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Body of missing Quebec man found in California

The body of a young man from Sherbrooke has been located in California. Felix Desautels-Poirier, 25, was last seen on Tuesday Nov. 7 in Arcata Marsh, about 500 km north of San Francisco. He was with a group of friends at a party when he fell asleep outside. In the morning Desaultels-Poirier was missing, but all his possessions, including his glasses, were where he had left them. Family and friends have spent the past two weeks searching for him, with his father flying from Sherbrooke to California to take part.Read More

‘One life is too many’: Speaker series shows lasting impact of fatal crashes to Manitoba teens

Driving while impaired, distracted, or inexperienced can pose dangerous and even deadly consequences. Thousands of students across Manitoba are learning those risks through Manitoba Public Insurance’s ‘Friends for Life’ speaker series. On Monday, Garden City Collegiate students heard from John Westhaver. The crash survivor wanted to get one message — how one decision, whether good or bad, can impact the rest of your and your family’s lives. When Westhaver was 18 years old, he was involved in a crash that drastically changed the rest of his life. “Our whole livesRead More

Trial for Saskatoon man charged in fatal stabbing delayed

A trial for a man accused of killing a Winnipeg man in Saskatoon has been pushed back one day. The trial of Walid Mohamed was set to begin Monday in Saskatoon’s Queen’s Bench Court, but was adjourned. Mohamed is charged with first-degree murder in last year’s stabbing death of Mohammed Omar. Police responded to a stabbing at a business in the 700 block of Central Avenue on April 24, 2016. Omar was pronounced dead at the scene. Police had said a fight took place in a vehicle and continued intoRead More

Three-car pileup sends two to hospital in New Brunswick

A serious three-car collision shut down Coverdale Road in Riverview, N.B., and sent two people to hospital Saturday. The accident happened on a long, straight stretch of road just after 9 p.m. Witnesses told CTV News that one vehicle was stopped and waiting to turn into a driveway when it was struck from behind and pushed into oncoming traffic. The crash happened in front of Steve Coulomb’s house and he says the scene was chaotic. “I checked out the window and I see a truck and two cars in theRead More

Flyers defenceman Radko Gudas suspended for 10 games

NEW YORK — Philadelphia Flyers defenceman Radko Gudas was suspended for 10 games without pay by the NHL on Sunday for slashing Winnipeg Jets forward Mathieu Perreault. Gudas was assessed a major penalty and game misconduct for slashing midway through the first period in the Flyers’ 3-2 loss at Winnipeg on Thursday night. Gudas is considered a repeat offender under the terms of the Collective Bargaining Agreement and, based on his average annual salary, will forfeit $408,537. Source link #USA #News #USnews #worldnews #headlinenews #Breakingnews #weathernews #UnitedStates news #CanadianNews #weatherforecastRead More

AC/DC founding member Malcolm Young dead at 64

Mark Kennedy, The Associated Press Published Saturday, November 18, 2017 6:59PM EST Malcolm Young, the rhythm guitarist and guiding force behind the bawdy hard rock band AC/DC who helped create such head-banging anthems as “Highway to Hell,” “Hells Bells” and “Back in Black,” has died. He was 64. AC/DC announced the death Saturday on their official Facebook page and website. A representative for the band confirmed that the posts were true. The posts did not say when or where Young died, but said the performer had been suffering from dementia.Read More

Despite criticism, 57% of Canadians find Edmonton Eskimos name ‘acceptable’: survey

The term “Eskimo” is widely considered an ethnic slur by Inuit people, but a majority of Canadians don’t have a problem with the branding of the CFL’s Edmonton Eskimos, according to a new survey. Research released Thursday by Insights West, a Vancouver-based marketing research company, found that 21 per cent of Canadians find the football team’s name and logo unacceptable, while 57 per cent found it acceptable. Another 23 per cent said they were undecided. Even fewer Albertans took issue with the logo, the poll found, with 71 per centRead More

Notorious Mafia ‘boss of bosses’ Toto Riina dead at 87

MILAN – Mafia ‘boss of bosses’ Salvatore ‘Toto’ Riina has died in the hospital while serving multiple life sentences as the mastermind of a bloody strategy to assassinate Italian prosecutors and law enforcement trying to bring down the Cosa Nostra, Italian media reported Friday. He was 87. Riina died hours after the Justice Minister had allowed his family members bedside visits Thursday, which was his birthday, after he had been placed in a medically induced coma. Italian media said his health had deteriorated following two recent surgeries. Riina, one ofRead More

Cannabis legislation tabled, proposed plan includes private and public sales

The Alberta government has tabled legislation for their plan to handle cannabis sales once it is legalized in 2018. Justice Minister Kathleen Ganley tabled the legislation Thursday. The legislation includes a plan to control the online sale of marijuana, but will leave over-the-counter sales to private stores. Details on how sales would work have not yet been determined. Questions remain on how marijuana purchased online will be delivered, and if liquor stores will be allowed to sell it, as long as they have a barrier and separate entrance for customersRead More

Mohamed Harkat seeks relaxation of strict monitoring with authorities opposed

Jim Bronskill, The Canadian Press Published Thursday, November 16, 2017 4:28AM EST OTTAWA – Federal authorities are balking at terror suspect Mohamed Harkat’s desire for more leeway to use the internet and travel freely within Canada, saying he continues to pose a threat almost 15 years after being arrested. Harkat is asking the Federal Court of Canada to approve his application for less strict monitoring of his everyday activities by the Canada Border Services Agency as he awaits the outcome of his protracted legal saga. A two-day court hearing beginsRead More