Day: April 10, 2022

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Spring storm could bring 30 to 80 cm of snow to Manitoba next week, flood forecasters warn

Manitoba flood forecasters are watching for a spring storm that the province says could dump 30 to 80 centimeters of snow on southern Manitoba over the next week. In a Saturday flood bulletin, the province said the system could bring a mix of snow and rain between Tuesday and Friday. Temperatures are expected to drop […]

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Ontario’s waterfront towns are accepting short-term rentals to preserve their way of life

There is a growing movement among Ontario’s riverside communities to push back against short-term rental services, like Airbnb and VRBO, which some say are disrupting the social fabric of their intertwined rural communities to the point where it could upend their way of life. . The Municipality of Lambton Shores is the latest to consider […]

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Canada needs workers — so why aren’t more companies hiring neurodivergents?

The founders of a job fair for people with autism don’t just want to find careers for an untapped workforce – they also hope employers will realize that these highly skilled job seekers can help solve a national labor shortage. “People with autism are very capable of working and are some of the best employees,” […]

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She dropped out of college because of a drinking problem. Now sober, she landed a $35,000 scholarship

Laura Eamon was just months into her first semester at Carleton University in 2011 when she was taken from a hospital residency by paramedics. Embarrassed at being executed in front of her fellow students, her mindset changed when she was released and returned to the Ottawa campus. “People are clapping and singing, and saying, ‘Oh, […]

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Start of voting in the first round of the French presidential election

Polls opened across France on Sunday for the first round of the country’s presidential election, where up to 48 million eligible voters will choose between 12 candidates. President Emmanuel Macron is seeking a second five-year term, with strong opposition from the far right. Polling stations opened at 8 a.m. local time on Sunday and closed […]

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Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison calls for May election

Australia’s prime minister has called for an election in May likely to be held over issues including Chinese economic coercion, climate change and the COVID-19 pandemic. Prime Minister Scott Morrison has advised Governor General David Hurley, as representative of Australia’s Head of State, Queen Elizabeth, to set the date for the election. Morrison will announce […]

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‘Tortured’ Ukraine wants peace with Russia despite atrocities, says Zelensky

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said on Saturday he was determined to press for peace despite Russian attacks on civilians that have stunned the world, and he renewed his call for countries to send more weapons before an expected upsurge in fighting in the east of the country. He made the comments in an interview with […]

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When ‘How are you?’ questions don’t help, the Ukrainian community takes action

Across New Brunswick, Ukrainian immigrants formed associations, raised funds and opened their homes to help those fleeing war. The newly formed Ukrainian Association of Saint John will hold its first fundraising event on Saturday. The Ukrainian Club of Moncton has been holding fundraisers since March, and the Ukrainian Community of Fredericton is holding a fundraiser […]

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Thousands of French expats in Montreal wait for hours to vote for the next president

French citizens living in Montreal turned out in droves on Saturday to vote in the first round of the French presidential election. French voters go to the polls on Sunday. But for citizens outside the country, Saturday was their chance to vote. In Montreal, voters waited in a slow-moving queue that more than once wrapped […]

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How the technology that powers crypto is used for more than money

From powering cryptocurrencies like bitcoin to digital assets like non-fungible tokens (NFTs), it seems blockchain technology is everywhere. Blockchain is a decentralized digital ledger that stores and records data, and is best known for facilitating transactions for digital currencies such as bitcoin. Many people also hope to become wealthy by investing in digital assets such […]

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