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Germany’s new facial recognition technology reminiscent of Cold War surveillance for some – World

Margaret Evans Commuters battling rush-hour crowds and a busy schedule might easily miss the notification signs as they run for their trains at Berlin’s Suedkreuz station — the ones above the station entrance and on the ground warning that you are about to enter a facial-recognition zone.   In other words: Smile, you’re on candid camera. The video cameras perched high in certain parts of the station are kitted out with biometric technology. For now, they are only trying to pick out the images of about 200 volunteers who’ve supplied passport photos toRead More

Police investigating serious incident in East Kildonan

Winnipeg police are on scene of a serious incident in the 400 block of Nairn Avenue. Source link #USA #News #USnews #worldnews #headlinenews #Breakingnews #weathernews #UnitedStates news #CanadianNews #weatherforecast top news #stories,Us news today #hourlyweather #Cbcnews #CBC

Edmonton man among Fernie ammonia leak victims

An Edmonton man was one of the three people that died during an ammonia leak inside an ice rink in Fernie, British Columbia last Tuesday. Jason Podloski was born and raised in Edmonton, but most recently lived in southern Alberta. He was 47. “He was such a wonderful boy and there’s a big whole in our heart because he’s gone now,” his mother, Donna Podloski, told CTV News on the phone. Podloski, a refrigerator expert, was called to Fernie to do an emergency maintenance at the rink where he subsequentlyRead More

Police apologize to parents of child killed in Bowness crash for releasing incorrect information

The family of a little girl who was killed after she was hit by a vehicle in 2016 says they were devastated after police inadvertently released a statement to the media saying that one of the parents waved the vehicle through the intersection just before the fatal collision. Avayah Toulon, 4, was hit by a truck while crossing the street at 79 Street and 47 Avenue N.W. on May 6, at about 8:00 p.m. The little girl was treated at the scene but died from her injuries. The family wasRead More

Report recommends Alberta add urban ridings, cut three rural seats

EDMONTON — A report is recommending that Alberta’s next provincial election should be fought on a new political map that includes more urban ridings and less rural ones. The report by the Electoral Boundaries Commission will now go to the Alberta legislature for a vote. The commission recommends creating a total of three new constituencies in Calgary, Edmonton and the Airdrie-Cochrane area. It also says three rural ridings should be cut by consolidating some constituencies in less-populated parts of the province. The report says the change is needed to reflectRead More

Harvey Weinstein resigns from Weinstein Co. board – Entertainment

Reuters Harvey Weinstein has resigned from the board of The Weinstein Company, it said on Tuesday, as he faces allegations that he sexually harassed or assaulted a number of women over three decades in the film business. In a statement, the board said it also ratified its Oct. 8 decision to fire Weinstein as chief executive of the award-winning movie and television company he co-founded with his brother, Bob. A source close to Weinstein confirmed that he had resigned from the board and had no further comment. Weinstein has deniedRead More

College students seek outside opportunities in wake of strike

Ted Raymond, Newstalk 580 CFRA Published Tuesday, October 17, 2017 6:37PM EDT Last Updated Tuesday, October 17, 2017 6:38PM EDT Local college students have been looking for chances to keep learning, despite the fact their profs are on the picket lines. Over 12,000 professors, instructors, librarians, and counsellors across Ontario are on strike at the province’s 24 public colleges. The strike began at 12:01 a.m. Monday, with no timeline for a resolution. Some students say they’re worried their academic year could be at risk if the strike lasts too long.Read More

Poll shows Edmontonians support affordable housing, with a caveat

A Mainstreet/Postmedia poll shows Edmontonians are in support of affordable housing, but would not want it in their own neighbourhood. Out of the 800 Edmontonians polled, 48 per cent supported more affordable housing projects across the city. Twenty-nine per cent said they are against it, and that number increased to 38 per cent when respondents were asked if they would want them near where they live. Citizens were also asked what they would prefer for the old Rossdale EPCOR power plant redevelopment, and 24 per cent said they want aRead More

Free at last; Boyle-Coleman family finally home

CTV Ottawa/ Canadian Press Published Saturday, October 14, 2017 6:14PM EDT Last Updated Saturday, October 14, 2017 6:26PM EDT Joshua Boyle and his family are in Smiths Falls after being freed from a Taliban-linked group that held them hostage for five years, officials in the country said Friday. Boyle, his American wife Caitlan Coleman, and their three young children were rescued in a raid carried out by Pakistani military on Wednesday. The family was flown from Pakistan, to London, England, and then Toronto. They arrived in Smiths Falls early SaturdayRead More

Feds tell European Space Agency it’s unhappy with plan to drop rocket in Arctic waters – North

The Canadian Press The federal government has told the European Space Agency it’s unhappy about plans to launch a satellite on Friday that would drop a rocket stage likely containing toxic fuel in the sensitive waters of the Canadian Arctic. The European Space Agency’s Sentinel-5P satellite was launched Friday by a Rokot missile from the Plesetsk launch pad in northwestern Russia. The satellite will map the global atmosphere every day, helping study air pollution. The second stage of the rocket, containing up to a tonne of unburned fuel, is expectedRead More