CBC: Montreal publisher launches online campaign to add Cree to Google’s translation software

CBC: Montreal publisher launches online campaign to add Cree to Google’s translation software. “The preamble to John’s petition points out that Maori, the language of Aboriginal people in New Zealand, is available on Google Translate. New Zealand government data suggests there are approximately 50,000 Maori speakers there, but data from Statistics Canada’s 2016 census shows there were more than 96,000 Cree speakers in Canada when information was gathered.”

CBC: Initiative to promote Black-owned businesses goes national with launch of new database

CBC: Initiative to promote Black-owned businesses goes national with launch of new database. “The Torontonian creator of a website and social media account spotlighting local Black-owned businesses is taking her initiative across the country with the launch of an expanded online store and a national database she hopes will soon have hundreds of listings. Black Owned Canada debuted this week and its founder, Kerin John, is calling on business owners across the country to sign up to be featured.”

Global News: USask Professor creates pig plotted map for locating wild boars on Google Earth

Global News: USask Professor creates pig plotted map for locating wild boars on Google Earth. “Ryan Brook has been researching and tracking wild pigs and extremely invasive species across Saskatchewan and Western Canada for over a decade, recording over 54,000 wild pig occurrences over that span…. Brook took all of the data he’s collected over the years and used it to create a ‘pig-pointed’ map. The map can be downloaded and then layered over top of google earth, highlighting the presence of pigs in the provinces’ rural municipalities.”

The Globe and Mail: Heritage Minister says takedown rules coming, welcomes calls for new social-media regulator

The Globe and Mail: Heritage Minister says takedown rules coming, welcomes calls for new social-media regulator. “Canadian Heritage Minister Steven Guilbeault says government rules are coming that will require social-media companies to take down illegal or hateful content. On Wednesday, Mr. Guilbeault welcomed federally funded reports from the Public Policy Forum and the Canadian Race Relations Foundation that urge the government to act because they say internet giants like Google and Facebook are not doing enough to review and remove dangerous content on their platforms.”

The Guardian: Canadian mogul fined after getting Covid vaccine meant for Indigenous residents

The Guardian: Canadian mogul fined after getting Covid vaccine meant for Indigenous residents. “The former head of a Canadian casino company and his actor wife have been fined after chartering a private plane to a remote community near the Alaska border and receiving coronavirus vaccines meant for vulnerable Indigenous residents. According to officials, Rodney and Ekaterina Baker travelled by chartered plane to Beaver Creek, a community of 100 in Canada’s Yukon territory, where a mobile team was administering the Moderna vaccine to residents. Among those slated for the vaccine were elderly members of the White River First Nation.”

CBC: Archive brings history of Nova Scotia’s aging LGBT community to life

CBC: Archive brings history of Nova Scotia’s aging LGBT community to life. “Researchers at Dalhousie University in Halifax are creating an archive of materials relating to the LGBT community in Nova Scotia dating back to the mid-1900s. Jacqueline Gahagan, lead researcher on the project, said living in Halifax where there’s a naval base and a strong military presence made the creation of the archive even more important because many LGBT people in that era were kicked out of the military after being outed.”

CBC: From fossils to statues to shoes, P.E.I. Museum going online

CBC: From fossils to statues to shoes, P.E.I. Museum going online. “The Prince Edward Island Museum and Heritage Foundation will launch a new e-museum this month, with thousands of artifacts ready for display. ‘We won’t, of course, have our entire collection online immediately. We’re still in the process of photographing everything,’ said executive director Matthew McRae. Staff have been working on the project for two years, and have 2,000 objects ready to go, but that’s just a tiny portion of the museum’s 100,000-object collection.”

‘One fire away’: Why Ontario communities are digitizing their newspapers (TVO)

TVO: ‘One fire away’: Why Ontario communities are digitizing their newspapers. “In the spring of 2017, Allan J. MacDonald set out to preserve fragile copies of Glengarry County’s newspapers in a more permanent location: the internet. With 25 years of experience at the Archives of Ontario behind him, MacDonald had the right skills for the delicate task. So, nearly a decade into his retirement, he tackled the job as Glengarry’s county archivist — a volunteer role.”

Deadline: Inside Out, OUTtv Launch ‘Out On Set’ Database Of LGBTQ2 Film Talent

Deadline: Inside Out, OUTtv Launch ‘Out On Set’ Database Of LGBTQ2 Film Talent. “Inside Out has teamed with OUTtv to launch “Out On Set”, an online database of LGBTQ2 (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and Two Spirit) film crew and creative talent within North America. Industry professionals in North America will be able search, post opportunities and message talent within the database.”

CTV News: Military sent to help Manitoba First Nation battling COVID-19

CTV News: Military sent to help Manitoba First Nation battling COVID-19. “The Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) is heading to a Manitoba First Nation to help with surging COVID-19 case numbers. In an email to CTV News on Saturday, the CAF said it is sending approximately six Canadian Rangers to Shamattawa First Nation, located in Northern Manitoba. The rangers will help distribute resources, assist with giving residents information, provide logistical support and integrate into the local Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) command post in the community.”