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Haida elder suing Catholic Church and former Edmonton priest, hopes for ‘healing and reconciliation’

The lawyer for a residential school survivor leading a proposed class-action defamation lawsuit against the Catholic Church over residential schools says the court action is a last resort. Maxime Faille, the lawyer for Sphenia Jones, says the goal is understanding — not money. “Sphenia is 80 years-old. She doesn’t care …

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‘They knew’: Victims of sexual abuse by Ontario youth leader sue Anglican Church

A former youth leader at the Church of St. Bride’s in Mississauga, Ont., who was previously convicted of sexual assaults on young boys, is now being sued, along with the Anglican Church of Canada. Garth Bent, who also worked as a camp counsellor at Ontario Pioneer Camp in Port Sydney, …

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RCMP investigating church fire in Janvier, Alta.

The RCMP are investigating a fire that destroyed the Janvier Church Friday night. Officers said flames had engulfed the church by the time they arrived at the scene, around 10:30 p.m. The RCMP said people in the area saw a silver sedan drive away from the church shortly before the …

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Woman charged after Brampton church defrauded of $275K: police – Toronto

Descrease article font size Increase article font size Peel Regional Police say a woman is facing a fraud charge after more than $275,000 in funds from a Brampton, Ont., church was allegedly “redirected” into her account. Police said from October 2020 to January 2023, an employee at St. Paul’s United …

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Toronto Mayor Olivia Chow tours church housing refugees, calls on feds to visit – Toronto

Toronto Mayor Olivia Chow is calling on newly minted federal cabinet members to visit churches that have been housing refugees and asylum-seekers in recent weeks. Speaking in front of makeshift beds set up at a church in Toronto’s north end, Chow invited Immigration Minister Marc Miller and Housing Minister Sean …

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Asylum seekers, refugees relocated from downtown Toronto streets to North York church – Toronto

Descrease article font size Increase article font size Asylum seekers and refugees who were camped out along the streets of downtown Toronto waiting for shelter and housing have been temporarily relocated to a church in North York. Dozens of people had been living in tents along Richmond and Peter streets …

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Inside Norwich, an Ontario town at war with a church ‘controlling’ its citizens

Every Sunday, the agricultural hamlet of Norwich, Ont., becomes a ghost town. Almost all the town’s shops — including Foodland, Norwich’s only supermarket and its Shoppers Drug Mart — are shuttered. No one is mowing their lawn or dining out. The sports fields sit empty. On the desolate main street, …

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Dauphin, Man. church community prays for healing after ‘horrific’ crash

Dauphin’s church community is backing the families and loved ones of the victims of Thursday’s bus crash near Carberry, Man., that ended in tragedy. Father Brent Kuzyk led parishioners through Sunday service at St. George’s Ukranian Orthodox Church, where some of the victims once prayed. “Because of the horrific scale …

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Church holds ‘influence’ over Ontario community that voted down Pride flags, locals say

On a recent weekday afternoon, the main street in Norwich Township was bustling with people chatting at the local cafe, eating at the deli, or browsing through shops. But residents say all that changes on Sundays, when the community in southwestern Ontario largely closes for the Christian day of rest, …

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