Day: August 1, 2021

Smoke headed for Metro Vancouver, Stanley Park closed overnight as 241 wildfires burn across B.C.

Wildfire smoke is in the forecast for B.C.’s south coast this weekend, in addition to a heat wave, which in the wake of last month’s fatal heat dome prompted warnings Friday from health officials.  Metro Vancouver is expected to see smoke roll in this weekend, joining communities across the province that have been blanketed by wildfire smoke for weeks, at […]

All must fight for reparations

News Janelle De Souza 2 Hrs Ago THE Emancipation Support Committee (ESC) says everyone needs to join the fight for reparation for slavery. In a press release, the organisation said this year’s Emancipation Day marked the 183rd anniversary of the emancipation of Africans in the British colonies from slavery. This is also the seventh year […]

New heads of Toronto CSIS office say they want to hire a more diverse group of spies

When Katherine Hannah and Zahra Musaji first started at the Canadian Security and Intelligence Agency back in 1999, they couldn’t have told you what colour the carpet was on the management levels. Hannah said they were told at the time that women didn’t work in counterterrorism at CSIS — that they were supposed to work in human resources. “There wasn’t a lot […]

Artist’s Queer Newfoundland Hockey League spins a new yarn to address homophobia in sports

Ever heard of the St. John’s Sissies? The Corner Brook Queens? The Come By Chance Flamers? If you’re strictly a sports fan, probably not. But these fictional teams and their creator skewer traditional hockey tropes and offer up a campy alternative world known as the Queer Newfoundland Hockey League. The league is the brainchild of artist Lucas Morneau, […]

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