News: India set for deepest recession yet in FY21, warn economists

New Delhi: Professional forecasters veered towards a consensus that India’s economy will face its worst recession in 40 years, contracting by at least 5% this fiscal, a day before the statistics department releases the March quarter GDP print, which will partially reflect the unfolding impact of the pandemic on the economy. On Thursday, S&P Global […]

News: Lethbridge gym owner has a change of heart about reopening early

LETHBRIDGE — The owner of a martial arts centre in Lethbridge who vowed to open his doors despite a public health order to remain closed says he will follow the rules after all. Lee Mein of the Canadian Martial Arts Centre announced earlier this week that he would be reopening his business on June 1, […]

News: These collectible trading cards are uniquely Edmonton

EDMONTON — You can now carry all of your favourite things about Edmonton in your pocket with Edmontonia Trading Cards. A group of Edmonton artists has come together to make the set of 60 collectible trading cards that celebrate the city. Good morning, #yeg! Edmontonia Trading Cards are an all-ages set of collectible cards that […]

News: Businesses ‘don’t know how much longer they’re going to be able to hold on’

WARREN, Ohio — Rep. Tim Ryan is a Midwest everyman who has shown no hesitation taking on his party’s hierarchy. He ran against Nancy Pelosi for his party’s top House leadership role after the 2016 presidential election. Later, he ran for his party’s nomination for president. Now, he is terribly concerned about how the coronavirus […]

News: Brockville pub thanks front-line and essential workers with hundreds of gift cards

BROCKVILLE, ONT. — When the Keystorm pub in downtown Brockville reopened for takeout, owner Dan Thompson and his staff thought up a unique promotion. “We came up with the idea that if we had a customer that would buy a 20 dollar gift card for dine-in purposes after we reopened, then we would take a […]

News: India Acted As Pharmacy Of The World In Response To COVID-19: Centre

India acted as the pharmacy of the world and healthcare supplier, said MEA. (Representational) New Delhi: India has acted as the “pharmacy of the world” and healthcare supplier to all parts of the globe in response to the coronavirus pandemic, the external affairs ministry said on Thursday. In a virtual address, Sanjay Bhattacharyya, secretary (overseas […]

News: Two first-degree murder charges laid in Alberta man’s homicide

EDMONTON — A Kelowna, B.C., man has been arrested in the homicide of a Grande Prairie, Alta., resident, and police continue to look for one more suspect. Benjamin Pearson, 25, was charged May 27 with the first-degree murder of Cody Michaloski. Alberta RCMP have an arrest warrant for Adam Pearson, 26, who faces the same […]

News: No injuries after car smashes through front of southside daycare

EDMONTON — There were no injuries but some scary moments when a car crashed through the front window of a daycare in Edmonton’s southside Thursday morning. According to police, an 82-year-old woman driving a black Audi A4 lost control while attempting to park their vehicle. The car went into the Educare Learning & Childcare Services […]

News: N.S. reports 2 new COVID-19 cases; northern zone sees 1st new case in over 2 weeks

HALIFAX — Nova Scotia is reporting two new cases of COVID-19, including a new case in the northern zone, which hasn’t seen a new case of the virus in over two weeks. A COVID-19 case was last identified in the northern zone on May 11. The zone now has 45 cases of COVID-19. The second […]

News: A Winnipeg high school band’s salute to frontline workers

WINNIPEG — As frontline workers put themselves at risk during the COVID-19 pandemic, some Winnipeg high school students are honouring them with music. On Wednesday, the Maples Collegiate Wind Ensemble gathered outside of their school to perform a brief concert in support of those on the front lines. (CTV News Photo Jamie Dowsett) “We’ve been […]