'I'm not going to give up': Labrador mother fights for custody of children

It's been a year and I don't get no information on how she's doing," the mother, who can't be named because it could identify the children in care, told CBC. Though the mother does get to see her son on holidays a couple of times a year, she said she has no contact with her daughter. The mother has moved back to Labrador from St. John's and has continued attending programs. The mother said she is seeking a lawyer in the hopes of regaining custody through the courts. She said she was told by the Nunatsiavut Government that adequate housing could be arranged if the children were to live with her.

March 28, 2017 10:15 UTC

Faulty iPads lead to Apple customer service ordeal: Roseman

Repeated problems with an Apple iPad led one frustrated reader to ask Ellen Roseman for help in dealing with the company's customer service. “I took it to our nearest Apple store,” Romanuk said. Romanuk drove back to the Apple store, where another rep advised doing a complete reset. In a live chat, an Apple senior adviser promised to send a refurbished unit to Thielmann once he returned his faulty iPad. Within days, Apple called from San Jose, Calif., and sent a new iPad.

March 28, 2017 09:56 UTC

Tawau cops arrest man who hired boys to sell snacks - Nation

KOTA KINABALU: Police have arrested a 47-year-old man who is believed to have been exploiting children as young as nine years to sell snacks on the streets in the east coast Tawau town. Tawau OCPD Asst Comm Fadil Marsus said the man was arrested after police saved two boys, aged 11 and nine, who were hawking peanuts and sunflower seeds in the town area. He said police came across the two boys at a shopping area trying to sell 20 packets of peanuts and seven packets of sunflower seeds. When questioned by police, the boys said they had been hired by the 47-year-old man to sell the snacks. ACP Fadil said the man is being detained under Section 14 of the Anti-Trafficking in Persons and Anti-Smuggling of Migrants Act 2007.

March 28, 2017 09:56 UTC

Toronto councillors want to deny Pride funding over police ban

There is a move underway by several city councillors to have Pride Toronto denied city funding because of its decision to exclude the Toronto Police Service from this year's festivities, CBC News has learned. "Why is the city funding it, when they're using these tactics of exclusion against the police?" Pride Toronto "got bullied into it by Black Lives Matter, and it was wrong." CBC Toronto was in touch with Pride Toronto several times on Monday but the group has so far not offered any comment on the councillor's motion. Revellers pose for a photos with police officers at the annual Pride Parade in Toronto on July 3, 2016.

March 28, 2017 09:00 UTC

Missing and murdered Indigenous women public forum

Anna Maria Tremonti, the host of CBC Radio's The Current, is in Ottawa on Tuesday to moderate a public forum on the issue of missing and murdered Indigenous women. Tonight's forum will look at the expectations and criticism of the national inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women. Christa Big Canoe, a lawyer with the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls. Waneek Horn-Miller, director of community relations with the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls. Amanda Rheaume, an Indigenous musician from Ottawa whose song Red Dress was written in honour of missing and murdered Indigenous women.

March 28, 2017 09:00 UTC

Ministry investigators urged to push for sweeping change at York school board

Parents and community members are urging the Ministry of Education to push for sweeping change within the troubled York Region District School Board, including the dismissal of its director of education and hiring a public ombudsman to deal with complaints. The recommendations come as ministry investigators wrap of their investigation of the scandal-plagued board. Ministry troubleshooters Patrick Case and Sue Herbert have conducted more than 75 interviews involving about 125 people, including parents, community members, students, current and former staff, unions, professional associations and trustees, according to a ministry spokeswoman. An additional 200 individuals and groups have reached out through email. A list of seven recommendations on behalf of parents and community groups was sent to Case and Herbert on Friday, two weeks before they are to complete the investigation, as a follow-up to numerous meetings that have taken place over the past two months.

March 28, 2017 09:00 UTC

Marijuana industry gets boost from legalization target date

Stocks in Canadian marijuana companies swelled on Monday. Licensed producers bet on recreational salesCurrently, 39 marijuana producers are licensed by Health Canada to cultivate medical marijuana and sell it to patients via a mail-order system. Marijuana dispensaries, currently illegal under federal law, could benefit if individual provinces let them sell legal marijuana. Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne said Monday that the provincial government has not yet decided who will get to sell marijuana in Canada's most populous province, although she previously said "it makes sense" to sell marijuana through the LCBO. Dispensaries hope for inclusionOwners of some marijuana dispensaries, which are illegal under federal law, are also hoping the provinces will cut them in on the legal marijuana market.

March 28, 2017 09:00 UTC

'The White House is in disarray': Trump struggles to find 'easy win' after health-care dud

Jared Kushner, Trump's son-in-law and senior adviser, has volunteered to be questioned by a Senate committee looking into possible links between Trump's election campaign and Russia. "But to go to tax reform when you're thinking, 'I need to show people I'm a winner; I need an easy win'? U.S. Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin wants to get tax reform done quickly, but that won't be easy, experts say. (Kai Pfaffenbach/Reuters)Even if he's ultimately successful, Trump might not get to make a triumphant tax reform announcement until 2018. Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin has said he plans to push for "comprehensive" tax reform before Congress goes for its summer recess in August.

