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Is that my plastic bag in the Mariana Trench?

Wednesday  19:20,   19 june 2019
macleans.ca

Trash discovered at the ocean’s deepest point sadly illustrates the depth of the plastic pollution... >>>

Acts of kindness emerge at chaotic Raptors rally derailed by shooting

Wednesday  19:11,   19 june 2019
msn

TORONTO — When gunshots sparked panic and chaos at a massive outdoor celebration for Toronto's NBA champions this week, some fans caught in the stampede worked to keep others out of danger, at times putting their own safety at risk. As authorities... >>>

Edmonton police launch ‘put your skunk in the trunk’ cannabis campaign

Wednesday  19:05,   19 june 2019
globalnews.ca

Between Oct. 17, 2018 and May 31, 2019, 61 per cent of charges EPS laid under the Gaming, Liquor and Cannabis Act were for improper transport of... >>>

Tides, glaciers or aliens: What caused Yellowknife's Back Bay to drain?

Wednesday  18:52,   19 june 2019
cbc.ca

Water levels in Yellowknife’s Back Bay dropped by approximately 25 centimetres in about the space of an hour Monday night, exposing large swaths of lake bed for about 30 minutes, before shooting back up. Buffalo Airways' Mikey McBryan shared photos... >>>

Ontario cuts off funding to francophone non-profit La Passerelle following allegations of taxpayer money misuse

Wednesday  18:16,   19 june 2019
thestar

The Ontario government has cut all funding to francophone non-profit La Passerelle I.D.E. following allegations that it misused government dollars earmarked for the training and education of new immigrants from French-speaking countries. “The... >>>

Fawn napping: What it is and why you need to avoid it

Wednesday  18:12,   19 june 2019
theweathernetwork

Deer have their babies between April and June, which means you may be seeing fawns in your... >>>

Parents at Orléans school warned about hepatitis A cases

Wednesday  17:52,   19 june 2019
cbc.ca

Parents at an east Ottawa elementary school have been warned by Ottawa Public Health about the possibility they could be exposed to hepatitis A. Ottawa Public Health said it's responding to several cases of the contagious liver infection and will be >>>

How a weed conviction at 18 got a man banned at the U.S. border — 37 years later

Wednesday  17:52,   19 june 2019
globalnews.ca

Mark pleaded guilty to marijuana possession in 1982 at age 18. Thirty-seven years later, U.S. border officials confronted him about the arrest, banning him from the U.S. for... >>>

Small Sask. town's rainbow crosswalk brings tears to former resident

Wednesday  17:52,   19 june 2019
cbc.ca

Rainbow crosswalks are an increasingly common way of marking pride month across Canada, but Jonathan Petrychyn never thought he'd see one in his hometown of Wolseley,... >>>

B.C. man among those who jumped in to help Raptors parade shooting victims

Wednesday  17:52,   19 june 2019
vancouversun

When gunshots rang out during Monday’s celebration for the NBA champion Toronto Raptors, Steve Kern was among those who ran toward them. Kern is a volunteer with St. John Ambulance and a sergeant-major with the Canadian Armed Forces’ 39 Signal... >>>

Boys and Girls Clubs to get free supply of opioid overdose-reversing spray

Wednesday  17:17,   19 june 2019
msn

CALGARY — Boys and Girls Clubs of Canada locations across the country are getting a free supply of an opioid overdose-reversing drug. The youth organization is announcing a three-year partnership with Adapt Pharma Canada, which makes Narcan, or... >>>

Calgarians concerned Quebec's Bill 21 could lead to wider-reaching racism, bigotry

Wednesday  17:17,   19 june 2019
cbc.ca

Saymah Chaudhry is one of thousands of Calgarians that wears a hijab, the head covering worn by some Muslim women. She's one of many here feeling uneasy about Bill 21, which just passed in Quebec, and how it might impact religious minorities across... >>>

Ottawa men face child porn charges after tips from Australia police, tech company

Wednesday  16:57,   19 june 2019
msn

OTTAWA — Police in Ottawa say two men are facing child pornography charges after the force received tips from a police department in Australia and a social media company. Ottawa cops say they were contacted by the Queensland Police Service in late... >>>

Secret Olympic reports show how ill-fated bid evolved over time

Wednesday  16:57,   19 june 2019
cbc.ca

Now that Calgary's scuttled 2026 Winter Olympics bid has been legally and officially laid to rest by city council, some of the hidden details have been released by the city. Some 398 documents and reports were prepared for city council, but 39 of... >>>

Toronto council repeats call for handgun ban after shooting near Raptors rally

Wednesday  16:57,   19 june 2019
thestar

Toronto city council has reiterated a call for the federal government to ban the sale of handguns in the city as police continue to investigate a shooting that injured four people during Monday’s NBA Championship celebration at Nathan Phillips... >>>