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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

Thousands flee Bali volcano but some stay put or run to it

Stephen Wright, The Associated Press Published Thursday, November 30, 2017 8:20AM EST KARANGASEM, Indonesia — When an enormous volcano belches ash and the people who live around it flee, you get out too, right? Probably. But apparently not always. The compelling impulse to see an aggressive and majestic show of nature, and to record an uncontrollable force, is motivating some visitors to the tropical island of Bali to stick around for a while rather than just head for the nearest airport. Take Mark Levitin. He’s not going anywhere. The activityRead More

PM Trudeau apologizes for LGBTQ discrimination by federal agencies

The Canadian Press Published Tuesday, November 28, 2017 3:00PM EST Last Updated Tuesday, November 28, 2017 4:26PM EST OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is apologizing on behalf of the federal government for perpetrating decades of discrimination against members of the LGBTQ community.     “This is the devastating story of people who were branded criminals by the government — people who lost their livelihoods, and in some cases, their lives,” Trudeau said. “These aren’t distant practices of governments long forgotten. This happened systematically, in Canada, with a timeline moreRead More

Public art installation in downtown Calgary underpass draws ire from across the pond

Another city-funded art piece is drawing some attention after a comedian from the United Kingdom says it involves photos of her and her colleagues and was installed without their knowledge. ‘Snapshots’ was installed along the 4 Street S.W. underpass in 2015 at a cost of $20,000 and went relatively unnoticed until U.K.-based comedian Bisha Ali posted on social media that the portraits used in the exhibit were of her and her fellow comedians. Ali says she’s upset because neither she nor any of the other subjects gave their consent toRead More

Small plane with two people headed from Penticton to Edmonton missing

A small plane with two people headed from Penticton, B.C. to Edmonton went missing on Saturday afternoon. The plane left Penticton at approximately 2:30 p.m. The Victoria Joint Rescue Co-Ordination Centre (JRCC Victoria) received an alert about eight hours later after the pilot’s cellphone was picked up by a cell tower approximately 30 kilometres northeast of Revelstoke, B.C. About 12 helicopters searched the mountains between Revelstoke, B.C. and Rogers Pass, B.C. for the white plane with burgundy stripes, a JRCC spokesperson said. JRCC also said the low, cloud ceiling inRead More

Pixar’s ‘Coco’ defeats ‘Justice League’ in weekend box office

NEW YORK — Pixar’s “Coco” sang its way to the fourth best Thanksgiving weekend ever with an estimated $71.2 million over the five-day weekend, a total that easily toppled Warner Bros.′ “Justice League.” “Coco” rode strong reviews and an A-plus CinemaScore from audiences to the top spot at the domestic box office. According to studio estimates Sunday, it grossed $49 million from Friday to Sunday. Centered on the Mexican holiday Dia de Los Muertos (Day of the Dead), “Coco” has already set box office records in Mexico, where it hasRead More

Jets fan raising funds for Winnipeg charity in Ben Chiarot’s name

A local Winnipeg Jets fan is getting into the spirit of the season. Kyle Klatt has started a GoFundMe page after an incident in the Winnipeg Jets-Anaheim Ducks game Friday afternoon. Jets’ defenceman Ben Chiarot was fined by the NHL for hitting Ducks’ forward Corey Perry in the jaw with the butt end of his stick. Chiarot was fined $3,763.44 by the league. Klatt is hoping to raise the same amount of money as the fine, with all the proceeds going toward the Christmas Cheer Board, a Winnipeg charity thatRead More

Grey Cup weekend in Ottawa

Grey Cup weekend is here. If you’re looking to enjoy some festivities, here is a full breakdown. EVENTS Saturday only The Grey Cup Festival HQ (presented by Shaw): 11:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. at Lansdowne Park; free Family Fun Zone (presented by Canada 150): 4:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Thursday and 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. Friday and Saturday at Landsdowne Park skate court, basketball court, and Great Lawn; free Canadian Football Hall of Fame and Museum: 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. at TD Place Arena; free Nissan Titan StreetRead More

U.S. ending temporary permits for almost 60,000 Haitians

Luis Alonso Lugo, The Associated Press Published Monday, November 20, 2017 7:48PM EST Last Updated Monday, November 20, 2017 9:39PM EST WASHINGTON — The Trump administration said Monday it is ending a temporary residency permit program that has allowed almost 60,000 citizens from Haiti to live and work in the United States since a 2010 powerful earthquake shook the Caribbean nation. The Homeland Security Department said conditions in Haiti have improved significantly, so the benefit will be extended one last time — until July 2019 — to give Haitians timeRead More

Police seize fentanyl and bear spray in Cambridge drug bust

Waterloo Regional police say four people are facing charges after a drug bust at a Cambridge property. Police say on Nov. 17 they executed a search warrant on Dundas Street North. According to regional police, they seized a significant amount of money and methamphetamine along with a small quantity of fentanyl and hydromorphone. Police say they also found rounds of handgun munition, an expandable baton, and bear spray. Police have arrested and charged four people, two 33-year-old men, a 23-year-old woman, and a 32-year-old woman with numerous drug related offences.Read More