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U.S. Congress demands Pentagon, Department of Justince investigate child sex assault

Child sexual assault in U.S. military

Justin Pritchard and Reese Dunklin, The Associated Press Published Friday, March 16, 2018 12:37AM EDT Congress is reacting to an Associated Press investigation into sexual assault among children on U.S. military bases by demanding the Defence and Justice departments explain how they will solve the problem. The House of Representatives Armed Services Committee, meanwhile, says it has begun its own examination of the issue. And a top Democrat on the committee says she will call a hearing within six months. Four senators, including the veteran head of the Senate ArmedRead More

Vegas gun range billboard changed to ‘Shoot a School Kid’


LAS VEGAS — A freeway-side billboard for a Las Vegas gun range was vandalized late Wednesday or before dawn Thursday to change an advertisement inviting tourists to fire an assault-style rifle to say, “Shoot A School Kid Only $29.” The message, which had said “Shoot a .50 calibre only $29,” was taken down within hours and police were investigating. Officer Larry Hadfield said authorities were called a little before 5:30 a.m. Thursday. A local guerrilla art collective called INDECLINE took credit for the act with a statement to KTNV-TV inRead More

Pulse growers call for C-49 amendments to clear grain backlog

Delays in rail shipments cause backlog of grain

Some farmers in the province are calling on the federal government to take action to clear up a grain backlog. Saskatchewan Pulse Growers are calling for amendments to Bill C-49, which regulates railways and how railways move grain. The group claims CN has supplied only 66 per cent of hopper cars ordered by grain shippers on time this year, and states the rail company has provided less than 50 per cent of rail car orders over the last four weeks. Ottawa introduced legislation a few years ago, during another grainRead More

Mexico hit by 7.2-magnitude earthquake: USGS

Mexico hit by 7.2-magnitude earthquake: USGS

The Associated Press Published Friday, February 16, 2018 6:58PM EST Last Updated Friday, February 16, 2018 7:49PM EST MEXICO CITY — A powerful magnitude-7.2 earthquake shook south and central Mexico Friday, causing people to flee buildings and office towers in the country’s capital, where residents were still jittery after a deadly quake five months ago. Crowds of people gathered on Mexico City’s central Reforma Avenue in Mexico City as well as on streets in Oaxaca state’s capital, nearer the quake’s epicenter. “It was awful,” said Mercedes Rojas Huerta, 57, whoRead More

Prairie Game Expo in Regina

Prairie Game Expo in Regina

Board game enthusiasts met in Regina to create, test and play at the Prairie Game Expo on Saturday. The event brings together people with a passion for the less digitally based hobby. Organizers say role playing and miniature games have become more popular in the last decade, and the expo enables those types of interest groups to come together and have a good interactive time. “What’s good about getting together as a larger community is one meeting more people, getting exposed to new types of games that you might notRead More

MacTier native to play for Team Canada’s men’s hockey team

MacTier native to play for Team Canada's men's hockey team

The Canadian Press Published Thursday, January 11, 2018 6:24PM EST Last Updated Thursday, January 11, 2018 6:25PM EST A year ago, Canadian forward Wojtek Wolski was in a hospital bed recovering from surgery on a broken neck. Today, he is an Olympian. “I look at the picture of me in the hospital and can’t help but cry,” the 31-year-old winger said via social media. “Mostly tears of happiness, but I am filled with so many emotions about what I have overcome. I could never have imagined that I would beRead More

Three houses hit in Manor Park shooting

Ottawa Police

Ottawa Police are investigating after shots were fired on Claremont Drive, just off of St. Laurent Boulevard, Wednesday evening. Police say three houses in the 30 block were struck just after 7:00 pm. Two of them were occupied at the time, but no one was injured. Police haven’t made any arrests. This is the fifth shooting investigation in Ottawa so far this year. It comes just one day after a a fatal shooting in Ottawa’s south end, which was the city’s first homicide of 2018. Claremont Drive was the siteRead More

20,000 part-time college workers vote to unionize

Georgian College

Approximately 20,000 part-time support staff at the province’s colleges have voted to join the Ontario Public Service Employees Union. OPSEU says 84 per cent of the ballots counted were cast of in favour of joining the union. It says the supervised vote at all 24 Ontario community colleges was held in June 2016, but legal wrangling by the College Employer Council kept ballots from being counted until this week. OPSEU president Warren (Smokey) Thomas called the vote “a magnificent victory for part-time college support staff and for all the peopleRead More

Closing arguments to end today at Lac-Megantic criminal negligence trial

Lac Megantic

The Canadian Press Published Tuesday, January 9, 2018 7:40AM EST Last Updated Tuesday, January 9, 2018 10:24AM EST Final arguments are into their last day at the jury trial of three men charged with criminal negligence in the Lac-Megantic rail disaster that killed 47 people. Tom Harding, Richard Labrie and Jean Demaitre have all pleaded not guilty to one count of criminal negligence causing the death of 47 people. On July 6, 2013, a runaway train carrying crude derailed in Lac-Megantic and exploded, killing the 47 people and destroying partRead More

Single-seat airplane found off Guelph runway with nose down

One man was taken to hospital for assessment after the plane he was in was found with its nose down off a runway in Guelph on Saturday afternoon. Around 12:30 p.m., the Guelph fire department responded to a report of a plane down at 50 Skyway Park. When officials arrived on scene they located the single-seat airplane with one pilot on the ground off of the runway with its nose down. OPP and paramedics also responded. There were no injuries to others on scene. It is not yet known whatRead More