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Ireland seeks Church reparations for mass baby burials

Ireland seeks Church reparations for mass baby burials

LONDON — An Irish government Cabinet minister has told Pope Francis that the Catholic Church “should contribute substantially” to funding reparations for survivors of a former church-run orphanage where a mass grave of children’s remains was discovered. Minister for Children and Youth Affairs Katherine Zappone raised the issue with the pope on Saturday during his weekend visit to Ireland. On Monday, Zappone released her remarks to Francis and a letter she gave him laying out background for the monetary appeal. Church-run homes in Ireland housed orphans, unmarried pregnant women andRead More


Estrada struggles as Jays lose to Philly 8-3; Morales sets Toronto homer record

Kendrys Morales

TORONTO — Hampered by a back injury, Marco Estrada struggled through his start on Sunday. Estrada (7-10) surrendered five earned runs on seven hits and walked four over parts of just three innings as the Toronto Blue Jays fell 8-3 to the Philadelphia Phillies. “I just wasn’t making pitches, had no command of my fastball or changeup,” said Estrada. “Threw some OK curveballs, but for the most part, I just had no idea where the ball was going.” Estrada left his July 3 start against the Mets after just aRead More


Parry Sound 33 fire in Ontario officially ‘under control’

Parry Sound 33

An Ontario forest fire that began more than a month ago and forced cottage-goers to abandon their summer homes is finally under control. The Parry Sound 33 fire is still active, but it was officially classified as “under control” on Thursday morning. The blaze hasn’t shrunk and still covers about 113 square kilometres – the same size as 10 days ago. But officials believe they’ve made progress in battling the flames. Campfires will be permitted in the French River as of 12:01 a.m. Friday, the municipality said in a statementRead More


United Nations report: Up to 30,000 Islamic State members in Iraq, Syria

ISIS flag

CAMEROON, Cameroon — A new U.N. report says the Islamic State extremist group has an estimated 20,000 to 30,000 members equally distributed between Syria and Iraq and its global network poses a rising threat — as does al-Qaida’s global network. The experts’ report to the U.N. Security Council circulated Monday says it’s likely that a reduced “covert version” of the IS core will survive in Syria and Iraq, with “significant” affiliated supporters in Afghanistan, Libya, Southeast Asia and West Africa. The experts said al-Qaida’s global network “continues to show resilience”Read More


Bicyle Group Seeks New Home

Bike Windsor

Saturday was moving day for Bike-Friendly Windor-Essex, but the group isn’t moving to where it thought it was headed. Lori Newton with the cycling advocacy group says the home of Snack BBQ would not be available to house the new group, despite it previously being offered. As CTV News told you in June, the group’s Bike Kitchen was handed a surprise eviction from its home at the Capitol Theatre on Pelissier Street downtown. Before his shock passing on July 26, downtown business owner and city booster Mark Boscariol had arrangedRead More


Plan in the works to keep ailing orca alive

Plan in the works to keep ailing orca alive

Scientists on both sides of the border have hatched a unique plan to try to keep J50 alive – if they can cut through all the red tape. Source link #canadiannews #worldnews #headlinenews and stories from around the world USA Today News Headlines [su_feed url=”http://rssfeeds.usatoday.com/usatoday-NewsTopStories” limit=”20″] USA News Headlines [su_feed url=”http://rss.cnn.com/rss/cnn_us.rss” limit=”20″] ABC NEWS Headlines [su_feed url=”http://feeds.abcnews.com/abcnews/usheadlines” limit=”20″]


Saskatoon police officers plead not guilty to assault, trial dates set

Saskatoon provincial court

Trial dates have been set for two Saskatoon police officers charged with assault. Cst. Cailin Link and Cst. Angela McEwen (formerly McDade) were not present in Saskatoon Provincial Court Wednesday morning, but defence lawyer Brad Mitchell entered not guilty pleas on their behalf. Link and McEwen were charged with assault in May after consultation with Crown prosecutors and an investigation overseen by the Saskatchewan Public Complaints Commission. The charges come from an alleged assault that happened in November 2017 when the two officers pulled a man over during a trafficRead More


Abandoned and abused dog needs forever home

sage the dog

Every year abandoned or abused animals are partnered with families by the Humane Society, but in Alliston, there’s one dog still waiting for a home. “She’s very loving and calm.  A very sweet dog,” says volunteer Amy Duggan.  Staff at the Alliston Humane Society believes it’s a case of ‘intimidation at first sight’ for 3-year-old Sage, a Cane Corso in their care.  “She looks scary and I think that’s what makes her so endearing.  She’s totally the opposite,” says Emily Day. Volunteers at the humane society have cared for herRead More


RCMP, Coast Guard highlight water safety on Lake Winnipeg following Manitoba tragedies

RCMP, Coast Guard highlight water safety on Lake Winnipeg following Manitoba tragedies

Manitoba RCMP and the Canadian Coast Guard put a spotlight on water safety Sunday by holding a joint training exercise for search and rescue crews to improve communication, coordination with a focus on life saving skills, such as rescuing stranded boaters.  It’s been a difficult start to the summer on the water for some Manitobans that has led to multiple deaths. Four young Manitoba men have died in three separate incidents in the past week. On Thursday, a rescue operation was required to save two people stranded in a sailboatRead More


Charges laid in Humboldt Broncos bus crash that killed 16 people

Charges laid in Humboldt Broncos bus crash that killed 16 people

The Canadian Press Published Friday, July 6, 2018 1:31PM EDT Last Updated Friday, July 6, 2018 3:24PM EDT A 29-year-old truck driver faces 29 charges in connection with the deadly bus crash involving the Humboldt Broncos hockey team. Jaskirat Sidhu was arrested Friday morning from his Calgary home without incident, RCMP said. He faces 16 counts of dangerous operation of a motor vehicle causing death and 13 counts of dangerous operation of a motor vehicle causing bodily injury. This is a breaking news alert. An earlier version follows. REGINA —Read More