Community rallies behind Vaudreuil senior facing eviction

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VAUDREUIL-DORION – People in Vaudreuil-Dorion are rallying around 81-year-old Peder Mortensen, who’s being threatened with eviction.

Mortensen has lived in his hand-built house in the community for more than 60 years.

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    Now, the mayor is calling it a fire hazard and insists he has to go.

    Global News’ request for access to the documents outlining the problems with Mortensen’s house was denied.

    Without a doubt, the 81 year-old’s home is quite unique.

    “I’ve been living here for so long, it can’t be such a bad house,” Mortensen said.

    He’s got bags full of leaves hanging in his yard, which he says reduce sound.

    He also has homemade insulation: a retractable window covered in tin foil.

    “I’m not able to tell how long I’m going to live – I’m 81 – but I’m going to hang on as long as I can,” Mortensen said.

    Some would consider his home odd, but the retired engineer says everything has a reason for being there.

    His neighbours say they know and love him for that.

    “I’ve been in this community for 40 years and I remember seeing Peder ride his bicycle around all over town,” said Jamie Nicholls, a former MP for Vaudreuil-Dorion.

    “He was really a symbol of sustainability for our community.”

    After Global News reported that the City of Vaudreuil-Dorion is seeking an injunction to demolish his home – citing fire hazards – the neighbours rallied behind Mortensen.

    WATCH: Vaudreuil tries to evict senior

    “I was shocked, he’s been living here since the 60s all through,” said Ed Schiller, who has been Mortensen’s neighbour since 1971.

    Thursday morning, they started a petition and plan to bring it to the mayor once it reaches 2,000 signatures.

    By 5 p.m. the same day, they had collected 373 signatures.

    “We’ll do whatever we have to do make sure we’ll make him happy,” said Charlie Berkovitz, a neighbour across the street.

    Nicholls is also crowdfunding to build Mortensen a sustainable house. if need be.

    READ MORE: Montreal senior who faced home eviction can stay for another year: Quebec Rental Board

    “It was important for me because he has lived so frugally, so simply, so light on the Earth, that perhaps we should recognize that fact,” he said.

    Guy Pilon, Vaudreuil-Dorion’s mayor, said pressure from the community doesn’t change things.

    “I don’t think people would let an animal live in a place like that,” Pilon said.

    “I wouldn’t let an 82 year-old man live on that.”

    The mayor said he’s received one phone call so far and a couple of Facebook messages – one all the way from Alberta – speaking out in support of Mortensen.

    He insisted people simply aren’t aware of the danger Mortensen is, in as he showed Global News pictures of the interior of the home, which included piles of pasta and juice boxes.

    READ MORE: Elderly Montrealer takes eviction fight to rental board

    Regardless, Pilon said he’s open to finding a solution.

    But he insists keeping Mortensen’s home as is is not an option.

    Sylvan Schneider, a real estate lawyer, said it is a tricky situation.

    “An old man shouldn’t be kicked out of his home and the city has their rights in order to ensure the safety of the municipality,” he said.

    Schneider pointed out the city is within the law, but wondered if there could be a different approach.

    “I think sitting down and both parties amicably resolving this matter would be, in my opinion, the best interest for the resolution of both parties involved,” he said.

    The city says it’s arranging a meeting with Mortensen for next week.

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Woman says she was harassed in Walmart bathroom after being mistaken as transgender

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Aimee Toms was washing her hands in the women’s bathroom at Walmart in Danbury, Conn., last week when a woman approached her and said, “You’re disgusting” and “You need to leave.”

The 22-year-old claims she was harassed by the woman after apparently being mistaken as transgender.

Toms’ pixie haircut was covered by a baseball cap when the woman allegedly said, “You are not supposed to be here,” before flipping her off.

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“She thought I was someone who was transgender. She thought I was a dude who was hiding in the women’s bathroom,” Toms said.

Toms has now responded in a video posted to Facebook condemning discrimination against transgender people.

