Thursday May 26, 2022

Canada’s oldest grain elevator falls in fiery heap in southwest Manitoba

Canada’s oldest grain elevator burned to the ground this week — 125 years’ worth of aged wood ignited in a flash by a single ember. The Lake of the Woods Milling Company grain elevator in Elva, in southwest Manitoba, was in the process of being dismantled in order to sell the wood and other salvageable materials […]

Canada’s new climate plan demonstrates the price we pay for procrastination

Addressing unnamed politicians who would say that the current moment — with the war in Ukraine stoking inflation and driving up gas prices — is a bad time for fighting climate change, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau told his audience in Vancouver on Tuesday that “this is no time for excuses.” “The question is not whether we keep […]

Canada’s UN mission goes viral with tweet mocking Russian letter to UN

In an unorthodox diplomatic move, Canada’s UN mission on Thursday tweeted out a heavily annotated letter Russia had sent to the United Nations, including in the rewrite pointed comments, later prompting Russian accusations of “kindergarten-level libel.”  In a Tweet that quickly went viral, Canada’s UN mission added multiple remarks to a March 16 letter from […]

Military readiness ‘one of the things that keeps me awake at night,’ says Canada’s top soldier

Chief of Defence Staff Gen. Wayne Eyre says that while Russia’s naked aggression in Ukraine has given NATO new energy, he’s concerned about the Canadian Armed Forces’ state of readiness if Canada is ever drawn into a wider conflict. “That is one of the things that keeps me awake at night,” Eyre said Thursday. “As we […]

Paralympic wake-up call: McKeever’s 14th career gold headlines Canada’s 6-medal night

From a decorated Paralympian claiming his 14th title to maiden medals in Para snowboard, Team Canada made history on the third day of competition in Beijing. Canadian athletes collected six medals between Sunday night and early Monday, doubling the country’s podium count once again — this time from six to 12. At 42 years old and taking part in his sixth […]

Canada’s Leylah Fernandez defeats Camila Osorio to defend Monterrey Open title

Canada’s Leylah Annie Fernandez has defended her title at the Monterrey Open. The 19-year-old from Laval, Que., defeated Colombia’s Camila Osorio 6-7(5), 6-4, 7-6(3) Sunday to win the tournament in Mexico for the second consecutive year. It’s the second WTA title of Fernandez’s career. The Canadian lost the first set in a tiebreak and battled […]

From energy to food prices and even inflation, here’s how war in Ukraine could impact Canada’s economy

It may be a world away and pale in comparison to the human toll, but Russia’s decision to invade Ukrainian territory this week will have many direct and indirect impacts on Canada’s economy. The most obvious one is on the price of oil. Russia is an energy superpower, and the prospect of Russian exports of energy products like […]

Operation REASSURANCE: Canada’s NATO mission explained

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Tuesday announced that Canada would deploy an additional 460 Canadian Armed Forces troops to Latvia as part of Operation REASSURANCE to “reinforce” Canada’s commitment to NATO, as tensions between Russia and the West over Ukraine reach new heights. This comes after Russian President Vladimir Putin announced that his government would […]

Canada’s Cassie Sharpe wins freeski halfpipe silver, Rachael Karker bronze at Beijing Olympics

Canadians Cassie Sharpe and Rachel Karker earned a silver and bronze medal in freeski halfpipe at the 2022 Winter Games in Beijing on Friday. Sharpe earned the silver with a score of 90.75 points while Karker nabbed the bronze with 87.75. China’s Eileen Gu took gold with 95.25 points. Sharpe stomped an […]

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