The Lakers’ Danny Green is working to change perceptions of Black men
After wrapping up the NBA title, Green joined an initiative between the NBA players’ union and Dove, seeking to change the way Black men are represented in advertising and other forms of media as well as show support for policies that promote public safety and voting rights.
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The World Series isn’t the Super Bowl. Neutral sites won’t fly in the future
MLB isn’t the NFL. Any thought of transforming the World Series into some sort of Super Bowl-like spectacle, played in a single city that is chosen years in advance, should not be part of a much-needed discussion on modernizing the game.
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Keeping seniors safe from COVID-19 a challenge as coronavirus spread continues in Edmonton
Of the 32 COVID-19 outbreaks in the Edmonton zone, more than half of them are at long term care homes or supportive living facilities.
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AstraZeneca resumes U.S. coronavirus vaccine trial, Johnson & Johnson to follow
Both companies have contracts to provide vaccine to the United States and other governments if they are cleared by regulators.
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Ottawa appoints special mediator in N.S. Indigenous lobster fisheries dispute
The government said Allister Surette will "communicate with and rebuild trust" between both sides in the weeks-long dispute that has turned violent in recent days.
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Environment Canada issues snowfall warnings for areas in southern Alberta
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Man struck with board after being pulled from allegedly stolen van in Richmond, RCMP investigating
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Smashing Pumpkins wax nostalgic over 25 years since Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness
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Agriculture impact report highlights success of Lethbridge County
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‘Murder hornet’ nest discovered near British Columbia border
The Asian giant hornet nest was found in Blaine, Wash., just a few kilometres south of the British Columbia border. 
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Man struck by truck, dies on Hwy. 401
The victim, 25, was walking on the westbound lane of the highway at the time of the fatal collision, which took place shortly after an alleged road rage incident, “possibly involving three vehicles,” according to the OPP.
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Hajdu says some provinces 'chose to deny' federal government's COVID-19 testing guidance
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Violence From 'Bad Apples' In Indigenous Land Dispute Won't Be Tolerated: Ford
Ontario’s premier is calling for demonstrators in an Indigenous land dispute to engage in peaceful talks with his government, saying on Friday that violence by protesters near Caledonia, Ont., won’t be tolerated. Doug Ford expressed his frustration a day after police said their cruisers were heavily damaged by protesters from the McKenzie Meadows construction site - a development that came hours after a judge ordered demonstrators to permanently leave the area.Protestors have been occupying the site for months. They argue that the housing development near Caledonia and Six Nations of the Grand River First Nation is on unceded Indigenous land and violates the sovereignty of the Haudenosaunee people. Ford described protestors who engaged in violence as a few “bad apples.” “I don’t know if a few folks are going rogue, but the way you get things settled is by sitting around the table, talking about solutions,” Ford said Friday. “You don’t go after our police. ... That’s unacceptable.”No injuries were reported in Thursday’s incident, and police said an investigation was underway. A social media account run by the demonstrators said police had fired rubber bullets.On Thursday, Justice John Harper said he was issuing a permanent injunction against the protesters at the housing development site after hearing arguments from Haldimand County and Foxgate Developments.Ford said he felt sympathy for the people who might have poured their savings into a new home in the development that’s now at the centre of the dispute.“These people have saved everything they’ve had,” Ford said. “They go in to a community. They buy a home, like all of us ... and all of a sudden someone comes in and says, ‘No, it’s not yours anymore, it’s ours.’ It’s unacceptable.”Ford stressed, however, that he would like to have discussions with the demonstrators.“We will do whatever it takes to make sure we have peaceful dialogue,” he said. “Not violent dialogue, peaceful dialogue.”A spokesman for the demonstrators could not immediately be reached for comment.A temporary injunction ordering demonstrators off the site was issued in August, and the judge in the case again ordered protesters to leave the area earlier this month.Skyler Williams, a spokesman from the demonstrators’ camp has said he plans to appeal the latest ruling and present constitutional arguments related to the dispute that were struck from the court record on Thursday.The judge said he wouldn’t hear constitutional arguments in the case because previous orders for protesters to leave the area were ignored. This report by The Canadian Press was first published October 23, 2020.Also on HuffPost:
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Yukon reports 3 new coronavirus cases in Watson Lake
Dr. Brendan Hanley, chief medical officer of health, says the three people belong to the same "family cluster'' and it's not yet known how they contracted the illness.
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15 COVID-19 cases identified in new Lethbridge church outbreak as numbers rise
According to Alberta Health, New Life Pentecostal (Gospel Fire Evangelical) had 15 active cases, becoming the third church in the area to be listed as an outbreak.
