The RCMP in Nova Scotia have arrested a 19-year-old man after a cop was allegedly run over by a pick-up truck during a traffic stop. Just after 6 p.m. Saturday, police say an officer pulled over a black Dodge Dakota … Continue Reading
A two-vehicle collision on Highway 10 has left one man dead. According to the Caledon Ontario Provincial Police, two compact cars collided with each other just south of Charleston Sideroad. One of the occupants suffered serious personal injuries. He later … Continue Reading
MONTREAL – Abortion-rights activists in Montreal denounced the lack of access to abortion in New Brunswick ahead of Monday’s election in the Maritime province. They say access has become an even bigger problem following July’s closure of Fredericton’s Morgentaler Clinic, … Continue Reading
TweetPremier Jim Prentice announced this week that five-term Conservative Member of Parliament Rob Merrifield would be appointed as Alberta’s representative in Washington D.C. Mr. Merrifield’s resignation from the House of Commons means that a federal by-election will need to be called in the Yellowhead riding by March 17, 2015. This would be the fourth federal […]
A protestor at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights opening ceremony Friday has been charged with assaulting an officer after police say he was caught in an area off-limits to the public following the ceremonies. Security at the CMHR found … Continue Reading
As thousands of people packed into TD Stadium for Western University’s Homecoming football game, thousands more were celebrating in a different way. It was an all-out party Saturday afternoon (and morning and evening) on streets around campus as people chose … Continue Reading
WHISTLER, B.C. — Derek Dorsett said he had just gotten in his car, having finished some skeet shooting, and was about to drive to his rehearsal dinner for his wedding, when he got the call. First, it was New York … Continue Reading
A man walking in the area of Purcell’s Cove Road and Williams Lake Road today was robbed of his keys and cell phone by two teenagers. When approached by the teenagers – ages 13 and 15 – the man was … Continue Reading
MONTREAL – Thousands marched through downtown Montreal on Saturday to denounce the Quebec government’s planned pension reforms for municipal workers. The rally, which spanned several street lengths, was organized by union groups opposed to the changes. The march ended at … Continue Reading
CAIRO – Egypt’s president says he can’t interfere with his country’s courts in the case of a jailed Egyptian-Canadian journalist. In an interview with the Associated Press, Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi says if he had been in power at the time when … Continue Reading
TORONTO – Rob Ford’s brother Doug has officially kicked off his campaign for Toronto mayor, greeting a throng of supporters with a message from his ailing sibling. Doug Ford was met with chants of “we love you” by a few … Continue Reading
OTTAWA — Former prime minister Jean Chretien says the federal government’s decision to send special forces to northern Iraq to help fight an extremist group could pull Canada into further commitments in the region. In an interview with CBC radio, […]
A Sawyer Massey blows off some steam in Acton during the 2014 Fall Fair Parade. The event started out with the Halton Hills police and fire departments leading the floats and bands down Mill Street on Saturday, September 20, 2014.See more of the parade…
BROOKS, Alta. — Controversial Alberta MP Rob Anders is hoping for new political lifeline after losing a Conservative nomination race in Calgary earlier this year. Anders is now seeking the Conservative nomination in the new riding of Bow River, a […]
Slim sunflower stalks grow high along the island oasis in the middle of #Toronto’s wide and divided roadway leading north to Queen’s Park. As the sunflowers mature, their bulbous heads fill with seeds in the middle of a halo of bright yellow petals. So…
CALGARY — A final group of about 45 Canadians who were stuck in the hurricane-ravaged Mexican resort area of Los Cabos are back home after Calgary-based WestJet airlines sent a plane down to get them. The vacation turned into mayhem […]
A trio of jumpers work the trampoline and put on a show at @YDsquare during a recent promotion for Dormeo mattresses. The mid day event on September 18, 2014 also featured free servings of Gourmet Gringos food truck tacos.
A number of beds were placed in the square as Dormeo invited people to take a break in bed. “Kick-start your afternoon at Yonge-Dundas Square with a mid-day refresher in one of Dormeo’s premium beds, including the latest addition to the popular collection, a deep and luxurious mattress featuring three layers of the innovative Octaspring technology. Lie back, relax, enjoy performances by trampoline and aerial artists and jam out to DJ beats while enjoying FREE tasty treats from Toronto’s authentic Mexican food truck, Gourmet Gringos. Visitors to the square can enter the Dormeo Facebook and Twitter contests for the chance to win luxury prizes including a set of Dormeo Pillows and Frette sheets!”