“After experiencing the discrimination they face firsthand, I cannot fathom the discrimination transgender people must face in a lifetime,” she said.

She hopes her video will help others understand that transgender people deserve to be treated equally.

“It really got my gears turning as to how amazingly ridiculous this is becoming as an issue.”

“I don’t know if many of you know this but you’ve probably used the bathroom with somebody who is transgender before.”

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Toms believes the incident happened because of the controversy sparked by a law that was passed in North Carolina that mandates bathroom access according to birth sex.

She believes people have developed unjustified fears of being attacked by someone who could abuse transgender bathrooms.

She explained that if someone wants to commit a crime in a bathroom, they are going to do it anyway regardless if it’s a transgender bathroom.

Global News has reached out to Walmart for comment but after 24 hours the request was not returned.

Toms’ video “rant” on Facebook about her experience at Walmart has gone viral and has been viewed more than 180,000 times.

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‘It only takes a split second’: victim of distracted driving joins police in long weekend warning

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After the recent introduction of three demerit points to Alberta’s legislation, distracted driving has dropped for the first time in five years, but only slightly.

Since the legislation was first introduced in 2011, the number of distracted driving tickets increased annually. Staff Sgt. Paul Stacey attributes this phenomenon to the increase in cell phone usage. The fine increased in 2015 (from $172 to $287 currently). Stacey says it made no difference.

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    “We honestly didn’t see too much of a difference with the fines going up, but so far this year in 2016, with the introduction of the demerit system, we’re down just a little bit in the amount of tickets we’ve written. It’s early but we’re still down a little over 200 tickets from the same time last year,” Stacey said.

    This time last year there were 2,212 distracted driving tickets issued compared to the 1,934 issued in 2016 to date. Though not drastic, the decrease has Stacey optimistic for the future.

    “I’m hopeful, let’s put it that way…We’ve written less tickets and, anecdotally, I’m hearing from my officers that they aren’t seeing quite as much of it. That’s inspiring for me. And personally I haven’t seen as much either, but we still see some and we still are doing the enforcement,” Stacey added.

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    There’s little way of knowing how many crashes are directly the result of distracted driving. It requires drivers to self-disclose whether or not they were distracted at the time of the crash, which is rare. But Stacey said he does expect that roads are getting better.

    “Would I say the roads are a bit safer? I hope so.  And I hope the trend continues, I really do.”

    Kevin Smith’s truck was written off when his vehicle hit a driver he alleges was distracted who went through a red light on Country Hills last January. He echoes Stacey’s sentiment.

    “It happens so quick and people don’t understand. It only takes a split second.”

    Witnesses told police they saw the 17-year-old driver that went through a red light texting before the accident. Kevin Smith’s truck was totaled.

    Smith suffered from broken ribs, whiplash, and extensive soft tissue injuries after the crash. He deals with pain and soreness on a daily basis.

    The impact from the collision extends further into his life as well, as he owns a fitness studio and is a personal trainer who is expected to keep up with his clients. He also has two young and playful children at home. He says despite this lasting effect, he knows that he is lucky to have survived the crash.

    “I know I’m lucky. Pain will subside, the discomfort will subside. But I’m lucky that I’m still walking, playing, and here for my family,” Smith said.

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    Stacey likens the adjustment to distracted driving legislation to seatbelt legislation and  suggests it may take some time.

    “When that [legislation] came in in the 80s almost nobody wore their seatbelt and there was a lot of resistance to that legislation. Now a whole generation or two later, we’re seeing a 95 per cent compliance rate with seatbelt usage.”

    This week is the RCMP’s road safety week. They’re launching an online campaign called “Leave the Phone Alone” and are asking Canadians to commit publicly, with an online pledge, to avoid all distractions while driving.

    Editor’s note: Global News was contacted by someone who claims to be the other driver in the case referenced above. While he admitted to making an unsafe left turn, he denies being distracted.

