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Hockey Saskatchewan dismisses reports of second Hockey Canada ‘slush’ fund
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Hockey Saskatchewan dismisses reports of second Hockey Canada ‘slush’ fund

“I have zero trust for the organization right now.” That was the sentiment from Regina hockey parent Dallas Verity, after a Globe and Mail report revealed Hockey Canada put registration fees towards a second fund, for matters including but not limited to sexual abuse. Read more: Hockey Canada failing to grasp ‘serious’ situation amid outcry: Trudeau Read More Hockey Canada failing to grasp ‘serious’ situation amid outcry: Trudeau The report has left Verity concerned about enrolling his own kids in the sport, even after playing hockey himself.“Honestly weeks like this I’m glad that they (his kids) don’t really seem to have a desire to play hockey but if they did...
Low donations sparked furniture drive to help struggling Ukrainian newcomers to Edmonton – Edmonton
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Low donations sparked furniture drive to help struggling Ukrainian newcomers to Edmonton – Edmonton

With hundreds of Ukrainian newcomers arriving every week in Alberta, donated living supplies like couches and beds are running critically low in Edmonton. The Ukrainian Canadian Congress-Alberta Provincial Council held a furniture drive Saturday hoping to ensure no one goes without the essentials.“The demand is increasing, the numbers of arrivals are increasing and we’re just not able to meet it with the current way of receiving furniture,” said the president of the Ukrainian Canadian Congress Alberta Provincial Council Orysia Boychuk. Read more: Family fleeing war-torn Ukraine finds work and a home in Edmonton Read More Family fleeing war-torn Ukraine finds work and a home in Edmonton ...
Ukraine applying for NATO membership in wake of Russian annexation – National
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Ukraine applying for NATO membership in wake of Russian annexation – National

President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said on Friday Ukraine was formally applying for fast-track membership of the NATO military alliance and that Kyiv was ready for talks with Moscow, but not with President Vladimir Putin. The Ukrainian leader made his comments in a video which appeared intended as a forceful rebuttal to the Kremlin after Putin held a ceremony in Moscow to proclaim four partially occupied Ukrainian regions as annexed Russian land. Read more: Canada slaps new sanctions on Russia after Putin annexes Ukrainian regions Read More Canada slaps new sanctions on Russia after Putin annexes Ukrainian regions “We are taking our decisive step by signing Ukraine’s...
Hundreds of Saskatchewan teachers welcomed into Indigenous communities
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Hundreds of Saskatchewan teachers welcomed into Indigenous communities

Over 320 teachers and staff members from the Northeast School Division visited neighboring Indigenous communities Friday to learn about how they can take reconciliation into the classroom. Sharon Meyer, one of the organizers of the event works as the First Nation and Metis consultant in the Northeast School Division. She wanted to give teachers the chance to become students on the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. Read more: Saskatchewan marks 2nd annual National Day for Truth and Reconciliation Read More Saskatchewan marks 2nd annual National Day for Truth and Reconciliation “I thought what better way to create relationships and experiences,” Meyer sa...
Ian regains hurricane strength as storm moves towards Carolinas – National
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Ian regains hurricane strength as storm moves towards Carolinas – National

A revived Hurricane Ian set its sights on South Carolina’s coast Friday and the historic city of Charleston, with forecasters predicting a storm surge and floods after the megastorm caused catastrophic damage in Florida and left people trapped in their homes. With all of South Carolina’s coast under a hurricane warning, a steady stream of vehicles left Charleston on Thursday, many likely heeding officials’ warnings to seek higher ground. Storefronts were sandbagged to ward off high water levels in an area prone to inundation.Along the Battery area at the southern tip of the 350-year-old city’s peninsula, locals and tourists alike took selfies against the choppy backdrop of whitecaps in Charleston Harbor as palm trees bent in gusty wind. Read more: Hurricanes Ian, Fi...
Hurricane Ian: Canadians in Florida hunker down as storm lashes state – National
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Hurricane Ian: Canadians in Florida hunker down as storm lashes state – National

