May 31st, 2016

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Toxic splash? Russian rocket stage to come down in Canada’s Arctic waters

Environmentalists are angry that a Russian rocket stage potentially carrying highly toxic chemicals is expected to splash down this weekend in a biodiversity hotspot in the Canadian Arctic. “The idea of dropping a missile full of toxic chemicals in the Arctic waters off Baffin Island is just as preposterous as drilling for oil there,” Greenpeace ... Read More »

Quebec tables bill to help transgender teens change their name

Quebec has tabled legislation to allow transgender teenagers 14 and above to seek permission to legally change their name and gender designation on their birth certificates. If one of the parents objects, the request will not be granted. In the case of children 13 and under, the request must come from one of the parents. ... Read More »

Wilson-Raybould increases pressure for speedy approval of assisted dying bill

OTTAWA – If anyone suffering from a serious medical condition was entitled to seek medical help to end their lives, assisted dying would become an acceptable treatment for survivors of sexual abuse or soldiers with post-traumatic stress disorder, Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould contended Tuesday. Wilson-Raybould made the argument – immediately labelled a misrepresentation of the ... Read More »

World No. 1 Lydia Ko jams Canadian Women’s Open into hectic Olympic summer

CALGARY – The opening round of this summer’s Canadian Women’s Open tees off just five days after the Olympic women’s golf tournament concludes in Rio. Despite the tight turnaround, Lydia Ko will try to defend her title at the Aug. 25-28 Canadian Pacific Women’s Open. She hopes to bring an Olympic gold medal with her. ... Read More »

Team Glenn Howard adds David Mathers to lineup with Wayne Middaugh still out

Veteran skip Glenn Howard is adding some youth to his team for the upcoming curling season. David Mathers will join the rink at the second position and Richard Hart will move into the vice-skip role. Longtime teammate Wayne Middaugh will not return as he was unable to commit to a full campaign after suffering a ... Read More »

Police investigate killing of gorilla to rescue little boy

CINCINNATI – Police said Tuesday they are investigating the case of the 3-year-old boy who fell into the gorilla enclosure at the Cincinnati Zoo and had to be rescued by a team that shot the 400-pound animal to death. Hamilton County Prosecutor Joe Deters’ office said Cincinnati police will look into the incident and then ... Read More »

Correction: Zoo Gorilla-Child Hurt story

CINCINNATI – In a story May 29 about a gorilla shot and killed after a child fell into its enclosure, The Associated Press, relying on information provided by the Cincinnati Zoo, reported erroneously the child’s age. He is 3, not 4. A corrected version of the story is below: ‘Mommy loves you!’: Boy rescued after ... Read More »

Jason Terry to host weekly show on SiriusXM NBA Radio

NEW YORK – Veteran guard Jason Terry, a confident shooter and talker, will host a weekly show on SiriusXM NBA Radio. “The Runway with Jason ‘The Jet’ Terry will debut Wednesday at 7 p.m. EDT. The 17-year pro and co-host Justin Termine will take calls from listeners and discuss topics around the league. Terry, now ... Read More »

How dare he! Tory leadership candidate Bernier says supply management should end

OTTAWA – Canada’s supply management system for poultry and dairy is unjust, inefficient and should be gradually abolished, Tory leadership hopeful Maxime Bernier said Tuesday. The system should be phased out during a period of five to 10 years, said the Conservative MP, who is one of the early entrants in the race to replace ... Read More »

Canadian acquitted in UAE case released from prison after nearly two years

The family of a Canadian acquitted of charges he faced in the United Arab Emirates says the man has been released from prison after nearly two years behind bars. Salim Alaradi had been accused of providing supplies to groups in a foreign country without permission of the U.A.E. government and collecting donations without the government’s ... Read More »