NBA Fearless Forecast Weekly Rank: 222
NBA Fearless Forecast Weekly Rank: 222
Canadian immigration officials have determined that the United States remains a safe country for asylum seekers, despite the Trump administration's crackdown on what it terms illegal aliens. Documents obtained by The Canadian Press under access-to-information law show Canada was concerned about the changes in U.S. immigration policy and conducted a review of its Safe Third Country agreement with the U.S. from January to March of 2017.
The United States has urged strict implementation of sanctions as part of a "maximum pressure" campaign which Washington has credited with bringing impoverished North Korea to the negotiating table. "Kim has bought lavish items from China and other places like a seaplane for not only his own family, and also expensive musical instruments, high-quality TVs, sedans, liquor, watches and fur as gifts for the elites who prop up his regime," opposition lawmaker Yoon Sang-hyun said in a statement. "With the growing loophole, Kim would be able to near his goal of neutralizing sanctions soon without giving up the nuclear weapons." Last year, North Korea spent at least $640 million on luxury goods from China, according to Yoon.
Nestled among the rolling hills of southwestern Saskatchewan, several wooden cabins surrounded by autumn barren trees make up what is known as the Okimaw Ohci Healing Lodge. It's operated by the Corrections Canada to house incarcerated women, including 28-year-old Terri-Lynne McClintic — the convicted killer of eight-year-old Tori Stafford, whose death and disappearance captured national attention after police scoured the southwestern Ontario countryside for months in one of the largest-ever searches for a missing person in Canada. McClintic's transfer from an Ontario medium-security prison to Okimaw Ohci not even halfway through her life sentence has sparked national outrage, but advocates for the healing lodge are defending its effectiveness to rehabilitate offenders.
Voters across Ontario are casting ballots today to elect their next municipal governments. Canada's most populous city initially appeared set for a sleepy election with no significant challenger to incumbent Mayor John Tory, and a 47-ward structure in place. The city's former chief planner Jennifer Keesmaat joined the mayoral race, becoming Tory's main competitor.
Central Damascus was held by the government throughout the war and suffered much less damage than opposition-held areas - evidence of the huge gulf in fire power between the two sides. Parts of the eastern Ghouta region just outside Damascus were all but flattened during a government offensive this spring to retake it from rebels. When the area surrendered, tens of thousands of its people, both fighters and civilians, chose to leave eastern Ghouta under safe passage for opposition areas in northern Syria rather than come back under government rule.
Municipal elections take place across Ontario on Monday. The race in Steeltown is boiling down to a scrap over light rapid transit, and the promised $1 billion in provincial funding to build it. Hamilton's incumbent mayor Fred Eisenberger is in a dead heat with newcomer Vito Sgro, according to the one published poll about the race.
On October 3, 2016, Scott Moe walked out of a meeting of provincial and federal environment ministers in Montreal as it was in progress. Moe was Saskatchewan's environment minister at the time. Instead, Prime Minister Trudeau announced that provinces needed to adopt a carbon tax or cap and trade system by 2018 or the federal government would impose one.
A series of three large earthquakes have struck off the coast of British Columbia, according to the United States Geological Survey. The first struck just before 11 p.m. PT Sunday, around 190 km southwest of Port Hardy, a town on the northeast end of Vancouver Island. The first quake, reported as a magnitude 6.5, was followed by another, with a magnitude of 6.8, around 40 minutes later.
The performance of the fire department in Hawkesbury, Ont., during a retirement home fire that killed an elderly couple was "substandard" and "inadequately managed," according to the findings of an internal police report. The report, commissioned by the Ontario Provincial Police and obtained by CBC News under a freedom of information request, concerns how the department responded to the May 25, 2012 fire at Place Mont-Roc at 100 Industriel Blvd. The fire's cause is still under investigation by the Ontario Fire Marshal's office, but the OPP's crime unit commissioned CFT Engineering Inc. to provide their own analysis.
"It's really shameful," said Remi Robichaud of Moncton. "I think the packaging is pretty excessive," said Mac. "Look at what comes with one gram of weed — you've got a cardboard box that comes in a bottle.
Last month, Singapore slapped ride-hailing firms Grab and Uber with fines and imposed restrictions on their businesses to open up the market to competitors, after concluding that their merger had driven up prices. It fined Grab S$6.42 million ($4.7 million) and Uber S$6.58 million. Uber said it was making the appeal independently of Grab, as a matter of principle.
A 12-year-old student in Iqaluit says he ended up in the principal's office after he sat during the Canadian anthem to make a statement about how the history of residential schools is taught. "I guess I just wanted to make a statement for... changes in school," Miles Brewster said. "Like more education about the past… like what happened to the First Nations and Inuit.
