‘Russell’ slavery storm reaches Ottawa via Russell Road: ‘To preserve Black history, we need to re-write it’
A controversy over the historical namesake of Russell Township just east of Ottawa has reached the nation’s capital along Russell Road — the route that runs between urban Ottawa and the nearby rural area named for a slave owner. Peter Russell was also a top Upper Canada administrator in the…
Circle Concerns: Some Ontarians are wary of expansions to social gatherings
With Ontario allowing residents to form social circles without social distancing with up to 10 people, some Ontarians are wary of a potential COVID-19 spread.
Enough already, British Columbia – it’s time to ban clothesline bans
The right to dry movement has not been able to get British Columbia to ban clothesline bans.
Ontario dental offices reopen, but ‘it’s not like flipping the switch’
An Ottawa dental clinic is ready for regular procedures during COVID-19, but an Albertan hygienist says returning to normal work isn’t simple.
Supreme Court holds its first-ever fully virtual hearing
The Supreme Court of Canada dived into new virtual grounds on Tuesday afternoon by hosting their first remote video hearing in history.
Watch: Ottawa’s anti-racism rally on Parliament Hill
Ottawa’s “No Justice, No Peace” protest on June 5 drew thousands to Parliament Hill to condemn police brutality, express anger over the May 25 death of George Floyd — who died after a violent police takedown caught on video — and anti-Black racism. [Video montage © Eden Suh]
Signs and sounds from Edmonton’s Fight for Equity anti-racism rally
Nearly 15,000 gathered on the grounds of the Alberta legislature in Edmonton Friday evening for a Black Lives Matter protest. Organizers said the Fight for Equity rally aimed to spark awareness and conversation about racism, inequality in the justice system and police brutality. Here are some of the signs and…
Large gathering at Alberta legislature continues anti-racism conversation
EDMONTON — Up to 15,000 protestors gathered in the Alberta capital on Friday night for an anti-racism protest sparked by the death of a Black American man who died after his violent arrest by Minneapolis police. Demonstrations condemning police brutality have been occurring across the U.S., Canada and around the…
Government support comes as huge relief to self-employed amid COVID-19 pandemic
Self-employed people whose jobs have been affected by COVID-19 may be able to receive support from the federal government starting April 6.