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Robin Steenman, an Air Force veteran and white mother of three, is fed up with the way public schools in her community of Franklin, Tennessee are teaching kids about race. She believes that the reading materials and teachers' manuals are biased, specifically the lessons taught to second graders about civil rights leaders like Martin Luther King Jr. Kids leave class believing that white people are oppressors and minorities are victims, Steenman claims. While her only school-age child attends private school, Steenman nevertheless wants the public system, Williamson County Schools, to change its approach.
IQALUIT, Nunavut — Nunavut is reporting two new cases of COVID-19 two days after the territory reinstated its mask mandate. There is one new case in Kinngait on Baffin Island and one in Kugluktuk in the territory's far west. Chief public health officer, Dr. Michael Patterson, says public health measures will not change in either community. There are now five active infections in Nunavut, three of them in Kinngait, where about 1,500 people live. Nunavut lifted its mask mandate in July, but Patter
LONDON (AP) — A British couple who sought justice for their son after he died in a vehicle crash said Tuesday they have settled a civil lawsuit they filed in the United States against an American motorist involved in the collision. Harry Dunn, 19, died in August 2019 after his motorcycle crashed into a car being driven on the wrong side of the road outside a U.S. airbase in central England. The car's driver, Anne Sacoolas, left for the U.S. several weeks later along with her husband, Jonathan, a
Six Native American tribes sued the state of Wisconsin on Tuesday to try to stop its planned gray wolf hunt in November, asserting that the hunt violates their treaty rights and endangers an animal they consider sacred. The Chippewa tribes say treaties give them rights to half of the wolf quota in territory they ceded to the United States in the mid-1800s. But rather than hunt wolves, the tribes want to protect them. The tribal lawsuit comes three weeks after a coalition of wildlife advocacy gro
A federal judge on Tuesday set May 18 as a tentative date for the start of a trial of four men allegedly affiliated with the "Proud Boys" movement on charges stemming from their participation in the Jan. 6 U.S. Capitol riot. U.S. District Judge Timothy Kelly said that a May trial slot was the first available for a large courtroom at the Washington D.C. federal courthouse often used on ceremonial occasions. In conversations with defense lawyers, the judge discussed the possibility of a trial running four to six weeks.
Kingstonians are concerned about a text message they received from the Conservative Party before election day. While some took it lightly, others were angry about how the party obtained their phone numbers when they had not registered for updates. The text message, a robotext sent through an automatic messaging program, smeared Liberal leader Justin Trudeau and asked recipients to support the Conservative Party in the current election. In Canada, the area codes of phone numbers are publicly avai
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) on Tuesday urged U.S. passenger airlines "to commit to take more action" to address reports of violent or unruly passengers. The FAA said the industry is facing a record number of airline passenger disturbances, and it plans to soon hold similar meetings with representatives from airports and labor. The meeting with groups, including Airlines for America, a group representing American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, United Airlines and others, discussed "ways the industry can work together to reduce the number of unruly passenger incidents," the FAA said, adding it "believes additional action by the airlines and all aviation stakeholders is necessary to stop the unsafe behavior."
