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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
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
Here's the latest for Monday June 27th: Russian missiles hit Kyiv; Biden to pledge more advanced surface-to-air missile system for Ukraine; Pride parades in major US cities; NASA launches rocket from Australia.
In 1972, Nolan Bushnell and Ted Dabney founded pioneering arcade games company Atari in California. (June 27)
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
There were 45 active wildfires in the N.W.T. as of Sunday afternoon, the majority of which are in the North and South Slave. According to the N.W.T. wildfire update website, all 45 are being responded to. Chris Tourangeau is the North Slave regional duty officer, fire behaviour and ignition specialist with the Department of Environment and Natural Resources. The weather has made the conditions easy for fires to start and that the majority of wildfires in the N.W.T. are caused by lightning, he to
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
LONDON (AP) — Former Chelsea goalkeeper Petr Cech will leave his role as technical and performance adviser at the Premier League club this week. Cech's departure was announced Monday in the latest change under Chelsea's new ownership, which recently said sporting director Marina Granovskaia is also moving on. “With the club under new ownership, I feel now is the right time for me to step aside,” said Cech, who spent 11 seasons as a player at Stamford Bridge before taking the advisory role in 201
Montrealers are taking to the streets on Sunday to denounce the United States Supreme Court's decision to overturn the law that provided the constitutional right to abortion for almost 50 years. The Quebec Federation of Planned Parenthood invited people to meet outside courthouses in Montreal, and other places across the province.
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
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,
Two more Royal Canadian Navy vessels have departed from Halifax to join an ongoing NATO operation. HMCS Kingston and HMCS Summerside, each carrying crews of 46, set sail late Sunday morning to join Operation Reassurance in the Baltic Sea and North Atlantic. A crowd of family and friends gathered to watch the vessels depart. Both ships will be a part of a NATO mine countermeasures group. The sounds of the Stadacona Band of the Royal Canadian Navy surrounded the jetty as the vessels prepared for t
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
Abortion rights defenders gather outside US Supreme Court and in New York.View on euronews
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has asked G7 allies for more aid, with Russia's invasion now in its fourth month. David Akin looks at what Zelenskyy is asking for, what's being promised, and the growing pressure the G7 is putting on other countries to take a stand against Moscow.
A University of Toronto study says about 70,000 lives were saved by COVID-19 measures and Canada’s high vaccination rate. Ahmar Khan reports.
NEW YORK (AP) — Parades celebrating LGBTQ pride kick off in some of America's biggest cities Sunday amid new fears about the potential erosion of freedoms won through decades of activism. The annual marches in New York, San Francisco, Chicago and elsewhere take place just two days after one conservative justice on the Supreme Court signaled, in a ruling on abortion, that the court should reconsider the right to same-sex marriage recognized in 2015. That warning shot came after a year of legislat
With the price of gas where it is, increasing credit card fees are making selling gas unsustainable for some retailers on P.E.I., says the Convenience Industry Council of Canada. The council is asking the Island Regulatory and Appeals Commission, which regulates the price of gas on P.E.I., to increase retail profit margins temporarily by three cents per litre. Retail margins for gas are fixed on P.E.I. at between six and seven cents per litre on self-serve and six and 10.5 cents per litre on ful
Highlights of this day in history: President John F. Kennedy rallies West Berlin during the Cold War; The U.N. Charter is signed; Scientists complete first rough map of the human genetic code; Charlie Chaplin's 'The Gold Rush' premieres. (June 26)
One person is dead after a vehicle left the road in Murray River, P.E.I., Monday morning. RCMP Sgt. Shaun Coady said police were called to the scene by a passing motorist at about 7:30 a.m. Coady said the car left the road on Route 4, between routes 24 and 17, and crashed into a wooded area. "The driver of the vehicle suffered serious injuries and died at the scene," he said. "We're trying to determine any factors that may have come into play to cause the vehicle to leave the roadway, whether sp