Chinese immigrants and China's government are protesting a police killing in Paris that prompted violent street clashes and exposed the fears and frustrations of France's large Asian community. Protesters gathered Tuesday in northeast Paris for a second day of demonstrations over the fatal shooting of a Chinese man in his apartment, and police launched an internal investigation into a death that took on diplomatic implications.
The chairman of the House intelligence committee refused Tuesday to step away from its investigation of Russian meddling in the 2016 election, as fresh political allegations brought new cries of protest from Democrats. Asked if he should recuse himself, committee chairman Devin Nunes responded, "Why would I?" Later in the day, the White House vehemently denied a report that it had sought to hobble the testimony of a former acting attorney general before Nunes cancelled the hearing where she was to speak. President Donald Trump's spokesman, Sean Spicer, lashed out at reporters, claiming they're seeing conspiracies where none exist.
A Cincinnati nightclub operator denies that some patrons were allowed to bypass security checks that included metal-detection wands before a gunbattle erupted, killing one man and injuring 16 other people. Julian "Jay" Rodgers rejected claims that people could pay to avoid the long line to get into the club without being checked. Police estimate 200 people were inside early Sunday when a dispute escalated into a gunfight in which more than 20 shots were fired by an unknown number of shooters in the popular club near the Ohio River east of downtown Cincinnati.
A three-year-old Fort McMurray boy had his first encounter with the law this week when he got a speeding ticket while cruising in his miniature Ford F-150. Nathan Snow was driving his battery-operated pickup truck home from the playground on Sunday. "He just rolled down the window and he's like, 'Hey, would you guys mind if I pulled him over?' And we were pretty excited," said Nathan's mother, Heather Snow.
The new Champlain Bridge is at risk of being delayed, according to a lawsuit filed today by the consortium overseeing the project. Signature on the Saint Lawrence — a consortium led by SNC-Lavalin — is suing the federal government for nearly $124 million, alleging it wasn't forewarned that the existing bridge couldn't bear the weight required to transport important pieces to the worksite. The consortium says it created a proposal for the project in February 2015 based on the ability to transport loads of up to 80 tonnes using the provincial road network and existing Champlain Bridge.
Norovirus is circulating in New Brunswick, health officials warned Tuesday as they encouraged residents to take precautions. “Norovirus can cause very unpleasant symptoms for a healthy person but for those with weakened immune systems it can cause serious illness," said Dr. Jennifer Russell, the province's acting chief medical officer of health. Health officials in neighbouring Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island said Tuesday they had no indication that norovirus is unusually prevalent in their provinces this year.
Saint Andrews town council has tabled until May a motion to open up the lease on the campground at Indian Point to public tender. Instead, council voted Monday night to ask the town's chief administrative officer to begin new negotiations with the longtime leaseholder, the Kiwanis Club, to which three of the seven council members belong. Mayor Doug Naish believes the interim move has satisfied a group of local citizens led by Jay Remer, who had raised concerns about the tendering process for the Oceanfront Camping site not being open to the public.
A Toronto-area host of a weekly television talk show for Somali viewers says people in Somalia are showing resilience despite severe drought. Hodan Nalayeh, founder and host of Integration TV on OMNI TV, travelled to remote areas in Somalia for about 10 days earlier this month to see how the drought is affecting people there and to raise awareness of the situation. The results have basically showed up now where it's near famine conditions.
Melissa Scrivner Love's "Lola," her first novel, utilizes her television background and familiarity with law enforcement to craft a tough, gritty and graphic crime thriller. Lola, who had a rough childhood, now lives with her boyfriend, Garcia, leader of a South Central Los Angeles gang called the Crenshaw Six. An opportunity for the gang to move up the social ladder of respectability and fear occurs when a Mexican drug cartel wants help recovering a lot of money and drugs.
A new coalition calling for tougher regulation of the aquaculture industry says it would be unacceptable for the Newfoundland and Labrador government to buy a multi-million dollar stake in a massive salmon farming project in Placentia Bay. "It's a conflict of interest," says Leo White, one of the founders of the Newfoundland and Labrador Coalition for Aquaculture Reform (NL-CAR). White said the government's proposed investment isn't the way the province's money should be spent.
Researchers at the Hakai Institute have been studying a Heiltsuk village site on B.C.’s mid-coast. The Heiltsuk First Nations village on B.C.’s mid-coast is now considered to be amongst North America’s oldest human settlements. According to the Vancouver Sun newspaper, archeologists discovered the hamlet on Triquet Island is three times as old as the Great Pyramid at Giza.
By Trevor Hunnicutt NEW YORK (Reuters) - The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on Tuesday denied for the second time this month a request to bring to market a first-of-its-kind product tracking bitcoin, the digital currency. The SEC announced in a filing its decision denying Intercontinental Exchange Inc's NYSE Arca exchange the ability to list and trade the SolidX Bitcoin Trust, an exchange-traded product (ETP) that would trade like a stock and track the digital asset's price. Previously, the regulatory agency said it had concerns with a similar proposal by investors Cameron Winklevoss and Tyler Winklevoss.
