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Women’s skateboarding scene in Nova Scotia sees surge in growth during pandemic
A 'girl skate crew' from Nova Scotia's South Shore is helping to fuel growth in the sport among women and girls.
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Talks about New Brunswick public inquiry into systemic racism remain stalled
Premier Blaine Higgs won't budge from his belief that a public inquiry should be federally led.
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N.B. launches ‘exemplery service’ recognition for COVID-19 recovery efforts
'Stepping up for my New Brunswick' will be given to residents who have made a contribution to the economic or social recovery from COVID-19.
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London, Ont., Lebanese community mourns, prepares to help following Beirut explosion
The Lebanese community in London, Ont., is mourning after a tragedy involving deadly explosions that shook Lebanon's capital city.
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Coronavirus: Doug Ford stands firm amid growing calls to revise Ontario’s back-to-school plan
Doug Ford stood firm in the face of mounting criticism about the provincial plan, which does not impose maximum class sizes on elementary school students.
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Jim Karygiannis reinstated again as Toronto councillor amid ongoing legal appeal
"By virtue of today’s decision, Mr. Karygiannis can immediately resume his place on city council as councillor for Ward 22."
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Habitat for Humanity Peterborough begins construction on affordable housing condo building
The three-storey, 41 unit development will have a mix of one-, two- and three-bedroom affordable condos.
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Drugmakers will have tens of millions of COVID-19 vaccine doses by early 2021: Fauci
Fauci said he has not seen any pressure from the White House to announce a vaccine close to the Nov. 3 election in the hopes of boosting President Donald Trump's re-election chances.
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Calgary police warn about release of dangerous offender with sexual assault, kidnapping convictions
In the interest of public safety, the Calgary Police Service warned Wednesday that a dangerous offender was released into the community.
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News roundup: from Hummer EVs to the Hyundai Accent’s last hurrah
A look at the latest auto news, featuring the Hummer EV, Acura’s new TLX, Polestar’s “Spaces” and more.
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‘Love Island’ returns to CTV with a quarantine edition
Instead of cavorting on a tropical island, contestants will be sequestered in a Las Vegas hotel.
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FBI raids California home of YouTube star Jake Paul
Video from local television news helicopters showed agents gathering several rifles from the sprawling property with a boxing ring and hot tub in the backyard.
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Candlelit vigil to honour 22-year-old Ingersoll mother fatally struck by transport truck
The vigil will begin at 8 p.m. in the small park on the northwest corner of Thames and Charles streets.
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Women On TikTok In Egypt Are Being Arrested For 'Indecent' Videos
If you’ve seen TikTok in the news recently, it’s likely due to its volatile relationship with the U.S. government, or perhaps one of the weirder and catchier songs that’s gone viral on the platform.But there’s another reason we should be talking about TikTok: last week, Egypt jailed two young women for their “indecent” TikTok videos. Two more women stood trial for similar charges. Since April, at least nine Egyptian women have been arrested for their TikTok videos.One of the women arrested is Haneen Hossam, a 20-year-old archaeology student. Her TikTok presence mostly involves her dancing and lipsynching to Arabic-language music, wearing a headscarf or hood to cover her hair. She was accused of encouraging sex trafficking, for one video she posted in April encouraging other women to post videos of themselves.@haniinhossam11لو سبتك هاتدودي❤️تراك جديد اسمة #حبوب_منع_الحمل @abolilaابوليله♬ original sound - haniinhossam11“Nothing she said in that video violated the law,” her lawyer told the New York Times. “The video is proof of her innocence, not the opposite.”The other is Mawada Eladhm, 22, a former beauty pageant contestant based in Cairo. Many of her videos are comic skits, where she lipsynchs to a clearly incongruous soundtrack, a hallmark of TikTok humour. In another trope of the platform, one of her most recent videos involves her in a shark onesie, with the video edited to shift to her in a nice outfit right as the beat drops.@mawadaeladhm#staylingbyme♬ Bad Boy - Yung Bae & bbno$ & Billy MarchiafavaThese videos, which also feature the influencers putting on makeup, chatting with friends, and driving in cars were found guilty of “violating family principles and values in Egyptian society,” according to the news outlet Egyptian Streets, as well as inciting debauchery and promoting human trafficking.Hossam and Eladhm are both facing two years in jail without bail and a fine 300,000 Egyptian pounds, about $25,000. Three other women were charged for helping them manage their social media accounts, Al Jazeera reported.Eladhm started crying in court, her lawyer’s assistant told Time. “Two years? 300,000 Egyptian pounds? This is really something very tough to hear,” she added.“They have destroyed us, they have destroyed an entire family,” Mawada’s older sister, Rahma Eladhm told an Egyptian news station on Monday, fighting back tears.  View this post on InstagramA post shared by موده الادهم - Mawada Eladhm (@mawada_eladhm) on Apr 22, 2020 at 9:17am PDTThe laws that put these women in jail are vaguely worded and inconsistently enforced, the Times explains. Citizens are allowed to press charges against other citizens, and so lawyers who consider themselves activists and who believe it’s their responsibility to enforce moral ideals will regularly file criminal cases accusing people of crimes like “inciting debauchery” and “spreading fake news.” One such lawyer has filed more than 2,700 of these “public interest” lawsuits, often more than one a day.Several artists and entertainers, including writers, TV hosts, singers and dancers have been punished by these kinds of ruling in the last few years, Egyptian Streets said. In 2016, writer Ahmed Naje was sentenced to two years in jail for writing a novel that featured “obscene sexual content.” View this post on InstagramA post shared by
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Number of homeless people in Metro Vancouver rose slightly in pre-pandemic count
The survey, which took place in March, found 3,634 people in the region experiencing homelessness -- an increase of 29 from the last count in 2017.
