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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


Residents forced from homes due to ammonia leak in Fernie, B.C. allowed to return

FERNIE, B.C. — A community in southeastern British Columbia is trying to move forward following a deadly ammonia leak at an ice rink last week. Ninety-five people were allowed to return to their homes in Fernie, B.C., on Sunday, five days after they were forced to leave when a toxic gas leaked at the Fernie Memorial Arena, killing three men. Wayne Hornquist, 59, and Lloyd Smith, 52, worked for the City of Fernie while 46-year-old Jason Podloski worked for refrigeration company CIMCO. Fire Chief Ted Ruiter said on Sunday thatRead More


CTV Northern Ontario: Learning about disabilities

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37-year-old man arrested following 9-hour standoff in Stratford

Police arrested a 37-year-old man following a lengthy standoff in Stratford on Friday. The incident caused police to block off a section of Downie Street in Stratford’s south end. Neighbours said the police presence had started around 1:30 p.m., and involved a man barricaded in an apartment. “There was a second male that was in the residence at the time of the occurrence that managed to free himself and was taken safely into custody,” police said in a release. He was then handcuffed and placed in a police cruiser. NegotiationsRead More


Stories of the mystic Sable Island told in Halifax

CTV Atlantic Published Saturday, October 21, 2017 7:15PM ADT Last Updated Saturday, October 21, 2017 8:02PM ADT A weekend conference in Halifax is shedding light on a mysterious and iconic island nestled in the Atlantic Ocean: Sable Island. The island has attracted global curiosity as it’s known for its unique habitat, wild horses and rich history. Jill Martin was at the conference and she remembers witnessing horses frolic from out of the mist one morning, the first day she arrived on the island. “It was like we were in aRead More


When stars collide: How 4,000 scientists converged for an epic kilonova cram session – Home | Day 6

CBC Radio Friday October 20, 2017 more stories from this episode Millions of years ago, two dead stars collided, setting in motion a chain of events that would interrupt Vicky Kalogera’s vacation and consume two months of her life. This illustration depicts the merger of two neutron stars and the rippling of spacetime as gravitational waves ripple outward from the explosion. (A. Simonnet/National Science Foundation/LIGO/Sonoma State University) On the morning of Aug. 17, Kalogera — an astronomer and professor at Northwestern University — had planned the perfect “spa relaxation day.” ButRead More


Lawrence Park stabbing may be a random attack, police say

Chris Fox, CTV Toronto Published Saturday, October 21, 2017 1:01PM EDT Last Updated Saturday, October 21, 2017 3:00PM EDT Police say that a woman has serious but non-life threatening injuries after what appears to have been a random stabbing in the city’s Lawrence Park neighbourhood. Police say that they were notified at around noon after the victim made her own way to hospital. According to Const. David Hopkinson, officers have since located evidence of the stabbing scene near Dinnick and Weybourne crescents, which is just southeast of Yonge Street andRead More


Paying tribute to a Canadian legend

New murals in downtown North Bay feature late Tragically Hip lead singer Gord Downie. Shay Galor reports. Source link #USA #News #USnews #worldnews #headlinenews #Breakingnews #weathernews #UnitedStates news #CanadianNews #weatherforecast top news #stories,Us news today #hourlyweather #Cbcnews #CBC


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


CN track from Edmonton to Saskatoon still closed after derailment

Canadian National Railway crews are still working to repair a line from Edmonton to Saskatoon following a derailment earlier this week. Thirteen of the train’s cars derailed just west of Wainwright, Alta., on Tuesday afternoon, as the train crossed CN Rail’s Fabyan Bridge. Wind speeds reportedly reached about 100 kilometres per hour in the area at the time of the derailment. No spills, leaks or injuries were reported, but cleanup included the removal of cars from the embankment as well as of one locomotive still upright on the bridge. TheRead More