Story 3 – Manitoba RCMP who knelt on a man’s neck has his charges stayed because the victim is not a credible source, says the Crown.
Story 3 – Ford ministers are barely using their government-issued cell phones saying that they instead talked to people in person or via teams, and not that they’re just using private devices so that journalists can’t scrutinize them.
Story 3 – About 250 workers who have been on strike for a year and a half are about to go back to work in Quebec’s public pot shops. They won a starting salary of $21, over $17.14 that non-union workers are paid.
Story 1 – The Alberta Government is lowballing the number of people hospitalized due to COVID-19 as CTV News get docs that show that AHS says that there are three times more people hospitalized than the government is reporting.
Story 2 – The Canadian Press turns a single protest in Toronto for Israel into being the counterbalance to tens of thousands of Canadians protesting for a cease fire in nearly 50 cities across Canada.
Story 3 – Investigation into Paper Excellence finds that they are probably far closer to Asia Pulp and Paper than they want peple to know and Greenpeace wants this to threaten their FSC certification.
Story 2 – Avian flu outbreak in the Fraser Valley leaves farmers worried about their bottom lines, but article doens’t mention how many birds have died or any of the significant reforms needed to reduce the spread of the virus.
Story 1 – Workers at two newspapers on Prince Edward Island are forming a union! Staff at The Guardian and the Journal-Pioneer are creating the Island News Guild [no link].
Story 3 – Immigrants are increasingly leaving Canada, in a story that CTV editorializes in their headline by explaining it’s to move to “greener pastures” and not because Canada is in a generalized state of decline
Story 4 – Northern College exploits the hell out of international students — rescinds January admissions offers from 200 international students and boosts the share of their budget in international fees from $12M in 2021 to $67M in 2023.
Story 5 – Rocket that hit the café in Hroza was launched by Russia, investigation confirms; Biden tries to push through a $106B spending package to stop Russia from winning the war, says his defense secretary.
Story 3 – Over 20 years, a lack of competition in Canada has driven prices up through markups and profits. The report though doesn’t name any industries to protect the confidentiality of the criminals.
Story 4 – Poland’s Law and Justice party might lose government, but with President Duda in power and a coalition of three parties hoping to form government, the road of Donald Tusk is full of obstacles.
Story 4 – Lawyers who settled the historic class action case for on-reserve child welfare underfunding are requesting $80 million in compensation, something that the feds and advocates alike think might be too high.
Story 2 – The CAQ floats idea of raising tuition fees at English universities for non-Quebec students to protect French — something that makes absolutely no sense, though will attract richer anglos to the province.
Story 2 – Junior C hockey player in Alberta stomps on another player’s head, slashing his neck, in a game where his team was up by 4 points and with less than a minute left to go. The victim says he thought he was going to die.
Story 3 – I give you a round up of news in Israel thanks to the Times of Israel and in Palestine thanks to Al Jazeera. (Based on lots of links).
Story 1 – Manitoba sold off more social housing units than it created in the past 7 years. The good news is that the NDP is poised to win today. The bad news is that their social housing policy isn’t great.
Story 2 – Man murders woman in an assisted living facility for people with neurodegenerative illness. He was not a resident though he was the woman’s partner. Since opening in 2021, La Ressource/L’Étincelle has been plagued with safety issues.
Story 3 – 15 potential unmarked graves found at the site of former residential school in Carcross, Yukon. Poor record keeping means that finding names and communities for the school’s students has been difficult.
Story 3 – Quebec government promises to extend COVID premiums to public sector workers and says that if the Common Front is good, they might even get these premiums forever. Things are heating up in public sector bargaining.
Story 2 – About 50 workers in Mississauga are owed up to $13,000 each after their food processing company goes belly up. The workers are protesting their worksite every day demanding that back wages are paid.
Story 3 – Disturbing video released as part of trial of correctional officer accused in the death of William Ahmo, an Anishanabe man who told officers he couldn’t breathe more than 20 times as they restrained him.
Story 1 – Alberta Human Rights tribunal has found that two Black men were discriminated against by Edmonton police but, as the police officers were ignorant to their ignorance, the individual complaints were dismissed.
Story 1 – Jury selection starts today in the trial of Nathaniel Veltman for the murder of the Afzaal family. It will be the first time terror charges are put to a jury since they were passed after 9/11.
Story 1 – Extremely tiny fines have been levied for not helping residents wash their hands, inadequate wound care and ensuring that abuse reporting standards are maintained against 3 Ontario LTC facilities.
Story 2 – COVID-19, the Freedom Convoy, the “short lived Russian rebellion” (???) and now the port workers Strike: The feds convoke their incident response group for the fourth time over striking port workers.
Story 2 – Report into the conduct and operations of the Prince Albert Police will not be released, only the recommendations will be. Plus, PAPS officer just charged with an in-custody death and man died Sunday in custody of RCMP in Pelican Narrows
Story 5 – 11 employees with Twitter Africa have not heard from the company since May when they agreed to a severance package for having been laid off just 4 days after Twitter Africa started operating in Accra.
Story 2 – Two Tisdale, SK men have been charged with human trafficking and sexual assault for forcing a woman from Bangladesh to work 7 days a week, for between 10-12 hours per day in three separate restaurants.
Story 3 – Former cop gets an 18 month sentence to be served at home so that he can care for his high blood pressure, his step children and stay safe from prison violence. He sexually abused 11 people while posing as a massage therapist.
Story 3 – The RCAF spent nearly $3 milllion for searching for the Titanic sub. The search lasted for three days even though the US Navy picked up evidence that the sub was imploded before Canada’s rescue mission even started.
Story 2 – Life expectancy for First Nations people in Alberta has dropped 7 years for both men and women; the gap is now 19 years between FN men and non FN men and 18 years between FN women and non FN women.
Story 1 – Off-duty Winnipeg RCMP is being investigated for making racist comments and uttering threats (sorry, not going to use the police speak of “racial comments” because saying racial comments isn’t against the rules).
Story 1 – Residents in Elliot Lake want radiation waste from uranium mining in their yards cleaned up. Canada’s nuclear registry and Natural Resources Canada says that it was cleaned up and it isn’t their problem.
Story 3 – After a ship capsized off the coast of Greece likely killing nearly 600 people, the BBC questions the official line from the Greek Coastguard — that the ship was heading for Italy — and instead says it didn’t move for 7 hours before capsizing
Story 2 – Two Innu families prepare to exhume the bodies of two infants who had been sent to hospital in 1970 but who came home in coffins. This is happening thanks to a new law that is supporting families to find out what happened to their children.
Story 2 – What is driving the rental crisis in university and college towns? International students! That’s right, this article focuses more on them than the for-profit operators who are using students to get rich.