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SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un doubled down on his nuclear arms buildup to overwhelm “hostile forces” at a key meeting where military leaders approved unspecified new operational duties for front-line army units. Members of the ruling Workers’ Party’s Central Military Commission decided to supplement an “important military action plan” on the duties of front-line troops and further strengthen the country’s nuclear war deterrent, state media said Friday. North Korea has
The public may get a chance to question municipal politicians about the decision to privatize Roseway Manor, a long-term care home in Shelburne. The home is operated by the Town of Shelburne, the Municipality of the District of Shelburne and the Town of Lockeport. "We are not going to be in a debate this evening, but we will be discussing this at a future meeting," Trudy Payne, the warden of the Municipality of the District of Shelburne, said at a council meeting Wednesday. "It will be posted ab
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.
Saskatchewan is moving to monthly reporting of COVID-19 data from the currently weekly report beginning next week in response to a decreasing trend of COVID-19 in the province, the provincial Ministry of Health announced Thursday. Saskatchewan will post a three-week report on July 21, followed by a report outlining COVID-19 in the province for the following month on Aug. 18. It's also ending the news release that accompanied the weekly reports. "Saskatchewan residents should continue to do their
Alberta Premier Jason Kenney is in the U.S. capital to promote a multibillion-dollar project to capture and store carbon emissions from the province's oilsands. He says protests like the one staged by F1 driver Sebastian Vettel during the Canadian Grand Prix in Montreal only make his case stronger.
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.
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
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
WASHINGTON (AP) — Up to 40,000 Army National Guard soldiers across the country — or about 13% of the force — have not yet gotten the mandated COVID-19 vaccine, and as the deadline for shots looms, at least 14,000 of them have flatly refused and could be forced out of the service. Guard soldiers have until Thursday to get the vaccine. And according to data obtained by The Associated Press, between 20% to 30% of the Guard soldiers in six states are not vaccinated, and more than 10% in 43 other sta
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
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
The mother of a child who died in 2019 is angry about the sanctions her obstetrician received after acknowledging errors she made during the delivery. Crystal Whalen said the sanctions for Dr. Krista Brown, announced last week, weren't enough for the mistakes she made. "It was a slap on the wrists for her and a slap in my face," said Whalen. In 2019, Brown was the physician caring for Whalen, 38, who was having her first child, a daughter named Karlee. When you know it could have been avoided, i