Métis leader calls for Queen to apologize for residential schools

The president of the Métis National Council says the Queen should apologize for residential schools to help survivors and their families heal.  Cassidy Caron says residential school survivors told her that an apology from the Queen would be important since she is the leader of the Anglican Church and Canada’s head of state.  Caron says… Continue reading Métis leader calls for Queen to apologize for residential schools

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Calgary and Edmonton city councils make friendly wager on NHL playoffs

CALGARY — The Battle of Alberta is back with a friendly hockey wager between the city councils in Calgary and Edmonton. The Calgary Flames will play the Edmonton Oilers in the NHL’s Western Conference semifinal in their first post-season matchup since 1991. The best-of-seven series begins Wednesday in Calgary. Calgary Mayor Jyoti Gondek says every… Continue reading Calgary and Edmonton city councils make friendly wager on NHL playoffs

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Yiyun Li wins PEN/Malamud Award for short stories

NEW YORK (AP) — Author Yiyun Li has received one of the top honors for short story writers, the PEN/Malamud Award for “exceptional achievement.” Li, 49, has published the collections “Gold Boy” and “A Thousand Years of Good Prayers,” along with five novels and two nonfiction books. She has received numerous other awards, and teaches… Continue reading Yiyun Li wins PEN/Malamud Award for short stories

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Rights groups say new Cuba penal code tougher on dissent

HAVANA (AP) — Cuba’s parliament has approved a new penal code that officials say modernizes the country’s laws but that human rights groups warn tightens already strict limits on dissent. The law approved Sunday tightly controls unauthorized contacts with foreign organizations and individuals and explicitly bans foreign financing. Supreme Court President Rubén Remigio Ferro called… Continue reading Rights groups say new Cuba penal code tougher on dissent

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Missing Cambridge man known to boy, 8, found dead at residence: Police

Waterloo police are looking for a missing man in the investigation of an 8-year-old child found dead in Cambridge over the weekend. The Waterloo Regional Police Service says officers were called to a residence around 10 a.m. on Saturday. Upon arrival, they found a dead 8-year-old boy. A cause of death has yet to be… Continue reading Missing Cambridge man known to boy, 8, found dead at residence: Police

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With echoes of Trump, GOP splinters over $40B for Ukraine

WASHINGTON (AP) — Signs of Republican resistance are mounting over a $40 billion aid package to Ukraine, a reemergence of the Trump-led isolationist wing of the GOP that’s coming at a crucial moment as the war against the Russian invasion deepens. The Senate is expected to start voting late Monday on the Ukraine aid, pushing… Continue reading With echoes of Trump, GOP splinters over $40B for Ukraine

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Venezuela opposition faction to hold presidential primaries

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The Venezuelan opposition faction backed by the United States announced plans Monday to hold a primary contest next year to choose a presidential candidate for the planned 2024 election. The Unitary Platform said in a statement that it has reshaped into a “broad and inclusive” organization with clear rules and areas… Continue reading Venezuela opposition faction to hold presidential primaries

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Most actively traded companies on the Toronto Stock Exchange

TORONTO — Some of the most active companies traded Monday on the Toronto Stock Exchange: Toronto Stock Exchange (20,206.41, up 106.60 points.)  Western Energy Services Corp. (TSX:WRG). Energy. Down one cent, or 28.6 per cent, to 2.5 cents on 36.3 million shares. Enbridge Inc. (TSX:ENB). Energy. Up 68 cents, or 1.2 per cent, to $57.24… Continue reading Most actively traded companies on the Toronto Stock Exchange

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Accused Buffalo gunman followed familiar radicalization path

The 18-year-old gunman accused of a deadly racist rampage at a Buffalo supermarket seems to fit an all-too-familiar profile: an aggrieved white man steeped in hate-filled conspiracies online, and inspired by other extremist massacres. Payton Gendron of Conklin, N.Y., appears to have been driven to action roughly two years from when his radical indoctrination began,… Continue reading Accused Buffalo gunman followed familiar radicalization path

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