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Goldbloom Awards: Honouring the men behind Sun Youth

Sun Youth is an organization most people know, however they may not know that the two men behind it knew each other as children, and built it up together. Sid Stevens and Earl De La Perralle are recipients of the Goldbloom Awards being handed out next week. The awards honour leaders in Quebec. Both men are now in their 70s and grew up around Montreal’s Clark St.  In 1954 the young boys were searching for an outlet.  “We wanted to keep ourselves busy and out of trouble, because at thatRead More


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

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 management student at Confederation College in Thunder Bay, Ont. Thomas, who came to Canada two years ago from India, said eachRead More


Images released of suspect who allegedly exposed himself inside restaurants in Bloor West

Investigators have released surveillance camera images of a male suspect who allegedly entered two restaurants over the past two months and exposed himself to commit indecent acts. On Sept. 23 at about 5:30 p.m., police were called to a restaurant at Bloor Street West and Dalton Road in The Annex. A suspect allegedly entered the restaurant, took off his pants and committed an indecent act. He then fled the scene. On Oct. 13 at about 2:30 p.m., a suspect entered a restaurant at Euclid Avenue and Bloor Street West andRead More


Sears liquidation sales begin, but shoppers disappointed by deals

Armina Ligaya and Maija Kappler, The Canadian Press Published Thursday, October 19, 2017 2:09PM EDT Sears Canada began its liquidation sales at its remaining stores across the country Thursday, but many shoppers found the deals to be underwhelming. While signs suggest discounts of 20 to 50 per cent off — with a note that exceptions apply — relatively few items at a Toronto store appeared to be offered at half off. Some big ticket items such as snowblowers and treadmills were only 10 per cent off. But dozens of shoppersRead More


MMIWG inquiry makes changes to accommodate more families on third day of hearings in Winnipeg

The National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls made changes on the third day of hearings in Winnipeg to allow more families in Manitoba to tell their stories of loss. 120 Manitoba families have registered to give testimony to the inquiry. The inquiry said it will now travel to Norway House for statement gathering from November 7 to 9. On Wednesday, an appearance by the Bear Clan Patrol was also cancelled to allow more time for families to tell their stories. While an interim report is expectedRead More


Magnitsky human rights law, protections for journalists’ sources get royal assent – Politics

Brennan MacDonald Two private member’s bills, one protecting journalists’ sources and another that allows Canada to get tough on human rights abusers, received royal assent Wednesday.  One of those laws is the so-called Magnitsky Act, the Justice for Victims of Corrupt Foreign Officials Act or Bill S-226. It allows the Canadian government to impose sanctions and travel bans on foreign officials responsible for gross human rights violations. “Canada has a strong reputation around the world as a country that holds clear and cherished democratic values and stands up for human rights,” Minister of ForeignRead More


Students say rental apartment full of cockroaches

CTV Kitchener Published Tuesday, October 17, 2017 6:13PM EDT Last Updated Tuesday, October 17, 2017 6:39PM EDT The first time Winnet Runhare and her roommates visited their new Waterloo apartment, they saw a cockroach. They assumed it was an aberration, and didn’t think much of it. “Two weeks in, we started seeing a lot more,” Runhare says. Runhare says the property manager of the off-campus student housing building they live in sent someone to deal with the infestation. “He told us that it should take three to four days forRead More


Prosecutor: ‘S-Town’ figure pleads guilty to burglary, theft

The Associated Press Published Monday, October 16, 2017 4:11PM EDT Last Updated Monday, October 16, 2017 4:14PM EDT CENTREVILLE, Ala. — An Alabama man featured in the hit podcast “S-Town” pleaded guilty Monday to criminal charges linked to events that occurred in the serial. Tyler Goodson, 26, of Woodstock, pleaded guilty to a felony burglary charge and two misdemeanour counts of theft and criminal trespassing, and will get a 10-year suspended sentence and five years on probation under an agreement with prosecutors, said Bibb County District Attorney Michael Jackson. “GivenRead More


Legault sees new CAQ MNA Genevieve Guilbault as a voice for young parents

The newest MNA on Francois Legault’s team might be the right person to challenge the government on issues families are facing, the CAQ leader says. After the recent by-election win for the CAQ, political newcomer Genevieve Guilbault was sworn in at the National Assembly Monday. Guilbault won in the Quebec City riding of Louis-Hebert on Oct. 2, unseating the Liberals of the seat held by Sam Hamad since 2003. Guilbault is 34 years old and pregnant – due to give birth sometime over the Christmas holidays. Legault sees her asRead More


Kindergartener Gets School Absence Pardon From President – Sharing #ABC #NEWS #Video #feed

President Obama writes ultimate excuse note to 5-year-old Alanah Poullard’s teacher. source #NBC #CBS #ABC #News #worldNews #Videos #youtube #USA #News #USnews #worldnews #headlinenews #Breakingnews #weathernews #UnitedStates news #CanadianNews #weatherforecast top news #stories,Us news today #hourlyweather forecast