Archie Battersbee, 12-year-old boy at center of hospital legal battle, dies after removal of life support

Hollie Dance, second left, surrounded by family and friends, outside the Royal London hospital addresses the media following the death of her 12 year old son Archie Battersbee, in Whitechapel, east London, on Aug. 6, 2022.Aaron Chown/The Associated Press A 12-year-old British boy with brain damage at the center of a legal battle over whether … Read more

Alex Jones may have song in court, but perjury charge would be unusual

Alex Jones attempts to answer questions about his emails during trial at the Travis County Courthouse in Austin on Aug. 3.Briana Sanchez/The Associated Press Revelations that conspiracy theorist Alex Jones may have lied on the stand in a defamation lawsuit by parents of a child slain in the 2012 Sandy Hook mass shooting made for … Read more

Hockey Canada’s strategy of deflecting serves no one but its disgraced leadership

Witnesses Scott Smith, Hockey Canada President and Chief Operating Officer, left, and Hockey Canada Chief Financial Officer Brian Cairo, appear at the standing committee on Canadian Heritage in Ottawa on Wednesday, July 27, 2022.Sean Kilpatrick/The Canadian Press A while back, I had a job in a movie theatre. The theater at the foot of an … Read more

Missing Indigenous author Dawn Walker and son found safe in US

Police handout photo of Dawn Walker and her seven-year-old son.HO/The Canadian Press An Indigenous author and executive with a group representing First Nations in Saskatchewan has been found safe in Oregon, Saskatoon police announced Friday, two weeks after she and her seven-year-old son were reported missing. Dawn Dumont Walker, an author and speaker from the … Read more

Montreal police kill man suspected in three random fatal shootings

A 26-year-old man is dead after being shot by police in the parking lot of a motel in Montreal’s Saint-Laurent borough early on Aug. 4.Peter McCabe/The Canadian Press Two days of fear and bloodshed in Montreal ended with an early-morning police shooting on Thursday, after officers stormed into a suburban motel room and killed the … Read more

BC Housing CEO quits, cites growing anger toward policy makers, violence against homeless people

BC Housing CEO Shayne Ramsay has announced his retirement, saying he no longer has the confidence he can solve the complex problems facing the agency.The Canadian Press The man who has led BC’s housing agency for 22 years is resigning, saying several recent incidents of violence against homeless people, plus the increasingly threatening environment for … Read more

Woman at center of Hockey Canada scandal breaks silence

The alleged group sexual assault by some members of Canada’s world junior hockey team in 2018 has spiraled into a national scandal.Chris Young/The Canadian Press EM, the woman who filed a lawsuit against Hockey Canada over an alleged group sexual assault by some members of Canada’s world junior hockey team in 2018, says that she … Read more

Residential-school survivors hope Pope’s acknowledgment of genocide will finally end debate

Pope Francis holds a news conference aboard the papal plane on his flight back after visiting Canada on July 29.GUGLIELMO MANGIAPANE/Reuters When Pope Francis said, on his way out of Canada, that he believes what happened in this country’s residential schools amounted to genocide, what many Indigenous people across the country heard was a long-delayed … Read more

Valbella, the popular Alberta deli, loses customers after owner’s son writes transphobic email

The mountain town of Canmore, Alta., in Jan. 2016.Jeff McIntosh/The Canadian Press A popular gourmet food shop with deep roots in the scenic mountain town of Canmore, Alta., is hemorrhaging patrons and distributors after the owner’s son sent a transphobic e-mail to the city’s Pride organization. Jeff von Rotz, whose email signature had identified him … Read more

Supreme Court rules ignoring a partner’s request to wear condom could qualify as sexual assault

The Supreme Court of Canada, in Ottawa, in 2021.Justin Tang/The Canadian Press If a person doesn’t use a condom during sex despite being required to do so by their partner, they could be guilty of sexual assault, the Supreme Court ruled on Friday in a decision that scholars and lawyers are calling extremely significant. The … Read more