Canada upholds travel ban: Borders remain closed to America
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Canada upholds travel ban: Borders remain closed to America

Reading Time: 2 minutes Canada is on a long list of countries that have imposed a travel ban for American travelers As the long weekend approaches, Canada’s borders will remain closed to its neighbours to the south. This is a move being praised by Canadians as the virus under the Trump administration has been egregiously mismanaged. While Canada and Read More…

American Chemistry Council lobbied Trump administration to force Africa to Abandon its plastic reduction initiates
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American Chemistry Council lobbied Trump administration to force Africa to Abandon its plastic reduction initiates

Reading Time: 3 minutes The efforts by the American Chemistry Council (ACC) would undo progress that Kenya and other African states have made to address plastic pollution The American Chemistry Council has lobbied the US government during the COVID-19 pandemic to use a US-Kenya trade deal to expand the plastics industry’s footprint across Africa. Documents obtained by Unearthed — Read More…

SWAT Team deployed to contain COVID-19 Cluster
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SWAT Team deployed to contain COVID-19 Cluster

Reading Time: 2 minutes New York has seen a slight dip in COVID-19 clusters with assistance of swat team New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo late Sunday evening deployed a SWAT team to SUNY Oneonta to contain a COVID-19 cluster that has developed there. The State team will include 71 contact tracers and eight case investigators. New York State Read More…

500,000 voter cards hit New Brunswick Mail Boxes
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500,000 voter cards hit New Brunswick Mail Boxes

Reading Time: 2 minutes New Brunswick voters head to the polls Sept. 14, 2020 to choose a new government More than 500,000 New Brunswickers will receive voter information cards in the mail this week advising them when and where they can vote in the Sept. 14 provincial general election. “We encourage voters to bring their voter information cards with Read More…

Fanning The Flames - Trump's Relentless Quest to Divide America
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Fanning The Flames – Trump’s Relentless Quest to Divide America

Reading Time: 2 minutes Trump Increases Divisions in America In another week that saw the ugly side of America, their embattled president embellished in the destruction and chaos of his country while it stands wounded on its knees. From the his abysmal handing of the coronavirus that has claimed the lives of nearly 200,000 Americans, to fanning the flames Read More…

America lands on Switzerland's COVID-19 Travel ban list
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America lands on Switzerland’s COVID-19 Travel ban list

Reading Time: 2 minutes Switzerland’s changes travel criteria for countries with high COVID-19 cases As of 31 August, it will no longer be possible to enter Switzerland from a high-risk country on a transit flight via a non-high-risk country. However, passengers travelling from a non-high-risk country will be able to enter Switzerland even if they have a stopover in Read More…

UK military dog Kuno to be the 72nd recipient of the PDSA Dickin Medal after tackling Al Qaeda insurgents
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UK military dog Kuno to be the 72nd recipient of the PDSA Dickin Medal after tackling Al Qaeda insurgents

Reading Time: 4 minutes The PDSA Dickin Medal for valour – is the animal Victoria Cross – given to Kuno who was wounded in action while heroically saving the lives of British Forces fighting Al Qaeda. During a dangerous operation in 2019, three-year-old Belgian Shepherd Malinois Kuno and his handler were deployed in support of specialist UK and host Read More…

Safe Outings Now Possible for Long-Term Care Home Residents
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Safe Outings Now Possible for Long-Term Care Home Residents

Reading Time: 2 minutes New Directive Enables Day Trip and Overnight Absences to Resume for long-term care homes Following the advice of the Chief Medical Officer of Health, effective immediately, residents can spend time away from their long-term care homes for day trips or overnight absences. For ‘short-stay’ absences — those that do not include an overnight stay — Read More…

Children with no COVID-19 symptoms may shed virus for weeks
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Children with no COVID-19 symptoms may shed virus for weeks

Reading Time: 3 minutes South Korea COVID-19 study sheds reveals new information on children infected with the COVID-19 New research suggests that children can shed SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, even if they never develop symptoms or for long after symptoms have cleared. But many questions remain about the significance of the pediatric population as vectors for this Read More…

WestJet mandatory face mask policy or face 1 year travel ban
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WestJet mandatory face mask policy or face 1 year travel ban

Reading Time: 3 minutes Westjet will implemens zero tolerance mask policy Today WestJet announced multiple safety updates including the potential for denied travel and a one-year travel ban for those who fail to comply with the airlines’ mask regulation. WestJet also announced the mandatory input of all guests’ contact information at online and kiosk check-in to help the Public Read More…

Boeing 737 Max aircraft fleet are grounded worldwide
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Transport Canada will not re-certify Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft

Reading Time: 2 minutes Boeing 737 Max aircraft fleet are grounded worldwide In the aftermath of two fatal accidents, Lion Air Flight 610 and Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302, the Boeing 737 MAX was grounded worldwide in March 2019. Boeing implemented several changes to its flight control system and pilot training and was expecting to have the planes in the air mid 2020. The crashes Read More…

The Black Panther, Chadwick Boseman, Dies after 4 year battle with cancer
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The Black Panther, Chadwick Boseman, Dies after 4 year battle with cancer

Reading Time: 2 minutes Wakanda Forever – The Black Panther movie made Chadwick Boseman an international superstar Chadwick Aaron Boseman (November 29, 1976 – August 28, 2020) was an American actor and producer. He has portrayed several real-life historical figures, such as Jackie Robinson in 42 (2013), James Brown in Get on Up (2014), and Thurgood Marshall in Marshall (2017). wiki Boseman role as superhero The Black Panther in the Marvel Cinematic Universe films was the Read More…

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Over 70 newly repaired Winnipeg sidewalks were initially not accessible to wheelchairs or the visually impaired

