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Report recommends raising parking rates, extending hours at River Landing Parkade

Saskatoon City Hall

You could soon have to pay more to park at River Landing Parkade. City administration is recommending a phased increase to parking rates at the parkade starting May 1st. The plan would see monthly and daily parking fees rise, while the cost of hourly parking would not change. A report to be tabled at next week’s Environment Committee meeting says the city originally priced rates conservatively to attract more people. It now wants to raise rates to more closely reflect market prices. The report says monthly parking would rise fromRead More

Woman arrested after rally against controversial professor Jordan Peterson

Canada AM: A look at the psychology of terror

KINGSTON, Ont. — A woman in eastern Ontario is facing numerous charges after taking part in a protest against a lecture by a controversial Toronto professor. Police say a 38-year-old woman was arrested near Queen’s University in Kingston Monday evening. She’s charged with mischief, assaulting police, possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose and for carrying a concealed weapon. Local media reports say more than 150 people took part in the rally against University of Toronto psychology professor Jordan Peterson. He has come under fire for refusing to useRead More

Its population shrinking, Newfoundland and Labrador aims to lure back diaspora

Newfoundland Labrador flag

ST. JOHN’S, N.L. — Bill Hodder says he would leave Calgary to move back to Newfoundland and Labrador “in a heartbeat.” He loved growing up in Churchill Falls, the small company town of about 650 people that runs the Labrador hydroelectric plant on the upper Churchill River. His father, sister and many of his cousins now live in St. John’s. “Home is where your family is,” said Hodder, 40. “If a job was there, it’d be no question we’d move back home.” Hodder, a project co-ordinator who has worked inRead More

Third day of Lac-Megantic deliberations ends; no verdict reached

Lac-Megantic destruction

SHERBROOKE, Que. – The jurors at the trial of three men charged with criminal negligence causing death in the Lac-Megantic railway disaster will deliberate for a fourth day Sunday after failing to reach a verdict today. Day 3 of deliberations passed without any questions or messages from the 12 jurors. The jury is deciding the fate of Tom Harding, Richard Labrie and Jean Demaitre, who are charged in connection with the July 2013 tragedy in which 47 people were killed when a runaway train carrying crude oil derailed and exploded.Read More

Nova Scotia’s new immigration program lacks takers

Nova Scotia

Keith Doucette, The Canadian Press Published Thursday, January 11, 2018 3:46PM EST HALIFAX — Nova Scotia is lagging on a highly touted initiative aimed at boosting East Coast immigration, filling only a quarter of the province’s available slots last year. Provincial Immigration Minister Lena Diab said Thursday she remains optimistic the Atlantic Immigration Pilot Project will be a “wonderful tool,” and she’s confident Nova Scotia is doing the work needed to promote it. Launched last March, the project is aimed at attracting and retaining skilled immigrants for the workforce, asRead More

Montreal study shows effects of concussions on developing brains

Montreal study shows effects of concussions on developing brains

While much attention has been given to concussions and athletics in recent years, a new study conducted by researchers at Ste-Justine Hospital and the Universite de Montreal is shedding light on how they affect smaller people.   Ste-Justine researcher Miriam Beauchamp said concussions are more prevalent in preschoolers than they are in teenagers. “We also know that young children are quite vulnerable,” she said. “They’re in a really critical area of development.” Beauchamp and her team evaluated how developing brains were affected by injury. They said many affected children displayed changesRead More

Judge to give closing arguments to Lac-Megantic criminal-negligence trial

Tom Harding, Jean Demaitre, Richard Labrie

The Canadian Press Published Wednesday, January 10, 2018 7:08AM EST Last Updated Wednesday, January 10, 2018 7:09AM EST The judge at the Lac-Megantic criminal-negligence trial is to give his instructions to the jury Wednesday. Defence lawyers wrapped up their closing arguments Tuesday. Tom Harding, Richard Labrie and Jean Demaitre are charged with criminal negligence in the disaster that killed 47 people in July 2013 when a runaway train carrying crude derailed in Lac-Megantic and exploded. They have pleaded not guilty. Harding was the train’s engineer, Labrie the traffic controller andRead More

Winnipeg police union takes concerns about safe parking to provincial government

Downtown safety

The union representing Winnipeg police officers is taking concerns about a lack of safe parking for members’ personal vehicles to the provincial government. It comes after an off-duty officer was stabbed early last month going to his vehicle after leaving work at the downtown headquarters — which doesn’t have a parkade. And just two days ago, on Sunday morning, a man was arrested and charged after trying to rob an off-duty officer outside the downtown headquarters but the union doesn’t believe the victim in that incident was targeted because heRead More

Iconic Orillia landmark gets a fresh start

Phase one of the Sundial Lakeview Retirement Residence in Orillia had its official ribbon-cutting ceremony today. According to its new owners, the opening was several years in the making. “It’s been about a just a little over two and a half year journey from the purchase of the land, to the development, to the final completion,” says Yaseen Nimjee. It’s a four-storey, spacious modern design with one hundred suites. The residence is loaded with amenities like a theatre, game room, fitness centre and hair salon. “We feel we wanted toRead More

Shelburne man facing 24 charges after stolen SUV recovered

A Shelburne man is facing several charges after police recovered a stolen vehicle. A 2017 Ford Explorer had been reported stolen on Thursday after it was taken out of the owner’s driveway with valuables worth more than $5,000 inside. Police were able to identify the suspect within the first few hours of the investigation. Officers located the stolen SUV with the original suspect behind the wheel shortly before 1 a.m. Friday. The vehicle was recovered with no damage and a majority of the valuables were also recovered. Police say furtherRead More