Month: August 2021

Canada was an outlier on mixing COVID-19 vaccines, but more countries now following suit

Canada became an outlier in the global fight against COVID-19 by allowing residents to mix various coronavirus vaccines. But while the approach, in place for more than a month, has been controversial — prompting concern among some Canadians, and preventing people from travelling abroad to certain destinations — it’s now increasingly being explored by other countries. “It’s […]

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 […]

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