China condemns U.S., Canada for sending warships through Taiwan Strait

TAIPEI/BEIJING — The Chinese military on Sunday condemned the United States and Canada for each sending a warship through the Taiwan Strait last week, saying they were threatening peace and stability in the region. China claims democratically-ruled Taiwan as its own territory, and has mounted repeated air force missions into Taiwan’s air defense identification zone … Read more

Father of suspect in British MP slaying is ‘traumatized’

LEIGH-ON-SEA, ENGLAND — The father of a man held for the fatal stabbing of a British MP during a meeting with local voters has told British media that he was shocked and “traumatized” by his son’s arrest, as police continued questioning the suspect under terrorism laws. Harbi Ali Kullane, a former adviser to Somalia’s prime … Read more

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

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

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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