Government of Canada: Competition Bureau obtains court order to advance an investigation of Google

Government of Canada: Competition Bureau obtains court order to advance an investigation of Google. “The Bureau is investigating whether Google has engaged in certain practices that harm competition in the online display advertising industry in Canada. This industry is made up of various technology products that are used to display advertisements to users when they visit websites or use apps.”

Vancouver is Awesome: New database shows Canada’s highest-polluting cities, what needs to change

Vancouver is Awesome: New database shows Canada’s highest-polluting cities, what needs to change. “The Municipal Energy and Emissions Database (MEED) offers near-instant access to the pollution profiles of over 4,000 Canadian towns and cities. With $80,000 in funding from Ottawa, the tool is a creation of Sustainability Solutions Group (SSG) — a cooperative of experts that helps cities plan their way through the climate crisis — and whatIf? Technologies.”

Toronto Star: Is there really a Canadian music? With its digital platform Picanto the Canadian Music Centre provides an answer

Toronto Star: Is there really a Canadian music? With its digital platform Picanto the Canadian Music Centre provides an answer. “Look up the Canadian Music Centre in that indispensable sourcebook, the Encyclopedia of Music in Canada, and you will find four columns of type describing ‘a non-profit, non-governmental library and information centre for the dissemination and promotion of Canadian concert, operatic, educational and church music.’ The encyclopedia was published in 1992 (second print edition) and, judging from the latest project of the CMC, as the institution is popularly known, the definition now needs some updating.”

Toronto Star: The End of History? Why we must reopen the archives

Toronto Star: The End of History? Why we must reopen the archives. “Many Canadian public archives have closed during the pandemic for reasons that are neither surprising nor frivolous. Like other parts of the public sector, archives were shuttered for the greater public good. No one wants archivists or patrons to work in unsafe conditions. But schools and libraries are figuring out how to open safely and have been open for well over a month. Why have some of Canada’s major archives been so slow to reopen?”

New York Times: The U.S. will open the Canada and Mexico borders for fully vaccinated travelers in November

New York Times: The U.S. will open the Canada and Mexico borders for fully vaccinated travelers in November. “The Biden administration will lift travel restrictions at the borders with Canada and Mexico starting in November for fully vaccinated travelers, reopening the door of the United States to tourists and separated family members who had been sealed out of the country during the pandemic.”

Ottawa to reveal plan for federal vaccine mandates Wednesday: government source (CBC)

CBC: Ottawa to reveal plan for federal vaccine mandates Wednesday: government source. “Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will on Wednesday unveil details of his government’s plan to make COVID-19 vaccines mandatory in the public service and for travellers within Canada, a source tells CBC News. The information comes from a senior government source, who spoke to CBC News on the condition of anonymity because this person is not authorized to speak publicly.”

CBC: Google agrees to government request to pull ads linking to fake travel sites

CBC: Google agrees to government request to pull ads linking to fake travel sites. “ArriveCan is the app the government uses to record international visits for the purposes of tracking COVID-19. Both Canadian residents and foreign visitors are required to have it. But scammers have taken advantage of that requirement by seeking to divert travellers onto fake ArriveCan websites and charging them for the service.”

CBC: Cybercriminals are offering to sell fake Canadian COVID-19 vaccination certificates online

CBC: Cybercriminals are offering to sell fake Canadian COVID-19 vaccination certificates online. “As provinces and employers across Canada increase restrictions on the unvaccinated or introduce vaccine passports, cybercriminals are attempting to cash in by offering fake vaccination certificates for sale online. Sellers are offering phoney proof-of-vaccination documents for several provinces that apparently look just like the real thing. Some of them even claim to be able to enter the data from the fake certificates into official government databases.”

Pappas Post: Hellenic Heritage Foundation Gifts $1.4 Million for Greek Archives

Pappas Post: Hellenic Heritage Foundation Gifts $1.4 Million for Greek Archives. “York University in Toronto will expand its physical archive and establish a digital archive highlighting the experiences and history of the Greek diaspora in Canada, thanks to a $1.4 million CAD gift from the Hellenic Heritage Foundation. The university will change the name of its archives from the Greek Canadian History Project to the Hellenic Heritage Foundation Greek Canadian Archives in recognition of the donation, which will last over five years.”

University of Arkansas: NEH Grant Funds Summer Institute on Nelson Hackett’s Flight From Slavery

University of Arkansas: NEH Grant Funds Summer Institute on Nelson Hackett’s Flight From Slavery. “The $170,000 grant will bring 36 K-12 educators from across the nation to the U of A to study the story of Nelson Hackett, an enslaved man who fled both Fayetteville and bondage in 1841. Hackett’s flight set off an international legal battle that ensured Canada remained a haven for those escaping from slavery in the U.S. South….The Nelson Hackett Project is available free online and can be accessed anytime by anyone wishing to become acquainted with this amazing story.”

Cision (Canada): Launch of an interactive database measuring the attention devoted to Indigenous matters by federal candidates on social media (PRESS RELEASE)

Cision (Canada): Launch of an interactive database measuring the attention devoted to Indigenous matters by federal candidates on social media (PRESS RELEASE). “Researchers from the Observatoire des administrations publiques autochtones (OAPA) and the Observatoire de la politique et de la sécurité de l’Arctique (OPSA) of ENAP have launched an interactive analysis tool that measures the interest of federal election candidates in Indigenous matters. The interactive tool allows for measuring the level of attention given to these matters, by day, by political party and by riding, among others. Several tools are also available to analyze the type of topics raised and the themes addressed by the candidates.”

Toronto Star: Certain ‘Indian’ day school records off-limits to public while province conducts investigation

Toronto Star: Certain ‘Indian’ day school records off-limits to public while province conducts investigation. “After committing to investigate the history of New Brunswick’s infamous day schools for Indigenous children, the New Brunswick government is now calling on the province’s museum, archives and ‘other institutions’ to make records of the schools available to First Nations communities.” The headline is confusing. What I get from the article is that records are temporarily unavailable while they are being digitized for broader access.

CBC: Alberta feed stores inundated with calls for ivermectin over false claims livestock dewormer treats COVID

CBC: Alberta feed stores inundated with calls for ivermectin over false claims livestock dewormer treats COVID. “Alberta feed stores say they’re receiving a deluge of callers asking to buy ivermectin due to misinformation that suggests the livestock dewormer can be used to treat COVID-19 in humans. Lance Olson, manager of Lone Star Tack & Feed Inc., located just outside of Calgary, said false claims circulating about the animal medication have brought the wrong kind of attention to his business.”

LAC launches new series of short podcasts: Treasures Revealed (Library and Archives Canada)

Library and Archives Canada: LAC launches new series of short podcasts: Treasures Revealed. “Each episode in this new series is 10 to 20 minutes long and features a special object from Library and Archives Canada’s (LAC) collection. Whether for their rarity, historical significance or special interest, these items are Canadian treasures, and LAC experts will share why with you. They will also recount fascinating stories about the creation, discovery, preservation or significance of these items.”