Mudslides in Brazil city of Petrópolis kill at least 94

“It’s almost a warlike situation,” Rio de Janeiro Gov. Cláudio Castro said at a news briefing. “All of our teams are mobilized: firefighters, departments and all other state agencies.” Story continues below advertisement Castro said it was “the greatest rain since 1932,” characterizing the catastrophe as so rare that it was difficult to take preventive … Read more

Decision on Iran nuclear deal ‘days away’, says French foreign minister

“We are coming … to the hour of truth,” Le Drian said of ongoing negotiations in Vienna to salvage the landmark deal — which former President Donald Trump abandoned in 2018, and Tehran began to withdraw from a year later. “It’s not a matter of weeks, it’s a matter of days,” he said. Later on … Read more

Education Department To Erase $415 Million In Student Loan Debt In Borrower Defense Claims

Student loan debt has been an ongoing conversation for decades, and nearly 16,000 former students may get a bit of relief due to borrower defense claims cleared by the US Department of Education. According to the website, former students will have $415 million of student loan debt erased. “Nearly 16,000 borrowers will receive $415 million … Read more

Canberrans are rallying to support local businesses targeted by COVID-19 vaccine protesters

As protesters against COVID-19 vaccines and mandates filtered into a city with a 98 per cent double-vaccination rate, tensions between those who are, and are not, vaccinated bubbled under the surface. While visiting the national capital, some protesters claimed they were denied entry into restaurants and shops for refusing to wear face masks or comply … Read more

A new report has revealed how Maribyrnong council is performing

By Molly Magennis Maribyrnong council’s Second Quarter Performance Report has revealed that while the majority of initiatives were progressing as planned, there are some that have been delayed. The Council Plan 2021/25 and integrated Municipal Public Health and Wellbeing Plan was adopted on June 15 2021, and sets out councils long-term vision over a four-year … Read more

Metro Vancouver among top donors to Ottawa trucker convoy

A recent data hack has shown some substantial donations made to the Freedom Convoy currently occupying Ottawa’s streets come from people located within Metro Vancouver. The hack comes after a GoFundMe account that raised more than $10 million was shut down. Soon after, the convoy’s organizers looked to GiveSendGo for their fundraising needs and have … Read more

Councilor calls on Mayor Watson to resign during heated council meeting

Mayor Jim Watson faced angry criticism from councillors, including one calling for him to resign, during a heated and emotional debate on the future of the Ottawa Police Services Board Wednesday night. Council spent two hours debating a motion from Coun. Scott Moffatt to remove Coun. Diane Deans and Coun. Carol Anne Meehan of the … Read more