RCMP Reveal 11-Year Probe Into Sexual Abuse At Residential School
Indigenous Canada

RCMP Reveal 11-Year Probe Into Sexual Abuse At Residential School

Reading Time: 2 minutes After an 11-year investigation, the Manitoban RCMP have revealed information about sexual abuse at Fort Alexander Residential School. By Donovan Martin Jr. Fort Alexander was one of the many residential schools that opened in Canada with the explicit purpose of stripping Indigenous children of their culture. Though forceful assimilation of students at residential schools was Read More…

Breaking News

Armed Suspect Still At Large

Reading Time: 2 minutes *** Warning this video contains graphic content, with audible gunshots *** By Dami Igbinyemi On April 24, 2021, a shooting occurred at approximately 5:30 am around College Avenue and Arlington Street in Winnipeg. Detectives in the Major Crimes Unit have been investigating the shooting involving two males in their twenties, sitting in an SUV for Read More…

Canada Indigenous

History Is Made As The First Indigenous Governor General of Canada Is Sworn In

Reading Time: 3 minutes Canada’s Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau made the historic step to appoint Inuk leader Mary Simon as the first Indigenous Governor General in Canada. By Maryam Razzaq As Prime Minister Trudeau welcomed Mary Simons into her new role, he shared some thoughts. “Canada is a place defined by people. People who serve those around them, who Read More…

Breaking News

Canada Now Has Over 66 Million Vaccines Doses, Enough For All Canadians

Reading Time: 2 minutes Canada has now received over 66 million vaccines, months ahead of schedule. By Dami Igbinyemi For a chance to get back to normalcy, we must move past this COVID-19 pandemic. This meansthat no one is safe until everyone is inoculated. When COVID-19 first began, the Government ofCanada made a commitment to protect the health and Read More…

Simone Biles Withdraws From 2020 Olympics
U.S.A World News

Simone Biles Withdraws From 2020 Olympics

Reading Time: 2 minutes Olympic athlete Simone Biles withdraws from the 2020 Tokyo Games for her mental health By Donovan Martin Olympic athlete and silver-medalist Simone Biles has withdrawn from the 2020 Olympics. This comes after her feelings of immense stress during the Games. To focus on her mental health, Simone has decided to not continue to participate in Read More…

U.S.A

Day 1, Hearing Into January 6 Terrorist Attack On US Capitol Building

Reading Time: 2 minutes 4 officers recount their heroic efforts to protect Congress By Dami Igbinyemi The House Select Committee formed to investigate the January 6, 2021 attack on the Capitol holds its first hearing today with testimonies from officers tasked with protecting Congress. The four testimonies will come from: DC Metropolitan Police Officers Daniel Hodges, Michael Fanone, Capitol Read More…

Canada Makes Big Investments Into The Northern Territory
Northern Canada

Canada Makes Big Investments Into The Northern Territory

Reading Time: 2 minutes Canada Community-Building Fund (CCBF provides infrastructure funding for major projects within the country By Dami Igbinyemi Communities across the country are on the frontline of the Covid-19 pandemic and they need know that their public services and public spaces are safe and reliable. That is why the Government of Canada has been providing huge financial Read More…

Maggie Mac Neil Wins Canada's 1st Gold in 2020 Olympics
Canada World News

Maggie Mac Neil Wins Canada’s 1st Gold in 2020 Olympics

Reading Time: < 1 minute Canadian Olympian Maggie Mac Neil wins 100 m butterfly and Canada’s first gold medal in the Tokyo Olympics. By Donovan Martin Hannah Margaret McNair “Maggie” Mac Neil is the Canadian responsible for the country’s first gold in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. In the women’s 100-metre butterfly swimming competition, Maggie Mac Neil beat the competition in Read More…

Asia

Nine Tourists Dead In A Landslide Incident in India

Reading Time: 2 minutes Nine tourists have lost their lives in a landslide in a northern Indian state, Himanchal Pradesh.  By Maryam Razzaq Boulders fell and hit the vehicle in which the tourists were travelling in. Nine of the eleven tourists in the vehicle lost their lives, with 2 survivors.  Members of the National Disaster Response Forces (NDRF) conducted Read More…

Yukon Becomes First Territory To Sign Onto National Childcare Plan
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Yukon Becomes First Territory To Sign Onto National Childcare Plan

Reading Time: 2 minutes Canada aims to have a national childcare plan in place by the end of the year By Dami Igbinyemi Every child deserves the best possible start in life, and all parents should have the ability to build both a family and a career. Yet too many families across Canada lack access to affordable, high-quality childcare. Read More…

Canada

Trudeau Hosts Summit To Combat Rising Hate Crimes Against Canadian Muslims

Reading Time: 3 minutes After a series of violent attacks against Canadian Muslims, Canada hosts a national summit on Islamophobia  By Maryam Razzaq Canadian Muslims hope for a better future in Canada as the first federal anti-Islamophobia summit was held Thursday after a rise of deadly attacks against the Muslim community in Canada. After the June 6 attack that Read More…

I Declare These Games Open
World News

I Declare These Games Open

Reading Time: 2 minutes The Games that was delayed for a year due to the coronavirus pandemic declared open By Dami Igbinyemi After a year’s delay Tennis star Naomi Osaka lit the Olympic cauldron and Japan’s Emperor Naruhito officially declared Tokyo 2020 open this morning. The four-hour opening ceremony filled with performances and music on a smaller scale kicked Read More…

