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Did this message in a bottle really come from the Titanic? Quebec researchers are trying to find out
News/Canada/Montreal: The letter, seemingly signed by French Titanic passenger Mathilde Lefebvre, was found by a New Brunswick family. Now, researchers at the Université du Québec à Rimouski are determining its authenticity.
More than 200 Palestinians hurt in night of clashes in Jerusalem, medics say
News/World: A night of heavy clashes between Palestinians and Israeli police at the Al-Aqsa mosque compound and elsewhere in Jerusalem left more than 200 Palestinians wounded, medics said Saturday, as the city braced for even more violence after weeks of unrest.
Oakville, Ont. restaurant celebrates mother figures with ‘Nonna Wall’
News/Canada/Toronto: Every time someone brings a framed photo of their beloved mother figure to Julia Hanna’s Oakville restaurant, Ritorno, she not only hangs it up on the wall — she also donates a meal to charity. Have a look.
RCMP still missing deadlines for responding to watchdog complaints
News/Politics: More than a year ago, RCMP Commissioner Brenda Lucki inked a deal promising to respond to public complaints lodged with the independent watchdog within six months - but so far she hasn’t responded to a single finding within that time frame.
Mother's Day can bring dread, and these companies are catching on
News/Health: Mother's Day was already complicated for a lot of reasons, from grief to estrangement to infertility, not to mention the extra strain of the pandemic. Now, a slew of companies are recognizing the sting that can come with a Mother's Day mention, and they're giving customers the chance to opt out.
Young people forced to get creative as COVID-19 disrupts summer job plans yet again
News/Business: When it comes to jobs, young people have been hit hard by the pandemic. New data from Statistics Canada finds 101,000 jobs were lost for those aged 15-24 in April. That's setting up a tricky summer for many young people who typically rely on finding work in restaurants, hotels and summer camps.
A world of art at our fingertips: How COVID-19 accelerated the digitization of culture
News/Entertainment: Here's one potentially positive effect of the pandemic: It's accelerated the digitization of cultural treasures, as museums and music halls scrambled to put centuries of human achievement online. Here are some things we can now enjoy from home.
Fear and frustration for cancer patients caught in Ontario's surgery backlog
News/Canada: Ontario is facing a staggering surgery backlog due to the pandemic. The affected surgeries range from minor procedures to some cancer resections. Ellen Mauro looks at the personal impact of the delays and the systemwide challenges of catching up once the pandemic passes.
4th wave of COVID-19 likely if Canada reopens too fast — and seasonal return may be inevitable
News/Canada/Toronto: While Canada is still beating back its third wave of surging coronavirus cases, experts warn a fourth wave could strike at any time if restrictions are lifted too quickly. There's hope more vaccinations and careful reopening could prevent that, but seasonal COVID-19 might still be here to stay.
Facing little pickup from provinces, Trudeau expands rapid testing program
News/Politics: Ottawa intends to open the floodgates offering free rapid testing kits for small and medium-size businesses, while provincial and territorial governments have yet to use most of their stockpiles.
At least 5 people with COVID-19 rode buses to Montreal's anti-health-measure protest, officials say
News/Canada/Montreal: After droves of maskless demonstrators marched through Montreal’s east end on May 1, public health officials say those who bussed to the event should get tested for COVID-19.
Instagram apology for MMIWG posts that disappeared is inadequate, advocate says
News/Indigenous: Instagram issued an apology Thursday night after posts about missing and murdered Indigenous women disappeared on a day meant to raise awareness of the issue, but advocates say it doesn't go far enough to address the harm that was done.
Telford tells committee she had no 'information about the allegation' against Vance
News/Politics: Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's chief of staff repeatedly told the National Defence committee today that while she knew of a complaint against Canada’s former top soldier in 2018, she had no idea the complaint was sexual in nature.
Indian PM under pressure to enact strict anti-COVID lockdown measures
News/World: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi faced growing pressure Friday to impose a strict nationwide lockdown, as a startling surge in coronavirus cases that has pummelled the country's health system shows no signs of abating.