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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
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
In 1972, Nolan Bushnell and Ted Dabney founded pioneering arcade games company Atari in California. (June 27)
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Farmers driving tractors blocked highways in the Netherlands on Monday in the latest protest sparked by a government pledge to rein in pollution emissions, a move that will hit the country's agriculture sector. Authorities urged motorists to check traffic updates before setting off, amid the protests that follow a gathering last week of tens of thousands of farmers in the central Netherlands that also caused traffic chaos around the country. “We advise road users 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
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau met with British Prime Minister Boris Johnson in Schloss Elmau, Germany. Both leaders are attending the G7 summit.
People in Prince Albert, Sask., are being warned to stay out of a local rail yard after a person was almost hit by a train last week. On Thursday, an engineer working for Carlton Trail Railways noticed what he initially thought was clothing lying on the tracks. When he discovered that it was a person, he slammed on the brakes, stopping the train just in time. "The train did stop with the locomotive partially over top of the person, but the person didn't make contact with the train at all," said
A new study into British Columbia's iconic but endangered southern resident orcas found that the animals have for years faced diet deficiencies — getting 17 per cent less food than what they need. The killer whales' ongoing malnourishment could help shine light on why they haven't been able to rebuild their population, according to the study's lead author, Fanny Couture, with UBC's Institute for the Oceans and Fisheries. "There is this big question of trying to understand why this population can
Abortion rights defenders gather outside US Supreme Court and in New York.View on euronews
SCHLOSS ELMAU, GERMANY — Group of Seven leaders considered a possible cap on the price of Russian gas exports on Monday as a way to put the squeeze on the funding for Vladimir Putin's war with Ukraine. The rising price of oil has created a revenue boom for Russia as it continues its assault on the neighbouring country, undermining sanctions imposed by western countries — including those represented by leaders at the G7 summit at Schloss Elmau, a resort in southern Germany. Ukrainian President Vo
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A top South Korean official said Monday that North Korea is increasingly targeting the South with its nuclear arms program, and urged China and Russia to persuade the North not to conduct a widely expected nuclear test. Unification Minster Kwon Youngse’s comments came after North Korean leader Kim Jong Un re-emphasized his nuclear ambitions in a key military meeting last week and approved unspecified new operational duties for front-line army units. Experts say North Ko
Two sisters visiting Newfoundland unable to find a rental car have decided to go for the next best thing: renting a U-Haul moving van to tour the island. Gail Bridgeman, who lives in Australia, and Karen Burke of Ontario had their trip to Newfoundland booked for over six months before arriving. However, a mix-up with their rental car provider left them without a vehicle. "I thought everything was fine, then I got back some information saying our car was available months ahead of the expected dat
Marie-France Chouffeur, a 52-year old farm worker from a small town in central France, had never voted for the far-right before April's presidential election, when she backed National Rally (RN) leader Marine Le Pen against incumbent Emmanuel Macron. This month, she was one of many rural voters who helped make the anti-immigration, eurosceptic RN the second-biggest party in parliament, increasing its seats more than tenfold and denying Macron's centrists the absolute majority that would have helped ease through his planned reforms. Chouffeur says she was persuaded by Le Pen's focus on the cost of living, especially as petrol prices soared, and a feeling that Macron did not care about voters like her.
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
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
A Kitchener, Ont., mother is suing the Waterloo Catholic District School Board (WCDSB), alleging staff and administrators failed to properly care for her four-year-old son and discriminated against him because of his race. Grace, whose last name is being withheld to protect the identity of her child, filed the civil suit on June 16, nearly four months after it was publicly revealed police were called to John Sweeney Elementary School to de-escalate an incident involving her child. The child, who
Tornadoes are dangerous and can create life-threatening situations. If threatening weather approaches take cover immediately, especially if you hear a roaring sound, see a funnel cloud, swirling debris near the ground, or flying debris.
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,
Boone the German Short Haired Pointer loves to hunt for Florida lizards. Watch and laugh as Boone's Happy Tail points out to Maddie the Great Dane where the lizards are hiding out. Maddie and her GSP buddy have great fun on Lizard Patrol.
On this day in weather history, the U.S. Olympic swimming trials were delayed due to a storm.