Rain on the driveway to start the morning in Belleville, Ontario.
Rain on the driveway to start the morning in Belleville, Ontario.
On the West Coast, the Democratic governors of California, Washington and Oregon say they will work together in the effort to defend abortion patients and medical professionals. (June 24)
Premier Blaine Higgs says he didn't tell systemic racism commissioner Manju Varma not to publish her mid-term report. But chiefs from nine Mi'kmaw communities say the commissioner told them the government wasn't prepared to accept her call for an immediate, Indigenous-led public inquiry. Those chiefs withdrew from the process on Monday, alleging political interference in the commissioner's work. A mid-term report from the commissioner recommended an immediate public inquiry that would examine sy
While Saskatchewan has the lowest inflation rate in Canada, residents are still feeling the negative financial effects of skyrocketing inflation, and the province's food banks are among those hardest hit. "All of our food banks, from rural to urban, are all in a crunch right now, and we've been slowly seeing this get worse and worse," said Michael Kincade, who oversees 36 food banks across the province as the executive director for Food Banks of Saskatchewan. "It's not just affecting the poorest
Quebec residents are celebrating the provincial St-Jean Baptiste Day in-person for the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic forced organizers to cancel most festivities over the past two years. About 5,000 activities across 650 locales in Quebec are planned for the long weekend, including several musical performances from the province's top talent.
The company that operated a Kentucky candle factory leveled by a deadly winter tornado plans to ramp up production with a $33 million investment at a nearby plant, Gov. Andy Beshear announced Thursday. Mayfield Consumer Products LLC, a maker of candles and other home fragrance products, plans to employ more than 500 people full time in the next five years at its factory in Hickory as it builds back production. The company's plant in Mayfield took a direct hit from the tornado that devastated the
ROME (AP) — Pope Francis celebrated families Saturday and urged them to shun “selfish” decisions that are indifferent to life as he closed out a big Vatican rally a day after the U.S. Supreme Court ended constitutional protections for abortion. Francis didn’t refer to the ruling or explicitly mention abortion in his homily. But he used the buzzwords he has throughout his papacy about the need to defend families and to condemn a “culture of waste” that he believes is behind the societal acceptanc
Officials gathered outside a historic bar in the gay rights movement on Friday to commemorate the construction of a new visitor center aimed at educating the public about LGBTQ history. (June 24) (AP Video/Robert Bumsted)
Whitehorse's Millennium Trail along Robert Service Way is set to reopen Friday morning. In a news release Thursday afternoon, the City of Whitehorse said the section between Jeckell and Drury Streets will also reopen but parking won't be allowed in the area, for now. The reopening of the trail along Robert Service Way comes one week after the city reopened the road to traffic. It had been closed since April 30, when about 2,000 cubic metres of sand, silt and clay fell from the escarpment across
The highest American judiciary body made a decision on Friday to overturn the decision made almost five decades ago that granted constitutional protection to abortion rights.View on euronews
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau attempted to win over a divided group of Commonwealth leaders in a series of executive and bilateral meetings with his international counterparts. He sat down for meetings with the leaders of Rwanda, Zambia and Antigua and Barbuda, hoping to bring countries onside with Canada's climate goals and its view of the Russian invasion of Ukraine.
Rural residents' dissatisfaction with the police is proof the province should consider dropping the RCMP, a professor familiar with the issue says. About 100 people showed up at a meeting in this week in the western New Brunswick village on Monday, where they complained about RCMP taking too long to respond to calls for service or not responding at all. The village council organized the meeting in response to what Mayor Ken Stannix says is an increase in thefts and other petty crimes by repeat o
With millions of tons of grain exports blocked by Russia's war in Ukraine, the G7 is under pressure to do more to tackle potential famine in Somalia and elsewhere.View on euronews
KYIV (Reuters) -Ukraine was set to pull its troops from the ruined city of Sievierodonetsk after weeks of street fighting and bombardment, the regional governor said, in what would be a significant gain for Russia as it grinds out its offensive in the east. Russian troops also occupied a town about 10 km (6 miles) further south, both sides said on Friday, as Moscow closed in on the last slivers of Ukrainian-held territory in the industrial region of Luhansk. Moscow said it had encircled about 2,000 Ukrainian and what it called foreign troops in the area.
Abortions continued Friday inside a Wichita clinic. Under current law, Kansas does not ban most abortions until the 22nd week of pregnancy. (June 24)
A tornado touched down near Morris, Sask., Thursday afternoon, Environment and Climate Change Canada has confirmed. As hail, rain and dramatic cloud formations filled the sky on Thursday, ECCC issued several broadcast-intrusive alerts throughout the night for the second time in a week. "We had one confirmed tornado touched down near Morris at 5:38 p.m. CST," ECCC meteorologist Terri Lang said Friday. "As for the reports that we've received, it just touched down in a field and didn't do any damag
Europe's Green Deal still a priority, despite energy concerns from war in Ukraine, says SinkevičiusView on euronews
Karina Gould, minister of families, children and social development, told reporters on Thursday the government is increasing the number of workers and has made the printing of passports more efficient to address backlog issues that have frustrated travellers for months. Still, she says there is 'no easy solution.'
The Conservative Party had a tough night, losing two special elections in areas of the UK they previously held. The results will increase pressure on Boris Johnson, with many in his party questioning his leadership.View on euronews
A government-led team of politicians and Indigenous leaders held its first meeting Wednesday as residents in Happy Valley-Goose Bay urged swift action to address a growing number of transient people in the community. The Acute Response Team, established this week, seeks to find immediate solutions to a problem that the town's mayor says has become a safety issue. "We brought the concerns that our community was in a crisis situation because we had seen an increase in that escalation in terms of t
MOSCOW (Reuters) -Russian President Vladimir Putin on Saturday told his counterpart from Belarus that Moscow would supply Minsk with missile systems capable of carrying nuclear weapons, the Russian foreign ministry said. At a meeting with Putin in St Petersburg, Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko expressed concern about the "aggressive", "confrontational" and "repulsive" policies of its neighbours Lithuania and Poland. He asked Putin to help Belarus mount a "symmetrical response" to what he said were nuclear-armed flights by the U.S.-led NATO alliance near Belarus' borders.