Snowshoes still needed in parts of British Columbia.
Snowshoes still needed in parts of British Columbia.
Canada is looking at a possible phased approach to adjusting, loosening border measures.
MOSCOW (AP) — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan arrived in Azerbaijan Tuesday for a two-day visit and, with his Azerbaijani counterpart Ilham Aliyev, traveled to Shusha, a city that Azerbaijan recaptured from Armenian forces in last autumn’s war. Shusha, a center of Azeri culture for centuries, came under Armenian control in 1992 in fighting over the separatist Nagorno-Karabakh region. Its retaking by Azerbaijan’s forces in November was important both symbolically and strategically because
Investigators have been called in to review Yukon RCMP's use of a "less lethal" sponge projectile-firing weapon to subdue a hatchet-wielding woman in Whitehorse earlier this month. In a news release on Tuesday, police say they responded to a call on the evening of June 4 to find a woman trying to break into the Multicultural Centre of the Yukon downtown. The "agitated" woman was armed with a hatchet. Police say they attempted to mollify the woman but were unable. They then used an "extended rang
An immunization clinic in Peel didn’t just borrow the model of the "Hockey Hub" from Grey-Bruce – 25 staff members were there as well to lend a hand. Both clinical and non-clinic staff from the health unit to the north worked with Peel staff members at the immunization clinic held at the CAA Centre in Brampton on Saturday, Jun. 12, Grey Bruce Public Health said in a press release. “Most of what we do in Public Health is seldom immediate and the benefit is usually long-term before we see results.
TORONTO — Scotiabank Giller Prize winner Souvankham Thammavongsa is adding Ontario's top literary prize to her trophy case. Thammavongsa was awarded the Trillium Book Award for "How to Pronounce Knife,'' published by McClelland & Stewart. The Toronto-based writer's debut book of short stories won the Giller last fall. Thammavongsa was also recognized with a Trillium prize in 2013 for an early work of poetry. Danièle Vallée's "Sept nuits dans la vie de Chérie," published by Éditions David, took t
Ontario is reporting 384 new cases of COVID-19 today and 12 more deaths linked to the virus. Health Minister Christine Elliott says there are 71 new cases in Waterloo, 60 in Peel Region and 54 in Toronto. She says there are also 23 new cases in Middlesex-London and 21 in Ottawa. Today's data is based on nearly 28,100 completed tests. The Ministry of Health says that 438 people are in hospital with the novel coronavirus — 377 in intensive care and 242 on a ventilator. Premier Doug Ford says Ontar
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Southern Baptist Convention tamped down a push from the right at its largest meeting in decades on Tuesday, electing a new president who has worked to bridge racial divides in the church and defeating an effort to make an issue of critical race theory. The more than 15,000 delegates in attendance picked as their next leader Ed Litton, a white pastor from Alabama who was nominated by Fred Luter, the only Black pastor to serve as president of the United States’ largest
OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is being allowed to check out from his quarantine hotel roughly 12 hours after checking in. Trudeau's office says he received his negative COVID-19 test Wednesday morning and can now leave the three-star Ottawa lodging. Members of his delegation to Europe who landed in Ottawa around 7 p.m. were tested on arrival and received negative test results the next day at about 8 a.m. Trudeau was overseas from last Thursday until Tuesday for summits with other G7, NA
VICTORIA — Expanded measures are about to take effect to protect the environment while helping people enjoy some of British Columbia's most popular and crowded parks this summer. The Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy says the second phase of its free day-use pass pilot program rolls out June 22 in five provincial parks, four of them on the south coast. A statement from the ministry says day-use passes at Joffre Lakes, east of Pemberton, Golden Ears near Maple Ridge, and specifi
HALIFAX — Three out of four Atlantic provinces announced Tuesday that they will lift border restrictions and open to travel from across the region beginning next week, while New Brunswick said its opening could come even sooner. Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island and Newfoundland and Labrador said a June 23 reopening is possible because of steadily declining COVID-19 rates across the region. The move means travellers won't have to isolate for 14 days upon entering each province. "This decision wa
Intergovernmental Affairs Minister Dominic LeBlanc says the federal government is working with the provinces on a plan for providing proof of vaccination for international travel. He also says the federal government will soon have more to say on a phased approach for reopening the U.S.-Canada border, as the current order is in place until June 21.
