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St. Catharines to consult with migrant workers on transportation planning, after roadside death

When Blanca Islas Perez heard about the death of Fermin Soto Sanchez in St. Catharines, Ont., earlier this month, it brought her straight back to the 1990s.  That’s when her husband died and she became a migrant worker, like him, in order to take care of her family. She has been travelling to Canada to …

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‘It’s intimidation’: Judge faces threats after Freedom Convoy hearings

One of the judges who presided over the court hearings of Freedom Convoy organizers is speaking out after receiving threats considered serious enough to require police intervention, according to information obtained by Radio-Canada and CBC. The judge in question confirmed that supporters of the convoy from Canada and the United States sent several offensive …

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Andreescu cruises into Wimbledon 2nd round, Shapovalov needs 3-plus hours to win

Bianca Andreescu continued her successful grass-court season with a convincing 6-1, 6-3 win over Emina Bektas in first-round action at Wimbledon on Tuesday in London. Men’s 13th seed Denis Shapovalov also moved on with a wild five-set win over France’s Arthur Rinderknech, while sixth seed Felix Auger-Aliassime was upset by …

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Canadian women down Turkey for 4th win at Volleyball Nations League

Alexa Gray tallied 22 points, while Kiera Van Ryk added 20 to help the Canadian women’s indoor volleyball team edge Turkey 3-1 (25-22, 21-25, 25-22, 25-23) in Calgary on Tuesday for their fourth Volleyball Nations League win of the season. Hilary Howe, who — like Gray — was playing in her hometown, had 14 …

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John Horgan’s ‘mainstream’ approach a big part of his legacy as he announces retirement

It was June 29, 2017 when John Horgan addressed the media to say he will become premier of British Columbia, after a historic election where the result wasn’t decided for weeks. It was a rare way to become premier. And a day before that announcement’s fifth anniversary, Horgan announced his retirement in …

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2nd RCMP staffer suggests commissioner under political pressure after N.S. mass shooting

The former head of communications for the Nova Scotia RCMP said it was “appalling” to hear the commissioner of the Mounties bring up federal political pressures in a meeting days following the mass shooting. New documents released Tuesday by the inquiry into the massacre on April 18-19, 2020, have accounts …

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Indigenous fire keepers and ecologists say it’s time to light a careful fire to calm wildfires

With a deft swing of a drip torch, Joe Gilchrist ignited sagebrush near Savona this spring, just northwest of Kamloops. B.C. In seconds, an angry crackle grows into a tongue of orange flame, fluorescent against the dusty landscape of the Skeetchestn Indian Reserve in central B.C. Gilchrist — a fire keeper — sets …

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St. John’s woman loses home after Phoenix pay fiasco

Joanne Nemec Osmond, 46, stands outside the Canada Revenue Agency tax centre in St. John’s. She says the federal government’s Phoenix pay system has turned her life upside down. (Ariana Kelland/CBC) A St. John’s woman says she has lost everything — her home, her livelihood and stability — after years-long problems with …

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Facing eviction for using air conditioning, residents of a Parkdale building speak out

Dozens of residents of a Parkdale apartment building are suddenly facing eviction for using air conditioning, fearing their landlord’s crackdown is an attempt to rid the building of those with lower rents and bring in higher paying tenants. Bhutila Karpoche, MPP for Parkdale-High Park, told CBC News she is aware …

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Officials, former politicians pitch a path to net-zero with Alberta’s economy in mind

In the Alberta government’s latest fiscal update Tuesday, skyrocketing oil and gas prices led the way to a $3.9-billion surplus, a figure that will lead to much debate over what to do with such a large cash influx.  Perhaps in an instance of good timing, media personalities, former politicians and industry officials …

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