Elon Musk's, Space X, Wins the race back to space
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Elon Musk’s, Space X, Wins the race back to space

Reading Time: < 1 minute Elon Musk’s, Space X, Wins the race back to space. First space shuttle launch on US soil in a decade On Saturday, May 30 at 3:22 p.m. EDT, SpaceX’s Falcon 9 launched Crew Dragon’s second demonstration (Demo-2) mission from Launch Complex 39A (LC-39A) at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida, and the next day Crew Dragon autonomously docked to Read More…

Minister Hajdu sets out $4.8M to help Canadians stop smoking
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Minister Hajdu sets out $4.8M to help Canadians stop smoking

Reading Time: 2 minutes Minister Hajdu sets out $4.8M to help Canadians stop smoking. 2016-17 vaping among students has doubled Tobacco is the leading preventable cause of premature death and disease in Canada. Although progress has been made over the years to reduce tobacco use among Canadians, it continues to be a significant public health problem. Troubling trends of Read More…

Ontario Takes Steps to Protect Seniors in Care Homes
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Ontario Takes Steps to Protect Seniors in Care Homes

Reading Time: 2 minutes Ontario Takes Steps to Protect Seniors in Care Homes. Seniors remain the most vulnerable to catching COVID-19 Province Makes Regulatory Amendments in Response to Pandemic Today, the Ontario government made amendments to the Retirement Homes Act, 2010 regulation, enabling the Retirement Homes Regulatory Authority (RHRA) to better support seniors living in retirement homes during the COVID-19 outbreak.  Read More…

Skidegate First Nation on Haida Gwaii BC, Connected Remotely
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Skidegate First Nation on Haida Gwaii B.C, Connected Remotely

Reading Time: 3 minutes Skidegate First Nation on Haida Gwaii BC, Connected Remotely. Children’s mental health remains a priority As British Columbians get used to a new normal brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, child care providers like Susan Ellis knew she and her staff would have to find creative ways to provide comfort and care for the children Read More…

Nigeria: Borno launches COVID-19 heroes’ campaign
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Nigeria: Borno launches COVID-19 heroes’ campaign

Reading Time: 3 minutes Borno launches COVID-19 heroes’ campaign. The Borno state has the displacements for many people The campaign aims to demystify and de-stigmatize COVID-19 survivors by declaring them heroes and heroines of a disease that has claimed 25 lives in Borno As part of the ongoing response to the COVID-19 outbreak in north-east Nigeria, Borno State, WHO Read More…

Hate Unmasked In America
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Hate Unmasked In America

Reading Time: 4 minutes Hate Unmasked In America. Asians across the globe continue to face racial attacks for the Coronavirus. A neighbor shouted at Anna Almendrala and daughter Marigold Ganz for walking on their street without a mask a few days after the city of Los Angeles made mask use mandatory when leaving the house. (Courtesy of Anna Almendrala) Read More…

US: Provide Reparations for 1921 ‘Tulsa Race Massacre’
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US: Provide Reparations for 1921 ‘Tulsa Race Massacre’

Reading Time: 4 minutes Provide Reparations for 1921 ‘Tulsa Race Massacre. State, City Should have a plan to Compensate Survivors Reverend Robert Turner of the historic Vernon African Methodist Episcopal (AME) church, damaged in the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre, leads a reconciliatory pilgrimage of sorts from Mount Vernon AME to Tulsa City Hall every Wednesday, demanding “reparations now.” © 2019 Read More…

Enough is Enough - Sound of the Beast Podcast Edition
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Enough is Enough – Sound of the Beast Podcast Edition

Reading Time: < 1 minute Enough is Enough – Sound of the Beast Podcast Edition. A real honest discussion on racism in America Very powerful, honest talk about police officers killing unarmed Black Men in America on “The Sound of The Beast” podcast. The host Tunde Tokunboh is also in law enforcement, so you get an authentic perspective. We encourage Read More…

Canada leads 2nd round of clean energy discussions with IEA
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Canada leads 2nd round of clean energy discussions with IEA

Reading Time: 2 minutes Canada leads 2nd round of clean energy discussions with IEA. Canada has a role to play in renewable energy Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, the energy sector and its workers have reliably provided the power that Canadians and essential services depend on. Today, Seamus O’Regan Canada’s Minister of Natural Resources participated in the International Energy Agency’s Read More…

Bee-lieve it: B.C. celebrates the Day of the Honey Bee
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Bee-lieve it: B.C. celebrates the Day of the Honey Bee

Reading Time: 2 minutes B.C. celebrates the Day of the Honey Bee. Honey Bees economic contribution is over $3.2B. In recognition of the significant role the province’s honey bees and native pollinators play in B.C.’s agricultural industry and the lives of British Columbians, May 29 is proclaimed Day of the Honey Bee. “Honey bees and native pollinators may be Read More…

Trudeau announces another $285M for Indigenous communities
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Trudeau announces another $285M for Indigenous communities

Reading Time: 3 minutes Trudeau announces another $285M for Indigenous communities. $44.8M over five years to build 12 new shelters COVID-19 has further highlighted many existing challenges already facing Indigenous peoples, particularly those who live in remote areas. Throughout the pandemic, the federal government has been working closely with the Indigenous community to ensure their immediate and long health Read More…

COVID-19, found guilty of disrupting court procedures
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COVID-19, found guilty of disrupting court procedures

Reading Time: 2 minutes COVID-19, found guilty of disrupting court procedures. The virus brings unique challenges to courtrooms “COVID-19 has brought unprecedented challenges for court users and justice sector partners,” said David Eby, Attorney General. “Working with the judiciary, we are assessing courthouses to determine the best approach to protect the health of court users. Each courthouse is different, Read More…

