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Froome says ‘wealth of info’ can show he’s not a cheater

LONDON — Four-time Tour de France champion Chris Froome says a “wealth of information” can prove his innocence after failing a doping test. The Team Sky rider has to explain to the UCI why a urine sample provided at the Spanish Vuelta in September showed a concentration of the asthma drug salbutamol that was twice the permitted level. Froome dismissed any suggestion he is a cheat by saying “I knew I was being tested.” In an interview conducted by broadcaster Sky, Froome says he followed “protocol and I have notRead More

Assault victim says ex-boyfriend’s discharge tells attackers ‘He can get away with it’

A Newfoundland woman who was beaten by her ex-boyfriend says a judge’s decision to grant a discharge sends a clear message to attackers that “you can do whatever you want as long as you’re going to university at some point.” Lancelot Saunders, 20, pleaded guilty to assaulting 19-year-old Aden Savoie. He later bragged about the attack on his Instagram account. A judge decided to issue an absolute discharge — effectively scrapping any consequences — after a lawyer for Saunders said his client planned to attend Memorial University. The young manRead More

CRA backs down in row with diabetics denied disability tax credit

OTTAWA — The Canada Revenue Agency is taking steps to quell a furor over what critics were calling its heartless treatment of diabetics. Disability advocates and opposition parties have been excoriating the agency for weeks over the fact that many Canadians with Type 1 diabetes have suddenly found themselves ineligible to claim the disability tax credit, even though they’ve previously qualified for it. The CRA insists there’s been no change in the eligibility criteria, which requires an individual to spend at least 14 hours a week engaged in activities relatedRead More

Suicide attempt turns into unbelievable survival story

Mya Deryan’s one-in-a-million story begins with a deadly diagnosis – and ends in a miracle. Source link #USA #News #USnews #worldnews #headlinenews #Breakingnews #weathernews #UnitedStates news #CanadianNews #weatherforecast top news #stories,Us news today #hourlyweather #Cbcnews #CBC

Pantone picks ‘Ultra Violet’ as colour of the year

Leanne Italie, The Associated Press Published Thursday, December 7, 2017 12:39PM EST NEW YORK — What we have here in 2017 is a heap of chaos and disruption. What we need in 2018? The Pantone Color Institute thinks whatever that might be will come in the deep purple hue of “Ultra Violet,” its colour of the year revealed Thursday. The colour wasn’t chosen because it’s regal, though it resembles a majestic shade. It was chosen to evoke a counterculture flair, a grab for originality, ingenuity and visionary thinking, Pantone Vice-PresidentRead More

Liberals set to announce fighter jet competition, purchase of used Aussie jets next week – Politics

Murray Brewster The Liberal government intends to announce the “launch” of its long-awaited competition to replace the air force’s aging CF-18s next week — at the same time it unveils a plan to buy used Australian jet fighters as stop-gap measure, CBC News has learned.  Multiple government and industry sources say what the public will see is the first step “in a long road” toward the issuing of a formal tender in early 2019 and the eventual acquisition of brand new warplanes by the mid-2020s. Significantly, from a political perspective, the government isRead More

Lowry, DeRozan score 20 points apiece as Raptors beat Suns 126-113

TORONTO — Kyle Lowry and DeMar DeRozan scored 20 points apiece in the Raptors’ 126-113 victory over the Phoenix Suns on Tuesday, Toronto’s fourth consecutive win. Toronto’s all-stars led seven Raptors who scored in double figures. Serge Ibaka finished with 19 points, rookie O.G. Anunoby tied his career high of 16 — including four three-pointers, C.J. Miles added 15, and Jakob Poeltl and Fred VanVleet scored 13 each. Lowry also had 10 assists on the night. Devin Booker had 19 points to top Jay Triano’s Suns (9-17). The Raptors (15-7)Read More

Canada Post in court seeking binders, bankers boxes seized in Caspian Construction raid

Canada Post is in a Winnipeg court fighting to see if it’s owed money over the construction of its mail processing plant near the airport. The crown corporation wants the RCMP and prosecutors to hand over two red binders seized by the Mounties as part of its raid of Caspian Construction three years ago. The binders were discovered as part of the probe into the Winnipeg Police Headquarters project. Canada Post is also asking for eight bankers boxes taken from a warehouse. RCMP court documents say the binders contained inflatedRead More

Ex-NBA player Kermit Washington pleads guilty in fraud case

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Former NBA player Kermit Washington has pleaded guilty to spending thousands of dollars donated to an African charity he organized on jewelry, vacations and other personal items. Washington, 66, of Las Vegas, played for several NBA teams in the 1970s and 1980s and is best known for throwing a punch that fractured Houston Rockets player Rudy Tomjanovich’s face and left him unconscious during a 1977 game. Washington was playing for the Los Angeles Lakers at the time. Washington was scheduled to go to trial in federalRead More

One male dead after shooting in Oakville

Joshua Freeman, CTV News Toronto Published Sunday, December 3, 2017 10:19PM EST Last Updated Sunday, December 3, 2017 11:31PM EST A male has been found dead following a shooting Oakville. Police received reports of gunshots in the area of North Park Boulevard and Sawmill Street in Oakville at around 7 p.m. When emergency responders arrived, they found a single male dead in a vehicle. “The investigation is in the preliminary stages so there is not a lot of detail at this time,” Halton Regional Police Sgt. Dana Nicholas told reporters.Read More