A woman has been charged in Whitehorse in connection with a collision last fall that killed a pedestrian who was using a downtown crosswalk. In a news release Tuesday, RCMP say the 39-year-old woman has been charged with failing to yield to a pedestrian at a crosswalk. Merle Gorgichuk, 48, was using a signed crosswalk to cross Second Avenue when he was hit by a pickup truck. The woman charged was driving the vehicle and was not hurt in the collision. A 59-page "corridor study" commissioned by the city last winter contains dozens of possible options for reconfiguring the roadway, including new medians, more traffic lights, and, potentially, transit lanes.
June 02, 2020 22:30 UTC
After four years of vulgarity and chaos — and with a deadly virus taking lives and ravaging local economies — the United States of America is seething. "We all watch in horror and consternation what's going on in the United States," Trudeau finally said. President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump depart after visiting Saint John Paul II National Shrine, Tuesday, June 2, 2020, in Washington. But this moment is about a lot more than whether a prime minister should criticize a president. But a full answer goes well beyond the latest outrage in the United States.
June 02, 2020 22:26 UTC
Alberta reported only 13 new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday and no additional deaths. The number of active cases in the province is down to 377 from 400 Monday. The number of deaths in Alberta remains at 143, the third straight day without a death attributed to the respiratory disease. While 240,477 Albertans have been tested so far, anyone can book a test whether experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 or not by visiting Alberta Health Services online. This how the case numbers break down among the medical health zones in the province:Calgary zone: 288 active, 4,507 recoveredEdmonton zone: 45 active, 502 recoveredSouth zone: 25 active, 1,205 recoveredNorth zone: 17 active, 213 recoveredCentral zone: no active, 97 recoveredUnknown: two active, 11 recovered
June 02, 2020 21:39 UTC
Edmonton police Chief Dale McFee has ordered a formal professional standards investigation into the posting of a photo of two officers posing with a shirtless and handcuffed man who was arrested while allegedly high on drugs. McFee ordered the investigation on Monday, the same day CBC News first revealed that Const. "Also, [Professional Standards Branch] is attempting to contact the affected person, so they can be a meaningful participant in the process." Without a formal investigation, there would be no transparency about what if any discipline was meted out to the officers, he said. He said he is relieved but not surprised that McFee ordered the formal investigation because he said the chief "has shown himself to be sensitive to people who are disadvantaged in our society, especially Indigenous people."
June 02, 2020 21:34 UTC
Toronto-area hospitals failed to flag 700 positive COVID-19 tests to public health units. Twelve of the province's 13 cases have been linked to the travel-related case to date, according to public health officials. The oversight means thousands of contacts of the confirmed cases were not traced by public health workers, potentially contributing to wider spread of the coronavirus in recent weeks. Read more about the Bank of Canad's new governorTHE SCIENCEYour COVID-19 testing questions answeredCBC News readers, viewers and listeners have sent in countless questions about the COVID-19 pandemic. Read the full story about the return of drive-in diningSend us your questionsStill looking for more information on the outbreak?
June 02, 2020 20:40 UTC
An RCMP officer in Kinngait, Nunavut, has been removed from the community and placed on administrative leave after a video surfaced on social media showing what appeared to be an RCMP officer using the door of a police pickup truck to run down an intoxicated man late Monday night. In a news release Tuesday, police say the contents of the video gave rise to the concern of the actions of the officer conducting the arrest. Immediately after watching the video, the release says commanding officer of the V Division RCMP Chief Supt. Amanda Jones issued two investigations — an independent external statutory investigation and an internal investigation into the actions of the officer. A video captured by a bystander posted on social media shows a police truck driving toward a man.
June 02, 2020 20:35 UTC
Yukon Premier Sandy Silver has announced funding for people with disabilities to assist them through the COVID-19 pandemic. During a news conference Tuesday, Silver said disabilities service clients will be eligible for $400 per month while approved home caregivers will be eligible for $250 per month. "This funding will help reduce the financial strain caused by the ongoing pandemic response," Silver said. He made the announcement alongside Chief Medical Officer Dr. Brendan Hanley during a news conference on COVID-19 in the territory. "People are raising up to make their voices heard and their actions seen in response to … ongoing racist practices that continue to plague our society."
