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A grizzly bear expert says it is a fatal attack on what has happened to the baby and baby

The Yukon Coroner's Service said Valerie Theoret, who was 37, and her 10-month-old baby Adele area near the Northwest Territories boundary.

The service said a call came in about 3:45 p.m. from a trapper, Gjermund Roesholt, who said he was charged by a grizzly bear about 100 meters from a cabin Roesholt shared with his wife and infant daughter.

He said he shot the dead before finding the wife and baby just outside the cabin.

Chris Servheen, who was the Grizzly bear a recovery co-ordinator for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service for 35 years, said it's an unusual to see a fatal grizzly bear attack.

"It's most unfortunate, especially where women and children are involved," he said in an interview from Missoula, Mont. "It's a very sad state of affairs – something that no one likes to see happen – and that is why it is important to understand that it is going on here.

"It would be valuable to understand why it happened, if it could be determined through careful re-creation of events."

"It was a surprise and it was a big bear at close range," he said. "It could have been a case where I was hungry and looking for something to eat. It might have been tried to attack them and they have been cases like that in the past."

Servheen said investigators should also look at the condition of the bear.

"Is he in poor shape? Was he old? Did he have bad teeth?" he said. "Those types of things can give you information about the potential motivation of the bear."

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Nature Canada has released a new report that says the screen time is having a major negative health impact on Canada's children.

And the 85 per cent of children aged 5 to 17 do not meet the guidelines for adequate sleep or physical activity.

The report is titled "Screen Time vs. Green Time: The Health Impacts of Too Much Screen," and involved input from the medical and research professionals.

"We are seeing a downward trend in the amount of physical activity children are getting in a day as a result of sedentary behavior linked to screen time," said Dr. Mark Tremblay, director of the Healthy Active Living and Obesity Research Group at the CHEO Research Institute in Ottawa, and professor at the University of Ottawa.

"The long-term effects of excessive screen time, prolonged sedentary behavior and physical activity include increased risk of metabolic problems, such as type-2 diabetes and heart disease, and is an easy antidote to these consequences. of modern living, "he said.

Dr. Michael Cheng, psychiatrist at CHEO, said he is concerned that time is linked to the development of anxiety and sleep disorders in children, he is seeing a demand for mental health services at his practice. He prescribes nature to help with the epidemic.

"Families that spend meaningful time together in the rediscover nature of the most powerful anti-depressants, getting outside and connecting with each other," Cheng said.

The report finds that spending time in the nature of positive health outcomes.

"When our parents told us to go play outside, they were actually giving us great health advice," said Jill Sturdy, NatureHood program manager with Nature Canada. "Unfortunately, today we have kids playing memories in the outdoors, it is hurting our kids' health."


Nov 28, 2018 / 11:39 am | Story:
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Canada Post employees have been legislated back to work after more than five weeks of rotating strikes, but that isn't stopping their brethren from picking up pickets to supporting them – and once again slowing the mail in the process.

Just after the federal government passed a law this week forcing end to strikes by the Canadian Union of Postal Workers members, the union warned that other unions could act out in response. And, today, they were just that.

CUPW says several major unions in British Columbia set up picket lines at the Pacific Processing Center in Richmond.

The protesters said they would allow workers into the facility, which is the third largest postal sorting plant in the country, but the trucks will not be allowed in or out.

CUPW national president Mike Palecek says while his 50,000 members are prohibited from picking, other union members face no similar restrictions.

"What we're seeing in Vancouver today is resolving our dispute with Canada Post, the Trudeau government has picked up a fight with labor," Palecek said in a statement. "'An injury to one is injury to all' is much more than a slogan."

The union has been called the back-to-work legislation, Bill C-89, unconstitutional.

The legislation became law late Monday, forcing postal workers back to work yesterday while arbitration contracted between Canada Post and its major union.

The Crown corporation was doing what I could get mailed and sorted in B.C. parcels. while the non-CUPW picks disrupted delivery truck traffic.

"Canada Post is making every effort to minimize service disruptions and resolve the situation."

The agency has been warned of significant delays across the country through January as a result of rotating strikes by CUPW members that began Oct. 22.

