WNBA uniforms will shine spotlight on violence against women
Players will wear uniforms for the opening weekend of the season featuring the names of women who have died because of alleged police brutality or racial violence — including Breonna Taylor, Vanessa Guillen and Sandra Bland.
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Australia border businesses brace for chaos ahead of coronavirus closure
For businesses on the border, which last closed during the Spanish flu pandemic in 1919, it also poses an immediate logistics headache.
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Native Americans urge NFL to force name change in Washington
The letter obtained by The Associated Press is signed by 15 Native American advocates. It demands the team and the NFL cease the use of Native American names, imagery and logos — with specific importance put on Washington, which last week launched a “thorough review” of its name.
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TikTok to stop operations in Hong Kong within days: spokesperson
TikTok said it will exit the Hong Kong market within days, a spokesman told Reuters on late Monday.
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Dodgers’ Mookie Betts says Major League Baseball didn’t do good job with response to Floyd
MLB was the last of the major pro sports leagues that either responded to George Floyd’s death or condemned racism.
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Health Canada warns of counterfeit N95 respirators
Health Canada has issued a product safety warning after identifying counterfeit respirators, which it says may not provide the proper protection.
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Okanagan legion branches weather COVID-19 crisis
"Nationally, 124 of our 1,381 branches across the country, so almost one in 10, are facing imminent closure."
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Intermittent traffic interruptions for Kelowna’s Richter Street bridge
The city is starting a rehabilitation project that will involve concrete restoration under the Richter Street bridge between Elliot and Burne avenues.
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Saskatoon police officer placed on leave after video surfaces of arrest
In a clip posted on YouTube, an officer is seen on top of a man, who is on the ground. The man is told to “stop resisting” and is punched several times.
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National security law for Hong Kong is ‘lenient,’ Carrie Lam says
Hong Kong's national security law imposed by Beijing last week is lenient, not strict, the city's leader Carrie Lam said.
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#ICYMI: Mandatory masks in Montreal, stern warning for bars, Good Samaritans in St-Henri
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Richmond, B.C., gets major energy award
The award was given to the city for the Central at Garden City expansion of its Alexandra District Energy Utility, which uses environmentally friendly heating and cooling technology.
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Toronto FC cleared for takeoff to slightly smaller MLS tournament at Disney World
After COVID-19 testing concerns, TFC flies to Florida, where games are expected to start Wednesday. FC Dallas pulls out after multiple positive tests.
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U.K. regulator rules on Chinese TV fake-confession complaint, as CRTC case remains open
Peter Humphrey and his wife, American Yu Yingzeng, were arrested in 2013 while working for a major pharmaceutical company in a legal battle with China’s government.
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Canada’s LNG industry on shaky ground as high-profile investors back off: report
Warren Buffett's move in March to walk away from a Quebec LNG project underscores the growing political and economic uncertainty that such projects are facing, the report suggests.
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Schweitzer cleared in ethics case tied to Alberta’s anti-oil funding inquiry
Alberta's ethics commissioner says Justice Minister Doug Schweitzer did not break the rules when he hired Steve Allan to run a public inquiry into whether foreign money is bankrolling anti-oil protests in Canada.
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Carmicheal Outreach accepting donations again
As of Monday — and by appointment only — Carmichael Outreach is ready to collect and distribute donated items to its clients.
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High levels of South Saskatchewan River raises safety concerns
It isn't the highest the river has been, but it is higher than usual. The Saskatoon Fire Department is urging the public to stay out of the river.
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International students must leave U.S. if classes delivered online, ICE says
International students will be forced to leave the U.S. or transfer to another college if their schools offer classes entirely online this fall, under new guidelines.
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Protesters, police clash near Mayor Tory’s condo over housing bill
The protest, organized on Facebook, was labelled as an “Emergency Action Against Mass Evictions in Toronto,” in reference to Bill 184.
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Indigenous B.C. tour operator keeps culture alive through virtual journeys
Most First Nations are still under lockdown and are cautious about letting visitors into their territories, says JP Obaggy of B.C.-based Homalco Tours.
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Saint John, N.B., council votes unanimously to make racial discrimination punishable offence
On a municipal level, the motion would be referred to city staff to look into penalizing racial discrimination in the city.
