Members of the Red Bank First Nation demand answers

first_imgAPTN National NewsThere’s trouble brewing on the Red Bank First Nation in New Brunswick.Some of the members are suing their band council.They want to know what happened to a half a million dollars the band received from a land claim.APTN’s Taryn Della has more.last_img

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Nova Scotia boy 6 threatened to hang himself because of bullies

first_imgAPTN National NewsA Nova Scotia boy is being bullied.He’s six-years-old.When the boy was five he threatened to hang himself.And the parents say the school board isn’t helping.APTN National News reporter Ossie Michelin has the story.last_img

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One ingredient missing from Trudeaus feast in Iqaluit – a candidate

first_imgAPTN National NewsLiberal party leader Justin Trudeau hosted a community feast in Iqaluit Monday evening.While warmly received, the Liberals were missing one key ingredient for a Nunavut campaign – a candidate.APTN’s Kent Driscoll has the story.last_img

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Maliseet community struggles with suicides aftermath

first_imgAPTN National NewsA Maliseet First Nation in New Brunswick is struggling to cope with recent suicides.The band just wrapped-up a week of events aimed at healing.The goal is to raise awareness, but as Trina Roache reports, the suicides have also raised some big questions.last_img

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Searchers find one of four men missing from Fort Chipewyan boating trip

first_imgTamara Pimentel APTN National NewsThe body of one of four men from Fort Chipewyan First Nation in Northern Alberta has been recovered after a boating accident.The four hunters have been missing since April 23.According to one media outlet, the boot of another of the hunters was discovered.More than 100 people are involved in the search.tpimentel@aptn.caFollow @APTN_tamaralast_img

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Obstructing UNDRIP bill amounts to oppression and racism against Indigenous peoples says

first_imgSenator Mary Jane McCallum. Photo: maryjanemccallum.caJustin BrakeAPTN NewsCree Senator Mary Jane McCallum says too much is at stake for Bill C-262 to die on the Senate floor.The former university professor and long time advocate for Indigenous rights tells APTN News that “by obstructing the vote the senate is feeding into the cycle of manufactured violence toward Indigenous peoples by not providing them the opportunity to move forward in a positive direction.”McCallum’s comments come amid allegations by Liberal and independent senators who say Conservative senators are deliberately stalling the bill from going to committee, where it would be studied and potentially amended before returning to the senate floor for a third and final reading.If passed, the bill would compel Canada to harmonize its laws with the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP), which details the global minimum standards for recognizing and respecting Indigenous rights.Last week a coalition of Indigenous and human rights groups also accused Conservative senators of preventing the bill from going to committee.Senator Don Plett, one of those alleged to have used senate rules and procedures to prevent Senator Murray Sinclair — the bill’s senate sponsor — from reading his right of final reply on April 9, has denied any antagonism to the bill’s passing second reading.Once a right of final reply is read, a bill then moves on to the next stage of the legislative process — in this case, to committee.Plett maintains that the Senate Aboriginal Affairs committee is currently dealing with government legislation — namely a pre-study of Bill C-92, which takes precedent over private members’ legislation — and therefore can’t address C-262 until it has dealt with the other bill.C-262 was introduced by Cree MP Romeo Saganash in 2016 and was passed in the House of Commons in May 2018.The next day it was read for the first time in the Senate.Its second reading has so far spanned 10 sittings over six months.Sinclair told APTN last week he feels “there’s been a lack of willingness to move” on the part of some senators.Plett told APTN last week that he knows of other senators who want to address C-262 during the second reading, but he can’t say who they are due to confidentiality.With the Aboriginal Affairs committee currently dealing with C-92’s pre-study, “why not give every senator an opportunity, if they wish to speak to it, to speak to it?” he said in a phone interview Wednesday.Senator Lillian Dyck, who chairs the committee, told APTN last week that with Bills C-91 and C-92 — the Indigenous languages and Indigenous child welfare legislation, respectfully — still in the House of Commons and the committee’s pre-study of C-92 almost complete, there may be a window of opportunity in the coming weeks for the committee to begin work on the UNDRIP legislation.“But until we actually get Bill 262 we will not actually discuss how we’re going to handle that, we won’t set up a witness list and plan when we will have people come, because we don’t have it yet,” she said.Plett said he’s “not sure why people are trying to find a hidden agenda here, that something else is happening — it isn’t.”But McCallum said the current situation, including concerns among some senators that the concept of free, prior and informed consent outlined in the U.N. Declaration would give Indigenous peoples a “veto” over resource development, needs to be understood in a broader context.Within that context, she says, all senators should be working to ensure C-262 gets to committee as soon as possible and is brought back for a final vote.For Indigenous peoples in Canada, “there continues to be no escape or protection from the adverse health and social cumulative impacts of resource extraction,” she says, explaining resource extraction “is intimately linked with the human and collective right of Indigenous women, men, children, families and community in their quest for self-determination.”She says UNDRIP rightly protects Indigenous peoples collective rights, including the right to consent to, or refuse, events that impact them.“The sad reality is that resource development continues to be taking place on our lands without our consent, and without adequate protection from the provincial or federal governments,” McCallum says. “The result is that this cycle [of] resource extraction continues to leave a group of people in a vulnerable and threatened position.”She calls the debate around whether Indigenous peoples should be afforded the right to consent “fear mongering”.“I have the right to say no, the right to say yes, and the right to say yes with conditions.”McCallum says she’s “disappointed” by the “stalling tactics” but doesn’t name individual senators.“As senators it is our duty to uphold and respect the democratic process,” she says. “This includes allowing all legislation the right to come to a vote. By denying this process this great chamber becomes a vehicle of structural violence.”Plett says once the committee has its hands free after dealing with government legislation before it, he personally would not hold up C-262 from going to committee.He also points out the Trudeau government “could have dealt with this a long time ago by making this government legislation,” and that the Liberals waivered in their support for the bill, noting former justice minister and attorney general Jody Wilson-Raybould had called the legislation “unworkable,” before eventually supporting it.Partisanship aside, McCallum says that “for a bill that is so crucial to Indigenous rights,” passing C-262 “should be first and foremost in the thoughts of everyone’s minds and hearts.”But first it must get to committee, and then back to all senators for a vote.“The outcome of the vote is never guaranteed,” McCallum says, “but the opportunity to have it voted on is the crucial aspect. Blocking this potential advancement is unacceptable. These stall tactics are a blow to democracy and a blow to reconciliation.”She says any effort to prevent the bill’s passing “is a sign of continued oppression and continued racism to keep a group under threat while supporting others to remain in control.”Senators are on a break this week but will sit again beginning April 29, from which time there will be a total of eight weeks of sittings before they break for the summer and the fall election.jbrake@aptn.ca@justinbrakenewslast_img read more