Manitoba Continues To Quickly Vaccinate Against COVID-19
Canada COVID-19

Manitoba Continues To Quickly Vaccinate Against COVID-19

Reading Time: 2 minutes The Manitoban Government has reached staggering lows in their COVID-19 numbers, successfully vaccinating a large portion of the population. The Manitoba governments message get Manitobans vaccinated has been clear, effective and continues to yield excellent results. As of July 23, 2021, there remain only 537 active cases with as little as 41 new ones today. Read More…

New Brunswick Opens Canada’s First Long-Term Care Simulation Lab
COVID-19 Atlantic Canada

New Brunswick Opens Canada’s First Long-Term Care Simulation Lab

Reading Time: 2 minutes The simulation lab will help to better train and understand how better prevent diseases in long term care homes. By Dami Igbinyemi The Covid-19 pandemic had a major negative impact on long-term care homes in Canada, that resulted in a national review of how to better protect the most vulnerable while they are in care. Read More…

Asia Climate Change

33 Dead In Massive Chinese Deluge

Reading Time: 2 minutes After torrential rains torment Henan province, 33 people are confirmed dead due to massive deluge. By Donovan Martin Jr. It is confirmed that over 33 people have died in the recent deluge in Henan, China’s central province. Around 617 millimetres of water fell on the province, nearly equaling Henan’s yearly average of 641 millimetres of Read More…

Breaking News

Olympic Director Fired For Joke Made Over 2 Decades Ago

Reading Time: 2 minutes Tokyo Olympic organizing committee has fired the director of the opening ceremony due to a joke he made about the Holocaust during a comedy show in 1998. By Maryam Razzaq The president of the organizing committee, Seiko Hashimoto announced earlier today that director, Kentaro Kobayashi has been fired.  “We found out that Mr. Kobayashi, in Read More…

Government of Canada Establishes Climate Change Youth Council
Canada Climate Change Environment

Government of Canada Establishes Climate Change Youth Council

Reading Time: 2 minutes Applications are now open to join the Environment and Climate Change Youth Council By Dami Igbinyemi Young Canadians aren’t just the leaders of today, they are also the leaders of the future. This is why we must do everything we can to build a better future for them, with them. Climate strikes, March for Our Read More…

Rights For Humans, Accountability For Persons
Op-Ed Western Canada

Rights For Humans, Accountability For Persons

Reading Time: 4 minutes Dedicated to my Mum, Isabel Sommerville, RN, BN, MPA By Anne Thompson Under Canadian law, a corporation is considered to be a legal person who can own property, borrow money, pay taxes, hire employees, and commence or be subject to a lawsuit.  They can be guided, but they cannot care, nor have empathy, nor have they Read More…

Not Just BC, Wildfires Rampant In Manitoba
Canada Environment

Not Just BC, Wildfires Rampant In Manitoba

Reading Time: 2 minutes Wildfires remain rampant in Manitoba, innundating the province with smoke and haze. Donovan Martin The Manitoba Wildfire Service continues to state that there are high to extreme fire danger levels across the province. Firefighters have been continuously fighting fires throughout Manitoba. The sheer amount of smoke produced has created a haze that has loomed or Winnipeg Read More…

Breaking News

Stark Difference in Canada and US Handling of COVID-19 Pandemic

Reading Time: 3 minutes Though neighbouring countries, Canada and the United States could not be more different in their approach with the COVID-19 pandemic. By Maryam Razzaq In the US, the COVID-19 cases had spiralled out of control for months with resulted in overwhelmed hospitals and more than 500,000 Americans killed. Since the vaccine roll-out this past winter, there Read More…

Nunavut Declares An End To Its COVID-19 Outbreak
COVID-19 Northern Canada

Nunavut Declares An End To Its COVID-19 Outbreak

Reading Time: 2 minutes Nunavut goes 28 days without a COVID-19 case By Dami Igbinyemi On January 25th, 2020, Canada reported its first case of COVID-19 from a 56-year-old patient “Patient Zero” returning from China. Out of all the Canadian provinces and territories, Nunavut remained the only one in Canada without a confirmed case of COVID-19 for eight months. Read More…

Science Space U.S.A

2nd Place In The Billionaire Space Race: Jeff Bezos

Reading Time: 2 minutes Billionaire Jeffery Bezos comes second in the Billionaire Space Race, losing to Richard Branson. By Donovan Martin Jr. At 8:00 a.m. CDT, on July 20, 2021, Amazon founder and billionaire Jeffery Bezos launched a spacecraft with three other passengers. This comes nine days after Richard Branson, another billionaire, launched a vessel into space. Bezos was Read More…

Canada Commits To Planting 2 Billion Trees By 2050
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Canada Commits To Planting 2 Billion Trees By 2050

Reading Time: 2 minutes Canada’s goal is to reduced greenhouse gas by 12 megatonnes per year When the world seemed to come to a stop, Earth began to breathe again. With the multiple COVID-19 lockdowns, factories closed, and all transportation grounded to a halt, there was reduced polluting happening around the world. CO2 emission dropped 7% in 2020 alone Read More…

World News

1.9 Billion Muslims Worldwide Celebrate A Pandemic Eid al-Adha

Reading Time: 3 minutes Muslims around the globe are celebrating Eid al-Adha today, which marks the completion of the Hajj pilgrimage By Maryam Razzaq In Arabic, Eid al-Adha means the “festival of sacrifice” and it is a day of celebration to mark the end of the annual Hajj pilgrimage that Muslims engage in for the purpose of cleansing their Read More…

Ontario Government Teams Up With LinkedIn To Offer Free Employment Course
Canada

Ontario Government Teams Up With LinkedIn To Offer Free Employment Course

Reading Time: 2 minutes Workers will have access to over 17,000 courses with videos taught by experts that deal with high in-demand skills employers are looking for By Dami Igbinyemi Covid-19 continues to create problems for businesses, workers, job seekers and communities across the world. With businesses having to endure multiple lockdowns for over a year and a half, Read More…

