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Quebec provincial police arrest 50-year-old man on child pornography charges

MONTREAL — Quebec provincial police announced Wednesday that they have arrested a 50-year-old man on various child pornography charges in Saint-Chrysostome, south of Montreal and just north of the US border. The Surete du Quebec (SQ) arrested Steve Meunier Wednesday and he appeared by videoconference at the Salaberry-de-Valleyfield courthouse on possession, distribution and having access to child pornography charges. Police…

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Foster teen killed in Ontario home run by for-profit company

Province renewed firm’s licence after one foster teen was charged with murdering another Battered, bloody and nearly naked, 15-year-old David Roman made a simple plea moments before he was stabbed to death in an Ontario foster home: “Please help me.” David died on Feb. 19, 2019, in a home in Barrie, about 110 kilometres north of Toronto. Another resident of…

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Kenney promises up to $10K each for struggling Alberta businesses

EDMONTON — Alberta’s premier announced Wednesday $120 million in support — up to $10,000 per small or medium-sized business — for those hard hit by COVID-19. Speaking at the North Edmonton Gymnastics Club, Jason Kenney said the payment can be used to offset costs associated with the pandemic including purchasing personal protective equipment, paying bills and hiring staff. “The new enhanced COVID-19…

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Mystery swirls over who cut down food bank, library box outside Hindu temple

Temple president says vandals struck overnight; board chair says management did it for safety reasons The “take a blessing, leave a blessing” food bank was donated to the temple by local group Love With Humanity Association, which has constructed and donated other food banks and libraries in and around Calgary. The association’s Syed Najam Hassan says the food bank was a gift to…

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Toronto police detective resigns after stealing opioids from evidence locker

Ontario Provincial Police now reviewing situation, according to police A detective has resigned after stealing opioids from Toronto police evidence lockers because of drug addiction, the force confirmed Thursday. The revelation about former homicide Det. Paul Worden was first reported by The Toronto Star Thursday morning. When asked about Worden’s actions by CBC News, Toronto police spokesperson Meaghan Gray said “a former officer” had “seized opioids…

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Two arrested after late night assault in downtown Vancouver

The victim was taken to hospital and later released Two men have been arrested following an assault in the city’s core yesterday. A man and a woman were walking together at the intersection of Granville Street and Nelson Street around 11 p.m. when they were approached by a pair of men, according to a release from the Vancouver Police Department…

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Edmonton’s Bitcoin Well relocating to massive downtown office by end of the year

“We made a conscious choice to stay in Edmonton,” said Bitcoin Well founder Adam O’Brien An Edmonton-based Bitcoin broker is spending $4 million to move its headquarters from Whyte Avenue to the Downtown core. Bitcoin Well, a company that buys and sells digital currency, announced on Tuesday it had secured 35,000 square feet of office space spanning across two floors…

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Students at B.C. school wind up talking to each other more, after classmate’s 9-day digital detox challenge

‘I was engaged in a lot more conversations. Some even said that they had new friendships’ Students at a secondary school in Sicamous, B.C., have been more willing to talk to each other, after a nine-day experiment that saw them agree not to use their cellphones during school, according to the Grade 9 student who spearheaded the program. Cody Hutchinson, a student at Eagle River Secondary…

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