Trudeau Leads High-level COVID-19 solution panel
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Trudeau Leads High-level COVID-19 solution panel

Reading Time: 6 minutes Trudeau Leads High-level COVID-19 solution panel. The world is counting on a solution as the death toll rises United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres, the Prime Minister of Canada Justin Trudeau, and the Prime Minister of Jamaica Andrew Holness, will convene world leaders and international organizations today in a joint initiative to sharpen and accelerate our Read More…

Philippines: Lasting Harm to Children from ‘Drug War’
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Philippines: Lasting Harm to Children from ‘Drug War’

Reading Time: 5 minutes Philippines: Lasting Harm to Children from ‘Drug War’. Duterte’s war on drugs is tearing families apart UN Human Rights Council Should Promote Justice for Killings Jennifer M. drew this using pencil and crayon as part of her therapy  for the psychological distress she suffered after witnessing the killing of her father by police officers inside their Read More…

President Duterte will not reopen schools without a vaccine
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President Duterte will not reopen schools without a vaccine

Reading Time: 2 minutes President Duterte will not reopen schools without a vaccine. It will be a disaster said Duterte President Rodrigo Duterte believes the opening of classes should be pushed back until a vaccine that could protect persons against coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) would be developed. In a public address late Monday night, Duterte said it was “useless” Read More…

May 28, UK set to roll out National Contact Tracing
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May 28, UK set to roll out National Contact Tracing

Reading Time: 4 minutes May 28, UK set to roll out National Contact Tracing Service. 25,000 staff dedicated to contact tracing The Uk to set to launch new National Health Service (NHS) Test and Trace service will launch tomorrow (Thursday 28 May) across England, the government announced. The service will help identify, contain and control coronavirus, reduce the spread Read More…

Andrew Scheer getting $1,200 COVID-19 cheque #U.S.CITIZEN
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Andrew Scheer getting $1,200 COVID-19 cheque #U.S.CITIZEN

Reading Time: 2 minutes Andrew Scheer getting $1,200 COVID-19 cheque #U.S.CITIZEN. 1000s of Canadians getting US stimulus cheques Thousands of people in Canada can expect a letter shortly from the U.S. Treasury Department explaining that they will be receiving stimulus cheques of $1200 called the Economic Impact Payments. All American citizens who filed taxes in 2018 or 2019 will Read More…

Crown will not appeal Maurice Johnson hit and run verdict
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Crown will not appeal Maurice Johnson hit and run verdict

Reading Time: 3 minutes Crown will not appeal Maurice Johnson hit and run verdict. Brady Francis, of Elsipogtog First Nation, killed by Johnson Following a thorough review, provincial Crown prosecutors will not appeal the April 28 acquittal of Maurice Johnson following his trial on a hit and run charge. The acquittal of Johnson in this case has raised many Read More…

Long Term Care Homes are Failing Seniors - Epic Misconduct
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Long Term Care Homes are Failing Seniors – Epic Misconduct

Reading Time: 3 minutes Long Term Care Homes are Failing Seniors – Epic Misconduct. Canadian ARMED Forces report detail mismanagement It is incredible that it takes a simple report from the military medical services to tell governments and Canadians what we have known for years; that senior homes in Canada are offering below standard care which is borderline criminal.  Read More…

GM Oshawa plant to make 10M masks for Government of Canada
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GM Oshawa plant to make 10M masks for Government of Canada

Reading Time: 2 minutes GM Oshawa plant to make 10M masks for Government of Canada. Production to start immediately saving many jobs Prime Minister Trudeau today announced a contract with General Motors of Canada to provide 10 million face masks over the next year with production to begin immediately. GM Canada will manufacture the face masks at cost at Read More…

Canada, Jamaica & UN set stage for high-level COVID-19 talk
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Canada, Jamaica & UN set stage for high-level COVID-19 talk

Reading Time: 2 minutes Canada, Jamaica & UN set stage for high-level COVID-19 talk. The virtual event set only for heads of states Today Prime Ministers Trudeau, Andrew Holness Jamaican Prime Minister, and UN Secretary-General António Guterres will convene a special high-level meeting on 28 May to advance concrete solutions to the development emergency caused by the COVID‑19 pandemic. Read More…

Northwest Territories allocating COVID-19 units to homeless
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Northwest Territories allocating COVID-19 units to homeless

Reading Time: 2 minutes Northwest Territories allocating COVID-19 units to homeless. 130 units going to those needing shelter Paulie Chinna, Minister responsible for the Northwest Territories Housing Corporation (NWTHC) announced that units previously identified for self-isolation purposes will be allocated to clients of NWTHC programs. The program works in partnership with residents, where appropriate and necessary, to ensure access Read More…

Fraudsters are cashing in big on COVID-19 gift card scams
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Fraudsters are cashing in big on COVID-19 gift card scams

Reading Time: 2 minutes Fraudsters are cashing in big on COVID-19 gift card scams. They are particularly targeting seniors While New Brunswickers are staying safe at home to limit the spread of the COVID-19 virus, scam artists in the community and online are trying to take advantage of their vulnerabilities. The Financial and Consumer Services Commission is warning consumers Read More…

Quebec Ombudsperson investigating COVID-19 death to seniors
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Quebec Ombudsperson investigating COVID-19 death to seniors

Reading Time: 2 minutes Quebec Ombudsperson investigating COVID-19 death to seniors. Over 31 Deaths At Quebec’s CHSLD Seniors Home Quebec Ombudsperson Marie Rinfret has announced an impartial and independent investigation into the Ministère de la Santé et des Services sociaux and certain public health institutions. With CHSLDs seniors home being hammered by COVID-19, the Québec Ombudsman expressed her concerns Read More…

