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Canadians Potentially Listed As Some Of The Injured In Barcelona Attack

Friday, 18 August 2017 08:42
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Global Affairs Canada is now saying that Canadians were affected by yesterday's terrorist attacks in Spain, but it isn't saying if they were killed or injured.

Local officials say on Twitter that the dead and injured from the attacks come from 34 countries.

Thirteen people were killed and more than 100 were wounded after a van mowed down pedestrians in Barcelona's historic Las Ramblas district.

Two people who were inside the van are in custody, but the driver is still on the loose.

Hours after the Barcelona attack, a car struck pedestrians in the seaside town of Cambrils, killing a woman and injuring others.

Police shot and killed five of the Cambrils attackers.

Thousands gathered today in Barcelona's Placa de Catalunya square for a moment of silence for the victims.

(The Canadian Press)

 

Ontario Man Charged After Attempting To Engage In Sexual Relations With A 13 Year Old Girl

Friday, 18 August 2017 06:27
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The U.S. Department of Justice says a Canadian man has been charged after allegedly flying to Atlanta in an attempt to have sex with a 13-year-old Georgia girl he met on the internet.

Officials say the 53-year-old Ontario man has been arraigned on federal charges of using the internet to entice a child for sexual activity and enticing the girl to engage in sexually explicit conduct over the internet.

Prosecutors allege Yves Joseph Legault met a Marietta, Ga., girl on Omegle, a free and anonymous online text and video chat tool, in July.

After moving to another site, it's alleged he asked the teen to perform sexual acts on live video-streaming for him and eventually arranged to travel to Atlanta in order to have sex with her.

Legault was arrested on Aug. 11 after flying from Toronto to Atlanta and was indicted by a federal grand jury on Tuesday.

Prosecutors say the girl's mother had alerted the FBI to the alleged relationship after she intercepted a package sent her daughter from Canada.

(The Canadian Press)

 

Trump Blames Both Sides For Tragic Rally Over The Weekend

Wednesday, 16 August 2017 06:27
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U-S President Donald Trump is defiantly blaming “both sides” for the weekend violence between white supremacists and counter-demonstrators in Virginia.

Speaking yesterday in the lobby of his Manhattan skyscraper, Trump rebuffed the widespread criticism of his early handling of the emotionally-charged protests.

Trump also showed sympathy for the fringe group's efforts to preserve Confederate monuments across the U-S, asking if statues of George Washington and Thomas Jefferson will be removed next because they were slave owners.

(The Canadian Press)

 

BC Expects No Rain In The Coming Days

Tuesday, 15 August 2017 08:27
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Little-to-no rain is expected in wildfire ravaged areas of B-C in the coming days while Environment Canada's air quality advisory remains in place as smoke lingers in the south and central interior.

More than 729-thousand hectares of land have been scorched since fire season began in B-C, and with 162 fires still burning in the province, that number is expected to rise.

The fires are taking a toll on businesses in the Interior, prompting the province to launch a small business grant program yesterday.

(The Canadian Press)

 

No Toronto Nationalist Rally Is Set To Happen

Tuesday, 15 August 2017 05:35
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The University of Toronto is denying a white nationalist rally will be held at its downtown campus next month.

An event page on Facebook says a rally being held on September 14th is hosted by the Canadian Nationalist Party, a political organization that claims to support ethnic nationalism.

But a U of T spokeswoman says no organizers for the Toronto Nationalist Rally have inquired about booking space at the university.

She adds the university has asked Facebook to remove the event page, but has not received a response.

(The Canadian Press)

 

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