50% discount given to UK restaurant customers effective Aug 3
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50% discount given to UK restaurant customers effective Aug 3

Reading Time: 2 minutes Eat Out to Help Out launches today – with government paying half on restaurant bills As of today customers will get up to 50% off on bills when visiting participating restaurants, pubs and cafes across the UK. Half price discount will run through August and applies to all food and non-alcoholic drinks consumed on the Read More…

Robots use in Rwanda to fight against COVID-19
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Robots use in Rwanda to fight against COVID-19

Reading Time: 2 minutes Robots are being deployed to minimizes risks with confirmed COVID-19 cases One of the challenges being faced worldwide is the rate of infection of health professionals while treating COVID-19 patients. As Rwanda is reopening Kigali International Airport for commercial international flights from 1st of August, Urumuri will allow to speed up mass screenings of fever Read More…

COVID-19 Fuels Growth Of Telemedicine Scams
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COVID-19 Fuels Growth Of Telemedicine Scams

Reading Time: 2 minutes Each year the insurance industry loses billions to scams COVID-19 is spurring more consumers to seek the safety and convenience of distance healing by telemedicine, yet consumers must stay alert for costly insurance scams, warns the Coalition Against Insurance Fraud. Telemedicine by remote is widely available for consumers sheltering at home throughout the U.S. So to Read More…

Roma Holocaust remembrance has lessons for Europe today
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Roma Holocaust remembrance has lessons for Europe today

Reading Time: 2 minutes 500,000 Roma citizens murdered in Nazi-occupied Europe Today’s rising hate crime and persistent discrimination towards Roma, Sinti and Travellers across Europe underlines the need to learn from the past to build a better future for Roma, as we commemorate Roma Holocaust Memorial Day. Roma Holocaust Memorial Day on 2 August pays tribute to the Roma Read More…

Philippine Army launches Covid-19 monitoring info system
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Philippine Army launches Covid-19 monitoring info system

Reading Time: 2 minutes The Philippine Army on Friday launched its Covid-19 Telemedicine Information System (PACTIS) The Philippine Army (PA) on Friday launched its Covid-19 Telemedicine Information System (PACTIS) project in Fort Bonifacio, Taguig City, in support of response efforts during the health crisis. “We stress the importance of preserving the force so that we could focus on accomplishing Read More…

Scotland Injects £2m In Funding to boost science centres
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Scotland Injects £2m In Funding to boost science centres

Reading Time: 2 minutes Extra £2m to mitigate the impact of COVID-19 Scotland’s four science centres are being offered an extra £2 million in emergency funding to help weather the effects of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The money is on top of annual funding of £2.67 million from the Scottish Government, and means they will be able to start Read More…

EU-Vietnam trade agreement enters into force
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EU-Vietnam trade agreement enters into force

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

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

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

Manitoba COVID-19 cases are steadily rising
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Manitoba COVID-19 cases are steadily rising

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Citizens of War Lake First Nation Plan Rail Blockade
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Citizens of War Lake First Nation Plan Rail Blockade

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

Governor Cuomo Announces $94 Million for School Technology Upgrades
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Governor Cuomo Announces $94 Million for Smart School Technology Upgrades

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

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

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

Top 5 Dog Whistles Conservatives use to Deceive Canadians
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Top 6 Dog Whistles Conservatives use to Deceive Canadians

Reading Time: 5 minutes Get to know the signs of the Conservative dog whistles Dog whistle politics have become the hallmark of Conservative politics with the sole aim of dividing Canadians and toppling government. Dog-whistle politics is the use of coded or suggestive language in politics to garner support from a wider audience. Dog whistles serve the purpose of attracting the intended Read More…

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

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

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

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

Inmate Escape from Willow Cree Healing Lodge
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Inmate Escape from Willow Cree Healing Lodge

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

Video Exposing Pornhub Goes Viral With Over 25 Million Views Worldwide
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Video Exposing Pornhub Goes Viral With Over 25 Million Views Worldwide

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

Guyanese President, First Lady tested for COVID-19
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Guyanese President Granger, First Lady tested for COVID-19

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

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

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

Reparations in the United States
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Reparations in the United States

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

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

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

Insufficient fuel for flight resulted in forced landing near Gillam, Manitoba
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Poor flight crew judgement led to emergency landing in Gillam

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Legendary TV Personality Regis Philbin, Dead at 88
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Legendary TV Personality Regis Philbin, Dead at 88

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

Covid-19 testing day at Bogota the District Jail
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Covid-19 testing day at Bogota District Jail

