Friday, September 14th, 2018


Former Lorette teacher found guilty in sexual assault of neighbour’s 8-year-old daughter

Remi Dallaire

A former Lorette teacher has been found guilty of sexually assaulting an 8-year-old girl. Remi Dallaire has been convicted on four criminal charges, including sexual assault, sexual interference, inviting touching and making available sexually explicit material. Manitoba Court of Queen’s Bench Justice Ken Champagne told court in a decision delivered Friday afternoon that he found the Crown has proven its case beyond a reasonable doubt on each individual and separate charge. Champagne told court the evidence highlights how Dallaire gained the trust of the girl and then engaged in aRead More

Kremlin: Britain could ask to interrogate poisoning suspects

Boshirov and Petrov

Vladimir Isachenkov, The Associated Press Published Friday, September 14, 2018 4:06PM EDT MOSCOW — Russia is ready to consider a request by British investigators to come and interrogate the two men accused of poisoning a former spy, the Kremlin said Friday. Britain charged Alexander Petrov and Ruslan Boshirov last week with trying to kill double agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter, Yulia, with the Soviet-designed nerve agent Novichok. The Skripals survived the March 4 attack in Salisbury, but a resident of a nearby England town later died after apparently havingRead More

Ontario police receive influx of calls about missing or dead cats


KEMPTVILLE, Ont. — Provincial police are reminding residents of Kemptville, Ont., that investigating the deaths and disappearances of cats doesn’t typically fall under their jurisdiction. Investigators say they received six such calls on Thursday. They say the calls are likely related to an article published in the North Grenville Times about an increase in missing or dead cats in Kemptville. Police say they’ve investigated the reports with the help of a conservation officer, and don’t believe foul play is involved. They say the cats appear to have been killed byRead More

Windsor-Essex County Health Unit confirms death related to West Nile Virus

Health unit

CTV Windsor Published Friday, September 14, 2018 2:09PM EDT Last Updated Friday, September 14, 2018 4:28PM EDT There has been a report of a death attributed to the West Nile Virus. According to the Windsor-Essex County Health Unit, a man has died from the virus. No information is being released about the victim. Health unit officials say the West Nile Virus continues to be a risk until the area experiences temperatures below freezing. So far this year, 26 mosquito pools in Windsor-Essex have tested positive for West Nile, and 8Read More

Psychedelic drugs could mimic near-death experience: study

Psychedelic drugs could mimic near-death experience: study

A U.K. research group says psychedelic drugs could mimic near-death experiences and help us better understand the spectrum of consciousness. In the new study, first published in August in the journal Frontiers, 13 volunteers took dimethyltryptamine, or DMT, the naturally occurring psychedelic that is the primary ingredient in the hallucinogenic brew ayahuasca, which attracts adventurous tourists to Peru every year. The volunteers were given the drug and monitored in the low light setting of a research room. They were then probed with questions after a short time by a teamRead More

U.S. Open umpire tells AP he is focusing on ‘working again’

Tennis umpire Carlos Ramos

Andrew Dampf, The Associated Press Published Friday, September 14, 2018 7:43AM EDT Last Updated Friday, September 14, 2018 8:54AM EDT ZADAR, Croatia — The chair umpire who penalized Serena Williams in the U.S. Open final is pleased to be getting back to work. Carlos Ramos is assigned to the Davis Cup semifinal between Croatia and the United States this weekend in Zadar. “I’m just focusing on this tie and working again. That’s all I can say,” Ramos told The Associated Press before the opening singles between Borna Coric and SteveRead More

Movie reviews: ‘A Simple Favor’ is a maze of good and bad intentions

Blake Lively, Henry Golding in 'A Simple Favor'

A SIMPLE FAVOR: 3 STARS The name Paul Feig is closely associated with comedy but with “A Simple Favor” he takes a step away from the laughs to present a story of intrigue and suspense that begins with a friend asking for a little help. The labyrinthine plot begins with Stephanie (Anna Kendrick), the plucky single mom of a young son. She’s a keener, a food vlogger who is always the first to volunteer for everything at her son’s school. When she meets Emily (Blake Lively), the blunt talking motherRead More