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Slow start to fifth round of NAFTA talks in Mexico City – Politics

Katie Simpson NAFTA talks are off to a slow start in Mexico City, where the fifth round of discussions are underway. A source with direct knowledge of the talks tells CBC News about a dozen different topics have come up so far, with little movement following the first full day of discussions. The source pointed out that, so far, there have been no fireworks behind the scenes. That’s a change in tone from the last round in Washington, where American negotiators tabled five controversial demands that Canada would not support. MexicoRead More

No timetable for fully connecting Highway 8 to Highway 401

CTV Kitchener Published Thursday, November 16, 2017 6:09PM EST Last Updated Thursday, November 16, 2017 6:41PM EST If you’re driving between Waterloo Region and Toronto, you can go directly between Highway 401 and Highway 8 without having to mix with city traffic. If you’re going in the other direction, maybe to Woodstock or from London, that isn’t the case. Those drivers have to get between the two highways via King Street East – a former highway itself, which has seen its traffic volumes increase significantly over the past 20 yearsRead More

Outstanding transactions at Phoenix pay centre surpass 500,000, says minister

OTTAWA — The minister responsible for the problem-plagued Phoenix pay system says a backlog of outstanding transactions being dealt with by the federal pay centre has spiked to 520,000. In a letter being circulated to federal civil servants over the next couple of days, Public Services and Procurement Minister Carla Qualtrough says those transactions include non-financial requests from employees, such as changing banking or home address information. The number also includes 265,000 cases where government workers have been underpaid, overpaid, or not paid at all and have waited beyond whatRead More

NBA scores: Raptors hit 3s to beat Pelicans 125-116

NEW ORLEANS – DeMar DeRozan scored 25 points and the Toronto Raptors kept hitting 3s to beat New Orleans 125-116. The Raptors shot 16 for 34 on 3-pointers, with C.J. Miles going 5 for 9. Kyle Lowry had 22 points, Jonas Valanciunas had 21 and Miles 17 for Toronto. Serge Ibaka added 12 points and Pascal Siakam and Fred VanVleet each had 10. DeMarcus Cousins scored 25 points for the Pelicans, and Anthony Davis had 19. HAWKS 126, KINGS 80 ATLANTA – Dewayne Dedmon scored a career-high 20 points andRead More

Lafarge Canada seeks approval for plan to burn tires as energy at N.S. plant

HALIFAX — Lafarge Canada is seeking industrial approval to burn tires as fuel at a Nova Scotia cement plant. The company filed for the approval today from the Environment Department to burn tires as a low carbon fuel at its Brookfield plant in Colchester County. The department says it is reviewing the application and has 60 days to make a decision on the one-year pilot project. Environment Minister Iain Rankin, who approved the company’s environmental assessment in July, has called the project a good way of reducing coal use atRead More

Trump pauses address to nation to take big swigs of water

Ken Thomas, The Associated Press Published Wednesday, November 15, 2017 5:22PM EST WASHINGTON — U.S. President Donald Trump had his own water bottle moment. Trump, fresh from his marathon trip to Asia, paused during his address to the nation on Wednesday to take a swig of water — twice. Offering a blow-by-blow account of his five-nation tour, the president took a brief break to reach for a bottle of water as he recounted Japanese companies’ billion-dollar investments and jobs in the U.S. At first, he couldn’t find any in hisRead More

Concordia issues warning after female students lured, assaulted

CTV Montreal Published Monday, November 13, 2017 9:54PM EST Last Updated Monday, November 13, 2017 10:49PM EST Concordia University is warning its 45,000 students to be wary after two female students were lured off campus through Instagram and attacked. One of the women was sexually assaulted. The attacks took place in September and December of last year, and the women came forward last week. Montreal police are investigating the incidents. They say the women responded to ads on social media for job opportunities. They were drugged or sexually assaulted, orRead More

Arrest made in Grey County sexual assault case

An arrest has been made in a sexual assault case in Grey County. O-P-P say 49-year-old Darryl North of Guelph was arrested on Friday and charged with sexually assaulting a 17-year-old girl. The assault is alleged to have occurred in Grey Highlands on October 25th. North is scheduled to appear in court in Owen Sound on November 30th. Source link #USA #News #USnews #worldnews #headlinenews #Breakingnews #weathernews #UnitedStates news #CanadianNews #weatherforecast top news #stories,Us news today #hourlyweather #Cbcnews #CBC

Thousands gather at cenotaph for national Remembrance Day ceremony

CTV Ottawa Published Saturday, November 11, 2017 2:48PM EST Last Updated Saturday, November 11, 2017 2:49PM EST Tens of thousands of people lined the streets of downtown Ottawa to pay tribute to Canada’s military men and women. Retired private Don Fowler came to town for his first remembrance day at the cenotaph to lay a wreath honouring the first nations and Métis people who have served in the Canadian Armed Forces.  The WW2 veteran enlisted at age 14, after convincing a recruiting officer he was nearly 18. He went on to serveRead More

Police say missing teen may be third victim of scam targeting Chinese students

Toronto police say a third Chinese student reported missing this week is the victim of a scam meant to extort large sums from their families. Police say Yue “Kandy” Liu, 17, was last seen in north Toronto (near Yonge and Finch streets) on Friday morning. Two other students, Juanwen Zhang, 20, and Ke “Jaden” Xu, 16, were last seen on Wednesday and Thursday respectively. Investigators say they are concerned for the safety of the three international students. They believe the disappearances are linked to a scam in which Chinese studentsRead More