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Tuesday, June 30, 2020: Here are some of the stories Montreal Gazette reporters have been following today.
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One dead, one wounded in broad daylight Burlington shooting
One person is dead and another is in hospital following a shooting in Burlington on Friday afternoon. Halton Regional Police say officers responded to reports of gunshots at an address on Plains Rd. E., west of King Rd., just after 1 p.m. When officers arrived, two victims with gunshot wounds were located outside of an […]
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Elle Fanning on top of the world in ‘The Great’: ‘It was a gift that I got this’
Elle Fanning wasn’t deeply familiar with the story of Catherine the Great, the longest-reigning female ruler in Russia’s history. But quickly after she agreed to lead Hulu’s The Great, she learned there was more to the famed empress than the rumour she’d had sex with a horse. “I didn’t know much about her. I knew […]
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‘The cruelty is staggering:’ U.S. deports migrants using coronavirus public health powers
Many have been swept up by Customs and Border Protection using extraordinary power available during public health emergencies to expel Mexicans and many Central Americans
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Hydro-Québec to extend preferential rate to hundreds of greenhouses
Producers of fruits, vegetables, flowers, plants and cannabis will benefit from the change.
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Rally at Alberta legislature to protest Ethiopian government after singer killed
Protesters gathered in Edmonton to rally against an East African government
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Everyone needs heat relief, city says, even those isolating for COVID
The pandemic has complicated the public health response to the heatwave and forced some people to stay indoors in hot apartments.
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With WE charity, the Trudeau government is digging a deeper hole
The WE charity affair shows the prime minister needs strong people around him able to warn him off when he’s about to succumb to his worst instincts.
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EDITORIAL: Trudeau should come clean to avoid Lavscam Part II
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has to come clean on everything to do with the WE contract. There is no reason for Trudeau or any operatives in the Liberal government to put our country through yet another Lavscam-style saga. That fiasco damaged Canada’s reputation. It caused vicious infighting among political circles. It also saw the unfortunate […]
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Bylaw change could legalize homeless camping in Vancouver parks
The draft bylaw would limit tents from dusk to 8 a.m., and ban them near playgrounds and schools along with sports fields and a variety of other park features.
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Vlad Guerrero Jr. to switch from hot corner to first base
The first thing Charlie Montoyo wanted to make clear in announcing how Vladimir Guerrero Jr. will switch over to first base is that all options remain open. For the media mavens covering the team, Friday’s announcement by the jovial skipper amounted to some seismic event, the same day some grousing could be heard on the […]
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Coronavirus: Kawartha Pine Ridge District School Board favours every-other-day model for students
In an informal survey of parents, 40 per cent were in favour of an every-other-day model for students this fall.
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Man wounded in Scarborough Town Centre shooting
A man was seriously injured by gunfire at the Scarborough Town Center Friday afternoon. Toronto Police received multiple calls just after 2 p.m. regarding the shooting outside the mall southwest of McCowan Rd. and Hwy. 401. “When police arrived they located a man with a gunshot wound and he was transported to the hospital,” Const. […]
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Missing man with dementia last seen in Winnipeg’s downtown, police say
Winnipeg police are asking for the public's help finding a missing man with dementia.
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Coronavirus: Toronto hospital brings dialysis to seniors in long-term care, retirement homes
"In the past it was not even clear why we couldn't, and here it is happening for the first time in a way that is very convenient for the patients and hopefully will save money and prevent the patients from getting sicker"
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MALCOLM: Politicians are turning their back on Canada’s police
Politicians across Canada are turning their back on the men and women who risk their lives to keep our communities safe. Desperate to keep up with trendy protesters and the radical demands of the far-left, hapless officials from all levels of government have been scoring cheap political points by needlessly and baselessly denouncing Canadian police […]
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Driver suffers life-threatening injuries in southeast Edmonton collision
Police were called to a two-vehicle collision at Ellerslie Road and 17 Street just before 2 p.m. 