Reading Time: 2 minutes To date, no positive case has been presented to the District Prison for Covid-19 The Men’s District Prison and the Women’s Annex held a Covid-19 evidence-taking session for 192 convicted inmates before being transferred to the national penitentiary. The shots were made in compliance with the security protocols contained in the July 14, 2020 Federal Read More…

Canada expands Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation agreement
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Canada expands Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) agreement

Reading Time: 2 minutes Canada is a founding member of Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation APEC As the world continues to address the health and economic challenges of COVID-19, it is more important than ever that Canada works with its international partners to find solutions and sustain economic growth. As a founding member of Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC), Canada needs to Read More…

US Immigration Policies Foreshadowed Violence Against Protesters
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US Immigration Policies Foreshadow Violence Against Protesters

Reading Time: 2 minutes US Immigration Policies Foreshadow Violence Against Protesters. Trump Administration Planning to Send Federal Agents to Other Cities Outrage is mounting across the United States over the abusive tactics of federal agents, led by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), against protesters in Portland. Video footage and reports from protesters in Portland appear to show agents using Read More…

Trump increases voter suppression tactics in Pennsylvania
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Trump increases voter suppression tactics in Pennsylvania

Reading Time: 2 minutes Priorities USA Files Motion to Intervene in Trump Campaign’s Pennsylvania Voting Rights Suit Priorities USA announced that it was supporting and funding efforts to intervene and fight the Trump Campaign’s lawsuit against Pennsylvania election officials. The lawsuit, which is part of Republican led efforts to disenfranchise voters across the country, falsely claims that ballot drop Read More…

UK and India agree to deeper trading relationship
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UK and India set the stage for massive trade agreement

Reading Time: 2 minutes Trade agreement could see a £250 million annual boost for British businesses UK’s International Trade Secretary Liz Truss and India’s Minister of Railways and Commerce & Industry Piyush Goyal agreed to explore opportunities for expanding and deepening the trade relationship between the two nations. This will include an Enhanced Trade Partnership as the first step Read More…

The immigration challenges facing Canada amid the COVID-19
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The immigration challenges facing Canada amid the COVID-19

Reading Time: 3 minutes Federal Ministers sets immigration road map for provincial counterparts Immigration was a Canadian advantage before the COVID-19 pandemic, immigrants are helping Canadians through the pandemic right now and immigration will be critical to Canada’s economic recovery. The Canadian federal ministers and their provincial counterparts agreed to continue building a strong immigration system Canadians value and Read More…

Indigenous communities are flattening the COVID-19 Curve
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Indigenous communities are flattening the COVID-19 Curve

Reading Time: 3 minutes 1,347 personnel have been transported in and out of remote and isolated First Nations communities across Canada Although many Indigenous communities within Canada are remote, they are still not immune to the deadly coronavirus. To flatten the curve of the pandemic, the Indigenous communities have done their part with limited reported cases across the country. Read More…

$57,000 in Meth and drugs busted in Ontario penitentiary
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$57,000 in Meth and drugs busted in Ontario prison

Reading Time: 2 minutes How $57,000 worth of Meth make it into a Federal Prison On July 12, 2020, at about 3:40 p.m., as a result of the vigilance of staff members, a package containing contraband and unauthorized items was seized within the medium-security unit at Beaver Creek Institution. The contraband and unauthorized items seized included a cellular device Read More…

Independent Panel established for Nova Scotia Massacre
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Independent Panel established for Nova Scotia Massacre

Reading Time: 3 minutes The Nova Scotia Massacre was the worst In Canadian History The horrific events that unfolded in Nova Scotia in April 2020 have shaken all Canadians, and the country is united in wanting answers to how and why this tragedy occurred. Today, the Governments of Canada and Nova Scotia announced the establishment of a three-member independent Read More…

37th Anniversary of Black July, Sri Lanka's Deadliest Civil War
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37th Anniversary of Black July, Sri Lanka’s Deadliest Civil War

Reading Time: 2 minutes 150,000 people became homeless in Black July Black July is the common name used to refer to the anti-Tamil pogrom and riots in Sri Lanka during July 1983. The riots began as a response to a deadly ambush on 23 July 1983 by the LTTE (Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam), one of the many Tamil militant groups of that time. The LTTE had killed 13 Sri Read More…

Viet Nam Energy Summit opens in Ha Noi
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Viet Nam Energy Summit opens in Ha Noi

