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. […]

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 […]

Anthony Bourdain’s Deepfaking

Deepfake technology – the use of algorithms to create lifelike copies of people in video, audio or photography – is once again in the spotlight. It was after Morgan Neville’s documentary Roadrunner used technology to copy the voice of the late Anthony Bourdain. Karen Hao, AI editor of MIT Technology Review, breaks down the risks of how we view our […]

Mourners demand justice for assassinated Haitian President Jovenel Moïse

A priest told mourners at a memorial service for Haitian President Jovenel Moïse on Thursday that too much blood was being shed in Haiti as authorities warned of more violence ahead of his funeral. Reverend Jean-Gilles Sem addressed dozens of people wearing white T-shirts bearing the photo of Moses. “The killings and kidnappings should stop,” he said, noting that poor […]

Green leader Annamie Paul says she will not be ‘distracted’ as dispute with party leaders takes to court

Green Party leader Annamie Paul said she would not be “distracted” by her ongoing conflict with what she describes as a “small group” of high-ranking people within the party. Yesterday, the Green Party and its associated fund announced that they are taking their battle against Paul to court, ending a short-lived truce between Paul and party leaders as a federal […]

Why mandatory COVID-19 vaccines for healthcare workers could help Canada fight a 4th wave

Debate over mandatory COVID-19 vaccines for healthcare workers intensifies in Canada as more countries move forward with controversial approach to protect healthcare facilities and fight against the spread of more contagious variants. Requiring vaccination as a condition of employment in hospitals, long-term care homes and other sectors involving hands-on work with patients is not new to Canada – and experts […]

Cleanup begins in flood-ravaged Chinese city of Zhengzhou

On Thursday, residents of storm-ravaged central China’s Zhengzhou city shoveled mud from their homes and washed away wrecked cars and piles of items destroyed in the floods that affected their homes. killed at least 33 people in and around the city. Rains continued to hit parts of Henan Province, of which Zhengzhou is the capital. The streets were turned into […]