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Bishop’s University student dies in accident in Dominican Republic

Bishop's University

A Bishop’s University student is dead following an accident while on vacation in the Dominican Republic. According to Principal Michael Goldbloom, student Ben Houtman was involved in an accident while visiting the country on Saturday morning. Houtman was one of 30 students who had travelled to the Dominican for spring break. The school’s dean of students has travelled to the Dominican to offer support to the other students, according to Goldbloom. In a school statement, Goldbloom described Houtman as a student at Bishop’s Williams School of Business and a VancouverRead More

Eskimos sign veteran quarterback Kevin Glenn to CFL deal

Kevin Glenn

EDMONTON – Kevin Glenn’s trek through the CFL is now complete. The veteran quarterback signed with the Edmonton Eskimos on Monday. Prior to the move, the Eskimos were the lone team not to hold Glenn’s rights over his 17-year CFL career. The 38-year-old Detroit native spent last season with Saskatchewan, passing for 4,038 yards and 25 touchdowns in leading the Roughriders to the East Division final. Glenn is expected to provide depth at quarterback behind incumbent Mike Reilly, the CFL’s outstanding player last season. Glenn has appeared in 268 careerRead More

World media struggle to translate Trump’s Africa insult


Warning: This story contains vulgar language NAIROBI, Kenya — U.S. President Donald Trump’s vulgar insult of Africa was a puzzle for many foreign media organizations, which didn’t have a ready translation of his epithet for their readers or listeners. Their answers ranged from “dirty” to, well, dirtier. While meeting with senators on immigration, Trump had questioned why the U.S. would accept more immigrants from Haiti and “shithole countries” in Africa, according to one participant and people briefed on the conversation. His comments Thursday revived accusations of racism, roiled immigration talks,Read More

Slain girl may have been victim of serial killer: Pakistan

Pakistan girl

Zaheer Babar, The Associated Press Published Saturday, January 13, 2018 8:04AM EST LAHORE, Pakistan — A serial killer may have been behind the rape and murder of young girl in Pakistan whose killing sparked deadly clashes between protesters and police, an official said Saturday. Rana Sanaullah, the home minister for Punjab province, said DNA testing has linked the killing to at least five other cases of child abuse and murder in the city of Kasur. Police have detained eight suspects, including two relatives of the girl. Eight-year-old Zainab Ansari wentRead More

Community rallies to protect church for sale

Community rallies to protect church for sale

Dwindling congregations are a sad reality for many churches in Canada, but in Cumberland, the fight is on to keep one standing. Source link #canadiannews #worldnews #headlinenews and stories from around the world USA Today News Headlines USA News Headlines ABC NEWS Headlines

Goldcorp preps for largest open pit in company’s history

Goldcorp preps for largest open pit in company’s history

From CTV Northern Ontario’s Kyle Gennings: As Timmins mining company wraps up an operation that’s over a century old, a new project is on the horizon. Source link #canadiannews #worldnews #headlinenews and stories from around the world USA Today News Headlines USA News Headlines ABC NEWS Headlines

Ottawa Police lay charges in connection with reported fake Uber driver


Ottawa Police say they have laid charges in connection with reports of a fake Uber driver in the ByWard Market. Police were investigating reports that a man, sometimes posing as an Uber driver, would target women who were leaving bars late at night, or who appeared to be intoxicated, and would offer them rides home. Police say credit card or debit card information of some victims was stolen with a card-skimmer. At least one person has reported being sexually assaulted. Now, 37-year-old Sami Hassan Khreis is facing one count ofRead More

Brule, Raymond, Roy among former NHL veterans named to men’s Olympic team

Brule, Raymond, Roy among former NHL veterans named to men's Olympic team

The Canadian Press Published Thursday, January 11, 2018 12:24PM EST Last Updated Thursday, January 11, 2018 1:03PM EST CALGARY – Hockey Canada has unveiled the team that will go for a third straight Olympic men’s hockey gold medal next month at the Pyeongchang Games. Most Canadians will need to do some deep research to learn about who’s making up the squad, however. The team is made up mainly of Canadian players based in Europe after the NHL bowed out of competing in South Korea. Forwards Gilbert Brule, Mason Raymond, DerekRead More

High school hockey hazing incident leaves student in hospital

CTV Kitchener Published Thursday, November 30, 2017 6:03PM EST Last Updated Thursday, November 30, 2017 6:25PM EST A teenage hockey player ended up in hospital due to what officials describe as a hazing incident. As a result, Sir John A. Macdonald Secondary School in Waterloo will not be icing a boys’ hockey team this year. Nick Manning, the Waterloo Region District School Board’s chief communications officer, says the decision was made by the school’s principal and vice-principals after they learned that “a number of students” involved with the team hadRead More

Joe Biden addresses leadership in Montreal speech

The former U.S. vice-president spoke of leadership and met with Mayor Valerie Plante. Source link #canadiannews #worldnews #headlinenews and stories from around the world USA Today News Headlines USA News Headlines ABC NEWS Headlines