International Religious Freedom Day
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International Religious Freedom Day

Reading Time: 2 minutes Millions of people are persecuted each year for religions beliefs International Religious Freedom Day is an important occasion to assert the universal human right of all people to practice their religion and hold beliefs, without discrimination, violence, or abuse. This year, it is also a critical opportunity to recognize the resilience of faith and belief Read More…

Israel continues to Advance Controversial Settlements in Palestinian Territory
Africa

Israel continues to Advance Controversial Settlements in Palestinian Territory

Reading Time: < 1 minute Norway Condemns the Israeli government’s decision to expand settlements on occupied Palestinian territory Norway calls on the Israeli government to reverse the recently approved plans for the construction of close to 5000 new housing units on occupied Palestinian territory. “The Norwegian government considers the settlements to constitute a violation of international law and supports the Read More…

Canada Takes Leadership Role in Global Media Conference
Canada Africa

Canada Takes Leadership Role in Global Media Conference

Reading Time: < 1 minute Media and Journalists have been under attack since the election of US President Trump François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Foreign Affairs announced that Canada will co-host the second Global Conference for Media Freedom with Botswana on November 16, 2020. This online conference will bring together traditional and digital media workers, international and civil society organizations, and Read More…

Barrett Confirmed! Supreme Court Stacked 6-3 In Favor of Conservatives
U.S.A

Barrett Confirmed! Supreme Court Stacked 6-3 In Favor of Conservatives

Reading Time: 2 minutes Barrett’s confirmation is seen as a hypocritical betrayal by the Republican Party Judge Amy Coney Barrett now Justice Amy Coney Barrett of the US Supreme Court. Last night’s swearing-in of Judge Barrett meant President Donald Trump was successful in his attempt to stack the court with Republican-leaning justices. With the confirmation of Amy Coney Barrett Read More…

Scott Moe's Saskatchewan Party Wins 4th Majority
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Scott Moe’s Saskatchewan Party Wins 4th Majority

Reading Time: < 1 minute Saskatchewan at the provincial level have shunned the established national parties There was never doubt if Saskatchewan Premier Scott Moe would win re-lection, it was a matter of would he form a fourth consecutive majority government. Once the polls closed and the results started coming, it was evident the Saskatchewan Party would have lots to Read More…

Historic 10.7M Flood Relief On It's Way To The Town of Tecumseh
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Historic 10.7M Flood Relief On It’s Way To The Town of Tecumseh

Reading Time: 2 minutes Canada makes the largest federal investment in Tecumseh’s history to protect the Town from future flooding In recent years, the communities of Tecumseh and Windsor experienced catastrophic storms that caused significant flood damage to local residences and businesses. Now more than ever, communities need help adapting to these intensifying weather events caused by climate change. Read More…

Canada

Canada’s COVID-19 Death Toll Hits 9,888

Reading Time: 2 minutes Canada’s COVID-19 death rate still significantly lower than the United States Per Capita As the resurgence of COVID-19 activity continues in Canada, we are tracking a range of epidemiological indicators to monitor where the disease is most active, where it is spreading and how it is impacting the health of Canadians and public health, laboratory, and healthcare Read More…

Horgan Rides Orange Wave to Majority Government
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Horgan Rides Orange Wave to Majority Government

Reading Time: < 1 minute Horgan’s snap election gamble paid off with a majority win For the first time in over twenty years, British Columbia’s NDP will form government. With a convincing win in last night’s provincial election, Horgan’s NDP won 55 out of a possible 87 seats. The Green Party under rookie leader Sonia Furstenau retained officially party status Read More…

Retired Nova Scotian MPP Appointed Mediator in Mi'Kmaq Fishing Crisis
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Retired Nova Scotian MPP Appointed Mediator in Mi’Kmaq Fishing Crisis

Reading Time: 2 minutes Allister Surette, Federal Special Representative will begin immediate consultation with Nova Scotia’s Mi’kmaq people and commercial fishers Ottawa – Bernadette Jordan, Minister of Fisheries and Carolyn Bennett, Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations, announced the appointment of Allister Surette as Federal Special Representative, a neutral third-party who will communicate with and rebuild trust between commercial and Indigenous fishers. Read More…

Subdued, Muted and a Tsunami of Lies in Trump's Final Presidential Debate
U.S.A

Subdued, Muted and a Tsunami of Lies in Trump’s Final Presidential Debate

Reading Time: 2 minutes Presidential Debate Committee muted mics of presidential candidates in debate number three Last night’s final presidential debate between US President Donald Trump and Vice President Joe Biden was the closest thing Americans can have to debate leading up to the final weeks of voting. The presidential debates in the past have been used by candidates Read More…

SEC Issues Record $114 Million Whistleblower Award
U.S.A

SEC Issues Record $114 Million Whistleblower Award

Reading Time: 2 minutes The SEC record setting amount awarded to the whistle blower yielded a treasure chest of information that warranted the Kings Ransom Washington D.C., The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced an award of over $114 million to a whistleblower whose information and assistance led to the successful enforcement of SEC and related actions.  The $114 Read More…

Sweeping New Powers Given To Canada's Drug Watchdog
Canada

Sweeping New Powers Given To Canada’s Drug Watchdog

Reading Time: 2 minutes Canada’s drug price watchdog PMPRB ready to apply new powers to protect Canadians from surging high cost drugs The Patented Medicine Prices Review Board (PMPRB) today released the final version of the PMPRB Guidelines. The release of the Guidelines is the culmination of a five-year process to strengthen and modernize the pricing framework for patented Read More…

Canada and Alberta Reach Deal to Protect Endangered Caribous
Western Canada

Canada and Alberta Reach Deal to Protect Endangered Caribous

Reading Time: 3 minutes The Southern Mountain and Boreal caribou are listed as threatened under Alberta’s Wildlife Act and the federal Species at Risk Act Today, the Canadian government and Alberta have reached an historic agreement for the conservation and recovery of the Woodland caribou in Alberta. Alberta’s caribou populations have dramatically declined due to habitat changes and increased Read More…

