EU-Vietnam trade agreement enters into force
Asia

EU-Vietnam trade agreement enters into force

Reading Time: 3 minutes The EU-Vietnam agreement is the most comprehensive trade agreement the EU has concluded with a developing country EU exports to Vietnam will be taxed less as of tomorrow, 1 August. This is the immediate effect of the entry into force of the EU-Vietnam trade agreement that will ultimately scrap duties on 99% of all goods Read More…

Yukon Opioid death toll rises to 13, unprecedented historic levels
Northern Canada

Yukon Opioid death toll rises to 13, unprecedented historic levels

Reading Time: 2 minutes Since January 2020, 13 individuals have died as a result of drug overdoses Concern continues to rise around the number of opioid related deaths in Yukon. Since January 2020, 13 individuals have died as a result of drug overdoses, 11 of which can be directly linked to opioids. The numbers were jointly released today by Read More…

Manitoba COVID-19 cases are steadily rising
Western Canada

Manitoba COVID-19 cases are steadily rising

Reading Time: 2 minutes Manitoba at one point had the lowest number of positive cases per ca-pita Manitoba’s five-day COVID-19 test positivity rate has risen to 0.40 per cent as six new cases of the virus have been identified as of 9:30 a.m. today. This brings the total number of lab-confirmed positive and probable positive cases in Manitoba to Read More…

B.C opens first of its kind 24/7 Indigenous Women Housing
Indigenous Western Canada

B.C opens first of its kind 24/7 Indigenous Women Housing

Reading Time: 3 minutes Homelessness for Indigenous women continues to be a big problem in in B.C The Province has partnered with the Aboriginal Coalition to End Homelessness Society to open 21 new supportive homes for Indigenous women who are experiencing or at risk of homelessness in Victoria. “Housing is the foundation on which people build their lives, and Read More…

Canada Launches COVID-19 Exposure mobile App.
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Canada Launches Covid Alert, COVID-19 Exposure mobile App

Reading Time: 2 minutes Your privacy is protected, COVID Alert does not use GPS or track your location if you have tested positive for COVID-19 Today Prime Minister Trudeau and the Premier of Ontario, Doug Ford, announced that COVID Alert, a new national mobile app, is now available to Canadians for free download. The app, first developed in Ontario, Read More…

UNHCR warns of increased COVID-19-related trafficking risks for African refugees
Africa COVID-19

UNHCR warns of increased COVID-19-related trafficking risks for African refugees

Reading Time: 2 minutes UNHCR global estimates indicate that millions of people are trafficked worldwide With COVID-19 increasing needs and vulnerabilities of refugees and internally displaced and stateless people, UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is concerned that the impacts of the pandemic are also heightening their risks to trafficking and exploitation. COVID-19-related impacts ranging from movement restrictions to the Read More…

Citizens of War Lake First Nation Plan Rail Blockade
Northern Canada Indigenous

Citizens of War Lake First Nation Plan Rail Blockade

Reading Time: 2 minutes Non Indigenous citizens are allowed to board trains without wearing a mask Citizens from the War Lake First Nation are planning to block the rail line running through their territory due to their lack of ability to purchase tickets on trains as well as mixed messaging about COVID-19 health measures. “War Lake citizens have been Read More…

Governor Cuomo Announces $94 Million for School Technology Upgrades
U.S.A

Governor Cuomo Announces $94 Million for Smart School Technology Upgrades

Reading Time: 3 minutes $2 Billion Smart Schools Bond Act Supports Classroom Technology, High-Tech Security and School Connectivity Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced approval of 148 Smart Schools Investment Plans aimed at improving school security and reimagining teaching and learning for the 21st century. The approved plans, totaling $94 million, are part of the $2 billion Smart Schools Read More…

B.C set framework for 100% electric vehicles by 2040
Western Canada

B.C set framework for 100% electric vehicles by 2040

Reading Time: 2 minutes Regulations are in place outlining how B.C. will reduce pollution and make the switch to 100% electric-vehicle sales by 2040. The regulations follow the Zero-Emission Vehicles (ZEV) Act that was passed last year and fulfils the CleanBC commitment to implement a ZEV standard. “British Columbians are eager to get behind the wheel of an electric Read More…

Federal Government Invest $26.5M into green transportation
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Federal Government Invest $26.5M into green transportation

Reading Time: 2 minutes Federal Government Invest $26.5M into green transportation. Green public transit is the future of Canada The safety and well-being of Canadians continue to be top priorities of the governments of Canada and Ontario. But the COVID-19 pandemic has affected more than Canadians’ personal health, it is also having a profound impact on the economy. Ontario Read More…

EIB invests $350 million in Northvolt's battery gigafactory
Europe

EIB invests $350 million in Northvolt’s battery gigafactory

Reading Time: 3 minutes Northvolt’s battery gigafactory marks the first of its kind in Europe The European Investment Bank (EIB) has signed a $350 million loan agreement to support the financing of Europe’s first home-grown gigafactory for lithium-ion battery cells, Northvolt Ett, in Sweden. The financing is supported by the European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI), the main pillar of the Investment Read More…

