N.S. Mi’kmaq bands restock lobster traps after gear removed by non-Indigenous boats

By The Canadian PressMon Sep 21 2020 09:07 SAULNIERVILLE, N.S. — Mi’kmaq communities in Nova Scotia are restocking lobster traps for Indigenous harvesters after a flotilla of non−Indigenous fishing boats removed the gear from St. Marys Bay over the weekend. Rhonda Knockwood, the director of operations for Sipekne’katik First Nation, says about 350 traps were […]

AP sources: Woman accused of sending ricin letter arrested

By Michael Balsamo, Eric Tucker, and Colleen Long, The Associated PressMon Sep 21 2020 04:00 WASHINGTON — A woman suspected of sending an envelope containing the poison ricin, which was addressed to White House, has been arrested at New York-Canada border, three law enforcement officials told The Associated Press on Sunday. The letter had been […]

Barr announces $100M more to combat human trafficking

ATLANTA (AP) — U.S. Attorney General Bill Barr says the federal government is awarding more than $100 million in grants to target human trafficking. The money will go to task forces combatting human trafficking, to victim services and victim housing. Barr made the announcement Monday in Atlanta with presidential adviser Ivanka Trump and Georgia Gov. […]

Arctic sea ice at second-lowest level in satellite record: scientists

By Bob Weber, The Canadian PressMon Sep 21 2020 16:51 Satellite pictures show Arctic sea ice is at its second−lowest level since such records began and barely missed breaking the old mark. “There’s no going back at this point,” said Mark Serreze of the U.S. National Snow and Ice Data Center. “It’s not going to […]

Warrant reveals N.S. mass killer’s violence against family, suspicious finances

By Michael Tutton, The Canadian PressMon Sep 21 2020 17:07 HALIFAX — Court documents released Monday describe the violence a Nova Scotia mass killer inflicted on his father years before his rampage as well as the gunman’s paranoia and suspicious financial transactions ahead of the killings. Fifty−one−year Gabriel Wortman took 22 lives on April 18−19 […]