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Court rejects proposed class action lawsuit against Waterloo Regional Police

Court rejects proposed class action lawsuit against Waterloo Regional Police

CTV Kitchener Published Friday, July 13, 2018 7:02PM EDT Last Updated Friday, July 13, 2018 7:14PM EDT A judge has ruled against the plaintiffs in a proposed class action lawsuit against Waterloo Regional Police. They accused the force of gender-based bullying, violence and sexual misconduct. One of those plaintiffs was Angie Rivers, a constable with Waterloo Regional Police. She claimed male officers made sexual advances, questioned her competence and refused to provide her with backup during dangerous calls. “I first started out internally,” Rivers says. “Then I went to theRead More


‘Living Flag’ retired for Canada Day festivities

‘Living Flag’ retired for Canada Day festivities

The tradition that Winnipeggers came to know as the ‘Canada Day Living Flag’ has officially come to an end for the time being.  Downtown Winnipeg Biz said now was the right time to move on from the tradition and has decided to put the idea on ice.  Last year’s big Canada 150 celebration saw nearly 3.600 Winnipeggers flock to Portage and Main to be a part of the human maple leaf. The organization said it was fitting to go out on top with last year’s celebration being the grandest sinceRead 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


Record $6M settlement for N.S. boy who suffered brain damage at birth

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HALIFAX — A seven-year-old Nova Scotia boy who suffered brain damage at birth has received a $6 million settlement — the largest of its kind in the province’s history. The lawsuit said Cullen Chisholm suffered oxygen deprivation during his delivery which caused severe cerebral palsy. Lawyer John McKiggan says Cullen is unable to care for himself in any way and will require 24 hour attendant care for the rest of his life. Obstetrician Dr. Allison Ball and the former Guysborough Antigonish Strait Health Authority have agreed to the settlement. TheRead More


Layoffs part of Manulife’s move away from ‘paper-based’ past: experts

Layoffs part of Manulife's move away from 'paper-based' past: experts

The announcement that Manulife plans to shed 700 positions isn’t a sign of automation tightening its grip on all human jobs, experts say – but neither is it something that can be ignored. The insurance giant revealed this week that it is cutting the positions as part of an increasing trend toward digitization. The company recently created an artificial intelligence tool and handed it the power to make a number of decisions around underwriting. A recent report from the Human Resources Professionals Association estimated that 42 per cent of theRead More


New drug gives hope to Moose Jaw woman with rare disorder

Shailyn

A new drug has given hope to a Moose Jaw woman with a rare neuromuscular disorder, but it comes with a high price tag. Shailyn Taylor is a student at Mount Royal University in Calgary with spinal muscular dystrophy or SMA. Her physical condition has deteriorated over the last 22 years, as the disease attacks her muscles. “My councillor actually told me to start making funeral plans, so I could accept that that was coming,” Taylor said. In late 2016 she received a call from the Families of SMA Organization,Read More


Fraud charge in ‘elaborate’ cancer scam that raised thousands

Fraud charge in 'elaborate' cancer scam that raised thousands

A Calgary woman has been charged with fraud after police say she was collecting money through various fundraising campaigns for cancer treatments she didn’t need. Police said the 30-year-old woman set up a GoFundMe page and even organized a raffle with false prizes to raise money after she claimed she was diagnosed with cancer. Investigators received a tip about the woman and searched her medical records where they discovered she had never been diagnosed with the disease. The raffle raised $10,000 and offered two WestJet gift certificates claiming to beRead More


Final inspections of international trade centre underway

Final inspections of international trade centre underway

Saskatchewan’s first international trade centre is ready to open in Regina. Final inspections are underway as Brightenview prepares to open the long awaited Global Trade and Exhibition Centre in the province. The massive wholesale mall will match Chinese manufacturers with North American buyers. “All business condo units have reached substantial completion, ready for occupancy of business owners,” Brightenview CEO Joe Zhou said. The facility was to have been built outside Dundurn but developers felt the Global Transportation Hub was a better location. Eight years ago, the massive trade and exhibitionRead More


Golden Knights end Jets season, win Game 5

Golden Knights end Jets season, win Game 5

Ahmar Khan, CTV Winnipeg Published Sunday, May 20, 2018 4:02PM CST Last Updated Sunday, May 20, 2018 6:06PM CST The Vegas Golden Knights have done the seemingly impossible as they beat the Winnipeg Jets 2-1 in Game 5 to eliminate the last remaining Canadian team and advance to their first ever Stanley Cup Finals. Winnipeg’s valiant efforts fell short as Marc-Andre Fleury stood strong in the Vegas net stopping 35 of the 37 shots he faced on the day.  Vegas proved the trend of the team to score the firstRead More


B.C. invests $6.5M to build school in Langford

B.C. invests $6.5M to build school in Langford

The school will be built on six acres of land at South Skirt Mountain, and the province says it will help relieve pressure on nearby schools 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″]