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Man charged with impaired driving after fatal crash north of Plamondon: Alberta RCMP
Early on Aug. 4, Lac la Biche RCMP responded to a report of the head-on crash between two SUVs on Birch Grove Road.
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Manitoba Liquor Mart employees to start wearing masks amid coronavirus
Employees at Liquor Marts across Manitoba will start wearing face masks while at work this week.
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FBI raids California home of YouTube star Jake Paul
FBI agents including a SWAT team served a search warrant at the home of YouTube star Jake Paul on Wednesday.
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‘As a First Nations MPP in Ontario…I cannot deny my loneliness.’
Sol Mamakwa: Every day I enter Queen’s Park, I see paintings of Queen Elizabeth, the faces of former premiers, and speakers of the house. I see them, but they don’t see me. The post ‘As a First Nations MPP in Ontario…I cannot deny my loneliness.’ appeared first on Macleans.ca.
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Panthers avoid elimination, beat Islanders in Game 3
The Panthers are seeking to become just the second team to overcome a 2-0 series deficit in a best-of-five, and first since the Islanders did so over Washington in 1985.
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Edmonton Oilers hope to keep block party going in Game 3
"The fear of losing becomes the trump of anything. If you don't block shots you're not going to win, so it's a fear of losing."
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Police allege Châteauguay man is suspect in series of pharmacy break-ins
Sébastien St-Pierre, 41, was arrested by the Régie intermunicipale de police Roussillon last week after someone broke into a pharmacy in La Prairie.
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Conservative leadership race: Latest fundraising data shows tight battle for donations
Erin O'Toole moved ahead of rival Peter MacKay to become the fundraising leader between April and June.
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When there’s no commuting, what does it mean to own a car?
When drivers have more control over how they use their vehicles, how does this change their choices?
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Suspected humain remains found in Brantford, Ont.: police
The Office of the Chief Coroner has been called in to help Brantford Police with the investigation and conduct a post mortem examination.
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SIU charge former Peel officer in sexual assault investigation dating back 50 years
The alleged incidents occurred in Brampton between 1967 to 1972, when Frank Kohler was a member of the Brampton Police Force.
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Video shows B.C. conservation officers freeing coyote with jar on its head
Officers came across the animal in Maple Ridge on Tuesday and saw it had a glass jar stuck on its head.
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NordStar takes possession of Toronto Star publisher
With the deal finally closed, new owners Jordan Bitove and Paul Rivett to meet with leadership team and editors to plot out the future of Torstar.
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Man charged after firearms and threats incident in Oromocto, N.B.
The man was later identified and arrested at an Austin Road residence.
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Doomscrolling: Why our screen addictions turn to bad news binges
Navneet Alang, technology columnist for the Toronto Star, and This Matters host, Adrian Cheung, talk about their terrible ‘doomscrolling’ habits, why we’re all doing it and maybe, just maybe, how we can stop.
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Edmonton’s Fringe Festival hosts telethon to keep event running
The Edmonton International Fringe Festival is asking you to support "The Fringe that Never Was."
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Mystery seeds showing up in Canadian mailboxes highlight 'brushing' scams
The packages of mysterious seeds that have been making unsolicited appearances in mailboxes across North America are drawing attention to an online review scam known as "brushing" that has recently appeared in Canada.
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Kids involved in ‘scary incidents’ near Vancouver homeless camp, councillor says
It is estimated there are about 400 tents at Strathcona Park now.
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Hamilton police arrest man after woman threatened with a gun
A 30-year-old Hamilton man is facing several charges following an arrest that police say stemmed from a domestic dispute with his girlfriend.
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Coronavirus: Feds working on data-sharing deal with airlines for contact tracing
A federal government official tells The Canadian Press the issue revolves around information collected for domestic flights.
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For Liam Neeson and son, ‘Made in Italy’ was a family affair
“Made in Italy” is about an artist and his estranged son who reunite to sell the family’s Italian home. It’s been nearly deserted since the death of the family matriarch.
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St. Thomas, Woodstock among 11 municipalities to get $12M in transit funding from feds, province
The funding will be used for everything from new buses and vehicles, to software and amenities, according to the province.
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