Air Canada Cancels 30 Routes across Canada
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Air Canada Cancels 30 Routes across Canada

Reading Time: 2 minutes Air Canada Cancels 30 Routes across Canada. COVID-19 has wiped out a billion off the company’s balance sheet Today Air Canada announced the indefinite suspension of service to 30 domestic regional routes and closing eight stations at regional airports in Canada.  These structural changes to Air Canada’s domestic regional network are being made as a Read More…

Toronto makes masks mandatory in enclosed public spaces
Eastern Canada

Toronto makes masks mandatory in enclosed public spaces

Reading Time: 3 minutes Toronto makes masks mandatory in enclosed public spaces. The new bi-law goes into effect July 7, 20, 12:01 am With an abundant of COVID-19 cases spreading throughout Ontario, today, Toronto City Council voted unanimously in favour of requiring masks or face coverings in all enclosed public places as of July 7 to help stop the Read More…

B.C buys Historic American Hotel for homeless initiatives
Western Canada

B.C buys Historic American Hotel for homeless initiatives

Reading Time: 2 minutes B.C buys Historic American Hotel for homeless initiatives. The war on homeless continues in wake of COVID-19 The B.C Department of Housing purchased the 42-unit American Hotel in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside for people who have been living in supportive housing and are ready to take the next step toward independent living. “Housing is the foundation Read More…

Salma Lakhani appointed first Muslim Lieutenant Governor of Alberta
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Salma Lakhani appointed first Muslim Lieutenant Governor of Alberta

Reading Time: < 1 minute Salma Lakhani appointed first Muslim Lieutenant Governor of Alberta. Trudeau makes another historic first Today Prime Minister Trudeau announced the appointment of Salma Lakhani as the new Lieutenant Governor of Alberta and will become the first Muslim Lieutenant Governor in Canadian history. “Ms. Lakhani is devoted to supporting people in her community, from new immigrants and Read More…

Trump Far Right Rally Gets pranked by Borat Creator
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Trump Far Right Rally Gets pranked by Borat Creator

Reading Time: < 1 minute Trump Far Right Rally Gets pranked by Borat Creator. Sacha Baron Cohen’s epic invasion of US politics “Obama, what we gonna do? Inject him with the Wuhan flu,” The Borat star sings on stage referencing Donald Trump’s racist name referring to the virus also as the Chinese virus. “Hillary Clinton, what we gonna do? Lock Read More…

Governor Cuomo to President Trump: 'Lead by Example'
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Governor Cuomo to President Trump: ‘Lead by Example’

Reading Time: 3 minutes Governor Cuomo to President Trump: ‘Lead by Example’. Trump has abdicated his role as leader of America Governor Cuomo: “The President can do two things. First, sign an executive order directing everyone to wear a mask. How we’re at this point as a nation and we still haven’t done the simple, easy, minimal step of Read More…

Toronto City Council ratifies collective agreement with CUPE
Eastern Canada

Toronto City Council ratifies collective agreement with CUPE

Reading Time: 2 minutes Toronto City Council ratifies collective agreement with CUPE. Agreement includes A cap on erectile dysfunction drugs Toronto City Council unanimously ratified the four (4) five-year agreements with the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) Local 79, the union representing the City’s 24,000 inside workers. This follows the ratification by CUPE Local 79 members on June Read More…

8-Year-Old Author has a Sweet Treat for Kids Globally
U.S.A

8-Year-Old Author has a Sweet Treat for Kids Globally

Reading Time: < 1 minute 8-Year-Old Author has a Sweet Treat for Kids Globally. Jasmine published her first book at 7 years old 8-Year-old Author and Entrepreneur, Jasmine Miracle Cobb, is on a mission to make life a little sweeter for kids around the world. She is launching an interactive coloring book as a companion to her My Ice Cream Read More…

1 million COVID-19 cases reported in Eastern Mediterranean
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1 million COVID-19 cases reported in Eastern Mediterranean

Reading Time: 3 minutes 1 million COVID-19 cases reported in Eastern Mediterranean. War torn countries are the most affected As of 11:00 today, 1 025 478 cases and 23 461 deaths have been recorded from the Region, which spans from Morocco to Pakistan The World Health Organization (WHO) has confirmed more than one million cases of COVID-19 in the Read More…

10,249,460 Infected, 504,466 Dead, When will it F**king End?
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10,249,460 Infected, 504,466 Dead, When will it ever End?

Reading Time: 3 minutes 10,249,460 Infected, 504,466 Dead, When will it ever End? Coronavirus, COVID-19, Social Distancing We mark another very grim milestone today, there are now more than ten million people around the world infected with the Coronavirus disease, according to Worldometer an international team of developers, researchers, and volunteers with the goal of making world statistics available. Covid-19 – Live Map Read More…

Ontario Extends Emergency Orders to July 10
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Ontario Extends Emergency Orders to July 10

Reading Time: 2 minutes Ontario Extends Emergency Orders to July 10. Restrictions for sporting and indoor facilities will be lifted The Ontario government has extended all emergency orders currently in force that were made under s.7.0.2 (4) of the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act until July 10, 2020. The extension of the emergency orders will allow key measures needed in Read More…

