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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


Winnipeg police investigating downtown assault

CTV Winnipeg Published Thursday, December 14, 2017 5:31AM CST Last Updated Thursday, December 14, 2017 6:52AM CST Winnipeg police were on scene of an incident downtown early Thursday morning. Police said a call came in just after 2 a.m. to St. Mary Avenue and Hargrave Street. Police are investigating an assault that occurred in the area. Police said at least one person was taken to hospital. Source link #USA #News #USnews #worldnews #headlinenews #Breakingnews #weathernews #UnitedStates news #CanadianNews #weatherforecast top news #stories,Us news today #hourlyweather #Cbcnews #CBC


Slips and slides normal: STM buses don’t have winter tires

The deadline in install winter tires on cars in Quebec is this Friday – but it doesn’t apply to STM buses. They don’t use winter tires; they use their own system that includes deepening the grooves on tires to improve traction. Surprisingly, the transit corporation is not required to have winter tires because they say there’s a gap in the market and those tires simply don’t exist. Instead, regular tires are modified by Nov. 15 every year to meet STM standards. “So what we do is we provide our busesRead More


WARNING: Video appears to show small dog being thrown

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Wife of Luc Robitaille tweets about Trump elevator encounter

NEW YORK — The wife of Hall of Fame hockey player Luc Robitaille has tweeted about an encounter with Donald Trump more than two decades ago in an elevator at Madison Square Garden. Stacia Robitaille wrote Monday on Twitter that Trump “was aggressive & told me I was coming home with him. I laughed, stating I was married to a Ranger. He guaranteed me my husband didn’t make as much money as him. .ThisIsOurPresident.” The couple married in 1992. Luc Robitaille played for the New York Rangers from 1995-97 andRead More


CTV News at Six Northern Ontario for Sun. Dec. 10

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Popular Sudbury camp forced to close after 80 years

From CTV Northern Ontario’s Isaac Cohen: YMCA’s senior staff exhausts all efforts to keep popular camp going. Source link #USA #News #USnews #worldnews #headlinenews #Breakingnews #weathernews #UnitedStates news #CanadianNews #weatherforecast top news #stories,Us news today #hourlyweather #Cbcnews #CBC


Dozens of Calgary cabs damaged in vandalism spree

A number of Calgary taxis have been targeted by vandals in the past week and police are working to track down those responsible. Cab companies in the city say their drivers began reporting the damage on Monday morning and that the incidents have continued every night this week. Officials at one company say over 30 cabs were targeted, most involving broken windows, and that another company also had over 20 vehicles damaged. They say drivers are on the hook to cover the cost of repairs as they own the vehiclesRead More


Firefighters race to contain California wildfires as winds set to strengthen

VENTURA, Calif. (Reuters) – Firefighters in Southern California were under pressure on Saturday to contain six raging wildfires, which have destroyed hundreds of buildings and forced tens of thousands of people to flee, before fierce winds are expected to strengthen again. A U.S. military aircraft drops fire retardant on the Thomas Fire, a wildfire in Fillmore, California, U.S., December 8, 2017. REUTERS/Gene Blevins Forecasters predict wind gusts to increase in intensity by Saturday night, challenging the 8,700 firefighters who have been battling the fast-moving blazes for five days from theRead More


Timmins students learn programming through Hour of Code

From CTV Northern Ontario’s Lydia Chubak: Timmins students explore careers with Computer Science Education week with “Hour of Code.” Source link #USA #News #USnews #worldnews #headlinenews #Breakingnews #weathernews #UnitedStates news #CanadianNews #weatherforecast top news #stories,Us news today #hourlyweather #Cbcnews #CBC