Paul Hodgkins Jan 6th Insurrectionist, Sentenced to Eight Months in Prison
U.S.A

Paul Hodgkins Jan 6th Insurrectionist, Sentenced to Eight Months in Prison

Reading Time: 2 minutes Hodgkins becomes the first over 500 Insurrectionist to be sentenced to prison for their role in violent attack on the US Capitol By Dami Igbinyemi Paul Hodgkins, a Florida man that made it onto the Senate floor carrying a TRUMP flag on January 6th the day the deadly insurrection took place at the US Capitol, Read More…

World News Science Space

The Hubble Space Telescope Returns To Action

Reading Time: 2 minutes After a month-long period of inhibition, the Hubble Space Telescope is fully operational again after a succesful remote repair. By Donovan Martin Jr. One of Earth’s greatest looks to the great unknown of space, the Hubble Telescope, is finally operational again. With the telescope being constructed in the 1980s and launched on April 24, 1990, Read More…

Middle East

Israel’s Police Force Storm Al-Aqsa Holy Mosque In The Middle Of Prayer

Reading Time: 2 minutes House of prayer was considered a sacred site for worshipping By Maryam Razzaq The Al-Aqsa Mosque, which is Islam’s third holiest site in occupied Jerusalem was stormed by Israeli settlers and police. Tear gas was launched, and rubber-coated bullets were used to attack Palestinian worshippers. The Israeli police forced out the peaceful worshippers from their Read More…

Canada Commits $200K To West Africa Mine Research
Africa Canada

Canada Commits $200K To West Africa Mine Research

Reading Time: < 1 minute The majority of natural resources in Africa are owned by western corporations By Dami Igbinyemi The mineral industry of Africa is the largest mineral industry in the world, producing almost 60 metal and mineral products. The region is an important source of gold, iron, ore, uranium, and diamonds. Most of the mineral wealth remains undeveloped Read More…

Canada

No toilet paper? No problem: Save an extra 10% on a Tushy bidet

Reading Time: 4 minutes id=”article-body” class=”row” section=”article-body”> The Tushy Spa bidet (shown here) has two dials, one for adjusting the spray and one for temperature. But I recommended the less expensive Classic, which is cold-only. (It’s not as bad as you think!) Tushy I first wrote about the Tushy bidet back in April, when toilet-paper shortages were rampant and Read More…

Canada

Budaya Indonesia

Reading Time: 3 minutes 1. Tari Kecak Bali merupakan tempat wisata yang udah tersohor di luar negeri. Budayanya yang sudah terkenal yakni Tari Kecak. Tari Kecak adalah sebuah tarian yang dibawakan sebagai sendratari yang dipertunjukan massal dan terkandung unsur drama di dalamnya. Tari ini tergolong sendratari sebab dari keseluruhan pertunjukan dapat menggambarkan seni peran berasal dari cerita pewayangan layaknya Read More…

Canada

Blue Jackets' Werenski (hernia) to miss rest of season

Reading Time: < 1 minute Columbus Blue Jackets defenseman Zach Werenski is expected to undergo season-ending hernia surgery next week, the team announced Friday. Werenski was placed on injured reserve Friday, one day after logging 23:14 of ice time and 광주 성형외과 scoring a goal in the Blue Jackets’ 6-4 loss to the Tampa Bay Lightning. “Zach has been playing Read More…

Canada Investing $3.3M Into Project 2050: Community Climate Challenge.
Canada

Canada Investing $3.3M Into Project 2050: Community Climate Challenge.

Reading Time: 2 minutes Climate change impacts everything on earth. It affects the economy, our ecosystem, and natural resources. By Dami Igbinyemi Today, Francesco Sorbara, Member of Parliament for Vaughan-Woodbridge, on behalf of the Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, Canada’s Minister of Environment and Climate Change announced that the Government of Canada will be investing $3,326,206 in Project 2050: Community Climate Read More…

Over 125 Dead And Hundreds Missing After Historic European Flood
Europe Climate Change

Over 125 Dead And Hundreds Missing After Historic European Flood

Reading Time: 2 minutes As water levels start to recede, the death toll rises as more bodies are uncovered after a record Central-European flood. By Donovan Martin Jr. Civilians living in Austria, Belgium, the Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, and Slovakia had to be evacuated after a massive flood devastated the terrain. On July 15 and 16, 2021, torrential rains Read More…

P.C Minister Lagimodiere Defends Residential Schools First Day On The Job
Western Canada Northern Canada

P.C Minister Lagimodiere Defends Residential Schools First Day On The Job

Reading Time: 2 minutes Lagimodiere’s introduction as Manitoba’s New Minister of Indigenous Reconciliation and Northern Relations was disastrous. By Maryam Razzaq Moments after Alan Lagimodiere is sworn in as the new Minister of Indigenous Reconciliation and Northern Relations by Premier Brian Pallister, he makes appalling and shocking remarks about the goal of residential schools.  At a time when Canada Read More…

Western Canada

High Profile Candidate Dr. Uche Nwankwo, Makes Waverley MLA Seat A Toss Up

Reading Time: 3 minutes The Waverley community has thrown their support behind Dr Nwankwo to be the next MLA The good Doctor is in! Well-known and seasoned community activist with a Doctor of Philosophy  in Agricultural Economics. Dr Uche Nwankwo (call him Focus if you see him in the neighbourhood) becomes the first nominated Manitoba Liberal Party candidate for the next Manitoba Read More…

Nearly $600,000 Awarded in Incentive Grants To Increase Vaccine Uptake in Manitoba
Canada COVID-19

