Canada east – Scbwi Canada http://scbwicanada.org/ Thu, 17 Nov 2022 12:07:46 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://scbwicanada.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/icon-4-125x125.png Canada east – Scbwi Canada http://scbwicanada.org/ 32 32 The Michaels craft store in eastern Regina closed until February after a fire on Monday https://scbwicanada.org/the-michaels-craft-store-in-eastern-regina-closed-until-february-after-a-fire-on-monday/ Thu, 17 Nov 2022 11:00:00 +0000 https://scbwicanada.org/the-michaels-craft-store-in-eastern-regina-closed-until-february-after-a-fire-on-monday/ A Michaels craft store in Regina’s east end is set to be closed until February 2023 after a fire Monday night caused extensive smoke damage, the company confirmed. “Fortunately and most importantly, all team members and customers present at the time of the fire are safe and sound,” said Rachel Petersen, Michaels’ corporate communications and […]]]>

A Michaels craft store in Regina’s east end is set to be closed until February 2023 after a fire Monday night caused extensive smoke damage, the company confirmed.

“Fortunately and most importantly, all team members and customers present at the time of the fire are safe and sound,” said Rachel Petersen, Michaels’ corporate communications and product manager.

By February, the store will be cleaned and repaired. Petersen said the company is currently investigating the incident.

Meanwhile, she said Michaels is exploring ways to support Regina employees through the holiday season and the store closure. Petersen said company employees will be the first to know when more details become available.

“Unsurprisingly, this is our biggest time of the year. But what I can honestly say is that our biggest priority is to make sure all team members and customers are safe. And we heard this news, and we’re so happy about it.” said Peterson.

Social media was abuzz following the incident, with Regina residents sharing concerns about how they would source for their businesses and craft projects.

RPS and firefighters on site

Regina Fire Deputy Chief Dustin McCullough said the department was called to the 2000 block of Prince of Wales Drive just before 9 p.m. CST Monday. The service responded with five devices and a deputy chief, McCullough said.

“Upon arrival, an employee had extinguished the majority of the small fire in the back of the store with a fire extinguisher, and the sprinklers activated, extinguishing the remainder of the fire,” McCullough said.

“The store suffered extensive smoke damage during the incident and our team remained on site to help ventilate the structure for a good period of time.”

No one received medical attention at the scene and EMS was not called.

The Regina Police Department is investigating what started the fire. The department said officers were dispatched to assist Regina Fire and Protective Services just before 9 p.m. CST.

RPS said the store and a nearby business were evacuated due to the fire.

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Winnipeggers say Canada must help pay for climate disasters in vulnerable countries https://scbwicanada.org/winnipeggers-say-canada-must-help-pay-for-climate-disasters-in-vulnerable-countries/ Thu, 10 Nov 2022 11:00:00 +0000 https://scbwicanada.org/winnipeggers-say-canada-must-help-pay-for-climate-disasters-in-vulnerable-countries/ Vulnerable countries experiencing climate disasters say wealthier nations, like Canada, must help pay for the damage. Some Winnipeggers are among those supporting this call. Divya Sharma, a freshman in global political economy at the University of Manitoba, said it’s time Canada recognized how its CO2 emissions disproportionately affect less wealthy countries, mainly in the southern […]]]>

Vulnerable countries experiencing climate disasters say wealthier nations, like Canada, must help pay for the damage.

Some Winnipeggers are among those supporting this call.

Divya Sharma, a freshman in global political economy at the University of Manitoba, said it’s time Canada recognized how its CO2 emissions disproportionately affect less wealthy countries, mainly in the southern hemisphere.

“[Climage change] disproportionately affects the countries of the South, and I think that their demand [to pay] for something that we are responsible for is very fair,” Sharma said.

A report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change indicates that between 1850 and 2019, North America was responsible for 23% of all CO2 emissions, making the continent the largest contributor during that time. period.

According to the report, regions whose countries are considered part of the Global South – Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean, Southeast Asia, South Asia and the Middle East – made much smaller contributions.

Sharma, whose family immigrated to Canada nine years ago, said they have seen the effects of the climate crisis in their home country of India.

“There’s kind of a landfill. Wherever you…walk, you’ll see plastic bags and all these non-disposable materials.”

These conditions are common “due to lack of, I believe, education and lack of resources,” she said.

Sharma said she hoped COP27 – the 27th annual UN climate change conference, currently underway in Egypt – would put an end to leaders’ “false promises” on tackling the climate crisis.

She wants countries, including Canada, to pay for damages suffered in vulnerable countries.

“Let’s focus on change this time around,” she said.

“There should be climate justice”

Asif Sherazi, who works in Pakistan with the humanitarian aid organization Islamic Relief, says the issue of climate injustice matters and countries that contribute most to CO2 emissions must pay for its effects on others.

He said he sees the impacts of climate change in the catastrophic floods in his countryeven though the report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change indicates that South Asia has been responsible for only 4% of CO2 emissions since 1850.

Asif Sherazi provides humanitarian aid on the ground with Islamic Relief Pakistan. (Submitted by Asif Sherazi)

“The countries [who] are not responsible… for climate change and its negative impacts, they are victims of this,” Sherazi said. “There should be climate justice.

