Newspaper article The Canadian Press

--Ontario Update-

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

--Ontario Update-

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(Burkina-Faso-Cda)

A former Toronto teacher who was killed when gunmen opened fire on a popular restaurant in Burkina Faso is being described as passionate, charismatic and diligent.

The Toronto District School Board says Tammy Chen was the victim of a senseless act of violence on Sunday night -- one of two Canadians killed in the attack.

The board says in a statement that Chen was a French immersion teacher until she left to pursue her doctorate at the University of Cambridge in England in 2013.

The statement adds she was respected, well-liked and was always willing to go the extra mile to help students. (The Canadian Press)

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(First-Nations-CN-Suit)

C-N Rail has declined to comment on a 30-million-dollar lawsuit filed against it over two northern Ontario derailments that led to significant oil spills.

The Mattagami First Nation alleges in its statement of claim that the spills near Gogama in 2015 damaged the local environment and surrounding waterways -- creating health risks for community members and crippling their ability to observe their Indigenous traditions including fishing and hunting.

C-N says it's committed to cleaning up environmental damage caused by the derailments, but provided no further response.

Mattagami's allegations have not been proven in court. (The Canadian Press)

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(University-Toronto-Nationalism)

The University of Toronto is denying a white nationalist rally will be held at its downtown campus next month.

An event page on Facebook says a rally being held on September 14th is hosted by the Canadian Nationalist Party, a political organization that claims to support ethnic nationalism.

But a U of T spokeswoman says no organizers for the Toronto Nationalist Rally have inquired about booking space at the university.

She adds the university has asked Facebook to remove the event page, but has not received a response. (The Canadian Press)

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(Basic-Income-Pilot)

An information session is being held tonight in Thunder Bay about participation in the province's basic income pilot project. …

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