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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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
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
Ford gov’t deal in Foundry case upsets activists, city officials
By Krystyna Shchedrina News that the provincial government tried to sell Toronto heritage buildings known as the Foundry last September has community activists and city officials upset about the lack of consultation. The news comes after a month of a contentious battle between Toronto communities who took a stand... Read more
Genealogists work to preserve history
By Nick Barnsdale As provincial registry offices go all-digital, genealogists in Ontario are trying to preserve land ownership documents – and maintain important pieces of history. “We’re really working to preserve the documents and make sure that they are available in as many localities as possible to ensure that... Read more
Trudeau and Biden meeting helps
rekindle U.S. and Canada alliance
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and U.S. President Joe Biden met virtually this week. The leaders spoke about their relationships with China, the COVID-19 pandemic, and the battle against climate change. Trudeau said he was glad the U.S. has leadership in Biden that was “sorely missed” during the Trump... Read more
Amnesty International revokes Navalny’s prisoner of conscience status

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny was stripped of his prisoner of conscience status by Amnesty International for his past comments that were described as “advocacy of hatred.”

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Mexico demands UN look at inequity of  low COVID-vaccine rates

Mexican government officials are asking the United Nations Security Council to assess the unequal distribution of vaccines.

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Russia mediating Israeli-Syrian prisoner swap

Russia is stepping in to make a deal between Israel and Syria for the release of a Syrian girl who accidentally crossed into Syria.

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A nation on edge: Americans anxiously await election outcome
After President Donald Trump prematurely declared himself the winner of the 2020 presidential elections early this Wednesday morning, activists on both sides of the race ramped up public demonstrations as key swing states worked to finish the vote count. Trump declared the election a “fraud” and called for the... Read more