Ontario ombudsman receives record number of complaints about jails

Paul Dube details problems with overcrowding, poor living conditions, and lack of inmate access to medical care in his annual report released Tuesday.
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Ontario reports 302 new coronavirus cases over past 2 days
Case numbers weren't reported on Wednesday due to Canada Day.
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Supreme Court Won't Hear B.C. First Nations' Appeal Over TMX Pipeline
OTTAWA — The Supreme Court of Canada will not hear a new appeal from British Columbia First Nations over the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion.The court dismissed the appeal on Thursday morning from the Squamish Nation, Tsleil-Waututh Nation, the Ts’elxwéyeqw Tribes and Coldwater Indian Band, effectively ending the years-long legal battle over the project.The First Nations successfully halted federal approval of the project in 2018 when the Federal Court of Appeal said Ottawa had failed to properly consult affected First Nations.RELATED Trans Mountain Pipeline Oil Spill In B.C. Blamed On Pipe Fitting Alberta Minister Says Pandemic A ‘Great Time’ To Build A Pipeline While Most Of Canada Socially Distances, Why Are Pipelines, Mines Still Going? Price Tag For TMX Pipeline Expansion Balloons To $12.6B In February, the same court dismissed another challenge by the same bands over the government’s June 2019 decision to approve the project a second time after another round of Indigenous consultation.In April, they asked the Supreme Court of Canada to hear the case but on Thursday, the court refused and, as usual, gave no reasons for that decision.The expanded pipeline will nearly triple the amount of diluted bitumen flowing between Alberta’s oilsands and a marine port in Burnaby, B.C.More to comePreviously on HuffPost:
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Unilever cuts ‘fair’ from name of skin-whitening cream after backlash
The change is meant to make the brand, which accounts for $500 million (U.S.) in annual revenue, more “inclusive,” Unilever said.
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Social media companies face revenue hit from boycotts
The #StopHateforProfit campaign launched June 17 by the Anti-Defamation League, the NAACP and other advocacy groups seeks to pressure the social media giants into doing more to curtail racist and violent content on their websites.
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Health minister to update Manitobans on COVID recovery plans Thursday
Manitoba's health minister will announce COVID-19 recovery plans on Thursday.
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VEZINA: Call 911 when you, or anyone, has a stroke
Recent data has indicated a surprising number of people are not calling 911 for a stroke and other life-threatening conditions. Here are some of the things that happen when you call emergency services and some less known reasons why it is important. (1) The medical staff need time to get ready. If you or a […]
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Heat warnings issued across Hamilton-Niagara region for the weekend
Cities around the Hamilton-Niagara region have opened up cooling centres to avoid the onset of heat-related illnesses.
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Supreme Court rejects Indigenous challenge to Trans Mountain pipeline approval
The dismissal effectively ends a years-long legal battle over the Trans Mountain pipeline approval.
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Supreme Court dismisses appeal over Trans Mountain pipeline
The court dismissed the appeal this morning from the Squamish Nation, Tsleil-Waututh Nation, the Ts’elxweyeqw Tribes and Coldwater Indian Band, effectively ending the years-long legal battle over the project.
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HUNTER: Ghislaine Maxwell arrested on Jeffrey Epstein-related charges
She thought she answered to no one
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Worker dies at industrial site in Lindsay: police
Police say the worker suffered a fatal injury at the site and was pronounced dead at the scene.
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Supreme Court dismisses Indigenous appeal of Trans Mountain approval
The Supreme Court of Canada will not hear a new appeal from British Columbia First Nations over the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion.
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Motorcyclist killed in Oakville crash on Canada Day
Halton police report that the 33-year-old rider was southbound on Trafalgar Road, near the QEW, at about 2:15 p.m. when he lost control and left the roadway.
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Jeffrey Epstein associate Ghislaine Maxwell arrested
Ghislaine Maxwell, a British socialite who was accused by many women of helping procure underage sex partners for Jeffrey Epstein, was arrested in New Hampshire, the FBI said Thursday.
