Day: April 30, 2022

Global

Ukrainians desperate for rescue in Mariupol as Russian advance delayed

Ukrainian forces fought on Saturday to delay a Russian advance aimed at capturing an industrial region in the east as well as Ukraine’s last stronghold in the southern city of Mariupol, where fighters and civilians hiding under a heavily damaged endure agonizing conditions. The United Nations continued to try to negotiate an evacuation of civilians […]

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CA

What could the “COVID season” look like?

This is an excerpt from Second Opinion, a weekly roundup of health and medical science news. If you are not yet a subscriber, you can do so by clicking on here. As wave after wave of COVID-19 crashes upon us, the hope is that we will eventually reach a point where the seasonality of the […]

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Global

Learning to remove deadly mines, a new field of study for a Ukrainian teacher

Learning to identify and defuse explosives is something Anastasiia Minchukova never thought she would have to do as an English teacher in Ukraine. Yet there she was, wearing a face shield, armed with a landmine detector, and venturing into a field strewn with warnings of danger. Russia’s war in Ukraine has taken 20-year-old Minchukova and […]

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CA

What you need to know about the second day of the Rolling Thunder rally

Crowds of people began gathering at the National War Memorial in the nation’s capital on Saturday morning as part of the Rolling Thunder Ottawa weekend rally. The rally comes after police reported that a crowd gathered on Rideau Street on Friday night turned aggressive. Officers were deployed with helmets and shields to help control the […]

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CA

Stanley Cup playoff schedule and where to watch

The NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs are here and you can watch the action live on CBC TV or live on CBCSports.ca and the CBC Sports app. Dates and times are subject to change. The full broadcast schedule, and where you can watch every first round match, is below: EASTERN CONFERENCE Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Tampa […]

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CA

Confectionery products recalled due to possible salmonella contamination

Dozens of products sold under the Elite brand are being recalled in Canada over concerns of salmonella contamination. Most of the 97 affected products are confectionery, including chocolates, candies and gum. The recall affects all products with codes sold through April 29 inclusive. A complete list of products can be found on the recall notice […]

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CA

NS Jeopardy! Champion Mattea Roach craved knowledge even as a toddler, parents say

Like Nova Scotia Peril! Champion Mattea Roach’s winning streak continues, her parents in Halifax beaming with pride. The 23-year-old Roach has won 19 games so far and is already the most successful Canadian to appear on the show. On Friday, his winnings exceeded US$460,184. “Not to be in the negative – that was a mini-goal,” […]

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Global

Moscow’s offensive in Ukraine is proceeding much slower than expected, says US

Ukrainian forces have fought to repel Russian attempts to advance in the south and east, where the Kremlin seeks to capture the Donbass industrial region, and a senior US defense official said Moscow’s offensive is going much slower than expected. As artillery fire, sirens and explosions were heard Friday in some towns, the United Nations […]

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Global

China manufacturing weakens further as lockdowns continue

China’s manufacturing activity fell to a six-month low in April as shutdowns continued in Shanghai and other manufacturing hubs in a bid to stem COVID-19 outbreaks, according to a survey published on Saturday. The monthly Purchasing Managers’ Index, released by China’s National Bureau of Statistics, fell to 47.4 in April from 49.5 in March on […]

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Entertainment

Hamilton artist Tom Wilson hopes new film will help bring ‘Mohawk culture to light where it belongs’

Hamilton’s enormous impact on the life of artist and musician Tom Wilson has been reflected in everything he has done over the past few decades. beautiful scars, a documentary based on Wilson’s bestselling memoir of the same name, is no different. It is set to have its premiere screening at the Hot Docs Canadian International […]

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