Kitchener man arrested after allegedly assaulting 2 Waterloo police officers

Waterloo Regional Police say two officers were assaulted after responding to a 911 call in Kitchener on Thursday morning.
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Chinook Regional Hospital Foundation axes annual Christmas Tree Festival auction due to COVID-19
This time around, with no new trees to decorate, the foundation has decided to take a trip down memory lane, posting the "best of the best" from the last five years on its social media pages.
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Montreal North teacher suspended after allegations of racist remarks
Current and former students at Henri-Bourassa High School say Vincent Ouellette has a long history of making inappropriate remarks.
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Ontario parents launch consultation on Ford government’s coronavirus pandemic education plan
"It has been 230 days since Doug Ford announced the initial shutdown of our schools and the chaos has not stopped since," said Rachel Huot, who is with the Ontario Parent Action Network.
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StatsCan: Crime Severity Index report ranks Lethbridge at No. 1
The Lethbridge census metropolitan area has taken the top spot on Statistics Canada's Crime Severity Index.
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Follow COVID-19 recommendations while trick-or-treating: health officials
Kids will soon get all dressed up to hit the streets for some long-awaited treats, but health officials are still reminding everyone to stay vigilant and follow COVID-19 guidelines.
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Rosie DiManno: Once-beloved Maine Sen. Susan Collins lost her touch. Now she may lose her seat
Maine Sen. Susan Collins was not that long ago among the most popular Republican senators in the country, admired for her principles, for deep roots that animated state issues over the national cacophony in Washington. But four days out from the U.S. election, she may be the least popular senator in her own party.
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Province urged to address homophobic comments by Catholic trustee
MPP and former premier Kathleen Wynne says report on behaviour of Michael Del Grande — who likened LGBT rights to bestiality, pedophilia — must be released.
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Auditor general blames government incompetence for costly Quebec ferry saga
Quebec bought the MV F.A. Gauthier for $170 million and put it into service in 2015, but three years later it had to pull the boat out for repairs, and the whole project ended up costing almost $236 million.
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Saskatchewan’s high crime severity index not reflective of public risk, professors say
“Labelling places ‘the most dangerous’ is not necessarily a fair representation of what the statistic even is."
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Cumberland County man facing break-in, weapons, assault charges
The 39-year-old suspect was arrested shortly after at a residence on Wadstaff Road.
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Overnight apartment building fire in Revelstoke deemed suspicious by RCMP
Police say an investigation is underway, and that forensic specialists have been called in.
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Former Stingers all-star jailed for C.D.N. hit-and-run that injured two
One victim spent a month in a coma and was left with serious brain damage. It took her a year to recognize her mother.
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Canadiens' cupboard is stocked, player development guru Ramage says
The Habs have drafted 29 players during the past three years, but monitoring and finding them a place to play has been exacerbated by the pandemic.
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University of Manitoba Faculty Association’s bargaining unit to hold strike vote
The University of Manitoba Faculty Association says members of its bargaining unit will start voting on whether to strike this week.
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Edmonton woman introduces tour groups to city’s haunted history
Some of your favourite spots in Edmonton may have an eerie past.
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Saskatoon police officer tests positive for coronavirus
Saskatoon police says one of its officers, who tested COVID-19 positive, is in an administrative position and does not interact with the public in the course of their duties.
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COVID-19: Even small gatherings can kill during a pandemic, say health officials
Dr. Bonnie Henry said the latest death recorded was of a woman in her 80s who attended a small birthday party of less than 10 people in a private home.
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2 restaurants along 17 Avenue close their doors as COVID-19 pandemic wears on
Another Calgary restaurant announced it's shutting down its 17 avenue location due to ongoing obstacles along the popular strip. 
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Gregor Chisholm: The Blue Jays steal from both World Series teams, but they’re more like the Dodgers
Unlike Tampa, the Jays will be able to afford to pay their young stars through the arbitration years, which are still a couple of seasons away. A lucky few also will eventually sign long-term deals, and the Jays will at least attempt to improve that core with big free-agent additions, Gregor Chisholm writes.
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Celebrity news: Mehta’s ‘Funny Boy’ picked as Canada’s Oscar contender;former Miss America Cornett dies
Meanwhile, U.S. movie producer David Guillod is charged with sexual assault.
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Canfor plans for herbicide treatments on regenerating forests
Vancouver-based Canfor is preparing to implement a new pest management plan.