Calgary bylaw now bans the practice of conversion therapy
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Calgary bylaw now bans the practice of conversion therapy

Reading Time: 3 minutes Calgary bylaw now bans the practice of conversion therapy. Gender and sexual orientation equality Calgary City Council voted to pass the Prohibited Business Bylaw (BYLAW NUMBER 20M2020) to ban the practice and promotion of conversion therapy. With this, The City of Calgary initiates new regulations to protect Calgarians, regardless of gender and sexual orientation, to Read More…

Trump's COVID-19 pandemic response has been an epic fail
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Trump’s COVID-19 pandemic response has been an epic fail

Reading Time: 2 minutes Trump’s COVID-19 pandemic response has been an epic fail. US closing in on 100,000 deaths from COVID-19 Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY), Congressman Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ), Chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee and Senator Patty Murray (D-WA), Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on U.S. Senate Committee Read More…

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COVID-19 having major impact on Ugandans living with HIV

Reading Time: 3 minutes COVID-19 having major impact on Ugandans living with HIV. UNAIDS stepping up its support to HIV positive Ugandans People living with HIV and tuberculosis have found it difficult to access their routine medical care or essential medicine refills Kuraish Mubiru wakes up at dawn every day to get refills of antiretroviral therapy from different health Read More…

Bus, plane, horseback: A British travelers Epic Journey home
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Bus, plane, horseback: A British travelers Epic Journey home

Reading Time: 2 minutes Bus, plane, horseback: A British travelers Epic Journey home. Stranded on a 100,000 acre ranch A British tourist found herself at the centre of an epic journey home by bus, plane, taxi and horseback after being stranded in an isolated ranch in Patagonia, a half day’s horseback ride from the nearest road. Annabel Symes, 19, Read More…

B.C Opens up campsites June 1 and adds another 180 locations
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B.C Opens up campsites June 1 and adds another 180 locations

Reading Time: 3 minutes B.C Opens up campsites June 1 and adds another 180 locations for campers to use and enjoy the great outdoors The 2020 summer camping season has arrived, giving people in B.C. more opportunities to get outside and connect with nature as most provincial campgrounds and recreation sites open June 1, along with more parks for Read More…

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MKO & 4 Cree Nations, reach deal to remove Keeyask Blockades

Reading Time: 3 minutes MKO & 4 Cree Nations, reach deal to remove Keeyask Blockades. MKO, we must protect our community from COVID19 Manitoba Keewatinowi Okimakanak (MKO) along with the four Cree Nations that have entered into a partnership with Manitoba Hydro in the construction and operation of the Keeyask Generating Station in Northern Manitoba. The four First Nations Read More…

Winnipeg, The New O.K Corral, 14 reports of gunshots in 24hrs
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Winnipeg, The New O.K Corral, 14 reports of gunshots in 24hrs

Reading Time: 2 minutes The New O.K Corral, 14 reports of gunshots in 24 hours. An extremely busy weekend for the WPS The Winnipeg Police Service experienced a particularly busy 24 hour period from Saturday morning, May 23, until Sunday morning, May 24 Winnipeg is a beautiful city; geographically it is the heart of Canada and home to the countries Read More…

SOVEREIGNTY AT STAKE - Guyana's 54 years of independence.
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SOVEREIGNTY AT STAKE – Guyana’s 54 years of independence

Reading Time: 4 minutes SOVEREIGNTY AT STAKE – Guyana’s 54 years of independence. The flag will be raised virtually due to COVID-19 TUESDAY, May 26, will mark the 54th year since Guyana became an independent state. It will be a national holiday, but the usual outdoor events will be curtailed by the Covid-19 restrictive measures. Instead, there will be Read More…

Supporting Ethiopia & Somalia in the fight against COVID-19
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Supporting Ethiopia & Somalia in the fight against COVID-19

Reading Time: 2 minutes Supporting Ethiopia & Somalia in the fight against COVID-19. Germany provides millions in aid to Africa Millions of people in the Horn of Africa depend on humanitarian aid. COVID-19 is making the situation worse. In Ethiopia and Somalia, cooperation with the German Red Cross has made it possible to respond quickly and flexibly to the Read More…

Canada's COVID-19 cases climb to 82,892 with 6,277 deaths
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Canada’s COVID-19 cases climb to 84,081 with 6,380 deaths

Reading Time: 2 minutes Canada’s COVID-19 cases climb to 84,081 with 6,380 deaths. 1,454,000 people for COVID-19 to date As of Sunday, May 24, there are 84,081 COVID-19 cases, including 6,380 deaths. More than 42,980 or 52 percent of cases are now recovered. Labs across Canada have tested 1,454,000 people for COVID-19 to date, with about 5 percent of Read More…

Hong Kong: Beijing Threatens Draconian Security Law
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Hong Kong: Beijing Threatens Draconian Security Law

Reading Time: 5 minutes Hong Kong: Beijing Threatens Draconian Security Law. This is China’s most severe blow to human rights Delegates applaud as Chinese President Xi Jinping arrives for the opening session of China’s National People’s Congress (NPC) at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, May 22, 2020.  © 2020 AP Photo/Ng Han Guan, Pool The Chinese legislature’s adoption of Read More…

Spain has performed 274 organ transplants during COVID-19.
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Spain has performed 274 organ transplants during COVID-19.