Reading Time: 4 minutes How does a mistake like this happen to ignore the needs of members of the community that have mobility and visual challenges The City of Winnipeg is at it again with more costly street repairs that need to be redone. After redoing the cement of a backlane in the Wolseley neighbourhood just 48 hours ago, Read More…

Sarah Nick, The radio host that captured the hearts of a nation
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Sarah Nick, The radio host that captured the hearts of a nation

Reading Time: 2 minutes One door closed for Sarah Nick and 10,000 opened What was supposed to be a routine Monday on the air hosting the Sarah and Tyler morning show at Energy 106 FM, ended with Sarah Nick receiving a letter of termination and being walked out the door minutes after signing off air. In a state of Read More…

All aboard: Germany Cruise line Aida to hit the high seas in November
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All aboard: Germany Cruise line Aida to hit the high seas in November

Reading Time: 2 minutes Germany’s Aida cruise line to be first cruise lines to sail amidst the coronavirus AIDA Cruises, the leading cruise line in Germany and a part of the Carnival Cruise family, today announced that it will offer cruises this fall and winter that combine the fascination of a cruise trip with an unforgettable holiday experience to several popular destinations. Read More…

Kenosha Shooter Kyle Rittenhouse charged with 1st degree murder
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Kenosha Shooter Kyle Rittenhouse charged with 1st degree murder

Reading Time: 1 minute Kyle Rittenhouse, Kenosha shooter was strapped with his rifle while terrorizing innocent residents Seventeen year old white supremacist sympathizer Kyle Rittenhouse was charged with murdering two demonstrators and shooting another in Kenosha Wisconsin which was sparked by the murder of Jacob Blake. Jacob Blake is just another unarmed black man whose name can be added Read More…

Togo becomes the first African country to eradicate sleeping sickness
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Togo becomes the first African country to eradicate sleeping sickness

Reading Time: 3 minutes Sleeping sickness is caused by parasites which are transmitted by infected tsetse flies and is only found in 36 countries in sub-Saharan Africa Togo has received validation from the World Health Organization (WHO) for having eliminated human African trypanosomiasis or “sleeping sickness” as a public health problem, becoming the first country in Africa to reach Read More…

Edmonton Police Services New $500,000 Amoured Black Wolf
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Edmonton Police Services New $500,000 Amoured Black Wolf

Reading Time: 3 minutes The Black Wolf will replace the aging Grizzly that has been used for 42 years by the Edmonton Police Services This fall, the Edmonton Police Service (EPS) is replacing its 42-year-old “Grizzly Armoured Personnel Carrier” with the “Cambli Black Wolf.” Budgeted and ordered in 2017 as a replacement vehicle for the aging Grizzly, the new Read More…

Royal Canadian Navy Adopts More Inclusive Rank Designation
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Royal Canadian Navy Adopts More Inclusive Rank Designation

Reading Time: 2 minutes The Royal Canadian Navy is another example of the Federal Governments need to make inclusivity a priority The Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) is continuing to work to create a more inclusive environment within the workplaces, whether that is at sea or at home. Following survey with over 18,000 respondents, the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) has Read More…

Muhammad posted the Antisemitic Meme on social media which was quickly condemned by theNAACP
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NAACP Removes Rodney Muhammad as Philadelphia Chapter Head for Posting Antisemitic Meme

Reading Time: 2 minutes Muhammad posted the Antisemitic Meme on social media which was quickly condemned by theNAACP Today the American Jewish Committee (AJC) Philadelphia welcomed the NAACP decision to remove Minister Rodney Muhammad as head of the organization’s Philadelphia branch, and replace the entire local leadership. The action comes a month after Muhammad posted on social media a blatantly antisemitic meme that was condemned Read More…

Over 1.5M U.S. Homes Are In Vacant Zombie Foreclosure
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Over 1.5M U.S. Homes Are In Vacant Zombie Foreclosure

Reading Time: 5 minutes Nearly 4 Percent of Homes Facing Possible Foreclosure Sit Vacant as U.S. Housing Market Faces Economic Slide Stemming from Coronavirus Pandemic Today, ATTOM Data Solutions, curator of the nation’s premier property released its third-quarter 2020 Vacant Property and Zombie Foreclosure Report showing that 1.5 million (1,570,265) residential properties in the United States are vacant, representing 1.6 percent Read More…

The Inconvenient Indian, World Premiere
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The Inconvenient Indian, World Premiere

Reading Time: 2 minutes World premiere for Michelle Latimer’s Inconvenient Indian at the Toronto International Film Festival Award-winning filmmaker, writer and activist Michelle Latimer’s feature documentary the Inconvenient Indian will have its world premiere as part of the Toronto International Film Festival’s for a week of September 10–19, 2020). Latimer’s is no stranger to award winning productions spanning the globe. Her 2017 eight-part Indigenous Read More…

Trudeau announces $2B to reopen schools safely amidst the coronavirus pandemic
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Trudeau announces $2B to reopen schools safely amidst the coronavirus pandemic

Reading Time: 3 minutes Trudeau, a former teacher understands the importance of education and school safety School is critical for kids’ development and future success. The COVID-19 pandemic has been difficult for families, with schools closed and students separated from their classmates and friends. As we gradually and safely restart our economy, parents should be able to return to Read More…

Milwaukee’s Giannis Antetokounmpo Wins 2019-20 Kia NBA Defensive Player of the Year Award
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Milwaukee’s Giannis Antetokounmpo Wins 2019-20 Kia NBA Defensive Player of the Year Award

Reading Time: 3 minutes 2018-19 Kia NBA MVP Becomes the Fifth Player Named NBA MVP and Defensive Player of the Year in a Career The Milwaukee Bucks’ Giannis Antetokounmpo has been named the 2019-20 Kia NBA Defensive Player of the Year, the NBA (NBA.com) announced today. This marks the first NBA Defensive Player of the Year Award for Antetokounmpo, Read More…

