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TORONTO — A drama about an Indigenous graduate student involved in a debate over the sale of alcohol on her Quebec reserve has won a top prize at the imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival. "Bootlegger," directed and co-written by Algonquin-French filmmaker Caroline Monnet of Outaouais, Que., took the $7,500 Dramatic Feature Award at the festival that wrapped Sunday. Devery Jacobs, who grew up in the Kahnawà:ke Mohawk Territory in Quebec, stars alongside Pascale Bussières of Montreal. The Queb
The Canadian military is bringing two water purification units to Iqaluit, more than a week after the city’s water was deemed undrinkable. But the units take about a week to get set up, and a key water source, the river, is starting to freeze.
Israel's deputy foreign minister said on Sunday that the Biden administration may shelve its plan to reopen a U.S diplomatic mission for Palestinians in Jerusalem after Israel voiced opposition to such a move. The Jerusalem consulate was subsumed into the U.S. Embassy that was moved to the contested city from Tel Aviv in 2018 by the administration of former President Donald Trump - a reversal of U.S. policy hailed by Israel and condemned by Palestinians.
The Canadian Coast Guard says the container fire that broke out Saturday on a freight ship off Victoria is "smouldering" and mostly under control, and an investigation will be soon be underway to assess damage. During a media briefing Sunday, the federal incident commander with the Canadian Coast Guard said the fire aboard Zim Kingston has burned the affected containers down to their shell. "We've just had a Coast Guard helicopter overtop and the majority of the fire is almost out. What we still
A preliminary inquiry for 39-year-old man Michael Drescher is set to go ahead in the coming weeks. The question is where. Drescher faces murder charges in connection with a suspicious death of a man in Inuvik, N.W.T. in June 2020. In a news release from October 2020, police said that no other suspects were wanted. The victim's identity was not disclosed. RCMP said he was found unresponsive in a home on Union Street on June 5, 2020. The territorial court heard arguments Friday on whether or not t
HELSINKI (AP) — Finland's leader said Sunday that the Turkish president’s decision to order that 10 foreign ambassadors, including the Nordic country's envoy, be declared persona non grata after calling for the release of a jailed philanthropist and human rights activist was a “regrettable situation.” Prime Minister Sanna Marin told public broadcaster YLE that “this is a tough reaction” from Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who announced the move on Saturday. A declaration of persona non
British pop star Ed Sheeran said Sunday he has tested positive for COVID-19 and will do interviews and performances from his house while he self-isolates. Sheeran, 30, broke the news on social media days before his new studio album is due out. “Quick note to tell you that I've sadly tested positive for Covid, so I'm now self-isolating and following government guidelines,” Sheeran wrote on Instagram. “It means that I'm now unable to plough ahead with any in person commitments for now, so I'll be
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio’s top lawyer filed suit against the Biden administration on Monday seeking to restore a Trump-era ban on abortion referrals by family planning clinics that President Joe Biden reversed earlier this month. The action filed by Republican Attorney Dave Yost in U.S. District Court in Cincinnati was joined by 11 other states. At issue are new federal regulations set by the Department of Health and Human Services that take the Title X federal family planning program back to
Canada's hot inflation and recovering job market are raising pressure on the Bank of Canada to hike interest rates ahead of schedule, with investors looking to a policy announcement this week for clues that the central bank is turning more hawkish. The BoC, led by Governor Tiff Macklem, is expected on Wednesday to raise its inflation forecast and to largely end stimulus from its pandemic-era bond buying program, starting a countdown of sorts to the first interest rate hike since October 2018. But money markets see a different path, pricing in the first hike by April and nearly 100 basis points of tightening in total next year, up from 35 basis points in September.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Across Northern California, crews worked Monday to clear streets of toppled trees and branches and to clean gutters clogged by debris carried by rainwater from a massive storm that caused flooding and rock slides, and knocked out power to hundreds of thousands. Despite the problems, the rain and mountain snow were welcome in Northern California, which is so dry that nearly all of it is classified as either experiencing extreme or exceptional drought. The wet weather also gre
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Gonzalo Higuaín scored the first of four second-half goals and Inter Miami kept its slim playoff hopes alive with a 5-1 victory over FC Cincinnati on Saturday night. Miami (11-15-5) has won two in a row after a six-game losing streak and swept three matches against Cincinnati (4-19-8) this season. It was also Miami's largest margin of victory while Cincinnati extended its club-record losing streak to nine games. Higuaín scored on a header in the 53rd minute. Indiana
Starting Monday, Ontario is lifting capacity limits in places such as gyms, restaurants, bars and other indoor establishments where proof of vaccination against COVID-19 is required. Morganne Campbell has more.
