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Calgarians seek social media support after making shortlist of Vintage Air Rally applicants

Two Calgary men are turning to social media in the hopes of gaining support for their effort to fly in a fully funded, six week rally from the southern tip of Argentina to Florida. From a field of 700 applicants, Rick Appleton and Glen Tinckler were the only Canadians selected to make the list of 60 finalists for the International Vintage Air Rally. The remaining teams are all vying to be selected as one of the 15 groups who will make the 42-day journey in 2018. Appleton, a veteran WestJetRead More


PQ accuse Liberals of election-year ploy with tax cuts

Quebec’s Liberal government defended their economic plan against opposition charges that announced tax breaks are an election-year ploy aimed at buying votes on Wednesday. On Tuesday, Finance Minister Carlos Leitao gave an update on the provincial economy. He announced plans for widespread tax cuts that will range from $278 to $1,200 per family, depending on marital status and size. Also included was the announcement that parents should expect receive cheques of $100 per child to buy school supplies. While Leitao attributed the cuts, which come less than a year beforeRead More


Woman dead, man hospitalized after ATV crash in southwestern N.B.

A woman is dead and a man is in hospital following an ATV crash in southwestern New Brunswick. The RCMP responded to Murray Lane in Mascarene, located roughly 10 kilometers southwest of St. George, shortly after 9:30 a.m. Tuesday. Police say the 90-year-old driver lost control of the ATV on a gravel road, causing it to roll over. The driver and his 85-year-old passenger were taken to the Saint John Regional Hospital. The passenger died from her injuries Wednesday. The driver remains in hospital. Police say they weren’t wearing helmets.Read More


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FINRA fines JPMorgan $1.25 million for failures in employee background checks

NEW YORK (Reuters) – The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority said on Tuesday it fined JPMorgan Chase & Co’s (JPM.N) securities division $1.25 million for failing to conduct adequate background checks on 8,600 employees, including four people whose criminal convictions automatically disqualified them from working there. A view of the exterior of the JP Morgan Chase & Co. corporate headquarters in New York City May 20, 2015. REUTERS/Mike Segar/Files Of the four individuals that FINRA found who were subject to “statutory disqualification” because of some criminal history, it said that oneRead More


Judge refuses cop’s request to dismiss charge in death of 5-year-old boy

LONGUEUIL, Que. – A judge has refused a Quebec provincial police officer’s request to have a charge against him dropped in the death of a five-year-old boy. Patrick Ouellet is accused of dangerous driving causing the death of Nicholas Thorne-Belance. Ouellet had filed a motion seeking the charge be dropped because of alleged interference in the case by Quebec Justice Minister Stephanie Vallee. The Crown initially decided to not lay charges but the single charge was filed against Ouellet in 2015 after Vallee ordered an independent review of the caseRead 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


Conservation Authority issues safety bulletin due to rainfall

The Lower Thames Valley Conservation Authority has issued a safety bulletin due to rainfall amounts. People should take extra caution and avoid the river, ditches, and streams, it says. On Saturday, the watershed received rainfall totals between 10 and 50 millimetres, with higher amounts received in the western portion of the watershed.  The authority says in the areas that received heavy rainfall, smaller local watercourses saw levels rise.  In some places, watercourses  spilled their banks.  The LTVCA operated the Indian-McGregor Creek Diversion Channel Saturday night.  Water levels on these smallerRead More


One person in custody after armed robbery at downtown convenience store: Police

Joshua Freeman, CTV News Toronto Published Sunday, November 19, 2017 8:14PM EST Last Updated Sunday, November 19, 2017 8:17PM EST One person has been arrested after an alleged armed robbery involving a hammer at a downtown convenience store. Toronto police said the robbery took place in the area of Bay and Gerrard streets Sunday evening. According to reports to police, a man entered a store armed with a hammer and knife, assaulted the store owner and loaded a garbage can with items before fleeing in a taxi.   One personRead More


Six Nations school launches app that teaches people to speak Mohawk – Hamilton

CBC News A Six Nations school is doing its part to keep Indigenous languages alive in the most modern of ways — with an app.  ‘Our languages all have a beauty to them in their sound and cadence, and the melody they carry with them.’ – Tom Deer, Mohawk and Cayuga language instructor Six Nations Polytechnic (SNP) launched an app this week called Speak Mohawk, which teaches words and phrases for a language spoken by about 2,350 people within Canada’s borders. This comes a year after it released a similar appRead More