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Canadian marches, vigils taking place today to honour black lives lost at hands of police (Fri, 05 Jun 2020)
George Floyd street pole Ottawa Demonstrators plan to march from Parliament Hill through Ottawa streets to honour black lives lost at the hands of police, with similar protests and rallies taking place across the country.
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Bouncing back? Canada added 290,000 jobs in May (Fri, 05 Jun 2020)
ONTARIO REOPENING After losing more than three million jobs in March and April, Canada's economy added 290,000 jobs in May, Statistics Canada reported Friday.
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Nova Scotia RCMP working to build trust after killer dressed as officer (Fri, 05 Jun 2020)
RCMP at Big Stop in Enfield Almost seven weeks after a gunman wearing an RCMP uniform and driving a replica cruiser went on a rampage through rural Nova Scotia and killed 22 people, Nova Scotia RCMP are reassuring the public their officers are who they say they are.
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'Polite' racism infects Canada says Olympian who was on front lines of Oka protests 30 years ago (Fri, 05 Jun 2020)
crisis Protesters standing face-to-face with armed officers from the national guard – Canadian Olympian Waneek Horn-Miller has been there, and is reminding Canadians how real racism is in this country.
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B.C. vastly overestimates size of its old-growth forest, independent researchers say (Thu, 04 Jun 2020)
41181 A team of independent researchers has released a report that claims the provincial accounting of old growth trees is vastly larger than the actual amount of what most people would consider old growth.
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Laval police arrest of young black man deemed 'gratuitous assault,' as calls renewed for police reform (Fri, 05 Jun 2020)
laval police arrest A disturbing video of Laval police pulling a black man out of a car by his hair last week has surfaced, as protests denouncing police violence and systemic racism are leading to renewed calls for police reform in the U.S. and Canada.
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Bombardier to lay off 2,500 aviation workers amid COVID-19 struggles (Fri, 05 Jun 2020)
Bombardier 20191204 Bombardier will lay off 2,500 aviation workers throughout the year as the company struggles to keep its operations afloat during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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What might K-12 schools look like in the fall? Depends where you are, educators say (Fri, 05 Jun 2020)
Kids socially distancing at an Essential Service Workers school This week, several provinces joined Quebec in re-opening school doors for teachers and some students. Canadian peers across the nation are watching carefully to see what classes might look like in the fall.
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Breathe, exercise and be kind: Tips for boosting your mental health during the pandemic (Thu, 04 Jun 2020)
YYC COVID stox Pandemic plus economic crisis has created a layer of stress for Albertans, says a U of A psychiatry professor. "I really believe we need to try and get ahead of that curve and say, 'How can we increase everybody's resiliency, so that we're better at dealing with it?'"
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Outrage over brutality and calls to 'defund the police' in U.S. cast new light on Toronto police budget (Thu, 04 Jun 2020)
Toronto police As protests over police brutality and racism continue across the United States and beyond, sparked by the death of George Floyd, who died in police custody after an officer pressed his knee on his neck for several minutes, one of the refrains growing louder and louder is: "Defund the police."
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Canada can hit climate targets without ruining economy, economists and climate experts say (Fri, 05 Jun 2020)
Energy Farming 20190618 A new study suggests that CO2 emissions could drop by seven per cent in 2020 due to global COVID-19 shutdowns. But going forward, cutting emissions won't require stalling the economy, say economists and climate experts.
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Ontario considering Stage 2 of reopening despite steady stream of new COVID-19 cases (Fri, 05 Jun 2020)
covid-19, pandemic, wall art, toronto Premier Doug Ford is signalling that he could announce the next phase of loosening Ontario's pandemic restrictions as early as next week, despite a recent uptick in new cases of COVID-19.
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Would-be passengers get around airline refund policies via credit card chargebacks (Thu, 04 Jun 2020)
HEALTH-CORONAVIRUS/LUFTHANSA Lucky Paras didn't have to live up to his name to get his money back from an airline for a cancelled flight. He just approached the problem from a different angle.
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2,000 COVID-19 cases missing from Toronto's map of hot spots (Thu, 04 Jun 2020)
Toronto map June 3 More than 2,000 confirmed COVID-19 cases are missing from the map the City of Toronto released last week that shows infections by neighbourhood, CBC News has found.
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First Nations, environmentalists ask for restart of oilpatch monitoring (Thu, 04 Jun 2020)
Oilsands Projects 20200228 Seven environmental and Indigenous groups have asked the Alberta government to restart oilpatch monitoring as soon as possible given that other activities are coming out of the COVID-19 shutdown.
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