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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


Engineers discover empty cavity beneath Allendale Rd

allendale road

A portion of Allendale Road has been closed after an unexpected find: a big hole underneath the street. EPCOR said engineers made the stunning discovery when they were doing preparations for construction. Spokesperson Tim le Riche said the road closure, between Calgary Trail and 106 Street, has been made out of an “abundance of caution” because it’s unclear how serious the problem is. “We need more information; we know to exactly what’s down there. But unfortunately we saw some signs on the surface of some instability: uneven pavement and cracksRead More


Iran’s currency hits record low as U.S. sanctions loom

People cross Jomhouri-e-Eslami

Amir Vahdat And David Rising, The Associated Press Published Monday, July 30, 2018 2:29PM EDT TEHRAN, Iran — Iran’s currency plummeted to a record low Monday, a week before the United States restores sanctions lifted under the unraveling nuclear deal, giving rise to fears of prolonged economic suffering and further civil unrest. Already last month, protesters clashed with police outside parliament in Tehran in three days of demonstrations sparked by the Iranian rial plunging to nearly 90,000 to the dollar. That followed country-wide economic protests in December and January, inRead More


Man dies while trying to run across Ottawa highway

OTTAWA — Provincial police say a man is dead after he tried to dart across an Ottawa highway late Sunday night. They say the pedestrian was struck on Highway 417 near St. Laurent Boulevard. Investigators say the man has yet to be identified. They say several westbound lanes of the highway remained closed on Monday morning. 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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5 things to know on CTVNews.ca for Monday, July 23, 2018: Toronto shooting, White Helmets, Mars storm

Authorities are condemning a shooting in Toronto’s Greektown neighbourhood that left one dead, and 13 – including a young girl – injured. 1. Toronto shooting: One woman is dead, along with a gunman, and 13 injured after a shooting in Toronto’s Greektown neighbourhood late Sunday night.  2. Lawsuit filed: A proposed class-action lawsuit has been filed against five Canadian pharmaceutical companies alleging the firms may have been negligent in their manufacturing of the drugs and in quality control testing of raw material from their supplier in China. 3. Walmart questioning:Read More


Search effort called off after unmanned canoe pulled from Bow River west of Cochrane

Empty canoe - Bow River

Members of the Cochrane RCMP detachment have released photographs of a canoe that was pulled from the Bow River on Friday afternoon in the hopes of identifying the owner of the boat and verifying their well-being. At approximately 4:40 p.m., officers were deployed to the boat launch near Highway 22 after someone reported an empty canoe in the river to 911. A STARS Air Ambulance helicopter provided aerial surveillance of the area but no one was located. RCMP had deployed three boats to scour the river upstream to Ghost RiverRead More


Firefighters rescue tiny pup from chair

Firefighters rescue tiny pup from chair

Firefighters need to be ready for every call, whether it’s a big fire or a very tiny rescue. Members of the Innisfil fire department were called to a home on Monday after a 3-month-old Chihuahua got stuck in a reclining chair. Firefighters were able to get the dog out quickly and back into the arms of the owner. No animals, or furniture, were hurt during the rescue. 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”Read More


Parts of Windsor-Essex deemed ‘child care desert’ in study

Child care map

Parts of Windsor-Essex are a “child care desert” according to a new study by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives. The report says Windsor has the seventh lowest coverage out of 28, with 67 per cent of children living in an area parched for available child care. Across the country, the study suggests 776,000 Canadian children live in areas devoid of available daycare spaces.  Forty four per cent of all school-aged children are living in “child care deserts.” The authors say the report attempts to map, for the first timeRead More


Local company fined for damaging toad habitat

Fowler's toad

A Blenheim company has been fined for disturbing a toad habitat. RED Bulldozing Service and  Robert Parsons, of Port Carling, pleaded guilty to damaging the habitat of an endangered species. The bulldozing company was working for Parsons at the time. Court heard a bulldozer was regrading and leveling the surface of a waterfront property in Erieau. The Ministry of Natural Resources says the sandy dune was removed and the sand compacted which is harmful to the habitat needed by the Fowler’s species of toads. Fowler’s toads are protected by theRead More