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Palestinian activists angry at Nick Cave over Israel show

JERUSALEM — Supporters of an international boycott movement against Israel have lashed out at rock star Nick Cave after he played in the Jewish state and accused the pro-Palestinian activists of trying to bully musicians. The Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel called Cave’s shows a “propaganda gift” that helps “art-wash” Israeli policies toward Palestinians. Cave plays Monday in Tel Aviv after an almost sold out show there the night before. The Australian musician said he faced pressure to cancel shows by the BDS movement, whichRead More


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Motor vehicle collision resulting to injuries

On Friday evening a collision occurred at Circle Dr E and Miller Ave when a semi and a SUV came into contact, Saskatoon police say. The SUV was driving on Circle Dr E in the center lane and the semi was driving on same road but in the right lane. The SUV attempted to change lanes but failed which resulted to a collision. The SUV had three occupants and they were all taken to the hospital by MD Ambulance. However, police say there has been no life threatening injuries toRead More


Local man killed in Georgian Bluffs crash

GEORGIAN BLUFFS, Ont. — Provincial police are investigating a fatal crash that happened early this morning in the Township of Georgian Bluffs. Grey County OPP investigators say a pickup truck failed to stop at a posted sign and collided with an SUV at the intersection of Zion Church Road and Grey Road 17. They say a passenger in the SUV, 53-year-old Allan Joyce of Georgian Bluffs, died at the scene, while the driver of the vehicle, a 23-year-old woman, suffered serious injuries. Another passenger in the SUV suffered minor injuries.Read More


Ecstatic Zimbabweans flood Harare to celebrate expected Mugabe downfall

HARARE (Reuters) – Tens of thousands of Zimbabweans flooded the streets of Harare on Saturday, singing, dancing and hugging soldiers in an extraordinary outpouring of elation at the expected fall of President Robert Mugabe, their leader of the last 37 years. Protesters gather calling for Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe to step down, in Harare, Zimbabwe November 18, 2017. REUTERS/Philimon Bulawayo Mugabe, the only ruler Zimbabwe has known since independence from Britain in 1980, has been holed up in his lavish ‘Blue Roof’ compound, from where he has watched support fromRead More


Psychiatrist says terror suspect Mohamed Harkat poses low risk of violence

OTTAWA — A psychiatrist who has treated terror suspect Mohamed Harkat for the last eight years says the refugee from Algeria is unlikely to commit violent acts. Dr. Colin Cameron has told a Federal Court of Canada hearing on Harkat’s release conditions that his patient supports democracy and expresses revulsion about terrorist attacks. Harkat, who is closely monitored by Canadian border agency officials, wants general permission to use the internet outside his family home and to travel freely within Canada. Authorities are asking the court to deny the requests, sayingRead More


‘Star Wars Battlefront II’ microtransactions suspended

The developers of a new Star Wars video game are backing off their controversial business strategy following a storm of criticism on the social media site Reddit. Fans of “Star Wars: Battlefront II” showed their dark side earlier this week when they discovered the game’s maker, Electronic Arts, was keeping popular characters Luke Skywalker and Darth Vader behind a paywall. The characters could only be unlocked by in-game purchases, or logging a substantial 40 hours of gameplay. Gamers upset that the ‘microtransaction’ business model could lead to a “pay-to-win” advantageRead 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


Canopy Growth reports Q2 loss, more than doubles revenue compared with year ago

TORONTO — Canopy Growth Corp. reported a $1.3-million loss in its latest quarter despite doubling its revenue compared with a year ago, sending its shares lower in early morning trading. The chief executive of Canada’s largest publicly-traded producer, however, says it’s “driving ahead” and “doing the actions that establishes us as the continued leader.” Canopy Growth (TSX:WEED) CEO Bruce Linton pointed to 27 provisional patents filed through its subsidiary Canopy Health Innovations and several international deals, such as strategic partnerships in Denmark and Jamaica. “The international opportunities are now increasinglyRead More


Canadian doctors should try to avoid prescribing opioids: experts

Bill Graveland, The Canadian Press Published Monday, November 13, 2017 5:26PM EST An interim report released at a pain management conference suggests the best way to cut down on opioid addiction is to not prescribe the drugs in the first place. Michael Heitshu, chairman of the Coalition for Safe and Effective Pain Management, says a lack of affordable alternatives for pain relief in Canada is partly behind an over-reliance on opioids and rising addiction rates. “Canada is the second-leading consumer of opioids in the world and it doesn’t have toRead More