Freezing rain warning ends, weather advisory in place for parts of Saskatchewan

Written by admin on 14/07/2019 Categories: 上海夜生活

Parts of Saskatchewan were under a freezing rain warning Tuesday morning.

Environment Canada said a band of freezing rain progressed eastwards across the western grainbelt.

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Travel was not recommended on a number of highways, with many in the North Battleford, Lloydminster, and Moose Jaw regions reported ice covered .

Drivers are advised to check the highway hotline for the latest conditions.

The freezing rain is expected to change over to snow Tuesday afternoon as it encounters colder air over eastern Saskatchewan.

A secondary shortwave is expected to bring another bout of freezing rain overnight from Kindersley through Regina. It is expected to leave the province by Wednesday morning.

Other parts of the province are under a special weather statement as the disturbance will bring a wintry mix of weather to parts of the province.

Five to 10 centimetres of new snow is possible over the northern grainbelt and eastern portions of the province by Wednesday evening.

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Special weather statement:

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Mitch Marner has 3 assists to lift Toronto Maple Leafs to 4-2 win against Boston Bruins

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On a night when Patrick Marleau celebrated his 1,600th NHL game, Mitch Marner did what he does best —; make goals.

The 21-year-old winger had three assists in Toronto’s 4-2 win over the Boston Bruins on Monday. Two were primary assists, upping his NHL-best total to 24 (he has 27 assists in all). It was the 10th multi-assist game of the season for Marner, who also has six goals.

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“He has great vision out there,” said the 39-year-old Marleau. “The way he skates and handles the puck, he can manoeuvre around guys and draw guys to him. He did that quite a bit tonight.”

“He’s found a nice groove here,” he added. “He’s only going to keep getting better I think. And that’s pretty scary.”

Asked about Marner, Leafs coach Mike Babcock said all great players manage to play at their own pace.

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“What’s amazing is most of us have no time and space whatsoever. Or we’re just banging it here, banging it there and chasing it. And then the really good guys seem to have all the time in the world … They’re gliding all over the rink and it seems effortless.”

Travis Dermott, who scored the first goal of the game off a Marner assist, marvelled at his teammate.

“With the puck, without the puck, he’s definitely a slippery guy,” said Dermott. “And if you get open, he’s going to find you and get the puck to you right on the tape and pretty flat. He’s a guy you want to be out there with.”

Each team scored twice in a frenetic second period that saw Boston outshoot Toronto 18-9. With the Leafs leading 3-2 going into the third, Boston’s Danton Heinen hit the goalpost but the Bruins could not breach the Leafs defence.

Zach Hyman added an empty-net goal with 1:35 remaining to seal Toronto’s fifth straight home win. Frederik Andersen made 38 saves in collecting his 13th win of the season.

Igor Ozhiganov and Josh Leivo also scored for Toronto (17-8-0). Ozhiganov celebrated his first career NHL goal and Dermott his second.

David Pastrnak, who had a hat trick in a 5-1 win over Toronto on Nov. 10, scored twice for Boston (13-7-4).

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The Bruins lost Kevan Miller late in the first period after the defenceman took a puck to the throat area off a John Tavares shot. The close-range shot seemed to hit Miller’s stick and ride up to the neck area.

Boston coach Bruce Cassidy said Miller went to hospital and was to remain overnight for observation with some swelling in the throat area.

“Right now he’s out of any danger, from what we’ve heard,” Cassidy said.

“Looks like X-rays are negative, [he] got it in the throat,” he added. “They’re going to keep him overnight for observation, make sure his breathing stays normal. Hopefully, he’s able to fly back [Tuesday], that’s the plan.”

Both teams were playing their fourth game in six nights.

The win moves third-place Toronto four points ahead of fourth-place Boston in the Atlantic Division.

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The Bruins, who won 3-2 in Montreal on Saturday night, arrived having won two straight and three of their last four. Toronto was coming off a 6-0 win over visiting Philadelphia on Saturday night.

Marleau is the 11th NHLer to reach the 1,600 regular-season game milestone. Marleau has missed just 31 games over 21 seasons since making his NHL debut on Oct. 1, 1997.

“Great, great human being,” Babcock said prior to the game.

“Hard worker, great pro, great person,” he added. “So important for this team, it’s not even funny and I’m not even talking about what he does on the ice. He’s fantastic.”

Marleau got a standing ovation from the Scotiabank Arena crowd after a video tribute in the first period.

“That was amazing. It was unexpected, but it was greatly appreciated,” he said.

It was the 672nd meeting between the two Original Six teams in a rivalry that dates back to 1924.

Toronto’s Nazem Kadri, whose line was active all night, hit the goalpost with a backhand after being put in alone by a Dermott stretch pass. Boston’s Colby Cave hit the Toronto crossbar soon after with a shot through traffic.

Dermott finally beat Jaroslav Halak with a shot through traffic at 17:44 for his first of the season after the Bruins’ top line couldn’t clear the puck.

