Day: May 12, 2022

Global

US Passes One Million COVID-19 Deaths: A Look at the Numbers

Reported COVID-19 deaths in the United States have topped one million, according to tallies compiled by Reuters and NBC News. Figures from the Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention vary slightly, but the country is on course to hit one million coronavirus deaths overnight. President Joe Biden marked […]

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CA

These high school students do not have the right to vote. Here are the questions they would like to have their say on

Despite not being eligible to vote in the upcoming provincial election in Ontario, some Windsor-Essex high school students continue to raise their voices on the issues that matter to them. After two years of a global pandemic, young people who spoke to CBC News say they are more aware than ever of the impact government […]

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CA

Long before the cyberattack in the Netherlands, report the reported vulnerabilities in the system

Israeli cyber experts who reviewed the information security arrangements of Newfoundland and Labrador’s largest health authority confirmed “numerous vulnerabilities, security issues and compliance issues” that needed to be addressed within its network. Details can be found in a business plan prepared for Eastern Health in September 2020 and recently obtained by CBC/Radio-Canada. “The provincial system […]

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Astronomers reveal the first photograph of a monster black hole at the heart of our galaxy

More than 27,000 light-years away, at the heart of our galaxy, lies a supermassive black hole, which is more than four million times the mass of our sun. He has never been seen. Till today. Astronomers using the Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) have taken the first image of the Milky Way’s supermassive black hole, named […]

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CA

Billionaire’s association with luxury BC mansion highlights property tax loophole

A billionaire’s association with a luxury Vancouver Island mansion sheds light on land title anomalies that mean property transfer taxes and foreign buyers don’t apply to purchases of some homes expensive in British Columbia. CBC revealed last month that Russian-born billionaire Yuri Milner was the man behind the trust that bought the $18million Mille Fleurs […]

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Entertainment

Jazz is ‘not about competition,’ says Juno-nominated Winnipeg musician Jon Gordon

Winnipeg alto saxophonist Jon Gordon feels in good company among his fellow nominees for Best Solo Jazz Album at this year’s Juno Awards. Among the nominees are two of his friends: Will Bonness, a fellow faculty member at the University of Manitoba, and Toronto saxophonist Jesse Ryan. “Honestly, I’m going to be happy for everyone. […]

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Global

Al Jazeera accuses Israel of deliberately killing an American-Palestinian journalist

Thousands of people gathered to mourn an Al Jazeera journalist in the occupied West Bank city of Ramallah on Thursday as the Palestinian Authority leader blamed Israel for her death and rejected Israeli calls for a joint investigation. Shireen Abu Akleh, a Palestinian-American journalist who has covered the Middle East conflict for more than 25 […]

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CA

How to get better mileage, save on your next fill-up as gas prices rise

Gas prices have hit record highs in recent weeks as the world grapples with Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and demand soars as the economy reopens. The average daily retail price of gasoline across the country hit an all-time high of $197.4 per liter on Tuesday, up from the start of the year when it hovered […]

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Entertainment

Young Indigenous dancers want to ‘get it all out’ in performance with Juno nominees

After two years, Canada’s biggest Indigenous youth dance performance is set to finally return to the stage on Thursday. The charity Outside Looking In (OLI) has presented the showcase since 2008, but had to go on hiatus due to the pandemic. Trish Kakegamic, one of OLI’s young dancers, is thrilled to show off months of […]

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Entertainment

Singer and pro-democracy activist Denise Ho arrested in Hong Kong

Cantopop star and Canadian citizen Denise Ho, who grew up in Greater Montreal, is one of at least four people arrested by Hong Kong authorities on Wednesday. Hong Kong Watch, a UK-based human rights organization, said Ho was arrested alongside Cardinal Joseph Zen, lawyer Margaret Ng and researcher Hui Po-keung. The organization said their arrests […]

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