Heather Mallick: Stoking hatred to make money has always been Facebook’s game


Everything about Facebook makes you into the kind of person you never dreamed you’d be, Heather Mallick writes.
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British Columbia warned about low staffing levels at River Forecast Centre: report
The 38-page report, released by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, was written by a former senior official in the Minister of the Environment, Jim Mattison.
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Alec Baldwin says he ‘didn’t pull the trigger’ in fatal ‘Rust’ shooting
Baldwin, who was holding a gun he was told was safe when it went off, spoke in his first full interview about the Oct. 21 shooting in New Mexico.
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COVID-19: MLHU reports 22 cases, 13 cases in Elgin and Oxford
Jump to: Hospitalizations – Outbreaks – Schools – Vaccinations and testing – Ontario – Elgin and Oxford – Huron and Perth – Sarnia and Lambton The Middlesex-London Health Unit (MLHU) reported 22 new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday. In total, there have been 14,905 cases, including 158 active cases (an increase of six), 14,495 recoveries (an...
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B.C. gas supply: Trans Mountain optimistic it can restart pipeline in a few days
The company said in a statement that so far, no new areas of concern have been discovered following the recent weather conditions.
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Manitoba cabinet minister to be removed from caucus if not vaccinated by Dec. 15: premier
Heather Stefanson has previously set Dec. 15 as the start date for new requirements that will see only the fully-vaccinated allowed to access to the Legislature.
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COVID-19: HKPR reports 35 active cases; outbreaks at Brighton farm, Minden school bus route
There are now three active outbreaks within the jurisdiction of the Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge District Health Unit.
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No Maritime cases yet, but provinces on guard for COVID-19 Omicron variant
'The vaccine allows us to limit the restrictions we need to have, but we will certainly watch this,' says Dr. Robert Strang, Nova Scotia's chief medical officer of health.
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Manitoba hockey players age 12-17 face new COVID-19 arena rules Monday
As of Monday, kids 12 to 17 will have to have had at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine or a recent negative test before being allowed to participate in indoor sports.
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Boeing is out of the running for Canada’s fighter jet procurement
The competition to replace Canada's fighter jets now comes down to Lockheed Martin's F-35 stealth fighter and Sweden's Saab Gripen.
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Doug Ford applauds new COVID-19 travel restrictions, says more discussions with feds to be held
"Every day we hold off more cases entering our country, the more time we have to learn and prepare," Premier Doug Ford said.
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Feds, provinces considering expanding COVID-19 tests for U.S. travellers amid Omicron
The federal government has also closed its border to foreign nationals who have recently travelled through 10 African countries, including Nigeria.
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Kingston MOH eyes new restrictions to limit COVID-19 spread in social settings
Dr. Piotr Oglaza said he's in daily talks with the province about the possibility of adding more COVID-19 restrictions to curb a continued rise in infections before the holidays.
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Nanos sees 'cocktail of pessimism' driving down Canadians' perception of future living standards
Canadians views' on future generations' standard of living are at the lowest point since data started being collected on the topic by Nanos Research nearly 10 years ago.
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House of Commons passes bill to ban conversion therapy
Bill C-4 was fast-tracked through the legislative stages in the House of Commons with the unanimous consent of all MPs after Conservative Rob Moore introduced a motion to do so.
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Young Canadians file suit against federal gov't over minimum voting age
One of the litigants is Campbell River's Diego Christiansen-Barker, 17.
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Peng Shuai: Women’s tennis tour suspends China events over concerns
"Unfortunately, the leadership in China has not addressed this very serious issue in any credible way," said WTA Chairman and CEO Steve Simon.
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Canada confirms Boeing's Super Hornet officially out of fighter-jet competition
The federal government says Boeing's Super Hornet fighter jet is out of the running to replace Canada's CF-18s.
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Alberta government commits $80M to develop and manufacture vaccines
Premier Jason Kenney says the money will address a need for vaccines that fight viruses such as COVID-19 and also support the broader pharmaceutical and life sciences sector.
