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‘No negligence was involved’ after 33-cm plate left inside surgery patient, says report – Montreal

CBC News The complaints commissioner at the Centre hospitalier de l’Université de Montréal (CHUM) has ruled that an incident where a 33-centimetre metal plate was left in the abdomen of a cancer patient was not caused by negligence on the part of staff. Commissioner Geneviève Frenette wrote in her report that “it seems that no negligence was involved in the event, but rather that it was a failure of procedure.” As a result, the hospital is pledging to update its procedures during surgery. When the error occurred, at the beginning of each operation, anRead More

Fox renewed O’Reilly contract despite knowing of allegation

NEW YORK — The Fox News Channel says the company knew a news analyst planned to file a sexual harassment lawsuit against Bill O’Reilly when it renewed the popular personality’s contract in February. The New York Times reported Saturday the company renewed the TV host’s contract after he reached a $32 million settlement with the analyst. In a statement, 21st Century Fox defended its decision because it said he had settled the matter personally. It also said O’Reilly and the woman had agreed the financial terms would be kept confidential.Read More

Ex-Just For Laughs president Gilbert Rozon to sell all his shares

The Canadian Press Published Friday, October 20, 2017 5:24PM EDT Last Updated Friday, October 20, 2017 5:26PM EDT MONTREAL — The founder of Just For Laughs is selling all his shares in the hugely successful comedy festival amid allegations he sexually harassed or sexually assaulted 10 women. Just For Laughs spokesman Jean-David Pelletier said Friday that Gilbert Rozon has let it be known he will get rid of everything he owns in the venture. Pelletier had no other details such as the volume of shares, when they will be soldRead More

Greens table controversial ridesharing legislation

A few days after the NDP stalled on a campaign promise to bring ridesharing to the province, the Green Party has tabled a bill of its own. Source link #USA #News #USnews #worldnews #headlinenews #Breakingnews #weathernews #UnitedStates news #CanadianNews #weatherforecast top news #stories,Us news today #hourlyweather #Cbcnews #CBC

Premier signals plan for libel lawsuit against PC leader

Ontario’s premier says she is taking another step toward a defamation lawsuit against the province’s Opposition leader. Kathleen Wynne’s lawyer demanded in a letter last month that Progressive Conservative Leader Patrick Brown retract comments suggesting the premier is personally on trial. That letter came minutes before Wynne testified as a witness at a trial in Sudbury, Ont., involving two provincial Liberals facing Election Act bribery charges. The day before, Brown had said to reporters that he hoped Wynne would give answers about the scandal “maybe when she stands trial” andRead More

Gas fumes ignited by electric wheelchair blamed for home daycare fire

CTV Barrie Published Friday, October 20, 2017 12:13PM EDT Last Updated Friday, October 20, 2017 12:30PM EDT Gas fumes ignited by an electric wheelchair are being blamed for a fire at a home daycare in south Barrie. The fire started in the garage at the home on Cedar Crescent, near Pine Drive on Thursday afternoon. Barrie fire officials say it started when a man in a wheelchair knocked over a gas tank by accident and the vapours were ignited by the electric wheelchair. The man was able to get outRead More

Mischief charges pending after Byron neighbourhood shut down

CTV London Published Thursday, October 19, 2017 3:38PM EDT Last Updated Thursday, October 19, 2017 4:12PM EDT A man and teen are facing public mischief charges following a complaint that a man with a rifle was at the door of a home in Byron. London police sent multiple officers to the scene and set up a perimeter. The streets surrounding the home were closed for an hour while police conducted their investigation. The area was checked and nobody in the area observed a male with a gun, police said. AdditionalRead More

N.B. to impose new measures for drunk drivers starting November 1

FREDERICTON — New Brunswick will seize drunk drivers’ cars for up to two months under a law that comes into force Nov. 1. Public Safety Minister Denis Landry says the new law will make the province one of the country’s toughest on impaired driving. Anyone convicted of drunk driving will have their vehicle impounded for up to two months and have a mandatory ignition interlock device installed in their vehicle when they get their licence back. The mechanism is similar to a breathalyzer and won’t allow a vehicle to startRead More

Mt. Washington sees first snowfall of the season

Island ski fans were glued to their computers watching Mt. Washington webcams as the resort experienced their first significant snowfall of the season. Source link #USA #News #USnews #worldnews #headlinenews #Breakingnews #weathernews #UnitedStates news #CanadianNews #weatherforecast top news #stories,Us news today #hourlyweather #Cbcnews #CBC

Just for Laughs president Gilbert Rozon steps down amid allegations

The founder and president of the Just for Laughs / Juste Pour Rire comedy festival, Gilbert Rozon, has resigned amid “serious allegations of sexual misconduct.” Rozon, who was also the public face of Montreal’s 375th anniversary celebrations, made the announcement Wednesday night on his Facebook page. “I am announcing that I am leaving immediately as President of the Just for Laughs Group, as Commissioner of Celebrations for the 375th Montreal and as Vice-President of the Chamber of Commerce of Metropolitan Montreal,” he said. Multiple reports claim numerous women have comeRead More