Day: August 2, 2021

Family of Black man fatally shot by police in Repentigny, Que., blame racism for his death

The family of a Repentigny, Que., man who died after police shot him three times in the stomach on Sunday are blaming anti-Black racism in the city’s police force for his death and are demanding justice. Marie-Mireille Bence, the mother of the victim, called police Sunday morning asking them to bring her son, Jean René Junior Olivier, 37, to the […]

COVID-19 vaccine wastage concerns in Canada as Moderna doses expire this week

Thousands of COVID-19 vaccines are set to expire in Canada this week, with pharmacists in Ontario raising concern about wastage amid hesitancy to mix different doses. In Ontario alone, “several thousand” doses of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine will expire on Aug. 6, said Justin Bates, CEO of the Ontario Pharmacists Association (OPA). “It’s an unfortunate […]

It’s hard having to cheer from home, not in the stands, says family of Montreal Olympian

As Quebec artistic swimmer Jacqueline Simoneau prepares to compete at her second Olympic Games, her family won’t be in the stands cheering her on. Due to the pandemic, athletes’ families weren’t allowed to accompany them to Tokyo. For Simoneau’s mother, Lynda South, it’s disappointing not to be there.  By South’s count, she’s missed only a handful of competitions in her […]

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