Man charged with first-degree murder in death of Nunavut actress Emerald MacDonald

KUGLUKTUK, NUNAVUT — Mounties in Nunavut have charged a man with first-degree murder in the May death of actress Emerald MacDonald. RCMP say Scott Hala was arrested Friday, and is also charged with attempted murder of another woman. His arrest comes more than five months after MacDonald was found dead at a cabin outside Kugluktuk, … Read more

Polar bears in the summer: Vancouver man wins prestigious wildlife photography prize

VANCOUVER — Green grass, blue skies and polar bears. It’s not a combination many people picture when thinking of the burly creatures in Canada’s Arctic, but it’s one that was captured by Martin Gregus. His breathtaking and intimate photos of polar bears enjoying the summer sun earned him one of wildlife photography’s most prestigious honours. … Read more

Southend Tory MP David Amess dies after being stabbed multiple times by knifeman

The murder of Tory MP Sir David Amess: What we know so far  – The Southend West MP was fatally injured at Belfairs Methodist Church in Leigh-on-Sea in Essex at midday on Friday and died at the scene. – Essex Police said the response of the emergency services to the incident was immediate and officers … Read more

33-year sentence for U.S. man in case of fentanyl ring run from Canadian prison

TORONTO — An American man has been sentenced to 33 years in prison for his role in an international fentanyl trafficking ring that was operating out of a Canadian prison. In a press release published Thursday, the U.S. Department of Justice announced that Steven Barros Pinto, 40, of Rhode Island, would have to serve 400 … Read more

Transplant programs reviewing policy on recipients being vaccinated against COVID-19

Transplant centres in Western Canada have stopped short of requiring organ recipients to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, but they say conversations about such a policy are ongoing. Some centres in other parts of the country, including Ontario, are requiring proof of vaccination before a patient is approved for the life-saving surgery. BC Transplant, located … Read more

Bill Clinton hospitalized with possible sepsis in California: Former president, 75, is in the ICU

Former President Bill Clinton was hospitalized in California on Tuesday, his spokesperson announced on Thursday night. Former President Bill Clinton, pictured on June 24 on Seth Meyers’ show, was hospitalized on Tuesday in California, but is ‘on the mend’ CNN reported that he’s being treated in the Intensive Care Unit for a possible blood infection known … Read more

Indigenous artist Alanis Obomsawin honoured with sound and light show in Toronto

TORONTO — Alanis Obomsawin can’t help but get emotional as she reflects on how the treatment of Indigenous people has changed over the years. “To see our people respected, and see they count, it’s a very different time,” the longtime artist and filmmaker told CTV National News. Obomsawin has used her work to grow the … Read more

Former U.S. President Bill Clinton admitted to hospital

Former U.S. President Bill Clinton has been admitted to the University of California Irvine Medical Center for a non-Covid-related infection. He is “on the mend” and “in good spirits,” according to a statement from Clinton spokesman Angel Urena. This story is breaking and will be updated. var addthis_config = {services_exclude: “facebook,facebook_like,twitter,google_plusone”}; jQuery(document).ready( function(){ window.fbAsyncInit = … Read more

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