Montreal community groups demand to be heard on police street checks

Organizations calling for an end to racial profiling are angry that the city's public security committee plans to finalize recommendations on the new street check policy before they've had a chance to react.
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Citizens oppose container yard project in Mercier—Hochelaga-Maisonneuve
Ray-Mont Logistics anticipates 300,000 containers will move through their site each year, meaning 1,000 trucks entering and leaving the yard per day.
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Edmonton Oilers Mike Smith all in for playoff run
"I want to win. That's it. Plain and simple. I want to do whatever I can to help this team win."
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Regina man charged with impaired driving causing bodily harm after bystander struck
One man was taken to the hospital with serious injuries after a parked car he was standing next to was struck by a truck.
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Good Samaritan seriously injured, airlifted, after trying to help trapped driver: B.C. RCMP
Police say a 46-year-old man scrambled down an embankment to help free the driver, but was injured when the Chevy Tahoe shifted and rolled onto him.
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COVID-19: 88 new cases in London-Middlesex, 1 additional death
Middlesex London region surpassed 11,000 COVID-19 cases on Saturday.
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‘Light at the end of the tunnel’: Toronto set to reach COVID-19 vaccine milestone with 50% of adults having had first jab
“This is a non-stop effort. It’s about saving lives and getting life back to normal,” said Mayor John Tory.
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‘We have been waiting so long for this:’ Lethbridge Farmers’ Market kickstarts weekend
Saturday marked the first day of the Lethbridge Farmers' Market. Inside may look a little bit different due to COVID-19, but vendors are excited to get back to business.
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B.C. Human Rights Tribunal to hear complaint against UBC Okanagan
A former student alleges the school mishandled her report of sexual assault by another student in 2013.
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Partner of deceased Mascouche mother of 6 convicted of first-degree murder
Benoît Cardinal, 34, was accused of having killed Jaël Cantin, the mother of his six children in the middle of the night in January 2020. She was 33-years-old.
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Police seek witnesses, dashcam video of south Edmonton collision
Police are seeking information about a collision in south Edmonton Friday afternoon that sent two people to hospital. 
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Saskatoon police investigate 2 overnight shootings
Saskatoon police responded to two reports of gunfire, just 20 minutes apart, on Saturday morning. Police are investigating and don't yet know if the incidents are linked.
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More than half of Canadians who have played youth hockey think male players disrespect girls and women: poll
The Angus Reid Institute poll also found that 64 per cent of those who coached or played youth hockey say the game culture has a problem with players bullying kids outside of the rink.
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Vancouver police investigating fatal incident involving cyclist
Police are investigating the death of a cyclist, including whether any vehicles played a role. Images from the scene showed a grey minivan behind police tape.
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Mobile home evacuated, 1 injured after Calgary fire
The Calgary Fire Department responded to several calls about a blaze in the 1100 block of 84 Street N.E. on Saturday.
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Tolko receives 1-year extension to submit report on shuttered waterfront mill in Kelowna
The company says one of the last buildings to be demolished this year at the Kelowna lumber mill site will be the former plywood plant.
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Protesters call for more social housing in southwest Montreal
Protesters took to the streets of Montreal's Sud-Ouest borough on Saturday afternoon to call for more social housing.
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B.C.’s South Asian media stars hold benefit for COVID-19-stricken India
Sabrina Rani Furminger, the voice of the YVR Screen Scene Podcast, will host the event, which will be like 'Inside The Actor's Studio' - with a South Asian-Canadian twist. 
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Western University medical grads celebrate milestone at Indigenous graduation ceremony
A tight-knit group of Schulich Medicine students celebrated their academic achievements at Western University's virtual Indigenous Student Graduation Ceremony on Friday.
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First bottles of Chernobyl spirits seized by Ukrainian authorities
The first shipment of a spirit drink made from apples grown near the Chernobyl nuclear plant have been seized by Ukrainian security services for unknown reasons, according to the company that produces it.
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As India’s COVID-19 cases climb, neighbouring Bangladesh faces variant threats
India was supposed to supply 30 million vaccine doses to Bangladesh by June. So far, only 7 million doses have been supplied, with further shipments suspended since February.
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Nova Scotia reports one new death, 163 new cases of COVID-19
In the latest COVID-19 update. a man in his 70s has died in Nova Scotia's central zone, the Department of Health and Wellness said Saturday.
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Canada delivers ventilators, medical supplies to India as it battles devastating COVID-19 wave
A Canadian Forces plane touched down in COVID-ravaged India Saturday with 50 ventilators and other medical supplies.
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Canada’s Einarson eliminated at curling worlds after 8-3 loss to Sweden’s Hasselborg
Sweden did not let Canada generate much offence, regularly forcing the Kerri Einarson side to settle for singles.
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Nova Scotia part of national study on how COVID-19 restrictions impact kids in hospitals
A new research program is examining the impact of pandemic visitor restrictions on the children in pediatric intensive care units across the country.
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Canadiens' centre Phillip Danault out with a concussion
Coach Dominique Ducharme said Saturday that Danault has returned to Montreal and is going through the NHL concussion protocol.
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COVID-19: 488 new cases in Manitoba Saturday, vaccine eligibility expands, fines increase
Three more Manitobans have died due to COVID-19, the province said Saturday, as vaccine eligibility expands and fines increase for those repeatedly flouting public health orders.
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Medical supplies from Canada arrive in India as COVID-19 cases, deaths surge
'Canada stands with our friend and partner India as we work to overcome the devastating impact of #COVID19,' Canada's high commissioner to India tweeted. 
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Makeover: A new arrival gets adventurous
Nadia Albano gives 54-year-old social worker Andrea Ferrett a new look to celebrate her birthday.
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B.C. government to give more than $8 million for programs to curb gang violence
More than 200 not-for-profit projects will receive a one-time grant through the Civil Forfeiture Crime Prevention and Remediation program.
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Just over half of British Columbians support Olympic bid for 2030 Winter Games: poll
The poll follows a Vancouver Board of Trade event where John Furlong, who was the president of the 2010 Vancouver Olympic Organizing Committee, presented the merits of an Olympic bid for the 2030 Games.
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Overnight hit-and-run in Abbotsford leaves man dead
Abbotsford police said paramedics found the victim's body in the 3800-block of North Parallel Road just before 6 a.m., Saturday.
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What is Alberta’s worst road? Roadbuilders association wants to know
The Alberta Roadbuilders and Heavy Construction Association is asking motorists to safely post pictures of ruined roadways they experience as they drive around the province.
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