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Kitchener truck driver charged in drug smuggling case

Kitchener truck driver charged in drug smuggling case

A Kitchener man was found guilty of importing a substance and possession for the purpose of trafficking. Drago Knezevic was crossing the border from the United States to Canada driving a transport truck in 2011. During a secondary inspection at the Ambassador Bridge from Detroit to Windsor, Canadian border officers found two suitcases containing 39 bricks of cocaine. The estimated street value of the drug was $3.9 million. Knezevic was shipping raspberries from California to Etobicoke. He was found not guilty during his first trial, when he denied knowing aboutRead More


Review of Hassan Diab extradition to be led by former Ont. chief prosecutor

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OTTAWA – Former Ontario chief prosecutor Murray Segal has been selected to lead an external review of the extradition of Ottawa professor Hassan Diab. Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould said in a statement late Thursday that Segal “will be given the tools, access and discretion necessary to conduct a thorough and independent review of the case.” The RCMP arrested Diab, a Canadian of Lebanese descent, in November 2008 in response to a request by France, which suspected him of being involved in the 1980 bombing of a Paris synagogue that killedRead More


Ford freezes salaries of public service managers, reviews executive pay

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TORONTO — Ontario’s new premier has frozen the wages of public service managers and ordered a review of executive and management compensation in his latest effort to curb government spending. A memo posted on the government website Friday — the day Doug Ford was sworn in as premier — says pending pay adjustments for managers, executives and staff not covered by collective bargaining will be on hold “until the new government can put in place an expenditure management strategy.” The documents says merit pay for the current performance cycle willRead More


Red Cross ships fridges, freezers to evacuated communities of Pauingassi and Little Grand Rapids

Red Cross ships fridges, freezers to evacuated communities of Pauingassi and Little Grand Rapids

Ahmar Khan, CTV Winnipeg Published Sunday, June 17, 2018 4:09PM CST Last Updated Sunday, June 17, 2018 5:38PM CST After hundreds of fridges and freezers were destroyed or damaged during wildfires that struck Pauingassi and Little Grand Rapids First Nations the Canadian Red Cross is filling the void. The humanitarian organization is sending nearly 800 fridges and freezers to the two communities to help residents resume normal lives. The appliances were deemed not fit to use, as they were sitting dormant for weeks with rotten food and chemicals inside makingRead More


Protester spars with B.C. premier over fish farms

Protester spars with B.C. premier over fish farms

As B.C. announced a new wild salmon advisory council, an activist berated Horgan, saying fish farms are destroying salmon stocks 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″]


Nicole Kidman, Amazon sign TV, movie production deal

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LOS ANGELES — Amazon Studios says it’s signed a deal with Nicole Kidman and her production company for TV and movie projects. Under the “first-look” deal, Amazon and Kidman’s Blossom Films will develop original series for Amazon Prime Video and big-screen films. In a statement Thursday, Amazon Studios head Jennifer Salke called Kidman “a force of nature” as an actress and a producer. Blossom Films, founded by Kidman and Per Saari, produced the Emmy-winning series “Big Little Lies” for HBO. Amazon is striking deals with other prominent Hollywood figures, includingRead More


Breaking down the possibilities that could come from the Ontario’s votes

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Michelle McQuigge, The Canadian Press Published Wednesday, June 6, 2018 6:32PM EDT The twists and turns of Ontario’s election campaign have made it impossible to predict the outcome of Thursday’s vote, with several possible scenarios in play. The Progressive Conservatives and New Democrats are virtually tied in recent polls, while the governing Liberals, by Premier Kathleen Wynne’s own admission, are not a contender for government. The Canadian Press spoke to experts about what could unfold. How does power change hands after an election? The Crown, represented provincially by the lieutenant-governor,Read More


Gymnastics exec says she was told to keep quiet about Nassar

Gymnastics exec says she was told to keep quiet about Nassar

WASHINGTON — The former president of USA Gymnastics refused to answer questions Tuesday from a Senate subcommittee about how he handled allegations of sexual abuse by former team doctor Larry Nassar, and another former executive sat next to him and asserted that her former boss instructed her and others to keep quiet about athletes’ claims. Rhonda Faehn, the former senior vice-president of USA Gymnastics, said she first reported an allegation against Nassar to Steve Penny, her then-boss, on June 17, 2015. Nassar was not arrested until more than a yearRead More


Baby Moose Rescued on Wapati River beach

Baby Moose Rescued on Wapati River beach

Kiera Lyons, CTV Edmonton Published Sunday, May 20, 2018 5:28PM MDT Last Updated Sunday, May 20, 2018 5:45PM MDT A baby moose was rescued by Grande Prairie boaters on the Wapati River beach Saturday. Kane Savidan of Grande Prairie said he was where Bear Creek flows into the Wapiti River when his cousin Ryan heard the sound of a moose mewing. A baby moose had become stuck up to his head in mud and was unable to get free. The men were unsure how long he had been stuck, butRead More


Canadian vacationers stranded in Cuba following plane crash

Canadian vacationers stranded in Cuba following plane crash

In the wake of a horrific plane crash in Cuba that claimed the lives of 110 people, dozens of Canadians are now stranded in the country, wondering when they will be able to fly home. On Friday, a Cubana de Aviacion flight out of Havana crashed shortly after takeoff, killing all but three of its 113 passengers and crew members. The crash is being labelled the worst Cuban aviation disaster in more than three decades. Nancy Charland of Montreal was supposed to head home Friday with Cubana from Cayo LargoRead More