'It was very discouraging': Winnipeg skateboard community looking for new indoor park following alleged LGBTQ2S+ discrimination

Maddy Nowosad is part of a group looking to create a new indoor skateboard facility in Winnipeg, alleging the current indoor skatepark in Winnipeg has discrimintory policies against 2SLGBTQ+ skaters. (Photo courtesy: Morgan McLachlan) Maddy Nowosad is part of a group looking to create a new indoor skateboard facility in Winnipeg, alleging the current indoor skatepark in Winnipeg has discrimintory policies against 2SLGBTQ+ skaters. (Photo courtesy: Morgan McLachlan)

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Quake deaths pass 5,000 as Turkiye, Syria seek survivors

Search teams and emergency aid from around the world poured into Turkiye and Syria on Tuesday as rescuers working in freezing temperatures dug, sometimes with their bare hands, through the remains of buildings flattened by a magnitude 7.8 earthquake. The death toll soared above 5,000 and was still expected to rise.

Emergency teams search for people in the rubble of a destroyed building in Adana, southern Turkiye, Feb. 7, 2023. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)

Canadians now expect to need $1.7M in order to retire: BMO survey

Canadians now believe they need $1.7 million in savings in order to retire, a 20 per cent increase from 2020, according to a new BMO survey. The eye-watering figure is the largest sum since BMO first started surveying Canadians about their retirement expectations 13 years ago.

China says will 'safeguard interests' over balloon shootdown

China said Tuesday it will 'resolutely safeguard its legitimate rights and interests' over the shooting down of a suspected Chinese spy balloon by the United States, as relations between the two countries deteriorate further. The balloon prompted U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken to cancel a highly-anticipated visit to Beijing this week that had offered slight hopes for an improvement in relations.