Thursday, October 28

Canada

Harry and Meghan decline invitation to Duke’s birthday
Canada, Featured, United Kingdom

Harry and Meghan decline invitation to Duke’s birthday

    Prince Harry and the Duchess of Sussex don't appear to be planning a visit to the UK any time soon. The couple, who announced they were stepping down as senior members of the Royal Family in January, have reportedly let go 15 members of their UK staff and closed their Buckingham Palace office. Now an expert has claimed Harry and Meghan also won’t be attending Prince Andrew’s 60th birthday celebrations later this month. UK media correspondent Neil Sean told Fox News the Queen has planned “a small family dinner” for her son. Plans for the Duke of York’s birthday have reportedly been scaled down since he stepped back from public duties late last year following the scandal surrounding his relationship with Jeffrey Epstein. “A mole [told] me, ‘It’s an open secret they...
Canadians reject Meghan and Harry tax burden Evening Standard
Canada, Featured

Canadians reject Meghan and Harry tax burden Evening Standard

    More than three quarters of Canadians feel their country should not foot the security bill for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, a new survey suggests. A total of 77 per cent of respondents said taxpayers should not have to pay the cost of protecting the Sussexes as they are not in Canada representing the Queen. The duke and duchess announced last month that they were stepping back as "senior" members of the royal family and said they would split their time between the UK and North America. Prince Harry joined Meghan in Vancouver Island at the end of last month, where the pair have begun a new life with their baby son Archie amid plans to become "financially independent". But the logistics over who will pick up the couple's bills remains unclear, with speculation th...
Meghan’s new role on Canadian reality TV show
Canada, Featured

Meghan’s new role on Canadian reality TV show

    Meghan Markle is already making plans for her first gig after quitting as a senior Royal, according to a new report. Meghan, 38, will make multiple appearances on the upcoming Canadian reality show 'I Do, Redo,' which is about couples planning a second wedding after disaster ruins their first ceremony, a source tells Page Six. The show, set to air on Netflix, will be hosted by Toronto wedding stylist Jessica Mulroney, who is Meghan's a close friend and confidant. It follows Meghan and Harry's vow to become 'financially independent' after stepping down from the Royal family. Meghan's guest spots on the new show will be 'sporadic,' according to the source. Union scale for a guest role on Canadian TV is $588 a day, though it's unclear whether Meghan will be paid. T...
Saudi runaway arrives in Canada after being granted asylum
Canada, Featured

Saudi runaway arrives in Canada after being granted asylum

    Saudi teenager Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun has arrived in Canada after being stranded in Bangkok Airport. The 18-year-old was granted asylum by Canada after she claimed she feared that she would be killed by her family. Ms Al-Qunun was stopped at Bangkok airport on Saturday by Thai immigration police who denied her entry and seized her passport. The 18-year-old barricaded herself in an airport hotel room, launching a social media campaign via Twitter and drawing global attention to her case. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Canada would accept Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun as a refugee. Canada has been unequivocal, Mr Trudeau said. We will always stand up for human rights and women's rights around the world. The office of the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees...
Merkel shares photo of her with Trump on sidelines of G7
Canada, Featured

Merkel shares photo of her with Trump on sidelines of G7

    The photo was posted to Merkel's official Instagram account, with a caption describing it as a spontaneous meeting between two working sessions. The photo comes amid growing tensions between Trump, Merkel and other G-7 leaders over trade disputes. While speaking Saturday at the summit, Trump threatened other leaders that if they do not reduce trade barriers, the U.S. is not going to deal with them. Social media users quickly shared Merkel's photo, with many suggesting the photo portrayed tension between the two leaders. Trump is sitting with his arms crossed in the photo, while Merkel, standing and leaning on a table, looks down at him. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is also standing with his arms crossed, and Trump's national security adviser John Bolton can b...
This woman’s yoga fail is going viral
Canada, ENGLISH

