Leaders at B.C. Hockey aren't saying if they will follow in the footsteps of other provincial associations in cutting funds to Hockey Canada. Both Hockey Québec and the Ontario Hockey Federation announced Tuesday they will no longer collect player fees on behalf of the national federation in the wake of revelations about a second multi-million dollar slush fund to deal with sexual abuse allegations and a widely-panned appearance by Hockey Canada interim board chair Andrea Skinner in front of a p
MALANG, Indonesia (Reuters) -Andi Hariyanto says he will never watch a football match again after his wife, two teenage daughters and a cousin were crushed to death in a stampede at an Indonesian stadium last week. The overcrowded stadium in Malang in Indonesia's East Java province descended into chaos after police fired tear gas to disperse agitated fans who had poured on to the pitch at the end of the match. Authorities have put the latest death toll at 131.
The OPEC+ alliance of oil-exporting countries decided Wednesday to sharply cut production to support sagging oil prices. In reaction, U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken said that Washington has made clear to oil-producing countries the need for energy supply to meet demand.
TAIPEI (Reuters) -Taiwan expects China to increase its coercion and intimidation to achieve its goal of bringing the island under Beijing's control once President Xi Jinping assumes a third term in office, a senior Taiwanese minister said on Thursday. Beijing's once-in-five years leadership reshuffle is set for the Communist Party congress that starts Oct. 16, where Xi is poised to break with precedent and secure a third leadership term. China views democratically governed Taiwan as its own territory and has ramped up military and political pressure to assert sovereignty claims, including staging war games near the island in August after U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi visited Taipei.
MONTREAL — The Coalition Avenir Québec, led by François Legault, won a second consecutive majority mandate in Monday's election. Here are five things to watch out for as the CAQ leader prepares to name his new cabinet and begins to make good on his party's election promises. TAXES/COST OF LIVING The Coalition Avenir Québec has promised to distribute up to $600 to Quebecers in December to help with the cost of living. Adults making less than $50,000 are to receive a one-time payment of $600, and
Rings of Power star Lloyd Owen explains that, as the show draws from lesser-known Tolkien works, he had more freedom to craft his character.
Russia has devised yet another way to spread disinformation about its invasion of Ukraine, using digital tricks that allow its war propaganda videos to evade restrictions imposed by governments and tech companies. Accounts linked to Russian state-controlled media have used the new method to spread dozens of videos in 18 different languages, all without leaving telltale signs that would give away the source, researchers at Nisos, a U.S.-based intelligence firm that tracks disinformation and other
Tesla Inc said on Tuesday it will remove ultrasonic sensors from its vehicles starting this month, as it moves ahead with using only cameras in its safety and driver-assistant features. Tesla vehicles now have 12 ultrasonic sensors on the front and rear bumpers, and short-range sound sensors are mainly used in parking applications and to detect close objects. Tesla last year started dropping radar sensors amid a chip shortage.
Two men in their 20s were shot and killed in east Ottawa Wednesday night. Paramedics said they were called to a shooting at the intersection of Tompkins Avenue and Tenth Line Road in Orléans just before 9 p.m. Wednesday. Mussa Siddiqui, who owns the nearby restaurant African BBQ House, said he walked over to the Circle K in the same shopping plaza for a hot chocolate, only to re-emerge onto a chaotic scene unfolding in the parking lot. Siddiqui said when he stepped outside, he saw a man approach
Angelina Jolie detailed what she described as abusive behavior by ex-husband Brad Pitt in a court filing on Tuesday, escalating a legal battle over a French winery the former couple once shared and revealing new details about the dissolution of their marriage. The filing in a Los Angeles court alleges that Pitt sought to condition Jolie’s sale of her stake in the winery on a nondisclosure agreement that would have barred her from publicly discussing “Pitt’s physical and emotional abuse of her and their children.” Jolie’s filing describes an episode during a September 2016 private plane flight where Pitt allegedly “grabbed Jolie by the head and shook her” before “pushing her into the bathroom wall.”
The Vancouver Police Department is asking the public for help identifying two people it says deliberately caused thousands of dollars in damage to the 2010 Olympic cauldron over the weekend. Surveillance video captured Oct 1. at around 3:30 a.m. shows the two suspects in Jack Poole Plaza for 12 minutes, during which time they briefly approach the base of the cauldron before leaving, Vancouver police said Tuesday in a statement. The pair is seen about 30 minutes later returning. One approaches th
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Kennedy Stewart knows this isn't the type of campaign where the incumbent can talk about how much better the city has been since they were elected four years ago. "I wouldn't say the last few years are pretty good. I think COVID has been very hard on people, and in fact, I think we're [in] kind of an aftershock of COVID right now." Running for re-election as mayor of Vancouver, Stewart acknowledged a level of frustration toward city hall, particularly around issues of housing affordability and h
Federal officials are throwing their support behind Quebec's provincial hockey federation for its decision to cut ties with Hockey Canada in the wake of new allegations against the sporting body. In a resolution voted on Tuesday night and first obtained by La Presse, Hockey Québec stated that it no longer has "confidence in the ability of Hockey Canada to act effectively to change the culture of hockey with the structure in place." It said it will no longer transfer funds to the national organiz
The leader of the controversial Diagolon movement will be back in a Saskatoon court later this week for a bail hearing, after making his first court appearance on multiple gun-related charges in Saskatoon provincial court on Monday. Jeremy MacKenzie, 26, was charged in July with assault, pointing a firearm, use of a restricted weapon in a careless manner and mischief during an incident last November near Viscount, Sask. — a community about 75 kilometres southeast of Saskatoon. He was arrested la
FRANKFURT (Reuters) -The world’s largest dialysis company is seeking out kidney disease patients long before they need the most acute form of care as it plans for growth of new drugs that attack the condition’s causes early on. For decades, Germany's Fresenius Medical Care (FMC) has been the biggest player in the $50 billion U.S. market providing dialysis and related machines that help filter out blood toxins for people whose kidneys have failed to function. The company’s 17.6 billion euros ($17.6 billion) in annual revenue has been sustained for decades by high rates of obesity and diabetes, which contribute to kidney damage.
Regina city council's executive committee has created a policy that will help manage the city's infrastructure, after hearing about the status of many of its assets. A pair of interconnected motions were on the agenda for the committee's meeting Wednesday. According to a report presented to executive committee, the city has assets with a total replacement value of $12.9 billion, as of Dec. 31, 2020. That list includes thousands of kilometres of roads, 153 ball diamonds, 84 bridges, 158 transit a
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Halifax police say they're investigating a stabbing outside Halifax West High School on Tuesday afternoon. Police say they were called to the school around 3:30 p.m. where approximately 50 youths were fighting outside the school. A male youth was stabbed and went to hospital. A news release says police believe his injuries are not life threatening. A suspect has been arrested. Police have not said if that person is facing any charges. Families at Halifax West received a letter from prinicipal Le
A salvo of seven Russian missiles hit a residential area of Zaporizhzhia early Thursday morning. The city is near the front lines of Ukraine's counteroffensive against Russian forces.