Day: May 8, 2022

Global

Ukrainian teenager with gunshot wounds pulls 4 people to safety in Russian attack

As 15-year-old Liza Chernichenko pressed the accelerator pedal as she frantically drove through the Donetsk region, she realized she had been shot in both legs, but with four other people in the car, including two men bleeding profusely, she continued to drive, even as Russian forces continued firing “There was no fear, there was no […]

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CA

Freedom Convoy protesters struggle to recover items seized by police

Several Freedom Convoy protesters say thousands of dollars worth of items seized during February’s crackdown efforts are missing and that recovering those items from police possession has been a painstaking process. The Ottawa Police Service (OPS) says it received 41 items from the city while cleaning up the protests, which disrupted life in downtown Ottawa […]

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After 80 years apart, a Toronto woman is reunited with her daughter on her 98th birthday

As an 18-year-old Jewish refugee at the height of World War II, Gerda Cole gave her newborn daughter up for adoption – and 80 years later the couple finally reunited just in time for the holiday mothers. Cole’s daughter, Sonya Grist, who lives in England, traveled to Toronto on Saturday to reunite with her birth […]

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CA

What do you want to know about this month’s royal visit to Canada?

Hello, Royal Watchers. This is a mini edition of the newsletter. Your regular dose of royal news and analysis will appear next week. Read this online? register here to receive it in your inbox. It’s not a normal day for the Royal Fascinator to appear, but before the visit to Canada by Prince Charles and […]

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Filipinos in Canada weigh in on the presidential election from afar, with money and votes

Connie Vacalares knows how polarized and intense the election campaign in the Philippines is. She hears about the splits all day from her Filipino customers at her Asian grocery store, Manila BBQ SuperMart, in New Westminster, British Columbia. “Families, friends, they are divided,” she said. They are divided because race favorite Ferdinand Marcos Jr. is […]

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CA

RCMP looking to bolster ranks with civilians, says they’re ‘playing with the DNA’ of service

The next wave of RCMP hires may be more likely to wear red hoodies than red serges. The National Police Service is looking to hire more civilian investigators to tackle some of its most complex investigations, such as cybercrime and money laundering. “The world has changed and we have to change,” said Sean McGillis, executive […]

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Global

Ukrainian family describes 2 months in mouldy bunker under steel mill, with little food or water

When the moist concrete walls deep below ground and the mould and the cold and the weeks without fresh fruit or vegetables became too much to bear, some in the bunker underneath Elina Tsybulchenko’s office decided to visit the sky. They made their way, through darkness lit by flashlights and lamps powered by car batteries, […]

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Afghan Taliban orders women to wear burkas in public

Afghanistan’s Taliban leaders on Saturday ordered all Afghan women to wear full-covering burkas in public, a sweeping pivot that confirmed rights activists’ worst fears and could only further complicate the Taliban’s relationship with an international community. already suspicious. The decree states that women should leave the house only when necessary, and that male relatives would […]

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Beijing loyalist John Lee has elected Hong Kong’s next leader after an uncontested election

John Lee was elected next Sunday as leader of Hong Kong, after winning more than 99% of the votes cast by a largely pro-Beijing election committee. Lee received 1,416 votes in the chief executive election, far exceeding the 751 votes he needed to win. The approximately 1,500 members of the electoral committee voted in a […]

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CA

Elections Alberta is investigating allegations of bulk buying of UCP memberships

The United Conservative Party faces another hurdle in the tumultuous build-up to its May 18 leadership review vote announcement. A letter obtained by CBC News shows that Elections Alberta is investigating allegations of bulk purchases of UCP memberships. In the letter, the investigator writes that “depending on how these purchases were funded, a violation of […]

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