Two B.C. high school teachers banned for sexual relations with students

Article content continued The other student, identified as Student B, was in Grade 12 and was 17 when the teacher had an “inappropriate personal relationship” with the student. Weeks after Student B graduated, the teacher “gave Student B alcohol and initiated a sexual relationship,” the ruling says. Then, on Tuesday, another ruling banned a second […]

U.S. Army gets new compact sniper system

Last month, Soldiers from the 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division became the first combat troops to receive a cutting edge compact semi-automatic sniper system, or new Squad Designated Marksman Rifle. The new 7.62x51mm rifle is based on the Heckler and Koch G28E-110 / M110A1 Compact Semi-Automatic Sniper System, and provides infantry, scout, […]

‘Very discouraging’: Mexican business sentiment muted as USMCA launches under a cloud

A new trade pact between the U.S., Mexico and Canada begins on Wednesday with the top U.S. negotiator threatening litigation, investor distrust rife and supply chains tested by the COVID-19 pandemic. While U.S. president Donald Trump and his Mexican counterpart Andrés Manuel López Obrador plan to toast the USMCA at the White House, probably after […]

Canada has power to end Meng extradition, bring Canadians home from China, Kovrig’s wife says

Article content continued Since January, China has prevented Canadian diplomats from visiting Kovrig and Spavor, citing COVID-19 restrictions. Trudeau rejected suggestions that Canada should intervene to resolve the Meng case in an attempt to free Kovrig and Spavor. “We continue to stand up both for the independence of our judicial system and Canadian interests and […]

Russian fighter jets intercepts U.S. Air Force long-range heavy bombers

Russia’s Eastern Military District fighter jets have been scrambled to intercept the U.S. Air Force B-52H long-range, heavy bombers, the Defense Ministry’s National Defense Control Center reported on Friday. “The Eastern MD air defense on-duty forces detected and took under surveillance two US Air Force’s B-52H bombers which were carrying out their flight over the […]

Deaths hit 42,288 as vaccine is stockpiled and test and trace app launch delayed – The Sun

A DRUG company has started manufacturing a potential vaccine created by scientists at Oxford University – even though it’s not yet been approved. Big pharma business AstraZeneca is helping the Government build a stockpile in case the new creation is a success. It comes as Health Secretary Matt Hancock confirmed the NHS tracing app trialled […]

46 arrested as Vancouver police order tent city out of CRAB Park area

Article content continued Housing shouldn’t have restrictions on how or by whom it’s used, she said, and also must include greater access to health supports. According to a statement by advocates with the CRAB Park/Namegans tent city, no injunction had been issued for the lot occupied by the encampment Tuesday morning. VPD Sgt. Aaron Roed […]

Mall landlords Brookfield, Simon and Authentic Brands in talks to buy J.C. Penney

The two largest mall landlords and Authentic Brands Group LLC are in talks to buy bankrupt department-store chain J.C. Penney Co., according to people familiar with the matter. Authentic Brands may team up with Simon Property Group Inc. and Brookfield Property Partners LP to acquire the retailer as part of its court reorganization, said the […]

Crown wants to fight controversial ‘extreme intoxication’ defence ruling

TORONTO — Canada’s highest court will be asked to weigh in on a ruling that reopened the door for people accused of violent crimes to argue they were so intoxicated they had lost control of what they were doing. The decision angered some women, and in a statement on Saturday a spokeswoman for Ontario Attorney […]

German army tests new MG4 A3 machine gun – Defence Blog

Germany’s armed forces, the Bundeswehr, are currently testing a new variant of MG4 A3 light machine gun, according to a recent service news release. The German Federal Office of Bundeswehr Equipment, Information Technology and In-Service Support (BAAINBw) requested the Army’s Airborne Brigade 26 from Zweibrücken to test the new weapon system in detail. The advanced version of […]