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AP Interview: Floyd’s death opens old wounds for Sefolosha

Thabo Sefolosha knows what it’s like to be a black man, on the ground, surrounded by police officers.

Such was the scenario when George Floyd died in Minneapolis last week.

And when Sefolosha watched that video, his memories came flooding back.

“I was just horrified by what I saw,” Sefolosha said. “That could have been me.”

Feds turn to promoting travel in Canada

Ottawa is earmarking millions of dollars to promote holiday travel inside Canada as it seeks to help the tourism industry weather the COVID-19 pandemic.

The funds announced by Economic Development Minister Melanie Joly on Sunday include $30 million originally earmarked for attracting foreign visitors through the federal tourism marketing agency, Destination Canada.

Cattle ranchers waiting for other COVID-19 shoe to drop on industry

CREMONA, Alta. — A cacophony of bellowing cattle makes it hard to hear the other hoof drop, but rancher Bruce Bird knows that it’s coming.

Bird runs a cow-calf operation and had to shout to be heard during annual branding last week on his ranch near Cremona, 80 kilometres northwest of Calgary.

US deaths from coronavirus surpass 100,000 milestone

HARTFORD, Conn.—The U.S. surpassed a jarring milestone Wednesday in the coronavirus pandemic: 100,000 deaths.

That number is the best estimate and most assuredly an undercount. But it represents the stark reality that more Americans have died from the virus than from the Vietnam and Korea wars combined.

Quebec nurses hit streets to demonstrate work conditions

MONTREAL—Nurses and other workers demonstrated in front of health-care centres across the province Wednesday to protest their working conditions and lack of vacation amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

On the first of three days of planned protest, Quebec Nurses’ Federation members and other health-care workers took to the streets behind the slogan “dead tired.”