Canada's Health Care System That is Failing Seniors, 14 Ways Fix It
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Canada’s Health Care System is Failing Seniors, 14 Ways To Fix It

Reading Time: 3 minutes Canada Could Learn a lot From Denmark’s Health Care Model When Caring For Seniors By: Anne Thompson Enforceable standardization of guidelines, regulations and expectations for elders’ care ought to begin by working in cooperation with provinces, territories, and stakeholders to remove seniors’ care from the purview of healthcare, then developing legislation to integrate elder care Read More…

Students Are Ready To Dismantle The Patriarchy
U.S.A

Students Are Ready To Dismantle The Patriarchy

Reading Time: 2 minutes New Contest Offers Cash Prizes to High School & College Students for Ideas on How to Dismantle Patriarchy NEW YORK – A new competition sponsored by the violence prevention organizations V-Day and A Call to Men is calling on New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut area high school and college students everywhere to submit original ideas on how to Dismantle Read More…

Ford Government Injects Another $6.5M in Funding for Ontario Farmers
Eastern Canada

Ford Government Injects Another $6.5M in Funding for Ontario Farmers

Reading Time: 2 minutes Ontario Investing $6.5M to Advance Environmental, Economic Development and Plant Health Agri-Food Research Ontario is investing $6.52 million into more than 40 agri-food research projects that will support the production of safe, high-quality food, stimulate economic growth, and contribute to even more environmentally friendly agriculture practices. Through the Ontario Agri-Food Innovation Alliance, a collaboration between the Read More…

UK announces tougher criminality rules for EU citizens
Europe United Kingdom

UK Announces Tougher Criminality Rules For EU Citizens

Reading Time: 3 minutes From January 2021, EU criminals could be barred from entering the UK under tougher border rules. The Home Office has today (22 October 2020) confirmed that EU criminals could be barred from entering the UK under tougher border rules designed to make the country safer. The rules for EU criminals will come into force from Read More…

Black Women Continue to be the most reliable Voters for Democrats
U.S.A

Black Women Continue to be the most reliable Voters for Democrats

Reading Time: 2 minutes New Partnership Aims to Highlight Black Women Running for Office Across America and Help Black Women Mobilize Their Networks as They Head to the Polls on Nov. 3 – NEW YORK-Today, ESSENCE, a company dedicated to Black women and communities, and Higher Heights, a national organization dedicated to advancing Black women’s political power announced they have joined forces Read More…

"I Am Bullet Proof" Trudeau Survives Second Vote of No Confidence
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“Are The Liberals Made of Teflon?” Trudeau Survives Second Vote of No Confidence

Reading Time: 2 minutes No election for now for the Trudeau administration Minority governments rarely last as history has showed Canadians. So to have a government survive two votes of no confidence within 30 days, is an anomaly. Trudeau and the Federal Liberals asked for a vote of no confidence to squash the Conservatives attempt to established a committee Read More…

Legault Government creates action group to fight racism
Eastern Canada Canada

Why Does Quebec Refer to Premier Legault as Prime Minister Legault?

Reading Time: 2 minutes Canada technically has 14 prime ministers In a number of provinces, premiers were previously known by the title prime minister, with premier being an informal term used to apply to all prime ministers, even the Prime Minister of Canada. This practice was eventually phased out to avoid confusing the provincial leaders with the federal prime minister, as well as to indicate Read More…

Trudeau Announces Immediate Ban On 1500 Assault Firearms
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Trudeau Government Faces 2nd Vote of No Confidence in Less Than a Month

Reading Time: 2 minutes A vote of no confidence will send the Canadians back to the polls in the middle of a pandemic just one year removed. Just over two weeks ago, The NDP voted to support the Liberals Throne Speech and prevented an early election call. This time around may not be the case. O’Toole said “the Throne Read More…

Free Vaccines For Newfoundland and Labradorians
Atlantic Canada

Free Vaccines For Newfoundland and Labradorians

Reading Time: 2 minutes Newfoundlanders and Labradorians are motivated to get the flu shot in wake of the COVID-19 second and third wave. Flu season is here. The Department of Health and Community Services is encouraging all Newfoundlanders and Labradorians to get a flu shot this year. Starting (Wednesday, October 21), the regional health authorities will begin hosting free Read More…

New Priorities USA AD Puts Trump on Defence
U.S.A

New Priorities USA AD Puts Trump on Defence

Reading Time: 2 minutes Priorities USA’s New AD emphasizes the dismantling of The Affordable Care Act As the Presidential finish line is only a few weeks away, Democratic Super Pac Priorities USA has increased spending in key battleground states to secure the win for Biden. Priorities USA Action has announced a new digital ad featuring Ady Barkan, a health Read More…

Above the Law: Miami Police Officer Disciplined for Multiple Violations
U.S.A

Above The Law: Miami Police Officer Disciplined for Incident at Polling Station

Reading Time: 2 minutes Miami Police officer was armed, in uniform wearing a pro Trump mask at a local polling station. Miami police officer Daniel Ubeda showed up to vote at a polling location in his full uniform wearing a vote for Trump COVID-19 facemask. According to election laws, voters are to refrain from campaigning within any polling stations. Read More…

The Perfect Match - The Container Store & Marie Kondo Join Forces
U.S.A Canada

The Perfect Match – The Container Store & Marie Kondo Join Forces

Reading Time: 2 minutes The world’s leading company for top-quality storage containers team up with the organize Guru Marie Kondo COPPELL, Texas-The Container Store, the leading specialty retailer of storage and organization products, is launching an exclusive co-branded collection of organizing tools by Marie Kondo, tidying expert, New York Times bestselling author, Emmy-nominated television star and founder of KonMari Read More…

Ottawa approves $2.3B Nova Gas Transmission System in Alberta
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Ottawa approves $2.3B Nova Gas Transmission System in Alberta

