Deborah Cox, Tatiana Maslany among those honoured at Canada’s Walk of Fame

Entertainment·NewDeborah Cox was among the Canadians recognized at a weekend event celebrating excellence in fields that included humanitarianism, entrepreneurship, sports, entertainment and philanthropy.12 Canadians inducted into Walk of Fame at weekend galaThe Canadian Press · Posted: Dec 05, 2022 11:20 AM ET | Last Updated: 42 minutes agoArtist Deborah Cox is among the 12 Canadians…Continue Reading

Man spews series of hateful comments toward Muslim woman in B.C. parking lot

WARNING: This story and its accompanying video contains distressing details of Islamophobic behaviour and racist language.A Muslim woman travelling from overseas to visit her daughter and son-in-law in British Columbia was the target of Islamophobic abuse last week, and police say they are investigating the incident.On Nov. 30, the woman and her daughter parked in the parking…Continue Reading

Indigenous leaders and advocates in Winnipeg say the MMIWG crisis is a national state of emergency

WARNING: This story contains distressing details.More than 100 advocates, allies and surviving loved ones gathered on Sunday at Oodena Circle in Winnipeg to call for a national state of emergency to be declared for missing and murdered Indigenous women, girls and two-spirit people. “It’s become a genocide against us. I should feel just as safe as…Continue Reading

Ukraine hit with fresh wave of deadly missile attacks, including Zaporizhzhia suburbs

Ukraine said Russia had launched a new round of missile attacks on Monday as the West tried to limit Moscow’s ability to finance its invasion by imposing a price cap on Russian seaborne oil.Air alerts sounded across Ukraine and officials urged civilians to take shelter from what they said was the latest in waves of…Continue Reading

Ontario school staff vote to ratify contract with government

TorontoOntario education workers represented by the Canadian Union of Public Employees have voted to ratify a contract with the government. Laura Walton, president of CUPE’s Ontario School Board Council of Unions, says about 73 per cent of those who voted were in favour.Deal struck in November after months of tense negotiationsThe Canadian Press · Posted:…Continue Reading

Stripping former senators of ‘honourable’ title could be an unprecedented move

Senators voted last week in favour of stripping certain former members of their “honourable” title, a move that — if the Governor General follows through — could be unprecedented.A motion in the upper chamber, which passed Wednesday, asks Gov. Gen. Mary Simon to take the title away from former senators convicted of indictable offences.It calls on Simon…Continue Reading

Iranian protesters call for 3-day strike starting Monday

World·UpdatedProtesters in Iran called on Sunday a three-day strike this week as they seek to maintain pressure on authorities over the death in custody of Mahsa Amini, with protests planned on the day President Ebrahim Raisi is due to address students in Tehran.Iran reports 200 dead in unrest since Mahsa Amini’s death, but activists say…Continue Reading

Love it but leave it: International PhD students call for changes to let them stay in N.L.

It took Foroogh Mohammadi a while to get used to the Newfoundland weather.Five years ago she traded the hot temperatures of Iran for cool and blustery St. John’s”I got used to it because the warmth of the people and the culture and and everything in the city warm our hearts,” she said.Mohammadi, along with her…Continue Reading

This N.B. ghost town was the site of a famous axe murder case that changed Canadian law

All that’s left of what was once a vibrant New Brunswick logging community called New Ireland is a graveyard now being overtaken by the forest, several old stone foundations and a crime story that made headlines around the world.It may be a ghost town now but New Ireland was the site of a brutal axe murder…Continue Reading