Teenage pregnancy rate falls 2nd consecutive year in Scotland
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Teenage pregnancy rate falls 2nd consecutive year in Scotland

Reading Time: 2 minutes Lowest rates of teenage pregnancy since 1994 In 2018, there were 29.6 teenage pregnancies per 1,000 women, down from 30.2 in 2017 and 54.7 in 1994. The gap in teenage pregnancy rates between the most and least deprived areas has also reduced, with the rate for those living in the most deprived areas decreasing from Read More…

Poisoned Russian Opposition Leader Alexei Navalny still in critical condition
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Poisoned Russian Opposition Leader Alexei Navalny still in critical condition

Reading Time: 2 minutes Kremlin denies any wrong doing in the poisoning of Alexi Navalny The preliminary test results from the Charité – Universitätsmedizin hospital in Berlin indicate that the Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny was poisoned during his stay in Siberia. “The European Union strongly condemns what seems to be an attempt on Mr Navalny’s life. It is Read More…

50,000 km2 in Seal River Manitoba to become Protected Indigenous land
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50,000 km2 in Seal River Manitoba to become Protected Indigenous land

Reading Time: 2 minutes The Seal River Watershed is the size of Nova Scotia Indigenous Peoples have long been leaders in environmental stewardship and sustainable development. In order for the environment to prosper, the Government of Canada will continue to work with their Indigenous partners from coast to coast to coast to protect more nature – which is vital Read More…

Little Stars PLAYhouse Breaks Ground in Partnership with Manitoba Metis Federation (MMF)
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Little Stars PLAYhouse Breaks Ground in Partnership with Manitoba Metis Federation (MMF)

Reading Time: 2 minutes Construction of new Little Stars PLAYhouse moving forward through partnership with MMF Today the Métis Federation of Manitoba (MMF) joined the volunteer-based nonprofit Woman Healing For Change in celebrating the start of the construction of the Little Stars PLAYhouse , the future home of the North End Stay and Play (NESP) program. It will be built at 681 Selkirk Avenue Read More…

Ontario brewery to produce 100,000 litres of hand sanitizer
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Ontario brewery to produce 100,000 litres of hand sanitizer

Reading Time: 2 minutes Breweries throughout the country are retooling to produce hand sanitizers and to help fight COVID-19 New Ontario Brewery will become the latest craft brewery will shift production from consumable alcohol to Hand Sanitizer for Province’s Front-line Heroes Ontario is providing New Ontario Brewing Co. with $294,000 from the Ontario Together Fund to invest in the Read More…

COVID-19 has set South Africa's GDP back five years
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COVID-19 has set South Africa’s GDP back five years

Reading Time: 3 minutes New study shows the damaging aftermath of COVID-19 to the South African economy South Africa’s overall GDP is expected to decline by at least 5.1 and up to 7.9 percent in 2020 and recover slowly through 2024. This will lead to major setbacks in addressing poverty, unemployment and inequality, according to a new United Nations Read More…

19 Mexican Consortium green lit for COVID-19 vaccine testing and trials
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19 Mexican Consortium green lit for COVID-19 vaccine testing and trials

Reading Time: 2 minutes Mexican government investing heavily in homegrown vaccine trials Mexico’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs announces that 19 Mexican scientific projects for vaccines and treatments against COVID-19 will receive funding to accelerate their research and development. This will be possible through an integrated fund with resources from the Mexican Agency for International Development Cooperation (Amexcid), foreign entities, Read More…

Another Unarmed Black Man Shot Point Blank in the Back 7 times
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Jacob Blake, Another Unarmed Black Man Shot Point Blank in the Back 7 times

Reading Time: < 1 minute Jacob Blake shot 7 times in the back in front of his kids This story is all to familiar in the US. An unarmed black man shot by a white police officer. With race relation at an all time high in the USA, this shooting further complicates the healing process. According to several eye witness Read More…

Get tested for COVID-19 and receive a free Yankees hat or T-shirt
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Get tested for COVID-19 and receive a free Yankees hat or T-shirt

Reading Time: 2 minutes City of New York team up with New York Yankees to Fight COVID-19 Mayor de Blasio today announced that the New York Yankees will partner with the NYC Test & Trace Corps to promote free COVID-19 testing across the city. As the first corporate sponsor of the City’s “Get Tested Tuesday” Day of Action, Yankees t-shirts, Read More…

Democratic Super Pac, Priorities USA launch $24M ad buy targeting Trump
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Democratic Super Pac, Priorities USA launch $24M ad buy targeting Trump

Reading Time: 3 minutes Priorities USA Action and Senate Majority PAC Launch New Multimillion-Dollar Ads Program Urging Voters to Request Mail-In Ballots As concerns about the safety of in-person voting have grown due to Donald Trump’s inability to control the coronavirus, voters are showing an increased interest in voting by mail. In a recent survey, Priorities asked battleground state Read More…

CT-114 Snowbirds all clear for take off
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CT-114 Snowbirds all clear for take off

Reading Time: 2 minutes Canadian Snowbirds are Canada’s elite stunt flying aerial performing team The Commander of 2 Canadian Air Division, Brigadier-General Denis O’Reilly, has today lifted the operational pause on the CT-114 Tutor fleet. The operational pause was implemented following a Snowbirds CT-114 Tutor accidentin Kamloops, B.C. on May 17, which resulted in the death of Captain Jennifer Read More…

Play ball! B.C Sports moves into Phase 3
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Play ball! B.C Sports moves into Phase 3

Reading Time: 2 minutes B.C opens up team sports as they continue to flatten the curb Athletes throughout British Columbia will be able to engage in more organized sport activities and some competitive play as the Province moves to Phase 3 of the Return to Sport Guidelines. “I know athletes and their families have been missing the joy of Read More…

Conservatives elect O'toole as new party leader: Another Harper disciple, Scheer 2.0?
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Conservatives elect O’toole as new party leader: Another Harper disciple, Scheer 2.0?

