Canada

Trump vows to help Republicans take back congress in 2022

Former President Donald Trump vowed to help Republicans win seats in Congress in 2022 elections but lashed out at two top party figures, Senate minority leader Mitch McConnell and former Vice President Mike Pence, at a donor retreat on Saturday. At a dinner at his Mar-a-Lago Club for Republican National Committee donors in Palm Beach, […]

Canada

‘SNL’ tackles Derek Chauvin trial, systemic racism with spoofed newscast cold open

Saturday Night Live (SNL) took aim the trial of former Minnesota police officer Derek Chauvin in their newest cold-open, placing a spotlight on systemic racism and the differing views racialized people see within the American justice system. Spoofing a local Minnesota news show, cast members took the roles of news anchors who all initially agreed […]

Canada

Edmonton Oilers come up empty in Calgary

The Calgary Flames scored four goals in the second period on the way to a 5-0 win over the Edmonton Oilers Saturday night. “It is what it is,” head coach Dave Tippett said after the game. “I was hoping we’d have some energy tonight, but it (the schedule) caught up with us. They had energy […]

Business

After Amazon: Union tries to regroup in wake of Alabama loss

WASHINGTON — Despite the strongest public support and the most sympathetic president in years, the American labour movement just suffered a stinging defeat — again. Amazon warehouse workers in Bessemer, Alabama, overwhelmingly voted against joining the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union in much-anticipated election results announced Friday. Amazon and business groups celebrated the decision, […]

Canada

COVID-19: record 161 cases reported for Middlesex-London, Lambton calls for more vaccines

Jump to: Hospitalizations – Outbreaks – Schools – Vaccinations and Testing – Ontario – Elgin and Oxford – Huron and Perth – Sarnia and Lambton For the first time since the start of January, the Middlesex-London Health Unit is reporting 161 new COVID-19 cases on Saturday. Saturday’s total is tied with the single-day coronavirus case […]

Canada

Junior hockey: Vees continue perfect start to shortened season

B.C. HOCKEY LEAGUE Penticton 5, Cranbrook 3 The Penticton Vees continued their perfect start to the BCHL’s shortened season. At Penticton, Luc Wilson and Jacob Quillan both had two-point outings, with a goal and assist each, as the Vees downed the Cranbrook Bucks 5-3. Liam Malmquist, Crae Dawson and Ryan McGuire also scored for Penticton […]

Canada

Coronavirus: possible variant exposure in Winnipeg, 135 new cases of COVID-19 in Manitoba Saturday

Manitoba has no new variant of concern (VOC) cases Saturday as public health officials announce 135 new cases of the virus across the province. However, public health officials advise of a possible exposure to the B.1.1.7 VOC on April 1 at the Costco on Regent Avenue between 2 and 3 p.m., and the No Frills […]

Canada

Doctor urges Ford government, feds to coordinate transfer of ICU nurses from other provinces to Ontario

TORONTO — A critical care doctor in Toronto is urging the province and federal government to begin coordinating the transfer of intensive care nurses from other provinces to Ontario as the number of COVID-19 patients in ICU beds across the province approaches 600. Dr. Michael Warner, the medical director of critical care at Toronto’s Michael […]