British Columbia Premier David Eby has officially apologized in the Victoria legislature to members of the Doukhobor religious community, including children who were forcibly taken from their parents more than 70 years ago.He says those children were physically and psychologically mistreated after being placed in educational facilities, including a former tuberculosis sanatorium in New Denver, in B.C.’s southern Interior.Eby says it should never have happened and the province recognizes it caused harms that have “echoed for generations.”
February 27, 2024 - 19:05 | | The Globe and Mail
Luguentz Dort likes the direction that basketball in Montreal is headed, but he would make just one tweak.Dort is having an excellent season as the starting small forward with the Western Conference contender Oklahoma City Thunder. Along with Bennedict Mathurin of the Indiana Pacers and Chris Boucher of the Toronto Raptors, the 24-year-old Dort is part of a new generation of NBA talent coming out of Quebec’s largest city.
February 27, 2024 - 18:41 | John Chidley-Hill | The Globe and Mail
The arrest of 22 people allegedly tied to a war between criminal groups in Quebec City and the eastern part of the province should ease some of the bloodletting, kidnapping and arson in recent months, organized crime experts said Tuesday.The conflict involves independent drug dealers who are aligned with a Quebec street gang called Blood Family Mafia and who are refusing to buy drugs from the Hells Angels or pay them for operating on their territories.In response to the drug war, provincial police launched Operation Scandaleux on Friday to try and quell the various conflicts that have...
February 27, 2024 - 18:35 | Sidhartha Banerjee | The Globe and Mail
Activists are denouncing the presence of Airbnb in the new construction and say the borough is not doing enough to curb the presence of short-term rentals.
February 27, 2024 - 18:29 | Gloria Henriquez | Global News - Canada
The Alberta government’s upcoming budget is to allocate $20-million over the next three years to advance plans for a stand-alone children’s hospital in the provincial capital.Health Minister Adriana LaGrange said Tuesday that the existing Stollery Children’s Hospital sees more than 300,000 patients a year and serves a geographic area of more than 500,000 square kilometres.“It is among the highest in patient volumes of any children’s hospital in Canada,” LaGrange told a news conference.
February 27, 2024 - 18:29 | Bill Graveland | The Globe and Mail
Lethbridge police have charged a 41-year-old man with six counts of mischief after commercial properties were vandalized in the downtown core.
February 27, 2024 - 18:28 | Megan Yamoah | Global News - Canada