Day: August 1, 2022

Reflections, impacts of slavery shared at Manitoba’s first official Emancipation Day event

Winnipeggers gathered at the St. Norbert Arts Centre on Monday to mark the creation of legislation that abolished slavery in Canada 188 years ago, and reflect on the ongoing hardships Black people face.  Co-host Uche Nwankwo said the anniversary is an opportunity to discuss Black history and discuss the work that needs to happen to end the ongoing effects of slavery. […]

Canada expanding funding for HIV screening, including $8M for self-testing kits

Federal Health Minister Jean-Yves Duclos on Monday announced nearly $18 million to expand HIV testing in Canada, with a substantial portion of the funding going toward self-administered kits. Of the $17.9 million, $8 million will go toward purchasing HIV self-testing kits and distributing them to community organizations, Duclos said at the 24th International AIDS Conference in Montreal. The other […]

Severe thunderstorm, tornado warnings in effect for parts of central Alberta

Thunderstorm and tornado warnings are in effect for parts of west central Alberta as severe weather events move east across the province. Environment Canada updated a tornado warning around 3 p.m. for Clearwater County near Rocky Mountain House and Crimson Lake. Doppler radar indicated a potential tornado near Horburg. The post warns this is “a dangerous […]

Untreated wastewater again being released into harbour, Halifax Water says

Halifax Water is again asking people to stay away from Halifax harbour and flush less. In a news release Sunday night, the utility said a wastewater pump failure is causing “screened but untreated” wastewater to be released into the harbour. “Residents and visitors are strongly advised not to go swimming or participate in recreational activities requiring […]

Man dies after falling into Lake Ontario while tubing near St Catharines, police say

A 37-year-old Mississauga man has died after falling into Lake Ontario, Niagara Regional Police Service (NRPS) says. Emergency services personnel were contacted at approximately 7:40 p.m. on Sunday about a man who had gone missing in the water near Port Dalhousie in St. Catharines, Ont.  Police say their initial investigation determined that a boat had been […]

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