Races scheduled for Friday and Saturday, livestreamed on cbc.caTiana Gairns of Prince George gets some hang time during a World Cup ski cross race Feb. 17 in Reiteralm, Austria. 1 / 1 Tiana Gairns of Prince George gets some hang time during a World Cup ski cross race Feb. 17 in Reiteralm, Austria. Four days after she won her the first World Cup medal of her career, Prince George ski cross racer Tiana Gairns of Prince George is setting herself up for a memorable weekend to wrap up the season on Canadian soil. Friday’s World Cup race starts at 7:45 a.m. PT for the men, followed by the women’s race at 10:30 a.m. PT. Meanwhile, at a World Cup snowboard cross race Thursday in Veysonnaz, Evan Bichon of Prince George, 24, qualified sixth in a field of 61 and finished the race 18th overall.
March 17, 2023 00:05 UTC
Eddy's Good News: A heartwarming pupdate from CanadaVirgin Radio16 Mar 2023, 10:25AdvertisementCredit: Lori Kalef -SPCA InternationalEvery day during his show on Virgin Radio, Eddy Temple-Morris brings you Good News stories from around the world, to help inject a bit of positivity into your day! Say salaam to Freshta Siddiqui and her Anatolian shepherd dog, Lucky, who she had to leave behind when she had to leave Afghanistan for fear of persecution because of her gender. “Freshta’s story really touched our hearts” said the Society for the Protection of Cruelty To Animals, who took Lucky in and made sure he was safe with foster parents for ten months, while his mum was in Pakistan, waiting to move to British Columbia. It was hard though, because Lucky is so good at opening doors! “Lucky is a very, very funny, big goofy dog” says Freshta, “He has no idea how big he is, he thinks he’s a lapdog, and he loves opening doors!”AdvertisementVia www.cbc.ca.
March 16, 2023 22:32 UTC
The Inuit Circumpolar Council (ICC) has applauded the United Nations’ high seas treaty reached this month, saying it will contribute to the protection of the Inuit homeland in the North. “When Inuit look out across the ocean, we see an ocean that connects us rather than separate us. The oceans are the life of Inuit and all people worldwide.”The maritime biodiversity treaty was reached on March 4. Indigenous knowledge included amongst principlesAmong the principles outlined in the document is accessing Indigenous knowledge only if free, prior and informed consent is given. “Indigenous knowledge is necessary for addressing the inter-related ocean, biodiversity and climate change crises.”Lisa Koperqualuk, ICC Canada president, says Inuit are at the forefront of climate change with knowledge that can assist the world community.
March 16, 2023 19:13 UTC
Watchdog pledges ‘demanding’ oversight of nuclear sub dealWASHINGTON (AP) — The head of the global nuclear regulatory agency pledged Wednesday to be “very demanding” in overseeing the United States' planned transfer of nuclear-powered submarines to Australia, amid complaints that the U.S. move could clear the way for bad actors to escape nuclear oversight in the future. It would be the first transfer by a nuclear-weapon state of nuclear-powered submarines to a non-nuclear state. Nuclear-powered submarines move more quietly and for longer than conventionally powered ones. Critics express concern that bad actors could use the loophole as cover, pointing to the U.S.-Australia deal as precedent, to divert nuclear material into a weapons program. “So the process starts now.”The architects of nuclear nonproliferation accords left open a loophole for use of nuclear material for some non-explosive military purposes, with nuclear naval propulsion in mind.
March 15, 2023 23:08 UTC
● That is almost twice the cumulative number of housing units required to be built by 2031 within the 25 GGH municipalities that have been recently assigned new housing targets by the Province. ● Many municipalities required no, or extremely limited, urban area expansions to accommodate population growth forecast by the Growth Plan to 2051. ● No additional overall housing capacity would be required in the GGH to meet the GGH’s share of the 1.5 million housing target for the Province of Ontario by 2031. ● Expansion of urban boundaries by thousands of hectares through provincial approval – or wholesale replacement of – City and Regional Official plans. Therefore, the 2 million total projected homes that could be built represent a conservative estimate of total possible future supply to 2031.
March 15, 2023 18:09 UTC
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — The Webb Space Telescope has captured the rare and fleeting phase of a star on the cusp of death. The observation was among the first made by Webb following its launch in late 2021. Its infrared eyes observed all the gas and dust flung into space by a huge, hot star 15,000 light-years away. The Hubble Space Telescope snapped a shot of the same transitioning star a few decades ago, but it appeared more like a fireball without the delicate details. ___ The Associated Press Health and Science Department receives support from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute’s Science and Educational Media Group.
March 15, 2023 01:06 UTC
Maple Leafs at Scotiabank Arena turned a stranded moment for anthem singer Natalie Morris into a triumph after her microphone went blank in a technical malfunction. Fans realized the problem immediately, which began the moment Morris started to sing the U.S. national anthem ahead of Monday’s contest against the Buffalo Sabres. That this happened against the Sabres was quite fitting, as Buffalo is the only American professional sports team to play the Canadian anthem at all their home games. Tech crews were able to restore sound for the Canadian anthem. They are the only American sports team to play the anthem.