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London Fashion Erdem shows fancy florals Kane goes for sex

first_imgLONDON – London Fashion Week saw a flurry of shows Monday emphasizing romance and femininity, often with exquisite workmanship and dashes of mystery and drama.Dresses dominated the runway. Christopher Kane offered a strong collection of very feminine, sometimes very revealing dresses at his catwalk show at the Tate Britain museum.Canada-born designer Erdem Moralioglu turned the National Portrait Gallery into a showcase for his contemporary designs, which featured long, elaborately made dresses, many with floral themes offset by black backgrounds.___CHRISTOPHER KANE CHANNELS ‘THE JOY OF SEX’Kane went “old school” for his London Fashion Week show with a collection that overtly referenced two 70s’ classics: “The Joy of Sex” and “More Joy of Sex” books.“I have never shied away from sex in the collections and this one is no different,” said Kane. “Since the beginning, I have found it fundamental to our idea of women. Women with their own power who create their own worlds.”Anyone who missed the point was reminded by the none-too-subtle voiceover on the soundtrack encouraging people to experience more joy, more play and more sex.Many of Kane’s dresses were semi-sheer and lacy, in simple but effective blacks and reds, along with some relatively demure knitwear, including an impressive deep purple dress. Kane made very effective use of black set off with silver, as well as primarily black outfits that seemed to shimmer with colour.Pants were sometimes ripped or had fabric cut out and some blouses and dresses sported horizontal “peekaboo” slits. Kane used a wide variety of materials, including cotton canvas coats, raw wools and crushed velvet.___FALSE ALARM AT TATE SENDS MODELS INTO DRIZZLY RAINThere was an unexpected evacuation of the Tate Britain Museum several hours before the Christopher Kane show, sending visitors — and models — into a light rain outside while a fire alarm was checked.The models were rained on for about 20 minutes before the alarm was lifted, creating some challenges for makeup artists and stylists preparing for Kane’s showcase event.___ERDEM BUILDS ON A DELICATE, VEILED THEMEErdem’s London Fashion Week show made heavy use of veils — and black veil material — not only to shade the faces of many models but also as the fabric for leggings, long gloves and some shawls and capes.The veil material was detailed with black polka dots that became a design motif throughout the show, giving the models an unearthly and sometimes off-putting look when their faces were totally obscured.A few outfits had retro flair, including some silver metallic skirts that evoked the flapper era, and some fused Asian designs that gave the show an international feel. Colors were rich and vibrant and the floral designs were complex and evocative.The show, with American Vogue editor Anna Wintour in her customary front-row seat, showed a remarkably uniform approach to design, each piece reinforcing and building on the look.___GLAMOUROUS NIGHT AT BUCKINGHAM PALACEPrince William’s wife, Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, co-hosted a fashion reception at Buckingham Palace with Sophie, the Countess of Wessex and wife of Prince Edward, William’s uncle. The two were acting on behalf of Queen Elizabeth II at the glittery event.Among the guests Monday night were model Naomi Campbell, designer Stella McCartney and Edward Enninful, the new editor of British Vogue.The event was a celebration of the Commonwealth Fashion Exchange, launched earlier this month to foster partnerships between established and emerging talents in the Commonwealth countries ahead of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in London in April.___BLAST FROM THE PAST: PAULINA PORIZKOVA RETURNSAlmost overlooked in the flood of attention paid to Christopher Bailey’s farewell show at Burberry was the return of Czech-born Paulina Porizkova, one of the original supermodels.She made a rare catwalk appearance Saturday to support designer Jiri Kalfar.last_img read more

