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Green Party optimistic of making inroads in New Brunswick election

David Coon

FREDERICTON — After making inroads in recent provincial elections across Canada, the Green party is looking for fresh gains when New Brunswickers go to the polls next month. Currently, provincial Green Leader David Coon is the party’s only member in the legislature, having won in 2014, and political scientist Tom Bateman says Coon is likely to win his seat again. “He has been an articulate MLA and a very good constituency MLA,” said Bateman, of St. Thomas University in Fredericton. The party is concentrating on a couple of key ridings,Read More


Australia’s ruling party picks Treasurer Scott Morrison as next prime minister

Australia prime minister

Rod McGuirk, The Associated Press Published Thursday, August 23, 2018 10:05PM EDT Last Updated Thursday, August 23, 2018 11:36PM EDT CANBERRA, Australia — Australia government lawmakers on Friday elected Treasurer Scott Morrison as the next prime minister in a ballot that continues an era of extraordinary political instability. Morrison defeated the key challenger Peter Dutton, a former Cabinet minister, by a vote 45-40. Dutton’s supporters had forced incumbent Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull to hold the leadership ballot. Turnbull did not contest the ballot and has said he will quit politics.Read More


Plenty of jobs in Windsor-Essex, but economic growth slowing

CTV Windsor: Auto industry concerns

While most employers in Windsor-Essex seem to be in a hiring mood, there appears to be economic caution in the wind. A quarterly survey of 68 businesses by Workforce Windsor-Essex found more than 70 per cent of owners planned to hire someone over the summer month. More than 60 per cent still have hard-to-fill positions that are open. The survey also said 86 per cent of posted jobs were for full-time positions. However, the Conference Board of Canada expects Windsor’s annual three per cent economic growth rate to taper offRead More


‘Crazy Rich Asians’ shines bright at the box office

'Crazy Rich Asians' shines bright at the box office

Lindsey Bahr, The Associated Press Published Sunday, August 19, 2018 12:05PM EDT Last Updated Sunday, August 19, 2018 3:00PM EDT LOS ANGELES — Glitz won over guns as the gilded romance “Crazy Rich Asians” debuted at No. 1 in North American theatres this weekend, surpassing industry expectations and beating out action-packed fare like “Mile 22.” Warner Bros. estimates that the film earned $25.2 million over the weekend and $34 million since its opening Wednesday. It’s a surefire win for the film, which cost $30 million to produce and went intoRead More


Plane stolen from SeaTac Airport crashes

Plane stolen from SeaTac Airport crashes

A 29-year-old airline employee stole a Q400 airplane from SeaTac International Airport and crashed it into Ketron Island in Puget Sound. Source link #canadiannews #worldnews #headlinenews and stories from around the world USA Today News Headlines [su_feed url=”http://rssfeeds.usatoday.com/usatoday-NewsTopStories” limit=”20″] USA News Headlines [su_feed url=”http://rss.cnn.com/rss/cnn_us.rss” limit=”20″] ABC NEWS Headlines [su_feed url=”http://feeds.abcnews.com/abcnews/usheadlines” limit=”20″]


Multiple vehicle fire in Vars

Muliple vehicles burn at Vars Auction site

CTV Ottawa Published Wednesday, July 18, 2018 6:03AM EDT Last Updated Wednesday, July 18, 2018 6:04AM EDT Ottawa Police are investigating how multiple vehicles went up in flames early Wednesday morning in Vars. Overnight, Ottawa Firefighters were called to the Adesa Auction site on Burton Road some time around 1 a.m. Todd Horricks, Ottawa Fire Sector Chief says 12 vehicles are affected,  six of them were fully involved and six more were damaged. Multiple vehicles on fire on Burton Rd (Adesa Auction): 6 fully involved and another 3 damage. VehiclesRead More


Lac-Megantic anniversary to be marked by mass, public events

Lac-Megantic

LAC-MEGANTIC, Que. – A commemorative church service will be held in Lac-Megantic today to mark the five-year-anniversary of the train derailment that killed 47 people and destroyed part of downtown. Church bells will ring around noon to remember the victims who lost their lives on July 6, 2013, after a runaway train hauling tanker cars loaded with volatile crude oil barrelled into the town of 6,000, derailed and exploded. The service is part of a series of events being held through Sunday to commemorate the tragedy. The town has beenRead More


Bird, Bird, Bird is the word!

Killdeer birds moved successfully

Ottawa residents are celebrating the birth of a baby Bluesfest Killdeer. Bluesfest confirmed to CTV Ottawa Saturday afternoon that one of the four eggs had hatched. The plan is to name the babies Adams, Mendes, Matthew and Grohl for this year’s performers.  The birth comes just days after experts moved the Killdeer nest and eggs about 25 meters from where they were first laid. Last Friday, the Killdeer mother and her nest were discovered on a cobbleston path where the main stage for Ottawa Bluesfest was to be setup. EnvironmentRead More


Raptors Uprising gamers show off their well-appointed high-tech home in Toronto

Raptors Uprising GC

TORONTO — It comes with 10 gaming stations, six bedrooms, ping-pong and a pool table, not to mention big-screen TVs galore and a spacious deck complete with a barbecue and hot tub. But depending on your definition, there is more work than play in the well-appointed house that serves as home to the six members of the Raptors Uprising GC (Gaming Club), who carry the gaming colours of the Raptors in the NBA 2K League. Toronto’s Yusuf (Yusuf–Scarbz) Abdulla and American teammates Christopher (Detoxys) Doyle, Kenneth (Kenny) Hailey, Seanquai (KingQuai614)Read More


Kim Jong Un ‘liable for crimes against humanity’: report

Kim Jong Un

In U.S. President Donald Trump’s words, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has gone from heading a “cruel dictatorship” to being “very honourable” over the past few months. To human rights investigators, however, “crimes against humanity have been — and continue to be — committed on a massive scale” in Kim’s isolated kingdom. A Dec. 2017 report prepared by the International Bar Association (IBA) War Crimes Committee called on the international community to investigate crimes against humanity allegedly committed in North Korea’s network of political prisons, which the IBA hasRead More