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  • Keep climate change money flowing, environment committee urged (Canada)

    02/20/2019 8:12:24 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 8 replies
    CBC News ^ | February 19, 2019 | by Kate Porter
    Ottawa city councillors approved nearly $800 million in annual spending on garbage, water and the environment on Tuesday, but still came under fire from residents who say the city isn't devoting enough attention to combating climate change. The City of Ottawa plans to spend $77 million in 2019 to run its garbage, recycling and compost programs, up $2.5 million from the 2018 budget. Because the city has so much infrastructure to maintain - thousands of kilometres of water mains, two drinking water purification plants and a sewage treatment plant - it also comes with a hefty capital budget: $264 million...
  • Canada’s SNC Lavalin corruption scandal—Should Prime Minister Justin Trudeau go to jail?

    02/17/2019 10:43:22 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 8 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 02/17/19 | Colin Alexander
    Trudeau’s government was already shabby before this scandal broke—all style and no substance. But even the harshest critics of the bumptious Trudeau could not have expected to be thinking now in terms of criminal corruption Canada’s SNC Lavalin bribery scandal strikes at the heart of the legitimacy of capitalism operating presumptively under the rule of law. It also strikes at the foundations of credible accountability—read honesty and lawful conduct—in the office of Liberal Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. It’s been common knowledge for years that SNC Lavalin engaged in corrupt practices, both at home and abroad. The immediate focus is the...
  • A word for The True Overcomers[charismatic caucus]

    02/12/2019 11:12:19 AM PST · by Jedediah
    You are My "T"rue Loyalist (Overcomer) for you have surrendered ALL of you for ALL of Me reguardless of the cost and in this one statement resides your greatest REWARD and BLESSING for you have ARRIVED(ZION). NOW THAT YOU HAVE FULFILLED YOUR self with ME "Come" ~ "PARTAKE" of The Coals of My Living "T" estimony and Spread these Coals of Living Tongues of FIRE among the lost and forsaken for I AM blowing My Shofar of Delight through you, My Voice in dry places and be assured My Glod and Silver are already yours My Beloved . . ....
  • Kamala Harris on why she married a white man: 'Look, I love my husband'

    02/11/2019 3:14:39 PM PST · by upchuck · 89 replies
    Wash Exam ^ | Feb 11, 2018 | Katelyn Caralle
    Sen. Kamala Harris on Monday explained why she married a white man while defending her black heritage during a radio interview. "Look, I love my husband, and he happened to be the one that I chose to marry, because I love him — and that was that moment in time, and that's it," Harris told the "Breakfast Club" hosts when asked about criticism she received on social media for marrying a white man. "And he loves me.” The hosts brought up a meme that began circulating after she announced she was running for president that questions her status as a...
  • Confederate plaque on Montreal Hudson's Bay store removed

    08/16/2017 10:49:31 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 38 replies
    CBC News ^ | 8/15/2017 | Sarah Leavitt
    The Hudson's Bay Company has removed a plaque from the company's flagship store in downtown Montreal that commemorates Jefferson Davis, who was president of the Confederate States during the American Civil War.(snip) The aftermath of the Charlottesville clashes has prompted many to look closer at Confederate monuments in their own neighbourhoods. The Montreal plaque hung on a wall of the HBC store on Union Avenue. Written in French, it read: "To the memory of Jefferson Davis, president of the Confederate States, who lived in 1867 in the home of John Lovell, which was once here."(snip) Andrew Papenheim first saw the...
  • Montreal couple returns from night out to find dozen strangers partying in their home

    11/28/2018 7:01:41 PM PST · by lowbridge · 21 replies
    Yahoo ^ | November 28, 2018
    "When I stepped in, there were about 12 people partying in my place. Total strangers. Nobody who I had ever seen before," Adam Mongrain told CBC Montreal on Wednesday. "It was completely surreal to step into my home and find people I don't know there. I didn't know what to do." He asked the first person he locked eyes with for an explanation. Mongrain was told the group had reserved the apartment through Booking.com, a website that allows users to find deals on hotels and short-term rentals. While an apartment on the building's lower level is available for short-term rental and managed by the landlord, Mongrain's is...
  • Bill and Hillary Clinton are going on tour in 2018, 2019

    10/08/2018 4:18:54 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 58 replies
    CNN Politics ^ | October 8, 2018 | Dan Merica
    Bill and Hillary Clinton are going on tour. The Clintons announced on Monday that they would headline a series of live events together -- billed "An Evening with The Clintons" -- across the country in the final weeks of 2018 and into 2019. The tour will provide the Democratic stalwarts with a notable platform weeks after the consequential 2018 midterm elections and deep into 2019, when a number of Democrats will be jockeying for positions in the fight to be the party's standard bearer against President Donald Trump in 2020. The events, which are being produced by tour promoter Live...
  • Trans puppet named Julian to help young kids exploring gender issues

