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.
Story 4 – Family and supporters of mining activist murdered in Mexico in 2009 take their case to the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights to try and get Canada to account for its role in his murder.
Story 2 – Quebec is paying for lifesaving qualifications to boost number of lifeguards in the province. Already, there’s been an increase of 40% in the enrollment of people taking their bronze medallion.
Story 3 – Coronor’s report makes 21 recommendations into death of Skyler Sappier after he acquired COVID-19 in a Saint John prison. Neqotkuk chief calls for an Indigenous-led inquiry into systemic racism in prisons.
Story 3 – Inquiry starts into how the RCMP handled complaints of abuse at Indigenous Day Schools in Burns Lake and Prince George. The high profile accused won his right to be anonymous, despite there being lots of reporting out there on him already.
Story 3 – Surrey’s mayor wants the city to stop its transition away from the RCMP, the province is strongly urging that they stick to the plan and have their own municipal force take over from the RCMP.
Story 1 – https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/montreal/homeless-homicide-quebec-city-1.6824099
Story 2 – https://ici.radio-canada.ca/nouvelle/1974806/nunavik-kuujjuaq-meteo-temperature-printemps-fonte
Story 3 – https://globalnews.ca/news/9654900/james-smith-cree-nation-murder-timeline/
Story 4 – https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2023/4/27/rohingya-yemeni-and-syrian-refugees-plead-for-help-in-sudan
Story 2 – A review into the operations of the PA police is not being released … yet. PAPS has been responsible for three deaths, including that of an infant when they charged his mother with being intoxicated (she wasn’t) during a domestic abuse call.
Story 4 – Fascinating investigation from ProPublica about trains that are left sitting on tracks for hours, even days, preventing kids from getting to school or ambulances and fire from getting to emergencies.
Story 5 – Ukraine struggles to export grain as the Euro Commission’s decision to drop tariffs on Ukrainian gran has been brutal for other Eastern European farmers. Now, countries are refusing to purchase Ukrainian grain.
Story 2 – Woman’s dog bites someone. She is charged with bylaw offenses and she refuses to give her name. RCMP don’t understand what bylaw offenses are means so they detain her for nearly a week, deny her a shower, film her going to the washroom.
Story 5 – Myanmar’s military government bombed a gathering celebrating the opening of an administrative office organized by the National Unity Government, the group who had been in power until a coup d’etat.
Story 3 – In the wake of a meeting between Trudeau and the Ukrainian Prime Minister, Canada brokers private deals with Colt and Cameco to supply 21,000 guns and uranium. Do we at least get a cut of the deals?!
Story 4 – Northern Graphite wants approval and federal funding for new graphite mine in Quebec. CBC uncritically publishes PR for the company; mentions that maybe the US Department of Defense might invest, as if this is no big deal.
Story 3 – Liberal MP calls out her party for being pathetic and cowardly in defense of Palestinian lives (well, she uses different words) as Israeli violence escalates at the al-Asqa mosque in occupied Jerusalem.
Story 4 – Journalist in Bangladesh is arrested after quoting someone who said he couldn’t afford rice. The government calls it “False News” and many worry that the Bangladeshi government is increasingly totalitarian.
Story 3 – Hoping for some discipline over how the RCMP bungled the mass shooting in Nova Scotia in 2020? Unlikey as most of the force’s leadership from that time has either been promoted or has retired.
Story 2 – Sargeant André Chenier from the Nipissing West OPP was charged with criminal harassment back in November, though journalists are only getting wind of it now. No details on what he’s alleged to have done …
Story 2 – Residents of Fort Chip are angry with Imperial Oil after finding out that tailings ponds from the Kearl site had been leaking for almost a year and they weren’t told, meeting with Imperial Oil goes poorly.
Story 3 – Gagandeep Singh, an international student, is swarmed, attacked, has his turban stolen and is dragged across the sidewalk by his hair in shocking hate crime attack by 12-15 people in Kelowna.