Coronavirus news and updates for Wednesday, May 18, 2022

The latest coronavirus news from Canada and around the world Wednesday. This file is updated throughout the day. Web links to longer stories when available. Wednesday 5:52 am: North Korea added hundreds of thousands of infections to its growing pandemic caseload on Wednesday, but also said a million people have already recovered from suspected COVID-19 … Read more

Métis hunter’s widow questioned about his drinking the night two men were shot

EDMONTON — Sarah Sansom wiped tears on Tuesday as she looked at some of her husband’s last photos taken before he was shot on a country road, and was questioned by a lawyer about her husband’s drinking habits. On the witness stand, Sansom described her husband, Jacob Sansom, 39, as a passionate fighter and a … Read more

Finland and Sweden on the brink of NATO membership

HELSINKI/BRUSSELS — Against the background of the Russian war in Ukraine, Sweden and Finland are jointly heading for NATO membership. On Wednesday, the Scandinavian countries plan to submit their applications to the intergovernmental military alliance. Russia has underestimated the consequences of the two countries’ possible accession to NATO on Tuesday. “Finland, Sweden and other neutral … Read more

Gasoline costs inhibit the income of drivers with shared cars

After four years of driving for Uber, Adil Chaudhry decided he had reached his limit. Skyrocketing gas prices that started to break records in February and have only gotten worse, along with inflation reaching a 30-year high of 6.7 percent in March, all had a serious impact on Chaudhry’s results. And because Uber is only … Read more

Murder Trial: Video of Two Métis Fighters Being Shot on Alberta Road

EDMONTON – A video of two Métis fighters being shot on a rural road was played in court on Monday as a second-degree murder trial began for the gunman and his father. At the start of the pandemic, in March 2020, Jacob Sansom, 39, and his uncle, Morris Cardinal, 57, were gunned down on a … Read more

Hedley fan’s mother testifies at Jacob Hoggard trial

Warning: contains graphic content The mother of a then 16-year-old Hedley fan who has said she was raped by the pop-rock band’s lead singer, Jacob Hoggard, testified Monday that she was “heartbroken” when her daughter told her via phone call days later what happened. has happened. “She was crying and hyperventilating,” said the complainant’s mother. … Read more

Hedley fan’s mother testifies at Jacob Hoggard trial

Warning: contains graphic content The mother of a then 16-year-old Hedley fan who has said she was raped by the pop-rock band’s lead singer, Jacob Hoggard, testified Monday that she was “heartbroken” when her daughter told her via phone call days later what happened. has happened. “She was crying and hyperventilating,” said the complainant’s mother. … Read more

Murong Xuecun wrote a book about Wuhan

The streets of Wuhan, China were virtually empty in the early days. A mysterious virus had swept through the city of 11 million people, prompting authorities to impose a lockdown. With many residents eager to leave what would become a 76-day ordeal, Murong Xuecun arrived to stay. It was April 2020 and the celebrated Chinese … Read more

Rape lawsuit against Jacob Hoggard continues on Monday

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David Milgaard, who spent decades behind bars for a crime he didn’t commit, dies at age 69

David Milgaard saw that I was a little uneasy when he unexpectedly passed the Toronto Star editorial office in July 1993, dripping wet and half naked. It was a year after he was released from prison – after spending nearly 23 years behind bars as the victim of one of Canada’s most notorious miscarriages of … Read more