    09/07/2018 4:23:38 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 20 replies
    CTV News ^ | September 5, 2018 | The Canadian Press
    The young school-age puppet named Julia feels in her heart she's a boy and wants to be called Julian. Trans advocates say for many very young children and their families, tackling such gender-related questions are real and can be complicated. Enter Julian, the marionette at the heart of three bilingual videos designed to help provide youngsters and their families with the necessary tools to navigate such questions. Julian (the puppet goes by Julien in French) is the brainchild of the Jasmin Roy Sophie Desmarais Foundation, a Montreal-based organization dedicated to fighting bullying, which unveiled the free video capsules and educational...
  • New Article: Is Kamala Harris Eligible to be President? Junior CA Senator May Run In 2020.

    08/19/2018 10:24:18 PM PDT · by CDR Kerchner · 69 replies
    The Post & Email ^ | 19 August 2018 | Sharon Rondeau
    New Article: Is Kamala Harris Eligible to be President? Junior CA Senator May Run In 2020, by Sharon Rondeau, at The Post & Email (Aug. 19, 2018) — Given that California Sen. Kamala Harris’s Wikipedia biography states that she was born in Oakland, CA in 1964 to immigrant parents and speculation exists that she plans to run for president in 2020, Golden State citizen Gary Wilmott has been seeking information as to her citizenship status and whether or not she meets the constitutional requirement of “natural born Citizen.” The Wikipedia entry states that Harris’s mother, Dr. Shyamala G. Harris, was...
  • Canada's Zombie Boy dead of apparent suicide: report

    08/03/2018 7:24:31 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 80 replies
    AFP ^ | 08/04/2018 | Staff
    <p>Zombie Boy -- a model and artist known for his extensive tattoos, including of a skull and brain on his head -- has died of an apparent suicide, Canadian media reported.</p> <p>Zombie Boy, whose real name was Rick Genest, died around 5:00 pm (2100 GMT) on Wednesday, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation said, citing police sources. He was 32.</p>
  • Johnny Manziel traded from CFL's Hamilton Tiger-Cats to Montreal Alouettes

    07/22/2018 6:30:28 PM PDT · by Snickering Hound · 30 replies
    Sporting News ^ | 7-22-2018 | Chelsea Howard
    Johnny Manziel's time with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats was short lived. The quarterback has been traded from the Tiger-Cats to the Montreal Alouettes, the teams announced Sunday. In addition to acquiring Manziel, the Alouettes also received offensive linemen Tony Washington and Landon Rice. In return, the Tiger-Cats got the Alouettes‘ first draft picks in 2020 and 2021, defensive lineman Jamaal Westerman and receiver Chris Williams. The move allows Manziel to reunite with Alouettes‘ head coach Mike Sherman, who recruited him to Texas A&M in 2012. Manziel, who signed with the Tiger-Cats in May, has not taken a regular season snap for...
  • A Montreal Beach Just Banned All Dogs After A Pit Bull Attacked A Swimmer

    07/13/2018 10:42:52 PM PDT · by Norski · 42 replies
    mtlblog.com ^ | July 13, 2018 | Sara Lombardo
    Pit bulls have never had the best reputation in Montreal, or really in any other city. Especially over the last couple years there's been a lot of back and forth on whether or not a pit bull ban will be enforced in the city. After Valerie Plante was elected mayor, dog owners thought the fight was over as the pit bull ban was revoked. But, for the last few months Bill 128 has still been in talks, and it doesn't look good for the dogs. Despite the bad rep, there are still a few places in and around Montreal that...
  • Ice age caves discovered underneath city of Montreal

    12/06/2017 5:37:10 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 6 replies
    For years, Mr Le Blanc and Mr Caron, both members of the Quebec Speleological Society, believed there must be another set of caves connected to Saint-Léonard Cavern near Parc Pie XII in the Saint-Léonard neighbourhood of Montreal, but they did not know exactly where. Then in 2014, the pair got their first inkling o f what might be underneath when dowsing rods - a stick used to search for groundwater - found a small fissure in the ground. ... So far, they've explored about 150 metres of the passageway, all while doing precise surveying for the city to make sure...
  • Hillary Clinton tells Montreal audience ‘wave of activism’ can defeat forces trying to destroy...

