• Canadian women turn on the offence late en route to 6-0 win over Trinidad

    Canadian women turn on the offence late en route to 6-0 win over Trinidad
    GUADALUPE, Mexico — Captain Christine Sinclair scored international goal No. 190 and Julia Grosso added two goals as Canada turned on the offence late to defeat Trinidad and Tobago 6-0 at the CONCACAF W Championship on Tuesday.
    The goals were the first at the senior level for Grosso, a 21-year-old midfielder who plays in Italy for Juventus. Jessie Fleming, Janine Beckie and Jordyn Huitema also scored for Canada, which was held to one goal through two-thirds of the match.
    After Sinclair ope
  • CP NewsAlert: Conservative party disqualifies Patrick Brown from leadership race

    CP NewsAlert: Conservative party disqualifies Patrick Brown from leadership race
    OTTAWA — The Conservative Party of Canada’s leadership election organizing committee says it has disqualified candidate Patrick Brown from the race.
    More Coming.The Canadian Press
  • Reward offered after Oakland fans hit, hurt by bullet fragments

    Reward offered after Oakland fans hit, hurt by bullet fragments
    OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Four baseball fans were injured by bullet fragments from outside the Coliseum while attending a postgame July 4 fireworks show, Oakland Police and the team said Tuesday.None of the injuries were life-threatening, police and the A’s said.
    Because the A’s 5-1 victory over the Blue Jays lasted just 2 hours, 27 minutes, it wasn’t yet dark enough for the fireworks show to start. Fans from a season-high crowd of 24,403 were allowed onto the playing field
  • Kyei makes her debut, Edwards scores 22 and Canada beats Belgium to open GloblJam

    Kyei makes her debut, Edwards scores 22 and Canada beats Belgium to open GloblJam
    TORONTO — Phillipina Kyei has put on a Canadian shirt for numerous national team practices the past few years, but the fit never felt quite so right as it did Tuesday night.
    Just a day after Kyei became a Canadian citizen, the six-foot-eight centre from Ghana made her national team debut, starting for Canada’s under-23 women’s team in a 65-53 victory over Belgium at the inaugural GloblJam tournament.
    “Definitely (the jersey felt different),” Kyei said with a wide sm
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  • Lightning storms spark dozens of wildfires in Yukon, heat warning issued

    Lightning storms spark dozens of wildfires in Yukon, heat warning issued
    WHITEHORSE — Wildfires are breaking out across Yukon as lightning pummels the territory and a heat wave wears on, a fire information officer says.Mike Fancie of Yukon Wildland Fire Management says about 20 fires a day have been sparked beginning on the long weekend, bringing the total this year to 155 wildfires that have burned 45,000 hectares.Fancie described the proportion of fires caused by lightning as “stupendously high” at 97 per cent, compared with about 70 per cent in a
  • Hope RCMP seek driver in hit and run

    Hope RCMP seek driver in hit and run
    HOPE – Hope RCMP are looking to locate the driver of a pickup truck who hit a cyclist over the Canada Day long weekend and later fled the scene.
    Three local youths were riding their bicycles at approximately 5 p.m. near the intersection of 6th Avenue and Kawkawa Lake Road on Saturday, July 2 when one of the youths was struck by a vehicle described as an older model green pickup truck. The vehicle had a different coloured tailgate. The injured youth was taken to hospital with minor injuries
  • Source: Spanish playmaker Alejandro Pozuelo leaving Toronto FC for Inter Miami CF

    Source: Spanish playmaker Alejandro Pozuelo leaving Toronto FC for Inter Miami CF
    TORONTO — Spanish playmaker Alejandro Pozuelo, a former league MVP, is on the move as Toronto FC continues its teardown and rebuild.
    A source, granted anonymity because the deal had not been announced, confirmed that the 30-year-old is headed to Inter Miami CF. The source said Toronto will receive assets in exchange — reportedly a modest amount of allocation money — but not a player.
    Pozuelo, who won MLS MVP honours in 2020, is out of contract with Toronto this summer. At US$4.
  • It takes a village: Chilliwack resident extends lifeline to Ukrainians on the front lines of war

