TORONTO — Members of Canada's tech community say they are worried the sector's recent downturn will weigh even heavier on women founders, who have long trailed their male counterparts when fundraising. Their fears come as the global tech sector is being rankled by reduced spending as consumers shift back to pre-pandemic habits. The sector is also grappling with widespread layoffs, falling valuations, and as investor exuberance wanes, founders are struggling to drum up cash. "The way one investor
Rob and Elizabeth Haid have spent the past six months trying to rebuild their lives after a tornado tore through the campground they own near Tweed, Ont. Screaming winds tossed trailers and wrenched hundreds of trees from the ground north of Belleville on July 24, leaving a business they hoped would support their retirement in tatters. Despite spending weeks of 14-hour work days and $200,000 spent on cleanup, evidence of the storm still surrounds them. Splintered wreckage, piles of trunks, branc
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The shooting that left four dead at a California mushroom farm on Monday was at least the second time an employee tried to kill a coworker on the property, records show. Martin Medina, a manager at California Terra Garden, was charged with attempted murder after he threatened to kill another manager and then fired a shot into the man’s trailer. The bullet went through the trailer and into a neighboring one that was home to Yetao Bing, one of the workers killed on Monday, a p
Ten civilians were killed in Ukraine, including three in Konstantynivka, as Russian artillery targeted homes. Ukraine's army says it has been exacting a heavy toll against Russian soldiers on the battlefield.View on euronews
Significant snow squalls associated with an Arctic front brought record-breaking snowfall across sections of Calgary on Friday.
A rash of break-ins at specialty stores in the St. John's area have owners feeling like they're being targeted. The Outfitters, located on Water Street in downtown area, recently had its second break-in in the last few weeks, along with an unsuccessful attempt, while Alpine Country Lodge in Churchill Square has suffered six since December. "It's a little unsettling. It throws off your operation. You're cleaning up broken glass, spending time with the police and getting your security footage," Do
The P.E.I. Public Schools Branch held a public meeting of elected school board trustees for the first time in more than a decade Thursday evening. Trustees from the PSB's seven zones, represent English language schools in the province, met at Stratford Town Hall. The last election of school board trustees for English language schools was in 2008. The eastern and western boards were merged in 2012, and the P.E.I. Public Schools Branch has been governed by various appointees ever since. One of the
The Green Party will investigate and conduct a "root to branch review" of all its data-retention systems after member information was mistakenly posted online. Green Party Leader Elizabeth May says the party does not know how the breach took place, but notes the information is also publicly available on the Elections Canada website.
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka's president suspended Parliament until Feb. 8, when he said he would announced a new set of long-term policies to address a range of issues including an unprecedented economic crisis that has engulfed the Indian Ocean nation for months. President Ranil Wickremesinghe issued an extraordinary decree suspending Parliament from midnight Friday. The government did not give a clear reason for the move, but Wickremesinghe' s office in a statement said his address to
Eighty police officers have been deployed to patrol the transit line that has been plagued by violence. Marianne Dimain reports.
In a pair of split decisions Friday, the Supreme Court of Canada delivered significant rulings on the use of mandatory minimum sentences. The top court said that in one case — which involved a person convicted of firing a gun into a building — the mandatory minimum sentence of four years was unconstitutional, even though that law has since been repealed. In two other cases — which involve robberies with firearms — the top court concluded that mandatory minimum sentences are constitutional, regar
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Two more teenagers, who each face a second-degree murder charge in connection with what police have called a "swarming" attack on Ken Lee in Toronto, were granted bail Friday. Lee, a 59-year-old Toronto man, was pronounced dead in hospital after he was allegedly beaten and stabbed by a group of girls not far from a downtown shelter in the early morning hours of Dec. 18, 2022. His family has described him as "a kind soul with a heart of gold." Eight teenage girls — ranging in age from 13 to 16 —
The government of Newfoundland and Labrador announced this week that it will be moving ahead with a pre-feasibility study on the construction of a road connecting the Trans-Labrador Highway to communities in northern Labrador. The road has been on the table for several years. Now Allnorth Consultants Limited will assess and evaluate the critical elements of the project, for $269,350. The study will consider the advantages and disadvantages of potential routes, the cost of necessary infrastructur
TORONTO — Training of surgeons in Canada has taken a heavy knock from the chaos of the COVID-19 pandemic, and some doctors say their clinical education has been delayed again in recent months as many hospitals across the country cancelled elective procedures to keep up with emergency care. Far from looking forward to entering the workforce, some newly graduated surgeons say they are worried and frustrated about backlogs that have put operations on hold. “I went months without participating in re
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“A Thousand and One,” a drama about an impoverished single mother and her son in New York City, won the Sundance Film Festival’s grand jury prize in the U.S. dramatic competition, while “Going to Mars: The Nikki Giovanni Project” was awarded the top prize in the U.S. documentary category. This year’s winners were announced at an awards ceremony Friday afternoon in Park City, Utah, which included an audience prize for the documentary “ 20 Days in Mariupol.” Writer Jeremy O. Harris, filmmaker Eliz
The storm claimed the lives of 29 people and 20 animals.
A new temporary homeless shelter brought in media Thursday to offer a glimpse of what it will be like for people who stay there. The Gathering Place's New Beginnings facility is set to open Monday. Located in the old YMCA building on 13th Avenue in downtown Regina, it will provide shelter, nutrition and wraparound services to 40 people. News media were invited to tour the facility Thursday, as it wrapped up last-minute preparations before opening. "We see this as a place where people can — even
Emblazoned on one side with the provincial flag and a bold 'AB', an image of the iconic Three Sisters mountain range claims space on the other side of these ringette goalies' helmets. They wanted to show off their provincial pride, along with a nod to the friendship they've found through sport. "All of us created this bond super fast, so we thought the Three Sisters would be a good way to demonstrate our unity at the games and how we really are, truly, best friends," explains Calgarian Paige Roy