MSVU drops clause that forbid some residence students from discussing suicidal thoughts

Mount Saint Vincent University has changed a clause that forbade some students who signed a wellness agreement from telling other students in residence about their “personal issues.”

As Global News first reported in May, student Brody Stuart-Verner was asked to sign the agreement during the 2015-2016 school year, after confiding to a residence life staff member that he’d been having suicidal thoughts.

He “will not discuss or engage in conversations with residence students regarding personal issues, namely the student’s self-destructive thoughts,” the second clause read.

Breaking the agreement would result in his lease being terminated.

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“I was in such a fragile state that I felt like they had my best interests in mind. I felt like I should sign it, go along with it, I didn’t really feel like I had any leeway, I just wanted to get better,” said Stuart-Verner in May, adding that he had major depression.

He called the agreement “absolutely absurd.”

A day after the original story, the university said it would review and modify the agreement. A spokesperson also apologized that Stuart-Verner felt isolated.

In a statement to Global News, Paula Barry Mercer, associate vice-president of student experience, said that mental health experts, the university’s students’ union, and Stuart-Verner were a few of the people who gave input on changing the agreement.

READ MORE: MSVU ‘very sorry’ student felt isolated because of wellness agreement

There is no longer a confidentiality requirement in the agreement.

The biggest change is to the second clause, which now states the student should: “utilize the appropriate supports […] to avoid causing potential distress to other residence students (the university understands that some resident students may not have the emotional maturity to assist others who are experiencing mental health issues).”

“In my view, ‘potential distress’ is very hard to define. It’s a very vague term,” said Stuart-Verner over Skype from Charlottetown, adding he’s concerned with how the university could use the clause.

He said he only told two other students, one of whom was living in residence, about feeling suicidal.

Stuart-Verner, who doesn’t plan to live in residence for the upcoming school year, said he asked the university how many people complained about him, but didn’t get that information.

“There are many people who know me at the Mount that know that I wasn’t causing distress to anyone… and that leads me to believe that there were no students,” he said.

The university did not have a spokesperson available for an interview.

“We are grateful for the input of Brody, our Students’ Union leadership and other Mount community members throughout this review process. It is our sincere commitment to ensure the best possible supports for all Mount students,” said Barry Mercer in the statement.

She also said that, of the six agreements that were signed by students at the university in the past three years, three had the same second clause Stuart-Verner took issue with.

“I do feel like this story has helped make these wellness agreements a lot more transparent and visible to everyone, and I feel like that’s very important,” said Stuart-Verner, adding that he’s grateful the university included him in changing the original clause.

Stuart-Verner says he no longer has suicidal thoughts.

长沙桑拿 21/11/2018

Now and then: Photos show Winnipeg’s changing landscape

WINNIPEG —; From the creation of the Canadian Museum for Human Rights, to the development of a hockey arena in Winnipeg’s core, the city has seen a lot of new buildings in the past years.

Since 2005, Winnipeg has had $2.4 billion of investment in major revitalization projects, according to a 2015 study by the University of Winnipeg.

It may be difficult to imagine what the city looked like before these significant developments.However, a real estate company called Point2Homes has compiled pictures showing Winnipeg’s transformation over the past years.

Canadian Museum for Human Rights


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311 Portage


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Henderson Business Centre


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Investors Group Field


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The Edgewater


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MainStay Suites Winnipeg


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Marie Rose Place


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55 Windmill Way


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800 Dovercourt


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长沙桑拿 21/11/2018

Panel finds ‘serious problem’ with enforcement of labour laws in Ontario

TORONTO – An expert panel has found a “serious problem” with enforcement of employment standards across Ontario.

“We conclude there are too many people in too many workplaces who do not receive their basic rights,” said the special advisers appointed to do the first review of the Employment Standards Act and the Labour Relations Act since the 1990s.

The two-man panel released an interim report Wednesday that said labour ministry inspections of work sites found violations of the Act 75-to-77 per cent of the time.

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Labour Minister Kevin Flynn said the review will help protect a growing number of vulnerable workers.

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He said the fast pace of economic change, globalization, trade deals and technology resulted in more service sector and white-collar jobs in Ontario but fewer manufacturing jobs, changing the province’s labour market.

