Daily Archives: February 9, 2019

'We haven't let his memory go'; Vigil held for Boushie family 1 year after verdict

A vigil was held for Colten Boushie at the Chapel Art Gallery in North Battleford on Feb. 9, 2019. It included a pipe ceremony, reflections on the year, speeches from family and a candlelight vigil at dusk. It marked the one year anniversary of Gerald Stanley being found not guilty of murder in a case that attracted international attention. Colten Boushie, from the Red Pheasant Cree Nation, was shot and ...

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'Extra' host suspended over sexual misconduct allegations

A.J. Calloway attends the 2018 Women’s Media Awards in New York on Nov. 1. (Photo by Jemal Countess/Getty Images for Women’s Media Center) “Extra” host A.J. Calloway was suspended Saturday after new allegations of sexual misconduct were leveled against him. Warner Bros. Television told The Hollywood Reporter in a statement that Calloway, who was arrested in June on a sexual ...

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Jody Wilson-Raybould was involved in legal government talks about fate of SNC-Lavalin, sources say

Canada’s former attorney general Jody Wilson-Raybould was involved in government discussions last fall about whether engineering firm SNC-Lavalin should be allowed to avoid criminal prosecution, and the talks were perfectly legal, government officials have told The Canadian Press. The officials said the government would have been remiss not to deliberate over the fate of the Quebec giant, given that a prosecution could ...

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Jody Wilson-Raybould was involved in government talks about fate of SNC-Lavalin

Government officials have told The Canadian Press that former attorney general Jody Wilson-Raybould was involved in government discussions last fall about whether engineering firm SNC-Lavalin should be allowed to avoid criminal prosecution. They say the discussions were perfectly legal and that the government would have been remiss not to deliberate over the fate of the Quebec giant, given that a prosecution ...

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Blackface scandal a 'painful' reminder of racism in Richmond, Va.— a city filled with reminders

To see the deep pain blackface inflicts on the people it was designed to denigrate, one must only examine the sober expressions of those gathered in a Richmond, Va., chapel to hear a fiery sermon from civil rights activist Rev. Al Sharpton. “Blackface represents a deeper problem, where people felt they could dehumanize and humiliate people,” Sharpton told the congregation. “We cannot sit ...

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Why a U.S. video game firm picked Calgary over Toronto for new studio

As hungry as Calgarians are for any good news about economic development in their city these days, it’s not often that it causes much of a stir on social media. It was a different story this week though when U.S. video game developer New World Interactive (NWI) announced it had chosen Calgary as the home for its new Canadian studio. Within moments, the news was excitedly circulating ...

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