The Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations (FSIN) says an Indigenous man was assaulted by guards at the Saskatchewan Penitentiary in Prince Albert and is calling for change. FSIN Vice-Chief Edward Dutch Lerat and executive director of justice Jason Stonechild held a news conference in Saskatoon on Thursday about the alleged incident. Darla Fourstar, the mother of Kihiw Fourstar, was present. She said her son was assaulted in his cell by correctional officers. "My message is hard to hear. My
Canada's Mathias Guillemette took silver in the men's elimination race in the fourth round of the UCI Track Champions League in London, England on Friday. The Trois-Rivières, Que., native outlasted 16 other competitors before ultimately falling to American Gavin Hoover. Guillemette topped Hoover in the first round of the competition in Mallorca in November, and has yet to finish off of the podium in four rounds of the competition, with a gold, two silvers and a bronze. Canada's Dylan Bibic — who
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Biden administration officials are toughening their language toward NATO ally Turkey as they try to talk Turkish President Recep Erdogan out of launching a bloody and destabilizing ground offensive against American-allied Kurdish forces in neighboring Syria. Since Nov. 20, after six people died in an Istanbul bombing a week before that Turkey blamed, without evidence, on the U.S. and its Kurdish allies in Syria, Turkey has launched cross-border airstrikes, rockets and s
The emergency departments at two New Brunswick hospitals will be operating at "very reduced capacity" through Monday, according to a news release from Vitalité Health Network. It said the Dr. Georges-L.-Dumont University Hospital Centre in Moncton is facing "a high traffic rate," while the Stella-Maris-de-Kent Hospital in Sainte-Anne-de-Kent has a nursing shortage. The regional health authority said wait times will be longer than usual and patients most in need of care will be seen first. It adv
When 16-year-old Jaida Lee of St. John's played in the male baseball competition at the Canada Summer Games in August, she knew she was making history. What she didn't expect was the ball she used for her first pitch would eventually make it into the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame. "I didn't really think they were being serious," said Lee, standing beside the display case at the Hall of Fame in St. Mary's, Ont. "I definitely didn't expect it." Lee made baseball history at the Canada Summer Games
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Republican John Duarte defeated Democrat Adam Gray on Friday in a new California U.S. House district in the Central Valley farm belt that produced the closest congressional contest in the state this year. With virtually all of the ballots counted, Duarte has just over 50% of the vote. Gray conceded in a statement, saying, “I accept the results and have called to congratulate my opponent.” “This was one of the closest races in the country. More than 130,000 ballots were cast, a
Retired corporal Christine Gauthier, who competed for Canada at the 2016 Paralympics, shocked MPs by testifying that she was offered, in writing, the opportunity for a medically assisted death — and that the Department of Veterans Affairs even offered to provide equipment.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration on Friday placed a well-known Russian paramilitary organization on a list of religious freedom violators alongside a number of notorious terrorist organizations. Secretary of State Antony Blinken announced he had designated the Wagner Group as an “entity of particular concern" for its activities in the Central African Republic. Also on the list are Afghanistan’s Taliban, Nigeria’s Boko Haram, Somalia’s al-Shabab and two factions of the Islamic State gro
A 22-year-old man is in critical condition after being struck by an impaired driver in Montreal's Ville-Marie tunnel early Saturday morning, police say. Sûreté du Québec spokesperson Nicolas Scholtus says the collision occurred around 4:15 a.m., when the man apparently pulled over on the Ville-Marie Expressway and got out of his car to check on a mechanical issue. The man was struck by another car driving east. He was taken to hospital with injuries that are considered to be life-threatening. Sc
MONTREAL — A Superior Court judge says the police security plan for Quebec's 2012 election night had a "major flaw" that permitted a gunman to carry out a deadly attack. Justice Philippe Bélanger has awarded a total of nearly $292,000 in damages to four stagehands who were working at a downtown Montreal venue where then-premier-elect Pauline Marois of the Parti Québécois was delivering a victory speech on Sept. 4, 2012. A lone gunman shot dead one of their colleagues at the rear of the venue and
In a public letter addressed to the chair of Ontario's Big City Mayors (OBCM) Cam Guthrie, the Ford government says it will be launching a third-party audit of select municipalities across the province. This announcement follows concerns raised over Bill 23, which will freeze, reduce and exempt certain development fees. Municipalities have said that the legislation will leave them paying for a reduction in developer fees, while conservation authorities have said the law weakens their role as man
MOSCOW (AP) — Former U.S. intelligence contractor Edward Snowden, who fled prosecution after revealing highly classified surveillance programs, has received a Russian passport and taken the citizenship oath, Russian news agencies quoted his lawyer as saying Friday. Lawyer Anatoly Kucherena was reported as saying that Snowden got the passport and took the oath on Thursday, about three months after Russian President Vladimir Putin granted him citizenship. The reports did not specify whether Snowde
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A woman in western Newfoundland believes online thieves have taken most of her savings, after the money started to disappear from her account earlier this year. Bernetta Serrick checked her account balance on a mobile banking app on a Friday in mid-August. She says she was baffled to see her money had been going missing in large sums. "I seen all these transactions, $5,000 here, $4,000-something here, going different places," she said. She waited until her local Bank of Montreal branch opened th
University of Windsor has committed to making changes after a financial review by the Auditor General of Ontario scrutinized the school's governance structure, financial planning and heavy reliance on international students from a few countries. The Nov. 30 report, in which the Auditor General of Ontario (AGO) reviewed four universities across the province, provides 14 recommendations to the University of Windsor that range from tracking progress of international students post graduation to impr
HALIFAX — Nova Scotia’s Environment Department has renewed the industrial approval for the Donkin coal mine in Cape Breton for the next seven years. The department says it has set out “stringent terms and conditions” to the underground mine’s owners — Kameron Coal Management Ltd. — for the continued operation of the mine. Under the terms, the company must take steps to deal with industrial noise and must provide reports twice a year on the performance of a degasification system that must be oper
After a meeting with union leaders in Calgary Federal NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh took aim at Premier Danielle Smith's Alberta Sovereignty Within a United Canada Act. Singh says the act is both undemocratic and an unwelcome "distraction" from the struggles residents of the province are now suffering through.
OTTAWA — The president of a national Inuit organization says he cannot support federal legislation to create a national reconciliation council. The legislation which will create a board of directors to oversee Ottawa's implementation of the 94 calls to action from the Truth and Reconciliation Commission. At a press conference in Ottawa, Natan Obed says the bill could result in recommendations "that may be completely out of sync" with Inuit positions. And he says if the Liberal government had eng