Reading Time: 5 minutes Spain has performed 274 organ transplants during COVID-19. Amidst the pandemic, surgery ER rooms remain open Spain has performed 274 organ transplants during the health crisis caused by the new coronavirus, despite the enormous difficulties posed by the peak of the pandemic. In order to return to the outstanding level of performance before the crisis Read More…

Celeste Haldane reappointed BC Treaty Chief Commissioner
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Celeste Haldane reappointed BC Treaty Chief Commissioner

Reading Time: 2 minutes Celeste Haldane reappointed BC Treaty Chief Commissioner. The BC Treaty Commission is an independent body Celeste Haldane the current Chief Commissioner of the BC Treaty Commissions has been reappointment to another three-year term. Her reappointment was met with great enthusiasm by The First Nations Summit and the governments of British Columbia and Canada. Haldane was first Read More…

Manitoba to expand Cannabis retail operations June 1, 2020
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Manitoba to expand Cannabis retail operations June 1, 2020

Reading Time: < 1 minute Manitoba to expand Cannabis retail operations June 1, 2020. Manitoba has 30 Cannabis stores in the province Beginning June 1, Manitoba will expand its cannabis retail application process to all prospective retailers. This includes the introduction of a new controlled-access licence for retailers. Manitoba will also continue to offer age-restricted licences for retailers wishing to Read More…

May 23, marks over a century of the Komagata Maru incident
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May 23, marks over a century of the Komagata Maru incident

Reading Time: 3 minutes May 23, marks over a century of the Komagata Maru incident. 337 Sikhs, 27 Muslims and 12 Hindus, all Punjabis denied entry into Canada The Komagata Maru incident involved the Japanese steamship Komagata Maru, on which a group of people from British India attempted to immigrate to Canada in 1914, but most were denied entry and forced to return to Budge Budge Calcutta (present-day Kolkata), India. There, Read More…

Quebec to Reopen museums, libraries & movie theatres May 29
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Quebec to reopen museums, libraries & movie theatres May 29

Reading Time: 2 minutes Quebec to reopen museums, libraries & movie theatres May 29. The reopening is being implemented gradually Quebec Culture Minister Nathalie Roy announces that museum institutions, public libraries and movie theatres will be able to be reopened to the public everywhere in Quebec as of May 29 next, thus allowing the resumption of certain cultural activities in Read More…

COVID-19 reduced the number of Swiss Francs exiting country
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COVID-19 reduced the number of Swiss Francs exiting country

Reading Time: 3 minutes COVID-19 reduced the number of Swiss Francs exiting country. Less money being sent back home to families Large numbers of migrants living and working abroad send part of their wages to their families back home on a regular basis. Because of the current COVID-19 pandemic, low-income countries have seen a dramatic fall in these remittances Read More…

Yemen: Displaced at Heightened Covid-19 Risk
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Yemen: Displaced at Heightened Covid-19 Risk

Reading Time: 5 minutes Yemen: Displaced at Heightened Covid-19 Risk. The armed conflict that began in Yemen in March 2015 Over 500,000 Vulnerable in Renewed Fighting in North A displaced family in their tent in al-Sowida camp for internally displaced people in Marib governorate, north Yemen, February 2020. The family had been displaced twice, the second time after fleeing Read More…

New Brunswick preparing for the next-generation 911 service
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New Brunswick preparing for the next-generation 911 service

Reading Time: < 1 minute New Brunswick preparing for the next-generation 911 service. 911 will be available by text messaging in 2022 New Brunswick will be one of the first provinces to up-to-date 911 services across Canada and move towards next-generation technology. The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) has mandated that telephone network service providers enable a new Internet-based Read More…

UK awards £22M to life-saving charities during the pandemic
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UK awards £22M to life-saving charities during the pandemic

Reading Time: 2 minutes UK awards £22M to life-saving charities during the pandemic. The funding will give cash grants to charities Mental health, ambulance, social care, learning disabilities, autism and dementia charities are among those set to receive millions of pounds in government funding, Health Minister Nadine Dorries has announced today. Over £22 million in cash grants will be Read More…

Philippines Covid-19 cases exceed 13K with 279 new cases
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Philippines Covid-19 cases exceed 13K with 279 new cases

Reading Time: < 1 minute Philippines Covid-19 cases exceed 13K with 279 new cases. Follow COVID-19 rules or face death The number of persons infected with the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) in the country has reached 13,221, with 279 new reported cases. The Department of Health (DOH), in its case bulletin on Wednesday, reported that there are 89 new recoveries Read More…

New Brunswick Driver’s licence renewal now available online
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New Brunswick Driver’s licence renewal now available online

Reading Time: < 1 minute New Brunswick Driver’s licence renewal now available online. COVID-19 prevented 31,000 licence renewals The 31,000 New Brunswick drivers who have not been able to renew their licences due to COVID-19 restrictions will now be able to do so online. Driver’s licence renewals, which normally require an in-person visit to a Service New Brunswick centre, were Read More…

Trudeau announces $75M in funding for Indigenous communities
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Trudeau announces $75M in funding for Indigenous communities

Reading Time: 2 minutes Trudeau announces $75M in funding for Indigenous communities. The funding will help community-based projects As COVID-19 continues to affect Canadians across the country, First Nations, Inuit, and Métis are also facing health, social, and economic challenges. Indigenous peoples have unique needs, especially those who are separated from their families and communities. On March 18, the Read More…

Calgary's City Hall has been under wraps since May 2017
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Calgary’s City Hall has been under wraps since May 2017

Reading Time: 5 minutes Calgary’s City Hall has been under wraps since May 2017. The 1907 building is in need of modern upgrades Witness to our history One of our most familiar landmarks for more than a century, Historic City Hall has stood alongside Calgarians throughout our greatest victories and our hardest challenges including the Spanish flu of 1918 Read More…

Hungary Ends Recognition for Transgender and Intersex People
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Hungary Ends Recognition for Transgender and Intersex People