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Nov 28, 2018 / 11:05 am | Story:
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The one in a Calgary courtroom as they heard testimony from a retiree who said he saw a little girl getting into a car with someone who was accused of being accused of killing her.

Edward Downey, who is 48, is Taliyah Marsman's Sara-Baillie and her five-year-old daughter in July 2016.

Douglas Jesson testified he lived in the same neighborhood where the mother and daughter lived and was home to the day he was found dead in his basement apartment.

Jesson said he was looking out of his side window and saw a stocky black man walking with a dark-haired girl who seemed to be crying.

He said the girl, with a suitcase and red-and-white polka-dot rainboots, was walking ahead of the man from a white car into a sedan with tinted windows.

The trial had already heard Baillie had a white Ford Fusion and Downey would drive his then-girlfriend's car, which was a gray Dodge Charger with dark windows.


Nov 28, 2018 / 10:15 am | Story:
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A Saskatchewan judge has approved a committee's recommendation on how to distribute $ 15.2 million raised in a GoFundMe campaign after the Humboldt Broncos bus crashes.

Justice Should the family who lost a loved one in April 6 crash should receive a $ 525,000 payout. He also accepted a recommendation from $ 475,000 for each of the 13 surviving players.

Both payouts include an interim payment of $ 50,000 already approved in August.

The judge said he felt the committee was reasoned in its decision.

"It's a rare occasion that great tragedy comes great generosity," Gabrielson said in a Saskatoon courtroom Wednesday. "Such is the genesis of the money raised."

The junior hockey bus and semi collided team in rural Saskatchewan while the Broncos were on their way to a playoff game. Sixteen people were killed and 13 players were injured.

The committee was made up of five people and based recommendations on family over the last few months.

Jeff Lee, lawyer for the Humboldt Broncos Memorial Fund Inc., the committee's report was thoughtful, well-reasoned and its recommendations supported by analysis.

Some parents have suggested the money be split equally.

Lee said there is a big family difference between someone emotional difference someone and those who didn't.

Lee called the difference in amounts paid "modest."


Nov 28, 2018 / 10:11 am | Story:
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Alberta Premier Rachel Notley says her government will buy its own rail to transport more oil to market.

She says that her province wanted to buy operations from the federal government, but with Alberta oil prices are just about record lows, it can't wait any longer.

While the pipelines are stalled, Notley wants other products from Alberta's oilpatch to buyers.

The deal should be done within weeks and Alberta expects the two new train sets to mean an extra 120,000 barrels of oil can be moved every day.

Notley says the world is low, but Alberta is suffering even more because it produces is far away from refineries.

Notley is in Ottawa Wednesday to try to push the federal government move faster, because Alberta's problems are damaging the whole Canadian economy.


Nov 28, 2018/7:24 am | Story:
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Canada's International Trade Tribunal is the federal government not to award its contract to design new warships for the navy.

The U.S. federal government announced last month Defense Giant Lockheed Martin: Beat out rivals in competition to design replacements for the navy's frigates and destroyers.

Lockheed is now negotiating a final contract with the government and Halifax-based Irving Shipbuilding, which will build the ships.

But the other two bidders, Alion Science and Technology, asked the Canadian International Trade Tribunal to quash the decision, saying Lockheed's design did not meet the requirements and should have been disqualified.

Late Tuesday, the official order of the postpone the award of any contract until the tribunal can determine whether Alion's complaint is valid.

With a $ 60-billion total price, the Warsaw project is Canada's largest military procurement, with new vessels expected to serve as the Navy's backbone for most of the century.


Nov 28, 2018 / 7:00 am | Story:
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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will meet with his counterparts from the four other main parties today to talk about Canada's Francophone population.

Trude's daily itinerary says he will meet with Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer, the NDP's Jagmeet Singh, Green party Leader Elizabeth May and interim Bloc Quebec leader leader Bea Beaulieu to discuss "issues facing the Canadian Francophonie."

The services are announced by Ontario's Progressive Conservative government.

In its fall economic update, Premier Doug Ford's government has announced the planned construction of a French-language university.

