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Montrealers are taking to the streets on Sunday to denounce the United States Supreme Court's decision to overturn the law that provided the constitutional right to abortion for almost 50 years. The Quebec Federation of Planned Parenthood invited people to meet outside courthouses in Montreal, and other places across the province.
Dozens of volunteers cleaned up several Vancouver beaches Sunday morning after they were left littered with cans, bottles and garbage overnight. Beaches in Vancouver's Kitsilano neighbourhood and at English Bay, which are typically kept clean even during peak season, were both left with unusual amounts of trash on the hottest weekend of summer weather thus far. Locals who volunteered to clean up the mess, said they were upset about all the trash. "I'm really disappointed to see it to be honest,"
In striking down the Roe V. Wade ruling, one conservative Supreme Court justice signalled more rights could be on the line, increasing worries among millions of Americans about what's to come. Jennifer Johnson has more on the fight to ensure the controversial decision on abortion rights isn't the beginning of reconsideration of other human rights cases by the court’s consonservative majority.
Montreal police say a man is in custody after four people were stabbed in downtown Montreal Sunday morning. The Montreal police service (SPVM) received a call around 6:50 a.m. about a man, 26, in crisis on Drummond Street near Sherbrooke Street W. Officers arrested him for allegedly attacking his mother and stepfather, 72, with a "sharp object" before stabbing a woman in another apartment, according to Radio-Canada. A security guard, 54, who tried to intervene was also stabbed, said SPVM spokesp
The community of Annapolis Royal, N.S., is helping a family repair a home that was badly damaged by fire this spring. "We're lucky we live in Nova Scotia and rural Nova Scotia in particular," said Scott Flinn, manager of Fraser's Pro Home Centre — a Timber Mart dealer — in Granville Ferry, N.S. "They're our neighbours and our friends and it was the right thing to do." Flinn is part of the group that came together to help the Salsman family after the fire. He said the family — owners of the Bistr
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles FC has reached a deal with Welsh forward Gareth Bale to move to Major League Soccer after his departure from Real Madrid, a person close to the deal told The Associated Press. The person spoke Saturday on condition of anonymity because the details of the 12-month deal are still being finalized between Bale and MLS-leading LAFC, which also added Italian defender Giorgio Chiellini to its roster this month. The 32-year-old Bale is moving stateside after spending most
G7 leaders have opened their summit in Schloss Elmau, Germany, a mountaintop retreat in the Bavarian Alps. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau took part in the leaders family photo session.
OSLO, Norway (AP) — The suspect in a mass shooting during an LGBTQ festival in Norway has refused to explain his actions to investigators and will remain in pretrial custody for the next four weeks, police and his defense lawyer said Sunday. The man, whom authorities described as a 42-year-old Norwegian citizen originally from Iran, — was arrested shortly after the shooting in Oslo's nightlife district early Saturday. He is being held on suspicion of murder, attempted murder and terrorism. Two p
NATO leaders will urge Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan to lift his veto over Finland and Sweden's bid to join the military alliance when they meet for a three-day summit on Tuesday, as the West strives to send Russia and China a signal of resolve. Taking place in the shadow of Russia's war in Ukraine, the Madrid gathering comes at a pivotal moment for the transatlantic bond after failures in Afghanistan and internal discord during the era of former U.S. President Donald Trump, who threatened to pull Washington out of the nuclear alliance.
Troops in Sri Lanka handed tokens on Monday to people queueing for petrol amid a severe fuel shortage in the nation battling its worst economic crisis in seven decades, while schools shut in Colombo and public employees were asked to work from home. With its foreign exchange reserves at a record low, the island of 22 million is struggling to pay for essential imports of food, medicine and most critically, fuel. "I have been in line for four days, I haven't slept or eaten properly during this time," said autorickshaw driver W.D. Shelton, 67, one of those who received a token meant to hold his place in the queue for when fuel becomes available.
