Downtown Eastside street artist uses work to heal addiction, residential school past – BC |

Downtown Eastside street artist Edgar-Alan Rossetti has a very public studio: the sidewalk on East Hastings near Carrall Street in Vancouver. The self-taught Indigenous artist has been living in a tent in front of 7 East Hastings for the past year and said he’s been homeless for a decade. Read more: Public consultation now underway for … Read more

All Abilities ball hockey puts the game back in reach

Breadcrumb Trail Links Toronto & GTA Sports News Hockey Publishing date: Jun 26, 2022  •  16 minutes ago  •  4 minute read  •  Join the conversation The All Abilities Division of the Withrow Park Ball Hockey League features 25 players, ages 12 to 55, who get the chance to shoot and score that many special needs … Read more

False Creek Ferries celebrates 40 years in business

Breadcrumb Trail Links News Local News False Creek Ferries are a civic treasure. Getting out on the water for a few minutes changes your day, giving passengers a chance to slow down and chill from the hubbub of daily life. Publishing date: Jun 26, 2022  •  27 minutes ago  •  4 minute read  •  Join the … Read more

Is there a place for private companies in Canadian health care?

Twelve years ago, Nathan March dropped his plans to become a student pilot due to frequent migraines and constant stomach pain. The Vancouver resident, then in his mid-20s, didn’t have a family doctor. He tried his mother’s doctor, getting a brief appointment before he was referred to a neurologist and gastroenterologist, waiting months to see … Read more

Ahead of planned Canada Day protests, federal minister says he hopes lessons have been learned | CBC News

The federal public safety minister said he wants people to celebrate Canada Day, but with protests planned for the upcoming holiday weekend in Ottawa, Marco Mendicino says he’s hoping the mistakes of last winter won’t be repeated. “I think Canadians should celebrate Canada Day. We’ve been through a marathon of the pandemic and there’s reason for … Read more

GUNTER: The latest attempt to cancel Canada Day? Renaming it ‘New Day’

Breadcrumb Trail Links Columnists A headless statue of Queen Victoria is seen overturned and vandalized at the provincial legislature in Winnipeg, Friday, July 2, 2021. Her statue and a statue of Queen Elizabeth II were toppled on Canada Day during demonstrations concerning Indigenous children who died at residential schools. Photo by Kelly Geraldine /THE CANADIAN … Read more

Public safety minister eyes steps to strengthen oversight of the RCMP

OTTAWA – The federal public safety minister says he is “deeply committed” to enhancing oversight of the RCMP by strengthening the role of the national police force’s management advisory board. In an interview, Marco Mendicino expressed a desire to give the board the “independence and autonomy that it needs” — possibly through legislative amendments — … Read more

Tens of thousands expected as Sunday’s Toronto Pride parade makes in-person return – Toronto |

ByStaff The Canadian Press Posted June 26, 2022 9:13 am Smaller fontDescrease article font size –A Larger fontIncrease article font size A+ TORONTO — Tens of thousands of people are expected to march in today’s Pride parade in downtown Toronto, marking the return of in-person festivities for the annual LGBTQ celebration. The first in-person Toronto … Read more