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Canadian immigration asks medical worker fleeing Gaza if he treated Hamas fighters

Lawyers are questioning Canada’s approach to screening visa applications for people in Gaza with extended family in Canada after one applicant, a medical worker, was asked whether he had treated members of Hamas. The Canadian Press obtained a redacted letter sent to the applicant by a Canadian immigration officer, which asks if he has “ever […]

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County of Stettler council agrees no formal letter to be sent on Bill 20

Some members of the County of Stettler council are concerned about the provincial government’s proposed changes to the Municipal Government Act (MGA), but the municipality won’t formally speak against it. Council decided this during a discussion at their May 8 regular meeting. During the council request for information part of the agenda, Reeve Larry Clarke […]

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Finding balance between teens, technology goal of workshop

Nampa/Northern Sunrise County Family and Community Support Services (FCSS) is offering a unique workshop for people to learn about Creating Boundaries around Children, Teens, and Technology. The workshop is set to be held May 29 from 1-4 p.m. at the St. Isidore Cultural Centre and will be hosted by Imagine Institute for Learning. “The workshop […]

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B.C. government and social media giants make deal on non-consensual intimate images

The British Columbia government and social media giants have made what they call a “historic collaboration” for youth safety online.  A joint statement from Premier David Eby and representatives of Meta, Google, TikTok, X and Snap Inc., the parent of Snapchat, says they met to help young people stay safe online, one of the most […]

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Thessalon First Nation workers attempting to unionize

Employees of Thessalon First Nation (TFN) are applying to join the United Steelworkers, an action some allege is born of the poor treatment they’ve received from the current administration. While the deal to unionize has not been finalized, United Steelworkers co-ordinator Darlene Jalbert told The Sault Star this agreement would be the first of its […]

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Army whistleblower who exposed alleged Australian war crimes in Afghanistan is sentenced to prison

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — An Australian judge sentenced a former army lawyer to almost six years in prison on Tuesday for leaking to the media classified information that exposed allegations of Australian war crimes in Afghanistan. David McBride, 60, was sentenced in a court in the capital, Canberra, to five years and eight months in […]

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Military hearing officer deciding whether to recommend court-martial for Pentagon leaker

BEDFORD, Massachusetts (AP) — A Massachusetts Air National Guard member who pleaded guilty in March to federal crimes for leaking highly classified military documents appeared Tuesday before a military hearing officer who will recommend whether the guardsman should face a court-martial.  Jack Teixeira, of North Dighton, Massachusetts, is facing three charges in the military justice […]

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Vermont Legislature passes one of the strongest data privacy measures in the country

The Democrat-controlled Vermont legislature has passed one of the strongest data privacy measures in the country aimed at cracking down on companies’ use of online personal data, which would let consumers file civil lawsuits against companies that break certain privacy rules.  However, Republican Gov. Phil Scott has concerns about how part of the legislation could […]

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Raising awareness of sex trafficking in southeast Manitoba

It’s a difficult subject to broach and an issue many want to believe only affects people somewhere beyond our small town borders: the trafficking of children for sex. According to the Joy Smith Foundation, though, the problem is also very real right here in southeast Manitoba. The Joy Smith Foundation is a charitable organization based […]

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Developer converting St. Catharines’ contaminated GM site into homes ‘not prepared’ to pay for critical studies, delaying municipal plans for 1 year

Many St. Catharines residents may be feeling an eerie sense of deja vu as, yet again, development of the city’s former GM property faces delays. Since the property was sold by the automaker to private developers in 2014 there have been any number of promises to clean up the old industrial site and transform it […]

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Whistleblower questions delays and mistakes in way EPA used sensor plane after fiery Ohio derailment

Ontario will need 33,200 more nurses and 50,853 more personal support workers by 2032, the government projects — figures it tried to keep secret but were obtained by The Canadian Press. The government recently won a fight in front of the Information and Privacy Commissioner to keep those figures under wraps after denying access to […]

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As work continues to remove cargo ship from collapsed Baltimore bridge, what about its crew?

A crew of Indian and Sri Lankan men has spent the last 49 days confined to a hulking and motionless cargo vessel in Baltimore, its bow pinned by what’s left of the shattered bridge it struck.  Demolition crews set off explosives Monday to push broken bridge trusses away from the grounded Dali container ship, which […]

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