Reading Time: 2 minutes Viet Nam Deputy Prime Minister Trinh Dinh Dung The Viet Nam Energy Summit 2020 was held by the Party Central Committee’s Economic Commission in Ha Noi on July 22, aiming to disseminate the Politburo’s Resolution No. 55-NQ/TW on the orientation of Viet Nam’s National Energy Development Strategy to 2030, with a vision to 2045. Addressing Read More…

Covid-19: 10 things the EU is doing to ensure economic recovery
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Covid-19: 10 things the EU is doing to ensure economic recovery

Reading Time: 4 minutes The EU has committed over €750 billion to COVID-19 the stimulus plan Find out what the EU is doing to help Europe get back on its feet following the devastating economic effects brought on by the Covid-19 pandemic. Read our timeline of EU measures to tackle Covid-19 for an overview of everything the EU is doing to Read More…

97.4% of Brazilian municipalities infected with COVID-19
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97.4% of Brazilian municipalities infected with COVID-19

Reading Time: 3 minutes 1.5 million Brazilians have recovered from the COVID-19 As of Wednesday (7/22) Brazil registered 1,532,138 people recovered from the disease. Worldwide, it is estimated that about 7.4 million people diagnosed with Covid-19 have already recovered. The number of people cured is higher than the number of active cases (612,605), who are patients who are under Read More…

Battle of the Big Doggs
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Battle of the Big Dogs – DMX Verzuz Snoop Dogg

Reading Time: 3 minutes Hip Hop Royalty – DMX Verzuz Snoop Dogg Next up in the Verzuz series are to bonafide legends of Hip Hop and Rap, DMX vs. Snoop Dogg. Together these to mega artists have sold tens of millions of records and have forever cemented their legacy as hip hop royalty. Calvin Cordozar Broadus Jr. (born October 20, Read More…

Ontario Legislature Adjourns, focus remains COVID-19 restart
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Ontario Legislature Adjourns, focus remains COVID-19 restart

Reading Time: 3 minutes Ontario Legislature passed 18 pieces COVID-19 Legislation The Ontario Legislature adjourned after an unprecedented session that saw cross-partisan collaboration in the fight against COVID-19. Since reconvening in February, the legislature passed 18 pieces of legislation, including emergency measures needed to protect public health and prepare for economic recovery. The legislature has now risen until September Read More…

Canada's national COVID-19 positive rate down to 1%
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Dr. Theresa Tam – Canada’s COVID-19 Pandemic Update

Reading Time: 2 minutes Canada has flattened the curve of the Pandemic while countries struggle to combat its first wave “There have been 111,697 cases of COVID-19 in Canada, including 8,862 deaths. 88% of people have now recovered. Labs across Canada have tested over 3,616,000 people for COVID-19 to date. Over the past week, an average of 42,000 people Read More…

Mount Robson Park: Berg Lake Trail
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B.C. gives free day pass to 6 provincial parks

Reading Time: 3 minutes Provincial parks a good way for British Columbians to escape the pandemic To help people stay active and safe in six of B.C.’s most popular provincial parks, government is introducing a new, free day-use pass pilot program.   “People in B.C. love the outdoors, but some of our most popular parks are experiencing a high Read More…

$600,000 to fund the Indigenous Guardians Pilot Program
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$600,000 to fund the Indigenous Guardians Pilot Program

Reading Time: 2 minutes Indigenous Peoples are recognized worldwide as the protectors of nature Today, the Government of Canada announced $600,000 in funding for 10 new projects, under the Indigenous Guardians Pilot Program. The funding will support the projects in 2020–2021 under the First Nations tier 1 stream of the Program. The Indigenous Guardians Pilot Program strives to advance Indigenous-led work Read More…

CFL team drops racist "Eskimo" name
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CFL team drops racist “Eskimo” name

Reading Time: 2 minutes The team will be known as the Edmonton Football Team until a new name has been chosen The Edmonton Football Team or EE Football Team (formerly known as the Edmonton Eskimos) are a professional Canadian football team based in Edmonton, Alberta, competing in the West Division of the Canadian Football League (CFL). The team plays their home games at The Brick Field at Commonwealth Stadium and are the third-youngest Read More…

Montreal Chef Jérôme Ferrer to Join Air Canada's Mile High Club
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Montreal Chef Jérôme Ferrer to Join Air Canada’s Mile High Club

Reading Time: 3 minutes Meals Developed by Air Canada’s Celebrated Culinary Panel Return to the Skies Air Canada announced a new partnership with prestigious Montreal-based Chef Jérôme Ferrer, who will design meals for the airline’s Premium Economy and Economy Class customers on all flights departing Canada for Europe and Asia, as well as Australia and South America once these flights resume. Chef Ferrer will join celebrated Canadian Chefs David Read More…

