Toronto police Chief Mark Saunders urged calm in the wake of Regis Korchinski-Paquet's death, warning of an information "vacuum" faced by police that risks being filled by "opportunists." No family members were inside the unit at the time of Korchinski-Paquet's death and it's unclear if anyone witnessed her death. Lawyer Knia Singh led the news conference on behalf of Korchinski-Paquet's family as her mother, brother and sister stood by. "We are aware that this narrative, speculating on the events leading to Ms. Regis Korchinski-Paquet's death is circulating on mainstream and social media. Toronto Police Chief Mark Saunders spoke to reporters in what was an unusual appearance during an police watchdog investigation, shedding light on some details surrounding Korchinski-Paquet's death.
May 29, 2020 18:28 UTC
Supreme Court ruling in Meng Wanzhou’s ongoing extradition case, Chinese authorities were busy threatening Canada and setting the stage for the Huawei executive’s triumphant release. Last Saturday, Meng ran up the steps in front of the court to have her picture taken giving a thumbs-up. Until then, there is a set process that must be adhered to because Canada has an independent judiciary and we are governed by the rule of law. Despite Trudeau’s blatant and self-serving hypocrisy, Canadian authorities never really had a choice but to do what they did. Meng, who splits her time between two Vancouver mansions, has been accorded the right to fair and transparent judicial proceedings.
May 29, 2020 17:15 UTC
Canada and four other countries are still trying to "pressure" Iran to release the flight recorders from the Ukrainian passenger plane its forces shot down on Jan. 8, Transport Minister Marc Garneau said today. "The boxes are still in Iran and we continue to exert pressure," Garneau said today during a government briefing on a video link. Minister of Transport Marc Garneau says Canada and other countries continue to "pressure" Iran to release the black boxes. The pandemic has ravaged Iran but the regime must still surrender the flight recorders to honour its obligations under international civil aviation law, Garneau said. "We continue now to exert pressure on Iran to transfer those boxes in accordance with their obligations," he said.
May 29, 2020 17:05 UTC
Protestors gather outside a burning Minneapolis police precinct on the third night of protests over the death of George Floyd, a black man who died in police custody Monday. Asagwara posted on Facebook on Wednesday about how "extremely difficult" the days have been in the wake of Floyd's death. Tony L. Clark holds a photo of George Floyd outside the Cup Food convenience store on Thursday in Minneapolis. Floyd, a handcuffed black man, died Monday in police custody near the convenience store. "I'm always seeing people saying 'I'm sorry, I'm sorry this is happening,' but folks, your sympathy only goes so far," Bird said.
May 29, 2020 16:41 UTC
“Source advised that (Wortman) is under a lot of stress lately and is starting to have some mental issues,” reads the report. At the time of the report, MacNeil said, Wortman had a cottage in Portapique but lived in Dartmouth, N.S. The denturist fatally shot 22 people more during an April 18-19 rampage he undertook while dressed as an RCMP officer. The violence began at his home in Portapique before spreading across 100 kilometres of Nova Scotia. Sign Up NowThree companies owned by the gunman, Berkshire Broman, Atlantic Denture and Northumberland Investments, have also been added as defendants in the suit.
May 29, 2020 16:34 UTC
The federal government is making an additional $650 million available for Indigenous communities to deal with current COVID-19 needs and prepare for a potential second wave of the pandemic, said Indigenous Services Minister Marc Miller on Friday. Miller announced the new funding during a news conference in Ottawa on Friday. He said it would enable Indigenous communities to react to the "evolving needs" caused by the ongoing pandemic. Indigenous Services Canada has made over $1.3 billion available to Indigenous communities to deal with pandemic-related needs since mid-March. Of the new money announced Friday, $285 million will be earmarked to bolster the health care response in Indigenous communities.
May 29, 2020 16:18 UTC
Sport and songs go together like lightning and sinners. The right tune, all by itself, can make new fans for a team. And sometimes, music can show us something new about a sport that we loved all along. Google “top sports songs” and you’ll get a long list of famous arena music. Let’s skip the boring bits, and cut straight to the stories behind a not-quite random selection of cool sport songs.
