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AFN national chief calls for Queen to apologize for past wrongs

The national chief of the Assembly of First Nations said late Wednesday the Queen must apologize for the Crown’s “ongoing failure to fulfil its treaty agreements” with Indigenous peoples, and suggested there should be some “restitution” for harms perpetrated by the Canadian government in her name. RoseAnne Archibald met with Prince Charles today at a reception in […]

Monkeypox cases under investigation in Canada as outbreak spreads in Europe, U.S.

Health officials in Quebec are investigating more than a dozen cases of suspected monkeypox in Canada, after U.S. and European health officials confirmed rising cases of the rare infectious disease — suggesting a wider outbreak may be happening globally. Radio-Canada reported Wednesday that Montreal public health officials are investigating at least 13 cases flagged by […]

Father of abandoned ‘Baby Angelica’ found guilty of murdering wife in Jamaica

A father embroiled in an infamous 2009 child abandonment case in Toronto is now facing a minimum 15-year sentence in Jamaica after being found guilty of murdering his wife seven years ago, according to Crown prosecutors. Former Toronto resident Alphanso Warren was arrested by Jamaican police in 2015. Officials say he stabbed his wife Stephanie Warren to death in a […]

Hundreds in B.C. are still in urgent need of flood relief, community volunteers say

Gathered around a fire, three flood-affected residents chat, share stories and laugh together at the Yarrow Food Hub. Victoria Kuit offers the group fresh sandwiches and snacks as they talk about the aftermath of last November’s devastating rainfall across southwest British Columbia and how they’re still tring to build back their homes, livelihoods and mental health. When properties across the Fraser Valley […]

‘Protect your wallet and your heart,’ warns woman after finding Ontario beau’s romance scam links

A man from Waterloo region in Ontario who was found guilty of scamming multiple women out of over a reported $150,000 some 15 years ago is once again facing fraud charges — after one of his former flames took the investigation into her own hands. In 2006, Jivesh Jagota was dubbed the Online Casanova and convicted of defrauding a dozen local women, […]

Chelsea Poorman’s father says Vancouver police lied, mishandled investigation into daughter’s disappearance

The father of Chelsea Poorman says police lied to him and mishandled his daughter’s case from the moment she was reported missing 20 months ago up until they announced her death in late April and categorized it as not suspicious. Mike Kiernan says he can’t help but wonder if the Vancouver Police Department would have taken […]

Skyrocketing gas prices leave Cavendish, P.E.I., tourism operators struggling to find staff

Business owners in P.E.I.’s largest seasonal resort area are hoping for a busy summer following two years of COVID-19 restrictions — but many are struggling to find staff for the upcoming tourist season. Cavendish, on P.E.I.’s North Coast, is known for its white sand beaches, coastal trails and campgrounds. It’s the home of Green Gables Heritage Place, the […]

Shelagh Rogers awarded Symons Medal

Shelagh Rogers’ career at the CBC goes back decades. (Submitted by Confederation Centre of the Arts) Veteran CBC broadcaster Shelagh Rogers has been awarded the annual Symons Medal, which recognizes an individual who has made an exceptional contribution to Canadian life. The Symons Medal is named after Prof. Thomas H.B. Symons, the founding president of […]

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