CBS News: Canada reports no new deaths from coronavirus for the first time since March

CBS News: Canada reports no new deaths from coronavirus for the first time since March. “Canada reported no new deaths from COVID-19 on Friday for the first time in six months. The last time the country reported no new deaths from the virus on March 15, at the start of lockdowns in North America due to the pandemic, Reuters reports.”

Japanese Canadian internment: Over 40,000 pages and 180 photographs digitized by the DigiLab (Library and Archives Canada)

Library and Archives Canada Blog: Japanese Canadian internment: Over 40,000 pages and 180 photographs digitized by the DigiLab. “Landscapes of Injustice is a major, seven-year humanities and social justice project led by the University of Victoria, joined to date by fifteen cultural, academic and federal partners, including Library and Archives Canada. The purpose of this project is to research and make known the history of the dispossession—the forced sale of Japanese-Canadian-owned property made legal by Order in Council 1943-0469 (19 January 1943) during the Second World War.”

Welland Tribune: Australia is in a fight with Facebook and Google. Canada could be next

Welland Tribune: Australia is in a fight with Facebook and Google. Canada could be next. “It’s language typically reserved for armed conflicts or natural disasters. This week, Canada’s heritage minister used it for a regulatory spat in Australia. ‘The Canadian government stands with our Australian partners and denounces any form of threats,’ Steven Guilbeault said in an emailed statement to the Star’s Susan Delacourt. The ‘threats’ Guilbeault referred to involved some of the world’s richest and most influential corporations, Facebook and Google, which have separately warned Canada’s friends down under that they will suspend services in Australia or block media organizations from using their platforms if Canberra follows through with a law they don’t like.”

Fold3: New Records from the Canadian Expeditionary Force!

Fold3: New Records from the Canadian Expeditionary Force!. “The Canadian Expeditionary Force (CEF) was the force raised by Canada for service overseas during WWI. Some 620,000 Canadians who enlisted between 1914-1918 served in the CEF. Of those enlistees, about 424,000 went overseas. Most were volunteers, but when recruitment slowed, a conscription law went into effect in 1918. Our new Canadian Expeditionary Force, 1915-1919 collection contains nominal rolls, rosters, war diaries, yearbooks, and unit histories for the CEF.”

CBC: 3M to make critical N95 masks at Brockville, Ont., plant

CBC: 3M to make critical N95 masks at Brockville, Ont., plant. “The federal and Ontario governments have convinced manufacturing giant 3M to start making N95 respirator masks at its plant in Brockville, Ont., a move that will give Canada a domestic supply of critical personal protective equipment, CBC News has learned.”

Canada Newswire: Google Faces Class Action in Canada Alleging it Turns Canadians’ Electronics into Tracking Devices Without Their Consent (PRESS RELEASE)

Canada Newswire: Google Faces Class Action in Canada Alleging it Turns Canadians’ Electronics into Tracking Devices Without Their Consent (PRESS RELEASE). “A proposed class action lawsuit has been filed in the Supreme Court of British Columbia against Google on behalf of the millions of Canadians whose personal information the global internet giant collects and profits from, allegedly without Canadians’ consent. The action is part of a coordinated national effort, with additional filings in Toronto and Montreal.”

Mashable: Facebook and Google probably won’t like this new antitrust agreement

Mashable: Facebook and Google probably won’t like this new antitrust agreement. “The U.S., Australia, Canada, New Zealand, and the U.K. have signed an agreement to share information about competition laws and policies, with a focus on coordinating cases and investigations spanning international borders. Google and Facebook aren’t going to like this.”

CKPGToday: New interactive map allows British Columbians to view river quality trends across B.C.

CKPGToday: New interactive map allows British Columbians to view river quality trends across B.C.. “Using an interactive map of B.C., people will now be able to view 10-year water quality trends in certain rivers with data compiled from the Canada-B.C. Water Quality Monitoring Program. The program has been in place since 1985. Data collected is also used to determine the current status of water quality, detect emerging issues that may threaten aquatic life and support the development of guidelines for water, fish and sediment.”

HuffPost: Canadian Immigrants Share The First Photo They Took In Instagram Series

HuffPost Canada: Canadian Immigrants Share The First Photo They Took In Instagram Series. “There is no universal immigrant journey, but many Canadian newcomers share a common experience: Someone back home misses them dearly and wants to see how they’re doing. Capturing the backstories behind this special exchange is ‘First Photo Here,’ a new Instagram project that shares the first photos newcomers take in Canada.”

Vice: Toronto Cops Promoted One of Canada’s Biggest Anti-Maskers on Instagram

Vice: Toronto Cops Promoted One of Canada’s Biggest Anti-Maskers on Instagram. “The photo, which was first reported on by CBC News, was posted on an Instagram page called @TPSNeighbourhoodWatch, an account affiliated with the force’s 51 Division. It shows two smiling officers flanking Chris Saccoccia, a well-known anti-mask crusader who was recently involved in a series of illegal raves at Toronto’s Cherry Beach in protest of physical distancing. Saccoccia goes by Chris Sky online but has been identified as Chris Saccoccia by the Toronto Sun and Newstalk.”

Global News: Century-old photographs digitized by Saint John’s Loyalist House

Global News: Century-old photographs digitized by Saint John’s Loyalist House. “About 100 century-old photographs found inside Saint John’s historic Loyalist House are being digitized and shared online. After sitting in storage for a decade, a collection of dry plate negatives gives a rare glimpse at Victorian life in the city.”

London Free Press: Watchdog seeks audit of heavy London police use of COVID-19 database

London Free Press: Watchdog seeks audit of heavy London police use of COVID-19 database. “A national human rights watchdog is asking London’s police board to turn over an audit of the force’s use of a COVID-19 database that city officers accessed at one of the highest rates in Ontario. The Canadian Civil Liberties Association (CCLA) released statistics this week detailing how many times municipal police forces used Ontario’s COVID-19 database when first responders were granted the power under a now-lifted state of emergency.”

CTV: Canadian AI-powered legal response tool helps guide victims of harassment

CTV: Canadian AI-powered legal response tool helps guide victims of harassment. “The Botler For Citizens web app is a free service that will confidentially ask users trauma-informed questions based on any incident they have experienced. Using artificial intelligence, the software then analyzes the details of the incident to identify if any misconduct had occurred. Based on the findings, the user is then provided with a breakdown of relevant information to help them understand their rights and the potential legal options at their disposal.”

Ashcroft-Cache Creek Journal: New website offers free legal advice to do with COVID-19 matters

Ashcroft-Cache Creek Journal: New website offers free legal advice to do with COVID-19 matters. “A new legal aid website has been launched to provide British Columbians with answers to legal questions surrounding COVID-19. The website … is from the Justice Education Society (JES), and will help people who have legal questions about the changes to individual rights and responsibilities regarding everyday life and work that have resulted from new policies from the provincial and federal government about the COVID-19 pandemic.”

University of Toronto: U of T alumna aims to bring the history of Emancipation Day, on Aug. 1, to a wider audience

University of Toronto: U of T alumna aims to bring the history of Emancipation Day, on Aug. 1, to a wider audience. “The history – and recent revival – of Windsor’s Emancipation Day is being closely followed by Tonya Sutherland, who graduated from the University of Toronto with a master’s degree in museum studies this year. Building on research for her 2018 capstone project, Sutherland and two other women from the Toronto area – retired teacher Catherine MacDonald and actor and producer Audra Gray – sought to bring this chapter of Black Canadian history to a wider audience.”