Day: May 17, 2022

CA

Calgarians rally troops for first Alberta battle in 31 years

After 31 years, Alberta’s two NHL teams will meet again in the playoffs and fans, politicians and businesses are all lining up for a piece of the excitement. It’s been so long since Alberta’s last battle — where the Calgary Flames faced the Edmonton Oilers — most of the Flames weren’t even alive. Each team’s […]

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CA

Shelagh Rogers receives the Symons Medal

Shelagh Rogers’ career at the CBC dates back decades. (Submitted by Confederation Center of the Arts) Veteran CBC host Shelagh Rogers received the annual Symons Medal, which recognizes a person who has made an outstanding contribution to Canadian life. The Symons Medal is named after Professor Thomas H. B. Symons, founding president of Trent University […]

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CA

City of Calgary wants to commemorate site of former residential school

A Calgary site’s short chapter in the tragic history of Canada’s residential school system will not be forgotten if the City of Calgary and the Treaty 7 nations can agree on how to do so. St. Dunstan’s Industrial School was operated by the Anglican Church from 1892 to 1907 on land that is now in […]

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CA

UCPers believe Jason Kenney fired his shots in fight for ‘fair deal’

Prime Minister Jason Kenney speaks in 2020 after Teck decided to cancel an oil sands mine project that was under federal cabinet review. This is another measure that prompted Kenney to denounce the Trudeau government. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press) Barely an hour after Alberta’s highest court ruled the federal environmental approvals law unconstitutional, Jason Kenney […]

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CA

6 months after historic flooding, some British Columbians still have no homes

For seven years, Katrina Page took comfort in watching the The Coquihalla River flows past his home in Hope, British Columbia, about 150 kilometers east of Vancouver. Page, 59, remembers the days when he picked fresh fruit in the orchard, listened to the birds sing and swayed in hammocks under a forest of fir, fir […]

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Entertainment

‘I knew death was coming’: Eagles of Death Metal singer testifies to Paris concert attack

US rock band Eagles of Death Metal were halfway through their set when Islamist militants bombarded the Bataclan concert hall in Paris with gunfire, gunning down revelers, frontman Jesse Hughes told a crowd on Tuesday. French court. Guitar tech Eden Galindo’s first thought had been that the PA system was exploding, but Hughes said he […]

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Global

The Pentagon is committed to understanding the origins of UFOs, according to a US intelligence official

A senior U.S. Department of Defense intelligence official said on Tuesday that the Pentagon had pledged to determine the origins of what the government calls “unidentified aerial phenomena,” in the first congressional public hearing in more than 50 years on what are commonly called UFOs. Two senior US defense intelligence officials appeared before a US […]

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CA

The 30-year struggle for access to abortion in Prince Edward Island shows how difficult this struggle can be

This column is an opinion of Rebecca Viau, who helped lead the fight for access to abortion in Prince Edward Island. For more information on CBC’s Opinion section, please see the FAQ. I have been on the front lines of Prince Edward Island’s fight for access to abortion. I have seen with my own eyes […]

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CA

Salt Spring Island ‘chicken war’ goes to court as rooster owner challenges noise bylaw

Warren Dingman calls them the “chicken wars” – petty disputes over poultry that crop up every year in British Columbia’s Gulf Islands as surely as a rooster’s crow. Ground zero for 2022 is Salt Spring Island, where concerns over rooster noise have led to tickets, posts in the local newspaper and even a pro-rooster petition. […]

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Entertainment

Young readers suffer when books are banned, says Canadian poet Rupi Kaur

Upon learning that her first book of poetry was under fire from critics in Texas, Rupi Kaur’s first reaction was grief. His collection of poems, milk and honeywidely acclaimed when it was released in 2014, is partly inspired by her experience with sexual assault and gender-based violence. It is also, now, among many books that […]

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