He hopes Canadians at COP27 will advocate for long-term funding to address the climate crisis and Canada’s effects on countries in the Global South.

“There is a long journey for recovery.”

“There is no place for us to shirk”: prof

Mark Hudson, a sociology professor at the University of Manitoba, said calls for climate justice from the Global South are a “perfectly just demand”.

“It’s a classic case of environmental injustice happening globally,” he said.

Hudson said global greenhouse gas emissions are largely driven by countries like Canada. These emissions lead to climate instability, which in turn leads to climate disasters that displace people and uproot their lives.

“There’s really no reason for us to avoid these kinds of financial payments,” he said.

A man wearing glasses stands in front of a lake.
Mark Hudson, a sociology professor at the University of Manitoba, hopes wealthier countries will establish a fund to deal with the impacts of the climate crisis facing countries in the global South. (Submitted by Mark Hudson)

Hudson said that to create a fund to help countries that are experiencing climate disasters, Canadian leaders “could look at the industry that is really bringing climate change to us, which is the oil industry, and consider taxing those industries. in order to meet some of these funding commitments.

Hudson said he hopes wealthier countries will establish a fund to address the impacts of the climate crisis facing countries in the global South. But he does not expect a “solid deal” to be reached before the end of COP27 on November 18.

“We’ve been shown that in the global pandemic, when things get hectic, if we need resources to protect people, especially our own, we find those resources, and we have to start thinking about our own people,” did he declare.

“It’s not us in Canada, or North America or Western Europe. We have to think about this in a global sense.”

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Snowfall warnings cover the southern interior of British Columbia, with power mostly restored after the storm https://scbwicanada.org/snowfall-warnings-cover-the-southern-interior-of-british-columbia-with-power-mostly-restored-after-the-storm/ Mon, 07 Nov 2022 01:37:37 +0000 https://scbwicanada.org/snowfall-warnings-cover-the-southern-interior-of-british-columbia-with-power-mostly-restored-after-the-storm/ Content of the article Environment Canada has issued a series of snowfall warnings covering much of the southern interior of British Columbia as well as the east coast of Vancouver Island, as crews work to restore the power to the last thousands of homes hit by a powerful windstorm on Friday evening. Content of the […]]]>

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Environment Canada has issued a series of snowfall warnings covering much of the southern interior of British Columbia as well as the east coast of Vancouver Island, as crews work to restore the power to the last thousands of homes hit by a powerful windstorm on Friday evening.

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The agency says stretches of several highways across the interior could see heavy snowfall before it gradually subsides and moves south Monday.

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These routes include Highway 97 from Clinton to 100 Mile House, Highway 3 from Paulson Summit to Kootenay Pass, as well as Hope to Princeton, Coquihalla Highway from Hope to Kamloops, and the Okanagan Connector.

The weather office says 10 to 15 centimeters are expected in communities in the Fraser Canyon, Okanagan, South Thompson, Nicola and Similkameen regions, including Kelowna, Lytton, Lillooet and 100 Mile House.

It also says snow may also accumulate along the east coast of Vancouver Island between Duncan and Nanaimo before clearing Tuesday.

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Meanwhile, BC Hydro says lights were back on for 98% of the 330,000 customers affected by a windstorm along the south coast Friday night, but crews continued to work to restore power for about 3 600 people before Sunday evening.

The Crown Utility says crews worked around the clock to replace dozens of power line spans, utility poles, transformers and other equipment damaged by the storm which produced gusty winds up to at 90 kilometers per hour in Vancouver.

A snowfall warning has been replaced by a wind warning in the Howe Sound area, where Environment Canada says gusts could reach that speed again.

An Arctic exit warning is also in effect for the central and northern coasts, where the weather bureau says winds could be up to 110 kilometers per hour and wind chill could drop to -20C when the air moves south from the Arctic.

This report from The Canadian Press was first published on November 6, 2022.

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Memorial University students return to 1990s for tuition freeze rally https://scbwicanada.org/memorial-university-students-return-to-1990s-for-tuition-freeze-rally/ Wed, 02 Nov 2022 15:20:48 +0000 https://scbwicanada.org/memorial-university-students-return-to-1990s-for-tuition-freeze-rally/ On Wednesday, students from Memorial University demonstrated across Newfoundland. St. John’s students walk on the Confederation Building. (Heather Gillis/CBC) Memorial University students demonstrated on the east and west coasts of Newfoundland on Wednesday, demanding that the institution reinstate a tuition freeze. Hundreds of students flooded the Grenfell campus in Corner Brook and the main MUN […]]]>
On Wednesday, students from Memorial University demonstrated across Newfoundland. St. John’s students walk on the Confederation Building. (Heather Gillis/CBC)

Memorial University students demonstrated on the east and west coasts of Newfoundland on Wednesday, demanding that the institution reinstate a tuition freeze.

Hundreds of students flooded the Grenfell campus in Corner Brook and the main MUN campus in St. John’s on a wet and windy Wednesday morning, chanting, “Students united will never be defeated.”