Reading Time: 2 minutes O’Toole’s elections will see years of Trump style devise rhetoric After months and months of vigorous campaigning and divisive rhetoric filled speeches, the Conservative Party of Canada elected Erin O’Toole as their next leader. In what was built up to be a perfect night where the party would see the passing of the torch by Read More…

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89% of people have now recovered in Canada from COVID-19

Reading Time: 2 minutes Canada continues to flatten the COVID-19 curb In lieu of an in-person update to the media, Dr. Theresa Tam, Canada’s Chief Public Health Officer, issued the following statement today: “There have been 124,629 cases of COVID-19 in Canada, including 9,071 deaths. 89% of people have now recovered. Labs across Canada have tested 5,076,734 people for Read More…

Black Ribbon Day: 81 years ago Nazism and Stalinism rose to power
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Black Ribbon Day: 81 years ago Nazism and Stalinism rose to power

Reading Time: 2 minutes Black Ribbon Day is Day of remembrance for the lives lost from Nazism and Stalinism Black Ribbon Day, officially known in the European Union as the European Day of Remembrance for Victims of Stalinism and Nazism, is an international day of remembrance for victims of totalitarian regimes, specifically Stalinist, communist, Nazi and fascist regimes. It is observed on 23 August to coincide with the date of Read More…

Toronto Raptors Nick Nurse Named Coach of the Year
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Toronto Raptors Nick Nurse Named Coach of the Year

Reading Time: 2 minutes Defending NBA Champions Toronto Raptors Nick Nurse adds some more hardware, unanimously wins coach of the year With the departure of Kawhi Leonard, many critics wrote the Toronto Raptors off and said they were headed to the NBA draft lottery. Well, they are all eating there words. Not only did the Toronto Raptors exceeded all Read More…

135 at risk music venues saved by UK Prime Minister
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135 at risk music venues saved by UK Prime Minister

Reading Time: 2 minutes UK Government injects £1.57 billion to save 135 music venues Grassroots music venues across England are the first recipients of the Government’s £1.57 billion Culture Recovery Fund, the Culture Secretary has announced today. The £3.36 million Emergency Grassroot Music Venues Fund is being shared among 135 venues across England who applied for support to survive Read More…

Canada congratulates "COVID Troop" Class of 2020
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Canada congratulates “COVID Troop” Class of 2020

Reading Time: 2 minutes Government of Canada congratulates fishery officer graduates who trained through pandemic Today, Fisheries and Oceans Canada welcomed the 30 graduates of troop 119 to the ranks of more than 600 fishery officers across the country. Canada’s fishery officers perform a crucial role in conserving and protecting Canada’s marine and coastal areas, as well as fisheries Read More…

Government extends Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy for four more weeks
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Government extends Canada Emergency Wage (CEWS) Subsidy for four more weeks

Reading Time: 2 minutes CEWS furloughed employees to get four more weeks of wages Canadians have shown a significant amount of confidence in their government and the handling of the COVID-19 pandemic. Part of the reason the government has received such a high approval can be linked back to the swift actions they took early to put money in Read More…

International Day Honouring the Victims of Acts of Violence based on Religion
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International Day Honouring the Victims of Acts of Violence based on Religion

Reading Time: 2 minutes Each year, millions of people are forced to conceal their religious beliefs out of fear of violence On the International Day commemorating the victims of acts of violence based on religion or belief, we pay tribute to those who have lost their lives, who are attacked, threatened or persecuted due to their religion or belief. Read More…

Toronto EMT fleet goes Green: Feds commit $1.1M to upgrade vehicles to hybrid
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Toronto EMT fleet goes Green: Feds commit $1.1M to upgrade vehicles to hybrid

Reading Time: 2 minutes 275 Toronto EMT vehicles will be retro fitted with Hybrid systems Today, Immigration Minister Marco E.L. Mendicino announced up to $1.1 million from the Low Carbon Economy Fund will be used to support the City of Toronto in reducing emissions from their ambulances and emergency paramedic response units. This investment will go toward installing solar panels Read More…

Trump Still Downplays Risk As Colleges Reopen And Campus Coronavirus Cases Surge
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Trump Still Downplays Risk As Colleges Reopen And Campus Coronavirus Cases Surge

Reading Time: 2 minutes Trumps false narrative on the coronavirus continues to put college students at risk Coronavirus cases on college campuses are already surging as students begin to return to school for the fall. Yet Trump continues to minimize the risk posed by the virus. Last night, Trump downplayed the risks of students returning to campus by comparing Read More…

Democratic Super Pac: Massive Fundraising Haul, $18 Million in July
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Democratic Super Pac: Massive Fundraising Haul, $18 Million in July

Reading Time: 2 minutes Democrats outpacing fundraising two to one from last election cycle Priorities USA raised about $17.8 million across its three entities in July. This continues Priorities’ strong fundraising pace for the cycle and nearly doubles the $9.9 million raised in July 2016. About $7 million of the $17.8 million was raised by the PAC, Priorities USA Read More…

Salmonella outbreak in New Brunswick, 13 confirmed cases
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Salmonella outbreak in New Brunswick, 13 confirmed cases

Reading Time: 3 minutes The cause of the salmonella outbreak is still unknown A salmonella outbreak has been declared in the New Brunswick following 13 confirmed cases between June 16 and July 27, and two more potential cases under investigation. The Department of Health is monitoring the situation and is in contact with the Public Health Agency of Canada. Read More…

Nunavut receives $18.3M in funding for 45 renewable energy projects
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Nunavut receives $18.3M in funding for 45 renewable energy projects

