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Former Manitoba reservist linked to neo-Nazi group arrested in U.S.
(via CBC News)

Patrik Mathews, who had been missing since he was accused of recruiting for a global neo-Nazi terrorist group while serving in Canada's army reserves, has been arrested in the U.S.

16 Jan 2020

First Nations leader and Fair Deal panellist Jason Goodstriker dies
(via Calgary Herald)

In a statement Thursday, Jason Kenney expressed shock and dismay at the death of Goodstriker of the Kainai band of the Blackfoot people, who was also Alberta regional chief for the Assembly of First Nations.

16 Jan 2020

Tenured McGill prof resigns over university’s refusal to divest from fossil fuels
(via CBC News)

Frustrated by McGill University's refusal to rid itself of investments in fossil fuels, Gregory Mikkelson, who has taught at McGill for 18 years, felt it would be immoral to stay on.

16 Jan 2020

The Russian government just resigned. Here’s what you need to know
(via Global News)

Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev announced his resignation while sitting next to President Vladimir Putin on state television.

16 Jan 2019

Huge ‘hot blob’ in Pacific Ocean killed nearly a million seabirds
(via The Guardian)

Study finds common murres probably died of starvation after thousands of bodies washed up on North America’s Pacific coast.

16 Jan 2020

How ‘maids’ rooms’ shaped tiny floorspace expectations in Paris
(via CityLab)

Starting in the late 19th century, Paris's Chambres de Bonne combined different classes under a single roof.

16 Jan 2020

He’s a liar, a con artist and a snitch. His testimony could soon send a man to his death.
(via ProPublica)

Paul Skalnik has a decadeslong criminal record and may be one of the most prolific jailhouse informants in U.S. history. The state of Florida is planning to execute a man based largely on his word.

16 Jan 2020

Stephen Harper resigns from Conservative Fund board as leadership race heats up
(via CBC News)

Former prime minister Stephen Harper has resigned from the board of the Conservative Party of Canada Fund, the fundraising arm of the national party, just as the party's leadership race begins in earnest.

15 Jan 2020

B.C. disbanded RCMP unit after report warned possible crime figure bought stake in casino
(via Global News)

Confidential records show police warned B.C.'s government an investor connected to Asian organized crime was allowed by a regulator to buy part of a B.C. casino.

15 Jan 2020

Alberta justice officials withheld report that might have exonerated man as he sat in prison for homicide
(via CBC News)

Senior officials in Alberta's Justice Ministry did not disclose a report that shook the foundations of several murder charges and cast into doubt numerous findings of a medical examiner in Calgary a decade ago, an investigation by The Fifth Estate has found.

15 Jan 2019

More shipping companies promise to avoid Arctic routes
(via National Observer)

Environmental groups are applauding international shippers and shipping companies that have voluntarily promised to stay away from controversial Arctic routes.

15 Jan 2020

DNA from detained immigrants will change the nature of the FBI’s genetic database
(via The Verge)

The additions may amplify the overrepresentation of people of color within the system, experts say.

15 Jan 2019

History’s largest mining operation is about to begin
(via The Atlantic)

It’s underwater — and the consequences are unimaginable.

15 Jan 2020