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Potentially huge losses from future earthquakes in Eastern Canada: study

earthquake file

Peter Rakobowchuk, The Canadian Press Published Saturday, January 13, 2018 8:24AM EST MONTREAL — While people in British Columbia are mindful of the fact they could eventually face some of the strongest earthquakes in the world, at least one study warns there’s a lack of awareness of the risk in Eastern Canada. One report released last summer predicts Montrealers could suffer $45 billion in economic losses if the city were to experience an earthquake measuring 5.8 on the Richter scale. That’s the estimated strength of a tremor that hit MontrealRead More


Putin calls Kim Jong Un ‘competent and mature’ leader

Russian President Vladimir Putin, centre

The Associated Press Published Friday, January 12, 2018 11:21AM EST Last Updated Friday, January 12, 2018 11:22AM EST MOSCOW – Russian President Vladimir Putin says North Korea’s Kim Jong Un has shown himself to be a mature leader who is interested in calming down the tensions over its nuclear and long-range missile programs. Meeting with top Russian media figures on Thursday, Putin said Kim “is an absolutely competent and already mature politician” who has “solved his strategic task — he has a nuclear warhead and a global-range missile.” Now, inRead More


S. Korea proposes meeting with N. Korea to discuss Olympics

Korea tensions

Youkyung Lee, The Associated Press Published Friday, January 12, 2018 7:43AM EST Last Updated Friday, January 12, 2018 7:59AM EST SEOUL, Korea, Republic Of — South Korea said Friday it has proposed a meeting with North Korea next week to discuss details of its participation in next month’s Pyeongchang Winter Olympics in the South. The South’s Unification Ministry said it suggested holding the meeting on Monday at the border village of Panmunjom with a delegation of three South Korean officials. Earlier this week, the two Koreas held their first talksRead More


E. coli outbreak linked to romaine lettuce appears to be over, agency says

Romaine lettuce

Peter Cameron, The Canadian Press Published Wednesday, January 10, 2018 10:30PM AST The Public Health Agency of Canada says a deadly E. coli outbreak linked to romaine lettuce appears to be over. The agency says as of Wednesday there have been 42 cases of E. coli illness reported in five provinces — eight in Ontario, 15 in Quebec, five in New Brunswick, one in Nova Scotia and 13 in Newfoundland and Labrador. Seventeen people were hospitalized and one person died. It says there have been no reports on the onsetRead More


20,000 part-time college workers vote to unionize

Georgian College

Approximately 20,000 part-time support staff at the province’s colleges have voted to join the Ontario Public Service Employees Union. OPSEU says 84 per cent of the ballots counted were cast of in favour of joining the union. It says the supervised vote at all 24 Ontario community colleges was held in June 2016, but legal wrangling by the College Employer Council kept ballots from being counted until this week. OPSEU president Warren (Smokey) Thomas called the vote “a magnificent victory for part-time college support staff and for all the peopleRead More


Celine Dion cheered for handling of unruly fan at show

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Seven year jail-term for Windsor man

CTV Windsor Published Thursday, November 30, 2017 5:22PM EST Last Updated Thursday, November 30, 2017 10:24PM EST A Windsor man is going to remain in jail after being found guilty in a vicious assault more than two years ago. Kennon Ball was found guilty of aggravated assault and assault with a weapon back in May, in connection with a 2015 beating that left one man with severe fractures to his skull. In court on Thursday, Ball was sentenced to almost seven years behind bars, as well as a lifetime weaponsRead More


Kyle Lowry has season-high 36 points as Raptors top Hornets 126-113

Dhiren Mahiban, The Canadian Press Published Wednesday, November 29, 2017 10:18PM EST TORONTO — Kyle Lowry’s season-high 36 points led the Toronto Raptors to a 126-113 win over the Charlotte Hornets at Air Canada Centre on Wednesday night. The Raptors (13-7) have won eight of their past nine meetings with the Hornets (8-12) and improve to 7-1 on home court this season. Charlotte has dropped three straight. Lowry finished with a career-high eight three-pointers made while shooting 12 for 18 from the field. DeMar DeRozan rebounded nicely after injuring hisRead More


Homeless Samaritan to get house, dream truck with US$385K in donations

PHILADELPHIA — A New Jersey woman has raised more than $385,000 for a Philadelphia homeless man who came to her roadside aid — enough to buy him a home and his dream truck, and provide him with a small annual salary. Kate McClure said on her GoFundMe page Tuesday that an attorney and financial adviser helped 34-year-old Johnny Bobbitt Jr. come up with the plan. McClure, of Florence Township, ran out of gas on an Interstate 95 exit ramp late one night in Philadelphia. Bobbitt walked a few blocks toRead More


Argonauts return home after stunning Calgary with late comeback to win Grey Cup

Gregory Strong, The Canadian Press Published Monday, November 27, 2017 11:21AM EST Last Updated Monday, November 27, 2017 2:45PM EST TORONTO — The Toronto Argonauts started the season with new management, a new coach, and low expectations after a last-place finish. They somehow managed to end the season as Grey Cup champions. The Argonauts completed a remarkable worst-to-first turnaround with a 27-24 comeback victory over the Calgary Stampeders in Ottawa on Sunday night, capping a wild Grey Cup game with a late touchdown on a 109-yard fumble return and go-aheadRead More