Summer Willett stocked up on food, water and other basic supplies as she prepared to ride out hurricane Ian at her in-laws’ home in Florida. The Cornwall, Ont., woman travelled south recently to spend a couple of months with family in Palm Beach, Fla., but her visit took an unexpected turn as the hurricane, which hit Florida’s west coast on Wednesday, moved across the state.The 26-year-old was out getting supplies Wednesday in preparation for the major storm.“We’re buying water and canned food and flashlights and stuff like that,” she said in a phone interview.“We’re going to do our best to stay inside and keep safe …. But we’re not leaving as of now. We’re going to be in the house until the storm passes.” Read more: ‘Historic’ Hurricane Ian rips through Florida aft...
Canada will oppose Russia’s re-election to U.N. aviation agency: minister
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Canada will oppose Russia’s re-election to U.N. aviation agency: minister

Canada will oppose Russia’s re-election to the U.N.’s aviation agency, Omar Alghabra, Canada’s transport minister, told Reuters on Tuesday on the sidelines of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) assembly. “It’s important that Russia is held accountable for its actions, and we will not be supporting Russia’s nomination to the council,” Alghabra said.A vote to elect countries to ICAO’s 36-member governing council is to be held on Saturday. Read more: Pro-Moscow officials claim all 4 occupied regions in Ukraine voted to join Russia Read More Pro-Moscow officials claim all 4 occupied regions in Ukraine voted to join Russia Asked if he expects other...
Ukrainians fear suffering, political repression awaits them amid Russia referendums – National
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Ukrainians fear suffering, political repression awaits them amid Russia referendums – National

After seven weary months of war, many Ukrainians fear more suffering and political repression awaits them as referendums orchestrated by the Kremlin with help from gun-toting police portend Russia’s imminent annexation of four occupied regions. Many residents fled the regions before the referendums got underway, scared about being forced to vote or potentially being conscripted into the Russian army.Petro Kobernik, who left the Russian-held southern city of Kherson just before the preordained voting began Friday, said the prospect of living under Russian law and the escalating war made him and others extremely jittery about the future.“The situation is changing rapidly, and people fear that they will be hurt either by the Russian military, or Ukrainian guerrillas and the advancing...
Post Fiona recovery: Puerto Ricans await assistance amid power outages – National
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Post Fiona recovery: Puerto Ricans await assistance amid power outages – National

City worker Carmen Medina walked purposefully through the working-class community of Tranquility Village under a brutal sun, with clipboard, survey forms and pen in hand — part of a small army of officials trying to gauge the scope of disaster caused by Hurricane Fiona’s strike on Puerto Rico. She stopped at a white-and-seafoam green house and asked the owner to detail her losses in the storm that had flooded much of the town of Toa Baja.“Oh, my dear,” responded Margarita Ortiz, a 46-year-old house cleaner standing in a home that was nearly barren because so many flood-damaged belongings had already been discarded. Read more: Storm Fiona: Nova Scotia premier tours ‘heartbreaking’ aftermath in Cape Breton Read More ...
Regina educator Henry Braun honoured after passing away at the age of 91
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Regina educator Henry Braun honoured after passing away at the age of 91

The namesake of Henry Braun Elementary School in Regina has died at the age of 91. “Dad was an excellent educator, obviously an excellent father and we’re just proud of his legacy.” Read more: Liz MacDougall: Cancer fighter, loved by Regina community, dies aged 45 Read More Liz MacDougall: Cancer fighter, loved by Regina community, dies aged 45 Those were the words of Henry’s son Wes Braun as he looked at the people who gathered Thursday night to celebrate the life of his father.Henry Braun Elementary School hosted an open house and a memorial on Thursday night to honour the life of Henry Braun, for whom the school is named.Braun worked and contributed to Regin...