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LETHBRIDGE, Alta. — Crown prosecutors have stayed charges against parents who were facing a third trial in the death of their toddler in southern Alberta. Shawn Buckley, a lawyer for David and Collet Stephan, said Tuesday he received a letter from the Crown about the decision. "The Crown dropped the charges," Buckley told The Canadian Press. "Obviously they're very relieved that the Crown is not proceeding against them to try and convict them." A copy of the letter from Chief Prosecutor Shelley
The federal government will investigate its past oversight of Native American boarding schools and work to “uncover the truth about the loss of human life and the lasting consequences” of policies that over the decades forced hundreds of thousands of children from their families and communities, U.S. Interior Secretary Deb Haaland announced Tuesday. The unprecedented work will include compiling and reviewing records to identify past boarding schools, locate known and possible burial sites at or
TORONTO — A lawsuit alleging RCMP systematically brutalized Indigenous people in Northern Canada can proceed as a class action despite objections from the government, Federal Court ruled on Wednesday. In her decision, Judge Glennys McVeigh rejected the government's arguments that the proposed suit failed to meet the legal grounds for certification although individuals could sue on their own, and that the claim had no prospect of success. "I disagree with Canada's characterization of these claims
MOSCOW (AP) — Residents of Russia’s capital are wilting under hot temperatures that on Wednesday hit an all-time high for June since records started being kept. The mid-afternoon temperature of 34.8 Celsius (94.6 Fahrenheit) edged above the 34.7 (94.46) recorded in 1901, according to Roman Vilfand, scientific director of Russia’s meteorological service. He said the heat is due to a stationary anticyclone hovering over the European section of Russia. Moscow temperatures in June average about 22 C
TORONTO — Premier Doug Ford says his government may move Ontario into the second phase of its reopening plan earlier than scheduled. Ford says an announcement will come "very shortly," following discussions with the province's top doctor. Pandemic restrictions on businesses, gatherings and outdoor activities are currently set to roll back further on July 2. But the province has already met its COVID-19 vaccination targets for entering that stage of the plan. Services like haircuts can resume und
OTTAWA — The Liberal government is asking the Federal Court to prohibit disclosure of documents related to the firing of two scientists at Canada's highest-security laboratory. House of Commons Speaker Anthony Rota reprimanded Public Health Agency of Canada head Iain Stewart on Monday over his repeated refusal to provide the unredacted documents to MPs on the Canada-China relations committee. Court records say Stewart advised the attorney general Sunday in a notice under the Canada Evidence Act
NEW WESTMINSTER, B.C. — The father of a 13-year-old girl who was murdered at a high school in Abbotsford, B.C., says he doubts the killer will receive a fit sentence for the damage caused to his family by her death. Ulrich Reimer told a sentencing hearing Wednesday for Gabriel Klein in B.C. Supreme Court that he struggles with anger and grief over the death of his daughter Letisha in November 2016. “She fought a horrible pain that day,” he said. "The entire (trial) has been about him and what he
OTTAWA — An army reservist who was ordered suspended from the Vancouver Police Department for having an inappropriate relationship with a subordinate has been working as a military assistant to Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan. Sajjan’s office says the military was responsible for hiring Maj. Greg McCullough, and that neither the minister nor his staff knew about the complaint or disciplinary action taken against him while he was a sergeant in the Vancouver police. “Neither the minister nor staff
WHITEHORSE — Yukon's chief medical officer says COVID-19 is continuing to spread among unvaccinated residents in the territory. Dr. Brendan Hanley says in a statement that eight new cases were confirmed Tuesday. Seven were in Whitehorse and one was in a rural community. The statement says there are now 92 active cases in the territory. It says that since June 4, screening results show all cases are positive for the Gamma variant first identified in Brazil. About 74 per cent of Yukoners are fully
The latest numbers on COVID-19 vaccinations in Canada as of 10:30 p.m. ET on Tuesday, June 22, 2021. In Canada, the provinces are reporting 482,991 new vaccinations administered for a total of 33,049,022 doses given. Nationwide, 7,818,433 people or 21 per cent of the population has been fully vaccinated. The provinces have administered doses at a rate of 87,202.249 per 100,000. There were 1,953,600 new vaccines delivered to the provinces and territories for a total of 37,033,950 doses delivered
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Wednesday put limits on when police officers pursuing a fleeing suspect can enter a home without a warrant. The high court ruled that when officers are pursuing someone suspected of a misdemeanor, a less serious crime, they cannot always enter a home without a warrant if a suspect enters. The court had previously said that police in “hot pursuit” of a suspect believed to have committed a more serious crime, a felony, can enter a home without a warrant. The
As Catherine McDonald reports, 56-year-old dangerous offender Paul Bernardo argued he was ready to be reintegrated into society , with the help of drugs to control his sexual deviancy. He was denied parole on Tuesday.
