NORFOLK COUNTY, ONT.—Provincial police say one of their officers in Oxford County, Ont., has been charged with assault. They say the alleged assault happened on Tuesday in Norfolk County, Ont., and a 24-year member of the force was arrested on Thursday.
February 22, 2019 21:42 UTC
He still plays his game.”It’s suggested to Boeser that Petterson’s limited English might be a good thing during these moments. But here’s the larger point: Pettersson faces those challenges because he’s so damn good at his primary purpose, playing hockey. He’s going to get attention.”This is no longer a news flash to Pettersson. Now when I’m playing good and teams are focusing on me, I have to find a way to be successful. “I think he gets some help but he’s a pretty smart kid and he knows what’s going on,” Boeser says.
February 22, 2019 21:33 UTC
The wary skepticism that Canada's big banks have for the cryptocurrency industry was on full display Friday when a Nova Scotia judge issued an order for the eventual disbursement of more than $30 million that belonged to the insolvent QuadrigaCX trading platform. 'I don't blame them for hesitating'Elizabeth Pillon, a lawyer representing Ernst and Young, said the banks had made it clear they were in uncharted territory. "I don't blame them for hesitating," she told the court, saying there were "money-laundering issues" raised by the banks. When QuadrigaCX was in business, it couldn't get a bank account because of the reluctance of traditional banking institutions. Wood questioned the banks' lawyers about the need for such provisions, suggesting they may have gone too far.
February 22, 2019 21:22 UTC
MONTREAL — The CEO and union leaders at Bombardier Inc. say the plane-and-train maker is well on the way to finding new work for recently laid-off employees. Bombardier says filling different positions within the Montreal-based company, finding jobs with other employers or reverting to part-time work are part of the so-called “reclassification” process. Last November, the plane-and-train-maker announced about 5,000 layoffs — 2,500 of them in Quebec and 500 in Ontario — as part of a restructuring plan that the company says will save it US$250 million a year. Chief executive Alain Bellemare says that so far about 20 per cent of laid-off employees in Quebec, or roughly 500 workers, have been reclassified, often finding other roles at the 77-year-old company or elsewhere in the province’s aerospace sector. David Chartrand, Quebec co-ordinator for the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers, says that no workers he represents have lost their jobs to date.
February 22, 2019 21:22 UTC
Earlier this week, SaltWire Network announced a new metered online subscription model that would keep spot news and breaking news available at no charge, while "premium content" will be available on its website only through subscription. "We've really challenged our journalists to look deeper into stories so we can get the story behind the story," he told CBC Radio's St. John's Morning Show. Lever said the company launched the same subscription model with The Chronicle Herald in Halifax, N.S. Paywalls abandonedBut the new model is not a paywall that would require user to pay to access any and all articles. The Telegram in St. John's is one of the newspapers that will be moving to SaltWire's new subscription model.
February 22, 2019 21:22 UTC
It sounds like a hostess gift, deliberately innocuous as in a scented candle or a selection of macaroons. I only chose those because, as Powell discovered, the judge gave the victim a book as well. It was The Untethered Soul: The Journey Beyond Yourself by Michael A. After a deferred prosecution agreement and paying out $3.3 million, Singer stayed with his Temple of the Universe yoga business and wrote the book that helped the judge. That’s not what The Untethered Soul says.
February 22, 2019 21:11 UTC
Misbehaving owners of sports teams have drawn headlines pretty much since sports have been around. He joins a list of current and former NFL owners accused of crimes or social misconduct. Last year, Carolina Panthers owner Jerry Richardson sold the team after allegations surfaced of sexual and racial misconduct in the workplace. Cleveland Browns owner Jim Haslam had legal troubles while CEO of Pilot Flying J, one of the nation’s largest truck-stop chains. ——AP Pro Football Writer Rob Maaddi, Baseball Writer Ronald Blum, Basketball Writer Brian Mahoney and Hockey Writer John Wawrow, and Sports Writers Tom Withers and Mike Marot contributed to this report.
February 22, 2019 21:11 UTC
EDMONTON — Alberta Education Minister David Eggen says the province will ban the use of seclusion or time-out rooms for students in schools. Problems with seclusion rooms surfaced last September when the parents of an autistic boy filed a lawsuit against the province. Eggen says seclusion rooms must be decommissioned by the 2019-2020 school year. “I am deeply concerned by some of the things that parents and students are sharing about their family’s experiences with seclusion rooms,” Eggen said in an email Friday. Edmonton Catholic Schools said it has two seclusion rooms and will work with the province to find alternate ways to ensure student and staff safety.
