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Stratford man obtains naked photos of women for extortion purposes: police

Following an 18 month investigation, Stratford police have arrested a 22-year-old resident of the city for allegedly extorting over a dozen women for sexual purposes. The suspect would use fake Instagram and Snapchat accounts to lure women and convince them to send naked photographs of themselves promising large amounts of cash. After receiving the pictures, the suspect would not pay the women. He would then threaten to send the pictures to friends and family members. Police say victims are scattered across the province The suspect faces 35 criminal charges, includingRead More

Police seek public’s help to find missing woman in northeast Edmonton

Published Sunday, December 10, 2017 10:41AM MST Last Updated Sunday, December 10, 2017 6:37PM MST Edmonton police is asking for public assistance to find a woman last seen in northeast Edmonton Friday. Nadia Atwi, 32, was last seen in the area of 48 Street and 146 Avenue at approximately 6:30 a.m. Police said she may be in or near Rundle Park – where her vehicle and personal belongings were found Friday afternoon. Atwi, a teacher and mother, is described as Lebanese, 170-180 pounds and 5-foot-8 with dark brown hair, brownRead More

Nova Scotia community hopes rocket launch site will revitalize economy

CANSO, N.S. — Residents of a sleepy fishing village on Nova Scotia’s eastern coast are looking to the stars to breathe new life into their economy as a proposal to install Canada’s only commercial spaceport inches closer to becoming a reality. Developers, municipal officials, construction workers and other stakeholders are set to meet in the Halifax area on Monday to discuss plans to establish a launch complex near Canso. Cory Bell, president of Lindsay Construction, says the Dartmouth-based company plans to hire locals and could break ground as soon asRead More

Parents fear changes to T.O. schools’ gifted, special ed programs

TORONTO — Worried parents and advocates say many children will never fulfil their academic potential if the Toronto District School Board follows through on a proposal to dramatically restructure its gifted and special education programs. The TDSB task force dedicated to making the board more accepting, inclusive and fair for low-income, racialized and otherwise marginalized students has drafted a report recommending, in part, that gifted students and students who need “special education” be integrated into regular classrooms. “Resources and supports (would) be realigned so that all schools, at least everyRead More

Two ancient tombs discovered in Egypt’s Luxor – Technology & Science

The Associated Press Egypt announced Saturday the discovery of two small ancient tombs in the southern city of Luxor dating back some 3,500 years and hoped it will help the country’s efforts to revive its ailing tourism sector. The tombs, located on the west bank of the river Nile in a cemetery for nobility and top officials, are the latest discovery in the city famed for its temples and tombs spanning different dynasties of ancient Egyptian history. Egyptian excavation workers restore pottery near a tomb in Draa Abul Naga necropolis in Luxor. (HamadaRead More

Massive crane lifts new bridge pieces into place

The largest crane in Western Canada will be hard at work this weekend, loading counterweights and rings for the new Johnson Street Bridge. Source link #USA #News #USnews #worldnews #headlinenews #Breakingnews #weathernews #UnitedStates news #CanadianNews #weatherforecast top news #stories,Us news today #hourlyweather #Cbcnews #CBC

Regina Public Library not looking for mill rate increase

The Regina Public Library says it won’t ask the city for a mill rate increase in 2018. The library will receive additional revenue through growth in property tax assessment. It has also implemented several internal efficiencies to help save money. The board decided it could still operate effectively without a mill rate increase. “We wanted to minimize the impact on our customer base, the citizens of Regina,” said Sean Quinlan, chair of the Regina Public Library. “We feel that with the growth in tax assessment in the city, and someRead More

Police say they want to speak to boyfriend of Alloura Wells

Investigators have named a person of interest they wish to speak to in connection with the death of a homeless transgender woman found in a Rosedale ravine earlier this year. Alloura Wells, 27, was found in a ravine near Rosedale Valley Road on Aug. 5. Det. Sgt. Dan Sabadics said her body was found laid prone near a tent and appeared to have been there for three or four weeks. He said the decomposition of the body hampered the effort to identify it initially. They attempted to cross-reference it toRead More

Emergency crews attending various crashes in early morning commute

CTV Ottawa Published Thursday, December 7, 2017 7:13AM EST Last Updated Thursday, December 7, 2017 7:17AM EST It’s been a very busy morning for emergency crews attending various crashes in the Ottawa area before 7 am and it could get worse. There are reports of vehicles off the road and in the ditch along Highway 416 N/B. Some lanes are closed as emergency crews are attending. There is a report of a multi-vehicle crash on Highway 417 W/B at March Road. Another vehicle has hit the median on the QueenswayRead 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