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Richard McLaren, who led investigations into Russian doping and corruption in the International Weightlifting Federation, will create Gymnastics Canada's culture review roadmap after athletes spoke out about abusive practices. McLaren Global Sport Solutions, headed by Canadian law professor McLaren, said on Thursday it will work with Gymnastics Canada as the national governing body seeks changes that will allow it to forge higher levels of trust with athletes.
People at high risk of severe disease from COVID-19 infection should be offered a booster shot this fall, regardless of how many boosters they've previously received, the National Advisory Committee on Immunization (NACI) said on Wednesday. That group includes everyone age 65 and older, NACI's updated guidance said. Everyone else — age 12 to 64 — "may be offered" the additional doses in the fall, NACI said. NACI said it will provide recommendations on the type of booster to be given when evidenc
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California will not consider amending its constitution to eliminate indentured servitude as a possible punishment for crime after Gov. Gavin Newsom's administration predicted that it could cost the state billions of dollars to pay minimum wage to prison inmates. Democratic Sen. Sydney Kamlager said Thursday that she ran out of time and supporters after the measure barring involuntary work without pay last week fell seven votes short of the two-thirds margin it needed in
A single winning ticket was drawn for Tuesday’s Lotto Max jackpot. The Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG) said the ticket was sold somewhere in Toronto. There were also five Maxmillion winners from Quebec, Ontario and the Prairies, with two tickets sharing one of the $1 million prizes.
TORONTO — Ontario legislators will return to provincial parliament on Aug. 8. Premier Doug Ford says the legislature will sit for approximately five weeks. The main item on the agenda is debate and voting on the provincial budget that was introduced but not passed before the spring election. Finance Minister Peter Bethlenfalvy has said the budget will be largely the same as what was introduced this spring, with some changes, including an increase in Ontario Disability Support Program funding. It
Hundreds of people turned out for the final leg of a four-month march from Vancouver to Ottawa by a Canadian soldier charged with criticizing federal vaccine mandates while in uniform. James Topp's arrival in the capital has prompted both fears and promises of a new round of protests starting Canada Day.
Airbnb is making permanent its ban on parties at homes listed on the site for short-term rentals. The San Francisco-based company believes the ban has worked, saying Tuesday that reports of parties at listed properties have dropped 44 per cent from a year ago. More than 6,600 guests were suspended last year for related violations, Airbnb said. Airbnb began to crack down on parties in 2019 after a fatal shooting at a party in a house in California. At that time, the company prohibited advertising
HONG KONG (AP) — Chinese leader Xi Jinping arrived Thursday in Hong Kong to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the British handover of a city that his rule has transformed from a global hub known for its political freedoms to one that is much more tightly controlled by the Communist Party. In a staged event carried live on Chinese TV, students and others lined the platform of a high-speed rail station and packed a red carpet to greet the leader making his first trip outside of mainland China in n
The chaos continues at some of Canada’s largest airports, with stories of hours-long waits and mountains of lost luggage.
The Island Regulatory and Appeals Commission has thrown out the appeal of a tenant being evicted from her Charlottetown home. IRAC had also sided with the landlord — the Parkdale Sherwood Lions Club — after the initial hearing a few months ago. Tenant Lindsay Cameron had already lined up a new apartment by the time she appealed her eviction before IRAC. The Lions Club was evicting her and the occupant of another home it owned on Connolly Street. It intends to demolish the two buildings to make w
The missiles, which Kyiv says were fired from the Black Sea, come a day after Russian forces left Snake Island in what Moscow called a "goodwill gesture".View on euronews
Three of six police officers wounded in a shootout with armed robbery suspects remain in hospital, with one listed in intensive care. Saanich Police Department Chief Const. Dean Duthie says he visited the wounded officers and their families at hospital. He also says explosive devices found at the bank robbery scene were safely removed by the bomb squad and disposed of at a Victoria area landfill site.
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York lawmakers began a special legislative session Thursday with the intent of limiting the proliferation of firearms in public after the Supreme Court gutted the state’s century-old handgun licensing law. The state is overhauling its rules for carrying guns after the court decided that ordinary citizens had a right to arm themselves in public for self-defense, something New York had limited mostly to people working in law enforcement or security. New rules being rushed t
OTTAWA — Gov. Gen. Mary Simon says Canadians should work together to build an inclusive society in her official message to the nation to mark Canada Day. She says Canadians should be kind to each other, learn from one another and listen to Indigenous Peoples, on whose land we live. Simon is Canada's first Indigenous Governor General and was known for her Inuit advocacy work before being appointed to the role. She says on Canada Day, Canadians should remember to keep working together and commit t
Fuel prices across most of Labrador have changed by large amounts up and down as summer pricing comes into effect across the region. In a news release issued by Newfoundland and Labrador's Public Utilities Board Thursday, the resupplying of fuel across most parts of Labrador has been completed. As a result, the PUB is lifting a winter price freeze that has been in place in coastal Labrador since November along with implementing a summer price freeze across much of the region. With changes in pri
Actress Sandra Oh and track and field icon Donovan Bailey are among the dozens named to Canada’s highest civilian honour. Governor General Mary Simon named 85 appointees to the Order of Canada -- including former Global BC anchor and reporter Deb Hope.
Shanghai reopened its Disney Resort Theme Park as domestically-transmitted cases of COVID-19 in China's largest city remain at zero following a more than two month lockdown. (June 30)
Canada has promised to send new drone cameras and armoured vehicles to Ukraine on the last day of the NATO leaders summit, which also emphasized the need for members to increase defence spending.
SAN ANTONIO (Reuters) -The suspected driver of a truck packed with dozens of migrants who died in blazing heat during a Texas smuggling attempt was allegedly under the influence of methamphetamine when police encountered him, a U.S. lawmaker told Reuters, citing information from law enforcement. San Antonio police officers found Homero Zamorano Jr, a Texas native, hiding in brush near the abandoned tractor-trailer on Monday, according to documents filed in federal court on Thursday. Fifty-three migrants lost their lives, making it the deadliest such trafficking incident on record in the United States.
President Joe Biden says the Supreme Court's decision ending a constitutional right to abortion is “destabilizing” and that he supports changing Senate rules to codify nationwide abortion protections. (June 30)