Dr. Michael Schull was one of the first to call it out on Twitter as "more COVID19-related racism in Canada." Chinese-Canadians tracking incidents of hateKennes Lin said fear of COVID-19 has unleashed historical and latent racism all across Canada. And she's convinced Dr. Ngola is also caught up in this wave of xenophobia. Jess Day, patient of Campbellton doctor linked to the COVID-19 outbreak in the region, says racism has nothing to do with her feelings of betrayal by Dr. Jean Robert Ngola. Ralph Thomas says Dr. Jean Robert Ngola deserves to be judged without prejudice.
June 04, 2020 15:11 UTC
A veteran Ontario Provincial Police officer is facing sexual assault charges related to an incident involving a minor that occurred seven years ago. The unnamed officer, a provincial constable with 19 years of experience with the OPP, was arrested Wednesday. The officer is charged with sexual assault and sexual interference with a minor. OPP spokesperson Bill Dickson said no further details could be released about the officer in order to protect the identity of the victim. The officer has been suspended with pay and is scheduled to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice at a later date.
June 04, 2020 14:56 UTC
A 26-year-old woman was fatally shot by a police officer she allegedly threatened during a wellness check in a northwestern New Brunswick city early Thursday. Steve Robinson told reporters Thursday. Steve Robinson told reporters Thursday that he didn't believe the officer attempted to use non-lethal force. (Radio-Canada)The officer shot the woman. (Bernard LeBel/Radio-Canada)Robinson said he didn't think the officer attempted to use non-lethal force"Not that I know of, but the investigation is going to cover that," he said.
June 04, 2020 14:48 UTC
After running the Bank of Canada for almost seven years, Stephen Poloz has joined the board of directors at Calgary-based pipeline firm Enbridge Inc.Poloz's last official day at the Bank of Canada was Tuesday. On Thursday, Enbridge announced that Poloz would join the company's board of directors. "On behalf of the board of directors of Enbridge, we are very pleased to welcome Stephen to the Enbridge board. Financial terms were not disclosed, but company filings suggest Poloz will earn at least $320,000 in total compensation from the job. That's based on the $320,079 that the lowest paid board member took in at Enbridge last year.
June 04, 2020 14:03 UTC
8:22 p.m.:WASHINGTON — Protests in the nation’s capital over George Floyd’s death broke up before dark Thursday as a heavy rain began to fall. Francis this week decried Floyd’s death and the “sin of racism” and denounced violence as “self-destructive and self-defeating.” He’s appealed for national reconciliation and peace. 11:49 a.m.:MOSCOW — The Russian Foreign Ministry urged the U.S. authorities to respect Americans’ right for peaceful protest amid the wave of demonstrations sparked by George Floyd’s death. “I realized the only wrong thing to say is to say nothing, because George Floyd’s life mattered,” she said in a virtual address. TEHRAN, Iran — Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has called George Floyd’s killing “brutal” and criticized President Donald Trump for posing for photos while holding a Bible.
June 04, 2020 12:36 UTC
Kay Bohemier moved from Edmonton to the United States because she fell in love with a prisoner, a violent man who promised he could change. She said Gaddy told her about all the prison courses he had taken aimed at rehabilitation. (Kay Bohemier )Gaddy clearly sounded agitated when Bohemier screamed at him, "You put your hands on me. An expert on domestic violence said studies have shown a victim can leave her partner between seven and 20 times before fleeing for good. (Supplied by Kay Bohemier )In Canada, a woman is killed every six days by a current or former intimate partner.
June 04, 2020 12:00 UTC
As of Wednesday, there have been 2,623 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in B.C. 32 people are in hospital, including seven in intensive care. British Columbians can expect to see a new perspective on how COVID-19 has affected the province as health officials present their latest epidemiological modelling on Thursday afternoon. There are now 214 people with active cases of COVID-19, 32 of whom are in hospital, including seven in intensive care. Meanwhile, health officials are reminding British Columbians that the ban on gatherings of more than 50 people remains in place.
June 04, 2020 12:00 UTC
According to Johns Hopkins University, which has been tracking coronavirus cases, there are more than 6.5 million cases globally as of Thursday morning, and there have been more than 386,000 deaths. As of Thursday morning, Canada has 93,085 confirmed and presumptive coronavirus cases, with 51,048 of the cases considered recovered or resolved, according to data compiled by The Canadian Press. Read on for a closer look at what's happening around the world on Thursday. (Dmitri Lovetsky/The Associated Press)Nations across Africa continue to grapple with a short supply of COVID-19 testing materials. Malaysian authorities on Thursday reported 277 new coronavirus cases after infections were detected in an immigration detention centre.