“We see people working two or three jobs just to be able to afford to go to school and that’s on top of a full-time school load. It is simply not acceptable. It’s really stressful,” Gaayathri Murugan, president of the Canadian Federation of Students in Newfoundland and Labrador, told CBC News on Wednesday.

Full-time tuition fees for students in the province were $2,550 a year during the freeze, among the lowest in Canada. Canadian students from out of province paid $3,330. Tuition for all students in Newfoundland and Canada is now $6,000 per year.

International students have also felt the brunt of tuition fee changes. Fees have soared to $20,000 a year, nearly double what they were during the freeze, but still below the national average of around $32,000.

Maria Dussan, who arrived as an international student from Colombia in 2013 and graduated in 2018, joined the protest in St. John’s for her family, who she says will not have the same opportunities than it due to higher tuition fees.

Three students holding protest signs.
Students call on Memorial University to freeze and then reduce tuition. (Jessica Singer/CBC)

“It’s an injustice, especially for international students,” she said. “Education is a right for all and everyone should have access to education.”

“It affects their lives”

Wednesday’s protests are a throwback to the 1990s, when Memorial began raising tuition fees, sparking student protests.

The provincial government implemented a standard tuition fee freeze in 1999, when it was $1,650. In 2001 it decreased to $1,485 and the following year to $1,335. From 2003 to 2021, tuition was $1,275.

Mary Feltham, president of the Grenfell Campus Students’ Union, said this generation’s protests are about change, making education accessible and eliminating student debt.

A large group of people walk along a rain-soaked sidewalk and street.
Students at MUN’s Corner Brook campus held a parallel rally on Wednesday. (Troy Turner/CBC)

“Right now we see the fees are going to continually increase. Right now we want them to be frozen at what they are and roll back,” Feltham said.

“Due to rising tuition fees that incoming students are already facing, education is still not accessible.”

Jawad Chowdhury, executive director of advocacy for MUN’s student union in St. John’s, was one of the main organizers of Wednesday’s rally.

Chowdhury said students are fed up with tuition fees as they consider the rising cost of living.

When the crowd approached the steps of the Confederation Building, they forced their way to the doors, banging on the windows and shouting.

On Wednesday, students from Memorial University flooded the St. John’s boardwalk on their way to the Confederation Building. (Jessica Singer/CBC)

“Students have the biggest impact, especially marginalized international students living in poverty. They really feel the impact and it is almost impossible for students to maintain a regular life or choose between rent or food,” did he declare.

Chowdhury said students have a limited income and the cost of living, as well as rising tuition fees, is reflected in their studies.

“Students perform very poorly in school. It affects their lives,” he said.

In a statement to Radio-Canada, an MUN spokesperson said, “There are no plans to change the tuition fee decision.”

“Memorial fully supports the right of students to protest and express themselves freely on all of our campuses. The Senate encourages academic units and faculty to grant academic amnesty to all students on all campuses of Memorial University so that they may freely participate in the Provincial Education Strike without fear of academic repercussions,” we read in the press release.

“Memorial’s national undergraduate tuition remains the most affordable in Atlantic Canada. Fees for international undergraduate students are lower than the average for Canadian universities. Memorial offers high quality programs and will always provide good value for students.

Learn more about CBC Newfoundland and Labrador

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Canada’s Maggie Mac Neil wins record 100m butterfly gold at World Cup in Toronto https://scbwicanada.org/canadas-maggie-mac-neil-wins-record-100m-butterfly-gold-at-world-cup-in-toronto/ Mon, 31 Oct 2022 00:26:00 +0000 https://scbwicanada.org/canadas-maggie-mac-neil-wins-record-100m-butterfly-gold-at-world-cup-in-toronto/ Dozens of children leaned on the railing of the Toronto Pan Am Sports Center gallery, shouting at their swimming heroes, begging for an autograph. “Magic! “Kylie!” “Penny!” “Summer!” “Sydney! » The choir of young voices was at its peak when Maggie Mac Neil of London, Ont., won the women’s 100-metre butterfly in 54.78 seconds on […]]]>

Dozens of children leaned on the railing of the Toronto Pan Am Sports Center gallery, shouting at their swimming heroes, begging for an autograph.

“Magic! “Kylie!” “Penny!” “Summer!” “Sydney! »

The choir of young voices was at its peak when Maggie Mac Neil of London, Ont., won the women’s 100-metre butterfly in 54.78 seconds on Sunday to set a World Cup record and break her own Canadian record.

The reigning Olympic and world champion also finished the weekend as the overall winner, with 58.5 points.

“It makes me so proud,” Mac Neil, 22, said on the pool deck as the children called to him. “I’m still getting used to my role, but I hope to make everyone proud.

“It means so much to have their support, and it’s great to have them cheered on in the crowd this weekend.”

WATCH | Mac Neil wins gold in the 100m butterfly:

Maggie Mac Neil sets World Cup record with 100m butterfly victory

Canada’s Maggie Mac Neil wins the women’s 100m butterfly setting a new World Cup record of 54.78.

