Day: April 2, 2022

CA

CODA’s Oscar Win Puts Deaf Culture in the Spotlight, Says Canadian Child of Deaf Adults and ASL Tutor to CODA Star

When Jessica Brockway saw CODA, it made him cry. It was the first time she had seen her life – something she thought was uniquely hers – portrayed in the media. CODAwhich means child of deaf adults, won the Oscar for best picture on Sunday. “This is the first time we’ve had a CODA culture […]

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Global

Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan suggests he may not agree to vote to oust him

Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan suggested on Saturday he might not accept a vote to oust him, a move he said was orchestrated by the United States. Opposition parties say Khan has failed to revive an economy battered by the coronavirus pandemic or deliver on promises to make his government more transparent and accountable, and […]

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CA

Federal justice minister says B.C. man’s murder conviction was likely a miscarriage of justice

Gerald Bernard Klassen spent more than a quarter of a century in prison for the first-degree murder of 22-year-old Julie McLeod in 1993 – a crime he has always maintained he did not commit. This week, federal Justice Minister David Lametti concluded that the B.C. man’s 1995 conviction was likely a miscarriage of justice, order […]

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Global

UK reports record levels of COVID-19 infections

The prevalence of COVID-19 in the UK has reached record levels, with around one in 13 people estimated to have been infected with the virus in the past week, according to the latest figures from the UK’s official statistics agency. Some 4.9 million people are estimated to have contracted the coronavirus in the week ending […]

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CA

Hajdu hopes long-term boil water advisories will be lifted by 2025 and the end of the Liberal-NDP deal

Indigenous Services Minister Patty Hajdu hopes Canada will be able to lift its last long-term drinking water advisories by 2025 – the year an agreement between the NDP and the Liberal government is due to expire . Hajdu has refused to set a firm deadline for the hiring since taking office last fall, saying the […]

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CA

This student society is looking for sasquatch in the swamps

Sabrina Marie hovers over a pile of excrement, trying to figure out who left her there. She suspects a dog or a raccoon and is quick to rule out that it’s sasquatch droppings. “I guess it would be a lot bigger than that,” she said. Mary would know. She is the social media manager for […]

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Entertainment

Will Smith’s Career May Take a ‘Hollywood Downtime’ After Oscars Slap Controversy

In PR terms, actor Will Smith’s slap in the face of comedian Chris Rock at the Oscars wasn’t just bad, or really bad, it was “really, really bad.” At least, according to veteran Hollywood publicist Michael Levine, who says Smith’s actions in the immediate future have “deeply damaged” his career. “If you’re buying Will Smith […]

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CA

Canada’s testing requirement for travelers gone, but other hurdles remain

A heavy and costly burden has been lifted for fully vaccinated travelers: since Friday, they no longer need to take a COVID-19 test to enter Canada. “It was about time,” Emil Kamel said Friday at Toronto’s Pearson airport en route to Egypt. “Having to find a PCR test in a foreign country can get quite […]

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Global

UN says civilian death toll in Ukraine underestimated, true number may never be known

The United Nations warns that the civilian casualty statistics it publishes daily do not reflect the full impact of the war in Ukraine, while military experts say the number of Ukrainian civilians killed by Russian forces is unlikely to be known only years after the end of the conflict. . Experts say the Office of […]

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CA

Grain robbery ‘a bit of a kick in the pants’ for Manitoba farmer now costs $40,000

A Manitoba farmer is warning other growers to be on the lookout for thieves after about 1,600 bushels of canola were stolen from his property over the winter. Mixed grain producer Les Wedderburn said he was out to turn the grain silos on his farm near Alexander, Manitoba on Dec. 15 when he noticed one […]

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