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March 18, 2018 5:24 PM Cirque du Soleil aerialist dies after fall during show in Tampa

Long-time performer Yann Arnaud died in hospital after falling to the stage A Cirque du Soleil aerialist died during a show in Tampa, Florida, Saturday night after he fell more than three metres to the stage while performing an aerial straps number. The company issued a statement Sunday afternoon, saying that the performer —Yann Arnaud — was transported 10

March 15, 2018 2:44 PM U.S. imposes sanctions on 19 Russians, including 13 indicted by Mueller, over alleged election interference

The U.S. Treasury Department says the the Russian military intelligence agency, GRU and Russia’s military both interfered in the American election and were “directly responsible” for the NotPetya cyberattack that hit businesses across Europe in June 2017. WASHINGTON—The Trump administration is imposing sanctions on 19 Russians for alleged interference 9

March 12, 2018 5:31 PM Air Canada says services restored after massive system outage affected Pearson, other airports

The disruption came two weeks after the airline had a computer issue that disrupted web and mobile check-ins. Air Canada says it has restored its computer systems after a morning outage led to delays across the airline’s operations. The company says it expects some continued flight delays as it works to clear the backlog caused by a disruption of its airport 14

March 12, 2018 5:09 PM Air Canada computer glitch causing long lines across Canadian airports

Multiple airports included, along with the airline's website A system-wide computer outage is leading to long lines at airports across Canada on Monday, as some flights are having to be checked in manually. Social media is full of reports of long lines at airports, including those in Vancouver, Toronto, Montreal and Calgary. "We apologize for any inconvenience 26

March 8, 2018 9:00 AM Thawing permafrost causes 'browning' of lakes, upsetting aquatic ecosystems, study says

Study sampled 253 ponds in Arctic and subarctic regions across the world over 15 years Northern freshwater lakes are turning brown as permafrost thaws and introduces more organic carbon into the water, according to a new study published in the journal Limnology and Oceanography Letters. The study says the "browning" of lakes is a global phenomenon, but calls 20

March 7, 2018 10:17 PM U.S. Holocaust Museum revokes award to Burma’s Suu Kyi over response to Rohingya crisis

The museum said Burma’s civilian leader failed to halt or even acknowledge the violence against her country’s Rohingya Muslim minority. “We had hoped that you — as someone we and many others have celebrated for your commitment to human dignity and universal human rights — would have done something to condemn and stop the military’s brutal campaign and to express 14

March 7, 2018 8:12 PM Montreal unveils $7.8-million plan to fight homelessness

Montreal’s plan to fight homelessness includes 1,000 social housing units designed to help people get off the street. Montreal is releasing a $7.8-million plan to fight homelessness that includes building roughly 1,000 social housing units designed to help people get off the street. The city also says it plans to announce a project where homeless people 15

March 7, 2018 6:50 PM CBC/Radio-Canada offer 600-plus hours of Paralympic coverage

Opening ceremony scheduled for Friday at 5:30 a.m. ET CBC and Radio-Canada will offer more than 600 hours of coverage of the Paralympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea, where Canada's 55 athletes will go for gold. Broadcasts of the Games, which run March 9 to 18, will be available daily on CBC and Radio-Canada with live streams hosted on the CBC Sports 15

March 6, 2018 8:52 PM #AfterMeToo aims to bring solidarity against sexual violence to Canadian Screen Awards

After the #MeToo and Time's Up movements made waves throughout the American award season with powerful statements against sexual assault and harassment, the homegrown #AfterMeToo initiative is hoping this Sunday's Canadian Screen Awards will also see celebrities standing in solidarity against sexual violence. Starting on Tuesday, small, round #AfterMeToo 26

March 5, 2018 8:17 PM Amy Shapero to replace Shopify CFO Russ Jones in April

Jones will retire but remain a strategic adviser during a transition after the arrival of his successor, Shapero, on April 2. OTTAWA - Shopify Inc. says its original chief financial officer will retire but remain a strategic adviser during a transition after the arrival of his successor, Amy Shapero, on April 2. She succeeds Russ Jones, who has been Shopify's 13