Topic: Nepal


Blue Sky Kingdom

A nonfiction book by Bruce Kirkby.

Omicron variant prompts cancelled plans for N.B. resident, concerns for travellers

Concerns over the impact of the omicron COVID-19 variant has prompted a New Brunswick man to cancel his overseas flight, while a travel agent warns the variant could cause complications for travelers.

Fredericton's housing crisis prevents immigrants like me from pursuing a Canadian dream

While New Brunswick may be campaigning to attract newcomers from other countries, the housing situation facing them in the province's capital city is desperate, writes student Arun Budhathoki.

How a piece of the Berlin Wall ended up in a backyard in Keswick Ridge

Earl Gilbey keeps a bit of history in his own backyard.

Dozens killed in Nepal bus crash after vehicle skidded off mountain road, plunged into gorge

At least 28 people died on Tuesday in western Nepal when the bus they were on skidded off a mountain road and fell hundreds of metres into a gorge, authorities said.

How many climate disasters will today's children face? Scientists release estimate

Children around the world will face a sharp jump in heat waves, floods and droughts in their lives compared to their grandparents.

South Asian Canadian creators making mark off-screen — as crucial as being in front of the camera

South Asian Canadians are having a pop culture moment as their stories make a mark in film and television here and abroad. But those works are incomplete without proper behind-the-scenes representation, say creators and critics. But with a new-found focus on Canada's largest visible minority community, representation is about more than just the faces we see on the screen.



Toronto teen provides education to kids in Nepal and India

Meghna Katyal is a 17 year-old from Toronto who started an organization called Saras Education Fund where she teaches kids in India and Nepal through zoom classes.

Montage of late Reuters photojournalist Danish Siddiqui's best work

A Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer for Reuters was killed Friday as he chronicled fighting between Afghan forces and the Taliban. Here is a montage of some of his best work compiled by Reuters.
Coronavirus Brief

The latest on the coronavirus outbreak for June 17

The latest on the coronavirus outbreak for June 17.

Nepal in desperate need of COVID-19 vaccines, health official warns

Nepal has significantly reduced coronavirus infections after its worst outbreak, which overwhelmed the country's medical system, but is in desperate need of vaccines, its health minister said Thursday.

Alberta Hindus call for earlier inclusion in proposed K-6 curriculum

A group of Hindus in Alberta want their religion included in Alberta’s proposed new K-6 curriculum at an earlier stage.

COVID-19 travel curbs leave Mount Everest climbers looking for flights home

Climbers returning from Mount Everest and other Himalayan peaks are struggling to find a return flight back home after Nepal banned most air travel to contain a surge in COVID-19 cases, mountaineering operators and hikers said on Wednesday.

Nova Scotia man conquers Mount Everest after 2-month journey

The provincial flag was proudly displayed at the top of the world last week, when a Nova Scotia man completed his two-month journey to the summit of Mount Everest.

Blind Chinese mountaineer reaches top of Mount Everest

A 46-year old man from China has scaled the tallest peak in the world from the Nepal side, becoming the first blind man from Asia to climb Mount Everest.
First Person

Nepalese Calgarian restaurateur says love and co-operation can help with a crisis like COVID-19

May is Asian Heritage Month and to celebrate, CBC Calgary is featuring Calgarians and what it means to be Asian Canadian in 2021. Narayan Dahal owns and operates Pathways Burgers & Momos, a Nepalese restaurant in Calgary.

This DJ makes Southeast Asian cuisine from scratch

May is Asian Heritage Month and what better way to explore Asian culture than through its delicious food?

Interpreters provide lifeline to newcomers, refugees starting over during pandemic

Language interpreters help translate everything from legal documents to doctor's instructions, and have been instrumental in helping newcomers settle in Canada during the pandemic.

5 first-time Juno nominees that you need to be paying attention to

The future of Canadian music is looking bright thanks to the emergence of these Juno newcomers.

What's cooking in this South Asian kitchen?

May is Asian Heritage Month and what better way to explore Asian culture than through its delicious food?

China cancels Everest climbs over fears of importing coronavirus from Nepal

China has cancelled attempts to climb Mount Everest from its side of the world's highest peak because of fears of importing COVID-19 cases from neighbouring Nepal, state media reported.

Lakehead international students serve up cookbook for the community

Even while studying long distance during the pandemic, a group of international students enrolled at Lakehead University have found a way to connect with the community of Thunder Bay, Ont., and each other. 

China to draw 'separation line' atop Mount Everest to curb COVID-19 spread

China will draw a "separation line" atop Mount Everest to prevent the coronavirus from being spread by climbers ascending Nepal's side of the mountain, Chinese state media reported Monday. Nepal is experiencing a surging outbreak, with record numbers of new infections and deaths in recent days.

Nepal's COVID-19 case surge has doctors sounding the alarm

Across the border from a devastating surge in India, doctors in Nepal warned Friday of a major crisis as daily coronavirus cases hit a record and hospitals were running out of beds and oxygen.

Get informed on the top stories of the day in one quick scan

In today's Morning Brief, some experts help us navigate the etiquette of a post-COVID-19 vaccination world.