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No way to know if debt to income ratio has climbed too

first_imgOTTAWA – With a popular measure that shows Canadians’ soaring debt remains in record-breaking territory, the federal government has acknowledged internally there’s no way of knowing whether the burden has climbed too high.A recently released federal analysis, prepared for Finance Minister Bill Morneau, said the country’s household-debt-to-disposable-income ratio has been steadily rising since 1990, when it was 90 per cent. That translates to 90 cents in debt for every dollar of household disposable income.On Thursday, the latest figures showed the ratio hit 170.4 per cent in the final three months of 2017, just below its historical peak of 170. 5 per cent the previous quarter. That’s just over $1.70 in debt for every dollar of disposable income.“While the debt ratio is high historically speaking, there is no way of precisely determining whether the current ratio is too high,” said the memo, which was written last August.“There is no estimate of the exact ‘optimal’ level of household debt.”The Finance Department document, labelled “secret,” was obtained by The Canadian Press under the Access to Information Act.Policy-makers keep an eye on the debt ratio, which is one of several ways experts monitor household debt, in their efforts to gauge the severity — and potential fallout — of the country’s years-long borrowing binge.The Bank of Canada, for one, has carefully assessed the economic risks of consumer debt in order to determine how quickly it can raise interest rates without piling on too many debt-servicing costs for over-stretched households. The central bank has called Canadians’ debt burdens an area of top concern.Still, in response to the stronger national economy, the bank has increased its benchmark rate three times since last summer. When the economy is close to full capacity, the bank hikes its rate to keep inflation from rising above its two per cent ideal target.Even if it is uncertain where the danger zones begin for the household-debt ratio, the briefing note to Morneau said there are “clear negative consequences” for the economy if the number gets too high or too low.High household debt can lead to “deeper and more protracted recessions,” while levels too low among those who can afford it could push home-ownership rates down to sub-optimal levels, the memo said.But the document notes that static calculations about debt fail to account for many other factors that can affect the entire picture, such as policy changes aimed at slowing debt accumulation.“Ultimately, what drives the sustainability of debt is whether carrying it is affordable and whether the distribution of that debt poses any systemic financial risk,” said the memo, which was partially redacted.The main theme of the document was to explore likely economic impacts from the Bank of Canada’s current rate-hiking path.The memo presented two primary ways higher rates will affect the economy — they will make existing debt loads costlier to service and they will make interest-sensitive spending, like expenditures for cars, housing and business investment, more expensive.But given expectations the central bank will take a gradual approach to raising the rate, the briefing note said the economy is likely to steadily absorb the increases.Some analysts said the fact this week’s debt-ratio reading was slightly lower than the previous number could suggest Canada’s debt growth may have turned a corner.“That should be viewed as a positive development by the (Bank of Canada), though progress on reducing the ‘key vulnerability’ of elevated household debt will likely be very slow,” RBC economist Josh Nye wrote in a research note.For several years, policy-makers have been introducing new regulations, such as restrictions on mortgage credit, to curb the build-up of household debt.Earlier this week, Bank of Canada governor Stephen Poloz also said the federal government’s steps to add to the public debt in recent years has helped slow the rise in debt accumulated by Canadians.Poloz, who acknowledged household burdens have still managed to reach historic highs, said Ottawa’s spending on programs such as enhanced child benefits and infrastructure have contributed to economic growth. As a consequence, the stimulus has pushed interest rates higher than they would have been without it, he said.On the household-debt-to-disposable-income ratio, some experts see it as just one number out of many and insist that consideration must be given to the composition of the debt, such as how much of it is high risk.“It’s masking more than it’s revealing,” Benjamin Tal, CIBC’s deputy chief economist, said of the ratio.“Therefore, the fact that (Finance officials) are saying, ‘there’s no optimal level, we don’t know if it’s really very high,’ suggests that at least there is some rational thinking when it comes to this ratio, which is very refreshing.”Follow @AndyBlatchford on Twitterlast_img read more

