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Chief justice to hear argument for media to film portions of Gerald Stanley trial

Gerald Stanley

Saskatchewan’s Court of Queen’s Bench chief justice is set to hear arguments Tuesday about whether to allow the media to film inside the courtroom during the Gerald Stanley murder trial. Stanley is charged with second-degree murder in the August 2016 death of 22-year-old Colten Boushie. Five media companies — CTV, CBC, Global News, Postmedia and Aboriginal Peoples Television Network — have applied to record certain portions of the trial with three security-style cameras operated remotely. The application requests the media be allowed to record and broadcast live the judge’s andRead More


New York Islanders top Montreal Canadiens 5-4

John Tavares

Published Monday, January 15, 2018 10:51PM EST Last Updated Monday, January 15, 2018 10:52PM EST John Tavares scored in regulation time and got the game-winner 1:51 into overtime as the New York Islanders defeated the Montreal Canadiens 5-4 on Monday night. The Islanders (23-18-4) posted a third straight win. Mathew Barzal, coming off his second five-point game of the season on Saturday against the New York Rangers, had a goal and two assists to give him 10 points in his last three outings. Anthony Beauvillier and Adam Pelech also scoredRead More


PUB approves MPI rates panned by Uber and Lyft

UBER

Uber and Lyft might not be rolling into Winnipeg, for now. The Public Utilities Board has approved Manitoba Public Insurance’s rates for companies like Uber and Lyft. The model will see ride sharing drivers pay an add on to their insurance based on how many time bands they select during the day. READ MORE: ‘Find the road to yes’: Bowman calling on MPI to help pave the way for ride sharing MPI has said this system is flexible and prevents other vehicle classes from subsidizing ride sharing vehicles. Uber hasRead More


N.L. ‘mermaid men’ calendar raises $300,000 for mental health

merb'ys

The Canadian Press Published Sunday, January 14, 2018 2:32PM EST Last Updated Sunday, January 14, 2018 4:40PM EST ST. JOHN’S, N.L. — A calendar of bearded, mermaid-tailed Newfoundlanders has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for mental health. Last year, around 30 burly guys donned sparkly mermaid tails to pose as “merb’ys” — a portmanteau of “mermaid” and “b’y,” a Newfoundland term meaning “boy” or “buddy.” The whimsically dressed models posed by the sea, at a barber shop and in a pumpkin patch for the 2018 calendar. The Newfoundland andRead More


Skipp Anderson sexual assault conviction timely: trial lawyers

Skipp Anderson sexual assault conviction timely: trial lawyers

Both the Crown prosecutor and defence lawyer in the Skipp Anderson sexual assault trial say the conviction comes at a time when sexual assault cases and victims’ voices are front and centre in society. “I see, as we all do, that society is being more and more receptive to the voices of people who experience sexual violence and I think this is reflected in this decision,” Crown prosecutor Tamara Rock told reporters after the verdict was handed down Thursday night. The jury deliberated for nearly seven hours and convicted theRead More


Marvel creates Chinese superheroes to draw Asia fans

Marvel

Chinese superheroes will soon be joining the pantheon of larger-than-life Marvel universe mainstays Spider-Man, Iron Man and the X-Men, a company official said as the comic book giant makes a major thrust into Asia. As part of a push to grow its Asia fanbase, the Disney-owned franchise has released mobile games in China, opened “Marvel Stores” in South Korea and is searching for artistic talent in the Philippines, Marvel editor-in-chief C.B. Cebulski said. “We have been making great strides especially in Asia. We try to hire more Asian creators, writersRead More


More claim sexual inappropriateness against James Franco

James Franco

NEW YORK — Several women have made further claims of inappropriate sexual behaviour against James Franco in a Los Angeles Times article. In the report published Thursday, two former student actresses described negative on-set experiences with the actor-filmmaker while being directed by him. Sarah Tither-Kaplan said in a nude orgy scene three years ago, he removed plastic guards covering the actresses’ groins while simulating sex. Former students spoke of an unprofessional culture at Franco’s now-closed acting school Studio 4, where he taught a sex scenes class. Two women said FrancoRead More


‘Very strong cold front’ heading for southwestern Ontario

Cold weather (CTV Windsor)

Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement for Windsor-Essex and Chatham-Kent. While mild and rainy conditions are expected over much of southern Ontario Thursday and into Friday, colder weather is on the way. The rain is expected to be patchy and light for much of Thursday, but may become more widespread tonight and into Friday. A general rainfall of 10 to 20 millimetres appears likely, although some areas may see higher amounts. This rainfall in combination with the melting snowpack may result in pooling of water on roads andRead More


Pedestrian dies after being struck by Canada Post truck: Toronto police

Toronto police say a pedestrian died in hospital after she was struck by a Canada Post truck Tuesday evening in the city’s east end. Const. Allyson Douglas-Cook says officers responded to a call at about 6:15 p.m. of a woman pinned under a truck, in the Eglinton Avenue East and Birchmount Road area. Douglas-Cook says the woman was rushed to hospital in critical condition, where she later died. Police have not identified the woman publicly, but Douglas-Cook says the woman was in her 70s. She says officers with the TrafficRead More


ABC News reporter suspended for ‘serious error’ on Flynn report

Jocelyn Noveck, The Associated Press Published Saturday, December 2, 2017 8:30PM EST Last Updated Saturday, December 2, 2017 9:50PM EST NEW YORK — ABC News on Saturday suspended investigative reporter Brian Ross for four weeks without pay for his erroneous report on Michael Flynn, which it called a “serious error.” Ross, citing an unnamed confidant of Flynn, the former national security adviser, had reported Friday that during the presidential campaign, then-candidate Donald Trump had directed Flynn to make contact with the Russians. That would have been an explosive development inRead More