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AFP Chief regrets shutdown of ‘Hands Off Our Children’ FB page

MANILA – The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) on Thursday expressed regret over Facebook’s decision to take down the page of “Hands Off Our Children”, whose advocacy is to prevent minors from being recruited into organizations espousing violent extremism. In a statement, AFP Chief-of-Staff, Lt. Gen. Gilbert Gapay, acknowledged that the page was instrumental to...

Five highlights from the speech from the throne
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Five highlights from the speech from the throne

OTTAWA — In a new speech from the throne, the Liberal government detailed its plan to face the coming second wave of COVID-19, support Canadians and businesses that are still struggling because of the pandemic and boost the economy for longer-term recovery.  Here are highlights from Wednesday’s speech:  Helping provinces reinforce COVID-19 testing The Liberals...

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Forecast models show hurricane Teddy could hit Maritimes next week

HALIFAX — The Canadian Hurricane Centre’s top meteorologist is suggesting the combination of hurricane Teddy and a continuing pandemic should prompt Maritimers to plan well ahead for potential power outages. The storm was churning northward southeast of Bermuda on Friday, with maximum wind speeds over 200 kilometres per hour. A forecast from the centre said Teddy will approach the Maritimes early next...