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Former Liberal senator battling CRA over $350K tax bill – Politics

Zach Dubinsky The Canada Revenue Agency is taking a recently retired Liberal-appointed senator to court to force her to answer questions and turn over documents as part of a multi-year audit of her tax returns. The dispute centres on $1.35 million in business losses that Pana Merchant claimed but the CRA disallowed, and comes as the tax affairs of a number of prominent Liberals — including former senator Leo Kolber and the party’s chief fundraiser, Stephen Bronfman — faced public scrutiny in recent weeks.   Filings in Federal Court showRead More

Disaster relief denied for Huntsville residents

It was the worst flooding the Town of Huntsville had seen in more than 130 years, but an application for provincial disaster relief funding has been denied. More than 100 millimetres of rain fell in the spring, then again in mid-august. Roads, homes and businesses were all damaged. “You walk in and everything is completely flooded and underwater and there was a moment where you think it’s all over,” says Mitchell Friend of Crossfit Hatchet. The town filled out an application for provincial help. As part of that application, theRead More

Etobicoke shooting sends 1 man to hospital in critical condition

Codi Wilson, CTV News Toronto Published Wednesday, November 22, 2017 5:32AM EST Last Updated Wednesday, November 22, 2017 5:33AM EST A man was rushed to hospital this morning with critical injuries after a shooting in Etobicoke. The shooting occurred at around 11:30 p.m. near Islington and Finch avenues. Police say the victim, who is believed to be in his 20s, has been taken to hospital for treatment and is expected to survive. Investigators have not released any information on suspects. Source link #USA #News #USnews #worldnews #headlinenews #Breakingnews #weathernews #UnitedStatesRead More

Police investigating fatal hit-and-run | CTV London News

CTV London Published Tuesday, November 21, 2017 3:42PM EST Last Updated Tuesday, November 21, 2017 6:40PM EST A woman is dead following a fatal hit-and-run near Dundas Street and Ashland Avenue. Police were called to a parking lot near the intersection around 2 p.m. Tuesday after a vehicle struck the woman and fled the scene. Her identity is being withheld until next of kin are notified. Ashland Avenue is closed between Dundas and King Street for the investigation. Source link #USA #News #USnews #worldnews #headlinenews #Breakingnews #weathernews #UnitedStates news #CanadianNewsRead More

In rural Belarus, villagers prefer hard work to city smoke

KHRAPKOVO, Belarus (Reuters) – Just a few hours drive from the Belarussian capital of Minsk, many villagers still live off the land – planting, harvesting and pickling crops according to the season and ancient folk traditions. Anna Krivenchik, 71, sorts out potatoes before planting in the village of Kharkovo, Belarus, September 1, 2017. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko Nearly 80 percent of the former Soviet nation’s 9.5 million citizens live in towns and cities, but for the remainder, being close to nature can outweigh the hardships of country life. “We’re far from civilizationRead More

London police investigating shooting on Wilton Grove Road

Little is known at this time, but London police are investigating a shooting on Wilton Grove Road. Source link #USA #News #USnews #worldnews #headlinenews #Breakingnews #weathernews #UnitedStates news #CanadianNews #weatherforecast top news #stories,Us news today #hourlyweather #Cbcnews #CBC

Classes resume at Georgian College after faculty strike ends

Georgian College students say they’re excited to be back in class for the first time in more than five weeks. Classes resumed Tuesday for about 500-thousand students after the provincial government passed legislation ordering striking faculty at 24 colleges back to work. As it stands, classes will continue through to Dec. 22. Students will then go on a holiday break between Dec. 23 and Jan. 7. The fall semester will then continue on Jan. 8 and finish on Jan. 12. The winter semester will then begin on Jan. 22. TheRead More

Back-to-work legislation passed, ending college strike

The Canadian Press Published Sunday, November 19, 2017 12:09PM EST Last Updated Sunday, November 19, 2017 1:58PM EST Ontario has passed back-to-work legislation, ending a five-week college strike and paving the way for students to return to class. The Liberal government first attempted to introduce the bill Thursday evening, after restarted talks between the colleges and the faculty’s union reached an impasse. But unanimous consent of all parties was needed, and the NDP refused, leading the government to introduce the legislation Friday. It was debated through special weekend sittings inRead 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

AC/DC co-founder and guitarist Malcolm Young dies at 64

NEW YORK — Malcolm Young, the rhythm guitarist and guiding force behind the Australian hard rock band AC/DC, has died. He was 64. AC/DC announced the death on their official Facebook page and website Saturday. The posts did not say when or where Young died. Young was diagnosed with dementia in 2014. A statement says he died peacefully with his family by his side. Band representatives didn’t immediately return emails seeking comment. Young formed the group with his brother, Angus. AC/DC were remarkably consistent for over 40 years with itsRead More