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Two new gardening projects to support people living in poverty are taking shape in King's County and Fredericton. Outflow Ministries of Saint John says the first batch of vegetables is just about ready for harvesting at its new farm in Kars Parish, and the John Howard Society of Fredericton says a community garden is being constructed behind the Oak Centre at the corner of Regent Street and the Vanier Highway. The Kars farm was donated to Outflow in 2013 by the family of Gary Thomas of the Penob
Arizona began moving in shipping containers to close a 1,000-foot gap in the border wall near the southern Arizona farming community of Yuma on Friday, with officials saying they were acting to stop migrants after repeated, unfulfilled promises from the Biden administration to block off the area. (Aug. 12)
German Chancellor Olaf Scholz promised a new package of measures on Thursday, including tax relief, to help people struggling with rising prices and higher energy bills. Speaking at his first annual summer press conference, a tradition he inherited from predecessor Angela Merkel, Scholz said such measures would still mean sticking to the government's debt brake - which limits federal borrowing to 0.35% of economic output per year but which has been suspended since 2020 - going into next year. "Citizens can count on us not to abandon them," he told journalists in Berlin in a press conference that lasted for more than 90 minutes.
As various agencies helped the latest group of displaced Ukrainians get settled in Saskatchewan on Friday, the province was promising more planes will soon be on the way. Less than 48 hours after they touched down in Regina, dozens of people fleeing the war in Ukraine were getting their new lives in order at a city hotel. It was described as "one-stop shopping" for them to get the documents they would need right away. There were booths set up so they could get their social insurance numbers and
Marina Ovsyannikova was charged over a street protest last month, when she held up a banner calling Putin a killer, and Russian soldiers fascists. View on euronews
Attorney General Merrick Garland says the Justice Department asked a court to unseal the warrant the FBI received before searching the Florida estate of former President Donald Trump, acknowledging the extraordinary public interest in the case. (Aug. 11)
Activists protesting the killings of Palestinians in Gaza, including the deaths of women and children, during three days of intense fighting between Israel and Gaza militants are calling on the Canadian government to stop the sale of arms to Israel. The protest Wednesday at the Human Rights Monument on Elgin Street came just days after the worst cross-border violence between Israel and Gaza militants since an 11-day war with Hamas last year. On Aug. 5, Israel unleashed a wave of airstrikes on Ga
Saint John is getting "the short end of the stick" when Air Canada makes decisions about flights into New Brunswick, says David Duplisea, CEO of the Saint John Region Chamber of Canada. Saint John flights are being cut to only two per day, while Fredericton's has six daily flights and Moncton five, Duplisea said. "Air Canada should not be picking winners [and] losers in New Brunswick with regards to local economies and airports," he wrote in a letter this week to Air Canada president Michael Rou
A New York judge has ordered that Donald Trump's company and its longtime finance chief stand trial in the fall on tax fraud charges.
Planet Drum is a musical collective of renowned drummers from different countries and musical backgrounds who are hoping to bring the world together in rhythm and dance. The Grammy-winning group are back after 15 years with a new record called “In The Groove,” a dance record built on their unique collaborative rhythms. (Aug. 11)
As India reaches it's 75th year as a democracy, some question how democratic the country still is under it's ruling government. (Aug. 12)
WASHINGTON (AP) — A divided Congress gave final approval Friday to Democrats' flagship climate and health care bill, handing President Joe Biden a back-from-the-dead triumph on coveted priorities that the party hopes will bolster their prospects for keeping their hold on Congress in November's elections. The House used a party-line 220-207 vote to pass the legislation, which is but a shadow of the larger, more ambitious plan to supercharge environment and social programs that Biden and his party
Guilty Maddie the Great Dane is a funny talkative girl. Watch and laugh as Mom comes inside and discovers that while she was out mowing the grass, Hurricane Maddie blew through the laundry room and spilled Maddie's Doggie Heat panties all over the floor. Or at least this is the story that Not Guilty Maddie tries to tell to Mom. Sister Ellie's funny shake of her head, let's Mom know that this Panty Party was all Maddie's doing.
SAN JOSÉ, Costa Rica — South Korea took advantage of set pieces to hand Canada a 2-0 loss in its opening game Thursday at the FIFA under-20 Women's World Cup. The first goal came in the 53rd minute after a string of Korean corners. Goalkeeper Anna Karpenko came out to get the ball but failed to corral it and instead the ball bounced in off unlucky defender Brooklyn Courtnall, the daughter of former NHL forward Russ Courtnall, for an own goal. The Canadians were burned on another corner in the 62
REGINA — Saskatchewan is stepping in to supervise three independent schools after a proposed class-action lawsuit was filed against former teachers, pastors and church elders for alleged abuse of students. Education Minister Dustin Duncan said Thursday he will appoint supervisors to oversee three schools linked to the allegations, which include paddling children and an exorcism. Legacy Christian Academy and Grace Christian School in Saskatoon and Regent Academy in Prince Albert are to get superv
A fearless lawyer known for her strong work ethic and tenacious dedication to family has died. Elaine Keenan Bengts passed away in her Yellowknife home Monday after fighting with cancer. She was 63. Keenan Bengts was born in Saskatoon in 1958 and came to Yellowknife "for two years" with her family in 1969. Like many northerners, she ended up staying for over 50 years. She raised her family here and made the North her home. She was inspired by her father to earn her law degree. "Dad always used t
One of six people accused in the shooting death of 18-year-old Joedin Leger in Moncton earlier this year is seeking bail. The lawyer for Jerek John England, 23, filed the application in the Court of Queen's Bench on Monday seeking to be released while the case continues through court. England faces a first-degree murder charge in connection with the April 25 shooting death of Leger in Moncton. First-degree murder is a homicide that's both planned and deliberate. Bail for those facing murder char
New Brunswick has its first confirmed case of monkeypox. Public Health announced the confirmed case Friday evening. In a statement, Public Health did not provide details on the age or gender of the infected individual, but said the individual did not recently travel outside the province. Public Health said they are working to identify the source of the infection and to identify and notify close contacts. "New Brunswickers should know that monkeypox virus spreads by close contact with infected hu
Wait times for people seeking eating disorder treatment programs have grown tremendously, with patients in some provinces waiting up to 18 months. Psychologists and experts say they have seen a large increase in referrals for those needing help since the pandemic.
A major lesson from the COVID-19 pandemic is the need to decolonize transnational governance so that the world is better able to handle both future and current global crises.