Trump declares emergency over IT threats

President Donald Trump has declared a national emergency to protect US computer networks from “foreign adversaries”. He signed an executive order which effectively bars US companies from using foreign telecoms believed to pose national security risks. The order does not name any company, but is believed to target Huawei. The Chinese tech giant said restricting its business in the US […]

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US brings in new fast-track deportation rule

The US government is introducing a new fast-track deportation process that will bypass immigration courts. Under the new rules, any undocumented migrants who can’t prove they’ve been in the US continuously for more than two years can be immediately deported. The policy is expected to be published on Tuesday, and then implemented across the country with immediate effect. However the […]

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Two Police Officers Are Fired Over Facebook Post Saying Ocasio-Cortez ‘Needs a Round’

Two police officers in Gretna, La., were fired on Monday, four days after one of them referred to Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez as a “vile idiot” on social media and suggested that she should be shot. Chief Arthur Lawson of the Gretna Police Department announced the terminations, saying that Charles Rispoli, the officer who wrote the Facebook post, and Angelo Varisco, […]

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Saskatoon crime severity index top 4 among Canadian cities

Saskatoon has the fourth highest crime severity index (CSI) in the country, according to data released by Statistics Canada. The 2018 numbers were released Monday and cover Canada’s census metropolitan areas, which are cities with a population of 100,000 with at least 50,000 living in the core. Related Saskatoon has highest reported crime rate in Canada Victim identified after boy […]

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UBC Okanagan, Okanagan College help tackle issues with homelessness

UBC Okanagan, along with Okanagan College and several local community groups, have received new funding to help understand needs and improve services for homeless people. UBC, the federal government and the Vancouver Foundation made contributions amounting to over $200,000, says John Graham, UBC Okanagan School of Social Work director. Graham says the money will be used in a multidisciplinary effort […]

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Builder of Ottawa’s LRT applies for ‘substantial completion’ again

For the second time in about three months, the consortium building the first stage of Ottawa’s Confederation LRT line has applied to move on to a critical 12-day trial run period, according to the City of Ottawa. The Rideau Transit Group (RTG) filed a notice of “substantial completion” on Monday, according to a memo addressed to Ottawa city council on […]

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3rd rabbit shot with arrow spotted in southeast Calgary

Another rabbit was seen roaming around southeast Calgary with an arrow through its back on Monday. It’s the third time this year an incident like this has happened. One rabbit was seen in the Arbour Lake community with an arrow lodged in its body in May and a small rabbit was seen in the Manchester Industrial area with an arrow […]

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Hundreds of thousands demand Puerto Rico's governor resign

Puerto Ricans take to the streets for 10th consecutive day as calls for Governor Rossello’s resignation grow. Waving flags, chanting and banging pots and pans, tens of thousands of Puerto Ricans jammed a highway on Monday to demand the resignation of Governor Ricardo Rossello in a crisis triggered by the leak of offensive, obscenity-laden chat messages between him and his […]

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