Sweden’s Louise Hansson (55.02) and Brazil’s Giovanna Tomanik Diamante (57.41) completed the podium in the women’s 100-metre butterfly.

Katerine Savard (57.68) of Pont-Rouge, Que., was fourth.

Canada finished with five gold, nine silver and seven bronze at the World Cup, just behind the United States.

Although the 2,300-seat site hosted the Canadian Olympic Trials last summer before the Tokyo Games, the viewing galleries were empty then due to COVID-19 protocols. This weekend, however, the stands were full.

American Beata Nelson (2:00.50) won gold in the women’s 200-metre backstroke, with the Canadians taking the next three spots.

Kylie Masse of LaSalle, Ont., took silver in 2:02.21, Summer McIntosh of Toronto (2:02.85) took bronze and Ingrid Wilm of Calgary finished just behind the podium in 2:02.94.

Masse is now fourth in the overall women’s standings for the season. She hopes the event will inspire young children to pursue their dreams and see what they can achieve in swimming.

“I think that’s the end goal,” Masse said after signing swim caps, floats, flags and even winter coats. “It would be amazing to see swimming in Canada look like hockey or soccer or baseball, basketball.

“I think that’s something that we all hope for and hope that we can leave an impact and a legacy in this sport so that swimming becomes more popular in Canada.”

Nelson also won gold in the women’s 200 individual medley clocking 2:05.08 to finish second in the overall women’s standings over the weekend with 58.3 points. Sydney Pickrem of Halifax was second in 2:05.23 and McIntosh earned his second medal of the day in 2:06.57.

Bailey Andison of Smiths Falls, Ont. was fourth, Kelsey Wog of Winnipeg was fifth, Ashley McMillan of Penticton, B.C. was sixth, Ella Jansen of Burlington, Ont. was seventh and Mary-Sophie Harvey of Laval, Que., finished eighth.

Pickrem trained at the east Toronto facility for nearly 18 months during the heaviest days of the pandemic. She said it was exciting to finally compete in front of Canadian fans and show how Swimming Canada’s program has grown over the past four years.

“I think it’s amazing for Canada to see this high level of competition,” she said after signing autographs. “Knowing that Canada is in the game and we have been for the past two years and it’s really cool to bring it home for them.”

Other notable Canadian results include Javier Acevedo of Toronto who was fourth in the men’s 100-metre backstroke, Josh Liendo of Markham, Ont., who was sixth in the men’s 50-metre butterfly, Sophie Angus who placed seventh in the women’s 50-metre breaststroke, and Mac Neil was fifth in the women’s 100-metre freestyle.

Indianapolis will host the next leg of the World Cup Nov. 3-5.

WATCH | FINA Swimming World Cup in Toronto – Evening session of day 3:

FINA Swimming World Cup Toronto 2022: Day 3 Evening Session

Watch the evening action of day three of the FINA Swimming World Cup 2022 from Toronto.

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More help with hurricane cleanup https://scbwicanada.org/more-help-with-hurricane-cleanup/ Thu, 27 Oct 2022 15:43:00 +0000 https://scbwicanada.org/more-help-with-hurricane-cleanup/ Provincial staff are preparing to do more work to remove downed trees and clean up debris caused by Hurricane Fiona. “Most of us have insurance, but we understand that there are people who don’t have the resources to repair the damage caused by fallen trees in the storm,” said Brian Comer, Minister of Addictions and […]]]>

Provincial staff are preparing to do more work to remove downed trees and clean up debris caused by Hurricane Fiona.

“Most of us have insurance, but we understand that there are people who don’t have the resources to repair the damage caused by fallen trees in the storm,” said Brian Comer, Minister of Addictions and Mental Health and Member of Parliament for Cape Breton East. , on behalf of Tory Rushton, Minister of Natural Resources and Renewable Energy. “Provincial staff have already done tremendous work leading the way in restoring power, including helping to cut down trees on private land, and we are deploying them again to help those most in need. I deeply appreciate my colleagues, including my fellow Cape Breton MLA, John White, for helping to develop plans for more support.

Owners of apartment buildings and tenants damaged by the storm should first contact their insurance company about their coverage. People without insurance or whose insurance is insufficient to cover costs can apply for assistance through the Disaster Financial Assistance Program. There are also programs for small businesses and nonprofits.

The Ministry will work with municipalities where the state of emergency applied after the storm. Municipalities will help determine which residents do not have sufficient support through insurance or programs to remedy their situation within a reasonable time. People who need this help should call their municipality to be considered.

More than 50 employees, as needed, will be deployed starting next week. They will work in the field to clean up fallen trees and debris, but lack the equipment or expertise to deal with certain situations, such as trees that have fallen on houses and buildings or are in contact with meter masts or other parts of the power distribution system. . The government continues to explore options for providing this type of support.