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Team Matt Dunstone considers relocation due to restrictions in Saskatchewan
Winnipeg's Matt Dunstone and his Regina based team are considering relocating after a last-minute postponement of a men's tour event this weekend in Regina.
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Nunavut Politicians Vote To Remove Minister Who Made 'All Lives Matter' Post
IQALUIT, Nunavut — Nunavut’s legislature members have voted former housing and Nunavut Arctic College minister Patterk Netser out of cabinet over a post he made on social media.Premier Joe Savikataaq put a motion forward earlier this week to remove Netser from cabinet.Savikataaq stripped him of his portfolios on Oct. 8, soon after Netser made a Facebook post that said “All lives matter” and criticized Black women for having abortions.The vote Friday saw 14 MLAs vote in favour and three against, with one abstention.Before casting their ballots, some members made statements on the motion.“It is up to us, everyone in this room, to show our commitment, to stand up against racism and gender violence. Now is that time,” Savikataaq told the assembly.“Black lives matter. Indigenous lives matter. Women’s rights are human rights.”Iqaluit-Manirajak MLA Adam Arreak Lightstone, who seconded the motion, thanked Savikataaq for his “swift action” to remove Netser.“Freedom of expression does not equal freedom from consequence. The fact that the minister is still defending his position leads me to believe that there is no remorse,” Lightstone said.In his statement, Netser apologized to the Black community but said his comments were not based on racism or gender violence.“My reference to ‘all lives matter’ was certainly not stated in that context. And I would not have chosen these words if I knew they could be misconstrued as attempting to negate the struggles of my Black brothers and sisters,” Netser said.Post was free speech: NetserNetser also said the Facebook post was an example of free speech.“I understand that all lives cannot matter, if Black lives don’t matter. But my post on social media was meant to bring light to those without voices, the unborn,” he said.“I did not make those statements in the house and I did not make them as a member of the executive council, but as an Inuk that values life.”Netser also read a letter of support into the record from a friend, which questions whether people who criticize the government will be “picked up and shipped into the dark of the night to one of the many new internment camps across Canada.”The letter also claims the federal government pays Canadian news media and mind control is imposed on people who speak out against the government.READ MORE Nunavut Minister Stripped Of Duties Over ‘All Lives Matter’ Facebook Post Donations Pour In After Nunavut Mom Exposes High Cost Of School Supplies Health Canada OKs COVID-19 Tests That Deliver Results In 13 Minutes Netsilik MLA Emiliano Qirngnuq told the assembly he would not support the motion to oust Netser because “we do have an expression of freedom” in Canada.“We have to think about our children and the future of our children. We have to deeply reflect on our society’s values into the future,” Qirngnuq saidJustice Minister Jeannie Ehaloak told the assembly Netser’s comments were concerning. And politicians can’t say whatever they want, if their words have a negative impacts on people.Speaking to reporters after the vote, Savikataaq said the decision to remove Netser was not easy but had to be made.Because Nunavut has a consensus-style government, only a full caucus can remove cabinet members.Netser, who represents Coral Harbour and Naujaat, is to stay on as an MLA.A leadership forum is expected to take place next week to select Netser’s replacement in cabinet.This report by The Canadian Press was first published Oct. 23, 2020.This story was produced with the financial assistance of the Facebook and Canadian press News FellowshipAlso on HuffPost:
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Edmonton homeless camp asks for heated trailers as drug overdose reversal medication freezes
Edmonton's largest homeless camp is still operating but cold weather is taking a toll on those who live there.
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Ross Gentleman: Collapse of Canada's largest co-op has lessons for members of B.C.'s credit unions
Opinion: Mergers have reduced the number of B.C. credit unions to 42 as of this writing, and pending amalgamations will likely drop that number to 35 within a year.
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Letters to The Sun, Oct. 24, 2020: Our elderly are being forgotten during the COVID-19 pandemic
There is nothing happening in these seniors homes, no entertainment, no talking library books, no library, no outside food, no visitors except the one visit per month, writes Sandy Johnston
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Man pleads guilty to attempted murder in 2019 DTES Vancouver shooting
A Global News crew was in the area reporting on two other shootings when they heard shots fired and saw a man fleeing with a hand gun.
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Deanna Horton and J. Berkshire Miller: Democracies must invest in the future of technology before it’s too late
Opinion: It is time for Canada to use its convening power to gather the like-minded and create a fund to promote the technologies that will advance liberal democracies.
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Problems predicted for Pennsylvania’s new early voting program
Early voting is immensely popular in Pennsylvania. It's also sparked a lot of partisan handwringing.
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