Day: March 23, 2022

CA

Saskatchewan. The Minister of Finance will unveil the 2022-23 budget on Wednesday afternoon

After the timing of the last two budgets was altered by the pandemic, the provincial government is back on schedule with the release of the 2022-23 budget on Wednesday. Premier Scott Moe said Tuesday the budget is a chance for the province to work toward getting out of deficit budgets and eventually back into balance. […]

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Global

Taliban cancel higher education for girls despite promise

Taliban leaders in Afghanistan have decided not to open schools for girls beyond sixth grade, reneging on a promise and opting to appease their hardline base at the expense of further alienation from the international community. The unexpected decision, confirmed on Wednesday by a Taliban official, came at the start of the school year in […]

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Entertainment

Arcade Fire will perform at the Juno Awards 2022

Arcade Fire teased their first album in five years, Wefor weeks, and now it’s been announced that the band will also be performing at the 2022 Juno Awards. This will be the first in-person iteration of the event since the COVID-19 pandemic began. The group, which debuted on the Montreal indie scene more than two […]

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CA

A bald eagle makes a rare close-up encounter in Esgenoôpetitj First Nation

Danny Ward is still in awe of the bald eagle that jumped into the brush of the Esgenoôpetitj First Nation, then rested and spread its wings a few feet away from him. ” I was surprised. I have no words,” Ward said of Sunday’s gathering in the northeastern New Brunswick community. Ward’s cousin, Billy Francis, […]

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CA

PC Obby Khan narrowly edges out Liberal Willard Reaves in Fort Whyte by-election

In a hotly contested by-election between two former members of the Winnipeg Blue Bombers, the Progressive Conservatives narrowly retained the seat once held by former Manitoba premier Brian Pallister. Obby Khan was in a back-and-forth with Liberal candidate Willard Reaves for most of the night before taking a late lead to victory in Winnipeg’s Fort […]

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CA

Everything we know about the Liberal-NDP dental plan

A proposal in the new Liberal-NDP deal to create a national dental program for low-income Canadians could lead to the biggest expansion of Canada’s public health care system in decades. “It’s a matter of dignity,” NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh said Tuesday. “It will make a huge difference to people’s health and quality of life.” The […]

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CA

COVID-19 restrictions lifted, but unvaccinated Canadians still can’t board planes or trains

Because she is not vaccinated against COVID-19, Tamika McIntosh of Brampton, Ont., was not allowed to board a plane to Jamaica last month to attend the funeral of his grandfather. Now, McIntosh is combing through the news daily for any indication when Canada might lift its vaccination mandate for travelers so she can finally travel […]

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Entertainment

Romantic comedies return with A-list celebrities after a long drought for the genre

Romantic-comedy fans rejoice: bigger-budget rom-coms are back. Friday, the lost city, starring Sandra Bullock and Channing Tatum (with at least one Brad Pitt appearance) is hitting theaters across Canada. Bullock plays Loretta Sage, an author who writes romance novels starring a Fabio-esque Tatum. She ends up being kidnapped by a billionaire and must help find […]

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CA

As employees return to the office, the much-hyped hybrid model is put to the test: does it work?

As former office workers return to their workplaces, employers and workers need to know exactly what the new working standard will look like. The subject of returning to the office after years of working from home is particularly thorny. In a recent Angus Reid Institute poll conducted in partnership with CBC News, when asked what […]

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Global

Tornado tears through New Orleans, destroying homes and killing 1

A large tornado ripped through New Orleans on Tuesday, killing at least one person, destroying homes and downing power lines, media reported, in another setback for a region that has yet to fully recover from the Hurricane Ida last year. A dark funnel cloud settled in the city and moved through neighborhoods, images on social […]

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