Fast facts:

  • the Department coordinated over 200 employees from across Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Quebec who spent three weeks clearing trees and debris so power could be restored, with a focus on Cape Town -Breton and eastern Nova Scotia; where possible, they removed trees that were preventing people from getting in and out of their homes
  • people who are unsure if their insurance covers hurricane damage should contact their broker or insurance company, or the Insurance Bureau of Canada at 1-844-227-5422


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When will the next solar eclipse occur in North America? After Europe’s “Smiley Face,” Today’s Sun Comes Six Eclipses for the United States and Canada https://scbwicanada.org/when-will-the-next-solar-eclipse-occur-in-north-america-after-europes-smiley-face-todays-sun-comes-six-eclipses-for-the-united-states-and-canada/ Tue, 25 Oct 2022 00:00:00 +0000 https://scbwicanada.org/when-will-the-next-solar-eclipse-occur-in-north-america-after-europes-smiley-face-todays-sun-comes-six-eclipses-for-the-united-states-and-canada/ People watch the solar eclipse at Saluki Stadium on the campus of Southern Illinois University on … [+] August 21, 2017 in Carbondale, Illinois. Although much of it was covered by cloud, with about 2 minutes 40 seconds of totality, the southern Illinois region experienced the longest duration of totality during the eclipse. Millions are […]]]>

There’s a solar eclipse in Eurasia today, but when is it America’s turn?

Tuesday, October 25, 2022 sees a partial solar eclipse in Europe, North Africa, the Middle East, Central Asia and India today, with up to 82% of the Sun covered by the New Moon.

North Americans annoyed to be on the night side of Earth for this celestial event should take comfort in the fact that their continent is experiencing a Golden age solar eclipses. In fact, European eclipse hunters would kill for the kind of celestial luck that happens in North America.

Here is the solar eclipse schedule for the rest of the 2020s, which includes no less than six mind-blowing events:

October 15, 2023: Ring of Fire Annular Solar Eclipse

This annular solar eclipse– better known as “ring of fire”— will last approximately 4 minutes 40 seconds will be visible from over 20 of the best national parks in the southwestern United States. Inside the 125-mile-wide ‘annularity path’ will be Crater Lake National Parks, Bryce Canyon National Park and Natural Bridges National Monument, with a high chance of clear skies on the plateau. from Colorado. Every city in the United States will see a partial solar eclipse.

April 8, 2024: total solar eclipse

This “Great North American Eclipse” is the “big” not to be missed – probably the biggest celestial event of your life. On Monday, April 8, 2024, a rare total solar eclipse lasting up to 4 minutes 28 seconds will be visible from a path of totality at across Mexico, 13 US states and eastern Canada as the Moon’s central shadow sweeps across the continent in 139 minutes.Every city in the US will see a partial solar eclipse.

August 12, 2026: partial solar eclipse

After today’s partial solar eclipse in Europe, the continent will not see another until today, when a total solar eclipse will be observable in Iceland and Spain. This will be a large partial solar eclipse for most of Europe and also for part of North America. Alaska, remote parts of northern Canada and Newfoundland will see 50% of the Sun blocked by the Moon. New York City will see a 10% partial solar eclipse, Boston 16% and Quebec 25% with the event visible as far south as the Carolinas.

August 2, 2027: partial solar eclipse

The 2024 total solar eclipse is the largest eclipse of this time for North Americans, but those who are happy to travel should know that the longest total solar eclipse is for the next 20 years. On the program, an immense 6 minutes and 23 seconds of totality in the Valley of the Kings and the Valley of the Queens of Egypt. Most of Africa and Europe will see a partial solar eclipse, as will parts of Newfoundland, which will see about 30% of the Sun eclipsed by the Moon at sunrise.

January 26, 2028: partial solar eclipse

An annular solar eclipse “ring of fire” in the Galapagos Islands at sunrise and at sunset in the Spanish Balearic Islands, this will also cause a large partial solar eclipse across North America. Key West, Florida will see an 18% partial solar eclipse.

January 14, 2029: partial solar eclipse

A huge partial solar eclipse exclusive to North America will see Seattle get 71%, Billings in Montana 71%, Vancouver 72% and New York 40%. The best choice, however, is Yellowknife in Canada, where an 81% eclipsed sunrise will be visible – a dramatic end to a night of Northern Lights viewing, perhaps. It is one of four partial solar eclipses across the globe in 2029.

Disclaimer: I am the editor of WhenIsTheNextEclipse.com and author of The Complete Guide to the Great North American Eclipse of April 8, 2024.

I wish you clear skies and big eyes.

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First responders pay tribute to BC RCMP officer killed in the line of duty https://scbwicanada.org/first-responders-pay-tribute-to-bc-rcmp-officer-killed-in-the-line-of-duty/ Thu, 20 Oct 2022 23:56:04 +0000 https://scbwicanada.org/first-responders-pay-tribute-to-bc-rcmp-officer-killed-in-the-line-of-duty/ Thousands of first responders lined the streets of Vancouver and Burnaby, B.C., on Thursday to honor the life of the Burnaby RCMP constable. Shaelyn Yang, who died in the line of duty on Tuesday. Yang, 31, was responding to a call about a tent at a local park when she was fatally stabbed. “He was […]]]>

Thousands of first responders lined the streets of Vancouver and Burnaby, B.C., on Thursday to honor the life of the Burnaby RCMP constable. Shaelyn Yang, who died in the line of duty on Tuesday.

