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Ontario’s interim sex-ed curriculum vague and confusing, experts and board say

Lisa Thompson

Paola Loriggio and Shawn Jeffords, The Canadian Press Published Thursday, August 23, 2018 7:26PM EDT TORONTO — The Ontario government’s newly released sexual-education curriculum is stirring up fresh confusion about what teachers can and cannot tell students when classes resume next month, experts said Thursday as school boards reviewed the document. The lesson plan, meant to temporarily replace a now-repealed modernized version put in place by the former Liberal government in 2015, was delivered to school boards and posted online Wednesday after repeated requests from educators who sought clarity onRead More


George Clooney tops Forbes’ highest-paid actors list

George Clooney

LOS ANGELES — George Clooney can raise a glass, even if he’s not starring in any hit movies. The 57-year-old tops the 2018 Forbes’ list of highest-paid actors with US$239 million in pretax earnings. Forbes credits up to $1 billion that a British conglomerate said it would pay for Casamigos Tequila, which Clooney co-founded in 2013 with two entrepreneurs. The actor’s wealth also includes additional earnings from endorsements and older movies. The rankings include on-screen and outside earnings. Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson ranked second with $124 million pretax. Forbes saysRead More


Driver charged after pedestrian struck in west Edmonton crosswalk

Car-ped

A woman in her 60s has been charged after a woman was struck while crossing a road in west Edmonton Monday. Officers were called to a crosswalk near 90 Avenue and 173 Street just after 1 p.m. Monday. When police arrived, they found a female pedestrian in medical distress on the road near the entrance to the West Edmonton Mall parking lot. Reports indicated the pedestrian was crossing 90 Avenue when she was hit by an SUV. The pedestrian was treated and taken to hospital by paramedics with non-life threateningRead More


Tacks found on downtown bike network

Tacks

An Edmonton man says he found 44 tacks along the downtown bike network on 102 Avenue Sunday.   Just took 44 tacks off the 102 Ave bike lane between 106 St and 107 St. Must have blown off nearby bulletin boards. #yegbike pic.twitter.com/mLO8HVAHFU — Glenn Kubish (@Kub64) August 5, 2018 Glenn Kubish told CTV News a tack punctured one of the tires of his wife’s bike. If done deliberately, Kubish said he’d like to go for a bike ride with the person that dropped the tacks to show them howRead More


Pop star Demi Lovato vows to keep fighting addiction

Demi Lovato

LOS ANGELES – In her first public comments since an overdose put her into the hospital, singer Demi Lovato says she remains committed to overcoming addiction. “I will keep fighting,” Lovato wrote Sunday in a post on Instagram. She also thanked her fans, family, team and staff at Cedars-Sinai hospital in Los Angeles. She reportedly overdosed on drugs at her Hollywood Hills home on July 24. She said she’s learned that the illness of addiction doesn’t fade and is something she “must continue to overcome,” and needs time to healRead More


Northern Alberta man killed in highway crash near Redwater

A man in his 40s is dead, and a police investigation is underway intothe highway crash that killed him late Friday night. Officers were called to the head-on collision involving two vehicles on Highway 28 and Range Road 200 just after 11 p.m. Friday, July 27. It’s believed a pickup truck heading west collided with a minivan driving in the opposite direction. The driver of the minivan, a 41 year old male from Caslan, Alberta, was pronounced dead at the scene by paramedics. Two passengers, a 15-year-old female and 16-year-oldRead More


Search effort called off after unmanned canoe pulled from Bow River west of Cochrane

Empty canoe - Bow River

Members of the Cochrane RCMP detachment have released photographs of a canoe that was pulled from the Bow River on Friday afternoon in the hopes of identifying the owner of the boat and verifying their well-being. At approximately 4:40 p.m., officers were deployed to the boat launch near Highway 22 after someone reported an empty canoe in the river to 911. A STARS Air Ambulance helicopter provided aerial surveillance of the area but no one was located. RCMP had deployed three boats to scour the river upstream to Ghost RiverRead More


Wild weather not putting a damper on Craven festivities

Wild weather not putting a damper on Craven festivities

There were wind gusts up to 60 km per hour out in Craven on Friday night, but that did not put a damper on festivities at the Country Thunder music festival. Kerry Wolitski has been attending the festival in Craven since she was 12 years old. Although the wind makes it tough to take down their tents, she notes that things could always be worse. “Any weather that’s not raining is perfect. Who cares? It’s not muddy, it’s great,” said Wolitski. “It’s Saskatchewan. We’ve had these lots. But compared toRead More


Woman found living with adult daughter’s corpse: police

Police Tape

DETROIT – A 65-year-old woman has been found living with the body of her adult daughter in a house on Detroit’s west side. Detroit police Officer Dan Donakowski said Monday that the mother went to a police precinct Sunday and told officers that her daughter had died. Officers went to the home on Seebaldt Street and found the 47-year-old woman’s body. Donakowski says a medical examiner must determine when and how she died. No one has been arrested. WJBK-TV and WXYZ-TV report that the woman’s body may have been inRead More


Boris Panovski murder trial enters closing arguments

Boris Panovski

Jurors at the Boris Panovski murder trial heard closing arguments Tuesday. Panovski’s lawyer began the day by arguing that there were two reasons his should not be found guilty of killing Don Frigo. Panovski has pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder and attempted murder in connection with the Sept. 13, 2014 shooting at the Hullett Wildlife Conservation Area near Clinton. Frigo, a construction executive, was killed. Eva Frigo, his wife, was wounded but survived. The couple had been riding horses in the area. The defence lawyer noted that Frigo’s wife,Read More