Switzerland to play mediator in Myanmar's elections
Asia

Switzerland to play mediator in Myanmar’s elections

Reading Time: 2 minutes Switzerland to play mediator in Myanmar’s elections. Myanmar’s parties sign election code of conduct Over the weekend, Myanmar’s political parties signed a code of conduct for peaceful elections and a fair election campaign in view of the parliamentary elections scheduled for November. Switzerland acted as a mediator between the parties (as a so-called facilitator) and Read More…

Philippines Report 738 new cases; tally balloons to 34,803
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Philippines Report 738 new cases; tally balloons to 34,803

Reading Time: < 1 minute Philippines Report 738 new cases; tally balloons to 34,803. Strict quarantine rules remain in place The country’s coronavirus infections ballooned to 34,803 after 738 new cases were logged by the Department of Health (DOH) on Saturday. Of the new infections, 560 are tagged as fresh cases or patients whose test results were released within the Read More…

Germany ups their support for Sudan amidst political crisis
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Germany ups their support for Sudan amidst political crisis

Reading Time: 3 minutes Germany ups their support for Sudan amidst political crisis. Germany is bringing international representation Following the peaceful revolution in 2019, the Sudan is now at a historic crossroads. After the peaceful revolution, what Comes next? In 2019 the peaceful protests by the courageous and resolute Sudanese people led to the fall of President Bashir’s regime. Read More…

Guyana President Granger reaffirms strong ties with USA
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Guyana President Granger reaffirms strong ties with USA

Reading Time: 2 minutes Guyana President Granger reaffirms strong ties with USA. Guyana is part of the Western Hemisphere President David Granger has reaffirmed Guyana’s commitment to Western Hemispheric values and to the furtherance of mutual goals and ideals. The Head of State, in a recent interview, emphasized that the United States of America is a friend and has Read More…

Canada

Trudeau T.K.O’s Scheer In Debate

Reading Time: 3 minutes Last night, Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau underscored the choice Canadians have to make on October 21: keep moving forward with the progress achieved over the past four years or go back to the politics of the Harper years. And the responses keep coming in. “In the general opinion of the analysts this morning, if there Read More…

Canada

World Teacher’s Day

Reading Time: 2 minutes The Leader of the Liberal Party of Canada, Justin Trudeau, today issued the following statement on World Teachers’ Day: “On World Teachers’ Day, we recognize the mentors and guides who have helped us become the people we are today. Everyone remembers the teacher who inspired them to find their passion, or who taught them lifelong Read More…

Canada

Caroline Cochran, New Premier of the Northwest Territories

Reading Time: < 1 minute Statement by the Prime Minister on the selection of the Premier of the Northwest Territories The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today issued the following statement on the selection of Caroline Cochrane as Premier of the Northwest Territories: “On behalf of the Government of Canada, I congratulate Caroline Cochrane on being chosen by her peers to Read More…

Canada

Lest We Forget

Reading Time: < 1 minute “Generations of brave Canadians from all walks of life have stepped forward to serve and sacrifice for our country. Hundreds of thousands have fought – and many continue to serve – so we may live in peace. “In the days leading up to Remembrance Day, Veterans’ Week is an opportunity for us all to learn from the Read More…

Canada

Prime Minister Trudeau Extends Olive Branch To Saskatchewan Premier Scott Moe

Reading Time: 2 minutes Prime Minister Justin Trudeau met with Saskatchewan Premier Scott Moe today to discuss important priorities. The Prime Minister reaffirmed his commitment to work collaboratively with the provincial government on behalf of the people of Saskatchewan. The Prime Minister reiterated the Government of Canada’s determination to see the Trans Mountain Expansion (TMX) project completed, and highlighted Read More…

Church in Phoenix Arizona guilty of COVID-19 Scam
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Church in Phoenix Arizona guilty of COVID-19 Scam

Reading Time: 2 minutes Church in Phoenix Arizona guilty of COVID-19 Scam. Outrages claims they have cured the coronavirus Phoenix Attorney General Mark Brnovich has issued a cease-and-desist letter to Glendale-based Clean Air EXP demanding the company stop advertising air purification systems by suggesting the systems neutralize COVID-19. The Attorney General’s Office (AGO) alleges that Clean Air EXP has advertised and Read More…

COVID-19 denied democracy 43 times in Quebec
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COVID-19 denied democracy 43 times in Quebec

Reading Time: < 1 minute COVID-19 denied democracy 43 times in Quebec. Elections rescheduled to fall 2020 As of May 1, 2020, 43 by-elections were scheduled and could not be fully held due to the state of health emergency in Quebec. Not only has the COVID-19 pandemic changed our daily lives, it has delayed democracy. In the current context, in Read More…

CO2 emissions from new automobiles increased again in 2019
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CO2 emissions from new automobiles increased again in 2019

Reading Time: 5 minutes CO2 emissions from new automobiles increased again in 2019. What did manufacturers get wrong? According to provisional data, published today by the European Environment Agency (EEA), average carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from new passenger cars registered in the European Union (EU), Iceland, Norway and the United Kingdom (UK), increased in 2019, for the third consecutive Read More…