Yang, 31, was responding to a call about a tent at a local park when she was fatally stabbed.

“He was a loving wife, sister and daughter,” B.C. RCMP Deputy Commissioner Dwayne McDonald said Tuesday at a news conference.

“Those she worked with prior to joining the RCMP and her fellow officers have described Constable Yang as a kind and compassionate person, which makes her death even more difficult to accept… Her loss is immeasurable.”

WATCH | First responders line the streets to pay their respects to deceased Burnaby RCMP officer

First responders line the streets to pay their respects to deceased Burnaby RCMP officer

Thousands of police and other first responders lined the streets as the body of RCMP Const. Shaelyn Yang was transported between Vancouver General Hospital and Burnaby Hospital on Thursday morning.

The motorcade traveled from Vancouver General Hospital to Burnaby Hospital.

“A lot of teenagers saw her as a role model”

Members of the Taiwanese Canadian community in British Columbia also pay their respects to Constable Burnaby.

William Tsai, a resident of Richmond, British Columbia, says he met Yang, also known as Tzu-Hsin, four years ago when she was a civilian volunteer working at the adolescent mental health awareness.

const. Shaelyn Yang of the RCMP in Burnaby, British Columbia, was killed in the line of duty on Tuesday morning. Yang was pronounced dead in hospital after being stabbed during an altercation. (BC RCMP)

“Her passion and dedication to uplifting others came through when I met her years ago,” Tsai said in an interview conducted in Mandarin.

“Her volunteer services left teenagers feeling inspired by the goals of making a difference in the lives of others, just like her. Many teenagers saw her as a role model.”

He says the death of the 31-year-old officer left the community heartbroken but proud.

“We were heartbroken to hear the tragic news, but we are also proud of her for her contribution to Canada,” he said.

Yang, who was a homeless and mental health outreach worker, was linked to a city worker on Tuesday when she was fatally stabbed during an altercation at a homeless campground in Burnaby, Utah. east of Vancouver.

McDonald said she has been a police officer since 2019.

Relatives fly from Taiwan to Canada for funeral

Ruby Ba, president of the Taiwanese Canadian Association of British Columbia, said the community will do everything possible to support Yang’s family and has been in contact with the RCMP to organize a memorial in his honor.

“The Taiwanese community has spoken of honoring Agent Yang… We will be there when and where we can to help.

“At the moment we are just waiting to see if there are any further announcements made public by the police,” Ba said.

Flowers are photographed at the Burnaby RCMP Detachment in memory of Const. Shaelyn Yang who was killed on duty in Burnaby, British Columbia on October 18. (Ben Nelms/CBC)

The Taipei Economic and Cultural Office, Taiwan’s de facto diplomatic office in Vancouver, said Yang was the daughter of immigrants from Taichung in central Taiwa and that her parents would fly from Taiwan to Vancouver to attend the Yang’s funeral.

“We have been in contact with the family and will provide all assistance and support to the family,” a spokesperson said.

Tsai says community members hope to hold a memorial next month to honor Yang’s contributions to Canada.

The suspect in court on November 2

Jongwon Ham has been charged with first degree murder and is scheduled to appear in court on November 2.

Court records show Ham was wanted for separate assaults in Vancouver and an arrest warrant was issued on Monday, the day before the fatal altercation.

Wednesday, Sgt. Timothy Pierotti of the Integrated Homicide Investigation Team said Yang was not at the park to execute the warrant. Instead, she was helping the city worker tell Ham — the occupant of a remote tent in the park — that he couldn’t stay there, he said.

Ham was charged with assault on March 17.

A lone tent is pictured among forensic markers at the scene where Burnaby RCMP Constable Shaelyn Yang was killed at Broadview Park in Burnaby, British Columbia. (Ben Nelms/CBC)

The Vancouver Police Department said in a statement that officers responded to a 911 call that day about “an agitated man who allegedly made anti-Muslim comments” at a downtown food court. The man allegedly assaulted a security guard.

Ham was arrested and officers discovered he also had a warrant for his arrest.

On Feb. 15, 2021, Vancouver police records also show officers responded to a report of a man who allegedly slurred racial slurs before kicking someone near Chinatown. Police located the suspect fighting with another man nearby, they said, and the suspect resisted arrest.

Court records show Ham was charged with assault and resisting a peace officer.

Burnaby’s Society to End Homelessness released a statement describing Yang’s death as “a tragic loss to the community.”

“Having experienced Officer Yang’s care for the community and seeing her compassion for those she worked with and among her, we have nothing but the highest praise for her,” the statement read.

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Alpine Canada | News | Alpine Canada and Station Mont Tremblant prepare to hold the FIS World Cup in Tremblant https://scbwicanada.org/alpine-canada-news-alpine-canada-and-station-mont-tremblant-prepare-to-hold-the-fis-world-cup-in-tremblant/ Tue, 18 Oct 2022 14:51:49 +0000 https://scbwicanada.org/alpine-canada-news-alpine-canada-and-station-mont-tremblant-prepare-to-hold-the-fis-world-cup-in-tremblant/ The organizations announce their collaboration to host the annual FIS Women’s Alpine Skiing World Cup event at Tremblant starting in the 2023-24 season. MONT-TREMBLANT, QC (October 18, 2022) – Alpine Canada Alpin and Station Mont Tremblant are pleased to announce that they have entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to work collaboratively to host […]]]>

The organizations announce their collaboration to host the annual FIS Women’s Alpine Skiing World Cup event at Tremblant starting in the 2023-24 season.

