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New Zealand politicians plan pay freeze as workers strike

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern

WELLINGTON, New Zealand – New Zealand’s lawmakers are planning to take a pay freeze at a time that teachers, nurses and other public workers have been going on strike for more money. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced Monday that politicians would turn down a planned 3 per cent pay raise this year and would freeze their pay for 12 months while they worked out a fairer formula for future raises. Ardern said there is an increasing gap between what low- and middle-income New Zealanders earn and what highly paid workersRead More


USA Gymnastics president: mediation with Nassar survivors

Larry Nassar

BOSTON — The legal portion of the Larry Nassar scandal at USA Gymnastics may soon be over. USA Gymnastics President Kerry Perry said representatives for both the organization and athletes who were abused by Nassar — a former national team doctor who abused hundreds of women under the guise of medical treatment — met last week. Perry called the mediation talks “not only productive but continuing to move us down the path of resolution.” Perry made the remarks on Sunday in her first extended question-and-answer session with reporters since takingRead More


Former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan dies

Kofi Annan

The Associated Press Published Saturday, August 18, 2018 7:16AM EDT Last Updated Saturday, August 18, 2018 7:55AM EDT GENEVA — Kofi Annan, one of the world’s most celebrated diplomats and a charismatic symbol of the United Nations who rose through its ranks to become the first black African secretary-general, has died. He was 80. His foundation announced his death in Switzerland on Saturday in a tweet, saying he died after a short unspecified illness. “Wherever there was suffering or need, he reached out and touched many people with his deepRead More


Tourist apparently shot in head while driving in Alberta

Alberta RCMP, RCMP

A German tourist visiting Canada was airlifted to hospital after apparently being shot in the head while driving near Morley, Alta. Alberta RCMP are investigating the incident, which happened just before noon Thursday and left three family members in the 60-year-old man’s car with minor injuries when he drove off the road and struck a pole. The man sustained what officials said “appears to be a head wound from a firearm.” “The male was in a vehicle, driving west on Highway 1A when he received this injury, causing his vehicleRead More


Province closes two backcountry areas amidst wildfire concerns

Nopiming Park

CTV Winnipeg Published Sunday, July 22, 2018 2:34PM CST Last Updated Sunday, July 22, 2018 2:36PM CST Manitoba Sustainable Development’s Parks Branch has closed two areas to protect canoeists, travelers and campers over concerns of nearby wildfires. The two areas closed are the Bloodvein River recreational canoeing and access corridor in Atikaki Provincial Park and Bird River-Elbow Lake Canoe Route and 19 designated water route campsites in Nopiming Provincial Park.  Wildfires in the and around the area of Gammon River pose threats to anyone in the backcountry and residents inRead More


RCMP, Coast Guard highlight water safety on Lake Winnipeg following Manitoba tragedies

RCMP, Coast Guard highlight water safety on Lake Winnipeg following Manitoba tragedies

Manitoba RCMP and the Canadian Coast Guard put a spotlight on water safety Sunday by holding a joint training exercise for search and rescue crews to improve communication, coordination with a focus on life saving skills, such as rescuing stranded boaters.  It’s been a difficult start to the summer on the water for some Manitobans that has led to multiple deaths. Four young Manitoba men have died in three separate incidents in the past week. On Thursday, a rescue operation was required to save two people stranded in a sailboatRead More


CTV Northern Ontario: Volunteer Help

CTV Northern Ontario: Volunteer Help

An army of volunteers is helping the second Stars and Thunder in Timmins run smoothly. 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″]


First look at artificial reef off Powell River

First look at artificial reef off Powell River

A First World War vessel made out of concrete was sunk off the coast of Powell River. Today, CTV’s Gord Kurbis takes a look. 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″]


Raptors Uprising gamers show off their well-appointed high-tech home in Toronto

Raptors Uprising GC

TORONTO — It comes with 10 gaming stations, six bedrooms, ping-pong and a pool table, not to mention big-screen TVs galore and a spacious deck complete with a barbecue and hot tub. But depending on your definition, there is more work than play in the well-appointed house that serves as home to the six members of the Raptors Uprising GC (Gaming Club), who carry the gaming colours of the Raptors in the NBA 2K League. Toronto’s Yusuf (Yusuf–Scarbz) Abdulla and American teammates Christopher (Detoxys) Doyle, Kenneth (Kenny) Hailey, Seanquai (KingQuai614)Read More


Queen City Pride Parade takes over Regina

Queen City Pride Parade takes over Regina

CTV Regina Published Saturday, June 16, 2018 6:44PM CST Last Updated Saturday, June 16, 2018 6:47PM CST The Queen City Pride Parade took to the streets of Regina on Saturday afternoon. The city was bursting with colour as hundreds of people gathered to celebrate the LGBTQ community. It was the biggest parade yet according to Brita Lind, who has participated in seven consecutive pride days, “I just saw the length of it, I saw the number of people, I’ve never seen that many people line the streets. That was theRead More