OTTAWA – A final report on last year’s deadly Snowbird crash in British Columbia is flagging the pilot’s actions in the moments after his plane struck a bird while taking off. Flight-safety investigators say Capt. Richard MacDougall tried to turn his Tutor jet and return to the Kamloops Airport where […]

By Kelly Geraldine Malone
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The mayor of a small Alberta border town says semi-trailers rolling through the community serve as a constant reminder of the pandemic’s effect on the lives of community members. “It’s almost like somebody just erased a year,” says Jim Willett, the mayor of Coutts. The world’s longest undefended border was […]

TORONTO – Ontario plans to spend billions to fight the COVID-19 pandemic, help small businesses and support families. The province has unveiled a $186.1-billion budget that also shows a $33.1 billion deficit, which the government says will take until 2029 to eliminate. The spending plan contains $6.7 billion for pandemic-related […]

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PIKANGIKUM, Ont. – A northwestern Ontario First Nation has expelled provincial police from its borders over unspecified allegations of misconduct. Chief Dean Owen of Pikangikum First Nation says the police force lost the community’s trust due to alleged misconduct involving officers that “occurred over many years.” A spokesman for the […]

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BEIJING – The second of Canada’s “two Michaels” went on trial in Beijing on Monday after being detained for more than two years in apparent retaliation for the arrest in Vancouver of a top executive of Chinese telecom giant Huawei. The trial of former diplomat Michael Kovrig on spying charges […]

By Maan Alhmidi
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OTTAWA, Ill. – Canada’s COVID-19 vaccination drive is poised to shift into high gear this week as the federal public health agency prepares to take delivery of the largest number of doses since the launch of the immunization effort. Nearly 1.2 million doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine are set to […]

By Stephanie Taylor
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Report outlines missteps by police, including intense insensitivity to Boushie’s mother, deemed discriminatory REGINA – First Nations leaders and relatives of a young Indigenous man shot and killed on a Saskatchewan farm are expected to address findings today from a watchdog’s review that concluded RCMP racially discriminated against his mother. […]

TORONTO – The head of Ontario’s COVID-19 vaccine task force will be leaving the job this month, ending a tenure that was marked by delays and confusion over the province’s immunization effort. Premier Doug Ford said Monday that retired general Rick Hillier will step away from the role when his […]