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With TWN's Mia Gordon
With TWN's Mia Gordon
Earlier this week, Torontonian Chad Barnard's morning coffee run revealed quite the surprise. "I looked up and thought 'what's a camera doing here?'" Barnard said. He discovered the CCTV camera outside his home near Danforth Avenue and Broadview Avenue, aimed directly at his bedroom window of his home. Toronto Police Services spokesperson Connie Osborne said that camera was incorrectly installed, never activated, and promptly removed. But Barnard, who's lived in the neighbourhood for nine years
Five people were treated in hospital for stab wounds in Cranbrook, B.C., after a fight broke out between two rival biker gangs from Alberta, police say. Cranbrook RCMP responded to a report of multiple people fighting at a gas station on Cranbrook Street North at 7 p.m. Friday. Police separated the two groups, RCMP said in a release, and determined they were rival motorcycle gangs from Alberta who were passing through the B.C. city. Shortly after the fight, officers were called to the local hosp
PHOENIX (AP) — In mid-May, partisan investigators hired by Arizona state lawmakers backed off their allegation that the state's most populous county had destroyed its 2020 election database. Confronted with proof that the data still existed, they admitted everything was there. Two months later, the tale lives on. At an event Saturday, former President Donald Trump presented the debunked allegation as a key piece of evidence that the state's electoral votes were stolen from him in 2020. It was on
Recent developments: Even fully vaccinated should be tested if symptomatic, say health officials. Ottawa reported six COVID-19 cases Saturday and no new deaths. What's the latest? Ottawa Public Health (OPH) said an uptick in COVID-19 cases since Ontario's Step 3 reopening is expected, but urged people not to let up on testing and safety measures even if they're fully vaccinated. OPH reported six new cases, and no new deaths on Saturday. One patient is in hospital with COVID-19. WATCH | Ottawa's
NEW YORK (AP) — A statue of George Floyd that was defaced in Brooklyn has been cleaned and is headed for Manhattan's Union Square. The artwork was unveiled on the Juneteenth holiday in a spot on Flatbush Avenue. Five days later on June 24, it was vandalized with black paint and marked with the logo of a white supremacist group. But members of the group that installed the statue painstakingly cleaned it, and local residents and one of Floyd's brothers gathered around it this week to bid farewell
A new Ipsos poll for Global News, ahead of a potential federal election later this summer, finds the Liberals' lead over the Conservatives is narrowing. But as David Akin explains, the Tories are still in trouble, as their vital support in Western Canada sees a sharp decline from last election.
Some Toronto cyclists say they were surprised and frustrated this week after being handed tickets in High Park for biking above the posted speed limit of 20 kilometres per hour. Tracy Osborn said she and her husband were riding downhill on the west side of the park Tuesday morning, when they were each ticketed $125. "For me, it was disbelief: I'm getting my first speeding ticket on a bike," said Osborn, who noted she was riding a commuter bike, and that there weren't many people around at the ti
The remains of an Alberta man missing since June have been found near Crowsnest Pass, police say. RCMP in Crowsnest Pass — 165 kilometres southwest of Calgary — received a report from Alberta Fish and Wildlife on July 20 about possible human remains in a rural area. The Alberta RCMP major crimes and forensics teams went to the scene and identified the remains as Lane Tail Feathers, a 35-year-old man from Fort MacLeod, Alta., who was reported missing by his family on June 20. Tail Feathers had be
U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin said on Saturday that the Afghan security forces' first job was to make sure they could slow the Taliban's momentum before attempting to retake territory, as Afghan forces plan to consolidate forces around strategically important parts of the country. Reuters reported that Afghanistan's military is overhauling its war strategy against the Taliban to concentrate forces around the most critical areas like Kabul and other cities, border crossings and vital infrastructure. "They are consolidating their forces around the key population centers," Austin told reporters during a visit to Alaska.
