OPP move in on rail blockade by Mohawks of Tyendinaga

By | February 24, 2020

The Ontario Provincial Police have began to remove demonstrators from the camp near Belleville, Ont., where protests by the Mohawks of Tyendinaga have crippled passenger and freight train traffic for more than two weeks. Police had warned protesters to clear the area by midnight Sunday. The CBC’s Olivia Stefanovich is on the scene and described it as a tense time as dozens of police officers… Read More »

Police move in on blockade in Tyendinaga, Ont., take protesters into custody

By | February 24, 2020

TORONTO —   A large number of Ontario Provincial Police vehicles and officers moved in on a Mohawk blockade adjacent to a railway in Tyendinaga, Ont., outside Belleville Monday morning, after supporters of the Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs remained in place despite a midnight deadline to clear the area in order to avoid a police investigation and potential charges.… Read More »

Police move in on blockade in Tyendinaga, Ont. after deadline to leave passes

By | February 24, 2020

TORONTO — A large number of Ontario Provincial Police vehicles and officers moved in on a Mohawk blockade in Tyendinaga, Ont., outside Belleville Monday morning, after supporters of the Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs remained in place despite a midnight deadline to clear the area in order to avoid a police investigation and potential charges. Police were seen taking at… Read More »

Everything you need to know to file your taxes in 2020

By | February 24, 2020

TORONTO — If you purchased a home using the Home Buyers’ Incentive or were prescribed cannabis for medical use then you may be affected by changes to Canada’s tax code. Whether you are working with a tax specialist or using software to file your taxes, it’s important to be aware of any changes that could affect your refund.… Read More »

Mountie’s assault charge stayed after man in custody allegedly struck with pylon

By | February 24, 2020

An RCMP officer accused of hitting a man in custody with a traffic pylon had his charges stayed last month after he took part in a restorative justice program, according to court records. The incident happened after Const. Paul Lacoursiere of the RCMP’s Selkirk traffic services unit stopped a speeding vehicle on Highway 17 in the rural municipality of Rockwood in October… Read More »

Diversity push doubles the number of minorities studying education at U of M

By | February 24, 2020

The University of Manitoba has doubled the number of minorities studying to be teachers — years after introducing an aggressive target to admit nearly half of all education students from diverse backgrounds. Three in 10 students in the faculty of education are now classified as belonging to the U of M’s diversity categories, such as Indigenous people, students with disabilities and those who… Read More »

Bahamians ‘trying to come to grips’ with rape allegations against Peter Nygard

By | February 24, 2020

Bahamians are grappling with new and disturbing allegations, which have come in waves over the past few weeks, involving Canadian fashion designer Peter Nygard and his former neighbour, Louis Bacon, who both once lived in an exclusive gated community on the western tip of this Caribbean island. The two wealthy men have been feuding in the courts for more than a decade.… Read More »