Nearly $600,000 Awarded in Incentive Grants To Increase Vaccine Uptake in Manitoba

Reading Time: 2 minutes Another 16 organizations received community outreach and incentive grants in the second round of funding By Dami Igbinyemi The #ProtectMB Community Outreach and Incentive Grants in its first round funded 25 projects in communities that had a low vaccine uptake. With more than 700 organizations showing interest and more than 140 applications submitted, it is Read More…

Breaking News

African International Student In Manitoba Slapped With $123K Medical Bill

Reading Time: 3 minutes Calvin Lugalambi is shocked by the bill he received after a 24-day stay in St. Boniface and Victoria General Hospitals in Winnipeg, Manitoba. By Maryam Razzaq Calvin Lugalambi plans to begin classes in Civil Engineering at the University of Manitoba (U of M) this coming fall, after having just completed foundational courses at the International Read More…

Lack Of Resources Leaves B.C. Paramedics Response Time Below National Average
Western Canada

Lack Of Resources Leaves B.C. Paramedics Response Time Below National Average

Reading Time: 2 minutes B.C.’s Annual Emergency Health Service Budget Sits at $559.12 Million A Year By Dami Igbinyemi The national response time goal for paramedics in Canada is 8 minutes 59 seconds for the more serious emergencies. Before 2017, the province of British Columbia only met that goal 30% of the time due to the lack of resources Read More…

Canada

Suspect Arrested After Attacking 2 Muslim Canadian Citizens In Hamilton

Reading Time: 2 minutes An anti-Muslim hate crime is being investigated by the Hamilton police department By Maryam Razzaq Hamilton, Ontario police have arrested a man who committed a violent hate crime against two Canadian women from the Muslim community. A mother and her adult daughter were peacefully walking through a Shoppers Drug Mart Plaza around 9:30 p.m. Monday Read More…

Our Dementia Journey `I know We Were Lost But…`
Western Canada

Our Dementia Journey `I know We Were Lost But…`

Reading Time: 4 minutes About two thirds of seniors living with dementia in Manitoba are women By Gary Elbers Winnipeg, late spring 1971, lost and hindered by pride, too ashamed to stop and ask directions. This was the challenge I faced and compounding the façade of being calm and controlled, was the fact that my fiancé Brenda (now wife) Read More…

Over 10,000 Cuban Protesters Flood Havana
Caribbean COVID-19 U.S.A

Over 10,000 Cuban Protesters Flood Havana

Reading Time: 2 minutes With COVID-19 cases at a record high, and efforts to respond to a food shortage seemingly non-existent, tens of thousands of protesters flood the streets of Havana and other Cuban cities. By Donovan Martin Jr. Sunday, July 11, 2021, thousands of anti-government protesters took to the streets, livid about food and medicine shortages, along with Read More…

Government of Canada Commits More Funding For The Preservation Indigenous Languages
Indigenous Canada

Government of Canada Commits More Funding For The Preservation Indigenous Languages

Reading Time: 2 minutes Indigenous Service Minister Miller Made The Announcement With Leaders of The Mi’kmaw Community By Dami Igbinyemi Culture can play a big role in a person’s identity in how they see themselves and the people they associate with. Language is one of the most important parts of any culture. Every community, cultural group or ethnic group Read More…

Africa

Over 70 People Killed As Violent Protests and Riots Engulf South Africa

Reading Time: 3 minutes Violent protests and riots have taken South Africa by storm as the former President Jacob Zuma is imprisoned.  By Maryam Razzaq Corruption allegations have long since surrounding the former President of South Africa. The ex-leader of South Africa, Jacob Zuma turned himself in to police to serve a 15-month jail term for contempt of court Read More…

$5 Billion In Pandemic Transfers on Way Its To The Provinces & Territories
Canada COVID-19

$5 Billion In Pandemic Transfers on Way Its To The Provinces & Territories

Reading Time: 2 minutes Bill C-25 Provides $5 Billion in Pandemic Support From The Federal Government By Dami Igbinyemi Today, the Honourable Chrystia Freeland, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, announced the payment of $5 billion to provinces and territories, split up evenly per capita to further support vaccination operations as well as ensuring our health care system Read More…

Is Sheila North About To Make History In Manitoba?
Indigenous Western Canada

Is Sheila North About To Make History In Manitoba?

Reading Time: < 1 minute If elected, North will become Manitoba’s first female Grand Chief of the AMC By Donovan Martin Jr Today the election for the newest Manitoban Grand Chief is taking place on the Long Plain First Nation and any person may view it on the AMC Facebook Love. Incumbent Grand Chief Arlen Dumas will be running against Read More…

Canada

160 Unmarked Graves Found In Another Horrific Discovery Near Former Residential School

Reading Time: 2 minutes Canada deals with another shocking discovery of at least 160 unmarked graves close to a former Residential School.  By Maryam Razzaq The Penelakut Tribe from south-western British Colombia confirmed in a statement made late Monday that at least 160 unmarked graves discovered near former Kuper Island Residential School on Penelakut Island. The Kuper Island Residential Read More…

World News

World Health Organization Chief Scientist Calls Mixing Vaccine Dose A “Dangerous Trend”

Reading Time: 2 minutes Choosing different COVID-19 vaccine brands for first and second doses a growing concern among Canadians.  By Maryam Razzaq The World Health Organization (WHO)’s Chief Scientist Dr. Soumya Swaminathan discussed how the WHO has been receiving a lot of inquiries about individuals who are receiving their first and second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine from different Read More…

Winnipeg Man Thomas Ricardo Sanderson At Large, Considered Armed And Dangerous
Western Canada

