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Newfoundland and Labrador's police watchdog won't investigate a rash of sexual assault allegations involving the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary unless the women involved want it to happen, as the head of the agency vows to build trust in its abilities, where some critics say there is little to be had. At least 12 women have been in touch with St. John's lawyer Lynn Moore to speak about their experiences with sexual assault and on-duty RNC officers, Moore said this week. No formal complaints hav
OTTAWA (Reuters) -Canada must vaccinate as many people as possible and cautiously relax public health measures as COVID-19 case numbers creep higher at the start of what could be a fourth wave, the country's top health official said on Friday. Rising case counts suggest "we are at the start of the Delta-driven fourth wave, but that the trajectory will depend on an ongoing increase in fully vaccinated coverage and the timing, pace and extent of reopening," Chief Public Health Officer Theresa Tam told reporters. Of the variants detected in Canada, the Delta increased more than five-fold in June, Tam said.
WINNIPEG — The mayor of Winnipeg is calling on Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister to apologize for comments on Canadian history. Brian Bowman says the remarks made him angry and minimized the impact of residential schools on Indigenous people. Pallister did not specifically mention the schools three weeks ago, when he criticized protesters who tore down two statues on the legislature grounds. The premier said people who came to Canada — both before and after it became a country — did not come to d
At 32 years old, Liliana Herrera had to quit her job, live in a warehouse and sleep on a chair – just to get the life-saving chemotherapy she needed after being diagnosed with breast cancer for the second time. (July 30)
Alberta and Manitoba are seeing the potential for severe storms on Friday that could bring torrential rain, hail, and strong winds.
Rick Ornelas got into Robinhood Markets Inc's initial public offering (IPO) every way he could. As a user of the trading app, the Houston-based author of life-coaching books applied for and received 50 Robinhood shares in its IPO. When the shares traded down more than 10% in their debut on Thursday, he doubled down by acquiring 75 more shares through Fidelity Investments, where he holds his main trading account.
Despite increasingly urgent pleas from public health and other experts, the needle isn't moving dramatically when it comes to the COVID-19 vaccination rate in Windsor-Essex. Over the last week, the portion of the population that has received at least one dose grew by less than a percentage point, despite the fact that vaccination sites are accepting walk-ins. Dr. Wajid Ahmed, medical officer of health for the area, said the average number of shots being given has declined sharply — it's fallen b
As New Brunswick prepares to move into the green phase of COVID-19 recovery and lift all restrictions Friday at 11:59 p.m., Public Health reported seven new cases of COVID and Canada's top doctor warned the country could be seeing the start of a variant-driven fourth wave. The seriousness of the pandemic's resurgence will depend largely on vaccination coverage, said Chief Public Health Officer Dr. Theresa Tam. "This forecast reaffirms the need to take a cautious approach to relaxing public healt
TURIN, Italy (AP) — Hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic, Serie A club Juventus expects to receive a capital injection of up to 400 million euros ($475 million) by the end of the year. “Goldman Sachs International, J.P. Morgan AG, Mediobanca - Banca di Credito Finanziario S.p.A. and UniCredit Corporate & Investment Banking will act as joint global coordinators ... and joint bookrunners,” Juventus said Friday in a statement. It said the plans are “aimed at strengthening the company’s equity.” Juv
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Deji LaRay remembered when television shows like “Sex in the City” and “Insecure” captured the essence of friendships among women, but then realized there was hardly any male-driven stories being told in the same manner. LaRay saw a lack of shows from the perspective of Black men and decided to create his own. He teamed up with retired NFL running back-turned-actor Thomas Q. Jones to develop the new series “Johnson,” which premieres Sunday on Bounce TV. Cedric the Entertainer,
TORONTO — Three companies have been selected to redevelop the Ontario Place theme park on Toronto’s waterfront. Premier Doug Ford announced this morning that Live Nation, Therme Group and Écorécréo Group were selected from a 2019 call for development proposals. The site was closed to the public in 2012 after years of financial losses and Ford's government has said it wants to make the space into an impressive attraction. Officials say costs and timeline for the project are still being finalized,
KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Belarus' authoritarian president said Friday he is prepared to invite Russian troops into the country, if such a move is necessary to ensure the security of both Belarus and Russia. But, President Alexander Lukashenko said, at the moment “there is absolutely no need” to do that. In remarks carried by the state-run Belta news agency, Lukashenko stressed that he had dealt with last year's antigovernment protests without involving other countries' armed forces, but added that h
While COVID-19 vaccines continue to be administered across Canada, the latest national modelling data shows that there are signs of epidemic growth in some areas of the country.
Two of the world’s top athletes have raised awareness of mental health issues on the Olympic stage. An Olympian explains the why mental training can be as important as physical training.
A Manitoba MLA whose own uncle endured horrible abuse in a residential school says she wants to see a local priest completely removed from the Catholic Church after a video surfaced of him stating many residential school survivors had positive experiences, and claiming some survivors have lied about sexual abuse to get money from the government. “It’s absolutely disgusting, I am the granddaughter of residential school survivors, I am the niece of an uncle who got one of the largest settlements i
As dry weather and drought conditions continue in the province, one First Nations community was forced to shut down its drinking water supply last weekend, and the community’s chief now says it is time to start seeking “real and long term solutions” to climate change, so the same issues don’t persist year after year. On Friday, Long Plain First Nation Chief Dennis Meeches released a statement letting the residents of the community, which sits just outside of Portage la Prairie, know that drinkin
TIRANA, Albania (AP) — The United States on Friday pressed Albania’s main opposition Democratic Party to exclude from its lawmakers in the new parliament its former leader Sali Berisha, who is barred by Washington from entering the U.S. due to alleged corruption. U.S. Ambassador Yuri Kim met with Democratic Party leader Lulzim Basha in a visit designed “to emphasize ... the responsibility that party leaders have to ensure that when they walk into parliament, they walk in accompanied by members w
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — More than 100,000 children in Ethiopia’s embattled Tigray region could face the most extreme and life-threatening form of malnutrition in the next year, the United Nations children’s agency warned on Friday, as humanitarian aid remains blocked from the region of some 6 million people. The U.N. estimate, a tenfold increase over the usual caseload in Tigray, is based on “essentially the scenario we’re seeing now, in which the conflict escalates and food access is restricted,”
When it comes to penalty shootouts, there is nowhere for the goalkeeper to hide. Outfield players can volunteer for shooting duty, but they also have the option of declining when asked by their coach if they're up for taking a penalty. Goalkeepers have no such luxury. They can't opt out. For better or worse, their teams are stuck with them going into what is one of the most pressure-filled situations in all of sports. Lucky for the Canadian women's team that they had Stephanie Labbé between the
A black bear that was spotted roaming N'Dilo and Yellowknife's Old Town neighbourhood on Thursday has been killed, according to the N.W.T.'s Department of Environment and Natural Resources (ENR). In a Thursday evening post on Facebook, ENR said an officer "dispatched" the animal because it had gotten close to a number of homes in the area and its behaviour "suggested it had become habituated to city life." "This was necessary to protect public safety," the post reads in part. It had been found n