Category: Special Sections

Penitentiary staff arrested in killing of Indigenous inmate in St. John’s

Police have arrested an undisclosed number of correctional officers in connection to the death of Jonathan Henoche, an Indigenous man housed at Her Majesty’s Penitentiary while awaiting trial on murder charges. The Royal Newfoundland Constabulary issued a statement on Monday afternoon confirming several arrests, but would not say who exactly was charged, how many correctional officers were […]

Ottawa developing new refund regulations for large-scale flight cancellations

The federal government is developing new regulations to protect passengers in the event of another catastrophic event that results in large-scale flight cancellations.  “The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted a gap in the air passenger protection framework, which did not foresee the potential for large-scale and lengthy flight cancellations and groundings of air carrier fleets […]

Have you seen this 1,300-kg. slab of B.C. jade? It was stolen from a Cache Creek store

Jarrett Fitzpatrick was driving home to Ashcroft, B.C., late Saturday night when something caught his eye.  In front of the Cariboo Jade and Gift Shoppe in Cache Creek, a truck pulling a flat-deck trailer with an excavator in it was out front.  “I’ve lived here my whole life,” Fitzpatrick said. “I knew that was out of place.” […]

Canada halts flights from U.K. in response to new coronavirus strain

Canada joined several European nations by halting flights from the U.K. on Sunday in an effort to prevent a new, more contagious strain of the coronavirus from spreading to this country. CBC News obtained a Notice to Airmen (NOTAM) issued by Transport Canada stating that all commercial, private and charter flights transporting passengers from the U.K. will be suspended […]

Immigrants face financial, emotional ruin as plans to resettle in Canada are clipped by COVID-19

Those who were on the verge of immigrating to Canada before the pandemic struck say the government’s sluggish effort to renew their immigration documents is causing them profound financial and emotional stress. Thousands of approved applicants have been trapped in limbo because border closures delayed their departures, resulting in expired authorizations. Many had already sold […]

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