Alberta RCMP investigating two Bitcoin scams
Victims were contacted over the phone by people claiming to be police officers and demanding they deposit money into a Bitcoin machine.
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HASSAN: What face masks tell us about the niqab
One annoying narrative emerging from the COVID-19 seclusion is the way some religious people gloat about the niqab being somehow equivalent to the now mandated masks. “See?” they say. “The government wanted to ban the niqab, but Allah has decreed otherwise. Now everyone must wear a niqab.” Let it be clear: a face covering during […]
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Peterborough painter wins $250,000 on lottery scratch ticket
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10/3 podcast: How Trudeau's ties to WE charity brought on a third ethics probe
What seemed like a noble program in the middle of a pandemic — a grant that would pay students for volunteer hours — has turned into a political nightmare for the prime minister. The Justin Trudeau government’s $900-million Canada Student Service Grant  program was awarded to WE Charity, an organization with ties to the PM and his family members. Amid controversy, WE has pulled out of the project, but it has continued to dog Justin Trudeau. Dave is joined by National Post political reporter Christopher Nardi. Subscribe to 10/3 on your favourite podcast app.
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Probe into doctors’ blood-alcohol ‘game’ flooded with Indigenous stories of health-care racism in B.C.
‘As an Indigenous person, I’m not completely shocked. The stories that I’ve heard are very difficult stories. . . . In some instances, they’re stories where a person’s life has been lost.’
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Winnipeg Jets’ players back in the city and set to return to ice
The Winnipeg Jets announced Thursday they have started the NHL's Phase 2 Return to Play Plan allowing players to skate in small groups at the Bell MTS Iceplex.
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Safia Nolin accuses TV star Maripier Morin of sexual harassment
Singer-songwriter, who is openly gay, says she was assaulted in Montreal bar in 2018 by Morin, who has apologized and is now taking a break.
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Quebec provincial police arrest man in connection with fiery 2019 Highway 440 crash
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Lasting programs needed to cure our social wounds
Short-term bandages are not enough to improve health and welfare of our most marginalized members of society, Dr. Gary Bloch writes.
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CUSMA won’t limit Canadian retaliation against U.S. tariffs: negotiator
Steve Verheul say that under the terms of the May 2019 agreement on tariffs, Canada would be able to impose retaliatory levies against American aluminum.
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Students, groups looking for answers on status of $900M coronavirus grant program
The government says it is working on what to do with the Canada Student Services Grant program after its agreement with the WE organization was cancelled last week.
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Over $26K of household items found in vehicle speeding on Hwy. 401: OPP
Lennox and Addington OPP say they recovered over $26,000 worth of stolen items after stopping a vehicle going 170 km/h down Highway 401.
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City of Kingston considers supportive housing options for Belle Park campers
The city is considering using the current Kingston Youth Shelter to house those camping out at Belle Park after their eviction.
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Hunger strike ends at Milton jail ends after three days
A hunger strike by a group of inmates at a Milton jail ended on Thursday, after three days of refusing meals in protest of frequent lockdowns and poor conditions.
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‘Wonder Years’ reboot, focusing on Black family in 1960’s Alabama, gets green light
Alongside original 'Wonder Years' star Fred Savage, Empire director Lee Daniels will serve as one of four executive producers for the revival.
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Jean Charest asks Ottawa for aid for the aerospace industry
Charest said the Canadian aerospace industry could "help Canada overcome the huge deficits to come" and that the sector should therefore be given priority for government aid.
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Evan Penner’s mother says her son did not deserve punches from Saskatoon police
A widely-circulated video shows Evan Penner being struck by a Saskatoon police officer, which some say was an example of excessive force.
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Air-conditioning, renting and your rights: An expert explains the rules
The Star asked Caryma Sa’d, a Toronto-based lawyer whose practice focuses on tenants’ and landlords’ rights, what tenants can do if they find themselves feuding with their landlord over air-conditioning, or the lack thereof.
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Durham police chief, under investigation for alleged corruption and abuse of power, is retiring
Chief Paul Martin, who denies any wrongdoing, says retirement was long planned.
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The Chicks are done caring what people think
Early on, the group formerly known as the Dixie Chicks felt marginalized in music because they were a country act, and marginalized within country because they were women. Now, they just don’t care what others think anymore.
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Pregnant Canadians worry they won’t get parental leave benefits because work hours affected by COVID-19
With COVID-19 causing layoffs and cutbacks to work hours, some pregnant Canadians worry they won't meet the 600 hours needed to qualify for EI maternity and parental benefits.
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Twin girls, conjoined at the skull, successfully separated in 18-hour operation in Italy
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Trudeau’s family members received $282,000 in speaking fees from WE Charity, report says
Members of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s immediate family received roughly $282,000 for speaking at events hosted by WE Charity, the organization at the centre of a widening political scandal for the Liberal government, according to a report by CBC.
