Day: May 14, 2022

Global

Randy Weaver, key figure in bloody Ruby Ridge clash near Canada-US border, dies

Randy Weaver, who refused to leave his remote Idaho cabin to face a US firearms charge with bloody consequences, died this week. According to a social media post from her daughter Sara, Randy Weaver died Wednesday at age 74. She did not reveal a cause of death. This year marks the 30th anniversary of the […]

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Global

The G7 will tackle the grain crisis in Ukraine and maintain economic pressure on Russia

The Group of Seven foreign ministers vowed on Saturday to deepen Russia’s economic and political isolation, continue to supply arms to Ukraine and tackle what the German foreign minister called of the “wheat war” waged by Moscow. After meeting at a castle in the Baltic Sea resort of Weissenhaus, ministers from Britain, Canada, Germany, France, […]

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CA

How Charles and Camilla will deal with a colonial past when they visit St. John’s

Prince Charles and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall visit Canada House in London on Thursday, ahead of a royal tour that begins Tuesday in St. John’s. (AP) Prince Charles and Camilla will only be in St. John’s for a few hours on Tuesday, but their short stay – the first leg of a three-day Canadian tour […]

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Entertainment

Next year’s Oscars will be on March 12

Next year’s Oscars will take place on March 12, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced on Friday. The date of the 95th Academy Awards shifts the show slightly from this year, when they took place unusually late on March 27, in part because of the February Olympics. But it will also leave […]

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Global

Just beyond the battlefields of Ukraine, elite NATO forces are preparing for what may come next

In total darkness, the lights of the C-146A Wolfhound twin-engine aircraft illuminated a tiny strip of asphalt, and in the darkness the special forces aircraft touched down with a loud and dramatic landing. With a landing zone just six meters wide, for the pilots in command, there was no room for error. A special forces […]

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Entertainment

Meet the youngest Juno nominee, a food-loving 4-year-old from Burlington, Ontario.

Sarah Blackwood and Gianni (Luminati) Nicassio say that as soon as their son Romeo started eating solid foods, “he ate it all.” “We gave him a huge bowl of olives when he was very young, like, right from the womb, for lack of a better term,” Nicassio told CBC Toronto. “And I remember we just […]

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Global

Transgender youth in Alabama can get gender-affirming medical care, judge rules

A federal judge on Friday blocked part of an Alabama law that made it a crime to prescribe puberty blockers and gender-affirming hormones to transgender minors. U.S. District Judge Liles Burke issued a preliminary injunction to stop the state from enforcing the drug ban, which took effect May 8, while a legal challenge continues. The […]

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CA

Liberal MPs join fight against controversial Quebec language bill

Several Liberal MPs from the Montreal region will take part in a demonstration on Saturday against the Quebec government’s plan to reform its Charter of the French language. While no federal minister is expected to join the march, the presence of Liberal MPs such as Anthony Housefather and Annie Koutrakis underscores opposition to Quebec’s Bill […]

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CA

Indigenous leaders say Pope’s tour of Canada is ‘a missed opportunity’ for skipping British Columbia

Indigenous leaders in British Columbia expressed disappointment on Friday that Pope Francis’ trip to Canada did not include a stop in their province. Pope Francis will be in Canada July 24-29, stopping in Quebec, Edmonton and Iqaluit. The lack of stops in British Columbia on the route is not lost on Chief Rosanne Casimir of […]

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CA

Trends show fewer farms and an aging population of farmers in Saskatchewan: StatCan

Over the past five years, Saskatchewan has lost 395 farms, according to Statistics Canada’s latest agricultural census. the Census of Agriculture 2021 says Saskatchewan now has 34,128 farms, down from 34,523 in 2016 — down 1.1% and part of a longer-term trend. In 2001, the province had 50,598 farms, according to Statistics Canada. The number […]

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