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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 Leader Steven Del Duca says Audrey Festeryga has withdrawn her candidacy in Chatham-Kent-Leamington and will no longer appear on the ballot for the Liberals.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
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
Nova Scotia is reporting 13 deaths caused by COVID-19 for the seven-day period ending May 23. Nova Scotia health authority labs confirmed 1,584 new cases of the virus that week, an average of 226 new cases a day, according to a news release from the province Thursday. There were 40 new hospitalizations as the result of the virus for that seven-day period. The number of new cases continues to decline, along with the number of hospitalizations, the release said. The province said hospitalizations
'We need to drastically change our approach to mental health,' former U.S. president says at NRA event.
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
The NDP and Liberals are pledging to repeal Bill 124, legislation that has capped public sector wage increases for workers such as teachers and nurses. The PC party, meanwhile, has promised to bargain "fairly."
Here's the latest for Friday May 27th: Chechen leader warns Poland; Houston mayor says city is obligated to host NRA convention; rally for gun control legislation held in Washington; Museums celebrate centenary of the birth of Peanuts comic creator.
Bus service in Whistler, Squamish and Pemberton could soon be back on the road as the union representing striking workers says a tentative deal has been reached with the employer. 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. T
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
A Dene filmmaker says he was turned away from the red carpet at the Cannes Film Festival because he was wearing moccasins. Kelvin Redvers, who is from the Northwest Territories and works in B.C., says he hopes the incident is a learning moment for event organizers and it helps expand the festival's idea of what counts as formal wear. Redvers travelled to France as part of a delegation of six Indigenous filmmakers with support from Telefilm, the Indigenous Screen Office, and Capilano University's
The resumption of a murder trial in Moncton has been delayed several more weeks as lawyers explore issues raised by a psychiatrist's testimony about the accused. Calvin Andrew Lewis, 50, is charged with first-degree murder in the May 2, 2020, death of Tina Tingley-McAleer in Hillsborough, south of Moncton. "Nobody is ready to go ahead right now anyway, everyone needs more time," Court of Queen's Bench Justice Robert Dysart said Thursday when the case briefly returned to court. Lewis admitted sta
As wedding season gets under way in Ukraine despite months of war, couples are faced with a difficult choice : celebrate their unions in style or stay discreet so as not to upset anyone.View on euronews
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
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!!!
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.
With two babies less than seven months apart in age, sleep is not something Courtney Sastaunik and her husband, Chris, have much time for these days. Despite all the care the two little ones need right now, the parents have been over the moon since their daughter, Kate Juli, came rushing into the world last week and completed the Regina family. Sastaunik's sister-in-law Tara Fortier was front and centre when the couple became parents once again — she was Sastaunik's surrogate, and gave birth to
A vigil was held Thursday in Newton, Connecticut for victims of the Uvalde, Texas school shooting. The event was held at the Trinity Episcopal Church in honor of the 19 children and two teachers killed at the Texas elementary school on Tuesday. (May 26)
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.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Sweden and Finland's push to join NATO won't require adding more U.S. ground forces into either country, the U.S. general nominated to take over European Command told senators Thursday. But Army Gen. Christopher Cavoli said military exercises and occasional American troop rotations will probably increase. Cavoli, who currently serves as head of U.S. Army Europe and Africa, said the increased military focus will probably continue to be on eastern Europe — where nations are more