    It takes a village: Chilliwack resident extends lifeline to Ukrainians on the front lines of war
    CHILLIWACK — John Lowe is a Canadian veteran who served in Afghanistan and is now lending a helping hand to war-stricken Ukraine.
    “I’m a veteran. I served in Afghanistan,” Lowe said. “Essentially, when this all started, I was just getting very frustrated at home. I was very angry.”
    Lowe said the connection he made to the situation was that when the U.S. left Afghanistan, there were a lot of things he wished he could have done more.
    “My wife would comment
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  • White House: Biden has read Griner letter pleading for help

    White House: Biden has read Griner letter pleading for help
    Brittney Griner’s appeal to President Joe Biden in a handwritten letter continued to garner reaction Tuesday after the WNBA All-Star acknowledged she feared never returning home and asked Biden not “ forget about me and the other American Detainees.”
    Griner’s letter was delivered through her representatives to the White House on Monday and officials say the president has read it. However Griner’s wife, Cherelle, said Tuesday on a morning talk show that she hadn&rsqu
  • Olympic track champion Donovan Bailey to publish memoir in summer 2023

    Olympic track champion Donovan Bailey to publish memoir in summer 2023
    TORONTO — Champion sprinter Donovan Bailey is set to share his story of success on and off the track.
    Random House Canada announced Tuesday that it’s acquired the rights to the Olympic gold medallist’s memoir.
    The publisher says the untitled book is slated to hit shelves in summer 2023.
    After moving from Jamaica to Canada in 1981, Bailey spent nearly a decade focusing on finance and real estate before he started sprinting competitively.
    He went on to become a two-time Olympic g
  • Oakland police investigating after fans hurt by gunfire at Jays-A’s game

    Oakland police investigating after fans hurt by gunfire at Jays-A’s game
    OAKLAND, Calif. — Oakland police are investigating after fans were injured at Monday night’s game between the Athletics and Toronto Blue Jays by “celebratory gunfire.”
    In a statement, the A’s said officers were notified of a possible shooting in RingCentral Coliseum following a post-game Fourth of July fireworks display.
    The A’s said an initial investigation found three fans were struck by bullet fragments “from what appeared to be celebratory gunfire oc
  • Canadian MP demands government further investigate Hockey Canada

    Canadian MP demands government further investigate Hockey Canada
    OTTAWA — A member of Parliament has questioned Canada’s sports minister on what the government knew about an alleged sexual assault at a 2018 Hockey Canada event and when.
    Hockey Canada was called on the carpet recently by the Canadian government, and subsequently lost some corporate sponsorship, over its handling of an alleged sexual assault in London, Ont., the night following its 2018 gala event.
    Hockey Canada executives told a government standing committee last month that it noti
  • A report card look at first half of regular season for the Toronto Blue Jays

    A report card look at first half of regular season for the Toronto Blue Jays
    After closing the first half of the regular season at 44-37, the Toronto Blue Jays find themselves hovering near the playoff cutline as the second half of the campaign begins.
    The New York Yankees look primed to run away with the American League East this year while division rivals Boston, Toronto and Tampa Bay own the AL wild-card spots entering Tuesday’s games. 
    An expanded playoff structure this year — a third wild-card team was added in both leagues — may help teams li
  • Canada could approve first COVID shot for youngest kids this month: feds

    Canada could approve first COVID shot for youngest kids this month: feds
    OTTAWA — Federal officials say a COVID-19 vaccine for Canada’s youngest children could be approved as soon as this month.
    Health Canada tweeted Tuesday that it expects to reach a decision by mid-July on whether to approve Moderna’s shot for children between six months and five years old.
    Moderna has applied for its vaccine to be given in two doses, each a quarter of its adult dose, given about four weeks apart.
    The agency says it received a submission from Pfizer-BioNTech on Ju
  • Judge won’t block law banning most Mississippi abortions

