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February 17, 2018 3:03 AM Soulpepper loses $375,000 from grant over Schultz sexual harassment allegations

The Canada Council for the Arts had approved a $559,500 grant last fall before rescinding it following sexual harassment allegations against founding artistic director Albert Schultz. Soulpepper will still be given a $184,500 grant for the year. Soulpepper Theatre Company will not receive $375,000 from a half-million dollar grant previously promised 16

February 13, 2018 8:42 PM Trump donates $100,000 of annual salary to U.S. Transportation Department

WASHINGTON—U.S. President Donald Trump is donating his fourth-quarter salary in 2017 to the Transportation Department to help address the nation’s infrastructure. Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao is accepting the check from the president in the amount of $100,000. The donation announced Tuesday in the White House briefing room comes a day after Trump 10

February 10, 2018 4:26 PM 'Grant is Grant': Down syndrome short film focuses on abilities, says filmmaker

Student project features Winnipeg families, people living with Down syndrome like Grant Hrehirchuk A new short film being screened in Winnipeg Sunday focuses on the abilities of people born with Down syndrome, says the filmmaker. Holly Giesbrecht, the Red River College student behind the documentary Bringing Up Down Syndrome, says she wanted to do the project 13

February 6, 2018 3:01 PM British judge upholds arrest warrant for Julian Assange

WikiLeaks founder has been in Ecuadorian embassy in London since 2012 A British judge has upheld a U.K. arrest warrant for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, leaving his legal position unchanged after more than five years inside Ecuador's embassy in London. Judge Emma Arbuthnot ejected a call from Assange's lawyers in Westminster Magistrates Court for the warrant 22

December 29, 2017 8:49 PM Connecticut judge denies court petition to grant elephants personhood

The Nonhuman Rights Project sued in November on behalf of elephants at Commerford Zoo. The group wanted the elephants released to a natural habitat sanctuary. HARTFORD, CONN.—A Connecticut judge this week denied a petition by an animal rights group to grant personhood to three elephants in a travelling petting zoo, calling the request “wholly frivolous 19

December 21, 2017 1:43 PM $20M for plant that spewed black water near Niagara Falls

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said situation that led to discharges is 'intolerable' The aging sewage treatment plant responsible for a stinky black discharge at Niagara Falls over the summer is in line for an overhaul. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Tuesday proposed spending $20 million to begin improvements at the Niagara Falls Wastewater Treatment Facility 32

December 11, 2017 9:09 PM Grant Munro, 'Canadian animation legend,' dead at 94

Winnipeg filmmaker was hired at NFB by Norman McLaren and went on to work on Oscar-nominated films. Grant Munro, a Winnipeg filmmaker whom the National Film Board calls a “Canadian film and animation legend,” has died at the age of 94. “Grant Munro was a Canadian animation legend, whose work has left an indelible mark on Canadian culture and on the global 27

December 3, 2017 9:12 PM Sri Lankan refugee family, set to be deported, makes final plea from Montreal

Federal and provincial politicians and Amnesty International are urging Ottawa to grant the Lawrence family a reprieve. MONTREAL—A Sri Lankan family in Montreal that is set to be deported tonight is hoping for a last-minute reprieve from Ottawa. The Lawrence family arrived five years ago as refugee claimants and have since found either jobs or academic 17

December 1, 2017 2:58 AM ParkPlus tech deal could bring Calgary payment system around world

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November 21, 2017 2:18 AM U.S. District Court Judge permanently blocks Trump’s order to cut funding for sanctuary cities

SAN FRANCISCO—A federal judge has permanently blocked U.S. President Donald Trump’s executive order to cut funding from cities that limit co-operation with U.S. immigration authorities. U.S. District Court Judge William Orrick issued the ruling on Monday in lawsuits brought by two California counties, San Francisco and Santa Clara. Orrick said Trump 20