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Here's the latest for Monday June 27th: Russian missiles hit Kyiv; Biden to pledge more advanced surface-to-air missile system for Ukraine; Pride parades in major US cities; NASA launches rocket from Australia.
In 1972, Nolan Bushnell and Ted Dabney founded pioneering arcade games company Atari in California. (June 27)
For the first time, a free shuttle bus service will ferry nature lovers to some of the most popular spots in Gatineau Park during the summer. Saturday marked the start of the pilot project, which will run every weekend until Aug. 28. Regular shuttles have operated every fall for a three-week period, and that will still continue. "We're making Gatineau Park more accessible, more equitable for people who either don't own a private car or don't have access to one or don't want to drive," said Tobi
There were 45 active wildfires in the N.W.T. as of Sunday afternoon, the majority of which are in the North and South Slave. According to the N.W.T. wildfire update website, all 45 are being responded to. Chris Tourangeau is the North Slave regional duty officer, fire behaviour and ignition specialist with the Department of Environment and Natural Resources. The weather has made the conditions easy for fires to start and that the majority of wildfires in the N.W.T. are caused by lightning, he to
Protesters at a Montreal abortion rights rally in solidarity with Americans following the reversal of Roe v. Wade by the United States Supreme Court say they fear the decision will lead to a rise in anti-abortion sentiment in Quebec and the rest of Canada. Hundreds of Quebecers of all ages gathered outside the Montreal courthouse Sunday afternoon amid sweltering heat, carrying signs that said, "Solidarity and rage," "My body, my choice" and "Access to abortion is a human right." Law student Cele
LONDON (AP) — Former Chelsea goalkeeper Petr Cech will leave his role as technical and performance adviser at the Premier League club this week. Cech's departure was announced Monday in the latest change under Chelsea's new ownership, which recently said sporting director Marina Granovskaia is also moving on. “With the club under new ownership, I feel now is the right time for me to step aside,” said Cech, who spent 11 seasons as a player at Stamford Bridge before taking the advisory role in 201
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.
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland’s conservative ruling party leader pushed back Sunday against what he described as Western views on LGBTQ rights. Jaroslaw Kaczynski, the head of the Law and Justice party, described a theoretical situation in which a person named Wladyslaw, which is traditionally a male name, comes to work asking to be called Zosia, a traditionally female name. “And according to what we are recommended from the West that everyone should obey it,” Kaczynski said at a rally in Grudzia
Conservation groups have been doing a lot of work lately to give people virtual access to important ecological areas in the Maritimes, but if that's given you the itch to go in person this summer, there are special precautions to take, according to two people who make a living promoting outdoor adventures. "These are not the places we want to start going bushwhacking," said Jan-Sebastian LaPierre, of Dartmouth-based marketing company A For Adventure. You probably should not go with a big group,
Two more Royal Canadian Navy vessels have departed from Halifax to join an ongoing NATO operation. HMCS Kingston and HMCS Summerside, each carrying crews of 46, set sail late Sunday morning to join Operation Reassurance in the Baltic Sea and North Atlantic. A crowd of family and friends gathered to watch the vessels depart. Both ships will be a part of a NATO mine countermeasures group. The sounds of the Stadacona Band of the Royal Canadian Navy surrounded the jetty as the vessels prepared for t
Abortion rights defenders gather outside US Supreme Court and in New York.View on euronews
NEW YORK (AP) — Parades celebrating LGBTQ pride kick off in some of America's biggest cities Sunday amid new fears about the potential erosion of freedoms won through decades of activism. The annual marches in New York, San Francisco, Chicago and elsewhere take place just two days after one conservative justice on the Supreme Court signaled, in a ruling on abortion, that the court should reconsider the right to same-sex marriage recognized in 2015. That warning shot came after a year of legislat
KELOWNA, B.C. — Kelowna RCMP say the discovery of a body on recently flooded farm property has been identified as the woman who disappeared earlier this month with her dog in the British Columbia city's Mission Creek area. The Mounties say in a statement family members were notified and confirmed the woman's identity. Chelsea Cordno, 31, and her German shepherd JJ were reported missing June 14 after she planned to walk the Mission Greenway bordering Mission Creek, which had been raging due to hi
With the price of gas where it is, increasing credit card fees are making selling gas unsustainable for some retailers on P.E.I., says the Convenience Industry Council of Canada. The council is asking the Island Regulatory and Appeals Commission, which regulates the price of gas on P.E.I., to increase retail profit margins temporarily by three cents per litre. Retail margins for gas are fixed on P.E.I. at between six and seven cents per litre on self-serve and six and 10.5 cents per litre on ful
Highlights of this day in history: President John F. Kennedy rallies West Berlin during the Cold War; The U.N. Charter is signed; Scientists complete first rough map of the human genetic code; Charlie Chaplin's 'The Gold Rush' premieres. (June 26)
One person is dead after a vehicle left the road in Murray River, P.E.I., Monday morning. RCMP Sgt. Shaun Coady said police were called to the scene by a passing motorist at about 7:30 a.m. Coady said the car left the road on Route 4, between routes 24 and 17, and crashed into a wooded area. "The driver of the vehicle suffered serious injuries and died at the scene," he said. "We're trying to determine any factors that may have come into play to cause the vehicle to leave the roadway, whether sp
One of the three people accused of killing an 18-year-old in Moncton has been sent for a psychiatric evaluation following a court appearance Monday. Riley Robert Sheldon Philips, 18, Hunter Nash England, 20 and Jerek John England, 23, are all charged with first-degree murder in connection with the April 25 shooting death of Joedin Lloyd Leger. All three were separately charged in mid-June. During separate appearances by phone in Moncton provincial court Monday morning, the original charges were
WASHINGTON (AP) — The end of Roe v. Wade started in the Senate. It was the Senate Republican partnership with President Donald Trump to confirm conservative judges, and transform the federal judiciary, that paved the way for the Supreme Court's landmark ruling to overturn the constitutional right to abortion. Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell set the strategy in motion, engineering the Supreme Court's makeover by blocking President Barack Obama's 2016 nomination of then-Judge Merrick Garl
Pride parades kicked off in some of America’s biggest cities Sunday amid new fears about the potential erosion of freedoms after after at least one Supreme Court justice signaled that the court could reconsider the right to same-sex marriage. (June 27)
U.S. President Joe Biden and Chinese President Xi Jinping are expected to speak in the next few weeks, U.S. national security adviser Jake Sullivan said on Monday, citing growing convergence among NATO and G7 members about the challenge China poses. The Group of Seven rich democracies will address China's non-market economic practices, its approach to debt and its human rights actions in a communique on Tuesday, while a NATO strategic concept to be released later this week would address China in "ways that are unprecedented," he said.