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Disabled vets being ‘dumped’ from case management, says advocate – Politics

Murray Brewster A change to the way Veterans Affairs manages the cases of disabled veterans is prompting an angry backlash among some of the people the department serves, CBC News has learned. The department, which has been under fire for years over allegations of poor service, intends to expand an existing pilot program launched in the fall of 2016 known as “guided support,” according to federal documents and officials.  A veterans advocate fears more and more ex-soldiers who are used to the consistent, personalized service of a case manager may soon find themselves dealing with more generic service agentsRead More

Hydro One releases names of four employees killed in eastern Ontario helicopter crash

Salmaan Farooqui, The Canadian Press Published Saturday, December 16, 2017 11:04AM EST Last Updated Saturday, December 16, 2017 6:37PM EST Best friends, soulmates, fiancees and boyfriends: that’s how friends and family are remembering some of the four Ontario utility workers who were killed in a helicopter crash in eastern Ontario on Thursday. The men, identified by Hydro One on Saturday as 39-year-old James Barager, 27-year-old Kyle Shorrock, and Jeff Howes and Darcy Jansen, both 26, were working on a transmission tower in Tweed, Ont., and crashed when the chopper wasRead More

Warning from OPP that carfentanil found in Simcoe

CTV London Published Saturday, December 16, 2017 4:34PM EST Last Updated Saturday, December 16, 2017 4:37PM EST Norfolk OPP say deadly carfentanil has turned up in Simcoe. A man arrested back in October had a quantity of narcotics on him, police say. The drugs were sent to Health Canada for analysis. OPP were told Friday that the substance was the powerful opioid. Police are warning the public that the drug is on the streets and to be cautious as carfentanil can be fatal through ingestion, inhalation or absorption through theRead More

Ottawa Senators hope to start winning streak with outdoor win over rival Montreal Canadiens

By Lisa Wallace, The Canadian Press Published Friday, December 15, 2017 5:49PM EST Last Updated Friday, December 15, 2017 7:10PM EST OTTAWA — The NHL 100 Classic game could be the right tonic after a difficult month for the Ottawa Senators. The Senators take on the Montreal Canadiens at TD Place on Saturday night in an outdoor game to celebrate the NHL’s 100th anniversary. Not only is it a chance to lighten the mood for the Senators after a stretch of two wins in 13 games, but it’s also aRead More

Scientists mobilize for a fight over powerful gene-editing technology – Health

Kelly Crowe It sounds like the plot of a science fiction novel: Scientists discover how to eradicate an entire species. Environmentalists want to stop the research. A United Nations committee invites experts to an online forum to consider the facts. Behind the scenes, the scientists organize to present certain information. The environmentalists find out and get access to the scientists’ personal emails and dump them on the internet. But it’s not fiction. It all happened — the first skirmish in a battle over what could be one of the most powerful technologies ever developed. The technology isRead More

Man faces child pornography charge after search of Bedford business

A 50-year-old man has been charged with possessing child pornography after a search of a Bedford business last week. Police say they began investigating on Dec. 7 after receiving a tip regarding child pornography. Officers searched a business on the 1500 block of the Bedford Highway the next day, where electronic devices were seized. Geoffrey Puxon Barnes was arrested at the scene without incident, according to police. Officers also searched a home in the 2500 block of Beech Street in Halifax, but no items were seized. Barnes is scheduled toRead More

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Former Calgary Flames defenceman Zarley Zalapski dead at 49

The Calgary Flames are extending condolences to the family of Zarley Zalapski, a former Calgary Flames defenceman, who died Tuesday at the age of 49. Zalapski played with the Pittsburgh Penguins, Hartford Whalers and Philadelphia Flyers before he was eventually traded to the Calgary Flames. He ended up playing for the team from 1993 to 1998. He returned to live in Calgary after his retirement in 2010. Ken King, President of the Calgary Flames, released the following statement on Tuesday. “We are deeply saddened with the news of Zarley’s passing.Read More

Singer Gwen Stefani to wrap up Super Bowl week performances

PRIOR LAKE, Minn. — Pop singer Gwen Stefani will close out a star-studded Super Bowl week in Minnesota. The three-time Grammy winner will headline at Club Nomadic at Mystic Lake Casino Hotel on Sunday, Feb. 4. Stefani is the final headliner. Other acts at Club Nomadic include The Chainsmokers on Thursday, Feb. 1; Ellie Goulding and Norwegian electronic dance music artist DJ Kygo on Friday, Feb. 2; and Florida Georgia Line on Saturday, Feb. 3. Stefani joins a growing list of performers who will be in Minnesota during Super BowlRead More