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September 20, 2018 5:23 PM Assassination Nation is bloody, funny and thought-provoking

The story opens with the declaration that Salem, a fictional town of 17,000 people, has “lost its motherf---ing mind.” (Calling the town Salem is a nice, if unsubtle, touch.) The film then retraces its footsteps to the beginning, when an anonymous hacker starts taking down prominent townsfolk, including the school principal and the mayor, by revealing 7

September 19, 2018 7:17 PM U.S. Supreme Court candidate Brett Kavanaugh thrives by mixing sports and politics

Last week Christine Blasey Ford gave an interview to the Washington Post alleging that Brett Kavanaugh, the U.S. Supreme Court nominee now undergoing confirmation hearings in the U.S. senate, sexually assaulted her at a house party when they were both teenagers. Ford, a psychology professor at Palo Alto University, has been invited to testify before 7

September 19, 2018 2:00 PM These new thrillers will unsettle your heart

Three Little Lies unfolds over two timelines, beginning in 2005 when the cultured Monktons move in across the street from teenager Ellen. She becomes fast friends with the exotic Sasha, the Monkton’s ward, and a fixture in the bohemian home. This ends when the eldest Monkton son, Daniel, is sentenced to 10 years for rape, in part because of the girls’ 8

September 18, 2018 5:41 PM Former DC mayor Marion Barry, who staged comeback after 1990 crack cocaine arrest, dead at 78

WASHINGTON - Divisive and flamboyant, maddening and beloved, Marion Barry outshone every politician in the 40-year history of District of Columbia self-rule. But for many, his legacy was not defined by the accomplishments and failures of his four terms as mayor and long service on the D.C. Council. Instead, Barry will be remembered for a single night 17

September 17, 2018 9:13 PM Second human rights case to challenge government over sex-ed curriculum

Two transgender teens are part of a second human rights case launched against the Ontario government for its use of an outdated sex-ed curriculum. Ryan and Noah, both 15, say using the two-decade-old lessons — which don’t explicitly mention LGBTQ youth — means teens like them are no longer reflected in the classroom. They say that could lead to an unwelcoming 8

September 17, 2018 7:58 PM Alberta private schools coming around to gay-straight alliances: minister

Alberta’s public, Catholic and francophone school boards along with charter schools are complying. Gay-straight alliances are support groups set up by students to help LGBTQ students feel accepted and reduce bullying or abuse. It is a political wedge issue in Alberta. The Opposition United Conservatives say while all children must be treated fairly and equally 9

September 16, 2018 4:43 PM Women lead trucking industry charge to get more female big-riggers behind wheel

Linda Young, head of human resources for Winnipeg-based Bison Transport, chairs the trucking HR association’s Women With Drive initiative. Launched in 2016, it aims to raise the number of women entering the 18-wheeler workforce through awareness campaigns and resources for employers. “In the last two years it has gotten worse,” Young said. “This year in particular 22

September 15, 2018 3:56 PM ‘We have to move forward:’ Humboldt station hires new play-by-play voice

HUMBOLDT, SASK.—A plan to bring hockey broadcasters in from across the country to call Humboldt Broncos games this season will not go ahead. Instead, local radio station CHBO Bolt FM has hired an up-and-coming Winnipeg broadcaster to take over for Tyler Bieber, its play-by-play voice who was killed along with 15 others in last April’s Broncos bus crash 12

September 14, 2018 6:09 PM Ontario outlines arguments in lawsuit against federal carbon tax plan

The Ontario government says it has taken the next step in its legal challenge against the federal government’s carbon tax plan. Environment Minister Rod Phillips says the government has filed a statement in court outlining its arguments that Ottawa’s carbon pricing plan is unconstitutional. The province argues the federal government does not have the power 12

September 12, 2018 7:47 PM Toronto schools put on lockdown, hold and secure after two separate shootings

Several Toronto schools were put into lockdown or hold and secure Wednesday after two separate shootings in Etobicoke and Scarborough. Paramedics said they found a male teen victim with a serious but non-life-threatening gunshot wound. Paramedics also took two teen girls to a local hospital with minor injuries. Police spokesperson Gary Long said the girls 17