NBA Fearless Forecast Weekly Rank: 22
NBA Fearless Forecast Weekly Rank: 22
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will unveil Tuesday the federal government's plan for wayward provinces that do not comply with the national climate plan. Trudeau has said the federal government will implement the carbon tax in provinces that do not have a tax of their own, or a cap-and-trade system.
Alleged serial killer Bruce McArthur was ordered Monday to stand trial on eight counts of first-degree murder after he waived his right to a preliminary hearing in a rare legal move. The 67-year-old self-employed landscaper, who is accused of killing eight men with ties to Toronto's gay village, shuffled to the prisoner's box in a packed Toronto courtroom, his head bowed and avoiding eye contact with the family members of his alleged victims. Looking significantly different from when he was arrested in January — having lost weight, shaved his goatee and cropped his hair short — McArthur said nothing while his lawyer, James Miglin, confirmed his client's agreement to skip the preliminary inquiry.
In Washington, the U.S. president reiterated his concern about the treaty and said the United States would build up its nuclear arsenal. "Russia has not adhered to the agreement. When they do, then we’ll all be smart and we’ll all stop." Asked if that were a threat to Russian President Vladimir Putin, Trump said: "It’s a threat to whoever you want.
Voters across Ontario cast ballots Monday to elect their next municipal governments. The veteran politician secured a significant lead over his main challenger, former chief planner Jennifer Keesmaat. Patrick Brown, the former leader of Ontario's Progressive Conservatives, made a political comeback after snatching the mayoralty from incumbent Linda Jeffrey in this city northwest of Toronto. Brown was forced to give up the party reins in January amid allegations of sexual misconduct he denies, months before the Tories went on to win a majority under Ford.
The man accused of killing two police officers and two civilians in a shooting spree in Fredericton in August interrupted his court proceedings Monday to proclaim his innocence citing temporary insanity. Matthew Vincent Raymond, 48, appeared in provincial court with his lawyer, who said he's still awaiting some disclosure from the Crown and needs more time to review the material. While his lawyer was speaking to Judge Julian Dickson, Raymond told the court from the prisoner's box that he had something important to say.
The voyage risks further heightening tensions with China but will likely be viewed in self-ruled Taiwan as a sign of support by President Donald Trump's government, amid growing friction between Taipei and Beijing. Reuters was first to report U.S. consideration of the sensitive operation on Saturday. "The ships' transit through the Taiwan Strait demonstrates the U.S. commitment to a free and open Indo-Pacific," Commander Nate Christensen, deputy spokesman for U.S. Pacific Fleet, said in a statement.
Chipman's village council issued a statement Monday afternoon saying the flag was raised as a sign of support for all groups in the community, but it was removed as a result of "unintentional attention," and based on residents' feedback. "The straight flag is being seen as a flag of privilege and anti-minorities which our community and our council does not support," Mayor Carson Atkinson wrote.
Speaking publicly for the first time since being accused of rape, Cristiano Ronaldo defended himself against the allegation and said Monday he is confident the truth will come out in the case. The soccer superstar has been accused of rape in the United States. Kathryn Mayorga filed a civil lawsuit last month in Nevada claiming Ronaldo raped her in his Las Vegas hotel room in 2009.
In particular they hope for good sales of Apple's three new iPhones, which analysts think all include AMS's face recognition sensors. AMS does not identify its customers, but this was believed to be a reference to Apple. The optimism is also based on the fact that it has started to produce 3D face recognition sensors for two Android customers, the Swiss-listed company said.
An amateur historian in Whitehorse has settled one gravesite mystery, while another lives on. Murray Lundberg started sleuthing earlier this month after renovation work at the Pioneer Cemetery uncovered a pair of large, unmarked graves. Lundberg had a hunch it might be the final resting place of Otto and Kate Partridge — the prominent couple who built Ben-My-Chree, an idyllic tourist retreat on Tagish Lake, a century ago — but he had no proof.
Murdena Marshall, a Cape Breton Mi'kmaw elder and spiritual leader, has died. Marshall, 76, died Sunday night at her home in Eskasoni First Nation. Her health had been failing for years. Eskasoni Chief Leroy Denny said he is "overwhelmed" by the great loss to his community and nation.
One hundred years ago, a devastating flu swept into Alberta and killed more than 4,000 people. The Spanish flu confounded doctors with its lightning-fast progression, and the fact that it most affected adults aged 20 to 45. A new exhibit at the Borealis Gallery, "In Flew Enza: the Spanish Flu Comes to Alberta," sheds light on this bleak period of the province's history, and explores some of the repercussions.
