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Different country, same scissors: Ukrainian barber ‘crushing it’ in St. John’s

Serhii Firsikov flew to St. John’s on May 9 aboard a plane that the Newfoundland and Labrador government chartered for Ukrainian refugees. (Caroline Hillier/CBC) The hairdryer and hair clippers that Serhii Firsikov brought from Ukraine don’t plug in to the sockets at his new chair at Fogtown Barber Shop in downtown …

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Boeing capsule returns from space station after test flight with no crew

Boeing’s crew taxi returned to Earth from the International Space Station on Wednesday, completing a repeat test flight before NASA astronauts climb aboard. It was a quick trip back: the Starliner capsule parachuted into the New Mexico desert just four hours after leaving the orbiting lab, with airbags attached to …

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Conservatives call on Canada Soccer to cancel match with Iranian team

The Conservatives are joining a growing number of calls for Canada Soccer to cancel a controversial exhibition game against Iran set for next month in Vancouver. The families of those who died aboard Flight PS752 when the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) shot down the plane in 2020 — killing all …

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Indigenous calls for exemptions to Quebec’s Bill 96 get louder

Indigenous leaders in Quebec continue to call for an exemption to Bill 96 after the contentious legislation overhauling the Charter of the French language was passed Tuesday.  Bill 96 will limit the use of English across many public services, as well as the court system, and impose more restrictive language requirements …

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Educational tech, including CBC Kids, harvested personal data from children, new report claims

Children across the globe and Canada who used online educational technology during the pandemic had their personal data secretly harvested and sent to advertising companies, according to a new report published by Human Rights Watch. According to the report, these online educational products had the capacity to monitor children and collect data on “who …

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Winona Ryder says final season of Stranger Things has a ‘beating heart’

Winona Ryder can’t believe how many years have passed since Stranger Things made its debut in July 2016. “Can you believe that? I thought it was five [years],” the actor said in an interview with CBC News. After a years-long hiatus, fans of the ’80s-inspired science-fiction horror/drama series can make …

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A third of recent cannabis users say they have driven while high: government survey

Despite public awareness campaigns and law enforcement training to deter marijuana-impaired driving, a third of Canadians who’ve recently used cannabis say they’ve been behind the wheel after consuming, according to a new government survey. The online survey, conducted in January 2022 by EKOS for Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness Canada …

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Policing hasn’t come up much in Ontario’s election campaign. That’s a problem, experts say

Police services across Ontario are facing growing calls for reform, yet the issue has been largely left off the political radar during this provincial election campaign, public safety experts told CBC News.  Its absence from the campaign trail shouldn’t come as a surprise, and that’s a problem, said Michael Kempa, a professor …

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