Day: August 10, 2020

Dog bites more likely in cities than rural areas: University of Guelph study

A new study shows those living in a city are twice as likely to be bit by a dog compared to those living in the country and the majority of those bites come from off-leash dogs. Researchers from the University of Guelph’s Ontario Veterinary College found that while pet dogs were more common in rural …

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Attawapiskat musician lands book deal with Penguin Random House Canada

Cree musician Adrian Sutherland is writing a book and has signed a publishing deal with Penguin Random House Canada.  Sutherland is a singer/songwriter and the frontman and founder of the band Midnight Shine. The book will be a memoir of his life growing up in Attawapiskat First Nation in northern Ontario. He said he wants to share more of the …

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Province expands closed-circuit television coverage to help fight crime

The provincial government says they’re partnering with police services across Ontario to expand the coverage of closed-circuit television to fight crime. More than $6-million over three years will be made available through the Ontario CCTV Grant, which is a new program designed to support police services. This is part of Ontario’s Guns, Gangs and Violence …

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It’s a Terrible Idea to Retire With ONLY Your OAS and CPP Pension

Prospective retirees in Canada with little or no savings entering retirement are certain of financial support. They can tap the Canada Pension Plan (CPP) even starting at age 60, then receive the Old Age Security (OAS) at 65. Retirement income is 100% sure for all retirees. However, retiring and relying on only the OAS and …

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Former business owner ‘humiliated’ after N.W.T. minister says meeting would be unsafe

Lisa Thurber, a former business owner living in Enterprise, N.W.T., said she feels “humiliated and disrespected” after a minister told her off for posting to social media.  Thurber said she emailed Katrina Nokleby, the territory’s industry minister, at least twice a month for the last 10 months to set up a meeting, where they could talk …

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