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CALGARY — A southern Alberta town has become the first municipality to endorse a community-developed policy that calls for no new coal exploration and no new coal mines in the Rockies. The Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society says in a news release that High River has joined 30 organizations to endorse the document called "A Coal Policy for Alberta — 2022 and Beyond." It was created by a wide range of Albertans including Indigenous groups, municipalities, hunters, anglers, ranchers, rural lando
ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkey’s central bank kept its main interest rate unchanged for a fifth month running on Thursday despite an annual inflation rate of nearly 70%. The bank said it would keep its policy rate “constant” at 14%, arguing inflation was driven by geopolitical developments and the “temporary effects of pricing formations." The bank set its expectation for disinflation to begin following measures for price stability and the resolution of an ongoing regional conflict, an apparent referenc
CHANTILLY, Va. (AP) — Jill Biden and Surgeon General Vivek Murthy welcomed the delivery Wednesday of a second shipment of tens of thousands of pounds of baby formula that the Biden administration is importing from Europe to ease critical supply shortages in the U.S. The first lady and the nation's doctor each sought to empathize with anxious parents nationwide who have been scrambling to find enough formula for their children. Both said President Joe Biden and his team understand what parents ar
LONDON (AP) — Roman Abramovich’s 19 years as Chelsea owner is closer to ending after the British government approved the sale of the Premier League club by the sanctioned Russian oligarch to a consortium fronted by Los Angeles Dodgers part-owner Todd Boehly. The government had to be sure that Abramovich, who was sanctioned over his links to Russian President Vladimir Putin, did not profit from the enforced sale of the club that his investment turned into one of the most successful in European fo
OTTAWA — The Supreme Court of Canada will rule Friday on the sentencing of a man who went on a deadly shooting spree at a Quebec City mosque. The high court decision in Alexandre Bissonnette's case will determine the constitutionality of a key provision on parole eligibility in multiple murder convictions. Bissonnette pleaded guilty to six charges of first-degree murder in the January 2017 assault that took place just after evening prayers. In 2019, Bissonnette successfully challenged a 2011 law
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.
A major housing project on unceded Squamish territory took another step forward Wednesday as the City of Vancouver agreed to allow developers access to critical infrastructure, such as sewage and transportation. The Squamish First Nation's Sen̓áḵw housing development will be built on 11 acres of land at the foot of the Burrard Street Bridge in Vancouver's Kitsilano neighbourhood, and will be home to 6,000 residential units. Squamish spokesperson Sxwíxwtn (Wilson Williams) says the project will g
The late Edward Lennie was known as a leader, a mentor, and a passionate advocate of Arctic sports. Now he's being recognized for his contribution to sports at a national level. Lennie, of Inuvik, N.W.T., died in 2020 at age 86. He will be inducted into the Canada's Sports Hall of Fame this fall. His son, Hans Lennie, said to be recognized with the Order of Sport is an honour. "My father's dream has finally come true," he said. Arctic sports are being recognized internationally, but Edward Lenni
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
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
Welcoming a baby into the home is a blessing. But it can also be stressful and expensive. Personal Finance expert Rubina Ahmed-Haq has some tips for new parents, and an update on the baby formula shortage south of the border.
A 58-year-old man was struck and killed by a falling tree in Hastings County on Saturday as the powerful derecho storm swept through the area, Ontario Provincial Police say. The man had gotten out of his vehicle in a remote area within the Municipality of Marmora & Lake, which is about 50 kilometres north of Belleville, Ont., when he was struck by the tree at about 3:30 p.m., according to Central Hastings OPP spokesperson Const. Barbra Hunter. He was taken to hospital by Hastings-Quinte Paramedi
In Dallas, the coach of the Golden State Warriors Steve Kerr did not want to talk about basketball. He urged Congress to mandate background checks for gun purchases in the wake of the deadly shooting at a Texas grade school. (May 24)
LAVAL, Que. — Conservative leadership hopefuls are squaring off — in French — in the second official debate of the race, which is being held in Laval, Que. Here are the latest developments. All times eastern: 9:50 p.m. Former Quebec premier Jean Charest says Conservative party members need to pick someone who can unite the party and country, not someone who talks about Bitcoin and attacking the Bank of Canada governor. In his final two-minute segment in the French-language leadership debate, Cha
Canada Soccer says it is cancelling a controversial exhibition game against Iran set for next month in Vancouver. The international match — scheduled for June 5 as part of preparations for the FIFA World Cup in Qatar later this year — drew the scorn of the families of those who died aboard Flight PS752 when the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) shot down the plane in 2020. All 176 passengers and crew members on board the aircraft were killed, including 85 Canadians and permanent residents
Power outages continue to hamper Ontarians after Saturday’s storm left thousands without power. Ahmar Khan reports.
Police 'could have gone in faster,' says Javier Cazares, the father of one of the 19 children killed in Uvalde, Texas, on Tuesday.
The CBC Prince Edward Island newsroom is celebrating four wins in the east region Radio Television Digital News Association Canada awards, including overall excellence in digital. RTDNA "calls itself the voice of electronic and digital journalists and news managers in Canada." CBC P.E.I. also collected awards for Excellence in social media for First Nations outreach. These four winners are now entered in the national competition. The national awards will be presented at a June 10-11 conference i
LONDON (AP) — The number of new coronavirus cases and deaths are still falling globally after peaking in January, the World Health Organization said. In its latest weekly assessment of the pandemic, the U.N. health agency said there were more than 3.7 million new infections and 9,000 deaths in the last week, drops of 3% and 11% respectively. COVID-19 cases rose in only two regions of the world: the Americas and the Western Pacific. Deaths increased by 30% in the Middle East, but were stable or d
Nearly two years after former police chief Mark Saunders stepped down from the role, the Toronto Police Services Board has released a job posting for chief of police. Ryan Teschner, the board's executive director, told CBC News recent public consultations will help inform the selection process. "The selection and recruitment of the chief of police is among the most important responsibilities of the Toronto Police Services Board," he said. "So the board understood the importance of engaging with