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea’s foreign minister on Wednesday said his country is not even considering a resumption of stalled nuclear talks with the United States, dismissing hopes expressed by U.S. and South Korean officials for a quick resumption of negotiations. The statement by Ri Son Gwon came a day after the powerful sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un issued a message saying that U.S. expectations of talks would “plunge them into a greater disappointment.” Hope for a restar
Goalkeeper Kailen Sheridan wept when she heard from coach Bev Priestman that she was on Canada's 18-woman Olympic roster. She got the news on the NJ/NY Gotham FC team bus in a phone conversation filmed by teammates. They started celebrating when an emotional Sheridan raised her arm in triumph mid-call. "These are good tears," Sheridan told Priestman. "Good tears." The 25-year-old Sheridan had been on the other end of such a call. In 2016, she was told she was not on the main Rio roster but was o
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Russia’s foreign minister says Moscow disagrees that there is no alternative to deliver humanitarian aid to Syria’s rebel-held northwest except from Turkey as the U.N. and many Western nations maintain, insisting deliveries are possible across conflict lines within the country. He hinted that Russia will block U.N. renewal of the one remaining border crossing whose mandate expires July 10. Sergey Lavrov said that since April 2020 Russia has seen continuous attempts to block
BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union’s chief executive vowed Wednesday to take any action necessary to thwart a new law in Hungary that would ban content portraying or promoting homosexuality or sex reassignment to children. The Hungarian parliament passed the bill last week, but it must be endorsed by the president to take effect. It prohibits sharing content on homosexuality or sex reassignment to people under 18 in school sex education programs, films or advertisements. The government says it’s
DENVER (AP) — A police officer who was one of three people killed in a shooting at a suburban Denver shopping district was ambushed by a suspect who previously expressed hatred toward police, authorities said Tuesday. Arvada Police Officer Gordon Beesley “was targeted because he was wearing an Arvada police uniform and a badge,” police Chief Link Strate said at a news conference. "Officer Beasley was ambushed by someone who expressed hatred of police officers.” Strate called it a “deliberate act
VANCOUVER — Fisheries officials say they expect thousands of migrating salmon will be able to pass through an area where a massive rock slide has impeded them on British Columbia's Fraser River after structural changes to a waterway and anticipated lower river flows. They told a news conference they are confident the improvements over the past two years at the Big Bar slide north of Lillooet will allow more salmon to reach their spawning grounds this year. Michael Crowe of Fisheries and Oceans C
EDMONTON — A school in Edmonton that will open next year has been named after Joey Moss, a legendary locker-room attendant for the city’s national hockey and football teams. Moss, who was born with Down syndrome, became the Edmonton Oilers' locker-room attendant in 1984, when superstar Wayne Gretzky was dating his older sister. In 1986, Moss joined Edmonton's football team, now called the Elks, and held roles with both organizations for more than 30 years. He captured the hearts of sports fans a
BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Colombia reached 100,000 confirmed deaths from COVID-19 this week, becoming just the tenth country in the world to hit the grim milestone. The South American nation of 50 million has been registering a growing number of daily cases since April and over the past seven days it had the world’s third-highest per capita death rate from COVID-19, according to data published by Oxford University. On Monday night, President Iván Duque blamed antigovernment protests that began at