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Alcohol level guessing ‘game’ played widely, does not target any specific ethnicity, says paramedic

A veteran paramedic in British Columbia says a guess-the-alcohol-level “game” that is now the focus of an investigation into systemic racism in the health-care system has been played for years by front-line emergency room medical staff throughout the province.  B.C. Health Minister Adrian Dix appointed former judge Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond on June 19 to investigate allegations …

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Toronto police looking to ID suspect after elderly man attacked, glasses and hearing aid broken

Toronto police are looking to identify a man who attacked a 73-year-old man, leaving him with broken glasses and a busted hearing aid. The incident happened around 6:30 p.m. on May 11, in the area of Queen Street West and Dunn Avenue, west of Dufferin Street. It’s not clear what the motive was. The search …

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Ontario government proposes new water bottling policies, more municipal power

TORONTO — Ontario is proposing to effectively give municipalities veto power over new water bottling permits and set new rules and priorities for taking groundwater. The planned changes come three years after the former Liberal government enacted a moratorium on new and expanded permits to take water for bottling. It came after bottled water giant …

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This TSX Stock Starts Trading on NYSE Next Week: Should You Buy it?

Sprott (TSX:SII) — the Toronto-based asset management firm — is set to debut on the New York Stock Exchange next week. Its stock is expected to start trading on NYSE from June 29, the company revealed on Wednesday. Sprott’s dual listing on NYSE and TSX might look like an interesting development at first. However, let’s …

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Listuguj celebrates its high school grads with banners, gathering, parade

High school grads in Listuguj, Que., weren’t able to walk across the stage to receive their diploma or celebrate prom with their classmates this year, but the Mi’kmaw community in the Gaspé Peninsula marked the milestone with banners, parade, and a special gathering. This year, 23 students from the community graduated from Sugarloaf Senior High School …

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Durham reports two new cases of COVID-19 Saturday, number of active cases drops to 42

Just two new cases of COVID-19 were reported in Durham Region on Saturday. No new deaths were announced. The death toll remains at 180, with 152 of those in long-term care or retirement homes. To date Durham has reported 1,685 cases of COVID-19, but only 42 of those are active as of Saturday. There are …

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