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Hunt underway for new tenant for Victoria Park Boathouse in Kitchener
The City of Kitchener says it is on the hunt for a new tenant for the Boathouse in Victoria Park. The historic building, which is currently home to a live music venue and restaurant, is leased by the city. Kitchener says the current tenant will close up shop on Thursday but did not provide further details on the abrupt closure. “We want to thank Mark Forwell for his commitment, and operation of the facility for the past five years,” Brian Bennett, manager, business developme....
Courts should decide if Canadas refugee board in contempt Law society
TORONTO – The tribunal responsible for disciplining lawyers in Ontario has asked the courts whether Canada’s refugee board is in contempt for failing to produce certain documents. The request comes in the case of Toronto immigration lawyer, Richard Odeleye, accused by three former clients of sexual harassment. They allege he made unwelcome sexual advances and comments, or touched them inappropriately, prompting professional misconduct allegations and a disciplinary heari....
Sask harvest advances slightly amid rain and snow
Despite cold and wet weather, Saskatchewan farmers have made progress on a largely challenging harvest. Ninety per cent of the crop is now in the bin, according to Saskatchewan Agriculture‘s crop report for Oct. 22 to Oct. 28. The figure is up from 83 per cent the previous week, but still below the five-year average of 96 per cent for this time of year. A mixture of rain and snow stalled most harvest efforts in the province, though the government said producers remain hopef....
BC man tasered by RCMP has died says family
An Okanagan family is desperate for answers after their son died following a police incident in which the man was subdued by a conducted energy weapon after a traffic stop early Monday. The 38-year-old Kelowna man passed away in hospital on Tuesday night, the family told Global News. The family does not want to be identified at this time. The B.C. Independent Investigations Office (IIO) and RCMP have not confirmed the man’s death. The man’s family told Global News they we....
City led survey aims to give Hamilton Anti Racism Resource Centre new direction
The results of a recent City of Hamilton survey reviewing the practices of the Hamilton Anti-Racism Resource Centre (HARRC) say 82 per cent of participants believe racism is an issue in the city. The study, which collected data from an online survey posted on the city’s website, also found 79 per cent of respondents have personally experienced and/or witnessed racism or racism-related issues. McMaster University Prof. Ameil Joseph, who presented the survey to the ....
Ottawa police charge man 53 with attempted sexual assault with a weapon
Ottawa police say they’ve charged a 53-year-old man from the Ottawa-Gatineau area with multiple criminal offences, including attempted sexual assault with a weapon, after an individual reported “threatening and indecent phone calls” and criminal harassment to police. In a news release on Tuesday, the Ottawa Police Service said a victim contacted the police force on Monday. The man allegedly behind the phone calls was arrested and officers found weapons in his possession, ....
Nova Scotia auditor general releases financial audit report
Nova Scotia’s auditor general released a report on his financial audit of the provincial government and its organizations to the House of Assembly on Tuesday. In his report, auditor general Michael Pickup found several significant weaknesses in the province’s financial management methods, encouraged Nova Scotia to continue investing in cybersecurity and drew attention to fraud risks within the government and its organizations. Financial audit In his report, Pickup identified....
Closed Facebook groups where extremists thrive would curl your innard expert says
Online extremists are increasingly disappearing into closed Facebook groups that are hard to monitor, experts say. They’re frustrated by what they see as a failure by the platform to confront the problem, and say they are wary of the danger of violent words spilling over into violent acts. One example Global News found: the 19,577-member Justin Trudeau Must Be Stopped closed Facebook group, where anti-Muslim bigotry and fantasies about assassinating Justin Trudeau are easy to find. I....
Drone delivery coming to Edmonton International Airport
Edmonton International Airport has penned a deal to work with a company that uses drones to deliver. Drone Delivery Canada says it hopes to create the first “airport drone delivery hub,” using the Edmonton airspace to build out flight routes for its team of drones. The company also worked with Air Canada as its sales agent as part of the agreement. “Given the potential size and scope…  revenue outlook could be significant while bringing treme....
Huge 2000 pound great white shark from Canada appears to be heading to new nursing grounds
A massive great white shark originally tagged near Nova Scotia appears to be leading researchers to an undiscovered spawning ground off the coast of Florida, where it was last spotted on GPS. A tracker attached to the 942-kilogram (2,076-pound) shark — dubbed Unama’ki — pinged in the Florida Keys on Oct. 26, five weeks after it was last seen near Cape Breton. The shark appears to have travelled more than 4,000 kilometres to reach its current location. At 4.7 met....
Western University professor apologizes after student calls out his use of the n word
Andrew Wenaus, a Western University professor, has issued a public apology following a student’s widely-shared Instagram story recounting his use of the n-word during a lecture. According to an apology published by the Faculty of Arts and Humanities, English lecturer Andrew Wenaus “chose to use language that was offensive to those in attendance” but has “expressed his regrets to the university” and requested that the apology letter be published. The ....
Grant now available for families of NS first responders killed on duty
Families of firefighters, police officers and paramedics killed on the job in Nova Scotia are now eligible for a $300,000 memorial grant. Nova Scotia Justice Minister Mark Furey announced the new funding at an event today in Bridgewater, N.S. Known as the Memorial Grant Program for First Responders, the program gets its funding from the federal government. It provides a one-time, tax-free direct payment of $300,000 to families of first responders killed in the line of duty. ....
What Ottawa nature spots need protecting Nature Conservancy wants input for top 10 list
A national land conservation non-profit wants Ottawa residents to let it know what nature spots in the national capital they think most need to be protected in the years to come. The Nature Conservancy of Canada is compiling a “top 10” list of local sites that are home to at-risk species and that are ecologically crucial to the city of Ottawa and beyond, as part of a cross-country speaking tour highlighting the importance of urban nature. The organ....
