Inmates at the North Slave Correctional Complex in Yellowknife have mounted an "unprecedented" letter-writing campaign. One of more than two dozen letters written by inmates at Yellowknife's North Slave Correctional Complex, asking for improved education opportunities and living conditions. As for complaints about a lack of opportunities, Goldney said there are more opportunities than ever at the facility. Goldney said the letter-writing campaign was "unprecedented," but perhaps at its root not surprising, given the circumstances inmates find themselves in. Northern News Services has reported that Daniel Gillis, a Yellowknife man serving time at the North Slave Correctional Complex for sexual assault, played a role in the prisoner letter writing campaign.
October 16, 2017 10:52 UTC
The Toronto Reference Library realized it was sitting on a veritable mountain of black gold — metaphorical gold in black-vinyl form, anyway — earlier this year when it got hip to the ongoing resurgence of popular interest in old-school LPs and decided to refresh the 15,000-strong record collection that had lain dormant and gathering dust on its shelves since the advent of CDs during the mid-1980s with an infusion of 100 new titles. Just so you know, though, the TRL’s original copies of such disparate rarities as Karlheinz Stockhausen’s Hymnen für elektronische und konkrete Klänge, Willie Thrasher’s Spirit Child, Songs of the Michigan Lumberjacks, the original soundtrack to Revenge of the Nerds and the Creeping Nobodies’ Half-Saboteur EP are no more up-for-grabs at the swap than the new(-ish) releases by the likes of Drake, F---ed Up, Feist, Tanya Tagaq and Kaytranada recently introduced to the shelves by record-collection overseer (and record collector) Beau Levitt. This is merely an invitation to “trade a record or two” with other vinyl fans “or just chat about the latest happenings in the vinyl revival.”“Unfortunately, no, I won’t be able to swap any of the records from our collection on Monday,” says Levitt. “But I will be bringing a couple from my own to trade.”The Star took a trip to the Toronto Reference Library, 789 Yonge St., last week to peruse its vinyl collection. Some of the more interesting discoveries we unearthed with Levitt’s aid are featured in a video on thestar.com .
October 16, 2017 10:30 UTC
Ottawa announced its plans today to cut the small business tax rate from 10.5 per cent to nine per cent by 2019, as it attempts to quell a backlash to proposed tax reforms that have stung the Trudeau government. The Liberals are expected to announce Monday a reduction of the small business tax rate. In their platform, the Liberals said as they reduced the tax rate they would close loopholes that allowed the wealthy to use incorporation as a small business to unfairly reduce their income tax burden. The Conservative Party is already going after the Liberals for what they're framing as a flip-flop on the small business tax cut. "Trudeau to announce he is cancelling his cancellation of the small business tax cut," tweeted shadow finance critic Pierre Poilievre on Monday morning.
October 16, 2017 10:29 UTC
Froehr, 87, lives at Lakeside Long-Term Care Centre. He has been at Lakeside since last summer and in long-term care since the stroke, following a period of rehabilitation. Lakeside has 128 beds and most people can expect to wait at least 18 months for a private room. People trying to enter long-term care are usually asked to choose five potential spots. The Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care is asking for feedback from the public on proposed amendments in the Long-Term Care Homes Act that should make it easier for couples to reunite.
October 16, 2017 10:07 UTC
Under NAFTA, automobiles manufactured anywhere in North America may be sold duty-free in Canada, the U.S. or Mexico. Over the same period, auto manufacturing jobs shrank by 26 per cent in Canada and 28 per cent in the U.S. He would require that cars sold duty-free in the U.S. under NAFTA contain not only minimum North American content but minimum American content. If Trump were a NAFTA backer, my guess is that most Canadians would say they opposed it. It is ironic that one of the few politicians who understand this today is Donald Trump.
October 16, 2017 10:07 UTC
CBC News has uncovered some revealing trends in Ontario government revenues that provide significant insights into the provincial economy. "We don't see a drop in personal income tax revenues generally at any point except when we're in a recession." "It seems quite counterintuitive that personal income tax would decline in the context of a growing economy," said Robert Hogue, senior economist at RBC. Corporate tax revenue soaringThe province's revenue from corporate taxes in 2016-17 was $14.87 billion, a 30 per cent jump from the previous year. The government is forecasting that in 2017-18, LCBO revenues will for the first time surpass OLG profits.
October 16, 2017 10:01 UTC
Halifax Regional Police say a man drove his vehicle on to the Halifax waterfront Sunday night and deliberately struck another man with it. Central Division Patrol members responded to the incident at 7:30 p.m. Sunday in the area of Bishop's Landing, where a 19-year-old man had been hit. Police have not said what kind of vehicle he was struck with. The vehicle fled the scene but later that night, a 22-year-old man was arrested at a home in Hammonds Plains. He remains in police custody while the matter is being investigated by the Integrated General Investigative Section.
