Researchers discover a galaxy sparkling with the universe’s oldest star clusters

Researchers discover a galaxy sparkling with the universe’s oldest star clusters

Using the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST), researchers have identified the most distant globular clusters ever discovered. These dense groups of millions of stars may be relics that contain the first and oldest stars in the universe. The early analysis of Webb’s First Deep Field image, which depicts some of the universe’s earliest galaxies, is … Read more

September 30 holiday in Ontario: Who gets the day off?

September 30 holiday in Ontario: Who gets the day off?

The second National Day for Truth and Reconciliation is approaching in Canada, and while it is not a statutory holiday in Ontario, there are some things you should know about. Sept. 30 is observed in Ontario only as a federal holiday, which means provincially regulated businesses are not required to give employees the day off … Read more

Half a million Toronto residents in apartments with no air conditioning this summer

Half a million Toronto residents in apartments with no air conditioning this summer

Kiki Jones has spent the past few days taking cold showers, avoiding physical activity, keeping the blinds shut and blasting electric fans in their non-air-conditioned apartment in Toronto. But despite those measures, the 31-year-old hasn’t found much relief from the intense summer heat that’s gripped the city this week. “I’ve lived in Toronto for about … Read more

Inside Vanilla Ice’s New Spiked Energy Drink

Inside Vanilla Ice’s New Spiked Energy Drink

TORONTO, ONTARIO – JUNE 23: Vanilla Ice attends the Joyburst Summer Launch Party at Rebel Nightclub … [+] on June 23, 2022 in Toronto, Ontario. (Photo by Ryan Emberley/Getty Images for Joyburst) Getty Images for Joyburst George Clooney has Casamigos. Diddy has Ciroc. Angelina Jolie as a rosé brand and now, Vanilla Ice has solidified … Read more

Trump says he shouldn’t be held in contempt

Trump says he shouldn’t be held in contempt

Former US President Donald Trump does not have any documents subpoenaed by the New York attorney general’s office as part of its civil investigation into the Trump Organization’s finances and shouldn’t be held in contempt, he told a state court. “After conducting a diligent search and review, Respondent’s counsel determined that Respondent was not in … Read more

Russian billionaire: Putin’s war in Ukraine ‘insane’

Russian billionaire: Putin’s war in Ukraine ‘insane’

Oleg Tinkov, the billionaire founder of a big Russian digital bank, has blasted Russia’s “insane war” in Ukraine and urged the West to help President Vladimir Putin find an off-ramp to “stop this massacre.” Russia’s brutal assault on its neighbor began nearly two months ago. Thousands of Ukrainian civilians have been killed and wounded, and … Read more

Ukraine: Details of Russia’s takeover of Chornobyl

Ukraine: Details of Russia’s takeover of Chornobyl

CHORNOBYL, UKRAINE — Here in the dirt of one of the world’s most radioactive places, Russian soldiers dug trenches. Ukrainian officials worry they were, in effect, digging their own graves. Thousands of tanks and troops rumbled into the forested Chornobyl exclusion zone in the earliest hours of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine in February, churning up … Read more

Egyptian woman sentenced to 3 years in TikTok ‘human trafficking’ case

Egyptian woman sentenced to 3 years in TikTok ‘human trafficking’ case

CAIRO — An Egyptian court has sentenced a woman to three years in prison after her retrial conviction for human trafficking in a case that involved girls dancing in videos on TikTok. Haneen Hossam, a social media influencer, was arrested in 2020. Her case was seen by critics as part of a crackdown on self … Read more

Montreal snowfall brings slippery conditions, power outages

Montreal snowfall brings slippery conditions, power outages

Montrealers can expect some slippery driving conditions Tuesday due to late-season snowfall bringing heavy, wet snow to the city. According to Environment Canada, a major weather system from the east coast of the US is bringing 10 cm of snow to the Greater Montreal area, with temperatures hovering near freezing. “Visibilities will be significantly reduced … Read more