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Born inside Beltway, Kavanaugh part of GOP legal elite

Kavanaugh

WASHINGTON — Judge Brett Kavanaugh is the embodiment of the Republican legal establishment: an Ivy Leaguer who worked for the justice he has been nominated to replace, investigated a Democratic president, served in a Republican White House and now is an influential member of what is often called the second most powerful court in the country. The 53-year-old Kavanaugh was even born inside the Beltway and has lived there virtually his entire life. “He can still recite the section and seat numbers of the upper deck seats his dad hadRead More


EPS ask for assistance to locate teenage boy with autism

Brgan

Edmonton police are asking the public to help them find a 14-year-old with autism. Cory Brgan was last seen in the Bonnie Doon area on Sunday at around 1 p.m. Brgan has autism and other diagnoses that require medication, and he functions at the level of a seven-year-old, EPS said. He is fascinated by airplanes, trains and buses, likes to travel by transit, and has been found at the airport, Greyhound station and ETS Westwood Garage in the past, according to police. Brgan is described as 168 centimetres (5’6”) tall,Read More


Legal Aid layoffs cause concern among Saskatoon legal community

Deb Hopkins speaks to a reporter inside the CTV Saskatoon building on Wednesday, July 4, 2018. The Legal Aid lawyer says six administrative employees, which is the equivalent of four and a half full-time positions, are being cut and three vacant lawyer positions are not being filled in Legal Aid's Saskatoon office. (Angelina Irinici/CTV Saskatoon)

The vice-president of CUPE Local 1949, which represents Legal Aid Saskatchewan employees, said layoff notices in the Saskatoon office sent shockwaves through staff. Six administrative employees, which is the equivalent of four and a half full-time positions, are being cut and three vacant lawyer positions are not being filled, according to union vice-president and Legal Aid lawyer Deb Hopkins. She also said some duty counsel work, which includes bail hearings and sentencings, is being contracted out to private lawyers. “Obviously, we’re all feeling really terrible,” Hopkins said. Legal Aid SaskatchewanRead 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


John Tavares signs with Toronto Maple Leafs

John Tavares

The Associated Press Published Sunday, July 1, 2018 10:17AM EDT Last Updated Sunday, July 1, 2018 1:18PM EDT TORONTO – After one of the most-watched courtships in NHL history, the Toronto Maple Leafs got the answer they were hoping for Sunday. John Tavares is coming home. The centre signed with the Leafs as free agency opened, bringing an end to a saga that gripped hockey for the better part of seven days, and ramped up even further over the last 48 hours. The deal is for US$77 million over sevenRead More


Bird, Bird, Bird is the word!

Killdeer birds moved successfully

Ottawa residents are celebrating the birth of a baby Bluesfest Killdeer. Bluesfest confirmed to CTV Ottawa Saturday afternoon that one of the four eggs had hatched. The plan is to name the babies Adams, Mendes, Matthew and Grohl for this year’s performers.  The birth comes just days after experts moved the Killdeer nest and eggs about 25 meters from where they were first laid. Last Friday, the Killdeer mother and her nest were discovered on a cobbleston path where the main stage for Ottawa Bluesfest was to be setup. EnvironmentRead More


Injection site plan thrown into uncertainty by provincial election

Insite

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


Protester spars with B.C. premier over fish farms

Protester spars with B.C. premier over fish farms

As B.C. announced a new wild salmon advisory council, an activist berated Horgan, saying fish farms are destroying salmon stocks 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″]


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


Essex County residents want Ford to keep Highway 3 promise

Highway 3

CTV Windsor Published Friday, June 8, 2018 5:09PM EDT Last Updated Friday, June 8, 2018 6:20PM EDT Many residents living in Essex County say they are looking forward to Premier-elect Doug Ford keeping his word to widen Highway 3. It has been a contentious issue since the Liberal government completed phase one of the project, but the stretch of highway from Essex to Leamington remains one lane in each direction. Ford did promise to widen the road immediately during a campaign stop last month, after his bus passed a seriousRead More