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‘It just makes me feel home’: LGBTQ2 newcomers celebrate first Pride in Toronto

When Zhya Aramiy was living in Turkey and Iraq, he had to keep his Pride flags hidden away. Aramiy, who identifies as gay, fled from Iraq at the age of 27 after facing threats, physical violence and ostracization from his family because of his sexuality. “I was at the point …

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Toronto getting set to feel the heat with very hot weather on the horizon – Toronto

Descrease article font size Increase article font size A significant change is coming to Toronto’s weather pattern as the official start to summer nears. Global News meteorologist Anthony Farnell said the hottest weather of the season so far is set to move in early next week. Toronto has yet to …

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Alberta bill to mandate return of life lease funds, but families waiting for millions feel left out

After several Alberta seniors sounded the alarm about having their life savings locked up in life leases, the provincial government said it is taking steps to protect consumers who sign up for that housing model. However, those who’ve been fighting with operators for years to get their money back say …

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Heidi Petracek on joining Global National as Atlantic correspondent: ‘I feel very lucky’

Long-time broadcaster Heidi Petracek has joined the Global National team as the new Atlantic correspondent based out of Halifax. Petracek has spent her 25-year career reporting across Atlantic Canada and beyond — starting out in her home province of Saskatchewan, before going on to work in Calgary, Toronto, Corner Brook, …

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West Kelowna, B.C. residents feel grief, relief as evacuation orders downgraded – Okanagan

Tammy Thomas and her husband Will suffered a tremendous loss when the McDougall Creek wildfire swept through the area off Bear Creek Road in West Kelowna, B.C. “It’s tough, and to hear it, though, and to see it…,” Thomas said. On Thursday for the very first time,  Thomas was able …

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September scorcher: Montreal could feel as hot as 42 C, heat warnings issued

Descrease article font size Increase article font size A warm and muggy air mass descending on Quebec prompted a heat warning by Environment Canada and the closure of a handful of schools after the long weekend. The public weather agency says the balmy temperatures are “affecting much of the province” …

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‘I feel free’: Judge acquits two Manitoba men convicted in 1973 killing in Winnipeg – Winnipeg

As Brian Anderson and Allan Woodhouse emerged from the law courts in downtown Winnipeg Tuesday afternoon, a crowd erupted in applause. Only moments before, the two were acquitted of killing Ting Fong Chan, a restaurant worker who was stabbed to death in 1973 near a downtown construction site. “Life is …

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‘We don’t feel safe’: Winnipeg bakery owners call for action after 2nd break in – Winnipeg

The owners of Cinnaholic on McPhillips Street are calling for action regarding crime in the neighbourhood after the shop was broken into for a second time right before its one-year anniversary. Global News found out about the incident after reading a Facebook post made by the shop’s account. According to …

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Craft fairs help Ukrainian newcomers in Winnipeg feel more at home – Winnipeg

Descrease article font size Increase article font size Colorful, meaningful homemade items for sale attracted hundreds of people to a Winnipeg church on Sunday. The craft fair held at Holy Trinity Ukrainian Orthodox Cathedral is much more than just a fair for Ukrainian newcomers in Winnipeg as it helps them …

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Ontario municipalities feel impacts of housing law, worry over little audit progress

TORONTO — It has been more than three months since Ontario promised to make municipalities “whole” on a loss of development charge revenue due to a new provincial law, and they say they’re concerned they’ve seen little to no movement. One large city says it is already feeling the impacts …

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