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US & Canada · Oklahoma City

Oklahoma governor signs the nation’s strictest abortion ban

50% Center coverage: 107 sources
The bill bans abortion starting at fertilization. Opponents have called the bill the most restrictive in the country. Governor Kevin Stitt: "I promised Oklahomans that as governor I would sign every piece of pro-life legislation that came across my desk and I am proud to keep that promise today"See the Story
US & Canada

Former B.C. legislature clerk to be sentenced July 4 for $1,900 in misspending

67% Left coverage: 3 sources
The fraud charge against Craig James was stayed last week because it was related to the same set of evidence involving nearly $1,900 in claims he made for work attire.See the Story
North America · Kamloops

Crews respond to ammonia leak in Kamloops

50% Left coverage: 4 sources
An ammonia leak at the Mount Paul Industrial Park in Kamloops has prompted officials to ask people to avoid the area. One person has been taken to hospital in critical condition after a call came in at about 10:30 a.m. A source at Royal Inland Hospital said a code orange was called to prepare staff to accept mass casualties.See the Story
Europe · Berlin

3 detained after reported weapon sighting at German school

69% Left coverage: 13 sources
Employee at school in Germany reported having seen youth carrying a firearm. Officers sent to Ernst Barlach School in western town of Dinslaken. According to caller, youth fled when he saw the school employee. Police sealed off the school and prevented anyone else entering.See the Story
Whales · Montreal

Minke whale carcass found southeast of Montreal is likely one spotted near city: expert

75% Left coverage: 4 sources
Two minke whales were spotted this month near Montreal and there were concerns for their well-being. Experts have yet to examine the carcass found in Contrecoeur, about 50 kilometres downstream from Montreal. Minke whales are common in Quebec but they don't generally venture west of the saltwater St. Lawrence estuary around Tadoussac.See the Story
US & Canada · Ottawa

Three Ontario political parties pledge to end for-profit long-term care

60% Center coverage: 5 sources
The NDP, Liberals and Greens say the COVID-19 pandemic shone a light on long-term care. They say it showed that private corporations should not be in the business of elder care. Some research has suggested that for-profit homes saw a higher proportion of CO VID-19 deaths than non-profit facilities.See the Story
US & Canada · Manitoba

Manitoba eyes more private liquor sales, possible booze in grocery stores - Winnipeg

67% Left coverage: 3 sources
The Manitoba government is planning to allow more private alcohol sales. A bill now before the legislature would allow hotel beer vendors to apply for a new agreement with the province. The proposed law would also give the government the authority to run a five-year project under which other retailers, including grocery or convenience stores, could sell alcohol.See the Story
Manitoba · Manitoba

Inmate stabbed multiple times in Manitoba jail: RCMP

Coverage: 2 sources
Manitoba RCMP is investigating after a stabbing at The Pas Correctional Centre. A 34-year-old man, an inmate at the correctional centre, had been stabbed multiple times and was taken to hospital with life-threatening injuries. The RCMP, Major Crimes Services and Forensic Identification Services are investigating the stabbing.See the Story
Toronto · Toronto

Toronto Public Health confirms 1st case of Monkeypox virus

100% Left coverage: 1 sources
Toronto Public Health says it has confirmed the city's first case of the monkeypox virus. The individual remains stable and is recovering in hospital. TPH said it also received laboratory confirmation that two residents with suspected cases of the virus have tested negative. Three newly-suspected cases of monkeypox were reported to TPH today.See the Story

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