A 32-year-old man, who was wanted on a surety warrant in two alleged hate-motivated incidents where antisemitic slurs were hurled at victims, has been arrested, Toronto police said Saturday. Michael Park was arrested on the strength of the warrant at 2:30 p.m. on Friday, police said. No additional charges were laid. He will appear at Old City Hall on Saturday. This is Park's third arrest recently. He was initially arrested on July 6 after police were called to Stanley Park in the King Street Wes
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine is home to the last wild Atlantic salmon populations in the U.S., but a new push to protect the fish at the state level is unlikely to land them on the endangered list. Atlantic salmon once teemed in U.S. rivers, but now return from the sea to only a handful of rivers in eastern and central Maine. The fish are protected at the federal level under the U.S. Endangered Species Act, but a coalition of environmental groups and scientists said the fish could be afforded mo
Military divers have returned to Newfoundland waters to finish a job that began two years ago: removing ammunition and explosives from vessels sunk during the Second World War. During the war, in an attempt to prevent iron ore supplies from reaching Allied forces, four ships were sunk by German U-boats off the coast of Bell Island in Newfoundland's Conception Bay. The unexploded ordnance on these ships remained intact for 76 years, until the Joint Task Force Atlantic undertook a mission in July
ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — President Joe Biden led the kind of campaign rally on Friday that was impossible last year because of the pandemic, speaking before nearly 3,000 people in support of a fellow moderate Democrat whose race for Virginia governor could serve as a test of Biden's own strength and coattails. Biden motorcaded across the Potomac River to back Terry McAuliffe, a former governor looking for a second term whose centrist leanings in many ways mirror those of the president. The race is
Many Albertans will be rooting for Canadian athletes over the next couple weeks as they compete at Tokyo 2020, including eight who are from the Edmonton area. The Tokyo Olympics officially started after an opening ceremony Friday morning. The sporting event runs until Aug. 8. Here's a look at some local athletes who competing overseas — some of whom are somewhat new to their sport, but have high hopes of coming home with a medal nonetheless. Marco Arop - 800m Arop, 22, is from Edmonton, but his
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Thousands of residents fled flooded communities and swollen rivers in the Philippine capital and outlying provinces Saturday after days of torrential monsoon rains, which left at least one villager dead, officials said. Officials said they struggled to open more emergency shelters in order to allow social distancing among the displaced residents and prevent evacuation camps from turning into epicenters of COVID-19 infections. In the hard-hit city of Marikina in the cap
MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) — Nicaraguan police placed under house arrest a seventh presidential contender on Saturday, meaning that almost all of those who could have challenged President Daniel Ortega in the Nov. 7 elections have now been detained. Opposition leader Noel Vidaurre was placed under police custody at his home on Saturday, as was political commentator Jaime Arellano. Arellano had been called in for questioning regarding a commentary he wrote criticizing an Ortega speech. Vidaurre was
HMCS Fredericton sailed out of the Halifax Harbour on its fourth deployment Saturday for a nearly six month journey into North Atlantic and European waters. The ship left just after 10 a.m. Saturday. This is the vessel's first mission since it returned to port nearly one year ago after a helicopter crash that claimed the lives of six crew members. The ship's commanding officer Andrew Graham gave a speech just before departure. He said the vessel has an entirely new crew, and that pulling that cr
BUDAPEST (Reuters) -Thousands of Hungarians joined the annual Budapest Pride march on Saturday to support LGBTQ people and protest against a law that limits teaching about homosexuality and transgender issues in schools. Hungary's nationalist Prime Minister Viktor Orban, in power since 2010, has introduced social policies that he says aim to safeguard traditional Christian values from Western liberalism, stoking tensions with the European Union. The European Commission has launched legal action against Orban's government over the new law, which came into force this month, saying it is discriminatory and contravenes European values of tolerance and individual freedom.
Bad news for fans of having a beer while out on a hike or camping trip. That tasty alcohol? Mosquitoes seem to like it just as much as you do. "If you're having a cold beer or two at the end of the day, that can make you more attractive to mosquitoes," said Dan Peach, an entomologist who studies the insects in B.C. and Yukon. It appears to be another bad mosquito year in Yukon, in part because conditions have been just right for them to live long and prosper. "Climate change models predict warme
BLY, Ore. (AP) — Out-of-state crews headed to Montana Saturday to battle a blaze that injured five firefighters as the U.S. West struggled with a series of fires that have ravaged rural lands and destroyed homes. Progress was being made on the nation's largest blaze, the Bootleg Fire in Oregon, but less than half of it was contained, fire officials said. The growth of the sprawling fire had slowed, but increased fire activity was expected Saturday, and thousands of homes remained threatened on i