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Brazil bracing for worst-ever coral bleaching event

Brazil bracing for worst-ever coral bleaching event

We are witnessing a dire situation here with the bleaching of corals, very intense bleaching indeed. Unfortunately, around 80%, perhaps even more, of the corals are experiencing bleaching. So, out of every 100 coral colonies, over 80% of them are bleached. It’s disheartening to see. I chose to work in this area, knowing that in a few years, it might …

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Federal budget 2024 | PM pitching voters ‘hungry for change’: analyst

Federal budget 2024 | PM pitching voters ‘hungry for change’: analyst

The Canadian government unveiled its highly anticipated budget today, with a central feature being a potential wealth tax. Political commentator Scott Reed dissected the budget’s implications, suggesting it might be more of a political strategy than a straightforward financial plan. Wealth Tax as a “Bear Trap”: Reed views the wealth tax as a “bear trap” set by the Liberals to …

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Kristin Smart Convicted Killer Attacked in Prison

Kristin Smart Convicted Killer Attacked in Prison

Paul Flores, the man convicted of murdering California college student Kristin Smart in 2001, was attacked by another inmate at Salinas Valley State Prison on Wednesday, according to the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation [1]. Flores was reportedly stabbed multiple times in the chest and back. He was taken to a local hospital for treatment but is expected to …

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Thousands flock to Niagara to view the total solar eclipse

Thousands flock to Niagara to view the total solar eclipse

Toronto. April 7, 2024 – Niagara Falls is abuzz with excitement as tens of thousands of visitors descend upon the city in anticipation of tomorrow’s total solar eclipse [1]. Officials are expecting over 1 million people to witness this celestial phenomenon, marking a significant boost for the tourism industry which was heavily impacted by the pandemic [1]. Sean Cowan reports …

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Up to 50 mm of rain possible as spring storm targets Toronto

Up to 50 mm of rain possible as spring storm targets Toronto

Toronto residents are in for a wild 24 hours as a weather system dramatically changes conditions across the city. While temperatures will remain steady, the next day will see a transition from relatively calm skies to rain, strong winds, and even the possibility of snowfall. “The wind is the only reason I haven’t put my hat away yet,” reported a …

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Brazen shooting in Vancouver sparks fears about gang activity

Brazen shooting in Vancouver sparks fears about gang activity

Vancouver was shaken on Saturday evening by a brazen daylight shooting in the city’s bustling downtown core. The incident, which saw two gunmen open fire on a target believed to be linked to gang activity, sent terrified bystanders scrambling for cover [1]. Thankfully, no bystanders were injured, but the incident reignited concerns about the patchwork of police forces operating in …

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Carbon tax hike takes effect today: Here’s what to know

Carbon tax hike takes effect today: Here’s what to know

In Ottawa this morning, Canadians wake up to news of increased expenses at the gas pump and on home heating. The national carbon tax sees a $15 per ton hike, translating to a $1.65 uptick in filling a standard 50-liter gas tank. Our correspondent, Scott Hurst, sheds light on the implications of this change. Scott, good morning. How is this …

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King Charles attends Easter church service in 1st major public appearance since cancer diagnosis

King Charles attends Easter church service in 1st major public appearance since cancer diagnosis

King Charles and Queen Camilla attended the annual Easter church service in Windsor today, marking the monarch’s first public appearance since announcing his cancer diagnosis back in February. As they entered St. George’s Chapel, the resting place of the late Queen Elizabeth, King Charles waved to the cameras, acknowledging the public and media presence. However, notable absentees from the service …

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California minimum wage of at least $20 to take effect Monday

California minimum wage of at least  to take effect Monday

California is poised for a significant shift in its labor landscape as a new law mandates a $20 minimum wage for certain fast-food workers, sparking debate about its impact on workers’ livelihoods, business sustainability, and consumer spending. Boosting Wages in a High-Cost State Proponents of the legislation, including worker advocacy groups, hail it as a long-overdue step towards financial security …

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Secretary Pete Buttigieg on Key Baltimore Bridge recovery

Secretary Pete Buttigieg on Key Baltimore Bridge recovery

The Port of Baltimore, a critical hub for the national supply chain, faces an uncertain timeline for reopening following the dramatic collapse of a major bridge last week. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg addressed the situation in an interview with ABC News, highlighting the complexity of the salvage operation and the crucial role the port plays in the nation’s economic health. …

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