A Toronto couple accused of being masterminds behind large drug shipments have been arrested after a transport truck carrying methamphetamine into Canada and a moving van carrying cocaine in Toronto were stopped by officials. The find prompted an investigation by CBSA officers in Windsor to trace the origins of the meth and find who was responsible for smuggling it to Canada, authorities say. Officers stopped the van, arrested Watson, and found 120 kilograms of cocaine in the van, police said. “Search warrants were executed by RCMP with assistance from the CBSA at the residence of Watson and Kiguru in Toronto. Kiguru was charged with importation of meth, conspiracy to import drugs, money laundering, and proceeds of crime offences.
November 15, 2023 19:33 UTC
By: Michael HollettBilal Baig as Sabi and Ellora Patnaik as Raffo in Sort Of Season 3 (CBC/Sphere Sort Of 3 Inc.)Left to Right Gray Powell (Paul), Bilal Baig (Sabi) and Grace Lynn Kung (Bessy) in Sort Of Season 3 (CBC/Sphere Sort Of 3 Inc.)Sort OfWhere: CBC GemWhat: Series, Season 3, 8 episodes, 22 mins. Among the remarkable things about Sort Of is the lead character’s trans identity is almost coincidental, at least at the beginning. “We knew our character was going to be trans,” says Baig of the show’s development process with co-creator Fab Filippo. One of the things that thrilled me about the first season was the relationship between Sabi and their mother. I think Sort Of will be CBC’s next Schitt’s Creek, a slowly building show that will eventually garner a dedicated international audience through streaming.
November 15, 2023 17:46 UTC
Unfortunately, the “anti-Zionist” sentiment, push-back against the idea of a Jewish homeland in Israel, he expressed isn’t exactly uncommon. Instead, the massacre has, perplexingly, set off a wave of antisemitism the world over, with Canada being no exception. Here in Canada, the city of Montreal, home to a quarter of the country’s Jewish population, has been an epicentre of anti-Jewish hatred. Two Montreal-area Jewish schools were shot at overnight on Nov. 8 and a third shooting incident was reported on Sunday. While virtually every identifiable group faces some level of discrimination, antisemitism is a uniquely global and insidious form of hatred.
November 15, 2023 15:44 UTC
The $6 billion request would allow the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to provide free and discounted high speed internet for tens of millions of low-income households through December 2024. Without this funding, ACP will end and enrolled households will see the cost of internet service rise. “The impact of ACP exhaustion would be especially severe in communities of color where internet access and adoption still lag. Access to affordable and reliable internet is essential for full participation in today’s 21st century economy,” continued the Members. The $6 billion request would allow the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to provide free and discounted high speed internet for tens of millions of low-income households through December 2024.
November 15, 2023 15:33 UTC
The head of one of the world’s biggest and most important film festivals will be speaking at Trent University on Thursday, November 23rd. Cameron Bailey, CEO of the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), will be delivering a talk entitled “Creating An Urban Cultural Hub” for Trent University’s Tapscott-Lopes Business and Society Lecture, which brings prominent speakers to the university and the community to address issues of values and ethics as they pertain to business and society. Following the resignation of co-head Joana Vicente in 2021, Bailey was named the festival’s executive director and, later that year, was appointed CEO. “Few people understand the importance of the arts and cultural sector better than Cameron Bailey,” reads a description on Trent University’s website. “Bailey brings a comprehensive wealth of experience to his position, and under his lead the festival continues to grow in size and significance every year.
November 15, 2023 15:00 UTC
VANCOUVER, BC, Nov. 15, 2023 /CNW/ - The winners in the 14 categories for the 2023 Webster Awards, Western Canada's preeminent journalism awards, were announced this evening during a live in-person event, hosted by CHEK TV's Paul Haysom and Gloria Macarenko from CBC Radio who also conducted a fireside chat with the featured guest, veteran anchor/journalist, Lisa LaFlamme. For those who wish to see who the finalists and winners are of the 2023 Webster Awards, and to view the finalists' work, this can be accessed now at www.jackwebster.com. 2023 Webster Awards WinnersBest News Reporting of the Year (New category this Year!) Also, during the 2023 Webster Awards, Frances Bula was honoured as the 2023 Bruce Hutchison Lifetime Achievement Award recipient, the Global Reporting Centre was honoured as the 2023 Bill Good Award recipient, and 2023 Shelley Fralic Award recipient, Sophie Lui of Global BC, was also honoured. Webster Awards Logo (CNW Group/Jack Webster Foundation)SOURCE Jack Webster FoundationCisionView original content to download multimedia: http://www.newswire.ca/en/releases/archive/November2023/15/c4509.html
November 15, 2023 06:49 UTC
Public Service AnnouncementNational Alert Ready System testing in NunavutThe Department of Community and Government Services’ Emergency Management Division is advising Nunavummiut that a test of the National Alert Ready System will take place on November 15, 2023. The test alert message reads: “This is a test. No action required.”CBC Radio, TV, as well as local weather channels will be displaying the alert. The National Alert Ready System is designed to deliver critical and potentially lifesaving alerts to Canadians and educate the public on what an emergency alert will look like in the event of a life-threatening situation. Nunavummiut can obtain more information at the National Public Alerting System webpage.
