Ottawa parents want more information on school absence rates

New data released by the province shows the absentee rate amongst staff and students at Osgoode Township High School was 42.8 percent on Friday. (Shaun Vardon/CTV News Ottawa) New data released by the province shows the absentee rate amongst staff and students at Osgoode Township High School was 42.8 percent on Friday. (Shaun Vardon/CTV News Ottawa)

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Russian sentenced to life in Ukraine's 1st war crimes trial

A Russian soldier who pleaded guilty to killing a Ukrainian civilian was sentenced to life in prison on Monday in the first war crimes trial since Moscow invaded three months ago, unleashing a brutal conflict that has led to accusations of atrocities, left thousands dead, driven millions from their homes and flattened whole swaths of cities.

A new billionaire has been minted nearly every day during the pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has been good for the wallets of the wealthy. Some 573 people have joined the billionaire ranks since 2020, bringing the worldwide total to 2,668, according to an analysis released by Oxfam on Sunday. That means a new billionaire was minted about every 30 hours, on average, so far during the pandemic.