Guyana and Venezuela square off on international land claims
Latin Caribbean

Guyana and Venezuela square off on international land claims

Reading Time: 2 minutes Guyana and Venezuela square off on international land claims. These claims date back to 1966 The Bolivarian National Armed Force (FANB) called on Friday for the national union for the defense of the Essequibo territory, after in 2018, Guyana filed a lawsuit with the International Court of Justice (ICJ) ), to debate the controversy over Read More…

£100 million rescue package for England’s zoos and aquariums
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£100 million rescue package for England’s zoos and aquariums

Reading Time: 2 minutes £100 million rescue package for England’s zoos and aquariums. England is still far away from opening up Zoos and aquariums in England set to receive up to £100 million in additional support to help them continue to care for their animals through coronavirus pandemic. Zoos and aquariums in England are set to receive up to Read More…

Trump orders federal protection of confederate monuments
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Trump orders federal protection of confederate monuments

Reading Time: < 1 minute Trump orders federal protection of confederate monuments. Trump is a staunch supporter of the racist statues Donald Trump as has been tone def with the Black Lives Matter movement and staunch supporter of racist confederate monuments. “Sad to see the history and culture of our great country being ripped apart with the removal of our Read More…

Iran to turn over Black Box data from downed Ukrainian Flight PS752
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Iran to turn over Black Box data from downed Ukrainian Flight PS752

Reading Time: 2 minutes Iran to turn over Black Box data from downed Ukrainian Flight PS752. Iran claimed the jet was accidentally downed Iranian-led safety investigation will transfer pertinent data from Ukrainian flight PS752 to French authorities on July 20. Flight 752 was said to be accidentally shutdown by multiple Iranian missiles. Early Friday morning, Iran informed the Transportation Read More…

B.C signs historic agreement with Squamish First Nation
Indigenous Western Canada

B.C signs historic agreement with Squamish First Nation

Reading Time: 2 minutes B.C signs historic agreement with Squamish First Nation. New economic control over resources for Indigenous People A historic agreement between the Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish) and Líl̓wat Nations, the Province, the Resort Municipality of Whistler (RMOW) and Whistler Blackcomb creates new opportunities for economic development, reflecting B.C.’s commitment to reconciliation. “After many years of negotiations and a Read More…

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A Joint Parliamentary Assembly is non-negotiable says EU

Reading Time: 2 minutes A Joint Parliamentary Assembly is non-negotiable says EU. Africa-Caribbean nations & EU Nations Relations on the rocks European Parliament insists that the future institutional framework must still include an ACP-EU joint parliamentary dimension. The negotiations on a new partnership agreement between the European Union and African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) countries are entering the final Read More…

75th anniversary of the Charter of the United Nations
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75th anniversary of the Charter of the United Nations

Reading Time: 2 minutes 75th anniversary of the Charter of the United Nations. Canada is a proud founding member of the UN Charter The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today issued the following statement on the 75th anniversary of the signing of the Charter of the United Nations: “On this day 75 years ago, Canada and 49 other countries signed Read More…

New affordable homes open in Campbell River
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New affordable homes open in Campbell River

Reading Time: 2 minutes New affordable homes open in Campbell River. 27 families moving into affordable housing People with low to moderate incomes, including those with brain injuries and their families, are moving into 27 new affordable rental homes in Campbell River. The building, named Linda’s Place, is a partnership between the Government of Canada, the Province and the Read More…

Mayor de Blasio ramps up Testing Sites across New York
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Mayor de Blasio ramps up Testing Sites across New York

Reading Time: 2 minutes Mayor de Blasio ramps up Testing Sites across New York At a time were COVID-19 cases have skyrocketed across the states, New York has ramped up testing at no costs to its citizens. The Trump administration has admitted to purposely scaling back testing because it hurts his re-election campaign. He has also threatened to cut Read More…

"The Curve" Touched by the COVID-19 Pandemic
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“The Curve” Touched by the COVID-19 Pandemic

Reading Time: 2 minutes “The Curve” Touched by the COVID-19 Pandemic. 30 film projects by more than 40 Canadian creators As the country and the world face the historic challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, production is now under way at the National Film Board of Canada on The Curve, a collection of approximately 30 projects by more than 40 Canadian creators that Read More…

First Ministers’ statement on anti-racism
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First Ministers’ statement on anti-racism

Reading Time: 2 minutes Canada’s First Ministers’ statement on anti-racism. Canada is a country of hope, strength and unity “Events at home and abroad have underscored that Black and racialized communities and Indigenous peoples continue to be harmed by the damaging impacts of racism and discrimination. Governments, communities, and all Canadians must come together to fight racism and discrimination. Read More…

MKO Celebrates Pride with a Special Event in Thompson
Northern Canada Indigenous

MKO Brings Pride Festival Celebrations to Thompson Manitoba

Reading Time: 2 minutes MKO Brings Pride Festival Celebrations to Thompson Manitoba. Honour & Protect LGBTQ and Two spirited friends Manitoba Keewatinowi Okimakanak (MKO) to host “In Our Circle Diversity is Our Strength” today from 11:30 am to 3:30 pm at 55 Selkirk Avenue in Thompson. The event is to celebrate of the pride festivities due to the coronavirus. Pride Read More…

