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
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
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
WASHINGTON (AP) — A series of missteps by federal Bureau of Prisons officials preceded the October 2018 beating death of notorious Boston gangster James “Whitey” Bulger, the Justice Department’s inspector general said in a report on Wednesday. The watchdog is recommending that at least six Bureau of Prisons workers be disciplined, according to the report. The inspector general found no evidence that there was “malicious intent” by any Bureau of Prisons employees involved in decisions made before
OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says the federal government is going to work as constructively as possible with Alberta after lawmakers passed Premier Danielle Smith's controversial sovereignty act. The legislature passed the legislation overnight after stripping out a provision that would have granted the provincial cabinet extraordinary powers. Indigenous groups had called for the bill to be scrapped and the Opposition New Democrats described it as “a hot mess express.” Trudeau says the
OTTAWA — Social Development Minister Karina Gould says 35,000 people have applied for the new child dental benefit since the program opened a week ago. Gould was responding to an opposition question in the House of Commons about Canadians who are struggling with the rising cost of living. The new benefit is aimed at children under the age of 12 from low- and middle-income families who do not have private insurance. Eligible families can get up to $650 per child per year to help with the cost of
Indigenous communities around the world have "enthusiastically" welcomed the European Union's new law on deforestation, but they are demanding more laws to protect human, land, and forest rights.View on euronews
A new initiative at Holland College is hoping to alleviate some of the stresses students are facing as grocery prices continue to rise. Food for Thought, a daily breakfast program at the school, offers students free breakfast and snacks. Manager of counselling services and student success Murray MacInnis said the program was developed in response to rising demand for food banks on campus. "A number of people have become aware of food insecurity concerns and we started just having some good discu
A deep chill is lurking on the horizon that could boost your odds of waking up to snow on the ground come Christmas morning.
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.”
Saying she's 'overwhelmed with emotions,' Cherelle Griner, the wife of Brittney Griner, thanks the people who helped secure the basketball star's release from Russia as part of a prisoner exchange.
Toronto-born director Brandon Cronenberg's film "Infinity Pool" is among the Canadian films heading to the Sundance Film Festival. The sci-fi horror bound for the Midnight category stars Alexander Skarsgard, Mia Goth and Cleopatra Coleman. It follows two vacationers at an all-inclusive beach resort where a fatal accident exposes a "perverse subculture of hedonistic tourism, reckless violence, and surreal horrors." Also heading to the Park City, Utah festival next month is the documentary "Twice
Are you noticing the lights going out more often — and staying out for longer? If you answered yes, it's not just you. Power outages have become more common in Quebec over the last decade, and they are lasting longer than ever. That was one of the findings revealed this week in Quebec's auditor general's annual report, which was presented to the National Assembly on Wednesday. The report unveiled how Hydro-Québec, the province's state-owned energy provider, is struggling to maintain its aging in
Munich Airport saw its traffic disrupted after climate activists staged a protest against the environmental impact of air travel. The group "Last Generation" said some of their members glued their hands on the tarmac.View on euronews
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
A scuba diver dressed as Santa Claus has delighted onlookers by setting up Christmas decorations at the Tropicarium Shark Zoo in Budapest, Hungary. View on euronews
OTTAWA — Families Minister Karina Gould introduced legislation Thursday in an attempt to secure a long-term role for Ottawa in daycare and future-proof the Liberal vision of a national child-care system. The proposed legislation, Bill C-35, sets out the federal government's commitment to long-term funding for provinces and Indigenous Peoples, as well as the principles that will guide those funds. It does not make any specific financial promises. The Liberal government has brought in a national c
Liberal MLAs are calling on the Higgs government to hold a public update on the spread of respiratory illnesses in New Brunswick, the state of health care, and what people can do to protect themselves and their families in advance of holiday gatherings. "Right now everyone has friends, family members or colleagues who are uncommonly sick and we all know our hospital system isn't in a position to serve them," Rob McKee, leader of the Official Opposition and health critic, said in a statement Tues
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
Tough regulatory scrutiny and delayed commercial adoption of autonomous vehicle technology have delayed deployment of robotaxi services, leaving investors worried. The launch is part of a non-exclusive 10-year agreement between both the companies for driverless vehicles, with a rollout in Los Angeles expected to follow. In the multi-market deal, Motional's autonomous vehicles would also ferry both passengers and delivery items for Uber and its Uber Eats division.