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Record $6M settlement for N.S. boy who suffered brain damage at birth

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HALIFAX — A seven-year-old Nova Scotia boy who suffered brain damage at birth has received a $6 million settlement — the largest of its kind in the province’s history. The lawsuit said Cullen Chisholm suffered oxygen deprivation during his delivery which caused severe cerebral palsy. Lawyer John McKiggan says Cullen is unable to care for himself in any way and will require 24 hour attendant care for the rest of his life. Obstetrician Dr. Allison Ball and the former Guysborough Antigonish Strait Health Authority have agreed to the settlement. TheRead More


Injection site plan thrown into uncertainty by provincial election

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A new wrinkle as emerged as Waterloo Region officials attempt to bring supervised injection sites to the Kitchener and Cambridge cores. Incoming premier Doug Ford said this spring that he is “dead against” the sites, which are touted as a way to reduce the impact of drug addictions on wider communities while improving health outcomes for users. As plans to create such sites locally have been moving forward under the assumption provincial funding would be available, the election of a Ford-led Progressive Conservative government throws into question whether existing fundingRead More


China says North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to visit Beijing

Kim Jong Un and Chinese President Xi Jinping

BEIJING — Chinese state media say North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will make a two-day state visit starting Tuesday. Kim’s trip follows his groundbreaking summit with President Donald Trump in Singapore last week that resulted in a surprise announcement of a U.S. suspension of military drills with its South Korean ally. Security was tight Tuesday morning at the Beijing airport where paramilitary police prevented journalists from shooting photos. A motorcade was seen leaving the airport in vehicles that were not apparently carrying flags. The state media reports did notRead More


Rally for Dad

Rally for Dad

From CTV Northern Ontario’s Alana Everson: Dozens of bikers come together in Sudbury for the annual Rally for Dad event in support of prosta 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″]


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

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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


Nova Scotia man who rescued elderly woman from fire to be honoured in Ottawa

Medal of Bravery

HALIFAX – A Nova Scotia man who will receive an award from the Governor General says he’s overwhelmed by the attention he’s received since he saved his neighbour’s life over a year ago. Travis Wolfe, 26, of the small village of Port Hood, N.S., will receive a medal of bravery from Julie Payette for rescuing his elderly neighbour from her burning home in February 2017. Wolfe says he was clearing snow from his grandfather’s driveway when an overheated generator exploded at his neighbour’s home over the hill, igniting a blazeRead More


Regina setting cannabis zoning regulations

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The City of Regina is closer to knowing where cannabis retail stores will go in the city after councilors approved a report on Monday. The administration will begin reworking the bylaw to be finalized in June, as the province will be issuing six cannabis retail store permits in Regina. Council voted to not allow cannabis retail stores to set up within one block or 600 feet of certain zones frequented by youth. The downtown area is approved for discretionary use, meaning any stores that want to locate there, must firstRead More


Ottawa teen appears in court accused of murdering church librarian

Ottawa teen appears in court accused of murdering church librarian

Catherine Lathem, CTV Ottawa Published Monday, May 28, 2018 5:58PM EDT Last Updated Monday, May 28, 2018 7:27PM EDT An Ottawa teen is behind bars charged with first degree murder of a downtown church librarian.  Tyler Hikoalok, 18, is charged in the beating death of Elisabeth Salm.  Salm was found unconscious and viciously beaten inside the Christian Science Reading Room on Laurier Avenue where she worked in the early afternoon of Thursday May 24. She died later in hospital. On Monday, Hikoalok made his first appearance in an Ottawa courtroom,Read More


Garage fire breaks out in Waterloo

Oak Park Drive fire

A garage in Waterloo was heavily damaged by fire Friday morning. A report of a garage fire brought emergency crews to a home on Oak Park Drive, near University Avenue East and Millennium Boulevard, around 11 a.m. Firefighters were able to stop the flames from causing significant damage beyond the garage. Nobody was inside the garage or the attached home when the fire began. 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 NEWSRead More


Moose calves on the mend after unusual rescue

Moose calves on the mend after unusual rescue

The baby calves of a pregnant moose that was euthanized Wednesday after being struck by a vehicle are now the focus of a rehabilitation effort. The newborn calves are at the Aspen Valley Wildlife Sanctuary where they are now under the care of wildlife experts for the next two months. The mother moose was struck by a vehicle along Muskoka Road 3 around 5:00 a.m. Wednesday and ended up in a shallow pond. A team of wildlife experts, veterinarians and crews from Fowler Construction worked together to pull the injuredRead More