three current events in the news today


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


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

Fire in suite forces evacuation of entire apartment building

Apartment fire

An apartment building in west Edmonton had to be evacuated Monday afternoon, after a fire started in one of the suites. Edmonton Fire Rescue said the fire started just after 1 p.m. in the basement suite of an apartment on 100 Avenue and 154 Street. Crews had the fire under control within 20 minutes, and officials said the fire was mostly contained to one suite. The entire building was evacuated as a precaution, and no injuries were reported. Source link #canadiannews #worldnews #headlinenews and stories from around the world USARead More

Repeat child porn offender Shane Pattison not eligible for treatment in prison: parole officer

Repeat child porn offender Shane Pattison not eligible for treatment in prison: parole officer

Warning: Extremely graphic content A man twice convicted of child pornography-related offences “fell through the cracks” when it came to receiving treatment while in prison after his first series of offences, according to a lawyer and parole officer. A long-term offender hearing is underway for Shane Dale Pattison at Saskatoon Court of Queen’s Bench. Pattison was deemed a low-risk to reoffend by an intake team when he first went to prison in 2012 after pleading guilty to 53 child porn-related offences. Jessica Diks, his parole officer in the facility, testifiedRead More

New online tool to check for business’ stamp of approval

New online tool to check for business’ stamp of approval

Public Health Sudbury & Districts launches new online disclosure system to show if a business is health compliant. Lyndsay Moggy reports. Source link #canadiannews #worldnews #headlinenews and stories from around the world USA Today News Headlines USA News Headlines ABC NEWS Headlines

Mother Nature co-operating in southern Alberta: Little chance of big flood

Alberta flooding

CALGARY — Alberta’s snowpack may be deep but officials say that doesn’t mean the recurrence of heavy flooding that devastated the southern part of the province nearly five years ago. Frank Frigo, leader of watershed analysis with the City of Calgary, says the snowpack from a particularly long winter was about 30 per cent higher than normal. But that doesn’t immediately translate into a spring flood. “In terms of precipitation, we see that we have weak La Nina conditions in the Pacific Ocean that led to that high snowpack,” FrigoRead More

$48 ticket for not walking on sidewalk shocks Cote-St-Luc father

$48 ticket for not walking on sidewalk shocks Cote-St-Luc father

CTV Montreal Published Sunday, May 13, 2018 9:53PM EDT Last Updated Sunday, May 13, 2018 10:33PM EDT A Cote-St-Luc man is feeling tread upon after receiving a $48 ticket for walking in the wrong place. Danny Cohen was taking his young daughter for a walk last week. He was stopped by police and issued a fine for being a pedestrian and not using the sidewalk. “I asked them if they were kidding and they said ‘No, absolutely not, we’re going to give you a ticket for walking in the street,’”Read More

Bruce Cockburn reflects on his activism, 1983 trip to Nicaragua, in interview with Lisa LaFlamme

Bruce Cockburn reflects on his activism, 1983 trip to Nicaragua, in interview with Lisa LaFlamme

As Nicaragua currently grapples with deadly political protests, Canadian troubadour Bruce Cockburn is reflecting on a trip he took to the troubled country in 1983. “I just got really curious about what (the Nicaraguan Revolution) looked like up close because it didn’t conform to the stereotype I carried of what a banana republic revolution should look like,” Cockburn, 72, told CTV Chief Anchor Lisa LaFlamme in an interview from Lindsay, Ont.’s Academy Theatre ahead of a May 4 concert. “So I wanted to see what they were really doing,” heRead More

Golden State Killer suspect fights DNA collection effort

Joseph James DeAngelo

Kathleen Ronayne, The Associated Press Published Thursday, May 3, 2018 8:51AM EDT SACRAMENTO, Calif. — The former policeman accused of being the Golden State Killer headed back to court Thursday to fight prosecutors’ efforts to collect more of his DNA. Joseph DeAngelo, 72, was scheduled to appear in a Sacramento courtroom connected to the county jail where he’s being held. His public defender, Diane Howard, has filed a motion to block efforts by the district attorney to take DNA, fingerprints and photos of DeAngelo’s body. Sacramento County District Attorney AnneRead More

City set to decide on cannabis stores hours, licence fees


Operating hours for cannabis stores in Edmonton will be more restrictive than liquor stores in an attempt to reduce the risk of health concerns. City of Edmonton staff recommended councillors set operating hours for cannabis retail stores between 10 a.m. and 11 p.m. Alberta Health Services’ Edmonton Zone Medical Officer of Health calls the shorter days “a reasonable beginning point.” “The longer hours of availability do tend to increase use,” Dr. Gloria Keays said. Ward 10 Councillor Michael Walters would like stores to closer even earlier – at 10 p.m.Read More

PM Trudeau to attend dinner for Aga Khan in Ottawa

Justin Trudeau Aga Khan

OTTAWA – The Aga Khan is in Ottawa this week and is expected to share a meal with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau during his visit. The Aga Khan is in town over the next four days to celebrate his Diamond Jubilee, according to Global Affairs Canada. On Wednesday, the Aga Khan will attend a dinner at the Governor General’s residence, Rideau Hall, and Trudeau will be in attendance, the Prime Minister’s Office has confirmed. Trudeau’s family is currently residing at Rideau Cottage, which is on the grounds of Rideau Hall.Read More