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Jeffrey Epstein associate Ghislaine Maxwell arrested
The FBI says a British socialite who was accused by many women of helping procure underage sex partners for Jeffrey Epstein has been arrested in New Hampshire.
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Jeffrey Epstein associate Ghislaine Maxwell arrested by FBI: reports
Ghislaine Maxwell, British socialite and longtime associate of Jeffrey Epstein, has been arrested Thursday by the FBI, according to reports. 
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Quarantine hotel sex scandal linked to coronavirus outbreak in Melbourne
Australian officials have launched a judicial inquiry amid allegations a fresh coronavirus outbreak in the state of Victoria was sparked by some contracted workers not following protocols at a hotel used to quarantine international arrivals -- including reportedly having sex with people under lockdown.
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Coronavirus live updates: How the provinces are reopening
Follow this story throughout the day for up-to-the-minute updates on the coronavirus pandemic in Quebec.
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How a Chinese firm jumped to the front of the virus vaccine race
In May, CanSino became the first globally to publish a full scientific study on its early human trials, an important step because it allows researchers worldwide to assess a vaccine’s potential.
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People in Alabama are throwing COVID-19 parties with a payout when one gets infected: official
Some young people in Alabama are throwing COVID-19 parties, a disturbing competition where people who have coronavirus attend and the first person to get infected receives a payout, local officials said.
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Aeromexico Files For Bankruptcy With Plan To Resume Flights
MEXICO CITY — Mexico’s oldest legacy airline, Aeromexico, said Tuesday it has filed for Chapter 11 reorganization, a form of bankruptcy in which the carrier can keep operating while its debts and obligations are sorted out.The airline said “this legal process will not interrupt the airline’s operations” and that all tickets, reservations and bonus points would continue to be honoured.Like many airlines throughout the world, Aeromexico has been squeezed by a decline in travel due to the novel coronavirus pandemic.Aeromexico general director Andrés Conesa said “the COVID-19 pandemic has had an unprecedented impact on the global economy and travel industry.”READ MORE Air Canada, WestJet To End Physical Distancing Policies On Planes Air Canada Offers Refunds To Some Passengers For COVID-19 Cancellations WestJet Laying Off More Than 3,300 Workers, Calling Move ‘Unavoidable' This Is What Air Travel Is Like In Canada Now In a statement, Aeromexico wrote that “many leading airlines throughout the world have used Chapter 11 to strengthen their financial position, and they continue to be solid companies that serve passengers across the world now. That is what we intend to do.”Mexico’s government has refused to bail out large private companies, even those battered by the pandemic.Mexico’s other legacy airline, Mexicana, went into a Mexican bankruptcy proceeding in 2010 and never re-emerged.Also on HuffPost:
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'Situation resolved' after armed man arrested near Rideau Hall: RCMP
The RCMP says a situation at Rideau Hall has been resolved safely, after an 'armed man' was found near the residence of the governor general.
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Heat warning issued for Guelph, Waterloo Region, Wellington County
Environment Canada has issued a heat warning for Guelph, Waterloo Region and Wellington County that is expected to last through Sunday.
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Calgary police investigating potential shooting at northeast Holiday Inn
It’s unknown if the victim was shot while inside the hotel or entered the building after being shot to get help for his injuries.
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Another heat wave in Montreal? Don't sweat it
Temperatures in Montreal Thursday are expected to hit 33 degrees Celsius with humidex values up to 41 C.
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‘Extensive’ house fire in Thornhill sends five to hospital
Five people were taken to hospital including two with disabilities and a York Region police officer.
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13 tons of hair weaves suspected to be from Chinese internment camps seized by U.S. border
Federal authorities in New York on Wednesday seized a shipment of weaves and other beauty accessories suspected to be made out of human hair taken from people locked inside a Chinese internment camp.
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RCMP monitoring ‘ongoing incident’ near Rideau Hall
Police spokesperson told the Star that the RCMP have a “presence” at the official residence of the Governor General.
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