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Totem pole to be removed from Chatham school despite petition

Totem pole to be removed from Chatham school despite petition

CTV Windsor Published Wednesday, April 25, 2018 4:56PM EDT Last Updated Wednesday, April 25, 2018 6:03PM EDT A totem pole built by students at a Chatham school 45 years ago will be coming down, despite a petition to keep it in the school’s foyer. Lambton Kent District School Board senior administration has decided to remove the totem pole from the front entry of Tecumseh Public School.   The school board believes the totem is culturally inappropriate. “As educators, we have a responsibility to educate and further students’ understanding of indigenousRead More

Taxi drivers calling for more support

Taxi drivers calling for more support

The family of a taxi driver who was attacked in Regina is looking for better coverage for drivers through SGI, and more safety devices in the vehicles. Muhammad Umar remains in hospital, recovering from stab wounds he received more than a week ago while on the job. Umar was stabbed and his cab stolen, during a violent carjacking earlier this month. His brother, Wajid Ali, visited the legislature on Monday, looking to steer the conversation to driver safety and workers compensation. “We want some kind of coverage through workers compensationRead More

Unlimited bus strike affecting two school boards will begin Monday

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The Canadian Press Published Sunday, April 22, 2018 7:13PM EDT Last Updated Sunday, April 22, 2018 10:06PM EDT About 4000 students from the West Island, as well as schools off the island of Montreal will be denied school transportation on Monday morning due to a strike by their bus drivers. The Trois-Lacs school board in Vaudreuil-Dorion and Lester-B.-Pearson school board in Dorval will be affected by the strike, which will continue as long as it takes to drive the point home, the drivers’ union said.  The strike will not, however,Read More

Officers sent to hospital following crash while responding to a call

Officers sent to hospital following crash while re

Three people, including two Winnipeg officers, were sent to hospital Saturday afternoon following a collision on Main Street. Police said the officers were responding to a high-priority call with lights and sirens activated when they were involved in a crash near Polson Avenue. It happened just after 1 p.m. The impact of the crash sent the police cruiser into a nearby building. Two officers were taken to hospital in stable condition, while someone from the other vehicle was take in unstable condition for precautionary reasons. The Winnipeg Police Service isRead More

SIU ends investigation into Kitchener arrest

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Medical evidence has led the SIU to terminate into its investigation into a recent arrest by Waterloo Regional Police. The investigation involved a Dec. 22, 2017, arrest at an undisclosed location in Kitchener. According to the SIU, a 41-year-old man had barricaded himself inside the second-floor washroom of a home after police were called there to deal with a domestic disturbance. The man eventually left the washroom and was taken into custody, then to hospital. The SIU says the man never suffered a serious injury, meaning the entire incident fallsRead More

Alberta government to outline plan to control oil and gas

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Premier Rachel Notley and energy minister Marg McCuaig-Boyd will outline a plan on Monday to control Alberta oil and gas resources. Notley met with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and British Columbia Premier John Horgan on Sunday to discuss the Trans Mountain Pipeline progress, but despite assurances by Notley and Trudeau that the pipeline between Edmonton and Vancouver will be completed, Horgan will continue to put up a fight. In the face of the impasse with B.C., the Alberta government wants to protect their energy industry and preserve the jobs ofRead More

Driver allegedly rams police cruiser while impaired

A 30-year-old Chatham woman is facing a dozen charges after allegedly attempting to evade police while driving impaired. Saturday morning Middlesex OPP responded to reports of an erratic driver on the 401. Witnesses told police the driver had fled the scene of a collision. The vehicle was located in London at a gas station at Exeter Road and Wellington Road. Once officers were spotted the driver reversed the car and crashed into a gas pump, according to police. Police then say she fled the scene and headed to a commercialRead More

Deliberations continue in trial of N.S. man charged in delivery driver’s death

Deliberations continue in trial of N.S. man charged in delivery driver's death

CTV Atlantic Published Sunday, April 15, 2018 6:20PM ADT Last Updated Sunday, April 15, 2018 6:34PM ADT A Nova Scotia jury remained locked away, deliberating a verdict in the trial of Randy Desmond Riley Sunday. Riley stands accused of first-degree murder in the shooting death of a pizza delivery driver back in 2010. Riley has pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder in the death of 27-year-old Chad Smith. Another man has already been found guilty in the case, but the jury has been grappling with serious questions in Riley’s trial.Read More

Calgary students participate in annual science fair at the Olympic Oval

Calgary students participate in annual science fair at the Olympic Oval

Students from Grade 5 to 12 got the chance to show off their science projects at this year’s Calgary Youth Science Fair at the Olympic Oval on Saturday. The 56th Annual event involved work from over a thousand students across the city and touched on all sorts of aspects that affect issues in today’s world. Amberly Dooley, who helped organize the event, says that the fair provides students to explore outside their regular school curriculum. “They get to explore something using scientific method, they get to explore the world aroundRead More

Nassar victim: Michigan State leader offered secret payoff

Kaylee Lorincz reads a statement at Michigan State

LANSING, Mich. — A sexual assault victim of former sports doctor Larry Nassar confronted Michigan State University officials on Friday, alleging the school’s interim leader pressured her to accept a payoff to settle her lawsuit without her attorney present. Kaylee Lorincz spoke during a contentious board of trustees meeting, where interim President John Engler expressed regret over the university’s response to another woman’s federal lawsuit over the school’s handling of rape allegations involving basketball players. Lorincz, who has said Nassar sexually assaulted her when she sought treatment for back pain,Read More