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Biologists rush to help Montreal snake species threatened by real estate boom

A Quebec biologist is highlighting the need to save some of Montreal’s open areas from development in order to protect a rare snake that is found nowhere in the province except in the Greater Montreal area. The Ecomuseum Zoo recently finished installing hibernation caves and shelters in three nature parks in an effort to help […]

Norfolk OPP mediate after fed-up man barks and howls to wake neighbour

Two Norfolk County men have been warned about the county’s noise bylaw after a bizarre incident saw one of them barking and howling at the other’s window. According to police, one man went to a neighbour’s property on Grove Street in Simcoe sometime between 2 and 2:30 a.m. on Saturday and began barking and howling […]

Calgary group calls Halloween costumes depicting Indigenous women “dehumanizing”

A Calgary-based group is asking trick-or-treaters to avoid costumes that they say depict Indigenous women in a stereotypical and negative way. Patti Derbyshire, a marketing professor at Mount Royal University, said sexually suggestive costumes depicting Indigenous women are inappropriate and harmful. Derbyshire is the co-founder of Otahpiaaki, a fashion initiative that aims to contribute to […]

Members of Toronto’s Jewish community react to Pittsburgh synagogue shooting

It was a busy day at Beth Tzedec Congregation. But as Hebrew school let out, and an afternoon conference kicked off, hearts were heavy with sadness and anger. Lorraine Sandler has been a member here for more than 40 years. She was shocked when she learned about the shooting in Pittsburgh. “I was totally horrified […]

Edmontonians gather to honour victims of Pittsburgh massacre, support Jewish community

Edmontonians filled the Beth Israel Synagogue in the city’s west end Monday night to commemorate the victims of a shooting massacre at a Pittsburgh synagogue over the weekend and to condemn hatred. “We’ve been outraged at this vicious anti-Semitic attack,” Steve Shafir, president Jewish Federation of Edmonton, told Global News. “As a community, unfortunately, the […]

Torontonians gather to pay tribute to Pittsburgh synagogue shooting victims

Thousands of people attended a candlelight vigil in Toronto’s Mel Lastman Square to honour the 11 people killed in Saturday’s mass shooting at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh, Pa. Members of the Jewish community held candles as they sang traditional songs “Lo Yisa Goy” and “Kol Haolam Kulo,” and later stood for a moment […]