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The U.S. Border Patrol faces major challenges monitoring a vast expanse of windblown farmland along the Canada-U.S. border, near where an Indian family of four was found dead last week. Agent Katy Siemer says the smuggling organizations don't care about migrants' safety — they only care about money.
HALIFAX — Funds for a memorial to the victims of Nova Scotia's mass shooting are being shifted to a municipal government trust, while some communities and families have been pursuing their own fundraising efforts. The permanent memorial project was initially led by the registered charity Nova Scotia Remembers Legacy Society, which was formed by a group of volunteers after the April 18-19, 2020, shooting deaths of 22 people. However, board member Cees van den Hoek said in an email Tuesday the cha
Mayo Clinic experts say that Minnesota is near peak for omicron COVID-19 cases and Wisconsin is showing a decline. (Jan. 26)
Jennifer Lopez and Matthew McConaughey shared the screen in rom com “The Wedding Planner,” as it went on general release in the U.S. (Jan. 26)
Concerns about the City of Calgary's ability to build the Green Line LRT within its $5.5-billion budget arose Tuesday, when a city council committee heard from the project's team that factors such as cost escalation could put it at serious risk. The city had spent $706 million on the project's development as of Dec. 31, according to a recent financial summary. But Don Fairbairn, the chair of the Green Line board, told the city's executive committee in an update Tuesday morning that there are sti
LONDON (AP) — Premier League clubs must have a minimum of four positive coronavirus cases within their playing squad before requesting a postponement, according to new guidelines announced on Wednesday and taking effect next month. Previously, teams had to show they did not have 13 senior players plus a goalkeeper available before asking for a game to be postponed. That also took into account factors such as injuries and players being on international duty. There have been 22 postponements since
During the annual state of the university address, University of Windsor president Robert Gordon touched on how learning could develop after the pandemic, saying the institution should listen to student concerns regarding increasing accessibility to learning. "I'm truly hoping that the positive lessons that we've learned, how we've been able to kind of work through these really daunting challenges over the past 20 months, will build into how we as a university become a true leader in supporting
In 2014, a Manitoba teacher sent vulgar and demeaning comments via Facebook to a student and her mother. He went on to teach in Nunavut where his "aggressive and unprofessional behaviour" finally cost him his Ontario licence — almost six years later, according to the decision from the discipline committee of the Ontario College of Teachers. In 2016, a B.C. teacher was stripped of his licence, 40 years after being admonished by his then-employer for allegedly engaging in sexual activities with te
The United Arab Emirates may upgrade its defensive capabilities after missile attacks https://www.reuters.com/world/middle-east/uaes-defense-ministry-destroyed-2-houthi-ballistic-missiles-wam-2022-01-24 by Yemen's Iran-aligned Houthi group, while continuing diplomacy with Tehran to reduce regional tensions, a senior UAE diplomat said. The Emirati envoy to the United Nations, Lana Nusseibeh, told CNN on Tuesday that UAE intelligence showed the two assaults - the first on the regional commercial and tourism hub - had originated from Yemen, and there was also a need to stem illicit flows of weapons and funds to the group.
YAOUNDE, Cameroon (AP) — African Cup of Nations organizers announced Wednesday that they were changing the venues for two quarterfinal games and one of the semifinals. One of the quarterfinals scheduled for Sunday was moved from the Olembe Stadium in Yaounde across town to the Ahmadou Ahidjo Stadium after eight people were killed in a crush outside the Olembe during the round-of-16 game between host Cameroon and Comoros on Monday. A total of 38 others were injured and seven of them were in serio
President Joe Biden says there has been "no change in the posture of the Russian forces" along the Ukraine border and the White House is still preparing for a potentially imminent Russian invasion, a move Biden says would "change the world." (Jan. 25)
Early on in the pandemic, Quebec was at the forefront of research into testing wastewater for SARS-CoV-2 as a way to track the progression of its spread. The approach is now being used with increased frequency across North America, including in Ontario, to assist with the early detection of a rise in cases, spot neighbourhood outbreaks and prepare for an eventual rise in hospitalizations. But funding for Quebec's pilot project ran out in December, just as the highly contagious Omicron variant wa
OTTAWA — Erin O'Toole faced restive MPs and grassroots questions about his leadership on the first day of a Conservative caucus retreat — and worse could be yet to come Thursday when MPs are presented with a long-awaited post mortem on the party's election loss. Wednesday marked the first time O'Toole has met with his team this year as he continues dealing with calls for his leadership to be reviewed and some in caucus questioning his ability to even do the job. Among things discussed behind clo
The body of a New York City police officer who died from injuries sustained in a Harlem shooting last week was escorted to a funeral home Wednesday. Along the route, dozens of NYPD officers paid tribute to Officer Wilbert Mora. (Jan. 26)
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Navy said Tuesday that it has discharged 23 active-duty sailors for refusing the coronavirus vaccine, marking the first time it has thrown currently serving sailors out of the military over the mandatory shots. The discharges came as the Navy released new COVID-19 guidance that requires all deployed sailors and air crew to be vaccinated, but relaxes some quarantine practices on ships based on recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Navy leaders
VANCOUVER — A special prosecutor says the former clerk of the British Columbia legislature claimed expenses ranging from malt whisky to cufflinks on the public purse. Brock Martland alleged in B.C. Supreme Court today that Craig James made the purchases during a visit to the United Kingdom in 2013 and filed them as work expenses. James has pleaded not guilty to two counts of fraud over $5,000 and three counts of breach of trust by a public officer. Court has heard that the allegations relate to
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A publication ban is now in effect on one of the most high-profile military sexual assault cases that's currently before a civilian criminal court. Vice-Admiral Haydn Edmundson, the military's former head of human resources, was charged in Dec. 2021 with sexual assault and committing indecent acts. Edmundson has previously denied any wrongdoing. The allegation against Edmundson are the most serious levelled against any senior leader in the Canadian Armed Forces during the recent sexual misconduc
Outspoken singer-songwriter Neil Young has given Spotify an ultimatum between streaming his music or continuing to distribute the Joe Rogan Experience podcast, known for featuring COVID-19 contrarians with confusing and dangerous views.
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is fighting for his political survival, after police launched an investigation into the alleged string of gatherings that took place at his residence during COVID-19 lockdown. As Redmond Shannon reports, Boris Johnson's political future is growing more uncertain by the day.