Reading Time: 2 minutes Hungary Ends Recognition for Transgender and Intersex People. Transgendered people face daily humiliation Hungary Ends Legal Recognition for Transgender and Intersex People Hungary’s parliament this week passed a law making it impossible for transgender or intersex people to legally change their gender – putting them at risk of harassment, discrimination, and even violence in daily situations when Read More…

Combating Digital Sex Crimes in South Korea
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Combating Digital Sex Crimes in South Korea

Reading Time: 4 minutes Combating Digital Sex Crimes in South Korea. For years women in South Korea have been fighting for change New Measures an Important First Step, But More is Needed In the wake of the chilling “Nth room” case, the South Korean government recently announced an inter-agency plan to “eradicate digital sex crimes.” This response is a testament to Read More…

O’NA Misappropriated Indigenous Culture To Sell Insurance
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O’NA Misappropriated Indigenous Culture To Sell Insurance

Reading Time: 8 minutes O’NA Misappropriated Indigenous Culture To Sell Insurance. Companies making millions off Indigenous culture After paying more than $9,000 in premiums and fees over 13 months to O’NA HealthCare, Jill Goodridge says, she could not get O’NA to cover her family’s medical bills. Frustrated, the Rockland, Maine, resident complained to state regulators in summer 2018. “It Read More…

Iraq is greater than the challenges facing it
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Iraq is greater than the challenges facing it

Reading Time: 3 minutes Iraq is greater than the challenges facing it. Low oil prices, COVID-19, US military withdrawal Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi called for national unity as he outlined the difficulties facing the country, saying that Iraq is greater than the challenges facing it. In an article published on Monday, Prime Minister Al-Kadhimi said that he wanted to put before Read More…

UK Confirms Outbreak of Koi Herpesvirus (KHV) disease
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UK Confirms Outbreak of Koi Herpesvirus (KHV) disease

Reading Time: 2 minutes UK Confirms Outbreak of Koi Herpesvirus (KHV) disease. UK now contending with another disease outbreak The Fish Health Inspectorate (FHI) have found Koi herpesvirus (KHV) disease in fish being sold in England and Wales KHV is a serious viral disease in fish and is a listed disease in the United Kingdom. It affects all varieties of Read More…

Trudeau announces opening of CECRA, COVID-19 Rent Relief
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Trudeau announces opening of CECRA, COVID-19 Rent Relief

Reading Time: 2 minutes Trudeau announces opening of CECRA, COVID-19 Rent Relief. CECRA will provide relief for small businesses Today Prime Minister Trudeau, announced that the application process and criteria for the Canada Emergency Commercial Rent Assistance (CECRA) for small businesses are now available and that the program will be opened for applications beginning on May 25. “Canadians want Read More…

Mayor de Blasio Calls for COVID-19 Death Benefits
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Mayor de Blasio Calls for COVID-19 Death Benefits

Reading Time: 2 minutes Mayor de Blasio Calls for COVID-19 Death Benefits. Helping front line employees who died fighting COVID-19 Mayor de Blasio announced his support for line-of-duty death benefits for survivors of municipal employees who die of COVID-19. “Our public servants have gone above and beyond during this crisis, and the loved ones of those we’ve lost deserve Read More…

Facebook to pay $9 million penalty to settle Competition Bureau concerns
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Facebook to pay $9 million penalty to settle Competition Bureau concerns

Reading Time: 2 minutes Facebook to pay $9 million in fines to Canadian Government. Facebook made false and misleading privacy claims Facebook Inc. will pay a $9 million penalty after the Competition Bureau concluded that the company made false or misleading claims about the privacy of Canadians’ personal information on Facebook and Messenger. Facebook will also pay an additional Read More…

Governor Whitmer sets COVID-19 reopen plan for businesses
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Governor Whitmer sets COVID-19 reopen plan for businesses

Reading Time: 3 minutes Governor Whitmer sets COVID-19 reopen plan for businesses. Retail, Restaurants, and Offices Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed Executive Order 2020-92, allowing for the reopening, in two regions, of retail businesses, office work that cannot be done remotely, and restaurants and bars with limited seating. The two regions are both in the northern part of the state—specifically, MERC Read More…

Kenya holds first-ever virtual health meeting with WHA
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Kenya holds first-ever virtual health conference

Reading Time: 2 minutes Kenya holds first-ever virtual health conference. Kenya has been hit heavily by the COVID-19 pandemic Addressing the Assembly the CS noted that Kenya has put in place robust economic, social and public health measures aimed at interrupting the transmission of the virus Health Cabinet Secretary, Sen. Mutahi Kagwe today attended the historic virtual 73rd World Read More…

In Germany, Anti-Semitism Creeps into Covid-19 Protests
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In Germany, Anti-Semitism Creeps into Covid-19 Protests

Reading Time: 2 minutes In Germany, Anti-Semitism Creeps into Covid-19 Protests. Attacks Against Jewsis Institutions Rose 13 Percent Across German cities last weekend, thousands of people from many walks of life protested German government measures taken to control the spread of Covid-19. Yet some people used the protests as a pretext for displays of anti-Semitism, or open or thinly Read More…

Canada answers humanitarian call to the tune of $306 million
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Canada answers humanitarian call to the tune of $306 million

Reading Time: < 1 minute Canada answers humanitarian call to the tune of $306 million. 32 million people worldwide need assistance Karina Gould Minister of International Development Karina Gould announced that Canada is providing $306 million in response to the annual humanitarian appeals issued by UN humanitarian agencies, the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement and non-governmental organizations, including Canadian Read More…

BBVA Private Mexican Firm Donates 1,000 COVID-19 Ventilators
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BBVA Private Mexican Firm Donates 1,000 COVID-19 Ventilators

