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A Retired Nun Has Plead Guilty To Stealing Over $800K From A Catholic School To Gamble In Las Vegas

A 79-year-old retired nun from California has plead guilty to stealing over $800,000 to gamble in Las Vegas. Mary Margaret Kreuper, the principal at Torrance’s St. James Catholic School for over 28 years, admitted to stealing funds from 2008 to 2018. Kreuper admitted to using the money to pay for “large gambling expenses incurred at casinos and certain credit card charges.” It seems Kreuper’s guilty conscious caught up with her because she cooperated with the feds. During a plea agreement, Kreuper admitted her wrongful doings and was charged with one count of wire fraud and one count of money laundering. The former nun could face up to 40 years in federal prison. READ MORE: After Her Elderly Patient Died From COVID-19, This Nurse Stole Their Credit Card To Buy Herself Snacks At...

This 15-Year-Old With Cerebral Palsy Recently Met The Apple CEO After Winning A Coding Competition

Teenage coder from Toronto with cerebral Palsy wins the Swift Student Challenge.

Toronto And Other Canadian Cities Have Fallen In The Rankings For 2021’s Most Liveable Cities

The city of Toronto has fallen off the charts as of late on the global scale, according to the latest global liveability index. Toronto and several Canadian cities have dropped in the ranks for 2021 due to the pandemic. READ MORE: The Best Canadian Cities For Millennials To Live In Dropped And Toronto Didn’t Even Touch The Top 10 According to the Liveability Index, which ranks 140 countries, from Feb. 22 to March 2021, cities in Australia and New Zealand ranked the highest. Throughout the pandemic, Australia and New Zealand had strict border controls, which has led to residents living a “pre-pandemic normal life” since the borders have opened. Unfortunately, pandemic lockdowns affected various cities across the world. Toronto was known to have one of the longest lockdowns compa...

Trudeau Just Announced That Canada Will Donate 100 Million COVID-19 Vaccines To Developing Countries

On Sunday morning, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced that Canada will share 100 million COVID-19 vaccines with the world. At a press conference at the end of the G7 leader’s summit in England, Trudeau said Canada will provide funding to the Access to COVID-19 Tools (ACT) Accelerator to help 87 million doses be provided to developing countries. In addition, the country is donating 13 million surplus shots to other countries through the global vaccine-sharing initiative COVAX, Trudeau said. The sharing of doses will happen once Canada’s domestic vaccine rollout is complete. To date, Trudeau said Canada has spent $2.5 billion to “help address this crisis globally.” “We are one of only four countries that has already paid our fair share to the ACT-Accelerator, which supports global...

104 ‘Potential Graves’ Have Been Identified At The Site Of A Former Residential School In Manitoba

Forensic and archival research is underway to identify the names of children buried in unmarked graves at a former residential school in Manitoba. In collaboration with the Sioux Valley Dakota Nation, researchers from Simon Fraser, Windsor and Brandon Universities are working together in what they are calling the “Brandon Residential School Cemeteries Project.” Brandon Indian Residential School was in operation from 1895 to 1972. Investigations into the unmarked graves at the residential school first began in 2012. A number of potential graves have so far been identified.  The research found death records for 70 children. However, there was evidence of other graves, including some not located in the cemetery. In May, the remains of 215 children were found buried on the gro...

Islamophobia Is On The Rise In Canada And The Attack In London Isn’t An Isolated Incident

Canada labels multiculturalism and diversity as its greatest strength, but the brutal reality of being Muslim-Canadian proves otherwise. The recent terrorist attack in London, Ontario is just one of many other Islamophobic attacks to take place in Canada. Challenging Canada’s alleged existence of “diversity” and “multiculturalism,” racism and hate are very present below the surface of Canada’s misleading reputation. The question arises: does Canada’s fabric of multiculturalism even exist? Islamophobia in Canada With nearly 46 per cent of Canadians hosting an unfavourable view of Islam, it is without a doubt that threads of Islamophobia are weaved into Canada’s social fabric. To make matters worse, Islamophobia, in Canada, is a gendered form of hate and racism. While Muslim men are stereoty...

