Disabled People Will Finally Have Emoji Representation.. In The Fall

We’ve already got avocados, fairies and unicorns, yet people with disabilities have not been represented in emoji form – until now. Apple has announced we’ll soon be able to start using its new inclusive emojis, including wheelchair users, a guide dog, prosthetic limbs and a hearing aid. Unicode – the organization that manages the distribution of emojis – announced it had approved new emojis representing a range of disabilities back in February. But to mark World Emoji Day, Apple confirmed the designs will be available on your Apple keypads by autumn 2019. “Celebrating diversity in all its many forms is integral to Apple’s values,” a spokesperson said. “These new options… Read More

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Gas Prices Drop, Food Prices Soar In June, Statistics Canada Says

OTTAWA — Canada’s price picture softened to two per cent last month following a sharp drop in gasoline prices compared to a year ago. The annual inflation number for June hit the Bank of Canada’s ideal target as it came down from 2.4 per cent in May, Statistics Canada said Friday in a new report. It marked the first price deceleration after four straight months of year-over-year increases. The result matched the expectations of economists, according to Thomson Reuters Eikon. Watch: Quarter of Canadians worried about how to pay for food. Story continues below. The neutral position of two per cent — right at the mid-point of the Bank of… Read More

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Your Ward News Editor Says He’s Ready For Jail Time For Promoting Hatred

TORONTO — The editor of a free Toronto-based publication faces sentencing Monday for willfully promoting hatred against women and Jews. The prosecution wants to see James Sears jailed for 12 months. The defence wants the editor of Your Ward News given a conditional sentence. Following sentencing submissions, Sears accused his lawyer of “throwing the case” and fired him. He has since prepared lengthy submissions aiming to contest his conviction. READ MORE Here’s What Canada Can Learn From Hamilton, Ont.’s Far-Right Problem Guilty Verdict For Toronto Newsmen Promoting Hatred, Rape Legalization The Swastikas Won’t Stop Until Our Politicians Do More Than Denounce The publisher of Your Ward News, LeRoy St. Germaine,… Read More

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Bernie Sanders Coming To Canada With Diabetics Seeking Cheaper Insulin

TORONTO — American presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders said on Thursday that he would soon be coming to Canada with a group of diabetics to buy cheaper insulin. The Vermont senator said in a tweet that he planned to make the trip toward the end of this month. Typically, a vial of insulin Type 1 diabetics need to regulate their blood sugar costs about US$340 in the United States, roughly 10 times the price in Canada. “We can’t wait for drug companies to lower prices,” Sanders tweeted on Thursday. “Americans need relief now!” This month we’re going back to Canada with diabetics. Insulin costs over $300 in the US. In Canada,… Read More

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Steven Guilbeault To Run For Trudeau Liberals Despite Opposing Trans Mountain Pipeline

MONTREAL — Within a few minutes of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s speech Wednesday night introducing his newest candidate for the fall election, a protester lifted up a sign and began screaming anti-pipeline slogans. The crowd of roughly 150 people went silent. The female protester demanded Trudeau respect Indigenous sovereignty and stop the expansion of the Trans Mountain oil pipeline, which the federal government bought for $4.5 billion. “There are Indigenous communities who want to see this move forward,” Trudeau replied. “Why are you de-legitimizing the Indigenous communities who support the energy industry?” Watch: Trudeau faces off with Scheer, Singh over Trans Mountain The crowd roared in approval but Trudeau’s new… Read More

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