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Concordia’s Tau Kappa Epsilon fraternity to get consent training

Concordia's Tau Kappa Epsilon fraternity to get consent training

In the era of the #MeToo movement, the issue of consent is front and centre on university campuses. As students prepare to go back to school this week, one fraternity is ensuring its members know exactly what that means. “We want to make sure that everyone is aware on campus that we are taking those initiatives,” said Brett Gilmore, president of Concordia’s Tau Kappa Epsilon chapter. Gilmore said he knows fraternities and sororities can get a bad rap, but he wants members of TKE to be leaders – like theirRead 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


Boy, 15, charged with 2nd-degree murder in fatal stabbing of teen in Toronto

toronto police

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


Calls for legal side-by-side cycling after pickup truck crash hurts five

Calls for legal side-by-side cycling after pickup truck crash hurts five

A collision on a highway in Edmonton ended with five cyclists in hospital and others calling for a change to Alberta’s traffic laws. The five cyclists were part of a group of 15 travelling on the Sherwood Park Freeway Saturday morning as part of a weekly ride when they were hit from behind by a pickup truck. “It’s every cyclist’s nightmare,” Tiffany Baker of the Edmonton Road and Track Club told CTV Edmonton. “It is every club’s nightmare to know a group of cyclists went down during a group ride.”Read More


Police say argument between mother and son led to death threat

Chatham-Kent Police

A 24-year-old Chatham man is facing charges after he threatened to kill his mother, police say. Police were called to a St. Clair Street home around 10 p.m. Saturday. They say a man and his mother were arguing and the man broke several dishes. Police say he then prevented his mother from leaving the residence while he continued to argue with her. The man was eventually forced out of the residence but returned and began kicking the door, police say, and he was able to force his way back inside.Read More


Needles, trash ruining Barrie pond

Needles, trash ruining Barrie pond

Everything from needles, to household items to trash, is being found at Milligan’s Pond in Barrie, and residents are calling on the city for a big cleanup.   One resident took photos of large piles of trash left at the pond in Barrie this weekend. The photos caught the attention of many who live in the area. “This used to be a little haven, for people to bring their children, for people to read their books, and just spend time here. Now as you can see, there is no children,”Read More


Care facility resident speaks out on allegations

Care facility resident speaks out on allegations

A resident of a Victoria care facility claims two of her roommates told her they were sexually assaulted by a male care aid. 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″]


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


Friday storm rips through Sask. campgrounds

A Friday night storm, caused damage to some Saskatchewan campgrounds. Picture courtesy of Terri Bjarnason.

A Friday night storm ripped through some Saskatchewan campgrounds on Friday night. Campers at Emma Lake, Murray Point and Morin Lake Regional Park awoke to destruction around their campgrounds. Thunder, heavy rain and intense plough winds made up the storm, with some uprooting trees that landedon trailers with people inside. Terri Bjarnason and her family were inside, when a tree fell on their camper. “It was really scary to see where exactly the tree fell compared to where I had been sitting. It’s right on the window where I hadRead More


Senators assistant GM seeks dismissal of harassment charges in Buffalo

Randy Lee

John Wawrow, The Associated Press Published Thursday, July 5, 2018 3:04PM EDT Last Updated Thursday, July 5, 2018 5:04PM EDT BUFFALO, N.Y. — The lawyer representing Ottawa Senators assistant general manager Randy Lee tells The Associated Press he will enter a not guilty plea and file a motion to dismiss harassment charges during his client’s appearance Friday in Buffalo city court. Attorney Paul Cambria declined further comment in a text sent Thursday to the AP. A spokesman for the Erie County district attorney’s office said prosecutors would oppose the motionRead More