Seniors to receive COVID-19 emergency aid of up to $500 in July | CBC News

Seniors facing higher costs for groceries, transportation and prescriptions due to COVID-19 can expect emergency aid payments of up to $500 in early July — but critics say it’s too little and too late. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced during his daily news conference in Ottawa this morning that the payments would be distributed starting the week … Read more Seniors to receive COVID-19 emergency aid of up to $500 in July | CBC News

Indigenous woman killed by police in N.B. during wellness check | CBC News

A 26-year-old Indigenous woman from British Columbia was fatally shot by a police officer she allegedly threatened during a wellness check in a northwestern New Brunswick city early Thursday.  Family of Chantel Moore say she had recently moved east from British Columbia to live near her mother and daughter. Her death came at a time of heightened attention … Read more Indigenous woman killed by police in N.B. during wellness check | CBC News

Personal bankruptcies fell to record low in April, but could be poised to soar | CBC News

The number of people filing for bankruptcy fell to a record low in April, as government support programs and mortgage deferrals during the coronavirus pandemic are keeping people’s heads above water for now. According to official data released by the Office of the Superintendent of Bankruptcy Canada, a total of 6,700 people across Canada filed for bankruptcy or … Read more Personal bankruptcies fell to record low in April, but could be poised to soar | CBC News

Elephant Died in Kerala 2020: Won’t spare pregnant elephant’s killers; Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan | Kozhikode News – Times of India

PALAKKAD: The killing of a pregnant wild elephant has triggered a nationwide outrage even as Kerala chief minister promised strict action against the offenders. “The forest department is probing the case and the culprits won’t be spared,” chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan said on Wednesday. Mannarkkad forest division registered a case and initiated a probe into … Read more Elephant Died in Kerala 2020: Won’t spare pregnant elephant’s killers; Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan | Kozhikode News – Times of India

Trump’s former defence secretary issues strong rebuke of president, use of military against protests | CBC News

In an extraordinary rebuke, former U.S. defence secretary Jim Mattis on Wednesday denounced President Donald Trump’s heavy-handed use of military force to quell protests near the White House and said his former boss was setting up a “false conflict” between the military and civilian society. “I have watched this week’s unfolding events, angry and appalled,” … Read more Trump’s former defence secretary issues strong rebuke of president, use of military against protests | CBC News

Doug Ford says Canada doesn’t have same ‘systemic, deep roots’ of racism as U.S.

Ontario Premier Doug Ford says Canada doesn’t have the “systemic, deep roots” of racism that the United States does. Ford was asked Tuesday to comment on the  protests in cities across the U.S. that were sparked by the death of a black man after he’d been pinned down by a white police officer in Minneapolis. Ford, … Read more Doug Ford says Canada doesn’t have same ‘systemic, deep roots’ of racism as U.S.

Trump or no Trump, Canada’s relationship with the U.S. isn’t going back to ‘normal’ soon

For 21 seconds on Tuesday morning, Justin Trudeau said nothing. Between the end of a reporter’s question about Donald Trump and the start of the prime minister’s response, there was a long, tense silence. Anyone could have filled that silence with a stream of awful images and ideas from the last few days, and the last four years, … Read more Trump or no Trump, Canada’s relationship with the U.S. isn’t going back to ‘normal’ soon

Kelowna Mountie under investigation after video surfaces of violent arrest

Kelowna RCMP have launched an internal investigation into the actions of an officer seen during a brief video repeatedly punching a suspect while the man is being restrained by two other officers. The 12-second video shows a portion of a Saturday night arrest after police allegedly responded to a report of an intoxicated man who was found … Read more Kelowna Mountie under investigation after video surfaces of violent arrest

Iowa voters oust Rep. Steve King, known for incendiary comments about immigrants, white supremacy

Republicans in the U.S. state of Iowa ousted Rep. Steve King in Tuesday’s primary, deciding they’ve had enough of the conservative lightning rod known for making incendiary comments about immigrants and white supremacy throughout his nearly two decades in Congress. The nine-term congressman, shunned by his party leadership in Washington and many of his longtime supporters … Read more Iowa voters oust Rep. Steve King, known for incendiary comments about immigrants, white supremacy