Boston, gaining momentum, outshot Toronto 10-0 to open the second period before Toronto put up a shot midway through the period. Pastrnak, off a feed from Brad Marchand, tied it up on the power play at 3:39

The Bruins hit another goalpost on the power play later in the second period. Seconds later, with the penalty over, a freewheeling Marner found Ozhiganov cruising in from the point and his shot banked in off a Boston body at 13:06.

Pastrnak tied it up at 14:22, taking a nifty Torey Krug pass to the side of the net before slotting it past Andersen to up his season total to 19.

Leivo put Toronto ahead 3-2 on the power play at 18:38, banging home a Tyler Ennis rebound after a Marner rush.

The Leafs sacrificed for the cause, with Ron Hainsey leading with five blocked shots.

Both teams were missing key parts.

Toronto was without Auston Matthews (shoulder) while restricted free agent William Nylander remains unsigned. The Bruins injured list included star centre Patrice Bergeron (rib) and defencemen Zdeno Chara (left knee) and Charlie McAvoy (concussion).

Andersen is now 11-1-0 in the regular season record against Boston. He is 3-3 against the Bruins in the post-season.

Toronto hosts the San Jose Sharks on Wednesday.

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Donald Trump has a list of his accomplishments that’s ‘4 pages long.’ Are they his doing?

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Richard Nixon may have had an enemies list, but U.S. President Donald Trump said Monday that he has an account of his accomplishments in office that’s “four pages long.”

Trump said as much at a rally in Biloxi, Miss., where he campaigned one day before a Senate runoff election that is pitting Republican incumbent Cindy Hyde-Smith against Democrat Mike Espy.

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As he talked about measures that his administration has passed, Trump told the crowd he has a “list, literally, that’s four pages long.”

“I don’t want to bore you, we’d just go point after point after point,” he said.

“This has never happened.”

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Trump then went on to a familiar refrain.

“Nobody has ever done so much in the first two years of a presidency as this administration, nobody, nobody,” he said.

This isn’t the first time that Trump has mentioned a list of accomplishments at one of his rallies.

He also brought it up at a rally in Las Vegas in September — when he pulled out two sheets of paper and said his list was “four and a half pages” long.

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The points he listed came off a list that’s available on the White House website.

Of course, it’s an open question as to how much credit the president can claim for some of these achievements.

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The first item on the list is that almost four-million jobs have been created since the 2016 election.

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics indeed shows that over four million jobs had been created from December 2016 to August 2018, covering the period leading up to the September rally in Las Vegas.

But job creation was on an upward trajectory since October 2010, when Barack Obama was president.

In that time, the biggest months for job creation were January 2012 (348,000 jobs), May 2015 (326,000 jobs) and October 2015 (351,000 jobs).

The biggest month under Trump’s presidency came in February 2018, when 324,000 jobs were created.

A graph from the Bureau of Labor Statistics shows that job growth has been consistent for years.

This graph shows month-over-month job gains in the U.S. from 2008 to 2018.

Bureau of Labor Statistics

The White House also listed as one of Trump’s achievements, “more Americans are now employed than ever recorded before in our history.”

That may be referencing a record-low unemployment rate.

As The Wall Street Journal noted last month, the U.S. unemployment rate has hit 3.7 per cent, the lowest it’s been since December 1969.

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The Journal went on to note that the jobless rate hit 2.5 per cent in 1953, when the Korean War ended — at no time in Trump’s presidency has it fallen below 2.5 per cent, or even 3.7 per cent.

At that time, there were 81.62 million people in the labour force. In September 2018, there were 161.93 million, it reported.

So in terms of raw numbers, there are of course more people working today. But the U.S. certainly hasn’t hit its lowest point when it comes to the share of employed people.

To consider unemployment rates in isolation is to omit other factors that places those numbers in context, however.

President Donald Trump gestures as he acknowledges the fake snow that fell as he entered the Mississippi Coast Coliseum for a rally Monday, Nov. 26, 2018, in Biloxi, Miss.

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As the unemployment rate has continued to fall, so too has the labour participation rate, which is now hitting some of the lowest levels it’s reached in a decade.

Labour force participation refers to the number of people employed or looking for work.

The participation rate in October 2008 was 66 per cent.

Last month, it was 62.9 per cent — up from the previous month, which was a 10-year low.

In fact, those numbers represent a decline compared to where participation was in the late 1990s and the early 2000s, as the following chart demonstrates.

This chart shows labour force participation in the United States from 1948 to the present.

Bureau of Labor Statistics

That is, of course, just two items on a long list.

Nevertheless, their inclusion raises questions about what else the Trump Administration can take credit for.

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Crack cocaine, meth, firearms seized in Prince Albert, Sask. drug bust

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Prince Albert police said nine people have been charged after drugs and weapons were seized in a bust.

Members of the Prince Albert integrated street enforcement team (ISET) and the tactical unit made the bust when they searched a home on Nov. 23 in the 200 block of 24 Street East.

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    More than 320 grams of crack cocaine and 60 grams of meth were seized, according to police, along with a large amount of Canadian currency, a revolver, and a handgun.

    Police said several men tried to flee during the bust, but were tracked done by officers and a police dog.