The owner of a Black hair salon plans to file racial profiling complaints against Montreal police after two officers showed up to her business unannounced and without a warrant — and asked if she sold liquor on the premises. Stéphanie Odia, who owns a salon on Monk Boulevard in the city's Southwest borough, says the officers came in last Thursday evening, while her brother was taking black garbage bags from the back of the shop and putting them out front. Much of the interaction was caught on Od
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Prosecutors in Tennessee who are preparing for the first-degree murder trial of a Nashville police officer next month may try to call a law enforcement expert witness who served similarly in the case against Derek Chauvin in George Floyd’s death. A judge will consider whether to let Jody Stiger, a Los Angeles Police Department sergeant, take the stand to testify against Officer Andrew Delke. The white officer, now 27, is to stand trial next month in the fatal shooting of
REGINA — Saskatchewan is changing self-isolation requirements for residents fully vaccinated against COVID-19. The Ministry of Health says most people who are 14 days past their second dose and asymptomatic will not need to self-isolate if they come in close contact with someone who has tested positive. Premier Scott Moe, who had to self-isolate for ten days earlier in the pandemic, said the new rules should be seen as "a pretty significant benefit of getting vaccinated." Anyone with symptoms —
A day before Russian President Vladimir Putin was due to arrive in Geneva for a historic summit with U.S. President Joe Biden, a look-alike was spotted in the Swiss city at a protest calling for the release of Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny. Bare-chested and wearing army pants to mimic summer holiday shots of the real Russian president, protester Alexander Lyubuschin donned a Putin face mask and sat in on a bench of a sunny Geneva square, pretending to neck Vodka. Nearby, a few dozen protesters shouted for Navalny's release from a Russian jail where he is serving a 2-1/2 year sentence.
ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — Algeria’s oldest party, previously thought to be on the wane, won the largest number of seats in weekend legislative elections, the country's electoral authority announced Tuesday. The National Liberation Front, or FLN, secured 105 of 407 parliamentary seats, according to the provisional results. Independent candidates, including young people new to politics and many others who broke away from the FLN, placed second, winning a total 78 seats. The voting Saturday was meant
EDMONTON — A hearing committee of the Law Society of Alberta says there are reasonable and probable grounds to believe that a lawyer may have committed a criminal offence after "explicit and nude" photos of a woman were included as part of an affidavit in a custody case. The self-governing body has reprimanded lawyer Karen Herrington of Sherwood Park, Alta., for bringing the administration of justice into disrepute and failing to provide competent legal services. She has been reprimanded and ord
The chief of Tobique First Nation says he's satisfied with the New Brunswick RCMP's response to a shooting last Friday but thinks the police agency isn't doing enough to prevent such incidents in the first place. Chief Ross Perley said gun violence has been on the rise in the community in recent years, and the main reason is an increase in drug trafficking by people living either in or around the reserve just north of Perth-Andover. "We've been having these types of situations and it keeps escal
Family and friends who have been kept apart by COVID-19 restrictions in New Brunswick will be able to gather as of midnight tonight as Phase 1 of the province's path to green officially begins. A total of 75.1 per cent of eligible New Brunswickers have now received a first dose of a COVID vaccine. That's just above the threshold the province set to slowly begin loosening restrictions and opening up the borders — a target it had hoped to reach June 7. Up until now, people have been limited to the
A 42-year-old woman drowned Monday night after going swimming in the Oldman River in Lethbridge, Alta. Fire and emergency services responded to a 911 call early Monday evening that a person had entered the water and gone under near Popson Park, the City of Lethbridge said in a Tuesday release. Witnesses said the woman, who has not been publicly identified by officials, was swimming with her friends when she drifted away from the group and seemed to struggle with the current. Fiends attempted to