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Lebanon detains suspect in death of British embassy worker

Bassem Mroue, The Associated Press Published Monday, December 18, 2017 5:04AM EST Last Updated Monday, December 18, 2017 6:49AM EST BEIRUT – Lebanese authorities have detained a man suspected in the killing of a British woman who worked at the U.K. Embassy in Beirut and whose body was found near the city over the weekend, a police official said Monday. The woman’s murder was a “criminal act” and was not politically motivated, the official said, adding that the suspect had confessed to the killing. The woman, later identified by BritishRead More


Disabled vets being ‘dumped’ from case management, says advocate – Politics

Murray Brewster A change to the way Veterans Affairs manages the cases of disabled veterans is prompting an angry backlash among some of the people the department serves, CBC News has learned. The department, which has been under fire for years over allegations of poor service, intends to expand an existing pilot program launched in the fall of 2016 known as “guided support,” according to federal documents and officials.  A veterans advocate fears more and more ex-soldiers who are used to the consistent, personalized service of a case manager may soon find themselves dealing with more generic service agentsRead More


Carfentanil confirmed in drug seizure in Simcoe

The Ontario Provincial Police are warning the public after drugs seized in a previous incident in Simcoe tested positive for Carfentanil. Police said the incident occurred back on Oct. 6 around 11:30 p.m. when police took a man into custody and sent samples of a suspected narcotic for testing to Health Canada. On Friday. Health Canada confirmed the narcotic found was Carfentanil. “Carfentanil is suspected to be 100 times more powerful than fentanyl and 10,000 times more potent than morphine,” Norfolk County OPP said in a release. “Exposure to aRead More


Displaced residents of Kensington Manor unite in protest

A group comprised of some of the 125 residents of a Hillhurst apartment building that was deemed structurally unsound gathered along 10 Street Northwest to call for changes to Alberta’s laws to protect tenants. In the late afternoon hours of November 23, 2017, Kensington Manor, in the 300 block of 10 Street Northwest, was evacuated after an engineer, hired by the property manager, spotted serious structural issues. Tenants were permitted several minutes to gather some of their personal belongings before they were forced to vacate the premises. Nearly two weeksRead More


Film industry in the north booms with provincial funding

CTV Northern Ontario’s Lyndsay Moggy: Provincial investments in film and TV industry for northern Ontario are creating jobs and boosting local economies. Source link #USA #News #USnews #worldnews #headlinenews #Breakingnews #weathernews #UnitedStates news #CanadianNews #weatherforecast top news #stories,Us news today #hourlyweather #Cbcnews #CBC


The internet can be a powerful tool for good, but only if everyone can get online – Technology & Science

Ramona Pringle One of the Internet’s greatest attributes is its potential to be a democratizing tool. As the most powerful networked technology ever created, by design, every user has can have a platform and a loudspeaker. Unlike previous communication technologies, like radio or television, which broadcast one message to the masses, with the rise of the internet came the ability for individuals to not only be part of an audience, but broadcasters in their own right. This has had implications on everything from entertainment and how a star is born, to politics andRead More


Report on university campus sexual violence calls for culture change

HALIFAX – A Nova Scotia committee has released a report with 10 recommendations to help end gender-based violence and sexual assault on university campuses. The report calls on universities to develop sexual violence prevention plans, training to respond to disclosures of sexual assault and bystander education programs. The 72-page report explores the roots of sexual violence in gender inequality, confusion about consent and “rape culture.” The report notes that university frosh weeks, which often include excessive alcohol consumption, misogynist attitudes and hyper-sexuality, send a message to students that sexual violenceRead More


‘Run for Rocky’ recognition: GG award for parents continuing work after son’s suicide

After their son Rocky died by suicide five years ago, Nancy and Rob Campana have turned the tragedy into hope for others, founding the “Run for Rocky” race in Windsor, Ont., that has raised $313,000 for LGBTQ initiatives. This week, the Campanas were honoured with Governor General Meritorious Service Medals recognizing their “exceptional deeds that bring honour to the country” for their work in the LGBTQ community. Rob Campana told CTV’s Your Morning that he and his wife are grateful for the recognition. “When I heard we were getting theRead More


Canadian film out of the running for next year’s Oscars

LOS ANGELES — A Canadian film is out of the running for the best Foreign Language Film category in next year’s Oscars. Historical drama “Hochelaga” had been selected as Canada’s pick for the best foreign-language film category. However “Hochelaga” was not on the list released Thursday of the nine films that were submitted for the next round of voting that will be held next month. “Hochelaga” looks at several centuries of Montreal history through an archeological dig after a sinkhole opens up under Percival-Molson Stadium in Montreal. Canada had finalistsRead More


Keith Napope’s lawyer to appeal robbery sentence

The lawyer for a man handed a seven-year sentence for robbery says he’ll be appealing the judge’s decision. Brian Pfefferle, who’s representing Keith Napope, tells CTV News he’s filed a notice of appeal in the case. Napope was handed the sentence after a jury in October found him guilty of robbery but not guilty of manslaughter. He had been accused in the death of Johnathon Keenatch-Lafond, who was stabbed to death three years ago. The Crown, during the trial, referred to the killing as a robbery gone wrong. Napope wasRead More