Reading Time: 2 minutes BBVA Private Mexican Firm Donates 1,000 COVID-19 Ventilators. Mexico has received 3,289 ventilators to date Private investor firm BBVA Mexico and Grupo Mexico made a generous donation to the people of Mexico for the treatment of COVID-19.  The donation is part of the public-private strategy included in the “Together for Health” global initiative, whose goal Read More…

200 Negotiators task to solve UK-US free trade agreement
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200 Negotiators task to solve UK-US free trade agreement

Reading Time: 2 minutes 200 Negotiators task to solve UK-US free trade agreement. Virtual Negotiations have now become the norm. Around 200 negotiators from the UK and the US held the first round of negotiations for a UK-US Free Trade Agreement (FTA) between 5-15 May 2020. More trade is essential if the UK is to overcome the unprecedented challenges Read More…

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Statement Canada’s Chief Public Health Officer on COVID-19

Reading Time: 2 minutes Statement Canada’s Chief Public Health Officer on COVID-19. 1,296,000 people have been tested for COVID-19 In lieu of a daily in-person update to the media, Dr. Theresa Tam, Canada’s Chief Public Health Officer, issued the following statement today: “As of Sunday, May 17, there are 76,204 COVID-19 cases, including 5,702 deaths. More than 38,159 or 50 per cent Read More…

Manitoba Metis Federation to create 700 jobs
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Manitoba Metis Federation to create 700 jobs

Reading Time: 2 minutes Manitoba Metis Federation to create 700 jobs. MMF has also announced that it will be expanding Housing Manitoba Metis Federation (MMF) President David Chartrand announced that the MMF is committed to creating 500-700 employment opportunities by the end of fall 2020 in response to the ongoing economic crisis. These jobs include both full-time and part-time Read More…

Fatal Snowbird accident takes life of Captain Jennifer Casey.
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Fatal Snowbird accident takes life of Captain Jennifer Casey.

Reading Time: 2 minutes Fatal Snowbird accident takes life of Captain Jennifer Casey. Cptn. MacDougall, team coordinator also injured One member of the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) was killed on Sunday May 17, 2020 and one other member injured in an accident involving a Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) CT-114 Tutor aircraft in the vicinity of Kamloops, British Columbia. Read More…

Bogotá's tourism industry has been crushed by COVID-19
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Bogotá’s tourism industry has been crushed by COVID-19

Reading Time: 3 minutes Bogotá’s tourism industry has been crushed by COVID-19. The city has a robust plan to reopen the city The Colombian capital reminds the world that, in the midst of this quarantine, it works towards the moment when it can once again receive foreign tourists and investors. Through the numbers # EnBogotáNosVemos and #SeeYouInBogota, the Colombian capital Read More…

Government funds 500 women’s shelters during the COVID-19
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Government funds 500 women’s shelters during COVID-19 crisis

Reading Time: 2 minutes Government funds 500 women’s shelters during COVID-19 crisis. Over $200 million has been invested since 2017 The Canadian government continues to initiate support for Canada’s most vulnerable people during these times of uncertainty. This includes taking critical measures and making new investments to support shelters that provide a safe space for women fleeing violence and Read More…

Chasing The Elusive Dream Of A COVID-19 Cure
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Chasing The Elusive Dream Of A COVID-19 Cure

Reading Time: 7 minutes Chasing The Elusive Dream Of A COVID-19 Cure. High-tech approaches include using stem cells to find a cure Although scientists and stock markets have celebrated the approval for emergency use of remdesivir to treat COVID-19, a cure for the disease that has killed over 304,000 people remains a long way off — and might never arrive. Hundreds of drugs are being Read More…

May 17 marks IDAHOBIT day to celebrate the LGBTQ2 community
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May 17 marks IDAHOBIT day to celebrate the LGBTQ2 community

Reading Time: < 1 minute May 17 marks IDAHOBIT day to celebrate the LGBTQ2 community. Homosexuality was once considered a disease The International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia is observed on 17 May to raise awareness of LGBTI rights. Every year on 17 May, the world celebrates International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia. The date marks the decision Read More…

UK Government begins large scale study of COVID-19 immunity
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UK Government begins large scale study of COVID-19 immunity

Reading Time: 2 minutes UK Government begins large scale study of COVID-19 immunity. In total, 20,000 thousand people will take part Up to 20,000 people are being asked to take part in a new government-funded study to further track the extent of the coronavirus spread across England, Scotland and Wales. The research will measure blood antibodies to help determine Read More…

Quebec launches COVID-19 Confidential workers initiative
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Quebec launches COVID-19 Confidential workers initiative

Reading Time: 2 minutes Quebec launches COVID-19 Confidential workers initiative. Workers can now anonymously voice their concerns Today Health and Social Services Minister Danielle McCann launched the We Listen to You initiative, which will allow all workers in the health and social services network to express themselves with complete confidentiality. The establishment of the onvousecoute@msss.gouv.qc.ca mailbox will create a new communication channel to share what Read More…

Kenya lacks life-saving protective COVID-19 equipment
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Kenya lacks life-saving protective COVID-19 equipment

Reading Time: 3 minutes Kenya lacks life-saving protective COVID-19 equipment. The second wave of the virus will be catastrophic The disruption of the local health care infrastructure caused by the outbreak has badly affected their ability to find essential medical care For the over half a million people living in Mathare, one of Kenya’s largest slums, the arrival of Read More…

UK launches £500,000 COVID-19 detection dog trials
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UK launches £500,000 COVID-19 detection dog trials

Reading Time: 3 minutes UK launches £500,000 COVID-19 detection dog trials. These dogs could provide fast and non-invasive detection Trials for specially-trained ‘COVID dogs’ that may be able to detect coronavirus (COVID-19) in humans, even before symptoms appear, are set to begin as part of new research. Trials for specially-trained ‘COVID dogs’ that may be able to detect coronavirus Read More…

