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Challenging racism in health care should be part of Desmond inquiry’s legacy: witnesses

The province must invest in culturally specific health-care services for Black communities to eradicate the barriers of systemic racism, stigma and intergenerational trauma to African Nova Scotians seeking mental health and domestic violence support, the Lionel Desmond inquiry heard Monday. The inquiry’s mandate has focused on the intersection of mental health, domestic violence and firearms. […]

Coronavirus: What’s happening in Canada and around the world on Monday

The latest: The World Health Organization on Monday pushed for an international accord to help prevent and fight future pandemics amid the emergence of the worrying new omicron coronavirus variant. WHO Director General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus also said many uncertainties remain about just how transmissible the variant is, and how severe an infection it might cause. Tedros joined leaders […]

If the way we work is going to change, offices are going to change, too

Communications director Nedjma Belbahri doesn’t miss the old days at Square Enix Montréal, before the pandemic pushed everybody home. That’s because she wasn’t working for the mobile game developer until after that happened. “They closed the office on the Friday and I started on the Monday,” said Belbahri, rewinding the story back to March 2020. The company soon […]

Refugee family that fled Afghanistan with Canada’s approval is now stuck abroad in web of bureaucracy

Every day is now painfully similar for an Afghan mother of four as her family waits anxiously in an unfamiliar country for answers from the Canadian government.  CBC News is concealing her name as she fears for the safety of relatives still in Afghanistan.  In October, the family received approval under Ottawa’s special immigration program […]

Canada’s new top military leader says fixing ‘fragile’ morale one of his top priorities

The Canadian Armed Forces’ new and permanent top commander says there will be enormous consequences if the military fails to revamp its culture and restore the morale of its members. “If we don’t get this right, our ability to deliver operationally for Canada is going to be compromised,” said Gen. Wayne Eyre. “Fixing those aspects of […]

India pushes renewed trade talks in aftermath of Canada-China tensions

Canada and India are quietly setting the stage to reboot formal free-trade talks as the Trudeau government seeks economic alternatives to China following the dispute over the Meng Wanzhou-two Michaels affair. Trade negotiators from both countries have held four “consultative meetings” in the last year via video, and the most recent one in October saw […]

New evacuation order issued as flood-ravaged southern B.C. faces brunt of fresh storms

A new evacuation order has been issued in southern British Columbia as another atmospheric river drenches the province, worsening the impacts of widespread floods and mudslides. Rain will continue to fall until Sunday afternoon, according to Environment Canada, which issued a rainfall warning for most of southwest B.C. Up to 120 millimetres of rain is expected in the […]

Fraser Valley farmers won’t know for weeks how floodwaters have affected prized soil

Six days into the flood, Harman Kaur and her husband took a drive past their acreage and found thousands of their ruby-red blueberry bushes were still completely buried in the murky, brown floodwater. Leaking pesticides swirled around the field. Garbage and gas tanks floated past. The smell of fuel filled their noses. “There was a complete layer of oil on […]

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