U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May is calling off a crucial vote in Parliament on whether to approve her Brexit deal and will head back to Brussels to seek a better offer from the European Union. The pound fell to the lowest since June 2017 as fears about a no-deal Brexit resurfaced. She’s battling to quell a revolt from pro- and anti-Brexit politicians inside her own Conservative Party, with dozens of rebels trying to force her out as party leader and prime minister. Now the prime minister can go to Brussels and re-negotiate, he added. “Pulling the ‘deal’ vote would just delay the inevitable,” Tory MP Philip Lee tweeted.
The OPP’s Norfolk detachment says that on Saturday officers responding to a 911 call rushed off to a residence in Simcoe, Ont. SIMCOE, ONT.—An incident that occurred over the weekend has prompted Ontario Provincial Police to issue a reminder to parents and caregivers to talk to children about making 911 calls. But when they got there they found that a nine-year-old girl had dialed 911 because she was upset that a parent had asked her to clean up her room. The message police want to get out to kids, and some adults too, is that 911 should only be used in emergency cases. They say that on average, it takes at least two officers about 30 minutes to investigate a 911 call — and responding to non-emergencies puts enormous pressure on police resources.
December 10, 2018 12:00 UTC
— An incident that occurred over the weekend has prompted Ontario Provincial Police to issue a reminder to parents and caregivers to talk to children about making 911 calls. The OPP’s Norfolk detachment says that on Saturday officers responding to a 911 call rushed off to a residence in Simcoe, Ont. But when they got there they found that a nine-year-old girl had dialed 911 because she was upset that a parent had asked her to clean up her room. The message police want to get out to kids, and some adults too, is that 911 should only be used in emergency cases. They say that on average, it takes at least two officers about 30 minutes to investigate a 911 call — and responding to non-emergencies puts enormous pressure on police resources.
The three-time NBA champion Golden State Warriors are the fourth team to be honoured as Sports Illustrated’s Sportsperson of the Year . The Warriors join the 1980 U.S. hockey team, the 1999 U.S. Women’s World Cup soccer squad and the 2004 Boston Red Sox as the other team honorees. Sports Illustrated announced the winner Monday, and editor-in-chief Chris Stone said they have been thinking of some way to honour the Warriors during their run ofthree titles in four years . “The unity of message with the Warriors is the same way we refer to LeBron and his answering some of the hard questions. “This is an incredible honour and one that certainly signifies our Strength in Numbers philosophy as a team and organization,” Warriors President of Basketball Operations/General Manager Bob Myers said.
China accused Canada of violating a bilateral agreement by failing to speedily inform its consulate of the arrest of Huawei Technologies Co. chief financial officer Meng Wanzhou, as tensions between the nations continue to escalate. Over the weekend, Chinese authorities separately summoned the ambassadors of Canada and the U.S. to protest Meng’s arrest on allegations she committed fraud to sidestep sanctions against Iran. The case has become a flashpoint in ties between the U.S. and China that’s rattled investors and sent stock markets tumbling. Vice Foreign Minister Le Yucheng warned Canada’s ambassador that his nation could face “severe consequences” if it didn’t release Meng immediately. Canada is presenting the case on behalf of the U.S., which wants to extradite Meng.
December 10, 2018 11:48 UTC
In July, all 193 UN members except the United States finalized the so-called Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration to better handle migration. UN secretary general Antonio Guterres addresses delegates during the opening session of a UN Migration Conference in Marrakech on Monday. The two-day conference has engendered controversy despite the nonbinding nature of the compact on migration. The compact is a framework for co-operation, and aims to reduce illegal migration, help integrate migrants and return them to their home countries. He stressed the pact won't allow the UN to impose migration policies on member states and is not a legally binding treaty.
December 10, 2018 11:37 UTC
Q: Do you think “tough love” is the right way to handle an adult child who lacks ambition? That happens through getting to know the person, not guessing from brief details, writes advice columnist Ellie Tesher. For me, this is a situation where people of means can make sure she’s getting good therapy. Does tough love harm or hurt an adult child? I just love her and am grateful that she loves me.” Ellie’s tip of the day Does tough love help or harm an adult child?
