February 19th, 2018

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Calgary police officer charged with uttering threats in a domestic incident

CALGARY – An officer with the Calgary Police Service has been charged in connection with an off-duty incident near the city. He was arrested and charged Sunday by RCMP with one count of uttering threats following a domestic incident. Calgary Police say in a news release that they aren’t releasing the name of the officer ... Read More »

Competition Bureau says its policies are adequate to deal with big data dangers

OTTAWA – Canada’s competition regulator says it’s not the size of the data, but the size of the deception that it must guard against as it considers protecting innovation and competition in a marketplace where big data is seen as a growing concern. It says in a new report the emergence of firms that control ... Read More »

Quebec trial underway for man whose dogs allegedly mauled young girl

LONGUEUIL, Que. – A Quebec girl who was allegedly mauled by a pit bull-type dog was dragged several metres by the face across a park in September 2015, her mother told court Monday. Magdalena Biron said the attack left her daughter Vanessa with fractures to the cranium and hand, as well as a cheekbone broken ... Read More »

School shooting puts pressure on Florida lawmakers to act

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The deadly shooting at a Florida high school has put pressure on the state’s Republican-controlled Legislature to consider a sweeping package of gun-control laws in a state that has resisted restrictions on firearms for decades, lawmakers said Monday. The legislative effort coalesced as 100 students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School prepared ... Read More »

North American markets closed for holidays, re-open Tuesday after positive week

TORONTO – Major North American markets were closed for a holiday after a positive week that saw Bay and Wall Street’s major markets make gains following a tumultuous period earlier this month. The Toronto stock market was closed for a provincial holiday, while south of the border U.S. stock markets were closed for Presidents Day. ... Read More »

Push to repeal bylaw allowing stores north of Toronto to open on Family Day

Labour groups and some politicians are pushing to repeal a bylaw that allows retailers north of Toronto to stay open on holidays such as Family Day. Councillors in York Region, which consists of nine municipalities including Markham, Vaughan and Richmond Hill, Ont., voted 17-3 in favour of the Holiday Shopping Bylaw in November. The legislation ... Read More »

London Fashion: Erdem shows fancy florals; Kane goes for sex

London Fashion Week saw a flurry of shows Monday emphasizing romance and femininity, often with exquisite workmanship and dashes of mystery and drama. Dresses dominated the runway. Christopher Kane offered a strong collection of very feminine, sometimes very revealing dresses at his catwalk show at the Tate Britain museum. Canada-born designer Erdem Moralioglu turned the ... Read More »

Shot fired at home on rural property west of Battleford in Saskatchewan

BATTLEFORD, Sask. – Mounties in Saskatchewan are investigating a break-in on a rural property where a gunshot was fired at a home. RCMP said officers were dispatched to the property west of Battleford around 5 a.m. Sunday. “Initial investigation determined that an unidentified suspect has been observed breaking into an outbuilding,” said Staff Sgt. Rob ... Read More »

Finance Minister takes a pre-budget story time break at child care centre

VICTORIA – British Columbia’s finance minister shelved the tradition of buying new shoes to present her budget in favour of reading a story Monday to a group of three- and-four-year-old youngsters at a Victoria child care centre. Carole James said her husband has promised to shine up her favourite pair of shoes for Tuesday’s budget, ... Read More »

’60s Scoop group educates survivors, pushes rejection of federal settlement deal

OTTAWA – A group of ’60s Scoop survivors wants to make sure fellow survivors properly understand the federal government’s proposed settlement – and ultimately reject it. The National Indigenous Survivors of Child Welfare Network has organized an information session this evening in Ottawa for survivors to learn more about the $800-million agreement, which has yet ... Read More »

Trump offers support for limited effort on background checks

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. – From the confines of his golf club, President Donald Trump offered support for a limited strengthening of federal background checks on gun purchases Monday while staying largely mum in the last few days about the victims of the Florida school massacre and the escalating debate about controls on weapons. One ... Read More »