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AFN national chief calls for Queen to apologize for past wrongs

The national chief of the Assembly of First Nations said late Wednesday the Queen must apologize for the Crown’s “ongoing failure to fulfil its treaty agreements” with Indigenous peoples, and suggested there should be some “restitution” for harms perpetrated by the Canadian government in her name. RoseAnne Archibald met with Prince Charles …

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In Ukraine’s ‘Hell’s Kitchen,’ volunteers show they can take the heat

Several days into the merciless shelling of Kharkiv by Russian forces, Elena Dolzhenko decided she’d had enough of sitting on the sidelines. She spent the late-winter days immediately following the invasion on her phone, trying to help panicked volunteer organizations deal with an overwhelming number of cries for help from thousands of …

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Large cat mistaken for cougar scares Vancouver neighbourhood, brings out police

It took more than a flyer on a lamppost for a lost cat in Vancouver’s Shaughnessy neighbourhood to be returned to its owner on Wednesday.  Police and conservation officers were called after residents reported seeing a cougar, far from its natural habitat, in the area of Granville Street and 20th Avenue …

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The terrorist threat posed by lone actors is ‘difficult to detect,’ says federal report

Violent extremists in Canada have the “intent and capability” to commit acts of terrorism, but detecting attacks by lone actors or small groups before they happen is “difficult,” says an internal threat assessment conducted for the federal government last year. The warning is found in a threat analysis prepared by the federal government’s …

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Price fixing has sent Realtor commissions soaring in an already hot market, lawsuit alleges

Much of the discussion about Canada’s real estate market has been dominated by the meteoric rise in the cost of housing.  But what’s often missing from that conversation is the parallel increase in what Canadians pay in real estate commissions nearly every time a home is bought or sold.  For example, a …

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12-year-old handcuffed by Montreal police says he ‘felt terrified,’ father plans to sue

When Ammaar Kashif’s father asked him to hop in an exotic car, flip on the ignition and roll up the window during his uncle’s wedding in Montreal, he didn’t have to be asked twice. But about 30 seconds after he turned the car on, a police cruiser, light bar ablaze, …

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Particularly in the north, the opioid crisis is top of mind this Ontario election

When Felicia Fahey heads to the ballot box June 2, her cousin, Steven Legault, will be top of mind. In September 2020, Legault died of an accidental overdose. “It just rocked our entire family. He was just like a brother to me. … to see him succumb to something that was so …

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Why Russia’s closure of CBC’s Moscow bureau was likely just a matter of time

When Canada banned Russian state television network RT, analysts said it was only a matter of time before Moscow retaliated with Canadian news outlets in the crosshairs.  That the target was the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation is not surprising, experts said, given how Moscow likely views the public broadcaster as a mouthpiece for the government, just …

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Canada’s top court to hear appeal on whether or not to keep Doug Ford’s mandate letters secret

The Supreme Court of Canada will hear the Ontario government’s appeal on whether or not it will be able to keep PC Leader Doug Ford’s mandate letters secret. Had Canada’s top court refused to hear the case, the provincial government would have had to release Ford’s 23 mandate letters  — which, combined, run about 150 pages …

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Meet the Ukrainian refugee pets — and their humans — who arrived in St. John’s

Olga and Ivan Antoniuk and their two cats, Bella and Simba, arrived in St. John’s after fleeing from Ukraine. (Caroline Hillier/CBC) It turns out that Bella — a 13-year-old fluffy, skittish cat with kidney disease that, before last week, had never left her apartment in Ukraine — is a bit of …

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