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A second Alberta First Nation wants a court to allow it to appeal a review board's decision that an open-pit coal mine in the Rocky Mountains is not in the public interest. The Stoney Nakoda Nation has filed a request with the Alberta Court of Appeal to appeal the decision that blocks the development of Benga Mining's proposed Grassy Mountain project near the town of Crowsnest Pass in southwest Alberta. "The (panel) did not properly assess the impact that rejecting the project would have on Ston
OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau called out federal security and tax agencies during a national summit on Islamophobia, saying they must do more to put an end to anti-Muslim sentiments in Canada. Speaking to the meeting organized by the government, Trudeau said the public service needed to put those Muslims who have experienced hate at the centre of federal efforts to address the issue. "From the (Canada Revenue Agency) to security agencies, institutions should support people, not target t
SINGAPORE (Reuters) -Vaccinated individuals accounted for three-quarters of Singapore's COVID-19 infections in the last four weeks, but they were not falling seriously ill, government data showed, as a rapid ramp-up in inoculations leaves fewer people unvaccinated. While the data shows that vaccines are highly effective in preventing severe cases, it also underscores the risk that even those inoculated could be contagious, so that inoculation alone may not suffice to halt transmission. Of Singapore's 1,096 locally transmitted infections in the last 28 days, 484, or about 44%, were in fully vaccinated people, while 30% were partially vaccinated and just over 25% were unvaccinated, Thursday's data showed.
Recent developments: Ottawa reports seven more COVID-19 cases Friday and no new deaths. Permanent residents are in limbo, waiting to immigrate to Canada during the pandemic. Pet owners scramble for animal care as vets face backlogs. What's the latest? Ottawa Public Health (OPH) reported seven new cases, and no new deaths on Friday. Hospitals continue to have zero patients with COVID-19, but some key indicators are on the rise. There is a backlog of some 23,000 aspiring immigrants with expired or
Quebec’s environment minister recently cited environmental concerns as the reason to axe a proposed multibillion-dollar liquefied natural gas (LNG) project, but a glut of natural gas around the world is pushing some to ask if the industry is a dead end for Canada. GNL Québec was hoping to move 11 million tonnes of fracked natural gas annually from northern British Columbia and Alberta to a liquefaction plant and terminal at the Port of Saguenay, aiming to export to European and Asian markets. On
Thousands of properties in B.C. remain under evacuation order or alert Friday as hundreds of fires burn across the province, some fuelled Thursday by consistently warm temperatures and strong winds. Officials had ordered the evacuations of more than 5,000 properties in B.C., as of Thursday evening. Another 17,000 properties across the province are on evacuation alert, meaning people living there must be prepared to leave at a moment's notice. Three-quarters of the evacuation orders are concentra
The discoveries of hundreds of unmarked graves at former residential schools for Indigenous children in Canada have prompted renewed calls for a reckoning over the traumatic legacy of similar schools in the United States — and in particular by the churches that operated many of them. U.S. Catholic and Protestant denominations operated more than 150 boarding schools between the 19th and 20th centuries. Native American and Alaskan Native children were regularly severed from their tribal families,
A federal attempt to shield documents related to the firing of two scientists is a violation of parliamentary privilege and must be tossed out of court, House of Commons Speaker Anthony Rota says. In a notice of motion filed Thursday in Federal Court, Rota says the House — by virtue of its parliamentary privileges — has the power to send for the "persons, papers and records" it deems necessary to its functions. "This constitutionally entrenched power is fundamental to our system of parliamentary
WASHINGTON (Reuters) -U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken will travel next week to India, a key partner in U.S. efforts to counter China and in vaccine diplomacy that is currently hobbled by its own COVID-19 crisis. It will be Blinken's first visit to the world's largest democracy as President Joe Biden's secretary of state and he will meet on Wednesday with Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Foreign Minister Subrahmanyam Jaishankar. Blinken will also visit Kuwait at the end of his July 26-29 trip.
