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The leaders of Treaty 8 First Nations in northeastern B.C. have laid out their vision for economic development in their territory following a landmark court ruling delivered last week. The judgement, from B.C. Supreme Court justice Emily Burke, agreed with the Blueberry River First Nation that the constant approval of new energy projects in the region has infringed on treaty rights meant to protect the Nation's way of life. She characterized it as "death by a thousand cuts." The ruling has impli
Two veteran Edmonton police officers have been charged with assault in connection to an arrest last year. Sgt. Marc Chmilar and Sgt. Steven Minarchi were charged Thursday. The alleged assault took place on Oct. 4, 2020 in the Southwest Division, Edmonton police said in a media release. That same day, the Professional Standards Branch received a complaint about the officers and launched a formal investigation, police said. After being sent to the Alberta Crown Prosecution Services in Calgary in A
MONTREAL — Quebec will impose a vaccine-passport system in September in areas where COVID-19 outbreaks occur, requiring people to prove they are vaccinated to enter places such as gyms and bars, Health Minister Christian Dubé said Thursday. The system will apply for specific periods of time in parts of Quebec where COVID-19 transmission is high, Dubé told reporters, adding that proof of vaccination will be required only to access non-essential services. Dubé said the proposed health order will a
Canada's new border rules for fully vaccinated travellers has some people feeling left out. Canadians and non-residents who received another vaccine, such as the Russian-made Sputnik, feel travel remains just as difficult as before the rules were announced because their vaccine is not approved in Canada. Jamie Mauracher reports.
Environment Canada's tornado warning for Windsor, Leamington and Essex County — has been downgraded to a severe thunderstorm warning. The new warning was issued just after 5 p.m. on Thursday, less than an hour after having issued the tornado alert. According to the latest messaging from officials, the severe storm, located north of Tecumseh, is capable of producing strong winds. Regions most likely impacted by the storm include Tecumseh, Belle River and St. Clair Beach. Throughout the afternoon,
Conservative leader Erin O'Toole says he's confident his party will maintain broad support across Alberta — and possibly turn the only non-Conservative riding in the province blue — if an election is called in short order. "I think we'll not only hold our seats ... but we're going to go after the last one, because I can't see anyone living in this province that hasn't seen the attack on Alberta's prosperity and its way of life that has been conducted by (Prime Minister) Justin Trudeau from his f
Canada's announcement that fully vaccinated Canadian travellers can skip quarantine upon their return has inspired some people to start making travel plans. But before packing your bags, take note that the pandemic isn't over — and there are still travel rules in place that could affect your trip. "Travel isn't quite the same as pre-COVID, and that's just the reality moving forward for the foreseeable future," said Claire Newell, owner of Travel Best Bets, a travel agency based in Burnaby, B.C.
A rare type of inquiry has been launched to look into the Estevan Police Service, including everything from the role of its chief and board of police commissioners to the service's workplace culture. The probe will also examine the Saskatchewan police force's "health and well-being supports for police officers," according to a release Thursday from the provincial Ministry of Corrections, Policing and Public Safety. The announcement of the inquiry comes only months after Paul Ladouceur resigned h
From July 5-9, tune in to CBC Radio One's The Early Edition at 8:20 a.m. for Dog Days: a new special series that explores how dogs are changing our urban environment and the perks — and pits — of it all. Dog adoptions skyrocketed during the COVID-19 pandemic and in Vancouver, which already has limited off-leash green parks for pups to play on, pet owners in one particular neighbourhood are struggling to find suitable space to exercise their animals. There are almost 40 dog parks in the city and
Saudi Arabia is concerned about increased nuclear activities by Iran which threaten regional security, a Saudi foreign ministry official said, after Tehran started the process of producing enriched uranium metal. The U.N. nuclear watchdog said on Tuesday Iran had begun the enrichment process, a move that could help it develop a nuclear weapon and was criticised by the United States and European powers. Iran said its steps were aimed at developing fuel for a research reactor, not at producing a nuclear weapon.
