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Construction almost complete at Conestoga College’s Waterloo campus

Construction almost complete at Conestoga College’

With the first day of school just days away, some Conestoga College students will be starting the new year in a newly renovated facility. Friday morning hundreds of students got the chance to take part in their first tour of the Waterloo campus. “I thought it was incredible, just seeing all the new shiny things,” said Quilan Henderson, a Chef’s training student. The renovated campus is located at University Avenue and Weber Street and is an expansion of the existing site. The new facility is more than double its existingRead More


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


Canadian mother, 10-year-old daughter missing during California camping trip

Canadian mother, 10-year-old daughter missing during California camping trip

CTVNews.ca Staff Published Thursday, August 30, 2018 12:27PM EDT Last Updated Thursday, August 30, 2018 12:43PM EDT A Canadian mother and her 10-year-old daughter have gone missing shortly after arriving in California for a camping trip. The San Mateo County Sheriff‘s Office says 29-year-old Audrey Rodrigue and her daughter, Emily, landed in San Francisco last Saturday, rented a car at the airport and stayed at the Vagabond Hotel in Burlingame, Calif. The following day, Rodrigue sent a text to her boyfriend in Canada but he was unable to reach herRead More


First-ever greater rhea chick hatchlings make history at Calgary Zoo

Greater rhea chick

The Calgary Zoo made history earlier this month when it welcomed its first-ever greater rhea chicks. The pair – now three weeks old – hatched at the zoo on Aug. 3 and 5. The flightless greater rhea is the largest bird in South America and is found mostly in Argentina and Brazil. Related to the ostrich and the emu, the bird uses its wings not for flight, but for balance and changing direction while running. Male rheas incubate the eggs and care for the new hatchlings, guarding them aggressively forRead 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


Two men critically injured in stabbing at Sherway Gardens

Sherway stabbing

Chris Herhalt, CTV News Toronto Published Saturday, August 18, 2018 10:10PM EDT Last Updated Saturday, August 18, 2018 10:29PM EDT Two men are in life-threatening condition after they were stabbed outside Sherway Gardens Mall on Saturday night. Toronto police said they were called to an area near the mall, in the Queensway Avenue and The West Mall just before 10 p.m. for a report of a stabbing. They arrived with paramedics to find two men in life-threatening condition. A third victim, described by police as a 15-year-old boy, was laterRead More


Student sues female professor he says sexually harassed him

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Larry Neumeister, The Associated Press Published Thursday, August 16, 2018 8:56PM EDT NEW YORK — A former New York University graduate student has sued a prominent professor, alleging she turned his dream of working with a world-class scholar “into more than three years of continuous and unabated sexual harassment, sexual assault and stalking.” The lawsuit was filed by Nimrod Reitman in state Supreme Court in Manhattan on Wednesday against the university and professor Avital Ronell. It said NYU failed to take action after Reitman told a vice provost about theRead More


Brandt Snedeker shoots 59, one shy of PGA record

Brandt Snedeker

The Associated Press Published Thursday, August 16, 2018 1:05PM EDT Last Updated Thursday, August 16, 2018 2:17PM EDT GREENSBORO, N.C. — Brandt Snedeker predicted low scores at the Wyndham Championship — but not this low. Snedeker shot an 11-under 59 on Thursday, falling one shot shy of matching the PGA Tour record. He made a 20-foot putt on his final hole to become the 10th player in tour history to break 60. Jim Furyk set the record with a 58 in the final round of the Travelers Championship in 2016.Read More


Two people in hospital after shots fired in North York

Joshua Freeman, CTV News Toronto Published Saturday, August 11, 2018 5:53PM EDT Last Updated Saturday, August 11, 2018 6:10PM EDT Two people have been injured after shots were fired in the Bayview Woods-Steeles neighbourhood in North York Saturday evening. Witnesses reported hearing as many as 20 shots fired in the area of Leslie Street and Finch Avenue. Police responded to Tree Sparroway, just west of Leslie Street, and found shell casings in the area and a number of damaged vehicles. Witnesses told police that a vehicle was spotted fleeing theRead More


Balaclava rapist Larry Takahashi’s day parole continued, no overnight leave

Larry Takahashi

The Canadian Press Published Thursday, August 9, 2018 10:01PM EDT Last Updated Thursday, August 9, 2018 11:50PM EDT ABBOTSFORD, B.C. — The Parole Board of Canada has continued day parole in British Columbia for the man known as the balaclava rapist for another six months while ruling out overnight leave privileges for now. Larry Takahashi is serving three concurrent life sentences for multiple counts of rape, aggravated sexual assault and other attacks on 23 women in the Edmonton area in the 1970s and ’80s, which he committed while wearing aRead More