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Volunteers help some White Rock Lake fire victims rebuild
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Volunteers help some White Rock Lake fire victims rebuild

Since the spring, volunteers from across Canada have been traveling to Monte Lake, B.C. to help some of the families who lost their homes in last year’s massive White Rock Lake wildfire. The effort is being coordinated by Mennonite Disaster Service.The charity is building four homes for North Okanagan fire victims, three in Monte Lake and one near Vernon, in less than six months. Read more: White Rock Lake wildfire victims face major cost to reconnect to water utility The volunteer construction workers are making new houses possible for people who thought they wouldn’t be able to rebuild.For Monte Lake resident, Dustan Eager it’s a bit surreal to see a new home for his family under construction. Story continues below advertisement ...
BeReal app marketed as spontaneous, candid social media platform
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BeReal app marketed as spontaneous, candid social media platform

The emerging app BeReal is being touted as a spontaneous and candid social media platform meant to connect friends in an authentic way. The app launched in 2020 and was created by Alexis Barreyat. The company said the app was created in response to growing sentiments that other social media platforms were too focused on followers and filters.According to a fact sheet from the company provided to Global News, BeReal’s philosophy is to make people “feel good about themselves and their lives. (BeReal) wants an alternative to addictive social networks fueling social comparison and portraying life with the goal of amassing influence.”Dezi Fernando has been using the app for several months and said it has helped her stay in touch with international friends. Read more: Inst...
3 pedestrians injured in separate Toronto collisions – Toronto
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3 pedestrians injured in separate Toronto collisions – Toronto

Three pedestrians were injured in separate collisions in Toronto Wednesday morning, police say. Toronto police said emergency crews were first called at 6:48 a.m. to the area of University Avenue and Elm Street in the downtown core.Police said a woman was struck by a vehicle and treated at the scene before being taken to hospital by paramedics. Read more: 1 dead, 2 others injured after two-vehicle crash in Toronto Toronto paramedics told Global News they transported a woman in her 30s to a trauma centre in stable condition.Less than an hour later, emergency crews were called to the area of Dufferin Street and St. Clair Avenue West, police said. Story continues below advertisement There, a man was struck by a vehicle and subseque...
Experts warn ArriveCAN app could be violating constitutionally protected rights – National
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Experts warn ArriveCAN app could be violating constitutionally protected rights – National

A recent glitch in the controversial ArriveCAN app that sent fully vaccinated travellers erroneous messages saying they needed to quarantine affected more than 10,000 people, according to the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA). The extent of the glitch, which was revealed in a statement sent to Global News by the CBSA, represents 0.7 per cent of the typical number of cross-border travellers each week.Global News has also learned it took the government 12 days to notify travellers of the error. Read more: Federal privacy commissioner investigating controversial ArriveCAN app This is troubling to some data and privacy experts who say the app may be violating the Charter of Rights and Freedoms, which protects the right to move freely. Story continues ...
Neighbours provide ‘awesome’ support for Calgary man’s urban farming business – Calgary
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Neighbours provide ‘awesome’ support for Calgary man’s urban farming business – Calgary

A small-scale urban farming operation is leading to some big success for a Calgary man this summer. Trevor Anderson has been growing his Lil Green Urban Farm business throughout the COVID-19 pandemic thanks to some great support from his neighbours.Anderson started by turning his entire front yard in central Calgary into a spot to plant vegetables. Read more: Pandemic gardening trend plants the seed for a growing business “This is where I do all the greens,” Anderson said. “I have the shade cloths on, trying to keep the temperature underneath a little cooler.”His front yard is covered in things like Swiss chard, lettuce and carrots.Anderson also has an extensive crop of beets and garlic across the street in a neighbour’s backyard. Story continues bel...
Unprecedented number of Indigenous candidates running in Quebec election – Montreal
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Unprecedented number of Indigenous candidates running in Quebec election – Montreal