Reading Time: 2 minutes The $2.3-billion project is of significant importance to Alberta’s economic restart Today, Seamus O’Regan, Canada’s Minister of Natural Resources announced the Government of Canada has approved the NOVA Gas Transmission Ltd. (NGTL) 2021 System Expansion Project with 35 conditions. This decision was based on facts, science, Indigenous knowledge, the public interest, and careful consideration of Read More…

Manitoba Chiefs first in line to get flu shots
Indigenous Western Canada

Manitoba Chiefs first in line to get flu shots

Reading Time: 2 minutes 85% of Indigenous people have not taken the flu vaccine Winnipeg, MB – First Nation citizens across the Province of Manitoba are being urged to get their annual flu shot as soon as possible. “Once again, I am encouraging all First Nations citizens from Northern Manitoba to get your flu shot sooner rather than later,” stated Grand Chief Read More…

Mi'kmaw
Indigenous

Mi’kmaw Community Has Been Let Down By The RCMP

Reading Time: 2 minutes Marc Miller Indigenous Services Mister’s strong-worded rebuke of the RCMP and criminals terrorizing Nova Scotia’s Mi’kmaw people. Ottawa, ON. – Bernadette Jordan, Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, Carolyn Bennett, Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations, Bill Blair, Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, and Marc Miller, Minister of Indigenous Services held a press Read More…

Mutiny - Republican Senators and Congress Turn on Trump Amidst Blue Wave
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Mutiny – Republican Senators and Congress Turn on Trump Amidst Blue Wave

Reading Time: 2 minutes Democrats are predicting a Blue Wave but polling is showing a Blue Tsunami Republicans are now coming to grips with the Grim reality that there will be a massive Blue Wave come November and have begun the process of mutiny against US President Donald Trump. For almost four years, the Republican Senate, Congress, Governors, and Read More…

Microbrewing Industry on the verge of collapsing in Quebec
Eastern Canada

Microbrewing Industry on the verge of collapsing in Quebec

Reading Time: 3 minutes Call for government assistance to lifting red tape hurting the Microbrewing Industry have been ignored MONTREAL,  – While the reconfinement risks dealing a fatal blow to several microbreweries located in the red zone, the member for Rosemont and responsible for Québec solidaire in matters of economic and fiscal justice, Vincent Marissal , urges the CAQ government to relax the Read More…

Chief Medical Officer Calls for renewed COVID-19 privacy
Atlantic Canada Op-Ed

Chief Medical Officer Calls for renewed COVID-19 privacy

Reading Time: 3 minutes New Brunswickers want more details about COVID-19 infection zones but they would breach privacy laws. In recent days, we have received questions looking for specific information about how the latest outbreaks of COVID-19 in Zone 1, the Moncton region, and Zone 5, the Campbellton region, began. I understand the desire to know what took place, Read More…

5.2M Somalis In Desperate Need of COVID-19 Humanitarian Aid
Africa

5.2M Somalis In Desperate Need of COVID-19 Humanitarian Aid

Reading Time: 3 minutes Aid workers scale-up COVID-19 response as the Somali Government gradually opens the economy Somalia continues to face a dire humanitarian situation, with an estimated 5.2 million people in need of humanitarian assistance. This is attributed to cumulative shocks, including erratic 2020 Gu season, (monsoon-like rainfall) widespread and severe seasonal flooding, desert locust infestation, socio-economic impacts of Read More…

UK Unveils New 50P Coin 'Diversity Built Britain'
United Kingdom

UK Unveils New 50P Coin ‘Diversity Built Britain’

Reading Time: 2 minutes A new coin to mark the profound contribution minorities have made to the United Kingdom (UK). Around 2.5 million of the coins, which recognize and celebrate Britain’s diverse history, will be released on Monday. The coin features a geodome, which represents a community of connection and strength, with each section working together to build something Read More…

Federal Grand Jury Indicts 2 People in Health Care Fraud Scheme
U.S.A

Federal Grand Jury Indicts 2 People in Health Care Fraud Scheme

Reading Time: 2 minutes Health Care frauds are on the rise especially in wake of COVID-19 In San Antonio Texas, federal authorities arrested a former employee of medical services provider Kindred Home Health (KHH) for her role in prescription fraud and home health kickback schemes, announced U.S. Attorney Gregg N. Sofer; FBI Special Agent in Charge Christopher Combs, San Read More…

New Brunswick records 3rd death related to COVID-19
Atlantic Canada

New Brunswick records 3rd death related to COVID-19

Reading Time: 2 minutes New Brunswick’s COVID-19 cases are said to be related to Air Canada Flight 8954 – from Toronto to Fredericton. New Brunswick has recorded its third death related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Public Health confirmed that an individual between 60 and 69 died Saturday afternoon in Zone 1 (Moncton region) as a result of underlying complications, Read More…

French Teacher's Beheading is an Act of Terrorism
Canada

French Teacher’s Beheading is an Act of Terrorism

Reading Time: 2 minutes Teacher’s killing was a target act of hate by Muslim Extremist Eighteen year old Chechen refugee Abdoulakh A. responsible for the gruesome killing of French Teacher Samuel Paty was no stranger to the French Police. Paty was stocked by Abdoulakh on his way home from teaching his regular class for the day. After Abdoulakh’s act Read More…

Breaking News Indigenous

Arsonists Set Fire to Mi’Kmaq Fishing Compound & Sucker Punch Mi’Kmaq Chief

Reading Time: 2 minutes Another day of assault on the Mi’Kmaq community resulting in local Chief being sucker punched in the face Another day of violent assault on the Mi’kmaq fishers in Nova Scotia at the hands of commercial Fishers. Nova Scotians woken to a major fire and this time it wasn’t a burning vehicle it was a lobster Read More…

Jacinda Ardern wins Landslide victory to 2nd mandate
World News

Jacinda Ardern wins Landslide victory to 2nd mandate

Reading Time: 1 minute Ardern’s landslide victory is the biggest in almost fifty years for the Labour Party New Zealand’s Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern was given a second mandate by New Zealanders in a landslide victory.  The Prime Minister has received widespread support from the country and international leaders. From the way the Prime Minister handled the mass shooting several Read More…

