Report alleges hydro development led to abuse of Indigenous women in Manitoba

WINNIPEG -- The Manitoba government is asking the RCMP to investigate accusations that hydro development in northern Manitoba decades ago led to sexual abuse of Indigenous women.
The allegations are contained in a report from the province's arm's-length Clean Environment Commission, which held hearings earlier this year on the environmental and social effects of energy development from the 1950s to the 1980s.
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MMIWG inquiry announces final 4 cities it will hold hearings

The national inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls has announced the dates and locations for its final four hearings.
The inquiry will be in Iqaluit from Sept. 10-13; Quebec City from Sept. 17-21; Winnipeg from Oct.
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Brock University strips former prof's emeritus status after 'abhorrent' posts

An Ontario university has stripped a former professor of an honorary title after he wrote social media posts about Indigenous people that the school described as inflammatory and vulgar.
Brock University said its senate committee voted unanimously last week to strip former political science professor Garth Stevenson of his "emeritus" designation, which was given to him when he retired in 2012.
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N.S. man says sharing name with child sex offender has cost him work

A Nova Scotia man who has the same name as a child sex offender says the unfortunate coincidence is costing him work.
Donald Duane Bartlett, a 54-year-old Truro-based contractor, says he’s struggled to find work in recent years and lost at least one job recently due to his name.
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Convicted spy released on parole less than halfway into sentence

The Parole Board of Canada decided Tuesday to release convicted spy Jeffrey Delisle on day parole, after a two-hour hearing at Dorchester Penitentiary in New Brunswick.
Delisle, 47, a former Canadian naval intelligence officer, was sentenced to 20 years in prison for, in the words of the  sentencing judge, "coldly and rationally" selling secrets to Russia.
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Toronto's density, old sewer system lead to issues with flooding

TORONTO -- Steady rain and thunderstorm warnings in Toronto on Tuesday had residents bracing for waterlogged streets and transit delays for the third time in as many weeks, with the city saying it was prepared to respond quickly to urgent needs.
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Toronto resident stuck in Kerala recounts days in flooded neighbourhood

A Toronto resident visiting family in the Indian state of Kerala says major floods in the region left him and his relatives largely confined to a home without power for days as flooded roads prevented them from leaving their neighbourhood.
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Toronto firefighters battle six-alarm fire in downtown apartment building

TORONTO -- Firefighters are battling a blaze in a downtown Toronto highrise building, but paramedics say no injuries have been reported.
The fire department says heavy black smoke is travelling through the building and that 26 trucks and about 100 firefighters are at the scene.
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Brawl in Peterborough, Ont., park being investigated as hate-bias incident

PETERBOROUGH, Ont. -- Police say a brawl involving up to 30 people in a Peterborough, Ont., park is now being investigated as a "hate-bias" incident.
Investigators say 20 to 30 youths were involved in a fight between two groups on the night of Aug.
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Manitoba has asked the RCMP to investigate allegations Manitoba Hydro workers sexually abused Indigenous women in a remote northern community after the utility arrived in the area in the 1960s.
The allegations are found in a new report from the Clean Environment Commission, an arm's-length provincial agency that was tasked with studying the social impact of hydro development past and present on surrounding communities.
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Calgary man's murder plan included GPS tracker on ex-wife's car, borrowed shotgun

Keith Harkes thought he had perfectly planned the murder of his ex-wife: he practised loading a shotgun, placed a GPS tracking device on her car, learned her routines and picked a day to follow her home.
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Montrealer who says police hurled racial slurs settles for $25,000

MONTREAL -- A man who was taken on a so-called starlight tour by two Montreal police officers in May 2012 has settled with the city for $25,000, but expressed disappointment the city dismissed his proposals to fight racial profiling and discrimination.
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People injured in Mississauga, Ont., restaurant bombing file suit against owners

TORONTO -- Six of the 15 people injured in a bombing west of Toronto in May are suing the restaurant where the incident took place, their lawyers said Tuesday, alleging the business's owners and managers failed to take precautions to protect them.
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