The Quebec Liberal party is betting on a new candidate to flip the Ungava riding back to red as voters are set to head to the polls this fall. Former Kuujjuaq mayor Tunu Napartuk is the party’s new candidate.“The CAQ has been extremely inadequate in response to the native needs, the questions, the challenges that we have, specifically in Nunavik, in my region and in our 14 communities,” he said. “There has been no contact, there has been no visits, there hasn’t been any opportunity given to show what our reality is and what our needs are.”Napartuk will be one of nine Indigenous candidates running in the provincial election campaign.On Monday, the CAQ introduced Kateri Champagne Jourdain, in the Duplessis riding. She is hoping to be the first indigenous woman to be elected to the n...
Serena Williams will say ‘farewell’ to tennis after U.S. Open – National
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Serena Williams will say ‘farewell’ to tennis after U.S. Open – National

Serena Williams announced Tuesday she will be walking away from tennis after the U.S. Open. In an essay shared by Vogue, Williams wrote the decision to leave the sport wasn’t an easy one; and it’s certainly not a retirement.“I have never liked the word retirement,” Williams, 40, wrote. “It doesn’t feel like a modern word to me.” Read more: Thousands of tickets still up for grabs for World Junior Championship games in Edmonton Instead, Williams sees her tennis farewell as an “evolution.”“I’ve been thinking of this as a transition, but I want to be sensitive about how I use that word, which means something very specific and important to a community of people,” Williams wrote for the September cover story. “Maybe the best word to describe what I’m up to is evol...
Recovery efforts underway after boater goes missing on Alberta’s Spray Lakes Reservoir – Calgary
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Recovery efforts underway after boater goes missing on Alberta’s Spray Lakes Reservoir – Calgary

Loved ones of a man who went into the water at Spray Lakes Reservoir on Sunday evening arrived at the scene Monday afternoon. Recovery efforts are underway to locate the body of the man who RCMP presume drowned in the water.Some details about the incident are still not known, however, it’s believed the man was out on the water in a small boat, according to an eyewitness that Global News spoke to.The witness said she saw the man’s dog go overboard. She said the owner then went into the water after it. Trending Stories CRA says it has $1.4 billion in uncashed cheques dating back to 1998 Report says Teenage Head guitarist Hamilton’s third homi...
Canada wins 4-3 over Sweden in pre-world junior test
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Canada wins 4-3 over Sweden in pre-world junior test

Canada scored three unanswered goals in the first period, including one on the power play, and went on to defeat Sweden 4-3 on Monday in the final exhibition tune-up before Tuesday’s start of the rescheduled 2022 World Junior Hockey Championship at Rogers Place. Nathan Gaucher, Mason McTavish, Kent Johnson and Joshua Roy scored for the Canadians who led 3-1 after 40 minutes but had to fend off a spirited Sweden comeback in the third period.Theodor Niederbach, Jonathan Lekkerimaki and William Wallinder scored for Sweden, who lost a 2-1 overtime decision to Finland in an exhibition tilt on Aug. 4. This was Canada’s lone pre-tournament test.READ MORE: Thousands of tickets still up for grabs for World Junior Championship games in EdmontonCanada outshot Sweden 30-26 and went 1-for-4 wi...
Suspect charged in downtown Vancouver machete attack that injured 4 – BC
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Suspect charged in downtown Vancouver machete attack that injured 4 – BC

A 48-year-old man has been charged in a machete attack that sent four people to the hospital with serious injuries on Saturday night. Ibrahim Abdela Bakhit faces one count each of aggravated assault, assault with a weapon and possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose.Bakhit is accused of setting his suite on fire in a rooming house near Granville and Smithe streets, then stabbing four people inside the building.They suffered “serious, life-altering injuries,” Vancouver police said in a Monday news release.“When VPD officers arrived at the scene, they were confronted by the suspect who was still armed with the weapon,” police said in the statement. “Shots were then fired by police and the suspect was injured.” Read more: Machete attack victim speaks about downto...