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Thursday, December 9, 2021

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Gucci runway

Why did Gucci models head down the runway with fake heads?

Key Takeaways: When it comes to dressing models to the Gucci runway, Alessandro Michele does not shy away from daring fashion.The 49-year-old has given the last seven years as the storied Italian fashion house’s creative director, helping to revitalize the Gucci brand. This Sunday, Michele and Gucci welcomed 60 Minutes…
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omicron variant cases found in Senegal
World

First coronavirus omicron variant cases found in Senegal

Key Takeaways: The coronavirus omicron variant has been identified in Senegal for the first time.Senegal has reported the first cases of the omicron variant, making it the third West African country to do so after Nigeria and Ghana. The Institute for Health Research, Epidemiological Surveillance, and Training (IRESSEF), one of…
Housing bubble with Canadians
News

Canada is not in the grip of a housing bubble

Key Takeaways: Among other policy suggestions, the plan includes a first-time home buyer incentive and a tax-free first-home savings account.On the supply side, the government can only do so much. According to the former CEO of the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation the many factors contributing to Canada’s increasingly hot…
China criticises US democracy
World

Prior to the Biden summit, China criticizes US democracy

Key Takeaways: “There is no decided model of democracy,” China stated in an official document titled China.Democracy That Works, which was published on Saturday and details the country’s democratic efforts. The international community, not a few “self-appointed judges,” should decide whether a country is democratic or not, China said in…
government of N.W.T. finds about public opinion
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The government of N.W.T. finds about public opinion on the environmental framework

Key Takeaways: The Northwest Territories government will accept public comments on the Statement of Environmental Values until February 15, 2022.After Ontario, the Northwest Territories government intends to become the second jurisdiction in Canada to incorporate a Statement of Environmental Values into government decision-making. The statement, mandated by the 2019 adjustments…
Travel restrictions globally for the Omicron
World

Travel restrictions globally for the Omicron Covid-19 variant

Key Takeaways: According to the WHO, many countries have developed travel steps to protect against Omicron. In addition, many countries have imposed new or increased existing limits on international air travel. According to Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus of the World Health Organisation (WHO), the omicron variant of Covid-19 has been confirmed in…
Ford applauds Canada's new travel rules
Travel

Ford applauds Canada’s new travel rules of new variant

Key Takeaways: Ontario Premier Doug Ford praised the federal government’s new travel restrictions and testing requirements in response to the Omicron variant, saying local cases are “a cause for concern, but not for panic.” The premier remarks during a news conference on Wednesday about the province’s long-awaited plans to rebuild…
central figures in Canadian art
News

Paintings transformed trees into central figures in Canadian art

Key Takeaways: Dr. Anna Hudson spoke at the Orillia Museum of Art & History’s Carmichael Art History lecture fundraiser.It was a moment of thanksgiving. Ninette Gyorody, Executive Director of the Orillia Museum of Art & History (OMAH), paid tribute to Qennefer Browne’s introduction to this year’s Carmichael Art History Lecture…
N.W.T. frontline workers
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The closure of obstetrics renews calls for pandemic compensation for N.W.T. frontline workers

Key Takeaways: Nurses are dissatisfied for reasons other than pay, according to the health minister.Health Minister Julie Green of the Northwest Territories acknowledged Monday in the Legislative Assembly the importance of morale and a “solid organizational culture” in retaining health care workers. Green stated that nurses want better management support,…
Beyonce's new fashion campaign stars
Fashion

Beyonce’s new fashion campaign stars Rumi and Blue Ivy

Key Takeaways: When it comes to her hype team, Beyoncé keeps it in the family.Beyoncé enlisted her 9-year-old daughter, Blue Ivy, and her 4-year-old daughter, Rumi, for Adidas’s “Halls of Ivy” fashion campaign. It’s Ivy Park’s fifth collaboration with the shoe company, and the video promoting the new line features…
Sheridan has closed its doors
News

A Business with ties to Sheridan has closed its doors

Key Takeaways: BlackOxygen Organics, a supplement vendor with a registered agent in Sheridan.Recently closed due to a pending federal lawsuit and payment processing issues. According to The Sheridan Press, BlackOxygen Organics has been accused of fraudulent business practices and now has an “F” rank with BBB of Northern Colorado and…
What is happening with Canada's Huawei decision
Technology

What is happening with Canada’s Huawei decision two years ago?

Key Takeaways: Canadian diplomats were surprised by the Trump administration’s “muted” public response to the United Kingdom’s decision to partially allow Huawei into that country’s 5G networks in January 2020.However, Canadians are still waiting for a decision nearly two years later. According to records obtained over the freedom of information…
Racial Equity Playbook for Canadian businesses
People

A new Racial Equity Playbook for Canadian businesses has been launched

Key Takeaways: Dahabo Ahmed-Omer was born to be a star. Her name, ‘Dahabo,’ literally means “gold,” and she is living up to her proud father’s “golden child” expectations. Expectations as executive director of the BlackNorth Initiative, a non-profit organization dedicated to ending anti-Black systemic racism throughout Canada through a business-first mindset.…
New Canadian border and travel restrictions
News

New Canadian border and travel restrictions go into effect tomorrow

Key Takeaways: To board any of Canada’s federally regulated modes of transportation, passengers must prove that they have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19.Beginning tomorrow, November 30, full COVID-19 vaccination will be required for all travelers aged 12 and up in Canada. The new rules apply to the federally regulated transportation…
health expert loses her job
News

Canada’s indigenous health expert loses her job

Key Takeaways: She’s a Sitting Bull.A Canadian medical researcher who rose to grow the country’s leading expert on indigenous health has been dismissed from her government job. Also her university professorship after colleagues became suspicious of her increasingly fanciful claims of Native American ancestry and discovered she was a fraud.…
Muslim youth
Culture

Muslim youth are learning about the culture of the Six Nations

Key Takeaways: Saturday, two dozen Muslim youth from southern Ontario were given a crash course in local Indigenous history, capping off a multi-week virtual course with some in-person experiences.Taha Ghayyur, executive director of that charity, stated that the organizers hoped the program would be eye-opening for those involved. The teens…
Canada's Energy Regulator's Decision
Review

Enbridge reacts to Canada’s energy regulator’s decision

Key Takeaways: Enbridge Inc. responded today to the Canada Energy Regulator’s (CER) decision to deny the implementation of contracting for firm service on the Enbridge Canadian Mainline system on November 26, 2021.Enbridge has reviewed the decision and identified the following steps, including re-engaging all stakeholders on the Mainline system, including…
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