The Dow Industrials and S&P 500 closed at record highs on Monday, as earnings season kicked in to high gear in one of the heaviest reporting weeks of the quarter with bellwethers in multiple sectors poised to announce results. While the Dow and S&P hit new highs, the Nasdaq outperformed on the day, buoyed by gains in Tesla and PayPal, and the tech-heavy index stands less than 1% away from its Sept. 7 closing record. Tesla Inc jumped 12.66% to its own new high of $1,045.02 and breached $1 trillion in market capitalization, after car rental firm Hertz placed an order for 100,000 Tesla cars, while Morgan Stanley raised its price target on the stock to $1,200 from $900 per share.
Celebrity birthdays for the week of Oct. 31-Nov. 6: Oct. 31: Actor Lee Grant is 96. Anchorman Dan Rather is 90. Folk singer Tom Paxton is 84. Actor Ron Rifkin (“Alias”) is 83. Actor Sally Kirkland is 80. Actor Stephen Rea (“The Crying Game,” ″V For Vendetta”) is 75. Actor Deidre Hall (“Days Of Our Lives”) is 74. Journalist Jane Pauley is 71. Broadway performer Brian Stokes Mitchell is 64. Director Peter Jackson (“Lord of the Rings”) is 60. Drummer Larry Mullen Jr. of U2 is 60. Guitarist Johnny M
A Halifax-area family is speaking out about the struggles they've experienced trying to get their son into a provincial disability funding program for children. Even though their son, Colton, has been living with a developmental disability his whole life, Julie Kuipery and Dennis Rego have been fighting for the past eight months to have him qualify for Nova Scotia's Direct Family Support for Children program. "Just like any parent, we want the best for our child and we want to give him the most
KHARTOUM (Reuters) -Sudan's military seized power from a transitional government on Monday and a health ministry official said seven people were killed by gunfire and 140 injured in clashes between soldiers and street protesters. The leader of the takeover, General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan, dissolved the military-civilian Sovereign Council that had been established to guide the country to democracy following the overthrow of long-ruling autocrat Omar al-Bashir in a popular uprising two years ago. Burhan announced a state of emergency, saying the armed forces needed to protect safety and security.
GREENBELT, Md. — A judge in Maryland has agreed to include a "terrorism enhancement" when he sentences former Canadian Armed Forces reservist Patrik Mathews later this week. The enhancement, which applies in cases where a crime is deemed to promote federal terrorism offences, means a maximum penalty of 25 years behind bars. Mathews, 28, from Beausejour, Man., and U.S. army veteran Brian Mark Lemley Jr. both pleaded guilty to weapons charges in connection with a white supremacist plot to violentl
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Republican Texas Gov. Greg Abbott on Monday signed redrawn voting maps that pave a safer path for the GOP’s slipping majority, leaving opponents hoping courts will block the newly gerrymandered districts before they can be used in the 2022 elections. Abbott signed the maps Monday, according to a spokeswoman for the governor. The governor’s office did not make an announcement. Civil rights groups have already filed federal lawsuits that accuse GOP mapmakers of disenfranchisin
An Alberta wildlife group is encouraging people to lay off the yardwork to help keep the province's bat populations healthy. Jessica Hay, a wildlife rehabilitator at the Alberta Institute for Wildlife Conservation near Madden, Alta., northwest of Calgary, says leaving the leaves alone allows bats to prepare for a long winter. "Leaves can kind of help the insect population stay on the ground ... it gives bats the ability to be able to eat in the season when we're losing our insects," she said. Al
The legalization of cannabis in Canada just had its third anniversary, which means it's time for the federal government to review and possibly tweak the policy. In some areas, the reviews are positive. Legalization has resulted in the emergence of a multibillion-dollar industry, new jobs and tax revenue. There have also been fewer cannabis-related drug convictions among young people. But despite some positive signs, some health experts are concerned that the rapid growth of the industry combined