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How ‘365 Days’ became one of Netflix’s worst-reviewed big hits
Despite a zero per cent rating on Rotten Tomatoes, “365 Days,” directed by Barbara Bialowas and Tomasz Mandes, quickly became a viral sensation when it arrived on Netflix worldwide June 7, following a successful theatrical run in Poland and a limited British release earlier this year.
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The end of environmental assessments for clear-cut logging has Grassy Narrows First Nation fearing more mercury poisoning
The Ontario government says it’s ‘ending duplication’ by removing logging activities from the Environmental Assessment Act. But advocates say clear-cutting will mean more mercury in the water system — which has already poisoned 90 per cent of Grassy Narrows residents.
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Kelowna Fire Department uses ladder truck to unlock 5th-floor apartment
Role-reversal: Kelowna firefighters called to help people get INTO their apartment.
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Finance Minister Morneau's daughter confirmed to work for WE, another at multiple events
OTTAWA – Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is not the only cabinet member whose family is closely tied to WE Charity. One of Finance Minister Bill Morneau’s daughters currently works for WE, whereas another has spoken at “WE Day” events. Friday, Morneau’s office confirmed information first published by online media outlet CANADALAND that Grace Acan, who joined Morneau’s family when they sponsored her travel to Canada from Northern Urganda, is currently working for WE as a contractual employee in an administrative role. “She got this position on her own merits. There is absolutely no link between her employment and any work that WE does with the Government of Canada,” Morneau’s spokesperson Maéva Proteau said in an email. Morneau’s office also confirmed that another of the minister’s daughters, Clare Morneau, spoke at multiple WE events after publishing a book on young refugee girls. Proteau assures that she’s never been paid for her involvement. Clare Morneau was also featured in WE’s “Future 50” portrait series “honouring 50 remarkable Canadians and the contributions they are making to the future of our nation.” Despite his family’s ties to the Toronto-based organization, Morneau’s office says he did not recuse himself from the Trudeau cabinet’s decision to outsource a $900-million student volunteer grant to WE Charity. “The recommendation to have WE administer the program came from the public service. Ms. Acan’s term contract has absolutely no link with any work the charity has done with the Government of Canada. Mr. Morneau did not recuse himself from the discussions,” Proteau wrote. These revelations come the same day the Conservative Party of Canada wrote to the RCMP demanding they open a criminal investigation into Trudeau’s handling of the $900 million WE Charity contract. “For the last several weeks, ethical questions have piled up about the federal government’s decision to award a sole-sourced contract to administer the Canada Student Service Grant to WE Charity, a group with deep and extensive links to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his family,” Conservative ethics critic Michael Barrett wrote in a letter to the federal police service. “I encourage the Royal Canadian Mounted Police to investigate the possibility of criminal offences arising from these disturbing facts.  You and the very able members of the national police force possess the necessary skills, expertise and tools to get to the bottom of this.” One of the “disturbing facts” Barrett is referring to is that Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s wife, mother and brother had received hundreds of thousands of dollars in total speaking fees from the WE organization in recent years. Last week, the federal Ethics Commissioner opened an investigation into Justin Trudeau and his government’s handling of $900-million Canada Student Service Grant that was outsourced to WE Charity. Friday, the commissioner’s office told National Post he was “aware of reports concerning Minister Morneau and his family” when asked if he would extend his investigation to Bill Morneau.  
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Ontario Premier Doug Ford confident in NHL’s pandemic plan for hub cities
"They're tough on the players. I think people would like to see a few hockey games on television. I don't think it would be too bad."
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Rufus Wainwright changes the game on ‘Unfollow the Rules’
Rufus Wainwright has been singing his whole life. But after the pop stylings of 2012’s Out of the Game, the child of two singer-songwriter parents, Kate McGarrigle and Loudon Wainwright III, found himself needing to scratch other musical itches. He made forays into opera, retooling his first production Prima Donna in 2015 and debuting Hadrian […]
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Coronavirus: Officials concerned about possible massive Lake Erie party on Sunday
The event at Pottahawk Island has previously been billed on social media as "North America’s biggest boat party" with more than 2,000 boats and 10,000 people in attendance.
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Traffic delays expected as Glenmore undergoes repaving, says City of Kelowna
On Friday, the City of Kelowna announced a travel disruption notice for Glenmore Road North, from Cross Road to Begbie Road, because of paving.
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Netflix renews ‘The Crown’ for a sixth season after all
In January, Peter Morgan, the writer and creator of “The Crown,” said that the show’s fifth season was the “perfect time and place to stop” and that Netflix and Sony supported him in the decision.
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Quebec health unions fight prescription limiting use of masks
A group of Quebec health workers is seeking to invalidate a prescription that restricts the wearing of personal respiratory equipment.