June 04, 2020 11:37 UTC
The Star asked four urban planning students to offer their solutions to Toronto’s housing crisis. To improve housing in Toronto, governments need to provide housing affordability in perpetuity and invest more in the quality of life for residents. Partnerships like these can be used to secure permanent affordable housing as part of new development projects. We can’t have livable affordable housing without governments that are willing to help. Its community land trusts, for instance, are community-owned, community-operated and take land off the speculative market.
June 04, 2020 11:00 UTC
The first of three memorial gatherings for George Floyd is a service in Minneapolis set for Thursday afternoon, kicking off a series of events to mourn the man whose death empowered a national movement to call for change in policing methods and a national dialogue on race. Protesters gathered Monday at a memorial for George Floyd at the spot where he died outside Cup Foods on East 38th Street and Chicago Avenue in Minneapolis. Protests continued across the United States following Floyd's death, which occurred as he was restrained by Minneapolis police officers on May 25. This morning, I joined my <a href="https://twitter.com/SenateDems?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@SenateDems</a> colleagues in a moment of silence to honor George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, & Breonna Taylor that lasted 8 minutes, 46 seconds. Watch | Protesters vow to continue fight for justice after George Floyd's death:After nine days of demonstrations, protesters say they’re continuing to fight for justice and not only for George Floyd.
June 04, 2020 10:52 UTC
“We have to move to a more smart containment … You cannot actually protect someone’s physical health and just go ahead and destroy their mental health. Statistics Canada put unemployment at 13 per cent in April, with some experts estimating it could rise to 16 per cent. Not everyone in the field sees a potential mental health calamity coming. “There has been unprecedented focus on mental health … as well as unprecedented financial accommodation,” she said. There is also evidence that times of national adversity, such as the 9/11 terror attacks in the U.S., actually see suicide rates fall, said Klonsky.
June 04, 2020 10:43 UTC
With 183 new COVID-19 cases, the city also accounted for more than half the province’s of total cases today. The province is also reporting no new cases of COVID-19, keeping the total number of confirmed cases in Nova Scotia at 1,058. At the beginning of the pandemic, health officials weren’t even recognizing symptoms like COVID toes as part of the disease. The long-term-care home in northern New Brunswick has experienced an outbreak and as of Wednesday had been linked to eight COVID-19 cases. 8:50 a.m.: Ontario went into lockdown in mid-March to make sure COVID-19 cases did not overwhelm hospitals.
June 04, 2020 10:06 UTC
His widow, Nancy Smith, says he was even recognized once on the Tube in London, England. "It was a couple of girls from the women's rugby team," she said, laughing. He died April 2 after contracting COVID-19 at Lions Gate Hospital in North Vancouver. Michael Smith's first love was rugby, but also enjoyed long-distance running and completed three marathons, including the Greater Victoria Marathon. Michael Smith, 90, died April 2, 2020 in North Vancouver after contracting COVID-19.
Canada's border agency says there's "growing evidence" that organized crime groups are trying to corrupt its officers, leading to a growing number of cases of drug and firearm smuggling. Under the heading "increasing threat complexity," the CBSA warns of "growing evidence of transnational criminal organizations seeking to exploit CBSA systems, processes and personnel and employing increasingly sophisticated concealment methods." The phrase "CBSA systems" refers to agency computer systems conducting data processing, record-keeping, communications, telecommunications, account inventory and account management, along with CBSA's websites and electronic applications. For example, CBSA systems security is supported by a devoted internal team, Shared Services Canada, as well as the Canadian Centre for Cyber Security." The CBSA reports a 'rising incidence of smuggling, counterfeit goods, human trafficking, money laundering and proceeds of crime.'
The Manitoba Metis Federation is prepared to take legal action against the City of Winnipeg over the growing homeless encampment next to its headquarters near the Disraeli Freeway, according to a letter addressed to the city dated June 2. The MMF building is located on Henry Avenue, near the South Point Douglas area, and there is a large homeless camp next to it that continues to grow. Federation president David Chartrand says they started having issues with the people living there last winter, but it's been getting worse of late. Drug use, public indecency, fires and violence are often witnessed around the encampment, he said, and some people living there have mental health issues. Should a camp pose a risk to public safety, however, the WPS will be called to the area, they said.