Friday, May 14, 2021

Dumping raw sewage

Toronto, like the vast majority of Canadian cities, doesn't monitor real-time data of sewage leaks into lakes, rivers or oceans. As a result, it's unknown how much raw sewage flowed through overflow pipes when the storm overwhelmed the city's treatment facilities.  Environment Canada does require municipal governments to report annually how much untreated wastewater is spilled, but settles for calculations that are based on computer models, rather than specific data of actual events.  Data provided by the federal government shows in 2017, municipalities reported 215B litres of raw sewage were spilled or leaked without being treated.  (CP)

Mueller recommends no jail time for Mike Flynn

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller's office is recommending no jail time for former U.S. national security adviser Michael Flynn because he provided so much substantial information to the Russia investigation. (CBC News)
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    Jane Philpott, President of the Treasury Board, has resigned — citing the ongoing SNC-Lavalin scandal. “I have been considering the events that have shaken the federal government in recent weeks and after serious reflection, I have concluded that I must resign as a member of Cabinet,” she said in her resignation. (True North)
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  • Donald Trump joins Queen for 75th D-Day anniversary

    World leaders, including US President Donald Trump, have joined the Queen in Portsmouth to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings. Theresa May is hosting 15 world leaders to honour the largest combined land, air and naval operation in history. (BBC)

    Andrew Scheer resigning as Conservative leader

    OTTAWA - Andrew Scheer is resigning as the Conservative leader, but will stay on until a replacement is named. (CTV)
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    Are you ‘overwhelmingly’ satisfied with the Trudeau Government?

    A recent Macleans poll revealed 7 out of 10 Canadians are “overwhelmingly satisfied” with the Trudeau government’s response to the coronavirus.(True North)

    FBI officials discussed ‘media leak strategy’ ahead of major Trump-Russia revelation

    WASHINGTON, DC - Newly released text messages show disgraced FBI official Peter Strzok asked to speak to former FBI lawyer Lisa Page about a “media leak strategy” during a crucial period of the Trump-Russia investigation in 2017. (Daily Caller)

    RCMP arrest 14 as they break up pipeline protest

    VANCOUVER - The RCMP have breached a gate that a northern B.C. First Nation had erected to block access to a natural-gas pipeline project. Officers broke through a blockade on Morice River Forest Service Road, southwest of Houston, on Monday afternoon to enforce a B.C. Supreme Court injunction order, arresting 14 people, said RCMP. (Vancouver Sun)

    Upskirting now a crime in UK after woman’s campaign

    Upskirting is now a criminal offence in England and Wales after a campaign by a woman targeted at a music festival. Offenders will face up to two years in prison for taking an image or video under somebody's clothing in order to see their genitals or underwear. (BBC)

    Human Rights tribunal risks global ridicule in male genital waxing complaints

    Jonathan or Jessica Yaniv, whichever you prefer, is a pathetic figure. I am not sure what is more pathetic, the fact that he has filed as many as 16 complaints with the B.C. Human Rights Tribunal (BCHRT) accusing female aestheticians of refusing to wax his male genitalia or the fact the BCHRT entertained the complaints. (True North)

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