Ottawa police officer pleads guilty to misconduct after donating to ‘Freedom Convoy’

An Ottawa police officer pleaded guilty to misconduct for donating money to “Freedom Convoy” fundraisers during the protest in downtown Ottawa. Const. Kristina Neilson pleaded guilty to a single count of discreditable conduct under the Police Services Act on Thursday. According to the agreed statement of facts, Neilson donated $55 through GoFundMe … Read more

Belarus Nobel Peace laureate chose to return home despite jail warning, friend says

VILNIUS – Nobel Peace Prize winner Ales Byalyatski chose to return to his native Belarus despite warnings he faced jail there in order to help civil society by distributing international aid donations, a friend of the human rights activist said. Byalyatski won the prize alongside Russian rights group Memorial and Ukraine’s Center for … Read more

Peter Robinson, Toronto-based crime writer behind Inspector Banks series, dies at 72

TORONTO — British-Canadian crime writer Peter Robinson, who kept readers in suspense with his long-running Inspector Banks series, has died. Robinson’s publisher McClelland & Stewart says he died in Toronto on Tuesday after a brief illness. He was 72. Robinson chronicled the capers of British detective Alan Banks in more than 25 novels that have … Read more

The Pacific Ocean will close, America to collide with Asia: Study

Hundreds of millions of years from now, Earth will look unrecognizable as the globe’s largest ocean vanishes, and researchers say the continent “Amasia” will form from the collision of North America and Asia. A study recently published in National Science Review highlights the findings by a team of researchers at Curtin University in Australia. According to researchers, … Read more