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U.S. Congress demands Pentagon, Department of Justince investigate child sex assault

Child sexual assault in U.S. military

Justin Pritchard and Reese Dunklin, The Associated Press Published Friday, March 16, 2018 12:37AM EDT Congress is reacting to an Associated Press investigation into sexual assault among children on U.S. military bases by demanding the Defence and Justice departments explain how they will solve the problem. The House of Representatives Armed Services Committee, meanwhile, says it has begun its own examination of the issue. And a top Democrat on the committee says she will call a hearing within six months. Four senators, including the veteran head of the Senate ArmedRead More

Edmonton man arrested for uttering threats near Sherwood Park school

Strathcona County RCMP said an Edmonton man had been arrested and charged, after he was seen yelling outside of a Sherwood Park elementary school Thursday morning. RCMP said officers were called to reports of a suspicious person at Westboro Elementary School just before 8:30 a.m. Thursday. The male suspect was seen yelling and making threatening gestures, as he walked around the school’s property. Officers arrived at the scene, and found the suspect nearby. He was arrested without incident. The school was placed on hold and secure for about 10 minutesRead More

Church of Scientology launches TV channel

Scientology centre

LOS ANGELES – The Church of Scientology launched its own TV channel with a vow that it will be candid about every aspect of the church and its operations but isn’t seeking to preach or convert. “There’s a lot of talk about us. And we get it,” church leader David Miscavige said in introducing the first night of programming Monday. “People are curious. Well, we want to answer your questions. Because, frankly, whatever you have heard, if you haven’t heard it from us, I can assure you we’re not whatRead More

Pulse growers call for C-49 amendments to clear grain backlog

Delays in rail shipments cause backlog of grain

Some farmers in the province are calling on the federal government to take action to clear up a grain backlog. Saskatchewan Pulse Growers are calling for amendments to Bill C-49, which regulates railways and how railways move grain. The group claims CN has supplied only 66 per cent of hopper cars ordered by grain shippers on time this year, and states the rail company has provided less than 50 per cent of rail car orders over the last four weeks. Ottawa introduced legislation a few years ago, during another grainRead More

Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir named Olympic flag-bearers

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South Bruce OPP officer injured, two cruisers damaged as man tries to avoid capture

South Bruce OPP

A man who allegedly drove a vehicle at two cruisers and injured an officer was caught after fleeing his vehicle in South Bruce. OPP say about 1 p.m. on Saturday, a blockade was set up to try to apprehend a male wanted in connection to uttering threats in an incident involving a firearm two days earlier in the Township of Huron-Kinloss. The man had been seen in a vehicle on Bruce Road 6 in Ripley. Police say when they attempted to block the roadway, the man drove toward it andRead More

Police officials want more resources for Innisfil, Bradford

As the towns of Bradford West Gwillimbury and Innisfil continue to grow, there are concerns that police resources aren’t. The South Simcoe Police services board presented its 2018 budget to both town councils before Christmas. Both municipalities approved the addition of four new officers. “The population between Bradford and Innisfil is growing or has grown upwards of 35 per cent over the last four to five years, and the police service is basically status quo and has been for the last 10 years,” says Dan Tucker, president of the SouthRead More

Canadian Kennel Club seeking to add 12 more dog breeds


Cassandra Szklarski, The Canadian Press Published Thursday, January 11, 2018 11:01PM EST TORONTO — Two dog breeds recently added to the American Kennel Club’s pack are not recognized north of the border, but the Canadian Kennel Club is hoping to add 12 others that are gaining popularity with dog lovers. Andrew Patton, spokesman for Canada’s primary registry for purebred dogs, says 2018’s incoming class could include the Portuguese sheepdog, Tibetan mastiff, rat terrier and Spanish water dog, if they get the stamp of approval from Agriculture Canada. But they don’tRead More

Louisiana teacher speaks out after arrest at board meeting

Teacher escorted out of board meeting in handcuffs

Kevin McGill and Gerald Herbert, The Associated Press Published Wednesday, January 10, 2018 8:01PM EST ABBEVILLE, La. — The Louisiana teacher who was ejected from a school board meeting and handcuffed after speaking out about salaries — a video-recorded arrest that sparked outrage — said Wednesday her treatment was appalling and encouraged others to speak out. The fallout from Deyshia Hargrave’s arrest Monday night was wide-ranging, with school district officials receiving death threats and the governor saying it “cast a negative light” on the state. Video of the arrest wasRead More

Rose McGowan says Weinstein legal action costing her house

Rose McGowan

PASADENA, Calif. — Rose McGowan, refusing to mention Harvey Weinstein by name, said unspecified legal action by the man she instead calls “the monster” is forcing her to sell her house to fight him. The actress-turned-activist spoke to TV critics Tuesday about her upcoming documentary series “Citizen Rose” and what she called her global struggle against sexual assault and economic injustice. McGowan helped start a national public discussion when she accused Hollywood mogul Weinstein of raping her. Weinstein, facing numerous other accusations of misconduct, has repeatedly denied “allegations of non-consensualRead More