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Europe · Washington

Monkeypox spreads in West, baffling African scientists

61% Center coverage: 79 sources
Cases of the smallpox-related disease have previously been seen only among people with links to central and West Africa. In the past week, Britain, Spain, Portugal, Italy, U.S., Sweden and Canada all reported infections. Most of the cases involve men who have had sex with men.See the Story
FIFA · Vancouver

FIFA plans to announce 2026 World Cup host cities on June 16

47% Left coverage: 15 sources
Seventeen U.S. stadiums in 16 areas remain in the bidding for the first 48-team World Cup. Three stadiums each in Canada and Mexico are expected to be used. FIFA targeted mid-May for announcing site selections, and then pushed that back a month.See the Story
Residential Schools · Kamloops

From 'exhumation to memorialization' at Kamloops

67% Center coverage: 3 sources
The old apple orchard where evidence of the graves was found by ground-penetrating radar last May could soon be the site of an archeological dig and work to exhume remains. No consensus has emerged among survivors, with some seeing exhumation as a process that could help lay victims properly to rest, while others want them left undisturbed.See the Story
Business · Gardena

Driver of Tesla on autopilot must stand trial for crash that killed 2 in Gardena, judge rules

67% Center coverage: 30 sources
There is enough evidence to try Kevin George Aziz Riad, 27, on two counts of vehicular manslaughter. It is believed to be the first felony prosecution in the U.S. against a driver using a partially automated driving system. The misuse of Autopilot, which can control steering, speed and braking, has occurred on numerous occasions.See the Story
Europe · Kyiv

West rushes more aid as Mariupol teeters and fighting rages

48% Center coverage: 19 sources
Russian forces shelled a vital highway and kept up attacks on a key city in the Luhansk region. An undisclosed number of Ukrainian soldiers remained at the Azovstal steel plant. Russia will cut off natural gas to Finland on Saturday. A captured Russian soldier accused of killing a civilian awaited his fate in Ukraine's first war crimes trial.See the Story
Vaccinations

Canada considering smallpox vaccine for monkeypox cases, says Dr. Theresa Tam

Coverage: 7 sources
Monkeypox is a rare disease that comes from the same family of viruses as variola. It is also linked to the vaccinia virus used in the smallpox vaccine. Canada stopped routinely immunizing people against smallpox in 1972. Canada's chief public health officer does not know how widespread the disease has become.See the Story
Pembina · Pembina

NFI Group closing factory in Pembina, N.D., as part of cost-cutting plan

67% Center coverage: 3 sources
NFI Group Inc. says it is closing a factory in Pembina, N.D., later this year as part of a new cost-cutting plan.See the Story
Manitoba · Manitoba

Pine Falls Health Complex emergency department temporarily suspended

Coverage: 2 sources
Pine Falls Health Complex's emergency department service is being suspended. The suspension is due to a shortage of emergency department nursing staff. People seeking emergency care should call 911 or visit Pinawa Hospital. The Interlake-Eastern Regional Health Authority will extend hours of access to primary care at the Pine Falls clinic.See the Story
Winnipeg · Winnipeg

Gallery: Free Press photographer Jessica Lee chronicles Ukrainian family’s first month in Winnipeg

100% Center coverage: 1 sources
Olena Hrushytska, 37, her son, Oleksandr (Sasha) HrushYtskyi, 6, and her fianc�, Sergiy Adamenko, 41, left their home and made their way to a subway station. They were accompanied by Adamenko's parents, a young friend, three dogs and a cat. They drove from Kharkiv, Ukraine, to Romania, then took trains and buses to Hungary and Germany, before flying from Amsterdam to Toronto and eventually Winnipeg.See the Story

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