Month: April 2019

Many Ontarians are outraged by the province’s decision to cut two library services. Doug Ford’s Progressive Conservative government axed funding for the Southern Ontario Library Service (SOLS) and the Ontario Library Service-North (OLSN), cutting their budgets in half for the 2019-2020 fiscal year. A change.org petition started after the cuts were announced Thursday, calling on […]

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OTTAWA — A spokesman for an organization representing Sri Lankan-Canadians says he has “no answers” in the wake of co-ordinated bomb attacks in his homeland that killed at least 207 people and injured 450 more. Riyaz Rauf, vice-president of the Canada Sri Lankan Association of Toronto, says he found out about the bombings via text […]

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LANGLEY, B.C. — Police say dozens of people were injured, some critically, when the second storey deck of a home in Langley, B.C., collapsed Friday evening during a wedding celebration. RCMP Cpl. Craig Van Herk said 911 calls started flooding in around 5:45 p.m. local time reporting multiple injuries at a home on 268th Street. […]

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People across Canada and the U.S. will come together tonight for seder, the ritual meal that marks the beginning of the Passover holiday. For more than 1,500 of them, tonight will be their very first time doing so. That’s thanks to Marnie Fienberg, founder of “2 For Seder,” a program that encourages Jewish households to […]

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LAS VEGAS — A Las Vegas judge expressed shock Tuesday at the severity of injuries found on a 5-year-old girl whose death led to murder and felony child abuse charges against her 25-year-old mother and the mother’s former professional football player boyfriend. “Once you’ve seen them, you can’t ever unsee them,” Justice of the Peace […]

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Montreal Mayor Valerie Plante spoke out Thursday about threats directed against her over her stance on the province’s secularism bill. Plante told reporters Thursday the online attacks have intensified, and she is taking them seriously. “I’m always open for debate, but I will not accept that,” Plante said. “This is not the kind of society […]

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Immigration and attitudes towards non-white newcomers seeking to build lives in Canada are poised to become ballot box issues this fall, a new poll suggests. According to numbers released Monday by EKOS Research Associates, about 40 per cent of Canadians feel there are too many immigrants coming to this country. The responses were drawn from […]

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