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Canadian Rangers from coast to coast will head to Victoria, B.C., Friday to commemorate 75 years of the formal establishment of the Canadian Ranger Corps. After two years of pandemic restrictions, Sgt. Alexa Mandeville-Pasowisty said it's exciting to be able to travel again and to get a chance to celebrate with other rangers. "I feel very honoured. I've travelled all across Canada with the Junior Ranger program. I made sergeant after three or four years." One hundred Canadian Rangers representin
It wasn't easy to establish new recreational programs in Kinngait, Nunavut, especially amid a pandemic. But 24-year-old resident Joanne Weedmark managed it all the same, and her efforts did not go unnoticed. Weedmark found out this week she won the "emerging leader of the year" award from the Canadian Parks and Recreation Association. Each year, the award recognizes one emerging leader 30 years old or younger who has made a significant contribution to the sector. The recipient was announced Mond
Edmonton police plan to expand a program that is trying to reduce social disorder and crime by referring marginalized people to a network of social services. Since January 2021, the Human-Centred Engagement & Liaison Partnership (HELP) has been trying to stop cycles of crime by addressing its root causes, like poverty, addiction, homelessness and mental illness. Working out of a building in the Central McDougall neighbourhood, police officers and staff from multiple social agencies collaborate t
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Prosecutors in Poland have filed blackmailing charges against the former manager of Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski. Cezary Kucharski publicly accused the Poland national team captain and his wife of tax irregularities in Germany and threatened to reveal the details if they didn’t pay 20 million euros ($21.1 million). Lewandowski, who has won the last two FIFA best player awards, has denied any wrongdoing and has sued Kucharski, who served as his manager for almost
There's outdoor fun, city-wide art and lots more on deck this Victoria Day long weekend, according to the City of Toronto. With spring in full effect, the city says it's pleased to offer a wide variety of activities and attractions, including parks and beaches, the first in-person display of fireworks since 2019 and the return of ActiveTO. Here's a list of some of those attractions and what's open and closed: Fireworks: The fireworks display at Ashbridges Bay Park returns for the first time sinc
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Two U.S. Secret Service employees in South Korea to prepare for President Joe Biden’s visit have been sent home after being involved in a confrontation with locals that led to a police investigation. An agent and an armed physical security specialist were involved in the alcohol-fueled incident that included a heated argument with a taxi driver and led to local law enforcement filing a police report, according to a person familiar with the matter who was not authorized
A coroner's jury that examined the fatal police shooting of a 26-year-old Indigenous woman in New Brunswick two years ago has ruled her death a homicide, and is recommending an independent body or agency to oversee cases of police use of force, and to ensure policy is understood by all police in the province. The three-woman, two-man jury released its recommendations Thursday following four days of testimony into the death of Chantel Moore.
The stock market's slump this year briefly pulled the S&P 500 into what's known as a bear market Friday, before a late rally put the index in the green. (May 20)
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
Your weather icons show clouds and thunderstorms for the long weekend across southern Ontario, but will it be a washout?
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
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Six people were hurt, including three firefighters, when an explosion and fire rocked a marine construction company in southeast Wisconsin. (May 19)
BERLIN (AP) — Former German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder plans to leave the board of directors of Russian state energy company Rosneft as a backlash over his ties with Russia and its energy sector mounts. Schroeder, 78, is the chairman of Rosneft's board. Roseneft said Friday that Schroeder announced “the impossibility of extending his powers on the board of directors of the company.” The announcement came a day after German lawmakers agreed to strip Schroeder of his taxpayer-funded office and s
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Leaders of a Tennessee abortion clinic calculated driving distances and studied passenger rail routes as they scanned the map for another place to offer services if the U.S. Supreme Court lets states restrict or eliminate abortion rights. They chose Carbondale in Illinois — a state that has easy abortion access but is surrounded by more restrictive states in the Midwest and South. It will be the southernmost clinic in Illinois when it opens in August. “I think at this point
Police are investigating after two people were injured in a home invasion and shooting in North York overnight. Officers responded to the call just before 3 a.m. Saturday, according to a tweet from Toronto police. A group of men forced their way into a home near Don Mills Road and Green Belt Drive. One person inside the home was shot, and another person was struck by a stray bullet. Their injuries are not life-threatening. The suspects fled in a dark car. Police are on scene investigating.
At a press conference last week, Premier John Horgan announced a $789-million rebuild of the Royal B.C. Museum with a smile and one of his trademark dad jokes. "I would definitely characterize that as a mammoth announcement for the people of British Columbia," he said, a reference to the stuffed woolly creature that is the museum's best-known exhibit. The smile was soon gone, though, as what started as a feel-good announcement turned into a political own-goal unlike almost any other Horgan has f
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lankan authorities on Friday closed schools and asked public officials not to come to work in a desperate move to prepare for an acute fuel shortage that is expected to last days amid the nation's worst economic crisis in decades. The Public Administration Ministry asked the public officials — except for those who maintain essential services — not to come to work on Friday “in a view of current fuel shortage and issues in transport facilities” across the country. St
The TTC says it will divert at least two bus routes on the long weekend due to the return of a city program known as ActiveTO. Bus routes to be diverted are the 80 Queensway and 174 Ontario Place Exhibition. The ActiveTO program, which began during the COVID-19 pandemic, enables the city to provide more space for residents to walk and cycle while maintaining physical distance. The transit agency said it's encouraging customers to give themselves more time when travelling in areas near Lake Shore