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McDavid and Crosby set to clash as Edmonton Oilers host Penguins
Two of the NHL's biggest stars collide Wednesday night at Rogers Place when the Edmonton Oilers host the Pittsburgh Penguins.
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Pfizer begins approval process for COVID-19 antiviral pill in Canada
Pfizer Inc said on Wednesday it had started the real-time submission of its application seeking Health Canada's approval of its oral COVID-19 antiviral drug candidate.
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Advocates rally, demand public apology over Halifax encampment evictions
Hundreds of people poured into downtown Halifax back in August to protest police-led evictions of unhoused people living in parks.
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Canadian telecoms spent $700M on Huawei tech while Liberals delayed ban decision
After three years of study, Liberals expected to announce a decision on Huawei’s participation in Canadian 5G networks in the coming weeks.
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Sandy Bay, Sask. man charged with 2nd-degree murder after suspicious death
Shortly before 8:30 a.m. on Monday, Sandy Bay RCMP responded to a report of a seriously injured man brought to the local health clinic who died shortly after.
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Study shows Canadian workers continue to struggle with mental health
Roughly one-quarter of workers reported their work has hindered their mental health, and 20 per cent reported feeling in crisis or having concerns about their ability to cope.
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Omicron variant forces the travel industry to brace for more turbulance
Several business conferences and international gatherings have been postponed due to the uncertainty caused by the latest coronavirus variant.
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Hong Kong bans non-resident arrivals from Canada amid fears of Omicron variant
Canada has been added to the list of “high-risk” countries, Hong Kong government officials announced Monday. Residents of Hong Kong will have to quarantine for 21 days now instead of 14 when returning from Canada.
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COVID-19: N.B. reports 93 new cases, 3 deaths, 12 people on ventilators
There are 15 people in intensive care for COVID-19, and another 52 in hospital, for a total of 67 people hospitalized across New Brunswick.
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COVID-19 virus found in 3 Quebec deer, Canadian officials say
Three deer in Quebec's Estrie region have been found to carry the virus that causes COVID-19, the federal government announced.
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The bestselling books in Canada for the week ending Dec. 1, 2021
Toronto Star bestsellers lists show the books Canadians bought this week
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Man sentenced to 22 years for sexual abuse of six boys in northern Manitoba
One of the boys told police about the sexual abuse in August 2020. Soon after, several others came forward.
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We need to make the connection between climate change and industrial animal agriculture
If we want to get serious about climate change, the impact of animal agriculture needs to be addressed. This would not only benefit humans, it would also benefit the billions of animals farmed worldwide.
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RCMP seeks help in identifying human remains found in Merritt in 2019
Due to the overall condition of the remains, police believe the man may have been deceased for an extended period of time, possibly multiple years.
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49 new COVID-19 cases reported in Waterloo Region as total rises to 20,963
Waterloo Public Health reported another 49 positive tests for the coronavirus on Wednesday, lifting the total number of COVID-19 cases in the area to 20,963.
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KFL&A reports 34 new COVID-19 cases, 304 active
The Kingston region has returned to north of the 300 active COVID-19 cases mark, as Wednesday's 34 new cases bring the daily active case count to 304.
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Child poverty report looks at Manitoba’s missed opportunities, dismal numbers
Manitoba has an ongoing issue with child poverty, and advocates are calling for immediate action to remedy the growing situation.
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A fight over a box led to a man being pushed in front of a train at Bloor-Yonge station: Toronto police
Toronto police say a 36-year-old man was struck and dragged by an incoming train at Bloor-Yonge subway station after having an argument with another person on the platform.
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Vinay Menon: By waiting this long to suspend him, CNN failed Chris Cuomo — and its viewers
CNN knew months ago its star anchor had “offered advice” to the staff of brother Andrew Cuomo. That is when CNN should have enforced its “rules.”
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4 arrested, Niagara police seeking 5th culprit after armed robbery, stabbing in Fort Erie
Niagara Regional Police detectives say a man was stabbed during an assault and robbery in Fort Erie Monday.
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