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Liberals renew filibuster of finance committee as WE scandal continues to percolate in parliament
OTTAWA — The confidence vote drama may have receded for now, but a committee standoff over WE documents and an ongoing ethics commissioner investigation are a reminder that the issues that nearly triggered an election last week are still alive and percolating in Parliament. The Liberals have once again filibustered the House of Commons finance committee over the issue of redactions applied to the government’s WE Charity documents, dragging out the meeting for eight hours on Wednesday. The chair, Liberal MP Wayne Easter, suspended the proceedings that night due to “health and safety reasons.” The meeting resumed late Thursday afternoon but the first part of it was conducted in camera, which blocks the public from viewing the discussions. Thursday also brought news that Ethics Commissioner Mario Dion is dropping his investigation into whether the WE Charity trips taken by former Finance Minister Bill Morneau were an improper gift. As first reported by CBC, Dion has now informed Morneau that he accepts Morneau “genuinely believed” he’d reimbursed the 2017 travel taken in Ecuador and Kenya by himself and his family. Morneau hastily wrote a $41,000 cheque to WE in July after informing the finance committee he’d just realized he’d never paid back the expenses. Morneau resigned as finance minister and as an MP a few weeks later, saying he wanted to run to be secretary of the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development. However, the ethics commissioner is still investigating Morneau for not recusing himself from cabinet discussions on having WE Charity administer the $900-million Canada Student Service Grant program, despite the fact one of Morneau’s daughters worked for WE and another had spoken at WE Day events. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is also being examined by Dion for not recusing himself despite his own family’s payments for speaking at WE events. It is not yet known when Dion will release his report, but it could arrive later this year. Top public servant offers to explain to finance committee why WE Charity documents were redacted Bloc MP sides with Liberals, attempt to unearth Trudeaus' WE Charity speaking contracts fails by one vote Regardless, the opposition parties are determined to continue with their own study into the matter. At issue in the finance committee are the thousands of pages of government documents related to the WE scandal that were disclosed to the committee in the summer. The documents were redacted by public servants before being handed over; the opposition parties have protested that this was a breach of their parliamentary privilege, as their motion had directed the redactions be done by the independent House of Commons law clerk. The Liberals are attempting to address the complaint by having the Privy Council Clerk Ian Shugart appear at the committee to explain the redactions. “Conservatives, Bloc and NDP are ready to find public servants guilty of breaching privileges of MPs without even giving them a chance to explain their actions,” said a statement by Government House Leader Pablo Rodriguez on Wednesday. “Liberals believe in due process. The opposition should do the right thing and let the Clerk of the Privy Council and his non-partisan public servants explain themselves.” Conservative MP Pierre Poilievre told the  National Post that the Liberals’ proposal does not address the opposition’s complaints. “The Conservatives propose a compromise: the government should give all of the WE scandal documents unredacted to the neutral parliamentary law clerk so that he can report back to Parliament within a week on whether any of the documents have been improperly withheld,” he said. “Mr. Shugart is a fine man, but he is hired and fired by the prime minister. He is dependent on the prime minister for his job. No one who the prime minister can fire should be in charge of determining what documents are released about the prime minister’s scandal.” As of Thursday, there is no end in sight to the standoff, which is preventing the finance committee from doing its usual work of pre-budget consultations. Meanwhile, the Commons health committee is preparing its sweeping investigation into the government’s COVID-19 response, an investigation that will eventually be supported by a trove of government documents ordered to be produced by the end of November by a Conservative motion passed earlier this week. The committee is scheduled to meet Monday to begin preparing a witness list and a timeline for meetings. The Liberals have warned that the investigation risks exposing commercial information and thus threatens the government’s ability to procure vaccines, personal protective equipment, and other pandemic-related supplies. The Conservatives say this concern is overblown and that redactions can be made to protect commercial sensitivity. Although the Liberals had previously deemed a Conservative motion on the WE affair to be a confidence matter, they ultimately decided not to make the COVID-19 motion a confidence vote. That means the investigation is taking place without the risk of triggering an election — at least for now. The Liberals always retain the option of calling an election on their own, regardless of whether a confidence vote has taken place. • Email: bplatt@postmedia.com | Twitter: btaplatt
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Permanent housing found for most residents evacuated from Hamilton residential care home
The city has managed to find new permanent lodging for most of the residents who were recently displaced from a residential care home in central Hamilton.
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Coronavirus: 4 staff members at Okanagan Men’s Centre test positive for COVID-19
Located in Lake Country, the Okanagan Men’s Centre is a faith-based recovery centre for men ages 19 and older.
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‘Leaked’ financial information on Charles McVety’s Christian college jolts Doug Ford’s government
Revelations about the inner financial workings of Charles McVety’s controversial evangelical college have jolted the Doug Ford government.
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Rick Salutin: What happened to the absolute value of free speech?
When Socrates was executed in ancient, oral Athens, it wasn’t for speaking the forbidden — it was for corrupting the minds of the young. No one defended him on free speech grounds. What Athens valued wasn’t speech, it was truth.
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What to do this Halloween weekend in the London, Ont., region
'We’re not telling people not to trick-or-treat' said Dr. Chris Mackie, pointing out a number of safer options. 'Partying during Halloween is the biggest risk.'
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