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More new mothers are seeking mental health supports amid overwhelming strain during the pandemic

Abigail Morran was no stranger to anxiety, but for years, she had it under control. Then the first-time mom, who lives in a town just outside Winnipeg, started to feel more anxious while going to round after round of prenatal medical appointments without her fiancé because of pandemic restrictions. After worrying non-stop about getting COVID-19, […]

Juno Awards 2021: Full list of winners

WARNING: This story contains details some readers may find distressing. The Weeknd took home Artist of the Year and Album of the year at the 50th annual Juno Awards on Sunday, while singer-songwriter Buffy Sainte-Marie opened the show by asking for compassion following the recent announcement by the Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc First Nation. “It’s shocking to some people […]

Papal apology for church’s role in residential schools may not be ‘way forward’: archbishop

WARNING: This story contains distressing details. Cardinal Thomas Collins, the archbishop of Toronto, said Sunday that a “dramatic” step such as a formal apology from the Pope is perhaps not the best route forward in grappling with the Catholic Church’s role in Canada’s residential school system. “I’m sure there will be further contact with the Holy […]

The number of misconduct investigations of border officers soared last year

The number of misconduct investigations of border officers grew last year, despite a dramatic reduction in international travel due to the pandemic. The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) says it conducted 215 “founded” investigations of its officers last year, up from 171 in 2019. (The CBSA says it considers a complaint “founded” if “aspects” of it […]

The House: Is it past time Canada had an Indigenous governor general?

The federal cabinet minister leading the search for a new governor general says background checks on the short list of candidates are nearly finished. But Intergovernmental Affairs Minister Dominic LeBlanc isn’t saying how many names will be sent to the prime minister, or whether the search committee has been instructed to include a nominee with an Indigenous background. “I think […]

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