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 […]

Watch the Tokyo 2020 Opening Ceremony

The parade of nations is underway during the opening ceremony of Tokyo 2020, as athletes march to a nearly empty stadium to kick off the Games which have been delayed for a year by the coronavirus pandemic. Canadian flag bearers Miranda Ayim and Nathan Hirayama transported the Maple Leaf to Tokyo Olympic Stadium, which has a capacity of 68,000 people. […]

Coronavirus: what’s happening around the world on Friday

The last: The UK government has sought to ease pressures on the food supply in England by exempting some workers from quarantine rules. In an announcement Thursday night following growing pressure from retailers facing staff shortages and empty shelves, he outlined plans for daily COVID-19 testing of critical food industry workers that will effectively enable those who test negative continue […]

Olympic organizers reportedly grapple with lack of COVID test kits

Olympics organizers grapple with a shortage of COVID-19 test kits needed for their daily testing schedule, with competitors staying at the Athletes’ Village in Tokyo not being tested as planned due to the shortfall, reported the NHK diffuser. The athletes who arrived at the village on Monday were not tested as planned, NHK reported on Friday citing anonymous sources. The […]

Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc executives say some companies take advantage of those looking for missing relatives

DISCLAIMER: This story contains distressing details. Leaders at Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc say Indigenous peoples across Canada are inundated with offers of ground-penetrating radar specialists to inspect former residential school grounds, and fear some may be taken advantage of. “Not all opportunities are created the same,” Kukpi7 (Chief) Rosanne Casimir told a webinar – titled Best Practices in Remote Sensing and […]