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Crown appeals decision on retired Chatham violin teacher

Chatham-Kent courthouse

Legal troubles may not be over for a retired violin teacher in Chatham, who was found not guilty of historic sexual offences.  The Crown attorney is appealing the decision for 72-year-old Claude Eric Trachy from April 23. At that time a judge agreed with the defence that Trachy was helping students rest their shoulders while playing the violin. The defence argued it was to promote better posture and not sexual touching. Trachy was originally charged in 2015 for allegations from 25 complaints, which dated back to the early 1980’s. SourceRead More

CTV Northern Ontario: Midway in town

CTV Northern Ontario: Midway in town

Lincoln Louttit checks out the Victoria Day tradition in Sault Ste. Marie, the carnival. Source link #canadiannews #worldnews #headlinenews and stories from around the world USA Today News Headlines USA News Headlines ABC NEWS Headlines

Trump claims spy infiltrated his 2016 campaign, but his lawyer casts doubt


Anne Flaherty, Catherine Lucey and Jonathan Lemire, The Associated Press Published Friday, May 18, 2018 9:08PM EDT Last Updated Friday, May 18, 2018 9:43PM EDT WASHINGTON — U.S. President Donald Trump accused the Justice Department on Friday of trying to frame him by planting a spy in his 2016 campaign — an allegation his own lawyer said might not be true. Promoting a theory that is circulating in conservative circles, Trump quoted Fox Business anchor David Asman and tweeted: “Apparently the DOJ put a Spy in the Trump Campaign. ThisRead More

Info session on Mount Royal through traffic divides Montrealers

Cyclist on Mount Royal

The debate over through traffic on Mount Royal continued on Tuesday night at an information session three weeks before the ban is set to go ahead. The pilot project will stop all through traffic by cars on Camillien-Houde Way and Remembrance Rd. for five months of the year. Montrealers on both sides of a debate that largely pits drivers against cyclists showed up to voice their opinions on the local controversy. “It’s nonsense. They should keep the mountain open,” said resident Michael Shafter. “It should have elements of a park,Read More

Experts share safety tips as ATV season approaches

Experts share safety tips as ATV season approaches

This week, Jacqueline Derbowka shared an experience that changed her life. She, along with ATV experts, expressed safety tips and concerns when it comes to riding an ATV. It’s the time of the year when Derbowka remembers her father. Four years ago, he was killed in an ATV accident. “We were going up a hill… and it was just too light in the front end and not being used to the quad, it came backwards on us,” she said.  Derbowka was sitting behind her father on the back of theRead More

Volunteers step up to help clean-up aftermath of N.B. flood

Volunteers step up to help clean-up aftermath of N.B. flood

As flood stricken areas in New Brunswick transition into recovery phase, volunteers have stepped up in a big way. On Saturday, dozens of people came together in the Greater Saint John area to help clean-up damage done from the flooding, including Saint John Mayor Don Darling. “We saw it last weekend by the hundreds, if not thousands, and we’re seeing it again today,” said Darling. From high school students to retirees, all kinds of people chipped in to help removed thousands of sandbags off properties. “Basically I saw Don Darling’sRead More

Former CFL wide receiver arrested and charged on allegations of assault

Canadian Football League wide receiver Josh Boden

NEW WESTMINSTER, B.C. – Former Canadian Football League player Joshua Boden is facing four criminal charges in New Westminster, B.C. Police say Boden has been charged with two counts of assault, failure to comply with conditions of recognizance and dangerous driving. He is also charged with driving while prohibited under the Motor Vehicle Act. New Westminster police say they received a report of an alleged domestic dispute on Sunday, but a suspect wasn’t at the scene when they arrived. Police say Boden was arrested a few days after the allegedRead More

Oak Bay to U.K.: Friends plan to crash wedding

Oak Bay to U.K.: Friends plan to crash wedding

They aren’t on the guest list, but that’s not stopping two long-time friends from crashing the wedding of the century. Source link #canadiannews #worldnews #headlinenews and stories from around the world USA Today News Headlines USA News Headlines ABC NEWS Headlines

N.B. flood levels reach highest in decades, expected to grow

N.B. flood levels reach highest in decades, expected to grow Staff Published Friday, May 4, 2018 7:41PM EDT Last Updated Friday, May 4, 2018 8:31PM EDT The Saint John River has hit levels not seen in 45 years, but officials worry the worst of the flooding might be still to come. The water levels along the river are expected to continue their rise through Monday. The area could be hit with up to 30 millimetres of additional rain over the weekend, according to Environment Canada. In Saint John, water levels reached more than a metre above flood stage forRead More

NBA reaches out to Raptors, warns Drake to avoid verbal altercations


TORONTO — The NBA reached out to the Raptors in a bid to prevent a recurrence of the verbal altercation between Drake and Cavaliers veteran Kendrick Perkins. The Toronto rapper, the Raptors’ global ambassador, jawed with the inactive forward at halftime and after the final whistle in Cleveland’s 113-112 overtime win Tuesday at the Air Canada Centre. Security and other Cleveland players kept the two apart. The NBA confirmed that the league had spoken to the Raptors, who were going to follow up with Drake. The star rapper took hisRead More