Winnipeg Man Thomas Ricardo Sanderson At Large, Considered Armed And Dangerous

Reading Time: < 1 minute R.C.M.P warns not to approach Thomas Ricardo Sanderson under any circumstances At 1:26 am on July 13, 2021, officers approached a male on Main St in Selkirk, that appeared to be under the influence of drugs. While attempting to detain him, the male pulled a black handgun from his waistband andpointed it at the officers, Read More…

Crane Collapse In Kelowna B.C., Multiple Casualties Confirmed
Western Canada

Crane Collapse In Kelowna B.C., Multiple Casualties Confirmed

Reading Time: 2 minutes A State of Emergency in Kelowna B.C. has been declared by local authorities By Dami Igbinyemi On Monday morning a crane collapsed at one of its construction sites in downtown Kelowna, B.C. Many are calling it a “catastrophic failure” that lead to multiple buildings damaged in the area of Bernard Avenue and St. Paul Street. Read More…

Breaking News

Menstruation Through The Eyes Of The Homeless And Trans People

Reading Time: 4 minutes Unhygienic menstrual products can lead to a plethora of maladies and risks including but not limited to fungal infections, urinary infections, rashes and more. By Ashley Meelu, Daivat Bhavsar, Dr. Austin Mardon, Simreet Kaur One of the greatest underlooked issues of today’s generation is the issue of menstrual hygiene. Most people- men or women- will Read More…

Latin

10,000 Cuban Protestors Are So Hungry, They Ate Their Fear

Reading Time: 3 minutes Thousands of Cubans took to the streets in Havana to protest in one of Cuba’s largest anti-government demonstrations. By Maryam Razzaq Cuba is currently experiencing one of the worst economic crises since the fall of the Soviet Union, which is a direct result of the sanctions imposed by the Trump administration. Cuban civilians shouted slogans Read More…

Minister NG Announces $4.6 Billion In Funding For Small Businesses
Canada COVID-19

Minister NG Announces $4.6 Billion In Funding For Small Businesses

Reading Time: 2 minutes Small Businesses can now apply for funding under the Canada Digital Adoption Small businesses are the backbone of Canada’s economy and will need help from the government to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic. Being able to reach more people/businesses on a digital level is essential to Canada’s long-term growth and competitiveness, and to do so Read More…

Caribbean

3 Haiti Politicians Claim To Be Haiti’s New President

Reading Time: 3 minutes The power struggle to be Haiti’s interim president since the assassination of President Moise has crippled the nation.  By Maryam Razzaq Since the assassination of President Moise at his home last week, his widow has accused his enemies of organizing the assassination to deter a democratic change in the nation.  Martine Moise expanded on her Read More…

Sir Richard Brandson's, Virgin Galatic Rockets To Space
Breaking News

Sir Richard Brandson’s, Virgin Galatic Rockets To Space

Reading Time: 2 minutes Virgin Galatic becomes the first private company to successfully take civilians to space The civilian space race has been won by Virgin billionaire Sir Richard Branson. Virgin Galatic becomes the first private space craft to rocket civilians into space. At an estimated cost of $250,000 for a thirty minute space ride, a trip to outer Read More…

https://www.thedailyscrum.ca/2021/07/09/roseanne-archibald-becomes-the-first-female-national-grand-chief/
Breaking News Indigenous

RoseAnne Archibald Becomes The First Female National Grand Chief

Reading Time: 2 minutes After Two Days of Voting, RoseAnne Archibald Elected New National Grand Chief By Dami Igbinyemi After five rounds of voting, former Ontario Regional Chief RoseAnne Archibald has been named the new National Grand Chief of the Assembly of First Nations (AFN). ‘This is an exciting time for Indigenous People and all of Canada. As the first Read More…

Caribbean

26 Colombians & 2 Haitian-Americans Suspects Identified In President Moise’s Assassination

Reading Time: 3 minutes Suspects in the assassination of President Moise had travelled to Haiti as early as May By Maryam Razzaq Intelligence agencies and law enforcements continue to investigate the ties of suspects from Haitian American and Colombian backgrounds to the assassination of Haiti President Moise. The investigation and manhunt continues as authorities look for various other individuals Read More…

U.S.A

Bill Cosby’s Fall From Grace

Reading Time: 3 minutes Bill Cosby, the end of a comedic era By Araidiah Gibbons Bill Cosby is famously known for playing Dr Huxtable from the iconic Tv series that bears his name, The Cosby Show. Cosby co-produced the series with Marcy Carsey and Tom Werner that ran from 1984-1992. From the first episode that aired, the sitcom was Read More…

Western Canada

Manitoba Indigenous Community Disappointed By Premier’s Remarks On Colonialism

Reading Time: 3 minutes Premier Pallister’s remarks come after statues of the British Monarch located on the grounds of the Manitoba Legislature were toppled. Reconciliation with Canada’s Indigenous people should be the staple of all administrations. The notion of reconciliation and what it means vary depending on the Government in power. Most Canadians can accept Canada has a gigantic Read More…

Who Will Become Canada’s New National Grand Chief?
Canada Indigenous

Who Will Become Canada’s New National Grand Chief?

