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October 15, 2018 4:44 PM In France, ten die in floods unseen in more than a century

“It was raining, raining, raining and my wife says to me, ‘We can hear water, switch on the light.’ So I switch on the light and nothing, it’s pitch black. So, what do I do? I get up and my feet are in water. I go to the kitchen, I open the door. Impossible. I am trying hard and then the water rose up to my belly,” the resident, who was identified only as Jean-Marc 7

October 12, 2018 11:05 PM Peel Regional Police Chief Jennifer Evans is retiring

The News also reached out to members of the Police Services Board for comment, but has yet to get a response. In 2015, she raised the ire of some community members when she defended Peel’s controversial carding policy and rejected her police board’s direction to suspend the practice until the province had studied it and come up with its own guidelines 42

October 11, 2018 12:34 PM 7-Eleven launches Foodora delivery offering

TORONTO—Some Canadians will be able to get Slurpees, condoms, medicine and ice cream delivered to them at the touch of a button. Berlin-based food delivery app Foodora launched an offering Thursday that will allow customers to order products from convenience store chain 7-Eleven in Toronto, Vancouver, Calgary and Edmonton. The partnership will make use of 48 7-Eleven 9

October 9, 2018 11:59 AM Seoul says Kim Jong Un wants Pope Francis to visit North Korea

“When you speak the same language it is because you have the same mother, and this gives us hope,” the pope said. “The suffering of the division is great, and I understand this and pray that it ends.” North Korea’s reported overture comes a few weeks after the Vatican signed a landmark deal with Communist China, North Korea’s closest ally, over bishop 8

October 7, 2018 1:08 AM Mormons told they can spend less time at church on Sundays

SALT LAKE CITY — Mormons will start spending less time at church each Sunday — two hours instead of three — after a change announced Saturday aimed at making worship more manageable for members around the globe. The switch, which takes effect in January, is a significant one for Mormons, who since 1980 have been expected to attend all three hours each Sunday 11

October 3, 2018 10:25 PM Quebec’s new government will fire public servants for wearing religious symbols, officials say

The proposed Coalition policy would tighten a law passed by the outgoing Liberal government banning people from receiving or giving public services with their faces covered. That legislation already faces a legal challenge. The Coalition has also promised to reduce immigration levels by 20 per cent beginning next year and to require immigrants to pass French-language 10

October 3, 2018 6:56 PM Trudeau taps Indigenous advocate, G7 organizer for Senate seats in Alberta and Ontario

Paula Simons, who fills a vacant seat in Alberta, will be familiar to many in the province. Simons is a former political columnist and reporter with the Edmonton Journal, and she has won multiple national and provincial awards for her work. Patti LaBoucane-Benson fills another vacant seat in Alberta. A Métis, LaBoucane-Benson is director of research 8

October 3, 2018 6:27 PM Children’s advocate demands provinces treat Indigenous kids equally

Blackstock, who is executive director of the First Nations Child and Family Caring Society, provinces still aren’t adhering to Jordan’s Principle despite a ruling from the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal. The principle stipulates Indigenous kids should get access to services without delays that may be caused by jurisdictional issues. It’s named after 11

October 2, 2018 8:54 PM Report says Homeland Security wasn’t ready to support migrant children separated from families

WASHINGTON—The Department of Homeland Security was unprepared for the Trump administration’s “zero tolerance” immigration enforcement policy and the separation of thousands of migrant children from their parents, the agency’s own watchdog concluded in a report released Tuesday. The department’s Office of Inspector General found that Customs and Border 10

October 1, 2018 2:43 PM 1,265 crosses planted at Queen’s Park to push province to end freeze on ‘life-saving’ overdose prevention sites

The Queen’s Park lawn was staked with 1,265 wooden crosses on Monday, representing the people in Ontario who died due to drug overdose last year. The vigil, hosted by the Toronto Overdose Prevention Society (TOPS), comes two days after the province asked the federal government for an extension as it assesses the future of safe injection sites. “We have come to remind 6