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United Nations report: Up to 30,000 Islamic State members in Iraq, Syria

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CAMEROON, Cameroon — A new U.N. report says the Islamic State extremist group has an estimated 20,000 to 30,000 members equally distributed between Syria and Iraq and its global network poses a rising threat — as does al-Qaida’s global network. The experts’ report to the U.N. Security Council circulated Monday says it’s likely that a reduced “covert version” of the IS core will survive in Syria and Iraq, with “significant” affiliated supporters in Afghanistan, Libya, Southeast Asia and West Africa. The experts said al-Qaida’s global network “continues to show resilience”Read More


Female sexually assaulted in Commissioners & Adelaide area: police

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CTV London Published Tuesday, August 7, 2018 4:29PM EDT Last Updated Tuesday, August 7, 2018 4:35PM EDT London police are investigating a sexual assault in the area of Commissioners and Adelaide. It happened Tuesday morning between 5:25 a.m. and 7:45 a.m. Police say the female was walking with the male suspect with a black mountain bike when the pair stopped in a secluded area and drank some alcohol. The victim passed out but when she awoke, she realized she had been sexually assaulted. He is described as white, approximately 5’8”,Read More


Communities near Parry Sound 33 are on edge

Communities near Parry Sound 33 are on edge

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Activists file petition to force city to call public consultations on systemic racism

Activists file petition to force city to call public consultations on systemic racism

CTV Montreal Published Friday, July 27, 2018 5:16PM EDT Last Updated Friday, July 27, 2018 8:53PM EDT A petition calling on the city to hold public consultations on systemic racism has surpassed the number of signatures it needed to move on to the next step. McGill law student Balarama Holness filed the petition at city hall Friday after it gathered 20,000 signatures – 5,000 more than the city requires to force a consultation. Holness spearheaded the petition with the community group Montreal in Action; the group wants the city toRead More


Antigonish proud to be first town to host Special Olympics

Antigonish proud to be first town to host Special Olympics

It’s a busy time in Antigonish as the town prepares for a group of special visitors later this month. In two weeks, the town of Antigonish will Host the Special Olympics 2018 Canada Summer Games and Antigonish is proud of its historic first. “We’re the first town to host it,” said co-chair Carl Chisholm. “Normally it goes to a city, and we’re very proud of that and we want to make sure that we put on a great show for them so that hopefully other towns across the country willRead More


Baby Donald blimp flies over London amid protest

Baby Donald blimp flies over London amid protest

The Associated Press Published Friday, July 13, 2018 7:56AM EDT Last Updated Friday, July 13, 2018 8:12AM EDT Hundreds of people in London have crowded under a balloon depicting Donald Trump as a screaming baby as protests across the U.K. accompanying the U.S. president’s arrival got underway. Some 16 balloon minders in yellow vests identifying themselves as “babysitters” minded lead lines to the 6-metre (20-foot) inflatable as the curious gawked and took pictures. Dominique Blum, 31, and Mia Parker, 50, from Pensacola Florida, were overjoyed with the spectacle. Parker saysRead More


Born inside Beltway, Kavanaugh part of GOP legal elite

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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


Heat damages sections of Highway 3, forcing closure

Sections of Highway 3 have buckled under the heat

CTV Windsor Published Sunday, July 1, 2018 4:54PM EDT Last Updated Sunday, July 1, 2018 5:49PM EDT With the temperature in Windsor-Essex hitting 34 degrees Sunday, the heat wreaked havoc on a portion of Highway 3. OPP said the highway between Malden Road and Ellis Side Road in Tecumseh and Lakeshore is closed because the intersections there buckled due to the heat. Two sections of roadway near the intersections have damage due to the heat and are considered unsafe to travel on, OPP said. These sections of Highway 3 willRead More


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

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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


Innisfil wants to ban dump trucks from town streets

Innisfil wants to ban dump trucks from town streets

CTV Barrie Published Friday, June 22, 2018 6:29PM EDT Last Updated Friday, June 22, 2018 6:57PM EDT Hundreds of dump trucks roll through the streets of Cookstown every day, but that could soon change. Allison Steward owns a business in Cookstown. She claims fewer people are walking into her store because of the trucks. “It’s not possible because it’s very loud on the street, so people are tending to not shop,” she says. Officials with the Town of Innisfil say the trucks have been damaging roads that recently received aRead More