today’s headlines


Former scout leader faces child pornography charges

A 54-year-old former scout leader who was associated closely with children through volunteer work over several years has been charged in connection with a child pornography investigation, police said. On Thursday, a male suspect was arrested by Toronto police after a search warrant was executed in the Westney Road and Ravenscroft Road area of Ajax. Police allege a man posted an online advertisement looking to “facilitate sexual acts” and chatted with someone online in order to make arrangements to “commit sexual acts on a child.” During these online chats, theRead More

Graffiti set design adds punch to Cuba theater festival

HAVANA (Reuters) – A play parodying the lengths some Cubans will go to in order to earn a few tourist dollars set against the backdrop of socially critical graffiti is adding punch to Havana’s annual theater festival. Public wait for the beginning of the spectacle “¡Guan melón!, ¡tu melón!” beside a paint of Cuban street artist Yulier Rodriguez in a theatre in Havana, Cuba, October 20, 2017. REUTERS/Alexandre Meneghini The first-time collaboration between veteran theater director Nelda Castillo, 64, and street artist Yulier Rodriguez, 27, underscores unease among some CubansRead More

Senior struck by vehicle, in hospital with serious injuries

An 87-year-old woman was hit by a car in Goderich on Saturday afternoon. It happened just after 12 p.m. in the intersection of Balvina Drive East and Bayfield Road. The woman was taken to hospital with serious injuries. Police said the woman was attempting to cross over Balvina Drive East. As she was crossing, a Dodge Ram pickup turned left on Balvina from Bayfield Road into her path. Police are trying to determine whether the pickup truck hit the woman of whether she lost her balance and fell. Anyone withRead More

Saskatoon woman with kidney disease calls for more Canadian organ donors

Monica Goulet is calling for more Canadian organ donors, after her own experience waiting for a kidney transplant. Goulet has been on the waitlist for more than two years. “There’s a shortage of donors so one of the things I would really like to see happen is something called presumed consent,” Goulet said, who spoke at the annual Kidney Foundation of Canada gala. Currently, adults who want to be organ donors have to opt-in to donate on their health card. “What I’d like to see is that be mandatory. AndRead More

N.B. premier says mandate ‘accomplished,’ will meet with lieutenant-governor

The Canadian Press Published Friday, October 20, 2017 8:37PM ADT Last Updated Friday, October 20, 2017 8:41PM ADT FREDERICTON — The premier of New Brunswick says he’s going to meet with the province’s lieutenant-governor on Monday at a time when his party has “accomplished” its current mandate. An unusual statement issued late Friday says that Brian Gallant will meet with Lt.-Gov. Jocelyne Roy “to discuss how the provincial government has moved New Brunswick forward.” However, it also says they plan to talk about the “upcoming speech from the throne,” scheduledRead More

Judge rules Quebec gun registry is constitutionally valid, doesn’t infringe on federal rules

MONTREAL — A judge has rejected an attempt to put a stop to Quebec’s provincial long-gun registry. The National Firearms Association and a Quebec-based pro-gun lobby group had argued in court the province infringed on federal jurisdiction when it passed its long-gun registry law in June 2016. To prevent Quebec from going ahead, the gun lobby had demanded an injunction and full arguments not long after the law was passed. But Quebec Superior Court Justice Lukasz Granosik ruled this week the registry is constitutionally valid and that Quebec has aRead More

Trudeau says it’s not up to federal government to challenge Quebec veil-ban law

Justin Trudeau offered relatively mild criticism on Thursday of a new Quebec law that bans people from providing or receiving public services with their faces covered and asserted that it’s not up to the federal government to challenge its constitutionality. The prime minister’s response to Bill 62, passed Wednesday by Quebec’s Liberal government, is in stark contrast to his swift, vehement and unrelenting attacks on the charter of Quebec values proposed by the former Parti Quebecois government four years ago. The PQ proposal would have banned public servants from sportingRead More

Free Bentley? Only with purchase of $3.13 million Edmonton penthouse

A luxury penthouse in the heart of a developing area of downtown Edmonton has hit the market — and you’ll get a $200,000 car for free if you decide to call the $3.13-million condo home. David Sanche with Westrich Pacific Developments, the developers behind the Ultima Tower where the 32nd floor condo resides, is offering up a 2013 Bentley Continental GT to anyone who chooses to buy the biggest penthouse currently on the Edmonton market. The 3,000 square-foot, two-storey condo is custom designed and includes more than 1,300 square feetRead More

Twitter vows to crack down on nude photos tweeted without consent – Technology & Science

The Associated Press Twitter vowed to crack down further on hate speech and sexual harassment, days after CEO Jack Dorsey said in a tweet-storm that the company was “still” not doing enough to protect its users. The policy changes were specifically aimed at protecting women who unknowingly or unwillingly had nude pictures of themselves distributed online or were subject to unwanted sexual advances. They would also aim to shield groups subject to hateful imagery, symbols and threats of violence. In an email Twitter shared with The Associated Press Tuesday, Twitter’sRead More

Research points to growing goose problem in Nanaimo

The City of Nanaimo says relocating Canada geese isn’t an effective strategy and isn’t ruling out a cull. Source link #USA #News #USnews #worldnews #headlinenews #Breakingnews #weathernews #UnitedStates news #CanadianNews #weatherforecast top news #stories,Us news today #hourlyweather #Cbcnews #CBC