June 02, 2020 20:20 UTC
OTTAWA—Systemic issues of racism and discrimination that have spurred demonstrations in the streets of U.S. cities are a daily reality for millions of Canadians as well, even on Parliament Hill, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says. “That is the daily reality of far too many racialized Canadians. But it is a time for us as Canadians to recognize that we too have our challenges, that Black Canadians and racialized Canadians face discrimination as a lived reality every single day. “There is systemic discrimination in Canada which means our systems treat Canadians of colour, Canadians who are racialized differently than they do others. It is something that many of us don’t see but it is something that is a lived reality for racialized Canadians,” he said.
June 02, 2020 19:33 UTC
The lights that typically illuminate Niagara Falls will be shut off for an hour Tuesday night in "solidarity and support for the Black community." A media release from the Niagara Falls Parks Commission states both the American and Canadian Horseshoe Falls will go dark between 10 p.m. and 11 p.m. The decision by Niagara Falls Illumination Board, which includes representatives from both sides of the border, is also in recognition of Blackout Tuesday. The falls board changes the illumination from time to time in recognition of public events. In March the falls were illuminated in yellow, to represent hope in the fight against COVID-19.
June 02, 2020 19:31 UTC
That's not to say that I haven't experienced racism, but I might peg the racism that I've experienced up here more as like a racism of ignorance than a racism of hate or a racism that's overtly systemic. Floyd, an unarmed black man, was killed by a white police officer while in police custody in Minneapolis late last month. 'I might peg the racism that I've experienced up here more as like a racism of ignorance than a racism of hate or a racism that's overtly systemic,' said Maitland. Because it's really uncomfortable, and I think that's one of the big points about this — is that this is really, really uncomfortable for people. It's uncomfortable for me, I'm sure it's uncomfortable for other black people, I'm sure it's uncomfortable for the black people of the Yukon.
June 02, 2020 19:30 UTC
Internal documents obtained by CBC/Radio-Canada give insight into how Canadian border officials are deciding who to let into the country — and who to turn away — during the COVID-19 pandemic. Internal documents from the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) illustrate how border agents arrived at their decisions about what is essential travel and is "discretionary/optional." 62 scenariosOne of the internal CBSA documents contains a list of 62 different scenarios. Coming to visit Canadian spouse during days off: CBSA deems this non-essential/discretionary. "Border services officers at Canada's international ports of entry apply additional measures required at the border to prevent the spread of serious communicable diseases in Canada," CBSA wrote in a statement to Radio-Canada.
June 02, 2020 19:29 UTC
"Now, as COVID-19 threatens to compound the situation, we as donors and humanitarians must step up our efforts to avert catastrophe." The United States, one of Yemen's largest sources of aid, decreased its aid to Yemen earlier this year, citing interference by the Iranian-backed Houthis. "Saudi Arabia did not start the war in Yemen but it added to it when it intervened in 2015 and has been responsible for a good proportion of the destruction in Yemen," Juneau said. Saudi Arabia is conscious of the fact that its international image has suffered — particularly in the U.S. — because of the war in Yemen, Juneau said. Canada's foreign aid questionedGould's announcement of $40 million in aid on Tuesday brings Canada's total contributions to Yemen since 2015 to $220 million.
June 02, 2020 19:26 UTC
On Dec. 30, Wuhan health officials issued internal notices warning of the unusual pneumonia, which leaked on social media. Although the law is intended to keep experiments safe, it gives top health officials wide-ranging powers over what lower-level labs can or cannot do. Yet even with full sequences decoded by three state labs independently, Chinese health officials remained silent. Chulalongkorn University professor Supaporn Wacharapluesadee's team found the woman was infected with a new coronavirus, much like what Chinese officials had described. The next day, WHO chief Tedros publicly described the spread of the new coronavirus in China as "limited."
June 02, 2020 19:10 UTC
Tear gas choked Paris streets as riot police faced off with protesters setting fires Tuesday amid growing global outrage over George Floyd's death in the United States, racial injustice and heavy-handed police tactics around the world. Diplomatic ire percolated too, with the European Union's top foreign policy official saying the bloc was "shocked and appalled" by Floyd's death. Diplomatic ire percolated too, with the European Union's top foreign policy official saying the bloc was "shocked and appalled" by Floyd's death. Thousands of people take part in a demonstration in The Hague, Netherlands, Tuesday, to protest against police violence and institutionalized racism. German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said peaceful protests in the U.S. following Floyd's death are "understandable and more than legitimate."
June 02, 2020 18:48 UTC
Manitoba announced two new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday. Both patients are men in their 40s in the Southern Health region, provincial data says. Public health is investigating the cases, a provincial spokesperson wrote in an email. There are now 12 active cases in the province. The total number of confirmed and probable cases is 297.
June 02, 2020 18:07 UTC