Canada boycots events marking United Nations anti-racism conference over concerns over anti-Israel statements

The federal government has announced that it will boycott events commemorating the 20th anniversary of a United Nations anti-racism conference in South Africa, citing the legacy of criticism of Israel. A government spokesperson said Canada will join the United States and Australia, which have already announced that they will not attend any of the commemorations scheduled for September. “Canada remains […]

Albert Pujols’ tenure at Angels ends after being appointed

Albert Pujols was nominated for an assignment by the Los Angeles Angels on Thursday, abruptly ending the 41-year-old slugger superstar’s decade with his second major league team. The Angels announced the move a day after Pujols was out of their lineup for the club’s fourth straight loss in freefall. He was in the final season of a 10-year, $ 240 […]

Curling broadcast halt forces organizers, media and viewers to pivot

The venerable mediums of pandemic-era sports media coverage – television and streaming – have been essential lifelines for journalists tasked with remote filing in the absence of regular in-person access . When these streams are not available, viewers, fans and members of the media are forced to fight for unusual alternatives. The unplanned broadcast shutdown at this week’s World Women’s […]

Ontario has pledged to investigate the horrific deaths in long-term care. Now he says that didn’t happen.

Almost a year ago, as the first detailed picture of the true extent of the horror experienced by residents of Ontario’s long-term care system during the pandemic emerged, a visibly emotional Premier, Doug Ford, swore, “There is going to be justice.” Ulcer patients with soiled linens left in bed as COVID-19 tore homes apart, dehydration, cockroaches and staff moving the […]

Rangers fined US $ 250,000 for calling Department of Player Safety

The New York Rangers were sentenced Thursday to an extraordinary fine of US $ 250,000 by the NHL for “degrading” public comments about Chief Safety Officer George Parros. After the league’s player safety department was fined but failed to suspend Washington’s Tom Wilson for his role in a scrum against the Rangers that injured Artemi Panarin, the team released a […]

‘Big reset’ called for indebted NL with release of shocking economic report

A boundless report that outlines a five to six year plan to reimagine Newfoundland and Labrador to avoid a “perilous situation” and prepare for the future was revealed Thursday in St. John’s. As expected, Moya Greene, chair of the Prime Minister’s Economic Stimulus Team, presented a groundbreaking plan – proposing everything from tax hikes and deep spending cuts to a […]