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Stamps and Esks renew hostilities with Grey Cup berth on the line

The Calgary Stampeders will face the Toronto Argonauts in the 105st Grey Cup after defeating the Eskimos in the Western Final by a score of 32-28. The decision by Eskimos’ head coach Jason Maas to send out the field goal unit when his team was down 32-25 late in the fourth quarter would prove costly as the Eskimos’ would not regain possession. Eskimos’ placekicker Sean Whyte’s 20 yard field goal attempt with 1:56 was successful to reduce the Stampeders’ lead to 32-28. The subsequent Stampeders’ drive ate a significant amountRead More

Man shares story of falling into icy water in rural Manitoba

73-year-old Ken McInnes is tough. It’s not just because he hauls and chops wood and still works on the family farm. McInnes walked away from a crash that sent him off a bridge and into icy water in rural Manitoba. It happened Friday morning in the RM of Dufferin on Road 18W north of Highway 3, about a 20 minute drive from his home in St. Claude. McInnes was delivering a trailer when he said he hit a patch of ice approaching the crossing. He along with the trailer andRead More

China sets sweeping new rules to regulate $15 trillion asset management products

BEIJING (Reuters) – China’s central bank on Friday issued sweeping guidelines to tighten rules on asset management business, the latest step by Beijing to fend off systemic risks in the country’s rampantly growing shadow banking sector. FILE PHOTO: A Chinese national flag flutters outside the headquarters of the People’s Bank of China, the Chinese central bank, in Beijing, China April 3, 2014. REUTERS/Petar Kujundzic/File Photo The guidelines unified rules covering asset management products issued by banks, trust firms, insurance asset management companies, securities firms, funds and futures companies, the People’sRead More

Climate-hit nations say UN talks offer little help for soaring losses – Technology & Science

Reuters From Fiji to St. Lucia, small island nations have taken every opportunity to flag the growing risks of climate change to their land and people at UN talks in Bonn — but their cry for help has fallen on deaf ears, officials and experts said on Friday. Over the past two weeks, leaders of those states have spoken consistently of the loss of life and property caused by powerful storms in the last two years, and the existential threat to their low-lying territories as seas rise on a warming planet.Read More

Charges laid after police execute high-risk warrant in Regina’s Cathedral area

A Regina man is facing charges after police executed a high-risk search warrant at a home in the city’s Cathedral neighbourhood Thursday. Stuart Michael George Sabiston, 30, made his first court appearance on charges of possessing ammunition while prohibited and breach of probation Friday morning. On Thursday, police executed a high-risk search warrant at a house in the 2000 block of Princess Street, as part of an ongoing investigation. A SWAT team and crisis negotiators were called to the scene because police believed there would be firearms inside the home.Read More

Mohamed Harkat seeks relaxation of strict monitoring with authorities opposed

Jim Bronskill, The Canadian Press Published Thursday, November 16, 2017 4:28AM EST OTTAWA – Federal authorities are balking at terror suspect Mohamed Harkat’s desire for more leeway to use the internet and travel freely within Canada, saying he continues to pose a threat almost 15 years after being arrested. Harkat is asking the Federal Court of Canada to approve his application for less strict monitoring of his everyday activities by the Canada Border Services Agency as he awaits the outcome of his protracted legal saga. A two-day court hearing beginsRead More

Amid turmoil in Zimbabwe, Canadians there urged to remain indoors

The Canadian Press Published Wednesday, November 15, 2017 3:51AM EST Last Updated Wednesday, November 15, 2017 3:57AM EST OTTAWA – Canadians in Zimbabwe were being advised Wednesday to stay indoors in the capital city of Harare due to political turmoil in the African nation. In a message posted on its website, Global Affairs Canada said the “situation is tense” in the city due to increased military activity and advised Canadians there to “remain indoors and monitor the media.” #Zimbabwe: There is increased military activity in #Harare and the situation isRead More

Lakeshore shares basement flooding prevention programs

CTV Windsor Published Tuesday, November 14, 2017 10:06PM EST Last Updated Tuesday, November 14, 2017 10:27PM EST The town of lakeshore continues to roll out its flood defense action plan. The municipality held an information session Tuesday evening at the Atlas Tube Centre to inform residents on how to prevent future flooding by taking advantage of the backwater valve subsidy program. Lakeshore council authorized the extension of the program until Dec. 15. Council will also provide a $300 subsidy for the disconnection of eavestrough downspouts, and the installation or upgradeRead More

New sex assault allegation hits Moore; withdrawal calls grow

A new accuser said Monday that as a teenager in the 1970s she was sexually assaulted by Roy Moore in a locked car, further rocking the Alabama Republican’s race for an open Senate seat. Source link #USA #News #USnews #worldnews #headlinenews #Breakingnews #weathernews #UnitedStates news #CanadianNews #weatherforecast top news #stories,Us news today #hourlyweather #Cbcnews #CBC

Insurer Travelers says it’s in right spot for cyber insurance exposure

(Reuters) – Travelers Companies Inc is “just in the right spot” for managing its exposure to the cyber insurance market, the head of its specialty insurance practice said on Monday. Insurer Travelers knows it could do more business in the market, said Thomas Kunkel, president of bond and specialty insurance for Travelers, during a call with investors on Monday. “It would not be hard,” Kunkel said. “But we feel like this is the right place for us at this point in time,” Kunkel said, adding that the company must beRead More