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Sat, 21 Apr 2018 22:34:35 EDT
Community justice hubs to offer addiction, mental health support under same roof as courts

Initiative that will combing courts, social services under one roof to open in Toronto, London and Kenora
Sat, 21 Apr 2018 22:20:56 EDT
World’s oldest person dies in Japan at age of 117

Nabi Tajima was born on Aug. 4, 1900, and reportedly had more than 160 descendants, including great-great-great grandchildren.
Sat, 21 Apr 2018 22:14:54 EDT
Perched on a platform high in a tree, a 61-year-old woman fights a gas pipeline

Ten days ago, police said family and friends could no longer bring her food and water. Officers are waiting at the base of the trees, around the clock, to arrest her when she finally comes down. Her 30-year-old daughter is in another tree, too far through the family’s woods to see, also defying police.
Sat, 21 Apr 2018 21:52:56 EDT
Jack Johnson, Black boxer jailed under Jim Crow, is being considered by Trump for pardon

U.S. congressional leaders have for years sought a pardon for Johnson, the first Black heavyweight champion, who was convicted in 1913 under a federal law making it illegal to cross state lines with a woman for “immoral purposes,” but which was a type of anti-miscegenation law.
Sat, 21 Apr 2018 21:48:35 EDT
Body found near Grand River in Belwood by local fisherman

Police did not comment on whether they are investigating this as part of the Kaden Young case.
Sat, 21 Apr 2018 21:38:53 EDT
Police responding to dying student’s 911 call stayed in their patrol car, body cam videos show

The teen, stuck in his van in a high school parking lot, seemed to be labouring to breathe and kept asking for police — briefly pausing between each word to try to catch his breath. His father found him, dead, six hours after the calls to police.
Sat, 21 Apr 2018 21:28:52 EDT
Canadian government to lead first ever trade missions for Indigenous and LGBTQ businesses

Later this year, Canada will lead unprecedented trade missions to promote the interests of marginalized groups, says International Trade Minister Francois-Philippe Champagne.
Sat, 21 Apr 2018 21:00:34 EDT
Moonlighting MPs: Does your representative in the House of Commons have a second job?

MPs outside of cabinet are allowed to get paid for other jobs — and a dozen of them have been paid by law firms and other companies over the past two years.
Sat, 21 Apr 2018 20:43:52 EDT
Canadian citizen arrives back in Canada after 11 years in Ethiopian prison

Bashir Makhtal was sentenced for life in Ethiopia for allegedly being a part of a separatist terrorist group.
Sat, 21 Apr 2018 20:32:52 EDT
Trudeau accuses the Conservatives of continuing the same negative tactics as they did under Harper

The prime minister is prepared to defend his government’s record and attack the ‘politics of fear’ practised by the Tories.
Sat, 21 Apr 2018 19:14:52 EDT
Academics call for probe of opioid manufacturers’ marketing tactics

Signatories of letter hope any potential restitution could help Canadian victims of the opioid crisis.
Sat, 21 Apr 2018 18:10:31 EDT
Judge lambastes Legal Aid Ontario after it foots bill for woman who married her ex-boyfriend after he suffered a ‘catastrophic’ brain injury and then spent years fighting his family in court

In a landmark decision, an Ontario judge has ruled that Legal Aid’s ongoing support of Kathleen Anne Worrod was an “abuse of process” that undermined the public interest and wasted precious judicial resources meant for low-income Ontarians.
Sat, 21 Apr 2018 17:55:48 EDT
In review of workplace cancer claims, hope for some and heartbreak for others

After a decade of denials, General Electric Peterborough retiree Roger Fowler has finally received compensation for colorectal cancer. Ed Condon’s family is still waiting.
Sat, 21 Apr 2018 17:35:31 EDT
India approves death penalty for child rapists after 8-year-old murdered

India’s cabinet held an emergency meeting in the wake of national outrage over the rape and murder of an 8-year-old girl. Capital punishment is now an option in sentencing for gang rape and rape of a child under 12.
Sat, 21 Apr 2018 16:37:30 EDT
Man dead after stabbing in Scarborough

The suspect is described as male, black, about six-feet tall, slim build with a goatee.