Canada

Canada-China committee to decide chair, hold first meeting in Ottawa

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted January 20, 2020 7:52 am Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ A new special parliamentary committee created to examine Canada’s fraught relationship with China will hold its first meeting today in Ottawa. The committee’s creation was the result of a Conservative […]

Canada

Norfolk County OPP issue reminder after close call involving Simcoe crossing guard

Posted January 20, 2020 7:50 am Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ Norfolk County OPP are reminding drivers of the laws surrounding crossing guards following a close call in Simcoe, Ont. Police say an SUV failed to stop last Tuesday morning as a crossing guard was helping […]

Canada

Virginia rally: Thousands expected to protest plan to pass gun control bills

Virginia’s capital city is bracing for the expected arrival of thousands of gun-rights activists and other groups that have vowed to descend on Richmond to protest Democrats’ plans to pass gun-control legislation. Gov. Ralph Northam declared a temporary state of emergency days ahead of Monday’s rally, banning all weapons including guns from the event on […]

Canada

Stormstruck Newfoundland struggles with cleanup, as military help ramps up 

A snowblower widens a road in St. John’s Sunday. The effort on Monday will focus snow-clearing on narrow streets in downtown neighbourhoods. (Andrew Vaughan/The Canadian Press) The state of emergency in St. John’s continued Monday for a fourth day, with overnight blizzard conditions complicating efforts to deal with unprecedented weather.  Roughly 12 centimetres of snow fell […]

Canada

Trudeau to talk carbon tax, public safety with Manitoba premier on Day 2 of cabinet retreat

The Liberal cabinet retreat begins its second day in Winnipeg Monday with a meeting between Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister to talk about public safety, flood protection and the thorny topic of the federal carbon tax. Pallister has said he’ll push the PM for some flexibility on the carbon tax the Liberal government imposed […]

Tech

Influencers ‘being offered thousands for sex’

Top social media influencers are being propositioned daily by strangers with offers of thousands of pounds in return for sex, the Victoria Derbyshire programme has been told. One said social media had become “a catalogue” for men to select their next conquest. “It’s high-end prostitution – it’s just scary to think if they’ve messaged me, […]