Internet provider discontinues service in Haida Gwaii — and some residents have no alternatives

Day: August 23, 2020

Internet provider discontinues service in Haida Gwaii — and some residents have no alternatives

Internet access has become increasingly important since the COVID-19 pandemic began, as people moved online for work, school and other important tasks and needs. Although some communities are looking for ways to set up better broadband access, a small community in Haida Gwaii will be losing its internet access entirely.  Xplornet, a rural high-speed internet …

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Activists hold protest in Toronto over treatment of migrant workers during coronavirus pandemic

Activists staged a demonstration in front of a government immigration office in Toronto on Sunday to protest what they say is unjust treatment of migrant workers during the COVID-19 pandemic. The event was organized by the Migrant Workers Alliance of Canada, which for months has been advocating for migrant workers to receive the same status …

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These 3 TSX Dividend Picks Will Armour Your Portfolio Against Market Uncertainty

My unpopular popular view is that volatility is here to stay for some time. If you’re of the same opinion and are looking for stable, defensive Canadian stocks, this article is for you. Enbridge There’s a reason most Foolish advice regarding anything to do with defensiveness or cash flow stability eventually ends up in the …

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Hoop Dreams: 17-year-old basketball player from tiny First Nation earns full scholarship to U.S. college

Although 17-year-old Emily Mandamin is the first person from Iskatewizaagegan First Nation to earn a basketball scholarship, she is determined to make sure she isn’t the last from the tiny northwestern Ontario community of approximately 300 people. Mandamin was courted by 10 schools across Canada and the United States, finally committing to Highland Community College …

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Toronto rental market turned upside down by coronavirus pandemic, hands power to tenants

TORONTO — Landlords are lining up to sign Rees Nam and their partner as tenants, even though the two have already found an apartment in Toronto — a far cry from when Nam was last on the hunt, two years ago. Back then, it took a personal connection for Nam to secure a lease, but …

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New podcast holds up Indigenous voices on climate change

A new podcast is bringing together Indigenous perspectives on climate change and decolonization. It’s called Story-telling/Story-listening: Decolonizing Research. It’s the brainchild of Jessica Hum, who used to work for the Tłı̨chǫ Government, and then went on to do her masters in resource and environment at Dalhousie University.  The four episodes focus on changes to land …

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Ontario government reports 115 new coronavirus cases; 41,402 total cases

In its daily update of COVID-19 cases, the Ontario government reports 115 more people have tested positive for coronavirus. As of Sunday morning, the government said 41,402 have contracted COVID-19 to date. There were no new deaths reported since Saturday, leaving the total number of people dead at 2,797. In total, 37,595 people have recovered …

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