Monthly Archives: May 2015

Muslim woman claims discrimination after being refused unopened pop can ‘weapon’

A Muslim chaplain said she was the subject of discrimination after a United Airlines flight attendant refused to give her an unopened can of pop because it could be used “as a weapon.” During a flight from Chicago to Washington on Friday, Tahera Ahmad, director of interfaith engagement and chaplain at Northwestern University, asked for a can of pop.…

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Walk for reconciliation takes place in Ottawa-Gatineau

About 3,000 people are walking from Gatineau, Que., to downtown Ottawa in an effort to “transform and renew” the relationship between aboriginal people and other Canadians as the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada prepares to release its final report. The event is one of many taking place from May 31 to June 3 during a week-long closing…

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Allexis Siebrecht, 11, in Toronto for liver donation operation

An 11-year-old Winnipeg girl battling a rare liver disease has been called to Toronto for a transplant. Allexis Siebrecht and her family appealed to the public for help earlier this year after the young girl’s condition began to deteriorate. “Yesterday I was totally not expecting it at all. I had just finished reading Nikki Tynes’ email regarding…

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