Conservative Party Candidate Promises To Fight Against UNDRIP
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Conservative Party Candidate Promises to fight against UNDRIP

Reading Time: 2 minutes Conservative Party Candidate Promises to fight against UNDRIP. Derek Sloan said “UNDRIP does not respect provincial Authority During the leadership debate of the Conservative party of Canada, MP and candidate Derek Sloan raised the issue of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples as be against the interests of Indigenous peoples. It Read More…

Ireland pledges €7 million to help Palestinian Refugees
Middle East

Ireland pledges €7 million to help Palestinian Refugees

Reading Time: 2 minutes Ireland pledges €7 million to help Palestinian Refugees. Ireland has been a long time supporter of Palestine The Tanaiste Ireland’s Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade Simon Coveney T.D. today pledged an additional €1 million in support for the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) at a Read More…

Engineering a bright future for women working in the UK
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Engineering a bright future for women working in the UK

Reading Time: 2 minutes Engineering a bright future for women working in the UK. Woman leadership is at the forefront of change Low Level Waste Repository (LLWR) Manager Hannah points the way forward on International Women in Engineering Day. As a Chartered Mechanical Engineer, Hannah Kozich could comfortably be a role model for women contemplating a career in engineering. Read More…

Sexual violence survivors cannot be forgotten
Europe

Sexual violence survivors cannot be forgotten

Reading Time: 3 minutes Sexual violence survivors cannot be forgotten. The voices of survivors cannot be silenced On the International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict, the UN and the EU join their voices to call on the international community to accelerate its action to eliminate sexual and gender-based violence: “We re-commit to working together to Read More…

Blue Cross Donates $10,000 to Navajo Nation COVID-19 Relief
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Blue Cross Donates $10,000 to Navajo Nation COVID-19 Relief

Reading Time: 2 minutes Blue Cross Donates $10,000 to Navajo Nation COVID-19 Relief. Blue Cross has also donated 4,000 masks to the pandemic Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona recently contributed $10,000 to assist the Navajo Nation in Arizona in its efforts to slow the spread of coronavirus. The funds will help the tribe purchase critical medical supplies and personal protective equipment (PPE) that Read More…

Youth overdosing, prompts changes to B.C Mental Health Act
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Youth overdosing, prompts changes to B.C Mental Health Act

Reading Time: 2 minutes Youth overdosing, prompts changes to B.C Mental Health Act. The province is facing record amounts of youth deaths The B.C Government has introduced amendments to the Mental Health Act to improve the care and safety of youth under the age of 19 who are experiencing severe problematic substance use by providing short-term involuntary emergency stabilization Read More…

In the UK, Black people are 3 times likely to be arrested
United Kingdom

In the UK, Black people are 3 times likely to be arrested

Reading Time: 2 minutes In the UK, Black people are 3 times likely to be arrested. Decades of data show’s UK has an alarming stat In the UK there were 675,461 arrests in 2017/18, a fall of 9% on the previous year. The UK crime stats indicate Black people were over 3 times as likely to be arrested as Read More…

EU Donates 72,000 CONVID-19 Detection Kits to Guatemala
CoronaVirus Europe

EU Donates 72,000 CONVID-19 Detection Kits to Guatemala

Reading Time: 3 minutes EU Donates 72,000 CONVID-19 Detection Kits to Guatemala. EU playing major humanitarian role in USA absents Today Guatemalan President Alejandro Giammattei received seventy two thousand (72,000) RT-PCR tests for the detection and diagnosis of the virus causing the respiratory syndrome of COVID-19 as part of a donation of the European Union (EU). This support will serve Read More…

How Rwanda is spurring a generation of women in technology
Africa

How Rwanda is spurring a generation of women in technology

Reading Time: 3 minutes How Rwanda is spurring a generation of women in technology. 9 million jobs created for youths Rwanda is renowned as a pioneer for gender equality In 2020, it was the only African country ranked in the top 10 of the World Economic Forum’s Global Gender Gap Report. It ranked in the top four in the Read More…

Honda partners with GM, produces 12,000 gallons of hand sanitizer
U.S.A

Honda partners with GM, produces 12,000 gallons of hand sanitizer

Reading Time: 2 minutes Honda partners with GM, produces 12,000 gallons of hand sanitizer. 3,750 bottles donated to hospitals As part of an industry-wide effort to help alleviate the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, Honda and General Motors (GM) are producing nearly 12,000 gallons of hand sanitizer through their Fuel Cell System Manufacturing (FCSM) partnership. The hand sanitizer will Read More…

Minister Gould announces $93.7M for women's health causes
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Minister Gould announces $93.7M for women’s health causes

Reading Time: 2 minutes Minister Gould announces $93.7M for women’s health causes. Funding will help stop high risk abortions With health systems straining to respond adequately to the global pandemic, it is more important than ever to protect gains in comprehensive sexual and reproductive health and rights, including access to safe abortion and contraception, by ensuring crucial services are Read More…

The Office québécois de la langue française
Eastern Canada

Quebec fines company $1,500 for having an English website

Reading Time: < 1 minute Quebec fines company $1,500 for having an English website. Quebec’s Language is offensive to Anglophones The Office québécois de la langue française announces that, on January 13, 2020, the company Exeter Construction inc. was found guilty of an offense under section 52 of the Charter of the French language. The company was fined $ 1,500. The company, located Read More…

