Toronto murder victim allegedly assaulted by partner just weeks before he died

Thirty-eight-year-old Rupert Brown was found in his third-floor Eglinton Avenue West apartment early Saturday morning with obvious injuries after a neighbour across the hall called 911. Police said when paramedics arrived, Brown could not be saved and was later pronounced dead. The Toronto Police Homicide Squad confirmed to Global News the city’s 14th homicide of […]

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Most Canadians believe feds will keep promise on vaccinations by September: poll

A majority of Canadians believe Ottawa will follow through on its plan to provide enough COVID-19 vaccine doses for everyone who wants a shot by the fall, a new poll suggests. Fifty-six per cent of respondents are confident the federal government can buy enough vaccine to ensure inoculation for those who seek it by September, […]

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Unlikely hockey fan catches attention of Edmonton Oilers with Connor McDavid portrait

Rebecca Thomson lives in the Scottish seaside town of Kirkcaldy, near Edinburgh. Not exactly a hockey hotbed — but Thomson has been taking in the game for most of her life. “My granddad’s a massive ice hockey fan so he’s been watching hockey in Scotland since I was tiny,” said the 22-year-old. “And well before that, […]

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Quebec expands COVID-19 vaccinations to include younger seniors

Quebec’s mass vaccination campaign gets underway in earnest in the Montreal area Monday as the province begins inoculating members of the general public 75 years of age and older. The province announced last week that it was booking appointments for seniors 85 years old and up across the province, or 80 years old and up […]

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$1.5M Edmonton housing grant aims to turn problem properties into affordable housing

The City of Edmonton has launched a new pilot program to improve housing in the city. The money is aimed at turning problem properties into affordable housing to support our city’s vulnerable population. “[The grant] will provide up to one $1.5 million dollars to help non-profits who provide affordable housing acquire properties in mature neighbourhoods […]

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‘Kiknu’, the new Indigenous Student Centre at St. FX, described as ‘home away from home’

St. Francis Xavier University launched a new Indigenous Student Centre under the name “Kiknu” — meaning “our home.” Located in Dennis Hall in the Coady Institute, the centre and its new name were unveiled in a Friday ceremony. “’Kiknu’ just seemed appropriate because it really is a home-away-from-home for a lot of these students who […]

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Alberta boy endures cold temperatures and many hours to build backyard igloos

An Alberta boy has taken up a unique hobby during the COVID-19 pandemic. Sebastien McCarthy, 11, decided to take on a mighty task this winter. About two months ago, the Lloydminster, Alta., resident began creating an igloo using only a saw, sled and snow. “I was very motivated and I built the two igloos. I […]

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Experts warn against the temptation to comparison shop coronavirus vaccines

While it’s tempting to compare various aspects of AstraZeneca-Oxford’s newly approved COVID-19 vaccine to others, several experts cautioned against focusing on data that is not comparable and the danger of underrating the product’s ability to curb hospitalizations and deaths. Health Canada’s long-awaited announcement Friday that a third vaccine would soon be deployed came just as […]

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Lethbridge mayor, local business sector react to provincial budget 2021

With Alberta’s 2021 provincial budget now out in the open, residents of the province’s third-largest city might be wondering what the extensive plan means for them. Social issues need to be addressed: mayor City of Lethbridge mayor Chris Spearman, who has announced his time on council will end in the fall, says there isn’t much […]

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A new poetry award named for Maxine Tynes and the significance it carries

When the Writers’ Federation of Nova Scotia (WFNS) named its new poetry award in honour of the late writer Maxine Tynes in February, her publisher was pleasantly surprised. “There is a tendency these days for writers, when they pass on, that their work is sort of remembered and then it fades. And that’s especially true […]

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