October 16, 2017 09:56 UTC
The death toll from Saturday's truck bombing in Somalia's capital is now over 300, the director of an ambulance service said Monday, as the country reeled from the deadliest single attack it's ever experienced. Funerals began, and the death toll was expected to rise again. Saturday's truck bombing targeted a crowded street in Mogadishu, and about 300 others were injured. Relatives assist a woman injured in an explosion the Hodan district of Mogadishu, Somalia on Saturday. The United Nations special envoy to Somalia called the attack "revolting."
October 16, 2017 09:56 UTC
MILAN — The Italian daily Corriere della Sera says Lufthansa is preparing a 500 million-euro ($590 million) bid for large parts of bankrupt Italian carrier Alitalia, including the fleet, pilots, air crew and air slots. Alitalia, which declared bankruptcy in May, faces a Monday deadline for binding offers. Lufthansa recently reached a deal to buy parts of the bankrupt carrier Air Berlin. Both Air Berlin and Alitalia have been controlled by Gulf airline Etihad, which has ceased financing. The Italian government has offered bridge loans, including a new 300-million-euro extension, to keep the airline operating.
October 16, 2017 09:11 UTC
The paper said government ministers were considering joining NAFTA as a Plan B if the U.K. failed to negotiate a post-Brexit deal with Europe. As for why Britain would be joining Canada and not vice-versa, well, it's Britain that has gotten itself into this fix. By joining Canada rather than linking up with the U.S. proper, they could dodge recriminations over who started it, avoiding another round of "Don't mention the war!" From a strictly trade point of view, becoming part of Canada would solve the problem that drove British Brexiters toward NAFTA to begin with. If the U.K. joined Canada, former proprietor of the London Telegraph, Conrad Black, would regain his citizenship.
Shaw said he and Tomljenovic drew their conclusions from data that was "compiled" and "analyzed" for the paper, rather than raw data. Original data taken overseas, Shaw claimsShaw claims the original data is in China, with an analyst who worked on the paper. He noted that, even if the original data are recovered, he thinks "this paper is dead" for credibility reasons. The university told CBC it won't be commenting on the retraction or the allegations of removed lab data. Past retractions, vaccine documentaryGardam noted that another scientific paper Shaw worked on on the topic of vaccines was retracted in 2016.
While Morneau's office says the finance minister had previously told Dawson about the villa, he only disclosed the private corporation on Sept. 22 after CBC News began asking questions about it. The disclosure came a decade after the company was incorporated and nearly two years after Morneau was named finance minister. Conservative MP Peter Kent says if anyone should disclose all their assets it should be a finance minister. "There's probably no single minister other than the prime minister for whom clear and timely and honest disclosure is more important than for the finance minister." Reached by CBC News on Sunday, Morneau's office said they will work with Dawson.
Canada's plan to shop for used Australian fighter jets rather than buy new Boeing Super Hornets may backfire, according to defence experts, because the U.S. government will ultimately have a say on whether a deal proceeds. The Trudeau government has been using the threat of buying used FA-18s from Australia as a bargaining chip in its wider trade dispute with Washington. Perry has long been a critic of the notion of a stopgap fleet, but recently noted that buying used was better than buying new Super Hornets. Only 10 fighters in the Australian fleet have received the kind of extensive airframe reinforcement that Canada paid for in its jets. "I could conceive of your air force using them as an expensive training aircraft," said Layton.
I was going to travel there soon, but now he wants to take a break, though not a full breakup. We’re supposed to go to his sister’s wedding together. Should I give him his space and wait for him to call me or should I start a conversation about the break? It’s a break, so far, if he’s keeping contact and still plans to attend his sister’s wedding with you. Tip of the DayA long-distance relationship becomes a “breakup” if there’s no discussion about a future together.
October 16, 2017 09:00 UTC
Catcheway said she is going into the process with an open mind, but is feeling cautious because of the turmoil the MMIWG inquiry has faced. The national inquiry first took statements in Whitehorse in the end of May and was in Smithers, B.C., the last week of September. Mixed feelingsThe mixed feelings about the inquiry within one family doesn't surprise Hilda Anderson-Pyrz, who is a MMIWG family liaison with Manitoba Keewatinowi Okimakanak. That has not happened, but the national inquiry did hire Manitoban Debbie Reid as the new executive director. "Because part of this national inquiry is supposed to be about healing too," she said.