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5 things to do over your long-weekend staycation

Written by admin on 15/10/2019 Categories: 长沙夜网

Eighty-one per cent of Canadians plan to enjoy a stress-free staycation this Victoria Day long weekend, according to a survey by Tangerine.

Sixty-nine per cent plan to keep it local all summer, blaming the fluctuating dollar for killing their international travel plans.

“Vacations can be a slippery slope when it comes to spending money,” said Tangerine exec Silvio Stroescu in a statement.

“Deferring a vacation until you can afford it is the best option and appears to be what many Canadians are doing this year.”

Luckily there are plenty of fun (and free) things you can do in your own backyard.

1. Take a road trip

Whether you’re a nature lover or a foodie, into art or adventure — there are so many hidden gems to discover in every province.

The ones we’ve rounded up in the interactive map below are sure to have something for everyone.

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2. Pack a picnic

Each city has a lovely park to picnic in.

Check out our videos below for some inspiration on what kinds of easy finger foods you can pack.

A baguette, cheese, cut-up fruit, veggies and different dips are always favourites.

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Don’t forget to bring a blanket — picnic benches can be in short supply on busy holiday weekends.

And slather on some sunscreen.

3. Have a barbecue

Throw some steak and shrimp on the barbie.

If you don’t have a barbecue, find a neighbour or friend who does. You can also buy one of those mini grills and take it to the park.

Or just use a free fire pit.

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4. Get physical

Hop on your bike, go for a run or bust out your roller-blades if you still have them.

Make your city your gym. Find some stairs to run or a park bench to do dips on.

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You may find your workout flies by when it’s done under the sun.

5. See a movie

It’s going to be a fun weekend at theatres, according to our Entertainment reporter Chris Jancelewicz.

He’s looking forward to Neighbors 2, Angry Birds, and The Nice Guys.

You can some of the trailers below.

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Make sure to keep your eyes peeled for any free events like (fireworks) happening on Monday, too!

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Ohio teen shackled, held captive by relatives in basement for a year escapes

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TOLEDO, Ohio – Police in Ohio say they found leg irons in a basement where a 13-year-old girl says relatives kept her shackled as punishment.

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Authorities say the girl used a spare key to escape Wednesday night and was found more than a kilometre away in Toledo.

Officers say a man and his 27-year-old son who were taken into custody early Thursday were apparently trying to flee when they were spotted leaving the home in a van.

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Both 53-year-old Timothy Ciboro and son Esten Ciboro are charged with kidnapping and child endangerment and are being held on US $500,000 bond.

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Court records don’t list attorneys for them.

The head of a county children services agency says the girl is related to the two men.

Police records say they had two younger children and a gun with them in the van.

READ MORE: Cleveland women kept diaries during their decade of captivity

Court documents say the girl told investigators she was shackled to a support beam in the basement as punishment and forced to sleep there.

She says it had been going on at different times for a year.

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Calgary records first fatality linked to W-18, the drug ‘100 times more powerful than fentanyl’

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A 35-year-old man has become Calgary’s first confirmed fatality linked to W-18, the drug police have said is “100 times more powerful than fentanyl.”

Investigators said the victim was found in a south Calgary hotel at around 10:40 p.m. on March 7 by emergency crews responding to reports of a person who collapsed. The man was pronounced dead at the scene by paramedics.

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On Friday, the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner confirmed the victim died as a result of a drug overdose. He had W-18, heroin and 3-methyl fentanyl – a highly toxic form of fentanyl – in his system when he died.

Police said 3-methyl fentanyl (3-MF) is an “analogue of fentanyl that is 10 to 15 times more toxic than the base version of the street drug,” adding that “either substance may be fatal.”

“What the medical examiner cannot tell us is the quantity of W-18 in the body,” Staff Sgt. Martin Schiavetta said at a Friday news conference.

WATCH RAW: Staff Sgt. Martin Schiavetta with the Calgary Police Service discusses the city’s first fatality linked to W-18.

