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Fall on drinking glass severs spinal cord of two-year-old Calgary girl

Fall on drinking glass severs spinal cord of two-year-old Calgary girl

A preschool aged Calgarian continues to recover in hospital following a freak accident in July at the home of her grandparents. Two-year-old Jaclyn Derks was building a blanket with her five-year-old sister on July 22 when she fell onto a drinking glass that had been left on the floor.  A blanket had been draped between a bed and couch and when the young girl placed her hand on the blanket she tumbled to the ground below, shattering the glass. “I get off the bed and I fell on the glassRead More


‘Crazy Rich Asians’ shines bright at the box office

'Crazy Rich Asians' shines bright at the box office

Lindsey Bahr, The Associated Press Published Sunday, August 19, 2018 12:05PM EDT Last Updated Sunday, August 19, 2018 3:00PM EDT LOS ANGELES — Glitz won over guns as the gilded romance “Crazy Rich Asians” debuted at No. 1 in North American theatres this weekend, surpassing industry expectations and beating out action-packed fare like “Mile 22.” Warner Bros. estimates that the film earned $25.2 million over the weekend and $34 million since its opening Wednesday. It’s a surefire win for the film, which cost $30 million to produce and went intoRead More


Flames inch close to California homes as thousands evacuate

Cleveland National Forest wildfire California

Amanda Lee Myers, The Associated Press Published Thursday, August 9, 2018 9:20PM EDT LOS ANGELES — An intentionally set wildfire grew perilously close to homes in Southern California on Thursday as evacuation orders expanded to more than 20,000 residents, though some homeowners stayed behind to fend off the flames themselves. Firefighters fought a desperate battle to stop the Holy Fire from reaching homes as the blaze surged through the Cleveland National Forest above the city of Lake Elsinore and its surrounding communities. They were trying to keep the flames fromRead More


New tax on Ottawa Airbnb rentals

Airbnb

Airbnb users are now paying a tax on their nightly rental in Ottawa. Starting today, Airbnb will collect a four per cent “municipal accommodation tax” on all Ottawa listings. The tax will then be remitted to the City of Ottawa to help support Ottawa tourism. Ottawa was the first Ontario city to enter into a Municipal Accommodation Tax collection agreement with Airbnb. In January, the City of Ottawa imposed a four per cent Municipal Accommodation Tax on hotel rooms in Ottawa.  The money is used to support the tourism industry.Read More


Two youths charged with manslaughter in Raymond Beaver’s death

Raymond Beaver

London police have charged two youths with manslaughter in connection to the October 2017 murder of Raymond Beaver The two London youths, aged 15 and 17, who cannot be named under the Youth Criminal Justice Act, have been charged. The pair will appear in court on Tuesday to answer to the charge. On Oct. 2, police responded to a disturbance at a residence on Lansdowne Avenue around 11:40 p.m. Police found a man who had been stabbed to death. Several days later, police announced that Daniel Cavanagh, 32, Melissa George,Read More


Over 1,800 migrant children reunited with family members: U.S. officials say

Immigrant children reunited with families

SAN DIEGO – The Trump administration says more than 1,800 children 5 years and older had been reunited with parents or sponsors hours before the deadline. That includes 1,442 children who were returned to parents in U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement custody, and another 378 who were released under a variety of other circumstances. But officials say about 700 more remain separated, including 431 whose parents were deported. Those reunions take more time, effort and paperwork as children are returned to Central America. With the court-ordered deadline passed, the federalRead More


Kitchener truck driver charged in drug smuggling case

Kitchener truck driver charged in drug smuggling case

A Kitchener man was found guilty of importing a substance and possession for the purpose of trafficking. Drago Knezevic was crossing the border from the United States to Canada driving a transport truck in 2011. During a secondary inspection at the Ambassador Bridge from Detroit to Windsor, Canadian border officers found two suitcases containing 39 bricks of cocaine. The estimated street value of the drug was $3.9 million. Knezevic was shipping raspberries from California to Etobicoke. He was found not guilty during his first trial, when he denied knowing aboutRead More


Putin urges closer international cybersecurity co-operation

Putin cyber

MOSCOW — President Vladimir Putin on Friday called for closer international co-operation in fending off cyberattacks. Addressing a cybersecurity conference in Moscow, Putin said it’s important to develop common cybersecurity standards that take into account interests of all nations. He noted that cyberthreats have mounted around the world. “Cyberthreats have reached such a scale that they could only be neutralized by combined efforts of the entire international community,” Putin said. “We have repeatedly seen that some nations’ egoism, their attempts to act squarely to their own advantages, hurt the globalRead More


Trump revisits old battles as he campaigns for South Carolina governor

Trump SC rally

Ken Thomas and Darlene Superville, The Associated Press Published Monday, June 25, 2018 10:39PM EDT WEST COLUMBIA, S.C. — Revisiting past battles, President Donald Trump on Monday dug into his tough trade negotiations with U.S. allies, his ongoing fight with Democrats over immigration and his 2016 election as he rallied supporters behind South Carolina’s Republican governor ahead of a tense runoff election. Trump arrived an hour late after storms forced Air Force One to circle South Carolina’s capital city, but he quickly implored Republicans to back Gov. Henry McMaster inRead More


Sask. preparing for pot legalization after feds announce official date

Marijuana

Premier Scott Moe says Saskatchewan still plans to have all of its provincial pot bylaws in place by July 1, despite the prime minister’s announcement that it will become legal nationwide on Oct. 17. Retailers say having a date in mind is welcome news, but getting ready for the legalization will still be challenging — even with the unexpected extension. On June 1, the province announced the 51 retailers granted permits to sell cannabis. Applicants had 45 days to begin the permitting process. Allen Kilback was one of the retailersRead More