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Man’s body discovered in Owen Sound harbour

Foul play isn’t suspected after a body was found floating in an Owen Sound harbour. The grim discovery was made by a passerby along the east side of the harbour on Wednesday, at around 8:30 a.m. Owen Sound police opened up an investigation and determined the 62-year-old’s man death was not suspicious. The identity of the man is not being released at this time. Source link #USA #News #USnews #worldnews #headlinenews #Breakingnews #weathernews #UnitedStates news #CanadianNews #weatherforecast top news #stories,Us news today #hourlyweather #Cbcnews #CBC

CRA call centre staff blocking calls, giving taxpayers incorrect information: AG

OTTAWA – Canada’s tax collectors often aren’t picking up the phone, and when they do, Canadians are being given incorrect information, a new federal audit reveals. The examination by Canada’s Auditor General Michael Ferguson into whether the Canada Revenue Agency’s nine call centres were providing Canadian taxpayers with timely access to accurate information, found that call centre agents only answered the phone about one-third of the time. When the callers do get through to the call centre, the audit found that agents are giving Canadians incorrect information nearly 30 perRead More

LaVar Ball questions Trump’s role in son’s release from Chinese jail

WASHINGTON – Outspoken basketball dad LaVar Ball questioned the extent of U.S. President Donald Trump’s involvement in securing his son’s release from the custody of Chinese authorities during a combative 20-minute CNN interview on Monday night. The president, in tweets Sunday, said he should have left LiAngelo Ball and two other UCLA basketball players accused of shoplifting in jail because LaVar Ball “is unaccepting of what I did for his son” and “very ungrateful!” LaVar Ball has refused to thank Trump. LaVar Ball didn’t back down during the CNN interview,Read More

Body located inside burned-out vehicle near Woodbine Racetrack

Codi Wilson, CTV News Toronto Published Tuesday, November 21, 2017 6:13AM EST Last Updated Tuesday, November 21, 2017 6:20AM EST Police are investigating after a body was found inside a burned-out vehicle near Woodbine Racetrack this morning. Emergency crews were first called to the area of Rexdale Boulevard and Highway 27 at around 5 a.m. for a vehicle fire in a ditch near the Etobicoke racetrack. The fire was extinguished and police say they believe a body was found inside the car a short time later. Paramedics confirm that oneRead More

Saskatoon woman helping families prepare to testify at MMIWG inquiry

A Saskatoon woman and cousin of a murdered Indigenous woman is helping others share their stories of loss. Darlene Okemaysim-Sicotte, co-chair of Iskwewuk E-wichiwitochik (Women Walking Together), has created a template for the women’s group and for some families to tell their stories through slide-show presentations at this week’s Saskatoon stop of the national inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls. “The very last slide is the recommendations, what do they recommend could be improved with what had happened with them, what wasn’t working, what actually was workingRead More

Sydney’s one step closer to having a container terminal, CBRM mayor says

After two days of closed door meetings, Cape Breton Regional Municipality Mayor Cecil Clarke says Sydney is one step closer to having its own container terminal. “This is the turning point for the port of Sydney,” Clarke says. “It is where we step off now to the global stage for the investments necessary to put the shovels in the ground for a container terminal and the logistics park.” Legal paperwork first needed to be sorted out. Now, Cecil Clarke and council have granted developers of the port permission to finalizeRead More

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

Bill to end five-week Ontario college strike passes

The Canadian Press Published Sunday, November 19, 2017 1:45PM EST Last Updated Sunday, November 19, 2017 6:24PM EST TORONTO – 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 weekendRead More

Birthplace of Dionne quintuplets moved after yearlong grassroots campaign

Paola Loriggio, The Canadian Press Published Sunday, November 19, 2017 12:45PM EST The birthplace of the Dionne quintuplets weathered a treacherous trek down the dark, snow-blanketed streets of a northeastern Ontario city on Sunday as it was once again uprooted and hauled to a new location. A handful of supporters gathered before dawn to see the historic log cabin, now split in two and attached to trucks, gingerly wind its way to its new spot in downtown North Bay. The roughly two-kilometre journey took about an hour — less thanRead More

Canada’s Zimbabwean community disappointed with Mugabe speech

Members of Canada’s Zimbabwean community have been waiting days for news the country’s president for 37 years would resign, so when word finally came that Robert Mugabe would make the announcement in a live broadcast on Sunday, they made sure they tuned in. But when Mugabe, 93, spoke, he didn’t step down and said he planned to address his party’s congress next month. “Everybody was waiting for the words, ‘I resign. I hereby resign,”‘ said Vuso Moyana, who watched Mugabe on his iPad with his friends in a Toronto restaurantRead More