He said it’s possible other deaths connected to W-18 have occurred in Calgary previously, but it’s challenging to test for.

“They’ve actually been only able to screen through a spectrum for the last week…so the medical examiner is going to go back and look at those autopsies.”

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The victim, who remains unnamed, leaves behind a common-law wife and infant daughter.

Officers found a naloxone kit in the room with the deceased. The naloxone kit had not been used.

Investigators believe the victim had been alone in the room at the time of his overdose.

“If you’re going to use fentanyl or any other drugs, you’d better have a friend – someone who’s able to call 911 and access naloxone – because you cannot access naloxone when you’re by yourself, going into an overdose.”

However, police said it’s “relatively unknown” if naloxone would even be effective at counteracting W-18.

“The drug dealers that are selling these tablets on our streets have no idea what they’re selling… people who are abusing drugs in our community have no idea what they’re taking.”

“You are playing Russian roulette every time you use street drugs.”

On Friday afternoon, Chief Toxicologist of Alberta’s Office of the Chief Medical Examiner Dr. Graham Jones issued a statement reaffirming that although the death was linked to W-18, it’s unknown if it specifically was responsible for the overdose.

“Although the presence of W-18 was found in the deceased, the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner cannot confirm it was the cause of death, as other drugs were present as well.”

According to police, W-18 was developed in 1984 at the University of Alberta, but never received a patent.

“We believe it’s currently being synthesized in China and then imported into Canada,” Schiavetta said.

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Anyone with information about fentanyl distribution in Calgary is encouraged to call the CPS Drug Tip Line at 403-428-8100, or email [email protected]长沙夜网.

If you are concerned about your own drug use, the drug use of a friend or loved one, or would simply like more information on drug or alcohol abuse, you can also contact the AHS Addiction & Mental Health 24-Hour Helpline at 1-866-332-2322.

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Canadian YouTubers face charges after walking on protected site at Yellowstone National Park

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A group of Vancouver-based YouTubers, who run the channel High on Life, is facing a firestorm of criticism and misdemeanor charges after trespassing onto a protected natural site in Yellowstone National Park.

The four travel vloggers – Charles Ryker Gamble, Alexey Andriyovych Lyakh, Justis Cooper Price-Brown, and Parker Heuser – were caught on camera on May 14 straying off the trail at the national park in Wyoming and walking onto the famous Grand Prismatic Spring.

The spring is one of the biggest tourist draws of the park. It is the largest hot spring in the United States and features rainbow coloured rings around its edge thanks to its unique ecosystem.

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However, it is strictly prohibited for tourists to leave the boardwalk surrounding the Grand Prismatic Spring – a rule clearly marked by signs throughout the park.

“The individuals approached the spring and took several photos or videos of themselves with an array of cameras,” read court documents .

“The individuals also can be seen reaching into the spring. The nearest boardwalk is approximately 25 yards from where they are located.”

According to the court documents, three of the four High on Life members face two criminal complaints. The fourth member has not been charged – Parker Heuser – because she was not identified through the video.

On Tuesday, an apology was posted to the High on Life Facebook fan page, noting that the group has since taken down its footage from beside the Grand Prismatic Spring.

“We did not respect the protected environment we were exploring, and we want to acknowledge our wrongdoing,” the post read.

“We got over zealous in our enthusiasm for this wonderful place. When standing at the face of such natural wonder, we were drawn to it. In an attempt to get the perfect shot, we acted in a way that doesn’t reflect our respect for the environment we were trying to capture. It was the wrong decision to make.”

According to the apology, the group plans to donate $5,000 to Yellowstone National Park. The post does not make mention of any criminal charges.

Global News reached out to the High on Life crew for additional comment, but received no response.

The High on Life website, where the vloggers sell their clothing line, has since gone offline.

However, this isn’t the first time the group has come under fire.

According to posts compiled by an Imgur user, the group was criticized in 2014 after posing like characters from Pokémon while atop Machu Picchu. The post also alleged one of the members had been caught “goofing around” and climbing the Holocaust Memorial in Berlin, Germany.