A Perfect Storm Is Brewing in Burundi, Amidst 2020 Election
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A Perfect Storm Is Brewing in Burundi, Amidst 2020 Election

Reading Time: 2 minutes A Perfect Storm Is Brewing in Burundi, Amidst 2020 Election. Political tensions and arrests are ramping up While most of the world tries to slow the spread and limit the death toll of Covid-19, Burundi is expelling health experts. This week, the government, which refuses to acknowledge the threat the virus presents, resorted to familiar tactics and declared the country representative Read More…

Japan: Introduce LGBT Non-Discrimination Law
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Japan: Introduce LGBT Non-Discrimination Law

Reading Time: 3 minutes Japan: Introduce LGBT Non-Discrimination Law. LGBT people in Japan are entitled to equal Rights & protection Participants March during the Tokyo Rainbow Parade. On October 22, hundreds of activist groups throughout the world will gather to mark the 8th annual International Day for Trans Depathologization. Despite progress, governments around the world, including the Japanese government, Read More…

Philippine Covid-19 Cases Now Top 11,876
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Philippine Covid-19 Cases Now Top 11,876

Reading Time: 2 minutes Philippine Covid-19 Cases Now Top 11,876. 13,400 Total Bed Capacity Dedicated To COVID-19 Patients The total number of confirmed cases of the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) in the country has reached 11,876, with 258 more persons contracting the disease. In its case bulletin Thursday, the Department of Health (DOH) also reported 86 new recoveries and Read More…

Another COVID-19 Casualty: California’s Budget
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Another COVID-19 Casualty: California’s Budget

Reading Time: 5 minutes Another COVID-19 Casualty: California’s Budget. California Can No Longer Afford Expansive Healthcare California Governor Gavin Newsom unveiled his revised 2020-21 state budget plan at a somber briefing punctuated by bleak talk of deficits, program cuts and record unemployment. (Rich Pedroncelli/Associated Press) SACRAMENTO — The coronavirus has claimed another victim: California’s finances. Gov. Gavin Newsom unveiled Read More…

Islamic Research Foundation Charity Under Investigation
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Islamic Research Foundation Charity Under Investigation

Reading Time: 2 minutes Islamic Research Foundation Charity Under Investigation. They’ve Drawn The Attention Of The Charity Watchdog The Charity Commission has opened a statutory inquiry into the Islamic Research Foundation International to examine continued concerns about the administration of the charity. The charity’s objects include the advancement of the Islamic faith, and it delivers on these aims by securing Read More…

COVID-19 Continues To Devastate Somalia's Disabled Community
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COVID-19 Continues To Devastate Somalia’s Disabled Community

Reading Time: 4 minutes COVID-19 Continues To Devastate Somalia’s Disabled Community. 15-20% of the population have a disability In Somalia, it is estimated that some 15-20 per cent of the population – around 1.5 million people – are living with some form of disability The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has had a tremendous impact on all areas of Somali Read More…

Wet'suwet'en, B.C. & Canada Commit To Reconciliation
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Wet’suwet’en, B.C. & Canada Commit To Reconciliation

Reading Time: 3 minutes Wet’suwet’en, B.C. & Canada Commit To Reconciliation. Heredity Chiefs Signed A Memorandum Of Understanding Wet’suwet’en Hereditary Chiefs and the provincial and federal governments have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) that recognizes Wet’suwet’en rights and title throughout the Yintah and sets out a process to negotiate an agreement on how to implement them. “With this Read More…

Whistleblower Rick Bright's AlarminG COVID-19 Testimony
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Whistleblower Rick Bright’s AlarminG COVID-19 Testimony

Reading Time: 2 minutes Whistleblower Rick Bright’s AlarminG COVID-19 Testimony. There Is No Leadership In The Trump Administration Rick Arthur Bright is an American immunologist and public health official. Bright (BARDA)is the former director of the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority, leading the authority from 2016 to 2020. In May 2020, he filed a whistleblower complaint, alleging that his early warnings about the 2019–20 coronavirus pandemic were ignored Read More…

Trudeau Announced Up To $469.4M To Support Canadian Fishers
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Trudeau Announced Up To $469.4M To Support Canadian Fishers

Reading Time: 3 minutes Trudeau Announced Up To $469.4M To Support Canadian Fishers. Government Also Launches Fish Harvester Grant Canadians working in the fishing industry are feeling the economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. The fishing industry has been lobbying the Canadian Government for economic relief that would help provide families and communities across the country with high-quality fish Read More…

Reversing History, Indian Health Service Seeks Traditional Healers
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Reversing History, Indian Health Service Seeks Traditional Healers

Reading Time: 5 minutes Reversing History, Indian Service Seeks Traditional Healers. Indigenous Healers Are Connect With The Land Students in Cheryl Morales’ ethnobotany class at Aaniiih Nakoda College add moisture to the soil to achieve ideal conditions for transplanting. (Courtesy of Native News/Skylar Rispen) Cheryl Morales started the medicinal garden at the Aaniiih Nakoda College demonstration farm with only Read More…

Detained Children Left Out Of Covid-19 Response
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Detained Children Left Out Of Covid-19 Response

Reading Time: 4 minutes Detained Children Left Out Of Covid-19 Response. Detainees Are Particularly Vulnerable And Need Help Step Up Releases from Jails, Prisons (New York) – Many governments are not addressing the safety of detained children in their Covid-19 response, Human Rights Watch said today. Available data indicates that the virus is spreading rapidly through closed facilities, including jails Read More…

2Africa, To Build The Largest Internet Project In The World
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2Africa, To Build The Largest Internet Project In The World

