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The week will kick off with multiple chances of thunderstorms in Alberta, ramping up on Tuesday with a more widespread, potent risk that includes the possibility of supercells in some areas.
Kevin Schofield started his life on a trapline in Moose Factory, on the James Bay coast, where he taught himself to play the guitar and sing. It took him a few decades, but following a traumatic event – Schofield said he was separated and lost his family in his thirties – he eventually made his way to Nashville, Tennessee. "It was sad," Schofield said. "I had a hockey bag full of my books and trinkets. I remember I had a bag full of the crap they sell in the Ottawa tourist stores." When he got t
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.
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
Rev. Robin King took over a church in Bashaw, Alta., and desired to make the congregation more inclusive. His initiative helped spread love even further. "Jesus never talked about tolerating people. He just talked about loving them and accepting them for who they are," King said. Many churches throughout rural Alberta are striving to become more accepting of the two-spirit, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer community — cohorts of people who have historically been discriminated agains
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.
Abortion rights defenders gather outside US Supreme Court and in New York.View on euronews
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
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California voters will decide in November whether to guarantee the right to an abortion in their state constitution, a question sure to boost turnout on both sides of the debate during a pivotal midterm election year as Democrats try to keep control of Congress after the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade. The court's ruling on Friday lets states decide for themselves whether to allow abortion. California is controlled by Democrats who support abortion rights, so
North Korea has accused the United States of setting up a military alliance like NATO in Asia, saying the unwavering U.S. aim to oust North Korea's government compelled it to develop stronger defences. The North Korean criticism comes amid concern it could be preparing its first nuclear test in five years and after a recent agreement between South Korean President Yoon Suk-yeol and U.S. President Joe Biden to deploy more U.S. weapons if deemed necessary to deter the North.
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
In 1972, Nolan Bushnell and Ted Dabney founded pioneering arcade games company Atari in California. (June 27)
Despite pandemic restrictions, businesses were able to get more out of patio season over the past two years, as the city allowed restaurants to take over sidewalks while dining rooms were restricted or closed. "Now it's something people expect, you expect to go somewhere and sit out on a patio," said Home and Away Event and Marketing Manager Allana Jalkotzy. As indoor dining returns, the city has tweaked its patio guidelines to maintain streetside dining options, and allow for more accessibility
MONTREAL — When Soufia Khmarou moved from Morocco to Montreal in 2009, she thought finding an affordable house for her and her three children was going to be easy. "I was not expecting this," Khmarou said in an interview Monday. "What we see, what we hear about Quebec … the reality doesn't reflect the ad." Khmarou appeared next to Manon Massé, a spokesperson with Quebec's second opposition party, Québec solidaire, who told reporters Montreal's affordable housing shortage is going to get worse if
Montreal police announced Monday they made an arrest in the drive-by shooting of a 15-year-old girl whose death last year sparked an outpouring of grief and calls for action to counter gun violence in the city. Police identified the suspect as Salim Touaibi, 26. He is facing a first-degree murder charge in the death of Meriem Boundaoui, who was fatally shot in the city's St-Leonard neighbourhood in February 2021. Touaibi is also facing four attempted murder charges. The suspect appeared before a
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
Officials are in the early stages of planning a new cultural centre for Sheshatshiu, one that will house Innu artifacts returned to Labrador from all over the world. Jack Penashue, Sheshatshiu's social health director, says while the development of the project is in its preliminary stages, the intention is to create a space not only to keep artifacts safe, but ultimately create an environment for growth. "It is going to be a healing process," said Penashue. "For me it is, because what we've lost
The smell of Jamaican and Mexican cuisine wafted through the air in Leamington's Seacliff Park on Sunday as a local band played live music to celebrate the region's first ever Migrant Worker Day. In appreciation of the thousands of migrant workers that come from abroad to work in southwestern Ontario's agriculture industry, the region celebrated the workers with sounds and smells from their hometowns. While Sunday marked the first time this day has been recognized, the municipality of Leamington
Mayors of two towns in Newfoundland are speaking out about medical shortages that are posing critical problems for patients seeking urgent care. Eastern Health announced that emergency services at the Whitbourne Hospital will be closed from June 27 to July 1. Meanwhile, the Bonavista Peninsula Health Centre saw its emergency department closed for a time late last week. There is at least one more: on Monday, Central Health said the health centre in New-Wes-Valley would be closed from Tuesday morn
Right now, the only way to get to outer space is to launch an extremely expensive and environmentally damaging rocket. But what if there was a cheaper, more eco-friendly way to travel in orbit? Canadian startup Spaceryde is promising to provide a cheaper, more efficient way for goods to go to space and back through high-altitude balloons. A balloon will carry Spaceryde's rocket three times higher than commercial airlines fly, then microcomputers will determine the trajectory of the rocket before it launches into the atmosphere. As Mike Drolet reports, the rockets will not be transporting people, but packages, including satellites.