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U.S. launches national security investigation against uranium imports

An underground uranium mine owned by Cameco, is shown on Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2015. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Liam Richards)

Canada could face a larger trade dispute with the U.S. after the Department of Commerce launched another national security investigation, this time by looking into uranium imports. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross announced the investigation Wednesday, noting U.S. production of uranium for military and electric power has decreased to five per cent of its consumption from 49 per cent in 1987. “The Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security will conduct a thorough, fair, and transparent review to determine whether uranium imports threaten to impair national security,” Ross in aRead More


Manitoba seeing 25% increase in road fatalities in 2018

Road fatalities

Road-related deaths have seen a sharp increase in 2018 according to some startling numbers out of Manitoba Public Insurance. This year there’s been around a 25 per cent uptick in fatalities compared to 2017. “We’re also seeing an increase in fatalities on weekends,” said Brian Smiley, the MPI media relations coordinator. According to Smiley, the increase in weekend road deaths is a trend they’ve been noticing over the past few years. He said some possible explanations for this pattern are the fact that there’s more driver on the road asRead More


Searchers find missing plane, two dead

Searchers find missing plane, two dead

A two-day search for a Nanaimo-bound plane and the two Calgary men aboard it has ended in heartbreak. 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″]


Bali airport reopens after ash threat stranded thousands

Mount Agung's crater glows red

The Associated Press Published Friday, June 29, 2018 9:22AM EDT Last Updated Friday, June 29, 2018 9:42AM EDT DENPASAR, Indonesia — The international airport on the Indonesian resort island of Bali reopened Friday afternoon after a nearly 12-hour closure due to a volcanic ash threat that disrupted travel plans for thousands. Nearly 450 flights were cancelled Friday, affecting some 75,000 people, as the Mount Agung volcano gushed a 2,500-metre column of ash and smoke for a second day. The National Disaster Mitigation Agency said tests showed there was no ashRead More


Quebec Charter of Values a factor in radicalizing foreign fighters: study

ISIS

Five months after Shayma Senouci left Quebec to join Islamic State fighters (ISIS) in Syria, she wrote a long email to her friends back home. She told them that she felt she didn’t belong in the West and that she had an obligation to emigrate to a Muslim country. “I left because I felt imprisoned in this country, I felt dirty and deadly, an accomplice for the killings and the humiliations of Muslims worldwide,” the young woman wrote. Senouci also shared that the debate surrounding the Quebec government’s proposed CharterRead More


Gymnastics exec says she was told to keep quiet about Nassar

Gymnastics exec says she was told to keep quiet about Nassar

WASHINGTON — The former president of USA Gymnastics refused to answer questions Tuesday from a Senate subcommittee about how he handled allegations of sexual abuse by former team doctor Larry Nassar, and another former executive sat next to him and asserted that her former boss instructed her and others to keep quiet about athletes’ claims. Rhonda Faehn, the former senior vice-president of USA Gymnastics, said she first reported an allegation against Nassar to Steve Penny, her then-boss, on June 17, 2015. Nassar was not arrested until more than a yearRead More


High levels of air pollution in region prompt statement from Environment Canada

Smog alert

Environment Canada has issued an air quality statement for London-Middlesex Friday. The agency says high levels of air pollution have developed. Hot and sunny conditions have resulted in increasing ground-level ozone concentrations for the region, which are expected to last into the afternoon. In Sarnia-Lambton, the agency says there is both a smog and air health advisory in effect there due to deteriorating air quality. Children, including teenagers, are at higher risk from outdoor air pollution because they often spend time being active outdoors. Young people are more likely toRead More


Queen City celebrates the royal wedding

vintage tea royal wedding

People all around the world watched and celebrated the royal marriage of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. Here in the Queen City, several royal family fans fled to the Vintage Tea Room to get a taste of the big event. The tea room had a special menu for Saturday’s royal wedding, including a ‘coronation chicken pie,’ drawing in a full-house at the British-inspired café. “I’m here to spend some time with my family and have some food and kind of celebrate the wedding,” said one of the café’s customers, BrooklyneRead More


Kovac and Frankfurt stun Bayern 3-1 to win German Cup final

Frankfurt win cup

By Ciaran Fahey, The Associated Press Published Saturday, May 19, 2018 8:19PM EDT BERLIN — Niko Kovac stunned his future employer by leading Eintracht Frankfurt to a 3-1 win over Bayern Munich in the German Cup final on Saturday. The Frankfurt coach, who has agreed to take over from the retiring Jupp Heynckes in Munich next season, oversaw a committed performance from his side crowned by two goals from the impressive Ante Rebic. The Croatian striker scored early and late to cancel out Robert Lewandowski’s equalizer for Bayern. Bayern mightRead More


Nathan Gervais sentenced for breaching bail after skipping murder trial, fleeing Canada

Nathan Paul Gervais

A judge sentence Nathan Gervais to 15 months in jail on Monday after the man accused of murder missed his trial and left the country. The 23-year-old pleaded guilty to breaching his bail and, with credit for time served, will spend approximately seven months in jail. Gervais was scheduled to stand trial on a charge of first-degree murder in 2016 in connection with the swarming death of Lukas Strasser-Hird in 2013 but he failed to appear in court. A warrant was issued for Gervais’ arrest. In November 2017, Gervais wasRead More