Day: July 23, 2020

25 years after Beeper Spence was murdered, his mother says little has changed

Twenty-five years after her son was shot in Winnipeg’s North End, Joseph “Beeper” Spence’s mother says the community is no safer now than it was then. “It’s sad. It breaks my heart thinking that I lost my son … because of this stupid gang violence, and this stuff is still happening,” said Nancy Flett. On July …

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New elementary school to be built in Pickering

As part of the province’s $500-million dollar investment for the education sector, Pickering will be the home of a new public elementary school. The exact location hasn’t been revealed, but Pickering-Uxbridge MPP Peter Bethlenfalvy says it will be called the Pickering Creekwood Public School. He says the new facility will create student spaces as well …

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Ontario nurse under investigation over anti-mask, conspiracy theory Facebook posts

The head of the Registered Nurses Association of Ontario (RNAO) is describing the controversial views reportedly expressed by a local nurse practitioner — now under investigation — as “the most extreme example I have seen in my own profession.” “I have never encountered something like this,” CEO Doris Grinspun told Global News on Thursday, in …

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N.L. Mi’kmaw artist sells painting to the Smithsonian

A painting by a Mi’kmaw artist from Newfoundland and Labrador has made it into the permanent collection of one of the United States’ premier institutions, the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian. “It’s very flattering,” said Nelson White, who has had to keep his accomplishment under wraps since its sale in February as the pandemic threw a …

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Get for-profits out of long term care, unions say as they launch campaign

TORONTO — Several unions are calling for an end to for-profit companies in long-term care. They point out COVID-19 has hit for-profit homes harder than their non-profit or municipally run counterparts. For example, 13 of the worst-hit facilities in Ontario are owned by money-making businesses. Trending Stories Studies have attributed that in part to lower …

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Will Air Canada (TSX:AC) Stock Reach $10 Before it Touches $30?

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to play its part, as the global populace and businesses are grappling with higher unemployment rates and tepid consumer demand. Several sectors have been decimated in a matter of a few months with the airline sector on life support. With governments grounding domestic flights and closing borders, this capital-intensive industry is …

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