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Month: June 2024

3 years and a record $239M in recovery funding later, Lytton still hasn’t rebuilt

When Lytton First Nation elders George and Sharon Brown fled their family home near the village three years ago, they never imagined their community would remain displaced this long. “We were scattered all over and we just hurt,” said Sharon Brown. Only…

‘Very good at everything’: Nunavut residents remember pilot Natalie Gillis

Natalie Gillis is described by people who knew her as ambitious, joyful, talented and humble.  The 34-year-old died June 17 when her plane, a twin-engine Pier PA-31, crashed approximately three kilometres southwest of the Albany International Airport in New York.  She…

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Bitcoin windfall comes for Mt. Gox creditors after 10,000% price spike

Users of collapsed bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox have been trying to get their money back for a decade. From the beginning of July, the company will begin paying users back their funds. Kiyoshi Ota | Bloomberg | Getty Images Mt….

The new airline rivalries: Air Canada vs. Porter, WestJet vs. Flair

On a warm Wednesday this month, a cartoon raccoon raised a cocktail glass and sarcastically saluted Air Canada. The social media image, posted by Porter Airlines, included an accompanying toast from the character: “Air Canada has now joined…

These interns want you to know there’s a lot more to Parliament than yelling

Young Canadians who participate in a coveted internship program on Parliament Hill say federal politics isn’t anything like the version of it you see on TV. In fact, they say, it’s far more civilized and less combative than video clips…

First Presidential Debate Shows Weaknesses of Both Candidates, Leaves Much Desired by Indian Country

Details By Neely Bardwell June 28, 2024 Sensitive Content Warning, mention of S.A. and violence against women Native Vote 2024. The first presidential debate between the presumptive nominees of both major political parties, President Joe Biden (Democrat) and former President…

$30,000 EV coming in two and a half years, at a profit

An electric Ford truck is displayed during the Electrify Expo D.C. in Washington, D.C., on July 23, 2023. Nathan Howard | Getty Images Ford Motor expects to introduce a $30,000 all-electric vehicle that will be profitable in roughly two and…

Frank Stronach: New charges involve 7 additional complainants

Billionaire businessman Frank Stronach stands charged with sexually assaulting seven additional complainants from 1977 to as recently as February, court documents filed Friday show, bringing the total number of accusers in his case to 10. The 91-year-old Stronach,…

Feds launch consultations on $2-billion AI investment

Article content The federal government has launched consultations on how to spend the $2 billion in artificial-intelligence investments it announced in April’s budget. The government hopes these investments over the next five years will help scale-up Canadian-owned infrastructure for researchers…

Students release thousands of salmon fry in Okanagan waters

cewel’na Leon Louis, a syilx knowledge keeper, watches on as children release salmon fry into Slocan Lake in syilx Okanagan territory during a ceremonial release hosted by the Okanagan Nation Alliance on May 13, 2024. Photo by Aaron Hemens After…