Daily Archives: June 4, 2018

Indigenous Fashion Week Toronto: Rich culture mixes with bold statements

Some of the world’s top Indigenous designers brought their latest styles to the catwalk — and made bold cultural statements — at Indigenous Fashion Week Toronto. The four-day inaugural event showcased some of the most distinct and innovative work of 23 Indigenous artists and designers from Canada, the U.S. and Greenland. A live runway event each night was inspired by the traditional seasons of the ...

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Delayed evacuation, flammable cladding contributed to Grenfell fire death toll, inquiry hears

Residents of London’s Grenfell Tower highrise were wrongly told to stay in their apartments as fire raged through the building, aided by flammable external cladding and a host of fire-safety failings, an expert report said Monday. Fire-safety engineer Barbara Lane said the fire department’s “stay put” policy had “effectively failed” barely a half-hour after the fire started early on June ...

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Toronto area housing sales in May fell 22% from last year

The Toronto Real Estate Board (TREB) reports that May housing sales in the Greater Toronto Area were down 22.2 per compared to May of last year. TREB says that while the number of sales was down year-over-year to 7,834 units, the annual rate of decline was less than reported in February, March and April, when sales were down by more ...

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Canada scrambled to figure out Trump 'Muslim ban,' U.S. documents show

Not only were Canadian officials scrambling to limit problems for travellers, they were simply trying to grasp what was going on when the Trump administration issued an executive order last year banning people from seven predominantly Muslim countries from entering the United States. Newly released internal notes from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security reveal Canadian government officials fired off ...

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