Day: April 6, 2022

Global

Abuses against civilians part of ‘systemic attack’ on Tigrayans in Ethiopia, rights groups say

Widespread abuses against civilians in the western part of Ethiopia’s besieged Tigray region constitute war crimes and crimes against humanity, Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International have charged in a new report. The crimes were perpetrated by security officials and civilian authorities from the neighboring Amhara region, sometimes “with the acquiescence and possible involvement of […]

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CA

Inmate Abused by Alberta Paramedics Is ‘Horrifying’ Example of Discrimination, Advocates Say

WARNING: This story contains distressing details. Two Alberta paramedics forcing medication on an unfit man in police custody is a case study in the endemic discrimination faced by incarcerated patients, advocates say. Richard Mirasty, an Edmonton-based Cree defense attorney, said the case is an example of how Alberta’s health care and criminal justice systems are […]

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Global

Ed Sheeran wins Shape of You copyright case, slams ‘harmful’ lawsuits

Grammy-winning songwriter Ed Sheeran has won a UK copyright battle over his 2017 hit shape of you Wednesday, then criticized what he described as a “culture” of baseless lawsuits designed to extract money from artists who want to avoid the costs of a trial. The British pop star and his co-writers, Snow Patrol’s John McDaid […]

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CA

Woman with Huntington’s disease called ‘manipulative’ in psychiatrist’s notes

A Summerside, PEI psychiatrist called a Huntington’s disease patient ‘manipulative’ in his case notes and restricted her phone access at the county hospital of Prince, a disciplinary hearing announced on Tuesday. But Dr Arvind Singh continued to defend his treatment plan under cross-examination by a College of Physicians and Surgeons lawyer, saying everything he was […]

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Entertainment

CBC Sports’ Andi Petrillo wins Canadian Screen Award for Best Sports Host

CBC Sports’ Andi Petrillo won the Canadian Screen Award for Best Sports Host on Tuesday for his coverage of the Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympics. Petrillo hosted CBC’s Olympic Games Morning, providing audiences with nightly updates and interviews with athletes. “What a year and what a team I have at CBC Sports. I pinch myself in […]

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Global

Shanghai allows parents to stay with children with COVID-19

Following a public outcry, Shanghai is allowing at least some parents to stay with children infected with COVID-19, making an exception to a policy of isolating anyone who tests positive. The announcement came as China’s biggest city went into lockdown and carried out more mass testing on Wednesday after a further rise in the number […]

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CA

More black hockey players in western Quebec say they have been victims of racial slurs

More black minor hockey players in western Quebec are coming forward with racial slur allegations less than a week after another black player spoke out. Monday, Hockey Outaouais and the team L’Intrépide de Gatineau confirmed in a press release that they had launched an investigation after two of the team’s players claimed to have been […]

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CA

Craftsmanship story continues in Lunenburg as aerospace company builds parts for the F-35

More than 100 years after shipyard workers in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia fashioned the wood and metal to build the schooner Bluenose, the tradition of local handcrafting excellence lives on. But now, instead of fishing boats, it’s fighter planes. Located in the seaside town of Lunenburg, Stelia Aerospace has been part of Lockheed Martin’s F-35 supply […]

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CA

Why drug plans continue to stagnate in Canada, even though research suggests billions in savings

While the federal Liberals pledged to move toward national pharmacare in a recent deal with the NDP, health care advocates warn those efforts are moving too slowly, putting people’s health endangered and weighing on the Canadian hospital system. The government recently announced a “supply and confidence” deal that could see the Liberals stay in power […]

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CA

The labor shortage is not over – and employers need to lower their hiring expectations

Rick Omond’s construction company in New Brunswick has awarded three wage increases in the past year and a half as it tries to retain workers amid a record labor shortage. “Labourers, carpenters, electricians, plumbers – they know how busy it is. And it’s a daily battle that they are looking for more money,” said Omond, […]

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