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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Sen. Mike Lee faces his first test of 2022 in Utah's Republican primary on Tuesday, where he's being challenged by two well-funded opponents in a race that should offer insight into whether loyalty to former President Donald Trump remains a litmus test for Republican voters. Former state lawmaker Becky Edwards and businesswoman Ally Isom — neither of whom voted for Trump — have spent months on the campaign trail framing Lee as a divisive politician who cares less about gove
Stay alert for watches and warnings on Tuesday as a risk for severe thunderstorms, and even some supercells, spans portions of Alberta.
KABUL (Reuters) -Aftershocks continue to be felt in the area hit by a deadly earthquake in Afghanistan last week and the area remains unsafe for survivors, a senior Afghan official said on Monday, as authorities continued to grapple with the disaster's fallout. Afghanistan's most destructive earthquake in decades struck a remote southeastern region near the Pakistani border on Wednesday last week, killing at least 1,000 people, injuring 3,000 and destroying 10,000 homes. "The place is not safe yet," Afghanistan acting Minister of Public Health Qalandar Ibad told a news conference in Kabul, adding that tremors continued to be felt in the area.
Protesters at a Montreal abortion rights rally in solidarity with Americans following the reversal of Roe v. Wade by the United States Supreme Court say they fear the decision will lead to a rise in anti-abortion sentiment in Quebec and the rest of Canada. Hundreds of Quebecers of all ages gathered outside the Montreal courthouse Sunday afternoon amid sweltering heat, carrying signs that said, "Solidarity and rage," "My body, my choice" and "Access to abortion is a human right." Law student Cele
Rev. Robin King took over a church in Bashaw, Alta., and desired to make the congregation more inclusive. His initiative helped spread love even further. "Jesus never talked about tolerating people. He just talked about loving them and accepting them for who they are," King said. Many churches throughout rural Alberta are striving to become more accepting of the two-spirit, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer community — cohorts of people who have historically been discriminated agains
Montrealers are taking to the streets on Sunday to denounce the United States Supreme Court's decision to overturn the law that provided the constitutional right to abortion for almost 50 years. The Quebec Federation of Planned Parenthood invited people to meet outside courthouses in Montreal, and other places across the province.
For the first time, a free shuttle bus service will ferry nature lovers to some of the most popular spots in Gatineau Park during the summer. Saturday marked the start of the pilot project, which will run every weekend until Aug. 28. Regular shuttles have operated every fall for a three-week period, and that will still continue. "We're making Gatineau Park more accessible, more equitable for people who either don't own a private car or don't have access to one or don't want to drive," said Tobi
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California voters will decide in November whether to guarantee the right to an abortion in their state constitution, a question sure to boost turnout on both sides of the debate during a pivotal midterm election year as Democrats try to keep control of Congress after the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade. The court's ruling on Friday lets states decide for themselves whether to allow abortion. California is controlled by Democrats who support abortion rights, so
When the Russian tank turned its turret toward Hlib Stryzhko's position and fired, he thought his life was ending in a violent flash of light. "I was aware that … I could die, lose my health or become an invalid — but I was ready to do it for Ukraine," he told CBC News. The corporal in Ukraine's marines had been part of a group of hundreds of soldiers holding off a massively larger Russian force that was attacking the Illich iron and steel works plant in the northern part of the besieged city of
A Kitchener, Ont., mother is suing the Waterloo Catholic District School Board (WCDSB), alleging staff and administrators failed to properly care for her four-year-old son and discriminated against him because of his race. Grace, whose last name is being withheld to protect the identity of her child, filed the civil suit on June 16, nearly four months after it was publicly revealed police were called to John Sweeney Elementary School to de-escalate an incident involving her child. The child, who
North Korea has accused the United States of setting up a military alliance like NATO in Asia, saying the unwavering U.S. aim to oust North Korea's government compelled it to develop stronger defences. The North Korean criticism comes amid concern it could be preparing its first nuclear test in five years and after a recent agreement between South Korean President Yoon Suk-yeol and U.S. President Joe Biden to deploy more U.S. weapons if deemed necessary to deter the North.
LONDON (AP) — Former Chelsea goalkeeper Petr Cech will leave his role as technical and performance adviser at the Premier League club this week. Cech's departure was announced Monday in the latest change under Chelsea's new ownership, which recently said sporting director Marina Granovskaia is also moving on. “With the club under new ownership, I feel now is the right time for me to step aside,” said Cech, who spent 11 seasons as a player at Stamford Bridge before taking the advisory role in 201
Saint John will host the fifth and final edition of the New Brunswick International Sculpture Symposium, known as Sculpture Saint John, beginning Aug. 11. By the time the fifth edition wraps on Sept. 10, it will have created 38 sculptures, used more than 600 tonnes of granite and attracted about 175,000 people to the city. After this year, a dozen of the sculptures, valued at $1.2 million will remain in the city, and 20 in the greater Saint John area, organizer Diana Alexander told city council
In 1972, Nolan Bushnell and Ted Dabney founded pioneering arcade games company Atari in California. (June 27)
Despite pandemic restrictions, businesses were able to get more out of patio season over the past two years, as the city allowed restaurants to take over sidewalks while dining rooms were restricted or closed. "Now it's something people expect, you expect to go somewhere and sit out on a patio," said Home and Away Event and Marketing Manager Allana Jalkotzy. As indoor dining returns, the city has tweaked its patio guidelines to maintain streetside dining options, and allow for more accessibility
MONTREAL — When Soufia Khmarou moved from Morocco to Montreal in 2009, she thought finding an affordable house for her and her three children was going to be easy. "I was not expecting this," Khmarou said in an interview Monday. "What we see, what we hear about Quebec … the reality doesn't reflect the ad." Khmarou appeared next to Manon Massé, a spokesperson with Quebec's second opposition party, Québec solidaire, who told reporters Montreal's affordable housing shortage is going to get worse if
Montreal police announced Monday they made an arrest in the drive-by shooting of a 15-year-old girl whose death last year sparked an outpouring of grief and calls for action to counter gun violence in the city. Police identified the suspect as Salim Touaibi, 26. He is facing a first-degree murder charge in the death of Meriem Boundaoui, who was fatally shot in the city's St-Leonard neighbourhood in February 2021. Touaibi is also facing four attempted murder charges. The suspect appeared before a
HALIFAX — A high-profile sex scandal involving Prince Andrew is prompting a school in Dartmouth, N.S., to change its name. As of Aug. 1, Prince Andrew High School will be renamed Woodlawn High School, to reflect the name of the street and subdivision where the school is located. The school was named after Prince Andrew in 1960, the year he was born, but a recent sex scandal involving a 17-year-old girl and disgraced financier Jeffrey Epstein led the school to distance itself from the royal. Andr
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland’s conservative ruling party leader pushed back Sunday against what he described as Western views on LGBTQ rights. Jaroslaw Kaczynski, the head of the Law and Justice party, described a theoretical situation in which a person named Wladyslaw, which is traditionally a male name, comes to work asking to be called Zosia, a traditionally female name. “And according to what we are recommended from the West that everyone should obey it,” Kaczynski said at a rally in Grudzia
Officials are in the early stages of planning a new cultural centre for Sheshatshiu, one that will house Innu artifacts returned to Labrador from all over the world. Jack Penashue, Sheshatshiu's social health director, says while the development of the project is in its preliminary stages, the intention is to create a space not only to keep artifacts safe, but ultimately create an environment for growth. "It is going to be a healing process," said Penashue. "For me it is, because what we've lost