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Hasbro trying to find footing posts weak 3Q

first_imgNEWARK, N.J. – Hasbro, wrestling with the demise of Toys R Us and elusive shoppers spending a lot more on high-tech gadgets, fell well short of third-quarter expectations Monday and said it will cut some jobs to save costs.The toy maker, whose brands include Monopoly and Play-Doh, did not specify the exact number of layoffs, but said it will affect a “mid-single digit” percentage of its worldwide workforce. Hasbro had about 5,400 employees at the end of last year; a 5 per cent cut would put the layoffs at about 270 jobs. Hasbro said it will absorb charges of as much as $60 million in the next quarter related to paying severance.Mattel, Hasbro’s rival, said in July that it would cut more than 2,200 jobs. Both toy makers have acknowledged they’ve been hurt this year by the shuttering of Toys R Us stores, the largest independent toy seller in the world.It is the first full quarter that the company has been without Toys R Us as a customer.“We continue to believe this is a near-term retail disruption that will last for the next few quarters,” Chairman and CEO Brian Goldner said during a conference call.Sales of games and toys at brick-and-mortar stores fell in the quarter, but Goldner said that online point-of-sale climbed by the high-single digits at the same time.The lost Toys R Us revenue hurt Hasbro most notably in the U.S., Europe, Australia and Asia, contributing to the company’s 12 per cent revenue decline overall for the quarter. Goldner said the company has recaptured about one third of the U.S. and Canada Toys R Us revenues heading into the holiday.“We are successfully managing retail inventory and it is down significantly in the U.S. and in Europe, where we are aggressively working to clear excess inventory by year end,” Goldner said.Hasbro Inc.’s third-quarter earnings slipped to $263.9 million, or $2.06 per share. Adjusted for pretax gains, per-share earnings were $1.93, far below Wall Street projections for per-share earnings of $2.24, according to a survey by Zacks Investment Research.Revenue of $1.57 billion also missed analyst expectations for $1.71 billion. Hasbro experienced a 24 per cent drop in international revenue, with Europe falling 29 per cent, Latin America slipping 16 per cent and the Asia Pacific region declining 14 per cent.Tablets and smartphones have become the most desired toys in many households, and that is taking a toll on the sale of more traditional playthings.Sales fell for Nerf, My Little Pony and Transformers products in the quarter, but the Pawtucket, Rhode Island-based company did put up some very strong numbers in the same period last year thanks to new My Little Pony and Transformers movies.Hasbro’s stock tumbled 5 per cent in morning trading Monday. Shares of Mattel Inc., which posts earnings Thursday, fell 2 per cent._____Portions of this story were generated by Automated Insights (http://automatedinsights.com/ap) using data from Zacks Investment Research. Access a Zacks stock report on HAS at https://www.zacks.com/ap/HASlast_img read more

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PM Trudeau to speak in Calgary on oil market access

first_imgCALGARY (660 NEWS) – The Calgary Chamber of Commerce is hoping the Prime Minister has some answers as to why there was next to no mention of dealing with the Western Select oil price differential issue in Wednesday’s economic update.Trudeau is in Calgary on Thursday in order to make a few stops. Trudeau will be making an affordable housing announcement, speaking to the Calgary Chamber of Commerce, talking with energy leaders along with Energy Minister Amarjeet Sohi, and meeting with Mayor Naheed Nenshi.Finance Minister Bill Morneau made a short mention that the oil and gas sector was suffering on Wednesday, but nothing more.Chamber President and CEO Sandip Lalli said this deserves as much attention as several other sectors received in the report.“The sense of urgency to address that oil price differential that’s costing Canadians $80-million a day, I mean it’d be great to address that with the same sense of urgency that the federal government has addressed other sectors in other regions of the country.”Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is scheduled to speak at the Chamber of Commerce about market access.last_img read more