In March, the group uploaded a video to its YouTube page showing members using a wakeboard to ride the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah – another area that forbids visitors from straying off designated roads.

“The environment is fragile and needs to be treated with respect. When you drive, stay on established roads,” reads the tourist website for the salt flats.

Outrage over the group’s behaviour has even sparked a Change长沙夜网 petition calling on Bud Light and Red Bull to drop sponsorship for the YouTubers. The petition has already garnered over 18,500 signatures.

Global News reached out to both Bud Light and Red Bull for comment on the petition; however, a request for comment was not immediately returned.

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Standing Rock protest: The key players in the Dakota Access pipeline fight

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BISMARCK, N.D. – The Dakota Access pipeline, a $3.8 billion, four-state project designed to carry oil from North Dakota to Illinois, has become a rallying point for American Indian tribes and others determined to block it.

Here’s a look at the key players connected with the protest, which began in April, heated up during the summer and boiled over in October with some 400 arrests.

THE PIPELINE COMPANY

FILE – In this May 9, 2015 file photo, pipes for the proposed Dakota Access oil pipeline that will stretch from the Bakken oil fields in North Dakota to Illinois are stacked at a staging area in Worthing, S.D.

AP Photo/Nati Harnik, File

Energy Transfer Partners, or ETP, is a Fortune 500 oil and natural gas company based in Dallas. It is the main owner of the pipeline, along with Sunoco Logistics Partners and Phillips 66.

Launched in 1995, the company now has about 71,000 miles of natural gas and crude oil pipeline. The Dakota Access project would add 1,200 more miles, and ETP has long had a goal of finishing it by the end of 2016. The company warned in court documents that a delay in construction would cost it $1.4 billion in lost revenue in the first year.

In August, the company announced it had sold nearly 37 per cent of the project to Enbridge Energy Partners and Marathon Petroleum Corp. in a deal worth $2 billion.

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THE TRIBAL CHAIRMAN

FILE – In this Aug. 26, 2016 file photo, Standing Rock Sioux Chairman Dave Archambault II poses for a photo near Cannon Ball., N.D., on the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation overlooking an encampment where Native Americans are gathered to join his tribe’s growing protest against the Dakota Access oil pipeline.

(AP Photo/James MacPherson, File

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    Dave Archambault II leads the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, whose reservation on the North Dakota-South Dakota border sits close to the pipeline’s path. The laconic 45-year-old, whose tribe helped build a lawsuit against ETP and the federal government, has been sued by ETP for interfering with the pipeline and been arrested.

    Archambault has spoken for years about concerns among the leaders of North Dakota’s five American Indian reservations about increasing “environmental incidents” in the state’s western oil patch. He travelled to Switzerland to plead the tribe’s case to the United Nations and urged President Barack Obama to step in.

    After a federal judge declined to grant the Standing Rock tribe an injunction against the pipeline, three federal agencies ordered a halt to construction on Army Corps of Engineers-owned land while the permitting process was reviewed.

    THE PROTESTERS

    Protesters against the construction of the Dakota Access oil pipeline block a highway in near Cannon Ball, N.D., on Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2016.

    AP Photo/James MacPherson

    Members of more than 200 tribes from across North America have come to the tribe’s encampment at the confluence of the Missouri and Cannonball rivers since August, the tribe says. Crowd estimates at the protest site have varied from a few hundred to several thousand depending on the day — enough for tribal officials to call it one of the largest gatherings of Native Americans in a century or more.

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    They say the pipeline threatens water sources and will disturb sacred sites and artifacts, and there is a broader concern about tribal sovereignty and rights.

    Many of the protesters are demonstrating peacefully and urging others to do the same. Others have been more militant. More than 140 people were arrested recently when law enforcement moved in to evict an encampment that had been set up on pipeline property.