Noose found in stall of Nascar Racer Bubba Wallace
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Noose found in stall of Nascar Racer Bubba Wallace

Reading Time: < 1 minute Noose found in stall of Nascar Racer Bubba Wallace. Nascar to launch an immediate investigation A noose was found in Bubba Wallace’s garage stall Sunday, according to a statement from NASCAR. . “We are angry and outraged, and cannot state strongly enough how seriously we take this heinous act,” NASCAR’s statement read. “We have launched an immediate investigation, and will Read More…

Viet Nam goes 65 consecutive days without a new COVID-19 case
CoronaVirus Asia

Viet Nam goes 65 consecutive days without a new COVID-19 case

Reading Time: 2 minutes Vietnam goes 65 consecutive days without a new COVID-19 case. 93.4% of the reported cases have recovered Vietnam entered the day 65th without any new COVID-19 infection case in the community, the National Steering Committee for COVID-19 Prevention and Control said early Saturday. Vietnam confirmed 349 COVID-19 patients, including 209 imported cases who were sent Read More…

Trump's Police Reform Executive Order is Inadequate
U.S.A

Trump’s Police Reform Executive Order is Inadequate

Reading Time: 2 minutes Trump’s Police Reform Executive Order is Inadequate. Trump fails to recognize racial inequalities in America The Trump Administration’s executive order (EO) on police reform is inadequate to respond to the longstanding crisis of systemic racism in policing. It does not mandate national use of force guidelines, ban chokeholds or greatly curtail no-knock warrants nor does it attribute Read More…

Historic Flag Raising on National Indigenous Peoples Day
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Historic Flag Raising on National Indigenous Peoples Day

Reading Time: 2 minutes Historic Flag Raising on National Indigenous Peoples Day. A Day the country celebrates Indigenous history June 21 is National Indigenous Peoples Day. This is a day for all Canadians to recognize and celebrate the unique heritage, diverse cultures and outstanding contributions of First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples. The Canadian Constitution recognizes these three groups as Aboriginal peoples, also known Read More…

The bodies of Canadian Armed Forces have all been recovered
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The bodies of Canadian Armed Forces have all been recovered

Reading Time: 2 minutes The bodies of Canadian Armed Forces have all been recovered. CH-148 Cyclone helicopter crashed April 29, 2020 On June 18, 2020, the Office of the Chief Coroner for Ontario identified the remains of four of the six Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) members killed in the CH-148 Cyclone helicopter crash of April 29. Remains of the following CAF Read More…

Women peace-builders lead COVID-19 prevention across Libya
Africa

Women peace-builders lead COVID-19 prevention across Libya

Reading Time: 3 minutes Women peace-builders lead COVID-19 prevention across Libya. Libyan women are at the forefront of the pandemic For almost a year now, the Network has met weekly on WhatsApp and Zoom to find ways for Libyan women to enter male-dominated decision-making and negotiation spaces “We believe that we should be one Libya,” said one member* of Read More…

Helping First Nations bring ancestors, belongings home
Indigenous Western Canada

Helping First Nations bring ancestors, belongings home

Reading Time: 2 minutes Helping First Nations bring ancestors, belongings home. B.C commits $2M for Indigenous ancestry repatriation First Nations wanting their ancestral remains and cultural objects returned will soon have access to financial support through the BC Museums Association. “The United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP) is clear: Indigenous peoples have a right to Read More…

UNHCR refugees and displaced persons – all-time high
Europe

UNHCR refugees and displaced persons – all-time high

Reading Time: 3 minutes UNHCR refugees and displaced persons – all-time high. Germany playing a major role in refugee support Sad state of affairs: Filippo Grandi, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, published annual figures today (18 June 2020) on displacement and forced migration. According to these figures, a total of 79.5 million people were displaced at the end of 2019 – 8.7 million Read More…

Canadian Armed Forces to receive COVID-19 front line pay
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Canadian Armed Forces to receive COVID-19 front line pay

Reading Time: 2 minutes Canadian Armed Forces to receive COVID-19 front line pay. Military members are being deployed across Canada The Government of Canada Hazard has amended the hazard allowance to compensate Canadian Armed Forces members who are deployed in COVID-19 risk environments.  Eligible Canadian Armed Forces members deployed on Operation LASER, and the domestic portion of Operation GLOBE, Read More…

Our actions and inaction's, have hurt a lot of people
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Our actions and inaction’s, have hurt a lot of people

Reading Time: 2 minutes Our actions and inaction’s, have hurt a lot of people. The two most powerful people in the world, “LAWLESS” Trump – The first president in modern day history that has never held a political office. Nor does he believe the constitution, courts, congress, the judicial systems and the senate have the necessary powers to regulate Read More…

SNC-Lavalin to pay $1.9M in Québec bid-rigging settlement
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SNC-Lavalin to pay $1.9M in Québec bid-rigging settlement

Reading Time: 2 minutes SNC-Lavalin to pay $1.9M in Québec bid-rigging settlement. Guilty plead entered on record for four executives Fourth settlement brings total payments by colluding firms to more than $8.5 million Engineering firm SNC-Lavalin has been ordered to pay $1.9 million for rigging bids on municipal infrastructure contracts in the province of Québec as part of a Read More…