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Pushcart vendors – in LA for decades – might become legal

first_imgLOS ANGELES — They seem to be everywhere on the streets of Los Angeles — pushcarts and tables filled with everything from hot dogs and tamales to toys and tools.You’re a tourist in Hollywood with a phone that’s about to die and no charger? No problem. There should be someone nearby selling them.You’re craving a freshly made pupusa, a Salvadoran delicacy made with a corn tortilla stuffed with salsa, beans, cabbage and other tasty things? Yeah, you can get that, too.Such sales are illegal, although the law is rarely enforced.Now, after a decade of debate and compromise, the Los Angeles City Council will consider an ordinance Wednesday that would grant permits to sidewalk vendors, allowing them to come out of the legal shadows and putting the city on the same footing as New York and Chicago on the issue.An estimated 50,000 vendors peddle their wares along Los Angeles sidewalks and in parks and other public places, hawking souvenir hats, sunglasses, T-shirts, purses and other merchandise, as well as food from countries all over the world.Many are immigrants eking out modest livings who have pushed for years for the change.“Our vendors are very excited that after 10 years of conversation and discussions and work on this that it’s feeling like it’s coming to fruition,” said Isela Gracian, president of the East LA Community Corporation, which has been lobbying the city for such an ordinance.Some details were still being worked out Tuesday, including how many competing vendors could operate a table or pushcart in a park or on a street. And, more importantly, how much a permit would cost.Food vendors would need to get separate permits from the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, just like the hundreds of food truck operators in the area.New York and Chicago have been licensing street vendors for years. Permits run about $50 to $100 but can be hard to get because of waiting lists.New York has an estimated 20,000 street vendors, according to The Street Vendor Project, an advocacy group.“Among the large cities, LA is the only one that doesn’t have a program like this,” said Gracian, noting that her group studied the other cities to learn how to avoid conflicts with brick-and-mortar stores and restaurants on streets where vendors sometimes park their pushcarts.One vendor who sets up in front of a corner grocery in the city’s Boyle Heights neighbourhood, sells freshly cooked food but won’t sell drinks, suggesting people buy them from the store.She calls it synergy and a way to support each other.John Rogers, The Associated Presslast_img read more

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Treasury Secretary talks to bank CEOs amid Wall St jitters

first_imgWASHINGTON — U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin called the CEOs of six major banks Sunday in an apparent attempt to reassure jittery financial markets coming off a turbulent week in the stock market that is now bracing for potential repercussions from a partial shutdown of the U.S. government.In an unusual move, Mnuchin disclosed the calls with the heads of Bank of America, Citi, Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan Chase, Morgan Stanley and Wells Fargo in a tweet about the private conversations.Mnuchin said the CEOs all assured him they have ample money to finance all their normal operations, even though there haven’t been any serious liquidity concerns rattling the market.Worries about slowing economic growth and rising interest rates saddled the U.S. market with its worst week in more than seven years.The Associated Presslast_img read more

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US based Devon Energy says it intends to exit Canadian oilsands sector