York Centre Conservative Candidate offers no apology for racist Tweet
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York Centre Conservative Candidate Tiangson offers no apology for racist Tweet

Reading Time: 2 minutes Conservative Candidate Julius A. Tiangson Tweet questions the level of “Blackness” of US Senator Kamala Harris The issue of race has once again injected itself into another highly contested riding, this time coming from Conservative candidate Julius A. Tiangson. The riding of York Centre has several high profile candidates but most notability Max Bernier, the Read More…

Regina Transit Expands Free Mask Distribution to Riders
CoronaVirus

Regina Transit Expands Free Mask Distribution to Riders

Reading Time: 2 minutes Regina is one of the few Canadian Cities providing free masks for transit riders Starting Monday, October 19, Regina Transit will expand its mask distribution program so that passengers can mask up to keep COVID-19 numbers in Regina down. To date, Regina Transit has already distributed almost 4,500 disposable masks to customers to help transition Read More…

MKO Grand Chief Stands In Solidarity with Nova Scotia Mi’kmaq Fishers
Atlantic Canada Indigenous

MKO Grand Chief Stands In Solidarity with Nova Scotia Mi’kmaq Fishers

Reading Time: 2 minutes Canadians across the country are standing in solidarity with the Mi’kmaq Fishers Manitoba Keewatinowi Okimakanak (MKO) Inc. Grand Chief Garrison Settee expresses his support and solidarity with the Mi’kmaq of Nova Scotia in their struggle to maintain their Aboriginal fishing rights. The recent acts of violence against Indigenous fishers have drawn national wide condemnation from Read More…

FBI Warns of Potential Charity Fraud Associated with the COVID-19 Pandemic
U.S.A

FBI Warns of Potential Charity Fraud Associated with the COVID-19 Pandemic

Reading Time: < 1 minute COVID-19 Scammers have stolen tens of millions from unsuspecting citizens Nationwide, the FBI and other law enforcement agencies have received reports of scammers fraudulently soliciting donations for individuals, groups, and areas affected by COVID-19. They are leveraging the COVID-19 pandemic to steal your money, your personal information, or both. Don’t let them. Charity scams often Read More…

Ontario Adding Over 200 More Transitional Care Beds Across the Province
Eastern Canada

Ontario Adding Over 200 More Transitional Care Beds Across the Province

Reading Time: 3 minutes Province Building More Capacity to Reduce Wait Times and End Hallway Health Care HAMILTON — The Ford government is expanding reactivation care models across the province by adding over 200 more transitional care beds. These new beds will help ease pressures on hospitals, reduce wait times for patients by getting those who no longer need Read More…

Alberta Minister Shandro Justified The Repealing of Bill 10
Western Canada

Alberta Minister Shandro Justified The Repealing of Bill 10

Reading Time: 2 minutes Bill 10 was outdated and no longer reflected the current state of Alberta’s Healthcare Sector “The Public Health Act, originally introduced in 1907, is one of Alberta’s oldest laws. That is why we created the Special Select Public Health Act Review Committee, with a mandate to review the act, including recent amendments, to determine if it Read More…

Englands new Dstl's counter-terrorism facility opened by The Queen
United Kingdom

Englands new Dstl’s counter-terrorism facility opened by The Queen

Reading Time: 2 minutes The Queen, accompanied by the Duke of Cambridge, officially opened Dstl’s new state-of-the-art Energetics Analysis Centre and met specialist scientific staff. The UK’s Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl) has been given a rare Royal visit during the COVID-19 pandemic to showcase the science inside defence and security when Her Majesty The Queen, accompanied by Read More…

Another day of Violent Assualt On Nova Scotia's Indigenous Fishers
Breaking News Indigenous

Another day of Violent Assualt On Nova Scotia’s Indigenous Fishers

Reading Time: 2 minutes Arson, theft, assault, vandalism are what the Indigenous Fishers are facing on a daily basis. The continued assault on Nova Scotia’s Indigenous fishing Community has reached its Fever Pitch. The Mi’kmaq community’s right to fish anywhere is affirmed in 1999 by the Supreme Court of Canada as it is within the Peace and Friendship Treaty Read More…

Judge Amy Coney Barrett continues to stonewall Senate Democrats
U.S.A

Judge Amy Coney Barrett continues to stonewall Senate Democrats

Reading Time: 2 minutes Judge Amy Coney Barrett continues to play it safe by avoided Senate Democrats questions as her confirmation is imminent. On the first and seconds days of the Supreme Court nomination hearings, Senate Democrats focused on the damage that will be done to everyday Americans if Republicans are able to jam through a nominee that will Read More…

And the Debate Winner Is.... Sonia Furstenau of the Green Party
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And the Debate Winner Is…. Sonia Furstenau of the Green Party

Reading Time: 3 minutes “I Don’t See Colour” Said B.C Premier Horgan at the Leaders Debate Last night’s provincial leaders debate may have just won the newly-minted Green Party Leader Sonia Furstenau another term as the MLA for Cowichan Valley. Heading into the debate, Furstenau needed to express with certainty why the Green Party was the best party to Read More…

Ontario Hiring Hundreds More COVID-19 Contact Tracers and Case Managers
Eastern Canada CoronaVirus

Ontario Hiring Hundreds More COVID-19 Contact Tracers

Reading Time: 3 minutes Up to 600 More Contact Tracers will help Track and Isolate New Cases of COVID-19 Across Ontario TORONTO — The Ontario government is taking immediate action to expand case and contact management to help track, trace and isolate new cases of COVID-19. The province has hired 100 new contact tracers, many of whom are starting Read More…

U of A Animal health research get a $3.44M funding injection
Canada Western Canada

