Day: March 26, 2022

Global

Canada and Europe co-host social media fundraiser for displaced Ukrainians

Canada and the European Commission will lead an international fundraising campaign to help people fleeing war in Ukraine. The fundraising effort, called “Stand Up For Ukraine,” will involve politicians, artists and businesses, among others, and will culminate with a pledge event on April 9 that will be hosted by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and European […]

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CA

Convoy protesters were expected to leave Ottawa in week 1, city says

A new memo from the City of Ottawa sheds light on the early days of the truck convoy protest and when officials believed participants in the disruptive occupation would leave the city. The so-called Freedom Convoy, which occupied large swaths of downtown Ottawa for weeks, was dispersed by police from multiple agencies on February 19, […]

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Global

Taliban prevent dozens of women from flying from Afghanistan

Afghan Taliban leaders have refused to allow dozens of women to board several flights, including some bound for Canada, because they were traveling without male guardians, two Afghan airline officials said on Saturday. The officials, who spoke on condition of anonymity for fear of reprisals from the Taliban, said dozens of women who arrived at […]

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CA

Dental problems can cause life-threatening conditions, say advocates, as feds shift to dental care

This is an excerpt from Second Opinion, a weekly health and medical science newsletter. If you are not yet a subscriber, you can do so by clicking on here. If the Liberal-NDP agreement to create a national dental program for low-income Canadians becomes a reality in the coming years, advocates and health care workers say […]

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Global

Saudi airstrikes hit Yemen’s Houthis after oil depot attack

A Saudi-led coalition fighting Iran-backed Houthi rebels in Yemen has unleashed a barrage of airstrikes on the capital and a strategic Red Sea town, officials said on Saturday. At least seven people were killed. The nightly airstrikes on Sanaa and Hodeida – both held by the Houthis – came a day after the rebels attacked […]

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Global

Ukrainian President calls on energy producers to increase production

Ukraine’s president made a surprise video appearance Saturday at the Doha Forum in Qatar, calling on the energy-rich nation and others to increase production to counter the loss of Russian energy supplies. Volodymyr Zelensky called on the United Nations and world powers to come to his aid, as he has done in a series of […]

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Entertainment

Don’t Count on CODA’s Charms – Predicting Oscar Winners in a Year Like No Other

Perhaps the biggest surprise of the 94th Academy Awards is that they are happening. In a world brimming with distractions and calamities, the Oscars have flown far under the radar, much to the chagrin of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and ABC executives who hope to reverse years of falling ratings. At […]

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Entertainment

Saskatchewan. filmmakers welcome new funding, but say more is needed for industry to thrive

Saskatchewan filmmakers say they’re happy with the new funding for the industry, but more is needed if the field is to thrive in the province. This year’s provincial budget — unveiled Wednesday — included an additional $8 million for Saskatchewan’s film and television production grants program. There is now $10 million on the table for […]

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Entertainment

Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins dies at 50

Taylor Hawkins, longtime drummer for rock band Foo Fighters, has died. He was 50 years old. There were no immediate details about Hawkins’ death, although the band said in a statement that his death was a “tragic and untimely loss.” “His musical spirit and infectious laughter will live with us all forever,” read a message […]

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CA

BC Government Announces $110 Gas Rebate for ICBC Customers

British Columbians who have felt the pinch at the pump will receive a $110 rebate from the provincial government intended to ease the financial burden of rising gas prices. Premier John Horgan and Public Safety Minister and Solicitor General Mike Farnworth announced the money at a news conference Friday morning. The two officials reiterated that […]

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