first_img“With our world-class U.S. oil resource plays rapidly building momentum and achieving operating scale, the final step in our multi-year transformation is an aggressive, transformational move that will accelerate value creation for our shareholders by further simplifying our resource-rich asset portfolio,” said CEO Dave Hager in a news release.Devon’s shares rose by as much as 14.9 per cent to US$32.53 on the New York Stock Exchange on Wednesday morning, but subsided to $30.69 by mid-afternoon.Other foreign companies that have reduced their ownership in the oilsands in recent years include Norway’s Statoil, France’s Total SA, Arkansas-based Murphy Oil and Houston-based ConocoPhillips.Devon owns the Jackfish steam-driven oilsands complex, which opened in 2007 and has grown through three identical phases to a capacity of 105,000 barrels per day of bitumen (although it has produced as much as 128,000 bpd in the past).It’s also the operator of the proposed 105,000-bpd Pike oilsands project in a 50/50 partnership with London-based BP PLC. Pike received provincial regulatory approval in 2014 but has not yet been green-lighted for construction.It also owns conventional heavy oil wells near Lloydminster, Alta., that produce more than 15,000 bpd. CALGARY, Alberta – Another foreign oil company says it’s getting out of the Canadian oilsands.Oklahoma City-based Devon Energy Corp. announced after markets closed Tuesday that it will pursue the “separation” of its Canadian assets and its Barnett Shale holdings in Texas from its core business.It intends to open data rooms for potential suitors in the second quarter and says it hopes to announce by year-end a deal or deals that could include an outright sale or creation of new companies to own and operate the assets. Both Pike and Jackfish are south of Fort McMurray near similar operations owned by Calgary-based rivals Cenovus Energy Inc., Canadian Natural Resources Ltd. and MEG Energy Corp.In research notes, CIBC analyst Jon Morrison says the Canadian assets would likely fetch between $3.5 billion and $5 billion if sold, while Eight Capital analyst Phil Skolnick estimates they could sell for between $7 billion and $9 billion.“Although we believe the asset base is attractive and provides a large base of concentrated production with a long resource tail, this is a challenging market to divest Canadian oil assets,” wrote Morrison, citing the current forced Alberta curtailments designed to draw down a glut of trapped crude oil and “the opaqueness and unknowns” due to a lack of long-term pipeline takeaway capacity in Western Canada.The most likely purchasers are large Canadian oilsands companies led by Imperial Oil Ltd., but possibly including Canadian Natural, Husky Energy Inc. and Suncor Energy Inc., he said.center_img Husky’s recent failed attempt to buy MEG for a combination of cash and shares makes it an obvious potential buyer, said Skolnick, but he suggested Devon’s preference for cash to pay down debt may make a Husky offer less likely.Imperial is the most likely buyer, he said, because Devon’s assets would give immediate exposure to improving heavy oil prices.That would allow Imperial to postpone its proposed Aspen oilsands project after recently calling its future into question in response to the Alberta curtailments and their affect on crude-by-rail economics.A spokesman for Husky said the company looks at any investment opportunities that arise but had no further comment.Spokespeople for Imperial, Suncor and Canadian Natural said their policies are not to comment on acquisition plans or speculation.In 2014, Canadian Natural acquired conventional Devon oil and gas operations in Western Canada for about $3.1 billion.The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board and Wolf Midstream Inc. spent $1.4 billion to buy Devon’s half ownership of the Access oilsands pipeline in 2016.last_img read more

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RCMP pullout of York Landing in search for Kam McLeod and Bryer

first_imgGILLAM, M.B. – The RCMP have reduced their presence in the community of York Landing after being unable to substantiate a claim that the two suspects in three Northern B.C. homicides were seen in the community Sunday.In a tweet Tuesday, the RCMP confirmed police resources in the community would return to normal with resources moving back to Gillam.The search for Bryer Schmegelsky and Kam McLeod started in Gillam on Monday, July 22, 2019, after they were last seen near the community. Another Confirmed SightingThe Daily Mail has posted a story suggesting that the two suspects were seen in Split Lake on July 22 at a checkpoint.  In an interview with the Daily Mail, First Nations safety officer Albert Saunders said the pair blew through a checkpoint and were then pulled over.  Saunders said ‘I didn’t really know those guys were on the run, that’s why I didn’t think much about it at first, until after they posted the pictures of them the next day.”The RCMP confirmed the suspects were seen in Split Lake, which is 175km southwest of Gillam.Bryer Schmegelsky and Kam McLeod have been charged in connection with the death of Leonard Dyck near Dease Lake and are suspected of also killing Lucas Folwer and Chynna Deese.  The RCMP have not released details about when the pair will be officially charged in the deaths near the Liard Hot Springs of Folwer and Deese. The heavy police presence in York Landing has been withdrawn & policing resources in the community will return to normal. The RCMP thanks the community for their patience & understanding. #rcmpmb— RCMP Manitoba (@rcmpmb) July 30, 2019The tip received at 5 p.m. central time Sunday, suggested the two suspects could have been near the York Landing landfill.  The tip came from the members of the Bear Clan Patrol.  The group had been patrolling the community when they noticed two men matching the description of Kam McLeod and Bryer Schemeglsky.  The two men immediately ran back into the bush.  The Bear Clan Patrol immediately shared the information with the RCMP and resources were dispatched to the area.In a tweet Tuesday, Manitoba RCMP said the search will continue in areas near Gillam that have a high probability of any signs of the suspects.  The check-stop on the PR280 into Gillam has been removed.RCMP resources remain in the Gillam area and will continue to conduct searches in high probability areas for any signs of the suspects. The search of remote areas is being conducted both on foot and in the air. #rcmpmb pic.twitter.com/3QCPrQ4Tpw— RCMP Manitoba (@rcmpmb) July 30, 2019The RCMP also confirmed they have checked over 500 homes in the Gillam and Fox Lake Cree Nation.  Investigators have now received over 260 tips in the past 7 days. None have established that the suspects are outside of the Gillam area.Officers have now completed their door to door canvasses in Fox Lake Cree Nation & the Town of Gillam. To date, over 500 homes have been visited by investigators. #rcmpmb— RCMP Manitoba (@rcmpmb) July 30, 2019last_img read more

