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Concordia’s Tau Kappa Epsilon fraternity to get consent training

Concordia's Tau Kappa Epsilon fraternity to get consent training

In the era of the #MeToo movement, the issue of consent is front and centre on university campuses. As students prepare to go back to school this week, one fraternity is ensuring its members know exactly what that means. “We want to make sure that everyone is aware on campus that we are taking those initiatives,” said Brett Gilmore, president of Concordia’s Tau Kappa Epsilon chapter. Gilmore said he knows fraternities and sororities can get a bad rap, but he wants members of TKE to be leaders – like theirRead More


People viewing Sprucedale blast site asked to stay away

People viewing Sprucedale blast site asked to stay away

Emily Silva , CTV Kitchener Published Friday, August 24, 2018 4:19PM EDT Last Updated Friday, August 24, 2018 7:25PM EDT The City of Kitchener is asking local traffic to stay away from the Sprucedale Crescent blast site after an overwhelming number of onlookers have been occupying the area. They are cracking down on what they call ‘disaster tourism,’ where onlookers come to take photos and view the scene firsthand. “There’s obviously a lot of attention being drawn to this, but we are asking for the public to give the residenceRead More


Barrie`s unemployment rate remains among the highest in Canada: Statistics Canada

Barrie`s unemployment rate remains among the highest in Canada: Statistics Canada

Barrie had the fourth highest unemployment rate among Canadian cities in July. The latest numbers released by Statistics Canada showed the jobless rate in July was  7.0 per cent, up from 6.9 per cent in the previous month. Tyler Colatosti has been looking for plumber work for almost two years now. “They’re looking  for two or three years’ experience and not guys who just got out of school. How are you supposed to get experience if you can’t find work,” said Colatosti. Barrie only trails St. John’s (9.0), Calgary (7.9) Read More


Fuel truck explosion in Italy kills 2, injures up to 70

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Colleen Barry, The Associated Press Published Monday, August 6, 2018 10:54AM EDT Last Updated Monday, August 6, 2018 1:51PM EDT MILAN — A tanker truck carrying flammable material exploded Monday after rear-ending a stopped truck on a crowded highway near the northern Italian city of Bologna, killing at least two people, injuring up to 70 and causing part of the raised expressway to collapse. Italian police said between 60 and 70 people were injured, some with severe burns, during the midday accident on the highway north of the city. TheRead More


Ten-year-old ‘Superman’ bests Phelps’ 23-year-old swim record

Ten-year-old 'Superman' bests Phelps' 23-year-old swim record

A 10-year-old boy nicknamed “Superman” demonstrated his extraordinary swimming ability when he shattered a decades-old record belonging to Michael Phelps. Clark Kent Apuada of California swam the 100-metre butterfly in 1:09.38 at the Far West International Championship, breaking Phelps’ 23-year-old record by more than a second. In 1995, Phelps, a 28-time Olympic medallist, set the age group record with a time of 1:10.48. Apuada went on to win seven gold medals in seven events at the swim meet. Clark Kent Apuada breaks Michael Phelps Far Western Age Group Record setRead More


Preparing for community disasters

Preparing for community disasters

Sault ste. Marie police are trained to deal with a horrific situation if there ever was one. Jairus Patterson reports. 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″]


Throne speech to detail Ford government’s plans for Ontario

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TORONTO — Ontario’s new government will lay out its plan for the province today in a throne speech expected to highlight several of Premier Doug Ford’s campaign promises. The speech, which opens every new legislative session, is written by the premier’s office but read out by Lt.-Gov. Elizabeth Dowdeswell in a formal ceremony. While the new government has been quiet about the specifics of the speech, it said earlier this week that the rare summer sitting was meant to address three priorities. Those priorities are scrapping the cap-and-trade system, endingRead More


First look at artificial reef off Powell River

First look at artificial reef off Powell River

A First World War vessel made out of concrete was sunk off the coast of Powell River. Today, CTV’s Gord Kurbis takes a look. 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″]


Seth Meyers, Wanda Sykes, Hannibal Buress topline JFL42 in Toronto

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TORONTO — Seth Meyers, Jo Koy, Wanda Sykes, and Hannibal Buress are among the headliners booked for Toronto’s JFL42 comedy festival. Organizers says September’s laugh-fest will also feature Anthony Jeselnik, Chris D’Elia and Ken Jeong, while other names set to appear include “The Daily Show ” correspondent Dulce Sloan and JFL42 veteran Andy Kindler, who returns for the seventh year in a row to host The Alternative Show. The festival’s daytime program ComedyCon returns with onstage conversations including Margaret Cho, Maria Bamford, and Comedy Central funnyman Anthony Atamanuik of “TheRead More


C2 in Montreal: Chelsea Manning reminds citizens that they have power

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The Canadian Press Published Thursday, May 24, 2018 4:36PM EDT Last Updated Thursday, May 24, 2018 4:37PM EDT Whistleblower Chelsea Manning says the average citizen has power and needs to use it. The internationally recognized transgender activist told the annual C2 Montreal business conference today that people have the political power to change things. Manning, 30, is a former Army intelligence analyst who served seven years in a U.S. prison for leaking government documents to Wikileaks until then-President Barack Obama commuted the sentence in 2017. Known as Bradley Manning atRead More