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Nonfiction 1. A Hunter-Gatherer’s Guide to the 21st Century by Heather Heying and Bret Weinstein, narrated by the authors (Penguin Audio) 2. Based on a True Story by Norm Macdonald, narrated by the author and Tim O’Halloran (Random House Audio) 3. Greenlights by Matthew McConaughey, narrated by the author (Random House Audio) 4. Atomic Habits by James Clear, narrated by the author (Penguin Audio) 5. You Got Anything Stronger? by Gabrielle Union, narrated by the author (HarperAudio) 6. The Subtle
OTTAWA — Federal NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh says he feels secure in his leadership despite having picked up only a handful of seats in the election. New Democrats had high hopes heading into Monday’s vote that a breakthrough might be coming thanks to greater voter recognition of Singh, more money to spend on the campaign, and a sense the Liberals under Justin Trudeau were vulnerable. But with final results still to come due to Elections Canada still having to count thousands of mail-in ballots, it
PHOENIX (AP) — Latinos are perpetually absent in major newsrooms, Hollywood films and other media industries where their portrayals — or lack thereof — could deeply impact how their fellow Americans view them, according to a government report released Tuesday. The Congressional Hispanic Caucus asked the U.S. Government Accountability Office to investigate last October. U.S. Rep. Joaquin Castro, D-Texas, has made the inclusion of Latinos in media a principal issue, imploring Hollywood studio dire
The Saskatchewan Rivers Public School Division approved one of two separate requests allowing two families to keep sending their children to Ecole Debden School, despite living in the Canwood School busing area. The Sask. Rivers board has been dealing with transportation issues in the Debden-Canwood area since last year, including several busing appeals in the last two months. Two families made their appeals before the board Monday after changes changes were made in the French Immersion transpor
Terrace-raised Allyson Kis is a medical student at McGill University who was recently awarded the Dr. Margaret Siber Global Health Scholar Award. As part of this award, she will be working with leaders in her field to research the overall impact of surgical care on Northern Quebec’s population as well as quantifying the impact for future such services. She is currently working with Dr. Evan Wong. Kis spoke to The Terrace Standard from Montreal and explained her research, her inspirations growing
A federal judge on Tuesday set May 18 as a tentative date for the start of a trial of four men allegedly affiliated with the "Proud Boys" movement on charges stemming from their participation in the Jan. 6 U.S. Capitol riot. U.S. District Judge Timothy Kelly said that a May trial slot was the first available for a large courtroom at the Washington D.C. federal courthouse often used on ceremonial occasions. In conversations with defense lawyers, the judge discussed the possibility of a trial running four to six weeks.
Several progressive lawmakers on Tuesday introduced a bill that would reimpose a nationwide eviction moratorium at a time when deaths from COVID-19 are running at their highest levels since early March. Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., and Rep. Cori Bush, D-Mo., said the bill would direct the secretary of Health and Human Services to implement a ban on evictions in response to the COVID pandemic. It would also amend a section of the Public Health Service Act to grant permanent authority to Health
Nova Scotia's minister of justice says he plans to close a legal "loophole" that could allow police to continue to do street checks under the guise of "suspicious activity." Street checks were banned in the province following the 2019 release of the Wortley report, which found that Black Nova Scotians were six times more likely to be street checked than white people. But advocates have complained that police are still permitted to stop people and gather information based on an officer's objectiv
The hunt is on for a new Chief Administrative Officer for Chatham-Kent. At a municipal media scrum last week, current CAO Don Shropshire said the process to find his replacement has begun in earnest. Shropshire said he hopes to “pass the baton” by the end of 2021. The long-time administrator announced his retirement to council and staff in the spring. He said he’s hopeful a list of potential candidates will be presented to council by the end of October. The CAO’s position is the only staff posit
NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh said on Tuesday that he was “disappointed” NDP candidates had not been elected in Quebec, and about the loss of some NDP voices in other parts of the country. He said this was a loss not just for the party, but for Canada.
