World Bank puts cost of rebuilding Ukraine at $411 billion

WASHINGTON (AP) — A World Bank report released Wednesday puts the cost of Ukraine’s recovery and rebuilding from Russia’s invasion at $411 billion over the next decade, with the cost of cleaning up the war rubble alone at $5 billion. The report details some of the toll of Russia’s war in Ukraine: at least 9,655 … Read more

Montreal phasing out single-use plastics in restaurants

In a move designed to reduce Montreal’s addiction to plastics, city officials are trying to curb the appetite for single-use plastics in restaurants. Plastic utensils, containers, cups, straws and lids will eventually be banned in all bars and restaurants in Montreal. The goal is to force restaurant owners and their management teams to move toward … Read more

The EU mandates that an appliance be repaired beyond warranty

Yesterday, the European Commission proposed a directive that will oblige manufacturers to fix products that have been damaged up to ten years after buying them. Yesterday, the European Commission proposed a directive that will oblige manufacturers to fix products that have been damaged up to ten years after buying them. Brussels wants to enshrine the … Read more

Kate Middleton’s ‘lovely’ military look echoes Princess Diana’s iconic style – pictures

For the first time since 2019, the Prince and attended church in on Christmas Day morning with other members of the Royal Family. Joining them were their three children, Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis, and as always Kate’s outfit caught everyone’s attention. Kate’s Christmas day outfit centred on her longline olive coat thought … Read more

Jury dismissed in Melbourne woman’s bathtub murder trial

Jurors have been unable to reach a verdict in the murder trial of a man accused of killing his girlfriend and leaving her body in a bath for eight months. Sarah Gatt’s body was discovered by police in January 2018, but it’s alleged her on-and-off again boyfriend Andrew Baker murdered her sometime in April 2017. … Read more

Dan Fumano: B.C.’s chief electoral officer raised interference concerns three years ago. Little has changed

Analysis: In 2020, B.C.’s chief electoral officer highlighted gaps in elections laws around foreign interference. Those gaps still exist. A person leaves a civic election polling station in Vancouver, on Saturday, October 15, 2022. Almost three years after B.C.’s chief electoral officer made recommendations for legislative changes to “discourage foreign and out-of-province interference” in the … Read more

Abortion pill hearing made public after transparency concern

WASHINGTON (AP) — A judge is set to hear arguments this week in a lawsuit that poses a threat to the nationwide availability of medication abortion. The upcoming hearing became public Monday after reporting raised concerns that the case with major implications could unfold with little public oversight. The intensely watched lawsuit challenges the Food … Read more

Mother voices concern after bus driver left children at stop unsupervised

A Toronto-area mother is demanding changes after her two school-aged children were left unattended at a school bus drop-off. Global News isn’t revealing the mother’s identity to protect the children’s identities. On Monday, she said her four-year-old and six-year-old children boarded the bus at school as usual, but it allegedly arrived at the stop earlier … Read more

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