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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.
TOKYO (AP) — Former Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad criticized a new U.S.-led economic grouping on Friday, saying it is intended to isolate China, and won't benefit regional economic growth without Beijing. U.S. President Joe Biden launched the 13-nation Indo-Pacific Economic Framework during a visit to Japan earlier this week. He said it will help the United States work more closely with Asian countries in areas including supply chains, digital trade, clean energy and anticorruption.
Whitehorse RCMP are asking for the public's help in finding a suspect in an assault near the Black Street stairs. In a news release Wednesday, the RCMP said that just after midnight on May 19, a male assaulted a female who was walking near the stairs. Police said the male "was interrupted and chased away by several others in the area." The RCMP arrived in the area shortly after the alleged assault. It canvassed the area but didn't find anyone who matched the description. Police are looking for a
The mayor of Surrey is set to go on trial for alleged public mischief this fall, and the situation has fired up another elected civic official who says the provincial government can, and should, be doing more to hold municipal leaders to account. The charge relates to allegations of false statements being made with the intention of misleading police officers. Mayor Doug McCallum was charged with one count in December after he filed a police report claiming he was struck by a car in a grocery sto
The New Brunswick cabinet minister who oversees issues related to apartment rents says making a rent-increase cap permanent wouldn't be a "balanced approached" and isn't in the cards right now. Service New Brunswick Minister Mary Wilson presented Bill 96 this week to amend the province's Residential Tenancies Act. The proposed amendments would limit rent increases to 3.8 per cent — but only for 2022. Green Party Leader David Coon proposed three amendments to the bill, to address the loopholes so
In the court of public opinion, actor Johnny Depp is winning sympathy from social media users who mock his ex-wife Amber Heard and re-enact her claims of abuse for views. There are concerns their highly publicized court battle, which has been livestreamed online, will prevent domestic abuse survivors from speaking out.
VANCOUVER — Environment Canada warns prolonged rains will drench parts of northern B.C. over the weekend, raising the potential for localized flooding. A rainfall warning has been issued for the North and South Peace River regions as the weather office says rainfall of up to 50 millimetres is expected between Friday and late Saturday. Forecasters say total rainfall could reach 60 to 80 mm near Hudson's Hope and Chetwynd before downpours ease to showers as the storm moves on. The warning says hea
A man has died following a fatal collision on Highway 407 in Whitby. OPP officers were called to the scene at Lake Ridge Road, east of Toronto at 6 a.m. Friday morning. Paramedics found a 32-year-old man from Ajax dead in a ditch on the east side of Lake Ridge Road. He had been driving a black pickup truck. Police say it was a single vehicle collision. They are investigating if alcohol was a factor or if the driver wasn't wearing his seatbelt at the time of the crash, Sgt. Kerry Schmidt said. La
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)
New off-Broadway musical "Suffs" - based on the American suffragists of the early 20th century - introduces sold out crowds to real-life American women who fought for a woman's right to vote, including Alice Paul, Ida B. Wells and Carrie Chapman Catt. (May 26)
Ontario's Liberals and New Democratic Party promised an end to for-profit long-term care. Liberal Leader Steven Del Duca and NDP Leader Andrea Horwath said the COVID-19 pandemic showed that private corporations should not be in the business of elder care.
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."
Public health officers continue to watch out for more monkeypox infections in Canada, as case numbers climb -- but giving out more information about them is proving to be controversial. Jamie Mauracher has more on the stigma surrounding the virus, the groups it affects, and how that creates challenges for tracking it.
Novelist Ian Fleming is born. Baseball's National League approves moving the Brooklyn Dodgers to Los Angeles. Duke fo Windsor dies. (May 28)
The non-governmental organization Open Arms rescued 110 migrants during a rescue operation in the Mediterranean Sea off Tunisia's coast. (May 26)
The governor of Kharkiv region said seven people died and 17 were injured on Thursday in the northeastern city as result of Russian forces shelling. (May 27)
Four people, including two from Thunder Bay, have been charged with first-degree murder following a lengthy investigation after a body was found along a northwestern Ontario highway more than three years ago. The body of 21-year-old Samatar Warsame was found on the shoulder of Highway 527, just north of the junction of highways 11 and 17 in Shuniah, on Jan. 12, 2019. In a media release issued Friday, Ontario Provincial Police announced that four people had been charged in connection with Warsame
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PRAGUE (AP) — The Czech capital stripped a Soviet World War II commander of his honorary Prague citizenship Thursday. The Prague City Council ’s approved Mayor Zdenek Hrib’s proposal to revoke the honor bestowed in June 1945 on Soviet Marshal Ivan Stepanovic Konev. Konev led the Red Army forces that liberated large parts of Czechoslovakia from Nazi occupation in 1945 and also contributed to Prague's liberation. He died in 1973. The mayor said the general and his army were welcomed in Prague in 1
Canada's budget deficit in fiscal 2021/22 shrank to C$95.57 billion ($75.02 billion) from C$314.00 billion in the previous year, as emergency spending on the COVID-19 pandemic eased, preliminary data from the finance ministry showed on Friday. Revenues for the fiscal year grew by 32.5%, mostly on higher tax revenues, while expenses were down 20.8%, as the government spent less on aid to businesses and individuals. On a monthly basis, Canada posted a deficit of C$25.75 billion in March, compared to a C$31.44 billion deficit in March 2021.