Canadians are using social media to share their experiences voting in the first pandemic federal election. Long lines, missing voter cards, wrong polling stations and added COVID-19 protocols were common themes, but for some, the process was a bit more clunky.
VERNON, B.C. — One person has been killed in a shooting near Vernon, B.C. RCMP say they responded to reports of a vehicle fleeing the scene of a possible shooting on Monday. A body was discovered when officers arrived. A suspect vehicle was spotted near Armstrong and RCMP say they arrested one man. RCMP Sgt. Janelle Shoihet says more details about the identity of the victim will be released after further investigation and once relatives are informed. She says police believe the suspect and victi
VANCOUVER — Jagmeet Singh says he feels secure in his leadership despite the NDP's seat count barely shifting amid a pandemic election in which Canadians consistently ranked him as the most popular leader. The NDP leader says his team will still get work done in Parliament even though they hover within a few seats of their 2019 tally. The New Democrats had 24 seats in the House of Commons at dissolution and while some close races are still being counted it appears they have only gained a seat or
The board's inquiry follows a Wall Street Journal report last week that Facebook exempts high-profile users from some or all of its rules, raising questions about its enforcement decisions against harmful content. A Facebook spokesperson confirmed the company will brief the board about the system known internally as "cross-check" over the coming days. The cross-check system includes millions of accounts, some of which are "whitelisted," meaning they are immune from Facebook's enforcement decisions, the Journal reported.
MONTREAL — Quebec is reporting a drop in new COVID-19 cases and in the number of people in hospital with the disease. But health officials are also reporting nine more deaths attributed to the novel coronavirus, for a total of 11,335. Officials reported 587 new cases today, down from the 679 cases reported on Monday. They say hospitalizations dropped by six compared with the prior day, to 274, after 27 patients entered hospital with the disease and 33 were discharged. Eighty-six people were in i
Saskatchewan Premier Scott Moe said Monday's election was the most pointless in Canadian history and only succeeded in further dividing a country already straining under by pandemic. Moe made the comments Tuesday during a news conference and on Twitter, where he blasted Prime Minister Justin Trudeau for calling an election only to end up with essentially the same results as two years ago. "We also need to realize that 90 per cent of the people in this province don't want this man to be the prime
CALGARY — Former Liberal MP Kent Hehr has withdrawn from the race to become Calgary's mayor. Hehr, who filed his nomination papers earlier this month, says he is withdrawing over health concerns. "I began feeling ill on Sunday morning. I got a COVID test and have not received the results yet, but I immediately suspended all campaign activities," Hehr said in a statement Tuesday. "What further complicates things is that people with spinal cord injuries are a higher risk for COVID complications. A
Cody McConnell blames the justice system for the death of his wife and son. Police say they were killed inside the apartment of a convicted sex offender who lived in the same building. "I just really want to make a change here because I feel like this should never, ever happen to any other family again," McConnell said in an interview outside an Edson, Alta., courthouse Tuesday morning. "It's unfair. My 16-month-old boy is ripped away from me, and my beautiful wife." Mchale Busch, 24, and her 16
MADRID (AP) — Desperately trying to break through the Granada defense, Barcelona sent more than 50 crosses into the area in its search for a goal. There was none of Barcelona’s famous “tiki taka” — passing the ball around patiently until finding the right space near the opponents' goal — against Granada in the Spanish league on Monday. Central defenders Gerard Piqué and Ronald Araújo even played the final minutes as strikers, with little tactical organization on display as the team pressed forwa
There are two new COVID-19 cases confirmed in Nunavut on Tuesday, including the first case in Nunavut's Kitikmeot region. Dr. Michael Patterson, Nunavut's chief public health officer, said in a news release that one case is in Kinngait and one is in Kugluktuk. That makes a total of five active cases in the territory, with three in Kinngait. "Both individuals are doing well and are isolating. I urge Nunavummiut to follow the public health measures in place and remind them that masks are now manda