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
CALGARY — Betsy Jameson found a yellow piece of paper in 2017 when she cleaned out her office after retiring from the history department at the University of Calgary. The paper, faded and slightly stained, had the names and phone numbers of three doctors in New York and New Jersey. It was from the summer of 1967 when she was a 20-year-old student training to be a hall adviser at a college residence in Ohio. The names were doctors who would perform abortions at a time when it was illegal in most
A team of researchers from Newfoundland and Labrador are part of a project to search the Antarctic Ocean for the elusive colossal squid.
Over 4,000 Nova Scotia Power customers in Colchester and Cumberland counties were without power for seven hours following the theft of copper wire at a substation in Debert. The outage, which lasted from 5:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, affected customers in an area from Lower Wentworth to Lower Onslow. Nova Scotia Power has reported a number of outages caused by thefts in recent years, including outages in Parrsboro and the Halifax area this year. MORE TOP STORIES
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Parts of Canada recorded the coldest temperatures on the planet Friday morning!
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
Bad weather left thousands of Quebecers out of power Saturday. As of 6:30 p.m, Hydro-Québec said strong winds had caused 281 outages across the province. The utility reported that 60,300 customers were without power by the end of the afternoon. The situation seemed to get worse every half hour, with the hardest-hit regions being Montérégie and the Laurentians. Hydro-Québec recorded 93 outages affecting 24,008 customers in Montérégie and 51 outages affecting 12,076 customers in the Laurentians. T
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
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
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
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Canadians captured three medals in the final stage of the UCI Track Champions League on Saturday, with Kelsey Mitchell, Sarah Van Dam and Maggie Coles-Lyster landing on the podium in London, England. Mitchell, the Tokyo 2020 Olympic champion in the sprint, fell to France's Mathilde Gros in the final, trailing by 0.017 seconds, after winning each of her heats to that point. The 29-year-old from Sherwood Park, Alta., fell short of the final in the first four stages of the Track Champions League sp
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
Migrant deaths in the Mediterranean are "unacceptable and almost always avoidable," Pope Francis said on Friday, renewing a call for policymakers across the region to address the issue in a manner "beneficial to all." The 85-year-old pontiff, son of Italian immigrants to Argentina, often speaks up for the rights of migrants, and has repeatedly denounced how the Mediterranean has turned into a "vast cemetery." "The inability to find common solutions [on migration] continues to lead to an unacceptable and almost always avoidable loss of lives, especially in the Mediterranean," Francis said in a message to Rome Med 2022, a foreign policy conference.
There's no doubt that the respiratory virus season is hitting hard and fast this year. It's forcing hospitals across Canada to make some desperate changes. As Marney Blunt reports, all this comes amid cautions from the World Health Organization, as drastic measures are being considered worldwide to slow virus spread.
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
CALGARY — Federal NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh says Alberta's proposed sovereignty act is undemocratic and an unwelcome distraction from the struggles residents of the province are facing. After a meeting Friday with union leaders in Calgary, Singh took aim at the bill Premier Danielle Smith introduced on Tuesday. Smith has described it as a deliberately confrontational tool to reset the relationship with a federal government she accuses of interfering in constitutionally protected areas of provinci
Halifax Regional Police are turning to the public for help investigating a stabbing in downtown Halifax on Friday night. Officers responded to a report of an assault with a weapon in the 5000 block of Salter Street, near the waterfront, at 8:53 p.m. They found a person who had been stabbed. That person was taken to hospital with potentially serious injuries, police said in a news release. The release, issued just before 10 p.m. Friday, stated that investigators were at the scene. Members of the
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