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St. John's experienced all four seasons on Sunday, but it didn't stop spring cleanup efforts across the city. About 200 people headed to the Outer Ring Road early in the morning to help rid the highway of trash. The entire route from Kenmount Road to Logy Bay Road was closed from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. so teams could safely bag and remove trash. Despite a cold rain turning to snow in the early afternoon, 15-year-old Lucas Barrett was committed to the cause. "It doesn't really bother me much," he said
Residents of Hay River, N.W.T., were able to return to town as of 6 p.m. Sunday, but the mayor warns that some areas are still without power, water and sewer services, and road access. "We know that people are frustrated and they've been sitting there waiting," said Kandis Jameson. Now, she added, "At least they have access to their homes — whether they're livable or not, is yet to be seen." Jameson also cautioned returning residents that if their homes are uninhabitable, there are limited-to-no
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Sweden joins Finland in announcing it wants to become a member of NATOView on euronews
PHOENIX (AP) — The Arizona Senate on Monday opened an ethics investigation into a firebrand Republican member who tweeted inflammatory comments about last weekend's racist attack at a Buffalo, New York, supermarket that left 10 people dead. The referral of Sen. Wendy Rogers of Flagstaff to the Ethics Committee was in lieu of the immediate expulsion that Democratic lawmakers were planning, GOP Majority Leader Rick Gray said. Due process considerations require no less than an ethics investigation,
Barely two hours from Toronto, just across the U.S. border, community members in Buffalo, N.Y., are mourning those killed in a mass shooting. The tragedy, which is being investigated as a federal hate crime and a case of racially motivated violent extremism, is impacting communities in Ontario as well. Kayla McLean has more.
RUSKA LOZOVA, Ukraine (Reuters) -Russia pummelled positions in the east of Ukraine on Sunday, its defence ministry said, as it sought to encircle Ukrainian forces in the battle for Donbas and fend off a counteroffensive around the strategic Russian-controlled city of Izium. The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) secretary general, meanwhile, told a meeting in Germany that Ukraine could win the war, calling for more military support and fast-track approval of Finland and Sweden's expected bids to join the alliance.
A Maud Lewis painting once traded for a grilled cheese sandwich 50 years ago in London, Ont., has sold for $350,000 at auction. It marks the first time a painting by the artist has exceeded a sale of $100,000. The previous record price for her work was set in November 2021 when Train Station In Winter fetched $67,250. "We didn't really realize the treasure that she was to Canadians," said Irene Demas, former owner of the painting Black Truck. "This will put her out into the world. Everybody will
Ukraine’s Eurovision victory came as a boost to morale in a country shaken by war. But some stressed it’s important that concrete help follows suit. View on euronews
Toronto police say a 36-year-old man remains in life-threatening condition after he was hit by a car, then dragged for 100 metres along Church Street in The Village. Officers were called to the area of Church Street and Wood Street shortly after midnight on Sunday. The man was standing in a northbound lane when a grey Honda minivan struck him and dragged him before crashing into an outdoor patio set up in the lane. Police said the driver fled the scene but they found his vehicle on Jarvis Street
President Joe Biden awarded Medals of Valor to 15 public safety officers Monday, including two who died in the line of duty. In a White House ceremony, Biden called the honorees "the heart and soul and very spine of this country." (May 16)
There were a host of firsts at Saturday night’s pre-telecast Juno Awards in Toronto. The list includes 13-year-old Kairo McLean, the youngest performer to win for reggae recording of the year; Hill Kourkoutis, the first woman to win for recording engineer of the year; and comedy album of the year award winner Andrea Jin, the first Asian Canadian woman to win in her category.
Pope Francis on Sunday declared 10 people saints of the Roman Catholic Church, including an anti-Nazi Dutch priest murdered in the Dachau concentration camp and a French hermit monk assassinated in Algeria. Francis limped to a chair behind the altar but stood to individually greet some participants. Francis read the canonisation proclamations while seated in front of the altar and 10 cheers went up in the crowd as he officially declared each of 10 saints.
Amid stiff competition for workers, advocates are calling on companies to provide fertility benefits to attract and retain talent.
Montreal police are now treating the death of a man found inside a burned vehicle in the city's east end as a homicide. Emergency crews were called about a vehicle on fire in Pointe aux Prairies Park, on Gouin Boulevard, in the Rivière-des-Prairies borough just after midnight on Sunday. Once the flames were extinguished, officers found a dead body in the trunk of the vehicle, according to Jean-Pierre Brabant, spokesperson for the Service de Police de la Ville de Montréal (SPVM). "For now, we're
Drea Naysayer has made a lot of records and played a lot of shows during her music career, but their new band feels different. "I feel like this is a family," they said. "I've recently come out as non-binary, and I don't believe that experience would have happened without playing in an all-women rock band." Naysayer put the current version of their band The Naysayers together at the beginning of the pandemic. With the shutdown of the music industry, the band focused on working on new material an
HALIFAX — A workplace death investigation is underway following a fatality last week at a Michelin tire plant in Nova Scotia. The provincial Department of Labour issued a brief statement Sunday saying a worker died Wednesday at Michelin’s plant in Waterville, N.S. The statement said a stop work order issued for the equipment involved in the incident is still in place. “As this is an active investigation, we cannot confirm details regarding the incident,” the department said. Andrew Mutch, presid
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Homelessness increased nearly 9% in the San Francisco Bay Area over the last three years, despite hundreds of millions of dollars spent to keep people off the streets during the coronavirus pandemic, preliminary numbers released Monday show. San Francisco appeared to be the one bright spot, seeing homelessness decline slightly. Alameda County, which includes the city of Oakland, reported a 22% increase in this year's point-in-time survey, while neighboring Contra Costa Count
OTTAWA — The Terry Fox statue across from Parliament Hill will need to be moved to make way for a new building complex to house offices for MPs and senators. The new central building, which is rectangular with a nod to neoclassical design, has distinctive copper window facades, a reference to the copper roofs on existing parliamentary buildings. The parliamentary complex will encompass 11 buildings and will cost an estimated $430 million and will include 150 offices. But construction will not st
The 2022 Juno Awards kicked off on Sunday in Toronto with whirlwind performances by Hamilton rockers Arkells and Regina-born Tesher. Tesher's hit Jalebi Baby even had a cameo by Junos host Simu Liu. The Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings star opened with a very Canadian monologue, celebrating his hometown of Toronto. The show was back in person, following a period off during the pandemic, for the first time since 2019. For 2022, it was held outdoors at the Budweiser Stage. WATCH | Juno Aw