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Woman arrested after rally against controversial professor Jordan Peterson

Canada AM: A look at the psychology of terror

KINGSTON, Ont. — A woman in eastern Ontario is facing numerous charges after taking part in a protest against a lecture by a controversial Toronto professor. Police say a 38-year-old woman was arrested near Queen’s University in Kingston Monday evening. She’s charged with mischief, assaulting police, possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose and for carrying a concealed weapon. Local media reports say more than 150 people took part in the rally against University of Toronto psychology professor Jordan Peterson. He has come under fire for refusing to useRead More

Four charged in death of man whose body was found in Sturgeon County

Kevin Dean Damien Yellowbird

RCMP said Friday that four people were facing charges in the death of a man, whose body was found in a rural area north of Edmonton in October, 2017. The investigation started after the body of Kevin Dean Yellowbird, 27, was found on October 17, in rural Sturgeon County. RCMP said investigators arrested and charged the four male suspects on February 15. The four Edmonton men: Sterling Devon Martin McGilvery, 24, Skylar Taurus McGilvary, 21, Tyler Edmonton Fischer, 31, and Cougar Dominique Fafard, 24, are jointly charged with one countRead More

Food industry fails to meet most voluntary sodium reduction targets: Health Canada

TORONTO — Health Canada says voluntary sodium targets for the food industry have failed to significantly reduce the amount of salt consumers are getting in processed foods. The federal department set targets four years ago for cutting sodium in 94 categories of processed food, with a goal of meeting that objective in 2016. But a federal report shows targets have been met in only 14 per cent of the food categories. And in 48 per cent of the categories, there was no meaningful progress in curtailing salt levels. The departmentRead More

Chief justice to hear argument for media to film portions of Gerald Stanley trial

Gerald Stanley

Saskatchewan’s Court of Queen’s Bench chief justice is set to hear arguments Tuesday about whether to allow the media to film inside the courtroom during the Gerald Stanley murder trial. Stanley is charged with second-degree murder in the August 2016 death of 22-year-old Colten Boushie. Five media companies — CTV, CBC, Global News, Postmedia and Aboriginal Peoples Television Network — have applied to record certain portions of the trial with three security-style cameras operated remotely. The application requests the media be allowed to record and broadcast live the judge’s andRead More

Syrian soap maker opens new store in southeast Calgary

Syrian soap maker opens new store in southeast Calgary

A man who fled the warfare in Syria two years ago is thanking Canadians for the support they gave him and other refugees so they could rebuild their lives. Abdul Fatah Saboni came to Canada as a government-sponsored refugee about two years ago. His family has a long history of making soap and Saboni says he had a successful business in Aleppo but had to abandon it when the war broke out. When he arrived in Calgary, he worked on learning English as he continued his trade from his home.Read More

A mile of toonies

A mile of toonies

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Chris Brown’s pet capuchin monkey seized

Chris Brown

LOS ANGELES — California fish and wildlife agents have seized Chris Brown’s pet monkey from his Los Angeles home. Capt. Patrick Foy says Friday that investigators determined the singer didn’t have a permit for the capuchin monkey, named Fiji. The singer posted an Instagram video last month showing his 3-year-old daughter, Royalty, cuddling with the monkey. Foy says that prompted a half-dozen calls to the wildlife department from concerned people. Foy says Brown agreed to co-operate. Agents served a search warrant Jan. 2 at his home. Foy says Brown wasn’tRead More

SPCA says investigation into dogs on truck concluded with no charges

SPCA investigate after dogs spotted loose on top of pickup truck bed

The Alberta SPCA said the investigation launched after dogs were spotted loose on the top of a pickup truck bed on roads west of Edmonton has concluded with no charges laid. Officials said the investigator had closed the file without laying charges against the driver. Photos of the vehicle – which was reportedly travelling at speeds in excess of 110 kilometres per hour on a highway in the Spruce Grove area with two dogs on top of the pickup truck bed – were posted on Facebook, and quickly sparked outrageRead More

Motorhead guitarist Fast Eddie Clarke dies at 67


LONDON – British hard rock band Motorhead says former guitarist Edward “Fast Eddie” Clarke has died aged 67. Motorhead says on Facebook that Clarke died Wednesday in a hospital while being treated for pneumonia. Clarke joined Motorhead soon after it was founded in 1975 by former Hawkwind bassist Ian “Lemmy” Kilmister. He was the final survivor of the band’s classic lineup: Lemmy, Clarke and drummer Phil “Philthy Animal” Taylor. Kilmister and Taylor both died in 2015. Clarke’s time in Motorhead produced some of the band’s biggest hits, including the ferociousRead More

‘Very strong cold front’ heading for southwestern Ontario

Cold weather (CTV Windsor)

Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement for Windsor-Essex and Chatham-Kent. While mild and rainy conditions are expected over much of southern Ontario Thursday and into Friday, colder weather is on the way. The rain is expected to be patchy and light for much of Thursday, but may become more widespread tonight and into Friday. A general rainfall of 10 to 20 millimetres appears likely, although some areas may see higher amounts. This rainfall in combination with the melting snowpack may result in pooling of water on roads andRead More