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Nadeau-Dubois shies away from nationalist debate in re-election launch

Nadeau-Dubois shies away from nationalist debate in re-election launch

Quebec Solidaire spokesperson Gabriel Nadeau-Dubois formally announced his candidacy for October’s provincial election on Sunday. Nadeau-Dubois, 27, will run in Gouin, the riding where he was first elected in a by-election two years ago. The former student leader, who became famous in the province during the 2012 Printemps Erable student strikes, won with 70 per cent of the vote. His QS co-spokesperson Manon Masse said she believes he has a good shot at re-election. “I’m pretty sure that he will win, because he still has the support of his community,”Read More

Steak producer sparks Facebook feud with ‘man’s day’ marketing campaign

Steak producer sparks Facebook feud with ‘man's day' marketing campaign

CTV Atlantic Published Friday, March 16, 2018 6:22PM ADT Last Updated Friday, March 16, 2018 6:42PM ADT A Facebook post which a Nova Scotia meat producer intended to be funny has sparked online controversy. Moo Nay Farms in Shubenacadie posted several pictures of steak on its Facebook page earlier this week, then used a term for oral sex and referencing to a satirical holiday for men “celebrated” one month after Valentine’s Day. The “Steak and B*****b Man’s Day” post offers up tenderloin, sirloin and blade steaks, “For all the lastRead More

Syrian soap maker opens new store in southeast Calgary

Syrian soap maker opens new store in southeast Calgary

A man who fled the warfare in Syria two years ago is thanking Canadians for the support they gave him and other refugees so they could rebuild their lives. Abdul Fatah Saboni came to Canada as a government-sponsored refugee about two years ago. His family has a long history of making soap and Saboni says he had a successful business in Aleppo but had to abandon it when the war broke out. When he arrived in Calgary, he worked on learning English as he continued his trade from his home.Read 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

Goldcorp preps for largest open pit in company’s history

Goldcorp preps for largest open pit in company’s history

From CTV Northern Ontario’s Kyle Gennings: As Timmins mining company wraps up an operation that’s over a century old, a new project is on the horizon. Source link #canadiannews #worldnews #headlinenews and stories from around the world USA Today News Headlines USA News Headlines ABC NEWS Headlines

Video hopes to encourage more youth to become hockey referees


Thousands of Calgary kids are taking to the ice for Minor Hockey Week at the Max Bell Centre but a growing number of youngsters are slipping into striped shirts rather than pads for the tournament. As a result of the resounding interest in officiating at events, a group of hockey officials put together a video that they hope will encourage more young people to get involved. The video follows one of the youngest linesmen on the ice in the city, 13-year-old Mason Rockley. In the video, Rockley reveals why heRead More

Crystal meth and pellet guns seized from Langlois Avenue home

Windsor Police Car

Windsor police have arrested a 34-year-old Windsor man and seized crystal methamphetamine and pellet guns after an investigation. Members of the Drugs and Guns (DIGS) Unit were working on an active drug trafficking investigation on Wednesday. Officers applied for and were granted a search warrant for the involved residence. At about 8:40 p.m., members of our Emergency Services Unit (ESU) assisted DIGS officers and executed the search warrant at a residence located in the 800 block of Langlois Avenue.  A man was arrested at the scene without incident.  During the search, DIGS officersRead 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

Massive barn fire near St. Marys

Barn Fire St. Marys

Provincial police along with fire officials are trying to determine what caused a large barn near St. Marys to go up in flames early Tuesday morning. Members of the St. Marys, Sebringville and West Perth Fire Departments were on the scene of the barn fire which started shortly before 6:00 a.m. on Perth Line 16 in the Township of Perth South.  According to polce there were about 1800 livestock inside the barn at the time. Police could not say if any of the livestock were saved or what kind ofRead More

Calgary photographer captures the northern lights from cockpit of Aurora 360 flight

A professional photographer from Calgary made the pilgrimage to the Yukon to get a unique view of the Aurora Borealis high above the Arctic Circle. Last week, an Air North Boeing 737 aircraft departed Whitehorse, Yukon at midnight for the Aurora 360 flight to lights. Neil Zeller was among the 91 passengers on the four hour flight and, as the official photographer of the flight, secured a seat in the cockpit and helped the pilots navigate through the northern lights. The passengers, who heralded from 17 different countries, were treatedRead More