Day: April 9, 2022

Global

Shanghai plans to lift lockdowns in some communities after mass testing

China’s largest city, Shanghai, will soon begin lifting lockdowns in communities that report no positive cases within 14 days after another round of COVID-19 testing, authorities said on Saturday. The new round of testing comes as the city reported about 23,000 cases on Saturday, most of them asymptomatic. Large swathes of Shanghai, with a population […]

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CA

Fogo Island Inn, city appeals to government mediator to settle $57,000 tax dispute

The Newfoundland and Labrador government has been called upon to mediate a tax dispute between an upscale hotel and the town of Fogo Island. Shorefast, the operator of the Fogo Island Inn and a major employer on the island, refuses to pay part of its municipal tax bill for the first 16 months of the […]

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CA

A giant German bus company hits the highway in Canada

FlixBus, a German company that claims to be the world’s largest bus supplier, launched its Canadian operation this week in Toronto. “This is a dream bus market for us,” said Pierre Gourdain, general manager of FlixBus North America, of arriving in Toronto with three bright green coaches to begin routes in Ontario. These may sound […]

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CA

All the name changes in the world will not hide what Bay du Nord has always been

Environment and climate change Steven Guilbeault — seen at the COP26 environmental summit in Scotland last November — defends the government’s approval of Bay du Nord. (Sean Kilpatrick/The Canadian Press) The federal government appeared to be doing everything possible on Wednesday to do not make a big deal out of the news that the Bay […]

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CA

Cruise ships return to British Columbia, with tourist dollars and environmental concerns in tow

Simone Kearney-Rodriguez is eager to put some cash in the ledger this weekend when the first crowd of cruise ship passengers enters the port of Victoria, British Columbia, on Saturday, after the cancellation of the last two cruise seasons due to COVID-19. The Beaver gift shop owner says her family business almost sank without the […]

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CA

Canada is not hopelessly divided, but our politicians can always make things worse

As the so-called “freedom convoy” besieges Ottawa in February, interim Conservative leader Candice Bergen said in the House of Commons that Canada was “more divided than ever”. It wasn’t entirely a new idea. After the 2019 election, then-Conservative leader Andrew Scheer told the House that “deep cracks are appearing in Confederation and that the Prime […]

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CA

No water, no school: How water supply issues are disrupting the learning of Inuit children in Nunavik

Once a week or two, Elom Akpo runs out of the principal’s office at Tarsakallak School in Aupaluk, Quebec, hops into the school truck and roams the village streets looking for a water delivery truck. It wasn’t part of the job description when Akpo took over as principal last January, but it’s what he does […]

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Entertainment

Canada’s youngest stars – from Marvel heroes to indie darlings – are hard to keep up with

When 13-year-old Liam Diaz auditioned for Scarboroughhe had no idea that the Canadian independent film about three children from a low-income community in Toronto would become one of the country’s most critically acclaimed films of the year. Diaz was attending a performing arts school in his hometown of Mississauga, Ontario, when an acting teacher suggested […]

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Global

YouTube blocks Russian parliament channel for violating terms of service

YouTube has blocked Duma TV which broadcasts from Russia’s lower house of parliament, prompting an angry backlash from officials who said the world’s most popular streaming service could face restrictions in response. On Saturday, a post on YouTube said the Duma channel had been “closed for violating YouTube’s Terms of Service.” YouTube, owned by Alphabet […]

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Global

A harrowing journey aboard a medical train in Ukraine transports injured people to safer areas

As a modernized medical train left Zaporizhzhia, Ukraine, carrying nine seriously injured patients to a safer location last week, Canadian-American doctor Dr. Daniel Schnorr could finally breathe his last. “After all the patients were on board, we were getting ready to leave and we had an air raid…so the train got stuck for a little […]

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