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August 15, 2018 9:23 PM New federal holiday will honour residential school survivors

OTTAWA — A new holiday is coming to your calendar, one that will mark the dark legacy of Canada’s residential school system. In its ongoing pursuit of reconciliation with Indigenous peoples, the Trudeau government is consulting First Nations, Métis and Inuit groups to create a new “national day” to honour those who attended the infamous church-run schools 12

July 25, 2018 7:34 PM Flying lizard time: Researchers use leaf blower to see how lizards endure storms

WASHINGTON—Tropical lizards have a stick-to-itiveness in high wind that puts TV weather reporters to shame. Now we know why, thanks in part to a high-powered leaf blower. Hurricanes Irma and Maria put a group of little tree-hugging lizards to the test, and scientists were perfectly positioned to see which reptiles survived and why. Then, Harvard researchers 17

July 17, 2018 4:45 PM ‘I didn’t know how to refuse’: Two survivors share stories of sexual assault in U.S. immigration detention centres

“He grabbed my breasts … He put his hands in my pants and he touched my private parts,” she said. “He touched me again inside the van, and my hands were tied. And he started masturbating.” In 2014, a 19-year-old asylum seeker, “E.D.,” was staying in a family detention centre in Pennsylvania with her 3-year-old son. A few months into her seven-month stay, she was sexually 13

July 11, 2018 2:43 PM Maryland-based Good Charlotte to headline benefit concert for 5 slain at newspaper

NEW YORK—The city of Annapolis will hold a benefit concert featuring Maryland-based rockers Good Charlotte to honour the five Capital Gazette employees killed in an attack in their newsroom. Mayor Gavin Buckley said Wednesday the event dubbed “Annapolis Rising: A Benefit for The Capital Gazette and Free Press” will take place July 28 and will include 14

June 19, 2018 3:24 AM Humboldt Broncos survivors to be honoured, reunite at NHL awards

Awards will commemorate survivors and first responders from 3 tragedies in Canada and U.S. This year's NHL awards will recognize more than just professional hockey standouts — it will honour survivors and first responders from recent tragedies in Canada and the U.S. The award show will feature "special commemorations of three tragedies that touched the hockey 221

June 10, 2018 4:27 PM Second anniversary of Pulse nightclub shooting marked by art, ceremony, litigation

ORLANDO, FLA.—Survivors and victims’ relatives are marking the second anniversary of the Pulse nightclub shooting with a remembrance ceremony, a run, art exhibits and litigation. Ahead of Tuesday’s commemoration of the massacre of 49 people at the gay nightclub, some survivors and victims’ relatives have sued the Orlando Police Department and the owners 25

June 5, 2018 1:47 PM Ottawa grants MMIWG inquiry an extension to mandate

Federal government says more discussions needed before providing more money to inquiry budget The national inquiry into murdered and missing Indigenous women and girls has received an extension from Ottawa, but not for the length of time it initially requested. The federal government announced Tuesday the inquiry would now have until April 30, 2019, to submit 17

May 22, 2018 12:31 AM Cuban plane crash death toll rises to 111 as 2 survivors still in critical condition

Gretell Landrove Font, 23, died Monday, state media said Cuban state media say a 23-year-old survivor of Friday's plane crash in Havana has died, raising the death toll to 111. Gretell Landrove Font died Monday afternoon of extensive injuries suffered in the crash of the Boeing 737 that was rented from a Mexican company by Cuba's national airline, Cubana 46

May 21, 2018 8:18 PM School shooting that left 10 dead may not bring change to gun-loving Texas

AUSTIN, TEXAS—Texas has more than 1.2 million licensed handgun owners who can openly carry their weapons in public. The state hosted the National Rifle Association’s annual meeting two weeks ago. And until Monday, the governor’s re-election website was raffling off a shotgun. Guns are so hard-wired into Texas culture that last week’s deadly rampage at Santa 24

May 18, 2018 8:00 AM 'This can't be real': Survivor of Manchester concert bombing surprised with royal wedding invite

Still haunted by the horrors she witnessed, Amelia Thomson, 12, raises money for survivors The 12-year-old has had a rough go of it. Last year, her uncle died of cancer and she witnessed that horrible process. Her dad became so distraught he, too, became very ill and ended up in intensive care. So, a kind friend bought mother and daughter a treat: Tickets 37