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Vandals badly damage N.B. burial ground with important connection to black community

The historic Black Settlement Burial Ground in Willow Grove, N.B., has been struck by vandals. Ralph Thomas grew up in the area and has worked for decades to build and preserve the site. Thomas says when he saw the damage, he was at a loss for words. “The community loves this place, and for somebody to come along and just do that for no reason, what can I say?” All of the windows in the building have been busted out. One of the monuments from the site was thrown intoRead More


Trump turns to U.S. Supreme Court in immigrant document fight

SAN FRANCISCO — The Trump administration is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to block a federal judge’s order requiring it to disclose all emails, letters and other documents it considered in its decision to end a program protecting young immigrants from deportation. In a court filing Friday, attorneys for the U.S. Department of Justice say the order by U.S. District Court Judge William Alsup in San Francisco is too broad and would require the administration to turn over protected and nonpublic documents. More than a dozen states along with theRead More


Winnipeg man receives racist letter

A St. James man is sharing his experience of racism, after receiving a page full of derogatory comments in his mailbox. Tashie McKay had barely moved into his home, when he got an unwelcome surprise. On Thursday, McKay saw someone enter his yard. “A suspicious character walked up to the mailbox and put the letter in. I thought nothing of it,” said McKay. But when he opened the letter, it was full of racist remarks about Indigenous people; the letter was directed to his landlord about tenants in the house.Read More


Judge strikes down section of Quebec law that bans face-coverings

Giuseppe Valiante, The Canadian Press Published Friday, December 1, 2017 5:04PM EST Last Updated Friday, December 1, 2017 8:27PM EST MONTREAL — A Superior Court justice on Friday ordered a temporary stay on the provision of a controversial Quebec law that prohibits citizens from receiving or giving public services with their faces covered. Justice Babak Barin ruled that Quebec cannot force people to uncover their faces until the province establishes clear guidelines under which someone can apply for a religious accommodation. Bill 62 was passed in October and was criticizedRead More


City announces proposed 2 per-cent utility increase for next year

CTV Regina Published Friday, December 1, 2017 10:27AM CST Last Updated Friday, December 1, 2017 2:15PM CST The City of Regina has announced a proposed two per-cent utility increase for 2018. The increase would take effect Jan. 1, 2018 and would cost the average household an additional $2.70 a month, or just over $32 per year. This comes on top of the 4 per cent utility increase back in March, 2017. “We had a couple years with some significant rate increases, so that certainly helped strengthen the financial position ofRead More


Some Christmas tree sellers paying more for trees

Buying a real Christmas tree could you set you back a few dollars extra this year.      Some sellers have noticed a small spike in prices from their suppliers. And that could make it tougher for some tree lots to turn a profit. Ray Dubois of Ron Paul Garden Centre said his most popular tree, the 6 to 7 foot Balsam Fir, has gone up $2 this year at his store. “They should of gone up more, but I can’t do it,” said Dubois.  The 67th Winnipeg Scout Group calculated eachRead More


Sportsnet analyst Gregg Zaun terminated over ‘inappropriate behaviour’

Kayla Goodfield, CTV News Toronto Published Thursday, November 30, 2017 7:36PM EST Last Updated Thursday, November 30, 2017 8:32PM EST Former baseball player and Sportsnet Blue Jays analyst Gregg Zaun’s contract has been terminated by Rogers Media over “inappropriate behaviour.” The communications company said Zaun’s termination was effective immediately in a statement released on Thursday. “This week we received complaints from multiple female employees at Sportsnet regarding inappropriate behaviour and comments by Gregg Zaun in the workplace,” President of Rogers Media Rick Brace said in the statement. “After investigating theRead More


High school hockey hazing incident leaves student in hospital

CTV Kitchener Published Thursday, November 30, 2017 6:03PM EST Last Updated Thursday, November 30, 2017 6:25PM EST A teenage hockey player ended up in hospital due to what officials describe as a hazing incident. As a result, Sir John A. Macdonald Secondary School in Waterloo will not be icing a boys’ hockey team this year. Nick Manning, the Waterloo Region District School Board’s chief communications officer, says the decision was made by the school’s principal and vice-principals after they learned that “a number of students” involved with the team hadRead More


Jim Nabors, TV’s homespun Gomer Pyle and singer, dies at 87

Audrey McAvoy, The Associated Press Published Thursday, November 30, 2017 1:09PM EST Last Updated Thursday, November 30, 2017 1:46PM EST HONOLULU — Jim Nabors, the shy Alabaman whose down-home comedy made him a TV star as Gomer Pyle and whose surprisingly operatic voice kept him a favourite in Las Vegas and other showplaces, died Thursday. He was 87. Nabors, who underwent a liver transplant in 1994 after contracting hepatitis B, died peacefully at his home in Hawaii after his health had declined for the past year, said his husband, StanRead More


Women far outnumbered in STEM fields, census data shows

Morgan Lowrie, The Canadian Press Published Wednesday, November 29, 2017 5:13PM EST In the basement of McGill University’s engineering building, Elizabeth O’Meara punches the word “engineer” into a Google Image search and watches the screen fill with pictures of men in construction helmets. “It’s kind of disgraceful,” O’Meara tells her audience, a group of Grade 11 students she’s hoping to encourage to pursue her own field of study. “Not everyone wears hard hats in engineering. “And also, they’re all dudes. They’re also all white.” O’Meara, a 19-year old first-year bioengineeringRead More