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It's an eyebrow-raising statistic: Essex County OPP says there's a 63 per cent increase in vehicle thefts compared to this time last year. And often, it involves people either leaving their keys or key fobs unattended in their vehicles. Const. Steven Duguay says organized crime is often tied to vehicle thefts. But outside of that, he says, they're typically "crimes of opportunity." "You'll have people walking through neighbourhoods at night and checking door handles on cars, looking for loose ch
A New York judge has ordered that Donald Trump's company and its longtime finance chief stand trial in the fall on tax fraud charges.
Chris Clay has visited Charlottetown's "tent cities" many times over the summer to make sure the people living there have the supplies they need to survive. Clothes, blankets, food, water — as well as clean needles and smoking supplies. And not just for clients of the Native Council of P.E.I, where Clay works as the co-ordinator of the Reaching Home project. "Anyone who's struggling or homeless at the moment, we supply them." Weeks ago, there were more than 20 people living in an encampment on t
Attorney General Merrick Garland says the Justice Department asked a court to unseal the warrant the FBI received before searching the Florida estate of former President Donald Trump, acknowledging the extraordinary public interest in the case. (Aug. 11)
Health-care workers planning to come to Canada can better take advantage of pre-arrival services and start the accreditation process prior to coming to this country, says Queenie Choo, a former nurse who was trained in the U.K. and now runs an organization that helps newcomers.
ST. JOHN'S, N.L. — Officials say the wildfire situation in central Newfoundland is improving and the risk of evacuation is now low for nearby communities. Newfoundland and Labrador Premier Andrew Furey said in a video on social media Thursday night that rain, wind and air quality conditions have all been favourable. He said the evacuation risk is low for the towns of Grand Falls-Windsor and Bishop's Falls and patients removed from health-care facilities in the region were being returned. Provinc
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A Virginia author's investigative effort to uncover the origins of a racist photo on Ralph Northam’s medical school yearbook page has ended inconclusively, according to the author, who has written a book that offers new details about the 2019 scandal and the former governor's remarkable political survival. “Of course, I would like to have determined exactly who was in the photograph. And I gave that my best effort,” Margaret Edds, a retired journalist and the author of “What
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Western countries agreed Thursday to continue long-term funding to help Ukraine’s military keep fighting nearly 5 1/2 months after Russia invaded its neighbor, saying 1.5 billion euros ($1.5 billion) has been pledged so far and more is coming. The money is for enhancing armaments production, including artillery and ammunition; developing and strengthening the training of Ukrainian soldiers and assisting Ukraine’s efforts to demine areas. “All the countries that came to
An armed man clad in body armor who tried to breach the FBI’s Cincinnati office on Thursday was shot and killed by police after he fled the scene and engaged in an hourslong standoff in a rural area, the Ohio State Highway Patrol said. (Aug. 12)
Six years after Ontario ombudsman Paul Dube recommended a standardized, mandatory de-escalation training for police across the province, Ontario is no closer to making it happen, he said on Wednesday. "Progress has been painfully slow," Dube said at a news conference introducing his annual report, which outlines trends and investigations his office handled between April 1, 2021 and March 31, 2022. Mandatory de-escalation training is just one of the recommendations Dube made in a 2016 report issu
Health P.E.I. says more options are coming for Islanders who don't have a family doctor or nurse practitioner, and want to access health care. Currently, just over 25,000 people are on P.E.I.'s patient registry — and they are advised to use walk-in clinics, or use Maple — an online health-care service, available for free to those without a primary health-care provider. But Andrew MacDougall, executive director of community health and seniors care with Health P.E.I., said work is underway to expa
Advocates say Canada's euthanasia law devalues the lives of disabled people and may be prompting doctors to increasingly suggest the procedure to those who might not otherwise consider it (Aug. 11)(AP video: Mike Householder)
NYON, Switzerland (AP) — Two Real Madrid teammates made the three-man shortlist announced Friday for the UEFA player of the year award for last season, while no Liverpool player was included. Champions League winner Madrid was represented by Karim Benzema, who scored a competition-best 15 goals, and goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois, who was the standout in its 1-0 win over Liverpool in the final. Manchester City midfielder Kevin De Bruyne, who plays with Courtois for Belgium, completed the list after
Planet Drum is a musical collective of renowned drummers from different countries and musical backgrounds who are hoping to bring the world together in rhythm and dance. The Grammy-winning group are back after 15 years with a new record called “In The Groove,” a dance record built on their unique collaborative rhythms. (Aug. 11)
WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats pushed their flagship climate change and health care bill toward House passage Friday, placing President Joe Biden on the brink of a back-from-the-dead triumph on his leading domestic goals that could energize his party going into November’s elections. Democrats were poised to muscle the measure through the narrowly divided House Friday over solid Republican opposition. They employed similar party unity and Vice President Kamala Harris’ tiebreaking vote Sunday to powe
Estonia said on Thursday it will from next week prevent most Russians from entering the country with visas issued by Estonian authorities, cutting off a popular route into Europe's passport-free Schengen zone. While exceptions apply, the Foreign Ministry for Estonia, a European Union member, said it will also cease to issue visas to Russians for work, study and business in the country. "We have seen an enormous rise in the number of Russian citizens coming into or passing through Estonia," Foreign Minister Urmas Reinsalu said in a statement.
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WARNING: This story contains graphic details. The 39-year-old accused of attacking a man at Saskatoon's Royal University Hospital in June has now been charged with murder, police say. Kevin Witchekan is charged with second-degree murder in the death of Randy Beauchesne, Saskatoon police said Thursday. Beauchesne, 55, was attacked on June 13 at Royal University Hospital. He suffered critical injuries and died this past weekend. Witchekan was originally charged with attempted murder, but police sa
Mindy Kaling explains why Canada's 'amazing South Asian talent' leads her to work with artists from this country.
Ninety-year-old David George Bryant moved into Drumlin Hills in the Town of Bridgewater, N.S., nearly a decade ago because his memory was failing. He and his wife would burn their dinners after forgetting them on the stove. So Bryant chose an assisted-living suite at Drumlin Hills while his wife moved into a nearby long-term care home. This way, he could visit her three times a week and still have food and housekeeping services in his apartment. Now Bryant, along with others in assisted-living a