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MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The over-the-top parties and star-studded shows surrounding Miami's Art Basel wrapped up this weekend with performances by Rosalia, Lizzo, Cardi B and rocker Lenny Kravitz. The annual event, which was canceled last year during the pandemic, is an extension of the prestigious art show in Switzerland. But over the years, Miami has put its own spin on the affair, which has become a magnet for celebrities. Everyone from Rihanna, Kim Kardashian, Kanye West and Joe Jonas were
York University's recent decision to return to mostly in-person learning next semester is facing a backlash from some staff and students who say it's rushed, unsafe and making it impossible for them to finish their degrees on time. In late-October, the school informed students and faculty that come January, it will no longer offer the majority of courses over Zoom. Instead, 80 per cent will be offered in person only, unless students can make accommodations with teaching staff on a case-by-case b
Thirty-two years after a gunman motivated by a hatred of feminists opened fire on campus, killing 14 women and injuring others, the list of women killed by male violence in Quebec continues to grow. As Quebecers plan moments of silence and solemn ceremonies to mark the tragedy that occurred on Dec. 6, 1989 at Montreal's Polytechnique engineering school, advocates point out that the events of the last year show misogynistic violence is not a thing of the past. Quebec has experienced a spate of ho
Phil Fontaine is hopeful. A former national chief of the Assembly of First Nations, Fontaine says he is keeping that feeling close to his heart as he prepares to make a second trip to the Vatican to ask a pope to apologize for the Catholic Church’s role in residential schools. He is resolute that history will not repeat itself. "What choice do they really have when the issue of unmarked graves became an international story?" Fontaine asks. "There is incredible pressure on the Catholic Church." A
Megan Scheffers waited until July to celebrate Christmas with her kids after the COVID-19 pandemic kept them apart last winter, but she says decorating candy log cabins just wasn't the same in the dead of summer. She was hoping to make up for missed traditions this year as two of her three children booked mid-December tickets to fly to Nova Scotia from the Netherlands, where they live with their father. But as the Omicron variant of the novel coronavirus threatens to upend the holiday season, Sc
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BANGKOK (AP) — An army vehicle plowed into a peaceful march by anti-government protesters in military-ruled Myanmar’s biggest city, reportedly killing at least three people, witnesses and a protest organizer said. Sunday’s march was one of at least three held in Yangon, and similar rallies were reported in other parts of the country a day ahead of an expected verdict in the first of about a dozen criminal cases against former leader Aung San Suu Kyi, who was toppled in a military takeover on Feb
Suu Kyi is set to serve two years in detention at an undisclosed location, a sentence reduced from four years after a partial pardon from the country's military chief, state TV reported. President Win Myint was also initially sentenced to four years as the court delivered its first verdicts in numerous cases against Suu Kyi, who led the former civilian government in the role of state counsellor, and other leaders ousted by the military in a coup on Feb. 1. Myanmar has been in turmoil since the coup against Suu Kyi's democratically elected government led to widespread protests and raised international concern about the end of tentative political reforms following decades of military rule.
LONDON (AP) — Canadian international Jessie Fleming added to her trophy case Sunday, helping Chelsea win the Women's FA Cup to clinch a domestic treble for the first time. Australia striker Sam Kerr scored a second-half double as Chelsea cruised to a 3-0 victory over Arsenal at Wembley Stadium in the final of a competition that was delayed because of the coronavirus pandemic. Fran Kirby had given Chelsea a third-minute lead. Chelsea also won last season’s Women’s Super League title and the Leagu
Friends of a missing Toronto man fanned out across part of downtown on Sunday to put up posters asking the public for help in locating him. Raheem White, 26, was last seen on Wednesday, Dec. 1 at 3 p.m. in the area of Osler Street and Pelham Avenue, north of Dupont Street and Dundas Street West. White is six feet, 190 lbs., and he has tattoos of a palm tree on his left bicep and a rose on one shoulder, according to Toronto police. Earlier, police said White has an athletic build, brown eyes and
LONDON (AP) — First his statue met a watery end during last year's Black Lives Matter protests. Now another school in southwest England that bears the name of slave trader Edward Colston is changing its name. The governors of Colston’s School, which was set up in 1710 in Bristol, said Monday that the private school will be renamed next summer, and that current and former students, parents and staff will all have a say in the choice. They said the events that took place during the protests in Bri
Which Ottawa Senators player fought back tears while discussing a school shooting in his hometown? How did a local veteran end up losing more than two decades' worth of war medals? And what's different about this year's performance of Nutcracker at the National Arts Centre? These are just a few of the questions designed to vex and perplex you in this week's CBC Ottawa news quiz. On a desktop computer? For the best quiz-taking experience, click on the arrows in the bottom right-hand corner of the
MONTREAL — Three major unions representing daycare workers in Quebec joined parents and opposition parties today in asking Premier François Legault to intervene in a strike that's shuttered hundreds of government-subsidized centres across the province. The calls came today at a press conference held in Montreal. About 10,000 workers affiliated with the Confederation of National Trade Unions have been on strike since Wednesday, and further daycare unions are threatening to walk away if no agreeme
CBC meteorologists Christy Climenhaga and Jay Scotland explain why wet and dry cold aren’t necessarily what people think they are.
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Here’s the latest for Monday, December 6: Jussie Smollett takes the witness stand; New York to require vaccine mandates for city employers; Former GOP senator to challenge Georgia governor; Kentucky Derby winner Medina Spirit dies.
New Brunswick is reporting 118 new cases of COVID-19. The province said Sunday that the 87 virus recoveries logged in the previous 24 hours bring the active case count to 752. New Brunswick entered Level 1 of its three-tier pandemic winter action plan Sunday, which imposes capacity limits of 20 people for informal indoor household get-togethers and 50 for informal gatherings outdoors. The plan also dictates that masking will be required outdoors when physical distancing cannot be maintained, whi
A wreath-laying ceremony to honour Canadian Armed Forces members was able to go forward this weekend despite thousands of the handmade decorations being stolen only a week before. Dozens of volunteers rallied together, putting in extra hours Saturday to make new wreaths after the theft of nearly 3,000 of them from a property in Maxville, Ont., southeast of Ottawa at the end of November. They toiled away and made enough for Sunday's ceremony at the National Military Cemetery, located inside Ottaw
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After thousands of wreaths meant to honour Canadian veterans at the National Military Cemetery were stolen, a group of volunteers brought out their glue guns to replace them in just one day.