Supreme Court of Canada to rule on sentencing for Quebec City mosque shooter

OTTAWA – The Supreme Court of Canada is slated to rule Friday on the sentencing of a man who went on a deadly shooting spree at a Quebec City mosque. The decision in Alexandre Bissonnette’s case will determine the constitutionality of a key provision on parole eligibility in multiple-murder convictions. As a result, it will … Read more

Khatsahlano Street Party on July 9 features over 50 bands

Circle July 9 on your 2022 calendar, ’cause that’s when the fine folks down at the West 4th BIA are putting on their annual street party. From 11 am to 9 pm that day more than 50 local bands will do their thing on West Fourth Avenue, between Burrard and MacDonald. The lineup, curated by … Read more

VIVA and Max Wyman announced awards for 2022

The Jack and Doris Shadbolt Foundation has announced the winners of 2022’s Max Wyman and VIVA awards. This year’s two VIVA prizes have been awarded to artists Jan Wade and Charles Campbell; UBC professor and contemporary-art curator Scott Watson received the Max Wyman Award for Critical Writing. The VIVA Awards—founded in 1988 to advance visual … Read more

Ottawa proposing new internet, phone rules to the CRTC

OTTAWA – Smaller internet service providers (ISPs) are cautiously optimistic about the new telecom policy directives unveiled by the federal government Thursday that are aimed at the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission. Brad Fisher, chief revenue officer at an independent telecom company Distributel, says he is “disappointed” in Ottawa’s decision not to overturn a controversial … Read more

Man Seen With Rifle Shot Dead By Police, Days After US Texas Massacre

Canada: It was not clear if the man was holding the weapon when police shot him. (Representative) Montréal: Police in Canada’s largest city Toronto on Thursday fatally shot a man armed with a rifle, local media reported, in an incident that forced several schools into lockdown just two days after a deadly assault on a … Read more

In the wake of the Robb Elementary shooting, pop music megastars express outrage over America’s gun laws

Like former ’90s punk rock bassist Beto O’Rourke, some of the biggest names in pop music are making it clear they’ve had enough of gun violence in America. On Tuesday (May 25) Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas became the latest site of a mass shooting in the United States. Just days after purchasing two … Read more

Montreal sauna suspected origin of Canada’s monkeypox outbreak: doctors

Monkeypox cases in Canada are suspected to have originated from a local sauna in Montreal, doctors have told Global News. The country’s first two cases were reported by Quebec public health officials on May 19. Dr. Robert Pilarski, a general physician in Montreal, who treated one of those patients last week, said the individual likely … Read more

Metro Vancouver gears up to electrify vehicle fleet

The board of the Metro Vancouver regional government is set to vote on a $6.5 million contract for the purchase of electric vehicles. The contract covers five years and is proposed to be awarded to Metro Motors Ltd. “Metro Motors Ltd. provides access to the only major manufacturer, Ford Motor Company, able to offer road-ready … Read more

Power outage: What to include in an emergency preparedness kit – Peterborough

After a deadly storm swept through the province on May 21, Hydro One said more than 600,000 people were without power in southern, central and eastern Ontario. No power, no cell service and, in some cases, no idea what to do next. David Fraser, an emergency management volunteer with the Canadian Red Cross, said now … Read more

David Suzuki: Fossil gas isn’t natural, and it’s not a climate solution

The fossil fuel industry has employed many strategies over the years to keep money flowing. It has covered up its own science showing that burning its products is heating the world. It has sowed doubt and confusion about the evidence through front groups and compromised “experts”. And it has lobbied politicians and contributed generously to … Read more