Ahead of the Quebec provincial budget, expected to be tabled in early March, 16 Montreal festivals say their futures are at risk if they lose any funding. (Canadian Press)Fabienne Colas, the founder of Festival Haïti en Folie and the Montreal Black Film Festival, says her team has always had to fight for proper funding. "Especially us at the Montreal Black Film festival and the festival Haiti en Folie, for example, we are racialized, marginalized groups on top of that. Culture funding has been frozen in the Montreal budget. "This festival is important for many people, many workers and to the tourists who come to Montreal," Rousseau said.
The Saskatchewan government's international footprint continues to grow as it plans to open a trade office in Berlin, Germany in the near future. The trade office, the ninth for the province worldwide, fulfils an item in the provincial government's 2022 throne speech indicating the intention to establish an office in Germany. An order-in-council was signed last month that officially established the Berlin trade office. "Since Scott Moe took office, Saskatchewan has been dead last in Canada in terms of job growth. Full-time jobs, part-time jobs — whichever way you slice it — Scott Moe is shrinking our economy," Young said in a statement.21 days ago CBC
When Alfred Aquilina brought his wife to the long-term care facility that would be her new home, he was carrying her suitcase and a heavy load of emotions. The society is asking the provincial government to spend slightly under $22 million to fund the transitional support program at all long-term care homes in the province. It's very disruptive, disorienting," said Cathy Barrick, the CEO of the Alzheimer's Society of Ontario. The Alzheimer's Society of Ontario says additional funding to help support people with dementia can boost transitional care and prevent visits to crowded emergency rooms. Aquilina's wife has been in her long-term care home for about seven weeks.23 days ago CBC
China, a firm Russian ally, has called for a cease-fire between Ukraine and Russia and the opening of peace talks as part of a 12-point proposal to end the conflict. China and Russia have increasingly aligned their foreign policies to oppose the U.S.-led international order. China has also been accused by the U.S. of possibly preparing to provide Russia with military aid, something Beijing says lacks evidence. "I think that, in general, the fact that China started talking about peace in Ukraine, I think that it is not bad. China abstained Thursday when the UN General Assembly approved a nonbinding resolution that calls for Russia to end hostilities in Ukraine and withdraw its forces.25 days ago CBC
Torontonians will be waiting longer for streetcar, subway or bus service in some parts of the city this year, with the TTC set to cut service on some routes. While some adjustments are set to result in shorter or similar wait times on specific routes, riders in other parts of the city will wait longer, with service suspended in some cases. Of those daytime routes, customers on two routes will have shorter wait times in "some periods of the day," customers on 24 routes will have shorter wait times in some periods and longer wait times in others, and customers on 11 routes will have longer wait times, the report says. About 31 per cent — or 4.16 million — of the TTC's customer boardings each week travel on the affected routes during these periods. The transit agency says 52 per cent of its schedule changes will result in longer wait times of up to three minutes for 2,415,000 customer boardings each week, while eight per cent of schedule changes bring longer wait times between three and 11 minutes for 159,000 trips per week.25 days ago CBC
Jacke sentenced Holder to 25 years to life for the murder, 25 more for a firearm sentencing enhancement and 10 for assault with a firearm. Eric Holder Jr. seen here during his trial on Sept. 15, 2022, was convicted last year of fatally shooting Hussle. He was sentenced Wednesday to 25 years to life for the murder, 25 more for a firearm sentencing enhancement and 10 for assault with a firearm. WATCH | What Nipsey Hussle meant to his neighbourhood: Suspect in rapper Nipsey Hussle's killing arrested in Los Angeles suburb Duration 2:47 The man suspected of fatally shooting Grammy-nominated rapper Nipsey Hussle in a personal dispute was arrested in a Los Angeles suburb on Tuesday, a day after authorities named him publicly, police officials said. A street mural of the late rapper was painted in the Boyle Heights section of Los Angeles.26 days ago CBC
A patient and a surgeon in Saint John have taken part in a first at the New Brunswick Heart Centre. Giles says the Ross procedure seemed like the best option for her and her family, including Megan, 16, and Amy, 8. It didn't take her long to conclude that the Ross procedure was the way she wanted to go. She knew the Ross procedure had been done successfully elsewhere, and she knew the team at the heart centre also had a lot riding on it. "It's important for us to advance heart surgery and technology here and demonstrate we are an innovative, avant-garde heart centre doing things that any other heart surgery centre in the world is doing," said Pozeg.26 days ago CBC
The sooner the federal government closes the Roxham Road irregular border crossing in southern Quebec, the better, the premier said. "This situation even raises several humanitarian considerations, as it is becoming increasingly difficult to receive asylum seekers with dignity," Legault said. "In the meantime, Mr. Trudeau's government should send the message loud and clear to would-be migrants not to come via Roxham Road anymore." (Ryan Remiorz/The Canadian Press)For months, the Legault government has been calling on Ottawa to close Roxham Road and to transfer asylum seekers to other provinces. Poilievre is calling on the government to close Roxham Road within a month.26 days ago CBC