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Sex work, drugs, and pharmacare: What Liberals want in 2019 platform


HALIFAX – Come 2019, Liberal members think the party should implement a national pharmacare program and champion the decriminalization of both low-level drug possession and sex work. The top five priorities voted by delegates in order are: implementing a pharmacare program; insuring mental health services are covered for all Canadians; decriminalizing drug possession; decriminalizing sex work; and protecting employee pensions. In total, delegates voted to select the top 15 policies, down from 30 at the start of the convention. These will now be sent to the national platform committee forRead More

Deceased man found in city’s northeast identified as missing man


A day after Edmonton police said they were investigating the death of a man whose body was found in a residential area in the city’s northeast, police released the identity of the deceased. Police said the body of 41-year-old Chad Stevenson was found by utility workers in a new residential area north of McConachie Drive at 57 Avenue at about 1:30 p.m. Monday. EPS said Stevenson was last seen in the Cy Becker neighbourhood on Tuesday, November 7, 2017. He was reported missing by his family. His vehicle was discoveredRead More

Police investigate after body found in southeast Calgary

Calgary police

Police are investigating after a body was discovered in the southeast on Sunday afternoon. Officers were called to the scene at Heritage Meadows Road and Heritage Meadows Way S.E. at just before 2:00 p.m. Information is limited at this time and the circumstances behind the death have not yet been determined. More to come. Source link #canadiannews #worldnews #headlinenews and stories from around the world USA Today News Headlines USA News Headlines ABC NEWS Headlines

Police investigating assault at Ottawa Carleton Detention Centre

Ottawa Police

Ottawa Police are investigating an assault at the Ottawa Carleton Detention Centre. Police say a victim has suffered life-threatening injuries. Officers were called to the Innes Road Jail on Wednesday. According to police, three men are under investigation for assault. More to come.  Source link #canadiannews #worldnews #headlinenews and stories from around the world USA Today News Headlines USA News Headlines ABC NEWS Headlines

South African court dismisses Pistorius appeal

Oscar Pistorius

JOHANNESBURG — Legal experts say Olympian Oscar Pistorius has finally run out of options to appeal his 13-year prison sentence for the murder of Reeva Steenkamp. South Africa’s highest court dismissed Pistorius’ request to review the sentence on Monday, bringing a close to a five-year legal saga surrounding the man who was once one of the world’s most celebrated athletes. “There is nothing they can do,” said Pierre de Vos, a constitutional law expert at the University of Cape Town. Last year, the Supreme Court of Appeal more than doubledRead More

Repairing Barrie’s Bayfield Street could cost twice as much

Repairing Barrie's Bayfield Street could cost twice as much

A rough winter has city staff looking to double the budget to repair one of Barrie’s busiest roads. Barrie city councillors will receive a report on Monday night, asking for an increase of $900,000 to fix Bayfield Street. If approved, the city would be doling out $1.86 million for the repairs. “We feel we’re paying what the job does cost. It was just a challenge to estimate those costs, it’s very site specific,” says Stew Patterson, manager of construction.   Staff want to replace the concrete and asphalt with aRead More

Break-ins continue at Huron elementary schools

Exeter Public School

Huron OPP say there has been a string of recent break-ins at elementary schools in the county. The latest one was at Exeter Public School on Victoria Street East in Exeter. Last Tuesday, police were called to the school around 4 a.m. after a caretaker discovered the school had been entered. Police say someone entered by force through a window and that a HP Pro Book worth $900 was taken. Police are asking the public to keep an eye out for suspicious activity on school properties. If a suspicious personRead More

Andersen sets franchise record for goalie wins in a season as Leafs down Habs

Habs Leafs Apr 7

Joshua Clipperton, The Canadian Press Published Saturday, April 7, 2018 10:49PM EDT TORONTO – Zach Hyman scored the winner early in the third period, Frederik Andersen made 31 saves to set a new franchise mark with his 38th win of the season, and the Toronto Maple Leafs closed out their schedule with a 4-2 victory over the Montreal Canadiens on Saturday night. Auston Matthews buried his 34th goal to match his jersey number and added an assist for Toronto (49-26-7), which also set a club record for points in aRead More

‘Respiratory viruses’ involved after 14 sent to hospital from Alberta first nation

'Respiratory viruses' involved after 14 sent to hospital from Alberta first nation Staff Published Friday, April 6, 2018 6:34PM EDT Last Updated Friday, April 6, 2018 11:06PM EDT Alberta health officials say that “a variety of common respiratory viruses” were involved in an incident where 14 people were sent to hospital with “influenza-like” symptoms. Alberta Health Services said in a statement Friday that it is “confident there is no ongoing health risk to the individuals” and that “there is no health risk to the public.” “AHS is not able to comment on the RCMP investigation into the death of a childRead More

Russell Crowe sells off marriage mementos in ‘art of divorce’ auction

russell crowe

Divorce can be messy, and – when all is said and done – everyday objects can become painful reminders of a spoiled marriage. Actor Russell Crowe has found a novel way to deal with the problem: by selling off hundreds of pieces collected during his marriage, including diamond jewelry, a dinosaur skull, two motorcycles and a leather jockstrap. The auction, organized through Sotheby’s Australia, will be held Saturday in Sydney. The date was carefully chosen – it’s Crowe’s wedding anniversary, which he once celebrated with his ex-wife, actress and singerRead More