San Francisco 49ers S Eric Reid knows that he might be blackballed by NFL teams because of his protests during the national anthem.
San Francisco 49ers S Eric Reid knows that he might be blackballed by NFL teams because of his protests during the national anthem.
CANBERRA, Australia — They both wanted children. They knew it was time. Meghan had ended her acting career and moved to Britain to be a full-time royal. Prince Harry had stepped down from the military and wanted to settle down.
Gerard Dunn has found an unexpected best friend in his local postman who makes daily house calls — sometimes with the help of a supervisor — to deliver an "overwhelming" torrent of fresh cards for him to look through. Since that tweet, Gerard has received thousands of cards from people all over the world, including Europe, Australia, Africa, and the Americas. The tweet even elicited a response from Prime Minister Justin Trudeau who sent Gerard a card wishing him a happy birthday.
We are just loving the vibrant colours this fall. Foliage, sunrises and sunsets — we've received many images again this week of folks enjoying autumn across Newfoundland and Labrador.
One of the most sensational murder cases in New Brunswick history is back before the courts in Saint John on Monday as jury selection begins in the retrial of Dennis Oland in the 2011 bludgeoning death of his father, multimillionaire Richard Oland. Oland was convicted in December 2015 of second-degree murder, but the New Brunswick Court of Appeal overturned the decision in October 2016, citing an error in the trial judge's instructions to the jury. Jury selection for the new trial is scheduled to begin at 9 a.m. at Harbour Station, the city's largest arena.
The Ministry of Education says there are no plans to change the health curriculum surrounding marijuana in Saskatchewan schools after legalization. "Students are already looking at substance misuse and that would include a variety of substances including cannabis," said assistant deputy minister of education Susan Nedelcov-Anderson. School boards in Saskatoon and Regina said neither teachers nor students of any age — including anyone over the age of 19 who can legally purchase it — will be allowed to have or use the newly-legal drug at school.
A young man who suffered severe injuries in a 2008 school-bus crash in Rimbey, Alta. says the federal government should make seat belts mandatory in all school buses. Keenen Clark called for the major safety change following a CBC News: The Fifth Estate investigation that revealed major flaws with a landmark 1984 Transport Canada study. The study concluded seat belts in school buses were not necessary and may cause injuries.
Oscar certainly loves a good game with her owner every now and again, especially after a good nap. She's all about winning, which is evident in this video!
A city councillor in northeast Calgary says it's time for a small but important upgrade to sports facilities in that quadrant of the city. George Chahal will ask his colleagues Monday to vote in favour of putting $2 million toward an artificial turf sports field next to the Genesis Centre on Falconridge Boulevard N.E. Chahal said the grass fields there are in poor condition and a multi-purpose field is badly needed for various sports and community events.
Andrew Scheer is in India this week and so far, there have been no controversies to speak of. The federal Conservative leader brought his wife, Jill Scheer, along for the journey. The official Opposition leader made it a point to visit the country after Prime Minister Justin Trudeau made international headlines during his India visit in February. Trudeau was criticized for wearing traditional Indian clothing with his wife and three children when it wasn’t always necessary, much to the amusement of some Indians. Also, Sophie Grégoire Trudeau, the prime minister’s wife, was photographed at an event in India with Jaspal Atwal, a convicted attempted murderer. In comparison, Scheer’s tour of the country has been described by some as being more low key than Trudeau’s trip. “This week, I’m on a mission to Canada’s largest trading partner in south Asia and the world’s largest democracy,” Scheer said in a video posted to YouTube on Oct. 9. “I’m going to be sitting down with Indian officials and business leaders to promote Canada’s interests and promote the best opportunities our country has to offer.” Most notably, the Tory leader met with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi where he reportedly discussed how Canadian oil could help meet India’s energy needs. CBC News reported that Scheer described his interaction with Modi, a man with more than 44 million Twitter followers, as “warm” and he was interested in Scheer’s take on Canada’s new trade agreement with the U.S. and Mexico. The former House speaker also met with Punjab Chief Minister Capt. Amarinder Singh, Bangalore’s Kempegowda International Airport CEO Hari Marar, Indian Finance Minister Arun Jaitley and other leaders in business and politics. In August, Scheer spoke of the need to “repair and strengthen” Canada’s relationship with India following Trudeau’s highly-publicized visit. “A Conservative government will dramatically expand the strategic relationship between our countries and our peoples and advance our shared security, prosperity and values,” Scheer said. “Unfortunately, Justin Trudeau’s disastrous trip to India damaged this key relationship and we must now work to repair it.” With files from The Canadian Press
Sheila Ball was planning to retire from her 25-year human resources career, spent mostly in oil and gas, when she got a call last December from a headhunter urging her to apply for the role of chief human resources officer with the Calgary Police Service. Ball has a master's degree in human resources and labour relations. "I quickly realized when I went in there that they were about 20 to 30 years behind in terms of what industry HR was doing in terms of talent management, modern leadership and those types of things," Ball said from the quiet of her kitchen, at her home in southeast Calgary.
Albertans six months and older can now get the flu shot for free across the province starting Monday. Last year's flu season was a brutal one, due to a strain that mutated as it headed north — 92 people in Alberta died from complications related to the flu and 3,047 admitted to hospital with the virus. "It looks like the vaccine's a good match so that will help keep the burden at hospitals, emergency rooms and intensive care hopefully lower," Jenne said.