    THE SHERIFF

    The main face of law enforcement has been Morton County Sheriff Kyle Kirchmeier, who previously was a captain with the state highway patrol, a part-time police officer, a corrections officer and a soldier.

    READ MORE: Dakota Access pipeline protesters told to leave: ‘trespassers will be prosecuted’

    His department has been accused by protesters of being sympathetic to the pipeline’s workers and private security. Though deputies were not at a violent Sept. 3 clash between protesters and private security guards on private land, Kirchmeier said in a news release that the guards were “ambushed and assaulted” by protesters. The tribe says the protesters were being provoked.

    Kirchmeier has frequently cited the burden of the long-lasting protest on his small department. Morton County has had help from state troopers and National Guard members and, more recently, from sheriff’s departments travelling in from several states to help out.

    PRIVATE SECURITY

    A protestor is treated after being pepper sprayed by private security contractors on land being graded for the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) oil pipeline, near Cannon Ball, North Dakota, September 3, 2016.

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    Clashes between private security and protesters have been an issue, particularly during the Sept. 3 confrontation. Both security guards and protesters reported injuries.

    Tribal officials say about 30 protesters were pepper-sprayed and some bitten by dogs.

    READ MORE: Police begin arresting Dakota Access pipeline protesters

    The sheriff’s department said last week that their investigation concluded that the guards with dogs were not licensed to do security work in North Dakota. They sent the results of their investigation to prosecutors for consideration of misdemeanour charges.

    THE GOVERNOR

    North Dakota Gov. Jack Dalrymple asks a question during a meeting of the Health and Human Services Committee at the National Governors Association convention on Saturday, July 12, 2014, in Nashville, Tenn.

    AP Photo/Mark Humphrey

    When the Dakota Access pipeline was announced, North Dakota Gov. Jack Dalrymple had just urged industry and government officials to build more pipelines to keep pace with the state’s oil production, which is second only to oil production in Texas.

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    Aside from appearing at some briefings, Dalrymple has been mostly out of public view during the long process. The governor did send 100 National Guard members to help law enforcement.

    THE FEDERAL JUDGE

    U.S. District Judge James Boasberg.

    Credit: U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia

    The Standing Rock Sioux’s lawsuit against the pipeline revolves around challenging the Army Corps’ process for permitting water crossings. In September, U.S. District Judge James Boasberg in Washington declined the tribe’s request for an injunction as it pursues an appeal.

    READ MORE: Standing Rock standoff: How the North Dakota pipeline protest sparked Native American activism

    Boasberg, an Obama appointee in 2010, said the Corps documented dozens of its attempts to engage with Standing Rock officials to identify historical resources at Lake Oahe and other places covered by the permit, despite the tribe’s claims to the contrary. He said the tribe did not show it will suffer any harm that the court has the authority to prevent.

    The tribe’s appeal is pending with the U.S. Court of Appeals.

    Gallery: Photos from the Dakota Access pipeline protest. 

    Dakota Access pipeline protesters stand in defiance of law enforcement officers who are trying to force them from a camp on private land in the path of pipeline construction on Thursday, Oct. 27, 2016, near Cannon Ball, N.D.

    AP Photo/James MacPherson

    In this Oct. 27, 2016, file photo, tires burn as armed soldiers and law enforcement officers stand in formation to force Dakota Access pipeline protesters off private land in Morton County, N.D., where they had camped to block construction.

    Mike McCleary/The Bismarck Tribune via AP, file

    A burned-out truck sits on Highway 1806 near Cannon Ball, N.D., on Friday, Oct. 28, near the spot where protesters of the Dakota Access pipeline were evicted from private property a day earlier. Authorities say protesters burned several pieces of construction equipment and other vehicles Thursday during a chaotic confrontation with law enforcement.

