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Russia says it will pay dollar-denominated foreign debt in rubles, a move that is likely to be seen by foreign investors as a default. The U.S. Treasury Department led by Janet Yellen allowed a license to expire Wednesday that permitted Russia to keep paying its debtholders through American banks. The license applied to American investors and international investors who have dollar-denominated debt or bonds. The Russian Finance Ministry said it will pay in rubles and offer “the opportunity for s
NASA astronauts prepare Boeing's Starliner capsule for its return to Earth from the International Space Station. Starliner is aiming for a landing in New Mexico Wednesday. (May 24)
Even with ongoing unpredictability of the pandemic, there’s a role for principals as activist, socially just leaders in a post-pandemic world.
Police have identified a suspect in an alleged break and enter and subsequent sexual assault that occurred in Surrey, B.C., over the weekend. Surrey RCMP say they are searching for Matthew Christopher Hamm, 43, and are requesting the public's assistance to help find him. Officers were called to the 12900 block of 101A Avenue in Surrey at 6:40 a.m. PT on May 21 in response to a reported break and enter. The woman who lived in the home told police she had been sexually assaulted by a man she did n
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy says that his country will not give up its land to end Russia's war.View on euronews
HALIFAX — The commission of inquiry investigating the 2020 mass shooting in Nova Scotia has agreed to provide special accommodations for three senior Mounties when they testify about command decisions they made as the tragedy unfolded. Two of the Mounties, Staff Sgt. Brian Rehill and Sgt. Andy O’Brien, will face questions from commission counsel via a Zoom call that will be recorded and broadcast at a later date. Josh Bryson, a lawyer who represents the family of two of the killer's 22 victims,
A rematch three years in the making is the most important game of the season so far for the Vancouver Whitecaps, says head coach Vanni Sartini. The club knows it must beat Cavalry FC in the second round of the Canadian Championship on Wednesday in order to advance — and Vancouver's record against the Canadian Premier League side isn't exactly positive. The 'Caps were heavily favoured when they came up against Cavalry in the 2019 tournament. But Calgary stunned with a 2-1 aggregate win, ousting t
ROME (AP) — Pope Francis has sent a protocol greeting to the head of the Russian Orthodox Church, assuring him of prayers on his patron's feast day and stressing the value of human life and wisdom, as the Vatican insists on maintaining cordial relations amid the war in Ukraine. The website of the Moscow Patriarchate published the brief greetings Francis sent Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill to mark Tuesday's feast day for St. Cyril, a saint important to both Catholics and Orthodox Christians, e
Actor Ewan McGregor says he always has to have the voice of Alec Guinness - the original Obi-Wan Kenobi - in his mind when he plays the Jedi master. (May 25)
People looking to take rural bus routes on P.E.I. can no longer take getting a seat for granted, says the Department of Transportation. Soaring gas prices and the reopening of offices with pandemic restrictions ending have combined to fill the province's rural transit buses, said Alex Dalziel, a policy analyst with the Department. "We're pleased to see that ridership has been steadily increasing and Islanders are choosing to leave their cars at home," said Dalziel. "At the same time we don't wan
Author Tina Brown says the past five years have been difficult for the Royal Family and come at a more fragile and perilous moment for the monarchy.
When researchers at the University of Saskatchewan began to find bits of COVID-19 they couldn't identify earlier this month, they began to get curious. According to readings released on May 8, samples taken from Saskatoon's wastewater showed that 3.2 per cent were listed as "other lineages" and were not identified as the BA.2 variant of Omicron, which made up the vast majority of samples being taken (96.8 per cent). As a result, the researchers decided to send the mystery samples from Saskatoon
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says Indigenous people are justified in still feeling angry following the discovery of 215 suspected graves at the site of the former residential school in Kamloops. He made the comments in Vancouver a day after he faced angry chants during a ceremony in Kamloops Monday marking one year since the Tk’emlups te Secwepemc announced the discovery.
Toronto police are beefing up patrols in the Beaches after a violent night that included a shooting, stabbing and multiple robberies. Brittany Rosen reports.
In Dallas, Steve Kerr and Jason Kidd did not want to talk about basketball. LeBron James made no effort to hide his anger. Jayson Tatum of the Boston Celtics, a young father, called the news “devastating." The sports world reacted swiftly Tuesday to the news of an 18-year-old gunman opening fire at an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas, and killing at least 19 children. It was the deadliest shooting at a U.S. grade school since a gunman killed 20 children and six adults at Sandy Hook Elementary
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The high inflation rate on P.E.I. is putting some businesses in the position of paying more to operate or charging more for services. In April, the inflation rate on P.E.I. was 8.9 per cent, the highest of any jurisdiction in the country. It means higher costs for items that need to be shipped in, such as baskets for plants at VK Greenhouses in Charlottetown. The greenhouse has had to increase the price of everything by at least 10 per cent to make a profit, said Peter Meijer, operations manager
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott says 15 people were killed in a shooting Tuesday at an elementary school. (May 24)
Imagine seeing one of the biggest back yard birds drinking water out of the pond right outside your window. This enormous fellow came to sip water, peck curiously at the cedar deck and then feed at the suet column. Pileated woodpeckers are the largest species of woodpecker in North America. They would be second to the ivory billed woodpecker, although sadly, it is now believed to be extinct. The pileated is a giant bird that feeds on insects burrowed into rotting trees and logs. It uses its keen sense of hearing to detect grubs and beets beneath the wood. Once it locates its prey, it hammers with its powerful beak to uncover and devour the insects. They actually play a vital role in the health of many forests, keeping the population of destructive insects in check. A pileated woodpecker can be heard for miles as it beats loudly on hollow trees to announce its presence and dominance to other woodpeckers. They are territorial and this display is meant to keep rivals from entering their feeding or breeding area. A pileated woodpecker grows to an incredible 49cm in height (19inches). It is a heavy bird, weighing up to 300g (2/3 lb). They are also known to eat fruits and berries, including the berries of the poison ivy plant. They will also eat ants in large quantities when the colonies are found in dead trees. The nest of the pileated is constructed by hammering out large holes in dead trees. The male makes a nest and this attracts a female where they will work together to raise their young. The nests are not used twice and the large cavities often become a shelter for other birds and woodland animals, such as owls. This also plays a beneficial role in the health of forests. Pileated woodpeckers are a welcome sight at back yard bird feeders such as this one. They love suet cakes that are filled with nuts and seeds. Their large size and bright plumage make them a delightful sight for bird enthusiasts and photographers. This videographer placed a GoPro camera on a pole right beside the suet feeder in his back yard and he was fortunate enough to capture this large male paying a visit. Providing food for local birds can make a great difference to their survival, especially when harsh conditions make it more difficult to find food.
KUUJJUAQ, Que. — Daniel Gabois would usually be out hunting this time of year. Flocks of Canada geese have started to appear overhead in their V-formations, returning to nesting grounds in the northern Quebec region of Nunavik. That's the signal for him and many others in his hometown of Kuujjuaq to head out on the land. But the electrician and entrepreneur is working 10- to 12-hour days, trying to finish more work than he can keep up with as companies and governments scramble to fill a critical