Day: July 7, 2020

Activists call for release of detailed coronavirus data from Ontario jails

TORONTO — The Ontario government must release information about the prevalence of COVID-19 in provincial jails as well as what preventative measures are taken to curb the spread, an activist coalition said on Tuesday. In a letter to Solicitor General Sylvia Jones, the coalition of Black, Indigenous and legal groups said it was also filing …

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Trump CFPB Allows For Payday Loans To People Who Can’t Repay

WASHINGTON — The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau released a final rule Tuesday making it easier for payday lenders to give out high-interest loans to people who may not be able to repay them. The CFPB rule undoes an Obama-era requirement that payday lenders must first assess whether someone taking out a loan can actually afford …

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Ottawa again trying to stop St. Anne’s residential school compensation cases from being reopened

Ottawa says it doesn’t need to provide records to reopen St. Anne’s residential school compensation cases that were settled before a court ordered the federal government to turn over thousands of police files that itemized widespread abuse at the institution, according to a recent court filing. Federal lawyers argue the 2014 and 2015 Ontario court …

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Durham reports five new cases of COVID-19 Tuesday, number of active cases rises to 37

Five new cases of COVID-19 were reported in Durham Region on Tuesday. No new deaths were announced so the death toll remains at 180, with 152 linked to long-term care or retirement homes. To date 1,724 cases have been reported in Durham. Of those 1,507 are listed as resolved. The number of active cases in …

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Cyclist struck and killed by delivery truck in Whitby, police say

Durham Regional Police say a cyclist was struck and killed by a delivery truck in Whitby Tuesday morning. Police said the collision occurred around 11 a.m. in the area of Baldwin and Canary streets, south of Highway 407. Officers said a middle-aged man was taken to hospital with life-threatening injuries, but he later died. Police …

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Michaela Coel Refused Netflix’s Deal For I May Destroy You

Celebrity · Updated 2 minutes ago. Posted 38 minutes ago “I finally realized I’m not crazy — this is crazy.” Warning: This post includes references to sexual assault. The immensely talented Michaela Coel is back gracing the small screen with another powerful, thought-provoking series called I May Destroy You. Vittorio Zunino Celotto / Getty Images …

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Is a Market Crash Imminent? Lock In Some Tech Stock Gains to Buy This Defensive

Is a market crash imminent? While it is impossible to know, it certainly seems like all the tea leaves are lining up in that direction. As impressive as American markets seem, it is practically only the tech stocks that have really accelerated upward. If the markets turn south, they will get crushed. If you look …

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New Inuit benefit agreement worth $1B over life of Mary River Mine

Baffinland Iron Mines Corporation and the Qikiqtani Inuit Association have a new agreement for Inuit oversight of the Mary River Mine. Officials from both groups say it will be worth more than $1 billion over the life of the iron ore mine.   Announced Monday, the Inuit Certainty Agreement was signed on June 16.  It’s been in …

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Oshawa woman wins $150,000 on two separate Instant Crossword scratch tickets

An Oshawa woman hit the jackpot not once, but twice in just three weeks playing OLG’s Crossword scratch games. Susan Sos first won a $50,000 top prize on an Instant Crossword game, then a couple of weeks later, she won another $100,000 on an Instant Crossword Tripler game. Sos, a 45-year-old financial advisor says she …

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