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Canadian Proud Boys in ‘panic’ as platforms go offline and government talks of terror listing

Canadian Proud Boys in ‘panic’ as platforms go offline and government talks of terror listing

The bulk of the online platforms used by the Canadian branches of the Proud Boys were gone on Monday, as the group faced mounting pressure in the wake of last week’s violence in the U.S. capital. The Proud Boys Canada page, as well as those of the Toronto, Montreal, Calgary and three other regional chapters, were all on the social media platform Parler, which went offline. The Edmonton Proud Boys website, which was used for recruitment, also went down over the weekend. The site had featured a membership application form for those seeking to join. “There’s definitely a sense […]

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Alberta health-care workers in COVID-19, medical and surgical units now eligible for vaccine

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In a news release Friday afternoon, the Alberta government said vaccine appointments will be offered to health-care workers in medical, surgical and COVID-19 units, “starting immediately.” That group includes about 3,300 staff who work on COVID-19 units and 15,400 who work in medical and surgical units, the province said. These workers were initially included in Phase 1B of Alberta’s vaccine rollout, which wasn’t scheduled to take place until February. Read more: COVID-19: No clear answer on when Alberta’s public health restrictions will be lifted However, Alberta doctors have been pushing the government to give those who work in COVID-19 […]

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Dundas woman arrested at scene of fatal police shooting in Niagara-on-the-Lake

Dundas woman arrested at scene of fatal police shooting in Niagara-on-the-Lake

A Dundas, Ont., woman has been arrested in connection with an incident that led to the fatal shooting of a man by Niagara Regional Police. Investigators say they were initially contacted about a suspected impaired driver in Niagara Falls on Tuesday afternoon and an hour later, the vehicle was located in Niagara-on-the-Lake. According to police, there was an “interaction” with a man at the scene near Line 3 and the Niagara Parkway, and officers ended up shooting him. The man was rushed to hospital, where he died from his injuries. The Special Investigations Unit (SIU), which is investigating the […]

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Remembering the celebrities we lost in 2020

Kobe Bryant is shown with his 13-year-old daughter, Gianna.

The global coronavirus pandemic made it an especially difficult year for celebrity deaths in 2020, adding to the annual tally of losses caused by time, illness and personal tragedy. From the shocking accidental deaths of Kobe Bryant and Naya Rivera to the secret cancer that claimed Black Panther actor Chadwick Boseman, there were plenty of unexpected losses that had nothing to do with COVID-19. The world also lost legends Neil Peart, Alex Trebek, Regis Philbin and Eddie Van Halen. Here are some of the beloved celebrities we lost in 2020. — Kobe Bryant Kobe Bryant is shown with his […]

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Nova Scotia invests $360K in housing facility for criminalized women transitioning back to society

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Nova Scotia announced Wednesday that a total investment of $360,000 has been made to the Elizabeth Fry Society’s Holly House for the next two years in an effort to enhance access to housing and supports. Holly House is a supportive housing facility in Dartmouth operated by the Elizabeth Fry Society of Mainland Nova Scotia. It is the only housing option in the province specifically designed for women transitioning out of a provincial correctional facility. Read more: Woman taken to hospital after assault in N.S. prison According to the province, more women in conflict with the law will have access […]

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2 new cases of COVID-19 reported in Nova Scotia as new rules come into effect at midnight

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Nova Scotia is reporting two new cases of COVID-19 on Sunday. One of the cases is located in the northern zone and is related to travel outside of Atlantic Canada. That individual is self-isolating. The second case of the virus is located in the central zone and the source remains under investigation. Read more: Nova Scotia reports 2 new COVID-19 cases, new potential exposure locations There are now 41 active cases of COVID-19 in the province. “It is encouraging to see low case numbers as we start a new phase of guidelines and restrictions tomorrow,” said Premier Stephen McNeil, […]

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