After businessman floats $20 minimum wage, Quebec minister says no, but a hike is coming

Louis Audet, chief executive of Cogeco Communications, speaks to shareholders at the company's annual meeting Wednesday, January 13, 2016 in Montreal. Louis Audet is stepping aside as president and CEO of the Cogeco cable and broadcasting companies founded by his family, and will be replaced by Philippe Jette on Sept. 1. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz) Louis Audet, chief executive of Cogeco Communications, speaks to shareholders at the company's annual meeting Wednesday, January 13, 2016 in Montreal. Louis Audet is stepping aside as president and CEO of the Cogeco cable and broadcasting companies founded by his family, and will be replaced by Philippe Jette on Sept. 1. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz)

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'Hero' guard, church deacon among Buffalo shooting victims

Aaron Salter was one of 10 killed in an attack whose victims represented a cross-section of life in the predominantly Black neighbourhood in Buffalo, New York. They included a church deacon, a man at the store buying a birthday cake for his grandson and an 86-year-old who had just visited her husband at a nursing home.

Shanghai says lockdown to ease as virus spread mostly ends

Most of Shanghai has stopped the spread of the coronavirus in the community and fewer than 1 million people remain under strict lockdown, authorities said Monday, as the city moves toward reopening and economic data showed the gloomy impact of China's 'zero-COVID' policy.

Buffalo shooter targeted Black neighbourhood, officials say

The white 18-year-old who shot and killed 10 people at a Buffalo supermarket had researched the local demographics and drove to the area a day in advance to conduct reconnaissance with the intent of killing as many Black people as possible, officials said Sunday.

California churchgoers detained gunman in deadly attack

A man opened fire during a lunch reception at a Southern California church, killing one person and wounding five senior citizens before a pastor hit the gunman on the head with a chair and parishioners hog-tied him with electrical cords.