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RED LAKE, Minn. (AP) — A man was charged Wednesday in the killing of a Red Lake Nation police officer who was fatally shot while responding to a call to a residence on the tribe’s reservation in northwestern Minnesota. David Donnell Jr., 28, of Redby, was charged in federal court with one count of second-degree murder and four counts of assault with a dangerous weapon in the death of Officer Ryan Bialke. The 37-year-old Bialke was killed Tuesday after he went to Donnell's home on a report of a s
Canadian forward Deanne Rose has signed with England's Reading FC. The 22-year-old from Alliston, Ont., currently at the Olympics in Tokyo, spent the last four years at the University of Florida. Rose has 10 goals and eight assists in 58 appearances for Canada. "At the age of 22, she already has over 50 caps for Canada, which is very impressive and it shows you the ability of the player we've secured," Reading manager Kelly Chambers said in a statement. "Deanne is extremely ambitious, and is a p
China's new ambassador to Washington, Qin Gang, on Wednesday wished the United States victory against COVID-19 and said great potential awaited bilateral relations, striking an optimistic tone as he arrived at his new post amid deeply strained ties. Qin's arrival comes days after high-level talks in the northern Chinese city of Tianjin between U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman and senior Chinese diplomats ended with both sides signaling that the other must make concessions for ties to improve. Qin, 55, a vice foreign minister whose recent past portfolios have included European affairs and protocol, is replacing China's longest serving ambassador to the United States, Cui Tiankai, 68, who last month announced his departure after eight years in Washington.
Correction: Second paragraph should read A former councillor of the Michel First Nation... As probable burial sites of children who didn’t survive residential schools are being identified across the country and discussions of repatriation of their remains take place, Jodi Calahoo Stonehouse feels the pain of it all so very deeply. A former councillor of the Michel First Nation in Alberta, she’s one among a people without a land. “I think our loss is… amplified during this process,” said Stonehou
Officials with British Columbia's wildfire service say low humidity and hot temperatures arriving this week are fuelling aggressive activity at some fires. That's after a modest reprieve from lightning strikes and higher winds had reduced the number of new fires that started in recent days as crews battle some 250wildfires across B.C. Forrest Tower, a spokesman with the wildfire service, said the out-of-control Sparks Lake fire northwest of Kamloops has grown to nearly 655 square kilometres. Tow
A community endeavour that started with six gardens in 2013 and currently supports over 35 gardens in the city and area has expanded this year to include projects with AMHS and at the Highway 15 Walking the Path of Peace Together site, maintained by the Kingston Indigenous Languages Nest and community members. The Community Investment Fund between the United Way and City of Kingston has allowed for the Loving Spoonful to expand its' successful community garden project to include support for the
LOS ANGELES (AP) — “Arthur” will soon come to an end. PBS Kids plans to end the long-running children’s series after 25 seasons, said an original developer of the show during a podcast released Wednesday. The final season will air in 2022. Kathy Waugh, who was a guest on the Finding DW podcast, said the animated series is no longer in production. She said the show's wrap party was two years ago. “I think (PBS) made a mistake, and I think ‘Arthur’ should come back and I know I’m not alone in thin
OTTAWA — Afghan interpreters and Canadian veterans say the Immigration Department is failing Afghans who worked with Canada in the war-torn country, despite an announcement last week to fast-track their resettlement. Rahim, who worked as an interpreter with Canadian soldiers via NATO in 2016-17 and whose full name is not being disclosed for safety reasons, says Taliban fighters burned his father's home to the ground on Monday in punishment for his service to coalition forces. He is staying with
CALGARY — Alberta is ending isolation requirements for people who test positive for COVID-19 and their close contacts as cases climb in the province. Dr. Deena Hinshaw, Alberta's chief medical officer of health, announced a two-phased approach Wednesday to eliminate the few remaining public health orders in the province. Starting Thursday, close contacts will no longer be notified of exposure by contact tracers nor will they be legally required to isolate — although it still recommended. The pro
Increased logging activities have endangered B.C. 's Interior rainforests and, if left unchecked, may lead to their ecological collapse in a decade, warns a new international study. In an article published last week in the journal Land, conservation scientists from Prince George, B.C., as well as Oregon and Australia say industrial logging has eliminated 2.7 million hectares of forest in the province's Interior wet belt bio-region over the past 50 years — including more than 500,000 hectares of
All of Canada’s medals at Tokyo 2020 have been won by women so far, and one former Olympian says the success of female athletes in the Olympics is a result of Canada investing heavily in their training and development.
BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — The city of Berkeley will start serving vegan food at public events, jails, senior centers and other city buildings after the city council approved a resolution that calls for the progressive city to cut by half its spending on animal-based products by 2024. The first-of-its-kind measure approved Tuesday and co-authored by Berkeley Mayor Jesse Arreguín requires the city to offer plant-based foods, including vegetables, fruits, whole grains, legumes, nuts and seeds at publ
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The University of Arkansas Board of Trustees on Wednesday approved a plan to keep a statue of the late Sen. J. William Fulbright on its flagship campus, despite calls to remove it because of his opposition to integration. The board approved a resolution that calls for keeping the statue at its current location on the Fayetteville campus, but with “contextualization" about Fulbright's legacy. The resolution cites a new Arkansas law that prohibits removing or relocating mo
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — As he rallied conservatives on Wednesday, one of the Republican Party's most prominent rising stars mocked new government recommendations calling for more widespread use of masks to blunt a coronavirus surge. “Did you not get the CDC’s memo?” Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis joked before an almost entirely unmasked audience of activists and lawmakers crammed into an indoor hotel ballroom in Salt Lake City. “I don’t see you guys complying.” From Texas to South Dakota, Republican le
B.C. Parks has closed several climbing areas on the popular rock wall known as the Chief following a significant rockfall early Tuesday morning. The areas along the Grand Wall and Western Dihedrals are closed until further notice, according to the provincial agency. Squamish RCMP said there were no injuries. Paul Adam, the manager at the Centre for Natural Hazards Research at SFU said that this is one of the biggest rockfalls on The Chief in the last 60 years. Adam says he suspects it is due to
The Prince Albert Police Service says they've taken a woman into custody in connection with a homicide that occurred earlier this year. Loretta Lynn Sakebow, 33, was arrested without incident on Wednesday evening. Sakebow was wanted in connection with the homicide of Jeremy Starblanket of Ahtahkakoop Cree Nation. The 29-year-old's body was found on March 20 in a home on the 500 block of 5th St. E. after an explosion blew the building off of its foundation and then ignited the home. Sakebow was w
The community of Watson Lake represents about 3.5 per cent of Yukon's total population, but as of Tuesday it had more than a third of the territory's active COVID-19 cases — and local leaders hope it's a wake-up call for more people to get vaccinated. "You know, people see that it's continuing to infect people and people are starting to, again, realize that it's not going to go away," said Mayor Chris Irvin. "We can't force people to get the vaccine. And hopefully people will take some time to e
SEOUL (Reuters) -Samsung Electronics Co Ltd on Thursday forecast strong demand for memory chips in the second half and a recovery in the mobile market to 2019 levels, in a sign the global economy is getting back on track from the coronavirus pandemic. The world's top maker of memory chips and smartphones posted a 54% jump in operating profit for the second quarter, its strongest result in more than two years, supported by high chip prices and better than expected demand. "For the second half, market conditions are expected to be favourable for the component business," Samsung said in a statement.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — “Better Call Saul” star Bob Odenkirk had a “heart related incident” when he collapsed on the show's New Mexico set, and his condition is stable as he recovers at a hospital, his representatives said Wednesday. “We can confirm Bob is in stable condition after experiencing a heart related incident," the statement said. "He and his family would like to express gratitude for the incredible doctors and nurses looking after him, as well as his cast, crew and producers who have staye
Saskatchewan's far north had the highest rates of COVID-19 cases in Canada last week, and it's only gotten higher in the days since. Data from Health Canada indicates that the province's far north had a rate of 220 COVID-19 cases per 100,000 people in the week leading up to July 21. During the same period, the national rate was just 8 per 100,000 people. The relatively large rate is because of outbreaks and the region's limited population. Saskatchewan's far north includes the far northwest, far