Reading Time: 2 minutes Nunavut leading the charge on renewable energy The fight against climate change must continue, particularly for Northerners, who are at the frontlines of these changes, with Canada’s North warming at three times the global rate. Today, Daniel Vandal, Minister of Northern Affairs, announced an investment to support the South Baffin Energy Management Project. The project will Read More…

Trump Ally, Steve Bannon arrested and Indictment on Fraud Charges
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Trump Ally, Steve Bannon arrested and Indictment on Fraud Charges

Reading Time: < 1 minute Bannon charged with embezzling millions from charity to build southern wall Today, former Trump campaign manager Steve Bannon has been indicted for fraud charges. The allegations are that he along with his partners have defrauded millions from donors as part of an online crowdfunding campaign known as “We Build the Wall” Steve Bannon joins the Read More…

Judge rules against Trump: Taxes will be turned over to NY Prosecutors
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Judge rules against Trump: Taxes will be turned over to NY Prosecutors

Reading Time: 2 minutes Another blow to Trump and his attempt to conceal his taxes “Justice requires an end to this controversy,” US District Judge Victor Marrero wrote. Today, US District Federal Judge Victor Marrero ruled President Donald Trump’s tax and accounting records could be turned over to the New York states prosecutors office as part of a criminal Read More…

Transcript of President Barack Obama's DNC speech
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Transcript of President Barack Obama’s DNC speech

Reading Time: 9 minutes Barack Obama’s delivers scathing speech against Trump Good evening, everybody. As you’ve seen by now, this isn’t a normal convention. It’s not a normal time. So tonight, I want to talk as plainly as I can about the stakes in this election. Because what we do these next 76 days will echo through generations to Read More…

Quebec mining company fined $400,000 for Environmental violating
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Quebec mining company fined $400,000 for Environmental violations

Reading Time: < 1 minute Seleine Mines violated environmental law by illegally dumping hazardous materials into the sea Today, Seleine Mines, a division of K+S Windsor Salt Ltd., was fined a total of $400,000 after pleading guilty to four counts of violating subsection 125(1) of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999. An investigation by Environment Canada revealed that the company had disposed of Read More…

How dangerous are burning electric cars?
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How dangerous are burning electric cars?

Reading Time: < 1 minute What happens if an electric car burns in a road tunnel or an underground car park? In the Hagerbach test tunnel in Switzerland, Empa researchers and tunnel safety expert Lars Derek Mellert set fire to battery cells of electric cars, analyzed the distribution of soot and smoke gases and the chemical residues in the extinguishing Read More…

COVID-19 is now the third leading cause of death in the United States
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COVID-19 is now the third leading cause of death in the United States

Reading Time: < 1 minute Covid-19 has caused more deaths than drug overdoses, motor vehicle crashes and falls combined during 2018 Covid-19 mortality numbers have already surpassed the total annual number of preventable, accidental deaths in 2018, according to the National Safety Council’s (NSC) most recent data. At this pace, COVID-19 likely will be the third leading cause of death in 2020, Read More…

Trump’s USPS Sabotage Puts American Lives And Livelihoods At Risk
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Trump’s USPS Sabotage Puts American Lives And Livelihoods At Risk

Reading Time: 4 minutes Us Veterans hit hard by USPS dismantling by Postmaster General Dejoy Trump’s sabotage of the Postal Service puts American lives and livelihoods on the line after slowdowns have delayed the delivery of essential medications, hurt small businesses, held up paychecks, or kept bills from being paid on time. Veterans aren’t able to get their medications Read More…

Joe Biden Accepts Nomination as Democratic Presidential Candidate
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Joe Biden Accepts Nomination as Democratic Presidential Candidate

Reading Time: < 1 minute Joe Biden US Presidential Nominee and Front Runner to become the 46th President Day two of the Democratic convention saw a mixture of old and new faces from moderate to progressive. The star studded lineup included speeches from former US Presidents Carter and Clinton along with former secretary of state John Kerry and freshman Congresswoman Read More…

Chaos, corruption, lies and dismantle have been the Hallmark of the "great deal maker" Trump
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Chaos, corruption, lies and dismantle have been the Hallmark of the “great deal maker” Trump

Reading Time: 2 minutes Trump voters are willing to follow him off a cliff even if it is to their own demise Nothing about the Trump administration has been normal! Chaos, corruption, lies and dismantle have been the Hallmark of the great deal maker. To his credit, he has been consistent in destroying the GOP and all the institutions Read More…

Winnipeg NHL Hall of Famer Dies at 57 to Cancer
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Winnipeg NHL Hall of Famer Dies at 57 to Cancer

Reading Time: < 1 minute Dale (Ducky) Hawerchuk, NHL Great, Winnipeg Legend Today, the Winnipeg Jets, the entirety of the NHL lost one of their greatest ambassador of the game. Hall of Famer, Dale Hawerchuk, lost his battle with cancer at the age of 57.  Hawerchuk was an a passionate player who played the game of hockey the right way. Read More…

$27,500 in Meth and a Cellphone seized in Canadian federal prison
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$27,500 in Meth and a Cellphone seized in Canadian federal prison

Reading Time: 2 minutes Another major drug bust in Canadian federal prison Another major drug bust at a Canadian correctional facility is becoming all to often. Although strict guidelines are in place as to what gets in an out of correctional facilities, there is clearly a breakdown within the system. Throughout the years, there have been many speculation that Read More…

Chrystia Freeland becomes Canada's first Female Finance Minister
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Chrystia Freeland becomes Canada’s first Female Finance Minister, amidst Morneau’s resignation

Reading Time: 2 minutes Trudeau appoints Freeland as Morneau resigns to seek leadership of OECD Finance Minister Morneau resigns to seek the leadership of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). The OECD is an intergovernmental economic organisation with 37 member countries, founded in 1961 to stimulate economic progress The (OEEC) was formed in 1948 to administer American and Read More…

