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First Nation in Bella Bella says RCMP officer transferred over social media posts – BC

The Heiltsuk Nation says the RCMP officer who was at the centre of attention in the small community of Bella Bella has been transferred. Const. Adrian Robinson has been transferred out of the community, the Heiltsuk Nation announced Thursday morning. “He will be leaving the community this weekend, and from …

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Nova Scotia lacks accurate caseload count for burdened social workers: official – Halifax

By The Staff The Canadian Press Posted May 15, 2024 1:07 pm Updated May 15, 2024 1:10 pm 1 min read Descrease article font size Increase article font size Nova Scotia’s Department of Community Services doesn’t have an accurate read of social worker caseloads involving children and families at risk. …

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Ontario wants meeting with social media execs to battle classroom distractions

Ontario’s education minister says he wants to sit down with social media executives to work out how to reduce distractions and enforce bans on certain apps in the classroom. Education Minister Stephen Lecce will table legislation on Monday designed to give the government powers aimed at cracking down on privacy …

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Another Ontario school board joins lawsuit against major social media companies

The Simcoe County District School Board is joining forces with four other school boards in suing the companies behind major social media platforms Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat and TikTok. Simcoe County District School Board Chair Jodi Lloyd confirmed it is in the process of joining fellow school boards in the lawsuit, …

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Doctors ‘smuggling education’ into social media content to drown out misinformation – National

When Dr. Siobhan Deshauer makes online videos, her primary goal is to demystify medicine. Her secondary goal? “I call it ‘smuggling in education,’” said the physician and YouTuber, who boasts nearly a million subscribers on the platform. “You’re coming for this mystery and this excitement, but I’m smuggling in some topics …

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Social media platform, U.S. officials help in child porn charges against N.S. man: RCMP – Halifax

Descrease article font size Increase article font size A Nova Scotia man is facing multiple charges for child pornography offences after a search Thursday, police say. In a release, the RCMP said U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, with assistance from the RCMP, searched a home in Truro Heights after being …

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Housing advocates mark National Day of Action for Social Housing – Winnipeg

On Thursday, housing advocates in Winnipeg joined a national movement pushing for more affordable housing units from Canada’s federal government. Gathered out front of Liberal MP Dan Vandal’s office, advocates signed pre-written letters, demanding that 30,000 more social housing units be built over the next decade. Lindsey McBain, co-ordinator of …

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Trilingual ‘O Canada’ to be sung at Blue Jays game

TORONTO – Sgt. Chantal Larocque hopes that singing “O Canada” in English, French and Algonquin at Rogers Centre before a Toronto Blue Jays game will open everyone’s eyes to the possibilities of creating a more inclusive game experience. Larocque, who is an officer with the Anishinabek Police Service, sang the …

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Ontarians on social supports ‘worse off’ than before pandemic, study suggests

Some Ontario researchers say residents in the province who were already among the poorest and most vulnerable prior to COVID-19 are now worse off than they were before. A new report McMaster University’s political science and labour studies department is highlighting how things are “Not Back to Normal” after the …

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Manitoba liberals pledge more benefits for transitioning social assistance recipients – Winnipeg

By The Staff The Canadian Press Posted September 14, 2023 2:24 pm Updated September 14, 2023 4:42 pm Descrease article font size Increase article font size The Manitoba Liberals are promising to let social assistance recipients keep more of their benefits as they transition to work. Liberal Leader Dougald Lamont …

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