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Will winter end soon? Canadian groundhogs split on spring calls

Groundhog Day didn’t go to script in Canada this year: one died before making a prediction, while two joined forces calling for an early spring, breaking away from the pack. Quebec’s Fred la Marmotte died before he was able to reveal his prediction Thursday, with volunteer children stepping in to …

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Calls for change after 2 sexual assaults reported at Toronto Metropolitan University – Toronto

In March 2022, the first school term back following pandemic-related closures, Ruth Panofsky, an English professor at Toronto Metropolitan University, said she was approached by a graduate student who disclosed she had been sexually assaulted on campus. “She was absolutely breathless, fearful and terrorized,” she said. “I had never experienced …

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Understaffed amid increased calls, Sask. paramedics address rise in demand

The Paramedic Services Chiefs of Saskatchewan (PSCS) said they have received more than 171,300 events this year for ground ambulances in the province, which equates to 470 events a day. Steven Skoworodko, president of PSCS, said that number has risen, noting that it had 171,000 events last year, and 143,000 …

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Calgary company caught in ‘dead zone’ calls for action from Telus – Calgary

A Calgary company has joined the call for better cellphone service after months of no service and repeated dropped calls. C Mac Mechanical Ltd. told Global News that its cellphone service with Telus has been spotty since it moved into its current location 15 years ago, but it’s been virtually …

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Renters advocacy group calls for landlord licensing in Alberta

The provincial chapter of a tenant advocacy group believes landlord licensing could be the solution to many Alberta renters’ concerns about health and safety in their homes. According to Fable Dowling, a spokesperson with Alberta ACORN, a licensing program would ensure landlords would be charged a small fee per rental unit to license their properties …

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Amid increased suicide numbers, a Lab City resident calls for better mental health and addictions services

There are no treatment or mental health facilities in Labrador West, says Keith Fitzpatrick. Fitzpatrick himself went to the Humberwood Centre in Corner Brook when he was looking to abstain from substance use. (CBC) WARNING: This story contains a discussion of suicide. Keith Fitzpatrick of Labrador City knows all too …

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Defence chief calls on Canadians to rally behind military during personnel crisis

The commander of the Canadian Armed Forces is calling on the country to rally behind its military as it faces an unprecedented personnel crisis that he says is threatening its ability to protect and defend Canada. “We’re here to defend our way of life, now and into the future,” Gen. …

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Federal minister calls Alberta minister’s pushback to firearm buyback ‘reckless’

The federal minister of public safety says Alberta’s justice minister is engaging in “political brinkmanship” regarding Ottawa’s assault weapon buyback program — and the RCMP’s role in it. The federal government banned more than 1,500 assault-style weapons in 2020 – now, they’re preparing to buy back those weapons. It’s a move that …

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Muslim community in B.C. calls for concrete action to address Islamophobia

WARNING: This story includes details of hate crimes, racism and Islamophobia, and may affect those who have experienced it or know someone who has. At a public hearing in Vancouver this week, members of B.C.’s Muslim community called for more concrete action to address Islamophobia in the province and across the country. On …

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NDP critic calls for new Hockey Canada audit following claims of high-flying spending

NDP MP Peter Julian is pressing Minister of Sport Pascale St-Onge to order a new federal audit of Hockey Canada’s finances over the past six years in response to allegations that the sports body’s directors availed themselves of high-cost hotels, dinners and jewelry.  Julian sent a letter to St-Onge on Tuesday regarding what he …

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