Day: May 6, 2022

CA

Gasoline prices have soared across the country

Canadians in most parts of the country are waking up to higher gasoline prices today, with prices above or nearing $2 a liter. According to Gas Wizard, a site that tracks gas prices across Canada, prices jumped four to six cents in many urban centers across the country. In Vancouver, the price of regular gasoline […]

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CA

Inquest hears different accounts of who decided the Kugluktuk man did not need immediate medical attention

A coroner’s inquest into the death of a Kugluktuk, Nunavut man who died in RCMP custody this week heard conflicting evidence about who specifically ruled Austin Maniyogena did not need immediate medical attention after his fall and his head injury. The 22-year-old died on September 19, 2018 from a head injury he sustained shortly before […]

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CA

Hundreds Attend Whitehorse March in Honor of MMIWG2S+ on Red Dress Day

Michele Thompson never had the chance to meet her aunt, Barbara Jack. Jack was 14 when she disappeared after running away from her foster home in Whitehorse, where she was also forced to attend boarding school. It was in 1974. His remains were found on Gray Mountain a year later. “She was very young when […]

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Entertainment

No felony charges for man who tackled Dave Chappelle on stage

The man who attacked comedian Dave Chappelle during a performance at the Hollywood Bowl will not be charged with any crime, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office said Thursday. Isaiah Lee, 23, was arrested for assault with a deadly weapon, police said, after rushing the scene towards the end of the Chappelle plateau during […]

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Global

Ukrainian rapper’s tribute to his mother wins hearts ahead of Eurovision Song Contest

As Russian missiles pound Ukrainian towns and villages, a group’s entry into the Eurovision Song Contest has become the anthem of the war-ravaged homeland. Originally written as a tribute to the mother of the leader of the Kalush Orchestra, Stephanie is the most-watched song on YouTube among the 35 national entries that will take part […]

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CA

Canada added 15,000 jobs in April, fewer than expected but enough to push the unemployment rate to a record high of 5.2%

The Canadian economy added 15,300 jobs in April, the third straight monthly increase after a major hit from the Omicron variant earlier in the year. Economists had expected around 40,000 jobs to be created, and while the figure was well below that number, data released by Statistics Canada on Friday was enough to push the […]

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Global

Amnesty International says it has found evidence of war crimes committed by Russian forces in Ukraine

Amnesty International said on Friday it had evidence of alleged war crimes committed earlier this year by Russian forces in the kyiv region during the invasion of Ukraine. Investigators from the human rights group have been documenting alleged war crimes in eight towns around the Ukrainian capital since late February. The names of some places […]

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CA

Where Ontario’s election race will take place — and where it will be won

Perhaps much to the chagrin of the rest of Ontario, much of the provincial election race will be fought – and won – in and around Toronto. You can expect to see the leaders of the three major parties spending most of their time in and around the provincial capital, pollsters say, and for good […]

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CA

Charest, Poilievre tussle over convoy, Huawei in heated Tory leadership debate

The two favorites in the race for the Conservative Party’s top job traded blows over their records in the first campaign leadership debate on Thursday. Making it clear who he thinks his main opponent is, Conservative MP Pierre Poilievre used much of his speaking time to attack former Quebec premier Jean Charest, a man he […]

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Global

The Shadow War: Canadian veteran describes weeks under fire in Ukraine

It happened in a split second. About 10 days ago, a Russian tank that Shadow and a fellow Canadian – the sniper known as Wali – were quietly stalking in the Donbass region of eastern Ukraine flipped over and shot them. Two Ukrainian soldiers accompanying them had ignored Wali’s advice a moment before when they […]

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