$250K in Funding for Bear Clan to deliver food supplies
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$250K in Funding for Bear Clan to deliver food supplies

Reading Time: 3 minutes Approximately 260 Indigenous organizations across the country have been supported to date by the Indigenous Community Support Fund Community-based organizations are on the front-lines and have led the charge in advocating for, and delivering support. Women’s groups, homeless shelters, mental health providers, and food delivery organizations have worked hard during this difficult time. Their work Read More…

Florida vote by mail lawsuit settled - A win for voters
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Florida vote by mail lawsuit settled – A win for voters

Reading Time: 3 minutes A win for democracy, A win for Retired Seniors Priorities USA announced a settlement agreement with Florida officials on a lawsuit that challenged multiple provisions of the state’s restrictive vote by mail laws. The suit was filed with the Florida Alliance for Retired Americans, Alianza for Progress, Inc., and several individual voters. The measures outlined Read More…

Guyana high courts rule in favour of election recount
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Guyana high courts rule in favour of election recount

Reading Time: 2 minutes Guyana a country without a president Following the ruling by Chief Justice (ag) Roxanne George in the High Court in the Misenga Jones vs the Guyana Elections Commission case, Attorney-at-law, Roysdale Forde representing the applicant informed that an appeal will be filed by tomorrow in the Court of Appeal. Forde also requested that the Chief Read More…

UK Teachers to see highest pay rise among all public sector
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UK Teachers to see highest pay rise among all public sector

Reading Time: 3 minutes Pay rises for doctors, police and more in the public sector Public sector workers, including doctors, teachers and police officers, will see above inflation pay rises this year, the Chancellor has announced today Reflecting the vital contributions public sector workers make to the United Kingdom, these pay rises cover the Armed Forces, teachers, police Officers, Read More…

$283M needed to support people affected by COVID-19 in Sudan
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$283M in humanitarian aid needed to fight COVID-19 in Sudan

Reading Time: 3 minutes Sudan in desperate need of humanitarian help The United Nations and humanitarian partners, in support of the Transitional Government of Sudan, launched today an addendum to the 2020 Humanitarian Response Plan to respond to increasing humanitarian needs in the country. The Humanitarian Coordinator for Sudan, Gwi-Yeop Son, today called on the international community to scale Read More…

UK secures 90 million doses of promising COVID-19 vaccine
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UK secures 90 million doses of promising COVID-19 vaccine

Reading Time: 4 minutes Millions could be vaccinated against Covid-19 Millions of people could be vaccinated against coronavirus as the UK secures early access to 90 million doses of promising Covid-19 vaccine candidates. Announced by Business Secretary Alok Sharma today (Monday 20 July), the Government has agreed significant partnerships with leading pharmaceutical and vaccine companies BioNTech/Pfizer and Valneva that Read More…

War of the Roads - Quebec and New Brunswick Feuding
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War of the Roads – Quebec and New Brunswick Feuding

Reading Time: < 1 minute Provincial government strongly considering twinning with Quebec regional county municipalities The provincial government is strongly considering twinning with Avignon Regional County Municipality and Témiscouata Regional County Municipality in Quebec to allow residents from these regions to travel to New Brunswick without needing to self-isolate. “There is such a sense of community between the Campbellton region Read More…

Ontario Introduces Measures to Cap Payday Loan Interest Fees
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Ontario Introduces Measures to Cap Payday Loan Interest Fees

Reading Time: 2 minutes Legislation To Help Payday Loan Borrowers in Default and Protect Vulnerable Consumers The Ford government is proposing changes that would provide additional protection for payday loan borrowers by capping interest rates and fees on defaulted loans, ensuring that workers and families who use payday loan services can keep more of their hard-earned money. The changes Read More…

UK awards £500 million defence contract to Airbus
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UK awards £500 million defence contract to Airbus

Reading Time: 3 minutes Code Name SKYNET 6A will replace outdated SKYNET 5 A new military communications satellite is set to keep troops safe across the globe for decades to come, thanks to a £500 million contract confirmed today by Defence Secretary Ben Wallace. Built by Airbus Defence and Space, SKYNET 6A will soar among the stars, guaranteeing our Read More…

Bloc Québécois Leader denies sexually assaulting young woman
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Bloc Québécois Leader denies sexually assaulting young woman