    Judge won’t block law banning most Mississippi abortions
    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi judge on Tuesday rejected a request by the state’s only abortion clinic to temporarily block a state law that would ban most abortions.Without other developments in the clinic’s lawsuit, the law will take effect Thursday.The clinic recently filed a lawsuit seeking to block the state from implementing the law, citing constitutional issues. That 2007 “trigger” law was stipulated to take effect if the U.S. Supreme Court ever overturn
  • B.C. police officers recovering after bank shootout overwhelmed by support

    B.C. police officers recovering after bank shootout overwhelmed by support
    SAANICH, B.C. — An officer who was injured in a deadly shootout outside a bank in Saanich, B.C., last week remains in intensive care after three surgeries.
    Saanich Chief Const. Dean Duthie told a news conference that the officer, who has eight years of service with the department, has been showing signs of “improvement day by day.”
    Three Saanich officers and three from the Victoria Police Department, all members of the emergency response team, were injured in the gunfight with
  • SD33 maintenance staff to upgrade Chilliwack schools over the summer

    SD33 maintenance staff to upgrade Chilliwack schools over the summer
    CHILLIWACK — When Chilliwack School District’s 14,000-plus students were dismissed on June 23, the clock began ticking for summer maintenance staff tasked with tackling essential upgrades spread across 20 campuses.It’s a challenge they live for and thrive on completing in time for the September 6 return to school.
    “We are able to complete this work because of the dedicated staff here working hard to have schools and bussing ready for students in September,” said Al
  • Hatcher continues Lions’ dominance of CFL top player awards with Week 4 nod

    Hatcher continues Lions’ dominance of CFL top player awards with Week 4 nod
    TORONTO — B.C. wide receiver Keon Hatcher has been named the top performer of Week 4 of the CFL season, making it three times in four weeks the Lions have claimed the honour.
    Hatcher caught seven passes for 177 yards in a touchdown in the Lions’ 34-31 win over Ottawa on Thursday.
    It was Hatcher’s first career game of 100 or more yards, highlighted by a 71-yard touchdown pass from Nathan Rourke in the third quarter.
    Rourke was named the CFL’s top performer in Week 1 and We
  • After review of logo, Moose Jaw Warriors unveil new Snowbirds inspired theme

    After review of logo, Moose Jaw Warriors unveil new Snowbirds inspired theme
    MOOSE JAW, Sask. — The Moose Jaw Warriors have changed their primary logo following a formal review.
    The Western Hockey League team on Tuesday unveiled a logo inspired by the Canadian Forces Snowbirds air demonstration squadron.
    The Warriors announced in October 2020 that it would conduct a review of their previous logo, which included a side profile of face framed by an Indigenous headdress, as the next step in an “ongoing internal discussion.”
    The review came as several sport
  • Sharks hire Mike Grier as NHL’s first Black GM

    Sharks hire Mike Grier as NHL’s first Black GM
    SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — The San Jose Sharks have hired longtime NHL forward Mike Grier to become the first Black general manager in NHL history.
    Grier fills the spot that opened when Doug Wilson stepped away for health reasons earlier this year.Grier spent three of his 14 seasons in the NHL with the Sharks from 2006-09, and he has spent the past decade filling various roles as a coach and scout around the league. He was most recently the hockey operations advisor for the New York Rangers.
  • Canada making electric vehicle, battery pitch to Japanese automakers

    Canada making electric vehicle, battery pitch to Japanese automakers
    OTTAWA — Innovation Minister François-Philippe Champagne says the convergence of Canada’s automotive and mining sectors is working to lure more companies to Canada to make electric cars and the batteries that power them.
    Over eight weeks last spring, automakers and battery companies announced more than $13 billion in new investments in the electric vehicle manufacturing sphere in Canada, including batteries and their components, buses and electric cars.
    Those announcements inc
  • Biden awards Medal of Honor to 4 for Vietnam War heroism