A Fort McMurray father and son are looking to get their lives back on track after waking up from month-long comas, three days apart, following serious complications from COVID-19. Scott Langford, 32, and his father, Clayton Langford, 58, were both diagnosed with COVID-19 in May. They hadn't seen each other in months and contracted the virus separately. Both men have asthma, and weren't able to get enough oxygen when they were sick, leading to them being put into induced comas. "I spent the bette
SURFSIDE, Fla. (AP) — Rescue workers now focused on finding remains instead of survivors in the rubble of a Florida condominium collapse vowed Thursday to keep up their search for victims until they cleared all the debris at the site. Earlier, a fire official told family members at a meeting that crews “will not stop working until they’ve gotten to the bottom of the pile and recovered every single of the families’ missing loved ones,” Surfside Mayor Charles Burkett said at an evening news confer
Governor general-designate Mary Simon plans to move into Rideau Hall, unlike her predecessor Julie Payette — the first governor general since Confederation to live outside of the official residence. On Tuesday, Simon became the first Indigenous person ever appointed to the office. Her appointment was announced close to six months after Payette resigned in disgrace following an outside investigation that found she presided over a toxic workplace. "Ms. Simon has been to the residence a few times t
NB Power has warned property owners along the Mactaquac headpond that water levels are expected to drop by two feet ahead of a weekend storm, an indication the utility is changing its policy. Earlier this year, the water unexpectedly dropped about four feet without any warning from NB Power, leaving motorboats beached on rocks and sailboats stuck in the mud. But after CBC News reported on the issue this week, a notice went out warning that headpond waters are expected to drop by two feet before
A Taliban delegation in Moscow said on Friday that the group controlled over 85% of territory in Afghanistan and reassured Russia it would not allow the country to be used as a platform to attack others. Foreign forces, including the United States, are withdrawing after almost 20 years of fighting, a move that has emboldened Taliban insurgents to try to gain fresh territory in Afghanistan. That has prompted hundreds of Afghan security personnel and refugees to flee across the border into neighbouring Tajikistan and raised fears in Moscow and other capitals that Islamist extremists could infiltrate Central Asia, a region Russia views as its backyard.
WARNING: This story contains details some readers may find distressing. Three Quebec-based religious orders that staffed residential schools in the rest of Canada have earned millions of dollars from property sales in recent years, even as the Catholic Church said it couldn't raise enough money to pay its share of a settlement meant for survivors. In a class-action settlement with Indigenous survivors of the schools reached in 2006, Catholic entities involved in residential schools pledged, amon
Filipino fisherman Randy Megu has often braved the storms that spring up in the South China Sea, but these days he has a greater fear: seeing a Chinese maritime enforcement vessel on the horizon. Five years after a landmark international arbitration court ruling repudiated China's claims to the waters where Megu fishes, the 48-year-old complains that his encounters with Chinese boats are more frequent than ever. "I was so scared," said Megu, describing how a Chinese vessel had tracked his wooden outrigger boat for three hours some 140 nautical miles (260 km) from the coast in May.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin bishop has taken the unusual step of removing a priest from the ministry after he made a series of divisive remarks about politics and the pandemic. The Diocese of La Crosse said in a statement Friday that Bishop William Patrick Callahan has issued a decree immediately removing the Rev. James Altman as pastor of St. James the Less, a parish in the city of La Crosse on the Wisconsin-Minnesota border, about 140 miles (225 kilometers) southeast of Minneapolis. The d
Foreign tourists who are not vaccinated against COVID-19 will not be allowed to enter Canada for quite some time because the government is unwilling to jeopardize progress made on containing the virus, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on Thursday. "I can tell you right now that's not going to happen for quite a while," said Trudeau, when asked by reporters when Canada would allow unvaccinated tourists to enter the country. Canada, as of this week, has waived quarantine requirements for fully vaccinated citizens.
BEIJING (AP) — China sent a flight to bring home 210 of its nationals from Afghanistan, state media reported Friday, as the U.S. military prepares to leave the country and the security situation grows increasingly fraught. The Global Times newspaper published by the ruling Communist Party said the Xiamen Airlines flight departed July 2 from the Afghan capital, Kabul, and landed in the central province of Hubei. The airline confirmed the report in a post on its Twitter-like Weibo account but offe