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Gymnastics exec says she was told to keep quiet about Nassar

Gymnastics exec says she was told to keep quiet about Nassar

WASHINGTON — The former president of USA Gymnastics refused to answer questions Tuesday from a Senate subcommittee about how he handled allegations of sexual abuse by former team doctor Larry Nassar, and another former executive sat next to him and asserted that her former boss instructed her and others to keep quiet about athletes’ claims. Rhonda Faehn, the former senior vice-president of USA Gymnastics, said she first reported an allegation against Nassar to Steve Penny, her then-boss, on June 17, 2015. Nassar was not arrested until more than a yearRead More


Ottawa Liberal candidates dealing with Wynne’s concession

Candidates in Ottawa South

Kathleen Wynne’s decision to concede defeat before the vote has thrown a wrench into the spokes of local campaigns. Ottawa ridings known for strong Liberal support could go in any direction with a few short days before the election.  So where else to find the pulse of the electorate than at a bakery, where it’s all about choice and decisions, and finding out whether what you get is really what you wanted. The Rideau Bakery has been in this little spot along Bank Street in Ottawa south for half aRead More


Rachel Dolezal accused of welfare fraud after race scandal

Rachel Dolezal

The Associated Press Published Friday, May 25, 2018 6:28AM EDT Last Updated Friday, May 25, 2018 6:30AM EDT SPOKANE, Wash. – A former NAACP leader in Washington state whose life unraveled after she was exposed as a white woman pretending to be black has been charged with welfare fraud. Rachel Dolezal, who legally changed her name to Nkechi Diallo in 2016, was charged this week with theft by welfare fraud, perjury and false verification for public assistance, Spokane news station KHQ-TV reported Thursday. She illegally received $8,747 in food assistanceRead More


N.S. family concerned about lack of supports for son with non-verbal autism

N.S. family concerned about lack of supports for son with non-verbal autism

A Nova Scotia family is rethinking plans of sending their son to school after learning he may not have the supports he needs in the classroom. Jade Williams knew something was wrong when Briem still wasn’t talking at the age of two. Concerned, she took him to the IWK Health Centre. Almost three years later, he was finally diagnosed with non-verbal autism. Briem may never be able to hold a conversation or even communicate verbally. Now four years old, Brien is supposed to start school this September, but Williams saysRead More


Trump: U.S. hasn’t been notified about threat to cancel summit

Trump: U.S. hasn't been notified about threat to cancel summit

Zeke Miller and Catherine Lucey, The Associated Press Published Wednesday, May 16, 2018 12:57PM EDT Last Updated Wednesday, May 16, 2018 1:15PM EDT WASHINGTON — U.S. President Donald Trump said Wednesday the U.S. hasn’t been notified about North Korea’s threat to cancel his planned summit with Kim Jong Un next month. North Korea threatened earlier in the day to scrap the historic summit between Trump and Kim, saying it has no interest in a “one-sided” affair meant to pressure the North to abandon its nuclear weapons. Trump maintained that he’llRead More


Manitoba axes 23-year-old campsite booze ban for May long weekend

Manitoba axes 23-year-old campsite booze ban for May long weekend

CTVNews.ca Staff Published Wednesday, May 16, 2018 10:39AM EDT Last Updated Wednesday, May 16, 2018 10:41AM EDT The Manitoba government has lifted its 23-year-old ban on alcohol at provincial campgrounds for the May long weekend. The province said the decision to let booze legally flow is due to a significant drop in alcohol-related offences in the years since the ban was introduced. Six Manitoba provincial parks banned drinking on the Victoria Day weekend beginning in 1995. The ban was later expanded to all provincial park campsites. “We know that theRead More


Heritage Park faces financial challenges as a result of City’s flood mitigation effort

Heritage Park faces financial challenges as a result of City’s flood mitigation effort

A much beloved paddlewheeler will remain on shore for the foreseeable future and its dock will require a costly overhaul as a result of the City of Calgary’s decision to alter the water level of the Glenmore Reservoir. Alida Visbach, Heritage Park Historical Village’s president and CEO, confirms the S.S. Moyer will not operate in 2018. “The Moyer is one of our popular attractions, one of many that we have here, and this year, because of the mitigation work that’s being done due to the flooding in 2013 and lookingRead More


Search continues along river for missing Sask. boy, 4

Search continues along river for missing Sask. boy, 4

PRINCE ALBERT, Sask. — Police, firefighters and other searchers combed riverbanks in northern Saskatchewan over the weekend as the hunt continued for a four-year-old boy who went missing last week. Sgt. Berry Wauters with the Prince Albert Police Service said the search for Sweetgrass Kennedy continues to focus on the North Saskatchewan River, where police said Friday their search was being directed. Sweetgrass hasn’t been seen since Thursday and hundreds of volunteers helped look for the boy until police shifted the search to the river and warned the public toRead More


Montreal police arson squad investigating torched car in Parc-Extension

Arson Parc-Extension may 13

Around 3 a.m., several calls were placed with 911 to report a car in flames on Papineau Ave, near the intersection of L-O David St. in Parc-Extension. When police and firefighters arrived on-scene, the vehicle was still burning. However, they were able to extinguish the fire, but determined that the vehicle was a total loss.  Montreal police are treating the incident as an arson, and are currently working with the car’s owner to determine the exact circumstances. He is not known to police services, a spokesperson said, and there areRead More


Whiteout Viewing Party tickets on sale for away games

Viewing party

The Winnipeg Jets will be continuing the tradition of opening up Bell MTS Place to fans during away games the team announced Saturday. Games 3 and 4 will see the Jets travel to Las Vegas to take on the Golden Knights at T-Mobile Arena. Loyal Jets fans have come in droves to cheer on their beloved team, watching them from the jumbotron, a tradition started in Round 2 against the Nashville Predators.  Tickets will be priced at $10 each for reserved seating and fans in attendance will receive a ‘WeRead More