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Trudeau pays tribute to slain soldier on 3rd anniversary of Parliament Hill attack – Ottawa

The Canadian Press Prime Minister Justin Trudeau marked the third anniversary of the attack at the National War Memorial by calling on Canadians to pay tribute to the soldier who was killed. Cpl. Nathan Cirillo was shot while standing guard at the memorial, during a day of terror at Parliament Hill in 2014 that ended with a masked gunman being shot and killed. Cpl. Nathan Cirillo, 24, was killed while standing guard at the National War Memorial in Ottawa on Oct. 22, 2014. (Facebook/Canadian Press) In a statement issued Sunday,Read More

Powerful typhoon drenches Japan, soaks voters as they trudge to polls

TOKYO (Reuters) – Tens of thousands across Japan were advised to evacuate, hundreds of flights were canceled and rail services disrupted as heavy rain and wind lashed a wide swathe of Japan on Sunday, a national election day, as a powerful typhoon neared. A girl stands next to her father filling out his ballot for a national election at a polling station in Tokyo, Japan October 22, 2017. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon Typhoon Lan, classified as an intense Category 4 storm by the Tropical Storm Risk monitoring site, was south of JapanRead 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

Canadian cities in the hunt for Amazon’s HQ2 — but is it worth the shot? – Business

Aleksandra Sagan It’s like a technology-themed reality TV dating show. Suitor Amazon is on the hunt for a North American city to house what it calls HQ2: a second headquarters. The ideal match will tick off most of a wide-ranging list of requirements that covers practical matters, like available buildings and green space, as well as a certain “je ne said quoi” that, for example, helps it attract tech talent. Many Canadian cities consider Amazon a catch. After all, the tech titan is promising up to 50,000 high-paying jobs and aRead More

Son of former Centennial enjoying life in Powassan

Tomas Yachmenev getting his first taste of Canadian hockey with the Powasson Voodoos. Joey Slattery report. Source link #USA #News #USnews #worldnews #headlinenews #Breakingnews #weathernews #UnitedStates news #CanadianNews #weatherforecast top news #stories,Us news today #hourlyweather #Cbcnews #CBC

Ottawa music fans remembering Gord Downie

CTV Ottawa Published Wednesday, October 18, 2017 5:02PM EDT Last Updated Wednesday, October 18, 2017 5:04PM EDT Music fans in Ottawa are in mourning after learning of the death of Gord Downie.  The legendary front man of the Canadian rock band the Tragically Hip, died at the age of 53. The band confirmed his death in a statement posted online Tuesday night. Ian Boyd of Compact Music on Bank Street says the news brought him to tears. “He defined a lot of my time in the music industry,” he says.Read More

Halifax police seek help locating missing man who requires medication

CTV Atlantic Published Tuesday, October 17, 2017 10:05PM ADT Last Updated Tuesday, October 17, 2017 10:29PM ADT Halifax Regional Police are turning to the public to help find a missing 63-year-old man who hasn’t been seen since last week. Police say Neil Parks was last seen Thursday night near the Portland Street bus terminal in Dartmouth. Parks is described as a five-foot-10, 180-pound white man with a grey beard. He was last seen wearing a dark windbreaker-style jacket with cloth cuffs, white “Brooks” sneakers and carrying a “Tracker” backpack. PoliceRead More

Harvey Weinstein resigns from Weinstein Co. board – Entertainment

Reuters Harvey Weinstein has resigned from the board of The Weinstein Company, it said on Tuesday, as he faces allegations that he sexually harassed or assaulted a number of women over three decades in the film business. In a statement, the board said it also ratified its Oct. 8 decision to fire Weinstein as chief executive of the award-winning movie and television company he co-founded with his brother, Bob. A source close to Weinstein confirmed that he had resigned from the board and had no further comment. Weinstein has deniedRead More

Province pumps brakes on ridesharing

The NDP pledged companies like Uber and Lyft would be operating in B.C. by the end of the year – but it’ll be much longer. Source link #USA #News #USnews #worldnews #headlinenews #Breakingnews #weathernews #UnitedStates news #CanadianNews #weatherforecast top news #stories,Us news today #hourlyweather #Cbcnews #CBC

Family of cyclist in fatal collision to visit site of accident

The family of a cyclist who died in a collision on Oct. 4 is set to visit the site of the accident on Sunday. Clement Ouimet, 18, was killed after being struck by a vehicle making an illegal U-turn on Camillien-Houde Way. Ouimet’s family has expressed a desire to meet with other cyclists who travel on the Mount Royal bike path. Since the accident, measures have been put in place to increase safety in the area, including signs remind motorists that U-turns are illegal. However, many drivers have been seenRead More