Day: April 29, 2022

CA

Inuit organization develops shared plan with RCMP to improve strained relations

The national organization representing Inuit has developed a plan with the RCMP to help improve their relationship. Natan Obed, president of Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami, said his people have long been victims of discrimination, neglect and violence within the criminal justice system. “Every time Inuit interact with the RCMP, we have that history and the weight […]

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The PEI Legislative Assembly. calls for the Confederation Bridge to be renamed Epekwitk Crossing

The Prince Edward Island Legislative Assembly voted unanimously to urge the federal government to change the name of the Confederation Bridge to Epekwitk Crossing. Prince Edward Island Premier Dennis King introduced the motion on Friday, with the support of the leaders of the official opposition Green Party and the Liberal Party. Epekwitk is the original […]

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Windsor, Ont., pizza delivery man sues friends after failing to get $1 million lottery win

A Windsor, Ont., man is accusing his friends of betraying him after he won a million dollars in the lottery last summer, and now the case is likely headed to civil court. “Why don’t they tell me they won?” says Philip Tsotsos. “These guys are like family to me.” Last June, 16 members of a […]

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Canada’s economy rebounded from Omicron in February, growing at the fastest pace in a year

Canada’s economy grew 1.1% in February, its fastest pace in a year, as businesses rebounded from previous lockdowns and restrictions put in place to deal with the Omicron variant of COVID-19 . Statistics Canada reported on Friday that nearly three-quarters of the sectors it tracks have seen production rise. Preliminary data from March suggests Canada’s […]

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Intelligence agency must monitor extremism in prisons more closely, report says

Canada’s spies could do a better job of investigating extremism in the prison system, according to an internal report. The document, obtained through an access to information request, is the result of a behind-the-scenes review of how the Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS) and the RCMP share information. “One of our concerns is the lack […]

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A sleepy Ukrainian town finds itself on the front line and under fire as Russian troops advance in the southeast

There is still, between the artillery fire, a feeling of sleep in the town of Orikhiv, nestled among wheat fields about 60 kilometers southeast of Zaporizhzhia, Ukraine. The buildings – at least the ones that avoided being bombed – bear peeling paint and a faded charm. A daily market still clings to life, supplying an […]

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CBC News seeks to boost local coverage with 14 new journalism positions

CBC News is expanding its local coverage by hiring 14 reporters in different parts of the country in an effort to strengthen community ties. “At Canada’s public broadcaster, local is the lens of everything we do,” said Susan Marjetti, managing director of CBC News, Current Affairs & Local in a press release. “Priorizing local connections […]

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Global

Russia’s audacious attack on kyiv leaves 1 dead and several injured

A Russian Defense Ministry spokesman claimed that Russia’s audacious attack Thursday night on Kyiv used “high-precision, long-range weapons” to hit a defense factory in the Ukrainian capital. kyiv was hit by an attack just an hour after Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky held a press conference there on Thursday with UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres. Mayor Vitali […]

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As Beijing grapples with the COVID-19 outbreak, will Shanghai’s lockdown be a lesson?

Classes suspended. Buildings and communities cordoned off. Mass screening of residents. A rush to stock up on food, just in case. Beijing, China’s sprawling capital, is starting to look like other Chinese cities battling the latest wave of the Omicron variant of the coronavirus. Authorities are moving quickly to try to prevent a massive outbreak […]

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Non-profit ‘polar bear radar’ aims to warn northern towns of unexpected visitors

Residents of William’s Harbor recently had to clean up damage from a polar bear that broke into nearly every home in the Labrador community. Today, a Manitoba non-profit organization hopes to warn people like them that a bear is coming to town soon. The bear kicked down doors, smashed windows and ate people’s food on […]

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