Sanctum Care Group has been looking at providing such a cradle, to allow mothers to leave their newborn babies in a safe location. For some mothers, that means parenting their babies, for others, it means adoption, and in some rare circumstances, it may mean leaving a newborn in a safe place in a way where the mother's anonymity can be preserved, he said.
In the first such case in Australia of the #MeToo era, Rush is suing News's Corporation's Australian arm over a series of articles saying he was the subject of a complaint to the Sydney Theatre Company in relation to its 2015 production of King Lear. Under the headline "KING LEER," and in later articles, Sydney's Daily Telegraph newspaper said the Oscar-winning actor, who played the starring role in the production, had been accused by a co-star of unspecified inappropriate conduct. "It was devastating," Rush, dressed in a navy suit, told the Federal Court in Sydney, where the hearing began after several months of pre-trial arguments.
The union representing 50,000 Canada Post employees has begun a series of rotating strikes in four cities. The Canadian Union of Postal Workers says the 24-hour strikes began Monday at 12:01 a.m. ET in Windsor, Ont., and at 1:01 a.m. AT in Halifax. "We've done everything we could to try and reach an agreement and they're not just getting it into their heads that we're serious about the things we've been discussing," said Tony Rogers, president of the Nova Local of the Canadian Union of Postal Workers.
Régis Grégoire was in the area when he says he saw flames coming from the ditch at the intersection of Gatineau and Champlain Parkways. When he realized it was a car on fire, Grégoire said he ran toward it — and even though it was dangerous, he knew he had to help. "There was no way he was going to get out of there by himself alive, that's for sure," Grégoire recalled Sunday.
An extension to Britain's post-Brexit transition period cannot be an alternative to the "backstop" agreement governing the Irish border, Ireland's foreign minister was quoted as saying on Monday by the Irish Times newspaper. "There will be no withdrawal agreement without the backstop, end of story," Coveney was quoted by the newspaper as saying when asked about a suggestion by Brexit minister Dominic Raab on Sunday that an extension could be an alternative to the backstop.
(This story removes stray letters from first paragraph) By Kaori Kaneko YOKOSUKA, Japan (Reuters) - Unclaimed urns containing ashes of the dead are piling up by the thousands across Japan, creating storage headaches and reflecting fraying family ties and economic pressures in a rapidly aging nation. The identities of the dead, cremated at public expense, are usually known. Burials can be costly and time-consuming, a burden on family members who may hardly know the deceased relative.
Warren Rempel has discovered that maybe you can fight city hall. For several months, Rempel has been complaining to Enmax and to the City of Calgary about his water bill. After finding information on the city's website, he phoned Enmax to question why he was being charged the multi-family rate but not the residential rate.
A new college program aims to combine Indigenous traditional knowledge and modern science to empower the next generation of environmental monitors in the oilsands. Keyano College launched the program in October and its first group of 11 students are studying in Fort Chipewyan, Alta. Fort Chipewyan is a Cree, Dene and Métis community located north of Fort McMurray.
Tracey Course was certain that she wanted to live in Westmount's architectural heritage area. An Englishwoman who had been residing in a newer part of Edmonton since she moved to Canada in 2005, she missed the charms of home. As the 100th anniversary of the neighbourhood approached, the Westmount Heritage Committee looked for ways to mark its centennial.
Underpinned by a new BASF cathode plant in Finland, the agreement could provide fresh impetus to European efforts to create battery cell manufacturing capacity in a market dominated Chinese and Korean producers. Chemicals giant BASF will build a plant to produce cathode materials for batteries in Harjavalta, Finland, adjacent to a nickel and cobalt refinery owned by Nornickel, the world's second-largest nickel miner and a major cobalt producer. "With the investment in Harjavalta, BASF will be present in all major regions with local production and increased customer proximity, further supporting the rapidly growing electric vehicle market," Kenneth Lane, president of BASF's Catalysts division, said on Monday.
Stephen Hawking was a cosmic visionary, a figure of inspiration and a global celebrity. "He was diagnosed with ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis) just as he arrived in Cambridge to begin his Ph.D. studies," Venning said.
Bombardier is suing Mitsubishi Aircraft in the United States over alleged trade secret misappropriation. The Quebec aerospace company alleges some of its own former employees passed on documents containing trade secrets to Mitsubishi before going to work for the company. The 92-page legal complaint filed in a Seattle court on Friday also targets Aerospace Testing Engineering & Certification (AeroTEC), which supports the Japanese multinational in the development of its MRJ airline, as well as several ex-Bombardier employees.