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New Zealand allows Chelsea Manning entry after Australia bars her

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WELLINGTON, New Zealand – New Zealand authorities say Chelsea Manning can enter the country for a speaking tour, a day after organizers said she couldn’t enter Australia. Manning was convicted for leaking U.S. government secrets and would not normally qualify for entry into New Zealand under its good character provisions. But Immigration New Zealand General Manager Steve Stuart said Friday that Manning had been granted a “special direction,” allowing her to apply for a working visa for planned speaking events in Auckland and Wellington. Stuart said the agency noted thatRead More


Hamilton tenants on ‘rent strike’ bring protest to Ottawa

Stoney creek residents protest

A group of frustrated Hamilton tenants on a “rent strike” drove their demands to Ottawa today. The landlord, Ottawa based InterRent Real Estate Investment Trust and CLV Group, has proposed a 9.6% rent hike over the next two years. The more than two dozen residents who marched to the CEO’s home in Ottawa say they can’t afford the hike and feel they are being priced out of the apartment complex.  “If it goes up, we have to find another place to live in Hamilton and that’s hard because most placesRead More


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

Italy highway explosion

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


Saskatchewan baseball on display in Queen City

Saskatchewan baseball on display in Queen City

The top four baseball teams from across Saskatchewan are in the Queen City for the 2018 Baseball Saskatchewan Senior AA Tier One Provincial Championships this weekend. The Regina Trappers, Moose Jaw Padres, Marysburg Royals and Saskatoon Outlaws will all be taking part in the tournament. “It gives them an opportunity to play at a really high level of ball after college, after the WMBL. It gives them an opportunity to be able to go and play in a tournament like westerns where you’re playing against the best players,” said ColinRead More


Netflix backs ‘Master of None’ despite misconduct claim

Aziz

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. — Netflix is standing by “Master of None” and Aziz Ansari despite a sexual-misconduct allegation against him earlier this year. Cindy Holland, a programming executive for the streaming service, said Sunday there’s been thought given to a third season for the comedy starring and co-created by Ansari. She added that Netflix would “certainly be happy” to make another “Master of None” season with Ansari, but didn’t commit to it or indicate what the production or release timeline might be. The show about a young, single actor inRead More


'Turtle Patrol' members are heroes for the half-shelled in N.S.

'Turtle Patrol' members are heroes for the half-shelled in N.S.

Turtle rescuers are asking for help from the Nova Scotia government to help save a vulnerable species — the snapping turtle. The turtles are being threatened by both drivers and poachers, says Clarence Stevens, a volunteer member of the “Turtle Patrol.” 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″]


Luggage buying tips for your next trip

Luggage buying tips for your next trip

In tonight’s Consumer and Life: What to watch for when buying luggage; how a new campaign hopes to cut down on food waste; and the study raising questions about how much screen time is too much. 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″]


Tourism heats up along Georgian Bay

Tourism heats up along Georgian Bay

Many businesses along Georgian Bay are thriving so far this summer because of the hot temperatures and sunny conditions. “The weather will dictate your income.  Just look outside and see if you’re going to make money or not,” says Wasaga Beach business owner Mohammed Mosadeq. This summer has already surpassed seasonal norms.  The Barrie area typically gets about 10 days of 30-degree weather between May and September.  Already this year, we’ve had 12 days where the mercury climbed over the 30 C mark and that has given many businesses aRead More


How a free-to-use device can save you money on hydro

Tricklestar energy monitor

The Kitchener Wilmot Hydro and the Kitchener Public Library have teamed up to make energy consciousness more accessible. The library is signing out a plug-in energy device called a Tricklestar Energy Monitor. The device allows families to see how much energy something uses, and teaches kids about energy conservation. It can also tell you how much an appliance is costing you per hour, day and month, whether or not the device is on or just plugged in. The device can be used with any standard outlet for small appliances. ThingsRead More


Ontario PC government cancels $100 million school repair fund

Doug Ford

TORONTO — Ontario’s new Tory government has cancelled a $100-million fund earmarked for school repairs this year, a cut that comes as a result of Doug Ford’s campaign promise to scrap the province’s cap-and-trade system. School boards were notified on July 3 that the Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund would be eliminated and that only work contracted on or before that date would be covered. The memo, obtained by The Canadian Press, advises school boards to stop spending the cash that was allocated in April immediately. “Please maintain detailed records ofRead More