TOPIC: NEPAL

Used-car sale turns into quest to help 4 Ontario college students from Nepal furnish their empty place

Chris Delargy of Mount Brydges, Ont., wasn't planning to start a furniture drive when he sold his 2011 Mazda to four students from Nepal last week, but after seeing their empty apartment, he couldn't just walk away.

London's Nepalese community holding vigil to mourn victims killed in plane crash

Although they're far away from their home country, the Nepalese community in London, Ont., is deeply feeling the loss of those who died in a plane crash earlier this month.

Scotiabank Giller Prize to feature 2022 longlisted writers in monthly book club

From January to July, this year's monthly Giller Book Club will feature 14 interviews with the authors on the 2022 longlist in conversation with notable writers, critics, past jury members and academics.

New Nepal airport lacked landing system to help guide pilots in deadly crash

The newly opened airport in Nepal where a Yeti Airlines plane was attempting to land when it crashed over the weekend, killing all 72 on board, did not have a functioning instrument landing system that guides planes to the runway, an official said Thursday.

Co-pilot of downed Nepal passenger plane was widow of pilot killed in 2006 crash

In 2010, Anju Khatiwada joined Nepal's Yeti Airlines, following in the footsteps of her husband, a pilot who had died in a crash four years earlier when a small passenger plane he was flying for the domestic carrier went down minutes before landing. On Sunday, Khatiwada, 44, was the co-pilot on a Yeti Airlines flight from Kathmandu that crashed as it approached the city of Pokhara, killing at least 68 people.

Dozens killed, 4 missing after Nepal plane crashes during landing

Authorities in Nepal say 68 people have been confirmed dead after a regional passenger plane with 72 aboard crashed into a gorge while landing at a newly opened airport in the resort town of Pokhara.

Niagara Region man turns trash left on Mount Everest into art

Beamsville artist Floyd Elzinga's latest project took him to Nepal, where he worked with a local organization to transform waste into art.

Suspected serial killer Charles Sobhraj, convicted in death of Canadian, released from Nepal prison

Charles Sobhraj, a convicted killer who police say is responsible for a string of murders in the 1970s and '80s, including that of a Canadian, was released from a Nepal prison on Friday after nearly two decades behind bars.

'It was magic': Island woman reflects on trek to Mount Everest base camp

The 5,364-metre high Mount Everest base camp is where one woman from Prince Edward Island found herself after an eight-day trek.
Nothing is Foreign

The World Cup's tragic cost

As the 2022 World Cup begins in Qatar, the tournament has been shrouded in controversy as human rights groups say foreign workers have been exploited. But despite the scandals, the tournament is set to bring in record revenues for FIFA.
Northern Nosh

Feast on Nepali dumplings from this new Thunder Bay business

Up North host Jonathan Pinto learns about Bright Nepal, a new food business specializing in momos and pakoras.
First Person

Nine years and 15 jobs — the endless cycle is eating at my confidence

A steady job has eluded Merina Shrestha since she immigrated from Nepal to Calgary. She says she wasn’t prepared for how much of the labour market in Canada is based on precarious work.

Tsering Yangzom Lama's We Measure the Earth With Our Bodies examines the cost of exile — read an excerpt now

The novel is a finalist for the Scotiabank Giller Prize. The winner will be announced on Nov. 7, 2022.
How I Wrote It

Tsering Yangzom Lama examines the cost of exile in debut novel We Measure the Earth with Our Bodies

The Tibetan Canadian author spoke with CBC Books about the inspiration behind her debut novel We Measure the Earth with Our Bodies.

Body of famed U.S. extreme skier Hilaree Nelson found on Nepalese mountain

The body of a famed U.S. extreme skier who went missing this week after falling from the world's eighth-highest mountain was recovered Wednesday and transported to Nepal's capital.

Rescuers search for famed ski climber who fell off 8th-highest mountain

Nepalese rescuers in a helicopter are searching for a famed U.S. ski climber a day after she fell off near the peak of the world's eighth-highest mountain.

Sask.'s mustard farmers suffered in 2021, and now their pain is being felt around the world

A difficult 2021 for farmers in Western Canada has resulted in a mustard shortage in Europe this year, but there are promising signs that issues will be resolved in the coming months. 

Dijon mustard is hard to find in France and Canada is partly to blame

A staple on the shelves of grocery stores and in refrigerators across France is in short supply, and bad weather in the Canadian Prairies is largely to blame.
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In today's Morning Brief, the gripping testimony of Cassidy Hutchinson before the Jan. 6 committee could provide federal prosecutors with the legal ammunition to charge former U.S. president Donald Trump with seditious conspiracy, some legal analysts say.

21 Canadian books to get your dad for Father's Day

Books make great gifts. Whether it's short stories, true crime, memoir or comedy, here are some book suggestions for dad on Father's Day (June 19).

Nepal says bodies of all victims of plane crash recovered

Nepali search and rescue teams have recovered the body of the last of 22 people aboard a small plane that crashed in the Himalayas two days earlier and also found the flight's voice recorder.

Rescuers recover bodies of 21 victims from Nepal plane crash

Rescuers searching a mountainside in Nepal on Monday recovered the bodies of 21 of the 22 people aboard a plane that crashed a day earlier, officials said.

Wreckage of plane carrying 22 people found in Nepal's mountains

A small passenger plane with 22 people on board went missing in cloudy weather in Nepal on Sunday, and authorities suspended a search in difficult terrain as night fell.

N.L. musician dies while trying to reach Mount Everest base camp

Matthew Glover died while attempting to reach a base camp of Mount Everest. The 50-year-old from Placentia, N.L., enjoyed travelling and was a frequent performer in the St. John’s music scene.
BOOK REVIEW

Exploring how sports, racial history intertwine in an Ontario community

Black Lives Matter was not the catalyst for 'On Account of Darkness' but author Ian Kennedy says the movement helped him realize that in addition to celebrating athletes who fought for inclusion, we need to also recognize how sport acted (and still acts) as a vehicle for exclusion.

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