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Students call for an end to high-school dress codes after girls singled out in incident at Ottawa Catholic school

An empty school classroom.maroke/Getty Images/iStockphoto Students and politicians are calling for an end to high-school dress codes after dozens of girls at a public Catholic school in Ottawa were singled out during an enforcement blitz that they say left them humiliated. Students at Béatrice-Desloges Catholic Secondary School said staff went classroom to classroom on a …

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Researchers say they’ve found the reason why infants die from SIDS – National

A new and groundbreaking study has pinpointed what researchers believe is the reason infants and babies die from sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS). Researchers from The Children’s Hospital in Westmead in Sydney, Australia, have found that a lowered level of a certain enzyme, called butyrylcholinesterase (BChE), can explain the malfunction that causes some babies not …

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Elon Musk says he prefers ‘less divisive’ candidate than Donald Trump in 2024

Elon Musk, left, says he would lift Twitter’s ban on former US president Donald Trump if Musk’s deal to buy the global messaging platform is successful.NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images Billionaire Elon Musk made clear on Thursday that even though he wants Twitter to lift his permanent ban on former President Donald Trump, that doesn’t mean he …

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Dutch princess returns to Ottawa, where she was born during Second World War

Princess Margriet of the Netherlands plants tulips with her husband Pieter van Vollenhoven, second from left, Ambassador of the Netherlands to Canada Ines Coppoolse, left, and National Capital Commission CEO Tobi Nussbaum, right, at Stornoway in Ottawa, on May 12.David Kawai/The Canadian Press Princess Margriet of the Netherlands is visiting Ottawa, the city where she …

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Flight crews forced to work without pay as a result of delays at Canadian airports, unions say

Travelers wait in line at a Sunwing Airlines check-in desk at Trudeau Airport in Montreal, on April 20.Graham Hughes/The Canadian Press Delays at some Canadian airports have forced flight crews to work without pay while planes are held at gates, unions representing flight attendants and pilots say. A rebound in air travel and shortages of …

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Yukon expands second COVID-19 booster shot to residents 50 and older

Yukon is making fourth doses of the COVID-19 vaccine available for residents aged 50 and older. The territorial government says six months must have passed since the recipient’s third shot in order to receive the second booster dose. It says a fourth shot is not recommended for people who have recently had COVID-19 until at …

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Aurora Cannabis to close Aurora Sky facility in Edmonton

As part of its cost savings plans indicated in its third quarter results, Aurora Cannabis announced Thursday it would be closing its Aurora Sky facility in Edmonton. “We will continue to employ a talented team in Alberta, operate an Edmonton office and remain committed to our business in Canada as a whole,” Aurora Cannabis’ vice …

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Goop introduces ‘The Diapér’ and people can’t decide if the $120 nappies are real – National

Goop, Gwyneth Paltrow’s luxury beauty and wellness brand, has announced it will launch a new disposable diaper – pardon, it’s actually a Diapér – and to say that people are confused would be an understatement. In an Instagram post on Wednesday afternoon, Goop revealed “The Diapér.” It’s described as a disposable nappy lined with virgin …

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Canada’s defense minister says the world is ‘growing darker’ and ‘more chaotic’ – National

Defense Minister Anita Anand says the world is “growing darker.” Speaking at a conference of defense experts organized by the Canadian Global Affairs Institute on Tuesday, Anand emphasized the more “chaotic” state of the world means Canada will need to take a more “bold and aggressive” look at its own continental defence. “We do live …

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Proposed Freedom Mobile deals would not maintain wireless competition, watchdog says

The Competition Bureau says it is seeking to block Rogers Communications Inc.’s proposed $26-billion acquisition of Shaw Communications Inc.Sean Kilpatrick/The Canadian Press None of the proposed deals for the sale of Shaw Communications Inc.’s SJR-BT Freedom Mobile are sufficient to maintain competition in the wireless industry, Canada’s competition watchdog says. Toronto-based telecom giant Rogers Communications …

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