Flynn said the vast majority of Ontario employers provide what the report calls “decency at work,” and make efforts to eliminate discrimination and consistently enforce employee rights.

But he’s worried young people and new Canadians, in particular, are sometimes denied proper pay, vacations or benefits by some “bad guys,” especially in the retail, hospitality and construction sectors.

“Unfortunately there’s a bit of an underbelly as well where we get a lot of complaints from certain sectors from people who feel they’re being taken advantage of,” he said.

The Ontario Chamber of Commerce said employers worry about how changes in labour laws would impact the cost of doing business, and want to see an economic impact analysis, in addition to more education and enforcement of the rules.

“We believe that many of the problems with the bad apples that exist are happening simply as a result of not enforcing the current legislation,” said Chamber vice president Karl Baldauf. “Rather than create more onerous regulations, perhaps we should get serious about better enforcing existing regulations.”

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The panel will take comments on its interim report until October before it makes final recommendations, but made it clear it doesn’t want to hear the same old “well-known” arguments on issues such as union certification.

“It is unlikely that the repetition of these arguments will be of assistance now in coming to a final recommendation on the issue,” wrote special ad visors C. Michael Mitchell and John C. Murray.

Baldauf said businesses fear the panel will recommend allowing union certification simply by having workers sign cards, doing away with a secret vote, and they also don’t want to see new, inflexible rules on scheduling of employees.

The Ontario Federation of Labour said the review “unearthed a complex and troubling picture of employment” in the province.

“Workers and their families need greater stability – in job status and working conditions, scheduling, hours worked, and pay, as well as the meaningful ability to join a union and exercise their rights to collective bargaining,” OFL President Chris Buckley said in a release.

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Unifor, Canada’s largest private sector union, said the report recognizes that Ontario employers are increasingly using precarious work, offering low paying part-time jobs or contract-to-contract positions without benefits or security, and the impact on workers is compounded by erratic scheduling and growing income inequality.

Flynn doubts it still makes sense for the labour ministry to regularly inspect big corporations that treat their workers well, when inspectors could be looking for unscrupulous employers who take advantage of vulnerable workers.

“What I’d like to see is to find the ability to spend much more time in those areas where people seem to think they can operate outside the law and there won’t be any consequence to it,” he said.

“I think there needs to be a consequence to it, and it comes across clearly in the report that any legislation or any statutory changes that may be envisioned by the report clearly must be aimed at the bad guys, while allowing the good guys as much flexibility as you possibly can to allow them to compete.”

The panel found only 14 per cent of private sector workers in Ontario are represented by a union, compared with 70 per cent in the public sector, and said 87 per cent of workplaces have fewer than 20 employees.

长沙桑拿 21/11/2018

Johnny Depp legal team sets date to depose Amber Heard

UPDATE: After some delay, Johnny Depp and his lawyers have decided on a day to depose Amber Heard in court: August 6.

According to paperwork filed Tuesday, the judge in the couple’s divorce case ruled that Heard must answer questions from Depp’s legal team on that date. Due to demands for privacy by Depp, it is highly unlikely that the public will ever be privy to the information divulged during Heard’s deposition.


Amber Heard is accusing her soon-to-be ex-husband, Johnny Depp, of stalling the divorce proceedings started in May.

Heard, 30, filed new court documents on Tuesday, claiming that Depp, 53, is refusing to submit financial papers necessary to settle their divorce.

Last week, Depp countered Heard’s initial request for the financial papers with two court requests of his own: a non-disclosure agreement with Heard (meaning she’d have to keep her lips sealed about whatever settlement the court reached, plus all the proceedings) and a protective order on each and every document in the case.

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Heard and her lawyer say the terms of the non-disclosure agreement are impossible to follow, considering Depp seeks a $100,000 fine every time any of his financial information is leaked.

Depp did not respond to the request for the financial papers.

“[Depp] and his counsel’s demand for the execution of these two non-disclosure agreements which impose undue financial hardships and burdens on [Heard] are nothing but blatant threats by [Depp] and are illustrative of his continued attempts to thwart real progress in this case,” state the court documents submitted by Heard on Tuesday.

