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Vice-Admiral Haydn Edmundson, the military's former commander in charge of military human resources, has been charged with sexual assault and committing indecent acts. The Canadian Forces National Investigation Service (CFNIS) laid the Criminal Code charges today. "As the matter is now proceeding through the civilian justice system, no further information can be released at this time," Department of National Defence spokesperson Daniel Le Bouthillier said in a media statement. The allegations ag
The Progressive Conservative Party of Manitoba concedes it gave leadership candidates erroneous information before October's election — but says the actual ballots were counted fairly and accurately. In a 209-page submission to Manitoba's Court of the Queen's Bench, the PC Party seeks to dismiss candidate Shelly Glover's application to declare the results of the Oct. 30 leadership race invalid and require the party to hold a new vote. Glover lost that race by 363 votes to Heather Stefanson, who
The Hawkesbury, Ont., fire department is working to put out a burning building at the corner of Main Street East and William Street. Ontario Provincial Police say a call for service came in at 7:33 p.m. The building on fire has commercial space on the main floor and residential units above. Sgt. Cynthia Savard says all occupants are safely out of the building and there are no injuries. Police are assisting the fire department by securing the scene. The fire was still burning at 10:30 p.m. on Mon
HALIFAX — A COVID-19 outbreak at St. Francis Xavier University in northeastern Nova Scotia has seen 21 people test positive for the virus so far, health officials said Wednesday. "Public health is working with the university to prevent further spread," the province said in a news release. Meanwhile, the faculty union at the Antigonish, N.S., school told its membership that they can choose to hold upcoming exams online. "We are informing people that it's their right to go online if they don't fee
The leader of Yukon's New Democratic Party says the behaviour of some protesters outside of the Legislative building last week was "unacceptable" and "violent." On Thursday, after the final sitting of the assembly, Kate White says she was confronted by a group of protesters as she left the building. While protesters are not an unusual occurrence outside the legislative building, she said on this occasion, some people in the crowd, who appeared to be against the government's COVID-19 policies, we
REGINA — Saskatchewan's auditor says about half of adults with intellectual disabilities who are living in private group homes have experienced a serious event from physical and emotional abuse to mishandling of medicine Tara Clemett said such occurrences rose 12 per cent in 2020-21 from the previous year and, in some cases, there's no evidence the Ministry of Social Services followed up on investigations. The homes reported 859 serious incidents among 1,600 adults who were provided housing, mea
The Canadian Security Intelligence Service says China's attempts to distort and influence media in Canada 'have become normalized' and 'more sophisticated, frequent, and insidious.'
Canadians facing a mandatory hotel quarantine after returning from 10 African countries say the process has been uncomfortable and confusing. And some experts say it’s likely not the best approach to catch omicron cases.
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A Dutch appeals court upheld Tuesday a lower court's decision to throw out a civil case against Israel's defense minister and another former senior military officer over their roles in a deadly 2014 airstrike. The Hague District Court ruled in January 2020 that the case against Israeli Defense Minister Benny Gantz and former air force commander Amir Eshel couldn't proceed because the men have “functional immunity from jurisdiction.” The Hague Court of Appeal said Tu
A better understanding of language and its neuroscientific basis would help us handle linguistic issues throughout our lives.
Jussie Smollett back on stand after calling hoax claim "100% false"; Fired CNN anchor Chris Cuomo steps away from SiriusXM show; Drake withdraws 2 Grammy nominations from final ballot. (Dec. 7)
The Ford government is under fire for not doing more to make rapid antigen tests more accessible and free. Many experts say the tests will improve effective screening protocols and could be a means to protecting the health of residents. Matthew Bingley reports.
EDMONTON — Alberta's total number of Omicron variant COVID-19 cases remains at 11, but the province's chief medical officer of health expects that number to grow. Dr. Deena Hinshaw also says seven of the 11 people were fully vaccinated, two were partially vaccinated and two were unvaccinated. Alberta Health is still gathering data on the effects and spread of Omicron, but Hinshaw says early indications are those who contract the variant can avoid severe outcomes if vaccinated. She also reported
Climate change could cost Ontario's provincial and municipal governments up to $116 billion by the end of this century, according to a new report from the province's accountability officer. In a stable climate, the province's maintenance costs would be $10 billion a year, amounting to about $799 billion by 2100. But the report shows the changing climate could drive costs up dramatically. In the short term, the report found the effects of climate change will add about $6 billion to maintenance co
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TORONTO — Mirvish Productions is welcoming audiences back to "Room," nearly two years after pandemic-related delays. Tickets go on sale on Saturday for the Toronto run, set for the CAA Theatre from Feb. 6 to April 10. Before that, London's Grand Theatre, which co-produced the play with Mirvish and the U.K.'s Covent Garden Productions, will host the show Jan. 11 to 29. The much-anticipated musical is based on Canadian author Emma Donoghue's 2010 novel. Adapted to include songs, "Room" stars Strat
QUEBEC — A Quebec committee of elected officials says anyone diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease should be able to sign an advance request for medical aid in dying. That is the main recommendation in a multi-party committee report tabled Wednesday looking at expanding the province's law on end-of-life care, one that is expected to revive a debate that has divided politicians and the public. The current law, adopted in 2014, set out strict criteria that include informed consent of a patient until
MOSCOW (AP) — U.S. President Joe Biden said Wednesday that he warned Russian President Vladimir Putin that Moscow will face a severe economic pain if it tries to attack Ukraine, but promised prospective talks to address Russia's concerns about NATO's expansion. Biden said he was “very straightforward” with Putin during their call Tuesday, warning the Russian leader that he will pay a heavy price if he invades Ukraine. “There were no minced words," Biden said at the White House before departing f
A Japanese billionaire and his producer rocketed to space and reached the International Space Station hours later on Wednesday. (Dec. 8)
The bustling business hub and cosmopolitan city of Hong Kong could lose its shine among foreign companies and expatriates with its stringent quarantine restrictions. (Dec. 7)