Inmate Escape from Willow Cree Healing Lodge
Western Canada

Inmate Escape from Willow Cree Healing Lodge

Reading Time: < 1 minute Willow Cree Healing Lodge, a minimum-security federal On July 29, 2020, during the midnight security round, staff members at Willow Cree Healing Lodge, a minimum-security federal institution, discovered that Royce Badger was not accounted for. The Correctional Service of Canada (CSC) immediately contacted the Rosthern detachment of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP), and a warrant for his Read More…

Video Exposing Pornhub Goes Viral With Over 25 Million Views Worldwide
World News U.S.A

Video Exposing Pornhub Goes Viral With Over 25 Million Views Worldwide

Reading Time: < 1 minute Pornhub allegedly profiting from the rape and sex trafficking of women and children In the last couple of weeks the #Traffickinghub movement’s viral short animated video exposing Pornhub for allegedly profiting from the rape and sex trafficking of women and children reached over 25 million views across all social media. What proof do we have that Pornhub Read More…

Guyanese President, First Lady tested for COVID-19
Caribbean

Guyanese President Granger, First Lady tested for COVID-19

Reading Time: < 1 minute Granger becomes the latest head of state to test positive for COVID-19 President David Granger and First Lady, Mrs. Sandra Granger were on tested positive for the Novel Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-1 Bv 9). In an written statement, President Granger urged Guyanese to adhere to the various precautionary measures promulgated since March 2020 to prevent Read More…

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Bill C-20, Canadian workers, with disabilities receives Royal Assent

Reading Time: 3 minutes Workers with disability deserve to be treated equal Bill C-20, An Act respecting further COVID-19 measures, today received Royal Assent, ensuring that the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS) will continue to protect jobs by helping businesses keep employees on the payroll and encouraging employers to re-hire workers previously laid off.  The broader and better targeted CEWS will Read More…

Reparations in the United States
U.S.A

Reparations in the United States

Reading Time: < 1 minute Reparations in the United States. The Black community are is suffering the fallout from the Jim Crow laws In the United States, egregious human rights violations against Black people – including slavery, lynchings, Jim Crow laws and Black Codes – have been followed by policies and practices that continue to harm Black communities today. The Read More…

UK has a problem with runaway horses and bad owners
United Kingdom

UK has a problem with runaway horses and bad owners

Reading Time: 2 minutes UK has a problem with runaway horses and bad owners. October 1, All horses in the UK will be Microchipped UK Chief Veterinary Officer, Christine Middlemiss, has today called on all horse, pony and donkey owners in England to get their animals microchipped ahead of 1 October 2020 as part of a move to tackle Read More…

Insufficient fuel for flight resulted in forced landing near Gillam, Manitoba
Western Canada

Poor flight crew judgement led to emergency landing in Gillam

Reading Time: 2 minutes Flight crew allowed plane to take off with insufficient fuel In its investigation report (A19C0038) released today, the Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) identified that an unnoticed fuel shortage resulted in fuel exhaustion and the subsequent forced landing of a Beechcraft B200 medevac aircraft operated by Keewatin Air LP in April 2019. On 24 Read More…

MLB Cancels Games, 40% of players test positive for COVID-19
COVID-19 Entertainment

MLB Cancels Games, 40% of players test positive for COVID-19

Reading Time: 2 minutes 40% of MLB Miami Marlins test positive for COVID-19. Major League Baseball announced that two games scheduled to be played Monday night are postponed due to COVID-19 concerns. Monday’s games between the Marlins and the Orioles at Marlins Park and the Phillies and the Yankees at Citizens Bank Park have been postponed while MLB conducts Read More…

Do You Know Who You’re Giving Your Money To?
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How many Seniors know who they are giving their Money To?

Reading Time: 2 minutes Seniors lose more money to fraud than any other group Saskatchewan has seen a rise in fraudulent activities directed towards seniors, which has prompted the The Financial and Consumer Affairs Authority of Saskatchewan (FCAA) to launch an seniors educational awareness campaign on how they can best protect themselves from financial scams and frauds. “As financial Read More…

Congressman John Lewis - The Final Crossing
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Congressman John Lewis – The Final Crossing

Reading Time: < 1 minute Congressman Lewis Body Escorted across the Edmund Pettus Bridge History can be quite poetic when it so eloquently corrects itself. As a civil rights activist, Congressman Lewis was beaten, blooded and jailed for crossing the Edmund Pettus bridge into Selma, Alabama. The Edmund Pettus Bridge was the site of the conflict of Bloody Sunday on March 7, Read More…

Legendary TV Personality Regis Philbin, Dead at 88
Entertainment

Legendary TV Personality Regis Philbin, Dead at 88

Reading Time: 2 minutes Legendary TV Personality Regis Philbin, Dead at 88. The hardest working man in show business Regis Philbin dead peacefully of natural causes on July 24, 2020 surrounded by loved ones. He was known by his peers as the hardest work man in show business. The title is fitting seeing he holds the Guinness Book of Read More…