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Thousands of people including soldiers and diplomats marched peacefully through the Ukrainian capital on Sunday in an annual gay pride parade despite some opposition to an event called off last year because of the coronavirus pandemic. Organisers said about 7,000 attended the Equality March this year, compared to 8,000 in 2019, which saw the biggest turnout since the event was initiated a decade ago despite opposition from religious and nationalist groups. Homophobia is widespread in Ukraine, according to a survey by the sociological group "Rating" published in August, which said 47% of respondents had a negative view of the LGBTQ+ community.
Miss something this week? Don't panic. CBC's Marketplace rounds up the consumer and health news you need. Want this in your inbox? Get the Marketplace newsletter every Friday. Brace yourself for higher heating bills this winter A rise in natural gas prices will likely have many of us paying more for our home heating bills this winter. A marriage of factors in North America and Europe — from summer storms to an overseas supply crunch — have contributed to the sharp rise in the price of the fossil
Cape Enrage is one of New Brunswick's natural treasures. Located about 20 kilometres east of Fundy National Park, the point juts out into the Bay of Fundy. Its high cliffs, rocky beach and protected salt marsh provide some of the region's prettiest views. But the Nature Trust of New Brunswick, which keeps an eye on the nature preserve there, is concerned some of the area's treasures are going missing. "So it's 29.9 hectares and the rocks on the beach are, yeah, beautiful, rounded, cobble rocks,"
The idea of waning immunity has picked up steam in recent weeks, with some countries using it to justify rolling out third-dose COVID-19 vaccine boosters to their populations. But immunologists say the concept has been largely misunderstood. While antibodies — proteins created after infection or vaccination that help prevent future invasions from the pathogen — do level off over time, experts say that's supposed to happen. And it doesn't mean we're not protected against COVID-19. Jennifer Gommer
A 27-year-old man, and two other men in their 20s injured, following a triple shooting in Regent Park on Saturday night. Police officers were called to Oak Street and Sumach Street shortly before 9 p.m. on Saturday, according to Toronto Police Service duty inspector Michael Williams. Williams said they found the three men, all suffering from gunshot wounds. One man was pronounced dead at the scene, he said, while a second was rushed to hospital in life-threatening condition. The third man was sh
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Female employees in the Kabul city government have been told to stay home, with work only allowed for those who cannot be replaced by men, the interim mayor of Afghanistan's capital said Sunday, detailing the latest restrictions on women by the new Taliban rulers. Witnesses, meanwhile, said an explosion targeted a Taliban vehicle in the provincial city of Jalalabad, the second such deadly blast in as many days in an Islamic State stronghold. The decision to prevent most
WINNIPEG — Winnipeg South This large suburban area is a true bellwether riding. Since its reincarnation in 1988 (it had been dissolved into parts of two ridings in 1979), it has always elected a politician of the winning party. Liberal incumbent Terry Duguid took the seat in 2015 after Rod Bruinooge had held the riding under former prime minister Stephen Harper. Population: 99,678 (Elections Canada) Incumbent: Liberal Terry Duguid Main challengers: Conservative Melanie Maher, who was chief of st
Canary Islands President Angel Victor Torres told a press conference on Sunday night that 5,000 people had been evacuated and no injuries had been reported so far. Flights to and from the Canaries were continuing as normal, the airport operator Aena said. Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez arrived in La Palma, the most northwesterly island of the archipelago, late on Sunday for talks with the islands' government on managing the eruption.
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Nora loves her new food so much that she attempts to bury it in the carpet for later consumption. Too funny!
MONTREAL — Almost 250 days into her 15-month captivity in Mali, Edith Blais realized her life was no longer her own, and she didn't know if she'd ever get it back. Separated from her travelling companion, Luca Tacchetto, and the group of women with whom she'd earlier been held hostage, the Quebec woman found herself in a truck racing across the Sahara in the company of yet another group of armed men. Despite the imminent danger, all she felt was numbness. "I no longer had the strength to fight a
Vaccine hesitancy has been a subject of intense study in the field of scientific communication. Anti-vaxxers recent radicalization needs to be looked at.
Universities must take leadership in the fight to stop sexual and gender-based violence in first-year orientation week.
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden goes before the United Nations this week eager to make the case for the world to act with haste against the coronavirus, climate change and human rights abuses. His pitch for greater global partnership comes at a moment when allies are becoming increasingly skeptical about how much U.S. foreign policy really has changed since Donald Trump left the White House. Biden plans to limit his time at the U.N. General Assembly due to coronavirus concerns. He is sched
It was a time of celebration and relief in Shoal Lake 40 First Nation on Wednesday morning, as the community that borders southeastern Manitoba and northwestern Ontario marked the opening of a new water treatment facility and the end of nearly 24 years without clean running water. But more than 30 other First Nations are still fighting for access to clean drinking water that most Canadians take for granted, including two in northern Manitoba that have been under long-term drinking water advisori
Olympic broadcasters can help Canadians support the Uyghurs, Tibetans, pro-democracy advocates and others fighting for their human rights in China by cancelling their Olympic coverage.
It only took four years of living in Alberta to get Steven Song hooked on climbing mountains. In the last decade, he has climbed almost 1,200 different mountains from Alaska to South America. The University of Alberta chemical engineering graduate started climbing peaks as a teenager, not long after immigrating to Canada from China. "I like the views," he said. His first was Cirque Peak in Banff National Park as a teenager. He said the trip was exhausting and by the day's end, he had large blist
A hint of autumn cold clings to the air in this Vernon wildfire camp, a welcome change from the throat-choking smoke that hundreds of firefighters endured over summer. "You're catching us at the back end of what was a very busy time here," Stefan Hood, logistics section chief with the B.C. Wildfire Service, told CBC Daybreak South's Dana Kelly, as she toured the old Kin Racetrack grounds. Surveying the remaining tents scattered around three baseball fields that were once filled with people and e
Police and bylaw officers in Kingston, Ont., issued thousands of dollars in fines Friday night under an emergency order designed to curb large parties that violate Ontario's COVID-19 rules. A dozen partygoers at one residence near the corner of University Avenue and Earl Street were each given $2,000 fines after officers determined there were more than 25 people indoors, Kingston police said in a Saturday night press release. Initially officers only counted 25 people inside the residence but fou
When Alberta farmers needed rain, the weather was dry as a bone. Now that harvest season has arrived and they need dry weather, the sky has brought forth showers. "(Crops) are considerably less than what they would be on a normal year," Christi Friesen, who has a grain farm near Peace River, Alta., told CBC's Edmonton AM on Wednesday. Friesen grows canola, barley, oats and wheat. Because of the drought that persisted through the summer, some of her crops yielded less than 25 per cent of normal,