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If 2017 weather was a downer, you ain’t seen nothing yet: Environmental Defence

Extreme cold

OTTAWA — When it comes to extreme weather, 2018 has a throwdown message for last year’s show of hurricanes, forest fires and non-stop rainfall: hold my beer. Tim Gray, executive director of Environmental Defence Canada, says that while predicting when and where extreme weather will hit is difficult, if not impossible, he’s confident there will be even more wacky weather this year. Gray says greenhouse gases like carbon and methane sit and gather in the earth’s atmosphere, where they trap heat as energy. The more energy there is in theRead More

Louisiana teacher speaks out after arrest at board meeting

Teacher escorted out of board meeting in handcuffs

Kevin McGill and Gerald Herbert, The Associated Press Published Wednesday, January 10, 2018 8:01PM EST ABBEVILLE, La. — The Louisiana teacher who was ejected from a school board meeting and handcuffed after speaking out about salaries — a video-recorded arrest that sparked outrage — said Wednesday her treatment was appalling and encouraged others to speak out. The fallout from Deyshia Hargrave’s arrest Monday night was wide-ranging, with school district officials receiving death threats and the governor saying it “cast a negative light” on the state. Video of the arrest wasRead More

Free national parks program soon to end, but kids will still get in free in 2018

By Mia Rabson, The Canadian Press Published Thursday, November 30, 2017 4:32PM EST OTTAWA — The party is nearly over: the free admission to national parks and heritage sites that accompanied Canada’s 150th birthday bash will come to an end Dec. 31. Earlier this year, Environment Minister Catherine McKenna was considering whether to extend the free admission to parks and heritage sites because the program had proven so popular. But McKenna now says the admission fees will return for adults as of Jan. 1, although she is following through onRead More

Calgary family shocked as glass dining table shatters without warning

A Calgary family says they were stunned when the glass dining room table they were sitting at suddenly shattered and sent pieces of glass hurtling through the air. Now they are trying to understand what happened. Earlier this week, Wasim Huq and his two children, aged 12 and 7, were sitting at the dining room table doing homework and eating lunch, when the table’s tempered glass top broke without warning from under them. Because the tabletop was made of tempered glass, the glass exploded into tiny cubes instead of shards,Read More

B.C.’s mental health detention system violating charter rights: report

VANCOUVER — A new report says British Columbia’s system for detaining people with mental health issues is violating their charter rights. Report author Laura Johnston, a lawyer with the Community Legal Assistance Society, says the problems with the provincial Mental Health Act include people in care being put in solitary confinement or involuntarily given treatments like electroconvulsive therapy. The report also found that female patients routinely have their clothes removed by male staff, doctors can make detention decisions without conducting in-person exams and there is no legal aid for patientsRead More

Laurentian University’s Doran Planetarium reaches milestone

From CTV Northern Ontario’s Isaac Cohen: Northern Ontario’s largest planetarium is celebrating 50 years of recreating the night sky at Laurentian University. Source link #canadiannews #worldnews #headlinenews and stories from around the world USA Today News Headlines USA News Headlines ABC NEWS Headlines

Michael Landsberg brings mental health crusade to Baden

For years TSN’s Michael Landsberg has been very vocal about his struggle with depression, and Wednesday he was in Baden to share his story. Landsberg shared a joking but bluntly honest speech at Steinmann Mennonite Church. “Mental illness is one of the few areas where you can simply change a life just by talking about it,” he says. Over 300 people attended the event, which is part of Landsberg’s “Sick Not Weak” campaign aimed at reducing the social stigma surrounding mental illness. “Our goal is to get the message outRead More

‘It’s crazy’: Uninsured Newfoundlander facing $130K medical bill after stroke in U.S.

When Erica Norman lost control of her left arm following a workout at the gym, she immediately knew something was seriously wrong. The 27-year-old from Shea Heights, N.L. regularly exercised, ate healthy meals, and rarely came down with a cold. There was nothing out of the ordinary with her diet or her workout routine on the evening of Nov. 13. That is why it’s all the more surprising that the active, young woman suffered a stroke at the gym that day. To make matters worse, Norman suffered the stroke whileRead More

Trump and Putin discuss Syria, North Korea in phone call

Zeke Miller, The Associated Press Published Tuesday, November 21, 2017 4:48PM EST WASHINGTON — U.S. President Donald Trump and Russia’s Vladimir Putin discussed efforts to bring peace to war-torn Syria during an hour-plus phone call on Tuesday. Iran, North Korea and Ukraine also were on the agenda, the White House said. Trump called it a “great call” Tuesday afternoon as he left the White House to spend Thanksgiving in Florida. Noting the length, he said he and Putin spoke “very strongly about bringing peace to Syria” and “very strongly aboutRead More

Pedestrian in critical condition after being struck in Ottawa’s east end

CTV Ottawa Published Tuesday, November 21, 2017 7:28AM EST Last Updated Tuesday, November 21, 2017 8:39AM EST A woman in her 50s has been struck and sent to hospital in critical condition this morning. Ottawa Paramedics say she was hit by a small van and sustained head, chest and a broken leg. Emergency crews were called to St. Laurent Boulevard and Belfast Road for two separate collisions just before 7 am.  Ottawa Police say the pedestrian was involved in one of the two crashes and officers continue to investigate. CommutersRead More