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OTTAWA — Over half of Canadians under age 35 come across racist or prejudiced remarks about immigrants on the internet, a new survey suggests. Forty-two per cent of all respondents to the online survey by Leger and the Association for Canadian Studies said they saw or heard racist content about immigrants in cyberspace. Almost half aged 18 to 34 said they encountered racist remarks about Black people online, and the same proportion heard such remarks about Indigenous people. About two in five in
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VANCOUVER — A wildfire that destroyed the British Columbia village of Lytton couldn’t have been stopped, even with an area-wide emergency response, says a new report. Published this month by the Institute for Catastrophic Loss Reduction, the report says scientists found the root cause was "easily ignitable structures and homes, and not just a wildfire problem." Even the best possible fire response would have been "overwhelmed" because at least 20 buildings were fully engulfed within 80 minutes a
A new exhibit at the Maritime Museum of B.C. in Victoria is highlighting an often ignored piece of the province's nautical history. Queer at Sea explores the history and contributions of queer, transgender and two-spirit people in B.C.'s maritime industries. The exhibit features a mix of stories from the museum's archives, as well as from community members who contributed their own experiences of working on the water in all sectors, from the Canadian Coast Guard, to shipping, to lighthouse keepi
The short chapter of a Calgary site in the tragic history of Canada's residential school system will not be forgotten if the City of Calgary and Treaty 7 nations can agree on how to do that. St. Dunstan's industrial school was operated by the Anglican Church from 1892 to 1907 on land that is now in southeast Calgary. Located between Deerfoot Trail and the Bow River, a short distance south of the Calf Robe Bridge, the city has owned the land for several decades. The city is interested in working
Two men have been arrested and charged after election lawn signs were damaged and stolen from a Brampton home, Peel police say. A Brampton man, 23, and a Mississauga man, 25, surrendered to police on Friday and have been charged with one count of theft under $5,000 and one count of theft under $5,000 each. Police allege the two men went to a Brampton home in the area of Mississauga Road and Bovaird Drive on Tuesday, May 10 at about 6 p.m. The men vandalized and stole the signs, police say. "We a
Three lynx were born at the Montreal Biodôme on May 1 and the kittens and their mother are doing well, the Space for Life said in a statement. The kittens' mother is providing the babies with all the maternal care they need, the statement said. This is the second litter produced by the seven-year-old female and eight-year-old male. Their last litter was in 2016. The Biodôme's staff are strictly adhering to protocol in order to maintain a tranquil environment for the mother to nurse and groom her
Bridges in and out of Mafeking, north of Swan River, have been severely damaged, meaning none of the 130 residents can leave by road.
Chris Daken isn't sure the government has made enough changes to prevent his daughter's death if she were to walk into an emergency room today — exactly 15 months after she asked for help at a Fredericton hospital and walked out without any. Even with all of the promised reform, Daken isn't sure Lexi would be given the help that she needed. "I have the hope that she would have been," he said. "But I would still be skeptical that she would." Sixteen-year-old Lexi went to the emergency room at a F
WASHINGTON (AP) — Under fire from parents and politicians, President Joe Biden’s administration announced steps Monday to ease a nationwide shortage of baby formula, including reopening the largest domestic manufacturing plant and increasing imports from overseas. The Food and Drug Administration said it was streamlining its review process to make it easier for foreign manufacturers to begin shipping formula to the U.S. “We are hopeful this call to the global market will be answered and that int
Aislinn Thomas is taking a classic celebration and shaking it up. She's removing things like bright lights, loud noises, fragrances and smoke to create a parade that will be easier for neurodivergent people, such as those with autism, or disabled people to enjoy. Quiet Parade will hit the streets of Halifax on Oct. 15. It's going to be what Thomas calls "a vibrant, extravagant celebration," but one with low stimulation. Thomas is a disabled and chronically ill artist who lives in Cape Breton. Sh
No one was hurt in a fire that broke out at the Eclipse Nordic Hot Springs in Whitehorse Monday afternoon, according to general manager Andrew Umbrich. According to another witness, firefighters arrived on scene and put out the fire. Chris Madden was at the facility with his mother and mother-in-law. He said he thinks the fire burned for about half an hour. Madden said he was leaving one of the pools and walking down a hallway when he saw people on a ladder being helped by one of the guests. He
Staff at Jack Hulland Elementary School in Whitehorse, Yukon routinely put students in holds or seclusion prior to 2020 for not following directions, including one case where a child was put in a hold for not pulling the hood of their sweater down. Holds, where staff restrain students with their own bodies, are only meant to be used when there's an imminent threat to physical safety. Seclusion, where a student is confined in a space alone, is not supposed to be used at all. Those were among the
FREDERICTON — The mother of an Indigenous woman shot by New Brunswick police in 2020 told a coroner's inquest Monday that less than two hours after she was awakened by an officer seeking her daughter's address to check on her safety, police returned with news that her daughter had been killed. Martha Martin was one of the first witnesses called Monday at the inquest into the June 4, 2020, death of her daughter, 26-year-old Chantel Moore, a member of the Tla-o-qui-aht First Nation in British Colu
New Zealand has long been seen as the moderate, even absent, voice on China in the "Five Eyes" western alliance, so much so that its commitment to the group was questioned just 12 months ago. The recent signing of a security pact between China and nearby Solomon Islands appears to have changed that. New Zealand's tone on both security and Beijing's growing presence in the South Pacific has toughened, a shift analysts say reflects concerns the agreement will give Beijing a strategic foothold and potentially a military presence in the Pacific that could destabilise Western influence.
A public inquiry into the Nova Scotia mass shooting heard from a retired officer who led the tactical response, and was critical of the RCMP for not having enough staff, proper technology or mental health support to deal with the incident and its aftermath.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Scottish leader Nicola Sturgeon said in an interview Tuesday that Europe's crisis over Russia's war in Ukraine only makes Scotland's drive for independence more important, and maintained Scotland should play its “full part” ensuring stability and security in Europe as an eventual member of NATO. Sturgeon spoke to The Associated Press on her first trip to the United States since the pandemic lockdown. Her visit is focused on Scotland's strong progress toward renewable energy and
The fate of Carl Girouard, the 26-year-old man charged in the Quebec City sword attacks of 2020, is now in the hands of the jury, which was sequestered and sent off to deliberate Monday morning. In his instructions, Quebec Superior Court Justice Richard Grenier reminded the jurors of their oath to base their decision purely on the evidence and facts presented during the trial, and to remain impartial and independent. "This decision is yours entirely," he told the jury. "Your verdict has to be fo
Spurred by a climate change-fueled drought, a water rights battle is brewing between Colorado and Nebraska. Nebraska plans to build a canal in Colorado to divert water from the South Platte River, afraid there won’t be enough to go around. (May 18)
"We're working closely with CATSA & partners to address this," Transport Minister Omar Alghabra said on Twitter, referring to the Canadian Air Transport Security Authority. Monette Pasher, interim president of the Canadian Airports Council (CAC), projected waits could exceed pre-COVID levels, though she said the situation could improve by the time travel picks up in the summer months.