“In reality, it has been, and continues to be [Depp] who refuses to be forthright with his financial information and has stymied resolution of this case,” the documents continues. “[Depp] has been stonewalling the progress of this case, by refusing to provide the most basic financial documents.”

Heard — so far — has not signed any confidentiality agreements, and Depp’s lawyer, Laura Wasser, has accused Heard and her lawyer of participating in at least one media story about the divorce.

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There’s also an issue involving Heard’s deposition; she’s scheduled to be in England working on the new Justice League movie on Aug. 3 and 8, the two dates Depp’s lawyers have chosen for the hearing.

In her new filed documents, Heard insists she’s not trying to miss her deposition and says she’s willing to appear in court to testify on the weekend. Depp’s legal team has refused to work weekends.

“[Heard] is cooperating in full because she wishes to be transparent and has nothing to hide,” the new documents state.

A judge has already granted Depp’s request to keep his finances private, while any witnesses or experts called to submit testimony during the trial will have to sign a non-disclosure agreement.

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Heard was granted a temporary restraining order against her estranged husband May 27, after submitting a sworn declaration in which she alleged Depp threw her cellphone at her face and repeatedly hit her.

Depp’s camp has accused Heard of fabricating the abuse in order to make money. The divorcing couple didn’t sign a prenuptial agreement, and Depp is estimated to be worth upwards of US$400 million.

Depp is trying to ensure that many of his assets stay his. He specifically noted “miscellaneous jewelry,” earnings made after their separation and, as stipulated in his response, “there are additional separate property assets and obligations of the parties, the exact nature and extent of which are not presently known.”

READ MORE: Vanessa Paradis, Johnny Depp’s ex, says he is not physically abusive

“Given the brevity of this marriage and the most recent and tragic loss of his mother, Johnny will not respond to any of the salacious false stories, gossip, misinformation and lies about his personal life,” read a statement released to the media. “Hopefully the dissolution of this short marriage will be resolved quickly.”

A Los Angeles Superior Court spokeswoman says the temporary restraining order Heard obtained against Depp will remain in effect until Aug. 15, when a new court hearing on the matter is scheduled.

Heard and Depp were married in 2014, and have no children together.

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长沙桑拿 21/11/2018

Housing agency increases risk rating for Vancouver, Canada as a whole

Canada’s national housing agency says evidence of problematic conditions in the country’s real estate market as a whole has risen from weak to moderate, with Vancouver’s risk rating boosted to high.

In its latest report, the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation said that in addition to Vancouver there was also strong evidence of imbalances in Toronto, Calgary, Saskatoon and Regina.

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    Meanwhile, CMHC found that housing markets in Edmonton, Winnipeg, Hamilton, Montreal and Quebec have exhibited moderate evidence of imbalances.

    But overall evidence of problematic conditions has decreased in Ottawa since the previous CMHC assessment.

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    The agency says imbalances occur when overbuilding, overvaluation, overheating and/or price acceleration depart significantly from historical averages.

    CMHC’s housing market assessment report is intended to be an early warning system to alert Canadians about problematic conditions developing in the country’s real estate markets.

    It covers 15 regional markets and the national housing market as a whole.

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长沙桑拿 21/11/2018

Edmonton homeowners worst greenhouse gas offenders across Canada: study

VANCOUVER – Homeowners in Edmonton generate, on average, almost four times the amount of greenhouse gas emissions as their counterparts in Montreal, according to a study released Wednesday by the University of British Columbia.

The study from the university’s faculty of land and food systems estimated average household emissions in major cities across Canada between 1997 and 2009, based on factors such as weather, population density and the type of energy used for home heating and electricity.

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    Montreal homes were ranked the greenest — at 5.4 tonnes per year — largely because of the widespread use of clean hydroelectric power. The city’s dense population also means motorists spend less time commuting and guzzling gas.

    “If you live in Montreal, you can walk to your grocery store, you can walk your kids to school. You don’t have to be driving everywhere, whereas in Edmonton, unfortunately, you do,” professor Sumeet Gulati, one of the report’s two authors, said Wednesday.

