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Pat King boasted on social media about 'Freedom Convoy' jamming roads, court hears

Pat King boasted on social media about 'Freedom Convoy' jamming roads, court hears

OTTAWA — "Freedom Convoy" organizer Pat King boasted about his role in gridlocking downtown Ottawa and directed protesters to honk their horns in contravention of a court order in a series of videos published on social media during the events.
Quebec media say new bill to protect politicians is excessive, harms free speech

Quebec media say new bill to protect politicians is excessive, harms free speech

MONTREAL — Quebec newsroom leaders are calling out a new bill to protect politicians from abuse, saying the legislation is excessive and potentially stifling to democratic debate.
Teen who ate spicy tortilla chip died of high chile consumption and had a heart defect, autopsy says

Teen who ate spicy tortilla chip died of high chile consumption and had a heart defect, autopsy says

BOSTON (AP) — A Massachusetts teen who participated in a spicy tortilla chip challenge on social media died from eating a large quantity of chile pepper extract and also had a congenital heart defect, according to autopsy results obtained by The Asso
McDonald's plans $5 US meal deal next month to counter customer frustration over high prices

McDonald's plans $5 US meal deal next month to counter customer frustration over high prices

McDonald’s plans to introduce a $5 meal deal in the U.S. next month to counter slowing sales and customers’ frustration with high prices .
Savannah Gankiewicz of Hawaii crowned Miss USA after previous winner resigned, citing mental health

Savannah Gankiewicz of Hawaii crowned Miss USA after previous winner resigned, citing mental health

HONOLULU (AP) — Savannah Gankiewicz of Hawaii was crowned Miss USA 2023, more than a week after the previous titleholder resigned for mental health reasons.
Tourism sector rolls out road map to boost visitor numbers to pre-pandemic levels

Tourism sector rolls out road map to boost visitor numbers to pre-pandemic levels

The tourism industry hasrolled out a road map it hopes will bring more visitors to Canada after the bruising it took during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Census Bureau estimates: Detroit population rises after decades of decline, South dominates growth

Census Bureau estimates: Detroit population rises after decades of decline, South dominates growth

DETROIT (AP) — America’s Northeast and Midwest cities are rebounding slightly from years of population drops — especially Detroit, which grew for the first time in decades — though the South still dominates the nation's growth, according to U.S.
Half of telecom providers not following website complaints section rules: watchdog

Half of telecom providers not following website complaints section rules: watchdog

Canada's telecom and television complaints watchdog says many telecom providers aren't following complaints section rules on their websites, and it's particularly concerned about some repeat offenders.
'Canada's Got Talent' winner looking to push musical career after taking $1M prize

'Canada's Got Talent' winner looking to push musical career after taking $1M prize

Newly crowned "Canada's Got Talent" champion Rebecca Strong says she is confident the win will bring her more opportunities to expand her career. One day after the Indigenous singer from Prince Albert, Sask.
Canadian cannabis stocks rally as U.S. takes another step toward reclassifying pot

Canadian cannabis stocks rally as U.S. takes another step toward reclassifying pot

TORONTO — Canadian cannabis stocks are rallying after U.S. President Joe Biden announced the country had taken a "major step" toward reclassifying pot as a less dangerous drug.
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