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Hoping to cool off at the splash pad? Here’s how to ensure your kids stay safe
The risk of contracting COVID-19 at outdoor public space is likely low, says Dr. Upton Allen, but there are things you should do to make it even lower.
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Heather Scoffield: COVID supports are ending and families are facing a financial crunch. How will Ottawa help?
Children may well be part of our long-term hopes for Canada to build back better, greener, with more diversity and inclusion and wealth, but they and their parents have been an afterthought in the near-term planning to rev up the economy, Heather Scoffield writes.
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Neo-Nazis ask followers to ‘deliberately infect’ Jews, Muslims with virus: U.K. report
Ideological groups on all sides of the spectrum are fanning the flames of hatred amid the novel coronavirus by telling followers to “deliberately infect” Jews and Muslims, warns a U.K. government counter-terrorism agency. According to research published by the U.K.’s Commission for Countering Extremism, the agency says it has received mounting reports of extremist groups […]
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1 airlifted, 3 transported to hospital after Friday crash on QEII
Police were called shortly after 11:30 a.m. to the crash just north of Ponoka.
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2 North York women charged in connection with Bill Horrace homicide case: London, Ont., police
Tianna Almeida and Tera Amoatemah, both 22, are charged with being an accessory after the fact to the offence of assault with a weapon.'
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Susan Delacourt: Blindsided by the WE scandal, Liberal MPs wonder: How did Justin Trudeau get us into this mess?
While the hits just keep on coming about Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s connections to the WE charity, the controversy has touched off grumbling in Liberal circles about the lowercase “we” — as in, how exactly did we get into this mess, and who is “we” anyway in the decision-making circle around the prime minister? Susan Delacourt writes.
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Thousands of dead fish turn up in New York's Hudson River, suffocated by intense heat
This past week has seen thousands of dead fish turn up in New York’s Hudson River. The Atlantic medhaden, a coastal fish, use the Hudson as a nursery. The non-profit organization Riverkeeper , dedicated to the environmental protection of the Hudson, says this is because they are suffering from a lack of dissolved oxygen. “We have to realize that all aquatic creatures require oxygen to breathe. The amount of oxygen that is present in a water body is an indicator of a body of water’s health,” said George Jackman, senior habitat restoration manager at Riverkeeper in an interview with USA Today . A lot of this can be blamed on the intense heat. Warmer water holds less oxygen. So as a consequence, they’re suffocating. Another factor is New York’s excess sewage and fertilizer runoff. Natural cleansers like oyster beds are all but gone. View this post on Instagram ‪Thousands of dead fish along the Hudson River this morning which has been attributed to extreme heat, lowering the oxygen level of the water
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Lane designated for truckers, essential workers at N.B. provincial border
A lane designated for truck drivers and essential workers went into effect Friday morning to improve traffic flow at the Nova Scotia/New Brunswick border.
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Peel cops ID anti-masker who went on racist tirade at T&T Supermarket
Peel Regional Police have identified a suspect in a hate-motivated incident at T&T Supermarket in Mississauga earlier this week. The incident took place on Sunday around 4 p.m. at the grocery store, located at 715 Central Pkwy. W., near Mavis Rd. where a customer was filmed making racist comments after workers asked him to leave […]
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Safety blitz aims to reduce collisions on Ontario roads
The OPP has released the commercial motor vehicle collision data for last year as it prepares to join North American road safety partners to support Operation Safe Driver The data shows there were more CMV collisions and fatalities on OPP-patrolled roads in 2019 than there has been in 20 years. Police responded to 8,432 collisions […]
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Kanesatake land claims remain unresolved 30 years after Oka crisis
The land claims at the heart of the 1990 Oka crisis remain unresolved, Indigenous leaders and elders say.
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Scholar's Choice closing all but three of its stores in restructuring
Retailer Scholar's Choice is closing all but three of its stores as part of a restructuring of its operations to focus on its e-commerce and catalogue business.
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Amazon bans workers from using TikTok on phones over ‘security risks’: memo
Chinese-owned social media platform TikTok, among the fastest growing digital platforms in history, is facing heavy scrutiny outside China. India banned TikTok and other Chinese apps in June.
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Pattie Lovett-Reid: We may see a V-shaped recovery
Maybe, just maybe, we are going to get a V-shaped recovery, writes CTV News' Chief Financial Commentator Pattie Lovett-Reid.
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Vinay Menon: Demi Moore is launching an erotica podcast from her disgusting bathroom
Moore is podcasting a few feet away from where someone just did No. 2. Do you think Bill Gates built Microsoft with his elbow on a urinal? How are we supposed to listen to ‘Dirty Diana’ when we know it rumbled to life inside a biohazard lab? asks Vinay Menon.
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Heather Mallick: Free-speech hypocrites, unscandalous scandals, and endless heat got you down? Here’s how to survive the summer of madness
I cannot recall of time of greater rage, unhingement, outbursting, cruelty, silliness, and above all, humourlessness. Try to take the long view, the Greenland shark certainly does, Heather Mallick writes.
