Court approves settlement for B.C. foster children alleging harm from social worker

Article content continued The notice of settlement says each member will get a basic $25,000 payment and those who are Indigenous will get an additional $44,000. Further damages could be paid to those who experienced homelessness, psychological harm, sexual exploitation, injury, or whose education was delayed, the settlement says. The maximum combined total award for […]

Condo rents may have plunged, but that doesn’t mean Toronto has become more affordable

Toronto rents may have stopped climbing in recent months, but don’t hold your breath for a sustained shift in affordability until the city’s building boom includes more purpose-built rentals, says a senior analyst with Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp. (CMHC). The rental market was already softening before the pandemic, but COVID-19 exacerbated the shift, largely […]

Armenian military group annihilated after failed sabotage attempt in Azerbaijan’s Zangilan (VIDEO)

BAKU, Azerbaijan, Oct. 28 Trend: The Armenian Armed Forces attempted to commit sabotage in Zangilan district of Azerbaijan, Trend reports on Oct. 28. The attempt by an Armenian sabotage group was prevented due to the vigilance of the Azerbaijani military. As a result, all members of the sabotage group were killed. Armenian Armed Forces launched […]

Boris ‘hid in bedroom to avoid Brexit questions’ days before becoming Prime Minister

Boris Johnson reportedly left ex-Conservative leader Sir Iain Duncan Smith banging on the front door while he hid in his bedroom to avoid talking about Brexit, days before he became PM. The former Mayor of London and his advisers pretended not to be home despite IDS chairing Mr Johnson’s leadership campaign, according to a new […]

Can Canada continue to please two masters in trade?

MAAW Law’s Mark Warner speaks with the Financial Post’s Larysa Harapyn about Canada’s relationship with China and how a potential Joe Biden presidency could change things. The Bear and the Bull: David Rosenberg and Brian Belski on where markets are headed next Rising China, waning U.S. — how Canada should navigate the changing global order […]

Western Histories of ‘Russia’ and Ukraine

This is an advance preview from Crisis in Russian Studies? Nationalism (Imperialism), Racism and War by Taras Kuzio (forthcoming soon from E-International Relations). Western historiography of ‘Russia’ has always been that of a history of the Russian empire and never that of the Russian state, such as the Russian Federation since 1991. This places western […]

Vampire bats socially distance when they’re sick, study shows

The latest headlines in your inbox twice a day Monday – Friday plus breaking news updates Wild vampire bats socially distance when they are sick, a new study has found. Scientists had previously seen this behaviour in lab conditions, but wanted to find out if it occurred in the wild. For the research, some 31 […]

Suspect wanted after incendiary devices left at 2 Oshawa convenience stores: police

Durham Regional Police say investigators are looking to identify a suspect wanted after incendiary devices were left at two Oshawa convenience stores. Police said the first incident happened on Oct. 1. Officers responded to reports of a suspicious package at Taunton Convenience, in the area of Ritson and Taunton roads, at 8:20 a.m. A victim […]

The Latest: More UK restrictions expected in virus fight

LONDON — British authorities are likely to tighten restrictions on more areas of the country this week, amid mixed signs about whether recent measures have stemmed a steep rise in coronavirus infections. Government scientific advisers say there are some signs the increase has begun to level off since a three-tier virus risk system of restrictions […]