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Moncton is undertaking a study of what it could take to switch its public transit fleet to electric power. City councillors voted unanimously Monday in favour of awarding a sole-source contract to the not-for-profit Canadian Urban Transit Research and Innovation Consortium. The study, expected to take 30 weeks, will begin this year. Angela Allain, Moncton's director of public transit, said it will examine everything from the existing transit garage and diesel fleet to whether supplementary charg
President Joe Biden awarded Medals of Valor to 15 public safety officers Monday, including two who died in the line of duty. In a White House ceremony, Biden called the honorees "the heart and soul and very spine of this country." (May 16)
In Armenia, police are arresting hundreds of anti-government protesters who want the prime minister to resign.View on euronews
BONN, Germany (AP) — The U.S., several global development banks and other groups on Wednesday unveiled a multi-billion dollar plan to stave off a worldwide food security crisis worsened by Russia's war in Ukraine, a key danger facing an increasingly fragile world economy. The February invasion has touched off a sharp increase in energy and food prices that are now contributing to a slowdown in growth, prompting Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen to note the risk of stagflation at a news conference.
A new report into the 2020 sinking of the Sarah Anne off Newfoundland's south coast says the fishing vessel likely capsized suddenly, sending all four crew members into the water and causing their deaths. Clifford Harvey, the Transportation Safety Board of Canada's director of marine investigation, said the absence of life-saving equipment and distress signals support the conclusion that the vessel's capsizing took the crew by surprise. "Without critical pieces of life-saving equipment the crew
The short chapter of a Calgary site in the tragic history of Canada's residential school system will not be forgotten if the City of Calgary and Treaty 7 nations can agree on how to do that. St. Dunstan's industrial school was operated by the Anglican Church from 1892 to 1907 on land that is now in southeast Calgary. Located between Deerfoot Trail and the Bow River, a short distance south of the Calf Robe Bridge, the city has owned the land for several decades. The city is interested in working
Barely two hours from Toronto, just across the U.S. border, community members in Buffalo, N.Y., are mourning those killed in a mass shooting. The tragedy, which is being investigated as a federal hate crime and a case of racially motivated violent extremism, is impacting communities in Ontario as well. Kayla McLean has more.
Families who lost loved ones in the destruction of Flight PS752 are demanding that Canada Soccer abandon its plan to host Iran for a men's soccer friendly next month in Vancouver. The families call the planned match a slap in the face and say they want the federal government to refuse to grant visas to Iranian soccer players and those travelling with the team. "They have no understanding, they have no sympathy, they have no hearts, in my opinion, Canada Soccer," said Hamed Esmaeilion, spokespers
A public inquiry into the Nova Scotia mass shooting heard from a retired officer who led the tactical response, and was critical of the RCMP for not having enough staff, proper technology or mental health support to deal with the incident and its aftermath.
Prince Charles and Camilla greeted eager crowds in St. John’s as they embarked on the first stop of their three-day royal tour across Canada. One of the key themes of their tour is Indigenous reconciliation, with Charles pledging to listen and learn from Indigenous peoples.
U.S. Rep. Ted Budd and former state Supreme Court Chief Justice Cheri Beasley won their respective Senate primaries on Tuesday, setting up a fall election matchup that should again test former President Donald Trump’s influence in North Carolina. (May 18)
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MONTREAL — Quebec's decision to focus on protecting hospitals, coupled with the chronic dysfunction in the long-term care system, contributed to many long-term care deaths at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, the province's coroner said Monday. Health Department officials were aware that older people were among the most vulnerable to COVID-19, yet officials failed to give specific instructions to long-term care centres, Géhane Kamel said in her new report. "This indicates that even though we w
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden on Monday thanked Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis for his country's “moral leadership” in the aftermath of Russia's invasion of Ukraine as the two held talks at the White House on Monday about the ongoing conflict. The visit by Mitsotakis comes as he was in Washington to mark a COVID-delayed commemoration of the bicentennial of the start of the Greek War of Independence, a more than eight-year long struggle that led to the ouster of the Ottoman Empi
A new exhibit at the Maritime Museum of B.C. in Victoria is highlighting an often ignored piece of the province's nautical history. Queer at Sea explores the history and contributions of queer, transgender and two-spirit people in B.C.'s maritime industries. The exhibit features a mix of stories from the museum's archives, as well as from community members who contributed their own experiences of working on the water in all sectors, from the Canadian Coast Guard, to shipping, to lighthouse keepi
Will Towell is at an impasse: either live in a homeless shelter with cockroaches he hates or move back to a tent in the bush and deal with a bunch of other critters. What the 64-year-old Kingston, Ont., resident really needs is a wheelchair-accessible unit in social housing. But it could be years before a spot opens up and market rent for a decent apartment is far beyond what his monthly disability support cheque provides. While the thought of living outdoors tempts him, Towell decides to tough
Cannes Film Festival kicks off with video address from Ukrainian president; Amber Heard cross-examined about fights with Johnny Depp; Jerry Lee Lewis, Keith Whitley to join Country Hall of Fame. (May 18)
Windsor is not yet out of the running for a new, $2.5 billion LG Chem plant, the company said. The plant would supply cathodes and other materials to the EV battery plant being constructed in Windsor by LG and Stellantis. Invest Windsor-Essex CEO Stephen MacKenzie recently said on May 10 that LG Chem wouldn't be constructing the plant in Windsor over concerns with the available energy supply. However, on Monday, an LG Chem spokesperson told CBC Windsor via email that a final decision on the plan
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