45-year-old charged with drug trafficking in Midland, Ont., police say

A 45-year-old person has been charged with drug trafficking after cocaine, methadone, weapons and cash were seized from a Midland, Ont. residence Friday morning, Southern Georgian Bay OPP say. Police say they executed a search warrant at a home on Galloway Boulevard at 6:30 a.m. and seized the drugs, trafficking paraphernalia, two prohibited weapons, a crossbow and cash. The individual […]

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Coronavirus: Princess becomes first Royal Family member to die from Covid-19

The first Royal Family member in the world to die from coronavirus has been confirmed. Princess Maria Teresa of the Bourbon-Parma royal family passed away yesterday aged 86 after testing positive for Covid-19. Her younger brother, Prince Sixtus Henry of Bourbon-Parma, announced the tragic news. Princess Maria Teresa was born in Paris, France in 1933 to parents, Prince Xavier and […]

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Fire destroys commercial shop in the RM of Vanscoy, Sask.

A large commercial shop in the RM of Vanscoy, Sask., has been destroyed, the Saskatoon Fire Department (SFD) said. SFD officials said a 911 call came in just before 1:45 a.m. Thursday morning reporting a fire. Crews said the building was engulfed in flames and the roof structure had collapsed by the time they arrived. Water tankers had to be […]

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China reports no local virus transmissions as foreigners barred

SHANGHAI (Reuters) – China on Saturday reported no locally transmitted coronavirus infections for the previous day and a small reduction in new cases involving travellers from overseas, as new restrictions on the entry of foreigners kicked in. Effective Saturday, China has temporarily suspended the entry of foreign nationals with valid Chinese visas and residence permits. The new restriction reflects worries […]

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Ex-Venezuelan spy chief Carvajal discussing surrender with U.S. authorities: sources

CARACAS/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The former head of Venezuela’s military intelligence unit, Hugo Carvajal, is discussing his possible surrender with U.S. authorities, three people familiar with the matter said on Saturday, after prosecutors charged him this week with drug trafficking alongside Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro. Carvajal, a former general and ally of late Venezuelan leader Hugo Chavez, has been in hiding […]

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Alberta chief medical officer of health to provide update on COVID-19 Thursday afternoon

Dr. Deena Hinshaw, Alberta’s chief medical officer of health, is scheduled to provide an update on the province’s current situation regarding the novel coronavirus as well as its public health response. Hinshaw has been holding daily news conferences to provide updates on the number of confirmed cases in the province and the additional health measures being implemented to protect Albertans, […]

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Opinion | The Healing Power of ‘Steven Universe’

The hit cartoon series has helped me process my biracial identity. By Nicole Clark Ms. Clark is a culture writer. For most of my life, Taiwan was a place that lived in my head. My mother told me her origin stories like a series of tall tales, full of pitched, tin roofs and fields of underbrush that my grandmother used […]

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