February 22, 2019 21:11 UTC
The teen, who can’t be named due to provisions in the Youth Criminal Justice Act, is also charged with aggravated assault with a weapon and two counts of failing to comply with an earlier sentence. BARRIE—A 14-year-old boy charged with first-degree murder will remain in custody following a court appearance Feb. 22. Emergency crews were called to a Penvill Trail home at about 6 a.m. Feb. 19 following a violent confrontation between two boys. A 15-year-old boy was found in the home with life-threatening injuries and taken to Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre, where he was pronounced dead. An autopsy was done on the victim Feb. 21 during which the cause of death was determined but Barrie police spokesperson Peter Leon refused to reveal the cause.
February 22, 2019 21:10 UTC
NEW YORK — A 20-second pitch clock will be phased in in three stages during spring training, with the start of ball/strike penalties depending on negotiations with the players’ association. Major League Baseball said Friday that the pitch clock will not be enforced this weekend and that beginning early next week umpires will issue reminders to batters and pitchers who violate the clock. The clock will not operate before the first pitch of a plate appearance, or after foul balls, mound visits or timeouts called by umpires, except for timeouts called just to reset the clock. The clock will start when a pitcher is in possession of the ball on the mound, and the pitcher must start his windup or move toward a set position within the 20 seconds. Management proposed a regular-season pitch clock after the 2016 and 2017 seasons, but the players’ association refused to agree.
February 22, 2019 21:08 UTC
It’s hard enough for people with mobility issues to find good parking, without piling up snow in the best disabled spots. Some of the disabled parking spots closest to the path leading into the Toronto Botanical Gardens, which is part of Edwards Gardens, have been filled with snow. Article Continued BelowMarjory Webster emailed to say she often goes to the Toronto Botanical Gardens, which is part of Edwards Gardens, a city park at Leslie St. and Lawrence Ave., and needs to park in the disabled spots. “Snow is being plowed into the handicapped parking spaces,” she said in her note, which included photos of huge piles of snow where she’d like to park. We endeavour to open as many parking spots as possible at all facilities as soon as possible after plowing.
February 22, 2019 21:00 UTC
The event — featuring a speech by Justin Trudeau and dinner for 70 guests — was slated to be held at Portobello's, until the group moved its booking two weeks ago, Bennett said. "People book reservations for large groups or parties and they don't show up for those reservations," Bennett told CBC News. In a short period of time, he's seen the restaurant business take a hit, influenced heavily by the local economy. While he says people like to talk about supporting local, Bennett wants more people to pay attention to where they are spending their money. Bennett said he wants to thank all the staff and customers from the restaurants 11 years in business.
February 22, 2019 20:49 UTC
—-3:40 p.m.Six House Democratic committee heads are calling on Attorney General William Barr to make special counsel Robert Mueller’s full report public, including any “evidence of misconduct” by President Donald Trump. In a letter to Barr Friday, the committee chairmen say “the public is entitled to know what the special counsel has found.”Mueller is required to send a report to Barr and Barr is required to report to Congress. The Democrats are warning against withholding information on Trump because of a Justice Department opinion that the president can’t be indicted. White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders said Trump was “following the proper process” by putting the decision to William Barr. But he has also made clear that he ultimately will decide what the public sees, and that any report will be in his words, not those of special counsel Robert Mueller.
February 22, 2019 20:47 UTC
A quick-thinking former volunteer firefighter used his ice-rescue training and a ladder to help pull a boy to safety from an icy Coquitlam lake Thursday, after he saw the 10-year-old's head pop out of the icy waters. 'Worst place to fall through'But then he spotted another boy's head pop out of the water and he realized that the two 10-year-old boys were in jeopardy. Muir said he and another man tried to get to them on foot, but they kept falling through the ice. 'Grabbed the rung and popped right up'So, Muir waded into the chest-deep water and he and another man worked to slide a ladder to the boy struggling in the icy lake. Coquitlam RCMP issued a release that lauded the "heroic action" of Muir, who they credit with saving the lives of the two boys.
February 22, 2019 20:37 UTC
Dr. Robert Steedman, chief environment officer at the National Energy Board, releases the board's reconsideration report on marine shipping related to the Trans Mountain expansion project in Calgary, Alta., Friday, Feb. 22, 2019. "We categorically disagree with the National Energy Board," she said. NDP MP Murray Rankin and Conservative MP conservative Jamie Schmale react to the decision by the National Energy Board over its approval of the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion. "Today's recommendation from the National Energy Board, while positive, does not get us anywhere closer to the pipeline getting built. Neskonlith Chief Judy Wilson says Indigenous concerns were not taken into account over the National Energy Board decision.
February 22, 2019 20:36 UTC