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This Directory Makes It Easy To Find Black Canadian Fashion Designers
To the untrained eye, it might seem like Black Canadian fashion designers didn’t exist until last month. Last month must be when they all materialized, because that’s when so many of them were curated into listicles and Instagram round-up posts that smacked of wonder and spritely discovery. In fact, last month also happens to be when protests against anti-Black racism broke out across the world — protests that prompted so many people to Google “Black-owned businesses” to support that the search term reached an all-time high throughout the United States. Finally, people are looking. And George Sully, the Toronto-based fashion entrepreneur and footwear designer, wants to ensure they find what’s been there all along.This week, Sully launched a website for the Black Designers of Canada (BDoC) index: a comprehensive, interactive directory of Black designers that aims to correct the way they’ve been marginalized, overlooked and underexposed throughout Canadian fashion and design history.It’s the first resource of its kind, and it includes not only fashion designers, but also accessory, graphic, interior, industrial, and furniture designers. “The point is to lessen the excuses that the industry often makes to justify excluding us,” Sully told HuffPost Canada, over a phone call. “When you’re looking at more than 130 of us on a webpage, it’s hard to say we don’t exist.”Watch: Krys Lunardo and George Sully discuss Black Designers of Canada with ET Canada. Story continues below.Sully has been working in the fashion industry for 15 years, and says racism has always been a systemic force he’s had to shadowbox. Securing bank loans, grants, and media attention is much tougher for Black designers, he says. (In fact, a recent report from the US Federal Reserve found that Black-owned firms are twice as likely to be rejected for bank loans — and COVID-19 might be exacerbating that situation.)And the problem often turns out to be cyclical: buyers refuse to bring Black Canadian fashion designers into stores because they claim those designers aren’t popular enough; by further omitting them from shelves, these designers fail to generate the exposure that would make them popular enough to be brought into stores. Sully, himself, has fallen prey to these patterns. He’s struggled with fashion magazines refusing to cover his brands, and then blaming those omissions on his absence from mainstream press, as though that indicates a lack of public interest. He’s even had buyers procrastinate on pulling from his lines and then, at the end of the season, claim they’re “out of budget” and can’t make any purchases. The cycles never end.“That’s all just a way for them to ignore us while maintaining plausible deniability,” Sully says. “We know how much Black people contribute to fashion and to culture. So where are the designers in the stores?”Sully is the co-founder of the minimalist shoe brand Sully Wong. He’s also the co-founder of House of Hayla, which specializes in monochromatic heels made with vegan materials. He’s the founder of Shoenado, a private label design consultancy. He’s the designer behind the iconic Starfleet Boot you’d have seen if you watch CBS’s Star Trek Discovery. And yet, for all his contributions to the industry, he says he’s rarely been archived, collected or written about. His story has not been told, and he hopes to end that pattern among other Black designers with this directory.  View this post on InstagramA post shared by Black Designers of Canada (@blackdesignersofcanada) on Jun 3, 2020 at 9:02am PDTSully’s story is not uncommon — and it certainly isn’t unique to Canada. The fashion industry has long allowed racism to run unchecked, in the castings of models, the appointments of fashion designers, and in brands like Gucci and Prada releasing bewilderingly racist products. In fact, just last month, more than 250 Black fashion professionals signed a public letter addressed to the Council of Fashion Designers of America, accusing the organization of allowing “exploitative cultures of prejudice, tokenism and employment discrimination to thrive.”“We will no longer be relegated to the backseat, or worse yet, completely sidelined altogether,” the letter read, “we have ceased waiting indefinitely for others to grant us equal access to opportunity, locked out of the very rooms within which we should lead the collaborative work of righting those wrongs we endure.”When Sully announced his plans to develop the index early last month, and made a post about it on Instagram, submissions quickly began pouring in. A week after the callout went up, some 200 submissions had come through. And though people were elated that somebody had finally taken on the project of collecting the designers, it was also a painful clarification how they’ve all been sidelined.  View this post on InstagramA post shared by Black Designers of Canada (@blackdesignersofcanada) on Jun 12, 2020 at 10:48am PDT“Looking through all of those submissions felt so dark,” Sully says. “It was a reminder of how many times that crime of omission has been done. It was just like, another one ... another one ... another one …”Sully hopes the BDoC directory will be used as an official resource for buyers, local boutiques, photographers, as well as the stylists who have the power to set trends in the glossy magazines they work with. “For the first time, it seems like Canada is owning up to and acknowledging its racist history,” Sully says. “Hopefully, now we can start doing something about it.”RELATED Harper’s Bazaar’s New Editor Is Canadian And Ready To Shake Things Up Ex-Aritzia Employees Call Out Company's Anti-Black Racism Black-Owned Green Fashion And Beauty Brands You Can Support Right Now
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Heat wave the latest challenge to those living in encampments in Toronto
"That's all it is — just surviving, not living."
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LILLEY: More family ties and call for cops to probe Trudeau-WE fiasco
It really is a family affair between the Trudeau government and the WE organizations. Yep, turns out Finance Minister Bill Morneau has a couple of family connections to WE – his daughters. The news comes the day after it was revealed Trudeau family members were paid more than $353,000 to speak at various WE Day […]
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Impact show rust on pitch and on sideline in MLS is Back opener
Manager Thierry Henry questions players' desire, but baffling roster moves also play a role in loss to Revolution.
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Roy Green: Might Justin Trudeau’s election history emulate his father Pierre Trudeau?
Pierre Trudeau's election record: majority, minority, majority. Son Justin Trudeau's track record so far: majority, minority. Roy Green wonders if history is repeating itself.
