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ABC News reporter suspended for ‘serious error’ on Flynn report

Jocelyn Noveck, The Associated Press Published Saturday, December 2, 2017 8:30PM EST Last Updated Saturday, December 2, 2017 9:50PM EST NEW YORK — ABC News on Saturday suspended investigative reporter Brian Ross for four weeks without pay for his erroneous report on Michael Flynn, which it called a “serious error.” Ross, citing an unnamed confidant of Flynn, the former national security adviser, had reported Friday that during the presidential campaign, then-candidate Donald Trump had directed Flynn to make contact with the Russians. That would have been an explosive development inRead More


Breakaway barge carrying millions of litres of fuel to be towed from B.C. to Alaska

BELLA BELLA, B.C. – A British Columbia First Nation is breathing a sigh of relief as a barge carrying millions of litres of fuel was removed from its harbour on the central coast. The barge broke away from a U.S.-registered tugboat, the Jake Shearer, southwest of Bella Bella last Sunday. Heiltsuk Chief Councillor Marilyn Slett says it’s “terrifying” to consider the damage that could have been caused if a spill occurred. The barge was carrying 12.5 million litres of diesel and gasoline, which Slett says is four times the volumeRead More


Mild, above average temperatures to dominate this winter, Environment Canada says

CTVNews.ca Staff Published Saturday, December 2, 2017 11:07AM EST Last Updated Saturday, December 2, 2017 11:24AM EST In tune with the balmy conditions felt this fall in southern Ontario, Environment Canada is calling for a mild winter ahead with above-average temperatures for much of Eastern Canada. But for winter-weather enthusiasts, Environment Canada climatologist David Phillips said the upcoming season won’t disappoint. A “white Christmas” is highly anticipated in southern Ontario, although conditions won’t be as snowy – or as soggy – as winters past. “Overall, we think [in terms of]Read More


Analyst Gregg Zaun fired from Sportsnet for ‘inappropriate behaviour’

The Canadian Press Published Thursday, November 30, 2017 7:18PM EST Last Updated Thursday, November 30, 2017 9:13PM EST TORONTO — Gregg Zaun has been fired from Sportsnet due to “inappropriate behaviour and comments” toward female employees. Rick Brace, President of Rogers Media, said in a statement Thursday that the company was terminating the contract of the MLB studio analyst effective immediately. “This week, we received complaints from multiple female employees at Sportsnet regarding inappropriate behaviour by Gregg Zaun in the workplace,” the statement said. “After investigating the matter, we decidedRead More


Canadian farmers cut back pea production in wake of India import tax

Al Wishloff has had peas in his crop rotation for 33 years, but next spring, the Blaine Lake, Sask., farmer said he may replace peas with a different pulse crop. “Once we get closer into seeding, we’ll have to examine some alternative crops other than peas. We’re sitting on some inventory right now and it’s a substantial loss if we continue, so we may have to move on to something different,” Wishloff said. Wishloff and many other Canadian farmers are looking to cut back land devoted to pea production inRead More


Kitchener, Guelph seasonal parking bans start Friday

Park your car with lots of caution, fa la la la la la la la la. ‘Tis the season for fewer on-street options, fa la la la la la la la la. Friday is Dec. 1 – the day when the rules around parking on roads in Kitchener and Guelph change for the winter. In Kitchener, vehicles cannot be left on any street between the hours of 2:30 a.m. and 6 a.m. from Dec. 1 to March 31. The city can also declare a snow event, meaning no on-street parkingRead More


Metrolinx wants to run above ground power lines to electrify all-day GO train service

In order to bring all-day, two-way GO train service to the Barrie corridor, Metrolinx will need to electrify the line, but that requires power. Metrolinx wants to tap into a hydro transmission station on Tiffin Street and run power lines down the city’s existing freight rail corridor to the Allandale GO station. It also requires a partnership with the city. “It’s important. We want the service to happen. It’s not like there is another corridor,” says Barrie Mayor Jeff Lehman. Metrolinx wants to build the lines above ground, but theRead More


Canadian man accused in Yahoo hack pleads guilty in American court

The Canadian Press Published Tuesday, November 28, 2017 8:09PM EST Last Updated Tuesday, November 28, 2017 9:54PM EST A Canadian man pleaded guilty in an American court Tuesday to nine charges stemming from a massive breach at Yahoo that authorities said was directed by Russian intelligence agents and affected about 500 million user accounts. Karim Baratov appeared in a jail jumpsuit before a U.S. federal judge and entered the pleas to one count of conspiracy to commit computer fraud and eight counts of aggravated identity theft. He gave “yes” andRead More


Windsor police seek missing 51-year-old man

Windsor police are looking for a missing 51-year-old man. Christopher Appleyard was last seen in the downtown area on Friday, Nov. 24. He is described as 6’0” tall, 220 lbs, with brown hair and blue eyes. He was last seen wearing a black jacket and multi-coloured pants. Police are concerned for his well-being. Call Windsor police or Crime Stoppers with any info. Source link #canadiannews #worldnews #headlinenews and stories from around the world USA Today News Headlines USA News Headlines ABC NEWS Headlines


Kitchener debt load down 30% from peak levels

Ryan Flanagan, CTV Kitchener Published Monday, November 27, 2017 6:06PM EST Last Updated Monday, November 27, 2017 6:52PM EST If you think the idea of a government reducing its debt load sounds like some sort of absurdist fantasy, then you might want to pay a little more attention to what’s happening in your own backyard. The City of Kitchener’s debt levels peaked earlier this decade at $112 million, or about $1,200 for every household in the city. The city has spent the past five years paying off the debt, toRead More