November 15, 2023 04:22 UTC
Canada’s Northwest Territories (NWT) held a general election today, the first since 2019. It was delayed from October 3 due to the extensive forest fires in the Territories and the consequent evacuations. There are no political parties at the territorial level, although there are at the federal level. NWT made history in 2019 when it elected nine women members to its 19-member Legislature. This is the highest percentage of women in any state, provincial, or territorial government in North America.
November 15, 2023 03:36 UTC
DEADLINE: JANUARY 15, 2024Annual prizes honour excellence in journalism in service of the common goodTORONTO, Nov. 14, 2023 /CNW/ - The Sidney Hillman Foundation is now accepting nominations for the 2024 Canadian Hillman Prizes, honouring excellence in investigative journalism in service of the common good. The Hillman Prizes celebrate print, digital and broadcast reporting that exposes social and economic injustice and leads to meaningful public policy change. For the first time, the Foundation will award three annual Hillman Prizes instead of one. "Their work holding powerful people to account deserves to be acknowledged and supported, now more than ever, and the Sidney Hillman Foundation is proud to do just that." Timeline:January 15, 2024 Deadline for entry March 19, 2024 Winners announced April 4, 2024 Winners honoured at Canadian Hillman Prize ceremony - Toronto May 7, 2024 Winners honoured at U.S. Hillman Prize ceremony - New York CityJudges:Neil Docherty - internationally acclaimed documentary makerGarvia Bailey - arts journalist, broadcaster and producerBonnie Brown - documentary and news producer, CBC Radio and TelevisionFor more information about the Hillman Prize, please visit hillmanfoundation.org.
November 15, 2023 03:33 UTC
Ms. Paquette is a lawyer with nearly 30 years of experience in the media industry. GATINEAU, QC, Nov. 14, 2023 /CNW/ - Today, the Honourable Pascale St-Onge, Minister of Canadian Heritage, announced the appointment of Stéphanie Paquette as Regional Commissioner for Quebec at the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) for a five-year term, effective November 23, 2023. Ms. Paquette has nearly 30 years of experience in the media industry. Ms. Paquette has been a member of CTAM Canada's Board of Directors since November 2022. Stéphanie Paquette's appointment as the CRTC's Quebec Regional Commissioner will ensure the Commission has all the different expertise and perspectives it needs at the table.
November 15, 2023 02:32 UTC
Mr. Bonner wanted to meet Joey Smallwood, Newfoundland’s first premier, but he did not get a response to his request. “Lorna had a sense of gravitas, a word you never hear at CBC Radio now,” said journalist Michael Enright, who has hosted several CBC programs including As It Happens and Sunday Morning. So, I knew her mostly in the newsroom.”Though the name Lorna is not common, there was another Lorna Jackson in the Toronto area: the mayor of the suburban city of Vaughan. I think it had to do with her Icelandic background, the love of blue skies,” Mr. Bonner said. “When I reflect over the years I have spent with CBC, I feel like I have filled in on just about every show on CBC Radio One and CBC Radio Two,” Ms. Jackson said upon her retirement.
November 14, 2023 23:11 UTC
Scientists in China have made an astonishing breakthrough in the field of genetic engineering, successfully creating a monkey chimera with two sets of DNA and unique fluorescent characteristics. The scientists employed pluripotent monkey stem cells that were capable of developing into any type of cell within a living organism. These stem cells were labeled with a green fluorescent protein, enabling the researchers to identify the tissues derived from them in the monkey chimera. Pluripotent stem cells labeled with a green fluorescent protein were injected into early monkey embryos, which were then implanted into female macaques. A: The researchers demonstrated that pluripotent monkey stem cells can differentiate in vivo into various tissues within a monkey’s body.
November 14, 2023 22:51 UTC
Vivian Silver, a Canadian Israeli peace activist whose family said they believed was taken hostage from her home in southern Israel when Hamas-led militants carried out a surprise assault on Oct. 7, was killed in the initial attacks, her family confirms. The Israeli government says militants killed about 1,200 people, including civilians and soldiers, in raids and rocket attacks on Israeli communities on Oct. 7. The Hamas-run Health Ministry in Gaza reports that more than 11,000 Palestinians have been killed in Israeli bombardments and ground assaults in the weeks since. WATCH | Vivian Silver was a well-known peace activist:Début du widget Widget. Fin du widget Widget.
November 14, 2023 21:10 UTC
November 14, 2023 —Julia Smith, an assistant professor of labour studies at the University of Manitoba, says Canada is seeing a trend of workers unable to use their education — “folks going to school for degrees or diplomas or whatever it is … and then coming out and not necessarily being able to find work.”Smith says more and more people are having to give up jobs that they are passionate about to cover their life expenses. “Do I need to get a second job? Can I keep this job? Do I just cut back? Do I skip meals?” Those are the questions people are asking themselves, she says.
November 14, 2023 21:04 UTC
November 14, 2023 —Researchers found that human activities change where deer are on the landscape, and wolves tend to go where the deer are. They also found that wolves leverage human infrastructure to their advantage. Sean Johnson-Bice, who led the project, says it took very intensive field work to come to these conclusions. He and his team went out and captured wolves to install GPS collars on them. “We’re basically going out there like crime scene investigators looking for evidence of a kill,” he said.
November 14, 2023 20:58 UTC