Day: May 18, 2022

Global

Russia to close CBC News Moscow bureau in retaliation

The Russian Foreign Ministry announced on Wednesday that it was closing the CBC’s Moscow bureau and withdrawing visas and accreditation for journalists from the public broadcaster, after Canada banned the Russian state television channel. Russia today. “With regret, we continue to notice open attacks on the Russian media from the countries of the so-called collective […]

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Saskatchewan. may not have counted all COVID-19 deaths, according to excess mortality figures

Data from Statistics Canada and confirmation from the Government of Saskatchewan indicate that the province may have underestimated deaths from COVID-19 in 2021. It’s the result of a figure known as excess mortality, which occurs when more deaths occur over a period of time than is generally expected. Data from the federal agency shows that […]

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Thomas Lane, the former police officer who restrained George Floyd, reaches a plea agreement

A former Minneapolis police officer pleaded guilty Wednesday to a state charge of aiding and abetting second-degree manslaughter in the murder of George Floyd. As part of the plea deal, Thomas Lane will have one count of aiding and abetting second-degree manslaughter dismissed. The state recommends a three-year sentence for Lane and has agreed to […]

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Hundreds of people in British Columbia still urgently need flood relief, community volunteers say

Gathered around a fire, three flood-affected residents chat, share stories and laugh together at the Yarrow Food Hub. Victoria Kuit offers the group sandwiches and fresh snacks as they talk about the aftermath of last November’s devastating rains in southwestern British Columbia and how they are still trying to rebuild their homes, livelihoods livelihood and […]

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Prince Charles and Camilla visit Ottawa today as their first Canadian tour in years continues

Prince Charles and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, will visit Ottawa on this second day of their royal visit to mark the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee – a city he recently called “the storied capital at the heart of a great nation”. The heir to the throne and future queen consort are on their first visit to […]

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Canada’s inflation rate rises again, reaching a new 31-year high of 6.8%

The cost of living continues to rise at the fastest rate in decades, with Canada’s official inflation rate rising to an annual rate of 6.8% in April, a new high in 31 years. Statistics Canada reported on Wednesday that the cost of living has risen, primarily due to rising food and housing costs. Food prices […]

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Fear and hope: Mariupol defenders enter Russian custody and an uncertain future

They were a powerful symbol of Ukraine’s defiance in the face of the brutal invasion from Moscow. But on Tuesday most of the remaining defenders of the pulverized Azovstal steelworks in Mariupol stoically entered Russian guard – some of them carrying their wounded comrades – after nearly three months of fierce fighting and shelling. . […]

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CA

Photos and video show an apparent tornado touching down in southern Saskatchewan.

A landspout tornado appeared to touch down in south-central Saskatchewan on Tuesday evening. Although not confirmed by Environment and Climate Change Canada as of 9 p.m. CST, the tornado was spotted by Rob Been near the village of Keeler, about 45 kilometers northwest of Moose Jaw, around 7 p.m. HNC. CBC News was told he […]

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Investigators search for culprit in norovirus outbreak in BC oysters

Shawn Chesney smiles as he deftly cracks open a steep oyster shell with a chunky knife and releases the glistening meat inside. Shellfish aren’t just a starter at Oyster Express, its Vancouver restaurant. “Oysters really transcend class. They transcend race. They transcend age,” Chesney said. “Nutritionally, they’re perfect for you. There’s obviously a romantic aspect […]

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A couple woke up to find a dog snuggled up in bed with them. It wasn’t theirs

When Julie Johnson noticed a furry creature cuddled up in her bed with her and her hubby in the middle of the night, she didn’t give it too much thought. After all, they have three dogs. But when the couple from Benton, Tennessee woke up the next morning, they found a completely unfamiliar face staring […]

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