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GOP hopes Alabama loss is wakeup call for Trump White House

Zeke Miller, The Associated Press Published Wednesday, December 13, 2017 11:03PM EST WASHINGTON — U.S. President Donald Trump managed to endorse two different losing candidates in the same Senate race, a setback that is highlighting an experience deficit within the White House political team. “As the leader of the party, I would have liked to have had the seat,” Trump acknowledged Wednesday, a day after a special Senate election in Alabama led to a victory for Democrat Doug Jones. Republicans in Washington and around the country say a bungled approachRead More


LaSalle’s only taxi company gone

CTV Windsor Published Wednesday, December 13, 2017 5:01PM EST Last Updated Wednesday, December 13, 2017 7:06PM EST The only taxi company in LaSalle will cease operations at the end of the week. Town council has decided not to renew the business license for LaSalle Taxi. Mayor Ken Antaya says the reason behind the decision was due to a number of complaints and safety concerns, and had nothing to do with money. Antaya tells CTV News the municipality received complaints from customers claiming dirty conditions inside and outside the taxi’s, lateRead More


South Bruce councillor charged with assault allowed back in council chambers

A South Bruce Peninsula Councilor charged with assaulting a fellow councilor this summer, will be allowed back in council chambers. Craig Gammie will hire a police officer to escort him to council on December 19th. If he did not return before year’s end, he risked losing his seat on council for being absent from meetings longer than 3 months. He’s not been allowed in South Bruce Peninsula council chambers since allegedly assaulting Deputy Mayor Jay Kirkland back in September. A judge has allowed Gammie’s “brief” return, in order for toRead More


Ontario premier files statement of claim against opposition leader

The Canadian Press Published Monday, December 11, 2017 5:00PM EST Last Updated Monday, December 11, 2017 6:05PM EST TORONTO — A statement of claim was filed today in order for Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne to be able to continue with her case against Patrick Brown. The legal action stems from comments Progressive Conservative Leader Patrick Brown made in September, a day before Wynne testified as a witness at a trial in Sudbury, Ont., involving two provincial Liberals facing Election Act bribery charges. Brown told reporters he hoped Wynne would giveRead More


Tensions in Jerusalem, the troubles with texting and a painful bet – CBC News

Jonathon Gatehouse Welcome to The National Today, which takes a closer look at what’s happening around the day’s most important stories. Sign up here under “Subscribe to The National’s newsletter,” and it will be delivered directly to your inbox Monday to Friday. Anger and resignation Palestinian militants had called for a “day of rage” Friday to protest U.S. President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital this week. But while there were protests —  and at least one death — they were not as large, or violent, as many had feared. In OldRead More


The latest coaching news at Tennessee, Arkansas, Oregon and more – Sharing #ABC #News Feed

There are waves to the coaching carousel. Just when the waters calm for a moment, another arrives to throw college football off balance. After a truly wild Friday, and some official announcements during the weekend and into Monday, the end to the first wave of the 2017-18 cycle is here. Only three Power 5 jobs remain unfilled — Oregon, Tennessee and Arkansas — although all three programs could cause some ripples with their hires. Tennessee essentially reset its search, as former coach Phillip Fulmer is now calling the shots.? AsRead More


Funeral chain creates program to underscore the dangers of fentanyl

A funeral services chain in British Columbia is developing a program it hopes will cut the number of drug deaths related to fentanyl among children and young adults. Alternatives Funeral and Cremation Services has created a fentanyl prevention program after a funeral home in the chain reported serving four to five families every month who had lost a loved one to an overdose in Metro Vancouver. The owner of the chain, Tyrel Burton, says the company felt it could no longer tolerate those numbers and unlike other programs focusing onRead More


Influenza virus claims first Edmonton patient in 2017, cases triple since last year

This year’s influenza virus has claimed its first patient in Edmonton, according to Alberta Health Services. Edmonton has seen 167 cases of influenza in 2017. Alberta as a whole has had 1,147 – a large increase compared to 2016’s 374. An infectious disease specialist says this year’s vaccine is not getting the job done. “They did observe in Australia that the vaccine didn’t work very well,” Dr. Neil Rau said. “It protected only 10 per cent of people and that’s even worse than the usual rate of protection, which isRead More


Shelburne man facing 24 charges after stolen SUV recovered

A Shelburne man is facing several charges after police recovered a stolen vehicle. A 2017 Ford Explorer had been reported stolen on Thursday after it was taken out of the owner’s driveway with valuables worth more than $5,000 inside. Police were able to identify the suspect within the first few hours of the investigation. Officers located the stolen SUV with the original suspect behind the wheel shortly before 1 a.m. Friday. The vehicle was recovered with no damage and a majority of the valuables were also recovered. Police say furtherRead More


Charges stayed in ‘Surrey Six’ slayings, judge seals reasons for decision

Laura Kane, The Canadian Press Published Friday, December 1, 2017 5:43PM EST Last Updated Friday, December 1, 2017 7:43PM EST VANCOUVER — A trial stemming from the murders of six people in British Columbia has fallen apart after a judge stayed charges against a man Friday, referencing misplaced evidence, the testimony of a confidential informer and the fair trial rights of the accused in her decision. Jamie Bacon was accused of the first-degree murder of 21-year-old Corey Lal, one of six people murdered in a highrise apartment in October 2007Read More