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LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA — A southern Alberta city has taken a small step forward in dealing with homeless encampments after council agreed to seek development approval for an interim shelter. Lethbridge, Alta., has been struggling to permanently remove the camps, most notably a large one of more than 40 tents near the community's civic centre. A week ago, using the Petty Trespassing Act, several tents were removed and the site was cleaned up. But nearly all have returned. Mike Fox, director of commu
Two fires threatening communities in central Newfoundland grew less than anticipated yesterday due to higher humidity and lighter than predicted winds, says Jeff Motty, Newfoundland and Labrador's forest protection supervisor. However, he said, firefighters are unable to use water bombers in some areas because of the heavy smoke.
Fans in Toronto paid tribute to the work Serena Williams has done for women and people of colour, following the tennis superstar's announcement that she would be retiring after the U.S. Open in September.
WARNING: This article contains details of sexual extortion and may affect those who have experienced it or know someone affected by it. Parents and child protection experts are reflecting on Amanda Todd's legacy and what must urgently happen to help keep kids safe online in the wake of a Dutch man's conviction for sexually extorting the B.C. teenager, who took her own life as a result. For Derek Lints, Saturday's guilty verdict against Aydin Coban "is unprecedented" and one he hopes inspires rea
Masks will not be mandatory in Ontario schools this September, the province's Education Ministry says. In an email to CBC Toronto on Monday, the ministry said most health and safety requirements for the upcoming school year will remain unchanged from the end of the 2021-22 school year, which includes the voluntary use of masks. "The government will continue to provide free high-quality masks for students and N95s for staff, if they choose to use them, all which remains unchanged from the 2021-22
WILLIAMS LAKE, B.C. — A teenager has died in an ATV rollover in Williams Lake, B.C. RCMP say the 17-year-old female was riding at the end of the Gun-a-Noot Trail south of the city when she crashed. Police say officers attended the scene, where paramedics and fire rescue were providing medical care. The teen was transported to hospital, where she died of her injuries. The RCMP say that evidence gathered at the scene showed she wasn't wearing a helmet. Mounties and the coroners service are both in
BERLIN (AP) — Local officials with German Chancellor Olaf Scholz’s party rejected a bid to expel former Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder over his close ties to Russia, the news agency dpa reported Monday. An arbitration committee of the center-left Social Democrats’ branch in Hannover, where Schroeder lives, considered 17 applications from party members for proceedings against him. Schroeder’s longstanding connections to the Russian energy sector and refusal to distance himself fully from President
Tom Hedderson, a longtime Newfoundland and Labrador MHA who held a variety of ministerial portfolios over his career, has died. He was 68. In a statement, interim PC Leader David Brazil offered condolences to Hedderson's family and friends. "Tom was not only exceptionally diligent and hard-working as a cabinet minister in six portfolios and as an MHA for 16 years, but he was also one of the nicest people you could ever meet — loved by everyone, both in Harbour Main and around the province." Befo
The New Brunswick government will now exchange the driver's licences of Ukrainian refugees — but some Black advocacy groups say the province should do the same for more countries outside Europe. Drivers from 18 European countries as well as those from Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Republic of Korea and Taiwan can exchange their licences for New Brunswick licences. The province recently added Ukraine to that list, a move Matthew Martin, the executive director of Black Lives Matter New Brunswick,
WASHINGTON (AP) — The year was 2016, the presidential candidate under investigation was Hillary Clinton and the FBI director at the time, James Comey, laid out the factors the Justice Department weighs in deciding whether to charge someone with mishandling classified records. Fast forward to 2022 and that tutorial proves instructive as another candidate from that election, Donald Trump, is entangled i n an FBI probe related to sensitive government documents. Whether an FBI search of Trump's Mar-
Visits by foreign law-makers to Taiwan are nothing new. So why did China react in such a heavy-handed manner to Nancy Pelosi’s recent visit?
Two members of the U.S. House of Representatives are launching a bipartisan effort to help revive legislative efforts to boost self-driving vehicles. Representatives Robert Latta, a Republican, and Debbie Dingell, a Democrat, told Reuters in a joint interview they are unveiling the bipartisan Congressional Autonomous Vehicle Caucus to help educate fellow lawmakers on the importance of self-driving vehicles as they work to revive legislation. "We're working hard to find that common ground to get something that we can pass," Dingell said, adding the United States must update motor vehicle safety standards written decades ago assuming human drivers are in control and "cannot afford to have a patchwork of laws either across 50 states."
Police have charged the roommate of a man who was killed last month in southeast Calgary with second-degree murder. On July 8, officers were called to a home in the 1900 block of Cottonwood Crescent S.E. at about 3 a.m. for reports of a man in medical distress. Kevin Allen Honish, 55, was taken to hospital in serious condition. On July 16, he died from his injuries. Investigators believe the assault occurred at a residence in the 2500 block of 10th Avenue S.E. during a dispute between the victim
SURREY, B.C. — Mounties in British Columbia say there is a connection between the discovery of two bodies in a burned vehicle in Summerland and the deaths of two people in a police chase in Abbotsford a day later. The RCMP’s southeast district major crime unit says investigators now believe two people discovered Aug. 6 in the burned-out vehicle were murdered. They say a stolen vehicle that Abbotsford police officers tried to stop on Aug. 7 was flagged for police as being connected to the deaths.
WARNING: This video contains distressing details | Advocates say they hope the conviction of Aydin Coban for the sexual extortion of B.C. teen Amanda Todd leads to better protection for victims.
At least eight people were killed and six others were missing in South Korea as heavy rainfall drenched the greater Seoul region, turning the affluent streets of Gangnam into a river of submerged vehicles and overwhelming public transport systems.View on euronews
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — The United States is doubling down on its investment in the Pacific, said U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman on Tuesday as she concluded a five-nation visit to the region. “The future will be written here in the Pacific,” Sherman said at an agreement-signing event in New Zealand's capital, Wellington. Critics have accused the U.S. of neglecting the region and allowing China's influence to flourish. Sherman said the U.S. has always been a Pacific nation. S
More than one million people are at risk of falling into famine in Haiti according to the World Food Programme, as the UN agency's donations brought respite to a drought-stricken town in the country's northwest. (Aug. 9 Pierre Luxama)
Businesses in New Horizon Mall say things are looking up for the troubled shopping centre north of Calgary. The $200-million Asian-inspired mall opened in 2018, making the headlines for its lack of stores and shoppers, with only nine of its 517 units open for business at the time. It's taken several years but businesses now say as more small, niche stores are opening up — attracted in large part by low rents and incentives — more shoppers are finally visiting the mall to take a look inside and e
The hot weather from the weekend is expected to continue Monday in Windsor-Essex and Chatham-Kent, according to Environment Canada. The agency extended a heat warning from the weekend into Monday. The alert notes that temperatures are expected to peak into the low 30s and humidex values are expected to be in the low 40s. The agency is calling for rain throughout the day, with a risk of thunderstorms in the afternoon. Cooler temperatures and a break from the humidity is expected Tuesday. The heat