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Mississauga libraries set to reopen Wednesday

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Book borrowers in Mississauga can resume their habit later this week. Mississauga libraries, which have been closed for weeks, are set to reopen Wednesday now that striking workers have a new four-year collective agreement. The City of Mississauga and CUPE Local 1989, which represents library workers, reached a tentative settlement …

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Government funds for animal investigations ‘dismal,’ critics say

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Advocates call for better support in wake of report warning of violence against workers. Government money to train staff and enforce animal cruelty laws is “dismal,” leaving investigators “underfunded and overworked,” according to the head of Canada’s humane societies. The criticism comes as a new study of Ontario’s animal cruelty …

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Out on bail, sacrilege accused woman shot dead in Ludhiana

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Unidentified assailants shot dead a woman who was, in 2015, accused of committing sacrilege. The incident took place in Alamgir, outside the village gurdwara, on Tuesday morning. The deceased, 48-year old Balwinder Kaur, was a resident of Ghawaddi village. Back in October 2015, Balwinder and ‘granthi’ Sikandar were booked under …

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Jagmeet Brar plans ‘mega alliance’, rally on Aug 15

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After his show of strength at Chappar Chiri two months ago, ousted Congress leader Jagmeet Singh Brar will hold another rally on Independence Day, to position himself as “political alternative” to the Akali-BJP combine and his old party in the 2017 Punjab elections. “After my clarion call at Chappar Chiri …

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