7- Video Cleaning brigade omid.ghoreishi 2018-09-010 views Members of the “cleaning brigade” in Catalonia remove yellow ribbons placed by supporters of independence on Aug. 28, 2018. (Segadors del Maresme)
Chef Anthony Bourdain in hot water with Newfoundlanders omid.ghoreishi 2018-05-10344 views Celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain has some Newfoundlanders' blood boiling His CNN show "Parts Unknown" is set to feature local cuisine from the province The show's Twitter account used the term "Newfie" in a promotional tweet The origins of the term "Newfie" are contested But many Newfoundlanders find the term offensive, and said so in tweets But other Newfoundland viewers say they're excited about Bourdain's episode It's set to showcase dishes like moose meat and authentic fish and chips
Paxton’s former B.C. coach calls Canadian’s no-hitter ‘special’ omid.ghoreishi 2018-05-100 views CAPTION: (May 9, 2018) 1. SOUNDBITE: Ari Mellios, former James Paxton coach PLACELINE: Ladner, B.C.; Delta, B.C. CREDIT: The Canadian Press STORYLINE: It took just a few hours for the British Columbia hometown of James Paxton to honour his no-hitter against the Toronto Blue Jays. By Wednesday morning, the Welcome to Ladner sign was decorated with homemade notices reading ``Congrats James'' and ``Big Maple with a no-hitter.'' The heron on the same sign had a Canadian flag taped to its beak and was wearing a cutout of Paxton's Seattle Mariners jersey. The left-hander pitched a no-hitter against the Toronto Blue Jays Tuesday night, becoming only the second ever Canadian to reach the achievement. The feat is no surprise for coaches in Delta, where he played baseball growing up. They say even when he 15, Paxton was throwing ``ridiculous'' curveballs at 90 miles an hour and had a work ethic to take him to the top. Ari Mellios coached Paxton from 2004 to 2006 with the North Delta Blue Jays.
Trudeau says athletes showed Canadian ‘swagger’ in Pyeongchang omid.ghoreishi 2018-05-100 views CAPTION: Canada’s Pyeongchang Olympians and Paralympians received a standing ovation in the House of Commons on Wednesday. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau thanked the athletes for giving Canada a chance to “show off a bit.” (May 9, 2018) 1. SOUNDBITE: Justin Trudeau, prime minister PLACELINE: Ottawa CREDIT: The Canadian Press
Operators set up several cranes to protest training standards omid.ghoreishi 2018-05-060 views CAPTION:Quebec crane operators protested in Montreal Saturday against new regulations that govern how workers are trained. Operator Mario Bouchard says the new on-the-job training program is not enough to prevent workplace accidents. (May 5, 2018) SOUNDBITE: Mario Bouchard, crane operator PLACELINE: Montreal CREDIT: The Canadian Press STORYLINE: Crane operators drove their 30-ton rigs through the streets of Montreal today to protest new regulations that govern how workers are trained. About 10 cranes and several hundred union members joined the march and protest that ended in front of Premier Philippe Couillard's Montreal office. Union spokesman Evans Dupuis says the new regulations make it easier for new recruits to bypass a technical diploma in favour of an on-the-job training program. He says the new program is less thorough and could lead to more workplace accidents. Quebec's construction commission says the new rules were put in place to counter an anticipated labour shortage. Spokeswoman Melanie Malenfant says the new changes have been approved by the province's workplace health and safety board and insists safety won't be compromised in any way.
Asylum seekers need to follow immigration rules: Trudeau omid.ghoreishi 2018-05-060 views Justin Trudeau says Canada is a “compassionate country” but will continue enforcing its immigration laws. The prime minister made the remark as Hondurans lost temporary protected status in the U.S. and may come north for refuge.(May 4, 2017) SOUNDBITE: Justin Trudeau, prime minister PLACELINE: Cambridge, Ont. CREDIT: The Canadian Press STORYLINE:The federal government is planning to build temporary housing for up to 520 people at a Quebec border crossing that has seen an influx of asylum seekers. The move comes as tens of thousands of Hondurans lost temporary protected immigration status in the United States. There are concerns some of them they may look northward for refuge. Public Works and the Canada Border Services Agency say in a notice that the housing units are for Saint-Bernard-de-Lacolle — the municipality where the majority of RCMP interceptions of irregular migrants in Quebec take place. The Opposition says the Liberal government is effectively setting up a refugee camp at the Canada-U.S. border. "I'm not sure any Canadian would think that this is an acceptable response," Conservative immigration critic Michelle Rempel said Friday. Rempel said there is a frustrating lack of information from the government about the makeup and needs of asylum seekers: "How can I say how much money they should be needing when we don't even know what their needs are? And that is the result of having no plan for immigration. It's bananas."
