Day: May 3, 2022

CA

Peguis First Nation flood evacuees arrive in Winnipeg

Hundreds of Peguis First Nation evacuees have arrived in Winnipeg after fleeing their flooded community. Local authorities issued a mandatory evacuation order on Sunday as the river washed away roads and breached levees, such as the one protecting the home of Karen Courchene Parisian. Courchene Parisian’s home is on the main highway and a good […]

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Police in LaSalle, Ont. identify body of suspect in Amanda Lyons homicide

DISCLAIMER: This story contains reference to possible suicide and intimate partner violence. Police in LaSalle, Ont. say they have identified the body of the suspect in the March homicide of 34-year-old Amanda Lyons. Police have previously said investigators believe Blair Lyons, Amanda’s husband, died after jumping off the Ambassador Bridge into the Detroit River. In […]

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Protesters rally at Supreme Court for potentially seismic abortion ruling

Anti-abortion activists and abortion-rights supporters took to the streets of Washington, D.C. after news that the United States Supreme Court could overturn the Roe v. Wade of 1973 which legalized abortion. A leaked initial majority draft opinion suggests the court voted to overturn Roe v. Wade, Reported Policy Monday. Reuters was unable to immediately confirm […]

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Rocket Lab catches and drops rocket booster with helicopter in key reuse test

The small launch company Rocket Lab USA Inc. captured a rocket stage falling through the air with a helicopter before dropping it into the ocean, appearing to carry out a partially successful test of the new cost-cutting approach of the company to recover used rockets for several space missions. The demonstration, involving parachutes and a […]

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She moved to the interior of British Columbia to find affordable housing. Now she lives in a motel

Two years ago, Ashlee Jessee moved from Victoria to Vernon, British Columbia, lured by the promise of more affordable housing in the interior of the province. Now she lives in a motel room, as the housing affordability crisis spreads across the province. Jessee, along with her partner and children, are among 14 families who were […]

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A cadet killed in the Kingston accident is seen as a selfless friend eager to start a military career

Andrés Salek was looking forward to graduating from the Royal Military College in Kingston, Ont., and playing a more practical role in the Canadian Army before he died in a tragic accident, recalls his friend Denis Zvynka. “He always told me how excited he was about his next steps,” Zvynka said. Salek was about to […]

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Democrats in 19 US states want legal haven for trans youth

Democratic lawmakers in more than a dozen states are following California’s lead in seeking to provide legal refuge for displaced transgender youth and their families. The coordinated effort announced Tuesday by the LGBTQ Victory Institute and other advocates comes in response to recent moves in conservative states. In Texas, for example, Governor Gregg Abbott has […]

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Quebec celebrates the funeral of Canadiens legend Guy Lafleur

Quebecers and hockey fans around the world will salute Canadiens legend Guy Lafleur today as the province holds a state funeral in his honor. Lafleur, who won five Stanley Cup titles and was a Quebec hockey hero long before his NHL playing days, died after a series of protracted health issues, including lung cancer. He […]

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CA

At Ottawa’s Maidan Market, Ukrainian volunteers find hope by helping

Anna Plugatyr, left, and her cousin Inna Savska, right, both volunteers at the Maidan market. Plugatyr came to Canada from Ukraine 22 years ago. Savska, from the hard-hit eastern city of Kharkiv, arrived here on March 13. (Alistair Steele/CBC) At Maidan Market in Ottawa’s Westgate Mall, Ukrainian refugees fleeing the Russian invasion of their country […]

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At Ottawa’s Maidan Market, Ukrainian volunteers find hope by helping

Anna Plugatyr, left, and her cousin Inna Savska, right, both volunteers at the Maidan market. Plugatyr came to Canada from Ukraine 22 years ago. Savska, from the hard-hit eastern city of Kharkiv, arrived here on March 13. (Alistair Steele/CBC) At Maidan Market in Ottawa’s Westgate Mall, Ukrainian refugees fleeing the Russian invasion of their country […]

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