March 14, 2023 23:32 UTC
What has made the Toronto Raptors’ recent nosedive in the standings is the fact that Nick Nurse has the starting lineup playing well following the acquisition of Jakob Poeltl. If they are a little bit below, that’s still probably good enough,” Nurse said, via the Toronto Star. Dave Feschuk: Raptors coach Nick Nurse lowers the bar for his struggling reserves https://t.co/ovIQNyhm67 — Toronto Star Sports (@StarSports) March 13, 2023Nick Nurse had a depressing quote about the Toronto Raptors bench. Part of the frustration that Nurse and Raptors fans share is the fact that this issue does not seem solvable in the short term. Lakers bench — Raptors bench —61 points 12 points pic.twitter.com/Fq2792mYln — StatMuse (@statmuse) March 11, 2023The Poeltl trade has proven to be a game-changer that has made the Raptors a much-better team when he is in the lineup, but he can’t play 48 minutes.
March 14, 2023 22:46 UTC
Can Canada reach its record-setting target of 500,000 new immigrants in 2025 while also welcoming the world’s refugees? Can we afford not to? Immigration Minister Sean Fraser will talk about Canada’s juggling act. Moderated by Star columnist Martin Regg Cohn, this event at Toronto Metropolitan University will be livestreamed at 2:30 p.m. on thestar.com.
March 14, 2023 22:02 UTC
As the most numerous animals on Earth, there’s no doubt that bugs have been getting busy. Several University of Toronto researchers recently shared their insights into insects’ mating rituals in the Bug Sex episode of The Nature of Things, a CBC documentary series hosted by environmentalist David Suzuki. “Sex in bugs is fascinating, gruesome, counterintuitive,” says Maydianne Andrade, professor in the department of biological science at U of T Scarborough and renowned expert on the mating habits of cannibalistic spiders. They were joined on the episode by U of T Mississauga’s Darryl Gwynne, a professor emeritus of biology, and Rosalind Murray, an assistant professor of biology. “Nature is amazing in what it generates in terms of diversity – same thing goes for the mating game,” says Gwynne, who was Andrade’s PhD supervisor.
March 14, 2023 21:57 UTC
Hosted for the second time by Hollywood superstar Simu Liu, the awards were broadcast from Rogers Place in Edmonton, nationwide on CBC TV, CBC Gem, CBC Radio One, CBC Music, CBC Listen and globally on CBCMusic.ca/junos. FOR A COMPLETE LIST OF WINNERS AT THE 2023 JUNO AWARDS, INCLUDING BIOGRAPHIES AND IMAGES, GO TO WWW.JUNOAWARDS.CA. Fans can rewatch every performance and memorable moment from the 52nd Annual JUNO Awards broadcast, on CBC Gem, CBCMusic.ca/junos and The JUNO Awards social channels. CBC Music Live features live music recordings from across the country. Our music partnerships and events include The JUNOS, the Polaris Music Prize, Searchlight, the CBC Music Festival, The Canadian Music Class Challenge and Canada Listens.
March 14, 2023 21:32 UTC
NICKELBACK was inducted into the Canadian Music Hall Of Fame as part of the 2023 Juno Awards. It also streamed live across Canada on CBC TV, CBC Gem, CBC Radio One, CBC Music, CBC Listen, and globally at CBCMusic.ca/junos and CBC Music's Facebook, YouTube and Twitter pages. NICKELBACK frontman Chad Kroeger told People about being inducted into the Canadian Music Hall Of Fame: "No matter what, I feel undeserved of such an honor. The Canadian Music Hall Of Fame was established by CARAS in 1978 to acknowledge artists who have made an outstanding contribution to Canadian music, both nationally and globally. The Canadian Music Hall Of Fame has a permanent home within the National Music Centre situated inside Calgary's Studio Bell.
March 14, 2023 20:57 UTC
The growing international attention on the Arctic puts Greenland at an increased risk for cyber attacks, according to a recent threat assessment. “In the last few years there has been an increasing number of cyber attacks in Greenland – both cyber espionage and cyber crime. Therefore, this threat assessment is important for Greenland’s further work with cyber security.”Cyber espionage, cyber crime risks “very high”The Danish-language assessment, “The Cyber Threat to Greenland,” classified the threat of cyber espionage against Greenland as “very high” and says Russia and China’s increasing activity in the Arctic needs to be closely monitored. The assessment said Greenland’s risk of other types of cyber attacks such as cyber activism or cyber terrorism as either “low” or “none.”Greenland’s Agency for Digitisation, responsible for cyber and information security in Greenland, started cooperating with Denmark’s Centre for Cyber Security (CFCS), which advises government and private companies in Denmark on how to counter and prevent cyber attacks, in October. The move came after several serious cyber attacks in Greenland in recent years.
March 14, 2023 20:38 UTC
Canada at crossroads on submarines as cost, need butt heads and allies press aheadOTTAWA — The federal government is at a crossroads on replacing Canada's aging submarines, as cost considerations butt up against warnings about the need for such vessels and allies press ahead with their own plans. But he would not comment on whether the government is committed to replacing the Victoria-class fleet. He instead noted the government is reviewing its existing defence policy, released in 2017, to determine the military's long-term needs. This report by The Canadian Press was first published March 14, 2023. Lee Berthiaume, The Canadian Press
March 14, 2023 18:38 UTC
'This is a serious issue': Reporters press Trudeau on attempted election interferenceDuration: 01:44Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says his office is addressing attempts at election interference by Beijing with a set of processes, including the appointment of a special rapporteur to oversee security agencies.
March 14, 2023 18:10 UTC