First Nations worry they’ll lose out on cash to clean up old oil and gas wells in Western Canada

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First Nations worry they’ll lose out on cash to clean up old oil and gas wells in Western Canada

As Alberta, British Columbia and Saskatchewan dole out $1.5 billion in federal funding to reclaim inactive oil and gas wells, Indigenous leaders are concerned none of the cash will be spent cleaning up their land. The federal government announced the program as part of its aid package to the oilpatch, designed to stimulate work for …

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Province reports 160 new COVID-19 cases on Saturday and eight more deaths

The province is adding 160 cases and eight deaths to its COVID-19 count. Saturday’s update also brings 178 resolutions. As such, the number of active cases in the province has fallen slightly, to 1,892. The total number of cases in Ontario has risen to 34,476, although 29,932 have resolved. The death toll in Ontario is …

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Plea for feds to help migrant farm workers in Ontario affected by COVID-19

Canada’s largest support group for migrant workers is pleading with the federal government and the Province of Ontario to reverse a decision that allows positive asymptomatic COVID-19 farmworkers to continue to work. The Migrant Workers Alliance for Change say they were “horrified” by the move and contests the action “jeopardizes public health” and creates an …

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Artists mark Indigenous History Month with message to young people

To mark the month of June as National Indigenous History Month, CBC collaborated with four Indigenous artists to send messages of care and hope for Indigenous youth.  Explore the results in this original video from CBC Indigenous.  The artists include: Chief Lady Bird, a Chippewa and Potawatomi artist from Rama First Nation and Moosedeer Point First Nation …

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Durham Region getting more than $365,000 from province to enhance cleaning on public transit

Whitby MPP Lorne Coe says the province is investing more than $365,000 to help keep Durham’s public transit riders and staff safe. According to Coe, the new cash will help the region pay for enhanced cleaning on Durham Region Transit (DRT) buses. “Ontario’s public transit systems are critical to supporting the economy and getting people …

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‘We want answers’: Family of Mississauga man shot by police hold rally

It’s been one week since Ejaz Choudry was shot and killed by Peel Regional Police. On Saturday, family and supporters held a rally outside police headquarters demanding a public inquiry be launched into the 62-year-old’s death. “We just want answers, that’s all,” explained Hassan Choudhary, the nephew of Ejaz. More than 100 supporters turned out …

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