Bluesman Colin James admits the title of his latest album is a bit of an irony, given the conditions under which it was made. "Yeah, I know, it's wishful thinking. I mean, it's so funny," said James, getting ready to tour to promote the record, including three shows in New Brunswick in early July. Open Road was recorded while James was stuck at home in Vancouver, unable to be on the road with his band while the COVID-19 pandemic raged. The multiple-Juno and Maple Blues Award winner was on tour b
COMMERCE CITY, Colo. (AP) — Sophia Smith scored twice in the second half and the U.S. women's national team beat Colombia 3-0 on Saturday night to extend its home unbeaten streak to 68 games. Taylor Kornieck, making her national team debut, added a late goal. On Tuesday night, the teams will meet again in Sandy, Utah, as the United States readies for World Cup qualifying in the CONCACAF W Championship next month in Monterrey, Mexico. The United States is the two-time defending World Cup champion
Two men have died in hospital and three others were injured in a shooting overnight in an Oshawa bar, Durham Regional Police say. Police were called to The BLVD restaurant and bar on Simcoe Street North, near Durham College, in Oshawa at about 12:45 a.m. on Saturday. Officers found five victims with gunshot wounds. One man was transported to local hospital, where he died from his injuries. Another man was taken to a trauma centre in Toronto, where he also died from his injuries. Three men were t
Hundreds of people protested today outside the U.S. Consulate in Toronto following the U.S. Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, effectively ending federal protection for abortion rights in the country. Those attending the rally, organized by the Ontario Federation of Labour (OFL), were in support of those affected by the Supreme Court's decision in the U.S., but also noted barriers in accessing abortion here in Canada. While for some women attending, the protest was personal, as th
Trying to convince people to trust the basic institutions of Canada and each other is not enough. Economic divisions create a trust divide that threatens Canadians’ way of life.
It's lupin season on P.E.I., and that means ditches and roadsides are overflowing with the perennial purple, pink and white flowers — and with photographers trying to capture that perfect snap. But are you ready for a shocker? Lupins are not actually native to Prince Edward Island. That's right, they were imported. "They made their way here probably in the early 1900s as a garden plant," P.E.I. natural historian Kate MacQuarrie told Island Morning's Laura Chapin. MacQuarrie says the lupins found
Shortly after 9 a.m. local time on Friday at Little Rock Family Planning Services, staff at the abortion clinic in Little Rock, Ark., began the task of telling patients — some of whom had travelled hundreds of kilometres — that their scheduled appointments were cancelled. "It was heartbreaking," said clinic director Lori Williams, her voice full of emotion. "I've done this work for 22 years, and none of us have really ever thought that it would come to this point." Arkansas is one of 13 U.S. sta
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Democrats looking to unseat Republican Sen. Ron Johnson focused their attacks on him Sunday, and not each other, as the eight candidates made their case to party activists at the state convention held six weeks before the primary. The Democratic Senate candidates blasted Johnson for his attempt to deliver fake Republican Electoral College ballots to then-Vice President Mike Pence on Jan. 6, 2021, his skepticism over COVID-19 vaccines, his voting for a tax law that
It could cost Hay River, N.W.T.'s town council nearly $52 million to repair the community after devastating spring flooding hit the community. The estimates were included in a report released on Friday by Glenn Smith, Hay River's senior administrative officer, and will be on the town council's agenda on June 28. The second largest community in the N.W.T. was evacuated in May when flood waters reached historic highs. Residents returned a few days later after waters receded to discover damaged roa
Montreal police say a man has died after being involved in what they describe as a family dispute with his son. Police say they received a call around 5:30 a.m. on Friday about a 62-year-old man who was allegedly stabbed in a home in the city's north end. The man, whose identity has not yet been released, was taken to hospital where he later died of his injuries. The victim's 21-year-old son was arrested on-site and remains in custody. Montreal police spokesperson Marianne Allard-Morin says offi