Calgary’s Chinatown reports business drop of up to 80 per cent over COVID-19 fears

Calgary’s Chinatown, a once-popular and bustling area of the city, continues to take the brunt of coronavirus or COVID-19 fears. At Ami Tea & Sub Restaurant, business is down double-digits. “My business is slow,” owner Thomas Nguyen said Monday, “about 30 per cent up to now.” Nguyen is one of the lucky ones. Some businesses in the area report much

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Still riding the New Wave

When Ultravox released Vienna, their breakthrough hit single from the 1980 album of the same name, vocalist Midge Ure would start and end each day by walking to a public phone booth to call the band’s record company. Unable to afford a phone in his house, he would make this twice-daily pilgrimage to ask how the song was selling. “I’d

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Flood victims demand to know why Johnson hasn't paid them a visit

Why is no-one here to help? Angry flood victims who were left to fend for themselves demand to know why Boris Johnson hasn’t paid them a morale-boosting visit Residents complained they had been left to fend for themselves in recent floods Environment Agency issued severe flood warning in Shrewsbury and Shropshire Further 109 flood warnings were in place across the country

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Vicky Pattison opens up on ‘horrific’ experience with trolls in wake of Caroline Flack’s tragic death

Vicky Pattison has opened up on her "horrific" experience with online abuse in the wake of Caroline Flack's tragic death. The 32 year old, who recently revealed the genius sleep hack that's stopped her bedtime arguments with her boyfriend, explained that she's had to deal with her fair share of trolls over the years. The former Geordie Shore star said:

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Trudeau urges for ‘peaceful’ end to blockades after Tyendinaga Mohawk rail line arrests

The spirit of reconciliation requires a “peaceful resolution” to the blockades that have kept rail traffic from operating across the country, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Monday, hours after Ontario Provincial Police began dismantling one in eastern Ontario. Trudeau convened an early morning meeting of his cabinet’s incident-response group about an hour after the police moved in to take down

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Manitoba government says communities will be consulted on flood project

Manitoba is promising more consultations with First Nations communities on a flood-protection project, but an Indigenous leader in the area says he is far from convinced the province is listening. The Progressive Conservative government says it will soon ramp up talks with Indigenous communities on two planned outlet channels that would help drain water from Lake St. Martin and Lake

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Costs, delays scuttle $1B U.S. pipeline venture

The nearly USD $1-billion Constitution Pipeline project, which had been designed to take natural gas from Pennsylvania’s shale gas fields to metropolitan New York and New England, has been abandoned after years of legal regulatory challenges made it economically unfeasible, a spokesperson for project partner Duke Energy said Monday. “Although Constitution did receive positive outcomes in recent court proceedings and

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India-Pakistan war threat: Kashmir ‘terrorists’ threaten peace, police chief warns

Tensions over Kashmir and neighbouring Jammu are regarded as a major flashpoint between India and Pakistan, and threatened to boil over last year when the killing of 44 Indian military police in an attack by a suicide bomber prompted a retaliatory air strike on what India said were terror training camps on the Pakistani side of the divide. Dilbag Singh, Director

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‘Guns Akimbo’ Distributor to Release Film After Director’s Twitter Harassment Campaign

Despite a Twitter scandal in which “Guns Akimbo” director Jason Lei Howden’s allegedly targeted film critics of color whom he accused of cyber-bullying, distributor Saban Films said it still plans to open the actioner starring Daniel Radcliffe February 28. “We are releasing “Guns Akimbo” this Friday, February 28,” a Saban Films representative told IndieWire on Monday. “While we do not

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