May 29, 2020 15:39 UTC
Wedding bell blues in the age of COVIDRadio4:46In this age of physical distancing, most couples have called off their best-laid plans to get married and have a big celebration with family and friends. Kristina Allen, who owns the biggest wedding planning firm in Canada's smallest province, shares her view of life on the edge of COVID-19.
May 29, 2020 15:33 UTC
A long-term care worker is among two new cases of COVID-19 in northern New Brunswick linked to a family doctor who contracted the coronavirus outside the province and didn't self-isolate when he returned. That brings the cluster of active COVID-19 cases in the Campbellton region to eight — three of them health-care workers, Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Jennifer Russell announced on Friday. Contact tracing shows people living outside the Campbellton region are in the circle of transmission. The two new confirmed cases include a person in their 60s and the long-term care worker, who is in their 30s. Test offered to anyone in Campbellton who wants itCOVID-19 testing is being offered to anyone in the Campbellton region who wants it, Russell said.
May 29, 2020 15:32 UTC
"The Government of Alberta will be providing additional options for Albertans to stay safe as the provincial relaunch progresses," reads a news release from the province. Health Minister Tyler Shandro is set to announce the new details of the initiative Friday at 10 a.m. MT. As the number of active cases across the province declined and hospitalization rates fell, the first phase of Alberta's relaunch strategy began May 14. Premier Jason Kenney has suggested that Alberta will move on to Stage 2 of its relaunch strategy in June, allowing more businesses and services to reopen. There were 652 active cases in the province.
May 29, 2020 15:22 UTC
A Winnipeg police officer is charged with fraud after an investigation by Manitoba's police watchdog. The Winnipeg Police Service notified the Independent Investigation Unit of Manitoba in February that Manulife Financial made allegations of fraud against Const. Elmer Hanson, who is on long-term disability, the IIU said in a news release issued Friday. Manulife accused Hanson of operating a private business but not disclosing it as required for his long-term disability benefits. Zane Tessler, the civilian director of the IIU, determined there are reasonable grounds to believe a criminal offence occurred, and Hanson was charged with fraud over $5,000.
May 29, 2020 15:22 UTC
The Office is Over is a collection of Post stories looking at the how the pandemic has changed the view of the office. As Canadians gear up to return to work, employers are putting into place a wide range of safety protocols to protect their workplaces from the threat of COVID-19. Returning employees could see a host of changes, including spaced desks, personal lockers, voice-automated technology, staged areas for elevators and one-way hallways, Hardie said. Under new set-ups, workers may also be asked to come into the office at different times and bring their own equipment. On one hand, for those coming back to the office, employers might continue to make investments to keep the office accessible and safe, such as voice and automation technology.
May 29, 2020 15:01 UTC
Incoming thunderstorms and heavy rainfall could cause rivers and creeks to rise in several areas of B.C. 's southern Interior on Saturday, according to Environment Canada, creating a heightened risk of flooding over the weekend. River Forecast Centre said such advisories are put in place when river levels are rising or expected to rise rapidly, but not to the point of threatening a major flood. The City of Merritt has also warned residents about the possibility of flooding on the Nicola River. The Upper Nicola has been receding, but heavy rain could cause the and ground water levels to rise.
May 29, 2020 15:00 UTC
We could sure use a modern version of the long telegram today as the U.S.-China geopolitical rivalry intensifies and the threat of a new Cold War looms. The assumption was that greater economic integration would contribute to democratic reform within China and its full partnership in global governance. False hopes about Chinese liberalization have thus been replaced with hardened views about the renewal of “great power competition.”Several commentators have come to describe it as a new Cold War. Vice-President Mike Pence has called it a battle for the “commanding heights of the 21st-century economy.”The tools of statecraft will therefore necessarily be different than in the Cold War. Many experts agree that the U.S.-China geopolitical and technological rivalry will likely shape the rest of this century.
May 29, 2020 15:00 UTC
Madonna has found herself at the centre of controversy once again, after paying tribute to George Floyd with a video of her son David Banda dancing to Michael Jackson’s song They Don’t Care About Us. Madonna also weighed in on the scandal on Thursday by sharing a clip of her 14-year-old son showing off his dance moves to the Jackson tune. Brutal murder travels around the world my son David Dances to honor and pay tribute to George and His Family and all Acts of Racism and Discrimination that happen on a daily basis in America. To Michael Jackson? To Michael Jackson?
May 29, 2020 14:48 UTC