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A man shot dead by police after reports of a person with a rifle forced several schools into lockdown in Toronto Thursday in fact had a pellet gun, Ontario's police watchdog says. The Special Investigations Unit (SIU) also says the man was 27. The watchdog agency said Friday that police were called to the scene just before 1 p.m. and located the man about 20 minutes later. He was pronounced dead at about 1:40 p.m. Toronto Police Chief James Ramer said officers were called to the Port Union area
Police in St. John's say a string of violent offences involving guns and knives are connected to a "criminal network," and that one arrest has been made. The saga goes back to at least May 13, when two men in ski masks jumped out of a gold Toyota sedan and opened fire on a parked vehicle on Galway Boulevard in St. John's. Nobody was reported injured. Eight days later, on May 21, a 22-year-old man from Paradise was stabbed on George Street in downtown St. John's. About three hours after that, som
The Government of Nunavut is once again offering the Respiratory Syncytial Virus vaccines to infants with certain pre-existing health conditions. This comes as the territory announced in a news release there has been an increase in respiratory infections caused by Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) and influenza. RSV is a contagious infection that attacks the respiratory tract. The Nunavut government announced in the release it was immediately restarting its Palivizumab program — the RSV vaccine
Ontario Liberal Leader Steven Del Duca and NDP Leader Andrea Horwath shared their plans to address the health-care shortage in the north of the province on Saturday. Their parties have both proposed to hire more nurses and doctors in the region and increase the number of spaces at the Northern Ontario School of Medicine.
24-year-old Ajax Seminary student Maryanne Oketch became the second Canadian woman in a row to win the coveted title of Survivor. As Kayla McLean reports, she has won a cash prize of $1M.
Bus service in Whistler, Squamish and Pemberton could soon be back on the road as a tentative deal has been reached between the employer and union. Unifor, in a Friday evening statement, said it has signed a tentative agreement with B.C. Transit contractor PW Transit, which runs bus service in the region, following mediated talks. The union says its bargaining committee is "unanimously" recommending workers vote to accept the deal. A vote will take place May 30. The key issues in the strike were
A Texas law enforcement official says the 18-year-old gunman who slaughtered 21 people at an elementary school entered the building "unobstructed' (May 26)
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)
Calgary could soon join the ranks of Alberta municipalities that restrict smoking and vaping in public parks. A city council committee supported a plan Friday to ban smoking and vaping in city parks and along its pathways, starting Aug. 1. City council will discuss the plan next month. If approved, smoking and vaping will no longer be permitted in the city's parks and pathway system, except in designated areas during festivals and events. Coun. Gian-Carlo Carra says he supports the change and ho
Its bright green roof has always made Bishop James Mahoney Catholic High School in Saskatoon easy to spot. Now the school is turning heads for a different reason: a giant flower on its lawn. The five-metre tall flower made of cement, metal, and silicon is called a Smartflower. Its petals are solar panels that draw energy from the sun and feed it into the school through a microgrid. A microgrid is a type of electrical grid that only holds a small amount of power compared to the grids that power t
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
Major hailstorms in eastern Europe led to extensive crop damage this week.
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Creating a safe space for difficult conversations. That's what Josie Nepinak, executive director of the Awo Taan Healing Lodge Society in Calgary, was hoping to nurture at a two-day community engagement conference with Calgary police this week. "The whole purpose is to open a dialogue, to create a shared path of reconciliation on the issues that are specific to [the] Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls national report," Nepinak said. The 2019 report called on the government and polic
The provincial government has issued an alert for blue-green algae, the first of the season for Nova Scotia. Environment and Climate Change reported in a news release Saturday that a blue-green algae bloom was reported in a stream between Shubenacadie-Grand Lake and Fish Lake. The algae produces toxins that can cause illness in humans and be fatal to pets, according to Elizabeth Kennedy, director of the water branch. "We want to get the message out there that when people have a potential of touc
The Supreme Court of Canada struck down the punishment of life in prison without parole for mass murderers today. The ruling came during a review of the case of Alexandre Bissonnette, found guilty of killing six worshippers at a Quebec Mosque in 2017. Abigail Bimman tells us why the court finds his punishment “unconstitutional.”
MONTREAL — National Bank of Canada beat expectations in its latest quarter as it prepares to navigate through a more uncertain economic environment. Already muddied by the war in Ukraine and supply chain disruptions, the economic backdrop looks even more uncertain as economists expect the Bank of Canada to raise interest rates faster than expected. Some experts fear that the tightening of monetary policy will lead to a recession. "This is not the scenario that we foresee, but this risk exists an
A man has been charged with the sexual assault of a woman in Surrey last Saturday. On May 21, Surrey RCMP said they were called to a residence on 101A Avenue for a report of a break-in. When they arrived, a woman told police she had been sexually assaulted. She was taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. On Friday, police announced that 43-year-old Matthew Christopher Hamm had been charged with sexual assault with a weapon and breaking and entering. He has also been charged wit
Residents of Gatineau, Que., can relax a little as the city's emergency response coordinator says rising river water is no longer expected to flood homes in the city. Denis Doucet said the Gatineau River is still expected to rise beyond current levels, but should not exceed the flood threshold. While he said this is good news, he asked residents to stay alert. "I would like to tell everybody, if you have put any protections in place — leave them there," Doucet said in French during an update Fri
Officials say police in Uvalde, Texas, made the ‘wrong decision’ to wait more than 45 minutes in a school hallway before confronting an armed gunman who had barricaded himself inside a classroom with children.