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The NHL’s hub city approach is low risk, experts say, but there are still weaknesses to the plan
Each of the league’s bubbles will be “a city within a city.” But what will those cities look like four or six weeks from now.
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Man in serious condition after daylight shooting at Scarborough Town Centre
Police say the suspects fled in a dark-coloured SUV and are asking anyone with information to come forward.
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Police seek person of interest in connection with Saint John-area stabbing death
New Brunswick RCMP say they are looking to speak with 20-year-old Tyler Gamblin in relation to the death of 29-year-old Nathan Gallant.
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2 children receive treatment after testing positive for rabies in Charlotte County, N.B.
Rabies is a viral disease that affects the nervous system.
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Blue Jays end Vladimir Guerrero third baseman experiment early
From the start, it was thought that imposing slugger Vladimir Guerrero Jr.’s days as a full-time third baseman would not last long, but the experiment appears to be over far sooner than expected. Blue Jays manager Charlie Montoyo said on a conference call on Friday afternoon that Guerrero Jr., who spent 96 of his 123 […]
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Who sits at the table matters, especially during a pandemic
The differential impacts that COVID has on visible minorities and marginalized communities, and our policies to protect these communities will, and should, come under scrutiny.
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Labour Board upholds firing of Rexdale warehouse foreman over racial slur
Use the N-word and get a pink slip. The labour board has upheld the firing of a foreman at a Rexdale warehouse for using the N-word in an angry exchange with a junior coworker, according to a Blacklock’s Reporter story. An Ontario arbitrator ruled the days of using such language on the job are over. […]
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Cancer trial to focus on protecting patients from COVID-19 infection
Researchers from The Ottawa Hospital say they want to explore the potential of IMM-101, a preparation featuring a dead pathogen containing properties that can stimulate the “first-response arm” of the immune system.
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GoodLife Fitness confirms coronavirus case at Burnaby gym
GoodLife Fitness says a person who tested positive for the novel coronavirus had spent time at the company's Burnaby Northgate Club.
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Burnaby gym member tests positive for coronavirus
A member of a Burnaby gym has tested positive for the novel coronavirus.
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Controversial program cuts part of regular review, says Red River College
Christine Watson, Red River's vice-president of academics, says the college is constantly reviewing its programs to ensure they're in line with industry needs.
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Simple Plan Bassist David Desrosiers Leaves Band Amid Sexual Misconduct Allegations
MONTREAL — Admitting to harmful “interactions” with women, Simple Plan bassist David Desrosiers announced Thursday he’s leaving the Montreal-based band. The musician is one of several Quebec artists who have been accused of sexual misconduct in recent days.“Recent public statements have led me to acknowledge that some of the interactions I have had with women have caused them harm,” Desrosiers wrote in an Instagram post.An anonymous accuser on social media posted on Wednesday that Desrosiers started making inappropriate “jokes” with her when she was a minor, and they had consensual sex after she came of age. She alleged he invited others for group sex without asking her, threatened and demeaned her.Like folk singer Bernard Adamus and TV host Maripier Morin, who have also been accused of misconduct, Desrosiers pledged to “seek professional help to educate [himself] and act appropriately in the future.”The bassist had already taken a professional hiatus in 2017 to deal with depression. View this post on InstagramA post shared by David Desrosiers (@daviddesrosiers) on Jul 9, 2020 at 8:10pm PDTThe rest of the band also took to Instagram to react to the news Thursday“We offer our deepest apologies to the women who were hurt by his actions,” they wrote. “We are also sorry for all our fans who are disappointed by this regretful situation.“We will, as a band, take time to pause, reflect and put in place guidelines to prevent similar situations from happening.” View this post on InstagramA post shared by Simple Plan (@simpleplan) on Jul 9, 2020 at 8:12pm PDTQuebec music scene shakenPart of a larger movement against sexual violence and rape culture in various industries, the series of accusations against various musicians, usually publicly via social media, has shaken the Quebec music scene.On Thursday, the president of the Dare to Care Records, Eli Bissonnette, resigned, admitting he kept working with Adamus despite being aware of allegations of sexual misconduct against the singer.Earlier that day, singer Coeur de Pirate — the record label’s most successful artist — severed professional ties with Bissonnette, saying she did not want her success to “feed evil, secrets, and abuse of power.”Singer Yann Perreau was also released by his record label, Bonsound, after misconduct allegations were made against him.This story originally appeared on HuffPost Québec. Translation by Émilie Clavel. With a file from The Canadian Press.Also on HuffPost:
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Manitoba hits 10th straight day with no new coronavirus cases reported
Manitoba has now gone 10 straight days without a new case of COVID-19 reported, health officials say.
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