The closure of more than 30 newspapers across the country – most of them in Ontario — is drawing criticism from readers, politicians and journalists. Torstar and Postmedia announced the closures yesterday, following their exchange of more than 40 publications. Readers say the closures will deprive their communities of local news, sports, social and entertainment coverage
Police visited 11 hotels in the Ottawa area during Grey Cup Week from November 22nd until the 25th and found at least 20 women who identified as sex trade workers. Two of those women were immediately rescued from abusive situations. According to police, large-scale festivities like the Grey Cup cause the demand for prostitutes to increase. Police continue to investigate and no word on any charges.
Equifax Canada has revised its tally of the number of Canadians caught up in a massive data breach earlier this year. The company previously said about eight-thousand Canadian customers had their personal information compromised in hack, but now says further investigation has found that more than 19-thousand were affected. Equifax says another 11-thousand-670 of the affected credit cards are Canadian. Hackers also accessed or stole the personal data of 145 million Americans and nearly 400-thousand Britons in the breach, which was discovered on July 29th.