Canada to Ban Imports of Russian Alcohol, Names 14 Oligarchs in New Sanctions – National

Canadians will see fewer varieties of Russian alcohol in the country after Ottawa announced Friday that it will stop importing such products due to Moscow’s war in Ukraine. The federal government also said it is imposing sanctions on 14 more people, including Russian oligarchs, their relatives and close associates of President Vladimir Putin. Ottawa has … Read more

Vancouver Whitecaps look to overcome road woes against expansion team Charlotte FC

VANCOUVER – After a near-perfect homestand, the Vancouver Whitecaps are once again heading out on the road, a path that hasn’t been kind to the club this season. The ‘Caps (3-6-2) have yet to earn a single point away from BC Place this year, losing all five games they have played on the road. That … Read more

China will see Canada’s Huawei, ZTE bans as ‘a slap in the face’, experts warn – National

Canada’s decision to ban Huawei and ZTE from the country’s 5G telecommunications network will deal a severe blow to an already strained relationship with China, experts warn. Although it is not yet clear whether China will retaliate beyond a strong condemnation of Canada’s decision, experts say there is a possibility that the risk has increased … Read more

Jason Kenney will remain as UCP leader until a successor is chosen.

Jason Kenney will remain the leader of the United Conservative Party until his successor is chosen. A statement released Thursday by UCP caucus chairman Nathan Neudorf said a one-day meeting in Calgary had “vigorous discussions and debates” about the future of the party and the need to stay united. Read more: Alberta Premier Jason Kenney … Read more

Canada will help rebuild Ukraine’s war-hit health system: Duclos – National

Canada’s federal health minister has pledged to enlist the support of his international colleagues to rebuild Ukraine’s beleaguered health system, where facilities and ambulances were attacked during the Russian invasion. “I know that not only Canadians but everyone around the world is shocked and distressed by the devastating impact the invasion is having on Ukraine’s … Read more

Canada bans Chinese company Huawei from building 5G networks

Canada announced on Thursday that it will bar Chinese telecoms giants Huawei and ZTE from co-creating their fifth-generation network, after years of hesitation.The Canadian government has delayed this decision due to diplomatic tensions with Beijing in recent years.“We announce our intention to ban Huawei and ZTE products and services from Canadian telecommunications systems,” Canadian Industry … Read more

Camilla laughs after being presented with a beaver fur stress ball

T The Duchess of Cornwall laughed when she was handed a fluffy gift in Yellowknife, Canada, and told it was a beaver fur stress ball. “Everyone needs a stress ball,” Camilla said. Jane Dragon, 81, handcrafted the ball for the Duchess, explaining: “It’s sheared beaver.” “We are very lucky to see them,” Ms. Dragon added. … Read more

Monkeypox virus: rare outbreaks of monkeypox detected in North America and Europe | World News

MONTREAL: Health authorities in North America and Europe have detected dozens of suspected or confirmed cases of monkeypox since early May, raising concerns about the spread of the endemic disease in parts of Africa. Canada was the latest country to report that it was investigating more than a dozen suspected cases of monkeypox, after Spain … Read more

Aphrodite’s Cafe returns to the market with a reduced asking price of $249,000 for the Vancouver location in Kitsilano

In February of this year, the Straight reported on a listing for a Vancouver dinner spot in the Kitsilano neighborhood. That is the restaurant that is part of the Aphrodite’s Café & Pie Shop business. Aphrodite’s started in 2003 as an organic bakery at 3598 West 4th Avenue across from Banyen Books and Sound. It … Read more

COVID Vaccine-Related Heart Inflammation Is Lower in Kids Than Adolescents: US CDC – National

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said Thursday that reports of heart inflammation related to the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine have been much lower in children ages 5 to 11 than in adolescents and young men, which represents only a slightly elevated rate than normal. The agency, in a presentation to an advisory … Read more