Podcasts are the perfect accompaniment for your lunch break, commute, or after-work walk to let go of your day. Whether you're new to podcasts, or can't get enough of them, we suggest adding these gems to your rotation! (CBC)The LoopThe Loop is your guide to the ins and outs of Edmonton. Each week, Tara McCarthy takes you behind the stories from the CBC Edmonton newsroom, to dig deeper and bring you closer to your city and community. Fights, overdoses and crime spill out from problem houses, many owned by a small group of people connected by one notorious landlord.
June 03, 2020 21:22 UTC
Food trucks could soon pull up to some of the city's most popular parks and pop-up shops could appear on sidewalks as Ottawa looks for imaginative ways to help small businesses survive the pandemic. "This isn't about taking away from brick and mortar," Tierney said of the food trucks. In the past, the city has provided a limited number of spots in specific locations for food vendors to park their trucks. Staff can't say how many existing or new food trucks might want to set up, but they hope to allow them by early July, according to Laila Gibbons, director of roads and parking services. The fee for such a permit would be $62, in line with the reduced patio fee, plus a $340 application fee.
June 03, 2020 21:21 UTC
COVID-19 has led to another delay in the installation of an underground mine simulator at the Cape Breton Miners Museum. "I was really, really, really looking forward to it," said Mary Pat Mombourquette, executive director of the Glace Bay, N.S., museum. Mary Pat Mombourquette is the executive director of the Cape Breton Miners Museum. She's hoping more locals visit the museum this summer. Unclear when simulator will be finishedHe said he can't wait to try the simulator out with his father, a retired coal miner.
June 03, 2020 21:10 UTC
CBC Vancouver is proud to return as media sponsor of the 2020 DOXA Documentary Film Festival, running June 18-26, and for the first time, online. DOXA is Western Canada's largest documentary film festival, and this year will feature over 64 films – including shorts and features – from across Canada and around the world, as well as special live events that can all be enjoyed from the comforts of home. Now in its 19th year, DOXA is committed to cultivating curiosity and critical thought and delivers some of the very best in contemporary documentary cinema.
June 03, 2020 20:37 UTC
Ottawa could soon join other Canadian cities in allowing electric scooters on its multi-use paths, bike lanes and even some streets after its transportation committee approved a pilot project Wednesday. The plan would permit up to 600 e-scooters operated by rental companies. Under the Ottawa plan, e-scooters could travel on the city's multi-use pathways, in bike lanes and on roads with speed limits of 50 km/h or lower. Careless parking a concernTo make room for the e-scooters, Ottawa plans to expand its existing bike-share program, but will charge rental companies much higher fees. Lime Canada would like to see Ottawa allow more than 600 e-scooters during its pilot phase this year.
June 03, 2020 20:26 UTC
The store wound up being the site of a COVID-19 outbreak. They were trying to get back to Calgary but flights had been cancelled because of the COVID-19 pandemic. CBC News readers, viewers and listeners have sent in countless questions about the COVID-19 pandemic, including this one. Read the full story about the yearbook projectSend us your questionsStill looking for more information on the outbreak? If you have symptoms of the illness caused by the coronavirus, here's what to do in your part of the country .
June 03, 2020 20:15 UTC
Teachers sought educational materials and kids wanted books on how to talk with their parents about problematic behaviour from older generations. Buy from black-owned bookstores, activists sayWhere possible, activists encouraged people to purchase these books from black-owned businesses. Liburd operates one of the few black-owned bookstores in Canada. Black-owned businesses in the spotlightBlack-owned businesses beyond bookstores may also experience a boost in sales as activists urge people to consider supporting the community now. Willy Mahailet started AfroBiz.ca in 2018 to showcase black-owned businesses in Toronto.
June 03, 2020 20:15 UTC
Organizers of a demonstration against anti-black racism and police violence that drew thousands of people to downtown Halifax earlier this week say they're overwhelmed by the response. Sharisha Benedict organized the demonstration with her friend, Catherine Wright, on Monday, but neither expected so many people to attend. Catherine Wright and Benedict address the crowd on Spring Garden Road during the demonstration. Eighteen-year-old Catherine Wright, who organized the demonstration with Benedict, said she was glad to see people of different races and ages show up in solidarity. The Halifax demonstration inspired a similar gathering that will be held in Chéticamp, N.S., on Thursday night.