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Delhi Police starts Neighbourhood Watch Scheme in Dwarka

first_imgNew Delhi: In an attempt to involve citizens in the process of ensuring safety in the city, Delhi Police on Saturday started the Neighbourhood Watch Scheme (NWS) and Automated Boom Barrier System in Dwarka in Sanskriti Apartment. Under this scheme, residents of the society will be responsible for keeping an eye out for suspicious activity in their areas. With the NWS in place, residents will be able to keep each other apprised of any suspected illegal activities in their neighbourhood, according to a statement issued by police. Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murderPolice said that the mechanism of Neighbourhood Watch Scheme, which aims at enhancing the security of a neighbourhood by harnessing the capabilities of its residents, has been revived as the main thrust area of the people-police interface. Police said officers from Sector 23 officers will from time to time check in on residents to keep tabs on whatever information they might have developed. In addition to this, Sanskriti Apartment will also start using Automatic Boom Barrier System. With this procedure in place, vehicles belonging to residents of the society will be given a permit setting them apart from outsiders’ vehicles. All vehicles without the permit will have to pass through a sophisticated security screening procedure before they can enter or leave the premises. Anto Alphonse DCP (Dwarka District) and Additional DCP RP Meena interacted with the residents regarding the safety and security in their area.last_img read more

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SP promises Ahir regiment calls for mahaparivartan

first_imgLucknow: The Samajwadi Party released its vision document on Friday, promising constitution of the Ahir (Yadav) regiment and calling for “mahaparivartan” (grand change).Releasing the 16-page document, SP chief Akhilesh Yadav said the future of the country should be better for all sections, including farmers and Muslims. “It is our vision document for party leaders and workers, and will be utilised for answering the BJP,” he said at the party headquarters here. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM’The vision document, carrying the photographs of Akhilesh Yadav, his father and SP patron, Mulayam Singh Yadav, read: ‘Samajik nyay se mahaparivartan: Ek nayi disha, ek nayi ummeed’ (grand change through social justice: One new direction, one new hope). It also carried socialist leader Ram Manohar Lohia’s quote: “The fight against poverty is a farce till there is discrimination on basis of caste and sex.” The last page of the multicoloured pictorial vision document carries an appeal: “Vote for ‘mahaparivartan’ (grand change)”. Also Read – Farooq demands unconditional release of all detainees in J&KAkhilesh Yadav alleged that the National Democratic Alliance government’s decisions had robbed the youth of employment opportunities. “They talk of giving money, but have snatched it from the people.” “We feel the future of the country should be better for all sections, be it farmers, youth or Muslims. The chasm between the rich and the poor has become very wide,” the former Uttar Pradesh chief minister said. The SP, which has formed an alliance with the Bahujan Samaj Party, accused the Bharatiya Janata Party of using the Army as a political tool. It added that “fake nationalism” of the BJP was a threat to the country and promised to ban the use of Army and soldiers for political gains. “Ahir (Yadav) armoured and Gujarat infantry regiments will be formed and equal status and honour will be given to the security forces, be it the BSF or the CRPF,” the document read. It promised to empower forces fighting Naxalism.last_img read more

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Candid Talk with Evelyn

first_imgPopularly known for her role in Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani opposite Ranbir Kapoor, Evelyn Sharma is a German model and actor. She marked her debut in the film industry with American film Turn left (2006), and later stepped in Bollywood with 2012 movie From Sydney with Love. Evelyn has time and again won appreciation for her performance in movies like Nautanki Saala and Isaaq. Turning point in your life Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani A director you want to work with Also Read – Candid TalksSanjay Leela Bhansali A movie/role you wanted to do Devdas If given a chance, whose biopic would you like to be a part of Audrey Hepburn Your childhood celebrity crush Jared Leto Three things which are always in your handbag Lipstick, Shades and my mobile phone. What would be the title of your biography Work In Progress Your all-time favourite film You’ve Got Mail One superpower you wish you had To fly! I’m sick of airplanes! Your guilty pleasure Frieslast_img read more

