Queen Victoria’s name could be stripped from Toronto school looking to ‘rebrand’

Breadcrumb Trail Links News Canada The push to change the name of Queen Victoria Public School has been criticized by some who see the plan as an act of desecrating Canadian history Author of the article: Tyler Dawson Toronto’s Queen Victoria Public School has recently been the site of high-profile racism issues, which factored into the desire for a fresh start. Photo by Google Street View In seeking a “fresh start” for a troubled school in Toronto’s Parkdale neighbourhood, the school council and Black Student Success Committee have requested that Queen Victoria’s name be removed and replaced with something else. The request, made to the Toronto District School Board, says that following the “unfortunate impacts of ETFO job

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Iran shot down plane full of Canadians intentionally in act of terrorism, Ontario judge rules

Breadcrumb Trail Links World Toronto News National Israel & Middle East Canadian Politics Canada A jury will now decide how much Iran should pay the victims. ‘We will seize and sell any Iranian assets worldwide that we can get our hands on,’ their lawyer said Author of the article: Tom Blackwell Publishing date: May 20, 2021  •  43 minutes ago  •  4 minute read  •  Join the conversation Some of the Canadian victims of Ukraine International Airlines Flight PS752, which was shot down by the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps shortly after takeoff from Tehran on Jan. 8, 2020, killing all 176 aboard. Photo by Handout Iran intentionally shot down an airliner packed with Canadian citizens and residents more than

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Lightning strike suspected in deaths of 18 elephants in India and 350 rare antelopes in Kazakhstan

Breadcrumb Trail Links World News The mass deaths of two endangered species occurred within days of each other Author of the article: National Post Staff The dead body of a wild elephant, suspected to have been killed by lightning, lays with flower petals and incense after locals offered prayers on a hillside in Nagaon district of Assam state on May 14. Photo by BIJU BORO/AFP /Getty Images Thunderbolts are being blamed for the mass deaths of two endangered species that occurred within days of each other. Experts say a massive jolt of lightning resulted in the sudden death of 18 wild Asian elephants in the country’s eastern state of Assam last week. Villagers discovered the scattered bodies, including

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‘It could be very messy’: What happens if we can all amend the Constitution?

Breadcrumb Trail Links News Canadian Politics Canada B.C. could declare itself a nuclear-free zone and Nova Scotia could fill the BNA Act with Ashley MacIsaac lyrics Author of the article: Tristin Hopper Publishing date: May 20, 2021  •  40 minutes ago  •  4 minute read  •  Join the conversation Canada’s Constitution, which is literally a mess after a vandal hit it with red paint in 1983. Photo by Library and Archives Canada This week, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau appeared to give the green light to something that Quebec has been angling for since at least 1982: The ability to unilaterally amend the Canadian Constitution to declare itself a nation. Should it stand up to legal challenge, Canada could soon

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Good Morning Britain host announces ‘death of the Queen’, then quickly texts her an apology

Breadcrumb Trail Links World News Alastair Campbell was filling the seat unceremoniously vacated by Piers Morgan, who called the error the ‘worst gaffe in breakfast show history’ Author of the article: National Post Staff Photo by Wikimedia, Toby Melville/ Reuters A Good Morning Britain host made headlines when he wrongly announced the death of Queen Elizabeth last week. Alastair Campbell has since texted Her Highness’ staff to relay his apology for the slip-up, he told MyLondon. The labour party’s former press representative made the royal flub when speaking with former soccer player Vinnie Jones about grief. “We talked a lot about Prince Philip after the death of the Queen,” he said, then asked Jones about Tanya, his late

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Spectacular view of Georgian Bay splendour

Breadcrumb Trail Links Homes Canada The two best features are the location and architectural style Author of the article: cadair808 Publishing date: May 20, 2021  •  39 minutes ago  •  2 minute read  •  Join the conversation 392&393 Ridge Island (Georgian Bay). Photo by Supplied Reviews and recommendations are unbiased and products are independently selected. Postmedia may earn an affiliate commission from purchases made through links on this page. Georgian Bay 392&393 Ridge Island (Georgian Bay) Asking price: $3.45 million Taxes: $6,834 (2020) Bedrooms: 6 Bathrooms: 4 Square footage: approximately 3,000 Garage: 0 Parking: 0 MLS# X5217755 The two best features are the location and architectural style, says listing agent George Webster. “The island is situated at the edge

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10/3 podcast: No concerts, no theatre — How COVID-19 dropped the curtain on Canada’s arts sector

COVID-19 has effectively cancelled many activities we enjoyed and even took for granted. Sporting events, dining out, but also, concerts, movies and plays. The arts sector in Canada is a big contributor to the economy but has taken a beating over the last 14 months. Calgary Herald arts reporter Eric Volmers joins Dave Breakenridge to discuss what facets of the arts sector have been hardest hit, what artists have done to stay creative and keep performing, and how quickly we could see concerts and productions once we’re out of the pandemic. Background reading:How 14 months of COVID-19 and lockdowns impacted the arts in Canada Subscribe to 10/3 on your favourite podcast app. #distro

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How much COVID-19 can we live with? Experts offer glimpses of a post-pandemic future

Breadcrumb Trail Links News Canada Even the best vaccines aren’t perfect. We’re still going to have disease. The acid test, one expert says, will come in October when people move inside again Author of the article: Sharon Kirkey Publishing date: May 20, 2021  •  25 minutes ago  •  5 minute read  •  Join the conversation Experts say COVID-19 will be with us for a while, “possibly forever.” But vaccines and population immunity will end the pandemic. Photo by Peter J. Thompson/National Post With vaccinations surging across Canada, and confirmed COVID case counts and hospitalizations at a national level declining, the other side of the pandemic is drawing tantalizingly, mercifully closer and experts are beginning to offer glimpses of the

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Eurovision scenes and stylings, in the leadup to the song contest’s final on Sunday

Breadcrumb Trail Links World News And here’s how we can watch it on Sunday Author of the article: Shari Kulha Publishing date: May 20, 2021  •  38 minutes ago  •  2 minute read  •  Join the conversation North Macedonia’s Vasil performs during the first semi-final of the 65th edition of the Eurovision Song Contest 2021, at the Ahoy convention centre in Rotterdam, on May 18, 2021. Photo by KENZO TRIBOUILLARD / AFP / Getty Images The world’s longest running annual television contest is on right now, so block out some Sunday time for the final of the Eurovision Song Contest. The talent is excellent — it is, after all, where Swedish pop royalty ABBA got its start. Oh, and

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