    Edmonton, followed closely by Calgary, was at the bottom of the pile at 20.7 tonnes per year, partly because of the use of coal-fired home energy and a spread-out population. The colder weather in the two biggest Alberta cities also means more energy is needed to heat homes.

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    Vancouver, despite its very mild temperatures, ranked second behind Montreal because of the West Coast city’s use of natural gas in residential utilities. Natural gas is available throughout Montreal, but it is more expensive than hydro.

    Winnipeg ranked third-lowest for emissions, ahead of fourth-place Toronto. Despite its bone-chilling winters, Winnipeg scored well because of its use of hydro power.

    “The implications from our analysis are fairly straightforward,” the report reads.

    “If we encourage high-density development or encourage development of low-carbon energy, households lower their greenhouse gas emissions.”

    The report found a positive trend in all cities — greenhouse gas emissions per household dropped by about 16 per cent over the 12-year study period as people, governments and utilities became more energy-conscious.

    “I think it’s actually very hopeful,” Gulati said.

    “In Alberta, we’re getting a new carbon tax and Alberta’s committed to reducing coal in its electricity generation.”

长沙桑拿 21/11/2018

Dorval Avenue roadwork slated to start Aug. 1

Dorval Avenue, from Dorval Circle south to Dawson Avenue, is being revamped.

Workers will install granite walls, a dedicated bike path and new street lights, among other improvements.

During the majority of the work, only one lane will be open in each direction.

“The work is mostly aesthetic,” said city spokesperson Sebastien Gauthier, adding that workers have handed out notices to let Dorval residents know businesses along the corridor will remain open.

The work includes:

New roadways with two lanes in each directionAdding bicycle lanes and pedestrian crossingsGranite borders and concrete deck sidewalksRejuvenating urban propertyModernizing street and traffic lightsPlanting vegetation for better storm water management

Many in the business community said they support the work as a necessary measure to beautify the area.

Nevertheless, Josée Gilbert, a pet shop owner, told Global News the work would likely cost her new customers and she only hopes to keep her existing ones.

Dorval officials say the project will take four months and cost just over $3.8 million.

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长沙桑拿 21/11/2018

Canada to send more peacekeepers overseas, here’s where they could go

Hundreds of Canadian peacekeepers will once again be deployed to conflict-stricken countries, but the federal government has yet to say publicly where its considering sending them.

On the heels of Friday’s commitment of up to 600 soldiers to various United Nations peacekeeping missions, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said his government would first consult with the world body and its allies before determining where they are needed.

WATCH: Trudeau remains uncertain what renewed peacekeeping commitments could look like

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But there is speculation Canada will likely direct its resources to support missions in Africa, including countries like Mali, South Sudan, Central African Republic, or the Democratic Republic of Congo — where Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan visited earlier this month to gather information for a possible future peacekeeping mission.

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Each of those countries already have established peacekeeping missions, but ones that face multiple challenges and have been the subject of controversies.


The UN has more than 15,000 peacekeepers from 48 countries in Mali on a mandate to support a ceasefire and maintain security in the west African country.

The mission, referred to by the acronym MINUSMA, followed a French military intervention in 2013 when Tuareg fighters, backed at the time by al Qaeda-linked Islamist groups, seized territory in the country’s north in a bid for autonomy.

But in the aftermath, the Islamist factions began to take control of major cities from the Tuareg rebels, including Timbuktu where militants forced residents to abide by strict Sharia rule and destroyed ancients sites and texts.

United Nations peacekeepers search a house suspected to have been used by members of al-Qaida’s North African branch in Timbuktu, Mali. The al-Qaida cell occupied Timbuktu for 10 months until January 2013

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After the French intervention and the signing of a peace accord between the government and the Tuarag fighters, the UN tasked peacekeepers to both protect Malian civilians and support peace and reconciliation.

But the country has been repeatedly hit by terror attacks and it has become a base for groups like al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb to stage attacks in other countries.
For peacekeepers, it’s a risky place to be.

Reuters reported more than 100 peacekeepers have been killed in Mali since 2013, making it one of the deadliest places to serve as a peacekeeper.

