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The union that represents paramedics in Nova Scotia wants the provincial government to give its members what it handed continuing care assistants last February — an immediate and substantial raise. Kevin MacMullin, business manager for the International Union of Operating Engineers, told a legislature committee Tuesday that a salary increase is needed to retain paramedics who are leaving the province because of low wages. "There's only one thing that's going to solve this right away and that's c
Prince Edward Islanders may be starting to think about leaving their vehicles in the driveway more often, but they won't be able to entirely avoid the impact of high prices for gas and diesel. Prices have been breaking records throughout the spring. Gas, at $2.108, is sitting at a record high. Diesel, at $2.424, is down from a record high at the end of April but still 90 per cent higher than it was a year ago. Mike Cassidy, owner of T3 Transit, said he is seeing signs that Islanders are making t
SEVILLE, Spain (AP) — Eintracht Frankfurt and Rangers fans clashed on the streets of Sevilla a few hours before the Europa League final on Wednesday. Several hundred Frankfurt fans were seen attacking a few dozen Rangers supporters outside a bar on the streets of the southern Spanish city hosting the final of the second-tier European competition. The fans threw chairs and tables at each other, and a couple of Rangers fans were seen collapsing after being beaten. Some Frankfurt fans had their fac
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
WASHINGTON (AP) — Jill Biden will visit Ecuador, Costa Rica and Panama this week to help lay the groundwork as the United States finalizes arrangements for a hemisphere-wide summit being held in Los Angeles in June, the White House announced Tuesday. The first lady departs Wednesday on her second solo trip abroad this month. She spent Mother’s Day weekend in Eastern Europe executing a high-profile show of U.S. support for Ukrainian refugees, mostly women and children who fled to neighboring Roma
WASHINGTON (Reuters) -The United States on Monday announced a series of steps to revise its policy toward Cuba, including easing some Trump-era restrictions on family remittances and travel to the island and sharply increasing the processing of U.S. visas for Cubans. The measures, which were rolled out after a lengthy U.S. government review, mark the most significant changes in the U.S. approach to Havana since President Joe Biden took office in January 2021. But the announcement stopped short of returning U.S.-Cuba relations to the historic rapprochement engineered by former President Barack Obama, under whom Biden served as vice president.
Pennsylvania Lt. Gov. John Fetterman has won the state’s Democratic primary for U.S. Senate just days after suffering a stroke. His wife, Gisele Barreto Fetterman, addressed supporters in Pittsburgh. (May 18)
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Poverty is a major contributing factor in the sexual exploitation of Newfoundland and Labrador youth — exploitation that is chronically underreported, says the coordinator of the Coalition Against the Sexual Exploitation of Youth (CASEY). The group's co-ordinator, Amnesty Cornelius, said the organization sees exploitation happening when youth can't access transportation, are homeless or have problems with substance use. "There is a massive power dynamic between a youth who is being exploited, wh
The brief shot of summer-like weather is in the rear-view mirror in Ontario and Quebec, replaced by temperatures reflective of spring. Will the cool weather last?
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)
State Sen. Doug Mastriano won the Republican nomination for Pennsylvania’s open governor’s office on Tuesday. (May 17)
When a shooter attacked a supermarket in Buffalo, New York, over the weekend, its security guard tried to stop him. At least one of his shots hit the gunman, but it didn’t stop the deadly rampage because the gunman was wearing body armor. Ten Black people died in the racist massacre, including security guard Aaron Salter, a retired Buffalo police officer hailed as a hero. It's the latest mass shooting in which the gunman apparently came prepared for anyone trying to stop him with a gun. At least
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.
The P.E.I. government is seeking public input on proposed amendments to the Vital Statistics and Change of Name acts. The amendments are intended to support a more inclusive gender designation process for Islanders. One removes the requirement for anyone 16 or older to get a written statement from a medical practitioner to change the sex indicator on a birth certificate. The other removes the requirement for parental consent for a name change for 16 and 17 year olds. The province is also proposi
VANCOUVER — An unseasonably strong low-pressure system is heading toward southwestern British Columbia, bringing strong winds, heavy rain and snow at higher elevations. Environment Canada has issued special weather statements for all of Vancouver Island, the Sunshine Coast, Whistler, Howe Sound, the Fraser Valley and Metro Vancouver. The storm is predicted to bring up to 60 millimetres of rain in several of those areas. Freezing levels will also drop as low as 1,100 metres, potentially blanketin
We’re launching the third season of Don’t Call Me Resilient, our podcast that takes on systemic racism and the ways it permeates our everyday lives.
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York would require state police to seek court orders to keep guns away from people who might pose a threat to themselves or others under a package of executive orders and gun control bills touted Wednesday by Gov. Kathy Hochul in the aftermath of a racist attack on a Buffalo supermarket. The Democrat's announcement came days after a white 18-year-old wearing military gear killed 10 Black shoppers and workers at the supermarket using a rifle purchased legally a few months
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.
"We're working closely with CATSA & partners to address this," Transport Minister Omar Alghabra said on Twitter, referring to the Canadian Air Transport Security Authority. Monette Pasher, interim president of the Canadian Airports Council (CAC), projected waits could exceed pre-COVID levels, though she said the situation could improve by the time travel picks up in the summer months.