CALGARY — A leadership candidate for Alberta’s new conservative party says he hopes organizers of the Calgary Pride parade will have a change of heart and allow the party to participate. Brian Jean, who was Opposition leader in the legislature as head of the Wildrose party, says he is disappointed with the decision. Calgary Pride organizers have rejected a request for the United Conservative Party to join next month’s parade. They have invited party members to take a workshop on topics such as sexual health and gender diversity. The party was created last month after members of the Progressive Conservative and Wildrose parties voted overwhelmingly to join forces.
August 21, 2017 20:48 UTC
Toronto police have unveiled a new design for their squad cars after an earlier version caused some controversy. The previous dark grey design sparked complaints that the cars weren’t as visible as current police vehicles, while others were concerned the cars looked too much like military vehicles. The new cruisers revealed Monday are still partly dark grey but also feature white doors with large black text that says “Toronto Police.”The design makes the word police more visible than it was on the earlier cruiser design, which featured an entirely dark-grey paint job with dark lettering. Currently, Toronto police cars have a white base and blue-and-white striping and lettering — a design that was introduced about three decades ago. Saunders said that the public and police membership agreed on 80 per cent of the design elements for the new police cruiser.
August 21, 2017 20:26 UTC
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, left, and U.S. President Donald Trump take part in a joint press conference at the White House in Washington, D.C., on Feb. 13, 2017. If there has been one constant over all those end-of-summer visits it has been a general willingness to spontaneously vent about the prime minister of the day. Quebecers are not raving about the prime minister; nor are they ranting about him in the way they did about his three predecessors. Article Continued BelowAn Abacus poll published in late July pegged support for Trudeau’s Liberals in Quebec at 53 per cent. Like other Canadians, Quebecers have Donald Trump on their minds, and with the American president as a baseline Trudeau enjoys a huge comparative edge.
August 21, 2017 20:15 UTC
A Peel Region police officer has been released on bail after he was charged with domestic assault, forcible confinement and mischief over $5,000. Rajvir Ghuman was arrested over the weekend after an alleged victim came forward to police on Aug. 19, Sgt. He said Ghuman was immediately suspended with pay as per the provisions of the Ontario Police Services Act. Colley said he would not be releasing any information regarding the specifics of the allegations because of the victim’s privacy and the matter is before the courts. “Conduct of this nature is not tolerated by the Peel Regional Police and any officer who engages in this behavior will be investigated and charged appropriately,” said police Chief Jennifer Evans in a statement.
August 21, 2017 20:03 UTC
The Show:I’m Dying Up Here, Season 1, Episode 8The Moment: The hatching chicksGoldie (Melissa Leo) owns the best comedy club in 1970s Los Angeles. But her comedians are threatening to defect to a rival. Goldie assembles them and holds up head shots of her successes. “So if any ’a you wanna go over to Teddy’s for 10 dollars and a sandwich, you know where the door is.”The comedians squirm. And raw enough to still feel the pain that delivered you to my doorstep.”
August 21, 2017 19:52 UTC
When cineastes discuss “auteurs,” names such as Orson Welles, Alfred Hitchcock, Stanley Kubrick, Martin Scorsese and Quentin Tarantino are inevitable. But how about Frank D’Angelo? The Toronto food and beverage mogul turned filmmaker has written, directed, produced and starred in six features since 2013. Frank D’Angelo. His filmography fascinates because it’s a window into his psyche — one made of Sopranos-coloured glass.
August 21, 2017 19:52 UTC
Further information on how a proposed nuclear-waste bunker near Lake Huron might affect area First Nations peoples is needed before the government decides whether to approve the project, federal Environment Minister Catherine McKenna said Monday. In a letter to Ontario Power Generation, McKenna said the updated information will be taken into account as she mulls the fate of the much-delayed megaproject. “I request that Ontario Power Generation update its cumulative-effects analysis of the potential cumulative effects of the project on physical and cultural heritage,” McKenna said in her letter. “The update must include a clear description of the potential cumulative effects of the project on Saugeen Ojibway Nation’s cultural heritage, including a description of the potential effects of the project on the nation’s spiritual and cultural connection to the land.”A month ago, the Saugeen Ojibway Nation wrote McKenna to say the project should not proceed without its support. It called for government assurance that the nation’s views would be taken into consideration before making any approval decision.
August 21, 2017 19:41 UTC
I admit, I enjoy listening to self-proclaimed health gurus tout the benefits of some previously unknown vegetation native to the Amazon rainforest. Those advocating unproven, and possibly risky treatments, convince us that we have more power over our health and lifespan than we actually do. While there are supplements that can be of some value, sadly many of them fail to live up to our expectations. That being said, if a positive attitude is conducive to the maintenance of good health, then my morning cup of tea does more than give me a jolt of energy. So, as much as I would like to put my faith in the newest health trends, I prefer not to be enslaved by them.
