WASHINGTON (AP) — Former President Donald Trump has made no secret of his long list of political enemies. It just wasn't clear until now how far he would go to try to punish them. Two House Democrats disclosed this week that their smartphone data was secretly obtained by the Trump Justice Department as part of an effort to uncover the source of leaks related to the investigation of Russian-related election interference. It was a stunning revelation that one branch of government was using its pow
RCMP have identified a murder victim who was found at home in Naramata, B.C., on Wednesday as 57 year-old Kathleen Richardson and say they suspect her death is linked to a double homicide which occurred in May. Penticton police discovered Richardson's body inside a home in the 3900 block of 3 Street in the small community of Naramata as they were investigating the deaths of two brothers, Erick Fryer, 29, and Carlos Fryer, 31. A couple came across the bodies of the two men from Kamloops in a remo
Edmonton police are investigating a collision in southeast Edmonton after a mattress fell off the back of a truck and struck a motorcycle. Police said they were called to a single vehicle collision on Whitemud Drive just west of 66th Street around 10:30 a.m. Officers were told a motorcycle rider travelling westbound was knocked off his bike by a mattress that fell off a truck ahead in the same lane. Emergency Medical Services responded and took a man in his 40s to hospital with non-life-threaten
Indigenous leaders in Saskatchewan are calling on Catholics to stand in solidarity with residential school survivors by not attending church services. Felix Thomas, chief of the Kinistin Saulteaux Nation northeast of Saskatoon, asked Friday for Catholic worshippers to make their feelings known by praying at home instead. "Something that everybody and every Christian can do is have that show of solidarity and not show up for church on Sunday," said Thomas. "If it’s not this Sunday, pick a Sunday.
BEIJING (AP) — Top U.S. and Chinese diplomats appear to have had another sharply worded exchange, with Beijing saying it told the U.S. to cease interfering in its internal affairs and accusing Washington of politicizing the search for the origin of the COVID-19 pandemic. Senior Chinese foreign policy adviser Yang Jiechi and Secretary of State Antony Blinken held a phone call Friday that revealed wide divisions in a number of contentious areas, including the curtailing of freedoms in Hong Kong an
Recent developments: Ottawa reported 13 new COVID-19 cases and one death Saturday. An Ottawa couple is taking staycations to a whole new level. What's the latest? The Ontario government announced Saturday that the wait between the first and second doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine can be shortened from 12 weeks to eight weeks. Patients can also now choose between a second dose of AstraZeneca or an mRNA vaccine, such as Pfizer or Moderna, with an eight to 12 week interval, the government said. The
Alberta Health Services is suing Calgary mayoral candidate Kevin J. Johnston for $1.3 million following months of threats against its employees on various web broadcasts and online video streams hosted by the self-appointed spokesperson for pandemic deniers and those who oppose public health restrictions. The defamation lawsuit, filed at the Calgary Courts Centre, notes 15 times Johnston posted hateful commentary about two health inspectors in particular, including "suggesting the plaintiffs wou
Spring and summer are "kitten season," and the P.E.I. Humane Society wants people to know what to do if they come across kittens that appear to be abandoned. The organization receives 250 to 500 kittens every spring and summer, from unspayed female cats. "It's unique to every situation — in some cases the way it's discovered there are kittens is unfortunately mum gets hurt, sometimes hit by a car, and the kittens are found on the side of the road," said Ashley MacLeod, the shelter's development