Day: August 3, 2020

Microsoft in talks to buy social media app TikTok following threats from White House

Microsoft says it’s in talks to take over TikTok’s American operations. The company says it’s also spoken with President Donald Trump to address concerns about national security. The Chinese-owned video-sharing app has faced questions about its data security, censorship policies and possible links to the Chinese government. Trump claimed on Friday that he would be …

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Why Aphria (TSX:APHA) Is a Buy After its Recent Pullback

Aphria (TSX:APHA)(NASDAQ:APHA) has lost over 20% of its stock value since it reported its fourth-quarter earnings on July 29. The company had posted a mixed performance. Investors became anxious after the company’s net losses came in at $98.8 million, leading to a fall in its stock price. Meanwhile, the significant chunk of its losses was from …

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Senator Murray Sinclair says dismantling systemic racism will be a long fight

One of Canada’s most respected Indigenous rights advocates has faced many setbacks over his decades-long career, fighting for justice for Indigenous peoples. Senator Murray Sinclair laid much of the groundwork for Canada’s current reckoning with systemic racism. As the country faces calls to defund the RCMP, he warns that gaining justice for Indigenous people will …

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York police investigating second gun homicide in two days

York police are investigating their second gun homicide in two days – also in Vaughan. Officers were called shortly after 5:30 p.m. on Sunday, to a restaurant on Islington Avenue, near Highway 7. Outside the restaurant, they found a man already dead with gunshot wounds. Police have yet to provide his identity. However, they’ve released …

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These Vancouver hotels help pay for social programs. COVID-19 is threatening to put an end to that

By all appearances, the YWCA Hotel Vancouver seems like any other hotel offering travellers on a budget a clean and comfortable place to stay.  What makes this hotel different from the dozens of others around Vancouver is that the money it generates directly supports social programs at the YWCA Metro Vancouver, a non-profit organization focused on …

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Five of Durham’s beaches unsafe for swimming: Durham health

The Durham Region Health Department has posted five beaches as unsafe for swimming this week. They say Beaverton Beach South, Kinsmen Beach in Port Perry, Lakeview Beach East and Lakeview Beach West in Oshawa and Paradise Beach in Ajax all have elevated levels of E. coli. Testing was not done at Uxbridge’s Elgin Pond again …

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