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Eid Al-Adha celebrated at Conestoga College

Students preparing for a Hajj workshop

The Muslim Student Association at Conestoga College hosted an event celebrating Eid Al-Adha Friday. Eid Al-Adha, also known as the festival of the sacrifice, is the second of two Islamic holidays celebrated worldwide each year. It was hosted at the Doon campus in Kitchener as an opportunity to bring people together. “A lot of converts don’t actually have Muslim families because they are converts, and it’s just an opportunity to let people outside the Muslim community what Eid is about,” said event organizer Nur Hidayah. Available for attendees were pizza,Read More


Missing man last seen in Winnipeg July 13: police

Supplied photo of missing man Alpha Bah.

Winnipeg police are asking for help to locate a missing man they say was last seen in the city on the evening of July 13. Officers are concerned about the wellbeing of Alpha Bah, 25. Police said Bah is described as five feet seven inches tall, 160 pounds, with short black hair. They said there is no description of what he was wearing at when he was last seen. Anyone with information is asked to contact missing persons investigators at 204-986-6250. Source link #canadiannews #worldnews #headlinenews and stories from aroundRead More


Wild police chase involves three counties, helicopter and spike belt

Police chase

It was like a scene out of a movie, a helicopter police chase, a spike belt and a dramatic arrest. Around 11 a.m. Friday. a black 4-door sedan failed to stop for OPP in the westbound lanes of the 401. The car exited at Highway 19 and made its way through Oxford, Middlesex and Elgin Counties. At one point, a spike belt was deployed and the car’s tires deflated, but the driver kept going, driving on the rims for quite a distance. The driver finally stopped the car in TalbotvilleRead More


Three Mile Lake residents warned about potential blue-green algae bloom

Algae

Health officials are cautioning residents around Three Mile Lake about the likelihood of a blue-green algae bloom. The health unit warns that exposure to blue-green algae can pose a health risk to people and animals. Blue-green algae contains toxins which could be harmful to people and animals. It tends to develop in August and early September.  In some cases, blue-green algae can be deadly to pets.  In New Brunswick, health officials confirmed on Friday three dogs died after being in or near the Saint John River after ingesting blue-green algae. Read More


Leading Chinese Buddhist monk accused of sexual misconduct

Buddhism in China

BEIJING – One of China’s highest-ranking Buddhist monks is facing a government investigation over accusations of sexual misconduct, in what is seen by some as an indication the #MeToo movement is gaining traction in the world’s most populous nation. Longquan Monastery abbot Shi Xuecheng is accused of harassing and demanding sexual favours from numerous female nuns in a 95-page statement compiled by two fellow monks at the storied centre of Buddhist learning in Beijing. The statement including testimony from the alleged victims leaked this week on social media, prompting anRead More


Communities near Parry Sound 33 are on edge

Communities near Parry Sound 33 are on edge

Tony Talks with Luc Seguin from Alban, south of Sudbury, who just received an evacuation alert by the municipality of French River. 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″]


CTV News at Six for July 28: Heat wave warning

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Canadian singer Lights signs pact for TV series, games inspired by her comic books

Lights

TORONTO — Lights plans to bring the storylines of her comic book series “Skin & Earth” to the small screen. The Canadian pop singer has struck a deal to adapt the first six issues of the comic into both a TV show and video game content. The move expands on the post-apocalyptic world she’s created around the heroine Enaia Jin, a woman who is trying to find her identity amid conflicts of love and self-discovery. Lights wrote and illustrated the comic book, which also inspired her 2017 album of theRead More


Notley calls Trudeau’s acknowledgement of groping allegations a ‘good start’

Notley calls Trudeau’s acknowledgement of groping allegations a ‘good start’

Premier Rachel Notley says it is encouraging that accusations of inappropriate behaviour, including groping, are being acknowledged and addressed even when the allegations are against the Prime Minister. “I think that in all cases where people, usually women, raise these issues, they have to be taken very, very seriously,” said Notley ahead of the start of Friday’s Calgary Stampede Parade. “I think that it is a good start here that her concerns have been acknowledged and, once that happens, we have to make sure there’s a fair process and thatRead More


Putin urges closer international cybersecurity co-operation

Putin cyber

MOSCOW — President Vladimir Putin on Friday called for closer international co-operation in fending off cyberattacks. Addressing a cybersecurity conference in Moscow, Putin said it’s important to develop common cybersecurity standards that take into account interests of all nations. He noted that cyberthreats have mounted around the world. “Cyberthreats have reached such a scale that they could only be neutralized by combined efforts of the entire international community,” Putin said. “We have repeatedly seen that some nations’ egoism, their attempts to act squarely to their own advantages, hurt the globalRead More