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Ireland seeks Church reparations for mass baby burials

Ireland seeks Church reparations for mass baby burials

LONDON — An Irish government Cabinet minister has told Pope Francis that the Catholic Church “should contribute substantially” to funding reparations for survivors of a former church-run orphanage where a mass grave of children’s remains was discovered. Minister for Children and Youth Affairs Katherine Zappone raised the issue with the pope on Saturday during his weekend visit to Ireland. On Monday, Zappone released her remarks to Francis and a letter she gave him laying out background for the monetary appeal. Church-run homes in Ireland housed orphans, unmarried pregnant women andRead More


Humans responsible for more than 400 B.C. wildfires so far this season

Humans responsible for more than 400 B.C. wildfires so far this season

VANCOUVER — Campfires, cigarettes, flares and car accidents are some of the ways humans have likely started more than 400 wildfires in British Columbia this season. As wildfires blaze across the province, the B.C. Wildfire Service says many of them have been avoidable. Despite efforts to spread the word about fire bans and other restrictions, fire information officer Ryan Turcot says many people still aren’t getting the message. “It’s important to note that every time we run into a human-caused wildfire, that’s a wildfire that didn’t have to happen,” TurcotRead More


Trades workers, truckers and industry experts worry about weed in the workplace

Students at North American Transport Driving Acade

Joanne Schnurr, CTV Ottawa Published Friday, August 24, 2018 5:00PM EDT Last Updated Friday, August 24, 2018 5:01PM EDT The legalization of marijuana has many in the construction trades worried about safety in the workplace.  As Canada enters this new era, questions are rolling out about how employers will deal with pot on the job and whether job safety will be compromised. Those who work in industry say they’re not naive enough to think people aren’t using now on the job.  But the concern is that once it’s legal, evenRead More


Man facing impaired driving charges after crashing car into ditch

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AUBURN, P.E.I – A man is facing impaired driving charges after crashing his car into the ditch on a rural road in P.E.I. Kings District RCMP say they received a call from a member of the public of a vehicle in a ditch around 4 p.m. on Thursday. Once police arrived they found a 50-year-old man from Cardigan, who showed obvious signs of impairment, attempting to drive back out of the ditch. He was taken into custody and transported to the Montague RCMP detachment where he provide breath samples registeringRead More


USA Gymnastics president: mediation with Nassar survivors

Larry Nassar

BOSTON — The legal portion of the Larry Nassar scandal at USA Gymnastics may soon be over. USA Gymnastics President Kerry Perry said representatives for both the organization and athletes who were abused by Nassar — a former national team doctor who abused hundreds of women under the guise of medical treatment — met last week. Perry called the mediation talks “not only productive but continuing to move us down the path of resolution.” Perry made the remarks on Sunday in her first extended question-and-answer session with reporters since takingRead More


Research links a banned pesticide and autism

Research links a banned pesticide and autism

Scientists find pregnant women who have been exposed to a long-banned chemical had a higher chance of having a child with autism. 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″]


‘We don’t believe we’re on a spinning ball’: Flat earthers in Edmonton

‘We don’t believe we’re on a spinning ball’: Flat earthers in Edmonton

An estimated 250 people converged on West Edmonton Mall’s Fantasyland Hotel Thursday, for the first of a two-day conference on an issue that was settled by science hundreds of years ago. The event is billed as the first Canadian Flat Earth International Conference. Organizers said within the room, there were a number of differing views about the nature of the world we call home. “You’re going to find so many various beliefs here, but the one thing that we all kind of agree on is that we don’t believe we’reRead More


Tacks found on downtown bike network

Tacks

An Edmonton man says he found 44 tacks along the downtown bike network on 102 Avenue Sunday.   Just took 44 tacks off the 102 Ave bike lane between 106 St and 107 St. Must have blown off nearby bulletin boards. #yegbike pic.twitter.com/mLO8HVAHFU — Glenn Kubish (@Kub64) August 5, 2018 Glenn Kubish told CTV News a tack punctured one of the tires of his wife’s bike. If done deliberately, Kubish said he’d like to go for a bike ride with the person that dropped the tacks to show them howRead More


Canadian tennis stars confident ahead of Rogers Cup

Canadian tennis stars confident ahead of Rogers Cup

When the Rogers Cup tennis tournament kicks off in Toronto and Montreal on Monday, there will be plenty of Canadian talent on display. Milos Raonic, Denis Shapovalov, Vasek Pospisil and Eugenie Bouchard will be among the Canadian talent aiming for the title. Shapovalov, the Richmond Hill, Ont., native whose semi-final run at last year’s tournament made him the competition’s breakout star, told CTV News Channel that some of the best experiences of his life have been at the Rogers Cup. “I always grew up watching this tournament,” Shapovalov said. “WhenRead More


13-year-old girl struck by bullet fragments during Ministry of Environment operation

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Police say that 13-year-old girl was taken to hospital after being struck by bullet fragments on Friday night near Jan Lake, during a Ministry of Environment operation to remove four problem bears from the area. At around 10 p.m. a Ministry of Environment Conservation officer fired a shotgun up at the bears in a tree. A member of the public, who was assisting the officer, shot his firearm at one of the bears after it hit the ground, according to police. The girl, who was standing away from the sceneRead More