    Biden awards Medal of Honor to 4 for Vietnam War heroism
    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden on Tuesday bestowed the nation’s highest military honor to four Army soldiers for heroism during the Vietnam War, bravery that he said had not diminished even with the passage of time.
    Biden presented the Medal of Honor to Staff Sgt. Edward N. Kaneshiro, Spc. Five Dwight W. Birdwell, Spc. Five Dennis M. Fujii, and retired Maj. John J. Duffy. Speaking at a ceremony in the White House East Room, Biden praised their heroism, noting that many like th
  • Giuliani, Graham testimony sought in Trump election probe

    Giuliani, Graham testimony sought in Trump election probe
    ATLANTA (AP) — The Georgia prosecutor investigating the conduct of former President Donald Trump and his allies after the 2020 election is trying to compel U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham and former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani to testify before a special grand jury.
    Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis on Tuesday filed petitions with the judge overseeing the special grand jury. Fulton County Superior Court Judge Robert McBurney signed a “certificate of material witness” for Gr
  • Quebec victims group surprised after man gets conditional discharge for sex assault

    Quebec victims group surprised after man gets conditional discharge for sex assault
    MONTREAL — A crime victims advocacy group is expressing concern after a Quebec man was granted a conditional discharge last month after pleading guilty to sexually assaulting a woman as she slept.
    Marie-Christine Villeneuve of Crime Victims Assistance Centres says she worries the light sentence may be discouraging to victims and make them reluctant to report sexual assaults.
    In the June decision, a Quebec court judge in Trois-Rivières, Que., opted to give Simon Houle probation and a
  • Ukrainian governor urges evacuation of 350,000 residents

    Ukrainian governor urges evacuation of 350,000 residents
    KRAMATORSK, Ukraine (AP) — A day after Russian President Vladimir Putin declared victory in seizing an eastern Ukraine province essential to his wartime aims, his troops escalated their offensive in the neighboring province Tuesday, prompting the governor to urge more than a quarter-million residents to evacuate.
    Gov. Pavlo Kyrylenko said that getting the 350,000 people remaining in Donetsk province out is necessary to save lives and to enable the Ukrainian army to better defend towns from
  • Jessica Campbell hired as first female assistant coach in AHL

    Jessica Campbell hired as first female assistant coach in AHL
    PALM SPRINGS, Calif. — The Coachella Valley Firebirds have hired the American Hockey League’s first female assistant coach. 
    Jessica Campbell spent the past year working with the Tri-City Storm of the USHL development program and she was an assistant coach with Germany at the IIHF men’s world championships. 
    Coachella Valley is set to begin its first season this fall as the AHL affiliate for the Seattle Kraken.
    “Jessica’s skill and talent for developing pl
  • Port of Vancouver truckers warn of strike over changes to upcoming ban on older rigs

    Port of Vancouver truckers warn of strike over changes to upcoming ban on older rigs
    VANCOUVER — The United Truckers Association says its members have voted unanimously in favour of job action at the Port of Vancouver to protest a program that would force the phaseout of older trucks. 
    A statement from the association says its 639 members voted to support action that could “create shock waves across Canada’s already fragile supply chain.”
    A program aimed at banning older trucks from the port is set to start in September, but the association says the
  • In reversal, prosecutors say R. Kelly off suicide watch

    In reversal, prosecutors say R. Kelly off suicide watch
    NEW YORK (AP) — R. Kelly is no longer on suicide watch following the jailed R&B singer’s sentencing in a federal sex abuse case, prosecutors said in court papers filed on Tuesday.
    The filing came in response to a claim last week by Kelly’s attorneys that the 55-year-old Kelly was placed on suicide watch as a form of punishment last week after a judge sentenced him to 30 years behind bars for using his fame to sexually exploit women and girls.
    Initially, prosecutors said the
  • Foreign Affairs Minister Mélanie Joly to take part in G20 despite Russia’s presence

    Foreign Affairs Minister Mélanie Joly to take part in G20 despite Russia’s presence
    OTTAWA — Canada’s Foreign Affairs Minister Mélanie Joly will take part in a G20 meeting in Bali, Indonesia, this week, even though Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov is also expected to attend.
    In March, Joly joined many others in walking out of a United Nations meeting in Geneva when Lavrov, whom Canada had brought sanctions against days earlier, began speaking.
    In April, Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland joined a walkout of a G20 meeting for finance minister
  • Some Quebec overnight camps are being forced to close following COVID-19 outbreaks