Bahrain's foreign minister called for a boycott of the ride-hailing company Uber Technologies [UBER.UL] after its chief executive officer said he will not attend a business conference in the kingdom's ally Saudi Arabia. Uber's CEO Dara Khosrowshahi said in a statement last week he is pulling out of the Future Investment Initiative conference in Saudi Arabia because of growing outrage over the disappearance of a prominent Saudi journalist in Turkey. Saudi Arabia's sovereign wealth fund, the Public Investment Fund, which hosts the conference, invested $3.5 billion in Uber in 2016, making it one of the company's largest investors.
(This Oct. 13 story corrects to clarify training plan is under discussion, removes references to the number people to be trained and timeframe in paragraphs 1-2) By Gayatri Suroyo NUSA DUA, Indonesia (Reuters) - Jack Ma, executive chairman of China's Alibaba Group Holding, said on Saturday he is discussing with Indonesia's government the possibility of opening an institute to train tech entrepreneurs in the Southeast Asian country. Ma, who already advises the government on e-commerce, said he had talks with the government about opening a Jack Ma Institute of Entrepreneurs, but no specific details had been agreed. "We're giving a lot of opportunities for young Indonesian people to learn," Ma told reporters after meeting Indonesian ministers on the sidelines of the International Monetary Fund and World Bank meetings being hosted by Indonesia.
Election day is Monday, Oct. 15 with residents in six N.W.T. communities getting ready to hit the polls. Stations in Yellowknife, Hay River and Inuvik will be open from 10 a.m. until 8 p.m. Polls in Fort Simpson, Fort Smith and Norman Wells will be open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. As well as mayor and councillors, voters in Yellowknife will be voting on a bylaw about extending the term of office from three years to four years, effective on the date that the elected officials take office.
The operators of at least nine illegal pot stores in Ottawa are planning to shut down this week in a bid to go legit. Last month, the Ontario government offered illegal dispensaries a chance to apply for one of as many as 1,000 licenses it plans to hand out to businesses interested in operating a legal private cannabis store. "We're closing down because we're just trying to comply with all the cannabis act laws and regulations," said a store manager named Austin who works for Weeds, which operates three dispensaries in Ottawa.
In this country, we take home 55 million plastic bags a week or three billion per year, at least according to a 2008 Parliament of Canada report. Banning plastic grocery bags seems to be a great place to start because alternatives are already in place. Leaf Rapids, a town in northwest Manitoba, was the first Canadian municipality to ban single-use plastic bags when they did it more than 10 years ago.
Speaking after his release, Oleg Kozlovsky, 34, said he was abducted on Oct. 6 in Ingushetia, a majority-Muslim region around 1,500 km south of Moscow, currently in the grip of public protests over a land swap deal with neighboring Chechnya. Kozlovsky said his abductors wore dark baseball caps and medical masks and did not identify themselves. "One of these people put my head down, took out a gun and put it to the back of my head and said he would shoot me," Kozlovsky told Reuters, saying the men had tried to blackmail him into working as an informer for police tasked with tackling cases of extremism, an offer he refused.
It will be cooler than usual in City of Vancouver buildings thanks to measures officials are taking to reduce natural gas use due to last week's pipeline rupture north of Prince George. The city says it has lowered thermostats in all city-staff occupied buildings, recreational centres and Vancouver Public Library branches. The decision came after one of Enbridge's pipelines exploded and caught fire northeast of Prince George on Oct. 9.
The cancellations could add pressure on other U.S. firms like Goldman Sachs Group Inc , Mastercard Inc and Bank of America Corp to reconsider their plans to attend the investor event. Neither JP Morgan nor Ford would elaborate on the reasons for the decision not to attend the Future Investment Initiative conference in Riyadh later this month, and did not comment on whether concerns about the disappearance of Khashoggi were a factor. Saudi Arabia has denied that.
The organization behind Canada's Heritage Minutes says provincial education systems need to do a better job of teaching students about the country's most historically significant women, pointing to a new poll that suggests the majority of Canadians have a lot to learn. An Ipsos poll conducted on behalf of Historica Canada posed a dozen true or false questions about Canadian women's history. Some of the questions included statements such as "Canada has never elected a party with a female leader to form the federal government" and "Margaret Atwood, Alice Munro, and Lucy Maud Montgomery are among Canada's best-known authors" — both of which are true.
Susanna Miller, 25, arrived about an hour before doors open at 8:30 a.m. She thinks she's about fifth in line. ICBC made its road tests more challenging in 2016. Now, wait times to take one to get a Class 5 or 7 driver's licence in the Lower Mainland have risen to 58 days, compared to 48 last year.
The Canadian Real Estate Association says home sales in September fell 0.4 per cent compared with August. The association says it was the first month-over-month decline since April. Sales fell in slightly more than half of all local markets, led by Vancouver Island and Edmonton, along with several markets in Ontario's Greater Golden Horseshoe region.
ST. JOHN'S, N.L. — The hit Canadian musical that was inspired by the kindness of several small Newfoundland communities is returning the favour. The Toronto producer of the award-winning musical, "Come From Away," says the show will play eight benefit performances in a concert version in St. John's, N.L. David Mirvish says they decided to return to Newfoundland after realizing there was a gap between the Toronto production's move from the Royal Alexandra Theatre to the Elgin Theatre this January.
Add beer to chocolate , coffee and wine as some of life's little pleasures that global warming will make scarcer and costlier, scientists say. Increasing bouts of extreme heat waves and drought will hurt production of barley, a key beer ingredient, in the future. The findings come a week after a dire United Nations report described consequences of dangerous levels of climate change including worsening food and water shortages, heat waves, sea level rise, and disease.