Death toll now stands at 51 from catastrophic floods in China

The death toll from catastrophic flooding in central China’s Zhengzhou city has risen to 51, state media reported on Friday. The official China Daily newspaper and other media reported that the number only included Zhengzhou, the capital of Henan Province. Other areas of the province also faced heavy rains, and rivers and reservoirs overflowed. Reports say losses in Zhengzhou totaled […]

Cleveland changes MLB team nickname to Guardians after months of discussion

Known as the Indians since 1915, the Cleveland Major League Baseball team will be called Guardians. The baseball club announced the name change on Friday with a Twitter video narrated by actor Tom Hanks, ending months of internal talks sparked by a nationwide calculation of institutions and teams to permanently remove logos and names considered racist. Together we are all […]

Republican politicians step up pro-vaccination messages as COVID-19 cases skyrocket

Republican politicians are speaking out more and more this week in a bid to persuade people skeptical of COVID-19 vaccines to get vaccinated as a new, more contagious variant is skyrocketing the number of cases. In recent press conferences and statements, some prominent Republicans pleaded with voters to put lingering doubts aside. In Washington, the so-called Doctors Caucus met on […]

Ottawa to make announcement regarding Afghan interpreters

The federal government is expected to respond this morning to increasing calls to bring Afghan interpreters and their families to Canada. The government has come under pressure to help performers and other contractors who worked for the Canadian Armed Forces during the war in Afghanistan and who are now facing retaliation and possibly death from a resurgent Taliban. Earlier this […]

Some Manitoba wildfire evacuees struggle to adjust to city life, worry about homes they have left behind

With hundreds of wildfire evacuees now living in hotels in Winnipeg and Brandon, some say they are struggling to make it their home away from home. “Right now we are all confused. We don’t know what’s going on. Our mental stress is really increasing every day because we don’t know what our homes are like, ”said John Cook, who left […]