Jason Kenney, the former leader of the UCP who served as Alberta's 18th premier until last month, has announced he is resigning from his seat as the MLA for Calgary-Lougheed effective immediately. "A different government is in place, and the next election will occur in a few months," Kenney wrote in a statement posted to Twitter. "So after a great deal of reflection and consultation, I have concluded that now is the best time for me to step aside as MLA." Kenney said that he was proud to have le
WASHINGTON (AP) — “We the People” is Jill Biden's holiday theme with White House decorations designed for “the people” to see themselves in the tree ornaments, mantel displays, mirrors and do-it-yourself creations that have turned the mansion's public spaces into a winter wonderland. “The soul of our nation is, and has always been, ‘We the People,’” the first lady said at a White House event honoring the volunteers who decorated over Thanksgiving weekend. "And that is what inspired this year’s W
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
BEIJING (AP) — China’s ruling Communist Party has vowed to “resolutely crack down on infiltration and sabotage activities by hostile forces,” following the largest street demonstrations in decades staged by citizens fed up with strict anti-virus restrictions. The statement from the Central Political and Legal Affairs Commission released late Tuesday comes amid a massive show of force by security services to deter a recurrence of the protests that broke out over the weekend in Beijing, Shanghai,
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
Construction was expected to wrap this year on a Port Hastings, N.S., roundabout that will welcome drivers to Cape Breton from the Canso Causeway, but the project has been delayed while engineers rework the design to ease local concerns. "We've changed things a little bit from the original idea and we've added some scope which will address some local concerns," said Keith Boddy, senior highway design engineer with the Nova Scotia Department of Public Works. "Safety has been an issue. You know, t
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
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
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
Canada and its allies must advocate for international peaceful diplomacy to stop the threat of nuclear war and prevent further climate devastation.
A new report by the International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (IDEA) finds that more countries are moving towards authoritarianism as democracy erodes worldwide.View on euronews
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.
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.
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.
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
BAY CITY, Michigan (AP) — President Joe Biden reminded Americans he is a “pro-union” president Tuesday as he toured a technology plant to highlight a $300 million expansion, just a day after he sided with business leaders in asking Congress to pass legislation to stave off a crippling rail strike. The South Korean company SK Siltron is expected to quadruple its production in the coming years at the plant. It's the latest in a series of massive foreign investments in the U.S. manufacturing and te
Five officers with the New Haven Police Department have been arrested and charged in connection with an incident that left a man paralyzed from the chest down.
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.
DOHA, Qatar (AP) — The protester who ran onto the field during a World Cup match carrying a rainbow flag and wearing a blue Superman T-shirt with messages in support of Ukraine and Iranian women was banned Tuesday from attending any more matches during the tournament in Qatar. The World Cup organizing committee said in a statement that “the individual involved was released shortly after being removed from the pitch” and that his embassy had been informed. “As a consequence of his actions, and as
WARNING: This story contains distressing details. On the opening day of the coroner's inquest into the death of Cree teen Traevon Chalifoux-Desjarlais, his mother recounted her devastation and disbelief in learning his body had been found in his Abbotsford group home bedroom closet four days after an employee at the home had filed a missing person report with Abbotsford police. "How is it they made the missing file report without knowing he was there, hanging in his group home," sobbed Samantha