Federal Government takes over COVID-19 screening from B.C
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Federal Government takes over COVID-19 screening from B.C

Reading Time: 2 minutes Federal Government takes over COVID-19 screening from B.C. The province has seen a influx in border travel over the months In early April, the Province introduced COVID-19 border screening measures, unprecedented in Canada, to help ensure British Columbians returning home from international destinations had the support they need to manage self-isolation plans and keep B.C. Read More…

contact Tracing
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Canada rolling out COVID-19 contact Tracing App

Reading Time: 2 minutes Canada rolling out COVID-19 contact Tracing App. The App. will be available for download next week Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, announced the upcoming launch of a new nation-wide mobile app to provide notifications of exposure to COVID-19 across Canada, with beta testing to begin in Ontario. The app, originally developed by the Government of Ontario, Read More…

47 of 50 US States celebrate Juneteenth
U.S.A

47 of 50 US States celebrate Juneteenth

Reading Time: 3 minutes 47 of 50 US States celebrate Juneteenth. The celebration of liberation of those held as slaves Juneteenth (a portmanteau of June and nineteenth;  also known as Freedom Day, Jubilee Day, and Liberation Day is a holiday celebrating the liberation of those who had been held as slaves in the United States. Originally a Texas state holiday, it is now celebrated annually on the 19th of June throughout the United States, Read More…

Africa building $4 Billion Solar Park, Largest in the world
Africa

Africa building $4 Billion Solar Park, Largest in the world

Reading Time: 4 minutes Africa building $4 Billion Solar Park, Largest in the world. Africa is in the midst of a major energy boom Africa50 is an independent infrastructure fund, focused on high-impact projects mostly in the energy and transport sectors A 37-square-kilometer solar park so large that it can be seen from space, with over seven million photovoltaic Read More…

India set to overtake China as the worlds lead supply chain
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India set to overtake China as the worlds lead supply chain

Reading Time: 3 minutes India set to overtake China as the worlds lead supply chain. The Coronavirus had a crippling effect on China COVID-19 has exposed the vulnerabilities in having a China-centric global supply chain and as the world battles to contain the contagion, efforts are underway to de-risk the supply chain by exploring available alternates and India is seemingly Read More…

Aunt Jemima to remove the racist image on popular pancake syrup
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Aunt Jemima to remove the racist image on popular pancake syrup

Reading Time: 3 minutes Aunt Jemima to remove the racist image on popular pancake syrup. Pepsico will rebrand the Aunt Jemima name Brand Commits to Making Meaningful Changes, Including Multi-Million Dollar Commitment to Black Community Aunt Jemima, one of the long-time brands of The Quaker Oats Company, a subsidiary of PepsiCo, Inc., announced it will remove the image of Read More…

Chief Coroner for Quebec investigating CHLSD COVID-19 Deaths
Eastern Canada

Chief Coroner for Quebec investigating CHLSD COVID-19 Deaths

Reading Time: 2 minutes Chief Coroner for Quebec investigating CHLSD COVID-19 Deaths. Over 31 seniors died at the CHLSD senior’s home The Chief Coroner for Quebec, Pascale Descary, has ordered a large public inquiry into certain deaths that occurred during the COVID-19 pandemic in CHLSDs, private residences for seniors and other accommodation for vulnerable or loss of autonomy people. This entirely Read More…

Ford Government confirms 190 new cases of COVID-19 in Ontario
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Ford Government confirms 190 new cases of COVID-19 in Ontario

Reading Time: 2 minutes Ford Government confirms 190 new cases of COVID-19 in Ontario. Emergency Orders Measures have been extended The Ford government has extended all emergency orders currently in force under s.7.0.2 (4) of the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act. This extension will be in effect until June 30, 2020, to ensure the government continues to have the necessary Read More…

Federal Government to re-open campgrounds on June 22, 2020
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Federal Government to re-open campgrounds on June 22, 2020

Reading Time: 3 minutes Federal Government to re-open campgrounds on June 22, 2020. National monuments & historic sites also set to re-open National Parks are an important park of summer for many Canadians. They serve as places for gathering, leisure and entertaining. With the closure of many parks due to the Coronavirus, families have less outlets to access and Read More…

Norway Supports Quantum Leap for the UN Secretary General’s Peacebuilding Fund
Europe

Norway Supports Quantum Leap for the UN Secretary General’s Peacebuilding Fund

Reading Time: 2 minutes Norway Supports Quantum Leap for the UN Secretary General’s Peacebuilding Fund. Norway has committed 500M NOK The scale of violent conflicts the world is facing today requires a concerted international effort. The Norwegian Government has decided to provide 500 million NOK (approximately 52 million USD) for the next strategic phase of the UN Peacebuilding Fund Read More…

Donating blood in the COVID-19 pandemic is a sign of humanity
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Donating blood in the COVID-19 pandemic is a sign of humanity

Reading Time: 2 minutes Donating blood in the COVID-19 pandemic is a sign of humanity. 272,289 blood donations were received in 2020 Blood donations are more necessary than ever during the current COVID-19 pandemic, and so Columbian Health Secretary Alejandro Gómez is taking steps to ensure that donations continue safely for blood donors and recipients. According to the entity, Read More…

