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How prejudice rooted in an ancient social system has migrated from India to Canada

When Gurpreet Singh packed his bags last fall and arrived in Ontario from India, he soon learned there was one thing some fellow Indians in Canada hadn’t left behind in their home country — their prejudices. The human resource management student at Durham College in Oshawa, Ont., said he is viewed …

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For the only girls team at Quebec City’s International Pee-Wee Hockey Tournament, it’s about representation

Natalia Chenier sometimes feels like she’s dreaming, as she walks around at the International Pee-Wee Hockey Tournament in Quebec City. “I’ve wanted to do this for so long. I still can’t believe I’m here. It’s amazing!” she said. Chenier is a forward with the Girls PeeWee All-Stars, the only all-female team playing …

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Family shocked by daycare’s call to child protection without warning, question if discrimination at play

In the fall of 2021, Nathaniel Lowbeer-Lewis and Racquel Smith’s son was going to a community daycare near their home in Montreal’s Plateau neighbourhood. He seemed to be integrating well and Smith said the staff’s feedback about him was positive. So it came as a surprise when the centre called …

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Queer Prom in Hamilton gives attendees the chance to show up as their true selves

When Rebekah Patenaude was in high school, she went to prom with a male date. Not because she wanted to — she would have preferred no date at all — but because it was important to her friend.  “It was really awkward,” recalls Patenaude, 24, who started identifying as queer when she …

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Farm workers in cannabis grow-op raids often oblivious to criminal nature, OPP say

Illegal marijuana grow operations most often crop up on the Ontario Provincial Police’s radar in Essex County, and during raids, farm workers are “almost every time” completely unaware of the criminals behind the cannabis, police told CBC News. Organized crime entities use illegal cannabis grow operations as “easy, quick” cash that’s …

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A life ‘defined by something he didn’t do’: David Milgaard, wrongfully convicted of murder, dies at 69

David Milgaard, a man who spent 23 years in prison for a rape and murder he did not commit, died in a Calgary hospital this weekend, sources close to the family have confirmed. He died after a brief hospital stay from complications related to pneumonia.  Milgaard, 69, who had been living in Cochrane, leaves …

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1 killed, 5 injured in mass shooting at California church

A man opened fire during a lunch reception at a Southern California church on Sunday, killing one person and wounding five senior citizens before being stopped and hog-tied by parishioners in what a sheriff’s official called an act of “exceptional heroism and bravery.” Four of the five people wounded suffered …

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Families in Ontario grieve with Buffalo, N.Y., after ‘heartbreaking’ mass shooting

Sherri Darlene says her father Robert Ford visits Tops supermarket in Buffalo, N.Y., nearly every day, just to pickup “little things.” It happens so often that it’s become a bit of a family joke. The 74-year-old was on his way there Saturday when he stopped to see if his friend Larry wanted to join him, …

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Gaudreau’s heroic OT winner lifts Flames past Stars in thrilling Game 7, move on to 2nd round

The Calgary Flames won a playoff series for just the second time in the last 17 years with Sunday’s 3-2 overtime win over the visiting Dallas Stars in the seventh and deciding game of their series. Johnny Gaudreau scored the overtime winner at 15:09. He collected a rebound and put …

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ਪੰਜਾਬ ਵਿੱਚ ਗਰਮੀ ਨੇ ਅੱਠ ਸਾਲਾਂ ਦੇ ਰਿਕਾਰਡ ਤੋੜੇ

ਪੰਜਾਬੀ ਟ੍ਰਿਬਿਊਨ ਵੈੱਬ ਡੈਸਕ ਚੰਡੀਗੜ੍ਹ, 16 ਮਈ ਪੰਜਾਬ ਵਿਚ ਗਰਮੀ ਕਾਰਨ ਲੋਕ ਬੇਹਾਲ ਹੋ ਗਏ ਹਨ। ਇਥੇ ਗਰਮੀ ਨੇ ਪਿਛਲੇ ਅੱਠ ਸਾਲਾਂ ਦੇ ਰਿਕਾਰਡ ਤੋੜ ਦਿੱਤੇ ਹਨ। ਅੰਮ੍ਰਿਤਸਰ, ਜਲੰਧਰ ਤੇ ਲੁਧਿਆਣਾ ਵਿਚ ਗਰਮੀ ਦਾ ਕਹਿਰ ਜਾਰੀ ਹੈ। ਅੰਮ੍ਰਿਤਸਰ ਤੇ ਜਲੰਧਰ ਵਿਚ ਅੱਜ ਤਾਪਮਾਨ ਕ੍ਰਮਵਾਰ 46.1 ਅਤੇ 46.2 ਡਿਗਰੀ ਰਿਹਾ ਜਦਕਿ …

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