News: Weekend Reads

4 people killed in Jasper collision ID'd as Banff restaurant workers

Friday  05:05,   10 august 2018
cbc.ca

The woman and three men who died Tuesday — when their SUV struck a van in Jasper National Park — have been identified as restaurant workers from Banff, Alta.   Anand Singh Panwar,[...]
News / Weekend Reads

Danielle Smith: Now is the time for Canada to fight back against Saudi Arabia

Friday  01:56,   10 august 2018
globalnews.ca

Justin Trudeau should tell the Saudi regime that Canada doesn't need its oil, Danielle Smith says.Editor’s note: The opinions in this article are the author’s, as published by our content partner, and do not necessarily represent the views of[...]

Russia calls new U.S. sanctions draconian, rejects poisoning allegations

Thursday  15:51,   09 august 2018
reuters

Russia's embassy in the United States on Thursday called new U.S. sanctions draconian and said the reason for the new restrictions -- allegations it poisoned a former spy and his daughter in Britain -- were far-fetched. The United States on[...]

Emergency declared ahead of Charlottesville anniversary

Thursday  10:06,   09 august 2018
msn

Emergency declared ahead of Charlottesville anniversaryOfficials said the declaration would streamline state and local operations this weekend while also allocating $2 million in state funds. The declaration authorizes the Virginia National Guard to [...]

Superman actress Margot Kidder's death ruled a suicide

Thursday  04:56,   09 august 2018
cbc.ca

Margot Kidder's daughter says the Superman actress' death has been ruled a suicide. Margot Kidder's daughter says the Superman actress' d This Week's Circulars require(["c.deferred"], function () { require({[...]

Omarosa Secretly Recorded Trump—And Played the Audio for People, Sources Say

Thursday  04:56,   09 august 2018
thedailybeast

<p>A source confirmed with The Daily Beast that the ex-Trump aide’s secret recordings do exist, and that she has played them for people.</p>Multiple sources with direct knowledge of the situation tell The Daily Beast that Omarosa[...]

I'm Pansexual, and Here's What I Want You to Know

Thursday  02:10,   09 august 2018
popsugar

The first time I came out to my parents was in 2013. I was 15 at the time, but I still remember it clear as day. I wrote my mom and dad letters, put them each into an envelope, and handed them off. I knew I would be a mess of tears if I tried to[...]

Comment: Putin is afraid of one thing. Make him think it could happen.

Thursday  00:02,   09 august 2018
washingtonpost

To protect our democracy, more steps, and stronger ones, are urgently needed.Facebook revealed on July 31 that it had discovered a 17-month-long influence campaign to sow political divisiveness on its network, an effort that bore the hallmarks of[...]

Saudi Arabia: Trudeau says he'll stand firm

Thursday  00:02,   09 august 2018
msn

Saudi Arabia: Trudeau says he'll stand firmTrudeau says he will always take strong and clear positions in private and in public on questions of human[...]

Canada needs to 'fix its big mistake,' Saudi minister says as diplomatic spat worsens

Thursday  00:01,   09 august 2018
cbc.ca

The diplomatic brawl between Canada and Saudi Arabia showed no signs of abating Wednesday as the kingdom's foreign affairs minister publicly demanded that Canada withdraw its criticism of his country's human rights record.Video provided by[...]

Saudi Arabia crucified a man in Mecca while aggressively calling out Canada over human rights

Wednesday  21:30,   08 august 2018
techinsider.io

Ahmed Jadallah/Reuters The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia executed a man by crucifixion in the holy city of Mecca on Wednesday, while it was trying to attack Canada on its human rights record. Saudi Arabia frequently uses capital punishment, which can be[...]

After 20 Years Of Marriage, I Discovered My Husband Was A Sugar Daddy

Wednesday  17:45,   08 august 2018
msn

I thought I had it all: three beautiful kids, a CEO husband who took care of those beautiful kids when I traveled to East Africa to run a nonprofit, a big house in an affluent suburb in Silicon Valley, a vacation house at the lake. But little did I[...]

It’s time for Canada to take the next step against Saudi Arabia

Wednesday  17:45,   08 august 2018
macleans.ca

Stephen Maher: It is one of the worst human rights abusers in the world, ruled by a hothead. Canada should stop selling it weapons.Mohammad bin Salman has cut quite a swath since he was appointed crown prince of Saudi Arabia last year at the age of[...]

Trump, a 'mixed blessing'? Why Ohio's squeaker election is a win for Democrats eyeing the House

Wednesday  14:01,   08 august 2018
cbc.ca

After Tuesday night's squeaker special election, Ohio's solidly red 12th congressional district is no longer dependable for the Republicans, and neither are their chances of holding the House of Representatives in the fall midterms. To do[...]

Man 'kept woman in cave' for 15 years

Wednesday  12:51,   08 august 2018
bbc

Indonesian police say the man took the girl when she was 13 and held her captive for sexual purposes.The 83-year-old man is alleged to have kidnapped the woman when she was 13, and brainwashed her into believing he was possessed by a spirit or[...]