A world away, Putin is courting Latin America

Rio de Janeiro: In the midst of his brinkmanship over neighboring Ukraine in recent weeks, Russian President Vladimir Putin has also been busy trying to expand his influence thousands of miles away: in Latin America. He spoke to Daniel Ortega, Nicaragua’s strongman President, for the first time since 2014. He also called the leaders of … Read more

Largest donation to a hospital in Canadian history given to GTA network

A hospital network in the Greater Toronto Area just received the largest donation in Canadian history. Trillium Health Partners confirmed the $105 million donation in a news release issued Tuesday, saying the funds will be used to help build a new hospital in Mississauga, Ont. as well as redeveloped Queensway Health Centre. The contribution is … Read more

Anti-mandate protest outside BC high school leads to confrontation, protester hurling insults at student

An anti-mandate protest outside a South Okanagan high school, which students say school officials and police failed to prevent, resulted in a verbal confrontation between adults and students and, in one case, a protester yelling a racially charged insult and profanity at a student . The incident unfolded on Friday, Feb. 11 at Southern Okanagan … Read more

Charest’s integrity questioned amid rumors of Conservative leadership bid

Breadcrumb Trail Links Local News Québec solidaire and the Parti Québécois brought up the Charbonneau Commission, an inquiry into corruption held during Charest’s time as premier. Author of the article: The Canadian Press Patrice Bergeron Train Quebec first Jean Charest. Photo by John Mahoney /Montreal Gazette Content item Those who envision forming Quebec premier Jean … Read more

Player grades: Mike Smith and Edmonton Oilers gut out a big win over Los Angeles Kings

Breadcrumb Trail Links Cult of Hockey LA Kings goaltender Cal Petersen (40) defends the goal against Edmonton Oilers right wing Jesse Puljujarvi (13) in the first period at Crypto.com Arena. Photo by Kirby Lee /USA TODAY Sports Content item This Edmonton Oilers team isn’t up there with the great 1980s squad, as they appeared they … Read more