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Banksy unveils mural in war-scarred Ukrainian town
News/Entertainment: Renowned graffiti artist Banksy unveiled a work in the Ukrainian town of Borodyanka, which had been occupied by Russia until April and heavily damaged by fighting in the early days of Moscow's invasion of its neighbour.
A musical experiment from the '80s to keep B.C. teens from loitering is now a global practice
News/Canada/British Columbia: Back in the '80s, managers at a handful of B.C. 7-Eleven stores started to play the soft sounds of Muzak outside their doors to deter loiterers. The practice soon spread to more than 150 7-Eleven locations across North America and has since been used across the world.
Fine hiked dramatically for man who 'wantonly and flagrantly' poached cedar from First Nation territory
News/Canada/British Columbia: A man who illegally harvested cedar from an area of major cultural significance in B.C.'s Great Bear Rainforest has seen his fine increased more than tenfold, in a decision the Wei Wai Kum First Nation's elected chief called a "game changer."
Collapsed crypto exchange FTX investigating 'unauthorized transactions'
News/Business: Collapsed crypto exchange FTX said on Saturday it was moving funds into offline storage following a series of "unauthorized transactions," with analysts saying millions of dollars worth of assets had been withdrawn from the platform.
Alec Baldwin sues to 'clear his name' in fatal film set shooting
News/World: Saying he wants to clear his name, Alec Baldwin on Friday sued people involved in handling and supplying the loaded gun that he was using when it fired, killing cinematographer Halyna Hutchins during a 2021 filming accident in New Mexico.
She mostly hid her age at U of T. Now this 18-year-old has a master's degree
News/Canada/Toronto: Isabel Jewel, 18, and her older sister Sophia both graduated this week with master's degrees from the University of Toronto. The sisters began undergraduate degrees at the University of Alberta at just 12 and 14 years old.
New additions to Canada's Russia sanctions list have modest Canadian assets, data suggests
News/Politics: Though the federal government is adding names to its sanctions list, new data from the RCMP suggests and experts say recent Russian additions to that list likely have limited assets and financial business in Canada.
Environment minister says he's not bothered by oil sector's prominence at COP27
News/Politics: Environment Minister Steven Guilbeault says Canadians should pay attention to the action on climate change being taken by the international community — not the presence of hundreds of oil and gas representatives at COP27.
Putting a price on nature can help municipalities adapt to climate change
Radio/What On Earth: By putting a value on things like wetlands, forests and coastlines, municipalities can make a financial case to invest in, protect and restore ecosystems while also benefitting from the services they provide.
Can musicians keep their shows on the road? Heavy costs make touring unrealistic for many acts
News/Entertainment: Concert tours, once a key ingredient in the livelihood of musicians — be they mega popstars, indie favourites or up-and-comers — have become increasingly impractical for many musicians due to pandemic hurdles, inflation and the threat of illness.
Pandemic learning left students feeling behind. Post-secondary transition courses aim to get them on track
News/Canada: More support for students starting postsecondary was on the radar pre-COVID, but pandemic disruptions have amplified the need, say students and professors. Educators behind some new courses focused on first-year students hope to bridge this gap and get them on a path to academic success.
This farmer says he reluctantly throws away enough cauliflower to feed a province
Radio/Cross Country Checkup: An estimated 13 per cent of fruits and vegetables grown in Canada go unharvested or are discarded, according to a federal government report. Many farmers say they can't afford to harvest, box and transport wasted produce to food-insecure Canadians for free.
The Bank of Canada is warning Canadians to brace for a rough winter
News/Business: Central banks have spent years helping consumers, businesses and markets weather economic storms. Now, in the fight to rein in inflation, those same banks are actively making the cost of living crisis worse.