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Naheed Nenshi fires back at Jason Kenney for comments on niqab ban

Naheed Nenshi fires back at Jason Kenney for comments on niqab ban

Social media is abuzz with activity after Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi called out Cabinet Minister Jason Kenney on the issue of women wearing niqabs during citizenship ceremonies. On Wednesday, Mayor Naheed Nenshi blasted the Tories for the federal government’s legal fight against a handful of Islamic women wearing the niqab face covering during citizenship ceremonies. Read More »

Two dead, others in critical condition after crash in Vaughan

Two dead, others in critical condition after crash in Vaughan

A 65-year-old man and a nine-year-old boy are dead and four other people are in hospital, all but one with critical injuries, after a multi-vehicle collision in Vaughan Sunday afternoon. “Numerous people were taken to hospital, some were children reportedly, as well. It’s a very serious collision and an ongoing investigation,” said York Regional Police Const. Andy Pattenden. Read More »

Quebec to change place names with N-word, Report

Quebec to change place names with N-word, Report

The commission responsible for managing Quebec’s place names has announced it will rename 11 sites around the province that contain the “N-word.” “Some of the place names, which have become common usage, are the result of historic events,” notes the Commission de toponomie in a report issued Friday. Read More »

Pedestrian dies after deliberate hit and run

Pedestrian dies after deliberate hit and run

A man has died after a hit and run accident near Danforth and Donlands. Police say the victim was sitting on a fence overlooking the parking lot across from 1033 Danforth Ave. when a vehicle struck him around 12:45 p.m. this afternoon. He had no vital signs as of 1:36 p.m. Read More »