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'I love this country:' Brazilian cowboy nears end of epic horse ride in Calgary

'I love this country:' Brazilian cowboy nears end of epic horse ride in Calgary

WAIPAROUS VILLAGE, Alta. — Filipe Masetti Leite stops for a break from another long day in the saddle on his year-long trek encountering bugs, bears, buffalo and bad weather.
N.B. anti-racism activist among those receiving Canada Day honours from GG

N.B. anti-racism activist among those receiving Canada Day honours from GG

OTTAWA — Ralph Thomas can't recall any specific incidents of racism against him while growing up as a Black person in New Brunswick in the 1940s and '50s, but says that was more about the rural community where he lived and not because it didn't exist

Gov. Gen Julie Payette honours Canadians for bravery, volunteer service

OTTAWA — Gov. Gen. Julie Payette announced 123 Canadians who are being recognized for their skills, courage or dedication to service by receiving a decoration for bravery, a meritorious service decoration or the volunteer medal.
Virtual Canada Day citizenship ceremony celebrates nurses, care workers

Virtual Canada Day citizenship ceremony celebrates nurses, care workers

OTTAWA — When Sweeny Karande was in her nursing program in India, her teacher presented her with an award as the best outgoing student. "This is just the beginning," her teacher said. "You can't stop here." Karande took those words to heart.
A look at how provinces plan to emerge from COVID-19 shutdown

A look at how provinces plan to emerge from COVID-19 shutdown

Provinces and territories have been releasing plans for easing restrictions that were put in place to limit the spread of COVID-19.
The latest numbers on COVID-19 in Canada

The latest numbers on COVID-19 in Canada

The latest numbers of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Canada as of 7:08 p.m. on June 30, 2020: There are 104,204 confirmed cases in Canada.
Kielburger backtracks after saying PM's office contacted WE about $900M program

Kielburger backtracks after saying PM's office contacted WE about $900M program

OTTAWA — One of the co-founders of WE Charity says he "misspoke" when he told youth leaders that Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's staff reached out in April to see if the organization would administer what became a $900-million federal student-aid pro
Yukon set to ease border controls on Wednesday

Yukon set to ease border controls on Wednesday

WHITEHORSE — The Yukon government is easing some border control measures established to keep COVID-19 from spreading in the territory.
Youth arrested on terrorism-related charges after FBI tip is in hospital

Youth arrested on terrorism-related charges after FBI tip is in hospital

OTTAWA — A youth arrested and charged last year in connection with an alleged terrorism plot is in hospital. The youth was supposed to appear in court Tuesday.
Trade experts urge heads-up approach for businesses as USMCA comes into force

Trade experts urge heads-up approach for businesses as USMCA comes into force

WASHINGTON — Experts and ambassadors across the continent are urging North American businesses to keep their heads up and their eyes open for both growth opportunities and perils in the fine print as the new U.S.
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