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Nearly one in 25 people in a county in the Uyghur heartland of China has been sentenced to prison on terrorism-related charges, in what is the highest known imprisonment rate in the world, according to newly leaked data obtained by The Associated Press. (May 16)
Moncton is undertaking a study of what it could take to switch its public transit fleet to electric power. City councillors voted unanimously Monday in favour of awarding a sole-source contract to the not-for-profit Canadian Urban Transit Research and Innovation Consortium. The study, expected to take 30 weeks, will begin this year. Angela Allain, Moncton's director of public transit, said it will examine everything from the existing transit garage and diesel fleet to whether supplementary charg
WASHINGTON (AP) — Signs of Republican resistance are mounting over a $40 billion aid package to Ukraine, a reemergence of the Trump-led isolationist wing of the GOP that's coming at a crucial moment as the war against the Russian invasion deepens. The Senate voted late Monday to advance the Ukraine aid bill 81-11, pushing it toward President Joe Biden's desk by week's end to become law. But more vocal objections from Republicans in Congress are sending warning signs after what has been rare and
State Sen. Doug Mastriano won the Republican nomination for Pennsylvania’s open governor’s office on Tuesday. (May 17)
The short chapter of a Calgary site in the tragic history of Canada's residential school system will not be forgotten if the City of Calgary and Treaty 7 nations can agree on how to do that. St. Dunstan's industrial school was operated by the Anglican Church from 1892 to 1907 on land that is now in southeast Calgary. Located between Deerfoot Trail and the Bow River, a short distance south of the Calf Robe Bridge, the city has owned the land for several decades. The city is interested in working
Will Towell is at an impasse: either live in a homeless shelter with cockroaches he hates or move back to a tent in the bush and deal with a bunch of other critters. What the 64-year-old Kingston, Ont., resident really needs is a wheelchair-accessible unit in social housing. But it could be years before a spot opens up and market rent for a decent apartment is far beyond what his monthly disability support cheque provides. While the thought of living outdoors tempts him, Towell decides to tough
Barely two hours from Toronto, just across the U.S. border, community members in Buffalo, N.Y., are mourning those killed in a mass shooting. The tragedy, which is being investigated as a federal hate crime and a case of racially motivated violent extremism, is impacting communities in Ontario as well. Kayla McLean has more.
A man opened fire during a lunch reception at a Southern California church, killing one person and wounding five senior citizens before a pastor hit the gunman on the head with a chair and parishioners hog-tied him with electrical cords. (May 16)
The fate of Carl Girouard, the 26-year-old man charged in the Quebec City sword attacks of 2020, is now in the hands of the jury, which was sequestered and sent off to deliberate Monday morning. In his instructions, Quebec Superior Court Justice Richard Grenier reminded the jurors of their oath to base their decision purely on the evidence and facts presented during the trial, and to remain impartial and independent. "This decision is yours entirely," he told the jury. "Your verdict has to be fo
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Amanda Blaney has given up on owning a bicycle in Fredericton. Last summer, the single mother of two purchased a bike for more than $300 with the intent of using it to spend time with her children while improving her health following treatment for thyroid cancer. On Sept. 18, she walked around to the side of her building to find the bike she'd purchased only three weeks earlier was taken. Someone cut the lock securing it to the fire escape. "My bike was a way to start being able to get out again
U.S. Rep. Ted Budd and former state Supreme Court Chief Justice Cheri Beasley won their respective Senate primaries on Tuesday, setting up a fall election matchup that should again test former President Donald Trump’s influence in North Carolina. (May 18)
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Windsor is not yet out of the running for a new, $2.5 billion LG Chem plant, the company said. The plant would supply cathodes and other materials to the EV battery plant being constructed in Windsor by LG and Stellantis. Invest Windsor-Essex CEO Stephen MacKenzie recently said on May 10 that LG Chem wouldn't be constructing the plant in Windsor over concerns with the available energy supply. However, on Monday, an LG Chem spokesperson told CBC Windsor via email that a final decision on the plan
Although the psychedelic drug is still considered illegal except for special circumstances, Health Canada has now authorized a patient in Quebec to be treated for depression using magic mushrooms. Dan Spector explains how psilocybin affects the brain, and the push for easier access to this treatment.
Russia says hundreds of Ukrainian fighters from the beseiged Azovstal steel mill in Mariupol have surrendered to its forces. Reuters video shows buses carrying some of those evacuated, including the wounded, arriving in Russian-separatist controlled Novoazovsk.
Here's the latest for Monday May 16th: Investigators say police visited Buffalo suspect's high school last spring; Ukraine aid hub burning 3 days after attack; Shooting at flea market in Texas; VP Kamala Harris leads US delegation to UAE.
Survivors of the former residential school at Kamloops, B.C. say the past year has been one of grieving for lost classmates and soul searching. Seventy-three-year-old Percy Casper says the announcement last May about the discovery of an unmarked burial site at Kamloops with the remains of up to 215 people left him reeling and looking for answers.
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In an effort to provide better care, the Horizon Health Network has created a new role of Indigenous patient navigator. The role was conceived through years of consultation with First Nation stakeholders. Shyanne Tatton is one of two navigators hired in April to work at Dr. Everett Chalmers Regional Hospital in Fredericton. She said its a role she and her family would have appreciated when her grandmother fell ill and had to be admitted to hospital. "There were some barriers that we faced ... So