    AP Photo/James MacPherson

    Dakota Access pipeline protesters confront law enforcement on Thursday, Oct. 27, 2016, near Cannon Ball, N.D. The months-long dispute over the four-state, $3.8 billion pipeline reached a crisis point when the protesters set up camp on land owned by pipeline developer Energy Transfer Partners. The disputed area is just to the north of a more permanent and larger encampment on federally-owned land where hundreds of protesters have camped for months.

    Caroline Grueskin/The Bismarck Tribune via AP

    A Dakota Access pipeline protester defies law enforcement officers who are trying to force them from a camp on private land in the path of pipeline construction, Thursday, Oct. 27, 2016 near Cannon Ball, N.D.

    AP Photo/James MacPherson

    A Dakota Access oil pipeline protester who identified himself only as Smokey shows where he was hit by a shotgun bean bag round fired by officers trying to force protesters from a camp on private land in the path of pipeline construction, on Thursday, Oct. 27, 2016 near Cannon Ball, N.D. Authorities say protesters threw rocks at officers and threatened them on horseback.Soldiers and law enforcement officers dressed in riot gear began arresting protesters who had set up a camp on private land to block construction of the Dakota Access oil pipeline.

    (AP Photo/James MacPherson

    Demonstrators stand near armed soldiers and law enforcement officers who moved in to force Dakota Access pipeline protesters off private land in North Dakota on Thursday, Oct. 27, 2016 where they had camped to block construction. The pipeline is to carry oil from western North Dakota through South Dakota and Iowa to an existing pipeline in Patoka, Ill.

    Mike McCleary/The Bismarck Tribune via AP

    Dakota Access pipeline protesters defy law enforcement officers who are trying to force them from a camp on private land in the path of pipeline construction on Thursday, Oct. 27, 2016, near Cannon Ball, N.D. The months-long dispute over the four-state, $3.8 billion pipeline reached a crisis point when the protesters set up camp on land owned by pipeline developer Energy Transfer Partners. The disputed area is just to the north of a more permanent and larger encampment on federally-owned land where hundreds of protesters have camped for months.

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    Protesters of the Dakota Access pipeline encampment sits Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2016, on private property near Cannon Ball, N.D., owned by the pipeline developer, Texas-based Energy Transfer Partners. Both the local sheriff and Energy Transfer Partners have said the protesters are trespassing and must leave.

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    Protesters cover the roadway of Highway 1806 at the site of the New Camp on Pipeline Easement on Wednesday morning, Oct. 26, 2016. The prospect of a police raid on an encampment protesting the Dakota Access pipeline faded as night fell Wednesday, with law enforcement making no immediate move after protesters rejected their request to withdraw from private land. Activists fear the nearly 1,200-mile pipeline could harm cultural sites and drinking water for the Standing Rock Sioux tribe.

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    Loren Bagola, from the Cheyenne River Reservation in South Dakota, helps handle security Monday, Oct. 24, 2016, at the Dakota Access oil pipeline protest in southern North Dakota. Bagola is sitting atop a pile of logs that protesters prepared to use to block a highway. The long-running dispute over the Dakota Access oil pipeline expanded to private land recently purchased by the pipeline builders, with protesters who say the area rightfully belongs to Native Americans setting up camp and vowing to stay put until the project is stopped.

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    Teepees and numerous tents are set up Monday, Oct. 24, 2016, by Dakota Access oil pipeline protesters in southern North Dakota on property owned by the pipeline company. Protesters say they have treaty rights to the land from the 1800s.

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    Actress Shailene Woodley is led to a transport vehicle by a Morton County Sheriff’s deputy after being arrested at a protest against the Dakota Access Pipeline near St. Anthony, N.D., Monday, Oct. 10, 2016. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers won’t yet authorize construction of the $3.8 billion, four-state Dakota Access oil pipeline on federal land in southern North Dakota, it said Monday, along with reiterating its earlier request that the pipeline company voluntarily stop work on private land in the area.

