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June 23

1940: Henry Larsen, a member of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) was the second to sail the Northwest Passage, crossing west to east, having left Vancouver 23 June 1940 and arriving at Halifax on 11 October 1942.

March for Our Lives; Facebook sold away your personal info, now they want your naked photos; Volcan de Fuego; Banning alcohol from flights; No-one answers anymore

Survivors from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High high school shooting are not taking a summer vacation. They have planned a campaign, aimed at the four million Americans turning 18 this year, for stricter gun laws, with a plan for a 60-day, 20-state bus tour to rally the youth vote ahead of November’s U.S. midterm elections. The March for Our Lives: Road to Change tour will start on June 15 in Chicago with a peace march.

Antarctica’s first Pride celebration – Earther

Microsoft is buying Github for $7.5 billion

At least 25 people are dead after the Volcan de Fuego erupted in Guatemala Globe & MailCBC

Facebook wants your naked photosCBC

Facebook gave over 60 device makers, including Apple, Amazon, and Samsung, deep access to users’ personal infoNY TimesBBCTelegraphBloombergThe HillFortune

Bayer to retire Monsanto name, but not it’s products – Reuters

No-one answers the phone anymore – The Atlantic

  • How I’ve learned to get someone to put down their phone and listenFast Company

Alcohol should be banned on flights – WSJ

The U.S.A.’s National Security Agency (NSA) posters from the 50s and 60s [pdf] – Government Attic

The RCMP have their first permanent female Commissioner

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has name Brenda Lucki as the Royal Mounted Police’s first female chief commissioner.

The 32 year veteran will take over as the 24th commissioner in mid-April.

The RCMP are facing mounting scrutiny following accusations of sexual harassment within its ranks. The previous commissioner, Bob Paulson, retired last June last year after some five years in the position. During his tenure, Paulson apologized as the national police force reached a settlement agreement over a series of harassment, discrimination and sexual abuse claims that deeply embarrassed the force.

Lucki, who will head the force of 20,000 Mounties, said she was ready to challenge the system.

More:

Trudeau appoints Brenda Lucki to lead challenge-plagued RCMP – National Post

Brenda Lucki named Canada’s 1st permanent female RCMP commissioner – CBC

Trudeau names Brenda Lucki new commissioner of the RCMP – CTV

 

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