MONT-TREMBLANT, QC (October 18, 2022) – Alpine Canada Alpin and Station Mont Tremblant are pleased to announce that they have entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to work collaboratively to host an annual FIS Women’s Alpine Skiing World Cup event at Tremblant. from December 2 and 3, 2023. Alpin Canada is the FIS Alpine WC rights holder in Canada while Tremblant is the host site.

FIS, the International Ski and Snowboard Federation, has committed to having two giant slalom races at Tremblant on the long-term calendar of the Women’s Alpine Skiing World Cup for the next three years starting in December. 2023. This support is conditional on the proposed racecourse being upgraded to bring it up to world cup standards and running a successful test event. Alpine Canada and Station Mont Tremblant are working with the FIS on plans for the Women’s World Cup at Tremblant.

The partners are committed to producing a race that Canadians are passionate about by hosting an annual Alpine Skiing World Cup event at Tremblant that grows the sport and the fanbase, provides an incredible experience for athletes and fans, is commercially sustainable and supports a strong legacy for the resort. and the ski racing community now and in the future.

“We are grateful to the FIS for this opportunity and are thrilled to have a world-class resort partner who is ready to invest in our collective vision,” said Thérèse Brisson, President and CEO of Alpine Canada. . “Given the strength of our Canadian Women’s Alpine Ski Team in technical events, we are keen to host a Women’s World Cup with these disciplines in Canada for our fans. We are thrilled to give women’s ski racing the spotlight it deserves by welcoming the best female skiers in the world to Mont Tremblant with all the ingredients for success. The region offers an enthusiastic fan base and a very engaged community of ski racing enthusiasts and volunteers. The scheduled dates logically fit with the World Cup schedule rolling out of Killington the previous weekend. »

“We are very excited about the prospect of hosting a future FIS Alpine Skiing World Cup,” said Patrice Malo, President and Chief Operating Officer, Mont Tremblant Resorts and Company LP. “Working with Alpine Canada through the various stages to host the Women’s Giant Slalom World Cup is a priority. This type of event is part of our company’s DNA and it is important for us to contribute to the international promotion of athletes, skiing and Tremblant. We are convinced that our destination will meet the expectations of the teams and the spectators and we will do everything possible to ensure that the requirements are exceeded in order to make this event a great success for all. »

A World Cup Advisory Committee co-chaired by Mathieu Lapointe, Vice President of Commercial Operations at Station Mont Tremblant and Thérèse Brisson, President and CEO of Alpine Canada will provide oversight to the local organizing committee led by Nick Cogger, a seasoned event management professional with extensive experience. organization of FIS Alpine World Cups and Ironman events at Tremblant.

The parties are in the process of recruiting a world-class Local Organizing Committee comprised of technical, business and event management experts to lead the planning and execution of the Test Event and the annual World Cup event. world of downhill skiing at Tremblant. Plans are underway to complete track improvements this fall and hold a test event from February 27 to March 2, 2023.

“I had the opportunity to see the great commitment of the Mont Tremblant team and the full collaboration with Alpine Canada,” said Peter Gerdol, Chief Director of the Women’s World Cup of the International Ski Federation and snowboarding (FIS). “There are certain requirements that must be met before races can be confirmed, including a men’s Nor-Am Cup test event in March. I look forward to my next site visit to see the progress and preparations for the test event. I am convinced that the Tremblant organizers will have everything in place to successfully organize World Cups next season.

“I’m thrilled to have the opportunity to participate in a World Cup in Mont Tremblant,” said Valérie Grenier, member of the Canadian Alpine Ski Team. “Tremblant is my home club and it will be incredible to race there in front of my family, my friends and all the ski enthusiasts in the Laurentians. It really is a dream come true.”

“The FIS Women’s Alpine Skiing World Cup will be a time when girls around the world will admire skiers,” said the Honorable Pascale St-Onge, Minister of Sports and Minister responsible for CED, “Over the past decades, Canadian female skiers’ inspired young Canadians. They also encouraged our youth to stay active, which builds their confidence and has a lasting positive impact on their lives. I’m proud that Canada is striving to be the host country for the 23-24 season event.

For the upcoming 2022-2023 season, Alpine Canada, in conjunction with many dedicated volunteers from the ski racing community, is focused on delivering world-class Men’s and Women’s Alpine Skiing World Cup events at the iconic Lake Louise resort and the Ski Cross World Cup Finals at Craigleith Ski Club in Collingwood, Ontario. For more than 30 years, Canada has been an excellent host of the Alpine Skiing World Cup sprint events at the start of the season, something no other country outside of North America has been able to do in this time of year.

