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Green Party optimistic of making inroads in New Brunswick election

David Coon

FREDERICTON — After making inroads in recent provincial elections across Canada, the Green party is looking for fresh gains when New Brunswickers go to the polls next month. Currently, provincial Green Leader David Coon is the party’s only member in the legislature, having won in 2014, and political scientist Tom Bateman says Coon is likely to win his seat again. “He has been an articulate MLA and a very good constituency MLA,” said Bateman, of St. Thomas University in Fredericton. The party is concentrating on a couple of key ridings,Read More


Staff concerned over air quality at Penetanguishene hospital

georgian bay general hospital

The Penetanguishene site of Georgian Bay General Hospital has had to undergo some air quality testing after staff at the location raised some concerns. A third-party engineering firm was hired to investigate. “They found some things like dust, mold, the use of bleach and a buildup of that in the air,” said Gail Hunt, GBGH’s President and CEO.  The air quality analysis showed no immediate concern for the health and safety of patients or workers. Hospital officials implemented a few new measures to improve the quality based on the report.Read More


Australia’s ruling party picks Treasurer Scott Morrison as next prime minister

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Rod McGuirk, The Associated Press Published Thursday, August 23, 2018 10:05PM EDT Last Updated Thursday, August 23, 2018 11:36PM EDT CANBERRA, Australia — Australia government lawmakers on Friday elected Treasurer Scott Morrison as the next prime minister in a ballot that continues an era of extraordinary political instability. Morrison defeated the key challenger Peter Dutton, a former Cabinet minister, by a vote 45-40. Dutton’s supporters had forced incumbent Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull to hold the leadership ballot. Turnbull did not contest the ballot and has said he will quit politics.Read More


Documentary to feature North Bay WWII vet

Documentary to feature North Bay WWII vet

A Vancouver filmmaker is documenting Canada’s last remaining World War II veterans, including one from North Bay. Eric Taschner 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″]


Saskatoon police officers plead not guilty to assault, trial dates set

Saskatoon provincial court

Trial dates have been set for two Saskatoon police officers charged with assault. Cst. Cailin Link and Cst. Angela McEwen (formerly McDade) were not present in Saskatoon Provincial Court Wednesday morning, but defence lawyer Brad Mitchell entered not guilty pleas on their behalf. Link and McEwen were charged with assault in May after consultation with Crown prosecutors and an investigation overseen by the Saskatchewan Public Complaints Commission. The charges come from an alleged assault that happened in November 2017 when the two officers pulled a man over during a trafficRead More


Thousands in Windsor-Essex to be impacted by social assistance changes

Changes to social assistance in Ontario will impact thousands of people in Windsor-Essex. The Progressive Conservatives are pushing the pause button on the previous Liberal government’s system, and replacing it with one of their own. As part of the changes, the promised three per cent increase to Ontario Works and ODSP recipients will be slashed in half, to 1.5 per cent. Stats show there are 8,200 cases with Ontario Works, and 13,500 ODSP cases in Windsor-Essex. One of those residents impacted by the change is Windsor resident Emily Sadowski. SheRead More


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


Writer of glowing Olive Garden review grateful for Anthony Bourdain’s support

Anthony Bourdain

MINNEAPOLIS — A North Dakota newspaper columnist who received online vitriol in 2012 for her glowing review of an Olive Garden in Grand Forks said Saturday she was grateful that Anthony Bourdain came to her defence as others ridiculed her prose about the town’s hottest new Italian restaurant. Marilyn Hagerty catapulted to internet fame after her Olive Garden review, in which she marveled about the chain restaurant’s chicken Alfredo, crisp greens and “two long, warm breadsticks.” Then, she learned what it’s like to go viral. Bourdain, who died Friday inRead More


Nova Scotia man who rescued elderly woman from fire to be honoured in Ottawa

Medal of Bravery

HALIFAX – A Nova Scotia man who will receive an award from the Governor General says he’s overwhelmed by the attention he’s received since he saved his neighbour’s life over a year ago. Travis Wolfe, 26, of the small village of Port Hood, N.S., will receive a medal of bravery from Julie Payette for rescuing his elderly neighbour from her burning home in February 2017. Wolfe says he was clearing snow from his grandfather’s driveway when an overheated generator exploded at his neighbour’s home over the hill, igniting a blazeRead More


Russia adopts bill that could stymie trade with U.S.

Moscow

MOSCOW — Russia’s parliament on Tuesday adopted a wide-ranging bill that could freeze crucial exports to the United States and imports to Russia from the U.S. and other countries. The bill, drafted by leading lawmakers at the State Duma in response to the latest round of U.S. sanctions, lays out a wide range of restrictions for U.S. businesses in Russia and for co-operation with the U.S. Among other things, the bill allows the Russian president to “ban or suspend co-operation with a hostile state” and ban imports of goods fromRead More