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PM Hariri urges Lebanese to put country first

BEIRUT (Reuters) – Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri said on Thursday that the political crisis in Lebanon this month was “a wake up call” for Lebanese with different loyalties to put their country ahead of regional issues. Hariri was referring to the crisis ignited by his decision to resign earlier this month. He announced the shock resignation from Saudi Arabia, a Sunni monarchy and regional powerhouse, which is locked in a tussle with Shi‘ite Islamist Iran. After returning to Lebanon this week, he shelved the decision on Wednesday at the requestRead More

Wanted: Windsor’s next police chief

The recruitment of a new police chief in Windsor has now officially started. The police services board has now posted the job online and has hired a recruitment firm to help to find a replacement for Al Frederick, who announced his retirement in September. Mayor Drew Dilkens tells CTV Windsor they hope to name a new chief by the end of year. Dilkens adds they are following the same process when they hired Frederick in 2012. “We cast a net very, very wide and we ended up with a localRead More

Afternoon stabbing on Barrington Street sends man to hospital

Halifax Regional Police are looking for a man who stabbed another on Barrington Street Wednesday afternoon. Police say the incident happened in the street’s 2100 block around 4:30 p.m. Police say the 38-year-old victim was taken to the hospital with what appeared to be serious but non-life-threatening injuries. Officers determined the suspect pulled a knife on the victim during an altercation. Police do not believe it was a random act, and that the suspect and victim are known to each other. Source link #USA #News #USnews #worldnews #headlinenews #Breakingnews #weathernewsRead More

Low-income tenants target of federal housing strategy

Jordan Press, The Canadian Press Published Wednesday, November 22, 2017 12:15PM EST The Liberals will announce plans today to spend tens of billions in federal dollars on a housing strategy that will provide housing benefits directly to low-income tenants, as well as repairs and renovations to some 300,000 units. Multiple sources with knowledge of the national housing strategy say the government will also announce plans to legislate a right to housing, which will include requirements to regularly report to Parliament on federal efforts to ease the housing burden for hundredsRead More

New life for old fish market and loop building in Windsor

There are plans to revive a historic district in downtown Windsor. Local businessmen have purchased the old downtown fish market and loop building at the corner of Ferry and Chatham Streets. Local developer Dino Maggio and his son Anthony, from Mid South Land Development Company, have partnered with the Cypher Systems Group to purchase the building for $1.6-million from Toronto investor Henry Tam. Dino Maggio tells CTV Windsor they are ready to invest between $2-million and $3-million to renovate the building first built in 1912 and create not only retailRead More

Creative, humane solutions needed in Nova Scotia feral cat crisis

Nova Scotia faces an uphill battle when it comes to the area’s feral cat problem, but experts are working to find creative and humane solutions to the issue. While the total numbers are unknown, Halifax city staff estimate there could be as many as 90,000 feral cats in the Halifax Regional Municipality alone. In January, Halifax city council announced it would give $250,000 over the next five years to charities for spay and neuter programs in an effort to shrink the city’s feral cat population. Nearly a year later, thoseRead More

Animal rescue society creates species sponsorship for holiday fundraising campaign

The Calgary Wildlife Rehabilitation Society is trying something new this year to raise funds and has launched a unique program to help support initiatives to treat injured and orphaned wildlife. The society provides medical treatment and care for over 2500 wild animals each year and has set a holiday fundraising goal of $10,000 this year. The animal care facility has started a Sponsor a Species campaign and created trading cards of some of its more popular patients for people to purchase or pass on as a gift. “So the cardRead More

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Manitoba premier explains how he got injured in New Mexico

Rob Drinkwater, The Canadian Press Published Saturday, November 18, 2017 8:32PM EST WINNIPEG — Manitoba’s premier is giving some more details about a wilderness hike in New Mexico where he broke his arm and became lost. Brian Pallister has refused to do media interviews about the ordeal, which happened on Monday but was only revealed to the public on Friday. Instead, he and his wife, Esther, answered questions posed by a member of his staff in a video posted on Facebook that’s just over four minutes long. Pallister says theRead More

Despite criticism, 57% of Canadians find Edmonton Eskimos name ‘acceptable’: survey

The term “Eskimo” is widely considered an ethnic slur by Inuit people, but a majority of Canadians don’t have a problem with the branding of the CFL’s Edmonton Eskimos, according to a new survey. Research released Thursday by Insights West, a Vancouver-based marketing research company, found that 21 per cent of Canadians find the football team’s name and logo unacceptable, while 57 per cent found it acceptable. Another 23 per cent said they were undecided. Even fewer Albertans took issue with the logo, the poll found, with 71 per centRead More