The Indianapolis Zoo is trying to determine why a lioness killed her mate. The zoo said Friday that an adult female, Zuri, attacked 10-year-old male Nyack in their outdoor yard Monday before the zoo opened for the day. Nyack was on loan from the San Diego Zoo.
Four years after their sudden deaths in two separate attacks, Canadians pay homage Cpl. Nathan Cirillo and Warrant Officer Patrice Vincent with heartfelt messages of remembrance.
A poem written by a Calgary librarian will soon become Alberta's first bookmark, to be installed in the East Village, as part of a national literary initiative called Project Bookmark Canada. Rosemary Griebel's Walking with Walt Whitman Through Calgary's Eastside on a Winter Day is the poem that will be installed next fall. Shaun Hunter of the Calgary Bookmark Reading Circle says the bookmarks — Canadian literature printed on plaques and installed in locations relevant to the story or poem — are about putting a story in the place where it's set.
A Bloomberg report on Oct. 4 cited 17 unidentified sources from intelligence agencies and businesses that claimed Chinese spies had placed computer chips inside equipment used by about 30 companies, including Apple Inc and Amazon.com Inc and multiple U.S. government agencies, which would give Beijing secret access to internal networks. It is entirely plausible that a malicious chip can be placed on a motherboard but it will be at a very high cost, and the risk of detection increases with every such chip in the field, said Jake Williams, a former National Security Agency analyst and founder of the cyber security firm Rendition Infosec. "This technique would only be used for high value targets that couldn't be easily compromised via another attack vector," Williams said.
A new report from a left-wing think tank says the dispute-resolution tool at the heart of Canada's year-long trade battle with the United States has a spotty track record of helping Canadian exporters. The report, to be released Tuesday by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, explores whether protecting Chapter 19, one of the most intractable issues during the NAFTA talks, was worth all the grief. It says out of 54 complaints filed against the U.S. since 1994, Canada obtained some form of relief in only 12 of them, with the majority being terminated before any finding was issued.
Film and TV actress Selma Blair announced she is dealing with a diagnosis of multiple sclerosis. In a post Saturday on her Instagram account, Blair, 46, says she was diagnosed with the disease of the central nervous system on Aug. 16.
Netflix Chief Executive Reed Hastings has been explicit about the Los Gatos, California-based company's plan to fund content acquisition by raising debt. "We'll continue to finance our capital needs in the high-yield market," Hastings wrote in his second-quarter shareholder letter. The move was very well telegraphed by Netflix, said John McClain, portfolio manager at Diamond Hill Capital, which is long in the debt, adding the debt raise "makes sense to us." Netflix has said it plans to spend $8 billion on content this year.
U.S. actress Amber Heard, a star of the upcoming "Aquaman" superhero movie and a U.N. human rights champion, said on Monday her childhood in Texas near the Mexican border helped spark her activism. Going home in his pickup truck, there was an "indelible impression left on my soul", a recognition of injustice and unfairness for children on the Mexican side. "Simply due to where I was born, a few miles north of this line, I was free to travel back and forth as I saw fit," she told an audience at the United Nations in Geneva on Monday.
This woman's fiance surprises her with a beautiful ring, but when she looks up there's another surprise. Her brother, whom she hasn't seen in a long time, has returned home from the Navy. What a heartwarming moment captured on camera!
A new survey suggests Canadian writers are earning 27 per cent less than they were three years ago. The Writers' Union of Canada says average incomes plunged to $9,380 in 2017 from $12,879 in 2014. The survey, titled "Diminishing Returns: Creative Culture at Risk," was conducted in spring 2018 and asked union members and other writers to share details of their 2017 income.
A Quebec man whose frisky husky impregnated a neighbour's chow chow has been ordered to pay about $800 in vet fees and court costs. According to a judgment last month, the Shawinigan-area husky broke into a fenced yard that was home to the chow chow, Bella, last spring. Quebec court Judge Alain Trudel wrote that, "thanks to the husky's handiwork, Bella found herself with an unexpected pregnancy." The dog underwent surgery to terminate the pregnancy.
Imperial Oil Ltd. has restarted oil production at Norman Wells in the Northwest Territories almost two years after being forced to suspend shipments on a pipeline threatened by slope stability concerns at a Mackenzie River crossing near Fort Simpson. The Calgary-based company says it has been shipping oil from storage since last month on Enbridge Inc.'s Line 21 pipeline, which extends from Norman Wells into northern Alberta.
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.