Reading Time: 2 minutes The Allegations of Sexual Assault took place in 1999 “I always thought his last name was François,” the woman said. “I remember his head being shaved or (he had) really short hair. … I thought he was bald the whole time. I never recognized him with hair.” Those are the words posted in an online Read More…

Trailblazers - The rise of Black Women C.E.O's in Canada
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Trailblazers – The rise of Black Women C.E.O’s in Canada

Reading Time: 3 minutes The Orginal Naturalista Black women entrepreneurs are paving the way across Canada from big tech start ups to hair and beauty products. Shondell Babb, the C.E.O of Naturally Gorgeous Curls has been one of the trailblazers finding ways to succeed in a multi billion dollar cosmetics industry. Thiah Management, the parent company of Naturally Gorgeous Read More…

€4 million Large-scale gas tax fraud in Italy dismantled
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€4 million Large-scale gas tax fraud in Italy dismantled

Reading Time: 3 minutes Approximately 7 million litres of diesel fuel were The Hague, 17 July 2020 Eurojust supported the Italian national authorities in cracking down on an organised crime group involved in large-scale tax fraud concerning diesel fuel and other financial crimes. 7 people were arrested in Italy and several assets were seized. The estimated damage caused by Read More…

Ministry carries out actions for biosafety of taxi drivers
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Ministry carries out actions for biosafety of taxi drivers

Reading Time: 5 minutes Taxi’s are the main mode of transportation for many Colombians Since March 16, 2020,  the District Secretary for Mobility (SDM) has developed a series of actions in conjunction with the Bogota taxi guild to prevent the spread of Covid-19 and join other entities to decrease the speed of virus spread. . These are part of the Pact for life Read More…

Canada's national COVID-19 positive rate down to 1%
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Canada’s national COVID-19 positive rate down to 1%

Reading Time: 2 minutes Canada acted fast to contain the COVID-19 pandemic “There have been 109,669 cases of COVID-19 in Canada, including 8,839 deaths. 88% of people have now recovered. Labs across Canada have tested over 3,438,000 people for COVID-19 to date. Over the past week, an average of 40,000 people were tested daily, with 1% testing positive. As more Canadians go Read More…

Congressman John Lewis died at the age of 80
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Congressman John Lewis, Civil Rights Hero, 1940–2020

Reading Time: 2 minutes Civil rights icon who peacefully marched with Dr. King “America mourns the loss of one of the greatest heroes of American history: Congressman John Lewis, the Conscience of the Congress.  “John Lewis was a titan of the civil rights movement whose goodness, faith and bravery transformed our nation – from the determination with which he Read More…

Schumer Blasts Trump for Hiding COVID Data From Public
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Schumer Blasts Trump for Hiding COVID Data From Public

Reading Time: < 1 minute Trump continued assault on science and the CDC Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer at a press conference in Glens Falls, NY responded to the Trump administration hiding CDC data on coronavirus cases from the public: “To have the CDC not be able to distribute publicly, the number of hospitalizations and the number of deaths is Read More…

6th anniversary of the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17
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6th anniversary of the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17

Reading Time: 2 minutes Russia denies any responsibility in the downing Flight MH17 Today marks the 6th anniversary of the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 over eastern Ukraine in which 298 people from 17 countries, including 10 British nationals, lost their lives. Six years on, the United Kingdom lead the fight and reiterates its full support for efforts Read More…

Malaysia: Transgender People Under Attack
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Malaysia: Transgender People Under Attack

Reading Time: 5 minutes Eliminate Discriminatory Laws, Practices; End Violence (Kuala Lumpur) – The Malaysian government should urgently seek the repeal of all laws and regulations that discriminate against transgender people, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today. Transgender people in Malaysia face criminal prosecution under laws that effectively prohibit “cross-dressing” and discrimination in accessing employment, health care, and education. The Read More…

P.E.I Commits $200,000 to help survivors of sexual violence
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P.E.I’s “Rise” Commits $200,000 to help survivors of sexual violence

Reading Time: 2 minutes The “RISE” program is free for all victims of sexual violence Islanders can now access additional supports to navigate the justice system and community supports through a new partnership with Community Legal Information. RISE is a new program that provides educational, legal and emotional to support to Islanders dealing with sexual violence trauma. The program Read More…

Nova Scotia flattened COVID-19 curve - No new cases reported
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Nova Scotia flattened COVID-19 curve – No new cases reported

Reading Time: 2 minutes Nova Scotia has 59,124 negative test results todate As of today, July 17, Nova Scotia has only two active cases of COVID-19. No new cases were identified on Thursday, July 16. The QEII Health Sciences Centre’s microbiology lab completed 491 Nova Scotia tests on July 16 and is operating 24-hours. There are no licensed long-term Read More…

