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Canadian writer’s curly hair searched at airports 3 times since May

Writer Christine Rodriguez has been travelling a lot for work lately, going in and out of airports regularly to get to festivals and media events. But with the return to air travel has come an unpleasant experience: Rodriguez has had her hair searched by airport security agents three times in less than two months. The […]

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G7 pledges $600 billion funding for the developing world to China’s Belt and Road plan

G7 leaders have detailed plans to mobilise $600 billion in funding for the developing world in a move seen as a counter to China’s Belt and Road plan. The Partnership for Global Infrastructure and Investment (PGII) relaunches a scheme unveiled at last year’s G7 talks in England. US President Joe Biden said the plan would […]

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Insane

Beaver causes massive power, internet, landline and cellular service disruption in BC

A beaver caused a massive outage of internet, landline and cellular service for more than eight hours in northeastern British Columbia, Canada early this month. The beaver gnawed its way through an aspen tree which then fell on both BC Hydro lines and a Telus fibre-optic cable line strung along BC Hydro poles between Topley […]

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Entertainment

Justin Bieber suffering from facial paralysis, cancels weekend shows

Singer Justin Bieber has revealed he is suffering from facial paralysis after cancelling shows this week. The 28-year-old said in an Instagram video that the condition is due to a diagnosis of Ramsay Hunt syndrome. “As you can see this eye is not blinking. I can’t smile on this side of my face… So there’s […]

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Russia’s Invasion Of Ukraine: Canada shuts its ports to Russian-owned ships

Canada on Tuesday shut its ports to Russian-owned ships and said that holdings of all Russian oligarchs and companies in the country are under review. Canada has announced a slew of measures to isolate Russia, including imposing sanctions on Russian President Vladimir Putin, closing Canadian airspace to Russian planes, banning oil imports and forbidding Canadian […]

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Business World

Toyota suspends all factory operations in Japan after suspected cyber attack

Toyota will suspend all factory operations in Japan on Tuesday, losing around 13,000 cars after a company supplying plastic parts and electronic components was hit by a suspected cyber attack. No information was immediately available about who was behind the attack or the motive. The attack comes just after Japan joined Western allies in clamping […]

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Insane

Man holds neighbour’s denture hostage after it flew off the fence during heated argument

A neighbour who is holding a man’s denture after it flew off the fence during a heated argument has been ordered to pay up by a court in British Columbia. Bob Bjerregaard was ordered to pay his next-door neighbour $1,829 for a replacement and other costs after the Civil Resolution Tribunal found he took Todd […]

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World

Spanish fishing trawler sinks off Canada’s east coast; 10 dead, 11 missing

A Spanish fishing trawler sank off Canada’s east coast overnight on Monday, with 10 people dead and 11 missing, Spanish and Canadian rescuers said. Rescuers managed to save three crew members after the boat went down some 250 nautical miles east of Newfoundland, Canada’s Joint Rescue Co-ordination Centre (JRCC) said. Spain’s transport ministry said there […]

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Justin Trudeau invokes Emergencies Act to freeze anti-vaccine mandate protesters’ bank accounts, vehicle insurance

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has taken the unprecedented step of invoking the Emergencies Act to crack down on anti-vaccine mandate protests. Mr Trudeau said the scope of the measures would be “time-limited”, “reasonable and proportionate” and would not see the military deployed. Without a court order, banks will be able freeze personal accounts of […]

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Canadian judge orders end to truckers’ bridge blockade with the United States

A Canadian judge has granted a court order to end a truckers’ blockade of a vital trade link with the US. The injunction approved by the Ontario Superior Court of Justice came into effect at 19:00 local time on Friday. The Ambassador Bridge, linking Windsor, Ontario, with Detroit, Michigan, has been blockaded for five days. […]

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Truck drivers protesting vaccine rules and restrictions block key border crossing between US and Canada

Truck drivers are blocking a key border crossing between the US and Canada, sparking fears of economic disruption. While limited US-bound traffic is being allowed to cross the Ambassador Bridge in Ontario, Canada-bound lanes from Detroit remain closed. Business associations have called for the bridge to be immediately cleared to ensure the steady flow of […]

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Canada: Judge orders truckers in Ottawa to stop honking

Truckers in Ottawa have been ordered to stop honking their horns in an ongoing protest that has snarled up the city. The loud and constant blare of truck horns has become one of the defining features of the movement against Canada’s vaccine mandates. But Judge Hugh McLean has now ordered they be silenced for the […]