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New York City's health commissioner is urging calm among city residents amid fears of an outbreak of monkeypox. (May 24)
HALIFAX — The commission of inquiry investigating the 2020 mass shooting in Nova Scotia has agreed to provide special accommodations for three senior Mounties when they testify about command decisions they made as the tragedy unfolded. Two of the Mounties, Staff Sgt. Brian Rehill and Sgt. Andy O’Brien, will face questions from commission counsel via a Zoom call that will be recorded and broadcast at a later date. Josh Bryson, a lawyer who represents the family of two of the killer's 22 victims,
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott says 15 people were killed in a shooting Tuesday at an elementary school. Abbott says the suspected shooter, an 18-year-old man, also died and was believed to be killed by responding officers. (May 24)
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Congressional Budget Office released an economic outlook Wednesday saying that high inflation will persist into next year, likely causing the federal government to pay higher interest rates on its debt. The nonpartisan agency expects that the consumer price index will rise 6.1% this year and 3.1% in 2023. This forecast suggests that inflation will slow from current annual levels of 8.3%, yet it would still be dramatically above a long-term baseline of 2.3%. The 10-year esti
While big brother Brenden Aaronson appears to be headed to the Premier League and possibly the World Cup, Paxten Aaronson is poised to break out on his own. Paxten, 18, is a product of the Philadelphia Union's academy system, just like his brother. Both signed homegrown contracts with the Major League Soccer club. The younger Aaronson played more than 45 minutes for the Union on Sunday, coming in as a sub in Philadelphia's 2-0 victory over Portland. It was his longest stint on field in MLS play
A new exhibit at Wanuskewin Heritage Park near Saskatoon is coinciding with a special time of year for the bison that live there. Ancient Pathways, A Bison Biography is a travelling exhibit that aims to honour the history and importance of the bison. Olivia Kristoff, curator of the exhibit, said it creates a really interesting way to see the park. "Because you're going in with an understanding of the history of the bison a little bit more and how important they were to the land, and then you get
A provincial court judge has rejected a Bathurst couple's request to challenge the constitutionality of the law used to charge them with violating pandemic restrictions at a 2021 protest in Moncton. Britney Green and Nicholas DeAngelis are accused of participating in a gathering of more than five people while not wearing masks and not being physically distanced on Jan. 24, 2021. Green and DeAngelis' trial began last week and heard testimony from RCMP officers before the Crown closed its case. On
Environmental protesters block the entrance to the TotalEnergies general meeting, which was held behind closed doors with many shareholders unable to attend.View on euronews
Extensive storm clean-up continues, with at least ten fatalities reported after Saturday's devastating storms.
A rematch three years in the making is the most important game of the season so far for the Vancouver Whitecaps, says head coach Vanni Sartini. The club knows it must beat Cavalry FC in the second round of the Canadian Championship on Wednesday in order to advance — and Vancouver's record against the Canadian Premier League side isn't exactly positive. The 'Caps were heavily favoured when they came up against Cavalry in the 2019 tournament. But Calgary stunned with a 2-1 aggregate win, ousting t
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott says 15 people were killed in a shooting Tuesday at an elementary school. (May 24)
TRURO, N.S. — The relatives of victims of the 2020 Nova Scotia mass shooting have told their lawyers to boycott the public inquiry investigating the tragedy, after its commissioners decided to prevent cross-examination of key Mountie witnesses. The law firm representing 14 of 22 families issued a statement saying it was instructed not to attend the hearings on Wednesday and the next three hearings on the schedule. Patterson Law said the families are "disheartened and further traumatized" by the
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says Indigenous people are justified in still feeling angry following the discovery of 215 suspected graves at the site of the former residential school in Kamloops. He made the comments in Vancouver a day after he faced angry chants during a ceremony in Kamloops Monday marking one year since the Tk’emlups te Secwepemc announced the discovery.
The high inflation rate on P.E.I. is putting some businesses in the position of paying more to operate or charging more for services. In April, the inflation rate on P.E.I. was 8.9 per cent, the highest of any jurisdiction in the country. It means higher costs for items that need to be shipped in, such as baskets for plants at VK Greenhouses in Charlottetown. The greenhouse has had to increase the price of everything by at least 10 per cent to make a profit, said Peter Meijer, operations manager
VANCOUVER — The sentencing of former Canadian Football League wide receiver Joshua Boden for the murder of a woman in 2009 has been rescheduled to June 16. Justice Arne Silverman read a memorandum in B.C. Supreme Court from Associate Chief Justice Heather Holmes, saying Justice Barry Davies was unable to continue with the matter and Silverman has been tasked with the proceedings. Silverman says he will hear submissions from both counsel on June 16 and then "may or may not" be ready to deliver th
HALIFAX — An active Atlantic hurricane season is expected to begin next week, and experts are urging those in the region to be prepared. Bob Robichaud, a meteorologist with the Canadian Hurricane Centre, says the latest data predicts up to 21 storms this year in the Atlantic Ocean that will be strong enough to warrant a name. That number is on par with last year's 21 named storms and much higher than the 30-year average of 14 named storms in a season, Robichaud said Tuesday. "It's impossible to
Here's the latest for Wednesday, May 25th: Governor: Texas gunman said he was going to shoot up school; Will Congress act on guns after Uvalde?; Jill Biden welcomes baby formula shipment from Europe; Priceless golden manuscripts on display.
A massive storm hit parts of Ontario and Quebec on Saturday, impacting nearly half of Canada's population.
Power outages continue to hamper Ontarians after Saturday’s storm left thousands without power. Ahmar Khan reports.
A giant work of street art of a Saint with an anti-tank weapon has emerged on a multi-storey building in Kyiv.