    Four men from Edmonton, a Calgary man, and a man and woman from Prince Albert are charged with possession of cocaine and meth for the purpose of trafficking, possession of property obtained from proceeds of trafficking, and 12 firearms-related charges.

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    Two other men, one from Calgary and the other from Edmonton, are facing four firearms-related charges. The Edmonton man is also charge with breaching a youth sentence.

    They appeared Monday in Prince Albert provincial court on the charges.

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Pot buyers’ data stored only in Canada: Ontario Cannabis Store

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Data about Ontario marijuana buyers used by the warehouse that stores and ships the province’s legal cannabis is held only in Canada, the Ontario Cannabis Store says.

This week, the federal privacy commissioner urged cannabis buyers to boycott sellers who store consumer data outside the country, and to use cash as an alternative to credit cards, where possible.

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    “Opt to only purchase cannabis from those who keep your personal information in Canada,” the statement said.

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    “The personal information of cannabis users is … very sensitive. For example, some countries may deny entry to individuals if they know they have purchased cannabis, even lawfully.”

    When an OCS customer places an online order (the only legal way to buy cannabis in the province at the moment), the payment is handled on the back end by Shopify, an e-commerce company. Shopify has signed a contract requiring it to store its data in Canada.

    The charge then goes to a credit card company, where the data ends up on servers in the United States. It looks like this: “OCS/SOC TORONTO, ON”

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    Then the order is sent to the OCS’s warehouse, a facility in an industrial area in the western GTA, to be packed and mailed to the customer. The warehouse, the location of which is secret, is run by a third-party logistics company that the government refuses to name.

    However that company, like Shopify, is required to keep its data in Canada, OCS spokesperson Daffyd Roderick wrote in an email.

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    For Ann Cavoukian, a former Ontario privacy commissioner who runs the Privacy by Design Center of Excellence at Ryerson University, the simple existence of cannabis customer data raises alarm bells.

    “This is a target for hackers, and others, to get access to your data. These days, there is virtually a daily cybersecurity attack. To think that no one can access this data is a myth.”

    The main concern is the U.S. border.

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    U.S. law allows non-Americans to be banned for life from the country for marijuana use, even if that use was legal.

    Since legalization, however, U.S. border officials seem not to be using that power to its full potential.

    The day before legalization took effect, they told a press conference that Canadians might be banned for legal marijuana use if a border officer decides that they are likely to consume it in the United States. 

    But the only known case of a Canadian being given a lifetime ban for cannabis-related reasons since legalization concerns a B.C. man who was going to Nevada to see a growing facility that he had invested in.

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    People given a lifetime ban at the border can apply for a “waiver” to be allowed to cross anyway, but the process is complicated, slow, expensive, intrusive, and has to be renewed every few years for the rest of the person’s life.

    A U.S. border guard with access to a database of legal cannabis transactions could easily put a traveller in an impossible position: being banned for life for using marijuana, or being banned for life for lying.

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    “If you go into the United States, where cannabis is not legal, they can stop you at the border, they can deny you entry, and they can if they choose to, deny you entry for life,” Cavoukian says.

    “There is enormous sensitivity associated with this data. This, in my view, would fall right at the top of the list of sensitive information that you would want to control, and you would not want to have disclosed.”

    Ontario’s model for legalization —; online sales only to start, 25 stores by April of next year (one for every 568,000 people) —; seems like almost the worst-case scenario from a privacy point of view. Residents can’t legally buy cannabis anonymously now, and won’t be able to for the foreseeable future.

    “The government probably thought they were being so progressive by putting it online. But they didn’t address the consequences.”

    “The government didn’t think it through.”

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The most popular holiday gifts of 2018: Smart TVs, slime and more

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It’s time to start double-checking those wish lists and making a list of your own — holiday shopping season has already started.

One thing that is clear about this year’s top gift ideas is that many of these items have been trending for years now. The Instant Pot, which has two new versions this year, continues to dominate at major retailers. For toys, classics like Fingerlings, L.O.L Surprise and Lego play sets are also popular among children (and even some adults) year after year.

If you need inspiration before you hit the mall or fill up that online shopping cart, we spoke to major retailers across Canada to handpick the trendiest and top-selling gifts of 2018.

Nickelodeon Ultimate Unicorn Slime Kit

It’s 2018 and slime is still high in demand. This mystical unicorn version comes with paint, mixing bowls and, of course, glitter. Sticking true to its theme, slime colours range in blues, pinks and purples.

Price: $29.99
Available at Toys R Us

Wearable Pom-Pom Pets

Pomsies may be last year’s Fingerlings. These interactive plush pets sing, dance and can be taken anywhere. In several different colours, each Pomsies comes with a fur face tail that wraps around your wrist, hair, bag or clothes.