December 10, 2018 10:52 UTC
That seems to be the one thing you can say about this Canucks’ team. They have a chance and they’ll have a better chance when Sven Baertschi and Brandon Sutter return to the lineup. You’d just like to see that lineup have some meaningful playing time together to see if that chance is realistic. After his five-point outing against the Blues, Pettersson is in position to challenge Pavel Bure’s record for goals and points by a Canucks’ rookie. Bure had 34 goals and 60 points in 65 games back in 1991-92, which doesn’t seem that long ago.
December 10, 2018 10:52 UTC
A longtime professor of Native studies at the University of Manitoba says the resignation of the university's vice-provost of Indigenous engagement shows its administration needs to take a hard look at what it wants the position to be. Niigaan Sinclair, who used to head the university's Native studies department, said he had known Lavallée's resignation was coming for some time. With Lavallée's resignation, Sinclair said he thinks the university needs to re-examine what the purpose of that position is, and how to live up to their pledge of making the U of M a university of Indigenous excellence. University of Manitoba president David Barnard declined an interview about Lynn Lavallée's resignation. "The University of Manitoba remains firm in its commitment to bring about transformations at the institutional level that will facilitate Indigenous achievement."
December 10, 2018 10:52 UTC
But that’s an unlikely outcome of the arrest of Meng Wanzhou, chief financial officer of Shenzhen-based Huawei Technologies Co., as she was changing planes in Vancouver, news of which broke last Thursday. The arrest of a Huawei executive has been seen as a threat to China-Canada relations. By sharp contrast, Canada has embraced Huawei, one of Canada’s biggest R&D spenders. All to say, Chinese media bluster about Wanzhou’s fate disguises Beijing’s appreciation of Canada’s warm welcome for a flagship Chinese enterprise. China won’t let a diplomatic dispute over Meng affect trade relations between itself and Canada.
December 10, 2018 10:40 UTC
Psychological trauma from sexual assault never heals," she told CBC. The male teenager pleaded not guilty to three counts of sexual assault, assault, and an alleged attempt to choke her, in a nine-day trial that played at the end of June. The male teen will hear his third, and final, decision in this series of sexual assault trials in January 2019. (Colleen Connors/CBC)The complainant should tell the details of the sexual assault once, she said, and it should be recorded and used through the judicial process. The mother says her daughter is fearful of the student, who was cleared of sexual assault charges.
December 10, 2018 10:30 UTC
A midseason tactical switch sparked Chelsea’s surge to the Premier League title two years ago under Antonio Conte. A 2-0 win over the previously unbeaten leaders that brought Chelsea back into contention for the title. “We wanted to try with Eden because, for the first time, there was the possibility to play in counterattacks,” Sarri said. It was a tough weekend for strikers in general in the Premier League. “When you are in the Premier League, I cannot play with the same amount of muscle as international football here in the Prem(ier League),” Lukaku said.
December 10, 2018 10:18 UTC
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December 10, 2018 09:56 UTC
A Bedford park has become ground zero for the Halifax Regional Municipality's fight against an invasive insect that began wiping out ash trees in a number of Ontario communities more than a decade ago. Crispin Wood is superintendent of urban forestry with the Halifax Regional Municipality. (CBC)The beetle, which lays eggs on the bark of ash trees, was recently found in New Brunswick and as far away as Winnipeg. There are up to 9,000 ash trees in parks and along the streets of HRM, making up about five per cent of the municipality's overall tree inventory. But ash trees make up a larger proportion of trees in newer neighbourhoods.
December 10, 2018 09:56 UTC
Four stories in the news for Monday, Dec. 10——TRADE TRIP TO CHINA CANCELLED OVER MENG DETENTIONThe detention of a top Huawei executive in Canada has impacted British Columbia’s forestry trade mission to Asia. It follows the arrest in Vancouver of Meng Wanzhou, Huawei’s chief financial officer. A bail hearing will resume today, and Beijing has warned that Canada will face “grave consequences” if Meng isn’t released. ——BREAST CANCER SCREENING GUIDELINES UPDATEDNew guidelines for breast-cancer screening are intended to give women a bigger say in their health-care decisions, considering personal values and preferences over age and risk factors alone. The previous guidelines recommended against women aged 40 to 49 having routine mammograms, while those aged 50 to 74 were advised to get the test every two to three years.
December 10, 2018 09:33 UTC