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A search is ongoing in the Atlantic Ocean for a missing sailboat with three people aboard. A vessel named Strange Situation was reported overdue while en route from Bermuda to Lunenburg harbour. According to the U.S Coast Guard tweet, the 50-foot (15 metre) sloop departed Bermuda on May 16 and was scheduled to arrive in Lunenburg by May 25. Joint Rescue Coordination Centre Halifax confirms the search area has expanded beyond the Canadian Search and Rescue Region. A public affairs spokesperson co
Maddie did it!!!! With the help of her life jacket & Mom holding her collar, Maddie went down the steps into the pool , enjoyed a little swim & relaxed on the floatie! After two swimming lessons, Maddie is comfortable getting into the pool at home & paddling around the shallow end where she can stand up. Go Maddie!!!
TOKYO (AP) — Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa asked for urgent international help on Thursday as his country suffers from a financial crisis. “We are presently undergoing a severe economic crisis that has profoundly impacted the lives of all Sri Lankans, resulting in social unrest,” Rajapaksa said in a video message to an international conference in Tokyo. “We urgently require the assistance of our friends in the international community" to ensure that our immediate needs such as medicine
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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Adam Conover is certain that laughing and thinking at the same time is both possible and downright synergistic. He tested the approach in “Adam Ruins Everything,” in which he punctured conventional wisdom on matters ranging from charity to jaywalking. He's back with “The G Word" — that's “G” for government — a six-episode Netflix series now streaming that's aptly described as a comedy-documentary hybrid. A comic and writer from a family of scientists, Conover digs into how the
Update May 26, 3:51 pm: About 24 hours after CBC contacted Service Canada and Citizenship and Immigration, passport officials phoned the Williams's to tell them their children's passports would be processed Thursday and ready for pick up May 30 in Surrey, in time for their Disneyland trip on June 3. Ask Barb Walter's family, and they'll tell you the 56-year-old grandmother would give anything for her loved ones. But since they found out she has terminal cancer, the family said they have been scr
U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson has apologized following the release of a report blaming him and senior officials for a string of alcohol-fuelled parties at 10 Downing Street that broke the government’s own COVID-19 lockdown rules.
Two teenage sisters say a man yelled racial slurs and slapped one of them outside the fast-food restaurant in St. John's where they work. Asmahan and Malak Al Salloum say they were on a break from their part-time jobs at the Mary's Diner on Torbay Road around 9 p.m. on May 6 when a man started yelling at them. "He was telling us, 'I don't know what you're up to' and 'Why are you here?'" said Malak, who is in Grade 9. Asmahan is graduating from high school this year. The sisters say they were tar
A Halifax man faces charges of attempted murder and aggravated assault after a "physical altercation" early Wednesday. Halifax Regional Police said officers went to a residence on Sylvia Avenue at 3:30 a.m. after getting reports of a disturbance. "Two men who are known to one another were involved in a physical altercation," Const. Nicolas Gagnon said. The victim, a 41-year-old man, was taken to hospital for non-life-threatening injuries. A 43-year-old man was arrested at the scene and was charg
Six months after an outbreak was declared in the Baffin Island community, 31 people have been identified with active tuberculosis and 108 have been diagnosed with latent TB. Announcing the Pangnirtung outbreak in November, Chief Public Health Officer Dr. Michael Patterson said the declaration was prompted by a growing number of TB patients in the community of about 1,600 that could not be linked to previously known cases. Tuberculosis is a treatable illness and those with symptoms are urged to g
A 58-year-old man was struck and killed by a falling tree in Hastings County on Saturday as the powerful derecho storm swept through the area, Ontario Provincial Police say. The man had gotten out of his vehicle in a remote area within the Municipality of Marmora & Lake, which is about 50 kilometres north of Belleville, Ont., when he was struck by the tree at about 3:30 p.m., according to Central Hastings OPP spokesperson Const. Barbra Hunter. He was taken to hospital by Hastings-Quinte Paramedi
ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkey’s central bank kept its main interest rate unchanged for a fifth month running on Thursday despite an annual inflation rate of nearly 70%. The bank said it would keep its policy rate “constant” at 14%, arguing inflation was driven by geopolitical developments and the “temporary effects of pricing formations." The bank set its expectation for disinflation to begin following measures for price stability and the resolution of an ongoing regional conflict, an apparent referenc
Rhode Island surfer Dan Fischer is using the healing power of the ocean to help families coping with a loss. He etches their loved one’s name onto one of his surfboards and takes them out into the ocean for “one last wave.” (May 27)
GASPÉ, Que. — Fisheries and Oceans Canada says its search mission has failed to locate an endangered North Atlantic right whale that was spotted last week entangled in some type of gear east of Gaspé, Que. The 14-year-old female known as Sundog was last seen on May 19. The department says its aircraft will resume regular right whale surveillance activities but will continue to watch for the entangled whale. It says marine mammal rescue agencies will mobilize if the whale is spotted. There are ab
It's been more than six years since Mekayla Bali disappeared. The then 16-year-old was last seen on April 12, 2016 in Yorkton, Sask. On Wednesday, Washington State Patrol and Saskatchewan RCMP unveiled new Homeward Bound trucks in Blaine, Wash., that feature Mekayla. The Homeward Bound program is a collaboration between Kam-Way Transportation and Washington State Patrol's Missing and Unidentified Persons Unit. It places age-advanced photos on semi-trailers that travel across North America in hop
Welcoming a baby into the home is a blessing. But it can also be stressful and expensive. Personal Finance expert Rubina Ahmed-Haq has some tips for new parents, and an update on the baby formula shortage south of the border.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Many voters in heavily Democratic Los Angeles are seething over rising crime and homelessness and that could prompt the city to take a turn to the political right for the first time in decades. One of the leading candidates for mayor is Rick Caruso, a pro-business billionaire Republican-turned-Democrat who sits on the board of the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and is promising to expand spending on police, not defund them. At another time, the high-end mall and resort
President Joe Biden signs an executive order on policing Wednesday, the second anniversary of George Floyd's death. (May 25)
A man shot dead by police after reports of a person with a rifle forced several schools into lockdown in Toronto Thursday in fact had a pellet gun, Ontario's police watchdog says. The Special Investigations Unit (SIU) also says the man was 27. The watchdog agency said Friday that police were called to the scene just before 1 p.m. and located the man about 20 minutes later. He was pronounced dead at about 1:40 p.m. Toronto Police Chief James Ramer said officers were called to the Port Union area
While big brother Brenden Aaronson appears to be headed to the Premier League and possibly the World Cup, Paxten Aaronson is poised to break out on his own. Paxten, 18, is a product of the Philadelphia Union's academy system, just like his brother. Both signed homegrown contracts with the Major League Soccer club. The younger Aaronson played more than 45 minutes for the Union on Sunday, coming in as a sub in Philadelphia's 2-0 victory over Portland. It was his longest stint on field in MLS play