Category Archives: Human Interest

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 becau...

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. Here is a complete list...

Residents of Gagetown, N.B., celebrate as river ferry returns to service

GAGETOWN, N.B. — Residents of Gagetown and Jemseg, N.B., can wave to each other across the St. John River, but they needed to make a round-trip drive for a couple of hours to get any closer without their beloved river ferry for

Study finds Canada’s proportion of LTC deaths double the average of other nations

TORONTO — A new study finds the proportion of Canadian COVID-19 deaths that have occurred in long-term care facilities is about twice the average of rates from other developed nations. The analysis released Thursday by the Canadian Institute ...

Montreal Irish groups not giving up fight over light-rail station name

MONTREAL — Members of Montreal's Irish community aren't giving up their opposition to the city's decision to name a new light-rail station after a controversial former premier, one of their representatives said W...