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From CTV Northern Ontario: Snow is moving back in, when will it arrive? Jessica Gosselin has your 7-day forecast. Source link #USA #News #USnews #worldnews #headlinenews #Breakingnews #weathernews #UnitedStates news #CanadianNews #weatherforecast top news #stories,Us news today #hourlyweather #Cbcnews #CBC

Why Canada’s net neutrality fight hasn’t been as fierce as the one in the U.S. – Technology & Science

Matthew Braga On Thursday, the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is expected to reverse rules that regulated internet providers like utilities, freeing providers to block or slow access to content and services online. U.S. policy-makers have spent the past 15 years fighting over the distinction. The most recent dust-up was in 2015, when the Obama government introduced net neutrality rules that are now expected to be overturned. In Canada, the idea that internet service providers should treat all internet traffic equally hasn’t been quite as controversial. There are legal andRead More

Some daycares raising prices because of minimum wage hike

Some daycare services are raising their prices to cope with Ontario’s hike to minimum wage.   Amanda Ferguson sends her son to Little Start every morning and after school. She was shocked when she received a notice from the daycare that prices were increasing on Jan. 1. She says she pays $36.75 a day for her son’s category of care. But when the increase happens, she says she will be paying $101.18. “I’m worried about Christmas. I’m worried about the new year. Am I going to be able to affordRead More

Jody Mitic opens up about personal struggles after missing budget meetings

Innes Ward Councillor Jody Mitic has not been seen around City Hall lately, during one of the busiest times of the year. The City’s 2018 budget will be voted on Wednesday, but Mitic has been noticeably absent during several budget discussions. In an exclusive interview with CFRA’s Ottawa Now with Evan Solomon, Mitic opened up about the struggles that have kept him from the council chambers. “It’s been a rough year,” Mitic said. “I am frankly not doing well mentally; I’m not doing well physically. I feel like I failedRead More

Residents honour senior killed in Cumberland fire

Residents honour senior killed in Cumberland fire Source link #USA #News #USnews #worldnews #headlinenews #Breakingnews #weathernews #UnitedStates news #CanadianNews #weatherforecast top news #stories,Us news today #hourlyweather #Cbcnews #CBC

Science Rocks in the Gateway City

Young technology buffs gather in North Bay for a lego-inspired robotics competition with an environmental twist. Joey Slattery reports. Source link #USA #News #USnews #worldnews #headlinenews #Breakingnews #weathernews #UnitedStates news #CanadianNews #weatherforecast top news #stories,Us news today #hourlyweather #Cbcnews #CBC

3 reasons it may be premature to celebrate ISIS defeat in Iraq

Iraq’s Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi has announced victory against ISIS, saying that the land is “completely liberated” from the radical Islamic terrorist group. Those comments set off a day of celebrations in the country, which has been fighting ISIS militants on its soil since 2014. The Iraqi government declared Sunday a national holiday. Despite the fanfare, Canada’s military approach to Iraq hasn’t changed. “Given the fluidity of the current situation, Canada’s Special Operations Task Force’s temporary suspension of the provision of assistance to various elements of Iraqi security forces willRead More

Flying to Europe gets more expensive for Canadians as Delta adds baggage fee

MONTREAL — Travelling overseas will get a little more costly for some Canadian travellers after Delta Air Lines announced it will begin to charge for checked bags on flights to Europe and North Africa. The Atlanta-based airline said it will charge basic economy passengers US$60 or C$75 for the first bag and more for second bags. The fees will apply to tickets purchased after Dec. 6 and for flights after April 10 originating from the U.S. and Canada. There is no change in policy for more expensive international flight ticketsRead More

X-Men director accused of sexually assaulting teen in lawsuit

Director Bryan Singer has been accused in a lawsuit of sexually assaulting a 17-year-old boy at a party more than a decade ago. The lawsuit filed in Seattle claims Singer demanded sex from Cesar Sanchez-Guzman during a 2003 yacht party. After the then-teenager refused, the lawsuit says, Singer pushed him on the bed and sexually assaulted him. A representative for Singer tells The New York Times that the director denies the allegations. Messages left by The Associated Press seeking comment from Singer’s representatives early Friday were not immediately returned. SingerRead More

‘Rocks are rolling non-stop’: Landslide hits Paris home

Ryan Flanagan, CTV Kitchener Published Wednesday, December 6, 2017 5:56PM EST Last Updated Wednesday, December 6, 2017 7:08PM EST People in Paris are being told to stay away from a home and trail due to a landslide. According to officials with the County of Brant, the landslide occurred at a house at 47 Walnut Street. “The county is actively ensuring the safety of the site and nearby residences,” a county press release reads. “People are advised to not approach the site and security fencing is being installed.” Walnut Street isRead More