June 03, 2020 20:03 UTC
On the streets of Washington, The Star’s Edward Keenan provides analysis on the extremes of the protests as well as the signs of everyday life unfolding around him, as well as seeing democracy in action. To give us a dispatch from Trump’s DC, the Star’s Washington Bureau Chief shares what’s he seen and checks the moods of a divided America. Since then there have been protests in over 40 U.S. Cities, many peaceful, but instances of violence and looting, with curfews enacted in several jurisdictions. Listen here or subscribe at Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts or wherever you listen to your favourite podcasts. Read more about:
June 03, 2020 20:03 UTC
Newspaper carrier George Bayne had to get stitches and shots after being bitten by a coyote last weekend. Julia Frangione describes what it was like to come face to face with a coyote in Riverside South. Riverside South resident Erika Lindig distributed these warning posters throughout her neighbourhood after her mother was attacked by a coyote Wednesday morning. "One of our biologists says coyote behaviour and coyote sightings are consistent with previous years. Larocque said the NCC has had only six reports of coyote sightings so far this year, none from Riverside South.
June 03, 2020 19:54 UTC
"If you don't like Trump, fine, but this is not about Trump or not liking Trump. "I did not suggest or hint at secretly recording Mr. Trump," Rosenstein testified on Wednesday. Though Rosenstein was a Trump appointee, he has often been regarded with suspicion by many supporters of the president, and Trump himself, for his role in the Russia investigation. Rosenstein assumed oversight of the Russia investigation after then-attorney general Jeff Sessions withdrew from the inquiry. Mueller's final report, released last year, detailed significant contacts between Russia and the Trump campaign.
June 03, 2020 19:52 UTC
He also directly addressed young Americans of colour, telling them, "I want you to know that you matter. WATCH | Obama discusses how to bring about change:Former U.S. president Barack Obama addressed a virtual town hall on law enforcement issues Wednesday and called for young people to translate their powerful feelings into positive change. The virtual town hall comes on the same day Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison increased the charge against fired officer Derek Chauvin to second-degree murder in Floyd's death and announced charges against the other three officers who were present. Obama did not mention Trump on Wednesday, though he has criticized the president's actions more frequently in recent weeks. "For those who have been talking about protests, just remember: This country was founded on protests," he said.
June 03, 2020 19:33 UTC
There are significant holes forming in the Winnipeg Police Service budget as the effects of the COVID-19 health crisis eat into its revenues and increase expenses. The report shows projections of overall revenue dropping by $7.9 million, while expenses have risen by $5.6 million. (Brett Purdy/CBC)An arbitrator's decision to side with the Winnipeg Police Association on changing pensions for officers has affected the police budget as well. In the past, Smyth has suggested less money for the police service from city coffers could mean fewer officers on the street. The report to the police board warns the full extent of the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic has not been calculated yet.
June 03, 2020 19:23 UTC
The goal of the randomized trial was to see if hydroxychloroquine could prevent symptoms of infection, known as post-exposure prophylaxis, compared with taking a sugar pill. "In this trial, high doses of hydroxychloroquine did not prevent illness compatible with COVID-19 when initiated within four days after a high-risk or moderate-risk exposure," the study's authors wrote. McDonald called it the gold standard method to have the best evidence to support how to prevent spread of COVID-19. Dr. Michael Hill is studying hydroxychloroquine as a treatment for COVID-19 at the University of Calgary as part of another clinical trial that was paused. Previous studies of hydroxychloroquine were observational in design, which greatly increases the potential for bias when managing patients, compared with a well-conducted, randomized clinical trial.
June 03, 2020 19:21 UTC
OTTAWA – A new joint Canada-U.S. scientific study of hydroxychloroquine says the drug that U.S. President Donald Trump promotes as a preventive medication does not protect people who’ve been exposed to the coronavirus from developing the COVID-19 disease. That’s encouraging news for other scientists whose studies were paused or suspended last week, based on early observational studies. The World Health Organization had ordered its global “Solidarity” trial into hydroxychloroquine paused while it reviewed safety data, and other countries followed suit. Among those who received hydroxychloroquine, 49 developed the disease versus 58 in the control group that received a placebo. It has approved 38 clinical trials into potential COVID-19 therapies and vaccines, including 10 involving hydroxychloroquine, some in combination with other drug therapies.
June 03, 2020 19:01 UTC