SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — A member of President Joe Biden's Cabinet is urging Georgia officials to deny permits for a proposed mine near the edge of the famed Okefenokee Swamp and its vast wildlife refuge, saying the plan poses “unacceptable risk” to the swamp's fragile ecology. “I write to express serious concerns regarding proposed mining activities that have the potential to negatively impact the Okefenokee Swamp ecosystem and Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge,” Interior Secretary Deb Haaland sa
Families, Children and Social Development Minister Karina Gould said Thursday that new legislation aimed at enshrining the Trudeau government’s child-care program into federal law would prevent Conservatives from dismantling the system. She said it would require them to “publicly tell Canadians they do not believe in affordable child-care.”
WARNING: This story contains distressing details. A coroner's jury has reached its verdict in the death of a 17-year-old Cree teen in a group home in Abbotsford, B.C., recommending more family-based services for children in care and faster action when those children go missing. Traevon Chalifoux-Desjarlais was found in a bedroom closet in September 2020, four days after he was first reported missing by a group home staffer. Following a coroner's inquest, his death has been confirmed as a suicide
MONTREAL — A Quebec coroner is questioning why people who saw a drunk driver get behind the wheel failed to call police before he got into a crash that killed four members of a family north of Quebec City last year. The report by coroner Donald Nicole dated Nov. 28 said that multiple witnesses saw Éric Légaré drinking at a bar all afternoon and driving erratically, but only one of them reported him about four minutes before the crash. “Why did only one person contact the police after witnessing
LONDON (AP) — Artist Veronica Ryan has won the prestigious Turner Prize for work that transforms materials including fruits, seeds and volcanic ash into elusive and evocative sculptures. The Montserrat-born British artist was awarded the 25,000-pound ($30,000) prize at a ceremony in Liverpool, England on Wednesday evening. She won for work including public sculptures in London’s Hackney area in the shape of tropical fruits – custard apple, breadfruit and soursop — that honor the contribution to
A man is in custody after a double stabbing at a Toronto subway station on Thursday afternoon that left one woman dead and another woman injured. The injured woman is listed in stable condition in hospital, police told reporters at a news conference outside the station in the city's west end. Police said officers responded to calls about a person assaulting and stabbing people on the eastbound subway platform shortly after 2 p.m. They said two women were found with stab wounds and were taken to
BEIRUT (AP) — A Lebanese actress with links to the country’s controversial Central Bank governor was briefly arrested Friday after answering summons and showing up for questioning at the Beirut prosecutors office. She was set free hours later on condition she return for more questioning when needed, a judicial official and the state-run new agency said. he arrest is the latest in the controversy surrounding the governor, Riad Salameh, who is being investigated for corruption as an economic meltd
LONDON (Reuters) -Britain said the human rights situation in China worsened last year and announced sanctions on Friday against 30 people worldwide, including officials from Russia, Iran and Myanmar who it deems responsible for human rights abuses or corruption. France had on Thursday announced plans for new European Union sanctions against Iran over human rights abuses in its security crackdown on popular unrest there as well as its supply of drones to Russia before Moscow's invasion of Ukraine.
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A deep chill is lurking on the horizon that could boost your odds of waking up to snow on the ground come Christmas morning.
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Former Theranos executive Ramesh “Sunny” Balwani was sentenced Wednesday to nearly 13 years in prison for his role in the company’s blood-testing hoax — a punishment slightly longer than that given to the CEO, who was his lover and accomplice in one of Silicon Valley’s biggest scandals. Balwani, 57, was convicted in July of fraud and conspiracy connected to the company’s bogus medical technology that duped investors and endangered patients. His sentencing came less than t
WARNING: This story contains distressing details and images. New information uncovered by Radio-Canada's investigative program, Enquête, suggests there were perhaps dozens more deaths in Quebec residential schools than the 38 officially reported by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC). Combining newly uncovered photographs, previously unpublished reports and interviews with survivors, Enquête found several instances of deaths of Indigenous children in Quebec that aren't reflected in the
CALGARY — The Canada Energy Regulator has issued financial penalties against Trans Mountain Corp. related to the 2020 death of a worker. The regulator says the Crown corporation failed to take all reasonable care to ensure the safety and security of workers on the day of the incident. The incident occurred on Oct. 27, 2020, when a person working near Edmonton, Alta. on the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project was fatally injured. The person was disassembling a trench box at the time. The re
Ocianna Clarke struggled at school until she attended Boyle Street Education Centre. "I never knew you could actually enjoy school, but this school made me want to come every day and be here and learn new things," said Clarke, 16, who started attending classes at the charter school in downtown Edmonton in September. "I feel like I actually belong here." Clarke's experience is exemplary of the difference Boyle Street Education Centre has made for Indigenous students for the past 26 years. Last mo
Conspiracy theorist Alex Jones on Wednesday said he has less than $12 million of the $1.5 billion he owes the families of Sandy Hook school shooting victims, but they immediately questioned the accuracy of his statements. In the first hearing of Jones' bankruptcy in a Houston court, his attorney Vickie Driver said Jones wanted to settle with the Sandy Hook families. Jones said in a court filing that it would be "functionally impossible" for him to pay the defamation verdicts in full.
For the first time, British Columbia has a minister responsible for climate-related emergencies, with Bowinn Ma named minister of emergency management and climate readiness on Wednesday during Premier David Eby's cabinet announcement. In Eby's official mandate letter to Ma, he says B.C. "has been disproportionately impacted by climate change disasters. "We need to continue to learn the lessons of past emergencies, build our capacity to be resilient in the face of recent emergencies, and prepare
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Canada's premiers plan to meet virtually today, a month after talks with the federal government on health-care funding ended without an agreement. The premiers have been calling on Ottawa to increase its share of health-care costs to 35 per cent, up from 22 per cent, and keep this level of funding going forward. Ontario Premier Doug Ford's office says they are meeting to discuss health-care funding. Last month, the federal government withdrew from a joint communique on health funding with provin
There is limited supply left on P.E.I. of the high-dose influenza vaccine for those in the 65 plus age bracket, according to the Island's chief public health officer. Dr. Heather Morrison said 22,300 high-dose influenza vaccines arrived on P.E.I. this fall and some pharmacies have now exhausted their supply. No new supply has been ordered. "If it's not available, a standard dose vaccine is still important to get and is a very good vaccine," Morrison said. "I would be very happy with the regular
Reaction to the first three episodes of Prince Harry and his wife Meghan's new Netflix documentary was mixed in England. Some felt sympathetic for the couple, while others were more critical about their motivations.