Trucker convoy: Cities across Canada mobilize as anti-mandate protests spread

Breadcrumb Trail Links News Canada While police in Ottawa and Coutts, Alberta, attempt to manage ongoing blockades, solidarity protests are threatening to disrupt other major cities this weekend Author of the article: Publishing date: Feb 04, 2022 • 1 minute ago • 5 minutes read • 640 Comments Trucks parked in downtown Ottawa continue to … Read more

SIU clears Toronto officers of wrongdoing in incident where 41-year-old man died – Toronto

Ontario’s police watchdog says no charges are warranted against Toronto officers involved in an incident last year in which a 41-year-old man died. The Special Investigations Unit (SIU) said in a news release Friday that on the evening of Oct. 9, officers responded to a call from the man, who appeared to be in mental … Read more

Managing director of the Vancouver jazz festival, Rainbow Robert, steps down

The Coastal Jazz & Blues Society (CJBS) announced today (February 4) that Rainbow Robert, the managing director of Vancouver’s annual jazz festival, has stepped down. In a February 4 release, CJBS executive director Nina Horvath said the society would miss Robert. “Rainbow will be deeply missed by staff and the jazz community,” Horvath said, “and … Read more

Trucker convoy: Organizers facing lawsuit

Organizers of the Freedom Convoy that has gridlocked downtown Ottawa for the last week are facing a $ 9.8-million class-action lawsuit over relentless horn noise, filed on behalf of residents of the city’s downtown core. According to a statement of claim filed with the Ontario Superior Court of Justice on Friday by lawyer Paul Champ, … Read more

Mark McGowan faces barrage of questions as WA border remains firmly shut

After a week that saw a single COVID-19 case close to a school and Western Australia likened to North Korea, it is hard to believe WA’s borders were supposed to open today. When the reopening date was announced on December 13, former WA Health Minister Roger Cook warned the state’s COVID-free bubble was “about to … Read more

Melbourne’s seeking 700 buskers for new program

The Victorian government and City of Melbourne council want to hear from musicians of all styles, genres and sounds to be part of a new program. On The Road Again is the name of the Victorian government’s live music initiative, which aims to bring live performances back to the state amid the devastating effect COVID-19 … Read more

Bee-autiful advance in robotics research | The Canberra Times

news, latest-news Tiny they may be but bees possess seriously impressive sensorimotor systems capable of solving complex navigational problems, says Canberra academic Sridhar Ravi. The insect flight expert has just completed a major research project on how nature’s best known pollinators are able to identify obstacles in their path and, more importantly, deftly avoid slamming … Read more

Puffy Planets Lose Atmospheres & Become Super-Earths

This is an artist’s Illustration of the mini-Neptune TOI 560.01, located 103 light-years away in the Hydra constellation. The planet, which orbits closely to its star, is losing its puffy atmosphere and may ultimately transform into a super-Earth. Credit: Adam Makarenko (Keck Observatory) If our solar system were a hobbyist kit, it would come boxed … Read more