The province said it would also be the independent office of the French-language services commissioner.

After widespread criticism, the Commission's position was restored under the ombudsman.

This morning, the Canadian Municipalities issued a statement, reaffirming its commitment to serving francophone members.


Nov 28, 2018 / 6:40 am | Story:
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A prominent anti-poverty activist, who authored several books on the Great Depression, the Second World War and postwar austerity, was published in eastern Ontario hospital.

Harry Leslie Smith's son, who has been publishing 250,000 Twitter followers, said the 95-year-old edited early Wednesday morning.

"At 3:39 this morning, my dad Harry Leslie Smith was edited. I am Orphan," his son John wrote on Twitter. "I have spent the last 8 years with Harry on his beautiful odyssey to not make his past our future. It was honored to be his son and comrade."

Smith, who lived through the Great Depression and was fought in the British air force for the Second World War, had been a lifelong advocate for the poor.

Online attributes have been received for him received treatment in an intensive care unit in Belleville, Ont., After his family said he suffered a fall.

Notables, including Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, actress Mia Farrow and British Labor Party Leader Jeremy Corbyn, were among the supporters who extended their wishes to the famed activist.

Smith's son said on Twitter that his father had expressed his appreciation for the support he received.

"I told Harry before he fell into a deep sleep about concern about Twitter and he said to me, 'Tell them, I love each of them so much,'" John wrote on Twitter last week.

In response, Trudeau tweeted: "Harry's journey and courage have inspired so much love on this site, and in the real world too. Thank you for taking us along – we're pulling for you."

Smith, who split his time between England and Canada, rose to online prominence as a non-agency for his progressive polemic rooted in personal strife.

He was the son of coal miner who described the 1920s in Britain as a "barbarous" and "bleak" time in part because of the lack of health care. His sister edited of tuberculosis at three. He started working at age seven doing manual labor at a brewery.

The British Labor Party conference on the difficulties of life before the country's National Health Service moved many to tears.

On Twitter, Corbyn called Smith "one of the giants whose shoulders we stand on." Corbyn led a tribute to Smith in the British parliament Wednesday.

Former Labor Party leader Ed Miliband tweeted that Smith was "one of a kind who never wavered in his fight for equality and justice. We should all carry his passion, optimism and spirit forward."

In several books and essays, Smith drew parallels between his own brushes and global crises of the past and current companies that affect the marginalized. He was particularly critical of the dismantling of social welfare systems, the equity of unchecked capitalism and the rising threat of nationalism.

"I am the world's oldest rebel," Smith told UNHCR Magazine in October. "I think there are many things we can do with our minds, and we shouldn't let anyone out."


Nov 28, 2018 / 4:04 am | Story:
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Most canadians can expect their mobile phones, televisions and radios to be ready today as the Alert ready second round of testing.

Provincial emergency management organizations will conduct simultaneous public alerts across the country to make sure people receive emergency alerts and can take action to stay safe.

Tests are supposed to be updated and compatible with mobile devices connected to the LTE wireless network at 1:55 p.m. local time, with the exception of Quebec where the test will be done an hour later.

This is the second test comes from Manitoba Infrastructure's Emergency Measures, which is only 60 per cent of wireless users received an alert in a test of the system in May.

The first test did not sound at all in Quebec due to a coding error, which the system operator had fixed within a couple of hours.

In Ontario, some tests were heard and felt on mobile devices, but many wireless subscribers didn't receive any signals.

The CRTC requires 50 per cent of wireless devices sold in Canada to be compatible with Alert Ready, but the coverage rate should increase after April when it is compatible.


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A Montreal teenager who has been drowned during a high school gym class spent a year without any notification, a coroner's investigation has been found.

Dr. Louis Normandin's report into death last February of Blessing, Claude Moukoko reveals a troubling lack of supervision.

"Blessing Claude Moukoko was left alone at the bottom of the pool … and this, because there wasn't a lifeguard essentially dedicated to their function," Normandin wrote in the report made public Tuesday.