Calgary police have laid multiple charges against a man accused of violent domestic assaults against three women over a 10-year span. The investigation started in May when a woman told police she had been violently assaulted by a man with whom she had had a relationship, the Calgary Police Service (CPS) said in a release Friday. She also gave investigators the names of two other women believed to have been abused, physically and sexually, by the same man. "The level of violence exhibited by the
A lawsuit is accusing the head of the Roman Catholic Church in New Hampshire of sexual abuse when he served as a priest in New York in the 1980s. Bishop Peter Anthony Libasci of the Diocese of Manchester is accused in the lawsuit of abusing a male youth in 1983 and 1984. (July 22)
WASHINGTON (AP) — Unfazed by Republican threats of a boycott, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi declared Thursday that a congressional committee investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection will take on its “deadly serious” work whether Republians participate or not. The Republicans' House leader, Kevin McCarthy, called the committee a “sham process” and suggested that GOP lawmakers who take part could face consequences. McCarthy said Pelosi's rejection of two of the Republicans he had attempted to ap
The price of lumber rose at its fastest pace in more than a year on Thursday, after timber companies warned that wildfires in Western Canada are hurting their business. The price of a lumber futures contract jumped by more than 10 per cent, triggering circuit breakers designed to halt trading. Late in the day on Thursday, a contract for 1,000 board-feet of lumber was going for $647 US, up by more than $60 from the previous day's close. Prices are spiking because lumber companies in B.C. and else
Overwhelming evidence showing another vessel's lights were off at the time Linda O'Leary crashed into it means she shouldn't be found guilty in the deadly boat collision, her lawyer argued in court Thursday. In closing arguments, Brian Greenspan said his client ought to be exonerated in the August 2019 crash on Lake Joseph, north of Toronto, that killed two people. "She was doing all the right things at the right time when this terrible tragedy occurred," Greenspan said. "The Crown's case, in ou
Pakistan called on the United Nations on Friday to investigate whether India used Israeli-made Pegasus spyware to spy on public figures including Prime Minister Imran Khan. The Pakistani leader's phone number was on a list of what an investigation by a group of 17 international media organisations and Amnesty International said were potential surveillance targets for countries that bought the spyware. Pakistan's foreign office issued a statement accusing India of "state-sponsored, continuing and widespread surveillance and spying operations in clear breach of global norms of responsible state behaviour."
VANCOUVER — Police say there's been a "dramatic increase" in the number of vandalism or mischief incidents against properties owned by churches in Vancouver and they're concerned an escalation could lead to injury. Sgt. Steve Addison said Thursday there have been 13 incidents since early June including threats to set fires. Paint has also been used to deface buildings and rocks have been thrown through windows at Christian churches. One pastor found a canister with about four litres of lighter f
Make sure your plans include indoor activities as a backup Saturday, thanks to a forthcoming cold front will sweep through the Great Lakes region. The timing of the front still isn't 100 per cent, but is still expected to generate heavy rain and thunderstorms.
Russia and China failed on Thursday in a bid to get the U.N. Security Council to strip some powers from an international envoy overseeing implementation of a 1995 Bosnia peace accord and shut down the envoy's office in one year. Russia and China were the only two council members to vote for their draft resolution, while the remaining 13 council members abstained.
Warning: This story contains graphic details Regina band The Dead South is reuniting with its cello player, who last year faced multiple allegations of sexual misconduct. The band's website features a statement from the group welcoming back original member Danny Kenyon. One of the women who made an allegation against Kenyon in July 2020 says she feels like the band is sending a message that victims don't matter. The Dead South (TDS) is a Saskatchewan-based bluegrass quartet. In 2014, the band wa
ISLAMABAD (AP) — The Taliban say they don’t want to monopolize power, but they insist there won’t be peace in Afghanistan until there is a new negotiated government in Kabul and President Ashraf Ghani is removed. In an interview with The Associated Press, Taliban spokesman, Suhail Shaheen, who is also a member of the group’s negotiating team, laid out the insurgents’ stance on what should come next in a country on the precipice. The Taliban have swiftly captured territory in recent weeks, seized