MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin’s Republican Assembly leader is suing to block a subpoena that orders him to testify before the House committee investigating the Jan. 6 insurrection about a conversation he had with Donald Trump about overturning the 2020 election. Assembly Speaker Robin Vos filed the lawsuit on Sunday in federal court in Wisconsin arguing that the subpoena falls outside the scope of the committee’s investigation into last year's Capitol attack and infringes on his legislative imm
BURNT ISLANDS, N.L. — Paula Keeping pointed to the window that was once her son's bedroom. It lay on top of the crumpled remains of her former house, a mess of wood siding and household items in the middle of a road. The debris was piled metres away from where the house stood last week before post-tropical storm Fiona blasted the southwestern Newfoundland community of Burnt Islands. "I figure my kitchen is out where my porch is too," she said. "It's devastating. Just in disbelief." Keeping said
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Powerful storm Fiona slammed into Canada's eastern fishing and farm industries over the weekend, smashing wharves, food processing plants and barns that will take months to repair. One of the worst storms Canada has ever faced left more than one-third of customers in the Atlantic province of Nova Scotia without power, swept homes into the sea and left one person dead. Fishing is a key industry in Canada's Atlantic provinces, which produce some of the world's largest lobster exports.
Niagara Falls Mayor Jim Diodati says he's glad the federal government is dropping all pandemic border measures, but is worried American tourists will continue to bypass Canada in the future.
CALGARY — Alberta Justice Minister Tyler Shandro says the province does not want to undermine a review of Legal Aid to satisfy criminal defence lawyers who have taken job action over the amount they're compensated. Organizations representing lawyers in Edmonton, Calgary, Red Deer and southern Alberta began job action Aug. 8 by refusing to accept certain bail and duty counsel files from legal aid. The lawyers escalated Monday by withdrawing all services and refusing to take any new cases. Shandro
BRUSSELS (AP) — Belgium's justice minister remained under protection Monday after four people suspected of taking part in a plot by alleged drugs criminals to kidnap him were arrested in the Netherlands. Vincent Van Quickenborne said in a message on social media that he is “safe and in good hands" but will have to skip some planned activities in the coming days. In a video message relayed by broadcaster RTBF, Van Quickenborne said he was informed by the country's federal prosecutor that he was t
NEW WESTMINSTER, B.C. — A British Columbia man who is now in his late 70s has been found guilty of numerous counts of sexual assault. Coquitlam resident Raymond Gaglardi appeared in B.C. Supreme Court in New Westminster on Monday, and court records show he was convicted on 11 counts. The charges related to historical sexual assaults of young men or teenage boys who attended several Coquitlam-area churches between 1993 and 2007. RCMP said in 2020 that the offences happened at Gaglardi's home, whe
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Monday he will travel to the Atlantic Canada regions impacted by post-tropical storm Fiona this week, adding that he would make the trip “as soon as possible.” The prime minister added that Canadian military personnel are already on the ground in Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island and are being deployed to Newfoundland.
OTTAWA — The head of a union representing Canada’s customs and immigration officers says chronic staffing shortages mean long waits at the border won’t necessarily disappear when use of the controversial ArriveCan app soon becomes optional. Mark Weber, national president of the Customs and Immigration Union, warns that if travel volumes start to increase substantially there will be “significant delays” at Canada’s border points. Weber spoke at a House of Commons committee looking at the ArriveCa
Millions of Floridians are fleeing their homes or filling up on sandbags before Hurricane Ian arrives. the arrival of Hurricane Ian, including a potentially dangerous storm surge. Jackson Proskow reports from Tampa on the preparation, the troubling conditions expected, and the warnings to those who choose not to obey evacuation orders.
As Nova Scotia grapples with widespread power outages in the wake of post-tropical storm Fiona, Eskasoni First Nation Chief Leroy Denny says the Mi'kmaw communities in Unama'ki (Cape Breton) are taking care of one another. "We always rely on one another in a time of crisis; it's a wonderful thing," said Denny. Fiona made landfall in eastern Nova Scotia just after 3 a.m. Saturday and 100-plus km/h winds toppled trees and power lines. Denny said his community, about 40 kilometres south of Sydney,
Unexplained gas leaks detected in the Nord Stream 1 and 2 pipelines from Russia to Germany have prompted investigations by European countries into the cause, including possible sabotage. Denmark's armed forces on Tuesday released video showing bubbles rushing to the surface of the Baltic Sea above the pipelines, and said the largest gas leak had caused surface disturbance of well over 1 kilometre in diameter. The operator of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline reported a sudden drop in pressure overnight on Monday, with a spokesperson suggesting there could have been a leak.
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An investigation conducted by the Calgary Parking Authority, the city-operated agency that manages municipal parking services in the city, has revealed that the personal information of 145,895 customers was exposed for at least two months last year. It's a revelation that the chair of the cybersecurity program at the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology is calling "shameful" and "negligent." "Something like this really shouldn't happen in IT departments these days," said John Zabiuk. Last ye
Five months after fleeing the war in Ukraine with her young son, Olena Sobchenko has returned home --- choosing the dangers of war over life as a refugee.
The Toronto Raptors held their annual media day with a sense of normalcy after a couple of years rocked by the COVID-19 pandemic. In an off-season that saw a flurry of player moves, the Raptors preferred to remain with their current young roster, and have 14 players back. They'll hold camp in Victoria, the first time they've ventured to a Canadian city outside Toronto in three years.
STANLEY BRIDGE, P.E.I. — Phyllis Carr's voice broke with emotion as she surveyed damage to the historic town of Stanley Bridge, a small community on the north shore of Prince Edward Island. "It's very sad for those of us who lived here all of our lives and our parents lived here," she said, taking in a scene that has become all too familiar in towns and villages across Atlantic Canada battered and drenched by post-tropical storm Fiona. "Our life is going to change now around our harbour, and our
RCMP in Nova Scotia are appealing to the public for help solving a break-in at the landmark Église Sainte-Marie nine days ago. Police say someone broke into the church on Highway 1 in Church Point in Digby County on the evening of Sept. 17. RCMP say thieves damaged a number of doors and smashed a donation box. Several items were taken, including coins, cups, a crucifix and chalices made of precious metals. Police have released photographs of some of the items stolen from the historic Acadian chu
A 71-year-old man has been charged with first-degree murder in connection with a homicide investigation in Vaughan, police say. Catherine McDonald reports.