It’s Thursday July 28th. Good Morning I’m Karim Mosna with your daily news brief. In the news…
Queen’s University Chancellor and the former chair of The Truth and Reconciliation Commission The Honourable Murray Sinclair issued a statement in response to the historic apology from Pope Francis, saying the Holy Father’s statement leaves a deep hole in the acknowledgement of the full role of the church in the Residential School system. He went on to say the church was a lead co-author of the darkest chapters in the history of this land.”
Former Interim Executive Director of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, and Designated Fellow at the School of Policy Studies at Queen’s University Bob Watts/ tells CFRC News there’s a need for action.
He adds the doctrine of discovery had no place then and it has no place now. Watts helped negotiate the Indian Residential School settlement agreement
My full conversation with Bob Watts will air this coming Civic Monday at 4::30 On The Scoop.
Chancellor Sinclair also said in his statement, “While an apology has been made, that same doctrine is in place. The Pope and the Church remain silent on the most problematic tenets of its belief system.”
The 24th annual Rose of Hope Golf Tournament raised 285 thousand dollars in support of Kingston Health Sciences Centre’s Breast Imaging Kingston building. Over the next 5 years, the Rose of Hope committee, along with the women of the Cataraqui Golf and Country Club pledge to raise a million dollars for a future MRI at the KHSC Breast Imaging facility.
Sherri McCullough, Chair of Rose of Hope committee says, “There are as many as 1,100 patients requiring an MRI of the breast… A new MRI at the Breast Imaging Kingston would free up thousands of appointments.”
Over the past 23 years, the women of the Cataraqui Golf and Country Club have raised close to 2.5 million dollars which has gone toward improving care and diagnosis for women with breast cancer in the Kingston area.
A new digital automotive marketplace startup is launching in Kingston, Vendde, “the people first” marketplace” is set to open next week at its Clarence Street location and release its platform next month. According to a release, the platform will allow anybody to become a Venddor, facilitating vehicle purchases and sales with the support of the Vendde agency and their licensed dealers.
Vendde Founder and CEO Trevor Cotton says, “We train regular people how to run their own automotive sales business in a fully governed and compliant digital market environment,”
The platform allows customers to speak directly with their chosen vendor, save orders, choose their delivery date and more. Purchases come with a full money back guarantee. Vendde also says in the release, for carbon-offsetting, they will plant 100 trees for every car sold. The ribbon cutting ceremony is next Thursday at noon.
That’s all for your daily news brief, I’m Karim Mosna. If you have any news tips, email me: email@example.com