Tag: Canada

The World Is Unprepared for the Next Pandemic, Report Says

Nearly two years into the Covid-19 pandemic, the world remains “dangerously unprepared” for the next major outbreak, according to a new report. The 2021 Global Health Security Index, released on Wednesday, ranks 195 countries according to their capacity to respond to epidemics and pandemics. The inaugural version of the index, published just months before the […]

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Canada’s New Car Sales Dropped By 13.9% In November, Mazda And Kia Hit The Hardest

New car sales in Canada dropped by almost per cent during November. Automotive analytics company DesRosiers Automotive Consultants says automakers sold 110,448 units last month, a full 13.9 per cent less than November 2020. Interestingly, the Canadian market has posted larger sales drops in previous months. “While the percentage drop was somewhat better than in […]

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How Many Countries Will Follow the U.S. Boycott of Beijing’s Olympics?

SEOUL — Neither President Biden nor other American officials are going, but the Russian leader might. New Zealand says it decided months ago that its diplomats wouldn’t be attending. Political leaders of other nations are expected to bow out, too, whether they announce an explicit reason or not. In less than two months, China will […]

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On ‘The NHL on TNT’ Wayne Gretzky Finds Himself as the Rookie

ATLANTA — Without fail, Anson Carter’s face hurts from laughing each week while filming “The NHL on TNT.” It started the first week, when the crew cracked jokes until a few seconds before the red light flashed and Wayne Gretzky interrupted the banter to ask, “What are we talking about now?” Even the Great One […]

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After the Floods, British Columbia Picks Up the Pieces

Washed-out roads and destroyed bridges are just some of the devastation afflicting residents of the western province and could signal what climate change will bring in the future. Nov. 29, 2021 PRINCETON, British Columbia — With light drizzle in the air, a young woman wiped away tears as she stood on the veranda of a […]

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In Canada, the Premier of Quebec Worries About the State of Hockey

MONTREAL — Of all the shortages that have emerged across the globe this year and attracted high-level political attention, the most astonishing may be this: the scarcity of Quebecers in professional hockey. Forget worries about pasta shortages (the Canadian harvest of durum wheat is down by almost a third) and the soaring prices of poultry […]

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2022 Nissan Frontier Gives The Ford Ranger And Chevy Colorado Something To Worry About

The new 2022 Nissan Frontier PRO-4X has all the right ingredients of an excellent pickup truck and The Straight Pipes have had the chance to put it through its paces. The latest-generation Frontier represents a big step on from its predecessor and is five inches longer. Interestingly, its wheelbase has gone unchanged. It is also […]

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Contending with the Pandemic, Wealthy Nations Wage Global Battle for Migrants

As the pandemic heads into a third year, a global battle for the young and able has begun. With fast-track visas and promises of permanent residency, many of the wealthy nations that drive the global economy are sending a message to skilled immigrants all over the world: Help wanted. Now. In Germany, where officials recently […]

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2 Canadian Journalists Arrested at Indigenous Protest Are Freed on Bail

OTTAWA — Two journalists arrested at an Indigenous protest against a pipeline last week in western Canada were released Monday on bail, but journalism groups in the country condemned the decision to continue with contempt charges against them. Amber Bracken, who is a photographer, and a filmmaker, Michael Toledano, were arrested Friday as they covered […]

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Beavers Misbehave. Canadians Love Them Anyway.

ALGONQUIN PROVINCIAL PARK, Ontario — The beaver may be one of Canada’s official national symbols, as iconic as the maple leaf, but Canadians have a love-hate relationship with the creature, with the emphasis for many more on the second emotion. Some communities in Alberta offer bounties on beavers’ tails. A mayor in Quebec has called […]

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At Summit, U.S., Canada and Mexico Will Address Migration

WASHINGTON — President Biden will host Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of Canada and President Andrés Manuel López Obrador of Mexico at the White House on Thursday, a diplomatic mission that seeks to find accord amid trade scuffles, accusations of American protectionism and ongoing concerns over a surge of migration toward the U.S.-Mexico border. The return […]

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Lee Maracle, Combative Indigenous Author, Dies at 71

That sort of change has begun to take place across Canada. In recent years, the government has established an official investigation into missing or murdered Indigenous women. It has also created a Truth and Reconciliation Commission focused on the estimated 150,000 Indigenous children who were separated from their families to attend assimilationist residential schools, the […]

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What’s The Better Sports Sedan, The Genesis G70 3.3T Or The Acura TLX Type S?

