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'We just don't have enough workers:' Restaurants rocked by labour shortage, inflation

'We just don't have enough workers:' Restaurants rocked by labour shortage, inflation

When a fried chicken chain opened its first location in Atlantic Canada, it was so popular it had to cut back hours.
Chicago alt-weekly survives column clash, going nonprofit

Chicago alt-weekly survives column clash, going nonprofit

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Reader, the city's famed alt-weekly, is expected to become a nonprofit this month after the sale was nearly derailed over a co-owner's column opposing COVID-19 vaccine requirements for children.
Buddhist chaplains on the rise in US, offering broad appeal

Buddhist chaplains on the rise in US, offering broad appeal

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'The broads came out!': Celebrating LGBTQ history of Broad Cove, N.L.

'The broads came out!': Celebrating LGBTQ history of Broad Cove, N.L.

ST. JOHN'S, N.L. — An event planned this summer in a small Newfoundland town aims to unite the province's LGTBQ diaspora and celebrate the lesbian history of the aptly named community of Broad Cove.
Ukrainian band Kalush Orchestra wins Eurovision amid war

Ukrainian band Kalush Orchestra wins Eurovision amid war

TURIN, Italy (AP) — Ukrainian band Kalush Orchestra won the Eurovision Song Contest, a clear show of popular support for the group's war-ravaged nation that went beyond music.
Charlotte Cardin wins three Junos in pre-telecast as history made in other categories

Charlotte Cardin wins three Junos in pre-telecast as history made in other categories

TORONTO — Charlotte Cardin's hands were full at the Juno Awards pre-telecast ceremony on Saturday as she picked up a leading three trophies.
Saudi oil giant Aramco's first-quarter profits surge 80%

Saudi oil giant Aramco's first-quarter profits surge 80%

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Oil giant Saudi Aramco said Sunday its profits soared more than 80% in the first three months of the year, as the state-backed company cashes in on the volatility in global energy markets and soaring oil prices foll
Ukraine: Russians withdraw from around Kharkiv, batter east

Ukraine: Russians withdraw from around Kharkiv, batter east

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Russian troops were withdrawing from around Ukraine’s second-largest city after bombarding it for weeks, the Ukrainian military said Saturday, as Kyiv and Moscow's forces engaged in a grinding battle for the country’s eastern ind
'Anxiety and frustration': Demonstrators protest Quebec language law

'Anxiety and frustration': Demonstrators protest Quebec language law

MONTREAL — On a scorching Saturday, demonstrators streamed through downtown Montreal to protest Quebec's contentious language bill, demanding it be scrapped to preserve the rights of anglophones, allophones and Indigenous communities.

Croupiers walk off the job at Montreal Casino amid negotiations deadlock

MONTREAL — Croupiers at the Montreal Casino went on a surprise four-hour strike late Saturday afternoon in a show of solidarity amid a negotiations deadlock At the stroke of 4 p.m.