Daily Archives: May 10, 2018

Founder of Chinese company with billions in B.C. assets gets 18 years for fraud

A court in Shanghai sentenced the founder of a Chinese insurance company that owns extensive assets in B.C. to 18 years in prison Thursday after he pleaded guilty to fraudulently raising billions of dollars from investors, state media reported. Shanghai’s No. 1 Intermediate People’s Court also ordered the confiscation of 10.5 billion yuan ($1.6 billion) in assets from Wu Xiaohui, the former ...

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Drug violence spills into Mexico's election campaigns, 6 candidates murdered in 2 weeks

Welcome to The National Today newsletter, 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. TODAY: In Mexico, 88 candidates for office have been murdered since last fall — six of them in the past two weeks — as violence spills over into the ...

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Anishinaabe visual storyteller opens exhibit at Art Gallery of Ontario's community gallery

A new art exhibition of 23 original works inspired by Anishinaabe stories that have been passed down through generations is on now at the Art Gallery of Ontario in Toronto. Connecting With Our First Family features the work of visual storyteller Nyle Miigizi Johnston from Chippewas of Nawash Unceded First Nation. “It’s our responsibility as the next generation of Anishinaabe to add to this legacy,” said Johnston.  Johnston left his community at ...

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Air France-KLM is being brought to its knees by its unions

AIR FRANCE likes to present itself as a cut above other European airlines. Offering fancy French food and free champagne in economy class on long-haul flights, the company’s strategy is to justify its high ticket prices by offering a premium service. But facing intransigent unions at home and competition from abroad, the airline’s financial fizz is rapidly going flat. A ...

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'Your suffering is recognized,' judge tells survivors as Sixties Scoop hearings begin in Saskatoon

Sixties Scoop survivors cried, hugged and joked with each other as a Federal Court hearing into a proposed $875-million settlement began Thursday in Saskatoon. “Your suffering is recognized,” Judge Michel Shore told more than 100 survivors in the court gallery, as well as those watching across Canada via video. The hearing is taking place in a downtown Saskatoon hotel ballroom ...

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ATF agent shot last week in Chicago is out of hospital

CHICAGO –  A federal agent who was shot and wounded by a purported street-gang member in Chicago has been released from the hospital. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives on Wednesday announced the update on Twitter . The ATF agent, whose name hasn’t been released, was shot once in the face Friday and is expected to make a ...

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Report blames lax maintenance for growth of hazardous mould on warships

A newly released report blames a build-up of potentially hazardous mould aboard Canada’s frontline warships squarely on a lack of upkeep by the navy. The engineering analysis — obtained by CBC News under access to information after an almost two-year battle — said shipboard heating and air conditioning structures (HVAC) and their associated controls were allowed to deteriorate over the years to ...

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