A second person has been charged in Thunder Bay in the death of a B.C. man at a north-side motel.
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 June 5 ...
ATLANTA - The tenor of the protests set off by the death of George Floyd at the hands of police has taken a turn from the explosive anger that has fueled the setting of fires, breaking of windows and other violence to a quiet, yet more forceful, grassroots call for more to be done to address…
OTTAWA - Statistics Canada will provide a new snapshot today of the job market as it stood last month with expectations that figures will show a continued bleeding of jobs due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
OTTAWA - Demonstrators plan to march from Parliament Hill through Ottawa streets in mid-afternoon today to honour black lives lost at the hands of police.
Terre Chartrand says she recognizes it's not her place right now to be front and centre during demonstrations in support of black people decrying police violence.
OTTAWA - Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is to offer premiers billions in federal funding to help them safely reopen provincial and territorial economies without triggering an explosive second wave of COVID-19 cases.
EDMUNDSTON, N.B. - A 26-year-old Indigenous woman from British Columbia has been shot and killed by police in northwestern New Brunswick.
MINNEAPOLIS - Celebrities, musicians and political leaders gathered in front of George Floyd's golden casket Thursday for a fiery memorial service for the man whose death at the hands of police sparked global protests, with a civil rights leader declaring it is time for black people to deman…
New York City police are trying to determine if Wednesday's ambush stabbing of an officer in Brooklyn was inspired by anti-police sentiments expressed during days of protests and unrest over the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, Commissioner Dermot Shea said Thursday.
MINNEAPOLIS - Two of three Minneapolis police officers accused of aiding and abetting in the death of George Floyd were rookies barely off probation when a more senior white officer ignored the black man's cries for help and pressed a knee into his neck, defence attorneys said Thursday.
EDMONTON - Seven environmental and Indigenous groups have asked the Alberta government to restart oilpatch monitoring as soon as possible given that other activities are coming out of the COVID-19 shutdown.
IQALUIT, Nunavut - A man who was arrested by being knocked over by a police vehicle was later beaten by another prisoner in lockup because there was no room to house all inmates separately, say Nunavut RCMP.
HALIFAX - The gunman who killed 22 people in Nova Scotia during a 13-hour rampage was described by police Thursday as an "injustice collector" whose grudges built up over time and eventually exploded in horrific violence.
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. - Social media influencer Jake Paul faces misdemeanour charges following a riot at a mall outside Phoenix, police said Thursday. Paul, who has 20 million followers, says he was merely trying to find people protesting against the death of George Floyd.
As Lily Speed-Namox watched news about the Minneapolis man whose death in police custody ignited a massive anti-racism movement across the United States, she says it reminded her of her father.
ORLANDO, Fla. - With masks on their faces and temperature checks at entrances, Harry Potter fans and roller coaster lovers streamed back into Universal Orlando Resort this week in one of the first major steps toward reviving Florida’s theme park industry, which was left temporarily moribund …
OTTAWA - For the first time, Canadian biologists have come up with a list of plants, insects and animals that live only in this country and say many of them are in danger of extinction if they haven't died out already.
OTTAWA - As the Trudeau government prepares new gun-control legislation, a victims group says all firearms' magazines should be limited to five bullets to reduce the damage a mass shooter can do.
CALGARY - Tomas Manasek says he's thrilled that his beliefs about Alberta independence didn't end up costing him his personalized FREE AB licence plate.
ST. JOHN'S, N.L. - The death of a 15-year-old Innu boy while in the care of Newfoundland and Labrador child protection services has renewed calls from the Innu Nation for an inquiry promised by the provincial government three years ago.
WASHINGTON - A U.S. Navy veteran whose family said his only crime was falling in love left Iran on Thursday after nearly two years of detention, winning his freedom as part of a deal that spared an American-Iranian physician any more time behind American bars.
OTTAWA - Canada's top doctor says the country has been successful at slowing the spread of COVID-19 but warns that relaxing public health restrictions too quickly or too soon could lead to a rampant resurgence of the disease.
QUEBEC - Sexual assault victims in Quebec will soon be able to pursue justice against their abusers regardless of how long ago crimes took place, according to proposed legislation tabled Thursday.
Bombardier Inc. says it will temporarily lay off 196 employees working on regional transit services in the Greater Toronto Area due to a steep decline in ridership numbers amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
FREDERICTON - The first person in New Brunswick to die from COVID-19 is being remembered as a hard-working man whose top concern was taking care of his family.
TORONTO - A court ruling allowing people accused of sexual assault or other violent crimes to argue they were so intoxicated they didn't know what they were doing has angered women's-rights activists but civil libertarians call the criticism unwarranted.
OTTAWA - A special one-time payment to millions of seniors will arrive in early July, a delay the Liberals say is the result of ensuring there isn't any fraud in the pandemic-related top-up.
WASHINGTON - The public health crisis gripping the world and civil unrest roiling cities across the United States are precisely why President Donald Trump should be embracing America's global friends and allies, not tearing down the rules-based international order, says a key member of the c…
OTTAWA - Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and some of his fellow world leaders were joined by an unexpected ally on Thursday in their show of international solidarity on sharing an eventual COVID-19 vaccine: U.S. President Donald Trump.
FRANKFURT - The European Central Bank has boosted its pandemic emergency support program by an unexpectedly large 600 billion euros to 1.35 trillion euros ($1.5 trillion), adding to efforts in Europe and around the world to help the economy weather the steep downturn caused by the virus outbreak.
NEW ORLEANS - Before the COVID-19 pandemic hit, the National WWII Museum in New Orleans was planning on a 20th anniversary crowd of thousands. Now it's working to avoid crowds by selling a limited number of scheduled tickets and holding all anniversary commemorations - including an annual D-…
OSAGE BEACH, Mo. - No additional cases of the new coronavirus have been reported stemming from the crowded pool parties at Missouri's Lake of the Ozarks over the Memorial Day weekend, the state's top health official said.
WASHINGTON - The U.S. trade deficit hit the highest level in eight months in April. Exports and imports both posted record monthly drops as the coronavirus pandemic smothered America's commerce with other countries.
The Thunder Bay district’s latest confirmed case of COVID-19 isn’t related to the potential exposure from an infected physician, confirmed Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre officials on Wednesday.
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 June 4 ...
OTTAWA - Federal prison chaplains say the spiritual needs of inmates have become an unnecessary casualty of the COVID-19 pandemic at a time when offenders are feeling particularly vulnerable and alone.
TORONTO - The death of a Toronto woman who fell from her 24th-floor balcony while police were in her home has renewed calls for an overhaul of how society deals with people in mental health crises.
BEIJING - A school security guard injured at least 39 people in a knife attack at a kindergarten in southern China on Thursday morning, state media reported. The motive remains unknown.
The Trump administration moved Wednesday to block Chinese airlines from flying to the U.S. in an escalation of trade and diplomatic tensions between the two countries.
MINNEAPOLIS - Prosecutors charged three more police officers Wednesday in the death of George Floyd and filed a new, tougher charge against the officer at the centre of the case, delivering a victory to protesters who have filled the streets from coast to coast to fight police brutality and …
A former Canadian Alliance leader and Conservative MP has resigned from Telus' board of directors and as a strategic adviser to a law firm after comparing racism to his experience of being mocked in school for wearing glasses.