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How 14-year-olds may help choose Saskatchewan’s next premier

How 14-year-olds may help choose Saskatchewan’s next premier

Jennifer Jellicoe and Kevin Menz, CTV Saskatoon Published Thursday, January 11, 2018 7:40PM CST Last Updated Thursday, January 11, 2018 7:43PM CST Saskatchewan residents as young as 14 years old may be voting for the next premier, even if they aren’t eligible to vote in the province’s elections. Voters in general elections must be over 18, but, because the next premier will be chosen via the Saskatchewan Party leadership race, youth between 14 and 18 years old are eligible to take part in the decision due to the party’s membershipRead More

SPCA investigate after dogs spotted loose on top of pickup truck bed

SPCA investigate after dogs spotted loose on top of pickup truck bed

The Alberta Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) is investigating whether a local dog owner should be charged for leaving his two dogs loose on top of the bed of a pickup truck. Joseph Dunbar and his fiancée took photos of the dogs in the back of the truck, who they said was travelling at speeds in excess of 110 km/h, on a highway near Spruce Grove. The couple uploaded the photos to Facebook, where the post received over 50,000 shares before it was taken down. DunbarRead More

Option Solidaire? Party merger could be voted on Saturday

Two of Quebec’s dark horse political parties could be headed for a major shakeup on Saturday. Debates about a variety of issues will take place at Quebec Solidaire’s convention in Longueuil, but the biggest is a potential merger with Option Nationale. QS co-spokesperson Manon Masse acknowledged that discussions will be heated, but said the party is “ready” for the debate. Discussions over the potential merger with Sol Zanetti’s party concluded in October. Manon’s colleague Gabriel Nadeau-Dubois was among the architects of the deal. He called the deal “good for theRead More

Canada’s top soldier talks North Korea, ISIS and military suicides in year-end interview

It’s been a busy year for Canada’s military. North Korea conducted 23 missile tests this year, three of which were inter-continental ballistic missiles that the rogue nation claims have the ability to strike anywhere in North America. In Iraq, political turmoil has forced Canadian Special Operation Forces soldiers to halt their “advise-and-assist” co-operation with Kurdish and Iraqi soldiers. Dozens of service members found guilty of sexual misconduct were forced out of the military. All the while, the Canadian Forces have been working to reduce the rate of military suicide, aRead More

One seriously injured after plane crash in Caledon

One person has been seriously injured after a plane crash in Caledon. According to the OPP, a four-seater Cessna was attempting to land at the Brampton Flight Centre when the plane struck a tree and crashed on McLaughlin Road. Four people were taken to hospital. One person suffered serious injuries, while the other three were transported as a precaution. McLaughlin is expected to be closed between King Street and Old School Road for about two hours, while crews remove the plane. The Transportation Safety Board is investigating.  Source link #canadiannewsRead More

Workers to get right to refuse unsafe work as Alberta overhauls workplace rules

EDMONTON — Workers would have the right to refuse dangerous work under new job site rules proposed by the Alberta government. Labour Minister Christina Gray introduced changes to workplace health and safety provisions and to workers’ compensation in a bill tabled Monday. “Every year, hard-working Albertans are killed or injured on the job,” Gray told the house. “These incidents don’t just affect the workers involved, they affect families, communities, friends, co-workers and employers. “They can be prevented with proper precautions, public awareness, training and effective enforcement of legislation.” The billRead More

Crews dismantle iconic Blackfriars Bridge for repairs

CTV London Published Monday, November 27, 2017 6:08PM EST Last Updated Monday, November 27, 2017 6:30PM EST For more than 145 years it has spanned the Thames River in London’s downtown. But now for the first time since 1875 Blackfriars Bridge is gone. The work was meticulous, as workers attaching 28 chains to vertical supports along the length of the bridge bridge with two of the largest cranes London has ever seen sit ready for the lift. “So we know they’re locations of strength and using 28 different locations, itRead More

Australian police arrest suspect in New Year’s Eve terror plot

MELBOURNE, Australia — Australian detectives arrested a man on allegations that he was planning a New Year’s Eve terrorist attack in the city of Melbourne, police said on Tuesday. A team of state and federal police and intelligence agents arrested the 20-year-old man in Australia’s second largest city Monday afternoon, a state police statement said. “It will be alleged the man arrested was involved in undertaking preparations for planning a terrorist act in Melbourne on New Year’s Eve this year,” the statement said. It gave no details about what sortRead More

Ontario trade mission to China has so far secured more than $1B in agreements

NANJING, China — Premier Kathleen Wynne’s trade mission to China has so far secured more than $1 billion in agreements between Ontario and Chinese companies. The government says those agreements will create more than 1,100 jobs in Ontario. Xinyi Glass Holdings has selected Ontario as the location for a large float glass plant — its first North American manufacturing facility, with a planned $450 million in investment that would create 400 jobs. The other agreements include Shanghai Golden Wing Industrial opening up China’s East Territory as a market for Ontario-grownRead More

Stangs get set for 53rd Vanier Cup against Laval

The Western Mustangs are making their 13th appearance in the Vanier Cup Saturday against the Laval Rouge et Or, who have been in the Canadian university football championship 11 times. Defending champion Laval is looking for a record 10th national title while Marshall hopes a long Vanier Cup drought will come to an end for Western, which can cap a perfect season with a victory. “We’ve improved every single week and our run in the playoffs has been a continuation of that improvement throughout the season,” Marshall said. The championshipRead More