First Provincial election in the middle of pandemic set for Sept. 14, 2020
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First Provincial election in the middle of pandemic set for Sept. 14, 2020

Reading Time: 2 minutes New Brunswick heading to the polls in the midst of the COVI-19 pandemic With today’s call for an election to be held on Monday, Sept. 14, Chief Electoral Officer Kim Poffenroth cautions it will take time to open all 50 returning offices to the public and candidates. “Unlike a scheduled election, where we would already Read More…

$1.3M funding for B.C First Nations who are leading climate change initiatives
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$1.3M funding for B.C First Nations who are leading climate change initiatives

Reading Time: 2 minutes Province supports clean energy projects in central First Nations communities Six central First Nations communities are receiving $1.15 million for clean energy projects as part of a funding partnership between the Province of British Columbia, Government of Canada and New Relationship Trust. “Through CleanBC, we are collaborating with New Relationship Trust and Western Economic Diversification Read More…

Canada announces new ambassador to Lebanon
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Canada announces new ambassador to Lebanon

Reading Time: < 1 minute Career diplomat to take the helps as new ambassador to Lebanon Today Canada’s Minister of Foreign Affairs François-Philippe Champagne, announced the appointment of Chantal Chastenay Canada’s new ambassador to the Lebanese Republic. Chastenay replaces Emmanuelle Lamoureux who has been serving as the ambassador since August of 2017. Chastenay will be replacing a long term Gulf diplomat. Read More…

Obesity increases risk of death from COVID-19
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Obesity increases risk of death from COVID-19

Reading Time: 3 minutes The risk of death from COVID-19 for those who are obese is higher for men and young people In a study published in Annals of Internal Medicine, Kaiser Permanente research shows that obesity was associated with a substantial increased risk of death from COVID-19. However, it also found that the risk of death from COVID-19 Read More…

Whisky goes green thanks to UK government
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Whisky goes green thanks to UK government

Reading Time: 2 minutes £10 million fund announced to help UK distilleries go green and cut emissions by switching to low carbon fuels such as hydrogen Whisky and spirit lovers the world over will soon be able to enjoy their favourite alcohol beverage knowing that they are helping to cut carbon emissions and support new green jobs, thanks to Read More…

What is going on in Manitoba? COVID-19 cases are soaring
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What is going on in Manitoba? COVID-19 cases are soaring

Reading Time: 2 minutes Multiple COVID-19 outbreaks in the Manitoba At the start of the pandemic, Manitoba reported the lowest amount of COVID-19 cases in the country, with respect to the Northern Territories. Within the last few weeks, the province has recorded multiple COVID-19 hot spots that are of concern. The first notable break out came from the Hutterite Read More…

8-month-old baby infected with Covid-19
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8-month-old baby infected with Covid-19

Reading Time: 2 minutes This is the second infant infected with COVID-19 in the Philippines An eight-month-old baby from San Luis town became the second confirmed case of coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) in this province. This was confirmed by San Luis Mayor Ariel A. de Jesus in his social media account on Saturday as he asked his constituents to Read More…

Trump Administration starts new trade war. This time with Spain and the European Union
Latin Europe U.S.A

Trump Administration starts new trade war. This time with Spain and the European Union

Reading Time: 3 minutes Trump’s trade wars are text book distractions from his embattled presidency Following the decision by the Trump Administration to maintain the additional tariffs on the export of Spanish and European products – as a result of the Airbus panel of the World Trade Organization – which primarily affect the agri-food sector. Spain’s Government rejects Trump’s Read More…

30 People die every hour in Brazil from COVID-19
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30 People die every hour in Brazil from COVID-19

Reading Time: 3 minutes 2,404,272 Brazilians have recovered from COVID-19 Brazil has surpassed two million recovered from Covid-19. Across the country, 2,404,272 people are cured of the disease. Worldwide, it is estimated that at least 13 million people diagnosed with Covid-19 have already recovered. The number of people cured in Brazil is higher than the number of active cases (805,592), who are Read More…

4 million free masks for Michigan's vulnerable population
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4 million free masks for Michigan’s vulnerable population

Reading Time: 2 minutes Ford Motor Company steps up to donate free COVID-19 masks Four million free masks are being provided to Michigan residents who are most vulnerable to COVID-19 through a partnership involving the state, Ford Motor Company and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer. Low-income residents, seniors, schools and homeless shelters will Read More…

Ontario Reopens Gyms and Recreation Centres as part of COVID-19 restart
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Ontario Reopens Gyms and Recreation Centres as part of COVID-19 restart

Reading Time: 2 minutes Ontario Also Investing $8 Million to Ensure the Safe Return of Amateur Sports On the advice of Ontario’s Chief Medical Officer of Health, the province will Begin reopening sporing and fitness facilities August 15, 2020 at 12:01 a.m.. Facilities can have up to 50 patrons for each indoor sport or fitness room, while ensuring physical Read More…

Alberni Valley family celebrates 100 years of farming
Western Canada

Alberni Valley family celebrates 100 years of farming

Reading Time: 2 minutes A family that farms together, stays together In an idyllic location near Stamp Falls Provincial Park, the Darby family has been working the soil at their family farm for four generations. Their dedication to family and community is being recognized, as Darby Farm is British Columbia’s latest recipient of the Century Farm Award.   “The Read More…

1st Anniversary of the Elimination of Sex-based Inequities in the Indian Act
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1st Anniversary of the Elimination of Sex-based Inequities in the Indian Act

Reading Time: 2 minutes Indigenous women have worked for decades to end sex-based discrimination in the Indian Act. Today Canada marks the the one year anniversary of the the elimination of sex based inequities in the India Act. Under Bill S-3, advancing gender equality and reconciliation with Indigenous Peoples, removed the 1951 cut-off from the Indian Act registration provisions, Read More…

