Day: May 7, 2022

Global

Death toll rises to 25 after Cuban luxury hotel explosion

Rescuers in the Cuban capital searched Saturday for survivors of an explosion that killed at least 25 people and destroyed a luxury hotel that once housed dignitaries and celebrities. A natural gas leak was the apparent cause of Friday’s explosion at the 96-room Saratoga Hotel in Havana. The 19th-century structure in the city’s Old Havana […]

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CA

Cherry trees attract fans wherever they bloom

Cherry blossoms have arrived in parts of Canada as well as around the world – and there’s no shortage of fans enjoying their fleeting beauty. Take photos and selfies Cherry blossoms were in the spotlight for this young woman and other enthusiasts who flocked to Trinity Bellwoods Park in Toronto on Thursday. (Alex Lupul/CBC) (Evan […]

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Global

Chelsea Football Club is sold to LA Dodgers owners and investors for US$3 billion

Chelsea will be sold to a consortium led by Los Angeles Dodgers co-owner Todd Boehly, ending 19 years of Roman Abramovich’s lavish ownership and investments until the Russian oligarch was sanctioned and forced to offload the Premier League club during the war in Ukraine. The £2.5 billion (US$3.1 billion) sale price for the defending FIFA […]

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CA

Canada’s competition commissioner will oppose $26 billion Rogers-Shaw merger, companies say

Canada’s competition commissioner intends to oppose Rogers Communications Inc.’s proposed $26 billion merger with Shaw Communications Inc., the companies said in a statement released early Saturday. The telecom giants said they were made aware of the commissioner’s plan to file a petition with the Competition Tribunal seeking to block the transaction, after markets closed on […]

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CA

Someone Is Hiding Money All Over NB Town And Residents Are Loving It

A strange and thrilling mystery has gripped the city of Miramichi, luring residents out of their homes and into forests and fields, sometimes in broad daylight, sometimes under cover of night. They follow cryptic clues that are posted in a Facebook group called Miramichi Mystery Machine, on the trail of the same thing: $100 and […]

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CA

Robbery at Ontario Provincial Park campsite left camper very unhappy

Helen Mason has been camping in Ontario’s provincial parks for nearly four decades, but it never happened: While visiting a friend away from the campsite, someone showed up and stole all her belongings – from her tent and her grill to the food she’d packed for her trip. “I’ve been camping in provincial parks for […]

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CA

Treaty lobster fishery on Lennox Island begins without government approval

The Lennox Island First Nation lobster fishery was launched on Saturday. Treaty fishers leave following a morning ceremony at the island’s harbour, a week after the Prince Edward Island First Nation announced it would launch a moderate live fishery without the permission of the federal government. The original plan was to install 1,000 lobster traps […]

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Global

Afghan Taliban orders women to wear burkas in public

Taliban leaders in Afghanistan on Saturday ordered all Afghan women to wear the burka covering everything in public, a radical pivot that confirmed the worst fears of rights activists and could only further complicate the Taliban’s relationship with an international community. already suspicious. The decree referred to similar restrictions imposed on women during the previous […]

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CA

Federal COVID-19 supports expire today as Ottawa says ‘extraordinary’ measures no longer needed

Canada’s last emergency COVID-19 benefits expire today and the federal government says it has no plans to renew its unprecedented support programs, created in response to the pandemic. Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland’s office says Canada’s strong job growth and record unemployment rate is proof that continued pandemic support won’t be needed beyond May 7. “From […]

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Entertainment

Why can’t we decide if Doctor Strange is horror?

Apart from the tentacle monster of the cyclops, zombies, witches, blood, bloodshed and death, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness displays one of the most transparent horror references, right there in its title. The film borrows from HP Lovecraft To the Mountains of Madness, a short story that itself had enough interstellar weirdness to […]

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