“Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.”
— Albert Einstein
“He who fears he will suffer, already suffers because he fears.”
— Michel De Montaigne
“We think sometimes that poverty is only being hungry, naked and homeless. The poverty of being unwanted, unloved and uncared for is the greatest poverty.”
— Mother Theresa
“In seeking happiness for others, you will find it in yourself.”
“Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, today is a gift of God, which is why we call it the present.”
— Bill Keane
“Most people do not listen with the intent to understand; they listen with the intent to reply.”
— Stephen Covey
The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.
-Walt Disney
Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.
-Benjamin Franklin


Woman twice rejected for refugee status contracts coronavirus while caring for Quebec's elderly

 
Sarah is one of many asylum seekers in Quebec working on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic as orderlies in long-term care homes. She contracted the virus last month. (Verity Stevenson/CBC)
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Ford ‘drove alone’ to cottage to ‘check on the plumbing,' his office says

 
Ontario Premier Doug Ford drove alone to his cottage country property on Easter Sunday, and was there for less than an hour to check on the plumbing, his office says. (Steve Russell/Pool/The Canadian Press)
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Care worker says she felt 'obliged' to go back to work despite experiencing COVID-19 symptoms

 
Susan is a PSW who CBC Radio has given a pseudonym to and granted confidentiality due to fears speaking out could negatively affect her employment. (Submitted by Susan)
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Canada's largest newspaper chain reports 7.9% decline in revenue for 2nd quarter

 
Postmedia Network Canada Corp. expects to qualify for at least $20.3 million in COVID-related emergency wage subsidies from the federal government, the owner of Canada's largest newspaper chain said Friday. (Justin Tang/The Canadian Press)
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'There must be accountability for this tragedy,' says Nicholas Beaton, whose wife was killed

 
Kristen Beaton, a pregnant health-care worker, was killed during the April 18-19 rampage in Nova Scotia. (Facebook)

A widower whose wife was killed in April's mass shooting in Nova Scotia is the plaintiff named in a proposed class-action lawsuit against the gunman's estate.

The legal application was filed with the Supreme Court of Nova Scotia in Truro on Tuesday. It alleges the estate of denturist Gabriel Wortman is liable to the families of the victims who lost their lives or were injured due to his actions. A judge must approve the lawsuit before it can proceed to trial.

The representative plaintiff is Nicholas Beaton, whose pregnant wife, Kristen, was among those killed by Wortman as he rampaged through rural Nova Scotia dressed as an RCMP officer and driving a replica RCMP cruiser.

He shot victims in houses and cars, and burned homes to the ground in several communities. Twenty-two people died in what is one of Canada's worst mass shootings.

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Business owner, policing critic say higher level probe needed of Lethbridge police

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Lethbridge police are being investigated by an outside force after handcuffing a woman in a stormtrooper costume outside a Star Wars-themed business earlier this week.

But still the Lethbridge Police Service faces accusations that not enough is being done to investigate what happened.

On May 4, the Lethbridge police officers responded to two 911 calls reporting a person in a Star Wars stormtrooper costume was carrying a firearm on 13th Street North in the southern Alberta city.

Inside the costume was an employee of a nearby space-themed restaurant, the Coco Vanilla Galactic Cantina.

The 19-year-old was carrying a plastic toy gun for her assignment of waving at people and encouraging them to visit the establishment for themed specials, like Yoda Soda.

The business was holding a May the fourth promotion, a reference to the Star Wars day that's a pun on the movie franchise's expression "May the force be with you."

On Friday, Lethbridge police announced they were handing over an internal service investigation to be handled by the nearby Medicine Hat Police Service.

"LPS is committed to ensuring transparency in this matter and once the independent investigation has been completed and reviewed, a public update will be provided."

Plastic gun, boss present

The takedown gained notoriety this week after a witness caught the interaction — including the woman sobbing — on a video that went viral and prompted outrage from fans of the movie franchise.

William Shatner, famed as Captain Kirk on Star Trek, weighed in to call for an investigation.

"Rifles drawn for a plastic toy Cosplayer? Didn't comply right away? Are you blind Chief? Watch the video to see how quickly she complied," the actor said on Twitter. "This cannot be covered up."

 
Star Trek actor William Shatner weighed in on the altercation. (Steven Senne/Associated Press)

 

 
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Trudeau appointee to sit with group of former Liberal senators

 
Manitoba Sen. Patricia Bovey, an art historian, has joined the Senate's Progressive group. (University of Winnipeg)
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Canadian Olympic, Paralympic committees 'grateful' for the support

 
The CEO of Rowing Canada called Friday's announcement "great news" for the country's sports community. (Associated Press)
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MP says foreign carriers are handling more than half of Canadian repatriations

 
Qatar Airways is one of the international carriers helping Canada bring its citizens back home from pandemic lockdowns abroad. (Michael Probst/Associated Press)
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Bloomberg reported a loss of 2 million jobs, citing person familiar with the data

 
Statistics Canada reported at 8:30 a.m. ET Friday that the economy lost almost two million jobs, but that number was leaked early. The federal agency is now investigating the leak. (Sean Kilpatrick/The Canadian Press)

Statistics Canada has launched an investigation after a media outlet reported its latest job-loss figures more than a half hour before the data was officially released.

A headline published by Bloomberg correctly reported that job losses would be about two million — roughly half the market's expectation — citing a person familiar with the data.

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