Gas prices in Toronto expected to go up
Gasoline prices are on the rise in Toronto, and experts predict they will go even higher. Roger McKnight, chief petroleum analyst with En-Pro International Inc., says the energy situation globally will drive the gas prices even higher in coming weeks. “This is going to be a very difficult winter,”... Read more
Star Trek’s Captain Kirk launches to space
Canadian actor William Shatner blasted off to space aboard billionaire Jeff Bezos’s Blue Origin NS-18 from Texas on Wednesday. The almost 10-minute flight was originally scheduled for Tuesday but it got postponed for Wednesday due to high winds. Embed from Getty Images Shatner’s space flight drew a range of... Read more
Majority of Canadians voted for stronger climate action
No political party managed to get a majority in this federal election but Canadians overwhelmingly voted for stronger climate action. According to the preliminary data from Elections Canada, almost 60 per cent of voters cast their ballot for parties that pledged stronger climate targets. Cathy Orlando, program director at... Read more
Federal parties need to go after “big ticket items” to reduce emissions, says activist
A climate activist says climate change shouldn’t be a partisan issue in this election. Cathy Orlando, Program Director at Citizens’ Climate International is disappointed to see vastly different plans and politics surrounding climate action from the parties vying to form government. In 2010, Orlando started the first international chapter... Read more
CFL and XFL potential collaboration will shake up Canadian football
The Canadian Football League( CFL) and the U.S.-based XFL have said they are exploring opportunities for the leagues to “collaborate, innovate, and grow the game of football.” This comes after the CFL reported losses in 2020 due to a canceled season, as per the Canadian Press, and the XFL... Read more
Ice cover decreasing on Great Lakes, data shows
By Hansil Mehta The average ice cover on the Great Lakes has decreased by over 20 per cent in the last 50 years, data suggests. Data collected by the Canadian Ice Service and the U.S. National Ice Service since 1973 shows a decrease in annual ice cover on all... Read more
Myanmar coup increases atrocities
in Rohingya genocide
By Hansil Mehta The implications of Myanmar coup are worrying for Rohingya living in Myanmar as they are at a heightened risk of repression, says a human rights expert. The director of the Human Rights Research and Education Centre at the University of Ottawa, John Packer says, “There is... Read more
Amnesty International revokes Navalny’s prisoner of conscience status

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny was stripped of his prisoner of conscience status by Amnesty International for his past comments that were described as “advocacy of hatred.”

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Prince Philip, 99, admitted to hospital as precaution

Britain’s Prince Philip, 99, has been admitted to a London hospital for non-COVID-related illness, according to a statement released by Buckingham Palace. He is expected to stay in the hospital for a few days.

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