Sarah Smellie

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Newfoundland’s Fictional Ambassador Posted Conspiracy Theories

Donnie Dumphy, a popular internet creation, made a Facebook mentioning a number of popular theories, including one related to QAnon. The actor behind the post said he is not a QAnon supporter.
Sarah Smellie
9.3.20
Canadian News

Major Changes Could Be Coming to Canada’s Welfare System

Advocates have long criticized social-assistance programs as humiliating and over-regulated. Justin Trudeau’s recent moves suggest an overhaul could be coming.
Sarah Smellie
8.20.20
News

CERB Repayments Could Cause a Poverty Crisis, Advocates Say

Many low-income or homeless Canadians applied and received the CERB benefit without qualifying. Advocates say the government should give them amnesty.
Sarah Smellie
7.20.20
News

Half of Staff Infected in Massive COVID-19 Outbreak Are People of Colour: Union

At Northwood Halifax, one of the worst hit long-term care facilities in Canada, roughly 50% of staff affected identify as people of colour, despite being only a quarter of the workforce.
Sarah Smellie
6.8.20
News

RCMP Linked to Company Behind Explicit Greta Thunberg Sticker

A senior manager at the company that distributed the explicit art volunteered with the Red Deer RCMP, the same detachment that ruled the stickers weren’t child pornography.
Sarah Smellie
3.11.20
Canada

The Horrible Greta Thunberg Sticker Highlights Alberta's Toxic Oil Culture

Alberta has one of the highest levels of violence against women in the country, experts say, and the oil industry needs to grapple with its role in fostering toxic masculinity.
Sarah Smellie
3.10.20
News

The Feral Cats of This Abandoned Island Off Newfoundland Are Getting Rescued

As the government debated over what to do with the colony of cats—euthanize them, leave them to die—rescuers stepped in.
Sarah Smellie
12.11.19
Motherboard Homepage

Inside Wikipedia’s Attempt to Use Artificial Intelligence to Combat Harassment

A range of tactics are going to be needed to solve Wikipedia’s problem with harassment.
Sarah Smellie
2.18.17