U of A Animal health research get a $3.44M funding injection

Reading Time: 2 minutes Research is key to the success of Alberta’s farmers and ranchers. In March 2020, the Federal government finalized a $3.44-million funding agreement to help the University of Alberta launch a pilot project to expand its diagnostic service unit for animal disease diagnosis and welfare until February 2024. This will create an animal disease and diagnosis Read More…

Federal Government announces $50M to support people experiencing gender-based violence
Western Canada

Federal Government announces $50M to support people experiencing gender-based violence

Reading Time: 2 minutes $100 million in funding is available for organizations supporting people experiencing gender-based violence The COVID‑19 pandemic has highlighted gaps in the very systems designed to keep people safe. It has created unprecedented challenges for those experiencing gender-based violence and the organizations that provide supports and services to them. Women’s safety must be the foundation on Read More…

East Asians in Toronto are being targeted for causing the COVID-19 pandemic
Breaking News

East Asians in Toronto are being targeted for causing the COVID-19 pandemic

Reading Time: 2 minutes City of Toronto launches call to action against East Asian racism Today, the City of Toronto launched a social media campaign to bring attention to the need to combat racism in our city, including anti-East Asian racism. Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, there has been a rise in incidents of racism against all East Asian communities Read More…

Manitoba removes PST from personal income tax returns
Western Canada

Manitoba removes PST from personal income tax returns

Reading Time: 2 minutes The removable of PST is a small step towards additional savings for Manitobans Manitobans no longer have to pay the provincial sales tax when they get their personal income tax returns prepared, Finance Minister Scott Fielding announced today. “We are keeping our Budget 2020 promise to remove the sales tax from the cost of getting help Read More…

Trump Super Spreader Tour Rolls Into Florida
CoronaVirus U.S.A

Trump Super Spreader Tour Rolls Into Florida

Reading Time: < 1 minute Over 7,000 people packed like sardines to hear Trump speak at his super spreader event “I feel so powerful, I’ll walk into that audience. I’ll walk in there, I’ll kiss everyone in that audience. I’ll kiss the guys and the beautiful women and the — everybody. I’ll just give everybody a big, fat kiss.” Said Read More…

Zuckerberg Slow to Act, Facebook Finally moves To Ban Posts Denying Holocausts
World News

Zuckerberg Slow to Act, Facebook Finally moves To Ban Posts Denying Holocaust

Reading Time: 2 minutes Holocaust denying will now be considered hate speech Facebook has long been the playground for hate, misogyny, white supremacist and political interference. The site that was supposed to bring people together, has been used to spread hate, disrupt elections, stream live murders, suicides and divide many factions of today’s already fragile society. Sadly all of Read More…

COVID-19 Has Forced Banks to Change Their Future Banking Strategy
CoronaVirus World News

COVID-19 Has Forced Banks to Change Their Future Banking Strategy

Reading Time: 3 minutes The banking industry faces a watershed moment, with banks accelerating plans to digitally transform LONDON- Marqeta, the global modern card issuing platform, today released a report that examines how banks intend to change their strategies in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. According to the findings, COVID-19 has had a significant impact on almost all (96%) Read More…

UK and Kenya to host major education summit in 2021
Breaking News

UK and Kenya to host major education summit in 2021

Reading Time: 2 minutes 1.3 billion children missed out on education due to the global pandemic The United Kingdom and Kenya will co-host a high-level summit next year to lead the global action for youth education. Prime Minister Boris Johnson and President Uhuru Kenyatta made this announcement today. The coronavirus has worsened the global education crisis, with 1.3 billion Read More…

Amy Coney Barrett Supreme Court Justice Hearings a Mere Formality
U.S.A

Amy Coney Barrett Supreme Court Justice Hearings a Mere Formality

Reading Time: 2 minutes Trump’s pick to push through Amy Coney Barrett another pro life justice is all but completed “Amy Coney Barrett not requesting her hearings be delayed until proper background investigations can be done and her failure to make full disclosures in the documents she has filed show a lack of regard for process that is disqualifying. Read More…

New York's Roller Coaster Ride Back to Normalcy
U.S.A

New York’s Roller Coaster Ride Back to Normalcy

Reading Time: 3 minutes New York’s Governor Cuomo Announces Grand Opening of Cliffside Coaster at Lake Placid’s Olympic Sports Complex New York’s Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced the grand opening of the new Cliffside Mountain Coaster at Mt. Van Hoevenberg. The longest of its kind in the United States, the mountain coaster travels alongside the 1980 Olympic bobsled track and Read More…

Quebec kicks off its 11th edition of Solidarity Week
Eastern Canada

Quebec kicks off its 11th edition of Solidarity Week

Reading Time: 2 minutes Solidarity, more necessary than ever to get through the health crisis! Quebec Minister of Labour and Solidarity Jean Boulet, marks the 11th edition of the Semaine de solidarity, which will take place from October 12 to 17, 2020. This year, with the health crisis raging all over the world, Solidarity Week has a very special Read More…

Winnipeg Police Officer Tests Positive for COVID-19
CoronaVirus Western Canada

Winnipeg Police Officer Tests Positive for COVID-19

Reading Time: < 1 minute Contact tracing to see who has been in contact with the officer is being completed A member of the Winnipeg Police Service has advised they have tested positive for COVID-19. The officer works in the Service Centre at the downtown Headquarters Building at 245 Smith Street. The Service Centre is where the public report crimes Read More…

Debate
U.S.A

Unprecedented: Debate Committee cancel’s remaining Presidential Debates

Reading Time: < 1 minute The debates of 2020 have been more about interruption than policies The organizations for presidential debates has cancelled all remaining debates between Vice President Joe Biden and US President Donald Trump. Due to the president’s recent infection of COVID-19, Trump the super spreader refused to take part in an online debate forum. The president refused Read More…

Debate
Canada

Taliban Terrorist Group, Endorses Trump for President

Reading Time: 2 minutes Trump has now received endorsements from the Taliban, KKK, Proud Boys and serval white supremacist groups US President Donald Trump has officially received the endorsement from the extremist terrorist group, The Taliban. The endorsement comes as no surprise as they are known for extremism and Trump is the Law and Order president known for having Read More…

