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Sudbury cab driver attacked

Sudbury cab driver attacked

Sudbury taxi drivers speak out after an alarming new trend involving aggression. Alana Everson reports. 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″]


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


Saint John Police ask for public’s help in finding fugitive

Nico Soubliere

Police in Saint John are on the lookout for criminal who is unlawfully at large after leaving the Parrtown Community Correctional Centre on Wednesday. Nico Soubliere, 26, is serving a six-year, eight-month sentence after being convicted of manslaughter and assault causing bodily harm, the Saint John Police Force said in a news release. “Soubliere was wearing an electronic monitoring anklet and appears to have cut it off,” police said in the release. “(His) whereabouts are unknown.” There is a Canada-wide warrant for his arrest and his parole has been suspended.Read More


New tax on Ottawa Airbnb rentals

Airbnb

Airbnb users are now paying a tax on their nightly rental in Ottawa. Starting today, Airbnb will collect a four per cent “municipal accommodation tax” on all Ottawa listings. The tax will then be remitted to the City of Ottawa to help support Ottawa tourism. Ottawa was the first Ontario city to enter into a Municipal Accommodation Tax collection agreement with Airbnb. In January, the City of Ottawa imposed a four per cent Municipal Accommodation Tax on hotel rooms in Ottawa.  The money is used to support the tourism industry.Read More


Like your Margaritas? Watch out for lime disease

Like your Margaritas? Watch out for lime disease

With all this heat you might find it refreshing to sit back and enjoy a cold drink. But if your favourite beverage includes lime, take note, there’s something called Margarita disease or lime disease (different than the Lyme disease you can get from ticks) and, although it can be quite painful, most have never heard of it. “No, I’ve probably heard of margarita withdrawals disease,” joked Margarita lover Leslie Koski. Margaritas, or any drink made with fresh limes, can be refreshing but can also lead to a painful rash forRead More


Court agrees to review decision to reopen ‘Serial’ case

Adnan Syed

BALTIMORE — Maryland’s highest court will review a decision to reopen a high-profile case for a man whose murder conviction was chronicled in the hit podcast “Serial.” Earlier this year, the Maryland Court of Special Appeals ordered a new trial for Adnan Syed, upholding a 2016 lower court ruling. But the state’s top court has now agreed to consider whether Syed’s murder conviction should be reinstated. A Thursday court document says the case will be set for argument during a December session. Syed was convicted in 2000 of killing hisRead More


Tent city founder arrested for alleged obstruction

Tent city founder arrested for alleged obstruction

Saanich police say they may also pursue an assault charge for an alleged air horn blast in the ear of a firefighter. 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″]


Listowel café focuses on abilities over disabilities

Listowel café focuses on abilities over disabilities

Charity Hillson noticed her 19-year-old son was having difficulty landing a job to gain practical working skills. Her son, Mitchell Dale, suffers from Williams syndrome, a developmental disorder associated with mild intellectual or learning disabilities. To help his case, Hillson did what she felt she had to, despite working another job 40 hours per week. Together with her son, she opened Mitch & Mama’s, a coffee bar and restaurant in Listowel. “I couldn’t find a job so I really like where I am,” Dale said. The café is open fourRead More


Local newspapers in Oxford and Lambton Counties to be shut down

Postmedia

Two Oxford County newspapers and on in Lambton County with long histories in their communities are being shut down. Postmedia announced Tuesday that it plans to close the Ingersoll Times, the Norwich Gazette and the Petrolia Topic “in the coming weeks.” Also slated for closure are newspapers in Kapuskasing and Alberta. A handful of other newspapers across the country will see their publishing schedules cut back or move to online-only operations. The company said the changes were part of cost-reduction attempts, with a goal of cutting total salary expenses byRead More


Egypt goalkeeper El Hadary becomes World Cup’s oldest player

Essam El Hadary

VOLGOGRAD, Russia — Egypt goalkeeper Essam El Hadary became the oldest person to play in a World Cup match on Monday. In the team’s final game of the tournament, Egypt coach Hector Cuper opted for the 45-year-old veteran keeper over Mohamed Elshenawy, who has reportedly been nursing an injury. Egypt has already been eliminated. El Hadary said on the eve of the match that it would be a huge honour if he were to get the chance to become the oldest player in World Cup history. “Every player wants toRead More