Reading Time: 2 minutes The Assembly of First Nations National election is too close to call The Assembly of First Nations (AFN) is an assembly based on the United Nations General Assembly of First Nations represented by their chiefs. They are a national advocacy organization that represents all First Nation citizens in Canada. They were established in 1982 and Read More…

Caribbean

4 Suspects Killed and 2 Arrested After the Assassination of the Haiti’s President Moïse

Reading Time: 2 minutes Moïse was shot in the Presidential residence early Wednesday morning by unidentified gunmen. By Maryam Razzaq With the assassination of Haiti’s President Jovenel Moïse, the acting Prime Minister Claude Joseph has closed the Port au Prince International Airport and announced a two-week state of emergency. Moïse was assassinated in his own home in the hills Read More…

10th Anniversary of the End of Combat Mission in Afghanistan
Canada

10th Anniversary of the End of Combat Mission in Afghanistan

Reading Time: 2 minutes Canada’s deployment to Afghanistan was a commitment to its NATO allies and a show of support to the Afghan people. This month marks the tenth year of the largest deployment of Canadian military personnel since the Second World War. After the Terrorist attacks in the United States on September 11, 2001, by al-Qaeda, Canada initially Read More…

Haiti's President Jovenel Moise Assassinated At His Home
Breaking News

Haiti’s President Jovenel Moise Assassinated At His Home

Reading Time: 2 minutes A “state of siege” has been declared by acting Haitian Prime Minister Claude Joseph Haitian President Jovenel Moïse was assassinated in a brazen attack at the Presidential residence Wednesday as per a statement from interim Prime Minister Claude Joseph. The acting Prime Minister called it a “hateful barbaric act.” “I call on everyone to stay Read More…

How To Find Family History Info For Free
Canada

How To Find Family History Info For Free

Reading Time: 2 minutes Many Canadians are not away the Library and Archives Canada is and excellent source information on family genealogy (NC) Family history is a world many of us would love to explore. However, a mistaken belief that it’s an expensive hobby requiring pricy subscriptions or trips to a special library are holding back many would-be genealogists. Read More…

New Indigenous Exhibit Unveiled At Saint-Louis Forts & Chateaux National Historic Sites
Canada

New Indigenous Exhibit Unveiled At Saint-Louis Forts & Chateaux National Historic Sites

Reading Time: < 1 minute The exhibit was developed in conjunction with Parks Canada and the Indigenous Tourism Industry Yesterday, the Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos, president of the Treasury Board and Member of Parliament for Quebec, unveiled the new exhibit at the Saint-Louis Forts and Chateaux National Historic Site, along with Remy Vincent, Grand Chief of Huron-Wendat Nation. This partnership between Read More…

Great News For Manitobans as The Provincial Parks Reopen For a Week
Western Canada

Manitobans To Enjoy A Week OF Free Entry Into Provincial Parks

Reading Time: 2 minutes Provincial Parks Have Been a Great Escape For Manitobans Away From The Pandemic By Dami Igbinyemi When COVID began to escalate all public gatherings were cancelled by public health due to the safety of people, this included weddings, camping trips, concerts etc. This was devastating for everyone, but as vaccines roll outs and restrictions decrease, Read More…

Inuk Leader Mary Simon Named Canada’s Next Governor General
Indigenous Canada

Inuk Leader Mary Simon Named Canada’s Next Governor General

Reading Time: 2 minutes Simon’s is a long time advocate for Inuk rights throughout Canada and also has served as Canada’s Ambassador to Denmark The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today announced that on his recommendation, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II has approved the appointment of Mary Simon as the next Governor General of Canada. As Governor General, Ms. Simon will Read More…

Canada's Foreign Minister Garneau Wraps Visit To West Bank
Canada Middle East

Canada’s Foreign Minister Garneau Wraps Visit To West Bank

Reading Time: 2 minutes Garneau reaffirms Canada’s commitment to peace in the region Canada’s Foreign Affairs Minister Marc Garneau concluded his official state visit to the West Bank Monday evening, with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, Prime Minister Muhammad Shtayyeh and Minister of Foreign Affairs along with several key stakeholders within the region. This was the first visit to Read More…

Prime Minister Trudeau visits Cowessess First Nation to Sign Historic Child Welfare Law
Breaking News

Prime Minister Trudeau visits Cowessess First Nation to Sign Historic Child Welfare Law

Reading Time: 2 minutes Prime Minister Trudeau and Saskatchewan Premier Scott Moe to visit Cowessess First Nation to sign historic child welfare law By Maryam Razzaq Today, Prime Minister Trudeau and Saskatchewan Premier Scott Moe will be visiting Cowessess First Nation in Regina east to sign the historic child welfare law which will transfer the control of the Cowessess Read More…

Breaking News Canada

New Border Rules for Canada Now in Effect

Reading Time: 2 minutes As of 12:01 a.m. EDT Monday, the first phase of easing travel restrictions has been implemented for Canadians. By Maryam Razzaq As of 12:01 a.m. EDT Monday, the first phase of easing travel restrictions has been implemented for Canada. Fully vaccinated Canadians and permanent residents can now skip the 14-day quarantine period upon arrival to Read More…

Major Help on The Way For Victims of BC Fires
Western Canada

Major Help on The Way For Victims of BC Fires

Reading Time: 2 minutes Disaster Financial Assistance Takes Leads in Helping BC Fires Victims As of July 2nd, the Disaster Financial Assistance (DFA) are now available for local government and First Nations in the regions that have been affected by the wildfires that started June 16, 2021. The DFA helps community cover disaster-based losses not covered by insurance such Read More…

India Issues 15 Million Vaccines Doses Within 24 Hours
Asia COVID-19

India Issues 15 Million Vaccines Doses Within 24 Hours

Reading Time: 2 minutes Just a few months ago, India recorded over 350,000 new COVID-19 cases per day India has reported less than 40,000 (39,796) daily new cases in the last 24 hours. This is a result of sustained and collaborative efforts by the Centre and the States/UTs. India has also been witnessing a continuous fall in the active Read More…

Manhattan D.A Cyrus Vance Indicts the Trump Organization and Its CFO, Allen Weisselberg
U.S.A

