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CBC Calgary is focusing on transit safety, a complex and multi-faceted topic. Read more of our coverage and contribute from your experience at cbc.ca/transit. Check back Tuesday for a piece on why some people using drugs seek out transit stations. Three people began smoking drugs with a propane lighter in the middle of a busy train car last week as Heather Clitheroe was trying to get home. She was uncomfortable, worried for the children nearby and felt unsafe. But she didn't want to make a scene
MASKWACIS — Leaders from four First Nations in central Alberta say the Pope's upcoming visit could help the world understand the trauma the residential school system caused to Indigenous people. Pope Francis is scheduled to visit the Maskwacis area, south of Edmonton, as part of his Canadian tour from July 24 to 29. The community, which has four member nations, says it has been working around the clock in preparation for the thousands of people who are anticipated to come to the area to watch as
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An apartment building and a kindergarten classroom were among the places destroyed during the first Russian missile attacks against Kyiv in weeks.
Protesters at a Montreal abortion rights rally in solidarity with Americans following the reversal of Roe v. Wade by the United States Supreme Court say they fear the decision will lead to a rise in anti-abortion sentiment in Quebec and the rest of Canada. Hundreds of Quebecers of all ages gathered outside the Montreal courthouse Sunday afternoon amid sweltering heat, carrying signs that said, "Solidarity and rage," "My body, my choice" and "Access to abortion is a human right." Law student Cele
Conservation groups have been doing a lot of work lately to give people virtual access to important ecological areas in the Maritimes, but if that's given you the itch to go in person this summer, there are special precautions to take, according to two people who make a living promoting outdoor adventures. "These are not the places we want to start going bushwhacking," said Jan-Sebastian LaPierre, of Dartmouth-based marketing company A For Adventure. You probably should not go with a big group,
For the first time, a free shuttle bus service will ferry nature lovers to some of the most popular spots in Gatineau Park during the summer. Saturday marked the start of the pilot project, which will run every weekend until Aug. 28. Regular shuttles have operated every fall for a three-week period, and that will still continue. "We're making Gatineau Park more accessible, more equitable for people who either don't own a private car or don't have access to one or don't want to drive," said Tobi
TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Digital censors quickly deleted a hashtag “the next five years” Monday as online discussion swirled in response to reported remarks of Beijing's Communist Party secretary saying that the capital city will normalize pandemic prevention controls over the course of the next five years. Beijing's Communist Party chief, Cai Qi, made the remarks Monday morning as part of a report on the Party's management of the city. The citywide party congress is held once every five years, ahe
HALIFAX — All Nova Scotians aged 50 and older will be able to access second COVID-19 boosters by next week, though public health recommends people under 70 wait until the fall before getting another shot. The province decided to expand booster dose eligibility on July 8 to people aged 50 to 69 because some Nova Scotians had been asking for a fourth dose, deputy chief medical officer of health Dr. Shelley Deeks told reporters Monday. "Public health is recommending that people in this age group ac
GARMISCH-PARTENKIRCHEN, Germany (Reuters) - Hundreds of protesters marched in the southern German town of Garmisch-Partenkirchen on Sunday, near where leaders of the Group of Seven countries are meeting, demanding action on climate change. Leaders of the G7 - the United States, Germany, France, Britain, Italy, Canada and Japan - started a three-day summit on Sunday at Schloss Elmau in the Bavarian mountains, set to be dominated by the war in Ukraine. Under a banner reading "Global Justice, Saving Climate Instead of Arming" several speakers addressed a crowd of protesters, calling for more action to fight climate change.
Abortion rights defenders gather outside US Supreme Court and in New York.View on euronews
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Sen. Mike Lee faces his first test of 2022 in Utah's Republican primary on Tuesday, where he's being challenged by two well-funded opponents in a race that should offer insight into whether loyalty to former President Donald Trump remains a litmus test for Republican voters. Former state lawmaker Becky Edwards and businesswoman Ally Isom — neither of whom voted for Trump — have spent months on the campaign trail framing Lee as a divisive politician who cares less about gove
ST. JOHN'S, N.L. — Newfoundland and Labrador's police oversight agency says an RCMP officer has been arrested for several offences, including possession of a controlled substance. The Serious Incident Response Team says in a news release the officer is based in Corner Brook, a town in western Newfoundland. The watchdog says it launched its investigation at the request of the RCMP, and a spokeswoman for the oversight agency said in an email that the officer has not yet been charged. Watchdog dire
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court said Monday that a high school football coach who sought to kneel and pray on the field after games was protected by the Constitution, a decision that opponents said would open the door to “much more coercive prayer" in public schools. The court ruled 6-3 for the coach with the court’s conservative justices in the majority and its liberals in dissent. The case was the latest in a line of rulings for religious plaintiffs. The case forced the justices to wrestle
VANCOUVER — The Vancouver Whitecaps had their chances but couldn’t beat goaltender Djordje Petrovic and were forced to settle for a 0-0 draw with the New England Revolution in Major League Soccer play Sunday afternoon at B.C. Place Stadium. A win would have moved the Whitecaps (6-8-3) into a playoff spot in the Western Conference. Instead Vancouver climbs over Houston into eighth place in the West with 22 points. The Whitecaps are 5-2-2 in their last eight MLS games and 4-1-3 at B.C. Place Stadi
KABUL (Reuters) -Aftershocks continue to be felt in the area hit by a deadly earthquake in Afghanistan last week and the area remains unsafe for survivors, a senior Afghan official said on Monday, as authorities continued to grapple with the disaster's fallout. Afghanistan's most destructive earthquake in decades struck a remote southeastern region near the Pakistani border on Wednesday last week, killing at least 1,000 people, injuring 3,000 and destroying 10,000 homes. "The place is not safe yet," Afghanistan acting Minister of Public Health Qalandar Ibad told a news conference in Kabul, adding that tremors continued to be felt in the area.
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland’s conservative ruling party leader pushed back Sunday against what he described as Western views on LGBTQ rights. Jaroslaw Kaczynski, the head of the Law and Justice party, described a theoretical situation in which a person named Wladyslaw, which is traditionally a male name, comes to work asking to be called Zosia, a traditionally female name. “And according to what we are recommended from the West that everyone should obey it,” Kaczynski said at a rally in Grudzia
A team of researchers is asking immigrants to Fredericton to share their stories and concerns to create positive change in the city. Gül Çalışkan, a sociology professor at St. Thomas University, is helping lead the Promise of Home project in partnership with the City of Fredericton. Over the last three years, the team has gathered stories from high school-age immigrants and immigrant families through community workshops with the goal of understanding their challenges to create a list of recommen
Mary Kilroy's son Patrick Bennett didn't set out to get hooked on drugs. After losing him to a drug overdose, she is now working to warn other parents. "We're losing our children," she says. "They're dying. And they're young." The grieving mother wants policy changes, to bring about more treatment options for addiction and safe supplies of illicit drugs. To help push toward those changes, Kilroy, who lives in St. John's, has become one of the first two people from Newfoundland and Labrador to jo
Leaders announced fresh aid for Ukraine and tougher sanctions on Russia at the G7 Summit in Germany. NATO also announced it’s boosting its rapid reaction force in Europe in a sign of rising tensions.