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Born inside Beltway, Kavanaugh part of GOP legal elite

Kavanaugh

WASHINGTON — Judge Brett Kavanaugh is the embodiment of the Republican legal establishment: an Ivy Leaguer who worked for the justice he has been nominated to replace, investigated a Democratic president, served in a Republican White House and now is an influential member of what is often called the second most powerful court in the country. The 53-year-old Kavanaugh was even born inside the Beltway and has lived there virtually his entire life. “He can still recite the section and seat numbers of the upper deck seats his dad hadRead 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


Unionized Halifax shipbuilders vote in favour of four-year collective agreement

Irving Shipbuilding

The Canadian Press Published Monday, June 25, 2018 10:52PM ADT Last Updated Monday, June 25, 2018 11:05PM ADT HALIFAX – The union at the Halifax shipyard that’s building the next generation of Royal Canadian Navy vessels says workers have voted in favour of ratifying a new four-year collective agreement with Irving Shipbuilding. Unifor says in a statement that the vote Monday comes after eight months of bargaining, and Irving Shipbuilding says the collective agreement covers about 900 shipbuilders at its Halifax Shipyard facility. The vote followed a tentative agreement thatRead More


Rare diabetes diagnosis at age 28

Rare diabetes diagnosis at age 28

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City committee wants to play it safe with cannabis rules at public events

Cannabis

Calgary is one step closer to allowing pot smoking at concerts and festivals, but regulations could end up keeping marijuana confined to particular areas of those events. A city committee, looking into the creation of marijuana bylaws in the city, has voted in favour of a a bylaw that would allow events to apply add areas on their venues for people to smoke and vape cannabis. According to the results of a survey completed by thousands of Calgarians, 57 percent said that pot should be allowed within defined zones whileRead More


If you’re buying Trans Mountain, where’s your backing for Energy East: Raitt

If you're buying Trans Mountain, where's your backing for Energy East: Raitt

OTTAWA — The federal Conservatives say if the Liberals are willing to put up billions of dollars to save the Trans Mountain pipeline to the West Coast, they should be willing to provide the same level of certainty to revive the Energy East line to the East Coast. Opposition parties are sharpening their attacks on the government’s decision to buy Trans Mountain for $4.5 billion to ensure it gets built, with the Conservatives looking to see how far the government is willing to go on other pipelines and the NDPRead More


Move over Mac: New moose calves in Moose Jaw

Move over Mac: New moose calves in Moose Jaw

CTV Regina Published Thursday, May 24, 2018 5:06PM CST Last Updated Thursday, May 24, 2018 6:32PM CST The Friendly City has a new pair of moose mascots, possibly replacing Mac on Highway 1. Two orphaned calves are being cared for at Wild & Carefree Wildlife Rehabilitation Inc. The organization was started by Melanie Blager in 2009. The veterinarian originally started the centre to take care of songbirds, but now she’s looking after something a little bigger. “I had my facilities inspected last month, and they said it was big enoughRead More


Trump claims spy infiltrated his 2016 campaign, but his lawyer casts doubt

Trump

Anne Flaherty, Catherine Lucey and Jonathan Lemire, The Associated Press Published Friday, May 18, 2018 9:08PM EDT Last Updated Friday, May 18, 2018 9:43PM EDT WASHINGTON — U.S. President Donald Trump accused the Justice Department on Friday of trying to frame him by planting a spy in his 2016 campaign — an allegation his own lawyer said might not be true. Promoting a theory that is circulating in conservative circles, Trump quoted Fox Business anchor David Asman and tweeted: “Apparently the DOJ put a Spy in the Trump Campaign. ThisRead More


Longboarding teen in Prince Albert run over by vehicle he was riding behind

STARS Air Ambulance

CTV Saskatoon Published Friday, May 18, 2018 2:26PM CST Last Updated Friday, May 18, 2018 2:34PM CST A teen who was longboarding while holding onto a friend’s vehicle in Prince Albert sustained a major head injury when he was run over by the vehicle, according to the city’s police service. The 17-year-old boy fell from the board and was run over by the Jeep’s rear wheel, police said in a news release. He sustained head trauma and was unconscious when emergency crews arrived at the scene, the 1600 block ofRead More


No criminal charges against man who waved Nazi flag in Montreal: police

No criminal charges against man who waved Nazi flag in Montreal: police

Montreal police say there won’t be any criminal charges laid against a man who waved a Nazi flag from atop a condo building during a May Day protest earlier this month. The man was photographed holding the flag on the roof of a condo building on Hutchison Street in the city’s Park Extension neighbourhood on May 2 as demonstrators walked below. Police were notified after the image was posted on the Facebook page of a neighbourhood group called the Parc-Ex Action Squad. The Montreal police’s hate crimes division investigated theRead More