“With our plans for a women’s tech event in the East coming to fruition, we look forward to finalizing our long-term strategy for a men’s Sprint World Cup in the West,” said Therese Brisson. “We are fortunate that there are several resorts in Canada, including Lake Louise, that are interested in hosting Alpine Skiing World Cup events and we are working with them to develop the right long-term strategy in partnership with the FIS. for next season and beyond. ”

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For more information or media inquiries, please contact:

Alpine Canada
Marc Halliday
media@alpinecanada.org

Mont Tremblant train station
Felix Burke
fburke@tremblant.ca

About Alpine Canada

Alpine Canada is the governing body for alpine, para-alpine and ski cross competition in Canada, as well as for Canadian ski coaches, providing education, certification, insurance and adherence to the code of conduct coaches. With the support of valued corporate partners and donors, as well as the Government of Canada, Own the Podium, the Canadian Olympic Committee and the Coaching Association of Canada, Alpine Canada develops Olympic, Paralympic, World Championship and World Cup to stimulate visibility, inspiration and growth in the ski community.

About Mont-Tremblant Resort

Station Mont Tremblant is part of the Alterra Mountain Company family of 15 iconic year-round destinations, including the world’s largest heliskiing operation, offering the Ikon Pass, the new standard in season passes. It is a premier four-season resort destination due to its guest experience both on the mountain and in its pedestrian village. Its view of the Laurentians, the diversity of its offer and its acclaimed major events – including the 24 hours of Tremblant and the Tremblant International Blues Festival – place Tremblant among the best ski resorts in North America according to Condé Nast readers. Traveler in 2020, in addition to being voted the #1 ski resort in eastern North America 20 times by readers of SKI magazine. As a family, a couple, with friends or in a group, Tremblant welcomes vacationers on direct flights from Toronto, to take advantage of 1,900 accommodation units spread over 13 hotel establishments, more than 75 restaurants, shops and a casino, the everything at the gates of nature.

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Iran, EU hold talks amid pressure to impose sanctions over crackdown on protests https://scbwicanada.org/iran-eu-hold-talks-amid-pressure-to-impose-sanctions-over-crackdown-on-protests/ Sat, 15 Oct 2022 16:06:25 +0000 https://scbwicanada.org/iran-eu-hold-talks-amid-pressure-to-impose-sanctions-over-crackdown-on-protests/ Tehran, Iran Iran’s foreign minister spoke by phone Friday evening with the European Union’s foreign policy chief, with talks mostly centered on the ongoing protests in Iran. According to a statement released by the Iranian Foreign Ministry on Saturday. Amini, 22, died last month after being detained by Iranian morality police for wearing “inappropriate attire”. […]]]>

Tehran, Iran

Iran’s foreign minister spoke by phone Friday evening with the European Union’s foreign policy chief, with talks mostly centered on the ongoing protests in Iran.

According to a statement released by the Iranian Foreign Ministry on Saturday.

Amini, 22, died last month after being detained by Iranian morality police for wearing “inappropriate attire”. While his family has alleged foul play in his tragic death, Iranian officials have repeatedly denied that claim.

The incident, which sparked waves of anger and outrage across Iran with massive street protests, also drew condemnation from Western countries.

The government has yet to announce the official death toll from the protests that first erupted in Amini’s hometown of Sanandaj in western Iran before spreading to other cities. , but independent groups put the death toll at more than 100.

Human rights groups have accused Iranian police of using unbridled force against protesters, but Iranian authorities accuse Western powers of “fomenting riots” in the country.

During their telephone conversation, the senior Iranian diplomat told his European counterpart that a forensic report by specialized experts on Amini’s death had already been published and that the judicial investigation was also underway.

He accused Western countries, especially the United States and Canada, of human rights abuses and police excesses, the statement noted, adding that the confrontation with rioters in Europe is seen as legitimate. but that it is also considered a “repression” in Iran.

The statement quoted Borrell as saying that the European Union “does not intend to interfere” in Iran’s internal affairs.

Simmering protests over Amini’s death prompted the EU to impose sanctions on Iran, toeing the line taken by the United States, Canada and Britain.

Last week, Amir-Abdollahian, in a phone call with his French counterpart Catherine Colonna, objected to what he called Europe’s “interference” in Iran’s internal affairs, putting warns against “countermeasures” if the EU imposes bans on the country.

This came after the French foreign minister confirmed that five French nationals were being held in Iran and said the EU had agreed on the technical aspects of imposing sanctions on those “involved in repression”.

The European Parliament also recently adopted a resolution calling for an “impartial and independent” investigation into Amini’s death and condemning what it called “widespread and disproportionate use of force by Iranian security forces” against protesters.

The issue is expected to be raised at the meeting of EU foreign ministers this week. The last time the bloc agreed to impose human rights-related sanctions on Iran was in 2021.

Meanwhile, Canada announced additional sanctions against Iranian officials on Thursday, building on those announced on October 3.

The new sanctions package targeted 17 individuals and 3 entities, including a senior judicial prosecutor, an army brigadier, a senior journalist, a former foreign minister and a former president, among others.

This came days after Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced plans to bar around 10,000 members of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) from entering Canada.

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