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Maddie did it!!!! With the help of her life jacket & Mom holding her collar, Maddie went down the steps into the pool , enjoyed a little swim & relaxed on the floatie! After two swimming lessons, Maddie is comfortable getting into the pool at home & paddling around the shallow end where she can stand up. Go Maddie!!!
The mother of a teenage gunman who shot and killed 21 people at a Texas elementary school is apologizing on behalf of her son and begging victims to forgive her. Adriana Martínez Reyes was emotional during her first public comments. (May 27)
OTTAWA (Reuters) -Canada's Supreme Court on Friday upheld a decision by a lower court to speed up the parole eligibility for the man convicted of gunning down six people in a mosque in 2017 and deemed a 2011 law that allowed lengthy parole sentencing as unconstitutional. Canada's top court was adjudicating on the case challenging a 2020 decision by a Quebec court to lower Alexandre Bissonnette's parole eligibility to 25 years from the original sentence that required him to wait much longer for the possibility of parole. The Supreme Court said that such a punishment removes a realistic possibility of parole and called it "incompatible with human dignity."
West Point First Nation Chief Kenneth Cayen said he's starting conversations about relocating the 88-member community he leads to a more suitable area after flooding in May worsened its already severe housing crisis. Cayen said the First Nation, which is located in Hay River, N.W.T., is "overcrowded" with 15 homes on just four lots of land and he's started talking to the municipality about the possibility of moving. He also plans to broach the subject with Crown-Indigenous and Northern Affairs C
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The Biden administration has released the lease terms for offshore wind projects that would place hundreds of turbines in California's coastal waters — the first such project off the nation's Pacific coast. The two projects along the state's northern and central coasts are envisioned to generate up to 4.5 gigawatts of wind energy. That's enough to power about 1.5 million homes, the U.S. Department of the Interior said Thursday. Wind turbines could eventually cover up to
The day before he was found dead of a drug overdose, a package containing $120,000 in $50, $20, and $10 bills arrived at the downtown condo where Ezra Beau Sametz drew his last breath. B.C.'s director of civil forfeiture is now seeking to confiscate that money as the proceeds of crime — suing Sametz's estate in B.C. Supreme Court and claiming the 38-year-old was a drug trafficker with links to organized crime. The lawsuit details the investigation that led to the Vancouver police discovery of th
Every morning, Melissa Croskery wakes up with a tough decision: paycheque or her health. She's one of the 150,000 people in Canada experiencing long-term COVID-19 symptoms, also known as long COVID. As a self-employed, single mom of two, Croskery said living with post COVID-19 symptoms has affected her both financially and physically. "For me right now, being self-employed, I have to choose to push through my symptoms as best I can to maintain an income, or to not get paid," said the occupationa
Premiers in Saskatchewan and Alberta say the federal government is ignoring their calls for a sit down meeting to discuss an increase to Canada's Health Transfer. Saskatchewan Premier Scott Moe says he's shocked by the lack of response.
LONDON (AP) — The number of new coronavirus cases and deaths are still falling globally after peaking in January, the World Health Organization said. In its latest weekly assessment of the pandemic, the U.N. health agency said there were more than 3.7 million new infections and 9,000 deaths in the last week, drops of 3% and 11% respectively. COVID-19 cases rose in only two regions of the world: the Americas and the Western Pacific. Deaths increased by 30% in the Middle East, but were stable or d
Tuba players don't often get much time in the spotlight. They will sit near the back of the stage, not usually attracting a lot of attention, adding bass depth to the melody or helping to keep the rhythm, passing the glamour roles to violins or trumpets. Emerson Hammill is an exception to that rule. At the MusicFest Canada earlier this month, the tubist earned the Slaight Music Outstanding Performer Award, after having been selected to play in the Canadian Junior Honour Band with about 100 other
The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits fell more than expected last week as the labor market remains tight amid strong demand for workers despite rising interest rates and tightening financial conditions. But the outlook for the economy is uncertain, with other data on Thursday showing corporate profits falling across the board in the first quarter. Several retailers, including Walmart Inc, have lowered their full-year earnings forecasts, citing high inflation.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Many voters in heavily Democratic Los Angeles are seething over rising crime and homelessness and that could prompt the city to take a turn to the political right for the first time in decades. One of the leading candidates for mayor is Rick Caruso, a pro-business billionaire Republican-turned-Democrat who sits on the board of the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and is promising to expand spending on police, not defund them. At another time, the high-end mall and resort
Heading into the final weekend of the election campaign, a war of words is continuing to brew between the NDP and the Liberals. While the PC's are continuing to stay on track and nurse a comfortable lead in the polls. Matthew Bingley reports.
PARIS (AP) — For a player who doesn’t consider himself to be a striker, Mohamed Salah is the envy of many forwards with his scoring record for Liverpool. “I don’t play No. 9, I play on the wing,” Salah said. “It’s completely different when you play as a winger.” And yet the Egyptian enters the Champions League final on Saturday with 31 goals in 50 games for this season and as the leading forward in English football. An impressive goal return but one eclipsed by the true No. 9 that Real Madrid wi
The Ontario Liberals have lost another candidate with one week to go until voting day. Leader Steven Del Duca says Audrey Festeryga has withdrawn her candidacy in Chatham-Kent-Leamington and will no longer appear on the ballot for the Liberals. The development means there are now three ridings in which the Liberals aren't running a candidate for the June 2 provincial election. Festeryga had stepped in after the party dropped a previous candidate in the riding who had used a homophobic slur on so
Police 'could have gone in faster,' says Javier Cazares, the father of one of the 19 children killed in Uvalde, Texas, on Tuesday.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau voted in Lowertown, Ottawa for the Ontario provincial election Thursday evening. Trudeau says voting is important and he hopes Canadians exercise a right that is sometimes taken for granted.
To drive, or not to drive? This Memorial Day weekend, with surging gas prices that are redefining pain at the pump, that is the question for many Americans as a new COVID-19 surge also spreads across the country.
It's been more than six years since Mekayla Bali disappeared. The then 16-year-old was last seen on April 12, 2016 in Yorkton, Sask. On Wednesday, Washington State Patrol and Saskatchewan RCMP unveiled new Homeward Bound trucks in Blaine, Wash., that feature Mekayla. The Homeward Bound program is a collaboration between Kam-Way Transportation and Washington State Patrol's Missing and Unidentified Persons Unit. It places age-advanced photos on semi-trailers that travel across North America in hop
Hannah Beaton began living in a shelter when she was five years old. Her mom was a single parent struggling to afford rent and daily expenses. Eventually, Beaton says, things "took a turn" and her mom had no other option besides Inn From The Cold, an emergency family shelter in downtown Calgary. Twenty-four years later, Beaton volunteers at the same place she says gave her young self hope for a different life. "I sometimes see young girls that were my age there, and all I want to do is tell them