By Jonathan GoldsteinSaturday, 9:00 a.m.: Emily and I spend the morning packing up our apartment for the big move. 1:05 p.m.: As I begin to wrap up a mirror, Gus waves at his reflection. “Sure,” she says, “Gus might enjoy them someday.”I try to imagine explaining to Gus who Richie Rich is. “It’ll only confuse him,” I say throwing the entire stack into the discards. I’ve been carrying around this 700 page novel, from apartment to apartment, since college.
VANCOUVER — British Columbia’s Liberal party has taken the first step towards the election of a new leader. The party executive has appointed a committee to develop the rules and procedures for a contest to replace Christy Clark, who stepped down last month after the Liberal government was defeated on a confidence motion following May’s election. The executive says the rules committee will seek feedback from riding association presidents and caucus members. When she stepped down, Clark said her departure would give the Liberal party a chance to renew itself and prepare for the Opposition benches after 16 years in power. She said the timing of her exit is good for both her and the party because she doesn’t believe there will be an election in the fall.
VANCOUVER — The Green party in British Columbia is planning to keep up the pressure to bring ride sharing to the province by reintroducing legislation to enable the services. Green Leader Andrew Weaver says all three parties support the services, but the province’s minority NDP government has not put a timeline on bringing ride sharing to the province. Vancouver is the largest city in North America without ride sharing. At the time, Horgan promised a deeper consultation with the taxi industry to ensure local businesses are protected. “I’m looking forward to working with Green party Leader Andrew Weaver and a full range of stakeholders as we develop a made-in-B.C.
Article Continued BelowPassengers aboard a cruise ship in the Caribbean watched it unfold as Bonnie Tyler sang her 1983 hit “Total Eclipse of the Heart.”People use solar eclipse glasses to view the solar eclipse from Beckman Lawn at Caltech in Pasadena, California on Monday. ( David Goldman / The Associated Press ) Val Carney, 43, of Asheville, N.C., builds her sand tribute to the solar eclipse as eclipse fans wait for the clouds to clear so they can view the total solar eclipse. In this multiple exposure photograph, the phases of a partial solar eclipse are seen over the Gateway Arch in St. Louis. A person jumps off the top of the Stratosphere hotel and casino tower on the SkyJump ride during the partial solar eclipse. The last total solar eclipse on the U.S. was in 1979, but only five states in the Northwest experienced total darkness.
August 21, 2017 19:37 UTC
REGINA — A candidate in the race to replace Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall is distancing himself from the controversial online publication the Rebel and its owner Ezra Levant. Former economy minister Jeremy Harrison says he did an interview with the Rebel more than a year ago, but won’t do any more interviews with them. Harrison also says he hasn’t spoken to Levant in “a number of years.”In 2010, Harrison introduced Levant in the Saskatchewan legislature as a friend who sold Harrison his first political membership at the University of Alberta. The Rebel’s coverage of deadly protests in Virginia has been criticized by some as sympathetic to the white supremacists who organized the rally. Harrison, who announced a bid on Saturday to become Saskatchewan Party leader, has represented the Meadow Lake constituency since 2007 and is also a former Conservative MP for northern Saskatchewan.
August 21, 2017 19:30 UTC
Toronto police have identified the man found dead near College and Bathurst streets. Khadr Mohamed, 22, of Toronto, died from a gunshot wound to the torso. His body was found near a commercial building around 8 a.m. on Sunday at Lippincott St. near College and Bathurst streets. Shawn Mahoney told reporters at the scene that people in the neighbourhood found the body on their way to work. Police are appealing to witnesses who heard gunshots around that time or anyone with information to contact them at 416-808-7400 or Crime Stoppers at 416-222-8477.
August 21, 2017 19:18 UTC
Echeverria alleged Johnson & Johnson failed to adequately warn consumers about talcum powder’s potential cancer risks. Echeverria developed ovarian cancer as a “proximate result of the unreasonably dangerous and defective nature of talcum powder,” she said in her lawsuit. Echeverria is dying from this ovarian cancer and she said to me all she wanted to do was to help the other women throughout the whole country who have ovarian cancer for using Johnson & Johnson for 20 and 30 years,” Robinson said. She says while the company sympathizes with women suffering from ovarian cancer that scientific evidence supports the safety of Johnson’s baby powder. Johnson & Johnson is preparing to defend itself and its baby powder at upcoming trials in the U.S., Goodrich said.
August 21, 2017 19:04 UTC