Day: July 13, 2020

Activists hope amateur sports teams will follow suit in changing racist team names

As the Washington, D.C., NFL team prepares for a new name and logo, Indigenous activists on both sides of the border say that it’s time for minor league sports teams across North America to follow suit. “Team names and mascots have all been dropped at the lower and high school levels, and change is coming whether they like …

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Durham reports three new COVID-19 cases on Monday, active cases drop to 49

On Monday, three new COVID-19 cases were confirmed in Durham. The death toll remains at 181, with 152 of those deaths linked to long-term care or retirement homes in the region. To date 1,753 cases have been reported in Durham. Of those 1,523 are listed as resolved. There are 49 active cases in the region. …

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Restaurants may be reopening, but that doesn’t make indoor dining safe: experts

Dining inside a restaurant is an experience many Ontarians haven’t had in months, since the province entered a state of emergency in March due to the novel coronavirus pandemic. But now, Ontario is allowing indoor dining to resume in parts of the province as part of Stage 3 as COVID-19 cases have steadily dropped, premier …

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A Top Canadian Tech Stock to Survive the COVID-19 Pandemic

Holding onto stocks while avoiding selling into a panicking market was one of the best decisions investors made at the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. However, buying into top pandemic-resilient, Canadian tech growth stocks like Tecsys (TSX:TCS) during the crisis remains one of the best moves for wealth creation today. Tecsys: A top Canadian tech stock …

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Strategy to revitalize barren-ground caribou comes as numbers hit historic lows

A collective of wildlife co-management boards and governments in the Northwest Territories has come out with a strategy to revitalize barren-ground caribou populations — though governments are not legally required to meet its objectives. The Conference of Management Authorities, which is responsible for at-risk species in the N.W.T., released a 70-page document on Thursday outlining …

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More than $1-million of suspected cocaine seized at Pearson

Members of the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA), with support from the RCMP, made two significant seizures of suspected cocaine at Toronto’s Pearson Airport. Officials say on June 18, a search of a woman’s belongings, arriving on a flight from Jamaica,  revealed six food packages which contained  6.6 kilograms of suspected cocaine. They estimate the …

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Coronavirus: Ontario health minister says Stage 3 progress will determine future changes

Ontario Health Minister Christine Elliott said on Monday that the progress and data that comes from Stage 3 as regions move into the next stage of reopening will determine whether changes happen, such as further increases to public gatherings, but certain restrictions on some businesses could remain in place for the foreseeable future. Finance Minister …

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Javonni Carson, 9, Shot Four Times While Making TikToks In Atlanta

A 9-year-old was shot four times in a drive-by shooting in Atlanta last week while he was making TikTok videos with his siblings. Javonni Carson, who is going into the fourth grade, underwent surgery for injuries to his leg and is expected to recover, his mother, Keyona Carson, told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Two other people, …

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At Last, Time to Buy?

Ever since the government-mandated lockdown began, Air Canada (TSX:AC) has been in a world of trouble. While the pandemic has devastated industries across the economy, airlines like Air Canada have seen the brunt of the impact. At writing, Canada’s largest air carrier is down by a massive 67.60% from the start of the year. The …

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