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This wooden door stood between Germany’s synagogue shooter and 80 worshippers. Somehow, it held
(via National Post)

When a synagogue official noticed the attack on a surveillance screen, those inside leapt behind the door and waited for police to arrive.

10 Oct 2019

He says he works security for Maxime Bernier. He’s also listed as a founding member of a party promoting white nationalism
(via Toronto Star)

Darik Horn has called himself a People’s Party of Canada “super volunteer.” He is also a founding member of the Canadian Nationalist Party, which advocates for maintaining “European” heritage, wants those of European descent to maintain a demographic majority in Canada and calls for capping immigration at fewer than 100,000 people a year.

10 Oct 2019

Syrian restaurant Soufi's to reopen Friday after closing due to hate messages, death threats
(via CBC News)

The Syrian owners of a Toronto restaurant they closed after receiving death threats and hate messages say they will reopen Friday with help from another business.

10 Oct 2019

Bloc leader apologizes for candidates' Islamophobic and racist social media posts
(via CBC News)

Bloc Québécois Leader Yves-François Blanchet apologized Thursday after media outlets uncovered a number of Islamophobic and racist social media posts by candidates running for the sovereigntist party.

10 Oct 2019

Half of women say doctors have played down health concerns: report
(via CBC News)

A new report by the B.C. Women's Health Foundation shows many women are struggling to access the medical attention they need and when they do, health care providers routinely dismiss their concerns.

10 Oct 2019

Following drugging allegation, AMS to review relationship with Interfraternity Council
(via The Ubyssey)

UBC fraternities came under scrutiny after Dr. Marina Adshade, an economics professor, published a tweet partly alleging that six female students had been drugged there.

10 Oct 2019

Meet Alberta’s most vilified environmentalist
(via The Narwhal)

Ed Whittingham has been described as a ‘balanced voice’ by industry leaders, yet during Alberta’s recent election he was painted as ‘anti-oilsands’ and ‘anti-Albertan.’ Ultimately, the United Conservative Party made a platform promise to fire him from the board of the province’s energy regulator if elected. Who is the man behind the headlines?

10 Oct 2019

The long, loving search for Betsy the cow
(via California Sunday magazine)

“She’s missing. I’m not going to quit her.”

10 Oct 2019

The dangerously cheesy collectible Cheetos market
(via The Outline)

Dozens of “rare Cheetos,” shaped like everything from Donald Trump to a squirrel, are up for sale on eBay. But who’s buying?

10 Oct 2019

Inside Fox News: How the impeachment fight is opening fresh divisions in the newsroom
(via Washington Post)

The cable juggernaut’s internecine conflict could be a crucial factor as Trump seeks to maintain Republican support.

10 Oct 2019

NDP’s Jagmeet Singh responds with unsinkable optimism in a campaign weighed down by the politics of race
(via The Globe and Mail)

He’s returned the party to its traditional socialist roots and shone on the campaign trail in recent weeks. But can the NDP Leader win back progressive votes?

9 Oct 2019

Rumours of a suppressed globe story about Justin Trudeau are bullshit
(via CANADALAND)

There is no evidence that Trudeau was once fired for an affair. There is no gag order. There is no Globe story.

9 Oct 2019

Ex-Speaker Linda Reid refused to co-operate with LePard's Lenz probe
(via The Breaker)

Ex-Speaker Linda Reid, the longest-serving BC Liberal MLA, refused to co-operate with Doug LePard’s Police Act investigation into the suspended sergeant-at-arms.

9 Oct 2019

With 10 arrests on Burrard Bridge, Extinction Rebellion is just getting started in Vancouver
(via The Georgia Straight)

The group is hoping to appeal to enough "upstanders" to force monumental changes to climate policies.

9 Oct 2019

Revealed: the 20 firms behind a third of all carbon emissions
(via The Guardian)

New data shows how fossil fuel companies have driven climate crisis despite industry knowing dangers.

9 Oct 2019

Blue-lit public bathrooms don’t deter drug use, says provincial authority
(via Victoria News)

The lights are aimed at preventing drug use in the bathrooms and with a safe injection site in the area, it’s easy to understand the concern, but according to the BC Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC) blue lights may have the reverse effect and increase the risks associated with injecting drugs.

9 Oct 2019

Outrage after anti-abortion ‘goodie bags’ distributed to children in Chilliwack
(via Global News)

Packets contained plastic fetuses and businesses for a "pregnancy crisis centre" linked with the pro-life movement.

9 Oct 2019

Fraternities at UBC indefinitely suspend social functions after allegation of druggings
(via The Globe and Mail)

Campus security and the RCMP are investigating the allegation, which came to light after a Twitter post by UBC faculty member Marina Adshade on Tuesday.

9 Oct 2019

Carbon emissions are already falling in 30 cities
(via CityLab)

As mayors gather for C40’s annual summit on climate change, the coalition reports that emission in a third of its members have been steadily falling.

9 Oct 2019

Toronto restaurant Soufi’s, founded by Syrian refugee family, closes amid alleged death threats
(via Toronto Star)

The Queen St. W. café, opened by a Syrian refugee family, announced on its website Tuesday that it was “permanently” closing due to alleged death threats and other hate messages.

9 Oct 2019

Andrew Weaver announces resignation as B.C. Green leader
(via Vancouver Sun)

Andrew Weaver, the Nobel-prize winning climate scientist turned power broker for the B.C. NDP government, is stepping down as leader of the B.C. Green Party.

7 Oct 2019

B.C., Washington and Oregon fast-tracking high-speed rail corridor across Pacific Northwest
(via News 1130)

Planning continues for a high-speed rail corridor linking Vancouver with Seattle and Portland.

7 Oct 2019

Jagmeet Singh has finally arrived...
(via Vice)

According to one poll by Campaign Research, the NDP leader’s approval rating jumped from 22 per cent to 33 per cent in about a month.

7 Oct 2019

... though Rachel Notley’s not sure she’ll vote NDP?
(via the CBC)

Jagmeet Singh said he’ll do what he can to earn the Alberta NDP leader's support.

7 Oct 2019

Burnaby candidate in ‘really bizarre’ spot after dropped by Conservatives: campaign manager
(via Burnaby Now)

Heather Leung, an elusive former Conservative Party candidate, may start to make more media appearances after the federal party cut ties with her in recent days.

7 Oct 2019

Trudeau won't remove Liberal candidate for racist, sexist social media posts
(via the CBC)

Jaime Battiste apologized for his comments in a statement released by the party.

7 Oct 2019

‘Over my dead body’: Little interest in declaring state of climate emergency among Calgary councillors
(via Calgary Herald)

Calgary councillors aren’t eager to follow in the footsteps of two other Alberta municipalities in formally declaring a climate emergency.

7 Oct 2019

If 3.5 per cent of the U.S. gets on board with climate protesting, change will happen
(via Vice)

So says the data-driven philosophy of Extinction Rebellion, which is staging demonstrations all around the world.

7 Oct 2019