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SURREY, B.C. – Two men have been charged with first-degree murder in the death of Ripudaman Singh Malik. Malik, the man acquitted in 2005 for bombings aimed at Air India jets that killed 331 people, was shot in his vehicle outside his business in Surrey, B.C., on July 14. Tanner […]

By Brittany Hobson and Sidhartha Banerjee
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Pope Francis is hosting a reconciliation-themed mass in Quebec before a congregation made up largely of residential school survivors and other Indigenous people, a day after expressing shame and sorrow for the role played by Catholic institutions in the schools. Organizers say many of the speakers who will deliver readings […]

By Holly McKenzie-Sutter and Maan Alhmidi
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Parents excitedly logged on to Ontario’s vaccine booking portal Thursday morning to set up long-awaited COVID-19 vaccine appointments for their babies and preschoolers. The booking system for pediatric vaccine appointments for children aged six months to under five years opened at 8 a.m. Toronto mom Isabelle Duchaine said she was […]

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Police, a provincial transit corporation and a transport safety agency were investigating Wednesday after a four-year-old child was hit and killed by a GO train in Mississauga, Ont. The child, who police have not identified, was hit by the commuter train on Tuesday night and pronounced dead at the scene. […]

By Jordan Omstead
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Mayors in parts of eastern Ontario hit by a tornado said Tuesday the resilience of their rural communities was on display as they recover from a third major storm in nearly two months. Environment Canada confirmed that at least one tornado touched down in an area north of Belleville, Ont., […]

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Pope Francis delivered on Monday an apology for the Roman Catholic Church’s role in residential schools, saying many Christians supported the colonization of Indigenous people. He made the remarks at the former site of the Ermineskin Indian Residential School in community of Maskwacis, south of Edmonton. Here is some of […]

Pope Francis has apologized for the Catholic Church’s role in traumatic legacy of residential schools during a visit to Maskwacis, Alta. The following is the official translation of the speech, which he delivered in Spanish. Madam Governor General, Mr. Prime Minister, Dear Indigenous peoples of Maskwacis and of this land […]

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Andrea Horwath, who helmed Ontario’s NDP for more than a decade before stepping down last month, announced a plan Tuesday to run for mayor in her hometown of Hamilton. Horwath said she thought long and hard about her decision to run and will be leaving her provincial seat to run […]

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Mounties in the Metro Vancouver city of Langley say they have a suspect in custody after multiple people were shot.  Police say in a news release they responded this morning to reports of shots fired with several victims in several different locations.  A cellphone emergency alert was issued to area […]

By Shari Narine
Local Journalism Initiative Reporter
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Gordon Burnstick of Alexander First Nation described a conversation between his brother and sister at a family gathering in 2007. “I love you, sister,”, his brother said, “but I don’t know you.” The comment made his sister cry remembering the forced estrangement in residential school. Girls and boys were not […]

By Jordan Omstead
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A health-care staffing crisis and another wave of COVID-19 are pushing emergency departments across Canada to the brink, with wait times hitting new highs and several hospitals recently being forced to temporarily close their ERs. The Canadian Press spoke with emergency physicians across the country who discussed what patients should […]

By Nojoud Al Mallees
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With the cost of living rising at the fastest pace in decades, Canadians struggling to put food on the table are turning to community organizations for help. The Local Community Food Centre in Stratford, Ont., says foot traffic has doubled at its discounted produce markets, where local produce is sold […]