This woman’s yoga fail is going viral

    Chisa Tolbertson, a 22-year-old musician from Denver, posted the video of her yoga fail on Twitter back in May, For better or worse, the world of yoga has gotten increasingly more epic. While we used to just have vinyasa, or hot yoga, or aerial yoga if you were really adventurous, yoga goers nowadays are attending goat yoga, and naked yoga, and even drunk yoga. The main goal behind all of these themed-yoga classes is clear: they're doing it for the 'gram. It may have been the same goal that landed one woman literally in (probably cold) water when she attempted to do a fancy yoga pose on a log over a river earlier this year. Instead of a perfectly posed photo, Chisa Tolbertson, a 22-year-old musician from Denver, posted the video of her yoga fail on Twitter back in May, but...
Justin Trudeau weeps in tribute to Canadian music icon
Canada, ENGLISH

Justin Trudeau weeps in tribute to Canadian music icon

    Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau cried, as he delivered a touching eulogy for one of the North American nation's most-loved musicians. Gordon Downie, the legendary frontman of iconic Canadian rock band Tragically Hip, passed away on Tuesday (local time), aged 53, after a two-year battle with brain cancer. The Ontario rocker was not particularly famous outside Canada, but was a hugely recognisable figure in his homeland, and was lauded for his thoughtful lyrics, patriotism and philanthropy. Speaking on behalf of himself, his wife and Canada, Mr Trudeau wept openly, as he remembered the man he described as a friend. Gord was my friend and was everyone's friend it's who he was, our buddy Gord, who loved this country with everything he had. And not just in a neb...
Prince Harry with Meghan and Barack Obama rekindle bromance at Invictus Games
Canada, ENGLISH

Prince Harry with Meghan and Barack Obama rekindle bromance at Invictus Games

    The Prince and former US president are firm friends, appearing in public together several times over the years. On Friday, they shocked fans at the Invictus Games as they emerged into the wheelchair basketball arena together. In a testament to their friendship, the Prince was allegedly overheard speaking about his girlfriend Ms Markle to Mr Obama, who finally attended an Invictus event after being disappointed to miss out in Orlando last year . Britain's Prince Harry and former U.S. President Obama Hayley Stover, an 18-year-old carpentry student who sat next to the Prince, said afterwards: I did hear Obama ask about Meghan and Harry just let him know she had been to watch the tennis with him. Harry was really smiling when he said it. He looked really happy, it was...
Justin Trudeau takes a shot at Donald Trump over climate change policies
Canada, ENGLISH

Justin Trudeau takes a shot at Donald Trump over climate change policies

    Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, in a clear jab at US President Donald Trump's move to quit a major climate change pact, said on Monday the world needed the courage to confront hard truths on global warming. Trudeau's remarks were the first he has made in public since Trump announced on Thursday that the United States would withdraw from the Paris accord. Trudeau issued a statement at the time saying he was deeply disappointed. The future is still bright for those who have the courage to confront hard truths, and the confidence to stay the course, he said in public remarks after briefly paddling along the Niagara River to mark World Environment Day. After the event, he tweeted Canada is all in. This morning, we paddled to celebrate #WorldEnvironmentDay and o...
14000 year old village discovered in Canada one of oldest settlements ever found in North America
Canada, ENGLISH

14000 year old village discovered in Canada one of oldest settlements ever found in North America

    Archaeologists at the site are unearthing tools for lighting fires, fish hooks and spears dating back to the Ice Age An ancient village believed to be one of the oldest human settlements ever found in North America has been discovered during an excavation on a remote island in British Columbia. The village, which is estimated to be 14,000 years old, has been found on a rocky spit on Triquet Island, about 500 kilometres northwest of Victoria, Canada. It is estimated the village is older than Egypt’s pyramids. Scientists said the artefacts being unearthed, which include tools for lighting fires, fish hooks and spears dating back to the Ice Age, are painting a picture of how civilisation began in North America, CTV Vancouver Island News reports. Alisha Gauvreau, an a...