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New Liberal Leader Dougald Lamont plans to win seat before next election

The new leader of the Manitoba Liberal party has a background in journalism, business and politics, but doesn’t have a seat in the legislature. Dougald Lamont, 48, was elected Saturday night at the Liberal Leadership Convention in Winnipeg.              He told reporters after the win he doesn’t know where he’ll run in Manitoba, but plans to win a seat in a by-election and be in the legislature before the next provincial election in October 2020. Lamont said he will continue teaching part-time at the University of Winnipeg until the end ofRead More

Officials: International students won’t face immigration penalties over Ontario college strike

Paola Loriggio, The Canadian Press Published Sunday, October 22, 2017 10:43AM EDT Last Updated Sunday, October 22, 2017 10:44AM EDT Tens of thousands of international students affected by a faculty strike at Ontario colleges are being reassured by immigration officials that they won’t be penalized for a delay that is beyond their control. But some international students say the work stoppage, which began last Monday, has them worrying about finances as well as their education and immigration status. “It is very stressful,” said Noble Thomas, 24, a human resources managementRead More

Halifax police respond to three robbery attempts in one hour

Halifax Regional Police responded to three robbery attempts, including two involving firearms, in about an hour Thursday evening. The first incident happened in the 0-100 block of Albro Lake Road in Dartmouth at 10:22 p.m. Police say a man with a firearm entered a store and demanded the clerk hand over cash from the till. Police say the clerk made “an emotional exclamation” and a customer chased the suspect out of the store. The suspect was seen running westbound from the Wyse and Albro Lake roads area. He is describedRead More

Blind woman robbed by stranger thanks Toronto for ‘unbelievable’ response

Jeff Lagerquist, Staff Published Thursday, October 19, 2017 8:36AM EDT A blind woman who said she was robbed by a stranger she bonded with during a bus trip from Sudbury to Toronto is overwhelmed by the outpouring of kindness since she shared her story with CTV News. The woman, identified only as “Sally,” has received more than the $800 she said was stolen after she agreed to help her bus trip seatmate by offering to share her hotel room with the woman for a night. “The people in TorontoRead More

NHL scores: Kings beat Canadiens 5-1

LOS ANGELES – Adrian Kempe had his first career hat trick to lead Los Angeles in a 5-1 win over Montreal. Michael Cammalleri scored the other two goals for the Kings, who have opened their season with their best six-game start (5-0-1) in franchise history. Montreal (1-5-1) still hasn’t won in regulation this season. Jonathan Quick made 36 saves for the Kings. The 21-year-old Kempe scored the go-ahead goal on a 2-on-1 breakaway for the Kings at 7:34 in the third period. He scored again at 16:42 and added anotherRead More

Researchers say it’s time to crack open AI ‘black boxes’ and look for the biases inside – Technology & Science

Matthew Braga Courts, schools and other public agencies that make decisions using artificial intelligence should refrain from using “black box” algorithms that aren’t subject to outside scrutiny, a group of prominent AI researchers says. The concern is that, as algorithms become increasingly responsible for making critical decisions affecting our lives, it has become more difficult to understand and challenge how those decisions — which in some cases, have been found to have racist or sexist biases — are made.  It’s one of a handful of recommendations from New York University’s’ AI NowRead More

Outlaws member arrested in connection to murder for hire plan

CTV London Published Wednesday, October 18, 2017 12:10PM EDT Last Updated Wednesday, October 18, 2017 1:57PM EDT A London member of the Outlaws Motorcycle Club is in custody following in connection to a murder for counsel scheme. London police arrested two men on Wednesday and a handgun was recovered. Ryan Mark Daigneault, 41, of London, is charged with counseling to commit murder. Daniel M. Traquair, 30, of London, is charged with possess restricted or prohibited firearm knowingly not holding a licence and registration certificate and knowingly manufacture/transfer firearm/device or ammunition.Read More

Saskatoon man from Somalia in shock after weekend attack; uncle injured in explosion

The recent attack in Somalia has left a Saskatoon principal in shock and disbelief, as his uncle was one of the hundreds of people injured in a truck bomb explosion that left over 300 people dead. Mohamed Hajinoor was born in Somalia and is the principal of Saskatoon’s only Islamic school, the Saskatoon Hisbah School. He said his uncle was staying in a hotel in the same area as the explosion. Hajinoor said his uncle suffered a minor leg injury in the explosion and is expected to make a fullRead More

China’s Xi calls on Communisty Party to stand against ‘grim’ challenges

Gillian Wong and Joe McDonald, The Associated Press Published Wednesday, October 18, 2017 1:11AM EDT BEIJING — Chinese President Xi Jinping on Wednesday urged a reinvigorated Communist Party to take on a more forceful role in society and economic development to better address “grim” challenges facing the country as he opened a twice-a-decade national congress. Speaking in the massive Great Hall of the People near Tiananmen Square, Xi laid out his vision of a ruling party that serves as the vanguard on everything from defending national security to providing moralRead More

One woman in hospital after early morning fire

CTV Windsor Published Tuesday, October 17, 2017 9:23AM EDT Last Updated Tuesday, October 17, 2017 9:35AM EDT Windsor firefighters were kept busy overnight with a pair of fires in different parts of the city. One woman was rushed to hospital this morning after an early morning duplex fire near Windsor’s downtown. The fire broke out around 4:00 a.m. Tuesday morning at a duplex at 1621 Church St. but has since been extinguished. According to Windsor Fire officials, it started in the upper unit kitchen. One woman suffered smoke inhalation inRead More