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Thousands Of Canadian Students Face Deportation Due To New U.S. Policy
TORONTO — Questions over whether thousands of international students could be deported from the U.S. under a new Trump administration policy are causing consternation among school officials and anxiety among Canadians studying south of the border.The policy — which triggered a lawsuit from Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) on Wednesday — stipulates that international students who take a fully virtual course this fall will not be allowed to remain in the country.Under the new guidelines, international students would still be able to take more online courses than normal, but will have their visa rescinded if they attempt to take a fully online course load.According to a statement released by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency on Monday, international students will only be able to remain in the country if they are taking a mix of in-person and virtual classes. “We pay American landlords, we go grocery shopping in American stores, they charge international students double the tuition (of domestic students).”Yvonne Kang, University of Connecticut studentWhile Canadians do not need a visa to study in the U.S., they are still required to produce a similar form, known as an I-20, signed by the school they are attending. That school will now need to offer hybrid courses in order for Canadian students to stay in the country.Sarah Klassen, an accounting student at Wichita State University, said her school has not yet determined how it will deal with the policy.But Klassen, 19, notes that being forced to leave the U.S. would likely be a death blow for her studies, as she relies on a bowling scholarship to pay her tuition.“I’m scared even going down (to the border) now that I might not be able to get back in. There’s so many strict guidelines,” Klassen said over the phone from her family home in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ont.Yvonne Kang, who is earning her law degree at the University of Connecticut, said being forced to move back home to Toronto would involve breaking a newly signed lease on an apartment and cost her thousands of dollars in unnecessary expenses.Kang, 23, said says she doesn’t understand why ICE is targeting international students when they are such a major contributor to the American economy.“We pay American landlords, we go grocery shopping in American stores, they charge international students double the tuition (of domestic students),” she said. The Institute for International Education puts the number at roughly $45 billion in 2018, with more than $1.1 billion of that coming from Canadians. A report from the institute estimated there were 26,170 Canadians studying in the U.S. in 2018-2019.Watch: International Students in the U.S. Could Face ‘Devastating Upheaval.’ Story continues below.The new guidelines have provoked backlash from universities across the U.S., with Harvard president Lawrence Bacow saying the order’s “cruelty” is surpassed only by its “recklessness.”“It appears that it was designed purposefully to place pressure on colleges and universities to open their on-campus classrooms for in-person instruction this fall, without regard to concerns for the health and safety of students, instructors, and others,” Bacow said.“This comes at a time when the United States has been setting daily records for the number of new (COVID-19) infections, with more than 300,000 new cases reported since July 1.”Edward Alden, a senior fellow with the Council on Foreign Relations, a New York-based think tank, said the new policy creates an “onerous” task for students and institutions to undertake.“Most schools are still trying to figure out what their mix (between online and in-person classes) is going to be,” Alden said. “Now they’re going to have to scrape together a new program and reissue I-20s — and make it all happen in under a month.”RELATED What To Do If You Spot A Rogue American Tourist In Canada Ford Gov’t To End ‘Broken’ Academic Streaming In High Schools Americans Charged For Breaking Quarantine Rules In Canada Canadian Medical Students Demand Change After ‘Inhumane’ Exam Conditions ICE is enacting the policy through a program that was introduced after 9/11 to handle the screening and verification of international students.The program designates whether an individual qualifies for the F, M or J-class visas that are required to enter and reside in the U.S. as a student. Normally, guidelines forbid international students from taking more than one course online per semester, but that restriction was relaxed when the COVID-19 pandemic caused a global lockdown in March.International students who were outside of the country when the pandemic began and continue to take online courses from abroad will not have their status affected, nor will their visa be rescinded, according to documents from ICE.But students who are currently living in the U.S. and whose schools are going fully online next semester will have only two options: leave the country or transfer to a different school.The news from ICE, released on the same day Harvard announced that all of its 2020-2021 fall classes would be online-only, sent ripples of outrage across the country.Dozens of colleges have said they plan to offer at least some classes in person this fall, but some say it’s too risky.The University of Southern California last week reversed course on a plan to bring students to campus, saying classes will be hosted primarily or exclusively online.—with files from The Associated PressThis report by The Canadian Press was first published July 9, 2020.
