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1 Canadian killed, 4 injured in ‘cowardly attack’ in Barcelona: Trudeau

One Canadian was killed and four others injured in the deadly van attack in Barcelona on Thursday, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau confirmed Friday as he offered his condolences to the victims’ families and wished speedy recovery to the injured. “We» 

International, Politics

Ottawa will match over $21.3M donated by Canadians for famine relief

The federal government will match dollar for dollar more than $21.3 million donated by Canadians to various registered charities to fight famine and diseases affecting over 55 million people in Yemen and several countries in sub-Saharan Africa, Minister of International Development» 

International, Politics

Canada condemns Barcelona attack

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau condemned the terrorist attack in the northern Spanish city of Barcelona that killed least 13 people and injured 80 others Thursday afternoon after a van ploughed into crowds in the city’s famous Las Ramblas tourist area.» 

Economy, Environment, International, Science and Technology, Society

Calgary light conversion observed from space

Calgary, the largest city in Alberta, has undergone a transformation that has changed the night from orange to blue. After replacing 80,000 street lights with new LED bulbs the city expects to save $5 million (Cdn) a year in electricity» 

Education, Health, International, Society

Pornhub makes way for sex therapist Laurie Betito

Pornhub, the Canadian site that’s one of the largest in the world, is also one of the first to include content on sexual health. Laurie Betito, a Montreal-based psychologist with a private practice specializing in sexuality, has also been listening» 

International, Politics

Yemen pounded by airstrikes, withered by cholera and famine

The bloody pace of war in Yemen quickened in 2017 increasing the number of civilian deaths and forcing more people to flee their homes, even as the war-torn country deals with the world’s largest cholera outbreak, according to back-to-back reports by» 

Economy, International, Politics

Talks to overhaul ‘fundamentally failed’ NAFTA kick off in Washington

Top officials from Canada, Mexico and the United States kicked off formal negotiations on revamping the North American Free Trade Agreement as U.S. trade representative Robert Lighthizer called for a major overhaul of the trilateral accord, arguing it has “fundamentally» 

International, Lifestyle, Sports

Cricket brings out women in Saskatchewan

Cricket is a big hit in Saskatchewan, with the help of CBC. The Titans Divas team grew from 21 women players. to 37. in the 10 days following a story about them was published. “Almost too much to handle” Salman» 

International, Politics

Irish PM Leo Varadkar to march with Justin Trudeau in Montreal’s Pride parade

Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar will join Prime Minister Justin Trudeau at Montreal’s Pride parade during a three-day visit that gets underway Saturday, the Prime Minister’s Office announced today. Ireland’s first openly gay prime minister is expected to become the» 

International, Politics

Trudeau offers condolences to families of 2 Canadian victims of Burkina Faso attack

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau offered his condolences Tuesday to the families of the two Canadian victims of a terror attack that killed 18 people in a popular restaurant in Ouagadougou, the capital of Burkina Faso, on Sunday night. Tammy Jane»