Mumps cases rising in Toronto

Friday, 24 February 2017 12:50 JW
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The number of confirmed cases of mumps in Toronto has risen to 17.
A public health official says all of the people affected are 18 to 35 years of age, and they have all frequented bars in the west end of downtown.
Earlier this week, the city said it was looking into 14 cases of mumps.
It says risk to the general public is low but is advising residents to ensure their vaccinations are up to date.

U-S President Trump blames FBI for leaks to media

Friday, 24 February 2017 12:42 JW
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President Donald Trump is blaming the FBI for failing to stop leaks to the media.
In a tweet today (Friday), Trump says the information being reported is classified and could have a "devastating effect" on the country.
Trump says “The FBI is totally unable to stop the national security 'leakers' that have permeated our government for a long time. They can't even find the leakers within the FBI itself.”
He adds, “classified information is being given to media that could have a devastating effect on U.S. FIND NOW.”
This morning at the Conservative Politcal Action Conference (C-PAC), Trump reminisced about his victory in the Republican primaries. He vowed to “build the wall” along the Mexican border.
And he denounced Hillary Clinton's characterization of some of his supporters as belonging in a “basket of deplorables.”

New developments in Bill Cosby's upcoming trial

Friday, 24 February 2017 12:37 JW
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A judge will only let one other accuser testify against comedian Bill Cosby.
Pennsylvania prosectuors wanted to call 13 women to testify at Cosby's sexual assault trial.
The the judge ruled that only one other witness will be called to bolster the case that Cosby drugged and molested a Canadian woman at his Philadelphia-area estate in 2005.
Prosecutors in Pennsylvania had wanted to call a total of 13 women to the stand at Bill Cosby's upcoming sexual assault trial.
Former Temple University employee Andrea Constand, who is now a massage therapist in Toronto, has levelled the allegations against Cosby. 

Carbon taxes help jack up inflation

Friday, 24 February 2017 09:28 JW
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Inflation is up and the new carbon taxes imposed by the Ontario and Alberta governments had a lot to do with it.
Statistics Canada says an increase in gasoline prices pushed inflation to 2.1 per cent in January, well above expectations.
Gas prices soared about 21 per cent compared with a year ago in January.
December's inflation was pegged at 1.5 per cent and excluding gas price increases, the rate would have held at 1.5 in January. 

London Knights player suspended for cross-check to the face

Friday, 24 February 2017 06:52 JW
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London Knights forward Max Jones has been handed a ten-game suspension by the Ontario Hockey League.

The suspension comes after Jones was assessed a five-minute major for cross-checking an Owen Sound player in the face last Friday.

Jones sat out the Knights' eastern Ontario road games in Kingston and Ottawa.

He'll be eligible to return on March 14th.


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