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Central African Republic

The landlocked country of Central African Republic has been a state of political and humanitarian turmoil since early 2013, when Muslim Selaka rebels toppled the government and targeted Christian civilians. In the months that followed, a Christian militia known as the anti-Balaka took out retribution on innocent Muslims, sparking fears a mass atrocity was unfolding.

Although there was an international response in late 2013, it wasn’t until September 2014 that the UN-mandated peacekeeping mission was put into place. As of July 26, the UN has maintained a contingent of more than 12,000 peace keepers in the country to protect civilians, deliver humanitarian aid and give support to the peace process.

A U.N. peacekeeping soldier patrols the streets prior to the arrival of Pope Francis at a refugee camp, in Bangui, Central African Republic, Sunday, Nov. 29, 2015.

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But the mission itself has been mired in scandal, with several peacekeepers being accused of sexually abusing dozens of children and allegations some peacekeepers may have been responsible for the killing of several innocent people.

Democratic Republic of Congo

With more than 22,000 soldiers and police involved, the UN’s peacekeeping mission on the Democratic Republic of Congo is its largest peacekeeping effort.

The mission, according to the Economist, is also the UN’s “longest and most expensive peacekeeping operation” in its history. The United Nations Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo (MONUSCO) has been in place since 1999.

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The effort to protect civilians and stabilize the violence in the eastern part of the country also involves military action against armed groups, such as the notorious Rwandan-backed M23 rebels.

According to the UN mandate, the mission also includes the Force Intervention Brigade responsible for “neutralizing armed groups and the objective of contributing to reducing the threat posed by armed groups to state authority and civilian security.”

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The force was successful in pushing M23 out of towns and cities near DRC’s border with Rwanda, but it hasn’t been able to repeat that success.
MONUCO was slammed by human rights groups in 2014 after peacekeepers didn’t respond to an attack on a nearby community that left more than 30 people dead.

The mission has had a tumultuous relationship with the DRC government and its military, and the missions peacekeepers have been the victims of attacks carried out by rebels and Congolese troops.

South Sudan

Just two weeks ago, the United Nations committed to upping its peacekeeping presence in South Sudan in response to the clashes, adding a further 4,000 peacekeepers to its forces to its existing contingent of 12,000 troops.

The world’s youngest country has been in a state of turmoil for most of its five-year existence. Renewed violence following a fragile peace deal one year ago has in recent weeks led to more than 200 deaths, dozens of instances of sexual violence and gang rape against civilians and aid workers, and fears the country is once again on the brink of civil war.

,displaced people walk next to a razor wire fence at the United Nations base in the capital Juba, South Sudan on Jan. 19, 2016.

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The current violence, as well as the conflict that tore the country apart between December 2013 and the peace agreement reached in August 2015, is rooted in political and ethnic rivalry, between forces loyal to President Salva Kiir and those backing former vice president-turned-opposition leader Riek Machar.

The UN Mission in the Republic of South Sudan (UNMISS) was established at the outset of the country, which gained its independence from Sudan on July 9, 2011.

UNMISS has come under criticism and claims peacekeepers did not act quickly enough to protect civilians, despite its mandate to do so. UN peacekeepers in South Sudan have also been targeted by violence, including two Chinese peacekeepers killed last month.

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长沙桑拿 21/11/2018

Phoenix Pay system: Pay day is here, but many public servants still waiting for their money

For federal public servants being paid through the Phoenix computer system, July 27 was a day to mark on the calendar.

It’s the date many public servants had hoped they would receive at least some of the money Ottawa owed them after a meltdown in the newly launched system threw the payroll into disarray.

In total, according to the federal government, around 80,000 public servants have encountered some sort of problem with the new system, which was rolled out in February.

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Early last week, Public Services and Procurement Deputy Minister Marie Lemay promised that over half of the 720 government employees who saw their pay dry up completely would be properly compensated on July 27, but made no firm commitment about anyone else.

READ MORE: How did this all start, and how did the Phoenix problems get so bad? 

A federal public employee named Dawn, who asked that her last name not be used for fear of reprisals, told Global News that she returned from leave in March 2016, and has not been paid since.

While she has been receiving emergency pay, she said her telephone calls to the pay centres set up in Miramichi, NB and Gatineau, Que., “are either busy or hung up on, and emails go unanswered.”

Wednesday brought no good news.