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Naya Rivera's Sweetest Moments With Her Son, Josey Dorsey
In exceedingly horrible news, actress Naya Rivera is missing and presumed dead after taking a boating trip with her four-year-old son.The actress, best known for her role on “Glee,” rented a boat at Lake Piru in southern California on Wednesday. Her son was spotted drifting alone in the boat later that afternoon. He reportedly told investigators that he and his mom had been swimming, but that she never got back in the boat.As the story continues to unfold, we wanted to celebrate some of the sweet moments Rivera shared with her son Josey.Rivera and her then-husband, Ryan Dorsey, announced they were expecting their first child in early 2015. Rivera was super candid about her pregnancy, writing a blog about it for People. View this post on InstagramA post shared by Naya Rivera (@nayarivera) on Apr 24, 2015 at 6:16pm PDT“Hearing the birth and pregnancy stories of other moms has been my favourite part and is extremely helpful during these nine months of change,” she wrote. “So getting to share a bit about my journey is really thrilling.”That August, she posed in a series of pregnancy photos for Yahoo, and talked about her experience.“There’s a lot, physically, that changes with your body when you’re pregnant,” she said. “Being in the public eye when you’re pregnant is really, really hard, and people can be so mean on the Internet, it’s insane. Pregnancy is such a beautiful time to me, and I feel like you should embrace your body in whatever stage it’s in.” View this post on InstagramA post shared by Naya Rivera (@nayarivera) on Oct 31, 2015 at 2:45pm PDTRivera gave birth to her son, Josey Hollis Dorsey, on September 15, 2017. In the first photo she shared of him, on Halloween, Josey was smiling and wearing a skeleton-themed onesie. She went on to post many sweet photos of her son, including pics of Josey meeting Santa, hanging out with her dog, and generally being adorable. View this post on InstagramA post shared by Naya Rivera (@nayarivera) on Dec 24, 2015 at 10:42am PST View this post on InstagramA post shared by Naya Rivera (@nayarivera) on Mar 23, 2016 at 1:14pm PDTIn 2016, Rivera talked to People about the how much she valued her bond with her son. “The love I get from him. Little things like the two kisses he stood up and gave me last night to say thank you for making him mac and cheese from scratch,” she said.“It’s a love never found anywhere or with anyone else.”  View this post on InstagramA post shared by Naya Rivera (@nayarivera) on Sep 17, 2019 at 10:14am PDTIn the last few years, Rivera started designing a children’s clothing line, in part because of how many compliments her son got on his outfits.“When I dropped him off this morning at preschool, there was a substitute teacher and she was like, ‘I need to go shopping with you, Josey,’” she told Us Weekly last spring. “He was wearing fringe pants.” View this post on InstagramA post shared by Naya Rivera (@nayarivera) on Jul 24, 2017 at 6:27pm PDT View this post on InstagramA post shared by Naya Rivera (@nayarivera) on Aug 18, 2019 at 8:55am PDT View this post on InstagramA post shared by Naya Rivera (@nayarivera) on Nov 1, 2019 at 9:03pm PDTLast November, Josey watched some clips from his mom’s show “Glee” and told her he wanted to be an actor.“He told me the other day because we were watching a song from Glee — he had never really seen it — and he goes, ‘Why I aren’t I on the TV?’” she told Us Weekly. “I’m like, ‘You weren’t born yet!’ And he’s like, ‘But I wanna be on TV.’”Rivera continued to post more photos of herself with her son over the last few months. View this post on InstagramA post shared by Naya Rivera (@nayarivera) on Mar 11, 2020 at 1:02pm PDT View this post on InstagramA post shared by Naya Rivera (@nayarivera) on Mar 17, 2020 at 3:16pm PDTOn Wednesday, just before she went missing, she posted a photo of her cuddling Josey, with the caption “Just the two of us.” View this post on InstagramA post shared by Naya Rivera (@nayarivera) on Jul 7, 2020 at 3:15pm PDTThis story will be updated when more information about Rivera is released. Also on HuffPost:
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Police chiefs call for decriminalization of personal drug use
Canada's police chiefs are calling for decriminalization of personal possession of illicit drugs as the best way to battle substance abuse and addiction.
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Police make arrest in Highway 440 crash that killed four people
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Guelph company’s mobile COVID-19 test kit hits market and heads for Norther Ontario
A Guelph company, Precision Biomonitoring, has received approval to sell a U.S. mobile test kit for COVID-19 here and this week became the first Canadian company to ship the kits for use in nonhospital settings.
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651-pound great white shark pinged in waters of Nova Scotia
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BASEBALL: Blue Jays manager excited to see what he’s got as team hits the field
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Jamie Bacon expected to plead guilty for role in Surrey Six murders
Jamie Bacon is expected to plead guilty to his role in the Surrey Six murders on Thursday.
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Amber Alert issued for missing Quebec girls, 6 and 11
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Amber Alert issued for 2 missing girls in Quebec
The Sûreté du Québec (SQ) police are searching for two young girls, aged 11 and six, who went missing in Lévis on Wednesday evening.
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Montreal public health officials encourage patients to visit doctors, urge them ‘not to be scared’
Montreal health experts are urging patients to consult their doctors if they need medical attention.
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CO service urges vigilance after deer, moose chased to death by dogs in Naramata
Allowing a dog to chase wildlife is illegal under the B.C. Wildlife Act and in both cases the dog owners were fined $345.
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Amber Alert: Police search for two missing Quebec girls, 6 and 11
The public is being asked to call 911 if they see Romy Carpentier, 6, Norah Carpentier, 11, or Martin Carpentier, 44.
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Veteran Toronto police officer charged with fraud, obstruction of justice after allegedly receiving $800,000 in payments
A senior client representative at the Office of the Public Guardian and Trustee worked on the file and “facilitated the fraud,” police allege.
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Fireworks being mistaken for gunshots in Edmonton
Numerous calls in less than two weeks had police responding to alleged gunshots, when in fact they were fireworks.
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Tories call for answers on WE contract after reports Trudeau’s family was paid speaking fees
Justin Trudeau's mother and brother collectively received hundreds of thousands of dollars in speaking fees from WE organization, according to news reports.
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