Ukraine’s Mennonite heartland gets help from Canada as refugees flee Russia’s attacks nearby

Ukraine’s Mennonite heartland gets help from Canada as refugees flee Russia’s attacks nearby

A Mennonite school in Mykolay-Pole, a village near the city of Zaporizhzhia, is now home to a canteen for refugees. Mennonites, an Anabaptist sect of Christianity, have a long history in this part of Ukraine.Photography by Anton Skyba/The Globe and Mail At around 6 am on March 31, Iryna Lypka had just finished cooking breakfast … Read more

Out-of-control Newfoundland wildfires leave communities cut off with food running low

Out-of-control Newfoundland wildfires leave communities cut off with food running low

Smoke from a forest fire in central Newfoundland on Aug. 7.The Canadian Press The worst forest fires to hit Newfoundland and Labrador in more than 60 years have stranded hundreds of travelers who had returned to the island’s south coast for a series of summer festivals and reunions, while officials scramble to airlift food to … Read more

Biden stands with Muslims after ‘horrific killings’ in New Mexico

Biden stands with Muslims after ‘horrific killings’ in New Mexico

Altaf Hussain cries over the grave of his brother Aftab Hussein at Fairview Memorial Park in Albuquerque, NM, on Aug. 5Chancey Bush/The Associated Press US President Joe Biden expressed solidarity with the Muslim community on Sunday after a fourth Muslim man was killed in Albuquerque, New Mexico, in what authorities are describing as targeted attacks. … Read more

Senegal accuses police of ‘savagely beating’ one of its Ottawa diplomats

Senegal accuses police of ‘savagely beating’ one of its Ottawa diplomats

GATINEAU, THAT. — Senegal is accusing Canadian police of “savagely beating” one of its diplomats earlier this week. The Gatineau police service (SPVG) says instead that it faced “an aggressive person” who allegedly injured two police officers. In a press release dated Thursday and made public on Friday, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Senegal … Read more

Valbella, the popular Alberta deli, loses customers after owner’s son writes transphobic e-mail

Valbella, the popular Alberta deli, loses customers after owner’s son writes transphobic e-mail

The mountain town of Canmore, Alta., in Jan. 2016.Jeff McIntosh/The Canadian Press A popular gourmet food shop with deep roots in the scenic mountain town of Canmore, Alta., is hemorrhaging patrons and distributors after the owner’s son sent a transphobic e-mail to the city’s Pride organization. Jeff von Rotz, whose e-mail signature had identified him … Read more

In the fight over Nova Scotia’s shores, Owl’s Head’s protectors push against the rising tide of development

In the fight over Nova Scotia’s shores, Owl’s Head’s protectors push against the rising tide of development

Owls Head resident Beverley Isaacs walks on the shore of Owls Head Provincial Park.Meagan Hancock/the Globe and Mail Beverley Isaacs stands on the seaweed-slathered rocks, on the land she helped save from becoming a golf course, and breathes in the ocean air. Walking through an overgrown trail, she points out the nectar in a pitcher … Read more

Homeless community struggles to process shootings in Langley, BC

Homeless community struggles to process shootings in Langley, BC

An RCMP officer moves police tape near a tent covering a body at one of three locations being investigated in regards to multiple shootings, in Langley, BC, on July 25.DARRYL DYCK/The Canadian Press At least some of the victims of a shooting rampage in the Vancouver region that killed two people and left two others … Read more

Ottawa’s most expensive home is on the market for $8.8 million

Ottawa’s most expensive home is on the market for .8 million

On the shores of the Ottawa River in the community of Dunrobin, Ont., sits Ottawa’s most expensive home on the market. River View Estate is a 27.8-acre property featuring a home with water views, wooded trails, sports facilities and 835 feet of waterfront, according to the listing on Christie’s International Real Estate. “Simply spectacular! This … 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

Crate-backed crypto company Celsius Network files for bankruptcy protection

Crate-backed crypto company Celsius Network files for bankruptcy protection

Celsius Network logo and representations of cryptocurrencies are seen in this illustration taken, June 13, 2022.DADO RUVIC/Reuters Celsius Network Ltd. has filed for bankruptcy protection, claiming a restructuring will help the cryptocurrency lender stabilize and reorganize its business as tokens such as bitcoin plunge to multiyear lows and investors take stock of the convoluted web … Read more