Trudeau gives $19B to Premiers to restart their economies
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Trudeau gives $19B to Premiers to restart their economies

Reading Time: 3 minutes Trudeau government doing everything possible to ensure the provincial economies do not fail Today Prime Ministers Trudeau announced a federal investment of more than $19 billion to help provinces and territories safely restart their economies and make our country more resilient to possible future waves of the virus. “With Canadians doing their part and following Read More…

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GMC Envoy involved in Hit and Run in the Point Douglas Area

Reading Time: < 1 minute Condition of the motorcyclist is still unknown Around three o’clock this afternoon a grey GMC Envoy struck a motorcyclist at the intersection of Selkirk Ave and Arlington Street. According to an eye witness who saw the tail end of the incident, observed the SUV strike the motorist and fled the scene of the crime down Read More…

Winnipeg Good Samaritan Conned out of $10,000 in fake gold
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Winnipeg Good Samaritan Conned out of $10,000 in fake gold

Reading Time: 2 minutes “Don’t buy jewellery off someone on the street” The Winnipeg Police Service has recently received a report of an incident where a member of the public was approached and offered gold jewellery for sale. After completing the transaction, the victim had the jewellery appraised and discovered the gold was fake. During the evening of July Read More…

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Young Canadian Artists Take over Ottawa

Reading Time: 2 minutes Each year the Frankfurt Book Fair by exhibiting highlights top Canadian talent Canadian Heritage salutes the Frankfurt Book Fair by exhibiting two original artworks by three young Canadian artists on two prominent staircases in downtown Ottawa. The art installations represent the theme “Singular Plurality,” Canada’s slogan as Guest of Honour at the Frankfurt Book Fair Read More…

New Biden Ad targets Latinos in battled ground Florida
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New Biden Ad targets Latinos in battled ground Florida

Reading Time: 2 minutes Latinos have been heavily affected by the coronavirus Priorities USA Action launches a new digital ad, “Caballero,” targeting Latino voters in the key electoral state of Florida that has been affected by the disastrous consequences of Trump’s failed leadership and are ready for a new leader. . Available in English and Spanish , “ Caballero ” contrasts the Trump’s caudillo tendencies that have led Read More…

UK warns of “catastrophic threat” from Yemeni oil tankers
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UK warns of “catastrophic threat” from Yemeni oil tankers

Reading Time: 2 minutes The environment spill will be worst than Exxon The UK has called on the Houthis in Yemen to give UN experts access to an oil tanker off its west coast, in a bid to prevent an environmental catastrophe. The UK warned the UN Security Council today 15th July that the FSO SAFER oil tanker, which Read More…

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$50M Historic claim settlement for Nova Scotia First Nation

Reading Time: 2 minutes Land claims dating back to 1784, 1820, and 1848 respectively A historic agreement has been concluded for the settlement of the Halifax County 1919 Invalid Surrender Specific Claim with Sipekne’katik and the Millbrook First Nation. The parties agreed upon a compensation amount of $49,204,071 to settle the specific claim. “Today marks another step forward on Read More…

$470,923 to Indigenous youth clean energy transition
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$470,923 to Indigenous youth clean energy transition

Reading Time: 2 minutes Brighter future initiatives for Indigenous youths As Canada’s clean energy sector grows and transforms, the country has a tremendous opportunity to attract more young people, women and Indigenous workers and to pass knowledge and skills on to the next generation. Paul Lefebvre, Parliamentary Secretary to the Honourable Seamus O’Regan, Canada’s Minister of Natural Resources, today announced Read More…

Operation Canadian Shield - Canada's own COVID-19 Heroes
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Operation Canadian Shield – Canada’s own COVID-19 Heroes

Reading Time: 4 minutes Oh Canada, True Patriot Love In early March, Jeremy Hedges was, in his words, leading a ‘scrappy little company’ producing 3D printers, laser cutters and high-tech instruction materials for schools. InkSmith, his Waterloo, Ontario, start-up was barely four years old and was operating with just 10 employees What happened next is the stuff of an Read More…

Workers’ compensation changes to better support workers
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Workers’ compensation changes to better support workers

Reading Time: 2 minutes Changes to the Workers Compensation Act will provide better support to injured workers Changes to the Workers Compensation Act will provide better support to injured workers and their families and enhance WorkSafeBC’s ability to investigate workplace incidents, while keeping premiums low. “For too many years, we have heard from injured workers in B.C. that the Read More…

