B.C. mayor who compared gun owners to Holocaust victims to seek anger management counselling

A northern B.C. mayor who compared gun owners to Holocaust victims after being accused of anti-Indigenous racism says she’s sorry for any “uncaring posts” of her past – and will be seeking counselling for anger management and social media use. But nearly a week after an explosive council meeting in the village of Pouce […]

Japan upset about China’s use of anal coronavirus tests on visitors – National

No anal swabs, please. Japan says its people don’t want to bend over for one of China‘s potentially humiliating COVID-19 tests, which involves sticking a cotton swab into the patient’s rectum to check for the coronavirus. The Japanese government on Monday called for China to stop using the invasive new testing method on visitors […]

Cemetery worker dies after being buried alive in open grave – National

A 42-year-old cemetery worker was killed while digging a grave in Mount Sinai, N.Y., authorities say. Rodwin Allicock was levelling out the bottom of a 2.1-metre (seven-foot) grave when the sides collapsed and buried him alive, local station WABC reports. The incident happened early last Thursday at Washington Memorial Park. Trending Stories Allicock’s coworkers […]

‘SNL’ spoofs U.S. COVID-19 vaccine rollout with game show featuring Fauci, Cuomo – National

Saturday Night Live (SNL) took aim at America’s rollout of the COVID-19 vaccine in its newest cold-open, this time using a game show hosted by the country’s top public health doctor in order to determine who gets inoculated next. Hosted by Dr. Anthony Fauci, the show featured three U.S. governors as judges and several […]

There’s no ‘best’ vaccine, expert says as Canada OKs AstraZeneca shots – National

Vaccines from Moderna, Pfizer-BioNTech and AstraZeneca-Oxford have now been approved in Canada.  While Canadians may not get a choice about which COVID-19 vaccine to take, all three offer protection against severe illness, according to experts. “All of these vaccines are good,” Dr. Bradly Wouters, executive vice-president of science and research at the University Health […]

A friendship interrupted: Two women reunited 82 years after escaping Nazi Germany – National

It was a reunion as unlikely as it was unforgettable — and it was 82 years in the making. When Betty Grebenschikoff and her family escaped Nazi Germany in the spring of 1939, she left behind dozens of family members who couldn’t get out and were eventually murdered in extermination camps. She lost cousins, […]

Elephant kills zookeeper with ‘tremendous’ blow from its trunk in Spain – National

A zookeeper in Spain has died after an elephant smacked him against a wall of metal bars with its trunk, in what officials described as a single “tremendous” blow. The incident happened on Tuesday at the Cabarceno Natural Park in northern Spain, in the Cantabria region. Joaquin Gutierrez, 44, was cleaning out the elephant […]

Trudeau government backpedals on investigating human rights complaints against mining companies

WARNING: This story contains elements that may be disturbing to some audiences. Claudiana dos Santos has a nebulizer at her home in Itapicuru, a community in Bahia, Brazil, that sits near a major gold mine. “People in the community look for me a lot,” dos Santos, 36, said in an interview with Global News through […]

‘Golden calf’ statue of Donald Trump sparks Biblical ridicule at CPAC – National

Social media users were quoting the Ten Commandments film and the Book of Exodus in droves on Friday, after video from the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) revealed a golden idol-like statue of former U.S. president Donald Trump. The video captured by a Bloomberg News reporter shows attendants wheeling a giant golden caricature of […]

Facebook signs deals to pay 3 Australian news publishers – National

Facebook announced on Friday preliminary agreements with three Australian publishers, a day after the Parliament passed a law that would make the digital giants pay for news. Facebook said letters of intent had been signed with independent news organizations Private Media, Schwartz Media and Solstice Media. Read more: Facebook to restore news pages in […]