Price: $19.99
Available at Canadian Tire

Bluetooth speaker

We all knew if Ikea ever entered the home electronics market, they would come out with the sleekest electronics. This minimalist Bluetooth speaker (that can be shown off in two days) is built to fit most of your Ikea furniture.
Price: $99
Available at Ikea

Feed Me Cookie Monster

It’s the new era of Tickle Me Elmos. One of Amazon Canada’s top-selling toys of 2018, this lovable Sesame Street character will keep children entertained. Cookie Monster sings, says silly phrases and also has a rumbling tummy ready for cookies.

Price: $19.97
Available at Amazon

Google Home Mini

Another repeater from previous years, the Google Home (mini version) has made its way to this year’s top-selling holiday gift guide. This small, powerful voice-activated home speaker will tell you the weather, play your favourite playlists and answer your most-Googled questions.

Price: $35
Available at Best Buy

Harry Potter Lego

One of eBay’s top trending toys of 2018, this Quidditch Lego play set allows builders to create house towers, goalposts and a moving keeper function to guard rings. If you’re a Harry Potter fan, this gift is right up your alley.

Price: $69.99
Available at eBay Canada

Dyson V6B Cordless Vacuum

Most neat-freaks would love their own Dyson, but the price of it doesn’t always fall within holiday budgets. On eBay, you can find refurbished Dyson products from the company’s outlet store, which means all products have been professionally restored. You also receive a one-year warranty.

Price: $239.99
Available at eBay Canada

Espresso And Cappuccino Machine

This compact espresso machine is one of Walmart’s top-selling holiday gifts this year. With two thermostats, you can make espresso or cappuccino at your desired temperature.

Price: $99.98
Available at Walmart

Deluxe Edition Monopoly Game

This deluxe Monopoly edition has premium features like an elegant two-toned wooden board and cabinet with gold-toned metal accents, gold-toned game pieces, a recessed dice rolling area and a foil stamped game path. Talk about a fancy holiday game night.

Price: $160
Available at HomeSense

Becoming

Former U.S. first lady Michelle Obama’s book quickly rose to this season’s top-sellers list. An intimate and powerful memoir, Obama goes through her childhood in Chicago, to being a working mom to her time spent at the White House.

Price: $24.38
Available at Indigo

Instant Pot Duo Plus 9-in-1

Another year, another Instant Pot. The Canadian-made multi-cooker is once again a top-trending holiday item on Amazon. The 9-in-1 cooker replaces nine common kitchen appliances including a pressure cooker, slow cooker, rice cooker, yogurt maker. Fun fact: it can even bake a cake.

Price: $138.29
Available at Amazon Canada

Photo Printer

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You’ll be everyone’s favourite photographer at the holiday party this year with this wireless photo printer. In 40 seconds, print photos from your smartphone or tablet. HP offers sticker film as well.

Price: $149.99
Available at Staples Canada

Samsung Smart TV

This 55″ LED smart TV is one of Best Buy’s top holiday sellers. With HDR and PurColour, your favourite shows, movies and even photos will come to life. Connect to YouTube, Netflix, Vimeo or browse through the web.

Price: $599.99
Available at Best Buy

Ravensburger: Gravitrax

If you’re looking for a toy that will challenge children, this 100-plus piece GraviTrax starter kit allows adventure-seekers to create their own track system. Experiment with curves, free falls, junctions and even a cannon.

Price: $69.99
Available at Toys R US

Amazon Fire HD 10 Tablet

The latest addition to the company’s tablet collection, the Fire HD 10 is Amazon’s largest screen and thinnest device yet. The tablet includes cloud-based voice Alexa, a camera and plenty of storage. You can also enjoy it for all your typical tablet needs — cooking, reading and curling up to watch holiday movies.

Price: $149.99
Available at Amazon Canada

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Alleged online ISIS supporter’s refugee claim based on ‘bogus’ conversion to Christianity, officials say

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A Federal Court judge has sided with government officials who argued a B.C. man who posted pro-Islamic State propaganda online had faked a conversion to Christianity when he came to Canada as a refugee.

While Othman Ayed Hamdan was accepted as a refugee based on his claim that his abandonment of Islam had put him at risk at home in Jordan, the government argued his “conversion to Christianity was bogus.”

In its ruling, the court found it was unreasonable to conclude that Hamdan was anything other than a “Christian of convenience in order to get into Canada.”

“Mr. Hamdan is an unmitigated liar. One must wonder if he has uttered one truthful word since he came to Canada in 2002,” the judge, Sean Harrington, began.

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The Fraser Regional Correctional Centre in Maple Ridge, B.C., where Othman Ayed Hamdan is being held. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

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The court decision was the latest setback for the Jordanian citizen, who arrived at the B.C. border from Washington State in 2002 and made a refugee claim based on his alleged conversion to Christianity.

In a separate case, the Immigration and Refugee Board ordered his deportation last month, ruling he was a danger to Canada’s security who had promoted the “social media agenda” of ISIS in dozens of online posts.

Meanwhile, Global News has learned that in yet another case, the 37-year-old was stripped of his refugee status on Oct. 18 after the Refugee Board ruled he was not a Christian and therefore did not need Canada’s protection.

Hamdan is currently detained at a prison in B.C.’s Fraser Valley.

