Day: May 9, 2022

CA

Ukrainians are about to arrive in the Netherlands, seeking refuge from war

Ukrainians fleeing conflict in their home country are heading to Newfoundland and Labrador on Monday. (Andrew Furey/Twitter) Less than a month after Russia invaded Ukraine, Kelly Power received a message from an old friend asking if she would be willing to host her 16-year-old brother, if he could come to Earth -New. The boy was […]

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Hydro-Quebec makes last-ditch effort to revive stalled power line project in Maine

Hydro-Quebec will make a last ditch effort to try to save a controversial transmission line project in Maine’s highest court on Tuesday. Maine residents canceled the project after 59 percent voted to ban construction of the 233-kilometer hydroelectric corridor in a referendum last November. The project, known as New England Clean Energy Connect Transmission LLC […]

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Restored Exhibit Highlighting Indigenous Peoples of British Columbia to Open at New York Museum

The American Museum of Natural History’s Northwest Coast Hall – its oldest exhibit, focusing on the indigenous history of the Pacific Northwest – will reopen this week after a major restoration project co-led by a Nuu-artist and historian. chah-nulth. Haa’yuups from the Hupacasath First Nation of the Alberni Valley on Vancouver Island helped restore the […]

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Edmonton QA testers pioneer Canada’s video game union campaign

Video game quality assurance workers in Edmonton could soon be part of Canada’s first unionized workplace for an industry with a sordid history of worker exploitation. Last month, Local 401 of the United Food and Commercial Workers applied to the Alberta Labor Relations Board to become the certified bargaining agent for Keywords Studio staff under […]

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Global

Putin scolds West, blames NATO for Ukraine invasion during VE Day speech

Russian President Vladimir Putin blamed Western policies for Moscow’s military action in Ukraine on Monday, during a speech at Victory Day celebrations in Moscow. Speaking at a military parade marking victory over the Nazis in World War II, Putin drew a parallel between the Red Army’s fight against Nazi troops and the action of Russian […]

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Global

Sri Lankan PM resigns after protests over worst economic crisis in decades

An official said Sri Lankan Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa resigned after weeks of protests demanding that he and his brother, the president, step down following the country’s worst economic crisis in decades. An aide to the prime minister, Wijayananda Herath, confirmed that Rajapaksa had submitted a resignation letter to President Gotabaya Rajapaksa. There was no […]

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Entertainment

Cross-examination continues for complainant in Jacob Hoggard sexual assault trial

Cross-examination is set to continue today for a woman who claims she was sexually assaulted by Canadian musician Jacob Hoggard when she was a teenager. Hoggard pleaded not guilty to two counts of sexual assault causing bodily harm and one count of sexual interference, a charge related to sexually touching a person under the age […]

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How this First Nation was cheated out of its land – and in a flood zone

The water was fast, unforgiving. Within days, the Peguis First Nation flood, considered the worst the community of Interlake, Manitoba has ever experienced, displaced approximately 1,600 people and destroyed hundreds of homes. Peguis has 3,521 members usually living on reserve and 6,504 members living off reserve. Manitoba’s largest First Nations community is no stranger to […]

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Mum stunned after maternity leave benefits cut by 50% due to CERB

For the past three weeks, Lindsey Northrup has received half of her parental leave benefits, which were already around half of what she earns while working. “Some of my bills haven’t been paid – they’re going to be late,” Northrup said. “It’s frustrating and it’s not my fault.” Northrup lives in Bloomfield, New Brunswick, with […]

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As cost of living soars, affordability becomes top election issue in Ontario

In all publicly available Ontario election polls, voters’ top concern is the rising cost of living. Affordability has exploded beyond the major perennial issues of health – even after two years of a global pandemic – and employment, with the unemployment rate at record highs. While Ontario party leaders often talk during the election campaign […]

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