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Calgary Folk Music Festival goes virtual amid COVID-19 pandemic
In April, the organization announced it would be cancelling the event due to the virus, however, almost three months later, organizers said the festival would indeed return for the 41st year, in a new and innovative fashion.
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Guelph, Ont. long-term care worker tests positive for coronavirus
A COVID-19 outbreak has now been declared at Elliott Community Long-Term Care after a staff member tested positive for the novel coronavirus.
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Hamilton board of health approves bylaw making masks mandatory in indoor public spaces
Hamilton's board of health has approved a bylaw that makes non-medical face masks mandatory inside indoor public spaces in the city.
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Class-action lawsuit alleges meat packer failed to take coronavirus precautions in Alberta
A class-action lawsuit has been filed against Cargill Ltd. that claims the meat-packing company failed to take reasonable precautions to protect its workers in Alberta during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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WUDRICK: Trudeau spent the rainy day fund back when the sun was shining
One trillion dollars. A one with twelve zeroes after it. A thousand billion dollars. It’s where Canada’s federal debt is heading in the next half year. We all knew the number was going to be jaw-dropping, but it turned out to be even worse than even the most pessimistic predictions. On March 27, the Parliamentary […]
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Critics denounce WE Charity campaign-style ad for Justin Trudeau amid PM's scandal over charity links
A 2017 ad from WE Charity that appears to promote Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his Liberal government is being highlighted by critics this week as Trudeau faces an ethics investigation over handing a $900-million sole-source contract to the group, which has paid members of his family hundreds of thousands of dollars in speaking fees. The ad appears to be linked to the Canada 150 celebrations and shows stylized silhouettes of Trudeau across backdrops of mountains and farmer’s fields, while Trudeau speaks about young people and his intentions to work hard. “I pledge to work hard for all Canadians,” says Trudeau’s voiceover, urging young people to “live WE.” The video — a campaign-style production that doubles as a promo for the charity — was produced by Door Knocker Media, a Toronto production company, and the original video, on VIMEO, is listed as having been made for the client, WE Charity. The controversy over the contract given to WE — which has led to demands from the Bloc Québécois that Trudeau step aside temporarily as prime minister — arose two weeks ago when the federal government announced WE, the organization overseeing the WE Charity, was awarded a $900-million sole-source contract to run a federal student volunteer grant program. The group also runs ME to WE, a for-profit enterprise. “My Canada 150 is a place where everyone has a real and fair chance to succeed,” Trudeau says on the video. He also promises to “invest” in Canadian youth. The WE organization works with Canadian youth and has close links to Canadian schools. Conservative MP Candice Bergen said in response to the ad that it shows “WE works for Trudeau and Trudeau for them.” Trudeau has faced previous ethics investigations over accepting illegal gifts, involving a free vacation on the Aga Khan’s private Bahamian island, and meddling in the prosecution of Quebec corporate giant SNC-Lavalin. But Bergen said the latest scandal shows the issue is no longer about his faulty judgment. “It’s about his character,” she wrote on Twitter. “He’s corrupt.”   Watch this ad. WE works for Trudeau and Trudeau for them. It’s no longer about Trudeau’s judgment. It’s about his character. He’s corrupt. https://t.co/JbyWY3rm89— Candice Bergen (@CandiceBergenMP) July 10, 2020 The vote to offer the contract for the Canadian Student Services Grant, which was decided by cabinet and would have paid WE $19.5 million in fees to administer $900 billion in grants to students, included both Trudeau and Bill Morneau, the finance minister. Neither recused themselves from the decision despite Trudeau’s mother, brother and wife having collected hundreds of thousands of dollars for appearing at WE events, and Morneau’s daughter working on WE staff. The WE organization paid the prime minister’s mother, Margaret Trudeau, $312,000 for 28 speeches since 2016, as first reported by the media website Canadaland. WE also paid Trudeau’s brother, Alexandre “Sacha” Trudeau, $40,000 for eight appearances in 2017-2018 and, back in 2012, $1,400 to Sophie Grégoire Trudeau. Trudeau was, at the time, a member of Parliament, but not the leader of the Liberal party or prime minister. Previously, WE Charity had said no member of the Trudeau family had been paid for their appearances, with the exception of travel expenses for Grégoire Trudeau. The Prime Minister’s Office has denied wrongdoing. “What is important to remember here is that this is about a charity supporting students,” it said in a statement issued Thursday. “The Canada Student Service Grant program is about giving young people opportunities to contribute to their communities, not about benefits to anyone else.” WE said in its statements that the payments were supposed to be made by ME to WE Social Enterprise, not WE Charity, blaming a billing error wherein Margaret Trudeau’s fees were paid by the charity, and not the for-profit wing. WE pulled out of administering the grant program a week later as controversies emerged, including a National Post report that WE co-founder Marc Kielburger told a private videoconference that the Prime Minister’s Office had called WE for help with the grant program. Kielberger said later he “misspoke,” claiming it was not the PMO but rather, the federal public service, that had made the call. Watch to the end to see who produced this election-style ad for Justin Trudeau #cdnpoliOriginal: https://t.co/CDCWXdJuqo pic.twitter.com/q1GzJqHrcx— Pundit Class (@punditclass) July 10, 2020 With files from Christopher Nardi
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Seniors donate federal grant money to the Great Canadian Seniors Break Even Challenge
Seniors across Canada are donating their COVID-19 relief funds to local charities.