    Some Quebec overnight camps are being forced to close following COVID-19 outbreaks
    MONTREAL — An association representing Quebec summer camps says at least three overnight camps have temporarily shut down following COVID-19 outbreaks, mostly among counsellors. 
    Association des camps du Québec executive director Éric Beauchamp says about 500 children and staff were sent back home over the past few days. 
    Beauchamp says there were no COVID-19 outbreaks at overnight camps last summer, which were allowed to reopen after they were prohibited to operate
  • Court martial planned for soldier who criticized vaccine mandate, led march to Ottawa

    Court martial planned for soldier who criticized vaccine mandate, led march to Ottawa
    OTTAWA — The Canadian soldier charged with speaking against federal vaccine mandates while wearing his uniform and who recently led a march to Ottawa is now facing a court martial.
    Warrant Officer James Topp’s lawyer says the army reservist was recently notified that he will be allowed to have his case heard in a military court instead of by his chain of command.
    Phillip Millar says the decision represents a second about-face after the military initially offered his client a court ma
  • Canada first ally to ratify NATO membership bids from Sweden, Finland

    Canada first ally to ratify NATO membership bids from Sweden, Finland
    OTTAWA — Canada has become the first country to ratify Sweden and Finland’s request to join NATO, bringing the two countries closer to full membership.
    The Prime Minister’s Office says Justin Trudeau met with Finland’s president, Sauli Niinistö, and Sweden’s prime minister, Magdalena Andersson, at the NATO Summit last week. 
    In a statement, Trudeau says Canada champions the alliance’s open door policy for any European country in a position to “
  • 2 key UK Cabinet ministers quit Boris Johnson’s government

    2 key UK Cabinet ministers quit Boris Johnson’s government
    LONDON (AP) — Two of Britain’s most senior Cabinet ministers have quit, a move that could spell the end of Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s leadership after months of scandals.
    Treasury chief Rishi Sunak and Health Secretary Sajid Javid resigned within minutes of each other. Javid said “I can no longer continue in good conscience.”
    Johnson has been hit by allegations he failed to come clean about a lawmaker who was appointed to a senior position despite claims of sexu
  • Vancouver’s June home sales down 35% from last year, 16% from May: board

    Vancouver’s June home sales down 35% from last year, 16% from May: board
    VANCOUVER — The Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver says last month’s home sales dropped by about 35 per cent since last June and 16 per cent from May 2022 as houses remained on the market longer and interest rates rose.
    The B.C. board says sales in the region totalled 2,444 last month, down from 3,762 in June 2021, and 2,918 homes in May 2022.
    Last month’s sales were 23.3 per cent below the 10-year June sales average.
    The board’s chair Daniel John says the drop in sal
  • Familiar outrage greets deadly Illinois shooting; weapon was legally purchased: mayor

    Familiar outrage greets deadly Illinois shooting; weapon was legally purchased: mayor
    HIGHLAND PARK, Ill. — The mayor of the Chicago suburb scarred by America’s latest mass shooting says she was once the alleged gunman’s Cub Scout pack leader. 
    Nancy Rotering tells CNN that she expects 22-year-old Robert E. Crimo III will be formally charged later today. 
    Rotering also says it’s her understanding that the murder weapon had been legally obtained. 
    Six people were killed and more than two dozen injured when shots rang out in the middle of a Fo
  • Fire closes Abbotsford City Hall

    Fire closes Abbotsford City Hall
    ABBOTSFORD — A fire has closed Abbotsford City Hall this morning (Jul 7).There are few details however the City says in a news release that there have been no injuries reported.
    Emergency crews closed South Fraser Way in front of the building to deal with the situation.Abbotsford Fire Rescue responded with several fire crews while Abbotsford police assisted.
    An investigation is just underway. The cause of the fire is undetermined.
    There is no damage estimate available.
    While the building i
  • More than half of Canada’s AstraZeneca vaccine doses expired, will be thrown out