Reading Time: 5 minutes 2Africa, To Build The Largest Internet Project In The World. The 2Africa Cable Will Implement New Technology, 2Africa is one of the largest subsea projects in the world, connecting 23 countries in Africa, the Middle East and Europe China Mobile International, MTN GlobalConnect, Orange, stc, Telecom Egypt, Vodafone and WIOCC announced today that they will Read More…

$2.3M COVID-19 Funding For Saskatchewan Indigenous Community
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$2.3M COVID-19 Funding For Saskatchewan Indigenous Community

Reading Time: 2 minutes $2.3M COVID-19 Funding For Saskatchewan Indigenous Community. First Nations & Métis Communities Funding Meadow Lake Tribal Chief, Richard Ben, Métis Nation–Saskatchewan (MN-S) President, Glen McCallum, Minister of Indigenous Services Marc Miller, and Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations Carolyn Bennett announced $2.3 million in support of the ongoing effort to combat COVID-19 in northwestern Saskatchewan. This funding Read More…

Covid-19 Fueling Anti-Asian Racism and Xenophobia Worldwide
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Covid-19 Fueling Anti-Asian Racism and Xenophobia Worldwide

Reading Time: 11 minutes Covid-19 Fueling Anti-Asian Racism and Xenophobia Worldwide. Trump Is Notorious For Insulting Asians In this screenshot, a man helps a shop owner pick up a display stand after a group of teenagers vandalize the store in Chinatown San Francisco on March 16, 2020.  © 2020 CrimesAgainstAsians/Facebook National Action Plans Needed to Counter Intolerance (New York) – Read More…

5 Reasons Pre - Pandemic Boom Was Built On Smoke & Mirrors
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5 Reasons Pre – Pandemic Boom Was Built On Smoke & Mirrors

Reading Time: 3 minutes 5 Reasons Pre – Pandemic Boom Was Built On Smoke & Mirrors. Trillion-Dollar deficit, Denying Climate Change One of the highlights, consistently, stressed, and emphasized, as a major accomplishment, by President Donald Trump, is what he, referred to, as, The best economy, in history! While, when one, simply, looks at certain statistics, including the record, Dow Read More…

NuvoCare Under Investigation For Weight Loss Claims
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NuvoCare Under Investigation For Weight Loss Claims

Reading Time: 2 minutes NuvoCare Under Investigation For Weight Loss Claims. The Could Face Various Sanctions, Including Penalties. Following legal action by the Competition Bureau, NuvoCare Health Sciences Inc. and its President and CEO Ryan Foley have agreed to enter into a temporary consent agreement that prohibits them from making unsubstantiated weight loss and fat burning claims in the marketing Read More…

A Sence Of Urgency To Protect Ontario's Children With COVID-19
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A Sence Of Urgency To Protect Ontario’s Children With COVID-19

Reading Time: 2 minutes A Sence Of Urgency To Protect Ontario’s Children With COVID-19. Kawasaki Syndrome In Kids Similar To COVID-19 Recent reports in Canada and internationally indicate that there may be an increase in multisystem inflammatory vasculitis, a rare but serious multisystem inflammatory illness which appears to be similar to Kawasaki Syndrome that impacts children who have been Read More…

Over 70 New Affordable Homes To Open In Saanich B.C.
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Over 70 New Affordable Homes To Open In Saanich B.C.

Reading Time: 2 minutes Over 70 New Affordable Homes To Open In Saanich B.C. 3,300 New Homes To Be Created Over The Next Several Years Low- to moderate-income families, individuals, seniors and adults with disabilities in Saanich will soon have access to over 70 new affordable homes thanks to a partnership between the Province, the Capital Regional District (CRD) Read More…

Manitoba Premier Celebrates 150 Years Of Diversity
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Manitoba Premier Celebrates 150 Years Of Diversity

Reading Time: 2 minutes Manitoba Premier Celebrates 150 Years Of Diversity. Happy Birthday, Manitoba. Here’s To Another 150 More Years The year 2020 marks the 150th anniversary of Manitoba becoming a province. During those 15 decades, people from all over the world have come to the keystone province in search for a safer, more prosperous life for themselves and Read More…

Spain Set To Tackle COVID-19 And Re-Open Country
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Spain Set To Tackle COVID-19 And Re-Open Country

Reading Time: 4 minutes Spain Set To Tackle COVID-19 And Re-Open Country. Museums, Libraries, Film Sets and Cultural Shows Opening Up Museums can open their doors to the public to visit permanent collections and temporary exhibitions, but cultural and educational activities will remain suspended. The adaptation of the facilities at museums to guarantee compliance with the Ministry of Health Read More…

We Knew The Virus, Was Coming, Yet We Failed 5 Critical Tests
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We Knew The Virus, Was Coming, Yet We Failed 5 Critical Tests

Reading Time: 7 minutes We knew the virus, was coming, yet we failed 5 critical tests. 73,000 dead, 1.2M infected and 30M unemployed The arrival of COVID-19 has provided a nuclear-level stress test to the American health care system, and our grade isn’t pretty: at least 73,000 dead, 1.2 million infected and 30 million unemployed; nursing homes, prisons and meatpacking plants Read More…

No Justice 10 Years After Thailand’s ‘Red Shirt’ Crackdown
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No Justice 10 Years After Thailand’s ‘Red Shirt’ Crackdown

Reading Time: 2 minutes No Justice 10 Years After Thailand’s ‘Red Shirt’ Crackdown. 98 people killed and more than 2,000 injured Thai activists use laser projectors to display the message “Searching for the Truth,” in remembrance of the 2010 military crackdown on the “Red Shirts” protest, May 2020. © 2020 Private Policymakers, Officers Escape Accountability for Nearly 100 Deaths Sunai PhasukSenior Read More…