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Vancouver motorist slapped with 2 distracted driving tickets in 7 minutes

Vancouver motorist slapped with 2 distracted driving tickets in 7 minutes

A Metro Vancouver driver is facing over $700 in fines after receiving two separate distracted driving tickets within seven minutes of one another. The 22-year-old male driving a Dodge Journey was first cited at 12:20 p.m. on Tuesday, for using an electronic device while driving. He was nabbed again for the same offence just a few kilometres away at 12:27 p.m. The New Westminster Police Department’s traffic department posted pictures of both tickets to Twitter on Wednesday. The combined fines total $736, plus an eight-point penalty on his licence. That’sRead More

Mexico hit by 7.2-magnitude earthquake: USGS

Mexico hit by 7.2-magnitude earthquake: USGS

The Associated Press Published Friday, February 16, 2018 6:58PM EST Last Updated Friday, February 16, 2018 7:49PM EST MEXICO CITY — A powerful magnitude-7.2 earthquake shook south and central Mexico Friday, causing people to flee buildings and office towers in the country’s capital, where residents were still jittery after a deadly quake five months ago. Crowds of people gathered on Mexico City’s central Reforma Avenue in Mexico City as well as on streets in Oaxaca state’s capital, nearer the quake’s epicenter. “It was awful,” said Mercedes Rojas Huerta, 57, whoRead More

‘These stories should be told’: ‘Black Panther’ claws its way into film history

'These stories should be told': 'Black Panther' claws its way into film history

“Black Panther” is poised to pull of one of the biggest premieres in the history of superhero movies, with an anticipated $165-million opening weekend and sold-out screenings across the globe. But it’s the film’s substance that’s guaranteed to be revolutionary. The movie, which officially premieres in Canada on Saturday, follows T’Challa, AKA the Black Panther, as he fights to retrieve a valuable artifact stolen from his country, the fictional African nation of Wakanda. The film has earned hype for its predominantly black cast and crew, including director Ryan Coogler, actressRead More

Ottawa police investigating shots fired in Bells Corners

Ottawa Police

Ottawa Police are investigating after multiple shots were fired in Bells Corners.  Police say it happened around 10 p.m. last night to Priam Way near Robertson Road.  Once on scene, police found multiple shell casings. A vehicle was damaged.  No one was injured.  Gungs and gangs is investigating.   Source link #canadiannews #worldnews #headlinenews and stories from around the world USA Today News Headlines USA News Headlines ABC NEWS Headlines

A mile of toonies

A mile of toonies

From CTV Northern Ontario’s Lydia Chubak: The Kinsmen Club of Timmins is taking a different approach to fundraising with an initiative calle Source link #canadiannews #worldnews #headlinenews and stories from around the world USA Today News Headlines USA News Headlines ABC NEWS Headlines

Red Deer RCMP look for public assistance to ID suspects in criminal harassment file

Red Deer harassment

Red Deer RCMP are looking for assistance in identifying a man and woman who for the last three years have been anonymously mailing offensive material of a sexual nature to a Red Deer man. The suspects were captured on surveillance cameras mailing the offensive material from a Red Deer grocery store post office on December 8, and RCMP believe they may have mailed similar material to other targets this year, as well. The victim does not recognize either suspect, and isn’t aware of any reason why he has been targeted.Read More

More claim sexual inappropriateness against James Franco

James Franco

NEW YORK — Several women have made further claims of inappropriate sexual behaviour against James Franco in a Los Angeles Times article. In the report published Thursday, two former student actresses described negative on-set experiences with the actor-filmmaker while being directed by him. Sarah Tither-Kaplan said in a nude orgy scene three years ago, he removed plastic guards covering the actresses’ groins while simulating sex. Former students spoke of an unprofessional culture at Franco’s now-closed acting school Studio 4, where he taught a sex scenes class. Two women said FrancoRead More

Option Solidaire? Party merger could be voted on Saturday

Two of Quebec’s dark horse political parties could be headed for a major shakeup on Saturday. Debates about a variety of issues will take place at Quebec Solidaire’s convention in Longueuil, but the biggest is a potential merger with Option Nationale. QS co-spokesperson Manon Masse acknowledged that discussions will be heated, but said the party is “ready” for the debate. Discussions over the potential merger with Sol Zanetti’s party concluded in October. Manon’s colleague Gabriel Nadeau-Dubois was among the architects of the deal. He called the deal “good for theRead More

Judd: Women will persevere in fighting sexual harassment

Bruce Schreiner, The Associated Press Published Friday, December 1, 2017 5:18PM EST Last Updated Friday, December 1, 2017 6:06PM EST LEXINGTON, Ky. — Actress Ashley Judd, whose claims against a Hollywood mogul helped set off an avalanche of sexual harassment allegations, said Friday that the fight against sexual misconduct will be a “chaotic, messy” endeavour, but that women won’t let potential public fatigue about the scandals slow the efforts. Judd told an audience at the University of Kentucky, her alma mater, that the fight is about “ending impunity.” Judd saidRead More

RCMP investigating assault at Sherwood Park pub

Police east of Edmonton are trying to identify the suspect in an assault at a pub that left a man in his 60s unconscious. Strathcona County RCMP said on Friday, October 20, at about 9:17 p.m., a 61-year-old man was assaulted in the washroom at Caffrey’s Pub, located on Wye Road, in Sherwood Park. Police said the man was in the washroom when another man entered, attacked him, and left the washroom. The victim was later found unconscious on the floor. The suspect left the pub immediately. RCMP said theRead More