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Deadline looming for Montreal owners of pit bull-type dogs to obtain special permit

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Deadline looming for Montreal owners of pit bull-type dogs to obtain special permit

The deadline for owners of pit bulls and dogs of similar breeds to apply for a special permit is fast approaching.Owners have less than a week with the due date set for March 31.In addition, a bylaw requires that pit-bull-type dogs must wear a muzzle when outside, be supervised by an adult and must be…

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Londoners share their thoughts on compensation for councillors

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Londoners share their thoughts on compensation for councillors

Londoners gathered at the North London Optimist Community Centre to offer their input on compensation for councillors.The Council Compensation Review Task Force held an open house on Saturday to provide citizens with information on the responsibilities of councillors, the city’s operating budget in 2014 as well as the compensation rates of other municipalities with similar…

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New Alberta justices include former Olympic boxer

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New Alberta justices include former Olympic boxer

Former Olympic boxer Willie deWit is one of four new judges named to sit on the Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench.Federal Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould announced the appointments Friday.DeWit, a criminal defence lawyer in Calgary, won a silver medal at the 1984 Los Angeles Games and boxed professionally until 1988.He won 21 of 23 bouts,…

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Christy Clark is most disliked party leader running in B.C. election: poll

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Christy Clark is most disliked party leader running in B.C. election: poll

Premier Christy Clark’s popularity is dipping with less than two months until the provincial election, according to a national poll on the performance of premiers across Canada.Clark’s popularity fell four points to 31 per cent this quarter, ranking her fourth of the most-popular premiers in the country, according to the Angus Reid Institute poll. Story…

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Hamilton city council rejects ‘living wage’ for seasonal part-time employees

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Hamilton city council rejects ‘living wage’ for seasonal part-time employees

Hamilton City Council will not be taking the final step towards becoming a Living Wage employer.During what has been a contentious budget process, Hamilton councillors have voted against spending over $1 million to increase the salaries of all seasonal part-time employees to $15.85 per hour.They rejected motions to offer the increase in 2017, or to…

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Conservative party leadership hopefuls gearing up for Komoka debate

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Conservative party leadership hopefuls gearing up for Komoka debate

With only four days to go until the membership deadline for the Conservative Party of Canada leadership race, most of the candidates are descending on southwestern Ontario.Nine of the race’s 14 candidates are slated to appear in a debate at the Komoka Wellness Centre Friday night, moderated by AM980’s Andrew Lawton.The debate will touch on…

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Advance polls open in Calgary-Heritage, Calgary-Midnapore byelections

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Advance polls open in Calgary-Heritage, Calgary-Midnapore byelections

Voters in two Calgary ridings are able to cast their ballots beginning on Friday.Federal byelections will be held in the ridings of Calgary-Midnapore and Calgary-Heritage on April 3.Advanced polls for both ridings will be held on March 24, 25, 26 and 27. Story continues below READ MORE: 2 byelection signs set on fire in Calgary-Midnapore riding The ridings were…

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Kathleen Wynne’s approval rating nears single digits, poll suggests

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Kathleen Wynne’s approval rating nears single digits, poll suggests

Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne’s approval rating continues to plummet.According to a survey by the Angus Reid Institute, support for the provincial Liberal leader dropped four more points since last quarter. READ MORE: Ontario in talks to buy more power from Quebec The survey suggests Wynne’s approvial rating has fallen to 12 per cent. The survey points…

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King Street business owners share BRT concerns with London city staff

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King Street business owners share BRT concerns with London city staff

A city committee will meet next week to review the feedback received from King Street business owners on London’s bus rapid transit (BRT) plans.Dozens of merchants attended a meeting at city hall on Thursday to air their concerns surrounding the possible impact BRT routes and construction could have on their businesses. READ MORE: Rapid transit…

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How much should London city councillors get paid? City wants to know what you think

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How much should London city councillors get paid? City wants to know what you think

Londoners will have a chance to sound off on city councillor compensation this weekend.The city is hosting an open house from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday at the North London Optimist Community Centre, 1345 Cheapside St.The Council Compensation Review Task Force is encouraging Londoners to come out and ask questions and provide feedback. A presentation…

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