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West Queen West has changed a lot. This 40-year-old restaurant is one of its remaining fixtures

Saigon Flower remains a bit of a visual oddity in West Queen West. The tiny Chinese and Vietnamese restaurant’s yellow sign is sandwiched between two Drake Hotel properties at the corner of Queen Street West and Beaconsfield Avenue. It looks sort of like how a tree would warp itself around an existing fence. Or, more […]

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OECD projects the global economy will weaken sharply – where does Canada stand?

The latest forecast for the global economy shows a grim outlook of the world torn by the COVID-19 pandemic and Russia’s war against Ukraine. Almost all countries are expected to experience slower growth in 2022-23 due to the ongoing Russia-Ukraine war, according to a recent report by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). […]

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Airport screeners offered $200-a-week bonus if they don’t take time off — including sick days

Unions representing airport screeners nationwide say the Canadian Air Transport Security Authority (CATSA) is offering workers a $200 a week bonus if they don’t take time off this summer — including sick days. A CATSA spokesperson said the incentive is to “ensure adequate resourcing at some airports during the busy summer travel season.” The move […]

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Watch: Australian PM accidentally tackles a child during a soccer match

A friendly soccer game between Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison and a group of kids in Devonport, Tasmania, had a surprising twist on Wednesday when the politician accidentally tackled a child. The moment was caught on camera, while Morrison was campaigning ahead of an upcoming federal election. While playing with the kids, Morrison collided with […]

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Eight miners enter fourth week trapped in flooded Canadian-owned mine in West Africa

More than three weeks since heavy rainfall cut off access to the surface, eight miners remain trapped half a kilometre underground, their status unknown, in a flooded-out zinc mine in West Africa that’s owned by a Canadian company. In an update posted online Monday, Vancouver-based Trevali Mining Corp. said rescue crews are working around the […]

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Why it may matter that Russia is calling Canadians fighting in Ukraine ‘mercenaries’

Russia has launched criminal investigations against 75 foreign “mercenaries” — including an undisclosed number of Canadians — who are fighting in defence of Ukraine, the head of Russia’s Investigative Committee says. Aleksandr Bastrykin, who leads the national criminal investigation agency, says the information about foreign fighters has been gleaned from interrogations of more than 2,000 […]

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A ‘staggering’ number of Canadians are glued to Johnny Depp and Amber Heard’s trial. Is it time to let live TV into our own courts?

Canadians are gripped. But it couldn’t happen here. A “staggering” number of viewers north of the border are watching the ugly Virginia defamation battle between movie star Johnny Depp and actress Amber Heard, a weeks-long court spectacle that’s putting the volatile former couple’s dirty laundry on display, live, for the world to see. The COVID-19 […]

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Queen Elizabeth II privately celebrates 96th birthday

LONDON — Queen Elizabeth II is marking her 96th birthday privately on Thursday, retreating to the Sandringham estate in eastern England that has offered the monarch and her late husband, Prince Philip, a refuge from the affairs of state. Elizabeth is expected to spend the day at the estate’s Wood Farm cottage, a personal sanctuary […]

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Russian billionaire Oleg Tinkov blasts Putin’s ‘insane war’ in Ukraine

Oleg Tinkov, the billionaire founder of a big Russian digital bank, has blasted Russia’s “insane war” in Ukraine and urged the West to help President Vladimir Putin find an off-ramp to “stop this massacre.” Russia’s brutal assault on its neighbour began nearly two months ago. Thousands of Ukrainian civilians have been killed and wounded, and […]

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Prince Harry opens up about his and Meghan’s visit with the Queen

THE HAGUE, NETHERLANDS — Prince Harry is opening up about his life at home and his recent surprise visit with Queen Elizabeth II, saying he and his wife, Meghan, had tea with the monarch and shared laughs. “It was really nice to catch up with her,” Harry told NBC’s “Today” show in an interview that […]