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ROME (AP) — Pope Francis has sent a protocol greeting to the head of the Russian Orthodox Church, assuring him of prayers on his patron's feast day and stressing the value of human life and wisdom, as the Vatican insists on maintaining cordial relations amid the war in Ukraine. The website of the Moscow Patriarchate published the brief greetings Francis sent Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill to mark Tuesday's feast day for St. Cyril, a saint important to both Catholics and Orthodox Christians, e
HALIFAX — The commission of inquiry investigating the 2020 mass shooting in Nova Scotia has agreed to provide special accommodations for three senior Mounties when they testify about command decisions they made as the tragedy unfolded. Two of the Mounties, Staff Sgt. Brian Rehill and Sgt. Andy O’Brien, will face questions from commission counsel via a Zoom call that will be recorded and broadcast at a later date. Josh Bryson, a lawyer who represents the family of two of the killer's 22 victims,
CALGARY — A southern Alberta town has become the first municipality to endorse a community-developed policy that calls for no new coal exploration and no new coal mines in the Rockies. The Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society says in a news release that High River has joined 30 organizations to endorse the document called "A Coal Policy for Alberta — 2022 and Beyond." It was created by a wide range of Albertans including Indigenous groups, municipalities, hunters, anglers, ranchers, rural lando
KUUJJUAQ, Que. — Daniel Gabois would usually be out hunting this time of year. Flocks of Canada geese have started to appear overhead in their V-formations, returning to nesting grounds in the northern Quebec region of Nunavik. That's the signal for him and many others in his hometown of Kuujjuaq to head out on the land. But the electrician and entrepreneur is working 10- to 12-hour days, trying to finish more work than he can keep up with as companies and governments scramble to fill a critical
Power outages continue to hamper Ontarians after Saturday’s storm left thousands without power. Ahmar Khan reports.
HALIFAX — An active Atlantic hurricane season is expected to begin next week, and experts are urging those in the region to be prepared. Bob Robichaud, a meteorologist with the Canadian Hurricane Centre, says the latest data predicts up to 21 storms this year in the Atlantic Ocean that will be strong enough to warrant a name. That number is on par with last year's 21 named storms and much higher than the 30-year average of 14 named storms in a season, Robichaud said Tuesday. "It's impossible to
The high inflation rate on P.E.I. is putting some businesses in the position of paying more to operate or charging more for services. In April, the inflation rate on P.E.I. was 8.9 per cent, the highest of any jurisdiction in the country. It means higher costs for items that need to be shipped in, such as baskets for plants at VK Greenhouses in Charlottetown. The greenhouse has had to increase the price of everything by at least 10 per cent to make a profit, said Peter Meijer, operations manager
NASA astronauts prepare Boeing's Starliner capsule for its return to Earth from the International Space Station. Starliner is aiming for a landing in New Mexico Wednesday. (May 24)
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says Indigenous people are justified in still feeling angry following the discovery of 215 suspected graves at the site of the former residential school in Kamloops. He made the comments in Vancouver a day after he faced angry chants during a ceremony in Kamloops Monday marking one year since the Tk’emlups te Secwepemc announced the discovery.
A rematch three years in the making is the most important game of the season so far for the Vancouver Whitecaps, says head coach Vanni Sartini. The club knows it must beat Cavalry FC in the second round of the Canadian Championship on Wednesday in order to advance — and Vancouver's record against the Canadian Premier League side isn't exactly positive. The 'Caps were heavily favoured when they came up against Cavalry in the 2019 tournament. But Calgary stunned with a 2-1 aggregate win, ousting t
A 13-year-old youth who suffered injuries in an ATV accident over the weekend has died, according to the Miramichi Police Force. The name of the victim has not been released to the public, and the accident is still under investigation. The incident took place Friday at around 7:30 p.m. on trails north of Kierstead Drive in the city. A single ATV was involved, and two youths were injured. One was treated locally and released, and the other was airlifted to the IWK Health Centre in Halifax, where
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About 2,600 homes are still without power in the City of Toronto after downed power lines from Saturday’s storm. Ahmar Khan reports.
When researchers at the University of Saskatchewan began to find bits of COVID-19 they couldn't identify earlier this month, they began to get curious. According to readings released on May 8, samples taken from Saskatoon's wastewater showed that 3.2 per cent were listed as "other lineages" and were not identified as the BA.2 variant of Omicron, which made up the vast majority of samples being taken (96.8 per cent). As a result, the researchers decided to send the mystery samples from Saskatoon
People looking to take rural bus routes on P.E.I. can no longer take getting a seat for granted, says the Department of Transportation. Soaring gas prices and the reopening of offices with pandemic restrictions ending have combined to fill the province's rural transit buses, said Alex Dalziel, a policy analyst with the Department. "We're pleased to see that ridership has been steadily increasing and Islanders are choosing to leave their cars at home," said Dalziel. "At the same time we don't wan
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott says 15 people were killed in a shooting Tuesday at an elementary school. Abbott says the suspected shooter, an 18-year-old man, also died and was believed to be killed by responding officers. (May 24)
U.S. President Joe Biden called for new gun restrictions Tuesday night, in an address to the nation after 18 children were killed in a shooting at a Texas elementary school.
Windsor police say the final suspect in a shooting outside a Windsor bowling alley in April has been arrested. Fernando Anthony Ratcliffe, 22, of Merlin was arrested more than a month after police identified him as a suspect. "Yesterday, our major crime unit received information that Mr. Ratcliffe was in the Greater Toronto Area," Windsor police acting Supt. Karel Degraaf said at a press conference on Wednesday. He was transported to London, Ont., and arrested by Windsor police. He was charged w
Extensive storm clean-up continues, with at least ten fatalities reported after Saturday's devastating storms.
EDMONTON — A high-profile member of Alberta Premier Jason Kenney’s cabinet says he won’t run in the party race to replace Kenney and also won’t run in the next election. Jobs, Economy and Innovation Minister Doug Schweitzer says in a public statement that it’s time to spend more time with his family, adding he can leave confident that Alberta is on the financial rebound. Schweitzer is a lawyer and a first-time legislature member for the United Conservative Party, representing the constituency of