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5 Raptors ruled out for rescheduled game vs. Pistons due to COVID-19 protocols
Sports/Basketball/NBA: A greatly reduced Raptors team will host the Detroit Pistons on Wednesday in Toronto's temporary home of Tampa, Fla. The team announced Tuesday that starters Fred VanVleet, Pascal Siakam and OG Anunoby are out as part of the NBA's health and safety protocols, as are Patrick McCaw and Malachi Flynn.
Canada seeks green energy exemption from Biden's Buy American policies
News/Politics: With the prospect of a blanket exemption from Buy American policies now looking unlikely, Canada is seeking a deal that would allow Canadian firms to take part in the Biden administration’s green energy push, said Canada’s chief trade negotiator.
Thousands of businesses still waiting on loans months after government promised to help, says business group
News/Politics: Five months after the Liberal government announced more support for cash-strapped small businesses in the form of government-backed loans, tens of thousands of business owners still haven’t been able to access that help, says one prominent business group.
Calgary man murdered mother, stepfather a week after killing girlfriend, judge told in plea
News/Canada/Calgary: A Calgary man has admitted to murdering his girlfriend, mother and stepfather in 2018. New details about the killings are contained in an agreed statement of facts filed unexpectedly in court Tuesday just days before the jury trial for Dustin Duthie was set to begin. Warning: This story contains details that may be too disturbing for some readers.
Parents of Black children take matters into their own hands, launching Ontario school racism reporting tool
News/Canada/Toronto: A group of Black parents have taken the problem of anti-Black racism in Ontario schools into their own hands, launching an anonymous racism reporting tool for educators and school staff, saying they can no longer wait for school boards to act.
Watchdog clears RCMP officers who shot at N.S. firehall during mass shootings
News/Canada/Nova Scotia: Nova Scotia's police watchdog has cleared the two RCMP officers who shot at a fire hall in Onslow, N.S., during the hunt for an active gunman last April, saying the Mounties had reasonable grounds to believe a man outside the hall, which was being used as a shelter, was the killer.
No evidence Antifa or 'fake' Trump supporters spurred Capitol riot, FBI's Wray testifies
News/World: FBI Director Christopher Wray on Tuesday sought to beat back right-wing conspiracy theories suggesting that fake supporters of former president Donald Trump stormed the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, denying their existence in the agency's investigation so far.
U.S., EU announce sanctions on Russian officials in poisoning, jailing of Alexei Navalny
News/World: The Biden administration announced sanctions on Russian officials and businesses Tuesday for a nearly fatal nerve-agent attack upon opposition leader Alexei Navalny and his subsequent jailing. The sanctions were timed in co-ordination with similar action from the European Union.
Fossil scan of Little Foot sheds light on human origins
News/Technology & Science: Sophisticated scanning technology is revealing intriguing secrets about Little Foot, the remarkable fossil of an early human forerunner that inhabited South Africa 3.67 million years ago during a critical juncture in our evolutionary history.
2020 was the worst year on record for Canada's economy. It shrank by 5.4%
News/Business: Canada's economy shrank by 5.4 per cent last year, official data from Statistics Canada showed Monday, making 2020 officially the worst year for the country's economic output since record keeping began.
Inquiry hears about N.S. veteran's in-patient psychiatric treatment before he killed family, self
News/Canada/Nova Scotia: The doctors who treated Lionel Desmond at an in-patient psychiatric facility in Montreal that is designed to help veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder are testifying this week about the care he received roughly six months before he killed his family and himself.
6 Dr. Seuss books will no longer be published due to racist imagery
News/Entertainment: Six Dr. Seuss books — including And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street and If I Ran the Zoo — will stop being published because of racist and insensitive imagery, the business that preserves and protects the author's legacy said Tuesday.
Ontario changing child-welfare system to stop teens from aging out of care unprepared
News/Canada/Toronto: CBC News has learned the Ontario government is redesigning child welfare to change how and when children leave the system. It plans to do away with the current age cut-off and instead implement a model that ensures youths are ready to be on their own with the proper support.
Being Black in Canada | How these men have made a difference across the country
News/Canada: CBC News produced a series of features on Black men making a difference in their communities across Canada, shining a spotlight on their lives and pursuits of social justice and change. Here are their stories.
'Tiger Squad' and Saudi Arabia's brutal campaign to crush dissent
Radio: According to a newly declassified U.S report, Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince approved the operation that led to the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Today on Front Burner, how the Saudi regime’s campaign to crush dissent extends far beyond that murder.