world news today

 
 

Court agrees to review decision to reopen ‘Serial’ case

Adnan Syed

BALTIMORE — Maryland’s highest court will review a decision to reopen a high-profile case for a man whose murder conviction was chronicled in the hit podcast “Serial.” Earlier this year, the Maryland Court of Special Appeals ordered a new trial for Adnan Syed, upholding a 2016 lower court ruling. But the state’s top court has now agreed to consider whether Syed’s murder conviction should be reinstated. A Thursday court document says the case will be set for argument during a December session. Syed was convicted in 2000 of killing hisRead More


City faces $425K in external fees for lawsuit over Downtown police HQ project

Winnipeg police headquarters

The city is facing another cost overrun related to the Downtown Police Headquarters project. A new report says in order to sue over deficiencies with the building, the city’s legal department needs an over expenditure of $270,000. If approved the city wants to hire law firm Marr Finlayson Pollock. The report estimates all external legal fees could total up to $425,000. Mayor Brian Bowman says he supports the move, saying this term of council has had to clean up the mess from the scandal-plagued project. The city filed a statementRead More


Collection featuring Group of Seven paintings donated to University of Lethbridge

Canadian artist Emily Carr

LETHBRIDGE, Alta. – Margaret (Marmie) Perkins Hess spent a lifetime following her passion. A lifelong educator and art collector, the Order of Canada recipient bequeathed a collection worth as much as $5 million to the University of Lethbridge following her death at age 100 in 2016. The University of Lethbridge Art Gallery received word last year that Hess had donated her vast collection, which includes works from some of the most well-known artists in Canada and from around the world. University president Mike Mahon knew Hess for eight years priorRead More


Commuters prepare for chaos ahead of first phase of Riverside Vista Project

Riverside Drive

It’s a project that’s been in the works for more than a decade. Windsor city council approved the $6.3-million contract to Amico Infrastructures to rebuild Riverside Drive from Lauzon Road to Riverdale Avenue and it’s set to begin Monday. “This is going to take some time to complete, but…we’ll keep moving forward over time. It’ll be a little hassle, but the hassle will be worth it at the end of the day, said Windsor Mayor Drew Dilkens. Residents are already preparing for slowdowns. “It’s going to be quite frustrating andRead More


Good morning Northern Ontario!

Good morning Northern Ontario!

A recap on the results from the Ontario Election. 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″]


‘We were worried that was going to be the end’: Dog attacked by beavers in Fort Saskatchewan

‘We were worried that was going to be the end’: Dog attacked by beavers in Fort Saskatchewan

A pit bull is lucky to be alive after he was attacked by a group of beavers in Fort Saskatchewan, according to a local wildlife expert. Gabbie Andrews was walking her three dogs on a trail near the Highway 15 bridge when three beavers attacked eight-year-old Kilo in the North Saskatchewan River. “As he was chasing the stick in the water, [Kilo] and his daughter must have ran into a beaver dam that we didn’t see because it was under the mud,” Andrews told CTV News. Kilo required 42 stitches:Read More


Edmonton man gored by bison in ‘terrifying’ attack

Edmonton man gored by bison in 'terrifying' attack

An Edmonton man who was gored by a wild bison says he’s fortunate the animal only pierced his rear and not a vital organ. “Although it was a bad situation, I feel pretty lucky,” Craig Neilson told CTV Edmonton. Neilson and his wife were camping over the Victoria Day long weekend in Elk Island National Park, a lake-dotted swath of prairie wilderness just 35 kilometers east of Edmonton that boasts a healthy population of once-threatened American bison. Neilson had been out for a morning run along a park road whenRead More


Board approves new $73M Lancer Sports and Rec Centre

Board approves new $73M Lancer Sports and Rec Centre

The University of Windsor Board of Governors has approved the construction of a $73-million Lancer Sport and Recreation Centre. The plans include a triple gymnasium with seating for 2,500 spectators, a new eight-lane pool and a fitness area that is triple the size of the current facility. Craig Goodman of CS&P Architects has said the design is a “big step forward” for the school, and it will put Windsor on an equal footing with some of the major Ontario universities for both competition and recreational facilities. Volleyball player Jade ZiebarthRead More


Renaming of Emily Carr painting spurs debate about reconciliation in art

Canadian artist Emily Carr

TORONTO — The painting depicts a colonial structure in an Indigenous setting, but it’s the name of the work that’s spurred a debate about how the art world should address reconciliation. The Art Gallery of Ontario has renamed a painting by Canadian artist Emily Carr as part of a broader effort to eliminate culturally insensitive language from titles in its collection, a curator says. But others in the artistic community contend that displacing a work from its historical context does far more cultural damage than a name. In the 1929Read More


Canadian vacationers stranded in Cuba following plane crash

Canadian vacationers stranded in Cuba following plane crash

In the wake of a horrific plane crash in Cuba that claimed the lives of 110 people, dozens of Canadians are now stranded in the country, wondering when they will be able to fly home. On Friday, a Cubana de Aviacion flight out of Havana crashed shortly after takeoff, killing all but three of its 113 passengers and crew members. The crash is being labelled the worst Cuban aviation disaster in more than three decades. Nancy Charland of Montreal was supposed to head home Friday with Cubana from Cayo LargoRead More