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Does ‘lady-driven’ still sell cars? There are reasons to slam brakes on the term

Used-vehicle ads can be snappy and effective, and some even go viral for their cleverness — but others miss the mark. Some are so misguided, they veer into sexism and misogyny. Enter lady-driven — for decades, the term has come to mean a car has been “driven gently.” Today, it’s considered by many to be …

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‘It’s time for happy stories’: The evolution of LGBTQ storytelling in film

Peter Knegt remembers sneaking out to video stores as a teenager searching for films that he could relate to. Sometimes, he couldn’t find anything. “The accessibility that queer youth have now to this content is very new,” Knegt said. “It’s remarkable … and is going to go a long way in helping them get through …

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Vernon Jubilee left critically low on staff qualified to draw blood – Vernon News

Photo: Jon Manchester It’s hard to imagine, but Vernon Jubilee Hospital apparently only had one person qualified to draw blood in the entire building recently. A VJH staffer who asked to remain anonymous says the dearth of medical lab assistants occurred last weekend. “And it’s not the first time it has happened,” the source said. …

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Toronto police expand Neighborhood Community Officer Program

Torontonians will soon be seeing more police officers walking the beat in neighbors across the city. Later this morning, Interim Police Chief James Ramer and Mayor John Tory will attend an open house at North York’s 31 Division where they’ll share further details about the expansion of the Neighborhood Community Officer Program (NCOP). This initiative, …

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Blue Jays CEO outrages fans of ActiveTO by urging city councillors vote against the car-free road program

Toronto Blue Jays CEO Mark Shapiro has ignited a case of road rage among ActiveTO fans by urging city councillors vote against the car-free road program on Lake Shore Blvd. West. In a June 6 letter to city councillors, Shapiro acknowledges that closing roads to cars so residents could get outside and exercise was important …

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In jail for more than 100 days, Pat King ‘beat down,’ says supporter

Months after the Freedom Convoy was cleared out from Ottawa’s streets, some of its leaders remain behind bars with no end in sight, and one expert says they’re likely serving more jail time awaiting trial than they will if convicted. Pat King, one of the leaders of the convoy, remains in jail 113 days after …

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The Weather Network – Storm risk, heavy rain threaten a rainy weekend in Ontario

Friday, June 10th 2022, 7:53 pm – Several chances for rain will make this a glum weekend across the southern half of Ontario. Get ready for a wet weekend, Ontario. Several rounds of rain are on the way for folks across the southern half of the province over the next couple of days. Scattered thunderstorms …

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Ontario scraps daily COVID-19 reporting for weekly updates as most mask mandates end

After years of daily COVID-19 data reporting from the province, Public Health Ontario (PHO) is moving to a weekly reporting system. In a news release issued late Friday afternoon, the province announced the change comes into effect as of June 11. Ontario will publish the latest COVID-19 data each Thursday, starting on June 16. “PHO …

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