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Alleged scissor attack 'did not happen': Toronto police

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85 years of business at Saskatoon barbershop

85 years of business at Saskatoon barbershop

Over eight decades after first opening its doors, a barbershop in downtown Saskatoon has no plans to slow down. The City Park Barbershop performed its first haircut in 1933. Other than a move from the front of the building to the side, the business has been in the same location since the beginning. Jodie Thompson took over the barbershop last year after about 27 years working in the industry. “I love the location, the atmosphere and the size,” Thompson said. “It’s very homey and everybody’s friendly.” Some clients have beenRead More


Pending charges in 911 hoax introduces swatting into lexicon of many Calgarians

Pending charges in 911 hoax introduces swatting into lexicon of many Calgarians

The recent issuing of arrest warrants for a California man in connection with a fraudulent call to 911 that prompted a large police presence in southwest Calgary was likely the first encounter with the term ‘swatting’ for many Calgarians but, for online gamers, the criminal prank calls are well-known. Swatting is the act of making a fake emergency call in an attempt to get officer to respond to someone’s address. On the evening of December 22, officers were deployed to an apartment building in the community of Bankview after someoneRead More


Decision made on where to put new downtown convention centre

Decision made on where to put new downtown convention centre

From CTV Northern Ontario’s Lyndsay Moggy: Sudbury council opts to use city-owned land for new convention and performing arts centre building. Source link #canadiannews #worldnews #headlinenews and stories from around the world USA Today News Headlines USA News Headlines ABC NEWS Headlines


Neighbours take B.C. condo owner to court over allegations of prostitution

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Gemma Karstens-Smith, The Canadian Press Published Wednesday, January 10, 2018 6:44PM EST VANCOUVER — A condo owner has been ordered to stop using his property for business purposes — including alleged “prostitution related activities” — after his neighbours went to court armed with evidence they put together through dedicated sleuthing. Court documents say residents of the building in Burnaby, B.C., started raising concerns in August 2015 about visitors and disturbances at a unit owned by Christopher Nino Diopita. In a petition filed with the Supreme Court of British Columbia, neighboursRead More


More female officers accuse WRPS colleagues of discrimination

More female officers accuse WRPS colleagues of discrimination

Two current Waterloo Regional Police officers and one former officer have sworn affidavits as part of a proposed class-action lawsuit against the region’s police board and police union, alleging a culture of sexual harassment that leaves female officers afraid to report misconduct. The legal action was launched last year, when a current officer and a former officer came forward with allegations that they were repeatedly harassed and abused. Like the earlier claims, none of the new allegations have been tested in court. The lawyer representing Waterloo Regional Police in theRead More


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


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


Mother threw infant at father’s feet, cracks skull during fight: police

NEW ORLEANS – Authorities say a Louisiana mother threw her infant son at his father’s feet, fracturing the baby’s skull. Nola.com/The Times-Picayune reports the infant’s father said he had been arguing with 24-year-old Heidy Rios, of Terrytown, when she threw the 3-week-old baby at his feet and uttered an expletive, telling him to “take” his son. The father took the child to a New Orleans hospital on Thursday, and doctors determined the infant had fractured his right temporal bone. Authorities say the injuries aren’t life-threatening. Rios initially told investigators sheRead More


Work-at-home trend stays static as daily commutes get longer across Canada | CTV News

Kevin Bissett, The Canadian Press Published Wednesday, November 29, 2017 8:54AM EST Last Updated Wednesday, November 29, 2017 8:55AM EST FREDERICTON — More members of the workforce are cramming the country’s buses, subways and highways each day, adding precious minutes to the daily commute, Statistics Canada reported Wednesday in its sixth and final batch of numbers from the 2016 census. The number of commuters is larger than ever, the agency said — 15.9 million in 2016, a 30 per cent increase since 1996 — with a 59.5 per cent increaseRead More