Looking to create “superstars,” remote NWO First Nation hosts national singing competition

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Looking to create “superstars,” remote NWO First Nation hosts national singing competition

Maggie Gignac, of Mattagami First Nation in northern Ontario, belts out her rendition of Adele’s hit song “When We Were Young” in the little studio she’s set up in her bedroom. The 22-year-old finishes, and then listens back to the recording. It’s not quite what she wants, so Gignac plants herself in front of her …

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Toronto man wanted for attempted murder after officer hit by car and dragged

A Toronto man is wanted on several charges, including attempted murder, after he allegedly ran down a police officer with his car. Around 11:22 p.m. on November 21, the officer was on patrol in the Eglinton Avenue West and Weston Road area. According to police, gunshots rang out nearby and the officer sprang into action. …

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Police investigate video showing security guard dumping man out of wheelchair in St. Catharines

Niagara police (NRPS) say they are investigating a video posted on social media that shows a man being dumped out of a wheelchair allegedly at St. Catharines general hospital on Thursday. Niagara Health, who runs the facility, has confirmed they are also investigating and are taking “swift action” to address the matter believing a guard …

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Fort Smith teenager, home from school, curates new museum exhibit

Isaiah Wiltzen spent the last four months digging through archives at the Northern Life Museum and Cultural Centre in Fort Smith, N.W.T.  The 19-year-old history student from Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation is supposed to be studying in Edmonton at The King’s University, but because of the COVID-19 pandemic, he’s home in Fort Smith.  That’s where he’s juggling …

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SIU clears Durham police after May crash in Oshawa left woman with serious injuries

The province’s police watchdog has cleared Durham police after a pickup truck, being chased by Durham police, crashed into another vehicle, injuring a woman. The Special Investigations Unit says the May 12 crash left the 34-year-old woman with serious injuries, including a pelvic fracture, spleen laceration and shoulder dislocation. The SIU were called in because …

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Coronavirus: Ontario cases of COVID-19 surge despite ‘cautious optimism’ from officials

TORONTO — The number of reported new cases of COVID-19 and related deaths surged in Ontario, authorities reported on Friday, a day after officials expressed cautious optimism the spread of the dangerous virus was moderating. Figures released show a record 1,855 new infections, a whopping increase of 25 per cent from the previous day. Public health …

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