Happy National Coming Out Day
Breaking News

Happy National Coming Out Day

Reading Time: 2 minutes National coming out day marks a day of celebration for LGBT2Q community Good Morning, Thank you for tuning into another edition of the Daily Scrum News, I am your host Mallory Elizabeth Arden. Today is National Coming Out Day for our friends in the LGBT2Q community. This day is now recognized in many countries across Read More…

Feds Invest $1.25M into Self-Sufficiency Food Growing Facilities
Atlantic Canada

Feds Invest $1.25M into Self-Sufficiency Food Growing Facilities

Reading Time: 2 minutes The federal government’s investment into new technology is an investment into the future of Canadian agriculture Elvis Loveless, Minister of Fisheries, Forestry and Agriculture, yesterday announced a $1.25-million investment to help establish vegetable cold storage and packing facilities in Robinsons and Happy Valley-Goose Bay. Spruce Meadow Farms, near Happy Valley-Goose Bay, will receive $250,000 in Read More…

$362,444 in drugs and weapons seized in Stony Mountain Prison Yard
Western Canada

$362,444 in drugs and weapons seized in Stony Mountain Prison Yard

Reading Time: < 1 minute Seizure of contraband and illegal items at Stony Mountain Institution – Maximum security unit On October 7, 2020, at about 2:15 p.m., as a result of a routine staff search, a package containing contraband was seized in the exercise yard of Stony Mountain Institution’s maximum security unit. The contraband seized included fentanyl, methamphetamine, marijuana, Percocet, Read More…

Pallister Government seeks authority to spend $500M on COVID-19 response
Breaking News

Pallister Government seeks authority to spend $500M on COVID-19 response

Reading Time: 2 minutes Investments to Protect Public Health, Prepare for Future Waves and Support Safe Economic Restart The Pallister government is seeking authority from the Manitoba legislature to spend an additional half-a-billion dollars on its COVID-19 response to protect Manitobans, Premier Brian Pallister announced today. “As Manitoba adapts its response to address emerging and evolving needs, we continue Read More…

Nimco Ali Obe world expert on violence against women, to advise UK government
United Kingdom

Nimco Ali Obe world expert on violence against women, to advise UK government

Reading Time: 3 minutes Nimco Ali OBE will advise UK government on Tackling Violence Against Women and Girls British Home Secretary Priti Patel has today has announced the appointment of Nimco Ali OBE, CEO of The Five Foundation, The Global Partnership To End FGM, as the new Independent government Adviser on Tackling Violence Against Women and Girls. She will Read More…

Mandatory Masks required in NWT airport terminal buildings
Northern Canada CoronaVirus

Mandatory Masks required in NWT airport terminal buildings

Reading Time: 2 minutes Only passengers, staff and flight crew will be allowed in airport terminal Effective October 13, 2020, travellers and employees will be required to wear a mask while inside Northwest Territories (NWT) airport terminal buildings. Until this requirement comes into effect, the public is still encouraged to wear masks within our airport facilities. As passenger traffic Read More…

$50 million in funding to support people experiencing gender-based violence
Atlantic Canada

$50 million in funding to support people experiencing gender-based violence

Reading Time: 3 minutes Women’s safety must be the foundation on which all progress is built. A life free from violence is a must. Newfoundland and Labrador – The COVID‑19 pandemic has highlighted gaps in the very systems designed to keep people safe. It has created unprecedented challenges for those experiencing gender-based violence and the organizations that provide supports Read More…

2019 fatal floatplane crash underscores the importance of stall warning systems
Eastern Canada

2019 fatal floatplane crash underscores the importance of stall warning systems

Reading Time: 3 minutes Stall warning systems could be the key to preventing avoidable plane crashes Richmond Hill, Ontario — In its investigation report (A19O0089) released by the Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) identified that a loss of power and subsequent aerodynamic stall led to a collision with terrain near Hawk Lake, Ontario in 2019. On 11 July Read More…

13 Armed & Dangerous Militia Members Charged On Conspiracy To Kidnap Michigan Governor Whitmer
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13 Armed & Dangerous Militia Members Charged On Conspiracy To Kidnap Michigan Governor Whitmer

Reading Time: 3 minutes The Michigan Attorney General Charged armed Militia in the governor’s kidnapping attempt GRAND RAPIDS, MICHIGAN — United States Attorney Andrew Birge announced today that six men have been arrested and charged federally with conspiring to kidnap the Governor of Michigan, Gretchen Whitmer. According to a complaint filed Tuesday, October 6, 2020, Adam Fox, Barry Croft, Ty Garbin, Kaleb Read More…

Ford creates 5,400 high paying green jobs in Ontario
Eastern Canada

Ford creates 5,400 high paying green jobs in Ontario

Reading Time: 2 minutes Ford is one of Canada’s largest manufactures and the new deal will save a lot of Canadian Jobs. As we Canadians continue to address the health, social, and economic impacts of COVID-19, Governments across the country work towards a sustainable and greener economic recovery that will create new jobs and opportunities for workers and businesses Read More…

Thank You, Mr. Vice President, Thank You, Thank You, Thank You, Mr. Vice President
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Thank You, Mr. Vice President, Thank You, Thank You, Thank You, Mr. Vice President

Reading Time: 2 minutes The theme of the US Vice Presidential debate was Thank You for interrupting There must be something in the water because just like Trump, Mike Pence ignored the Rules of Engagement at the first and only Vice Presidential debate. Thank you, thank you Mr. Vice Pesident, thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you, thank Read More…

Canadian government suspends student loan payments for up to 18 months
Canada

Canadian government suspends student loan payments for up to 18 months

Reading Time: 2 minutes New interest relief measure to provide much-needed help to Canada Student Loan borrowers on medical or parental leave  Supporting students and young Canadians is one of the most important investments a government can make to ensure a stronger economy and a better future. This has never been more important than now, at a time when Read More…