March 28, 2017 09:00 UTC

The budget's gender-based analysis forgot to look at one thing — men: Neil Macdonald - CBC News

In last week's federal budget, which brimmed with worthiness, the Trudeau government announced its determination to identify how its spending "affect(s) men and women differently." Here are a few things the budget's gender-based analysis ignores, and might be worth addressing next time:Women do much better than men in school. Cross puts it rather bluntly: "Women are overrepresented in government, and government jobs are the best jobs. She notes there is absolutely nothing in the budget's gender-based analysis about those jobs, or what to do about their disappearance. He would dearly like someone to ask the government why none of its gender-based analysis addressed any of the forgoing.

March 28, 2017 09:00 UTC

Cheras police nab two, seize 27kg of ganja - Nation

KUALA LUMPUR: Police arrested two men and seized 27kg of ganja believed to be worth RM90,000 in Cheras last week. Cheras OCPD Asst Comm Chong Kok Sin said that in the first arrest, a 25-year-old suspect was arrested in Taman Mutiara Barat on Thursday at about 2am. "After checking him, we found 1kg of ganja in the bag he was carrying," he told a press conference Tuesday. The suspect led police to a Proton Wira in the parking lot where another 21kg of ganja were found. ACP Chong said police believe that the ganja is believed to have been from brought in from the north to be sold in the Klang Valley.

March 28, 2017 08:48 UTC

Bones found on South Korean ferry that sank in 2014 weren't human

Bones found near the wreckage of a South Korean ferry belonged to animals, not missing passengers from the ship's 2014 sinking in which 304 people died, the government announced Tuesday. But after inspecting the bones, investigators from the National Forensic Service concluded that they were from unidentified animals, not humans. Relatives of the missing victims and clergymen attend religious services on a boat near the sunken ferry. Relatives had expressed concerns that remains of the missing victims could slip out through the holes and get lost. Once the ferry reaches the port in Mokpo, investigators will spend about a month cleaning it and evaluating it for safety.

March 28, 2017 08:23 UTC

Khalid Masood's wife condemns his Wesminster attack

The wife of the man who killed four people outside Britain's Parliament last week condemned the attack, saying she is "saddened and shocked." In statement released through London police on Tuesday, Khalid Masood's wife, Rohey Hydara, also said "I express my condolences to the families of the victims that have died, and wish a speedy recovery to all the injured." She added: "I would like to request privacy for our family, especially the children, at this difficult time." Police believe Masood — a 52-year-old Briton with convictions for violence who had spent several years in Saudi Arabia — acted alone in Wednesday's knife and car attack. But they are trying to determine whether others helped inspire or direct his actions.

March 28, 2017 07:18 UTC

Iheanacho keen for City to take fight to Arsenal - Football

(Reuters) - Manchester City will need to show the same fighting spirit they produced against Liverpool when they visit Arsenal in a Premier League clash on Sunday, striker Kalechi Iheanacho has said. "We need a win there. It's a good team, so we need to fight hard to get three points," the Nigerian international told the club website (www.mancity.com) ahead of third-placed City's trip to their sixth-placed rivals. We are in a good position in the Premier League, we keep fighting and focus on the next games." Man City defeated Arsenal 2-1 at home in December and have an opportunity to go 10 points clear of the North London club with a win on Sunday.

March 28, 2017 05:48 UTC

Red Bull heir lives jet-set life while avoiding prosecution over fatal hit-and run

But the prosecution of Red Bull heir Vorayuth “Boss” Yoovidhya has been delayed almost five years. He flies around the world on Red Bull jets, cheers their Formula One racing team from Red Bull’s VIP seats and keeps a black Porsche Carrera in London with a custom plate: B055 RBR. Boss Red Bull Racing. Police say Vorayuth is once again on notice to show up and hear the charges. In 1987, Red Bull Energy Drink went international.

March 28, 2017 04:52 UTC

Toronto Raptors make it six straight wins and spoil return of T-Ross to Toronto with 131-112 rout of Orlando Magic at ACC

Toronto Raptors made it six straight wins by virtue of deep-sixing the Orlando Magic on a night where plenty of points would be scored, but there was very little drama. Once again, it was guard DeMar DeRozan leading the Raptors by pouring in a game-high 36 points, taking 21 shots in the process. Terrence Ross had 17 points in his return to the T-Dot as a member of the Magic. The Magic have been playing decent ball of late, going to a small lineup since the Serge Ibaka trade that brought Ross to Orlando. The 73 points for the Raptors would mark the second time the team scored at least 70 in the opening 24 minutes.

March 28, 2017 02:48 UTC

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