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Boy, 16, sought in fatal shooting of 2 men from Toronto’s rap scene

Jahvante Smart and Ernest Modekwe

TORONTO — Police say they’re looking for a 16-year-old boy in a shooting that left two emerging artists in the Toronto rap scene dead. Jahvante Smart, 21, known as Smoke Dawg and Ernest (Kosi) Modekwe, 28, known as Koba Prime, were gunned down in Toronto’s Entertainment District on June 30. Police say a woman shot in the same incident is expected to recover. Investigators say the Toronto teen is wanted on two counts of first-degree murder and one count of attempted murder, and they’re asking anyone who knows his whereaboutsRead More


Hamilton police investigate ‘sudden death’ of young child

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CTV News Toronto Published Wednesday, July 11, 2018 9:38PM EDT Last Updated Wednesday, July 11, 2018 10:43PM EDT An investigation is underway into the “sudden death” of a young child in Hamilton on Wednesday evening, police said. Emergency crews were called to an apartment building in the area of Young and John streets at around 5 p.m. At the time, Hamilton paramedics said they were responding to a “child in distress.” No further details have been provided. Anyone with further information is asked to contact investigators at 905-564-4861. Source linkRead More


No Ferrochrome Sudbury holds protest

No Ferrochrome Sudbury holds protest

What are the concerns for a possible new ferrochrome smelter that Sudbury is being considered for? Lyndsay Moggy reports. 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″]


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

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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


Midtown Plaza plans $80M renovation for Sears space, requests tax abatement

A rendering from the City of Saskatoon website shows proposed plans for the former Sears space at Midtown Plaza. (supplied)

CTV Saskatoon Published Wednesday, June 13, 2018 7:40PM CST Last Updated Wednesday, June 13, 2018 7:45PM CST Managers at Midtown Plaza in Saskatoon’s downtown are hoping a tax abatement will help the mall cover the costs of a more than $80-million renovation plan for the former Sears space. The mall’s request for the tax abatement passed through a city committee Wednesday and now only needs to be approved by city council. “This isn’t about, you know, an ask to have taxes reduced. The plaza will still be paying millions ofRead More


North Korea offer hope of talks after Trump cancellation

North Korea offer hope of talks after Trump cancellation

Foster Klug and Hyung-Jin Kim, The Associated Press Published Friday, May 25, 2018 1:30AM EDT SEOUL, Korea, Republic Of – North Korea said Friday that it’s still willing to sit for talks with the United States “at any time, (in) any format,” a remarkably restrained and diplomatic response, from a nation noted for its proud belligerence, to U.S. President Donald Trump’s abrupt cancellation of a summit with the North’s autocratic leader, Kim Jong Un. The statement by Vice Foreign Minister Kim Kye Gwan, a longtime nuclear negotiator and senior diplomat,Read More


Mississauga blast: 15 hurt in explosion at Indian restaurant

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CTVNews.ca Staff Published Thursday, May 24, 2018 11:43PM EDT Last Updated Friday, May 25, 2018 7:33AM EDT Police in Mississauga, Ont., are on the hunt for two men who entered an Indian restaurant on Thursday night and detonated what police described as an improvised explosive device, injuring 15 people. Three of those suffered serious blast injuries and were taken to trauma centres; the rest sustained smaller shrapnel injuries. The majority of the victims have been treated and released, while the three most seriously injured are now in stable condition. PeelRead More


Abortion pill to become more widely available in N.S. after new billing code adopted

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THE CANADIAN PRESS Published Wednesday, May 23, 2018 3:23PM ADT Last Updated Wednesday, May 23, 2018 3:26PM ADT HALIFAX — The abortion pill is expected to become more widely available to women in Nova Scotia starting next month, as part of a series of measures adopted by the province aimed at improving abortion access. A physician’s bulletin issued by Nova Scotia Medical Services Insurance last week announced a new billing code that will pay doctors for overseeing the termination of a pregnancy using the abortion pill. The fee covers theRead More


Public school board trustees approve new budget

Public school board trustees approve new budget

CTV Calgary Staff Published Tuesday, May 22, 2018 2:53PM MDT Last Updated Tuesday, May 22, 2018 3:08PM MDT Trustees with the Calgary Board of Education approved the 2018-19 budget on Tuesday and say the $1.4 billion provides stable funding to support students. Earlier this month, the CBE said it had a $35 million shortfall and that it would have to come up with extra funds to keep service at normal levels after the province said it would not make up the three percent shortfall. The board receives more than $1Read More


Edmonton police to march out of uniform in Pride parade

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EDMONTON — Police officers will march in this year’s Edmonton Pride festival, but not in their uniforms. The Edmonton Pride Festival Society says it restricted enforcement vehicles, lights and sirens in the 2017 parade after a similar move in Toronto. It was due to concerns that police were making marginalized people feel unsafe. Supt. Brad Doucette said at the time that the Edmonton Police Service had more work to do if the community wasn’t comfortable with a police presence. The service met with the festival society to discuss what couldRead More