“I have just checked my accounts and can confirm that I have not been paid,” Dawn said in an email Wednesday morning.

WATCH: Problems continue with government’s Phoenix pay system

She’s not alone. There is disappointment and ongoing frustration for many other employees, who also opened their accounts to find not much had changed.

READ MORE:  federal minister visits troubled N.B. Phoenix offices

Carmel Baron, an Alberta resident who retired from the public service in March, did not receive her final paycheck until June 1. She said she is still waiting for overtime pay from both February and March and described the situation “ridiculous.”

“My situation is not dire … but it would be nice to have the money because I worked for it,” she said Wednesday.

A nurse working for Public Health in Northern Ontario, who asked that her name not be used, said she has experienced missing, incorrect or inconsistent pay since the end of March.

In a phone conversation with Global News, the nurse confirmed she was paid more than the usual amount on Wednesday, but she was not able to sign into the Phoenix system to see which back-pay issues had been sorted and which ones had not.

Meanwhile, Public Services Minister Judy Foote was in New Brunswick on Wednesday for a firsthand look at the federal government Phoenix payroll problems.

Ottawa has blamed a steep learning curve for employees using the system, as well as a massive back-log of payroll files, for the ongoing issues.

In addition to those problems, Phoenix was briefly inaccessible on Wednesday as a result of an emergency shut-down at a data centre in Ottawa. Shared Services Canada confirmed that smoke was detected at the facility on the Aviation Parkway, resulting in an evacuation. The system was back up by 4 p.m.

长沙桑拿 21/11/2018

Semi flips along sharp bend in Penticton

A semi truck and trailer flipped on Highway 97 as it was heading into Penticton early Wednesday morning, causing heavy traffic backups.

Crews were called to the scene, at the intersection with Westbench Drive around 5 a.m.

The bottom of the semi truck and trailer that flipped coming into Penticton on Wednesday morning.

The truck was travelling southbound and failed to make it around the sharp bend, according to Dennis Smith, assistant fire chief with the Penticton Fire Department.

“It was over on its side on a guard rail and slightly over the embankment,” Smith said.

“One person, the driver, had exited the vehicle by the time we arrived on scene. He managed to get himself outside of the truck and was assessed by ambulance paramedics.”

These road signs on a meridian in the intersection were knocked over and damaged by the semi truck during the accident.

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Traffic was blocked for some time before opening the road back up.

“We did a little work making the highway safe for traffic going by,” Smith said.

“We put down some absorbent to pick up some fuel that had spilled from the truck.”

He said no fuel is believed to have gone into the river channel.

Traffic backed up along Highway 97 in Penticton following the rollover accident.

Jeff Martin/Global News

RCMP believe speed may have been a factor in the crash.

“He was turning and it rolled over. Obviously it appears the vehicle was going too fast for the corner,” Penticton RCMP spokesperson Rick Dellebuur said.

Dellebuur said no other vehicles were involved and no one was injured, aside from the driver suffering some cuts from broken glass.

A towing company attended the scene and charges are pending.

Lanes have since been reopened to traffic.

~ With files from Angela Jung 

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长沙桑拿 21/11/2018

City of Hiroshima unhappy that atomic-bomb park has become ‘Pokemon Go’ site

TOKYO – “Pokemon Go” players are descending on an atomic bomb memorial park in Hiroshima, and officials of the western Japanese city are displeased.

They have asked game developer Niantic Inc. to remove the “Pokestops” and other virtual sites that show up in the park for those playing the augmented reality game. The city wants them deleted by Aug. 6, the anniversary of the 1945 bombing and the date of an annual ceremony to remember the victims.

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    Niantic declined to comment, saying it would not make public any discussions with a third party.

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    The expansive Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park is meant as a solemn memorial to the victims. It has become a draw for players since the Japan release of the addictive smartphone game last Friday.

    Elsewhere, the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C., and nearby Arlington National Cemetery have made similar requests to Niantic.

    It is unclear if and how the game developer will respond. Niantic offers a form to request exclusions, but it’s neither automatic nor guaranteed.

    The location-aware app gives digital rewards for visiting real places that have been designated “Pokestops” and “Gyms” in the game.