$101,500 worth of fake bus passes ceased in Edmonton
Western Canada

$101,500 worth of fake bus passes ceased in Edmonton

Reading Time: 2 minutes CBSA and Edmonton Police Service laid charges against Edmontonian for importing fake bus passes from China1-9 The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) and Edmonton Police Service announced charges laid against an Edmonton resident for smuggling fraudulent Edmonton Transit Service (ETS) bus passes. On June 26, 2020, CBSA officers from the Edmonton International Airport (EIA) Commercial Read More…

RCMP & CBSA seize 21 kilograms of Meth on Ambassador Bridge
Eastern Canada

RCMP & CBSA seize 21 kilograms of Meth on Ambassador Bridge

Reading Time: < 1 minute Another major drug bust by RCMP and CBSA Despite the pressures of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) remains committed to safeguarding the country and keeping contraband goods, such as narcotics, from reaching communities. The CBSA, Southern Ontario Region, in conjunction with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP), Windsor Detachment, announced today Read More…

Ontario Government injects $60 Million into small businesses struggling with the COVID-19 pandemic
Eastern Canada

Ontario Government injects $60 Million into small businesses struggling with the COVID-19 pandemic

Reading Time: 2 minutes New measures will help businesses reopen safer, rehire faster and recover from COVID-19 TORONTO — The Ontario government is continuing to help businesses rebuild, reinvest, and create good jobs across the province. Today, Prabmeet Sarkaria, Associate Minister of Small Business and Red Tape Reduction, announced Ontario’s Main Street Recovery Plan and intends to introduce the Main Read More…

Quebec issues provincial wide stay-at-home order do to COVID-19
CoronaVirus Eastern Canada

Quebec issues provincial wide stay-at-home order due to COVID-19

Reading Time: 2 minutes Quebec has now become the epicenter for COVID-19 infections Another day another record-setting amount of COVID-19 cases recorded in Quebec. The Eastern province has recorded it’s another consecutive day of COVID-19 cases surpassing a thousand cases. Quebec is now in a provincial wide stay at home lockdown order issued by the provinces Health Minister. In Read More…

Farewell Mr. Prime Minister
Canada

Farewell Mr. Prime Minister

Reading Time: < 1 minute Prime Minister John Turner’s celebration of life Canadian Prime Minister John Turner received his final send-off can in an intimate Church setting packed with families, friends, politicians, dignitaries, and a few supporters. Prime Minister Turner was loved, cherished, and respected. He was the type of Prime Minister that stood for Honor, dignity and always saw Read More…

October surprise - Trump declassifies Hillary Clinton emails and Russia documents
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October surprise – Trump declassifies Hillary Clinton emails and Russia documents

Reading Time: < 1 minute Trump changes the coronavirus narrative with the declassification of Russian documents and Clinton emails. US President Donald Trump is the master of deflection in a week where the world saw the president infected with the coronavirus along with key members of his administration, the Pentagon, and wife Melania. When it was first reported Trump had Read More…

Feds Threaten Businesses and Insurance Companies Who Pay Cyber Ransoms
U.S.A World News

Feds Threaten Businesses and Insurance Companies Who Pay Cyber Ransoms

Reading Time: 3 minutes Ransomware attacks by North Korea and others cause the US Treasury Department to threaten criminal charges against insurance companies or insureds who pay. DENVER, CO, – In response to relentless cyber and ransomware attacks by North Korea, Iran and others against U.S. businesses, on October 1, 2020 the U.S. Department of the Treasury issued an Read More…

New plans to make UK world-leader with the creation of 60,000 green energy jobs
United Kingdom

New plans to make UK world-leader with the creation of 60,000 green energy jobs

Reading Time: 3 minutes The UK government is committed towards net zero emissions by 2050 UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has set out new plans to Build Back Greener by making the UK the world leader in clean wind energy – creating jobs, slashing carbon emissions and boosting exports. £160 million will be made available to upgrade ports and Read More…

Grassy Narrows First Nation ends boiled water advisory
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Grassy Narrows First Nation ends boiled water advisory

Reading Time: 2 minutes Another Indigenous community gets safe drinking water The Government of Canada and First Nations communities have been working in partnership to improve water infrastructure on reserves and to support access to safe, clean and reliable drinking water. Marc Miller, The Minister of Indigenous Services, congratulated Chief Rudy Turtle and the community of Asubpeechoseewagong Netum Anishinabek Read More…

Amazon to create hundreds of jobs in Winnipeg with new distribution center
Western Canada

Amazon to create hundreds of jobs in Winnipeg with new distribution center

Reading Time: 2 minutes Amazon selects Winnipeg as new distribution hub Amazon plans to open a new delivery station in the Inkster Industrial Park, northeast of Winnipeg James Armstrong Richardson International Airport.  The 113,000-sq.-ft. site is set to launch in 2021. “The Manitoba government has worked hard to create a good business environment where companies want to grow and Read More…

Trump back at the White House, No Mask Needed
CoronaVirus U.S.A

Trump back at the White House, No Mask Needed

Reading Time: 2 minutes Trump’s refusal to wear a mask underscores his ability to handle the coronavirus US President Donald Trump re-entered the White House late Monday evening after being discharged from Walter Reed Military Hospital. According to several sources, the President’s discharge was premature and despite having the world’s best physicians treating him, they would have preferred the Read More…

Escape from Stony Mountain Institution
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Escape from Stony Mountain

Reading Time: 2 minutes Aban Galin is currently serving a 3-year sentence in Stony Mountain for possession of a prohibited/Restricted Firearm On October 4, 2020 during the 9:45 p.m. count in the minimum security unit at Stony Mountain Institution, staff members discovered that Aban Galin was not accounted for. The Correctional Service of Canada (CSC) contacted the Stonewall detachment Read More…

Royal Navy seize £160 million worth of drugs in the Caribbean
United Kingdom Caribbean

