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Month: May 2016

Hunter Tootoo resigns as Fisheries minister, leaves Liberal caucus

Nunavut MP Hunter Tootoo has resigned from his position as minister of fisheries, oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, according to a statement from the Prime Minister’s Office. The release says Tootoo will be taking time to seek treatment for addiction issues. Dominic Leblanc will assume the role of minister of fisheries, oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, in addition […]

Alabama's Nick Saban wants a college football commissioner

DESTIN, Fla. (AP) — Alabama coach Nick Saban wants a college football commissioner. Speaking at the Southeastern Conference annual meetings Tuesday, Saban said satellite camps are “bad for college football.” The Crimson Tide coach added “there needs to be somebody that looks out for what’s best for the game, not what’s best for the Big […]

Ex-Army Sniper Gets 20-Year Sentence in Murder-for-Hire Scheme

A former United States Army sergeant with the nickname Rambo who assembled a team to kill a federal drug agent and a government informer was sentenced to 20 years in prison on Tuesday in Manhattan. The Army veteran, Joseph M. Hunter, 51, had worked as a sniper instructor and senior drill sergeant and was honorably […]

$1.2M for Grenfell Campus childcare centre clawed back

Plans to build a childcare centre at Grenfell Campus in Corner Brook have been axed by the provincial government, as its faculty association says the Liberals have clawed back the $1.2 million previously allocated to build it. “We were quite shocked, to be honest. Because we thought this money was put aside, and we thought it would […]

High Speed 3 'will not fire up the Northern Powerhouse' 

Government investment in the North’s cities might be better put towards improving skills, and developing transport networks within cities themselves, rather than between them. The think tank report concluded that the primary focus of the Northern Powerhouse project should be “on making its cities more attractive to business investment”. Alexandra Jones, chief executive of Centre […]

Sonny Bill Williams signs 3-year deal with New Zea

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — All Blacks star Sonny Bill Williams has signed a three-year deal with New Zealand Rugby and will play for the Auckland-based Blues in the Super Rugby competition from next season. Williams, who is currently playing for the New Zealand sevens team which will compete at the Olympics in August, announced […]

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