Good Samaritan ferrying New Brunswick residents stranded by flood omid.ghoreishi 2018-05-040 views CAPTION: A New Brunswick man dubbed “Uber Rob” is transporting Darlings Island residents across floodwaters in his boat free of charge. Rob Dekany says avoiding debris in the water is like playing a game of “Pac-Man.” (May 4, 2018) 1. SOUNDBITE: Chris Calder, Darlings Island resident 2. SOUNDBITE: Rob Dekany, New Brunswick resident PLACELINE: Darlings Island, New Brunswick CREDIT: The Canadian Press STORYLINE: Record floods have brought chaos to a large swath of southern New Brunswick — with key highways shut and many residents forced from their homes — but they have also produced local heroes like "Uber Rob."
NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh explains why he ejected Saskatchewan MP omid.ghoreishi 2018-05-030 views CAPTION: NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh says he expelled Erin Weir from the party's caucus over sexual harassment allegations and what he says is Weir’s refusal to take responsibility for his actions. Weir has said the move is retaliatory. (May 3, 2018) 1. SOUNDBITE: NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh PLACELINE: Ottawa CREDIT: The Canadian Press STORYLINE: NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh has expelled Saskatchewan MP Erin Weir from the caucus over sexual harassment claims and what he says is Weir's refusal to take responsibility for his actions. Weir, however, said the move is in retaliation for his own claim that the harassment complaint levelled against him in January was not only unfounded, but a politically motivated attempt to punish him. Singh said in a statement today that a third-party investigation ``found one claim of harassment and three claims of sexual harassment were sustained by the evidence.
Conservative MPs remember Gord Brown as ‘a good man omid.ghoreishi 2018-05-020 views CAPTION: The Conservative party says federal MP Gord Brown was found dead Wednesday morning in his Parliament Hill office. Tory MP Tony Clement was emotional as he paid tribute to Brown. (May 2, 2018) 1. SOUNDBITE: Tony Clement, Conservative MP 2. SOUNDBITE: Gerard Deltell, Conservative MP PLACELINE: Ottawa CREDIT: The Canadian Press STORYLINE: Ashen-faced MPs of all political stripes commiserated with their stricken Conservative colleagues after hearing the news Wednesday that longtime Ontario Tory MP Gord Brown had died suddenly in his Parliament Hill office. Brown, 57, was a veteran MP representing the eastern Ontario riding of Leeds-Grenville-Thousand Islands and Rideau Lakes. He was first elected in 2004, and won re-election three more times, including most recently in 2015.
Residents urged to evacuate as New Brunswick floodwaters rise omid.ghoreishi 2018-05-020 views CAPTION: People in areas along the Saint John River in New Brunswick are being urged to evacuate as floodwaters threaten to surpass record levels. The Saint John fire chief says people could lose sewage and water services. (May 2, 2018) 1. SOUNDBITE: Kevin Clifford, Saint John fire chief PLACELINE: Saint John, New Brunswick CREDIT: The Canadian Press STORYLINE: People were urged to evacuate their homes Wednesday as rising floodwaters threatened to surpass record-setting water levels along the Saint John River, with one fire chief warning: "This could get very uncomfortable." Saint John Fire Chief Kevin Clifford said waters could rise to 6.6 metres above sea level on Sunday, an alarming forecast that could bring some of the worst flooding to low-lying areas along the river. "We're very concerned that the flooding will be unprecedented beyond even the 2008 and 1973 floods," Clifford said in an interview. "So we've issued a recommended evacuation. I think what we need to do is press harder on the fact that people are going to lose their services." He said if the forecasts are accurate, this flood could bring more water than the two historic floods. "The evidence suggests that this is going to be worse and longer," he said. The Emergency Measures Organization said access to several areas in Saint John, including Randolph, Westfield Road, Ragged Point Road and Beach Road, is limited and will likely be completely cut off by worsening flooding in a region the stretches from Fredericton — where parts of downtown have been under water for days — to the Saint John area.
