Day: March 31, 2022

Global

South Korea just upheld a law that makes tattooing a crime

Seoul’s Constitutional Court upheld the tattoo ban on Thursday, confirming that South Korea is the only developed country that only allows medical professionals to perform the procedure. Tattoo artists derided the decision, calling it retrograde and lacking in cultural understanding. Despite the decades-old ban, South Korea has nearly 50,000 tattoo artists, who face police raids […]

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COVID-19 Hospitalizations Rise Again as Ontario Records More Than 3,000 New Cases Despite Limited Testing

Ontario reported 807 people hospitalized with COVID-19 on Thursday, including 166 patients requiring intensive care. The number of hospitalizations rose from 778 on Wednesday to 661 a week ago. Among the reported hospitalizations, the number of intensive care patients increased by one from the 165 reported the previous day and 165 reported at the same […]

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TSB to release investigation report into fatal triple train derailment

Three years after a fatal triple derailment of CP Rail in the mountains near the British Columbia and Alberta border, Canada’s safety watchdog is set to release its findings under the close watch of the family members of the victim. “I want anyone involved in the murder of this crew to be held accountable,” said […]

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Writing a Semi-Autobiographical Play Unlocked the Artist I Was Hiding as a Trans Man

This is a first-person column by Jay Gallant, a trans man living in Charlottetown. For more information on CBC’s First Person Stories, please see frequently asked questions. March 31 is International Day of Trans Visibility. The following piece features excerpts from Gallant’s play, What’s Eating You? Public readings of the play will be held in […]

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NWT nursing students fear nursing shortages will affect critical mentorships

Two nursing students from the Northwest Territories say they have no plans to change their plans to do frontline nursing in the North, despite fears that the national nursing shortage will leaves without adequate mentorship when they graduate. The continuing shortage of nurses and doctors in the Northwest Territories led to a reduction in the […]

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Ukrainians injured in Russian attacks struggle with wounds and memories of lost loved ones

When the Russian missile hit near Olga Sairova’s home in Mariupol on March 11, she narrowly escaped the crash, sheltering from the pounding in her basement. But her husband could not arrive in time. “[He] arrived, but did not succeed. He needed five more seconds,” Sairova told CBC News from a hospital room in the […]

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The Canadian economy saw modest growth in early 2022, despite Omicron

The Canadian economy managed to experience a slight expansion to kick off 2022, as goods-producing industries continued to generate growth even as most service sectors grappled with the Omicron variant of the coronavirus. Statistics Canada said the country’s gross domestic product rose 0.2% in January. It was the eighth consecutive increase, after the data agency […]

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First Nations delegates call on Pope Francis to revoke Church doctrine used to justify colonialism

Members of the Assembly of First Nations (AFN) on Thursday urged Pope Francis to revoke centuries-old papal decrees used to justify the seizure of Indigenous lands in the Americas by colonial powers. Two papal bulls issued in 1455 and 1493 gave the church’s blessing to the explorers’ claims to Africa and the Americas. The Doctrine […]

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For a great price, you too could sit on “a piece of Canadian history”

Robin Seguin owns the Victoria Barber Shop in Ottawa at 9 O’Connor Street, just steps from Parliament Hill. She recently put this “famous” barber chair up for sale online. “It certainly got a lot of interesting comments on Facebook,” she said. (Alistair Steele/CBC) It’s rocked the posteriors of prime ministers, Supreme Court justices and hockey […]

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Israeli forces kill 2 in West Bank clash, Palestinian stabs bus passenger

Israeli forces raided a refugee camp in the occupied West Bank on Thursday morning, triggering a shootout in which two Palestinians were killed and 15 injured, the Palestinian health ministry said. In a separate incident, a Palestinian man stabbed a 28-year-old Israeli on a bus in the West Bank before being killed by a bystander, […]

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