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(Reuters) -The cost of buying insurance protection against mass shootings has spiked more than 10% in the United States this year following a string of deadly events, insurers said. The United States witnessed 293 mass shootings so far this year, according to a report by the Gun Violence Archive https://www.gunviolencearchive.org that defines https://www.gunviolencearchive.org/methodology them as any event involving the shooting of four or more people other than the assailant. Demand for such insurance has risen following recent shootings, including the murder of 19 children and two teachers at a Texas elementary school last month, the United States' worst school shooting in nearly a decade.
P.E.I. is currently facing a moderate hazard from COVID-19, says University of Toronto researcher Prof. Tara Moriarty, but public health should be keeping an eye on the spread of the BA.5 subvariant of Omicron. Moriarty is part of COVID-19 Resources Canada, a research group funded by the Public Health Agency of Canada. The group has been working on creating a hazard index for COVID-19. "The situation right now in P.E.I. is moderate, which means there is probably somewhere between one to two time
The US president told alliance leaders in Madrid that Washington will enhance its "force posture in Europe", with additional air, sea and land resources.View on euronews
A new "memorandum of understanding" between the three countries seeks to allay Turkish fears over security. View on euronews
When the Russian tank turned its turret toward Hlib Stryzhko's position and fired, he thought his life was ending in a violent flash of light. "I was aware that … I could die, lose my health or become an invalid — but I was ready to do it for Ukraine," he told CBC News. The corporal in Ukraine's marines had been part of a group of hundreds of soldiers holding off a massively larger Russian force that was attacking the Illich iron and steel works plant in the northern part of the besieged city of
Hundreds of rescue and emergency service workers continued to scour the rubble, searching for survivors at a wrecked mall in Kremenchuk. Russian long-range bombers fired a missile that struck the crowded mall in the central Ukrainian city on Monday. (June 27)
The House Jan. 6 committee held a surprise hearing Tuesday delivering alarming new testimony about Donald Trump’s angry, defiant and vulgar actions as rioters laid siege on the US Capitol. (June 28)
Josef Schütz was given a five-year jail term on Tuesday for complicity in the murder of 3,518 prisoners at the Sachsenhausen camp, north of Berlin, between 1942 and 1945.View on euronews
O'Leary hosted its first multiculturalism day event on Monday. The event showcased the language, culture and food of western P.E.I. residents who are originally from across Canada and around the world. "It is really, I think, going to let us feel like a family," said Lihong Ling, who moved to P.E.I. from China with her husband Ling Jie Liu in 2019. "We'll show many people different cultures of different countries, areas, and we love to be one of person here to share our culture, our experience,
Actress Sandra Oh and track and field icon Donovan Bailey are among the dozens named to Canada’s highest civilian honour. Governor General Mary Simon named 85 appointees to the Order of Canada -- including former Global BC anchor and reporter Deb Hope.
Canada Day festivities may be interrupted by Mother Nature’s natural fireworks – thunderstorms. A sharp divide in the active atmosphere will drive a stormy boundary on Friday, while a good chunk of the country will see May-like temperatures.
JOHNSTOWN, Ohio (AP) — When President Joe Biden applauded a decision by Intel Corp. to build a $20 billion semiconductor operation on “1,000 empty acres of land” in Ohio, it didn't sit well with Tressie Corsi. The 85-year-old woman has lived on 7 acres of that land since she and her late husband, Paul, built a house there 50 years ago. They raised four children there and welcomed multiple generations of grandchildren and great-grandchildren, including some who lived right next door. “You can see
President Joe Biden's top health official said Tuesday that "every option is on the table" when it comes to helping women access abortion in the wake of the Supreme Court decision overturning Roe v. Wade. (June 28)
Disability is a reality for many Canadians. Yet, people with disabilities often struggle to access businesses, nightclubs and other spaces. This is true in the 2SLGBTQQIA+ community as well. And as Global News’ Alyssa Julie reports, people with disabilities say physical barriers aren’t the only hurdle they encounter.
In Europe for summits, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau committed to giving Ukraine another $350 million for humanitarian aid to keep the government afloat. But Canada’s military may struggle to supply thousands of new troops to support a major NATO realignment.
Kelly Doherty had to make some compromises when she booked her cottage retreat this year. Her big family getaway to a cabin in Parry Sound, Ont., has been scaled back and shifted north to account for rising costs and tighter supply. "Every year we'd go to the same cottage for the same week, and my son and his family would rent the next cottage down from us for the same week," she said. "Since COVID started, they got a rush of people from Toronto wanting to get out of the city and go out there. A
CALGARY — Andre Lavoie knew almost immediately that he was suffering a stroke. The 60-year-old from Calgary was helping his wife put away groceries in 2015 when he dropped a can onto the floor. "I bent to pick it up with my left arm and ... nothing. I could not pick it up," Lavoie said in an interview with The Canadian Press. "I said 'Oh My God. I'm having a stroke.' Luckily it did not affect my judgment and I went to my wife and said 'call 911.'" Lavoie said he is one of the lucky ones. His blo
Bank of Nova Scotia (Scotiabank) said on Tuesday it had decided to pause its Hockey Canada sponsorship until the organization, which is dealing with fallout from a sexual assault lawsuit, takes the proper steps to improve the culture within the sport. The decision by Canada's third-biggest lender comes a week after the Canadian federal government froze funding to the organization over its handling of an alleged sexual assault and out-of-court settlement. "Today, we have made the decision to pause our sponsorship of Hockey Canada until we are confident the right steps are being taken to improve the culture within the sport — both on and off the ice," Scotiabank Chief Executive Officer Brian J. Porter wrote in an open letter.
Steve Seiferling says airlines need to pick up their game after he was trapped on connecting flights for a day and a half while trying to get home to Saskatoon this past weekend. The saga started on Friday, when Seiferling boarded a flight from Ottawa to get to a connecting flight in Toronto. That first flight was delayed by 2.5 hours, and once his plane landed he was stuck on the tarmac for another 35 minutes. By the time he and 15 other passengers headed for Saskatoon rushed to their gate, the
HALIFAX — A high-profile sex scandal involving Prince Andrew is prompting a school in Dartmouth, N.S., to change its name. As of Aug. 1, Prince Andrew High School will be renamed Woodlawn High School, to reflect the name of the street and subdivision where the school is located. The school was named after Prince Andrew in 1960, the year he was born, but a recent sex scandal involving a 17-year-old girl and disgraced financier Jeffrey Epstein led the school to distance itself from the royal. Andr