Federal Gov. Helps low income Canadians access fresh produce
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Federal Gov. Helps low income Canadians access fresh produce

Reading Time: 3 minutes $1.5 million in funding to support Community Food Centres Canada Maintaining a healthy lifestyle, including healthy eating, plays an important role in the well-being and quality of life of Canadians and helps prevent chronic diseases like diabetes, heart disease and cancer. Unfortunately, there are some Canadians who do not fully enjoy the benefits of continued Read More…

Indigenous Breaking News

MKO to Host March Against Walmart Racism July 20, 2020

Reading Time: 2 minutes The treatment of First Nations Citizens at Thompson Walmart is rampid Manitoba Keewatinowi Okimakanak (MKO) Inc. has heard a growing number of concerns regarding the treatment of First Nations customers shopping at Walmart in Thompson, and the treatment from Impact Security, hired by Walmart. MKO is now planning a peaceful march and to protest the racism Read More…

Canada enacts new measures to help international students
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Canada enacts new measures to help international students

Reading Time: 2 minutes International students can now work longer hours with penalty Canada has implemented a number of temporary policy changes intended to support international students, learning institutions and other stakeholders in Canada’s education sector in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. International students who had a valid study permit, or who were approved for a study permit Read More…

Grant Imhara - Dead at the age of 49
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Grant Imahara – Dead at the age of 49

Reading Time: 2 minutes Grant Imahara – Dead at the age of 49. Grant made science cool and fun to watch. Today the science world lost a true evil genius in Gran Imahara. Grant Masaru Imahara (October 23, 1970 – July 13, 2020)  was an American electrical engineer, roboticist, and television host. He was best known for his work on the television series MythBusters, Read More…

UK label Feuerkrieg far right group terrorist organization
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UK label Feuerkrieg far right group terrorist organization

Reading Time: 2 minutes It is now a criminal offence to be a member Feuerkrieg UK Home Secretary has today moved to outlaw the far-right terror group, Feuerkrieg Division. Priti Patel has asked Parliament for permission to proscribe the white supremacist group, which was founded in late 2018 and operates across North America and Europe. They advocate the use Read More…

Trudeau announces support of MMIWG commemoration initiatives
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Trudeau announces support of MMIWG commemoration initiatives

Reading Time: 2 minutes The Commemoration Fund which invests over $13 million in over 100 commemoration initiatives from coast to coast In recent months, the daily lives of not-for-profit and non-governmental organizations, including organizations in northern communities, have been particularly shaken with the COVID-19 pandemic, which added further pressure on their already limited and valuable resources. The Government of Read More…

Kelly Preston Dias at the age of 57 from Breast Cancer
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Kelly Preston Dies at the age of 57 from Breast Cancer

Reading Time: 2 minutes Kelly lost her two year battle with breast cancer A talented and captivating performer, Kelly first garnered international attention with her role as “Marnie Mason” in Ivan Reitman’s Twins (1988), starring Arnold Schwarzenegger and Danny DeVito. With her diverse character portrayals in films, such as director Cameron Crowe’s Jerry Maguire (1996); Citizen Ruth (1996) for Read More…

Washington Redskins to finally drop racist team name
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Washington Redskins to finally drop racist team name

Reading Time: < 1 minute A change gone come On July 3rd, the Redskins organization announced the commencement of a thorough review of the team’s name. That review has begun in earnest. There has been a call for decades for the team to change its name as it is offensive to the Indigenous community. In the past month America has Read More…

Top 10 Most Beautiful, Influential Women in India
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Top 10 Most Beautiful, Influential Women in India

Reading Time: 7 minutes The women in India are changing the balance of power The invention of social media has seen a rise to power of a new generation of leaders shaping Indian society and influencing a global economy. Influencers voices are just as important as political leaders, Bollywood stars and some cases surpass them. They are highly sot Read More…

150 new affordable rental homes coming to Nanaimo
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150 new affordable rental homes coming to Nanaimo

Reading Time: 2 minutes Middle-income families and individuals in Nanaimo will soon have access to 120 new, affordable rental homes in their community as construction gets underway on two new apartment buildings. “People deserve safe and secure homes, but even middle-income people like teachers and small business owners have struggled to find affordable housing in Nanaimo,” said Sheila Malcolmson, Read More…

Black Is The New Orange
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Black Is The New Orange

