Covid19 North America 

Happy Birthday, Canada: 153 facts about the True North strong and free

On July 1, 1867 the British North America Act came into effect, joining the colonies of Canada (later split into Ontario and Quebec), Nova Scotia and New Brunswick into the Dominion of Canada Originally incorporated as Bytown in 1850, it was changed to Ottawa in 1855 which is derived from the Algonquin word ‘adawe’ which means ‘to trade’ On May 26, 1932 Parliament passes an Act establishing the Canadian Radio Broadcasting Commission, a forerunner to the CBC The Rideau Canal in Ottawa is home to the world’s longest skating rink…

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This non-dairy ice cream was recalled in Canada for containing dairy

A product sold in in several provinces in Canada has been recalled because it contains an ingredient the label specifically says is left out. Daiya Foods Inc. recalled one flavour of its non-dairy ice cream type product after it was found to include dairy. Milk was detected in its Classic Vanilla Creme Non-Dairy Frozen Dessert, a notification from the Canadian Food Inspection Agency says. The company itself triggered the recall, the CFIA says, but inspectors are investigating and further products may be recalled in the future. The recall applies to…

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Fashion 

Fort Saskatchewan designer who appeared in New York Fashion Week also employs workers in Nigeria

A Fort Saskatchewan woman has found a way to give back through fashion. Jibs Abitoye designs her clothing line in Fort Saskatchewan, but the items are produced in Nigeria. Abitoye immigrated to Canada from Nigeria eight years ago. When she went back to visit family a few years ago, she said her former home had changed. “Certain areas looked really poor compared to five years before when I’d visited. I thought, ‘I have to do something about this.’” Abitoye, who’s also a Fort Saskatchewan city councillor, began hiring Nigerian contractors…

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