right party for me and my district," Evans wrote. "I only ran as a MHA to help my district overcome the large gaps in services and infrastructure that conti
Starting Monday, Ontario is lifting capacity limits in places such as gyms, restaurants, bars and other indoor establishments where proof of vaccination against COVID-19 is required. Morganne Campbell has more.
Underwater videographer Bartolomeo Bove has captured some remarkable close-up encounters with Galapagos green turtles, the only species of sea turtle that nests in the Galapagos Islands. Amazing!
When Kim Davis named her family's farm, she chose the name Ataraxy. It means "a state of serene calmness," and that is what the farm represents for her veteran husband, and now many others. Davis and her husband, Blair, started their farm in Lawrencetown, about 40 minutes east of Halifax, in 2013. It was originally a family venture to help treat Blair Davis's service-related PTSD, but the farm — and its therapy goats — have grown to mean much more. "This farm was started for me, but it's more th
MARSEILLE, France (AP) — Lionel Messi's first "Classique” ended in a 0-0 draw between Marseille and 10-man Paris Saint-Germain on Sunday. The stalemate between the two bitter rivals reduced PSG's lead over Lens at the top of the French league to seven points after 11 rounds. PSG played with 10 men after Achraf Hakimi was sent off in the 56th minute at the Velodrome Stadium in traditionally the biggest match in French football. Hakimi brought down Cengiz Under on a counterattack. Messi almost str
Hundreds of trucks and other vehicles waited at one of the main crossings between Pakistan and Afghanistan on Monday as the border closed again after a brief opening the day before, despite promises that it would reopen, traders said. The Chaman border crossing, the second-largest commercial border point between the two countries after Torkham in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, links with Spin Boldak in the Afghan province of Kandahar, and is regularly used by thousands of labourers and traders from both countries. The crossing, a vital source of customs revenue for the cash-strapped government in Afghanistan, has been closed for about three weeks, despite repeated protests by truckers and others stuck waiting at the border.
A Southeast Asian summit started on Tuesday without military-ruled Myanmar, after its junta refused to send a representative following its leader's exclusion for ignoring a peace roadmap agreed six months ago. The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) had said it would accept a non-political representative from Myanmar, but the junta said on Monday it would only agree to its leader or a minister attending. Myanmar's absence was not mentioned by either Brunei, the ASEAN chair, or the 10-member bloc's secretary-general, at the opening of the virtual meeting.
British pop star Ed Sheeran said Sunday he has tested positive for COVID-19 and will do interviews and performances from his house while he self-isolates. Sheeran, 30, broke the news on social media days before his new studio album is due out. “Quick note to tell you that I've sadly tested positive for Covid, so I'm now self-isolating and following government guidelines,” Sheeran wrote on Instagram. “It means that I'm now unable to plough ahead with any in person commitments for now, so I'll be