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Rupee rises 9 paise to 7025 vs USD in early trade

first_imgMumbai: The rupee appreciated marginally by 9 paise to 70.25 against the US dollar in opening trade Thursday, driven by weakening of the greenback in overseas markets and positive opening in domestic equities.Forex dealers said, weakening of the American currency in the overseas markets supported the rupee, while rising crude prices, US-China trade concerns and foreign fund outflows weighed on the domestic currency.The rupee opened at 70.26 at the interbank forex market, and touched a high of 70.25, displaying gains of 9 paise over its last close. Also Read – Commercial vehicle sales to remain subdued in current fiscal: IcraThe local unit however, pared some gains and was trading at 70.28 at 0957 hrs.The rupee Wednesday had appreciated 10 paise and closed at 70.34 against the US dollar.Meanwhile, foreign institutional investors net sold equities worth Rs 1,142.44 crore on Wednesday, provisional data available with stock exchanges showed.Brent crude futures, the global oil benchmark, rose 0.57 per cent to USD 72.18 per barrel.Domestic equity benchmarks BSE Sensex and NSE Nifty started on a tepid note Thursday. The 30-share index was trading 8.25 points, or 0.02 per cent, higher at 37,123.13. The broader NSE Nifty was also trading 2.05 points, or 0.02 per cent, up at 11,159.05. Also Read – Ashok Leyland stock tanks over 5 pc as co plans to suspend production for up to 15 daysOn the global front, President Donald Trump has signed an executive order barring American companies from installing the foreign-made telecom equipment deemed a national security threat, a move apparently aimed at banning Chinese giant Huawei from US networks.The decision taken on Wednesday risks escalating tensions with China as the world’s two largest economies clash over whether Huawei the world’s largest provider of telecommunications equipment poses a spying risk to Western infrastructure networks.last_img read more

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Students protest against vandalism

first_imgKolkata: Following the Vidyasagar College teachers’ rally protesting against the vandalism of the BJP workers, students and several alumni members took part in another protest march on Thursday. A silent rally was organised by the college authorities which commenced from Vidyasagar College. The day section along with students and teachers from morning and night sections took part. It started from the main building located at Sankar Ghosh Lane and went to the Vidyasagar statue at College Square which was garlanded. The rally finally concluded in front of the vandalised college campus. According to sources, an association of former students of Vidyasagar College proposed that they would arrange money for the construction of a new statue of the social reformer. Goutam Kundu, principal of Vidyasagar College said the proposal would be under consideration for the time being.last_img read more

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TMC to lodge complaint with EC against Modi and Shah says Partha

first_imgKolkata: The TMC will lodge a complaint with the Election Commission against Narendra Modi and Amit Shah for campaigning in favour of the BJP in Bengal after the stipulated time came to an end at 10pm on Thursday, party’s secretary general Partha Chatterjee said on Friday.Modi and Shah while addressing the press conference in Delhi on Friday criticised Mamata Banerjee and alleged that 80 BJP supporters had been killed during the election. Chatterjee said: “The Election Commission has become the extension of BJP office. There is one set of law for the opposition parties and another set of law for Modi and Shah. It is most unfortunate that Election Commission has become biased. It has lost the reputation it had earned during the time of TN Sheshan.” Chatterjee alleged that the Trinamool Congress had written hundreds of letters to the Election Commission which had failed to yield results. But, the Commission takes prompt action on the complaints lodged by the BJP. It may be mentioned the Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee called the “Election Commission and the BJP as two brothers and two sides of the same coin” on Thursday. Following complaints made by the BJP leaders, the Election Commission relieved the state Home Secretary Atri Bhattacharya and former Commissioner of Kolkata Police Rajeev Kumar on Wednesday. Chatterjee said: “Two liars had addressed the press conference in Delhi. During the election campaigns they came to Bengal and told lies just to incite people. Their claim that 80 BJP workers were killed in election clashes is the biggest lie. I fail to understand what do they think of themselves? They do not have any knowledge of Bengal. They try to create an environment as if the law and order situation in Bengal is worst in the country. But by spreading such canard they will not be able to make any dent in Bengal.” Chatterjee said the BJP is trying to win the election by trying to bribe the voters. “Bengal has a different political culture and you cannot win the election by buying votes. The BJP leaders come and go and never try to understand Bengal. Bengal is not Tripura where they had won by spending money.” The allegation of Chatterjee is not without basis. The police arrested BJP leaders and workers carrying money from various parts in the state on Friday.last_img read more

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