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Church of Scientology launches TV channel

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LOS ANGELES – The Church of Scientology launched its own TV channel with a vow that it will be candid about every aspect of the church and its operations but isn’t seeking to preach or convert. “There’s a lot of talk about us. And we get it,” church leader David Miscavige said in introducing the first night of programming Monday. “People are curious. Well, we want to answer your questions. Because, frankly, whatever you have heard, if you haven’t heard it from us, I can assure you we’re not whatRead More

Sarnia police investigating variety store robbery

Sarnia Police

Sarnia police are investigating a an early morning convenience store robbery. Police say it happened around 5:45 a.m. Sunday in the 400 block of Exmouth Street. The suspect entered the store and pulled out a weapon, demanded cash and took off with an undisclosed sum. Anyone with information is asked to contact police. Source link #canadiannews #worldnews #headlinenews and stories from around the world USA Today News Headlines USA News Headlines ABC NEWS Headlines

Pulse growers call for C-49 amendments to clear grain backlog

Delays in rail shipments cause backlog of grain

Some farmers in the province are calling on the federal government to take action to clear up a grain backlog. Saskatchewan Pulse Growers are calling for amendments to Bill C-49, which regulates railways and how railways move grain. The group claims CN has supplied only 66 per cent of hopper cars ordered by grain shippers on time this year, and states the rail company has provided less than 50 per cent of rail car orders over the last four weeks. Ottawa introduced legislation a few years ago, during another grainRead More

Australian dad says he followed hunch in hiring copter that found injured son


SYDNEY, Australia – The father of a teenager who spent 30 hours trapped in a car wreck in Australian woods says he followed his intuition by hiring the helicopter that found his seriously injured son. Samuel Lethbridge remains in a hospital in serious condition with multiple fractures on Tuesday following the crash on Sunday. His father, Tony Lethbridge, told Seven Network television he suspected his 17-year-old son may have been in a car wreck when he did not return by Sunday night to the family home at Lake Macquarie, northRead More

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

B.C. Supreme Court

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

Canada’s Erik Guay pulls out of Lake Louise World Cup super-G with sore back

LAKE LOUISE, Alta. – Back problems continue to plague Canadian ski star Erik Guay as he withdrew from Sunday’s World Cup super-G race in Lake Louise, Alta. The 36-year-old from Mont-Tremblant, Que., is the reigning super-G champion after winning gold in St. Moritz, Switzerland, in February. Guay also pulled out of Saturday’s downhill, which was won by Swiss skier Beat Feuz. Back issues limited Guay’s training prior to arriving in Lake Louise. He says his back worsened in Friday’s training run. Guay is Canada’s most decorated alpine skier with 25Read More

New Democrat private member’s bill would regulate gas prices

An Ontario New Democrat is proposing a private member’s bill that would regulate gas prices. Gilles Bisson will introduce a bill next week that would allow the Ontario Energy Board to control both the retail price and wholesale mark-up of petroleum products in the province. He says communities in Ontario can have a 40-cent difference in price on the same day, and that’s not fair to consumers. Bisson says there would still be some regional differences, to account for fuel transportation costs, but not nearly as large as drivers seeRead More

Wildlife group challenges B.C.’s interpretation of law on destroying bears

VANCOUVER — A wildlife advocacy group is accusing the British Columbia government of not following its own law on the destruction of bears by conservation officers. The Association for the Protection of Fur-Bearing Animals, also known as the Fur-Bearers, has filed a court petition challenging an officer’s decision to kill a black bear cub near Dawson Creek in May 2016. The group says a concerned resident, Tiana Jackson, found the apparently orphaned bear by the roadside and called the conservation officer service before taking the cub to an outdoor dogRead More

Quebec City paramedics say string of deaths show need for more ambulances Staff Published Monday, November 20, 2017 8:09PM EST Last Updated Monday, November 20, 2017 8:21PM EST Quebec City paramedics are pressuring their provincial government to put more ambulances on the roads, pointing to three deaths in four days as evidence of a shortage. Jean-Francois Gagne, a member of the paramedics union FPHQ, described one of the incidents, which he says happened on Sunday at around 4 a.m. Gagne says a woman in Beauport was having trouble breathing and experiencing a rapid heartbeat. The nearest ambulance was parked near theRead More

‘Wonder’ star Jacob Tremblay, kids with facial differences meet for screening of film

Sheryl Ubelacker, The Canadian Press Published Monday, November 20, 2017 6:09PM EST Last Updated Monday, November 20, 2017 6:54PM EST TORONTO — Vancouver child actor Jacob Tremblay was in Toronto on Monday for a special screening of his new film “Wonder” about a child with facial deformities, sharing it with his muses — a group of young patients who live that reality every day and helped him prepare for his role. The 11-year-old plays Auggie Pullman, a child with Treacher Collins syndrome, a rare congenital condition in which babies areRead More