After Her Elderly Patient Died From COVID-19, This Nurse Stole Their Credit Card To Buy Herself Snacks At A Vending Machine

A nurse in the U.K. found herself facing some big charges after it was discovered that she was using the credit card of a recently-passed patient to get herself some treats. On Jan. 24, an 83-year-old woman passed away after complications from COVID. Ayesha Basharat, worked as a healthcare assistant in a the hospital’s COVID-19 ward. Less than 20 minutes after the woman’s passing, Basharat took her credit card and went to a vending machine to make several purchases. She was caught on camera. Four days later, on Jan. 28, police came and arrested her at her workplace. Basharat originally claimed that she was innocent and that she used the woman’s card by accident, intending to use her own. However courts deemed this unlikely as the cards are different colours. On June 9, Ba...

These Canadian Universities Are Requiring Students To Be Vaccinated Before Moving Into Residence This Fall

Canadian students’ “staycation” will soon be over this coming fall with universities and colleges reopening. However, there is one slight catch. If you plan on attending certain schools, you must have at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. READ MORE: One Of Ontario’s Biggest Universities Is Requiring Students To Be Vaccinated Before Moving Into Residence Western University is asking students who are planning to live on campus to have at least the first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. Students who cannot access the shot immediately will have a 14-day grace period to receive their first dose. Following in the same footsteps, the University of Toronto is requiring all students living in residence to have at least one dose of a vaccine. U of T will provide vaccines to students ...

This Major City Is Cancelling Their Canada Day Celebrations This Year

The city council of Victoria, B.C. has voted unanimously to cancel all Canada Day plans for this year. The decision was made in response to the recent discovery of 215 children’s remains at a former residential school in Kamloops.   The city had originally planned an online celebration for Canada Day. This will be replaced by a broadcast later in the summer, focusing on broader Canadian history with guidance from local First Nations. City Council released a media statement explaining their decision. “As First Nations mourn, and in light of the challenging moment we are in as a Canadian nation following the discovery of the remains of 215 children at a former Residential School, Council has decided to take the time to explore new possibilities, instead of the previously planned virtual...

Residents Of Trinity Bellwoods Are Complaining That People Keep Urinating And Defecating On Their Houses

Just a few weeks ago, photos of garbage littered throughout Trinity Bellwoods Park circulated online.  Now, residents of the neighbourhood have taken to Reddit to voice their complaints about park-goers urinating and defecating “on their houses.” One user said their mother was forced to pick up human feces with a bag and throw it out. “So horrid,” they wrote. Another wrote they opened their door to find “someone pissing right into their garden.” “The dirt was slick with urine, and I saw a few people take some nasty falls,” someone else wrote. “Right now, the park is in crisis. Yes, a crisis,” the newly formed Gore Vale Action Committee, comprised of members who live directly adjacent to the popular west end park on Gore Vale Ave., wrote on their we...

The London Family Killed In An Anti-Muslim Attack Will Be Laid To Rest Today After Thousands Marched In Honour Of Them Last Night

Thousands marched in London, Ontario, on Friday evening, in honour of the Afzaal family, killed in an anti-Muslim attack last weekend. The march, organized by multi-faith community leaders, began at the intersection of Hyde Park and South Carriage roads, the same area the attack happened. Supporters walked, chanting and carrying signs, toward London Muslim Mosque. Other vigils and shows of solidarity took place across the country. On June 6, Salman Afzaal, 46, his 44-year-old wife Madiha Salman, their 15-year-old daughter Yumna Salman, their nine-year-old son and Afzaal’s 74-year-old mother Talat Afzaal, were out for an evening walk when they were struck by a man driving a pickup truck. The nine-year-old was the only survivor and remains in hospital. The driver, a 20-year-o...

Mixed Feelings In Canada After Billions Of Dollars Down The Pipe Following Joe Biden’s Cancellation Of Keystone XL Project

The $9 billion oil pipeline project expected to bring crude oil from Canada’s Western sands to U.S. refiners was terminated Wednesday by TC Energy Corp. and Alberta’s provincial government. The Keystone XL Project, a project that had been in the works since 2008, was cancelled by TC Energy Corp. after U.S. President Joe Biden revoked a key permit needed for the project to continue running. If successful, the pipeline would have transported 830,000 barrels of oil from Hardisty, Alta., to Nebraska, and then connect back to the original keystone at the U.S. refineries. “We remain disappointed and frustrated with the circumstances surrounding the Keystone XL project, including the cancellation of the presidential permit for the pipeline’s border crossing,” Alberta’...