Trinity Western drops mandatory student covenant banning sex outside straight marriage

Students at Trinity Western University will no longer have to sign an agreement promising to abstain from all sex outside of heterosexual marriage. The board of governors for the evangelical Christian university in Langley, B.C., voted on a motion Thursday to drop the mandatory requirement that students adhere to what the school calls its community covenant. The motion said the […]

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Calgary, Vancouver and Toronto ranked in top 10 of world’s most livable cities

Three Canadian cities have placed in the top 10 of a global ranking by the Economist Intelligence Unit of the world’s most livable cities, with Vienna dethroning perennial favourite Melbourne for the first spot. Calgary placed fourth, Vancouver was sixth and Toronto ranked seventh. Every year, the research and analysis arm of the London-based publisher of the Economist magazine […]

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Ontario to allow private retailers to sell cannabis, province will handle online sales

Ontario’s Progressive Conservative government announced today it will allow recreational pot to be sold in retail stores while the province will handle online sales. Minister of Finance Vic Fedeli and Attorney General Caroline Mulroney laid out the government’s plan for a hybrid system in an announcement Monday at Queen’s Park, stressing the government’s priorities would be public […]

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‘I wish Canada had protected him’: friends mourn man who died while being deported

Members of the Calgary church Bolante Idowu Alo attended clasped hands and lowered their heads at a Sunday service in remembrance of their friend, who died following a confrontation with border officers as they tried to remove him from Canada Tuesday. Alo had fought to remain in the country through multiple claims for refugee status and humanitarian and compassionate grounds for 13 […]

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