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Nadeau-Dubois shies away from nationalist debate in re-election launch

Nadeau-Dubois shies away from nationalist debate in re-election launch

Quebec Solidaire spokesperson Gabriel Nadeau-Dubois formally announced his candidacy for October’s provincial election on Sunday. Nadeau-Dubois, 27, will run in Gouin, the riding where he was first elected in a by-election two years ago. The former student leader, who became famous in the province during the 2012 Printemps Erable student strikes, won with 70 per cent of the vote. His QS co-spokesperson Manon Masse said she believes he has a good shot at re-election. “I’m pretty sure that he will win, because he still has the support of his community,”Read More

B.C. government asks residents for feedback on oil spill prevention plans

Vancouver oil spill

VICTORIA – British Columbia’s government says it is moving to the next steps in defending provincial land and water from oil spills by getting public feedback on potential policies, even as one of its most controversial proposals heads to court. Environment Minister George Heyman says in a statement that British Columbians have a “personal connection” with the environment and need to have their voices heard about steps to protect land and water. The province is looking for input on four policy areas: response times for oil spills, geographic response plans,Read More

Glenn only player to have CFL rights held by all nine teams after joining Eskimos

Kevin Glenn

EDMONTON — Kevin Glenn is now nine-for-nine over his CFL career. The veteran quarterback signed with the Edmonton Eskimos on Monday. The CFL said that makes Glenn the only player in its history to have had his rights held by all nine franchises. Glenn, a 17-year CFL veteran, was part of both the Ottawa Redblacks and Toronto Argonauts but never played a game for either franchise. Glenn played on three occasions with the Saskatchewan Roughriders (2001-03, 2015, 2017) and twice for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers (2004-08, 2016). The 38-year-old DetroitRead More

Final day for Sears store in Windsor

Final day for Sears store in Windsor

CTV Windsor Published Sunday, January 14, 2018 5:04PM EST Last Updated Sunday, January 14, 2018 6:00PM EST After 48 years in business, the Sears store in Windsor officially closed Sunday. The Devonshire mall location joined other Sears stores across the country that have all closed their doors for good. Liquidation sales have been held for the last few months. Customers expressed sadness at the closing. Lindsey Friesen took her children to Sears every year for annual photos. “Our last group shot was with their instruments and I took in oneRead More

Skipp Anderson sexual assault conviction timely: trial lawyers

Skipp Anderson sexual assault conviction timely: trial lawyers

Both the Crown prosecutor and defence lawyer in the Skipp Anderson sexual assault trial say the conviction comes at a time when sexual assault cases and victims’ voices are front and centre in society. “I see, as we all do, that society is being more and more receptive to the voices of people who experience sexual violence and I think this is reflected in this decision,” Crown prosecutor Tamara Rock told reporters after the verdict was handed down Thursday night. The jury deliberated for nearly seven hours and convicted theRead More

Saturday will be the final day for Sears in Barrie

Sears Barrie

Saturday will be the final day Sears will be open in Barrie. The retailer has been in a state of liquidation since announcing the closure of its 74 department stores across the country. Sears Canada says Saturday will be the final day for the store at Georgian Mall. The company has offered discounts of up to 50 per cent since October. The final closure of the Barrie store means more than 100 people will be out of a job. The retailer has been under creditor protection since June. Source linkRead More

University of Calgary officials say they have no grounds to expel Connor Neurauter

University of Calgary officials say they have no grounds to expel Connor Neurauter

A 21-year-old University of Calgary student who pleaded guilty to sexual interference in British Columbia earlier this month will not be expelled from the school. According to a statement released by Dru Marshall, the University of Calgary’s provost and vice-president, on Thursday afternoon, Connor Neurauter will remain an enrolled student but has been advised not to return to campus for the remainder of the term. “The matter in British Columbia occurred before Mr. Neurauter was a student at the University of Calgary. This is important, because our policies do notRead 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

Judge to give closing arguments to Lac-Megantic criminal-negligence trial

Tom Harding, Jean Demaitre, Richard Labrie

The Canadian Press Published Wednesday, January 10, 2018 7:08AM EST Last Updated Wednesday, January 10, 2018 7:09AM EST The judge at the Lac-Megantic criminal-negligence trial is to give his instructions to the jury Wednesday. Defence lawyers wrapped up their closing arguments Tuesday. Tom Harding, Richard Labrie and Jean Demaitre are charged with criminal negligence in the disaster that killed 47 people in July 2013 when a runaway train carrying crude derailed in Lac-Megantic and exploded. They have pleaded not guilty. Harding was the train’s engineer, Labrie the traffic controller andRead More

5 things to know on Wednesday, January 10, 2018: Justin Trudeau, Porter Airlines, Dollarama

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau faced a backlash at the first of six town hall meetings he’s holding across the country. Plus, a Montreal designer is showcasing dollar-store fashion. 1. Town hall backlash: A Nova Scotia mother forced to quit her job to care for her son because of his violent outbursts called on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to fix Canada’s fragmented system of supports for children with autism. The calls came at Trudeau’s first of six town hall meetings being held across the country. 2. Threats alleged: Porter Airlines passengersRead More