Royal Navy seize £160 million worth of drugs in the Caribbean

Reading Time: 2 minutes A Royal Navy task group has prevented £160 million worth of drugs from potentially reaching the UK RFA Argus, alongside her Wildcat and Merlin helicopters, Royal Marines and US Coast Guard teams, worked with Dutch Navy ship HNLMS Groningen to seize 1.7 tonnes of cocaine and 28kg of amphetamines. The bust was the second in Read More…

Trump's COVID-19 Drive-by draws widespread condemnation
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Trump’s COVID-19 Drive-by draws widespread condemnation

Reading Time: 2 minutes Trump is making a mockery of his COVID-19 treatment at the Walter Reed Hospital US President Donald Trump’s drive-by stunt outside of Walter Reed hospital is drawing widespread condemnation for not taking the coronavirus seriously and putting the lives of the very people trying to protect him at risk In the middle of his treatment, Read More…

Annamie Paul poised to make waves on the national stage
Canada

Annamie Paul poised to make waves on the national stage

Reading Time: 2 minutes Green Party leader Annamie Paul has the experience and policies, but will they be reflected at the polls With the election of Annamie Paul as the new leader of the Federal Green Party, it officially signals the end to the Elizabeth May era. Althought Paul won the party’s leadership, there is work to be done among Read More…

Sisters of Spirt Day
Canada Indigenous Western Canada

Alberta Premier Jason Kenney Declares Oct. 4th Sisters of Spirt Day

Reading Time: 1 minute Sisters of Spirit Day will honour the women of the Indigenous community Sisters of Spirit Day is a good symbolic gesture to honour the Indigenous women within Canada. Missing and murdered Indigenous Women and Girls has been labeled a Canadian genocide that has destroyed families across the nation. Indigenous women and girls are far more Read More…

Canada's COVID-19 cases reach 164,471, still lowest among G7 Nations
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Canada’s COVID-19 cases reach 164,471, still lowest among G7 Nations

Reading Time: 3 minutes Canada is hitting its second wave of COVID-19 as provinces start to implement tougher social gathering restrictions 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 164,471 cases of COVID-19 in Canada, including 9,462 deaths. Laboratories across Canada continue Read More…

Germany Celebrates 30 years as a unified country
Europe

Germany Celebrates 30 years as a unified country

Reading Time: 2 minutes 30 years since the fall of the Berlin Wall and re-united East and West Germany On August 13, 1961, the Communist government of the German Democratic Republic (GDR, or East Germany) began to build a barbed wire and concrete antifascist wall between East and West Berlin. On October 3, 1990, within a year of the fall Read More…

COVID-19 Extended Benefits Receives Royal Assent
Canada CoronaVirus

COVID-19 Extended Benefits Receives Royal Assent

Reading Time: 3 minutes Canadians affected by the COVID-19 pandemic will have benefits extended for up to 22 weeks Throughout the pandemic, the Government of Canada has always put the health and well-being of Canadians first. Beginning last spring, the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) has helped almost 9 million Canadians and their families make ends meet and stay Read More…

Former Winnipeg Police Chief Clunis Appointed Ontario's Inspector General of Policing
Eastern Canada Western Canada

Former Winnipeg Police Chief Clunis Appointed Ontario’s Inspector General of Policing

Reading Time: 2 minutes Chief Clunis brings a level of integrity and understanding that is needed as Ontario’s Inspector General of Policing Winnipeg’s former Top Cop, Chief Devon Clunis has been appointed Ontario’s first Inspector-General of Policing. “I am delighted to welcome Mr. Clunis as Ontario’s first Inspector General of Police,” said Solicitor General Sylvia Jones. “With his proven Read More…

US President Trump admitted to Walter Reed Military Hosptial
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US President Trump admitted to Walter Reed Military Hosptial

Reading Time: 2 minutes White House downplaying the severity of Trump’s COVID-19 infection US President Donald Trump has been taken to Walter Reed military hospital where he will undergo further observation for this infection with the Coronavirus. It was reported late Friday evening the president along with the first lady and several members of the White House staff and Read More…

Yukons economy poised for growth in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic
Northern Canada CoronaVirus

Yukons economy poised for growth in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic

Reading Time: 2 minutes The economy remains resilient as supports for Yukoners continue Yukon Premier and Finance Minister Sandy Silver tabled the 2020–21 First Supplementary Estimates in the Legislative Assembly. The $92.2 million supplementary budget Bill includes an increase of $95.9 million in Operations and Maintenance spending and a decrease of $3.7 million in gross capital expenditures. A total Read More…

Manitoba Governmet Puts Limit on Indigenous Right to Hunt Moose in the Porcupine and Duck Mountains
Indigenous Western Canada

Manitoba Government Puts Limit on Indigenous Right to Hunt Moose in the Porcupine and Duck Mountains

Reading Time: 2 minutes Indigenous rights to hunt are written within the Constitution First Nations have an Aboriginal right to hunt game, including moose, as recognized and affirmed in section 35 of the Constitution Act 1982 and as determined by the Supreme Court of Canada. Further, paragraph 13 of the Manitoba Natural Resources Transfer Agreement, 1930 sets out the rights of First Nations to Read More…

Trump and First Lady Melania Test Positive for COVID-19
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Trump and First Lady Melania Test Positive for COVID-19

Reading Time: 2 minutes Trump has downplayed the severity of the coronavirus and how he is infected by it Late Thursday afternoon the White House sent out a press release stating that Hope Hicks one of Trump’s closest advisers tested positive for the Coronavirus and was said to be self isolating.  Once the news broke, The President and First Read More…

Dr Mona Nemer Reappointed as Canada’s Chief Science Advisor
Canada

Dr Mona Nemer Reappointed as Canada’s Chief Science Advisor

Reading Time: 2 minutes Dr Mona Nemer joins an elite team of Canadian COVID-19 scientists Science is essential to ensuring Canada has the tools, opportunities, and expertise needed to address the most pressing questions we face as a country. With a clear understanding of the importance of trusting the science in the middle of a pandemic, Prime Minister Justin Read More…