Canada

December 3, 2022

Ministers decline request to testify on Afghan aid blockade as desperation grows

Humanitarian groups say that Canadian officials advised them not to pay people in Afghanistan or buy goods there, because paying taxes could count as supporting a terrorist group
December 3, 2022

Alberta changing sovereignty bill to reverse provision giving cabinet unchecked power

Premier Danielle Smith told a radio talk show Saturday that her sovereignty bill was never supposed to give cabinet such sweeping authority
December 3, 2022

Investments in Inuit housing inadequate to address human rights violations: watchdog

An independent, non-partisan watchdog said inadequate housing in the North has led to overcrowding, increased contact with the justice system, exacerbated mental health issues and tension among families
December 3, 2022

N.L. children’s hospital cancels some surgeries amid surge in respiratory illness

Newfoundland’s Eastern Health issued a press release saying some routine procedures and appointments will not go ahead at a St. John’s hospital starting Monday.
December 3, 2022

This Deer Lake, N.L., woman's savings vanished, leaving her with only unanswered questions

$20,000 went missing from Bernetta Serrick's savings account, and there's no sign of it coming back. She blames scammers, but doesn't know how they got access to her account.
December 3, 2022

Strong winds knock out power as cold front sweeps through parts of Ontario

Environment Canada advisories for the areas warn that winds with gusts up to 90 kilometres per hour are expected
December 3, 2022

Woman dead after being hit by vehicle in Montreal borough of Lasalle

The woman was initially taken to hospital in critical condition, but later died
December 3, 2022

Western Canada: Winnipeg police allege serial killings in deaths of four women

Jeremy Skibicki was charged with one count of first-degree murder in the spring and then police announced three additional murder charges against him this week
December 3, 2022

Great Reads: Abuse survivor’s fight for justice; sky-high airport fees; room to grow

In this issue, a domestic-abuse survivor opens up about her fight for freedom; why flying in Canada is so expensive; how a housing factory in Nunavut aims to ease the territory’s housing crisis
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