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ST. JOHN'S, N.L. — A Royal Newfoundland Constabulary officer has launched a civil suit against the province, alleging she was raped by a colleague in 2014 after he offered her a ride home from a night of drinking. The statement of claim filed Jan. 13 and amended May 5 in provincial Supreme Court alleges Sgt. Robert Baldwin, who was also of the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary, was on duty in St. John's, N.L., when he drove the plaintiff home in his marked police vehicle. The suit alleges he then
LEEDS, Maine (AP) — The ripple effects of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine have been devastating for families of all kinds — including those who have seen their prospective adoptions put on hold. Ukraine was once one of the U.S.’s most frequent partners on international adoptions, but the war changed all that: The embattled country has halted all international adoptions as the country copes with the turmoil unleashed on its courts and social services. Many children, including orphans, have also fled
YELLOWKNIFE — Prince Charles says he and Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, were departing Canada with "heavy hearts" and a deeper understanding of residential schools after their royal visit wrapped in the Northwest Territories. Charles said he was deeply moved by conversations with survivors who courageously shared their experiences of the schools during the three-day tour. “I want to acknowledge their suffering and to say how much our hearts go out to them and their families,” Charles said Thu
Some residents in northwest Calgary are feeling uneasy about coyotes after reports of at least one dog being bit, daily sightings and some tense moments walking in the area. The University of Calgary has closed a green space known as the West Ponds area, tucked behind the Alberta Children's Hospital, in the hopes that coyotes moving their pups nearby will finish up without conflict. Some residents say they wish the university would do more to communicate. Neighbours started a WhatsApp group to a
Six people were hurt, including three firefighters, when an explosion and fire rocked a marine construction company in southeast Wisconsin. (May 19)
MONTREAL — Lightspeed Commerce Inc. reported a fourth-quarter loss of US$114.5 million compared with a loss of $42 million in the same quarter last year. The point-of-sale technology company, which keeps its books in U.S. dollars, says the loss amounted to 77 cents per diluted share for the quarter ended March 31 compared with a loss of 34 cents per diluted share a year earlier. Revenue for the fourth quarter of its 2022 financial year totalled US$146.6 million, up from US$82.4 million a year ag
Highlights of this day in history: Charles Lindbergh completes his trans-Atlantic flight; Clara Barton founds American Red Cross; Musical 'Gypsy' opens on Broadway. (May 21)
Ontario Liberal Leader Steven Del Duca is defending his party's plan to press ahead with a gas-tax cut if elected to government because it will help families and won't impact his party's promises to invest more in health care and education. Meanwhile, the New Democrats Leader Andrea Horwath is promising to regulate retail and wholesale mark-up of gas prices.
On this day in weather history, a tornado struck Sarnia.
After 37 years in the taxi business in Saint John, Jack Dorrington is calling it quits. He says it's just too hard to make a living behind the wheel. Dorrington says that if the city doesn't raise taxi rates, more drivers will also leave the industry. "We're at a point right now where we have to make a substantial decision or the taxi industry in the city is going to crumble," Dorrington told a public hearing into taxi rates, hosted by the city's transit commission on Thursday. Each year, the co
LONDON (AP) — Prospective new Chelsea owner Todd Boehly saw third place effectively secured with a 1-1 draw with Leicester in the Premier League on Thursday. Marcos Alonso’s fine volley from Reece James’ diagonal cross recovered the point for Chelsea in the 34th minute after the wingback's failure to track back had allowed James Maddison to fire Leicester in front from 18 yards (meters). Christian Pulisic scuffed a tap-in wide that could have won the game for Chelsea. Thomas Tuchel's team was al
Omar Sy plays a father signing up to fight for France in World War I in order to watch over his son.View on euronews
OTTAWA — As conservatives across Canada reacted to the fall of Jason Kenney, a defining voice in their political movement, a Liberal from the Tory heartland offered an outsider's diagnosis into the state of conservatism in the country. "Mr. Kenney was pushed out of his party because he wasn't extreme enough," Tourism Minister Randy Boissonnault, an Edmonton MP, declared Thursday. "It's time for the moderates in conservative movements in this country to step up and ask themselves: Where is this t
Just in time for the May long weekend, the Trans-Canada Highway will reopen to traffic through Golden, British Columbia, starting at noon on Friday. Since April 12, Alberta drivers travelling to B.C. west of Golden have had to take a 90-minute detour from the Castle Junction intersection west of Banff, Alta., travelling south on Highway 93 through Kootenay National Park, then north from Radium, B.C., up Highway 95. The detour was to allow for crews to work on phase four of the Kicking Horse Cany
Rising inflation rates have brought new challenges to daily life – but Nova Scotia businesses are counting on a busy summer to help them bounce back to pre-pandemic revenues. As Alexa MacLean reports, one economist says there are some silver linings to keep in mind as we all adjust to another new normal.
GENEVA (AP) — Britain and Rwanda on Thursday faced down two U.N. agencies that have sharply criticized their controversial plan in which British expects to send some asylum-seekers from the U.K. to the African country. In an interview with The Associated Press before meeting top officials from the U.N. human rights and refugee agencies, Rwandan Foreign Minister Vincent Biruta acknowledged it was “fine that they be concerned,” adding that the discussion was aimed “to bring them on board” to work
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Saskatchewan NDP Leader Ryan Meili says he is resigning as the member of the legislature for Saskatoon Meewasin. He says his last day will be July 1. Meili's resignation comes after he announced in February that he was stepping down as the Opposition party’s leader. He has said he would stay on until a new leader is chosen and the NDP leadership vote is scheduled for next month in Regina. The two candidates so far are Regina Lakeview MLA Carla Beck and Saskatoon lawyer Kaitlyn Harvey. Meili won
Chinese officials have vowed to retaliate over Canada’s decision to ban Huawei from accessing its 5G network, accusing officials of violating free trade rules and ‘acting in collusion’ with the U.S.
The head of a Yukon teachers' union says the use of holds at a Whitehorse school is a symptom of larger, systemic issues, including chronic understaffing and inadequate oversight from the education department. An internal review ordered by the Yukon Department of Education found that holds, restraints and seclusion were being routinely used on students at Jack Hulland Elementary School prior to 2020 for matters of "non-compliance," according to meeting notes recently shared with CBC News. The sc