South Korea Celebrates 75th Year of Liberation
Asia

South Korea Celebrates 75th Year of Liberation – Freedom

Reading Time: 10 minutes Korean President Moon Jae-in on Korea’s passionate address to the nation Fellow Koreans, decorated independence activists, bereaved relatives of those departed and Korean compatriots abroad, As we mark the 75th Liberation Day, we contemplate the noble sacrifice and spirit of our patriotic forebears who gave their all to achieve our nation’s independence. Today’s celebration began Read More…

Nova Scotia make Mandatory Masks in School amid COVID-19
Atlantic Canada

Nova Scotia make Mandatory Masks in School amid COVID-19

Reading Time: 2 minutes Nova Scotia’s back to school plan will be updated to mandate non-medical mask use for students in grades 4 to 12 while in school. The decision to require masks for grades 4 and up in our schools is in line with recent evidence and guidance from the Public Health Agency of Canada,” said Dr. Robert Read More…

Canada releases flight plan for safe COVID-19 travel
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Canada releases flight plan for safe COVID-19 travel

Reading Time: 2 minutes Canada has not reported any COVID-19 in flight transmission of the virus While the Government of Canada continues to recommend Canadians avoid non-essential international travel, Canadians need to know that the Government of Canada continues to work with partners to protect public health by implementing measures to reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission during air Read More…

UK sends emergency relief to Lebanon after deadly explosion
Asia Middle East

Canada sets up task force to support Lebanon survivors

Reading Time: 2 minutes Canada commits $30 Million to Lebanon and families of survivors Lebanon and the world is still trying to piece together what caused the massive explosion in the country that killed so many innocent people. Over the weeks of blast, there has certainly been no shortage of finger pointing and hyperboles blaming past and current administration. Read More…

$5 million to Awake the entrepreneurial spirit of every young African
Africa

$5 million to Awake the entrepreneurial spirit of every young African

Reading Time: 2 minutes Youth Empowerment Through Entrepreneurship, is key to Africa’s future Today the African Development Bank (AfDB) joined a number of development leaders in calling for greater support of youth entrepreneurship during a virtual event organized by the Tony Elumelu Foundation. The webinar was timed to coincide with International Youth Day, which fell on Wednesday 12 August, Read More…

Historic peace agreement between Israel and the United Arab Emirates
Middle East Africa

Historic peace agreement between Israel and the United Arab Emirates

Reading Time: 2 minutes Middle East ushers in a new era of peace between Israel and the Arab world. What started with a virtual conference between Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, President Donald Trump and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) became a historic day for peace in between Israel and the UAE We Read More…

Priorities USA Action goes on the offensive with anti-Trump Ads
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Priorities USA Action goes on the offensive with anti-Trump Ads

Reading Time: 2 minutes Trump targeted in latest rounds of Ads highlighting his web of lies As the coronavirus rages on across the country and millions of families struggle to stay afloat in a devastating economic recession, Donald Trump continues to mislead the American people in a desperate attempt to cover up his failed leadership. But his lies won’t Read More…

Wet'sutwet'en land rights remain one of extreme complexity
Western Canada

Wet’sutwet’en land rights remain one of extreme complexity

Reading Time: 3 minutes Wet’sutwet’en Hereditary Chiefs continue to work with Provincial and Federal governments on the land rights of Indigenous people It has been several months since the Wet’suwet’en stand off in B.C that saw the Hereditary Chiefs orchestrate blockades of multiple railways. The blockades were to prevent construction of energy pipelines on Indigenous land. Pipelines on Indigenous Read More…

Four Western Balkans’ fact-checking organizations join Facebook’s platform against disinformation
Europe

Four Western Balkans’ fact-checking organizations join Facebook’s platform against disinformation

Reading Time: 3 minutes Facebook has become the number one platform used to spread misinformation Disinformation and misinformation proliferated around the world including in the Western Balkans as the COVID-19 pandemic started. Western Balkans’ fact-checking organisations intensified their work on exposing and countering disinformation, raising the awareness and contributing to local public debates about the problem. As of 30 Read More…

US: 14 Recommendations for Fundamental Police Reform
U.S.A

US: 14 Recommendations for Fundamental Police Reform

Reading Time: 3 minutes Improve Public Safety by Reducing Police, Investing in Communities (New York, NY) – Local, state, and federal governments in the United States should move beyond superficial changes and fundamentally rethink public safety by reducing the scope of policing, investing in community services, and ensuring abusive officers are held accountable, Human Rights Watch said in a report released Read More…

Manitoba Hydro to Increase Rates 6.5% for First Nations Customers
Indigenous Northern Canada

Manitoba Hydro to Increase Rates 6.5% for First Nations Customers

Reading Time: 2 minutes MKO Disappointed Manitoba Hydro Plans to Increase Rates for First Nations Customers Today Manitoba Keewatinowi Okimakanak (MKO) sent a letter to Manitoba Premier Pallister indicating their dismay with Manitoba Hydro’s plans to increase hydro rates by 6.5 per cent for many First Nations customers resident on reserve on September 1, 2020. In 2018, the Public Read More…

Over 10,100 Indigenous households and northern communities to have access to broadband Internet
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Over 10,100 Indigenous households and northern communities to have access to broadband Internet

Reading Time: 2 minutes CRTC Broadband Fund to contribute $72 million to selected projects in northern Manitoba, Yukon and the Northwest Territories With the creation of the internet, Indigenous and rural communities have not benefited from harnessing the full power of being connected. The few that do have access to the internet are still connecting via dial up or Read More…

Cambodia has lost its duty-free access to the EU market over human rights concerns
Asia

Cambodia has lost its duty-free access to the EU market over human rights concerns

