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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's strained relationship with several of Canada's premiers appears to have taken an even sharper turn downward following the results of Monday's federal election. Premiers reacted to the election results today with outrage, apathy and calls for unity following a divisive campaign. Some are also renewing their demands for greater financial assistance and autonomy from Ottawa, suggesting they may feel emboldened now to seek greater concessions from Trudeau. The Liberal
KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — An organization run by rapper Jay-Z has filed a petition seeking records from the Kansas City, Kansas, police department related to what it calls a history of officer misconduct within the department. The request was filed Monday in Wyandotte County District Court by Team Roc, which is the criminal justice division of Jay-Z's entertainment organization, Roc Nation. The filling said the department has failed for decades to hold officers accountable for misconduct, includi
Health officials say schools in some areas of the N.W.T. won't be allowed to reopen until COVID-19 case counts start dropping and pressures ease on the territory's health care system. Junior kindergarten to Grade 12 schools, colleges and trade schools in Yellowknife, Dettah and Ndılǫ were ordered to close on Sept. 13 as cases of COVID-19 in the region continued to increase. At the time, there were 117 active cases in Yellowknife, 22 in Behchokǫ̀ and 14 in Whatì. Those numbers have continued to
OTTAWA — If Conservative incumbent James Cumming narrowly loses his seat to the Liberals, he might want to blame Brock Crocker. As of Tuesday afternoon, Cumming was almost 140 votes behind Liberal Randy Boissonnault, who held Edmonton Centre from 2015 until the Conservative flipped it in 2019. The result might have been different if not for Crocker, the People's Party of Canada candidate who garnered just over 2,000 votes, signifying a potential pocket of support on the right that could have lau
Environment Canada has issued a rainfall warning for Toronto, saying the city is expected to receive significant amounts of rain through to Thursday morning. The rain began falling on Tuesday night. Amounts of 50 mm to 60 mm are expected by early Thursday and a few local areas could receive up to 75 mm of rain, according to the federal weather agency. "Rain, at times heavy, is expected," it said in the warning. The forecast calls for showers and isolated thunderstorms to continue through to at l
NEW YORK (AP) — With some powerful NATO allies at odds over a submarine sale, the group's leader suggested Tuesday that members need to focus on “the big picture” and not let the dispute between France and the U.S. and Britain open an ongoing rift. During an interview on the sidelines of the U.N. General Assembly, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg also was cool to the notion of developing a separate European military force and said NATO needs to give careful consideration to any future dep
A doctor who was fired after Houston-area public health officials accused him of stealing vials of COVID-19 vaccine to administer to family and friends sued the county Tuesday, accusing it of discriminating against South Asians and issuing disinformation about him. The lawsuit filed on Dr. Hasan Gokal’s behalf seeks unspecified damages. Gokal said his supervisor in the Harris County Public Health department and a representative from the department's human resources office accused him of giving t
The possibility of a 9/11-type attack has diminished over the last 20 years, but the Taliban victory in Afghanistan could embolden U.S.-based extremists. (Sept. 21)
Chinese leader Xi Jinping said on Tuesday that China would not build new coal-fired power projects abroad, using his address at the United Nations General Assembly to add to pledges to deal with climate change. Xi provided no details, but depending on how the policy is implemented, the move could significantly limit the financing of coal plants in the developing world. China has been under heavy diplomatic pressure to put an end to its coal financing overseas because it could make it easier for the world to stay on course to meet the goals of the Paris climate agreement to reduce carbon emissions.
The RCMP says it's investigating a fatal crash Tuesday morning between an ATV and a car. The vehicles collided on the Trans-Canada Highway near Paddy's Pond outside Mount Pearl. Cpl. Jolene Garland, the RCMP's media relations officer, told CBC News the police force's Holyrood detachment responded to the report of a head-on collision around 7:30 a.m. The cause of the crash is under investigation, Garland said, adding a collision re-constructionist and the office of the chief medical examiner are
ConocoPhillips Chief Executive Ryan Lance on Monday doubled down on U.S. shale and the world's continued demand for oil with his second blockbuster acquisition in less than a year. His $9.5 billion purchase of Royal Dutch Shell's West Texas properties, nine months after closing a $13.3 billion deal for Concho Resources, puts the company's future squarely in shale after exiting Canada's oil sands, U.S. offshore and British North Sea fields. The strategy depends on a world thirsty for cheap oil and Conoco's ability to extract it with less carbon emissions.
