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Classes resume at Georgian College after faculty strike ends

Georgian College students say they’re excited to be back in class for the first time in more than five weeks. Classes resumed Tuesday for about 500-thousand students after the provincial government passed legislation ordering striking faculty at 24 colleges back to work. As it stands, classes will continue through to Dec. 22. Students will then go on a holiday break between Dec. 23 and Jan. 7. The fall semester will then continue on Jan. 8 and finish on Jan. 12. The winter semester will then begin on Jan. 22. TheRead More

Thousands attend funeral for veteran Abbotsford officer

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Algonquin College and La Cité Collégiale students heading back to class Tuesday

CTV Ottawa Published Sunday, November 19, 2017 2:38PM EST Last Updated Sunday, November 19, 2017 6:35PM EST Students at La Cité Collégiale and Algonquin College are heading back to class Tuesday following a five-week college strike.   Ontario passed back-to-work legislation Sunday afternoon following special weekend sittings at the Ontario legislature. The Liberal government first attempted to introduce the bill Thursday evening, after restarted talks between the colleges and the faculty’s union reached an impasse.   But unanimous consent of all parties was needed, and the NDP refused, leading theRead More

‘There are no fireworks’: NAFTA talks lag in Mexico

Alexander Panetta, The Canadian Press Published Saturday, November 18, 2017 6:55PM EST Last Updated Saturday, November 18, 2017 7:06PM EST MEXICO CITY — The latest round of NAFTA talks has begun without any substantive negotiating on key sticking points in a low-key meeting contrasting markedly with the previous round filled with bombshell demands and public scoldings. Sources said it was unlikely any major counter-demands would be tabled as negotiating teams began meeting on Saturday in key topic areas that figured in the acrimony of the previous round. Agriculture and rules-of-originRead More

Leafs beat Habs 6-0 with two goals from Matthews

Bill Beacon, The Canadian Press Published Saturday, November 18, 2017 11:23PM EST MONTREAL – Ron Hainsey and Nazem Kadri scored 37 seconds apart in the second period and Frederik Andersen made 33 saves as the Toronto Maple Leafs stretched their winning run to six games with a 6-0 victory over the Montreal Canadiens on Saturday night. Auston Matthews, with two, James van Riemsdyk and Connor Brown also scored for Toronto (14-7-0), which was coming off a 1-0 shutout of the New Jersey Devils in which Andersen made 42 saves. MontrealRead More

AC/DC co-founder and guitarist Malcolm Young dies at 64

The Associated Press Published Saturday, November 18, 2017 10:17AM EST Last Updated Saturday, November 18, 2017 11:56AM EST NEW YORK — Malcolm Young, the rhythm guitarist and guiding force behind the bawdy hard rock band AC/DC who helped create such head-banging anthems as “Highway to Hell,” “Hells Bells” and “Back in Black,” has died. He was 64. AC/DC announced the death Saturday on their official Facebook page and website Saturday. A representative for the band confirmed that the posts were true. The posts did not say when or where YoungRead More

Man pleads guilty over horrific sex abuse of 7-year-old girl

Ryan Flanagan, CTV Kitchener Published Friday, November 17, 2017 6:04PM EST Last Updated Friday, November 17, 2017 6:34PM EST A man who possessed thousands of pornographic images of his girlfriend’s young daughter has pleaded guilty to sexual interference, making and possessing child porn, and voyeurism. The 35-year-old man, whose name is subject to a publication ban to protect the girl’s identity, appeared in a Hamilton courtroom Friday to make his plea. Court documents show that the man started abusing the girl in July 2015, when she was seven years old.Read More

Canada and U.K. form alliance to phase out coal to combat climate change – Politics

Mia Rabson Canada and the United Kingdom have enticed 18 other nations to adopt their mutual goal of weaning themselves off coal-fired power — but at least two provinces are trying to negotiate their way out of the federal government’s own domestic plan. Environment Minister Catherine McKenna was all smiles Thursday as she and her British counterpart officially launched the Global Alliance to Power Past Coal at the United Nations climate change talks in Germany. Eighteen countries, five provinces and two states signed onto the Canada-U.K. alliance. “We’re seeing hugeRead More

Conservation by killing? Documentary asks if commerce can save threatened species

LONDON (Reuters) – Could a hunter’s bullet be a tool in helping save Africa’s endangered species from extinction? The question is one of the many complex ethical dilemmas raised by “Trophy”, a documentary that examines whether commerce can help wildlife conservation. The film, directed by Shaul Schwarz and Christina Clusiau, assesses some of the ways that threatened species are used for commercial gain, from elephants being auctioned to hunters as prey, to rhinos being farmed for their horns. While Schwarz and Clusiau began the project with the intention of shamingRead More

Canada Ravens rugby league team set to make World Cup debut against Kiwis

Neil Davidson, The Canadian Press Published Tuesday, November 14, 2017 3:38PM EST Canada steps into the deep end at the Women’s Rugby League World Cup in Sydney, Australia, on Thursday when it makes its international debut against three-time champion New Zealand. While many of the Canada Ravens have impressive rugby union credentials, they are new to the 13-woman code. And Canada coach Mike Castle, a transplanted Brit who now makes his home on Australia’s Gold Coast, has had little time with his new team. But he likes what he sees.Read More