Reading Time: 3 minutes Cambodia subject to E.U tariffs with exemption for Firms As of today, 12 August, some of Cambodia’s typical export products such as garments, footwear and travel goods are subject to the European Union’s customs duties. The EU’s decision to partially withdraw Cambodia’s duty-free quota-free access to the EU market is now effective. The preferential treatment Read More…

Iraqi Cabinet agrees to financially support the families of Martyrs
Middle East

Iraqi Cabinet agrees to financially support the families of Martyrs

Reading Time: 2 minutes Martyrs and suicide bombers are considered jobs with honour and patriotism In 2005, the Iraqi Council of Ministers established the Martyrs Foundation, which is a government institute whose mission is to deal with the general situation of the martyrs families and to compensate them materially and morally for the lost of live from suicide or Read More…

Spaniard President informs the King of the evolution of COVID-19
CoronaVirus Europe

Spaniard President informs the King of the evolution of COVID-19

Reading Time: 2 minutes Spain’s King Felipe VI welcomes Spain’s President President Pedro Sánchez to the Royal Palace Spain’s President Pedro Sánchez, early Wednesday morning met with King Felipe VI at Marivent Palace in Palma (Majorca) Spain, where they held the traditional summer meeting about the health emergency, the evolution of COVID-19 in Spain and in the rest of Read More…

Canada Celebrates 2020 International Youth Day
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Canada Celebrates 2020 International Youth Day

Reading Time: 2 minutes 2020 Theme: Youth Engagement for Global Action In 1999, the United Nations General Assembly endorsed the recommendation made by the World Conference of Ministers Responsible for Youth that August 12th be declared International Youth Day. “International Youth Day gives an opportunity to celebrate and mainstream young peoples’ voices, actions and initiatives, as well as their Read More…

Biden picks first Black Woman to be Vice President Running Mate
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Biden picks first Black Woman to be Vice President Running Mate

Reading Time: 3 minutes The United States has never had a woman head of State The first Black woman to represent California in the United States Senate, Kamala Harris grew up believing in the promise of America and fighting to make sure that promise is fulfilled for all Americans. Kamala’s father immigrated to the U.S. from Jamaica to study Read More…

B.C Ferries to get a piece of $1 Billion COVID-19 Fund
Western Canada

B.C Ferries to get a piece of $1 Billion COVID-19 Fund

Reading Time: 2 minutes B.C Ferries have been one of the hardest hit sectors in the transportation industry The federal and provincial governments have confirmed that the transit funding envelope of the Safe Restart Agreement will include eligibility for BC Ferries. Helping communities recover from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic is a key part of the Safe Restart Read More…

Russian vaccine Sputnik V has not undergone human trials
CoronaVirus Europe

Russia approves first COVID-19 vaccince “Sputnik V”

Reading Time: < 1 minute Russia’s vaccine Sputnik V has not undergone human trials “We must be grateful to those who made that first step very important for our country and the entire world. I know the vaccine has proven efficient and forms a stable immunity. My own daughter and has been given the vaccine. ” Said Russian President Putin Read More…

Deadpool and Beatles Star Nominated to be Ontario's next First Nation Chief
Eastern Canada Indigenous

Deadpool and Beatles Star Nominated to be Warpole’s next First Nation Chief

Reading Time: 2 minutes Indian Act Loophole could see Deadpool or McCartney assume the role of next Warpole Chief Due to a loop hole in the Indian Act either Non-First Nations people Ryan Reynolds (Deadpool) or Sir Paul McCartney (Beatles) have been nominated as Chief for Walpole Island First Nation, a reservation nestled on an island bordering Michigan and Read More…

China/Hong Kong: Mass Arrests Under Security Law
Asia

China/Hong Kong: Mass Arrests Under Security Law

Reading Time: 4 minutes Police Arrest Pro-Democracy Activists, Critics; Raid Prominent Independent Newspaper Hong Kong authorities should immediately release 10 pro-democracy figures arrested on August 10 for vague “national security” crimes and drop all charges against them, Human Rights Watch said today. Governments should support the call by 50 United Nations human rights experts to hold a special session on China at the UN Human Rights Council and Read More…

First Nations to Remain Vigilant Amongst Growing Rates of COVID-19 in Manitoba
Indigenous Western Canada

First Nations to Remain Vigilant Amongst Growing Rates of COVID-19 in Manitoba

Reading Time: 2 minutes Brandon Manitoba has now become the COVID-19 hot spot in Canada As of this morning, 196 active cases were reported for Manitoba with 6 current hospitalizations and 3 people in the Intensive Care Unit. This brings the total number of lab-confirmed positive and probable positive cases in Manitoba to 558. “Today I am reminding everyone Read More…

Quebec initiates 2020 back to school COVID-19 bubble
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Quebec initiates 2020 back to school COVID-19 learning bubble

Reading Time: 4 minutes If the bubble burst an emergency contingent plan is in place for learning Following new recommendations from public health authorities, the Quebec government is making adjustments to its game plan for the start of the school year in order to guarantee optimal learning conditions Quebec students in a safe environment for them and for school Read More…

Canada temporarily sets a minimum unemployment rate to 13.1%
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Canada temporarily sets a minimum unemployment rate to 13.1%

Reading Time: 2 minutes Effective August 9, 2020 a minimum unemployment rate of 13.1% Since the beginning of the pandemic the Canadian Government continues to take unprecedented action to provide Canadians with the health and financial support needed to help contain the spread of COVID-19. Since it was launched, the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) has been an important Read More…

Over 5 million illegal cigarettes seized in B.C
Western Canada

Over 5 million illegal cigarettes seized in B.C

Reading Time: 2 minutes More than 5 million illegal cigarettes were taken off the street last year in British Columbia The illegal tobacco was seized during undercover investigations conducted with local law enforcement agencies. Retail locations are regularly audited by the Ministry of Finance and Consumer Taxation Branch to ensure retailers are not selling contraband products. This saves the Read More…