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A document obtained by Global News shows that Hamdan wrote on his refugee claim that he was raised in a conservative Sunni Muslim family that taught him to shun Christians but that he later came “to realize certain aspects of Islam that are simply not palatable to me any longer.”

“I now believe Christ is the Saviour,” he wrote, lamenting “the role Islam has played recently delaying and impeding much of the Arab world’s political and social development.”

As a Christian convert, he argued, he would be viewed as an apostate and persecuted if he went back to Amman, Jordan. He feared his own family would kill him, particularly two uncles he said were “members of Hamas.”

His refugee claim was accepted in 2004.

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But when Hamdan began posting pro-ISIS propaganda on Facebook in 2014, he came under police scrutiny and was arrested for terrorism in 2015. Although he was acquitted of the charges last year, immigration officials began steps to deport him based partly on his apparent change in religious identity.

At a hearing conducted behind closed doors in Vancouver in June, federal officials argued that Hamdan had obtained refugee status as a Christian convert, and since he now identified as a Muslim, he no longer needed Canada’s protection.

“The minister’s position is that the reasons for which the respondent sought protection have ceased to exist,” the IRB wrote. “In support of the application, the minister submitted evidence that the respondent is a practising Muslim.”

Hamdan argued he was a “largely non-practising Muslim” and would still be perceived as an apostate in Jordan. He also feared persecution by the Jordanian government because of his political beliefs.

A vendor sells produce from a truck in the Thraa al-Gharbi neighbourhood in Amman, Jordan on Sat. Jan. 28, 2017. (AP Photo/Sam McNeil)

But the Refugee Board agreed with the government and revoked his refugee status.

“He does not practice Christianity,” the IRB wrote. “On the contrary, he has returned to Islam, aligns himself with Sunnis and practices his Islam religion. As such, there is insufficient evidence before me to establish that he will be perceived as anything more than a Muslim man in Jordan.”

The decision means he must be removed from Canada “as soon as possible.” Hamdan has appealed the ruling to the Federal Court.

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PANB leader wants apology after Green MLA compares his words to Nazi propaganda

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The leader of the People’s Alliance of New Brunswick (PANB) will be asking the Speaker to require a Green Party MLA to issue an official apology for comparing his words to Nazi propaganda.

Kevin Arseneau, who represents Kent North for the Green Party, made the comments last Friday in the legislature.

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Arseneau compared People’s Alliance Leader Kris Austin’s use of the term “common sense” to a quote from Joseph Goebbels, who was Nazi Germany’s propaganda minister.

“Joseph Goebbels, yeah I’m quoting Joseph Goebbels, Reich minister of propaganda of Nazi Germany said, ‘It would not be impossible to prove with sufficient repetition in a psychological understanding of the people concerned that a square is, in fact, a circle. They are mere words and words can be moulded until they clothe ideas and disguise,’” Arseneau said.

“What exactly does common sense mean? The people of New Brunswick, be you francophone, anglophone, First Nations or newcomer, deserve a straight and honest answer.”

Austin had most recently used the phrase during a government ambulance announcement last week. The People’s Alliance campaigned on making changes to the ambulance system and made it contingent for their support of the Conservative minority government.

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While the People’s Alliance and Conservatives say they don’t have an official coalition, Austin had been invited to attend meetings between the government, Ambulance New Brunswick, and Medavie – the company that manages the ambulance service and be part of the announcement.

“While we must respect the right of both francophone and anglophone citizens to receive service in their language of choice, we must not allow unnecessary language requirements to supersede common sense and the health and safety of all New Brunswickers,” Austin said at the announcement.

Kris Austin ‘shocked’ to hear the comparison

Tuesday, Austin told reporters he was “shocked” to hear Arseneau draw the comparison.

“Look, I didn’t lose any sleep over it but at the same time, it’s just so far out there. It’s quite a radical viewpoint,” Austin said.

“When we debate in the house, of course, it gets heated, it gets emotional but that was in response to a throne speech. That wasn’t in response to a question or in the middle of a debate. That was a planned, orchestrated speech. So yeah it was pretty shocking.”

Austin says he plans to talk to the Speaker of the House Tuesday to see whether his party can receive an apology.

In response to Arseneau’s aversion to his use of the term “common sense,” Austin says there are no ulterior motives.

“It’s hard to even respond to that. Yes, we’ve used a campaign message of common sense in government. We stand by that. And that’s common sense whether it’s relating to taxes, health care, language issues, education, whatever. We want to see government take a more balanced approach to these issues,” Austin said.

Kevin Arseneau defends comments

Meanwhile, Arseneau says he wasn’t trying to compare Austin or his party to the Nazis. Rather, he says the backlash he’s received about using Goebbel’s quote has been “spin” from the People’s Alliance.

“I wasn’t comparing anyone to no one. It was used to make a point that propoganda is real,” Arseneau said.

“Perception is reality. They’re spinning it once again. Like I said in my speech on Friday, this is what I’ve been living since I’m here and this is what politics has been living for a long time. It’s spin, spin, spin.”

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Arseneau says he’s received two threats of violence —; one in person while filling up at a gas station and another on his Facebook page —; which he believes was a result of his comments.