"If you look at the record, you will see there's a process and it's a council-directed process and that process is still in place, and as long as we abide by that process I think resting is the right term for our parrot," said Ken King, referencing a Monty Python skit about a not-so-lively bird. King was responding to comments made Monday by Nenshi saying the CalgaryNext project in the West Village — which includes an arena, stadium and fieldhouse — was dead.
A Windsor developer believes the bones for a sleek, modern design lie beneath the vines and blown out windows of the Walker Power Building. "The intent of the reconstruction is to generally maintain the heritage design features," explained Piero Aleo, a consultant on the project. "It's an incredibly exciting project … a monumental project," said Ward 4 councillor Chris Holt, who added he's been aware of the proposed project for some time.
The late Muhammad Ali is getting the Ken Burns treatment. The PBS documentarian announced Tuesday that he and two partners will make a two-part, four-hour film about the former heavyweight champ, who died last June. Burns, his daughter Sarah and David McMahon collaborated for a PBS documentary on Jackie Robinson that debuted last year.
Vancouver Councillor Andrea Reimer is introducing a new motion before city council today to better reflect the diversity of the city through place names. It also specifically recognizes Indigenous contributions to the city and directs staff to create specific guidelines to guide place naming that recognizes both Indigenous and settler history. "If you look at it, in a very short window of time — literally a few decades — people came onto this land, erased all the place names on this land," she said.
The prime minister is promoting free access to national parks for Canada’s 150th anniversary year. Justin Trudeau touted Liberal park funding commitments after a hike in Ontario’s Thousand Islands National Park on Tuesday.
Alberta Indigenous Relations Minister Richard Feehan is meeting Tuesday afternoon with survivors of the Sixties Scoop to discuss what type of apology would be most meaningful to the community.
The Calgary Pride festival is moving to bigger and better downtown grounds after outgrowing its former home in Shaw Millennium Park. "Prince's Island Park, just being a larger venue, allows us to continue to grow the event as we continue to see more people coming out year over year. As well it gives the opportunity to expand certain aspects and elements of the event," said Calgary Pride president Jason Kingsley.
By Stephen Eisenhammer BRASÍLIA (Reuters) - Hong Kong said on Tuesday it has lifted a ban on the import of Brazilian meat, removing one of the last blanket bans by a major importer, but strong words from an EU commissioner visiting Brazil suggests the scandal over health standards is not over yet. "A suspicion of corruption is unacceptable," Vytenis Andriukaitis, EU commissioner for health and food safety, told reporters after meeting with Brazil's Agriculture Minister Blairo Maggi to discuss police allegations that government regulators were paid bribes to turn a blind eye to breaches of sanitation rules. Andriukaitis said he was happy with Brazil's attempts to clarify the situation but also urged broader action.
A little girl who fell in love with a discarded water heater, which she mistook for a robot, is melting hearts across the internet. “Hi wobot,” she repeats enthusiastically, waving up at the towering machine, which does vaguely resemble a robot. “I wove you robot,” she says twice, before getting distracted by a nearby manhole.
Carleton University is urging caution among staff and students after discovering potential hacking tools on a handful of classroom computers. The university says it discovered USB key-logging devices on six classroom computers across three university buildings. Carleton says staff discovered the devices last week during what it called a routine classroom inspection, but did not indicate how long they had been in place.
A new report from the Fraser Institute suggests Quebec's universal daycare system is expensive, has long wait times and produces poorer developmental outcomes for children. The think tank's report, Quebec's Daycare Program: A Flawed Policy Model, argues that while advocates of such a program, including some in B.C., point to Quebec as a model for success, the reality is much different. "Some of the claims made to support it — that it pays for itself, eliminates wait lists and consistently benefits children — aren't supported by the evidence," report co-author Ben Eisen is quoted as saying in an accompanying media release.
(Reuters) - Amazon.com Inc launched AmazonFresh Pickup service from two locations in Seattle, as the online giant attempts to crack into the multi-billion dollar grocery market dominated by retail giants such as Wal-Mart Stores Inc. AmazonFresh Pickup, currently open only to employees, allows users enrolled in its Prime service, to drive in and pick up groceries from the pick up locations. Amazon Prime members can place the order online and choose a time for the pick up, the company said on Tuesday.
University helped graduates grow as people, but fell short of expectations in job training, according to a survey by the Maritime Provinces Higher Education Commission. The study captured 2,413 university-bound grade 12 students in 2014, and compared the results to a survey of 1,578 2012 university graduates at the same time. The study found expectations were largely met in areas such as helping the student to grown as a person or gaining an in depth knowledge of a particular subject, but not as when it came to being prepared for the workforce.