Day: April 23, 2022

Global

Ukraine reports Russian forces attempted to storm Mariupol steel plant

An adviser to the Ukrainian presidential office said Russian forces were attacking a steel mill which is the last defense bastion of Ukrainian forces in the strategic port city of Mariupol. Oleksiy Arestovich, adviser to the head of Ukraine’s presidential office, told a briefing on Saturday that Russian forces had resumed airstrikes on the Azovstal […]

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CA

Almost half of Canadians may have caught COVID

This is an excerpt from Second Opinion, a weekly health and medical science newsletter. If you are not yet a subscriber, you can do so by clicking on here. The Canadian COVID-19 immunity landscape has completely transformed since the emergence of Omicron – with new estimates suggesting almost half the population has been infected. British […]

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Global

As Russia claims victory in Mariupol, observers say Putin won’t stop there

For two weeks, as bombs and artillery rained down on the beleaguered Ukrainian port city of Mariupol, Natalia Kharabuga huddled in a basement with her two daughters and 100 others. All they could do was sit and listen as their neighborhoods were destroyed under near-constant bombardment. Some of those sheltering with Kharabuga grabbed shovels in […]

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CA

Toronto remembers victims 4 years after Yonge Street van attack

Cathy Riddell is still trying to make sense of what happened to her on April 23, 2018. It has been four years since she and dozens of others saw their lives changed forever by the deadliest vehicle attack in Canadian history. “It’s still absolutely amazing what happened. I just can’t imagine anyone waking up in […]

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CA

High inflation hits those on fixed disability benefits hard

Even before inflation started to rise, Murray and Linda Mann said it was hard for their son Kevin to make ends meet. Kevin, 58, suffers from various health issues including systemic lupus, which has affected his kidneys. He spends a lot of time in and out of the hospital, sometimes for months at a time. […]

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Global

Tour boat carrying 26 missing people reportedly sank off Japan’s northern coast

A tour boat with 26 people on board went missing in choppy, cold waters off northern Japan on Saturday after making a distress call and reporting it was sinking, the coast guard said. No survivors were found after more than seven hours of intense search involving six patrol boats and four aircraft. The 17-ton Kazu […]

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CA

2 female MPs allege Prime Minister’s conduct is intimidating, demand President’s ruling

Two MPs are accusing Nova Scotia Premier Tim Houston of abusive behavior intended to intimidate opposition members, especially women. Elizabeth Smith-McCrossin, who has sat as an Independent since being kicked out of the PC caucus for participating in a blockade of the Trans-Canada Highway last summer, has asked Speaker Keith Bain to decide whether her […]

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CA

Land Restitution and Addressing Decay: What Moving the Bay Building to Winnipeg Means

There are months, years and even decades where Winnipeg never seems to change. Such is life in a slow-growing city that has struggled to regain its momentum for more than a century after its initial rail boom success rusted away. Friday was not one of those typically static days in Winnipeg. The Hudson’s Bay Company’s […]

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CA

Skookum Jim, whose discovery led to the Klondike Gold Rush, gets a namesake asteroid

A legendary Yukoner has received a posthumous honor that is out of this world. Skookum Jim, also known as Jim Mason, discovered gold in Bonanza Creek in 1897, leading to the Klondike Gold Rush. When he died in 1916, he placed the fortune he had accumulated in a trust to help improve the lives of […]

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Entertainment

Arcade Fire to replace Foo Fighters in Osheaga after Taylor Hawkins passes away

Arcade Fire will replace Foo Fighters as the headliner at Osheaga this summer. The music festival says the Montreal band is a fitting addition to its 15th anniversary lineup, noting that the “local heroes” performed a memorable set from Osheaga in 2010. foo fighters canceled all their concert dates last month, including their July 29 […]

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