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LANGLEY, B.C. — The Greater Vancouver Zoo says a "small number" of its wolves are unaccounted for after the animals were believed to have been released as a result of "malicious intent," but there is no danger to the public. The zoo says on its website that a number of wolves were discovered outside their enclosure in the morning and it's working with the B.C. Conservation Officer Service to "contain" the animals, while the Langley RCMP investigate what appears to be a case of unlawful entry and
CALGARY — The Crown is asking that a Calgary man who bilked clients out of millions of dollars in a Ponzi scheme be sentenced between 10 and 12 years in prison. Arnold Breitkreutz was convicted June 29 of fraud what the Crown described as a multi-million-dollar scheme in which investors believed they were putting money into safe first mortgages. Court heard the money from his company, Base Financial, was instead loaned to an oil-and-gas promoter and used in a risky oil play in Texas that secured
A competition that led to the proposal to build a gondola over the North Saskatchewan River — The Edmonton Project — could make its way back into the Edmonton spotlight this fall. Monday evening, Edmonton city council agreed not to endorse a land deal between the city and Prairie Sky Gondola, essentially putting the project in limbo. Some residents opposed to the project said a gondola station at the Rossdale power plant would disrupt Indigenous burial grounds. Several councillors cited the same
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol said Wednesday his government has no plans to pursue its own nuclear deterrent in the face of growing North Korean nuclear threats, as he urged the North to return to dialogue aimed at exchanging denuclearization steps for economic benefits. In a news conference in Seoul, Yoon said South Korea doesn’t desire political change in North Korea that’s brought by force and he called for diplomacy aimed at building sustainable peace between
The end of the TV show ‘Better Call Saul’ wraps up the story of Saul Goodman. A clinical neuropsychologist analyzes the character’s progression from a small-time con man to a ‘criminal’ lawyer.
(Reuters) -Canada's main stock index fell on Wednesday a day after hitting an over two-month high as technology and material stocks fell, although a rebound in oil prices boosted heavyweight energy shares and capped overall losses on the index. At 10:55 a.m. ET (1455 GMT), the Toronto Stock Exchange's S&P/TSX composite index was down 86.42 points, or 0.43 percent, at 20,183.55. The materials sector, which includes precious and base metals miners, lost 1.3% as gold futures fell 0.2% amid jitters ahead of minutes of the U.S. Federal Reserve's July policy meet.
The executive director of Quadrangle, an advocacy group for the LGBTQ community, says it's troubling that gay contacts of two probable monkeypox cases in Newfoundland and Labrador were treated differently than straight contacts. In an exclusive interview with CBC News, two men said 811 gave them incorrect information, which resulted in delays in testing and protection for close contacts. The provincial Public Health division announced the first probable case of the viral disease on July 28. Both
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The World Health Organization's director-general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus has suggested that racism is behind a lack of international attention being paid to the plight of civilians in Ethiopia's war-shattered Tigray region. Calling it the "worst humanitarian crisis in the world", with 6 million people unable to access basic services, Tedros questioned in an emotional appeal why the situation is not getting the same attention as the Ukraine conflict. "Maybe the reason is the colour of the skin of the people," Tedros, who is from Tigray, told a virtual media briefing on Wednesday.
BUCHA, Ukraine (AP) — Former U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called on the world Tuesday to honor civilians who were killed when Russian ground forces tried to invade Ukraine's capital and eventually retreated from the area surrounding Kyiv. Ban, a former South Korean diplomat who served as secretary-general between 2007 and 2016, visited Bucha, a city northwest of the Ukrainian capital where hundreds of civilians were found dead after the Russian withdrawal in late March. “It’s hard to expre
The drum corps of Simon Fraser University's (SFU) Grade 1 pipe band has been named the best in the world, and the band ranked sixth overall after a remarkable showing at the World Pipe Band Championships in Glasgow, Scotland, last week. "Winning the best drum corps prize is no small feat," drummer Reid Maxwell told On the Coast guest Host Belle Puri on Tuesday. "It was a really humbling, tremendously humbling experience for me." Field Marshal Montgomery Pipe Band of Northern Ireland took home th
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. special envoy for Myanmar traveled to the Southeast Asian nation Monday for the first time since she was appointed to the post last October. The trip by Noeleen Heyzer followed the U.N. Security Council’s latest call for an immediate end to all forms of violence and unimpeded humanitarian access in the strife-torn country. Heyzer “will focus on addressing the deteriorating situation and immediate concerns as well as other priority areas of her mandate,” U.N. spokes
WASHINGTON (AP) — A year after America's tumultuous and deadly withdrawal from Afghanistan, assessments of its impact are divided — and largely along partisan lines. Critics slam the August 2021 evacuation of more than 120,000 American citizens, Afghans and others as poorly planned and badly executed. They say the complete withdrawal of U.S. forces opened the door to a resurgence of al-Qaida and Islamic State militants in the country. And the exit, they say, signaled the United States' lack of c
The Spanish capital's emergency services received hundreds of calls about the smell of burning, while a satellite image shows a column of smoke spreading from Portugal.View on euronews
12-year-old Honduran boy takes on barber job to help familyView on euronews
Twenty-four hours after CTV News anchor Lisa LaFlamme announced she'd been dumped by the network's parent company, Lynn Burry was still in disbelief at the decision. Burry, who hosted the NTV Evening Newshour from 1993 to 2019, said it was an unceremonious way to get rid of a longtime anchor who had dedicated her career to the network and was widely popular across the country. "I think this is a public relations disaster for Bell Media," Burry said. "I can't believe that it was handled the way i
VANCOUVER — Police are urging people living in a tent encampment in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside to be vigilant after someone distributed threatening flyers in the area over the weekend. A statement from Vancouver police says they've launched an investigation to identify who is responsible for the flyers that threatened to burn down tents with gasoline and propane if residents don't leave the encampment along Hastings Street within a week. Police say the flyers also included threats against a s
QUEBEC — Premier François Legault said Tuesday the government would launch a "massive" vaccination booster campaign to get ahead of the next wave of COVID-19, which he said is expected after students return to class and people start spending more time indoors. All Quebecers over the age of 18 will be eligible to make an appointment for a booster by the end of the month, Legault told reporters in Quebec City alongside Health Minister Christian Dubé and public health director Dr. Luc Boileau. "Fal
The George Black ferry in Dawson City won't be operating until further notice due to mechanical issues. On Tuesday afternoon, Krysten Johnson, a spokesperson with the Department of Highways and Public Works, said it will take at least two full days to fix. "The ferry will not be in operation until these repairs can be completed," she said. "We're ... recommending that people make alternative travel arrangements at this time, because that is an unfortunate amount of time to wait." The ferry shut
TORONTO — A swift turnaround at Toronto FC has the Major League Soccer club on an urgent late-season push to make the playoffs. TFC enters a key game against the visiting New England Revolution on Wednesday night just four points out of a post-season spot in the Eastern Conference. On a four-game unbeaten run since the debuts of Italian transfers Lorenzo Insigne and Federico Bernardeschi, TFC coach Bob Bradley says the pressure is on with just nine games remaining. "It's there, we all know that,