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Concordia’s Tau Kappa Epsilon fraternity to get consent training

Concordia's Tau Kappa Epsilon fraternity to get consent training

In the era of the #MeToo movement, the issue of consent is front and centre on university campuses. As students prepare to go back to school this week, one fraternity is ensuring its members know exactly what that means. “We want to make sure that everyone is aware on campus that we are taking those initiatives,” said Brett Gilmore, president of Concordia’s Tau Kappa Epsilon chapter. Gilmore said he knows fraternities and sororities can get a bad rap, but he wants members of TKE to be leaders – like theirRead More


Fall on drinking glass severs spinal cord of two-year-old Calgary girl

Fall on drinking glass severs spinal cord of two-year-old Calgary girl

A preschool aged Calgarian continues to recover in hospital following a freak accident in July at the home of her grandparents. Two-year-old Jaclyn Derks was building a blanket with her five-year-old sister on July 22 when she fell onto a drinking glass that had been left on the floor.  A blanket had been draped between a bed and couch and when the young girl placed her hand on the blanket she tumbled to the ground below, shattering the glass. “I get off the bed and I fell on the glassRead More


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

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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


Prairie cattle producers tighten their belts as drought diminishes pastures

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Cattle producers on the Prairies are hoping for the best but preparing for the worst as an ongoing drought continues to diminish pastures. On his property near Gull Lake, Rick Toney of the Saskatchewan Cattlemen’s Association said some producers are deciding whether to move cows north to the few pockets which did get rain or take the hit of bringing expensive feed into their areas. That cost is just too much for some. “What are the economics here? There’s a lot of people that are looking to sell off 40Read More


Boy, 15, charged with 2nd-degree murder in fatal stabbing of teen in Toronto

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Toronto police say a boy is facing a murder charge in the fatal stabbing of a 15-year-old. Police say the stabbing occurred Saturday night in southwest Toronto near the Sherway Gardens shopping mall. Investigators say responding officers found a man and two boys suffering from trauma and all three were taken to hospital. They say a 15-year-old Mississauga boy died of his injuries. Police say a 15-year-old boy was arrested on Monday and charged with second-degree murder. He is to appear in court on Tuesday. Source link #canadiannews #worldnews #headlinenewsRead More


Local reaction to Doug Ford’s plans to cancel regional chair elections

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Following Premier Doug Ford’s stunning announcement Friday in which he revealed plans to cancel several region chair election, implications are being felt in Muskoka, Peel and York Region.  Wayne Emmerson; appointed Regional Chairman and CEO of York in 2014 had previously withdrawn his candidacy when polls showed he likely wasn’t going to win.  “Unless you’re from the Vaughan, Markham or Richmond Hill areas, it’s hard to get to get those numbers out for support…when you look at it, it’s a popularity contest,” said Emmerson.  Now Emmerson’s back in the raceRead More


EPS releases sketch of man wanted in waterpark sexual assault

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Police are looking for man involved in a sexual assault that took place at the waterpark inside West Edmonton Mall. On July 1, a 24-year-old woman was swimming in the pool when she was inappropriately touched by the man at about 5:30 p.m. that day. Police have released the composite sketch in hopes someone may recognize him after exhausting all other investigative options. The suspect is described as: About 40 years old 5‘7” tall and 195 lbs Dark-skinned with distinct dark skin pigmentation around eyes and mouth Police said theRead More


Care facility resident speaks out on allegations

Care facility resident speaks out on allegations

A resident of a Victoria care facility claims two of her roommates told her they were sexually assaulted by a male care aid. 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″]


RCMP, Coast Guard highlight water safety on Lake Winnipeg following Manitoba tragedies

RCMP, Coast Guard highlight water safety on Lake Winnipeg following Manitoba tragedies

Manitoba RCMP and the Canadian Coast Guard put a spotlight on water safety Sunday by holding a joint training exercise for search and rescue crews to improve communication, coordination with a focus on life saving skills, such as rescuing stranded boaters.  It’s been a difficult start to the summer on the water for some Manitobans that has led to multiple deaths. Four young Manitoba men have died in three separate incidents in the past week. On Thursday, a rescue operation was required to save two people stranded in a sailboatRead More


ByWard Market Businesses say rent increase and added costs forcing them to leave

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 Businesses in the ByWard Market say a new hike in rent and operating costs will force them to leave. Edward Olszowka has owned and operated Wadel Touch of Europe for over 20 years. He moved the store to the market two years ago to better service tourists and customers looking for European specialty foods. Last month he says he got notice that his rent was increasing and there would be more operational costs. He can’t afford them. Olszowka says he is “Very sad… you build something, I put all myRead More