Germany EU welcome continuity in Canadian climate change policy after Liberal win
The European Union and Germany say they appreciate the “continuity” in Canadian climate change policy that will result from the federal election result. The Liberals won a minority mandate in Monday’s vote after a campaign that Prime Minister Justin Trudeau framed as a fight over protecting the planet from the existential threat of climate change. Trudeau portrayed his Conservative opponent Andrew Scheer as a climate chang....
Call of the Wilde Montreal Canadiens trounce Toronto Maple Leafs 5 in home ice showdown
The Montreal Canadiens have a 4-4-2 mark after 10 games this season. It’s not a convincing record for a team with playoff aspirations, but it’s quite early in the season, so it could just as easily be a blip in a strong season. The Habs had an important match-up Saturday night, taking on division rival Toronto at the Bell Centre. It’s a match-up in which the Canadiens prevailed, defeating the visiting team 5-2. Jonathan Drouin continues to impress this season. He ....
Lethbridges Adams Park Ice Centre renamed to Logan Boulet Arena
The Adams Park Ice Centre in Lethbridge has a new name in honour of late Humboldt Broncos player Logan Boulet. The north-side rink is now called the Logan Boulet Arena. “The arena bears his name and I was told last week by someone whose young son is here now, it’s called the LB arena,” said his father, Toby Boulet, tearing up. Bernadine Boulet, Logan’s mother, said she had a similar experience. “I teach Grade 2 and one of my students came up and she goes....
Christmas hamper program at St Albert church suspended The need is higher
Red Willow Community Church in St. Albert, Alta., started providing Christmas hampers to families five years ago. Each family receives a hamper filled with a gift per child, a family game, a box of chocolates or cookies and a gift card to get groceries. This year, however, the program was suspended. One of the organizers, Leslie Benson, said it’s because of the economic downturn in Alberta, and they haven’t received the donations needed to move forward. Benson said ther....
Winnipeg man killed in crash near Oakbank
A Winnipeg man is dead following a crash near Oakbank Tuesday. Police were called to the crash at the intersection of PR 206 and PR 213 around 4 p.m. RCMP say an SUV heading south on PR 206 crashed with an eastbound vehicle heading east on PR 213. The driver of the vehicle, a 24-year-old man from Winnipeg, died at the scene. The driver of the SUV, an 18-year-old woman from the RM of Springfield, was taken to hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Police say alcohol and speed....
TTC to stop selling tickets tokens day and weekly passes by Nov 30
The Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) says it will stop in-station sales of TTC tickets and tokens, as well as its GTA weekly and day passes, at collector booths by Nov. 30, encouraging customers to move to Presto cards. However, the TTC said customers will still be able to buy tickets and tokens at some third-party retailers. The transit agency said it’s encouraging customers to move to Presto cards sooner rather than later to avoid potential lineups for cards fol....
BCs police watchdog called to investigate death in Langley
B.C.’s police watchdog, the Independent Investigations Office (IIO), has been called to investigate the death of a man in Langley on Wednesday. RCMP say officers located a man believed to under the influence of drugs at around 3 a.m. and called emergency health services for assistance. According to police, a physical altercation took place as officers tried to take the man into custody. The man lost consciousness and was later pronounced dead at the scene, RCMP say. 72 Avenue in L....
Saskatchewan Premier Scott Moe looking for immediate action from Justin Trudeau
Following Monday night’s election where Conservatives took a stranglehold in the western provinces, Saskatchewan Premier Scott Moe is looking for immediate action from Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. Moe sent a letter to Trudeau, outlining his vision of a “new deal.” In it, Moe calls for the scrapping of the carbon tax, renegotiating equalization and building pipelines so Saskatchewan can get their resources to market. “There is frustratio....
Missing woman last seen at CrossIron Mills sought by Calgary police
Calgary police are looking to the public for help locating a woman last seen at CrossIron Mills on Friday, Oct. 18. Investigators said 49-year-old Stefanie Hodgson was at the shopping centre north of Calgary at around 5:30 p.m. She was reported missing after she didn’t show up for plans made the two following days. “Her disappearance is extremely out of character for her and those close with her are concerned for her welfare,” the Calgary Police Service said ....
Alberta Premier Jason Kenney to weigh in on federal election results
Alberta Premier Jason Kenney said he’s spoken to his caucus about Monday night’s election results and will address the media about it Tuesday afternoon. Monday night’s election saw Justin Trudeau’s Liberal Party re-elected as a minority government. However, the party did not win a single seat in Alberta. All but one of Alberta’s 34 ridings were won by the Conservatives. The only riding not won by a Conservative was in Edmonto....
Canadas Indigenous communities suffer abhorrent housing conditions UN report
A United Nations report is highlighting the role “abhorrent” housing conditions play in the poverty and exploitation that Indigenous people face in Canada and around the world. The report, presented to the UN General Assembly on Friday, examines the lack of access to secure housing both in cities and on reserves and its effect on the rights of Indigenous people in countries including Canada, Australia and Tanzania. “The Special Rapporteur finds that ho....
Wetaskiwin courthouse to allow people to swear oath on eagle feather
Indigenous people will soon be able to swear their oath on an eagle feather at the courthouse in Wetaskiwin. A bestowment ceremony will take place at the courthouse Monday afternoon, where eagle feathers will be formally presented to the court on the steps outside, after a pipe and smudge ceremony to bless the feathers. Elders and Chiefs from Ermineskin Cree Nation, Samson Cree Nation, Louis Bull Tribe and the Montana First Nation will be attendance, along with provincial court Chief Judge....