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Coronavirus: 20th day without new case in Peterborough; more resolved in Kawartha Lakes, Haliburton
Peterborough Public Health last reported a new case of coronavirus on June 20. All cases in Haliburton County are now resolved.
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Hundreds of Hubbards residents call for new roadway safety measures
The group is seeking support from all levels of government to improve road and street safety measures for their community.
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It’s time for a name change, Edmonton
If the Canadian Football League launched an expansion franchise in Edmonton today, governors would surely reject ‘Eskimos’ as a potential name for the team. You wouldn’t see Braves, Indians, Chiefs or Redskins approved either, because they conflate an identifiable group of people with the demeaning role of sports team mascot and, as such, all five […]
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As mask order comes into effect, STM brass answer questions
"It's not going to be easy, especially on a day like today when it's 35 degrees outside, but it's something that has to be done."
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Ellie Goulding likes her ’90s rock political and her social media inspiring
Ellie Goulding talks about her 10 cultural must-haves, which brings together mementos from her grunge days with recent film festival darlings and, of course, Kate Bush.
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Saskatchewan Health Authority urges vigilance after coronavirus cases reported around province
Saskatchewan health authorities said Friday there are two new coronavirus cases in the province, with 43 active cases and 757 total recoveries.
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Highway 97 rollover in West Kelowna affecting westbound traffic
Emergency crews rushed to the scene of the rollover on Highway 97 in West Kelowna near the Elk Road interchange.
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UK Mom Discovers She Has 2 Wombs — And A Twin Growing In Each
It’s normal for it to be a surprise, when expectant parents learn they’re having twins. But for UK mother Kelly Fairhurst and her partner Joshua Boundy, the news that they’d be having not one but two babies paled in comparison with the other big reveal at their 12-week ultrasound: Each of the fetuses was growing in a separate womb.Fairhurst has a rare medical condition, that occurs in fewer than one in 3,000 women, called uterine didelphys. “The uterus forms in utero by the fusion of two tubes,” Dr Nick Raine-Fenning, spokesperson for the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, told Cosmopolitan UK. “The wall between the tubes breaks down in its lower aspect leaving one womb and one cervix whilst the upper parts stay separate and form the two Fallopian tubes.”If something atypical happens during that process, a baby girl can be born with two separate tubes, and therefore two uteri and two cervixes.In an interview with Today Parents, Fairhurst said, “My midwife looked at me and said, ‘In 30 years I’ve never seen anything like this.’” Fairhurst’s doctors also told her that “it was a one in a 50 million chance for me to conceive twins in each womb,” she shared in an interview with British media outlet the Sun.   The pregnant mother-of-two has been told that the birth of her twin daughters may involved two separate labours, because the babies are growing in separate wombs. “It can cause problems, Professor Asma Khalil, an expert in obstetrics at St George’s Hospital in Tooting, South London, told the Sun.“In one case one twin was delivered at 25 weeks and the other carried on until late in pregnancy.” The plan, if at all possible, is for Fairhurst to deliver by caesarean section, although she said her first two children’s births happened very fast, so her medical team is preparing for all eventualities.Fairhurst’s doctors believe it’s most likely that she ovulated twice in one cycle to conceive the twins, and that they will be fraternal. However, in spite of the distinct wombs in which they’ve taken up residence, there is still a chance that the little girls will be identical twins.Regardless, they will be extra special.As Fairhurst told the Sun, “It makes you feel incredibly grateful that this has happened to you and you get to have two amazing babies.”RELATED PARENTING STORIES When Motherhood Looks Absolutely Nothing Like Your Vision Board Oh Yeah, There Are Pandemic Baby Names Now Even The Toddler Is Very Bendy And Strong In This Cirque Du Soleil Family Mom Gets Pregnant With Twins... 10 Days Apart Also on HuffPost:  
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Transportation Safety Board investigating wheel cracks on Ottawa LRT
The latest issue with Ottawa's light-rail transit is prompting intervention from the Transportation Safety Board of Canada.
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