Freeland calls U.S. delay on tariffs a ‘step forward’ omid.ghoreishi 2018-05-010 views Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland says Canada will continue to push for a “full and permanent” exemption to planned American tariffs on steel and aluminum. The U.S. delayed a decision on the move by another month on Tuesday. (May 1, 2018) 1. SOUNDBITE: Chrystia Freeland, foreign affairs minister PLACELINE: Ottawa CREDIT: The Canadian Press
Goodale: Canada in ‘exploratory’ Safe Third Country talks with U.S. omid.ghoreishi 2018-05-010 views CAPTION: Despite reports Canada wants the Safe Third Country Agreement to apply to the entire border, Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale says that would “increase insecurity.” The Liberals say there have been no formal talks with the U.S. on the issue. (May 1, 2018) 1. SOUNDBITE: Ralph Goodale, public safety minister 2. SOUNDBITE: Ahmed Hussen, immigration minister PLACELINE: Ottawa CREDIT: The Canadian Press STORYLINE: Canada is in ``exploratory'' talks with the United States to re-open the Safe Third Country Agreement, Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale said Tuesday as he dismissed reports that the Liberals want the pact to encompass the entire border. The aim would be to stem the flow of asylum seekers that have been coming into Canada from the U.S. ``It's a discussion we're having with the Americans about the various techniques that could be pursued on both sides of the border to ensure security and integrity,'' Goodale said as he left the weekly cabinet meeting. ``But this is very exploratory at the moment, scoping issues and potential solutions.'' There have been reports this week that Canada wants the agreement rewritten to apply to the entire border.
Russell Peters ‘in awe’ of Netflix series co-host Carol Burnett omid.ghoreishi 2018-05-010 views CAPTION: Russell Peters says as co-host of the new Netflix series “A Little Help With Carol Burnett,” he gets to show off his “paternal side” by working with kids. The Canadian comic says he was excited when he met comedy legend Burnett. (April 30, 2018) 1. SOUNDBITE: Russell Peters, comedian PLACELINE: Toronto CREDIT: The Canadian Press STORYLINE: Russell Peters is showing a new side of himself. As co-host of Netflix's new series "A Little Help With Carol Burnett," launching Friday, the comedy star from Brampton, Ont., banters with kids aged 5-9 before they give advice to celebrity guests. "The show gave me a chance to show my paternal side and give people an opportunity to see the other side of me — not the brash, say-anything-I-want comedian," Peters, who has a daughter, said in a recent interview. "This is the toned-down, dad version of me. And it wasn't like I was acting to be that way. I really am that way when I'm around kids." Burnett is the onstage host and chats with the guests, who include Taraji P. Henson, DJ Khaled, Lisa Kudrow, Wanda Sykes, and Vancouver native Finn Wolfhard of "Stranger Things." Peters is more behind the scenes, hanging out with the kids before the tikes go onstage to listen to the guests' problems and offer them their comically innocent thoughts. Peters said he was a big fan of Burnett growing up, watching her variety show with his parents.
Ontario premier ‘disturbed’ by Toronto pedestrian incident omid.ghoreishi 2018-04-230 views CAPTION: Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne is calling a fatal Toronto incident “tragic” and “frightening,” after a van mounted a sidewalk and hit pedestrians. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said in the House of Commons that his thoughts are with those affected. (April 23, 2018) 1. SOUNDBITE: Kathleen Wynne, Ontario Premier 2. SOUNDBITE: Andrew Scheer, Conservative Leader 3. SOUNDBITE: Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister PLACELINE: Toronto; Ottawa CREDIT: The Canadian Press STORYLINE: Toronto police say nine people are dead and 16 are injured after a van mounted a sidewalk in north Toronto, hitting pedestrians. Police say the driver of the van has been arrested.
Witness recounts ‘brutal’ scene of pedestrians hit in Toronto omid.ghoreishi 2018-04-230 views Multiple people have been injured after a van mounted a sidewalk in north Toronto and crashed into pedestrians. One witness says he saw a number of people being resuscitated at the chaotic scene. (April 23, 2018) SOUNDBITE: Phil Zullo, witness PLACELINE: Toronto CREDIT: The Canadian Press STORYLINE: Multiple people are injured and one person is in custody after a van mounted a sidewalk in north Toronto, crashing into a number of pedestrians, police said Monday. Const. Caroline de Kloet did not provide details on the suspect's identity or any charges that might be pending. She also did not confirm how many people were injured in the afternoon incident, which took place near the intersections of Yonge Street and Finch Avenue East.
