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Following the death of his mother, Vancouver filmmaker Manny Mahal realized he knew precious little about his father, particularly his life in India before he moved to Canada. He decided the best way to learn about his dad was by doing what he knew best — making a film. For My Father, which is available on CBC Gem as part of the Absolutely Canadian series, is the result of Mahal's journey to bridge the cultural gap between himself and his father. Growing up, Mahal said he was very close to his m
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Members of Halifax's growing Bangladeshi community came together this weekend to put their culture on display at the city's first Bangladesh Festival. Visitors to the two-day event hosted at the Halifax Forum enjoyed a mix of Bangladeshi food, music, performances and artisanal products. Art and products from other cultures were also on display. The festival was organized by Bangladesh-Canada Friendship Society, which is based in Halifax. The president of the society, Ahsan Chowdhury, said he's s
Colombian President-elect Gustavo Petro appointed two cabinet members on Saturday, a day before taking office in a bid to drive deep social and economic change. Petro appointed Irene Velez as Minister of Mines and Energy and Alfonso Prada as Interior Minister, he said on Twitter. Petro, who opposes fracking and new oil contracts in favor of moving toward renewable energy, said Velez has extensive experience in the environmental sector and will take on the "difficult task" of leading the transition towards an economy not based on extraction.
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — The National Weather Service extended a flood watch through Sunday evening for areas of eastern Kentucky ravaged by high water more than a week ago and said there's a threat of thunderstorms in the region for much of the coming week. There's a “persistent threat of thunderstorms” through Thursday that could produce heavy rain and cause flash flooding “especially if multiple storms pass over the same area,” the weather service in Jackson said. The forecast includes Monday, w
This parrot has something very important to share with the world - watch him as he blows kisses into the miniature microphone, and then proceed to whistle a tune with his owner. Notice how he stops at the exact moment where she needs to chime in! So precious!
BEIRUT (AP) — A ship bringing corn to Lebanon’s northern port of Tripoli normally would not cause a stir. But it's getting attention because of where it came from: Ukraine’s Black Sea port of Odesa. The Razoni, loaded with more than 26,000 tons of corn for chicken feed, is emerging from the edges of a Russian war that has threatened food supplies in countries like Lebanon, which has the world's highest rate of food inflation — a staggering 122% — and depends on the Black Sea region for nearly al
Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador Andrew Furey provides an update on wildfires in his province. Furey says "the fire is not directly predicted to have a path that will directly impact the communities but the smoke is what is the greatest threat for us right now."
MONTREAL — The justice system in Quebec's northern Nunavik region should be better adapted to local culture and have a more permanent presence in the area, according to a new report. Jean-Claude Latraverse, who practiced law in the region for 20 years, wrote in his report that technology also needs to be used to improve access to justice in the region's 14 communities, none of which are accessible by road. "It is of primary importance to recognize that the system, as it currently exists, has fai
A look at what’s happening in European soccer on Sunday: ENGLAND Striker Erling Haaland is set to make his Premier League debut for Manchester City at West Ham. City will be without defender Aymeric Laporte for the start of its league title defense. Laporte had knee surgery and could be sidelined for a month. West Ham's new signings aren't ready to debut. Striker Gianluca Scamacca isn't fit enough yet and defender Nayef Aguerd has a knee injury. Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag has been co
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Matt Polster scored in the first half, Wilfrid Kaptoum and defender Henry Kessler added second-half scores and the New England Revolution breezed to a 3-0 victory over Orlando City SC on Saturday. Polster's netter in the 20th minute was all goalkeeper Djordje Petrovic needed for New England (7-7-9). Petrovic finished with three saves to notch a clean sheet. Kaptoum scored in the 51st minute and Kessler capped the scoring in the 75th. Kaptoum and Kessler both scored for the f
The price of gasoline and diesel oil in Nova Scotia dropped Saturday after taking a significant tumble the day before. Gasoline and diesel prices fell by nine cents and six cents per litre, respectively, as part of a weekly price adjustment on Friday. At 12:01 a.m. Saturday, those prices fell another 10 and seven cents per litre, respectively, because of "significant shifts in the market prices of gasoline and diesel oil," according to the Nova Scotia Utility and Review Board. The minimum price
In 2004, a Canadian TV show made headlines for a controversial episode in which a pregnant teenage girl decides, much to her boyfriend's distress, to get an abortion. Her mother drives her to the clinic. Yes, it was Degrassi: The Next Generation — and the infamous episode, entitled Accidents Will Happen, was postponed for American viewers after a U.S. cable channel decided to pull it before it could air. Experts note the mid-aughts episode was made during a period when onscreen depictions of abo
Police in Vancouver say an Indigenous woman last seen in the city's Downtown Eastside neighbourhood months ago is the deceased person found on a dry-docked yacht in Richmond on May 2. Tatyanna Harrison, 20, went missing in late April. On Saturday, the Vancouver Police Department said in a release that a previously unidentified body discovered in Richmond is Harrison's. "This is heartbreaking news to everyone who knew and loved Tatyanna, and to the many strangers who came together to search for h
Before this summer Claire Kiruhira had never been on a bicycle. Now, after three lessons, she's comfortable making 20-minute trips on two wheels. Kiruhira, who is from Uganda and immigrated to Ottawa in February, says in addition to the physical exercise and fun, knowing how to ride a bike is a practical skill that makes shopping easier for her. "It's very interesting at my age, sitting on a bike," the 37-year-old mom of three said. "I love it and I'm very grateful ... And I encourage other peop
With flags and fists in the air, Calgarians rallied on Sunday to stand in support of those in Ukraine suffering through the effects of war. The rally, organized by Calgary's branch of the Ukrainian Canadian Congress (UCC), took place at Poppy Plaza Sunday evening. Olena Sadovnik, who attended the rally, arrived in Canada from Ukraine on July 6. She remembers what it was like when Russian forces began circling the city of Kyiv. "We spent the week living on the floor. Our apartment was barricaded,
With fires in Central Newfoundland having raged for two weeks, the Bay d'Espoir Highway will remain closed until at least Sunday morning, according to a government update issued early Saturday. Provincial forest fire duty officer Jeff Motty says the closure will likely continue over the weekend. "I'm not hopeful for tomorrow in terms of the winds. I guess today we're going to try and get in there today and work that fire," said Motty. "On Sunday afternoon, there's going to be a maximum temperatu
MONTREAL — CF Montreal let two valuable points slip late against Inter Miami on Saturday evening, settling for a 2-2 draw at Stade Saputo. Romell Quioto scored his 10th and 11th goals of the Major League Soccer season for Montreal (12-8-4), while Gonzalo Higuain continued his excellent form for Miami (9-10-6) with Emerson Rodríguez providing a dramatic late equalizer. Montreal dominated possession in the opening minutes, probing at Miami’s back line until a beautiful ball from Samuel Piette foun
"Any attack to a nuclear plant is a suicidal thing," Guterres told a news conference in Japan, where he attended the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Ceremony on Saturday to commemorate the 77th anniversary of the world's first atomic bombing. Ukraine said renewed Russian shelling on Saturday had damaged three radiation sensors and hurt a worker at the Zaporizhzhia power plant, the second hit in consecutive days on the site. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy accused Russia of waging "nuclear terror" that warranted more international sanctions, this time on Moscow's nuclear sector.
Archaeologists have excavated four new rooms in a middle-class home in Pompeii, discovering ceramic dishware and decorative items.View on euronews