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Doctors, nurses urged to provide info on racism in B.C. emergency rooms

Doctors, nurses urged to provide info on racism in B.C. emergency rooms

VICTORIA — A former judge investigating allegations of racism towards Indigenous people in British Columbia's health-care system is calling on patients, families, doctors and nurses to come forward with their stories.
Police chiefs call for decriminalization of personal drug use

Police chiefs call for decriminalization of personal drug use

OTTAWA — Canada's police chiefs are calling for decriminalization of personal possession of illicit drugs as the best way to battle substance abuse and addiction.
'Vowed myself to silence:' Woman says she couldn't cope after Edmonton attack

'Vowed myself to silence:' Woman says she couldn't cope after Edmonton attack

EDMONTON — One of five women who was sexually assaulted by a former nightclub employee says she wasn't able to talk about the attack for four years.
The latest numbers on COVID-19 in Canada for Thursday, July 9

The latest numbers on COVID-19 in Canada for Thursday, July 9

The latest numbers of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Canada as of 6:18 p.m. on July 9, 2020: There are 106,805 confirmed cases in Canada.

Police charge Montreal truck driver in deadly 2019 highway pileup

MONTREAL — A Montreal man has been arrested in relation to a highway pileup north of the city last summer that left four people dead and injured 15 others.
Racist slurs during Conservative leadership debate not surprising: Lewis

Racist slurs during Conservative leadership debate not surprising: Lewis

OTTAWA — The litany of racial slurs inserted into the comments section of an online Conservative leadership debate Wednesday was not surprising, candidate Leslyn Lewis said the next day. Lewis, Erin O'Toole and Derek Sloan were debating B.C.
Chiefs fail to get a deal on racism inquiry following meeting with N.B. premier

Chiefs fail to get a deal on racism inquiry following meeting with N.B. premier

FREDERICTON — Indigenous leaders in New Brunswick say they are losing faith in Premier Blaine Higgs and his provincial government after a second meeting failed to produce an agreement for an inquiry into systemic racism and two recent police shooting
North Atlantic right whales nearing extinction, international nature body says

North Atlantic right whales nearing extinction, international nature body says

OTTAWA — North Atlantic right whales are now considered one step away from complete eradication.
Parents concerned about children's social lives, survey says

Parents concerned about children's social lives, survey says

A crowdsourced survey of Canadian parents suggests that nearly three-quarters of participants are concerned about their children's social lives during the pandemic.
Lafarge fires employee after noose allegedly found near parking spot of Black worker

Lafarge fires employee after noose allegedly found near parking spot of Black worker

MONTREAL — Construction materials giant Lafarge Canada says it has fired an employee after a discriminatory and hateful act took place at a Montreal work site.