The Winnipeg Foundation says it has received the largest gift ever made to a Canadian charity by an individual — a $500-million bequest by a local business owner who died earlier this year. "It is with immense gratitude I am here today to announce a gift that will be transformational for our community," board chair Tom Bryk said at a news conference Tuesday. The money was left to the foundation, which distributes grants to charitable organizations in Winnipeg, in the will of Miriam Bergen, who d
Windsor police say a 26-year-old Windsor man is wanted on a first-degree murder charge in relation to a fatal shooting that happened Monday. The shooting took place in the 800 block of Hanna Street East near Marentette Avenue, and the 26-year-old male victim was transported to hospital on Monday just before 6 p.m., police tweeted. Shortly after, police tweeted the victim died from his wounds. The victim's name has not been released. On Tuesday, police tweeted they have identified a suspect who i
NEW YORK (AP) — “Gaslighting” — behavior that's mind manipulating, grossly misleading, downright deceitful — is Merriam-Webster's word of the year. Lookups for the word on merriam-webster.com increased 1,740% in 2022 over the year before. But something else happened. There wasn't a single event that drove significant spikes in curiosity, as it usually goes with the chosen word of the year. The gaslighting was pervasive. “It’s a word that has risen so quickly in the English language, and especial
CAIRO (AP) — The debate over who owns ancient artifacts has been an increasing challenge to museums across Europe and America, and the spotlight has fallen on the most visited piece in the British Museum: The Rosetta Stone. The inscriptions on the dark grey granite slab became the seminal breakthrough in deciphering ancient Egyptian hieroglyphics after it was taken from Egypt by forces of the British empire in 1801. Now, as Britain's largest museum marks the 200-year anniversary of the decipherm
For the third year in a row, the primary driver for Canada’s winter weather pattern will be La Niña. Here's how it could impact the season ahead across the country.
BOSTON (AP) — A federal appeals court has upheld the extortion and fraud convictions of a once-celebrated young Massachusetts mayor who was found guilty of extorting hundreds of thousands of dollars from marijuana businesses. In a ruling published on Monday, the 1st U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals rejected a series of challenges to former Fall River Mayor Jasiel Corriea's 2021 trial, concluding that the 30-year-old was “fairly tried and lawfully convicted by an impartial jury.” Correia, once a ris
On November 30, 1954, Ann Hodges became the only known person in history to be struck by a meteorite.
Ontario and Quebec will see another boost of mild air this week, but it will come with rain, gusty winds and even some rumbles of thunder. The pattern wll quickly change, however, with temperatures taking a tumble late week, followed by some lake-effect snow
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Railroad unions on Tuesday decried President Joe Biden's call for Congress to intervene in their contract dispute, saying it undercuts their efforts to address workers' quality of life concerns, but businesses stressed that it is crucial to avoid a strike next week that would devastate the economy. Biden and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said that lawmakers will be asked to vote this week to impose the terms of the deals the 12 unions agreed to before an original strike deadline
A court martial got underway at Base Gagetown on Monday for a soldier charged with sexual assault. Cpl. Steven O'Dell is charged under the National Defence Act with sexual assault. The offence is alleged to have occurred between Nov. 1 and 22, 2018, near Summerside, P.E.I. The identity of the complainant is protected by a publication ban. On Monday afternoon, the woman testified that she was on the same training exercise as O'Dell in November 2018. She said she had a couple of brief conversation
One way or another, Whitehorse will need a source of gravel — and soon, says the Yukon Contractors Association. "While I respect the numerous voices in the room that would profess to not be excited about the development of the quarry, the reality is that the city of Whitehorse in the broadest sense is running out of gravel," said the group's president Murray Arsenault at a public hearing on Monday evening. The city council hearing was focused on the latest draft of the city's official community
South Korean President Yoon Suk-yeol warned of an unprecedented joint response with allies if North Korea goes ahead with a nuclear test, and urged China to help dissuade the North from pursuing banned development of nuclear weapons and missiles. In a wide-ranging interview with Reuters on Monday, Yoon called on China, North Korea’s closest ally, to fulfil its responsibilities as a permanent member of the U.N. Security Council. "What is sure is that China has the capability to influence North Korea, and China has the responsibility to engage in the process," Yoon said in his office.
Canada and its allies must advocate for international peaceful diplomacy to stop the threat of nuclear war and prevent further climate devastation.
An experimental Alzheimer’s drug modestly slowed the brain disease’s inevitable worsening, researchers reported Tuesday -- but it remains unclear how much difference that might make in people’s lives. Japanese drugmaker Eisai and its U.S. partner Biogen had announced earlier this fall that the drug lecanemab appeared to work, a badly needed bright spot after repeated disappointments in the quest for better Alzheimer’s treatments. Now the companies are providing full results of the study of nearl
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The federal government said Monday it will spend $250 million over four years on environmental cleanup and restoration work around a drying Southern California lake that's fed by the depleted Colorado River. The future of the Salton Sea, and who is financially responsible for it, has been a key issue in discussions over how to prevent a crisis in the Colorado River. The lake was formed in 1905 when the river overflowed, creating a resort destination that slowly morphed
The Galapagos Islands are home to an incredible diversity and abundance of marine life. Three ocean currents converge here to form a unique phenomenon that causes an upwelling that brings nutrients and food up from the depths. Bait fish congregate in vast numbers and the larger predators arrive soon after. Hammerhead sharks swim here in massive schools that stretch as fas as the eye can see. By day, they drift lazily on the current as they rest one hemisphere of their brain. Not truly sleeping, they react to danger or to other stimuli, but they are relaxed and calm. By night, they are ferocious hunters that have little to fear. Solitary in their quest for food, they rely on keen senses and powerful jaws to locate and overcome prey. They are one of the apex predators in these waters. This scuba diver knows that he will be in no danger if he acts respectfully and does not give the sharks reason to become defensive or aggressive. They will regard him with curiosity, or even with indifference, but swimming out into the open among them would be taking this for granted. Instead, he remains on the rocks, watching one of nature's most magnificent shows. Better than an episode of Discovery Channel, or an Imax movie, this breathtaking scene unfolds before his very eyes. He would be unable to count the sharks as they pass within a few meters of his perch on the ledge. This wall of hammerheads numbers in the thousands. Humans are guests in this mysterious underwater domain. They are well advised to keep this in mind at all times.
Canada's highest court has made a monumental decision, dismissing appeals that online police investigations targeting adults buying prostituted children were considered entrapment from police. Brittany Rosen explains.
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LONDON (AP) — Soccer — or football, to most of the global billions watching the World Cup this month — is not human society itself, with all its thorny issues. But at times, the game is a reflection of the entire planet — of nations, their disputes, their aspirations and those of a multitude of minority communities. In early November, just weeks before the most heavily scrutinized World Cup in the tournament's history kicked off in Qatar, top FIFA officials sent a letter urging teams to “let foo
McEachin had been battling colorectal cancer since 2013, his chief of staff, Tara Rountree, said in a statement. No details about a special session to replace McEachin were announced, but regardless of the outcome, the Republicans are expected to maintain a thin majority over the Democrats in the House of Representatives. "It is with great sadness that I join Virginians tonight in mourning the loss of Congressman Donald McEachin: a tireless champion for Virginia families and a force for economic opportunity and environmental justice," U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said in a statement.