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Discussions on the renaming of Ryerson University must prioritize the public interest and meet the collective responsibility to engage with Canada’s history of Indigenous oppression.
CORUNNA, Mich. (AP) — An official resigned as chairman of a county board in Michigan, the latest fallout from his decision to give himself a $25,000 bonus with federal COVID-19 relief money and reward others in the community. Jeremy Root will remain one of seven Shiawassee County commissioners but will no longer lead the board. “This whole county government needs major reform. … The integrity of the board is gone. There is no way to return it," Daniel Law of Owosso said during a rare Sunday meet
Douglas Holmes has been hired as the next chief administrative officer for the Regional District of Nanaimo starting Aug. 23. Current CAO, Phyllis Carlyle, who held the top executive position for five years, announced the decision to leave in early 2020. Holmes “brings a strong financial background, extensive public-sector experience and comprehensive knowledge of the regional district and the central Vancouver Island area to our senior leadership team,” Tyler Brown, RDN board chair, said in a n
BERLIN (AP) — A German-Italian woman has been charged with espionage on suspicion of being an informant for Chinese intelligence for several years, German prosecutors said Monday. Federal prosecutors say Klara K. is the wife of another suspect, Dr. Klaus L., who was arrested on suspicion of espionage last month following an indictment that they filed at a Munich court in May. The indictment against Klara K. was also filed in May, prosecutors said Monday. The full names of both suspects were with
It’s drought level 4 in the East Vancouver Island Basin, including the Gulf Islands, the province announced July 9. One of only two regions in the province at level four out of a maximum five, it comes with a warning that “adverse impacts on people or ecosystems are likely.” High water temperatures and low flow conditions are causing adverse impacts to fish, the Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development said in a press release. The heat wave in June resulted i
All three major cities in the province have a wide range of events underway to mark New Brunswick Day this year. A full celebration can be expected with the province lifting pandemic restrictions and ending the state of emergency order imposed in March 2020. Certain government services, along with transit, are also suspended for all cities due to the holiday and will resume on Tuesday. Fredericton The province's capital has progra.m.ming starting running from 10 a.m. until 10 p.m. 12 p.m.-6 p.m.
Scientists have a new idea for how Earth got its oxygen: It’s because the planet slowed down and days got longer. A study published Monday proposes and puts to the test the theory that longer, continuous daylight kick-started weird bacteria into producing lots of oxygen, making most of life as we know it possible. They dredged up gooey purple bacteria from a deep sinkhole in Lake Huron and tinkered with how much light it got in lab experiments. The more continuous light the smelly microbes got,
The Edmonton Transit Service Advisory Board says fear and uncertainty may be a barrier for newcomers, seniors and other groups who usually depend on transit. On Aug. 10, the urban planning committee will look at a report that recommends setting up a peer-delivered training course so community volunteers can become well versed in transit services to help clients in need. "Edmonton Transit Service Advisory Board (ETSAB) members had expressed concern that there may well be Edmontonians who are memb
Sydney Kozak has been climbing since she was just 17-months-old, and to see the sport represented at the Games in its Olympic debut on Tuesday will be a big deal. "I've been watching the Olympics ever since I was a kid, of course, but I've also been watching local climbing competitions," she said. "The fact that now climbing competitions get to be a part of the Olympics, I'm super excited." Climbing has been growing in popularity for years, and the IFSC Climbing World Cup series draws about 20,0
Provincial police say an 11-year-old girl has been found safe and sound Monday after going missing in Val-d'Or, Que. The Sûreté du Québec (SQ) had asked the public for help locating Miliana Papatie after was last seen travelling on foot at around 6 p.m. on Sunday, near Val-d'Or's downtown area. Val-d'Or is located about 525 kilometres northwest of Montreal.
The Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre offered guided tours of its collection storeroom for a couple of evenings in July — allowing the public to see historical artifacts, ancient archeology, fossils and art after usual visiting hours. The result? Those tours were all booked up within 48 hours. It was a unique opportunity for the public to see the other 95 per cent of collected items, many of which are part of past exhibits and are preserved in a tightly controlled climate to keep them int
An ancient Roman vessel has been discovered in the Mediterranean Sea off the Sicilian coast of Palermo, lying at a depth of 92 metres. Images from the dive site, taken by a submarine robot, indicate that the ship was carrying a copious cargo of wine.View on euronews
REGINA — A 900-hectare green space in the middle of a city can be a complicated place to police, so the Saskatchewan capital's approach to safety in its showcase park uses an alternative to traditional law enforcement. Wascana Park in Regina includes the legislature building, the University of Regina campus, museums, performance spaces, a lake and an extensive network of trails and walking paths. Three community safety officers have been assigned to varied tasks in Wascana. Since the program beg
If finding new uses for old stuff is one of the core tenets of a sustainable business, some young influencers are taking that idea to the bank - by giving old fashions a new lease on life. Millions of teens and twenty-somethings have embraced an app called Depop to buy and sell vintage shoes, accessories, or an old band t-shirt that's been gathering dust at the back of a closet. Others shop at thrift stores to build inventory.
Directors on the Nanaimo Regional Hospital District Select Committee are mulling strategies to pay for specialized, tertiary services on top of the nearly $3 billion dollars in hospital upgrades proposed by Island Health. Strategies discussed by the committee at their June 24 meeting included requesting other regional districts to help cover the costs of tertiary-level – essentially high level of care services unavailable at smaller facilities – upgrades to the Nanaimo Regional General Hospital
BRUSSELS (Reuters) -Facebook's acquisition of U.S. customer service startup Kustomer may hurt competition and boost its market power in online advertising, European Union antitrust regulators warned on Monday as they opened a full-scale investigation into the deal. The move by the European Commission comes amid regulatory concerns on both sides of the Atlantic that a buying spree of startups by big firms, which normally don't trigger competition scrutiny because of the low value of the deal, may be so-called killer acquisitions aimed at closing down nascent rivals. Facebook, the world's largest social network, announced the purchase of Kustomer to scale up its instant messaging app WhatsApp in November last year.
KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — A court in Belarus convicted a journalist of insulting the president in messages in a deleted chat group and sentenced him to 1 1/2 years in prison, the Belarusian Association of Journalists said Monday. The verdict in the case against Siarhei Hardziyevich, 50, comes as part of a massive crackdown which Belarusian authorities have recently unleashed on independent media and human rights activists. Hardziyevich on Monday was found guilty of insulting the president and slander
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom has a simple way to beat back the recall election that could force him out of his job: Get Democrats to vote. But it may not be as easy as it sounds. Democratic registration almost doubles that of Republicans in the state, but party leaders are alarmed because Republicans appear more eager to vote, which is backed up by polling. Some Democrats might not be paying attention because they are convinced Newsom is headed toward an easy victory. T
Variations on the myth of “good intentions” are invoked as a tool against the truth that the legacy of the IRS tells. Here’s why that needs to stop.
Ashley Judd is walking again, nearly six months after shattering her leg deep in a Congolese rainforest. Judd posted a video of herself on Instagram on Sunday walking by herself up a hill in a national park in the Swiss alps. “My leg and foot, worked beautifully. I walked up hill on uneven surfaces for an hour confidently and came down carefully and easily,” Judd said in the post. Judd tripped over a log and broke her tibia in multiple places while joining researchers in a night-time search for