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The Blue Jays will open in Tampa, and should soon have a place to call home
MLB released its 60-game schedule — including Jays at Rays on July 24 at 6:40 p.m. — just hours after four teams, including the World Series champions, cancelled or postponed workouts because of coronavirus testing delays.
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BRAUN: Now is the time to reunite LTC residents with their loved ones
The situation in our long-term care homes is a national disgrace. Around the world, 40% of all deaths during COVID-19 happened in LTC and nursing homes. In Canada, that number is 80%. Long before the coronavirus arrived here, the Registered Nurses Association of Ontario (RNAO) sounded alarm bells on behalf of the elderly in institutions. […]
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Red Cross preparing for humanitarian mission on home soil
Newly-trained Red Cross workers are being deployed in CHSLD’s in Montreal, the epicentre of the COVID-19 pandemic in Canada.
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‘Nonsensical’: North Korea says it won’t resume nuclear talks with U.S.
Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un have met three times since embarking on their high-stakes nuclear diplomacy in 2018. But negotiations have faltered since their second summit in February last year in Vietnam.
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Mehdizadeh ‘can’t wait to get started’ as new chief of Lethbridge police
On Monday, the soon-to-be top cop visited his new home.
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Love interrupted for cross-border couple trying to return to Barrie
Steve Barkey of Barrie and Cathy Kolsch of California have been apart ever since she was refused entry into Canada in April.
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Keystone XL pipeline faces more delays as U.S. Supreme Court upholds permit block
Canadian company TC Energy needs the permit to continue building the long-disputed pipeline from Canada across U.S. rivers and streams.
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Coalition demands inspection of railway near Lac-Mégantic
The coalition has sent a lawyer's letter to Transport Canada and federal Transport Minister Marc Garneau
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Okanagan Heritage Museum and Okanagan Military Museum open doors
"A lot of things that were hands-on have been adjusted to be something that you can do through your phone."
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No COVID-19 cases linked to Vancouver anti-racism protests: Henry
B.C.'s top doctor says there have been no cases of COVID-19 in the province linked to last month's anti-racism protests.
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Alberta justice minister cleared in ethics case tied to oil funding inquiry
The province’s ethics commissioner said Steve Allan was a good choice in a small pool of qualified candidates to run the public inquiry.
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Montrealer's new web page to help seniors give back is now live
The retired engineer hopes to get Canadian seniors to participate in a COVID-19-related fundraising campaign to raise $10 million by having recipients pay forward the $300 they receive this week from Ottawa
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Coronavirus pandemic provides opportunity for terrorists, UN chief warns
U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warned Monday that the COVID-19 pandemic provides new opportunities for the Islamic State extremist group, al-Qaida and their affiliates as well as neo-Nazis, white supremacists and hate groups.
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B.C.’s top doctor takes your questions in Global News Facebook Live Q&A
Dr. Bonnie Henry will take your questions live at 3 p.m. on Tuesday/
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Coronavirus: Brazilian President Bolsonaro tested for COVID-19 again
Bolsonaro told supporters outside the presidential palace that he had just visited the hospital and been tested for the virus, adding that an exam had shown his lungs "clean."
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Coronavirus: Kelowna merchants not consulted on road closure to boost business
Last week, the City of Kelowna closed down four blocks of Bernard Avenue to vehicle traffic to allow restaurants to create or expand outdoor seating capacity.
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Some Service Canada Centres to reopen 'in the next couple days': union
The union representing Service Canada Centre workers says a limited number of offices, where people can apply in-person for federal benefits like the CERB or OAS, will be reopening to the public for in-person services “in the next couple of days,” after being closed since the start of the pandemic. Cr
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Don’t criticize China’s treatment of Hong Kong, Beijing warns Canada
A Chinese foreign ministry spokesperson on Monday urged Canada to “stop interfering in Hong Kong affairs and China’s other internal affairs.”
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What we know about the suspect arrested in Rideau Hall breach
Canadians are getting a clearer picture of the suspect arrested after an armed breach of the Rideau Hall grounds last week -- though many questions remain unanswered.
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Canada adds 288 new coronavirus cases as curve continues to flatten
Daily totals of new cases have been hovering around 300 for over a week.
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