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Pearson: China’s bully tactics haven’t silenced Australia

China has seized Australian citizens and restricted Australian exports. Sound familiar, Canada? Elaine Pearson of Human Rights Watch Australia explores Canberra’s reaction to pressure from Beijing. Part of a series. Dec. 10 is Human Rights Day – the 72nd anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. And it also marks a grim milestone: the […]

Sudbury’s main library extends its hours

Carole Sanche and her granddaughter, Hope Newell, 10, search for books at the main branch of the Greater Sudbury Public Library on Mackenzie Street in Sudbury, Ont. on Monday August 17, 2020. John Lappa / Sudbury Star The main branch of the Greater Sudbury Public Library system, 74 Mackenzie St., will extend its hours beginning […]

COVID concerns continue to loom over potential NHL return

Is anyone else dazed and confused with all the conflicting financial and health information regarding a potential return of the NHL in late January or February? The good news is the sign of a long overdue thaw in talks between commissioner Gary Bettman and players’ union boss Donald Fehr. If your eyes gloss over whenever […]

Sudbury’s mayor urges caution in COVID-19 statement

Greater Sudbury Mayor Brian Bigger makes a point at press conference in Sudbury, Ont. on Monday November 23, 2020. John Lappa / The Sudbury Star Friends and fellow residents Since spring, just about every message coming from my office or most elected leaders has included a theme of safety. Safe choices, the safety of others […]

Canadiens prospect Cole Caufield leads Wisconsin over Ohio State

Wisconsin’s Cole Caufield opened the scoring Friday night against Ohio State and then assisted on the game-winner, a power-play goal by his older brother Brock. John Mahoney / Montreal Gazette Cole Caufield, the Canadiens’ first-round draft choice (No. 15 overall) in 2019, had a goal and two assists to lead Wisconsin to a 3-1 win […]

Dyer: Western populists feel momentum stall with Trump’s defeat

In this file photo taken on April 05, 2019 Fidesz-KDNP Member of the European Parliament Jozsef Szajer gives a speech to launch the campaign of the right-wing Fidesz ruling party ahead of the European Parliament elections in Budapest. – The news that Jozsef Szajer, a ‘confident’ of Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban, was caught by […]

Kingston joins other cities in opposing planned conservation changes

The activity centre at Little Cataraqui Creek Conservation Area in Kingston on Nov. 20. Elliot Ferguson / The Whig-Standard KINGSTON — The city joined a growing list of municipalities opposed to planned changes to the Conservation Authority Act. City council approved a motion Tuesday night calling for the provincial government to withdraw the proposed changes […]

Former Liberal MP questioned over ventilator contract at ethics committee

OTTAWA – Opposition MPs grilled former Liberal MP Frank Baylis Friday on his company’s part in a COVID-19 contract, but Baylis and his business partner insisted they have done nothing but provide nearly 8,000 medical ventilators during a pandemic. Baylis was a one-term Liberal MP, elected in 2015, who declined to run for reelection in […]

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