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Displaced residents of Kensington Manor unite in protest

A group comprised of some of the 125 residents of a Hillhurst apartment building that was deemed structurally unsound gathered along 10 Street Northwest to call for changes to Alberta’s laws to protect tenants. In the late afternoon hours of November 23, 2017, Kensington Manor, in the 300 block of 10 Street Northwest, was evacuated after an engineer, hired by the property manager, spotted serious structural issues. Tenants were permitted several minutes to gather some of their personal belongings before they were forced to vacate the premises. Nearly two weeksRead More


‘Super Size Me’ sequel pulled from festival after director’s sexual misconduct confession

LOS ANGELES — Morgan Spurlock’s latest documentary will not premiere at the Sundance Film Festival as planned. The remaining partners in his production company said Friday that they removed “Super Size Me 2: Holy Chicken!” from the Sundance slate in light of Spurlock’s confessions of sexual misconduct this week. Warrior Poets partners Jeremy Chilnick and Matthew Galkin said in a statement that “this is not the appropriate time” for the film to premiere. YouTube Red, which was to distribute the film, also had a change of heart. YouTube said FridayRead More


Ramaphosa, Dlamini-Zuma in tight race to lead South Africa’s ruling ANC

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) – The African National Congress (ANC), South Africa’s only ruler since the end of apartheid, votes this weekend in a race too close to call to replace Jacob Zuma as party leader with the winner also likely to become the next president. The election is perhaps the most pivotal moment for the ANC in its 23 years of power. Scandal and corruption allegations have tainted Zuma’s presidency and the party that launched black majority rule under Nobel Peace Prize laureate Nelson Mandela is now deeply divided, its imageRead More


Canadian gymnastics coach Dave Brubaker charged with sexual offences

The Canadian Press Published Friday, December 15, 2017 7:23PM EST Last Updated Friday, December 15, 2017 7:24PM EST SARNIA, Ont. — Dave Brubaker, the women’s national team director of Gymnastics Canada, faces multiple sex-related charges. Sarnia Police said in a statement that Brubaker was charged Friday with one count of invitation to sexual touching, three counts of sexual interference, three counts of sexual exploitation, and three counts of sexual assault. The statement said Brubaker appeared in court on Friday and was released on bail with a February 2018 court date.Read More


BRIEF-Scotts Miracle-Gro Co Says CEO James Hagedorn’s FY 2017 Total Compensation Was $22.1 mln

Dec 14 (Reuters) – Scotts Miracle-Gro Co: * SCOTTS MIRACLE-GRO CO SAYS CEO JAMES HAGEDORN‘S FY 2017 TOTAL COMPENSATION WAS $22.1 MILLION VERSUS $8.5 MILLION IN FY 2016 – SEC FILING * SCOTTS MIRACLE-GRO CO SAYS CEO JAMES HAGEDORN‘S FY 2017 TOTAL COMPENSATION INCLUDES $18.3 MILLION OF STOCK AWARDS VERSUS $2.3 MILLION OF STOCK AWARDS IN FY 2016 * SCOTTS MIRACLE-GRO CO SAYS CFO THOMAS COLEMAN’S FY 2017 TOTAL COMPENSATION WAS $6.6 MILLION INCLUDING STOCK AWARDS OF $5.2 MILLION Source text : bit.ly/2jUyjJC Further company coverage: Our Standards:The Thomson ReutersRead More


Toronto library board revising room-booking policy after controversial memorial

TORONTO – The Toronto Public Library board voted Monday evening in favour of changing its rental policy following a controversial memorial at a west-end branch this summer. The memorial was held in July for Barbara Kulaszka, a lawyer whose clients included Marc Lemire, the leader of the now-disbanded white supremacy group Heritage Front. An announcement for the July event also said Paul Fromm, a former teacher whose ties to racist groups cost him his licence, were among those expected to speak at the event, which cost $10 to attend. MembersRead More


Man in his 30s in serious condition after stabbing in city’s west end

A man believed to be in his 30’s was taken to hospital with serious but non-life-threatening injuries after a stabbing took place in the city’s west end. The incident took place in the area of Weston and Rogers road at around 7:20 p.m. on Monday. Officers arrived at the scene and located the male patient before he was taken to hospital by Toronto Paramedics. Police described a suspect wanted in connection with this case as an approximately five-foot-ten black man in his 20’s who was wearing a black jacket atRead More


NYC explosion: Device explodes on subway platform

Colleen Long, The Associated Press Published Monday, December 11, 2017 8:08AM EST Last Updated Monday, December 11, 2017 8:50AM EST NEW YORK — A law enforcement official tells The Associated Press that a man had a pipe bomb strapped to him when it went off on a New York City subway platform. The explosion happened around 7:30 a.m. Monday. Details were still developing. The person was arrested and has non-life-threatening injuries. Another person on the platform sustained non-life-threatening injuries The official spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymityRead More


‘Completely racist’: Rental ad posted online offers discount to ‘local white Canadians’

An ad online is highlighting how racism can create a barrier in finding a place to live in Winnipeg. The online post advertises a room for rent close to the University of Manitoba for $400 that’s close to shops. It also says ‘Discount for local white Canadians’. CTV News called the number on the ad and was told it was posted to find a roommate, preferring people from North America because they are nicer, more responsible, and respectful. When asked why give a discount to North Americans, he said, “It’sRead More


Canadian veterans ‘significantly’ more likely to commit suicide, study says – Politics

Murray Brewster The federal government has — for the first time — taken an accurate, statistical snapshot of the level of suicide among veterans. The benchmark analysis, released Thursday by Veterans Affairs Canada, confirms the long-held suspicion that former soldiers — both male and female — are more likely than the general population to take their own lives. It’s an incomplete portrait, according to some in the veterans community who have been pushing for this kind of research for years. Still, the numbers are stark. Men who served in uniform have aRead More