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
Crows have become a celebrated bird in Chatham-Kent, but in recent weeks an alarming amount of crow deaths has caught the attention of pathologists in southern Ontario. Brian Stevens, a veterinary pathologist with the Canadian Wildlife Health Cooperative, told CBC News his team hasn't received their full lab results yet but they believe the crows are likely dying from an avian reovirus. He said it's "a virus that attacks these crows, attacks their internal organs, especially their intestinal tra
Ukraine has invited the IOC chief, Thomas Bach, to visit his country's frontline after the body indicated it does not want to bar athletes from the Paris 2024 games based on their nationality.View on euronews
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
Toronto police are investigating two separate assaults that happened roughly the same time on the TTC in the city's east end on Friday. At 5:40 p.m., police were called to a Pape subway station. A male victim had been assaulted and robbed by a group of young people, police said. He was not injured. At 5:42 p.m., police were called to a TTC bus in the area of Pape and Cosburn Avenues. A male had been assaulted by a group of young people. Paramedics took him to hospital with minor injuries. In bot
More unrest in Jerusalem after a Palestinian teenager opened fire near the historic city on Saturday morning.View on euronews
Public Safety Minister Marco Mendicino says he has laid out "very clearly" the reforms he wants to see from RCMP Commissioner Brenda Lucki — comments that come as the RCMP continues to defend its use of a controversial neck hold. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau instructed the minister to work with the RCMP to ban "the use of neck restraints in any circumstance." The promise was repeated in Mendicino's mandate letter to Lucki. Earlier this month, the RCMP told CBC News the carotid control technique
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
The number of people turning to electric vehicles may be on the rise, but a Toronto Councillor says the city needs to come up with a plan to allow people without parking lots to install their own charging locations. Matthew Bingley reports.
Alberta Health Services has declared an outbreak of pertussis — commonly called whooping cough — in parts of southern Alberta. Pertussis is a bacterial infection that can cause severe coughing that can last for weeks. It's most dangerous to infants, who are at risk of serious complications, including pneumonia, convulsions, brain damage and death. The outbreak spans the County of Lethbridge, Coaldale, Taber, Vauxhall, Grassy Lake and Bow Island — all communities that have significantly low child
Lula, who was elected for a third term last October vowing to tackle deforestation in the rainforest, discussed in a phone call with Macron efforts to combat the threat posed by climate change, according to a statement from his office. He talked about the importance of France attending a summit of the countries of the Amazon forest that Brazil plans to host in the next few month, as it is the only European country to share the biome, through its overseas territory of French Guiana.
One of the people who participated in what a judge has described as a "cruel and merciless" killing of a Calgary Uber driver has been handed an eight-year sentence. Andrew Christal, 35, was tried on a charge of first-degree murder in the death of Kasif Hirani, 30, who was fatally stabbed in December 2019. Last year, a jury found him guilty of the lesser offence of manslaughter. On Thursday, Court of King's Bench Justice John McCarthy found Christal "acted in concert" with the other two killers,
Calling it a 'blueprint' for holding police officers accountable in the future, regardless of whether they're Black or white, Ben Crump, the attorney for the family of Tyre Nichols, praises officials for their swiftness in moving the case forward.
The video shows the arrest that led to the death of 29-year-old Tyre Nichols. While details have so far been limited, the video is hoped to provide a clear picture.View on euronews
A storm that blanketed Toronto with snow earlier this week was bad news for drivers and homeowners who had to pick up their shovels — but it's also a big boost for winter sports enthusiasts because it's enabled the city to finally open a North York ski hill on Saturday. The main hill at Earl Bales Ski and Snowboard Centre, near Bathurst Street and Sheppard Avenue West, will open at 9 a.m. for the season. Coun. James Pasternak, who represents Ward 6, York Centre, said the main hill will be open f
Two Inverness County councillors say they are opposed to a proposed golf course development at West Mabou Beach Provincial Park, but municipal council is not taking a position for now. It was standing-room only in the council chamber on Thursday when Nadine Hunt got up to ask council to support the West Mabou Beach Committee's opposition to the proposal. There was a standing ovation when she was done. Hunt, who chairs the committee that got the land designated as a park in 2001, said people shou
At the edges of Newfoundland and Labrador's health-care crisis, some nursing students at Memorial University are wondering what they're about to get into — and whether they want to at all. Brooke Simms, the nursing representative on MUN's students' union, says she's heard from nursing students who look at the state of the province's health-care system and wonder whether they want to work in an environment that's driving other nurses away. "When we go onto a floor and see that they're operating w
HELSINKI (AP) — The foreign ministers of Sweden and Finland reiterated in separate interviews published Saturday that the process for the two Nordic nations to join NATO is continuing despite Turkey's president saying Sweden shouldn’t expect his country to approve its membership. Swedish Foreign Minister Tobias Billström acknowledged in an interview with Swedish newspaper Expressen that Turkish anger over recent demonstrations and the burning of the Quran in front of the Turkish Embassy in Stock
WASHINGTON (AP) — In an almost forgotten slice of marbled real estate at the Capitol, the Kevin McCarthy era is taking shape in Congress. It was here that the new House speaker was chatting last week with Donald Trump Jr. on the former president’s son’s podcast, their laughter spilling into the halls from behind closed doors. And it was in this modest outpost, with its grand vistas of the National Mall and easy proximity to the action on House floor, that the Republican leader from California ha
YOKOHAMA, Japan (AP) — A Japanese whaling operator, after struggling for years to promote its controversial products, has found a new way to cultivate clientele and bolster sales: whale meat vending machines. The Kujira (Whale) Store, an unmanned outlet that recently opened in the port town of Yokohama near Tokyo, houses three machines for whale sashimi, whale bacon, whale skin and whale steak, as well as canned whale meat at prices from 1,000 yen ($7.70) to 3,000 yen ($23). The outlet features