Kingston police declare homecoming gathering ‘aggravated nuisance’

KINGSTON, ONT. — Kingston called in the OPP’s riot squad on Saturday to help clear an illegal university homecoming party that saw 8,000 people, and a crowd-surfing sofa, swarm a storied section of the University District. What started as a rather tame gathering of a few hundred hanging out on the lawns and porches of … Read more

As Indo-Pacific strategies move forward, little known about Canada’s plans

VANCOUVER — Canada has fallen behind other nations in developing an Indo-Pacific strategy to help counter China’s influence, diversify trade and bolster democratic values in the region, experts say. Stephen Nagy a research fellow of the Canadian Global Affairs Institute said while Ottawa is working on an Indo-Pacific vision, progress has been slow and Canada … Read more

Today’s coronavirus news: New Zealand administers record number of vaccines at ‘Vaxathon’; Russia’s daily death toll from COVID-19 exceeds 1,000

The latest coronavirus news from Canada and around the world Saturday. This file will be updated throughout the day. Web links to longer stories if available. 10:20 a.m.: Ontario is reporting 486 new cases of COVID-19 with 329 cases in individuals who are not fully vaccinated or have an unknown vaccination status and 157 are … Read more

‘They’re gagging people’: New Brunswick orders halt to Indigenous land acknowledgments — and faces a national backlash

Julianna Peter-Paul says it’s “just one more thing” the government of New Brunswick has done to her people “that will have to be reconciled later.” The 27-year-old from the Metepenagiag Miꞌkmaq Nation, who works part-time for the provincial archives, was stunned this week when the province ordered all government employees to stop giving land acknowledgments … Read more

‘My wife can’t even go out to get food’: Afghan refugees here appeal to Ottawa to expedite reunification with their families as Taliban threat escalates

Even before the Taliban took over their country in August, these women were already in hiding with their young children, waiting to join their husbands in refuge in Canada. Now, without a man’s escort, these wives and mothers can’t even leave their homes and move around to take care of themselves and their children. The … Read more