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LEEDS, Maine (AP) — The ripple effects of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine have been devastating for families of all kinds — including those who have seen their prospective adoptions put on hold. Ukraine was once one of the U.S.’s most frequent partners on international adoptions, but the war changed all that: The embattled country has halted all international adoptions as the country copes with the turmoil unleashed on its courts and social services. Many children, including orphans, have also fled
On this day in weather history, a tornado struck Sarnia.
The Peter Pan restaurant stood at the north end of Charlottetown from 1958 to 2012. It was such a landmark that the corner it sat on is still called by that name. The burger restaurant was torn down in 2013. The original wooden sign went to Holland College for restoration by heritage carpentry students. The fate of the illuminated sign was unknown until recently. Roger Wells, a Summerside real estate agent who collects vintage signs, came across the sign in a vintage picker sale. It was part of
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lankan authorities on Friday closed schools and asked public officials not to come to work in a desperate move to prepare for an acute fuel shortage that is expected to last days amid the nation's worst economic crisis in decades. The Public Administration Ministry asked the public officials — except for those who maintain essential services — not to come to work on Friday “in a view of current fuel shortage and issues in transport facilities” across the country. St
When the COVID-19 pandemic began, Kaitlyn Fortune started seeing what she calls "a lot of garbage" about weight posted on the social media platform TikTok. And as the world reopens, the master's student in sociology at Memorial University in St. John's says it's still a problem. Jokes on social media about pandemic-related weight gain — "the COVID-19," as in 19 extra pounds, for instance, and also the "Quarantine 15" — paved the way for TikTok to turn toxic, she found, with users saying things l
The City of Edmonton is taking new steps to improve safety on buses and LRT and around public transit stations with more boots on the ground. Starting Sunday, people can expect to see more transit peace officers patrolling LRT platforms from 7 a.m. to 1 a.m., a new city report on transit safety shows. The new Transit Community Action Teams (TCAT) will be assigned to problem areas. "TCAT will use a high-visibility and high-engagement deployment model aimed to reduce and prevent crime and disorder
EAGLE PASS, Texas (AP) — A federal judge in Louisiana is refusing to end pandemic-related restrictions on migrants seeking asylum on the southern border. The judge on Friday blocked a plan by President Joe Biden’s administration to lift the restrictions next Monday. Migrants have been expelled more than 1.9 million times since March 2020 under federal Title 42 authority. The provision denies migrants a chance to request asylum under U.S. law and international treaty on grounds of preventing the
The Vancouver Police Department says an attack on an 87-year-old Chinatown resident on Friday morning appears to be racially motivated. According to police, the senior was out for a morning walk and was standing near a bus stop close to the intersection of Pender Street and Columbia Street when a man came up to him around 11:40 a.m. PT Friday. The suspect allegedly made racist comments and bear-sprayed the senior in the face. The suspect then ran away, while nearby business staff and passersby h
Canada's Aaron Brown won the first men's 100 metre race of the Diamond League season with an underwhelming show in Birmingham on Saturday, after two false starts saw top contender Trayvon Bromell and local hope Zharnel Hughes disqualified. Brown clocked in at 10.13 seconds, a minor improvement from his 'B' race earlier when he managed 10.23 behind Jeremiah Azu, as the marquee event of the meet came to an anti-climactic finish when American Bromell and Hughes jumped the gun. Former world champion Yohan Blake of Jamaica finished second at 10.18 seconds while Canada's Jerome Blake took bronze with an effort of 10.20 seconds.
It's second time lucky for Boeing as they successfully launch their space capsule and dock it at the International Space Station. View on euronews
Chinese officials have vowed to retaliate over Canada’s decision to ban Huawei from accessing its 5G network, accusing officials of violating free trade rules and ‘acting in collusion’ with the U.S.
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — It's been a month since a Montana judge temporarily blocked enforcement of a state law that required transgender people to undergo surgery before they could change their gender on their birth certificate, and the state still isn't in compliance with the court order, the ACLU of Montana said. Jon Ebelt, spokesperson for the state health department, said the agency is still working with the Department of Justice to review the April 21 ruling and its implications. He did not re
Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro has issued a brief statement in which it largely claims victory in its long-running arbitration dispute with Muskrat Falls contractor Astaldi Canada. But big questions remain unanswered. After repeated requests for information by CBC News, the public utility company confirmed Friday that it has received notice of final award from the arbitration panel and that it is "pleased with the tribunal's decision." According to N.L. Hydro, the arbitrators ruled that the dec
Ontario Liberal Leader Steven Del Duca is defending his party's plan to press ahead with a gas-tax cut if elected to government because it will help families and won't impact his party's promises to invest more in health care and education. Meanwhile, the New Democrats Leader Andrea Horwath is promising to regulate retail and wholesale mark-up of gas prices.
LIVERPOOL, England (AP) — Police opened an investigation Friday after Crystal Palace manager Patrick Vieira was involved in an altercation with a fan during the latest in a series of pitch invasions that have marred the end of the English soccer season. The Football Association said it was “very concerned” about the trend and confirmed it is investigating the Goodison Park incident as well as others from earlier this week. It called on clubs to step up enforcement. “Clubs play a vital role in ad
The Ottawa Police Services Board is set to consider a proposal to hire members of the force's own community equity council — a group intended to mend police relationships with marginalized groups — to help recruit a new police chief. The move raises questions about the propriety of a potential double-dip into public coffers by members of a group that's tied to the police service, but also vying for city contracts related to police recruiting and operations. The board's human resources committee
A church service was held on Thursday evening in Buffalo, New York to honor victims of the deadly supermarket shooting. (May 19)
Amid long-standing concerns over potential threats to Canada's national security, the federal government has officially banned Chinese tech company Huawei's technology from operating within the country's 5G network. Mercedes Stephenson has more on why the decision took this long, in a bid to protect Canada's infrastructure from Chinese influence.
Some residents in northwest Calgary are feeling uneasy about coyotes after reports of at least one dog being bit, daily sightings and some tense moments walking in the area. The University of Calgary has closed a green space known as the West Ponds area, tucked behind the Alberta Children's Hospital, in the hopes that coyotes moving their pups nearby will finish up without conflict. Some residents say they wish the university would do more to communicate. Neighbours started a WhatsApp group to a
The maximum prices of all fuels, except for propane, took a steep dive across Newfoundland and Labrador on Friday as the Public Utilities Board made yet another unscheduled change. The PUB said the change was due to what the provincial regulator called a "significant downward shift in the benchmarks." It's the third time prices have fluctuated this week and Friday's setting is the week's second unscheduled change. Regular self-serve gasoline dropped 10.1 cents per litre across the province. One