Chatham-Kent is starting a new program that is downright neighbourly. At its regular meeting Sept. 13, council approved the initiative that will allow members of the public to nominate local people that are doing good deeds. Mayor Darrin Canniff said it a “fabulous” thing for the municipality to be doing. “There are so many great neighbours out there doing great things,” he added. The new program came to be by way of a recommendation from an as-yet unnamed mystery resident who put the idea forwa
CALGARY — Former Liberal MP Kent Hehr has withdrawn from the race to become Calgary's mayor. Hehr, who filed his nomination papers earlier this month, says he is withdrawing over health concerns. "I began feeling ill on Sunday morning. I got a COVID test and have not received the results yet, but I immediately suspended all campaign activities," Hehr said in a statement Tuesday. "What further complicates things is that people with spinal cord injuries are a higher risk for COVID complications. A
Several progressive lawmakers on Tuesday introduced a bill that would reimpose a nationwide eviction moratorium at a time when deaths from COVID-19 are running at their highest levels since early March. Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., and Rep. Cori Bush, D-Mo., said the bill would direct the secretary of Health and Human Services to implement a ban on evictions in response to the COVID pandemic. It would also amend a section of the Public Health Service Act to grant permanent authority to Health
Terrace-raised Allyson Kis is a medical student at McGill University who was recently awarded the Dr. Margaret Siber Global Health Scholar Award. As part of this award, she will be working with leaders in her field to research the overall impact of surgical care on Northern Quebec’s population as well as quantifying the impact for future such services. She is currently working with Dr. Evan Wong. Kis spoke to The Terrace Standard from Montreal and explained her research, her inspirations growing
OTTAWA — Federal NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh says he feels secure in his leadership despite having picked up only a handful of seats in the election. New Democrats had high hopes heading into Monday’s vote that a breakthrough might be coming thanks to greater voter recognition of Singh, more money to spend on the campaign, and a sense the Liberals under Justin Trudeau were vulnerable. But with final results still to come due to Elections Canada still having to count thousands of mail-in ballots, it
OTTAWA — Several federal ridings may not have an elected member of Parliament until Thursday or even Friday, as Elections Canada begins the arduous task of verifying and counting more than one million mail-in ballots. There are 24 close races where mail-in ballots will likely decide the winner. In Nanaimo-Ladysmith, for example, there are fewer than a thousand votes between the leading NDP candidate Lisa Marie Barron and Conservative candidate Tamara Kronis — with 7,872 mail-in votes still to be
Critically ill COVID-19 patients in B.C.'s north are being flown as far away as Vancouver Island to receive care because local hospitals no longer have enough capacity, provincial officials said Tuesday. Health Minister Adrian Dix said a total of 12 patients have been transferred to Prince George, Vancouver and Nanaimo because the Northern Health region is badly "overstretched" by a high rate of positive cases. "Clearly, this is less than ideal. It will be difficult for those patients and their
MONTREAL — Police say the condition of a 77-year-old woman is uncertain after she was among nine people hit by a car outside a polling station in a Montreal suburb Monday evening. Sgt. Véronique Comtois said today the woman's injuries weren't life threatening but due to the victim's age, her situation could deteriorate rapidly if she doesn't respond well to surgeries she may need following the collision. Nine people were struck by a car outside a federal election polling station in the Montreal
The Shaunavon Legion held its first general meeting this past week in over a year and a half. Members discussed membership fees, Remembrance Day plans, and the annual cleaning night, but special attention was brought to the fact that veterans do not need to be part of the Legion to ask for help. Service Officer and Legion member Brenda Waldron explained that most veterans do not realize that they do not need membership to seek assistance from the Legion. “We want people to really be aware of tha
As expected, lineups at polling stations were long in parts of Canada for voters wanting to cast a ballot in the 2021 federal election. (Credit: CBC/Darek Zdzienicki)
The number of U.S. domestic terrorism cases under investigation by the FBI has more than doubled since spring 2020, its director told a Senate hearing on Tuesday, after the Justice Department warned that white supremacists and militias pose a growing threat. “The domestic terrorism caseload has exploded,” FBI Director Chris Wray said during testimony before the U.S. Senate's Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee. The bureau now has about 2,700 domestic terror investigations open, up sharply form about 1,000 in the spring of 2020, Wray said.
SALMON ARM, B.C. — The main doors of many public schools in Salmon Arm, B.C., will remain locked Tuesday but the school district says it has lifted "hold and secure" measures in place since a disturbing protest last week. A statement posted on the website of the North Okanagan-Shuswap School District says the measures were imposed Friday to prevent unauthorized access after COVID-19 vaccination opponents entered several schools. A scheduled professional development day kept students out of class
Conservative candidate Gary Vidal has fended off all his challengers in a northern showdown for Desnethé—Missinippi—Churchill River. Vidal secured a second term in office by beating NDP challenger Harmonie King and former NDP MLA turned Liberal candidate Buckley Belanger. Other hopefuls included the Green Party's Nasser Dean Chalifoux, the People’s Party of Canada's Dezirae Reddekopp and Independent candidate Stephen King. Vidal held 48 per cent of the vote over Belanger (27) and King (18). "It'