Canadian diplomat summoned by China over G7 statement on Taiwan

Canadian diplomat summoned by China over G7 statement on Taiwan

Jim Nickel, a Canadian diplomat in Beijing, waited outside the Dandong Intermediate People’s Court on March 19, 2021, where Canadian businessman Michael Spavor was on trial.NOEL CELIS/AFP/Getty Images China’s foreign ministry said on Friday that it summoned Beijing-based Canadian diplomat Jim Nickel over Canada’s participation in a statement issued by the foreign ministers from the … Read more

Ottawa to use regulations to ban handgun imports until legislation passes

Ottawa to use regulations to ban handgun imports until legislation passes

Minister of Public Safety Marco Mendicino speaks alongside minister of Foreign Affairs Melanie Joly, left, and MP Yvan Baker, during a press conference announcing new gun control laws, in Toronto, on Aug. 5.Cole Burston/The Canadian Press The federal government is banning the import of most handguns into Canada through a regulatory mechanism that will come … 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

Abrupt order to clear Hastings Street causes scramble to house people living in tents

Abrupt order to clear Hastings Street causes scramble to house people living in tents

Tents line the sidewalk on East Hastings Street in the Downtown Eastside of Vancouver, on July 28.DARRYL DYCK/The Canadian Press A sudden move by Vancouver Fire Rescue Services to clear 150 tents and other structures from three core blocks of the Downtown Eastside has community groups and BC Housing scrambling to figure out ways of … Read more

Statement following the hiring of Luke Richardson by the Blackhawks

Statement following the hiring of Luke Richardson by the Blackhawks

The Canadiens organization would like to sincerely thank Luke Richardson for his contributions since joining the team as an assistant coach in July 2018. He was instrumental in helping the Club reach the Stanley Cup Finals last summer. Greatly appreciated and respected by the players and his fellow staff members, Luke had a significant impact … Read more