The virtual edition of the Summer Solstice Indigenous Festival will take place from June 1 to 21. Tune in for Indigenous music and performances, including the Pow Wow dance competition in partnership with the Social Distance Pow Wow Facebook group. Live streamed performances will include: local Inuit throat singers and Juno finalists Silla & Rise with DJ Trio, award-winning Métis and Inuit duo Twin Flames, Amanda Rheaume, Cody Coyote and many more. You can register for Indigenous culinary and art classes, learn from elder teachings, shop at the virtual marketplace and sign up for the Education Days programming for students and teachers. CBC Ottawa is proud to partner with the Summer Solstice Indigenous Festival.
May 29, 2020 14:48 UTC
National Guard troops called out earlier in the day by the governor kept a low profile. “Any difficulty and we will assume control but, when the looting starts, the shooting starts,” Trump wrote. Protestors chant “I Can’t Breathe” after burning down Minneapolis 3rd Precinct. National Guard troops were absent, as were members of the fire department. At a peaceful daytime rally and march on Thursday around a county government center in Minneapolis, protesters pressed their demands for the four policemen to be arrested and charged.
May 29, 2020 14:48 UTC
None of France's three most iconic tourist sites will reopen when the country lifts most of its remaining coronavirus lockdown restrictions next week, with some of Europe's other major cultural sites also taking their time to reopen. He said they still need to fine tune with the site's management how to protect employees and visitors and to maintain social distancing. A different LouvreThe Pyramid entrance of the Louvre museum, typically filled with queuing visitors, is seen deserted in mid-March after the Parisian museum closed as part of widespread measures to slow the spread of COVID-19 in France. (Michel Euler/Associated Press)The Versailles Palace, the former home of France's kings, also won't reopen Tuesday, when most of the remaining lockdown restrictions are lifted in France. (Bernat Armangue/Associated Press)The Prado, the crown jewel of Spanish museums and home of works by Francisco de Goya, Diego de Velazquez and other masters, has been shut since March 11.
May 29, 2020 14:26 UTC
Laurentian Bank slashed its dividend by 40 per cent on Friday, the first such move by a major Canadian lender in almost three decades. COVID-19 is throwing uncertainty to the bank's outlook, so it cut its dividend to 40 cents a share as a precaution. Previously it was 67 cents a share. "We have a strong capital and liquidity position, and disciplined risk management, but it is a time for prudence," CEO François Desjardins said. The last time a major Canadian bank slashed its dividend was 1992, when National Bank cut the payout to its shareholders.
May 29, 2020 14:07 UTC
Teachers and staff of Ecole McTavish Public High School in Fort McMurray surprised students this week with a graduation parade. Principal Scott Barr said the school wanted to find some way for students to remember grad positively. "We really have a family atmosphere at our school and we wanted those graduating students to know we're still thinking of them," he said. He said there will be a small graduation in June and next spring he will likely put together something else for the students as well. On Wednesday, Norris got to stand with her friends and throw their graduation caps in the air despite the pandemic.
May 29, 2020 13:52 UTC
"If you really look at the dynamic nature of what's happening in our homes, our homes are shifting," Merrilee Fullerton said, noting that their status can change daily. Read more about what's happening in Ontario, which is expected to offer details about an updated testing strategy later Friday. Read more about what's happening in N.L. Read more about what's happening across the North. Here's what's happening around the worldWATCH | Italians nervous as regional borders reopen:
May 29, 2020 13:31 UTC
A Jewish organization is calling vandalism at a Côte Saint-Luc synagogue "brazen and shameful" and wants police to investigate the incident as a hate crime. Sepharade Kol Yehouda synagogue, a small place of worship inside a home in the west-end municipality, was ransacked, with sacred texts and other items strewn on the ground and put into the toilet, a congregant discovered Thursday. The synagogue, located in a single-family home in the municipality, is closed along with the rest of the province's places of worship due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Prayer shawls and scrolls were found in the synagogue toilet. Police did not immediately offer comment on the case.
