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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announces billions to build Canada’s AI capacity

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announces billions to build Canada’s AI capacity

Apr 7, 2024 | 11:56am
The federal government is setting aside $2.4 billion in the upcoming budget to build capacity in artificial intelligence, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced Sunday.  The bulk of that — $2 billion — is going into a fund that will aim to provide access to computing capabilities and technical infrastructure. Trudeau made the announcement in Montreal […]
School stories, art, teach kids about organ donation for Humboldt Broncos’ Green Shirt Day

School stories, art, teach kids about organ donation for Humboldt Broncos’ Green Shirt Day

Apr 7, 2024 | 7:53am
When Sandra LaRose’s 16-year-old daughter decided she wanted her organs donated, she encouraged her mom and step-dad to do the same and put red and white stickers on their Saskatchewan health cards. “I remember her saying, ‘Where are the organ donation stickers?’ ” LaRose said of Kailynn Bursic-Panchuk, who rummaged through the house in April […]
Statue to honour Royal Regina Rifles previewed at War Memorial

Statue to honour Royal Regina Rifles previewed at War Memorial

Apr 7, 2024 | 7:52am
A statue which will be placed in France to commemorate the landing of the Royal Regina Rifles made its way to the grounds of the Legislature this weekend. The statue was displayed at a special public ceremony at the Saskatchewan War Memorial on April 6. The ceremony was attended by military personnel and several local […]
Canada’s unemployment rate jumps to 6.1% in March as job growth comes to a halt

Canada’s unemployment rate jumps to 6.1% in March as job growth comes to a halt

Apr 5, 2024 | 7:35am
Canada’s unemployment rate jumped to 6.1 per cent in March as more people looked for work, Statistics Canada reported Friday. The figure is up from 5.8 per cent in February and marks the largest increase in the unemployment rate since summer 2022. The federal agency’s labour force survey shows employment was little changed last month, […]
Feds expect provinces to “obey the law”: Minister Virani

Feds expect provinces to “obey the law”: Minister Virani

Apr 4, 2024 | 1:32pm
The looming threat of ‘carbon jail’ continues to hover over provincial politicians in Saskatchewan over the province’s decision to not remit the carbon tax on home heating to the federal government. At a federal housing announcement held in Regina Wednesday, the question was posed to federal Minister of Justice Arif Virani on what legal consequences […]
Spring storm across much of Eastern Canada, power outages increase in Quebec, Ontario

Spring storm across much of Eastern Canada, power outages increase in Quebec, Ontario

Apr 4, 2024 | 7:46am
More than 255,000 Hydro Quebec customers are in the dark this morning as a significant spring storm rolls through the region. The utility says on its web-based outage map that the affected area ranges from near Gatineau to Montreal’s suburbs, with strong gusts of wind and broken tree branches cutting power lines.  Hydro One, in […]
Draft of Saskatchewan’s pronoun policy gave teachers discretion for at-risk students

Draft of Saskatchewan’s pronoun policy gave teachers discretion for at-risk students

Apr 4, 2024 | 7:21am
Emails show an early draft of Saskatchewan’s school pronoun policy would have allowed teachers to use a child’s preferred identification if there was concern the student faced danger when parents were notified.  Premier Scott Moe’s government announced the policy last year. It requires teachers to have parental consent when children under 16 want to change […]
Canadian flights to be unaffected by total solar eclipse, airlines say

Canadian flights to be unaffected by total solar eclipse, airlines say

Apr 4, 2024 | 7:18am
Canadian airlines say travellers won’t see their flight times affected by Monday’s total solar eclipse, though passengers should protect their eyes during the astronomical event. Air Canada says there won’t be any operational impacts when the moon casts a shadow over the sun in parts of Eastern Canada on Monday afternoon, though it did issue […]
Strongest earthquake in 25 years rocks Taiwan, killing 9 people

Strongest earthquake in 25 years rocks Taiwan, killing 9 people

Apr 3, 2024 | 5:16am
HUALIEN, Taiwan (AP) — The strongest earthquake in a quarter-century rocked Taiwan during the morning rush hour Wednesday, killing nine people, sending some scrambling out windows of damaged buildings and halting train service throughout the island. A tsunami warning was triggered but later lifted. The quake was centered off the coast of rural, mountainous Hualien […]
‘SCTV’ star, comedian Joe Flaherty dies following illness, daughter says

‘SCTV’ star, comedian Joe Flaherty dies following illness, daughter says

Apr 2, 2024 | 10:18am
Comedian Joe Flaherty, a founding member of the Canadian sketch series “SCTV,” has died. His daughter Gudrun Flaherty says her father died Monday following a brief illness. “Dad was an extraordinary man, known for his boundless heart and an unwavering passion for movies from the ’40s and ’50s,” she wrote in a statement issued Tuesday. […]