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Justin Bieber faces assault, dangerous driving charges in Ontario

cbc.ca — A "peaceful retreat" for Justin Bieber turned into something uglier, his lawyer says, after the Canadian pop star had a run-in with paparazzi in southwestern Ontario. Bieber has been charged with assault and dangerous driving after a collision involving a minivan and an all-terrain vehicle in southwestern Ontario.
Sep 02, 2014

RT @woodruffbets: Meanwhile, Justin Bieber was just arrested. Comforting to know some things never change. cbc.ca/news/canada/to…

Sep 02, 2014

RT @woodruffbets: Meanwhile, Justin Bieber was just arrested. Comforting to know some things never change. cbc.ca/news/canada/to…

Government now open to roundtable on missing and murdered aboriginal women

cbc.ca — The federal government has done an about-face, saying it's now open to a roundtable into Canada's missing and murdered aboriginal women. On CBC News Network's Power and Politics, Aboriginal Affairs Minister Bernard Valcourt told host Evan Solomon that if the premiers ask the federal government to be part of a roundtable, it would participate.
Sep 02, 2014

RT @CBCPolitics: Government now open to roundtable on missing and murdered aboriginal women cbc.ca/news/politics/… #cdnpoli #hw

Grassy Narrows: Why is Japan still studying the mercury poisoning when Canada isn't?

cbc.ca — First the mink and the otter began to disappear. Then the local people started noticing something odd about the way the eagles and turkey vultures were flying overhead. One man watched his kitten walking in circles, salivating and convulsing.
Sep 02, 2014

Grassy Narrows: Why is Japan still studying the mercury poisoning when Canada isn't? cbc.ca/1.2752360

Sep 02, 2014

Grassy Narrows: Why is Japan still studying the mercury poisoning when Canada isn't? cbc.ca/1.2752360 via @CBChealth @vmorin

Japanese mercury experts push Canada to help Grassy Narrows

cbc.ca — The world's leading experts in mercury poisoning are urging Canada to recognize, and treat, the wide-ranging human health impacts of contamination on two First Nations in northern Ontario. The team of medical experts from Japan wrap up their week-long visit to Grassy Narrows and Wabseemoong First Nations on Sept. 2.
Sep 02, 2014

Canada's "Mercury Disability Board" denies 73% of Native Americans reporting toxicity effects cbc.ca/1.2750849 HT @picardonhealth

Nobel laureates ask Harper to stop oilsands

cbc.ca — Archbishop Desmond Tutu is one of eight Nobel Peace Prize winners who have signed a letter asking Prime Minister Stephen Harper to do what he can to stop the growth of Alberta's oilsands.
Sep 02, 2014

RT @stephenlautens: Remember when 8 Nobel Peace Prize winners asked new Peace Prize nominee Harper to stop the oilsands? cbc.ca/1.1083798 #cdnpoli

Manitoba lacks services for at-risk youth, says advocate

cbc.ca — Most Winnipeggers don't seem to care about the growing list of missing and murdered Aboriginal women, according to an advocate for at-risk women and girls. Tracy Booth, executive director with the Winnipeg chapter of the Elizabeth Fry Society, said that is part of the reason why there aren't enough services available to help girls on the street in Manitoba.
Sep 02, 2014

RT @talithacalder: Manitoba sorely lacking in services for at-risk women and girls, says advocate: cbc.ca/news/canada/ma…

TransLink bonuses, executive salaries draw criticism

cbc.ca — Concerns are being raised once again about the amount TransLink executives are getting paid, following the the release of documents showing many got significant hikes last year. Ian Jarvis, CEO of TransLink, received $83,700 in bonuses in 2013, making his total compensation for the year $468,015, a rise of almost seven per cent over 2012, according to salary disclosure documents released by the transit organization late Friday.
Sep 02, 2014

TransLink bonuses, executive salaries draw criticism cbc.ca/1.2753332 @translink #cbc

Henry McCollum, Leon Brown declared innocent after 30 years in prison

cbc.ca — Two North Carolina men were declared innocent and ordered freed on Tuesday after spending more than 30 years in prison for the rape and murder of an 11-year-old girl that recent DNA tests linked to another man.
Sep 02, 2014

RT @CBCNews: Brothers declared innocent, released after spending 30 years in prison for murder ift.tt/1uiKLkc pic.twitter.com/tEWQA9ITY4

B.C. teachers' strike: parents search for alternate care

cbc.ca — Parents throughout British Columbia began using a patchwork of childcare solutions on Tuesday, on what should have been the first day of public school in the province. Piper Jackson found a spot for his son in a day camp offered by the YMCA in Vancouver, one of 1,200 spots offered by the organization in locations from the Sunshine Coast to Chilliwack.
Sep 02, 2014

B.C. teachers' strike: parents search for alternate care cbc.ca/1.2753337 #cbc

Winnipeg protest holds up traffic on Portage Avenue

cbc.ca — Traffic was backed up Tuesday at rush hour as around 25 protesters calling for a national inquiry into Canada's missing and murdered aboriginal women walked down Portage Avenue near Polo Park. Winnipeg police diverted westbound traffic on Portage Avenue near the Empress Street underpass at Valour Road late Tuesday afternoon.

Emera CEO Chris Huskilson gets 54% raise

cbc.ca — The executives of Emera - parent company of Nova Scotia Power - received hefty, double-digit percentage raises in 2013, according to executive compensation information released Thursday in Halifax. The biggest raise went to Chris Huskilson, the president and CEO of Emera. Huskilson made $4.7 million in 2013 - that was a 54 per cent raise over the year before.
Sep 02, 2014

Because Nova Scotia Power has done such a great job. Emera CEO Chris Huskilson gets 54% raise, to $4.7 million cbc.ca/news/canada/no…

#LeakforJlaw: 4Chan pranksters encourage women to tweet nude photos in support of Jennifer Lawrence

cbc.ca — View the story "#LeakforJlaw: 4Chan pranksters encourage women to tweet nude photos in support of Jennifer Lawrence" on Storify ] #LeakforJlaw: 4Chan pranksters encourage women to tweet nude photos in support of Jennifer Lawrence Storified by CBC News Community · Tue, Sep 02 2014 20:50:32 It would appear as though co-ordinating the leak of nude photos stolen from more than 100 celebrities wasn't enough of a thrill for some 4channers.

Polar vortex chills linked to melting sea ice

cbc.ca — A new study says that as the world gets warmer, parts of North America, Europe and Asia could see more frequent and stronger visits of cold air as the world gets warmer. Researchers say that's because of shrinking ice in the seas off Russia.
Sep 02, 2014

AGW crowd becoming desperate to explain pause. Melting Arctic ice means colder NA, Europe, Asia from #polarvortex? cbc.ca/news/technolog…