Calgary Sports and Entertainment (CSEC) announced Monday that, effective September 15, all future Calgary Flames, Stampeders, and Hitmen games will require every fan and employee that is eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine to have done so before entering their arenas. The announcement comes after the Edmonton Elks, one of the teams playing within the [...]

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The US Department of Justice (DOJ) on Monday requested the Supreme Court to uphold a moratorium on evictions in an effort to prevent millions of people from going homeless. The request cited the rising number of COVID-19 cases in areas across the country and the need to not place people in situations of increased risk. [...]

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Ukrainian officials imposed sanctions against Andriy Derkach, a former member of the Ukrainian Parliament who was accused by the US of being a Russian agent and interfering in the 2020 US presidential election, on Friday. During a briefing, secretary of the security and defense council, Oleksy Danilov, stated that Ukraine was sanctioning Derkach along with [...]

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It’s official. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau traveled from his residence at 24 Sussex Drive, his family in tow, to Rideau Hall Sunday to officially ask Governor General Mary Simon to dissolve the 43rd Parliament and trigger a snap election. Voting day is scheduled for September 20. Candidates have the next five weeks to appeal [...]

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A panel of human rights experts have called on the UN member states to place a moratorium on the sale of surveillance technology until there is a regulatory framework that protects human rights. In a statement released Thursday, the group of experts said they were “deeply concerned that highly sophisticated intrusive tools are being used [...]

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Canadian citizen Michael Spavor was found guilty and sentenced to 11 years in prison by a Chinese court late Tuesday night on charges of espionage and possession of state secrets in a case that most international observers agree is more political than legal. Chinese officials arrested Spavor and Michael Kovrig on “trumped up” charges of [...]

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The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released its preliminary report on the causes and effects of climate change on Monday. The report shows “unequivocally” that human action is the cause of climate change, and that the effects are direr than previously thought. The IPCC said that limiting global warming to “2ºC will be beyond [...]

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The US District Court for the Southern District of Florida ruled on Sunday that Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings, Ltd. (NCLH), a cruise ship company, can enforce proof of vaccine requirements before boarding, delivering a blow to Florida Governor Ron DeSantis‘s plan to ban “vaccine passports” within the state. In arriving at her judgment, Judge Kathleen Williams stated [...]

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The controversial Grassy Mountain Coal Project has been effectively shelved following a decision from Canada’s Minister of the Environment and Climate Change, Jonathan Wilkinson. In a statement released Friday, Wilkinson determined that proposed open-pit coal mines in the Crowsnest Pass region of Alberta would likely “cause significant adverse environmental effects” as defined by subsections 5(1) [...]

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US President Joe Biden deferred Thursday the removal of Hong Kong residents who presently reside in the United States, providing a “safe haven” for citizens for at least the next 18 months. President Biden cited compelling foreign policy reasons for the action. This included the unilateral imposition of China’s National Security Law (NSL), which, according [...]

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