Category Archives: Politics

Premier Ford declines to apologize for comments about immigrants

TORONTO — Ontario Premier Doug Ford is declining to apologize for comments he made about immigrants. After an unrelated announcement Monday in Windsor, Ont., Ford launched into a familiar line about Ontario's biggest problem being a shortage of workers...

Refugee family settling in Peterborough, Ont., after long journey from Afghanistan

PETERBOROUGH — Parwaiz Hamidy's two young sons are all smiles as they rush down a slide at a park in Peterborough, Ont. The boys and their parents are half a world away from the chaos of Kabul, having fled the

Family of beavers to be relocated from Cranbook, B.C., park, but not until spring

CRANBROOK, B.C. — A family of annoyingly busy beavers won't be evicted from a city park in southeastern British Columbia until at least spring. Officials in Cranbrook have been trying to relocate the beavers for the last month but a permit

Nova Scotia reports 12 new cases of COVID-19, small outbreak at hospital

HALIFAX — Nova Scotia is reporting 12 new cases of COVID-19 today. Health officials have identified eight cases in the Halifax area and four in the province's western zone. They are also reporting a small outbreak at the Valley Regional Hospital in

Newfoundland and Labrador says soft drink tax coming in 2022 will be Canada’s first

ST. JOHN'S, N.L. — Newfoundland and Labrador has unveiled details of what it says will be the country's first tax on sugary drinks. Government officials said today the tax will hike prices on drinks with added sugars by 20 cents a

US Rep. Jeff Fortenberry of Nebraska expects to be indicted

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — U.S. Rep. Jeff Fortenberry of Nebraska expects to be charged with lying to the FBI while federal agents were investigating campaign contributions funneled to him from a Nigerian billionaire, the nine-term Republican said as he procla...

Car carrying migrants crashes in Greece; 1 dead, 9 injured

THESSALONIKI, Greece (AP) — A vehicle carrying 10 migrants hoping to head from Greece north into the Balkans crashed in northern Greece overnight, leaving one person dead and nine injured, including one seriously, police said Tuesday.

US regulators lay out plan for over-the-counter hearing aids

WASHINGTON (AP) — Health regulators on Tuesday unveiled their proposal to allow Americans to buy hearing aids without a prescription, a long-awaited move intended to make the devices more accessible to millions of people with hearing problems.

UK terror-prevention program questioned after lawmaker slain

LONDON (AP) — The killing of British lawmaker David Amess is once again fueling concern about a government program aimed at preventing at-risk young people from becoming radicalized, with critics saying change is urgently needed to ensure it works.

Malta vows better journalist protections, reforms

VALLETTA, Malta (AP) — The Maltese government on Tuesday responded to a critical European human rights evaluation by vowing to soon propose new legislation to better protect journalists in the wake of the 2017 assassination of investigative reporter Da...