May 29, 2020 13:18 UTC
That sudden reversal of fortune shows that preparing Canadians for an unpredictable future work landscape has to be a priority, said the authors of a new report out Friday . I think this will help us prepare for some level of uncertainty and for future employment that will shift from familiar territory. Expecting the unexpectedEconomist Steven Tobin, executive director of the Ottawa-based Labour Market Information Council, said the crisis shows Canada needs to face the future of work with more objective data and planning than we've had in the past. "I think this will help us prepare for some level of uncertainty and for future employment that will shift from familiar territory," said Tobin, who served as an advisory committee member for Employment in 2030 and is familiar with the report. (Jeff McIntosh/The Canadian Press)The unprecedented nature of the COVID crisis makes it hard to draw insights from history, he said.
May 29, 2020 13:09 UTC
While COVID-19 and influenza are both respiratory illnesses, COVID-19 is not the flu. Premier Jason Kenney is being criticized for comments he made Thursday about COVID-19, including referring to the disease as an "influenza." When asked by NDP Leader Rachel Notley during question period why he hadn't talked with Hinshaw, Kenney ducked the question. Kenney approval rating 48 per centAn Angus Reid poll released on Wednesday indicates Kenney has the second-lowest approval rating of Canada's premiers. Kenney told reporters Thursday he wasn't trying to diminish the seriousness of COVID-19 by calling it the flu.
May 29, 2020 12:56 UTC
….These THUGS are dishonoring the memory of George Floyd, and I won’t let that happen. Any difficulty and we will assume control but, when the looting starts, the shooting starts. In the video, Floyd is on the pavement next to a police car with a white officer kneeling on his neck. A wound far older and deeper than George Floyd’s — George Floyd’s killing — and his brutal, brutal death captured on film,” Biden said at a virtual fundraiser. On Wednesday, Biden called for a federal investigation into Floyd’s death.
May 29, 2020 12:43 UTC
Twitter has added a warning to one of U.S. President Donald Trump's tweets about protests in Minneapolis, saying it violated the platform's rules about "glorifying violence." Trump, a prolific Twitter user, has been at war with the company since earlier this week, when it for the first time applied fact checks to two of his tweets. "These THUGS are dishonoring the memory of George Floyd, and I won't let that happen," Trump tweeted about the protesters. Twitter did not remove the tweet, saying it had determined it might be in the public interest to have it remain accessible. The same post that earned the warning was retweeted by the White House's official Twitter account just after 8. a.m.
May 29, 2020 12:36 UTC
At least seven people were shot in Louisville as protesters turned out to demand justice for Breonna Taylor, a black woman fatally shot by police in her home in March. Killed in controversial raidThe protests came hours after the release of a 911 call Taylor's boyfriend made on March 13. Taylor, a 26-year-old emergency medical technician, was shot eight times by narcotics detectives who knocked down her front door. In this photo from the Instagram account of @mckinley_moore, demonstrators gather Thursday in downtown Louisville, Ky., to protest Taylor's killing. Bianca Austin composes herself before making remarks during a vigil for her niece, Breonna Taylor, outside the Judicial Center in downtown Louisville, Ky. Other relatives hold up pictures of Taylor.
May 29, 2020 12:22 UTC
THE LATEST:Large cruise ships now banned from Canadian ports until Oct. 31. To date, 2,558 cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed in B.C. As of Thursday, 33 patients were in hospital with COVID-19, including six in intensive care. The federal government has extended a ban on large cruise ships docking at any Canadian ports until at least Oct. 31. In March, Ottawa initially banned cruise ships carrying more than 500 passengers until July 1.
May 29, 2020 12:00 UTC
Devastated prospective parents registered with an Alberta adoption agency are looking for answers after the company's sudden announcement to close its doors. "The need for services to birth parents who are making an adoption plan has declined," the email said. Desperate to find out more, they tried to reach the agency by phone and email but didn't get a response. "Management at ABC are currently negotiating potential file transfers with the other three adoption agencies," the agency said. Brosz said transferring clients to another agency isn't an easy process because those agencies have their own wait-lists and standards.
May 29, 2020 12:00 UTC
It was the third night of protests over the death of George Floyd, a black man who died in police custody Monday. WATCH l Omar Jimenez arrested while doing live hit:Omar Jimenez was handcuffed live, on air, as his crew tried to get closer to a police cordon. WATCH | 3rd night of protests after in-custody death:There are calls for peace and justice in Minneapolis after two nights of protests and rioting following the death of George Floyd while in police custody. A screen shot of the notice covering up one of Trump's tweets about the Minneapolis protests. Earlier Thursday in the Oval Office, Trump told reporters he'd been saddened by the death of Floyd.
May 29, 2020 10:44 UTC