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Russell Simmons vows to defend himself following rape claims from 3 women

NEW YORK — Music mogul Russell Simmons said on Instagram that he plans to defend himself a day after a New York Times story published claims by three women saying he raped them. The allegations in the Times’ Wednesday report stem from the 1980s and 1990s. Simmons denied the allegations Wednesday and again on Thursday. “Today, I begin to properly defend myself. I will prove without any doubt that I am innocent of all rape charges,” Simmons wrote Thursday on Instagram. Simmons posted his words under a photo that readRead More

Four-alarm fire in Hochelaga-Maisonneuve building

CTV Montreal Published Thursday, December 14, 2017 4:09PM EST Last Updated Thursday, December 14, 2017 4:11PM EST A major fire has broken out in Hochelaga-Maisonneuve. The Montreal fire department said the fire is in a building on Bossuet St. at the corner of Hochelaga St. They say it is a fourth alarm fire, and there may be power outages in the area. Firefighters are asking people to avoid the vicinity.   @MTL_SIM on le voit jusque dans Anjou ! #incendiemtl #montreal Bossuet/Hochelaga — Amina Mina (@AminaMozina) December 14, 2017Read More

3 women accuse music mogul Russell Simmons of rape – Entertainment

The Associated Press Three women have told the New York Times that music mogul Russell Simmons raped them, the latest in a cascade of serious allegations of sexual misconduct against powerful men in entertainment, media, politics and elsewhere. Simmons vehemently denied what he called “these horrific accusations,” saying in a statement emailed to The Associated Press that “all of my relations have been consensual.” The allegations reported by the Times Wednesday stem from the 1980s and 1990s. One woman, Drew Dixon, said Simmons assaulted her in his downtown apartment inRead More

New Saskatoon bus route travels between four malls during Christmas

Holiday shoppers will soon be able to jingle all the way to the mall until Boxing Day. The Jingle Bell Express is set to travel between Confederation Mall, Lawson Heights Mall, Centre Mall and Market Mall every hour. “It means customers will have access without the stress of parking and traffic,” said Jim McDonald, director of Saskatoon Transit. The new service costs $3 and runs on weekdays from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., and on weekends from 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. If shoppers spend 90 minutes or less inRead More

‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’: What critics are saying about the film – Sharing #ABC #News Feed

The reviews are in and they’re largely good. Critics from The New York Times to The Hollywood Reporter and more have weighed in on “Star Wars: The Last Jedi,” the latest film about a galaxy far, far away. Interested in Star Wars? Add Star Wars as an interest to stay up to date on the latest Star Wars news, video, and analysis from ABC News. “The Last Jedi” marks the eighth film in the main “Star Wars” story-line and ninth overall, counting standalone “Rogue One.” Here’s what reviewers across theRead More

Rally held at B.C. Legislature in support of Palestine

Members of the Masjid Al-Iman Mosque in Victoria gathered to denounce the violence unfolding in the West Bank and Gaza after U.S. President Donald Trump announced America would recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. Source link #USA #News #USnews #worldnews #headlinenews #Breakingnews #weathernews #UnitedStates news #CanadianNews #weatherforecast top news #stories,Us news today #hourlyweather #Cbcnews #CBC

Toronto’s Eric McCormack gets Golden Globe nom for ‘Will and Grace’

TORONTO — Eric McCormack and the animated film “The Breadwinner” are among the Canadian nominees for this year’s Golden Globe Awards. Toronto-born McCormack is nominated for best actor in a musical or comedy series for “Will and Grace.” And “The Breadwinner,” a Canadian co-production produced by Angelina Jolie, is up for best animated film. Meanwhile, the HBO series “Big Little Lies,” directed by Montreal’s Jean-Marc Vallee, is in the running for several trophies. The series was named in the category of best television limited series or motion picture made forRead More

Windsor girl launches campaign to help children in hospital

CTV Windsor Published Sunday, December 10, 2017 5:39PM EST Last Updated Sunday, December 10, 2017 5:42PM EST A Windsor girl has started a campaign called “Color Your Worries Away” to help relieve stress for children in hospital.  When Tina Labutte-Seage was just a month old, her mom found a lump on her back. Doctors in London did several tests and around 6 months old discovered she had syrinx of the spinal cord. “It’s where like these sacks build up in your spine and I’m pretty sure is gives me aRead More

‘No one dies alone’: Military family provides comfort and memorial to veteran

Bill Graveland, The Canadian Press Published Saturday, December 9, 2017 3:27PM EST STRATHMORE, Alta. — Former Master Cpl. Thomas McKenzie was a solitary man almost to the end of his life. McKenzie, 55, was a Canadian Forces vehicle tech for 12 years before leaving the military. For the past decade he has been alone, with just a single friend and no contact with estranged family members until his plight was raised by a nurse who was providing palliative care for him in the town of Strathmore, about 70 kilometres eastRead More

Province says communities can’t say no to marijuana stores

Communities across Ontario cannot opt out of hosting a government-run pot shop if they are selected for a site, the provincial government said Friday after at least one town expressed resistance to having a cannabis retail location. If a community is selected to host one of the marijuana shops, it could delay hosting the store but cannot completely opt out of having it, said Ontario’s Ministry of Finance. “As we roll-out the next phase of stores, we will continue to engage with municipalities on an ongoing basis including with thoseRead More