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The Black population is diverse and growing » 1.5 million people in Canada reported being Black

“In 2021,1.5 million people in Canada reported being Black, up from 1.2 million five years earlier, and more than 300 different ethnic or cultural origins were reported in the Census of Population,” according to Statistics Canada. “While the education and labour market experiences of Black people in Canada are just as diverse as the Black population, the socioeconomic conditions of this population, including rates of employment and earnings, are generally lower than the non-Indigenous, non-racialized population. This is true even after accounting for differences in age and education.”

Canada’s Heritage Minister Pascale St-Onge says Meta/Facebook/Instagram is recklessly putting Canadian lives at risk

Sarah Smellie, Globe and Mail »

Canada’s Heritage Minister redoubled her calls for Meta to end its ban on Canadian news content on Facebook and Instagram on Saturday as thousands of Canadians continued their rush to escape wildfires ravaging British Columbia and the Northwest Territories.

In both a Friday social media post and a Saturday interview with The Canadian Press, Pascale St-Onge said the social media giant is recklessly putting people’s lives at risk by blocking Canadian news articles on its two massive platforms.

Cyclospora infections are on the rise » Wash your berries, leafy greens, and other produce

The British Columbia Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC) is reporting an increase in gastrointestinal illness caused by the cyclospora parasite.

With 43 cases of Cyclospora infections so far this year, the BCCDC is reminding people to take precautions to prevent gastrointestinal illness by washing fruits and vegetables thoroughly, cooking produce when possible, and being aware of risks when travelling.
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Canada’s commitment to planting two billion trees by 2030 is on schedule

These trees will capture and store carbon from the atmosphere, improve air and water quality, help to restore nature and biodiversity, cool our urban centres, and create and support thousands of green jobs.

Justin Tang, The Canadian Press »

Natural Resources Minister Jonathan Wilkinson says the federal government’s plan to plant two billion trees by 2030 is on track, but focusing on adapting to climate change is more important than ever.

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