Tuesday Jun 28, 2022

Scarborough wins 3 Canadian Screen Awards, including best motion picture

Critical darling Scarborough came out on top at the final night of the 2022 Canadian Screen Awards, winning best motion picture, achievement in direction and performance by an actor in a leading role on Sunday. Scarborough marked the feature film debut of directors Shasha Nakhai and Rich Williamson, who received the achievement in direction award. Thirteen-year-old Liam Diaz — who […]

Despite laying dozens of charges, RCMP have stopped targeting Canadian accomplices in foreign scam calls

In the darkness of the early morning of Feb. 13, 2020, several unmarked RCMP vehicles followed Gurinderpreet Dhaliwal into a parking lot in Brampton, Ont., northwest of Toronto. When he stopped, the Mounties made their move, surrounding his vehicle, ordering Dhaliwal out and placing him in handcuffs within seconds. His arrest — and that of […]

Crew of paying passengers, including Canadian, arrives at International Space Station

The four-member Axiom Mission 1 crew, including Montreal  entrepreneur Mark Pathy, arrived at the International Space Station on Saturday aboard the first all-private charter flight to the ISS. SpaceX launched its Crew Dragon spacecraft from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Fla., on Friday for the 10-day mission, with the passengers scheduled to spend eight days on […]

Renowned Canadian conductor Boris Brott killed in hit and run in Hamilton

Boris Brott, the artistic director of the Orchestre classique de Montréal, died Tuesday after a hit and run in Hamilton that led to the driver’s arrest a short time later and three officers being injured. Brott, a renowned conductor and motivational speaker with deep ties to Hamilton, was 78. “It is with the heaviest of hearts that […]

Archbishop says pope wants to repeat his residential school apology on Canadian soil

EDMONTON – The archbishop of Edmonton says the apology from Pope Francis for the role the Roman Catholic Church played in the residential school system is just the first step on the road to healing. Archbishop Richard Smith, who was part of a delegation to the Vatican that included several Indigenous leaders, says […]

Canadian military reports sagging recruitment as NATO ramps up deployment in eastern Europe

Canada’s military reports that it’s roughly 7,600 members short of full strength — just as NATO is deploying more troops to eastern Europe in response to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. The latest figure was recorded on Feb. 15 and shows a major shortfall in what the military calls its “trained, effective strength.” The Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) has roughly 65,000 regular members. “This […]

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