Manhattan D.A Cyrus Vance Indicts the Trump Organization and Its CFO, Allen Weisselberg

Reading Time: 2 minutes Allen Weisselberg Charged with Fifteen Counts of Crimes of Scheme to Defraud On Thursday, Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance formally indicted the Trump Organization and its Chief Financial Officer Allen Weisselberg, of the crime scheme to defraud in the first degree during the period of March 31, 2005, to June 30, 2021. Former President Donald Read More…

Breaking News Indigenous

No Pride in Genocide

Reading Time: 2 minutes Protestors topple down British monarchy statues in Winnipeg protest By Maryam Razzaq The protests called, ‘No Pride in Genocide’ was held in downtown Winnipeg, Manitoba on July 1 to protest the celebration of Canada Day in the wake of upwards of 1,000 bodies of Indigenous children being found in former Residential schools across the country. Read More…

Canada Indigenous

182 Unmarked Graves Found At former Residential School Near Cranbrook, British Colombia

Reading Time: 3 minutes With the discovery of more mass graves of Indigenous children, comes a renewed sense of grief, sadness and trauma for Indigenous victims and survivors. By Maryam Razzaq In recent weeks, there have been hundreds of unmarked graves discovered at former Residential Schools across Canada. On June 30, the Lower Kootenay Band informed the public that Read More…

Increased wages improves standard of living for all Canadians
Canada

$15 Minimum Wage Awaits Royal Accent

Reading Time: < 1 minute Increased wages improves standard of living for all Canadians By Dami Igbinyemi Why should we increase minimum wage? Because it helps families keep up with the price of inflation while maintaining or improving standards of living. Increases wages tend to corollate with a rise in consumer spending. More consumer spending leads to job creation with Read More…

Breaking News

Calls to “cancel” Canada Day Grow Louder As A Show Of Solidarity With Canada’s Indigenous Community

Reading Time: 2 minutes Indigenous leaders are calling on all Canadians to use July 1st  as a day to honour former Residential Schools victims and survivors. By Maryam Razzaq In the past couple months, Canada dealt with several somber reminders of one of the most gruesome, violent, and darkest chapter in its history of the federation, prompting many communities across Read More…

Nearly $600,000 Awarded in Incentive Grants To Increase Vaccine Uptake in Manitoba
COVID-19 Western Canada

ProtectMB Grant Awards Funds To Its First 25 Recipients

Reading Time: 2 minutes Over $390,000 was awarded to the 25 recipients of the ProtectMB Grant Since the pandemic hit, Canadians have been looking for a way back to normalcy and the fastest way back to normalcy is through vaccination. However, some are still weary of vaccines due to the spread of misinformation. With a decrease in infection numbers, Read More…

Pennsylvania Supreme Court Overturns Bill Cosby's 2018 Conviction
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Pennsylvania Supreme Court Overturns Bill Cosby’s 2018 Conviction

Reading Time: < 1 minute Cosby is to be released immediately form state prison Bill Cosby in the 80’s changed the perception of what it is to be a Black American family. For decades black families have been portrayed on tv as broken, uneducated and often without the presence of a positive male role model. With the advent of The Read More…

Pelosi To Select Committee To Investigate January 6 Insurrection
U.S.A

Pelosi To Select Committee To Investigate January 6 Insurrection

Reading Time: 2 minutes The committee will be without any members of the Republican Party after they voted against a bipartisan committee January 6, 2021, will be known as the day a sitting US President incited an attack on his own country. President Donald Trump and many of the Republican Party members have abdicated their duty to serve the people and Read More…

Alberta Offering $1 Million Lottery Prize To Get Vaccinated
COVID-19 Western Canada

Alberta Offering $1 Million Lottery Prize To Get Vaccinated

Reading Time: 2 minutes Alberta becomes the latest province to enter the vaccine lottery The vast majority of Canadians do not need to be incentivized to get vaccinated to slow the spread of COVID-19. Yet, there still remains a large sector of society that are against vaccines for a multitude of reasons. Vaccines are the key to a return Read More…

Ontario Combatting Islamophobia in Schools
Canada

Ontario Combatting Islamophobia in Schools

Reading Time: 2 minutes Province Partnering with Community Organizations to Support Muslim Students and Families TORONTO — The Ontario government is investing in a plan to counter Islamophobia and ensure classrooms are free from discrimination. Stephen Lecce, Minister of Education, and Kaleed Rasheed, MPP for Mississauga East-Cooksville and Associate Minister of Digital Government, announced that in collaboration with community Read More…

Canada’s Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau appoints the first person of colour to the Supreme Court of Canada
Canada

Canada’s Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau Appoints The First Person Of Colour To The Supreme Court Of Canada

Reading Time: 2 minutes A historic nomination as Justice Mahmud Jamal becomes the first person of colour to be nominated for Canada’s Supreme Court By Maryam Razzaq Canada makes history as Justice Mahmud Jamal is nominated as the first person of colour to serve as a judge on the Supreme Court of Canada. Justice Jamal brings a unique perspective Read More…

Canada COVID-19

Government of Canada Commits $1.9 Billion to Help Support The Arts, Culture, Heritage, and Sports

Reading Time: 2 minutes Heritage Minister Steven Guilbeault emphasized the Federal government’s commitment to having resources in place to is assist all Canadians as the country begins to open up. By Dami Igbinyemi Why do babies play with their food or draw on the walls? It is because humans are naturally artistic. Without being taught, we are able react Read More…

UK Surpasses 500,000 COVID-19 Genomically Sequenced Tests
COVID-19 United Kingdom