    More than half of Canada’s AstraZeneca vaccine doses expired, will be thrown out
    OTTAWA — Canada is about to toss more than half of its doses of the Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine because it couldn’t find any takers for it either in or outside of Canada.
    A statement from Health Canada says 13.6 million doses of the vaccine expired in the spring and will be thrown out.
    A year ago Canada said it would donate almost 18 million doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine to lower-income countries.
    As of June 22, almost nine million doses were delivered to 21 different nati
  • Wimbledon quarterfinalist Kyrgios due in court in Australia

    Wimbledon quarterfinalist Kyrgios due in court in Australia
    WIMBLEDON, England (AP) — Wimbledon quarterfinalist Nick Kyrgios is due in court back home in Australia next month, and a lawyer representing him said Tuesday the “precise nature of” the allegations “is neither certain at this moment nor confirmed by either the prosecution or” the 27-year-old professional tennis player.
    “While Mr. Kyrgios is committed to addressing any and all allegations once clear, taking the matter seriously does not warrant any misreading
  • Wickenheiser among three Maple Leafs promoted to assistant general manager

    Wickenheiser among three Maple Leafs promoted to assistant general manager
    TORONTO — The Toronto Maple Leafs have promoted Hayley Wickenheiser, Ryan Hardy and Darryl Metcalf to assistant general manager and hired Curtis Sanford as a goaltending coach.
    Wickenheiser, a four-time Olympic gold medallist with the Canadian women’s team, joined the Leafs as assistant director of player development in 2018 and was promoted to senior director of the department last year. 
    She will continue as AGM of player development, the team said Tuesday in a statement.
    Hard
  • ‘A crazy experience’: Flames’ Mangiapane recalls NHL draft roller-coaster

    ‘A crazy experience’: Flames’ Mangiapane recalls NHL draft roller-coaster
    MONTREAL — Plenty of young hockey players are set to live out childhood dreams this week.
    The NHL’s first in-person draft since 2019 will see teenagers hear their names announced inside the cavernous Bell Centre before hugging family members, climbing on stage, and donning the hat and jersey of a new team.
    Andrew Mangiapane eventually got that experience. It just took a while. A long, long while.
    The winger sat through all seven rounds of the 2014 NHL draft in Philadelphia.
    His name
  • Job action looms in B.C. as talks collapse with BC General Employees Union

    Job action looms in B.C. as talks collapse with BC General Employees Union
    VICTORIA — The BC General Employees Union, one of the largest unions representing public sector workers in British Columbia, says talks with the government have broken down.
    A statement from the union says negotiations with the Public Service Agency, which bargains on behalf of the province, collapsed Monday.
    The BCGEU was armed with a 94.6 per cent strike mandate when the two sides met last week.
    The statement says initial discussions were positive, but the government refused to counter t
  • De Grasse hopeful he’ll be back in top form at the world championships post-COVID

    De Grasse hopeful he’ll be back in top form at the world championships post-COVID
    TORONTO — A month before the world track and field championships, Canada’s fastest man was winded just walking up the stairs in his home in Jacksonville, Fla.
    Andre De Grasse recently returned to full practices after his second bout of COVID-19 interrupted a season that was finally looking up. 
    He said he suffered symptoms such as shortness of breath. The timing was frustrating, coming just as he was finding his form after an early-season foot injury. 
    “I was sleeping
  • July 4 parade shooting leaves 6 dead, 30 hurt; man detained

    July 4 parade shooting leaves 6 dead, 30 hurt; man detained
    HIGHLAND PARK, Ill. (AP) — A shooter fired on an Independence Day parade from a rooftop in suburban Chicago, spraying the crowd with gunshots initially mistaken for fireworks before hundreds of panicked revelers of all ages fled in terror. At least six people were killed and at least 30 wounded.
    An hourslong manhunt during which residents hunkered down in businesses or received police escorts to their homes ended with a traffic stop and brief chase Monday evening, when authorities detained
  • Drive-thru breakfast funds Ann Davis Transition Society in Chilliwack