He says he has spoken to the RCMP about the threats and has since posted messages on his 上海夜生活 and Facebook pages to say threats against him and his family will not be tolerated.

He stresses he doesn’t feel in danger, but felt it was important to speak to police so it was on the record.

“They are of concern but I don’t feel in danger right now as we speak. I think that it’s just bad ways that people aren’t in accord with what was said,” said Arseneau.

—; With a file from the Canadian Press and Morganne Campbell 

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Poland, Germany among countries to support sanctions on Russia for capturing Ukrainian ships

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Senior politicians from Germany, Austria, Poland and Estonia on Tuesday raised the possibility of new EU sanctions against Russia to punish it for capturing three Ukrainian vessels at sea, an incident the West fears could ignite wider conflict.

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Financial markets have responded to the prospect of new Western sanctions that could hurt Russia’s economy, though the ruble on Tuesday clawed back some losses from the previous day as investors bet any sanctions would not be swift.

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After Russia opened fire on and seized three Ukrainian naval vessels on Sunday near Russian-annexed Crimea, both Russia and Ukraine are trying to cast the other side as being in the wrong.

Russian President Vladimir Putin told German Chancellor Angela Merkel by phone on Monday that Moscow was ready to provide more details to bolster Russia’s version of events. Moscow says Ukraine deliberately provoked Russia to trigger a crisis.

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Ukraine, which on Monday night introduced martial law for 30 days in parts of the country it deems most vulnerable to an attack from Russia, said its ships did nothing wrong and that it wanted the West to impose new sanctions on Moscow.

Some of the more than 20 Ukrainian sailors held by Russia for straying into Russian waters appeared on Russian state TV on Tuesday admitting to being part of a pre-planned provocation. Kiev denounced what it described as forced confessions.

The Ukrainian sailors are expected to appear in a Russian court later on Tuesday. Their vessels were captured by Russian forces at sea near the Kerch Strait, which is the only outlet to the Sea of Azov and controls access to major Ukrainian ports.

A Reuters reporter at the Crimean port of Kerch, where the vessels are being held, saw masked, armed men on board one of the ships taking boxes of ammunition off.

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Germany, potentially the leading voice in any call for Western action, called upon both sides to de-escalate the new tension, while signalling a tougher line toward Russia.

Norbert Roettgen, a member of Chancellor Angela Merkel’s Christian Democratic Union and a leading Merkel ally, said Europe may need to toughen sanctions against Moscow.

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Karin Kneissl, foreign minister of Austria, said the EU would consider sanctions depending “on the exposition of facts and the further conduct of both parties.”

Polish President Andrzej Duda said his country was ready to back new sanctions. Estonian Defence Minister Juri Luik called sanctions “probably the most potent way to signal to the Russian leadership that we are serious.”

Merkel, an important voice in any future EU decision to impose more sanctions, on Monday spoke by phone to both Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko and Putin. She said the situation needed to be de-escalated.

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With relations still raw after Russia’s 2014 annexation of Crimea and its backing for a pro-Moscow insurgency in eastern Ukraine, many Western countries fear the Black Sea incident could escalate into a more serious conflict.

Putin told Merkel he was seriously concerned about Kiev’s decision to put its armed forces on combat alert and impose martial law, telling Merkel he hoped Berlin would use its influence to stop Ukraine taking “further reckless steps.”

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‘Confessions”

In Kerch, two Russian police officers with automatic rifles stood on the pier where the Ukrainian vessels were moored. The vessels bore traces of collisions and big holes in their hulls.

A doctor at the local hospital said three Ukrainian servicemen were being treated there. An unidentified man prevented Reuters from entering or talking to them.

Commercial shipping traffic was passing through the strait under a new bridge built by Russia that spans it.

WATCH: Russia deploys new S-400 missile system in Crimea

Russia’s FSB security service released video footage on Tuesday of captured Ukrainian sailors saying their actions were deliberately provocative and they had ignored Russian orders to stop. At least one appeared to be reading from a script. Ukrainian politicians said the sailors were coerced, rendering their confessions meaningless.

The FSB said it had information showing the sailors’ mission had been pre-planned by the Ukrainian government and that two intelligence officers from Ukraine’s SBU security service had been on board to co-ordinate the provocation.

WATCH: Russia blocks Ukrainian navy from entering Sea of Azov (Nov. 25) 

Vasyl Hrytsak, the head of the SBU, confirmed that his officers were on board to support the military and said one of them had been seriously wounded after Russian aircraft fired missiles at the Ukrainian vessels.

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Trump says U.S. did not tear gas children at border, despite images showing it

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U.S. President Donald Trump spent Monday defending the use of tear gas on migrants at the U.S.-Mexico border, calling it “very safe,” but denied the substance was used on children.

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However, images of the scene near the border crossing separating Tijuana from San Diego, Calif., over the weekend showed a cloud of tear gas that sent people running and screaming, including families with young children in diapers.

One woman, Cindy Milla, told the Wall Street Journal that her child fainted when the tear gas was thrown.

