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June 18, 2018 8:47 PM Alberta government staffers to take day course on Indigenous history and culture

EDMONTON—Alberta is launching a three-year program to help all government staffers better understand Indigenous culture and history. The province’s 27,000 employees will each take in a six-hour session that includes talks with elders, along with films and group exercises. The direct cost of the project is $2.7 million and will begin with employees from the Children’s 6

June 18, 2018 5:48 PM Trump announces new U.S. military branch: 'Space Force'

President says new force will be 'separate but equal' branch of military President Donald Trump announced Monday that he is directing the Pentagon to create the "Space Force" as an independent service branch. Trump said "we are going to have the space force" which he deemed a "separate but equal" branch of the military. The president said the United 6

June 18, 2018 5:38 PM Advertising giant Procter & Gamble wants female directors on half of product commercials

The world’s biggest advertiser wants female directors for at least half of its product commercials by 2023, up from about one in 10 today. It’s a direct challenge to the male-dominated agency world, from a client that spent more than $7 billion (U.S.) on advertising last year. “Equality drives growth,” said Marc Pritchard, the company’s chief brand officer 5

June 17, 2018 9:00 AM Former Cree leader testifies at public inquiry about racist treatment at Val-d'Or hospital

William Mianscum says there's a pressing need to educate health care workers about Indigenous realities A former Cree leader says he experienced racism at a northern Quebec hospital and that health care workers should be educated about the Indigenous patients they serve. William Mianscum, a former chair of the Cree School Board and past chief of the James 4

June 15, 2018 6:17 PM TWU law school ruling: 'limiting diversity' or 'a game-changer for LGBTQ rights'?

Supreme Court ruled that law societies do not have to accredit Trinity Western's students Trinity Western University says it is disappointed with a Supreme Court verdict that law societies in B.C. and Ontario can refuse to accredit its graduates because of the school's internal code of conduct. TWU, a small Christian university in Langley, B.C., has a community 4

June 14, 2018 2:12 PM Raptors to introduce new head coach Nick Nurse today

Nurse agreed to a three-year, $10 million (all figures in US dollars) deal, reports ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, who was also the first to report the news that the Raptors were promoting their assistant coach to the head job. He also reported Thursday that assistant Rex Kalamian is leaving to join the Los Angeles Clippers. That means the Raptors now have three 9

June 12, 2018 8:59 PM Toronto will charge manufacturers to join blue-bin program

Manufacturers of currently nonrecyclable items like coffee pods will have to pay if they want their products accepted into the city’s recycling system, according to a staff proposal adopted by the city’s public works and infrastructure committee Tuesday. But the general manager of solid waste management services says the city likely won’t add any new items 7

June 12, 2018 3:23 PM Toronto Raptors to name Nick Nurse as head coach

According to an ESPN.com report, the Raptors are finalizing details to name Nick Nurse as the ninth coach in franchise history. The 50-year-old Nurse has been with the Raptors coaching staff since 2013, and was most recently charged with reinvigorating the team’s offence which ranked in the top five last season. It is the first new coach hire of team president 6

June 9, 2018 9:45 PM Confident Canadian women’s soccer team is deeper than ever

The last time the Canadian women’s national team played in Hamilton was in May 2015, a friendly match against England that came days before Canada began hosting the Women’s World Cup. Canada was ranked eighth in the world then, according to FIFA. England sat at No. 6. Midfielder Sophie Schmidt, who scored the game’s lone goal to give Canada the victory 10

June 8, 2018 3:40 PM Soyuz capsule with 3 astronauts on board docks with International Space Station

Spacecraft also carrying more than 200 science experiments on board A Russian space capsule carrying three astronauts has docked with the International Space Station two days after it was launched from Kazakhstan. The Soyuz capsule docked with the station at 9:01 ET Friday some 410 kilometres above Earth. It is carrying Serena Aunon-Chancellor of the United 11