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The Durham District School Board says it has decided it won't change the name of a Whitby, Ont. elementary school named after former governor general Julie Payette. Trustees voted in favour of keeping the name of Julie Payette Public School at a meeting on Monday, according to Margaret Lazarus, the board's superintendent of equitable education, and Andrea Williams, the school's principal. Lazarus and Williams said in a letter to parents and guardians on Tuesday that the board had set up a school
U.S. President Joe Biden is predicting a Russian invasion of Ukraine, saying a 'minor incursion' would elicit a lesser Western response than a full-blown invasion. Ukrainian officials worry the comment gives Vladimir Putin a green light to act.
As the NAACP turns 113, look for its voice to grow louder on issues like climate change, the student debt crisis and the ongoing response to the coronavirus pandemic — while keeping voting rights and criminal justice reform at the forefront of its priorities. The nation's oldest civil rights organization's birthday next month comes as it undergoes a restructuring to reflect a membership and leadership that is trending younger, to people in their mid-30s. As a result, it is adding endeavors like
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A British Columbia judge has overturned orders evicting people living at a homeless encampment in downtown Vancouver park, a decision law experts and advocates say could carry precedent and lessons for Halifax. In a ruling delivered last week at the Supreme Court of British Columbia, Justice Matthew Kirchner concluded the Vancouver Park Board was not justified in issuing the eviction orders on July 8 and Sept. 7 of last year. The judge's reasons included the board's lack of notice to park reside
In a time-honoured tradition of Canadian democracy, government regulations become public when they appear in the Canada Gazette. That’s why Ottawa’s proposal to bypass that step is so troublesome.
At Prime Minister's Questions, one Conservative MP defected to Labour as another called on Boris Johnson to step down.View on euronews
Former fashion mogul Peter Nygard will remain in custody after a Toronto judge denied him bail on charges of sexual assault and forcible confinement. Nygard, who once ran his international fashion business from Winnipeg, is charged with six counts of sexual assault and three of forcible confinement related to six people in Toronto. Ontario justice of the peace John Scarfe denied Nygard's request for bail Wednesday during a virtual hearing, which Nygard attended over Zoom from the Toronto South D
Fashion icon André Leon Talley, best known as the longtime creative director and editor-at-large for Vogue, has died at 73. He’s being remembered for his influence on the fashion world and larger-than-life personality.
Ontario Health Minister Christine Elliott said on Wednesday that the province is starting to see “glimmers of hope” in its fight against the Omicron variant of COVID-19. Elliott said cases are expected to peak this month, with a peak in hospitalizations and ICU admissions to follow.
If you own a business in B.C. and found out this week you cannot reopen yet due to COVID-19, you could be eligible to receive up to $20,000 from the provincial government. In a release Wednesday, the province announced it is extending the COVID-19 Closure Relief Grant and doubling financial supports for eligible businesses that were ordered on Tuesday to remain closed until Feb. 16. These businesses include bars, nightclubs and lounges that do not serve full meals, as well as event venues that h
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The federal government is giving an extra $5 million to a seniors housing project in Yellowknife to help cover extra construction costs brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. The money tops up $33.7 million the federal government previously invested in the AVENS Pavilion project, which is set to provide 102 affordable housing units for seniors. Federal housing minister Ahmed Hussen announced the funding Wednesday morning, alongside N.W.T. MP Michael McLeod and representatives from the territorial
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A man who stood outside the home of a former Dutch foreign minister shouting and waving a burning torch was sent to prison Wednesday for six months, Dutch media reported. Threats aimed at Dutch politicians have increased in recent years amid a polarization fueled by the pandemic and lockdown measures. Prime Minister Mark Rutte last week called such intimidation “completely unacceptable.” The suspect, identified as Max van den B., was detained two weeks ago outside t
MILAN (AP) — Both AC Milan and Juventus have recent bad memories of San Siro ahead of their eagerly-anticipated Serie A match at the iconic stadium on Sunday. Juventus lost the Italian Super Cup to Inter Milan last week, when Alexis Sánchez scored the winner with the last kick of the match at the end of extra time. Milan’s last match at its home stadium was on Monday when a refereeing error cost it dearly in a dispiriting 2-1 loss to relegation-threatened Spezia. “It’s hard to lose like that. It
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ATLANTA (AP) — A prosecutor who’s investigating possible attempts by former President Donald Trump and others to interfere in the 2020 general election in Georgia on Thursday called for a special grand jury to help move the case along. Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis began her investigation soon after taking office last January. The investigation includes a Jan. 2, 2021, phone call between Trump and Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger in which Trump repeatedly and falsely a
WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Bernie Sanders suggested Tuesday that he'd support primary challengers against Democratic colleagues Joe Manchin and Kyrsten Sinema, further intensifying a political battle pitting members of President Joe Biden's party against one another. Sanders told reporters that he thinks "there is a very good chance” that Manchin, a West Virginia Democrat, and Sinema, a Democrat from Arizona, could face challenges in their states' Democratic primaries. He said home-state voters woul
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Police have laid charges against a woman after investigating financial irregularities at a Regina non-profit. The Regina Police Service (RPS) did not provided specifics of the crime, but the non-profit allegedly victimized, Mobile Crisis Services, said it was related to the payroll system. Mobile Crisis Services provides social and health crisis interventions in Regina. That includes performing child welfare investigations and being responsible for the province's help lines for farm stress and p