    Drive-thru breakfast funds Ann Davis Transition Society in Chilliwack
    CHILLIWACK — The need for Thursday’s (Jun. 30) drive-through breakfast fundraiser for the Ann Davis Transition Society has never been greater.
    Patti MacAhonic, executive director of the society, says both transitional houses operated by the society are at capacity. Demand for services at Ann Davis are at an all-time high. Women seeking shelter had to be turned away last year. There’s even a waitlist for clinical counseling services available through the society. Anger managemen
  • NATO nations sign accession protocols for Sweden, Finland

    NATO nations sign accession protocols for Sweden, Finland
    BRUSSELS (AP) — The 30 NATO allies signed off on the accession protocols for Sweden and Finland on Tuesday, sending the membership bids of the two nations to the alliance capitals for legislative approvals.
    The move further increases Russia’s strategic isolation in the wake of its invasion of neighboring Ukraine in February and military struggles there since.“This is truly a historic moment for Finland, for Sweden and for NATO,” said alliance Secretary General Jens Stolte
  • Freedom Convoy organizer in court and AFN Assembly: In The News for July 5, 2022

    Freedom Convoy organizer in court and AFN Assembly: In The News for July 5, 2022
    In The News is a roundup of stories from The Canadian Press designed to kickstart your day. Here is what’s on the radar of our editors for the morning of Tuesday, July 5th, 2022 …
    What we are watching in Canada …
    A “Freedom Convoy” organizer is set to appear in an Ottawa court today for a bail hearing after being arrested last week for allegedly breaching one of her bail conditions.
    Tamara Lich was arrested in Medicine Hat, Alta., where she lives, on a Canada-wide
  • Assembly of First Nations meets as suspended chief fights for financial audit

    Assembly of First Nations meets as suspended chief fights for financial audit
    VANCOUVER — The annual gathering of the Assembly of First Nations is being held this week in Vancouver under a cloud of criticism from its national chief, who has been suspended and denied entry to the meeting. 
    RoseAnne Archibald has said her suspension is a violation of the assembly’s charter and that the regional chiefs don’t have the power to suspend the national chief. 
    She says the suspension is a means to intimidate, punish and silence her over her claims of th
  • ‘Freedom Convoy’ organizer Tamara Lich expected to have bail hearing today

    ‘Freedom Convoy’ organizer Tamara Lich expected to have bail hearing today
    OTTAWA — Tamara Lich, an organizer of the “Freedom Convoy,” is set to appear in an Ottawa court today for a bail hearing after being arrested last week for allegedly breaching one of her bail conditions.
    She was arrested in Medicine Hat, Alta., where she lives, on a Canada-wide arrest warrant sought by the Ottawa police.
    Police transported her to the capital and she briefly appeared before an Ottawa judge on Thursday before remaining in custody over the weekend.
    Lich was a key
  • White Sox, MLB decide to play game after parade shooting

    White Sox, MLB decide to play game after parade shooting
    CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago White Sox talked to Major League Baseball on Monday about postponing their game against the Minnesota Twins after a gunman opened fire on an Independence Day parade in suburban Chicago, killing at least six people.
    After the team’s conversation with MLB and contact with local authorities, the game was played as scheduled. The postgame fireworks show was canceled, and a moment of silence was observed before the first pitch of the Twins’ 6-3 victory.&ld
  • In Kashmir, ‘conscious music’ tests India’s limits on speech

    In Kashmir, ‘conscious music’ tests India’s limits on speech
    SRINAGAR, India (AP) — Sarfaraz Javaid thumps his chest rhythmically in the music video, swaying to the guitar and letting his throaty voice ring out through the forest: “What kind of soot has shrouded the sky? It has turned my world dark. … Why has the home been entrusted to strangers?”“Khuaftan Baange” — Kashmiri for “the call to night’s prayer” — plays out like a groaning dirge for Muslim-majority Kashmir, the starkly beautifu

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