Archive For April 30, 2017

House passes bill averting Saturday government shut down, now moves to Senate

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House passes bill averting Saturday government shut down, now moves to Senate

The so-called “MacArthur Amendment” to the American Health Care Act is meant to breathe life into the GOP’s effort to overhaul former President Barack Obama’s Affordable Care Act, after the party’s first effort crashed and burned last month due to opposition from both conservative and moderate members of the party. But the newest iteration of…

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Fire temporarily closes Highway 19 through Riding Mountain National Park

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Fire temporarily closes Highway 19 through Riding Mountain National Park

A fire burning in Riding Mountain National Park prompted the closure of a section of Highway 19.Around 3 p.m. the province tweeted the closure.#MBHwy19 incident: Riding Mountain National Park, fire, road closed, signed and marked https://t.co/8j2QknjAbq— Manitoba Roads (@MBGovRoads) April 30, 2017The highway that runs through the southeastern portion of the park was closed between…

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Sarnia doctor still practising after court ruling he sexually assaulted colleague

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Sarnia doctor still practising after court ruling he sexually assaulted colleague

A Sarnia physician who was found by a civil court to have pinned down a fellow doctor in her home and raped her has continued to practise medicine “without consequence,” a judge said. Dr. Syed Nasir Ali was ordered in April by Superior Court Justice Johanne Morissette to pay Dr. B $200,000 in damages for…

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Edmonton man charged with deadly 2014 shooting outside Grande Prairie bar

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Edmonton man charged with deadly 2014 shooting outside Grande Prairie bar

A 35-year-old Edmonton man has been charged in the 2014 shooting death of a man outside a bar in Grande Prairie, Alta.On Sunday, the RCMP said Nicholas Richard Harris has been charged with first-degree murder in the killing of 28-year-old John William Rock of Edmonton.Rock was shot outside the Canadian Brewhouse in Grande Prairie in…

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Calgary Humane Society gets ‘incredible amount’ of donations after parvovirus confirmation

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Calgary Humane Society gets ‘incredible amount’ of donations after parvovirus confirmation

The Calgary Humane Society is no longer asking for donations of blankets and sheets for their shelter, after receiving an “incredible amount” since putting out a call last week.After two puppies tested positive for canine parvovirus (often called parvo) at the shelter last week, the society was forced to throw out all linens they had, rather…

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Dh7m in prizes given at Shaikh Zayed Book Awards

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Dh7m in prizes given at Shaikh Zayed Book Awards

Abu Dhabi: The 11th Shaikh Zayed Book Awards awarded Dh7 million in prizes to eight winners, for their cultural contribution to society at a ceremony held at the Abu Dhabi International Book Fair on Sunday. Lieutenant General Shaikh Saif Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior, presented the winners with their…

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Man suffers burns in fire that destroyed home

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Man suffers burns in fire that destroyed home

A man is being treated in hospital after suffering burns to his hands and legs in a residential fire in Brossard Sunday afternoon.According to Sylvain Deschamps, chief of operations with the Longueuil fire department, the blaze started in the garage of a bungalow on Maroc Street just before 3 p.m. ET. The man who was injured was…

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Jury in William Sandeson murder trial to hear more evidence Monday

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Jury in William Sandeson murder trial to hear more evidence Monday

 William Sandeson‘s first-degree murder trial will resume Monday morning at Nova Scotia Supreme Court in Halifax.Sandeson, 24, is accused of killing 22-year-old Taylor Samson. Story continues below READ MORE: William Sandeson ‘confident’ as murder trial begins in Halifax: defence Samson was reported missing on August 16, 2015. Four days later, Halifax Regional Police arrested and charged…

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Unable to budge stone miners, Bihar district’s solution: Blast the roads

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Unable to budge stone miners, Bihar district’s solution: Blast the roads

On a drive against illegal mining. Kamlesh Kumar Unable to check illegal stone mining, the Rohtas administration has decided to blast approach roads to Kaimur hills in the district, admitting their decision could be called “a surrender”. The “extra-ordinary” decision comes four months after Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar’s visit to Sasaram block, where he…

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U.S.-led coalition strikes killed 45 civilians in Iraq and Syria: Pentagon

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BAGHDAD—Investigations conducted during the month of March reveal that U.S.-led coalition airstrikes targeting Daesh, also known as ISIS or ISIL, in Iraq and Syria killed 45 civilians, mostly in and around the Iraqi city of Mosul, according to a Pentagon statement released Sunday.In each incident, the Pentagon said “all feasible precautions were taken,” but the…

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