BRUSSELS — From Sydney to Paris, world outrage at George Floyd’s death in the U.S. was growing Tuesday as the European Union’s top diplomat said the bloc was “shocked and appalled” by it and thousands marched in Australia’s largest city.
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Golf has never been known to move quickly.
Harold Varner III illustrated as much with thoughtful observations he posted on social media after civil unrest in America over the weekend reached levels not seen in more than 50 years.
CALGARY — John Sanford has been a pawnbroker for 20 years and says he’s never seen anything like it.
Pawnshops and payday loan lenders have long been harbingers of hard economic times due to health and financial crises.
But Sanford says that hasn’t been the case in the topsy-turvy world of 2020 where the COVID-19 pandemic has led to a recession.
Premier Doug Ford pledged Monday to ramp up testing for thousands of migrant workers across Ontario after a number of new farm outbreaks were reported in recent days.
Ford attributed a spike in Ontario’s positive COVID-19 cases to the farms, saying more than 80 migrant workers have tested positive for the virus.
TORONTO — Ontario’s ombudsman launched an investigation Monday into the province’s pandemic oversight of long-term care homes, where more than 1,600 residents and seven staff members have died of COVID-19.
WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump on Monday derided the nation’s governors as “weak” and demanded tougher crackdowns on protesters in the aftermath of another night of violent protests in dozens of American cities.
Thabo Sefolosha knows what it’s like to be a black man, on the ground, surrounded by police officers.
Such was the scenario when George Floyd died in Minneapolis last week.
And when Sefolosha watched that video, his memories came flooding back.
“I was just horrified by what I saw,” Sefolosha said. “That could have been me.”
Ottawa is earmarking millions of dollars to promote holiday travel inside Canada as it seeks to help the tourism industry weather the COVID-19 pandemic.
The funds announced by Economic Development Minister Melanie Joly on Sunday include $30 million originally earmarked for attracting foreign visitors through the federal tourism marketing agency, Destination Canada.
CREMONA, Alta. — A cacophony of bellowing cattle makes it hard to hear the other hoof drop, but rancher Bruce Bird knows that it’s coming.
Bird runs a cow-calf operation and had to shout to be heard during annual branding last week on his ranch near Cremona, 80 kilometres northwest of Calgary.
OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says the federal government is rushing $2.2 billion in expected infrastructure funding to Canada’s cities.
He says sending gas-tax funds months sooner than planned should ease municipalities’ cashflow concerns, which is why the government is sending the money in one shot.