“I felt that my face was burning, and my baby fainted,” she said. “I ran for my life and that of my children.”

WATCH: Tear-gassed mother recounts U.S. border chaos

Reuters reporter Kim Kyung-Hoon said she was there and snapped a picture of a Honduran mother grabbing the arms of her five-year-old twin daughters as they frantically ran from a tear gas canister spewing fumes.

“I thought I was going to die with them because of the gas,” Maria Meza told Reuters, adding that she was shocked the U.S. border agents fired the canisters near women and children.

A migrant family from Honduras, part of a caravan of thousands travelling from Central America en route to the United States, runs from tear gas released by U.S. border patrol.

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The U.S. government said customs officers had fired off the canisters after a group of migrants had attempted to cross the border violently, throwing projectiles at them. Thirty-nine migrants were arrested.

Meza said three canisters landed around her and her five kids.

“It wasn’t right. They know we are human beings, the same as them. It wasn’t right that they did that to the children,” she said.

WATCH: Trump says migrants in Mexico ‘will not enter’ the U.S., speaks about why tear gas was used

On Monday, Trump was asked by reporters if it was okay to use tear gas on children.

“We didn’t. We don’t use it on children,” he said.

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But later that day, Trump seemed to acknowledge children were affected, asking: “Why is a parent running up into an area where they know the tear gas is forming, and it’s going to be formed and they were running up with a child?”

He said it was “a very minor form of the tear gas itself” that he assured was “very safe.”

Cheili Nalleli Mejia Meza, a five-year-old migrant girl from Honduras, part of a caravan of thousands from Central America trying to reach the United States, cries as she holds the hand of her mother, Maria Lila Meza Castro after they ran away from tear gas released by U.S. border patrol.

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According to a Vox report, tear gas is considered a “chemical weapon” under international law — but it isn’t illegal for domestic law enforcement. This case is complex, however, because tear gas canisters were thrown across the border.

Trump also claimed some of the women are not really parents but instead “grabbers” who steal children so they have a better chance of being granted asylum in the U.S. However, he did not provide any evidence to support the claim.

The incident over the weekend marked an escalation of tensions between the U.S. and a group of Central American migrants who have been walking for more than a month in hopes of gaining entry to the country to escape violence and poverty.

WATCH: Migrants run from tear gas launched near U.S. border fence

The images of children fleeing tear gas prompted sharp criticism from some lawmakers and charities. British aid group Oxfam said the use of tear gas was shameful.

“Images of barefoot children choking on tear gas thrown by U.S. Customs and Border Patrol should shock us to our core,” Vicki Gass, Oxfam America senior policy adviser for Central America, said in a statement.

On Tuesday, White House adviser Kellyanne Conway said migrant mothers who were tear-gassed at the U.S. border should enter the country peacefully and legally.

WATCH: Conway tells tear-gassed mothers, come legally

She also blamed photographers who take pictures of migrant women for not “helping.”

“I have great compassion for any mother who wants a better life for her children,” Conway told reporters. “And that’s why I believe if people taking pictures of these women really care about them, they won’t go for optics, they will go for opportunity. Who is helping them to realize how they can immigrate here legally?”

—With files from Reuters and Global News’ Maham Abedi

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Ottawa man charged with arson after fire guts Lincoln Fields Wendy’s – Ottawa

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Ottawa police arson investigators have charged a 28-year-old Ottawa man with arson endangering life in connection with a fire that ravaged a Wendy’s fast food restaurant in the city’s west end early Tuesday morning.

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The two-alarm fire at the Lincoln Fields Shopping Centre sent two people to hospital with minor smoke inhalation, according to Ottawa paramedics. Two others were assessed for smoke inhalation at the scene and released.

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First responders were called to the stand-alone Wendy’s at 2545 Carling Ave. shortly after 12:15 a.m. and firefighters continued to put out “hot spots” throughout the morning, Ottawa Fire Services spokesperson Danielle Cardinal said.

Several callers told dispatchers there was “heavy black smoke” coming out of the back of the restaurant, Cardinal said.

Ottawa police say they have arrested one person in connection with a fire that heavily damaged a standalone Wendy’s at the Lincoln Fields Shopping Centre early on Tuesday morning. Arson investigators continue to probe the blaze.

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Ottawa police say they have arrested one person in connection with a fire that heavily damaged a standalone Wendy’s at the Lincoln Fields Shopping Centre early on Tuesday morning. Arson investigators continue to probe the blaze.

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Ottawa police say they have arrested one person in connection with a fire that heavily damaged a standalone Wendy’s at the Lincoln Fields Shopping Centre early on Tuesday morning. Arson investigators continue to probe the blaze.

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Ottawa police are investigating a suspected arson that ravaged the stand-alone Wendy’s restaurant at the Lincoln Fields Shopping Centre early Tuesday morning.

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Cardinal said the blaze escalated rapidly, prompting firefighters to ask for additional resources within 15 minutes.

“It was too dangerous for our firefighters to operate inside,” she said. “All firefighting occurred from outside the building.”

