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Embassy angered by Conservative MP linking Mexican visitors to drug trade

Marilyn Gladu

OTTAWA – The Mexican government is taking a Conservative MP to task for implying that many Mexican visitors to Canada are involved in the illegal drug trade. Sarnia, Ont., MP Marilyn Gladu made the suggestion Wednesday during debate on the Trudeau government’s bill to legalize recreational marijuana. Her reference to Mexicans came as she was arguing that legalization will actually be a boon for the illicit black market in cannabis – contrary to the government’s contention that it will displace organized crime. She said legal pot will be more expensiveRead More

5 things to know on on Wednesday, June 13, 2018: Colorectal cancer, Maxime Bernier, Albert Einstein

A new report is highlighting the astonishing rate of colorectal cancer patients that are diagnosed after the cancer has spread to different parts of their bodies. Plus, a Canadian gay rights activist is being honoured for his fight for equality. 1. Cancer diagnosis: A new report says that nearly half of all colorectal cancers in Canada are diagnosed after they’ve spread in the body, despite the numerous screening programs offered across the country that can detect the disease in its earliest stages. 2. Bernier booted: Conservative MP and former leadershipRead 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

North Korea offer hope of talks after Trump cancellation

North Korea offer hope of talks after Trump cancellation

Foster Klug and Hyung-Jin Kim, The Associated Press Published Friday, May 25, 2018 1:30AM EDT SEOUL, Korea, Republic Of – North Korea said Friday that it’s still willing to sit for talks with the United States “at any time, (in) any format,” a remarkably restrained and diplomatic response, from a nation noted for its proud belligerence, to U.S. President Donald Trump’s abrupt cancellation of a summit with the North’s autocratic leader, Kim Jong Un. The statement by Vice Foreign Minister Kim Kye Gwan, a longtime nuclear negotiator and senior diplomat,Read More

Vandal hits Ottawa Buddha statue again

Buddha statue in front of Heron Road Temple.

Ottawa Police are investigating another attack on a Buddha statue outside the Buddhist temple on Heron Road.  This time, the vandalism was captured on surveillance tape.  It shows a man approaching the statue with a stick Wednesday night and smashing it repeatedly.  The monks at the Hilda Jayawardenaramaya Buddhist Temple say they don’t understand why someone would do this. “We are not here to spread hatred or anything else but peace and happiness,” says Bhante Jinananda, “I think one or two people are mad at this and try to revengeRead More

New Hamburg Canada Day gathering to charge admission

Canada Day in Wilmot

The biggest Canada Day party in New Hamburg won’t be free this year. Organizers of Canada Day in Wilmot say this year’s celebration will require paid admission due to declining sponsor and donor support. They say they want to keep the fee low, possibly at $5 per person or less. According to the organizers, the money is necessary to “maintain the expected quality of entertainment and attractions our community deserves to celebrate Canada Day.” This year will mark the 36th straight community party for Canada Day in New Hamburg. LastRead More

Local artists ‘insulted’ after asked to perform for free by Tourism Saskatoon

Local artists ‘insulted’ after asked to perform for free by Tourism Saskatoon

A call from Tourism Saskatoon is not sitting well with local artists. The organization is asking artists to do “Random Acts of Culture” in honour of the naming of the Joni Mitchell Promenade. The City of Saskatoon has recently announced it will be naming the promenade at River Landing after the Canadian folk singer, who once called Saskatoon home. The unveiling ceremony is set to take place June 10th and Tourism Saskatoon has asked local artists to contribute to the ceremony by offering off their arts, for free. Several artistsRead More

The strong shall survive

The strong shall survive

From CTV Northern Ontario’s Lydia Chubak: Men and women battle for prizes and bragging rights at a weekend ‘strongman’ competition. Source link #canadiannews #worldnews #headlinenews and stories from around the world USA Today News Headlines [su_feed url=”” limit=”20″] USA News Headlines [su_feed url=”” limit=”20″] ABC NEWS Headlines [su_feed url=”” limit=”20″]

“They were scrambling’: Whiteshell wildfire believed to be sparked by motorist

Flacon Lake Fire

Fire fighters in eastern Manitoba scrambled to extinguish a wildfire not far from homes in the Falcon Lake area. Chief Bruce Morrison with the South East Whiteshell Fire Department told CTV News on Sunday the fire is believed to have been set by a cigarette butt or mechanical part that heated on Hwy 1, which quickly spread to the tree line. “Called Pinawa because it was so dry and they were scrambling. It went quickly,” said Morrison. “I understand the RCMP stopped first and used their extinguishers and it didn’tRead More

Bruce Cockburn reflects on his activism, 1983 trip to Nicaragua, in interview with Lisa LaFlamme

Bruce Cockburn reflects on his activism, 1983 trip to Nicaragua, in interview with Lisa LaFlamme

As Nicaragua currently grapples with deadly political protests, Canadian troubadour Bruce Cockburn is reflecting on a trip he took to the troubled country in 1983. “I just got really curious about what (the Nicaraguan Revolution) looked like up close because it didn’t conform to the stereotype I carried of what a banana republic revolution should look like,” Cockburn, 72, told CTV Chief Anchor Lisa LaFlamme in an interview from Lindsay, Ont.’s Academy Theatre ahead of a May 4 concert. “So I wanted to see what they were really doing,” heRead More