Reading Time: 2 minutes Trump wears Hi-tech, bulletproof, face mask that emits quick-drying bursts of orange spray tan to ensure the president’s face remains perfectly orange for when he removes his mask. Defiant and embattled US President could no longer deny the reality of the COVID-19 pandemic and mounting death tolls to Americas. The self proclaimed germophobe, donned a Read More…

"Cell Phone Girls" The Rise of Canada's Next Media Mogul
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“Cell Phone Girls” The Rise of Canada’s Next Media Mogul

Reading Time: 2 minutes 9-Year-Old Aaliyah Jasmine Sharpe on the verge of becoming Canada’s youngest multi-media mogul. Aaliyah is not your average kid, in fact she is an author, producer and now video game creator. During the COVID – 19 Pandemic, the Sharpe family found themselves with an abundance of quality family time. When kids are struggling to adjust Read More…

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30th Anniversary of the Oka Crisis

Reading Time: < 1 minute 30th Anniversary of the Oka Crisis. Indigenous Solidarity. The 78-day confrontation that took place throughout the summer of 1990 “Thirty years ago, on this day, an armed standoff began in Kanesatà:ke and resulted in the deployment of the Canadian Armed Forces to Kanesatà:ke and Kahnawà:ke. This conflict was rooted in a centuries old land dispute Read More…

24H care for seniors in care home now becomes Finnish Law
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24H care for seniors in care home now becomes Finnish Law

Reading Time: 2 minutes Minimum staffing levels in care homes has been detriment to seniors In future, provisions on a minimum staffing level in units for service housing with 24-hour assistance and for long-term institutional care for older people will be laid down by law. Until now, quality recommendations have been used to determine the staffing levels. After the Read More…

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Switzerland and the United States secret aircraft systems

Reading Time: 2 minutes Can the FAA under Trump be trusted The Swiss Federal Office of Civil Aviation FOCA and the US Federal Aviation Administration FAA have signed a declaration of intent to strengthen collaboration in the area of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS). Collaboration will focus on research and development and on the exchange of ideas, personnel and information Read More…

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Money laundering in Europe about to get a punch in the face

Reading Time: 2 minutes MEP’s new measures set to disrupt flow of illegal currency Interconnected registers of beneficial owners, a preventive blacklisting policy and effective sanctions are among tools proposed by Member of European Parliament (MEPs) to stop money laundering. In a resolution adopted on Friday with 534 votes to 25 and 122 abstentions, MEPs welcomed the Commission’s Action Plan on Read More…

Nova Scotian women receives top recognition form the Queen
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Nova Scotian women receives top recognition from the Queen

Reading Time: 2 minutes Queens highest honour for volunteering, Commonwealth Points of Light award Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II has recognized Rebeccah Raphael, representing Canada, as the 147th Commonwealth Point of Light in honour of her exceptional voluntary service supporting the educational needs of young people during the COVID-19 pandemic. His Honour The Honourable Arthur J. LeBlanc, Lieutenant Governor Read More…

Ontario moves forward with controversial $28.5B Subway Line.
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Day 3 of Quebec Amber Alert garners no leads to missing kids

Reading Time: < 1 minute Can they service alone in the woods. The two young missing Quebec girls have still not been found nor the suspected father. It’s been over 48 hour since the family car crashed and was left abandoned by the woods. Norah Carpentier, 11, right, is described as thin, wearing a white hat and white Nike sandals. Read More…

Ontario Taking Bold Action to Address Racism in Schools
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Ontario Taking Bold Action to Address Racism in Schools

Reading Time: 3 minutes Black, Indigenous and racialized students should see a change to curriculum New Changes to Advance Equal Opportunity for Black, Indigenous and Racialized Students Bold new changes to the Ontario education system that will help break down barriers for Black, Indigenous and racialized students and provide all students with an equal opportunity to succeed. As part Read More…

UK Gives the ok for recreation sports to resume July 11
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UK gives the ok for recreation sports to resume July 11

Reading Time: 3 minutes Uk gives the ok for recreation sports All sports must adhere to social distancing Recreational team sports will be permitted to begin returning outdoors from this weekend, under government guidance published today (9 July). The framework sets out the principles that sports must follow to enable the safe return of grassroots fixtures and games. It Read More…

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Canada Celebrates the 21st Anniversary of of Nunavut

Reading Time: 2 minutes Nunavut became Canada’s Third Territory “Today on Nunavut Day, we celebrate the 21st anniversary of the creation of Nunavut. This day acknowledges the establishment of Canada’s newest and largest Territory. It is significant, as Nunavut Day represents an historic milestone in the Inuit journey towards self-determination. As we celebrate today, we must acknowledge the long Read More…