With their market share dropping, many sedans have been axed, but there are still a bunch of very impressive sports sedans available and the Acura TLX Type S and Genesis G70 are among the best on the market. The G70 has been available for a few years now and was recently facelifted, although it remains […]

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In Canada’s Atlantic, Urbanites Find Welcome and Blowback

BONAVISTA, Newfoundland — Only a few years ago in Bonavista, a small and sleepy windswept fishing town in Newfoundland, dozens of pastel-colored heritage homes facing the sea sat dilapidated and empty. The collapse of the cod industry had pushed about 1,000 residents to seek their fortunes in places like Texas, New York and oil-rich Alberta, […]

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Subaru Canada Offers A $8,000 Discount To Customers Who Will Rally Their New Cars

Subaru Canada is offering a CA$10,000 (~$8,000) discount on 2020 model year or newer vehicles that customers will convert into rally cars. To be eligible, shoppers must have a valid Canada Rally Championship license and must purchase the vehicle through an authorized Canadian Subaru dealership. The vehicle must also be converted to rally specifications as […]

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Police Investigating “Intentional” Explosion At Canadian Stellantis Factory

Authorities in Windsor, Ontario are investigating an explosion at a Stellantis factory that they believe was an intentional act. The explosion occurred on Thursday evening in a storage area. A explosive disposal unit located a “suspicious package” that had been detonated while investigating the explosion. No one was injured and the explosion didn’t trigger a […]

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An Indigenous Canadian Director Channels Traumatic Memories Into Film

Although Beans’ struggles relate specifically to her time and place, they are likely to resonate with anyone who has raised an adolescent — or been one. When Beans practices profanity in front of her bedroom mirror, smiling proudly when she finally utters a curse, it’s impossible not to notice the doll and stuffed animals still […]

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Canada Turns Over Military Sexual Assault Cases to Civilian Courts

OTTAWA — The Canadian military will turn over investigations and prosecutions of sexual misconduct cases to the civilian police and courts, the country’s new defense minister announced Thursday. The announcement came from Anita Anand, a former law professor whose appointment as defense minister last week was widely seen as part of an attempt by the […]

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Alex Anthopoulos Missed Braves World Series Win Because of Covid-19

HOUSTON — The Covid-19 test came back positive Saturday morning. The man who crushed the trade deadline by bringing in four outfielders who would carry his team through the World Series was now crushed himself. Alex Anthopoulos, Atlanta’s president of baseball operations and general manager, architect of one of the greatest trade deadlines in memory, […]

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The Glasgow Deforestation Pledge Isn’t Enough to Save Our Forests

The 2015 Paris climate agreement called on nations of the world to preserve forests and other ecosystems that store carbon. But forests continue to disappear — cut and burned and fragmented into ever smaller patches. This failure challenges all of our other climate efforts because unless forests remain standing, the world will never contain global […]

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Watch A Plane Make An Emergency Landing On 10-Lane Stretch Of Canadian Highway

Motorists on Toronto’s highway 407 on Wednesday were surprised to discover that the left-lane hog slowing traffic on the toll road was actually a small, single-engine airplane. The plane was forced to make an emergency landing on the stretch of highway, shortly after taking off from Buttonville airport in Markham, Ontario, just north of Toronto. […]

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GM, Ford And Stellantis Will Introduce COVID-19 Vaccine Mandates In Canadian Facilities

Ford, General Motors, and Stellantis will introduce mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policies at facilities in Canada, despite the Unifor union recently requesting a delay in the rollout of such mandates. Unifor National president Jerry Dias recently told Auto News Canada that while the union is in favor of vaccination policies, it has concerns with long-time employees […]

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Pope Expresses ‘Willingness’ to Visit Canada for Indigenous Reconciliation

ROME — The Vatican announced Wednesday that Pope Francis had “indicated his willingness” to visit Canada, after Indigenous leaders in the country had repeatedly demanded he apologize for the church’s role in residential schools. In a brief statement, the Vatican said that Canada’s bishops had invited Francis “in the context of the longstanding pastoral process […]

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Martha Henry, Indefatigable Stage Actress, Dies at 83

“On the same bill there’d be a comic — my mother would fill in as the straight woman — a ventriloquist, a snake charmer, a tap dancer,” Ms. Henry told The Edmonton Journal of Alberta in 1996, when she was playing the same role in “Three Tall Women” in an Edmonton production. “I grew up […]

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Justin Trudeau Introduces ‘Reinvigorated’ Cabinet

OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau unveiled his new cabinet on Tuesday, in a muted inauguration during which the Canadian leader laid out a sweeping agenda meant to reinvigorate support for his Liberal Party after an underwhelming and unpopular early election in September. The swearing-in ceremony, dampened by pandemic restrictions and a chilly autumnal rain, […]

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Rare Rides: The 1987 Hyundai Stellar, Korean Midsize and Ford Cousin

The Rare Rides series has featured just two Hyundai offerings in past entries, the affordable Pony that Canadians loved, and a Mitsubishi Precis that was a rebadge of the Excel. Today’s larger Rare Ride was sold alongside those two in places outside the United States. Meet Stellar. When the Stellar was developed, Hyundai was still […]

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Vikings Were in the Americas Exactly 1,000 Years Ago

“It’s taken up with photosynthesis,” Dr. Dee said. The vast majority of the carbon in the atmosphere is carbon 12, a stable atom with six protons and six neutrons. Only a fleeting fraction is radioactive carbon 14, also called radiocarbon. That isotope of carbon is produced when cosmic rays — high-energy particles from the sun […]

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