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July 13, 2018 5:57 PM Canada Post supervisor says sorry to woman after mail carrier eats her tomatoes

CTV Montreal broadcast footage earlier this week from a security camera showing the mail carrier eating the fruit, and resident Paula Habib told the TV network she initially thought squirrels were responsible for the larceny. Habib called the postman’s behaviour “rude” but said Friday she is happy with the way Canada Post has dealt with the matter 12

July 13, 2018 2:13 PM Alberta United Conservatives hold on to two ridings with byelection wins

Alberta’s Opposition United Conservatives won two byelections Thursday, maintaining hold of ridings the party represented before the vote was called. In Innisfail-Sylvan Lake, United Conservative candidate Devin Dreeshen took about 80 per cent of the vote with the NDP’s Nicole Mooney running a distant second. The United Conservative margin of victory 11

July 12, 2018 7:46 PM Alberta goes to the polls to fill vacancies in two byelections

Albertans are casting ballots today in two byelections to replace two members of the United Conservative Party. In Fort McMurray-Conklin, former Wildrose Party leader Brian Jean left in March after his unsuccessful bid to head the United Conservatives. There are five candidates in each riding, and advanced polling suggests a greater interest in the races 11

July 11, 2018 9:39 AM Trudeau announces new Canada led NATO training mission in Iraq

BRUSSELS— The Canadian military will command a new NATO training and capacity building mission in Iraq for its first year, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced in Brussels on Wednesday as part of the annual alliance summit. Trudeau said the mission, to begin in the fall of 2018 in Baghdad and the surrounding vicinity, will include the deployment of as many as 250 Canadian 6

July 8, 2018 11:34 PM Looting follows protests over fuel prices in Haitian capital

Chapin United Methodist Church in South Carolina posted online that its mission team was safe but stranded. Marcy Kenny, assimilation minister for the church, told the State newspaper that the group hoped the unrest would abate enough for them to safely make it to the airport. A North Carolina doctor and his son were part of another medical mission group 8

July 6, 2018 10:49 PM Only Elton John can save the world from Donald Trump

Trump: “You know, I was with Elton John. Elton John. Anybody like Elton John? I like him. And a lot of times like he’ll do this last song. And it’s so great. It’s so unbelievable. The place is standing and roaring and going incredible. And then there’ll be like — he’ll come back for like three more, right? And the three aren’t as good as the last one. And people 27

July 6, 2018 8:53 PM Man who called police on Black woman at North Carolina pool loses his job

“We are aware of a terrible incident involving the actions of one of our employees outside the workplace,” the statement said, adding that the “employee is no longer employed by the company in any respect.” Company spokesperson Brian Risinger confirmed that Bloom’s separation was “effective immediately.” Risinger said Bloom was a business development 26

July 5, 2018 5:03 PM App traps: how cheap smartphones help themselves to user data

Upstream Systems, a London-based mobile commerce and security firm that uncovered the GMobi app’s activity and shared it exclusively with the Journal, says it bought four new devices that, once activated, began sending data to GMobi via its firmware-updating app. This included 15-digit International Mobile Equipment Identification, or IMEI, numbers 60

July 3, 2018 10:06 PM Stanley Cup visits the temporary Capital Gazette office

Craig “Woody” Leydig did an interview with the Capital Gazette about 2 p.m. last Thursday afternoon. Leydig, the assistant equipment manager for the Washington Capitals, spoke on the phone from the team’s headquarters at the Kettler Iceplex, in Arlington, Va. Shortly after hanging up the phone, Leydig walked into the laundry room and saw breaking news on television 14

July 3, 2018 4:11 PM Donald Trump eventually orders U.S. flags lowered to honour 5 slain at Capital Gazette

WASHINGTON—U.S. President Donald Trump has ordered U.S. flags on federal property be flown at half-staff through sunset Tuesday to honour five people slain at a newspaper in Maryland’s capital. The order comes after Annapolis Mayor Gavin Buckley said Monday that Trump had declined his request to lower the flags. Four Capital Gazette journalists and a staffer 11