Why, given a chance, have so many people there been willing to vote Yes? Mostly, because they were asked. Because it was presented as an option
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© 2004-2014 Rebecca Bollwitt – Miss604. Flashdance is coming to Vancouver this fall and Broadway Across Canada is hosting a pre-sale today only! This electrifying live show will hit to the Queen Elizabeth Theatre stage November 11th to November 16th, 2014. The pop culture phenomenon of FLASHDANCE is now live on stage. With electrifying dance […]
© 2004-2014 Rebecca Bollwitt – Miss604. Enjoy the last weekend before school starts up again with Vancouver Fashion Week, the Fraser Valley Cork & Keg, Steam Whistle’s Oktoberfest at the Imperial and all the walking tours and farmers markets you can fit into a weekend. The Friday Late Night Movie series at the Rio Theatre […]
Opposition caught governing Tories off-guard
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Planned launch comes following a hospital bed endorsement he received from the cancer-stricken mayor
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Today we awoke to much news.
Scotland voted NO to getting out of the UK. The B.C. teachers voted YES to accept their new collective agreement. Kids are going back to school there. And, here, we had subzero C. temperatures. We have a medical appointment…
VANCOUVER – Nay may have won the day, but Caledonian-Canadians who supported Scottish independence in Thursday’s historic referendum say their dream isn’t dead, and at the very least change to…
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© 2004-2014 Rebecca Bollwitt – Miss604. The BC Sports Hall of Fame‘s 46th annual Banquet of Champions is coming up on September 25th an in honour of all inductees, past and present, I have dedicated this week’s archive photo roundup to the athletes. Featured BC Sports Hall of Fame Inductees: Helen and Margaret Callaghan Inducted […]
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© 2004-2014 Rebecca Bollwitt – Miss604. The Vancouver Trolley Company has just announced the dates of their upcoming Haunted Vancouver Trolley Tours. These spine-tingling tours will run four times a night in mid- to late October, taking guests to ghoulish sites around the city, sharing local history and lore. Photo by Aaron Aubrey, courtesy of […]
The Abortion Rights Coalition of Canada (ARCC-CDAC) is hosting a National Day of Action this Saturday – come on out if there is an event in your city! If not, I highly recommend you get in touch with ARCC or with RJNB for tips on how you can help in the battle for abortion access in the Maritimes.
Reproductive Justice Rallies Across the Country: Sep 20
National Day of Action in Solidarity with New Brunswick and PEI: Equal Access Now!
NATIONAL – Reproductive justice activists across the country will be rallying this Saturday
September 20 to stand in solidarity with the citizens of New Brunswick and PEI, who lack
access to abortion. The former Morgentaler Clinic in Fredericton was forced to close in July for
financial reasons, because the provincial government had refused to fund it for 20 years in
violation of federal law and Supreme Court precedent. The province continues to refuse to
improve access, even though many women are now being forced to travel out of province.
In Prince Edward Island, Health PEI blocked the application of three doctors willing to provide
abortions at the Charlottetown hospital, saying “it was not in line with current government
policies.” But the PEI government does not have a policy on abortion, or any other excuse. The
proposal was cost-neutral, and lack of a provider has been the only barrier to providing services
Across Canada, especially in northern, rural, conservative, and low-income areas, there is often
a lack of access to basic sexual and reproductive health services (SRH) and information.
The most vulnerable usually pay the highest price, including youth, LGBTQ people, Aboriginals,
refugees, racialized communities, people with disabilities or health issues, and those of low
income. To achieve equality and justice, women and marginalized communities in NB, PEI, and
across Canada are demanding recognition of their rights, and Equal Access Now to services.
Reproductive justice includes a range of issues that are integral to equality for all, including not
just access to SRH services, but also affordable childcare, pay equity, housing, stopping
violence against women, defeating racism and colonialism, and transgender people’s right to
non-discriminatory access to healthcare and employment. Saturday’s rallies will feature
speakers on many of these issues.
Halifax: Equal Access Now Event–National Day of Action. 1pm, Victoria Park.
New Brunswick: National Day of Action: Equal Access Now / Journée nationale d’action :
Pour l’équité, dès maintenant. https://www.facebook.com/events/330343923809712/
• Rothesay: Rally, 9-10am, look for our red banner on Hampton Rd.
• Sackville: 12:30pm, Fall Fair Parade (starting from 165 Main Street)
• Fredericton: Photo booth at Farmers Market Boyce (8 am to 13 pm)
Charlottetown: Rally for Abortion Access at Province House. Noon, Province House.
Montréal: Journée nationale d’action : La justice reproductive : Pour l’équité, dès maintenant.
2-4pm, Place Émilie-Gamelin. https://www.facebook.com/events/284717198387009/
Toronto: Rally & March, Reproductive Justice: EQUAL ACCESS NOW! 11am. Lake Devo,
Ryerson U. (corner of Victoria and Gould Streets).
Vancouver: Reproductive Justice Solidarity Rally. Noon, Thornton Park, 1166 Main Street.
Resources and Further Info:
National Day of Action Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/events/551179511655500/
Reproductive Justice New Brunswick website: http://rjnb.org/
Abortion Access in New Brunswick (ARCC): www.abortionaccessnb.ca