UK Surpasses 500,000 COVID-19 Genomically Sequenced Tests

Reading Time: 2 minutes More than half a million positive COVID-19 samples have been genomically sequenced, cementing the UK’s status as a world leader in genomics. The UK has today (Sunday 27 June) surpassed over half a million genomically sequenced positive coronavirus (COVID-19) tests, as the UK’s testing programme continues to ramp up. The strength of the UK’s genomics Read More…

Royal Canadian Navy Commissions First Arctic Patrol Ship
Canada

Royal Canadian Navy Commissions First Arctic Patrol Ship

Reading Time: 2 minutes Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship Harry DeWolf becomes the First Arctic and Offshore Patrol Ship Commissioned by the Royal Canadian Navy The Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) has officially welcomed into service the first Arctic and Offshore Patrol Ship, Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship (HMCS) Harry DeWolf, with the time-honoured tradition of a Commissioning Ceremony. This significant occasion represents Read More…

Breaking News Western Canada

Canadian Author Gains International Recognition For Her Book On Mental Health

Reading Time: 2 minutes Canadian Author Sandra L.A Boszko, Indie Book Awards Finalist for “Welcome To California” Decades ago, being diagnosed with Mental Health was perceived to be the end of the world and was taboo to talk about. People who needed real help were ashamed to ask for it and suffered in silence. With many brave voices over Read More…

Canada Indigenous

Flags At Lowered To Half-Mast Honouring 751 Lives At Cowessess First Nation

Reading Time: 2 minutes Canada and the world still in shock of the mass grave found at Cowessess First Nation Today Canadians honour the 751 Indigenous children buried in a mass grave near the grounds near former Marieval Indian Residential School site. 751 Indigenous innocent lives were stolen and the hearts of families loved ones and a nation will forever Read More…

Georgia is just one of many Red states passing Bills to make it harder for Black and minorities to cast a ballot
U.S.A

US Department Of Justice To Sue Georgia For Voting Rights Restrictions

Reading Time: 2 minutes Georgia is just one of many Red states passing Bills to make it harder for Black and minorities to cast a ballot The US state of Georgia has been a Republican strong hold at all levels of government. The state has also one of the most dismal historic records when it comes to human rights, Read More…

Manitoba Reaches Key Benchmarks For Opening Up
Breaking News Western Canada

Manitoba Reaches Key Benchmarks For Opening Up

Reading Time: 3 minutes Manitoba’s ‘4-3-2 One Great Summer’ Reopening COVID-19 Restrictions TDS News – As part of the largest immunization campaign in the province’s history, Manitoba reaches a new milestone with over 71% of the population already receiving one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine and 27% fully vaccinated. With Manitoba being a head of schedule for the benchmarks set Read More…

Confédération des unions nationaux, represents nearly 155,000 employees in the health and education sectors
Canada

Québec Announces Agreement In Principle With Provinces Largest Union

Reading Time: < 1 minute Confédération des unions nationaux, represents nearly 155,000 employees in the health and education sectors A major new step forward in negotiations in the public and parapublic sectors, the Minister responsible for Government Administration and President of the Treasury Board, Sonia LeBel , is pleased to announce the conclusion of a comprehensive agreement in principle with nearly 155,000 Read More…

Norway To Provide $100 Million NOK To Increase Food Security In Niger
Africa Europe

Norway To Provide $100 Million NOK To Increase Food Security In Niger

Reading Time: 2 minutes Niger is one of the most poorest countries in Africa The Norwegian authorities are entering into an agreement to allocate NOK 100 million in support to be used to provide healthy and nutritious food for the population in Niger. The funding will be channelled through a joint project between Care Norway and the Norwegian University Read More…

Carl Nassib, First Openly Gay NFL Player
U.S.A

Carl Nassib, First Openly Gay NFL Player

Reading Time: 2 minutes Nassib plans to donate $100,000 to the Trevor Project The NFL is one of the most physical testosterone filled sports in America where players are extremely reluctant to identify as being gay. In its 100 years of existence, there has only been 15 players that have come out as being gay, but did so only Read More…

"Joints For Jabs" Canadian Company Offers A Year Of Free Cannabis To Get Vaccinated
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“Joints For Jabs” Canadian Company Offers A Year Of Free Cannabis To Get Vaccinated

Reading Time: 2 minutes Delta 9 offers Manitobans a chance to win a year supply of free cannabis to get vaccinated The vast majority of Canadians do not need to be incentivized to get vaccinated to slow the spread of COVID-19. Yet, there still remains a large sector of society that are against vaccines for a multitude of reasons. Read More…

5 Simple Ways To Act On Climate Change
Canada

5 Simple Ways To Act On Climate Change

Reading Time: < 1 minute We only have one Earth, let’s protect it (NC) We all know that climate change is a real threat, but it can be hard to know what you and your family can do about it. Fortunately, there are many actions you can take in your daily life that have a meaningful impact. Here are a few to consider: Try easy home improvements.  Small gaps and Read More…

UK Prime Minister Kicks Off Major New Science Initiative With Visit To Vaccine Laboratory
COVID-19 United Kingdom

UK Prime Minister Kicks Off Major New Science Initiative With Visit To Vaccine Laboratory

Reading Time: < 1 minute The Prime Minister was able to see first-hand the pivotal role NIBSC has played in getting safe and effective COVID-19 vaccines to the UK public during the pandemic. The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency’s (MHRA) world-leading National Institute for Biological Standards and Control (NIBSC) in Hertfordshire was the Prime Minister’s chosen launchpad for a new initiative Read More…

Canada Celebrates Indigenous Peoples Day
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Canada Celebrates Indigenous Peoples Day

Reading Time: < 1 minute We all reside on treaty and ancestral land of Canada’s Indigenous Peoples 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 as Indigenous peoples. Read More…