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Tuesday, 2 July 2013

Tuesday Again?

After thousands of people took in the fireworks at The Forks in Winnipeg Monday night, an ugly incident broke out where a child was hit with a car and a police officer bitten. (CBC)Canada Day celebrations turned ugly at The Forks in Winnipeg on Monday night after a man and his child were hit by a car and a police officer was bitten.
A 20-year-old woman is facing multiple charges after the incident, which happened just as Canada Day celebrations were wrapping up around 11:30 p.m.
Thousands of people were leaving The Forks when a woman driving a Pontiac Sunfire hit a small child with her car, police said.
The child’s father and the driver of the car then got into an argument, and according to police, the woman hit the man several times with her car.
Neither the man or his child were injured by the car, but when police officers stepped in to intervene, the situation escalated.
Officers asked the woman to pull over, but she refused, police said. Officers were worried about the heavy pedestrian traffic in the area, and reached in the vehicle to turn off the ignition.
That’s when the woman allegedly bit the officer.
The woman and her female passenger were both immediately arrested.
Now, a 20-year-old woman is facing charges including assaulting a peace officer, failure to stop and failure to remain at the scene of an accident. A 17-year-old girl is facing one charge of obstruction of justice.
Both have been released from police custody.
The woman facing multiple charges is being tested for rabies!


Arrests in alleged terror plot targeting B.C. legislature on Canada Day

By | Daily Brew
The arrest of two people in Victoria, B.C. helped avoid a Canada Day terrorist attack that could have seen the B.C. legislature targeted by an explosive device, RCMP said on today.
John Stewart Nuttall and Amanda Korody have been charged with the knowing facilitation of a terrorist act, possession of an explosive device and conspiring to commit an indictable offence in connection to an alleged attack on the provincial legislature.
The charges were part of a “national security investigation” dubbed Project Souvenir, launched in February based on information received from the Canadian Security Intelligence Service.
“These individuals were inspired by al Qaeda ideology,” Assistant Commissioner James Malitzia told a news conference, adding that it was a domestic threat without international affiliation.
“While the RCMP believes the threat was real, at no time was the security of the public at risk.”
The suspects were scheduled to appear in a Surrey courtroom Tuesday morning.
The investigation was coordinated by the RCMP-led Integrated National Security Enforcement Teams, a counter-terrorist force established in the wake of the Sept. 11, 2011, terror attacks in the United States.
The arrests come little more than two months after RCMP in Ontario arrested two suspects they claim were plotting a terrorist attack on a passenger train outside of Toronto.
We’re living longer than ever and the prospect of decades spent in old age is keeping Canadian Baby Boomers up at night, prompting those approaching retirement to rank health concerns over finances.
According to the 2013 RBC Retirement Myths & Realities Poll, 70 per cent of Canadians aged 50 to 59 rank changes to their physical health as the top challenge they expect to face as retirees.
Finances ranked a distant second, with 57 per cent of those Boomers expecting changes to income to be a concern during retirement.
And it seems men are losing more sleep compared to women when faced with aging. Seventy-three per cent of men said they’re particularly concerned about changes to their health, compared to 66 per cent of women.
And Boomers have every right to worry. If you’re a Canadian who turned 65 in 2012, you can expect at least 20 years of retirement, according to Statistics Canada. But those years don’t come cheap as one’s health fades and the prospect of long-term care creeps on to the horizon.
Even before rates began to spike in May, Toronto condo sales were flagging, with sales down a whopping 55 per cent in the first quarter of 2013 versus a year ago. Diminished affordability was no doubt a contributor to the sales slump as the market felt the pinch from the new regulations requiring a shortened amortization period – the equivalent of a 100-basis-point increase in the five-year mortgage rate.
However, potential buyers are also worried about a price correction. Price gains in the condo market were a skimpy 1.2 per cent in May, which is a far cry from the 10-per-cent-plus returns investors had come to expect before the federal government’s mortgage crackdown. Double-digit returns made condo purchases worth the risk; 1 per cent annual returns, not so much.
Vancouver is in the same boat………………………., and that boat will b e a slow boat to China for a lot of the Oriental investors!
A pedestrian faces a pricey penalty after being struck by a truck on Windsor Street in Halifax Tuesday morning.
The 75-year old-man was hit near Strawberry Hill Street and suffered minor injuries. He was taken to the hospital just before 10 a.m.
Police said he was outside a crosswalk zone and didn’t yield to traffic so he will get a $399.91 ticket.
A man and a woman from Surrey, B.C. are facing terrorism-related charges after an explosive device was seized outside the provincial legislature in Victoria on Canada Day.
The RCMP allege the pair conspired to detonate explosive devices, which were made out of pressure cookers.
John Nuttall, 38, and Amanda Korody, who is in her late 20s, are charged with conspiracy to commit an indictable offence, knowingly facilitating a terrorist activity and being in possession of an explosive device.

RCMP announces terror charges in B.C. LIVE NOWAssistant Commissioner Wayne Rideout speaks during a press conference on the terrorism charges laid in connection to Project Souvenir, in Surrey, B.C., Tuesday, July 2, 2013.
Police said the pair, which they described as “self-radicalized,” were arrested in Abbotsford, B.C. at approximately 2 p.m. local time on Monday.
The RCMP said the pair was inspired by “al Qaeda ideology,” but added that the threat was domestic and did not have any international links.
“While these charges shocking, they remain rare,” the RCMP said during a press conference Tuesday.
The Mounties said the charges are related to an investigation dubbed Project Souvenir, which launched in February on information from the Canadian Security Intelligence Service.
“At no time was the security of the public at risk,” RCMP Assistant Commissioner James Malitzia told reporters.
“We detected the threat early and disrupted it,” added Assistant Commissioner Wayne Rideout.
The investigation was co-ordinated by the RCMP-led Integrated National Security Enforcement Teams in B.C., the agency said in a new release.
The specialized multi-agency team is made up of employees of the RCMP along with the Canadian Security Intelligence Service, Canada Border Service Agency, and other provincial and municipal law enforcement agencies.
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Look kids, all that other stuff we wrote about today is important, but not NEARLY as critical as what you are going to hear next.
CNN, in their infinite wisdom, has asked the question: Is ‘Cracker’ As Offensive As That Other Word It Won’t Spell Out! (That word, by the way, is nigger!)
I don’t believe I’m hearing this.
Oh, nigger is a bad word all right, but not that bad that we have to – ‘not spell it‘ – like ya do with six year olds!
Matter of fact, CRACKER is not in the least bit offensive.
Just stupid!
That’s right, STUPID!
If that’s the best word blacks can come up with to insult white people…………………………………, then God help them!