Crown calls life sentence for Halifax plot ‘appropriate’ omid.ghoreishi 2018-04-210 views CAPTION: Lindsay Souvannarath, who pleaded guilty to planning to go on a shooting rampage at a Halifax mall, has been sentenced to life in prison. Crown lawyer Shauna MacDonald says the foiled plot made the risk of that type of offense “real” for Nova Scotians. (April 20, 2018) SOUNDBITE: Mark Heerema, Crown attorney SOUNDBITE: Shauna MacDonald, Crown attorney PLACELINE: Halifax CREDIT: The Canadian Press STORYLINE: She sat motionless in the wood-panelled, windowless courtroom as the judge delivered the sentence: Life in prison with no chance of parole for a decade. Minutes later, 26-year-old Lindsay Souvannarath was led away by sheriffs, returned to the jail cells that have been her home since 2015. It's been three years since the Chicago-area woman was arrested at the Halifax airport with a "death suit" and books on serial killers in her luggage. She was planning a Valentine's Day shooting rampage, a plot concocted online with a Halifax teen that would have seen them open fire at the Halifax Shopping Centre food court on a busy Saturday in February 2015. The American pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit murder only after thousands of damning Facebook messages between the conspirators were deemed admissible as evidence in the case. Nova Scotia Supreme Court Justice Peter Rosinski told the court Friday that Souvannarath continues to pose a threat to public safety. The judge said she has not expressed remorse for her murderous plot, nor has she renounced her ideological motivations for the conspiracy.
Humboldt Broncos will still accept donations after GoFundMe ends omid.ghoreishi 2018-04-170 views CAPTION: The president of the Humboldt Broncos says the GoFundMe page dedicated to crash victims’ families will close Wednesday and the money will be transferred to a new memorial fund. The campaign has raised over $12 million. (April 17, 2018) 1. SOUNDBITE: Kevin Garinger, Humboldt Broncos president PLACELINE: Saskatoon CREDIT: The Canadian Press STORYLINE: The GoFundMe page dedicated to the Humboldt Broncos, believed to be the largest of its kind in Canadian history, will remain open for two more days before being transferred to a newly created memorial fund, the team's officials announced Monday. More than 130,000 individuals and businesses from Canada and other countries have donated between $5 and $50,000 to the GoFundMe campaign, called Funds for Humboldt Broncos. The campaign was started by Humboldt resident Sylvie Kellington after the horrific bus crash earlier this month, which killed 16 players and staff. In nine days, the online campaign has raised more than $12 million. Humboldt Broncos president Kevin Garinger announced at a news conference in Saskatoon that the campaign will remain open until midnight Wednesday, at which point all funds will be transferred to the new Humboldt Broncos Memorial Fund. The $12 million raised will serve its intended purpose of paying for expenses of the victims' families, Garinger said, adding that it's too soon to give a more specific breakdown of the way the funds will be allocated. "Sylvie was hoping to raise $5,000 to maybe buy coffee and support maybe parking, and that sort of thing, to help families," he said. "It of course grew much larger than that." Garinger also said the team will continue to accept donations through another new organization, the Humboldt Strong Community Foundation, which he said will "support Humboldt Broncos players, employees, families and volunteers, as well as first responders and emergency services personnel, teams, athletes, related organizations and communities affected by the crash."
Should Monique Richard reach the summit of Yukon's Mount Logan, she will be the first female to reach the top by herself, according to officials with Parks Canada and data it has compiled since the late 1800s.
Could the death of the password be upon us? omid.ghoreishi 2018-04-160 views The death of the password could be upon us. A new security standard recently endorsed by the World Wide Web Consortium has experts excited about the prospect of making logins "unphishable" and ending the vulnerabilities that currently exist because so many users have poor "password hygiene" and reuse the same one across countless websites.
Assad ‘must bear responsibility’ for chemical attack: Freeland omid.ghoreishi 2018-04-150 views CAPTION: Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland says it is “clear to Canada” that the Assad regime is responsible for a suspected chemical-weapons attack in Syria that left more than 40 people dead and 500 injured. (April 14, 2018) SOUNDBITE: Chrystia Freeland, Foreign Affairs Minister PLACELINE: Lima, Peru CREDIT: The Canadian Press STORYLINE: The Syrian government has denied responsibility for the attack while Russia has suggested Israel or Britain was to blame, the latter to justify increased western intervention into the country. But Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland told reporters on the sidelines of the Summit of the Americas on Friday that Canada laid the blame squarely with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, as well as his Russian and Iranian supporters. "When it comes to this use of chemical weapons, it is clear to Canada that chemical weapons were used and that they were used by the Assad regime," Freeland said.
