Amazon embarks on hiring blitz as Vancouver Island distribution centre to open next month

Amazon says it needs 100 to 150 positions filled by mid to late October when its Sidney, B.C., distribution centre is expected to open. (CTV News) Amazon says it needs 100 to 150 positions filled by mid to late October when its Sidney, B.C., distribution centre is expected to open. (CTV News)

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Civilians escape Kherson after Russian strikes on freed city

Fleeing shelling, civilians on Saturday streamed out of the southern Ukrainian city whose recapture they had celebrated just weeks earlier as the country remembered a Stalin-era famine and sought to ensure that Russia's war in Ukraine doesn't deprive others worldwide of its vital food exports.

'Fame' and 'Flashdance' singer-actor Irene Cara dies at 63

Oscar, Golden Globe and two-time Grammy winning singer-actress Irene Cara, who starred and sang the title cut from the 1980 hit movie 'Fame' and then belted out the era-defining hit 'Flashdance ... What a Feeling' from 1983's 'Flashdance,' has died. She was 63.

Judge to decide on Florida face-biter insanity plea

A former college student who randomly killed a Florida couple in their garage six years ago and then chewed on one victim's face finally goes on trial Monday, with a judge deciding whether he goes to prison for life or to a mental hospital.