Firefighters reported the blaze as under control by 3:18 a.m. The building has sustained heavy structural damage, she said, including a partially collapsed roof.​

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All the Wendy’s employees got out of the restaurant before firefighters arrived, and no other buildings or vehicles were affected by the flames, Cardinal confirmed.

The police service’s arson unit on Tuesday afternoon announced it had charged Steven Hanssen with arson endangering life, arson damage to property and two counts of breaching his court release conditions.

He is scheduled to appear in show cause court on Tuesday, according to a news release from the Ottawa Police Service.

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Carling Avenue and the streets surrounding the Lincoln Fields Shopping Centre have reopened, but a portion of the parking lot near the Wendy’s remains blocked off.

​Cardinal urged drivers to avoid that area and not to drive over fire hoses.

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Guelph General Hospital foundation hoping to raise $175K during holidays – Guelph

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The Foundation of the Guelph General Hospital is asking charitable residents to once again consider making a monetary gift to the hospital this holiday season.

The foundation is reminding the public of its seasonal campaign and is urging previous donors to consider giving once again towards new equipment for the hospital.

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“Existing donors and community members who are thinking about making a donation often don’t know how much we rely on their support,” said Suzanne Bone, CEO of the foundation.

The campaign includes a series of letters to those who have made donations in the past that will ask them to consider making another donation this holiday season as the foundation hopes to reach its goal of $175,000.

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Bone goes on to say that lots of the equipment hospitals really need isn’t paid for by the provincial government.

The foundation says one of every two dollars spent on equipment at Guelph General Hospital comes from donors.

This year’s seasonal campaign will help the hospital address some much-needed priorities such as vital signs monitors for every bedside, a central cardiac monitoring system, ceiling lifts and specialized patient beds.

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Donations are accepted year round, however, those who donate prior to Dec. 31 are eligible for a tax receipt that will be accepted for the 2018 tax season. Bone goes on to add that the holiday season has always been good to the foundation despite the competition from the many other charities working this time of year.

“There’s definitely a lot going on this time of year,” Bone said. “We’ve been blessed by a very strong support of our community and our past seasonal appeals.”

If you’ve never donated before and wish to donate this year, you can do so online at  上海龙凤419gghfoundation上海夜生活, over the phone by calling 519-837-6422 or by writing a cheque payable to The Foundation of GGH mailed to 115 Delhi Street, Guelph, Ont., N1G 4J4.

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Quebec domestic violence victim awarded $315,000 in civil suit against attacker

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A court has awarded a Quebec woman who was violently attacked by her longtime partner $315,000 in damages in a decision her lawyer hopes will provide victims of domestic violence another avenue to obtain justice.

The woman, whose identity is not revealed in the court documents, testified that the attack took place while she was confined for three days in September 2012.

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    Court documents says she was beaten and bruised by Craig O’Brien, with whom she had been in a common law relationship for seven years —; a union that became increasingly toxic over time.

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    O’Brien testified that he was extremely intoxicated and could not remember the extent of the injuries he inflicted, which included a broken finger, multiple contusions and lacerations. He also prevented her from eating, and she testified that she was certain she was going to die.

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    She managed to escape when O’Brien went on the balcony to smoke, and she called police in the Montreal suburb of Laval.

    He pleaded guilty to charges including unlawful confinement, assault and aggravated assault. He was sentenced by a Quebec court judge to eight months in jail, serving just a few months.

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    In 2015, the woman decided to sue for damages in Quebec Superior Court.

    “She was outraged that after everything that had been done to her, this fellow would only spend three months in jail,” said lawyer Daniel Romano.

    “She wanted justice. She wanted to be compensated for what she’d actually lost, and she wanted to serve as an example to other women.”

    In a decision dated Nov. 20, Justice Pierre Journet agreed she was entitled to compensation.

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    While she’s now gone through counselling and has began rebuilding her life, the court ruling described the lasting psychological impact of the hold he had on her.

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    The judge noted in his ruling O’Brien did not express remorse and instead argued his partner could have left if she had been fearful.

    “All of the violent assaults during these days left her with post-traumatic stress that still affects her,” Journet wrote.

    “He controlled her, satisfied his war-like instincts on her, threatened her with reprisals during their life together and wounded her in a savage and unforgivable assault.”

    Louise Riendeau, who heads an organization that represents shelters for abused women, said cases awarding damages are rare —; she’s only heard of a handful in recent years.

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    Not all women will have the resources to go to court, she said, but the ruling sends a strong message.

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    “It’s a way for them to have recognized the hardship they went through,” she said.

    “It’s a way for women to retake power in those instances, to have the sentiment that they were victimized.”

    The damages include $113,000 plus interest to compensate for lost salary, dental benefits, pension contributions and to reimburse credit card debt from a card she’d let him use.

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    O’Brien is ordered to pay an additional $125,000 in damages and $75,000 in punitive damages —; $25,000 for each day she was unlawfully confined.

    “In this case, we wanted to set a very, very clear precedent,” Romano said.

    “We’ve accomplished that, it’s a very positive step forward.”

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