Ex-police officer who shot Daunte Wright  charged with manslaughter
(Reuters) – A former police officer who fatally shot a Black man during a scuffle in a Minneapolis suburb that followed a routine traffic stop was expected to be charged with second-degree manslaughter on Wednesday, local media reported. Minnesota officials identified Kim Potter, a 26-year veteran of the Brooklyn... Read more
Kelowna’s temporary homeless shelters  get extensions
KELOWNA, B.C. – Officials have moved to allow one of the central Okanagan’s newest temporary shelters to stay in place, Global News reports. “It means more people inside and nobody on the street,” the executive director of the Kelowna Gospel Mission Carmen Rempel told Global News. The Kelowna Gospel... Read more
Schools in Toronto move to online learning
Students attending schools in Toronto will be taking all of heir classes online as of today under an order from the city’s top doctor, CP24 reports. Toronto medical officer of Health Dr. Eileen de Villa made the order yesterday. The public health unit says the new COVID-19 variants pose... Read more
Ontario to impose provincial stay-at-home order in COVID battle
Premier Doug Ford’s government has approved a province-wide stay-at-home order and will close all non-essential retail stores except for curbside pickup, CBC News is reporting. The decision was made following last week’s announcement for an emergency brake to occur in the province. Critics thought the emergency brake was not... Read more
Egypt begins investigation into how ship got stuck on Suez Canal
(REUTERS) – The formal investigation of how the giant container ship “Ever Given” ran aground in the Suez Canal begin on Wednesday. The Suez Canal ship that is finally free, caused a six-day blockage throwing global supply into disarray after the 400-meter-long ship became jammed diagonally across a southern... Read more
Firefighter who tried to help George Floyd to resume testimony
(REUTERS)– A Minneapolis firefighter who said she was prevented from offering medical aid to George Floyd during his deadly arrest returns to the witness stand on Wednesday. Genevieve Hansen, who was off duty at the time, is one of the key witnesses in the trial of Derek Chauvin, the... Read more
Dollarama misses sales targets after COVID-19 cuts
(REUTERS) – Canada’s Dollarama Inc missed analysts’ sales estimates for the crucial quarter as renewed COVID-19 restrictions dented traffic at its stores. The discount store chain said its business took a hit due to more strict measures by provincial authorities in December, including stricter in-store capacity limits, and a... Read more
Former FIFA president Blatter’s ban extended
(Reuters) – The Former FIFA president Sepp Blatter has been handed a further six years and eight months ban from the game and fined $1 million Swiss francs by the body’s Ethics Committee after accepting a bribe. Blatter’s new ban for ethics code violation will take effect from the... Read more
Olympics torch bearers look forward to relay start
(Reuters) – Masao Hashimoto has dreamed of holding an Olympic torch since 1964, the first time Tokyo hosted the Olympics, when he ran behind the torch bearers. Rena Arakawa wants to say thanks for help after the 2011 nuclear disaster forced her from her home. Their dreams will come... Read more
Batsmen rescue T20 cricket series for India against England
India has made a comeback against England to clinch the 5 match T20 series 3-2. England traveled to India to play a series of matches including Test cricket, T20 cricket, and 50-over cricket. England was looking for revenge after losing badly in the Test series, but also lost the... Read more