Like many of the 19 Students in the class Ecole Pere-Marquette, Moukoko, 14, was just learning to swim. He was taking part in his third swim class as a morning of Feb. 15. He was the last seen struggling to do the crawl, and he noticed the Grade 8 student absence when the class left the pool deck.

It was only a second class arrived that they saw what they thought was a dummy at the bottom of the municipal pool, which is adjacent to the school in the city's Rosemont district.

The coroner described security video from the pool from that morning as unsettling. "People are walking around the deck, the water is calm, so calm in fact, they have the impression – the students are in the second course – that they see a dummy in the bottom of the pool," he said at a news conference .

"The lifeguard understands, dives, calls for help."

The standard of providing a full-time surveillance during all courses.

If it isn't possible to have one person teaching and another keeping watch, Normandin is recommended suspended school swimming lessons.

"Nobody had intentions in this story," Normandin said. "However, the swimming course, in my opinion, must be given by those who are deemed competent."

The coroner found that the teacher – a substitute for that day – did not have the training required by the province. As a result, the lifeguard was helping teach rather than being in the chair to watch over the students in the pool.

In his first class, Moukoko was not venture into the deep end. His friends later told authorities he struggled to stay afloat, becoming short of breath and often grabbing the side of the pool.

Normandin said the video confirmed his inability to swim. "The precariousness of the situation as he reaches the deep part of the pool is obvious," Normandin wrote.

Normandin said water safety, not the acquisition of technical swimming skills, should be the primary goal of swimming lessons in schools.

He recommended the province integrate the Lifesaving Society's Swim to Survive program into the curriculum – a basic training that teaches people what an unexpected event falls into deep water.

Raynald Hawkins, executive director of the Quebec Lifesaving Society, welcomed the recommendation.

"This is evaluation so that when they follow a learn to swim program, the kids have the minimum skills and requirements they go to," said Hawkins.

The coroner's recommendations and will put in place the necessary measures.

"Our duty is to do our best to prevent such events from happening again," Commission scolaire de Montreal chairwoman Catherine Harel Bourdon said.

In Quebec City, Isabelle Charest, junior education minister, said it is too soon to start canceling swimming classes.

"I don't think we need to suspend the courses. We can start working without stopping everything," Charest said, calling the death extremely tragic.


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A First Nations leader says proposed Saskatchewan legislation that would require people to get permission before going to private land could lead to clashes and even deaths.

Chief Bobby Cameron with the Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations found hunting on Kawacatoose First Nation land on Tuesday. Cameron said he had no hunt permission and was escorted off. But it may not always be simple, the chief said.

"Having been the other way around, I don't know if a farmer would have been that kind or that patient."

Tuesday, more than two years after Colten Boushie, a 22-year-old Indigenous man, was killed on a farm in rural Saskatchewan.

Earlier this year, a jury acquitted farmer Gerald Stanley of second-degree murder after he was tested accidentally when he was trying to get off some young people who drove onto his property.

"We hope there are no more tragedies, we really hope," Cameron said. "But if they do, this provincial government should also say, we will be held liable if someone dies because of this trespassing legislation."

Justice Minister Don Morgan said the proposed law on the rights of rural landowners and the public. The legislation would provide legal protection against property damage caused by a trespasser.

A recent survey released by the province showed 65 per cent of respondents said they should ask landowners for permission before they go onto private land.

"Our goal … is to protect landowners," Morgan said in Regina.

The legislation would make rural land on par with urban land where owners don't have to prove that property is fenced or marked. Not being able to find someone is no excuse to go on the land without permissions, he added.

"I would hope that landowners would adopt a reasonable position and make themselves available," Morgan said.

Cameron said it was unfortunate that the province had not consulted the Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations and decided to base its proposed changes on the survey's results.

He predicted the proposal, if passed, will make headaches because First Nation will be used by non-Indigenous people.

"You mean to tell me that every farmer and manager and agriculture needs to call chief and council every single time to come on to lands?" Cameron said.

"That's cumbersome. There's a better way of doing business."

Opposition NDP is not practical for rural crime.

"To make changes that have an impact without engaging in good faith (with) Indigenous peoples, traditional land users on that front, are disgraceful," he said.

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