Generous’ Broncos player Jacob Leicht remembered at funeral omid.ghoreishi 2018-04-140 views CAPTION: Mourners remembered Humboldt Broncos player Jacob Leicht as “loving” and “generous,” after Friday’s funeral for the 19-year-old killed in last week’s bus crash. The father of fellow victim Tyler Bieber said he hopes that “time will heal.” (April 13, 2018) 1. SOUNDBITE: Eriza Custodio 2. SOUNDBITE: Connor Ebert 3. SOUNDBITE: Helen Friesen-Ebert 4. SOUNDBITE: Terry Bieber, father of crash victim Tyler Bieber PLACELINE: Humboldt, Sask. CREDIT: The Canadian Press STORYLINE: About 2,500 hockey fans chanted ``go Broncos go'' one final time today for a 19-year-old described as ``the classic underdog hockey player.'' Jacob Leicht was one of 16 people who have died after a bus carrying the Humboldt Broncos and a truck collided last Friday at a rural intersection north of Tisdale. His funeral was held today at the rink in his hometown of Humboldt. Family friend and former coach Shaun Gardiner says Leicht wasn't a big player, but what he lacked in size he made up for in hard work. Three of Leicht's teammates were at the service _ one receiving applause as he was brought in in a wheelchair.
Raptors coach expects a ‘physical battle’ against the Wizards omid.ghoreishi 2018-04-130 views CAPTION: Raptors coach Dwane Casey says Toronto has to be prepared for the speed of the Washington Wizards in the first round of the NBA playoffs. Raptors guard DeMar DeRozan says the team has more confidence “than ever.” (April 13, 2018) 1. SOUNDBITE: Dwayne Casey, Raptors coach 2. SOUNDBITE: DeMar DeRozan, Raptors guard PLACELINE: Toronto CREDIT: The Canadian Press STORYLINE: The Toronto Raptors' slogan for the NBA playoffs says everything: "Prove 'em." Coming off their finest regular season in franchise history, the Raptors are now aiming to exorcise some huge post-season demons, and prove the doubters wrong.
1. SOUNDBITE: Doug Ford, Ontario PC Leader 2. SOUNDBITE: Todd Smith, Ontario PC energy critic
PLACELINE: Toronto CREDIT: The Canadian Press
STORYLINE: If elected premier of Ontario in the spring election, Doug Ford says his first act will be to fire the CEO of Hydro One and its board of directors, whom he blames for the rising electricity costs in the province. The decision, however, would not come cheap. Hydro One CEO Mayo Schmidt, who earned a $6.2-million salary last year, would be entitled to at least $10.7 million in severance if he were to be removed from his job by the board of directors, according to the company's annual shareholders report released on March 29.
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Thanos is one of those baddies who's appeared in the movies here and there, but never had his own spotlight. Finally he'll "debut" as the main villain in “Infinity War,” so here's a refresher on what his deal is.
Morneau talks about Trans Mountain pipeline after meeting with Alberta Premier Rachel omid.ghoreishi 2018-04-120 views CAPTION: Finance Minister Bill Morneau is dismissing an NDP call to refer a dispute with B.C. over the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion to the Supreme Court. Morneau spoke Wednesday after meeting with Alberta Premier Rachel Notley. (April 11, 2018) 1. SOUNDBITE: Finance Minister Bill Morneau PLACELINE: Toronto CREDIT: The Canadian Press STORYLINE: Alberta Premier Rachel Notley says the federal government has convinced her that ``something specific'' will be announced in the near future to try to break the impasse over the Trans Mountain pipeline. Notley made the comments after a meeting in Toronto with federal Finance Minister Bill Morneau. She says she will let Morneau discuss and outline what those specific actions will be. The future of the Trans Mountain project was jeopardized this week after the operator, Kinder Morgan, said delay tactics by the B.C. government may make the $7.4-billion expansion of the existing line financially untenable. Notley says the line, from Edmonton to Burnaby, is critical to getting more oil to the coast and fetching better prices to boost the Canadian economy.