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Controversial Quebec play ‘SLAV’ to continue run across province in 2019

SLAV show

Giuseppe Valiante, The Canadian Press Published Tuesday, July 10, 2018 8:04PM EDT The artistic director of a theatre in Saint-Jerome, Que., says he doesn’t want to cancel a play that sparked protests and accusations of racial insensitivity, and helped lead the Montreal jazz festival to cancel the show’s multi-night run in early July. David Laferriere said in an interview Tuesday the theatre will put on the show “SLAV” by Quebec director Robert Lepage in early 2019. The play features a predominantly white cast picking cotton and singing songs composed byRead More


Feeling like survivors will be key to rescued Thai boys’ emotional well-being: psychologist

Feeling like survivors will be key to rescued Thai boys' emotional well-being: psychologist

The boys who were rescued after spending two weeks inside a flooded cave system in Thailand could initially struggle with their emotions and the symptoms of acute stress disorder, says an Ottawa child psychologist. “You’ve gone through something traumatic and your emotions are high and you’re experiencing all sorts of different things, usually flashbacks and nightmares, emotional ability, tearfulness, sometimes regression,” Jennifer Vriend told CTV News Channel Monday. “All of those things we expect are probably going to occur.” It’s important to allow the boys to experience and express theRead More


Cape Breton man in critical condition after falling from cliff

Cape Breton Regional Police

A man is in critical condition after falling from a cliff in Cape Breton. Cape Breton Regional Police and emergency crews responded to the scene near Park Street in Dominion, N.S., around 4 p.m. Monday. Police say the Dominion man, who is in his late 20s, was taken to the Cape Breton Regional Hospital with serious injuries. Police are investigating the incident but don’t suspect foul play at this time. 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 NewsRead More


Safe injection sites saving lives, expert says

Safe injection sites saving lives, expert says

A group in charge of two safe injection sites in downtown Edmonton says the program is working, but some business owners in the area disagree. More than 9,000 people have visited the safe injection sites at Boyle Street Community Services and The George Spady Centre. There have been 112 medical emergencies – the majority of which were overdoses. “These are potentially 100 Edmonton citizens who may not have survived an overdose,” Streetworks director Marliss Taylor said. Taylor says the prevention of overdoses is not the only benefit of these sites.Read More


Man killed in collision between vehicle and motorcycle

Crash

CTV Regina Published Saturday, June 30, 2018 6:32PM CST Last Updated Saturday, June 30, 2018 8:44PM CST One man is dead after a collision between a vehicle and a motorcycle on Park Street Saturday afternoon. Police are currently on scene at 9th Avenue East and Park Street investigating the collision. Members of Forensic Identification and collision analysts from the Traffic Safety Unit are currently investigating with the Office of the Chief Coroner. Both northbound and southbound lanes are closed between 10th Avenue East and Dewdney, and motorists are being advisedRead More


Maryland shooting suspect had bitter history with newspaper: police

Maryland shooting suspect had bitter history with newspaper: police

A man who police say opened fire at a Maryland newspaper office Thursday, killing five and injuring two others, had a long, acrimonious history with the newspaper, including a lawsuit and years of harassment of its journalists on Twitter. A law enforcement official said the suspect was identified as Jarrod W. Ramos. The official was not authorized to discuss the ongoing investigation by name and spoke on condition of anonymity. Tom Marquardt, retired publisher and top editor at the paper, told The Capital Gazette on Thursday that he had longRead More


Man killed after Gatineau police chase identified

Man, 28, dies after police chase in Gatineau

Quebec’s police overseer, the Bureau des Enquêtes Indépendantes (BEI), has identified a 28-year-old man who was killed after a police chase in Gatineau. Zachary Fairbairn, of Ottawa, died after being hit by a vehicle on boulevard Montclair, near the Casino du Lac-Leamy, in the early morning hours of June 21. The incident started at the Casino with a call to police about a man trying to break into cars.  It ended with Fairbairn running away after an officer spotted him and noted he matched the suspect description. The officer pursued.Read More


Police release images of vehicle in investigation of Toronto playground shooting

Police release images of vehicle in investigation of Toronto playground shooting

CTVNews.ca Published Friday, June 15, 2018 7:42AM EDT Last Updated Friday, June 15, 2018 9:07AM EDT Police are making a plea for anyone with information to come forward after a brazen shooting in the east end of Toronto Thursday afternoon. Two young girls playing in a small playground in a housing complex were shot. They were among 11 kids playing in the McCowan Road and Steeles Avenue area of Scarborough on a bright, sunny day. Police released images of a “vehicle of interest” in their attempted murder investigation Friday morning.Read More


Grey wolf habitat to open at Assiniboine Park Zoo Saturday

Wolf pack members

The wolf pack at Assiniboine Park Zoo is taking up new digs in time for the Father’s Day weekend. On Thursday, the zoo gave members of the media a sneak peek of the wolf habitat that will open Saturday. The new habitat includes a pond, a naturalized landscape and “many places for them to forage and dig,” said Johanna Soto, curator of animal care. Soto said the exhibit also includes a first for the Assiniboine Park Zoo – heated rocks the animals can perch on throughout the winter months. “TheRead More


Amherstburg Police Services Board holding special meeting

CTV Windsor Published Thursday, June 14, 2018 12:20PM EDT Last Updated Thursday, June 14, 2018 12:27PM EDT The Amherstburg Police Services Board is holding special meeting to discuss an investigation into the Windsor police force. The Ontario Civilian Police Commission has initiated an investigation of Windsor police under section 25 of the Police Services Act. The OCPC says from January 2018 to April 2018, the Commission received multiple complaints from members of WPS that raised serious concerns about the workplace environment, the administration and the oversight provided by the Windsor Police Services Board. The commission saysRead More