    10/24/2017 12:32:15 AM PDT · by Libloather · 33 replies
    The Star ^ | 10/23/17 | GIUSEPPE VALIANTE
    **SNIP** “Let’s not mince words,” she said in Montreal. “This is a new cold war and it’s just getting started ... We are in a global struggle between liberal democracy and a rising tide of illiberalism, authoritarianism and dictatorship. “That illiberalism comes in many strains, including in Russia’s aggressive efforts to destabilize — if not dismantle — the liberal world order.” The antidote, Clinton claims, is the “wave of activism” she said is inspiring her in the U.S. and around the world.
  • Chelsea Manning says she was denied entry to Canada

    09/26/2017 7:28:04 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 49 replies
    Reuters ^ | September 25, 2017 | Anna Mehler Paperny and Alastair Sharp
    Chelsea Manning was turned back at the Canadian-U.S. border because she was convicted of espionage for passing information to Wikileaks, the former U.S. intelligence analyst said on Monday. Manning told Reuters via direct message on Twitter that she drove up to the Canadian border in Lacolle, Quebec, on Thursday evening, planning to vacation in Montreal and Vancouver. She said she was stopped at the border and detained overnight before being handed a report stating she was inadmissible “on grounds of serious criminality,” according to a picture of the report she posted online. The offenses Manning was convicted of under the...
  • Imam calling for Jews to be killed in sermon at Montreal mosque draws police complaint

    03/23/2017 8:34:14 AM PDT · by jerod · 21 replies
    CBC ^ | Mar 23, 2017 7:03 AM ET | By Brennan Neill, Stephen Smith
    Larger Muslim community wants apology from mosque and wonders why controversial imam was invited to preach A Montreal mosque is facing a police complaint and rebukes from the larger Muslim community after a video of an imam delivering a sermon in which he asks for Jews to be killed surfaced online. The sermon took place at the Dar Al-Arqam Mosque in the city's Saint-Michel neighbourhood on Dec. 23, 2016. The video was posted to the mosque's YouTube channel three days later. The imam in the video is Jordanian cleric Sheikh Muhammad bin Musa Al Nasr — he was reportedly an...
  • Help save Montreal Pit Bull being put down on Monday

    10/01/2016 6:50:03 AM PDT · by Tanniker Smith · 122 replies
    Go fund me ^ | Today | Marisa Lynne
    My sister's neighbor, her "adopted daughter", if you will, is trying to raise money to go from Brooklyn to Montreal with a van to rescue as many pit bulls as she can before they are put down this Monday under a new law. My sister is driving up there. (I'd be going, too, if I weren't allergic!) Please consider donating, and spreading the word on other sites you use.
  • Giant freezer may be a solution to Montreal’s intractable bed bugs infestation

    09/04/2016 12:18:36 PM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 69 replies
    MONTREAL — In the basement of a public housing complex on the outskirts of downtown Montreal is a large walk-in freezer used solely to kill bed bugs. The freezer is a local solution to a problem that has been haunting the city for years and is not improving, says Melanie Sanche, head of sanitation for the public housing authority. As in many large North American cities, cases of bed bugs have exploded here in the past 10 to 15 years, and the problem is particularly acute in areas with transient populations such as students, as well as in districts with...
  • Liberals planning to buy Super Hornet fighter jets before making final decision on F-35s

    06/06/2016 4:25:17 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 5 replies
    OTTAWA CITIZEN ^ | 06.04.2016 | Lee Berthiaume, Ottawa Citizen and John Ivison |
    OTTAWA — The Liberal government is intent on buying Super Hornet fighter jets, according to multiple sources. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s cabinet reportedly discussed the issue last week, and while no formal decision was taken, one top-level official said: “They have made up their minds and are working on the right narrative to support it.” Rather than a full replacement of the air force’s aging CF-18 fighter fleet, it’s believed the purchase will be labelled an interim measure to fill what Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan has warned is a pending “gap” in Canada’s military capabilities. The Liberals promised during the...
  • Woman found near Manson murders IDed after 47 years

    Jurvetson's body was found Nov. 16, 1969, by a birdwatcher in dense brush off the iconic Mulholland Drive. She had been stabbed 150 times and didn't have identification. ... After going unidentified for years, Jurvetson eventually became known Jane Doe No. 59. The location and timing of her killing, just a few miles away from several Manson family murders, has long fueled speculation that Jurvetson's case was connected. ... Police said they used DNA to identify Jurvetson after her sister recognized a photo posted of the young woman's body online. The sister, Anne Jurvetson, told People that the "free-spirited and...