B.C. launches 24/7 helpline to help people with addictions
Western Canada

B.C. launches 24/7 helpline to help people with addictions

Reading Time: 2 minutes B.C. launches 24/7 helpline to help people with addictions. B.C has one of the countries highest opioid rates A new 24/7 helpline for clinicians will provide health-care providers around British Columbia with live, in-the-moment addiction medicine support, while they are treating patients. The 24/7 Addiction Medicine Clinician Support Line was launched on Tuesday, June 16, Read More…

Trudeau extends CERB payments for another 2 months
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Trudeau extends CERB payments for another 2 months

Reading Time: < 1 minute Trudeau extends CERB payments for another 2 months. Millions of Canadians depend on the CERB for income Prime Minister Trudeau extends CERB payments for another two months. The Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) gives financial support to employed and self-employed Canadians who are directly affected by COVID-19. Eligible Canadians were receiving $2,000 for a 4-week Read More…

FDA Revokes The Emergency use of Hydroxychloroquine
CoronaVirus U.S.A

FDA Revokes The Emergency use of Hydroxychloroquine

Reading Time: 3 minutes FDA Revokes The Emergency use of Hydroxychloroquine. Trump earlier announced he was taking the drug. GEORGE FREY/AFP via Getty Images Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) revoked the emergency use authorization (EUA) that allowed for chloroquine phosphate and hydroxychloroquine sulfate donated to the Strategic National Stockpile to be used to treat certain hospitalized patients with Read More…

B. C investing $1.89M to Raise awareness of elder abuse
Western Canada

B.C investing $1.89M to Raise awareness of elder abuse

Reading Time: 3 minutes B.C investing $1.89M to Raise awareness of elder abuse. COVID-19 has enhanced the awareness of senior abuse In advance of World Elder Abuse Awareness Day on Monday, June 15, 2020, the B.C government has provided $1.89 million to help raise awareness of senior abuse. The funding will also help create educational programs to protect seniors Read More…

Supreme Court rules 6-3, LGBTQ2 employees deserve equality
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Supreme Court rules 6-3, LGBTQ2 employees deserve equality

Reading Time: < 1 minute Supreme Court rules 6-3, LGBTQ2 employees deserve equality. Trump-appointed justice in favour of equality In a historic ruling to today, the U.S Supreme Court ruled that the 1964 Civil Rights Act barring sex discrimination in the workplace against LGBTQ2 employees and prevents employers from firing them based on their sexual orientation. The court voted was Read More…

Calgary still recovering from heavy rainfall and hail
Western Canada

Calgary still recovering from heavy rainfall and hail

Reading Time: < 1 minute Calgary still recovering from heavy rainfall and hail. The damage is in the millions and rising A significant thunderstorm, which brought rain and damaging hail, moved over Calgary, over the weekend. The heavy rainfall resulted in major flooding to some roads and underpasses. Calgary’s northeast was the most heavily impacted by this substantial weather event. Read More…

31,000 empty houses in Detroit, $500 make get you one of them
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31,000 empty houses in Detroit, $500 may get you one of them

Reading Time: 3 minutes 31,000 empty houses in Detroit, $500 may get you one of them. The City is strapped for cash Detroit has been one of America’s poorest cities for decades without any significant investments from big corporations or the Trump administration. In the 2016 election, Trump promised Michigan residents real change but instead abandoned the state once Read More…

New Brunswick September 2020 return to school plan set
Atlantic Canada

New Brunswick September 2020 return to school plan set

Reading Time: 2 minutes New Brunswick September 2020 return to school plan set. A hybrid learning approach will be standard practice “Ensuring we have a plan in place that support the safety of staff and quality student learning in a healthy and safe environment for the long term is a critical part of moving forward through the COVID-19 pandemic,” Read More…

Ontario Eases Restrictions on Wedding and Funeral Ceremonies
CoronaVirus Eastern Canada

Ontario Eases Restrictions on Wedding and Funeral Ceremonies

Reading Time: 2 minutes Ontario Eases Restrictions on Wedding and Funeral Ceremonies. Covid-19 has temporarily halted celebrations Ontario is easing the restriction on the number of attendees permitted at indoor and outdoor wedding and funeral ceremonies, in recognition of the importance of being with loved ones during the moments that matter most. Based on positive public health trends the Read More…

Switzerland regrets sanctions against International Criminal Court
Europe

Switzerland regrets sanctions against International Criminal Court

Reading Time: 2 minutes Switzerland regrets sanctions against International Criminal Court. America continues to act unilaterally Switzerland regrets the more severe measures that the USA decided on 11 June 2020 against the International Criminal Court (ICC). It reaffirms its support for the ICC as an independent institution that prosecutes the most serious crimes and thereby contributes to lasting peace Read More…

Bill 55 adopted, Big win for victims of sexual violence
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Bill 55 adopted, Big win for victims of sexual violence

