Winnipeg police have released more details about their decision to not search a landfill for the remains of two Indigenous women believed to have been the victims of a serial killer as family of one of the women shared their disappointment at Parliament Hill. Police say they believe the remains of Morgan Harris and Marcedes Myran ended up in the Prairie Green landfill north of the city in the spring. Cambria Harris said Tuesday in Ottawa that she shouldn't have to beg for officials to search for
In The News is a roundup of stories from The Canadian Press designed to kickstart your day. Here is what's on the radar of our editors for the morning of Dec. 7 ... What we are watching in Canada ... The Bank of Canada is expected to raise its key interest rate today, making it the seventh consecutive time it does so this year. The central bank will publish its rate decision at 10 a.m. accompanied by a news release that will provide insight into the reasons behind the governing council's decisio
ATLANTA, Ga (AP) — Just in time for the holidays, Ludacris and Mercedes-Benz have surprised schoolchildren in Atlanta with more than 500 new pairs of shoes. “It’s all about giving kids moments that they’re going to remember for the rest of their lives,” Ludacris said Wednesday at Miles Elementary School. “And I think today is one of those days that just coming here and seeing the smiles on their faces and making sure that, you know, everything is just given to them and knowing that we’re here to
OTTAWA — Canada is trying to dislodge a political impasse in Haiti by sending one of its top diplomats to that country. Bob Rae, Canada's ambassador to the United Nations, starts an in-person push for negotiations today in Port-au-Prince. Haiti is facing a series of crises, as armed gangs block access to fuel and essentials, leading to water and power outages that is worsening an outbreak of cholera. The Haitian government has asked for a foreign military to intervene and push out the gangs, but
CALGARY — Cenovus Energy Inc. will boost production in 2023 to meet what it believes will be continued strong global demand for oil in the year ahead. The Calgary-based oil and gas company released its 2023 budget Tuesday, saying it anticipates capital spending of between $4.0 billion and $4.5 billion in 2023. That amount includes spending of between $1.2 billion and $1.7 billion on optimization and growth, including construction of the West White Rose project off the coast of Newfoundland, as w
TORONTO — While much is known about Leonard Cohen's legacy as a writer, singer and artist, a new exhibition offers a more intimate reflection on his creative process. This week the Art Gallery of Ontario opens “Leonard Cohen: Everybody Knows,” a showcase of more than 200 artworks and objects such as archival notebooks, letters, lyrics, as well as photographs, and drawings. It also features rare concert footage that is shown in two large-scale multimedia installations. The exhibition opens to AGO
Jim Stanford, director of the Centre for Future Work says raising interest rates is not the only way to tackle inflation in Canada.
Ottawa city councillors have voted to eliminate citizen representation on the transit commission, despite warnings that public trust is at an all-time low after a damning report into failures with the light rail transit system. Jessica Bradley and Sean Devine put forward a motion at Wednesday's meeting aimed at allowing residents to continue sitting as transit commissioners until a new citizen advisory committee is in place. The motion failed in a 6-18 vote. "We risk losing a great deal if the g
It was a sombre gathering on Tuesday at the Yukon Legislative Assembly where the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women was marked. The day commemorates the 14 women killed in the 1989 Ecole Polytechnique massacre in Montreal. People held vigils across the country Tuesday, including one in Whitehorse. Dozens gathered in the lobby of the Yukon legislative building shortly after noon. This year's vigil was also dedicated to missing and murdered Indigenous women, girls and
A 45-year-old Saint-Sauveur man is dead after a single-vehicle crash in Landry Office in northeastern New Brunswick. Caraquet RCMP said officers responded to the crash at 6 a.m. Tuesday on Route 350. Police said they believe the man, who was travelling east, crossed the centre line and left the road. The driver died at the scene, a news release said, and there were no other occupants of the vehicle.
For nearly three years, China has launched sporadic, strict lockdowns to keep COVID-19 levels extremely low in the country. However, following public protests in many cities in the last few weeks, this looks to be changing. View on euronews
KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin acknowledged Wednesday that his “special military operation” in Ukraine is taking longer than expected but hailed the seizure of his neighbor's territory as a major achievement and said his country’s nuclear weapons are deterring escalation of the conflict. “Of course, it could be a lengthy process,” Putin said of the more than 9-month-old war that began with Russia’s invasion Feb. 24 and has displaced millions from their homes, and killed an
TIRANA, Albania (AP) — For the six Western Balkans countries aspiring to join the European Union, gaining full membership in the 27-nation club remains a distant goal. But Albania, Bosnia, Kosovo, Montenegro, North Macedonia and Serbia are getting more concrete signs that they have a future place in the EU as Russia’s war in Ukraine threatens to reshape the geopolitical balance in southeastern Europe. EU and Western Balkans leaders worked to strengthen their partnership at a summit Tuesday in Al
As Canada hosts the COP15 biological diversity conference in Montreal -- the prime minister is announcing major funding for an Indigenous-led conservation partnership. The federal government is providing up to $800 million to support four major projects across the country -- covering almost a million square kilometres.
LUSAIL, Qatar (AP) — Cristiano Ronaldo was dropped from the starting lineup for Portugal's match against Switzerland on Tuesday in the round of 16 of the World Cup. The move came a day after his coach expressed frustration about his team captain's attitude in the last game. Gonçalo Ramos, a 21-year-old forward who made his international debut three weeks ago, made his first career start for Portugal in Ronaldo’s place at Lusail Stadium. Ronaldo jogged onto the field for the pre-match warm-up to
MONTREAL — Canada's negotiators at the COP15 conference say business groups and financial institutions have a role to play in preserving the planet's biodiversity. Basile van Havre, co-chair of one of the Montreal conference's working groups, says the private sector is looking for rules and certainty on the environmental effectiveness of its investments. He says it's part of a larger push for performance standards that companies and investors can use to measure their activities against. The conf
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JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel’s ties to the Jewish American community, one of its closest and most important allies, are about to be put to the test, with Israel’s emerging far-right government on a collision course with Jews in the United States. Major Jewish American organizations, traditionally a bedrock of support for Israel, have expressed alarm over the far-right character of the presumptive government led by conservative Israeli leader Benjamin Netanyahu. Given American Jews’ predominantly libe
Holding roses and candles, people gathered in Toronto on Tuesday to honour 14 women who were murdered at l'École Polytechnique de Montréal 33 years ago. The candlelight vigil paid respects not only to the women gunned down by Marc Lépine that day, in an attack known as the Montreal Massacre, but also to all women around the world who have been murdered by men. The vigil was organized by a group called, Women Won't Forget. More than 50 people listened to speakers and music at Philosopher's Walk,
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The former head of Poland's state broadcaster said Wednesday that he now has a job at the World Bank, spurring disbelief in the European Union country where he is known for turning the news channel into a propaganda tool for the right-wing government. Kurski, who has no finance experience, said on Twitter that he has been named an alternate executive director — one of 25 at the 189-country anti-poverty agency — and is giving up “some of (his) political activity and politica