Daily Archives: January 10, 2018

Brampton's Alessia Cara to perform at 2018 Grammy Awards in New York

Bruno Mars and Cardi B, who recently collaborated on the upbeat song Finesse, will perform together at the Grammy Awards. The Recording Academy announced Wednesday that Despacito hit makers Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee, SZA and Kesha will also take the stage at the Jan. 28 show at New York’s Madison Square Garden. Logic, Alessia Cara and Khalid, the trio behind the ...

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Iranian protesters tortured, family members intimidated, say relatives

Hundreds of demonstrators extended their protests this week outside Iran’s notorious Evin Prison, demanding information about about loved ones detained — without being charged — since ongoing anti-government protests erupted almost two weeks ago. Uncertainty surrounds the status of more than 3,000 who have been detained since protests broke out on Dec. 28 and quickly spread to more than 130 ...

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Ecuador wants Julian Assange out of London embassy

Welcome to The National Today, which takes a closer look at what’s happening around some of the day’s most notable stories. Sign up here and it will be delivered directly to your inbox Monday to Friday. An increasingly unwelcome guest The Ecuadorian government sounds like it has finally had enough of Julian Assange. For five years now, the WikiLeaks founder has been holed up ...

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Canadian family pours billions into 'risky' U.S. destination mall

​The U.S. has far too many malls for the e-commerce era. By one estimation, one in three is expected to close within the next decade. But the Canadian family behind the West Edmonton Mall has started construction on a colossal, three million square-foot shopping and entertainment complex, across the Hudson River from Manhattan. It’s called American Dream. “The location is ...

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Demonstrators picket Tim Hortons after cuts to employee benefits

Demonstrators from various Ontario labour unions turned out to Tim Hortons locations on Wednesday in an effort to pressure franchises to reverse cuts to employee benefits implemented in response to the province’s minimum wage increase. “We expect every business in Ontario to live up to the spirit of the law,” said Chris Buckley, president of the Ontario Federation of Labour, an umbrella group ...

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Bears and roads don't mix, say U of A grizzly researchers

The science is stacking up on the need to close some roads, especially those first constructed for resource extraction, to improve struggling grizzly bear populations in Western Canada. Higher road density leads to lower grizzly bear density, says population ecologist Clayton Lamb, a PhD candidate at the University of Alberta. He co-authored a study that appears Tuesday in the Journal of Applied ...

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Liberal government looks to update fight against online child porn

With online child sexploitation growing “exponentially,” the Liberal government is looking at developing artificial intelligence (AI) programs to help relieve officers traumatized by scanning the web for gruesome images of child-porn. Public Safety officials are also considering new legislation to require all communications providers — such as website owners, not just Internet Service Providers (ISPs) — to report child pornography ...

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