Courtenay man charged after shot fired at BC SPCA officer during animal welfare check

A Vancouver Island man has been charged with four offences after RCMP say shots were fired during a B.C. SPCA officer’s visit to a...

Canada’s 1st Métis-led vaccine clinic opens in Edmonton

Dozens of Métis Albertans made their way to the Edmonton Inn and Conference Centre Saturday to get their first shot of the mRNA Pfizer...

New Zealand approves paid leave after miscarriage

AUCKLAND, New Zealand — New Zealand’s Parliament on Wednesday unanimously approved legislation that would give couples who suffer a miscarriage or stillbirth three days...

The next trick: Pulling Coronavirus out of thin air

A decade ago, when firefighter John Burke earned his master’s degree in health care emergency management, he wrote his thesis on pandemic planning. So...

Biden stops short of saying filibuster should be scrapped

The Senate’s filibuster rule is “abused in a gigantic way,” President Biden said on Thursday — while stopping short of saying it should be...

SPACs: The hottest party in investment town

In July 2018, India’s largest renewable energy company ReNew Power received the market regulator’s approval to raise money from Indian capital markets. The much...

AI for the Planet: Highlighting AI innovations for sustainable mobility and smart cities

To address the important role AI based solutions are playing to ensure environmental sustainability, UNESCO, in collaboration with UNEP, StartUp Inside, and Microsoft, organized...

Mental wellbeing: There’s an app for that

The Covid-19 pandemic has been an eye-opener not just for physical health issues, but also for mental well-being. For many, the past year has...
Biden to highlight gains and face tough scrutiny in first formal news conference

Biden to highlight gains and face tough scrutiny in first formal news conference

President Joe Biden's first two months in power went remarkably smoothly considering he took office amid a once-in-a-century pandemic, a consequent economic crisis and his...

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NRA exec sheltered on borrowed yacht after mass shootings

NRA exec sheltered on borrowed yacht after mass shootings

After school shootings that left dozens dead in recent years, National Rifle Association leader Wayne LaPierre said the resulting outrage put him in such danger that...

Forty US CEO’s form COVID-19 task force to supply vaccines, oxygen to India

In a show of solidarity, the CEOs of about 40 top American companies have come together to create a first-of-its-kind country-specific global task force...

WHO will set up data hub in Berlin to anticipate and respond to future...

The World Health Organization announced Wednesday it would set up a global data hub in Berlin to analyse information on emerging pandemic threats, filling...