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Air Canada denies certain compensations claims, calls staff shortages a ‘safety-related issue’

Less than four hours before departure, Ryan Farrell was surprised to learn his flight from Yellowknife to Calgary had been cancelled. Air Canada cited “crew constraints” and rebooked him on a plane leaving 48 hours after the June 17 flight’s original takeoff time. Farrell was even more surprised six weeks later, when he learned his […]

I want my daughter to be proud to be Inuk. That’s why we return home to Great Caribou Island

Monika Rumbolt’s daughter, Abigail Crewe, looks out at Indian Cove from her great grandparents’ boardwalk. (Submitted by Monika Rumbolt) This is a First Person column by Monika Rumbolt, a visual artist who identifies as Inuk from Nunatukavut. She now lives in Labrador City, N.L., with her spouse and daughter. For more information about CBC’s First Person stories, please see […]

Jamp recalls lot of Atorvastatin 40 mg tablets over possible latex contamination

Jamp Pharma Corporation is recalling a lot of Jamp-Atorvastatin 40 mg tablets due to possible latex contamination. A Health Canada advisory on Saturday said a piece of latex was found in one Atorvastatin tablet in lot MHC1403A. The department urged those taking Atorvastatin — commonly to treat high cholesterol and prevent heart attacks — to double-check with a pharmacy to see if the […]

Indigenous teens hope return of lacrosse to Canada Games will inspire future generations

It was a warm, muggy afternoon on Thursday when Kenny Porter picked up his lacrosse stick and headed to the backyard. The 16-year-old from Six Nations of the Grand River in Ontario walked toward his make-shift practice area before firing shots toward a net and a towering backboard with a Haudenosaunee Confederacy flag painted onto it. “I feel like there’s a lot […]

Dutch man Aydin Coban convicted of sexually extorting B.C. teen Amanda Todd

WARNING: This article contains details of sexual extortion and may affect those who have experienced it or know someone affected by it. Dutch national Aydin Coban has been convicted of extortion, two counts of possession of child pornography, child luring and criminal harassment against Amanda Todd, the B.C. teenager whose story spread around the globe after she died by […]

Fisheries official denies coverup allegations over research into endangered B.C. steelhead

A senior official of Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) has denied allegations that the federal government covered up scientific findings on a unique kind of rainbow trout in B.C. in an attempt to justify continuing commercial fishing that endangers the species. The allegations come in part from B.C. Wildlife Federation executive director Jesse Zeman, who said […]

Senegal’s government accuses Canadian police of ‘savagely’ beating Ottawa embassy diplomat

The Republic of Senegal says one of its on-duty diplomats in Ottawa was beaten at her home by police earlier this week, while Quebec’s Gatineau Police Service says its members subdued and arrested a person who was violent toward officers. The Embassy of Senegal posted a French-language news release from its Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Senegalese Abroad about the […]

Judge instructs jury before its deliberations in online extortion case of B.C. teen Amanda Todd

WARNING: This article contains details of sexual extortion and may affect those who have experienced it or know someone affected by it. The B.C. Supreme Court justice in the trial of a Dutch man charged with harassing and extorting teenager Amanda Todd told the jury to “take special care” with the teen’s statements Friday, wrapping a weeks-long trial with […]

Staff shortages cause labour and delivery unit closure at Fort Saskatchewan hospital

Another Alberta hospital has announced a closure due to staffing shortages. Alberta Health Services says the Fort Saskatchewan Community Hospital will temporarily close its obstetrics unit starting Saturday for at least two weeks. The agency says pregnant patients who planned on delivering at the hospital will need to adjust their birth plans to instead deliver […]

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