Dayna Danger, who is Indigenous, says she went into the election still concerned about First Nation communities like Shoal Lake in Manitoba, which spent almost 24 years under a boil-water advisory that was finally lifted just days ago. "That's a huge issue for me that still hasn't really been resolved," she said. She says she's also concerned about water privatization as it "is a resource that is meant for all of us." Danger said, in the end, she was hoping for any party but the Conservatives, b
BOSTON (AP) — A group of high school students in Massachusetts had to ride on a party bus complete with a stripper pole and neon lights during a recent field trip — an experience their teacher said highlights problems with the education system. Jim Mayers, an 11th grade Advanced Placement language and composition teacher at the Brooke Charter School in Boston, said in the since-deleted tweet that the original charter bus had fallen through, Masslive.com reported Monday. “It is a funny story, but
A Sackville-area mother who has been waiting for a COVID-19 test for her 10-year-old daughter for five days is questioning how many other people are waiting for an appointment and "spreading around" the virus while they wait. Sarah MacNeill said Layla, a Grade 5 student, has been isolating at home since last Wednesday night when she got sick. She had seven symptoms of COVID-19 — a fever, cough, sore throat, headache, diarrhea and muscle pains — so MacNeill requested a test on the province's webs
Talal Al-Shammari had just woken up from a medically induced coma to find he had been shot. Armed police officers stood guard at the door of his room in an intensive care unit at The Ottawa Hospital, and homicide detectives Sgt. Chris O'Brien and Det. Guy Seguin were about to enter his room to question him for the first time after a July 2017 triple shooting. "You know you were shot?" O'Brien asked him. Talal had been intubated and his raspy and tired voice told detectives he couldn't remember a
ST. JOHN'S, N.L. — Greg Pike died by suicide, unsupervised in a St. John's jail, and he was incarcerated instead of given desperately needed help with his addictions and mental health issues, according to his younger sister. In an interview Tuesday, Courtney Pike said she was speaking out about what happened to her brother because she wanted people to know the truth about Newfoundland and Labrador's correctional system and how it failed him. "I can't bring my brother back," she said, her voice b
Even though Parliament won’t look much different, some experts say Justin Trudeau’s bruised minority government has given other parties leverage to push for more ambitious climate action. That’s in large part because the threat of an election is off the table at a time when Canadians are demanding climate action. “No one can use the threat of ‘support me or we'll launch an election,’ that's over, that card has been played,” said Isabelle Turcotte, director of federal policy at the Pembina Instit
A Nova Scotia doctor accused of sexually assaulting a patient is expected to testify in his own defence when his trial resumes later this week. The lawyer for Dr. Oluwarotimi (Tim) Fashoranti told the court Tuesday his client will be the last defence witness. Fashoranti, 64, is accused of sexually assaulting a woman in his walk-in clinic in Springhill, N.S., on July 31, 2020. Pam Bryan, a woman who worked in Fashoranti's clinic, described the complainant as "poisonous" in testimony Tuesday. Amon
Betania Dominique and Ener Montimar left Haiti nearly a year ago for a better life, a journey that eventually led them to a camp next to the Rio Grande river in Texas to await U.S. immigration processing. On Sunday, Montimar, 42, was summoned by U.S. border officials to board a bus leaving the site, his wife said. Dominique, 43, now fears her husband of 10 years has been sent back to their crisis-stricken homeland.
Several makes and models of gas furnaces across the province have a design flaw that could lead to carbon monoxide exposures, warns Technical Safety B.C. In a report, the safety authority which administers regulations for electrical and gas systems, says they have received multiple incident reports about a common product line of residential gas-burning furnaces by the Carrier Corporation. Jeff Coleman, the director of risk and safety knowledge at Technical Safety B.C. says the furnaces use a par