Indian Domestic Helpers Considered “Dirty”: 70 years after untouchability was banned
By Saloni Bhugra At five in the morning, Sandhya Karwal, 16, woke up to get ready and cook breakfast for her husband. She wore pink trousers with a yellow and green kurta — a long shirt. She then walked 20 minutes to the house that she worked at as... Read more
Online shopping an opportunity during pandemic

Shopping online during the pandemic has become vital to our way of life. Learn how we adapt and change.

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Brazilian Amazon under threat during COVID

The weakening of Brazilian environmental legislation affecting the Amazon has long-lasting and permanent consequences not only to the rainforest’s biodiversity and the world but to the homes and lives of a million Indigenous people living in the area.

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Conservatives reject proposal to recognize climate change as real
Members of the Conservative Party have recently voted down a proposal to recognize climate change as real over the weekend. The decision comes as a blow to the new party leader’s efforts to embrace environmentally-friendly policies ahead of a likely federal election this year. The rejected motion included the... Read more
Sweden has lower COVID mortality rate despite avoidance of strict lockdowns
(Reuters) – Sweden has avoided the strict lockdowns that negatively affected most countries, but has managed to emerge from 2020 with a smaller rise in its mortality rate than most European countries, an analysis of official data sources showed. Infectious disease experts alert the results should not be perceived... Read more
Taiwan to help allies buy vaccines but not from China
Taiwan is willing to help its few remaining diplomatic allies to buy COVID-19 vaccines but on the condition that Taiwanese money is not spent on Chinese vaccines, Foreign Minister Joseph Wu said on Wednesday. China claimed Taiwan has official ties with only 15 countries. According to China these are... Read more
Biden calls to tighten gun control measures after Colorado shooting
(Reuters) – U.S. President Joe Biden issue called on Tuesday to ban assault weapons and urged to tighten the gun control measures as he stepped into the role of grief counsellor for a traumatized nation after a mass shooting left 10 people dead in Boulder, Colo, The mass shooting... Read more
U.S. won’t make allies choose a side in dispute with China, Blinken tells NATO
U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken is set to tell NATO allies on Wednesday that China poses a threat to the West, however, the U.S. will not force anyone to choose sides between Washington and Beijing. France and Germany are willing to try and find a balance in relations... Read more
Ice cover decreasing on Great Lakes, data shows
By Hansil Mehta The average ice cover on the Great Lakes has decreased by over 20 per cent in the last 50 years, data suggests. Data collected by the Canadian Ice Service and the U.S. National Ice Service since 1973 shows a decrease in annual ice cover on all... Read more
Racing industry reopens, looks to rebound

With harness racing back in action in Ontario, people in the industry are looking to recover from financial hardship caused by the shutdown.

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