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Radar shows 2,000 areas of interest at former residential school site in Saskatchewan

Jan 13, 2023 | 8:41am

A First Nation in Saskatchewan says ground-penetrating radar has discovered more than 2,000 areas of interest and a child’s bone was separately found at the site of one of the longest-running residential schools in the country. Star Blanket Cree Nation Chief Michael Starr said Thursday it shows the harsh truth of what happened within the walls of […]

Lisa Marie Presley dies at 54 after hospitalization

Jan 12, 2023 | 8:31pm

Lisa Marie Presley, a singer-songwriter, Elvis’ only daughter and a dedicated keeper of her father’s legacy, died Thursday after being hospitalized for a medical emergency. She was 54. Her death in a Los Angeles hospital was confirmed by her mother, Priscilla, a few hours after her daughter was rushed to the hospital after having a medical emergency at […]

Airline executives say winter weather the culprit of messy holiday travel season

Jan 12, 2023 | 2:06pm

Airlines executives offered a mix of explanation and apology Thursday, as they laid the blame for the chaotic holiday travel season on Mother Nature. Representatives from Sunwing Airlines, WestJet and Air Canada appeared before the federal transport committee to explain to MPs what happened in the days before and after Christmas, when thousands of passengers […]

Star Blanket Cree Nation Updates Search of Residential School Grounds

Jan 12, 2023 | 10:27am

A major announcement of discovery is coming later this morning from the site of the former Qu’Appelle Indian Residential School site. The Star Blanket Cree Nation, Chief Michael Starr and council members will be making the announcement. A year’s worth of ground penetrating radar searches have been taking place at the site. This could be […]

‘Unexpected storm’: Emails detail Regina police response to James Smith rampage

Jan 11, 2023 | 9:03am

A report of a suspect vehicle in Saskatchewan’s capital hours after a stabbing rampage on a First Nation some 300 kilometres away suddenly pulled city officers into the investigation and kept residents on edge for days. The sighting “swiftly brought us into the unexpected storm,” Regina police Chief Evan Bray would later say in an […]

Flight disruptions cascade across US after computer outage

Jan 11, 2023 | 8:56am

NEW YORK (AP) — Thousands of flight delays and cancellations rippled across the U.S. early Wednesday after computer outage led to a grounding order for all departing aircraft by the Federal Aviation Administration. The FAA is working to restore what is known as the Notice to Air Missions System. Before commencing a flight, pilots are […]

U.S. President Joe Biden to visit Canada in March, White House says

Jan 10, 2023 | 12:29pm

U.S. President Joe Biden will make his first official visit to Canada in March, the White House has confirmed. The announcement comes after Biden and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau sat down this morning for a bilateral meeting on the sidelines of the “Three Amigos” summit in Mexico City. Canada is normally one of the first […]

Transport committee wants to hear from passengers affected by holiday travel chaos

Jan 10, 2023 | 8:45am

A parliamentary committee voted Monday to launch a study into the causes behind Canada’s chaotic holiday travel season and to hear not only from industry giants, but also from some of the passengers who saw their plans upended. Members of the federal transport committee met to discuss the scope of the study, which all agreed […]

As ‘Three Amigos’ meet in Mexico, experts call on leaders for North American vision

Jan 9, 2023 | 8:56am

From the frosty throes of a Canadian winter, the land of conquistadors and Frida Kahlo can seem a million miles away. But that’s not the way North American diplomats, trade experts and business leaders see it — and they hope the continent’s leaders have a similar vision as the so-called “Three Amigos” gather this week […]

Canadian economy added 104,000 jobs in December: Statistics Canada

Jan 6, 2023 | 8:50am

The Canadian economy added 104,000 jobs in December as the unemployment rate fell slightly to 5.0 per cent, Statistics Canada said Friday. This marks the third decline in the unemployment rate in fourth months, edging it closer to the record-low of 4.9 per cent reached in June and July. In its latest labour force survey, the federal agency said […]