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Nova Scotia government to unveil Mi’kmaq licence plate in Truro

Mi'kmaq licence plate

TRURO, N.S. – Nova Scotia is set to unveil a new Mi’kmaq licence plate today. Deputy premier Karen Casey and Chief Wilbert Marshall of Potlotek First Nation in Cape Breton will officially release the new plate during a ceremony in Truro. The design for was selected by the Assembly of Nova Scotia Mi’Kmaq Chiefs last September. The province also recently unveiled licence plates celebrating the Gaelic and Acadian cultures. 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 HeadlinesRead More


Rays win against Blue Jays1-0 in 9th inning

Blue Jays Rays

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Matt Duffy saved his best for last. Duffy’s ground ball found a hole between third and short with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning Wednesday and drove in the game’s only run in Tampa Bay’s win over the Toronto Blue Jays. “After seeing that many zeroes, it’s definitely awesome to come out on top in that game,” Duffy said after a game in which eight pitchers gave up a total of 10 hits. Duffy drove in Mallex Smith, who doubled with one outRead More


Judge faces quandary in sex assault case after teenage complainant quits showing up

Scales of justice

A sexual assault complainant who testified against her alleged attacker — but then simply refused to finish cross-examination — has presented a rare quandary for the justice system. The matter in Newfoundland and Labrador Supreme Court underscores the tenuous balance between the right to cross-examine a witness — a cornerstone of the adversarial court process — with the importance of minimizing the potentially traumatic impact the legal system can have on alleged victims. At issue is a he-said, she-said case: A 19-year-old woman said she had been sexually assaulted byRead More


Rally held for those who have died inside the Elgin Middlesex Detention Centre

Rally held for those who have died inside the Elgin Middlesex Detention Centre

They were there to push for change at the Elgin Middlesex Detention Centre. Since 2009, 13 inmates have died inside the facility on Exeter Road in London and on Sunday family members came with 13 crosses representing those who passed away. Jan Pigeau says her son, James, died of a fentanyl overdose inside the jail. “Enough is enough,” she says. “I don’t want it to happen to anyone else.” Representatives of nine families took part in the call for change which was organized by Pigeau. “How does it feel, returningRead More


Mattis warns of bumpy road to U.S., North Korea nuclear summit

U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis

Lolita C. Baldor, The Associated Press Published Saturday, June 2, 2018 10:56PM EDT SINGAPORE — It will be a “bumpy road” to the nuclear negotiations with North Korea later this month, Defence Secretary Jim Mattis warned Sunday, telling his South Korean and Japanese counterparts they must maintain a strong defensive stance so the diplomats can negotiate from a position of strength. Mattis was speaking at the start of a meeting with South Korean Defence Minister Song Young-moo and Japanese Defence Minister Itsunori Onodera on the final day of the Shangri-LaRead More


Benedict Cumberbatch praised for tackling muggers

Benedict Cumberbatch

LONDON — The food-delivery firm Deliveroo thanked Benedict Cumberbatch on Saturday after a newspaper reported that the “Sherlock” star had fought off muggers who were attacking one of its cyclists. Uber driver Manuel Dias told the Sun newspaper that he was driving Cumberbatch and his wife Sophie Hunter along London’s Marylebone High Street when they saw a cyclist being hit with a bottle. He said Cumberbatch jumped out of the car and grabbed one of the attackers. “I had hold of one lad and Benedict another,” Dias was quoted asRead More


Giuliani says he’s counselled Trump against firing Sessions

Rudy Giuliani

Jonathan Lemire, The Associated Press Published Wednesday, May 30, 2018 6:35PM EDT WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump’s lawyer has repeatedly counselled him not to fire Attorney General Jeff Sessions despite the president’s ongoing anger at the attorney general’s decision to recuse himself from the Russia probe. Rudy Giuliani told The Associated Press on Wednesday that Trump has asked him multiple times, before and after the former New York City mayor joined the president’s legal team last month, about whether Sessions should have been fired. “I don’t think the president shouldRead More


PC Leader Ford’s lack of platform attacked at debate by NDP and Liberal leaders

Ontario party leaders speak at debate

TORONTO — Doug Ford came under repeated attack from both the NDP and Liberal leaders during Sunday’s provincial election debate for not yet presenting a full platform, when Ontarians are already casting their ballots in advanced polls. Recent polls have suggested the NDP has surpassed Ford’s Progressive Conservatives in popular support, which also made party leader Andrea Horwath a target in the third and final televised debate of the campaign. But she shot back at Ford after he slammed the NDP over an error in the party’s platform that meansRead More


Memorial Cup host committee expected to lose money

Memorial Cup host committee expected to lose money

The Memorial Cup host committee says it took a hit when it had to pay the Canadian Hockey League $3.65 million just to host the event. The committee says everything, including with the Eagles concert and opening ceremonies, cost more than $12.5 million, and the committee lost about $2 million. “We expected that we would have to underwrite it, we were prepared to do that. We were competing against the Hamilton Bulldogs that wanted it there. They have a 19,000 seat arena,” committee chair Shaun Semple said. The cost toRead More


AB de Villiers retires from international cricket

Royal Challengers Bangalore's AB de Villiers

The Associated Press Published Wednesday, May 23, 2018 9:07AM EDT Last Updated Wednesday, May 23, 2018 9:08AM EDT JOHANNESBURG – AB de Villiers has retired from all international cricket, keeping him from having one more go at winning a World Cup with South Africa. De Villiers, regarded as one of the best players of his generation, had been expected to stop his test career but it was a surprise that he retired from all formats. The 34-year-old De Villiers says “it’s about running out of gas and feeling that it’sRead More