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New Zealand allows Chelsea Manning entry after Australia bars her

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WELLINGTON, New Zealand – New Zealand authorities say Chelsea Manning can enter the country for a speaking tour, a day after organizers said she couldn’t enter Australia. Manning was convicted for leaking U.S. government secrets and would not normally qualify for entry into New Zealand under its good character provisions. But Immigration New Zealand General Manager Steve Stuart said Friday that Manning had been granted a “special direction,” allowing her to apply for a working visa for planned speaking events in Auckland and Wellington. Stuart said the agency noted thatRead More


New tax on Ottawa Airbnb rentals

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Airbnb users are now paying a tax on their nightly rental in Ottawa. Starting today, Airbnb will collect a four per cent “municipal accommodation tax” on all Ottawa listings. The tax will then be remitted to the City of Ottawa to help support Ottawa tourism. Ottawa was the first Ontario city to enter into a Municipal Accommodation Tax collection agreement with Airbnb. In January, the City of Ottawa imposed a four per cent Municipal Accommodation Tax on hotel rooms in Ottawa.  The money is used to support the tourism industry.Read More


Quebec Charter of Values a factor in radicalizing foreign fighters: study

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Five months after Shayma Senouci left Quebec to join Islamic State fighters (ISIS) in Syria, she wrote a long email to her friends back home. She told them that she felt she didn’t belong in the West and that she had an obligation to emigrate to a Muslim country. “I left because I felt imprisoned in this country, I felt dirty and deadly, an accomplice for the killings and the humiliations of Muslims worldwide,” the young woman wrote. Senouci also shared that the debate surrounding the Quebec government’s proposed CharterRead More


Commuters prepare for chaos ahead of first phase of Riverside Vista Project

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It’s a project that’s been in the works for more than a decade. Windsor city council approved the $6.3-million contract to Amico Infrastructures to rebuild Riverside Drive from Lauzon Road to Riverdale Avenue and it’s set to begin Monday. “This is going to take some time to complete, but…we’ll keep moving forward over time. It’ll be a little hassle, but the hassle will be worth it at the end of the day, said Windsor Mayor Drew Dilkens. Residents are already preparing for slowdowns. “It’s going to be quite frustrating andRead More


Special weather event issued for Ottawa Sunday

Ottawa Heat Wave Beach

Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement for Ottawa.  The first “heat event” of the season will take place in portions of Central and Eastern Ontario Sunday.  A warm and humid airmass is expected to move into the region with temperatures between 20 and 31 degrees Sunday. But the hot weather event isn’t expected to stick around very long. Colder temperatures are predicted to move in on Monday. Anyone going outside is encouraged to wear hats and sunscreen and keep well hydrated.  Source link #canadiannews #worldnews #headlinenews and storiesRead More


Thieves break into Edmonton antiques shop with battering ram

Thieves break into Edmonton antiques shop with battering ram

Three thieves used a battering ram to break into a central Edmonton antiques shop before they were disturbed by a unique anti-theft device. A minivan with metal mounted on the back smashed into the front door of Beck Antiques & Jewelry early Saturday morning. Once they entered the store, the thieves began to shatter showcases, and then smoke started to fill the store. “They can’t see anything,” owner Clinton Beck proudly told CTV News while watching surveillance video of the robbery. “They’re kinda clumsy and running into each other.” BeckRead More


Public inquiry sparked by Wettlaufer case begins today in Ontario

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The Canadian Press Published Tuesday, June 5, 2018 5:12AM EDT Last Updated Tuesday, June 5, 2018 5:20AM EDT ST. THOMAS, Ont. — A public inquiry examining the circumstances that allowed a long-term care nurse to kill elderly patients in her care is set to get underway today in St. Thomas, Ont. The inquiry, led by Ontario Court of Appeal judge Eileen Gillese, will examine systemic factors that allowed Elizabeth Wettlaufer to inject more than a dozen patients with overdoses of insulin while working at long-term care homes and private residencesRead More


N.S. veteran’s battle to have injury acknowledged stalls after doctor retires

Bill MacKay

CTV Atlantic Published Tuesday, May 22, 2018 5:33PM ADT Last Updated Tuesday, May 22, 2018 5:37PM ADT A Nova Scotia veteran’s battle to have an injury acknowledged by Veterans Affairs has stalled after his family doctor retired. Bill MacKay says he sustained a neck injury when he was in the navy. Documents show the Department of National Defence acknowledges the incident happened, but says it wasn’t the cause of MacKay’s neck injury. MacKay says Veterans Affairs has rejected his injury twice. He was working with a lawyer on a thirdRead More


Russia’s doping capital gears up for World Cup

Olympic Sports Center

James Ellingworth, The Associated Press Published Monday, May 21, 2018 2:21PM EDT SARANSK, Russia — Nestled on the edge of the forest outside the Russian city of Saransk is the home of one of the most successful doping programs in history. Athletes from the V.M. Chegin Olympic Training Center dominated race-walking for over a decade, winning nine Olympic and 18 world championship medals between 2004 and 2016, when head coach Viktor Chegin was banned for life amid a blizzard of doping cases. Now Saransk — like Russia itself — wantsRead More


Prices at the pumps continue to skyrocket over the long weekend

Prices at the pumps continue to skyrocket over the long weekend

Emily Silva , CTV Kitchener Published Sunday, May 20, 2018 5:16PM EDT Last Updated Sunday, May 20, 2018 6:43PM EDT Local drivers say they’ve been feeling the pain at the pumps as gas prices continue to skyrocket over the long weekend. “It seems kind of suspicious, it’s the long weekend or during the summer, it’s just the season that gas goes up,” said local resident Roberta Hannaford. Out on the campaign trail Ontario’s leaders are making promises to put an end to the long-weekend spikes in gas prices. Campaigning inRead More