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A man was rushed to hospital in critical condition Tuesday afternoon following a shooting on Banff Avenue in south Ottawa, first responders say. The shooting happened around 12:40 p.m. in the middle of an Ottawa Community Housing complex, near a park and community centre. The victim was taken to the Ottawa Hospital's Civic campus trauma unit, paramedics said. Police cruisers and caution tape surrounded the scene, not far from Ledbury Avenue. An alley running between two blocks of rowhouses was a
Footage has emerged showing the chaotic scene during and after a gunman fired on an Independence Day parade from a rooftop in suburban Chicago, spraying the crowd with gunshots initially mistaken for fireworks, killing at least six people. (July 5)
OTTAWA — The Crown is seeking to revoke bail for Tamara Lich, a leader of the “Freedom Convoy,” after she appeared alongside a fellow organizer in an alleged breach of her conditions. Lich was charged in February with mischief, obstructing police, counselling others to commit mischief and intimidation for her role in the massive protest against COVID-19 restrictions that gridlocked downtown Ottawa for more than three weeks. She was released the next month with a long list of conditions, includin
A new operations hub aimed at addressing disorder and crime in Edmonton's Chinatown is still in the works as city council looks to the province to step up with funding. The Healthy Streets Operations Centre is estimated to cost $18 million over four years in a joint city-police collaboration, administration told council at a meeting Monday. The city would hire four new peace officer sergeants, 16 community peace officers, two community safety liaisons and three firefighters or fire prevention of
People in the Hay River, N.W.T., area are still recovering from damages caused by the unprecedented spring flood. "It's going to be a lifelong impact," said Paradise Valley resident Bhreagh Ingarfield. Last week, the territory's Department of Municipal and Community Affairs (MACA) announced its assistance plan for flood recovery. Residents can submit eligible claims for reimbursement through the N.W.T. 's updated Disaster Assistance Policy. For residents of Paradise Valley — a small agricultural
Environment Canada has issued a heat warning for Windsor and Essex County for Monday and Tuesday. The weather authority warns temperatures will be near 31 C, with humidex values in the low forties on Tuesday. Overnight, lows are expected to be about 21 C, which will offer little relief. Environment Canada said the hot temperatures can cause deteriorating air quality. The Windsor-Essex County Health Unit has issued a heat warning based off of Environment Canada's information, warning residents to
Though Russia can claim a prize with its capture of Ukraine's eastern Luhansk region, it is far from Moscow's ambitious early war aims and does not deal Kyiv a decisive military blow. The Russian assault will now switch its focus to the rest of the Donbas industrial heartland, but Kyiv will find it easier to defend fortified positions in Donetsk region and the battles that will shape the war's course still lie ahead, military analysts said. "I think it's a tactical victory for Russia but at an enormous cost within the context of redefined military goals," said Neil Melvin, a London-based RUSI think tank analyst.
Turkey's concerns over the extradition of dozens of Kurds from Sweden in particular could still block full ratification of Sweden and Finland's entry to NATO, says Andrew Rasiulis, a defence expert at the Canadian Global Affairs Institute.
The Assembly of First Nations is meeting in Vancouver this week, but what is meant to be the time to take care of important business is now being marred by infighting surrounding its national chief. Delegates voted to end the temporary suspension of RoseAnne Archibald late this afternoon, but the chief's fight isn't over yet. Neetu Garcha explains.
U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken will be prepared to "engage fully" during the G20 summit this fall leading to a possible exchange with the Russian foreign minister, State Department spokesman Ned Price said on Tuesday. (July 5)
Perhaps beavers need holidays too, from all that dam maintenance — especially on Canada Day. Officials say a major washout on the Alaska Highway in B.C. over the holiday weekend was caused by a broken beaver dam that sent a torrent of water through the area, sweeping away a section of the highway in northern B.C. and causing major disruptions for travellers and truckers before a detour opened to traffic on Monday. "There was, you know, quite a bit of water there," said George Smith, a manager wi
OTTAWA — Canada is about to toss more than half of its doses of the Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine because it couldn't find any takers for it either in or outside of Canada. A statement from Health Canada says 13.6 million doses of the vaccine expired in the spring and will be thrown out. A year ago Canada said it would donate almost 18 million doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine to lower-income countries. As of June 22, almost nine million doses were delivered to 21 different nations. But Hea
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas voters have said no to him twice over the past four years. But Kris Kobach is nonetheless betting that this can be the year he makes a political comeback. His losses, including a 2018 defeat that handed the governor's office in this Republican-leaning state to a Democrat, might end other political careers. But Kobach, who built a national reputation as an immigration hard-liner while Kansas secretary of state, is now aiming for the state attorney general's office. He f
OTTAWA — The federal government says it has signed a $20-billion final settlement agreement to compensate First Nations children and families harmed by chronic underfunding of child welfare. The Assembly of First Nations and plaintiffs in two class-action lawsuits agreed to the deal, which also accounts for the government's narrow definition of Jordan's Principle. Indigenous Services Canada says the settlement is the largest in Canadian history. The $20 billion accounts for half of an overall $4
A 14-year-old boy who was killed in Regina last week was friendly, always had a big smile and loved playing sports, according to his grandmother who is speaking out about the family's devastating loss. Police officers were called to the 1200 block of Rae Street at about 2:20 a.m. CST Wednesday where they found Jake Longman dead in the alleyway. An injured woman, 32, was also found at the scene and taken to hospital. Two teenage boys, 15 and 17, are facing charges including first-degree murder an
Interest rates will likely be heading for another sharp increase later this month, with experts predicting a significant Bank of Canada hike of 0.75%, and that can be more bad news for people looking to get a mortgage or refinance an existing one. The housing market is already extremely pricey, and even though sales slowed down again in June according to the latest report from the Calgary Real Estate Board, it will take more time for the cost to stabilize. A further increase of the overnight len
Wildfires in Yukon have prompted the closure of several roads and highways around the territory including, as of Sunday night, the Klondike Highway between Pelly Crossing and Stewart Crossing. Haley Ritchie, with Yukon Wildland Fire Management, said the 1,500-hectare Crystal Creek fire was burning close to the highway, about 15 kilometres south of Stewart Crossing. "The smoke is the hazard for travel right now. Last night, it was just too thick, too dangerous," she said, Monday morning. "We're g
Some N.W.T. communities are under a heat warning this week with temperatures anticipated to hit 30 C in some Arctic regions. Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC) issued the warning for Aklavik, Inuvik, Fort Good Hope, Norman Wells, Tulita, Fort McPherson, Tsiigehtchic and surrounding areas. Though Natalie Hasell — a warning preparedness meteorologist with ECCC — said it's more common for heat waves to occur in southern N.W.T. communities, it's not unheard of to have higher temperatures i
PARIS (AP) — Christophe Galtier became Paris Saint-Germain’s seventh coach in 11 years under the club’s Qatari-backed ownership after Mauricio Pochettino was fired on Tuesday. PSG president Nasser al-Khelaifi presented Galtier to media at a news conference and said, “We have a new era to start, a new atmosphere, new objectives. I'm very happy.” Galtier said he felt “emotional” and “proud” to take charge on a two-year contract. “We have to work in the right way to make people happy,” Galtier said
The head of the Saskatoon Tribal Council says he won't take on the managed alcohol program offered at Lighthouse Supported Living Inc., after the province announced it plans to move some those services elsewhere. "We're trying to get people off drugs and alcohol — that's the key — so I'd refuse that," STC Chief Mark Arcand said Monday in an interview with Saskatoon Morning host Leisha Grebinski. The managed alcohol program provides people supported housing and a medically regulated dose of alcoh