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ABC News reporter suspended for ‘serious error’ on Flynn report

Jocelyn Noveck, The Associated Press Published Saturday, December 2, 2017 8:30PM EST Last Updated Saturday, December 2, 2017 9:50PM EST NEW YORK — ABC News on Saturday suspended investigative reporter Brian Ross for four weeks without pay for his erroneous report on Michael Flynn, which it called a “serious error.” Ross, citing an unnamed confidant of Flynn, the former national security adviser, had reported Friday that during the presidential campaign, then-candidate Donald Trump had directed Flynn to make contact with the Russians. That would have been an explosive development inRead More


Ronald McDonald House families embark on special flight to the North Pole

A dozen families who have been staying at the Ronald McDonald House received a much-needed reprieve from their days in hospital as they boarded a magical flight from the Calgary International Airport to the North Pole. The flight was organized by volunteers with Air Canada Jazz who wanted to share the Christmas spirit with children who will likely spend the holiday season in hospital. Jaylin Mendenhall boarded the flight alongside his son. “Little Mason here was diagnosed with Stage 4 neuroblastoma back in July,” said Mendenhall. “He is going toRead More


Post-Weinstein, Lauer: A reckoning for fans of fallen heroes

Leanne Italie, The Associated Press Published Thursday, November 30, 2017 6:44AM EST NEW YORK — When it comes to fandom, it’s reckoning time for Matt Lauer, Garrison Keillor and scores of other men accused of sexual wrongdoing. Hero celebrities have fallen before — Bill Cosby’s career ended after assault allegations in 2014 — but never in the rapid succession that has rocked so many worlds since revelations about Harvey Weinstein exploded in October. Accusers of politicians, actors, comedians, singers, producers, directors, other media powerhouses and assorted business moguls have takenRead More


Green party celebrates ‘absolutely astounding’ win in P.E.I.

CHARLOTTETOWN — The Green party has pulled off an unprecedented electoral victory in P.E.I., doubling its standings in the legislature and potentially signalling a surprising shift in the political landscape of Canada’s smallest province. The upstart party increased the number of its MLAs on the Island to two from one in a byelection Monday following the resignation of a Liberal cabinet minister last month. Hannah Bell, the 48-year-old head of a businesswomen’s association in Charlottetown, easily defeated the Liberal, NDP and Conservative candidates, suggesting a breakthrough for the party thatRead More


Chiodo honoured for community service in Windsor-Essex

A long time Unifor member is being recognized for his community work. Dino Chiodo received this year’s Charles. E. Brooks Labour Community Service Award, at the 40th Annual Labour Appreciation Night Friday. The award is presented by United Way Centraide Windsor-Essex County. “We’re really, really honoured to be recognizing Dino Chiodo,” said United Way CEO Lorraine Goddard. “Dino has been such an incredible force in our community.” Chiodo began his union career in 1999. He became Local 444 president in 2012, and is currently the National Auto Director for Unifor.Read More


CFL considers moving Grey Cup to October

CTV Regina Published Friday, November 24, 2017 6:29PM CST Last Updated Friday, November 24, 2017 6:31PM CST The CFL is considering moving the Grey Cup to October. In his State of the League address Friday morning, Commissioner Randy Ambrosie said he welcomes the idea. But the league commissioner says a season shift will not happen without proper consultation with fans and stakeholders first. “Imagine playing our Grey Cup in the third week of October when it’s beautiful everywhere and you don’t have to wear 900 layers of clothing and youRead More


Sochi gold medallist among 4 Russians banned for doping

James Ellingworth, The Associated Press Published Wednesday, November 22, 2017 10:19AM EST Last Updated Wednesday, November 22, 2017 10:41AM EST MOSCOW — Two more Russian athletes were stripped of their Olympic medals from the 2014 Sochi Games on Wednesday, leaving the United States as the country with the most medals. Four Russians, all skeleton racers, were banned by the International Olympic Committee for doping, including men’s gold medallist Alexander Tretyakov and women’s bronze medallist Elena Nikitina. Russia, which finished the games at the top of the medals table with 13Read More


Counterfeit bills showing up more often in Waterloo Region

Local business owners are being warned to be on the lookout for counterfeit money ahead of the holidays. Det. Const. David Lea says Waterloo Regional Police have seen the number of counterfeit bills being passed in the region almost quadruple this year, with more than 90 cases so far. The bills mostly consist of $20 and $100 bills. They are occasionally printed at home, and sometimes through more sophisticated methods. “If they can get something close enough, it’s going to get past most people who aren’t looking for those securityRead More


Quebec’s northern police welcomes first female Inuit officer

Morgan Lowrie, The Canadian Press Published Sunday, November 19, 2017 12:14PM EST Though she’s only 22, Constable Pamela Stevenson is undoubtedly one of her northern Quebec police force’s most coveted new recruits. When she joined last month straight after graduation, Stevenson became one of three Inuit officers on the 70-person Kativik Regional Police Force (KRPF), whose vast territory includes everything in Quebec that lies north of the 55th parallel. Of the three, Stevenson is the only woman. To get to where she is, Stevenson overcame a number of challenges, includingRead More


Tennis coach facing sex charges surrenders to police

RCMP say 27-year-old Aaron Byron Cumberland, wanted for alleged sex offences, turned himself into Halifax Regional Police at 10:30 p.m. Friday. Officers had issued a media release Friday evening asking for the public’s help locating Cumberland, who was wanted on an outstanding warrant. RCMP says the release was shared and retweeted over 2,000 times and more than 100,000 people viewed the information within the first hour. Cumberland was charged Thursday with three counts of luring a child, making sexually explicit material available to a child and invitation to sexual touching.Read More