Reading Time: 2 minutes Bill 55 adopted, Big win for victims of sexual violence. Historic advancement in rights for victims Quebec Attorney General Sonia LeBel announced the unanimous adoption by the National Assembly of Bill 55. This makes civil actions in matters of sexual assault, violence suffered during childhood and domestic violence imprescriptible and it introduces legal protection for Read More…

3 British Citizens jailed for dumping mustard gas bombs
United Kingdom

3 British Citizens jailed for dumping mustard gas bombs

Reading Time: 3 minutes 3 British Citizens jailed for dumping mustard gas bombs. Mustard gas is extremely toxic and deadly A trio of wartime memorabilia hunters have received jail sentences for dumping WWII mustard gas bombs in a Lincolnshire lake – making them the first in the country to be sentenced for possession of a chemical weapon. Martyn Tasker Read More…

Sixties Scoop Survivors payments will start immediately
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Sixties Scoop Survivors payments will start immediately

Reading Time: 2 minutes Sixties Scoop Survivors payments will start immediately. The Sixties Scoop is a dark era in Canadian history The Sixties Scoop is a dark and terrible chapter in Canada’s history. Working together to bring a meaningful resolution to its painful legacy is an important step in the journey of reconciliation with Indigenous peoples. Friday evening Carolyn Read More…

How to prevent family violence in quarantine time
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How to prevent family violence in quarantine time

Reading Time: 3 minutes How to prevent family violence in quarantine time? The coronavirus has put unprecedented stress on families In order to provide families with tools for healthy coexistence and contribute to reducing the risk of increasing intra-family violence in the midst of the COVID – 19. What is intra-family violence? It is any type of abuse of Read More…

New York Governor Cuomo makes sweeping changes to NYPD
U.S.A

New York Governor Cuomo makes sweeping changes to NYPD

Reading Time: 3 minutes New York Governor Cuomo makes sweeping changes to NYPD. Wake up call for police brutality New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today signed the ‘Say Their Name’ Reform Agenda package following the killing of George Floyd and an ongoing pattern of police brutality against minority communities across the nation. These landmark policing reforms will help Read More…

VN goes 57 days without community infections
Asia

Viet Nam goes 57 days without community infections

Reading Time: < 1 minute Viet Nam goes 57 days without community infections. Viet Nam has flattened the curve Viet Nam has gone through 57 straight days without community transmission, as no new cases of COVID-19 were reported on June 12 morning, according to the National Steering Committee for COVID-19 Prevention and Control. Among the total 332 infections, 192 were imported and Read More…

Finnish Government injects €100M Euros into universities
Europe

Finnish Government injects €100M Euros into universities

Reading Time: 2 minutes Finnish Government injects €100M Euros into universities. Finland universities are among the best worldwide The Finnish Government will make a one-off investment in the future by providing universities with capital. On the basis of research impact criteria, EUR 33 million will be allocated to universities in the fall of 2020 and, on the basis of Read More…

Toronto becomes the fastest growing city in Canada and U.S
Eastern Canada

Toronto becomes the fastest growing city in Canada and U.S

Reading Time: 2 minutes Toronto becomes the fastest growing city in Canada and U.S. Cultural diversity makes Toronto appealing The city of Toronto is the fastest growing city and the Toronto CMA is the fastest growing metropolitan area in all of Canada and U.S. in terms of population growth, according to the latest research  from the Centre for Urban Research and Read More…

Escalation of Violence - Chief Adam & R.C.M.P Video Footage
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Escalation of Violence – Chief Adam Video Arrest by RCMP

Reading Time: 3 minutes Escalation of Violence – Chief Adam Video Arrest by RCMP. Chief Adam’s said he was beaten by the RCMP New video footage of the confrontation between Chief Adam of the Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation in Alberta and eight RCMP officers has been finally been released. The dashcam video shows a slowly escalating series of confrontations Read More…

B.C's Deadliest month, 170 Dead from Fentanyl and Opioids
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B.C’s Deadliest month, 170 Dead from Fentanyl and Opioids

Reading Time: 3 minutes B.C’s Deadliest month, 170 Dead from Fentanyl and Opioids. No deaths recorded at safe injection sites The gripping effect of Fentanyl and other opioids in British Columbia coupled with the COVID-19 pandemic has contributed to the substantial rise in deaths from illegal narcotics. According to the B.C Coroner, the month of May saw a staggering Read More…

Roy Cooper Establishes Task Force to Address Racial Inequity
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Governor Cooper Establishes Task Force to Address Racial Inequity

Reading Time: 3 minutes Governor Cooper Establishes Task Force to Address Racial Inequity. Black adults are 5.9 times more incarcerated North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper signed Executive Order No. 145 to form the North Carolina Task Force for Racial Equity in Criminal Justice. The task force will recommend solutions to stop discriminatory law enforcement and criminal justice practices and hold public safety Read More…

Quebec Minister Blais introduces historic caregiver bill
Eastern Canada

Quebec Minister Blais introduces historic caregiver bill

Reading Time: 2 minutes Quebec Minister Blais introduces historic caregiver bill. The province has seen high numbers of seniors death Quebec’s Minister for Seniors and Caregivers, Marguerite Blais, tabled today in the National Assembly a bill to recognize and support caregivers. This historic legislative change for Quebec aims to bring to the fore the issue of caregivers in government actions, regardless Read More…