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    A Morton County Sheriff’s deputy officer arrests actress Shailene Woodley at a protest against the Dakota Access Pipeline near St. Anthony, N.D., Monday, Oct. 10, 2016. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers won’t yet authorize construction of the $3.8 billion, four-state Dakota Access oil pipeline on federal land in southern North Dakota, it said Monday, along with reiterating its earlier request that the pipeline company voluntarily stop work on private land in the area.

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    FILE – In this Sept. 9, 2016 file photo, More than a thousand people gather at an encampment near North Dakota’s Standing Rock Sioux reservation. The sprawling encampment that‚Äôs a protest against the four-state Dakota Access oil pipeline has most everything it needs to be self-sustaining _ except a federal permit to be there. The camp near the confluence of the Missouri and Cannonball rivers in North Dakota is on U.S. Army Corps of Engineers land.

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    In this Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2016, photo, volunteers toss logs at an oil pipeline protest encampment near the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation in southern North Dakota. The logs will be used to cook meals for the thousands of people who have come to the area to fight the $3.8 billion Dakota Access pipeline.

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Sun safety: What you need to know about sunscreen, protecting your skin

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The first long weekend of the summer has arrived – you may be off to the cottage, the beach or even staycationing in your backyard for some barbecue. Wherever you’re soaking up the sun, make sure you’re looking after your skin.

Sun safety is often overlooked during the busy summer months. It’s also hard to figure out when you should apply and reapply sunblock and what type to shop for.

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    Consumer watchdog: most sunscreens meet FDA standards, but questionable SPF ratings persist

    A new Consumer Reports investigation found, for example, that some sprays, sticks and lotions with an SPF of 30 or higher don’t actually meet the claims made on their labels.

    Here’s what you need to know about sun safety for the summer and how to protect your skin:

    What should Canadians look for in a sunscreen?

    The Canadian Dermatology Association recommends a sunblock with an SPF 30 or higher. It should also come with broad spectrum protection – this protects you from UVA and UVB rays.

    There are three spectrums of light – ultraviolet A (long rays) is tied to aging the skin, ultraviolet B (short rays) can lead to burns and ultraviolet C isn’t as worrisome because most of the rays are absorbed by the ozone layer, according to Dr. Kucy Pon, a dermatologist at Sunnybrook Hospital.

    READ MORE: 5 tips for a healthy summer long weekend

    UVA and UVB can contribute to skin cancer and damaging your skin, she warns.

    “Both are carcinogenic in different ways so it’s important for sunscreen to block both,” Dr. Anatoli Freiman, a dermatologist and medical director of the Toronto Dermatology Centre, explained.

    An SPF 30 would cover off about 97 per cent of UVB rays, but wearing a higher SPF may be your best bet because it’ll be more effective. It’s easy for consumers to miss spots or apply too little to certain parts of their body so the higher protection would compensate, Freiman said.

    If you’ve had skin cancer or a strong family history of the disease, stick to a higher SPF.

    Here’s a list of ratings from Consumer Reports on sunblocks and if they met their claims.

    How should you apply sunscreen for best protection?

    Sunblock should be applied 15 minutes before going outside. If you happen to forget and head out, apply it as soon as possible anyway – Freiman says it should start working immediately.

    “It should be reapplied every two hours when you’re exposed to sunrays. If you’re sweating, swimming, or exposed to water, you may need to top up more often,” Freiman advises.

    READ MORE: How extreme heat affects the body

    As a general rule of thumb, if you’re applying sunscreen from head to toe, use a shot glass-sized amount – or two tablespoons. Use half of a teaspoon for each part of your body – half of a teaspoon for your face, another half for your left leg, for example.

    Sunscreens can be applied as lotions and even aerosol sprays. The sprays are seen as more finicky because you can’t tell if you’re applying it evenly but the experts say your decision-making in this case is up to personal preference.

    If you want a chemical-free sunblock, Freiman says options with zinc oxide are readily available, too.

    If you spend a lot of time in the water, opt for a water-resistant sunblock.

    What are some common mistakes Canadians make?

    For starters, they may be going out when the sun’s UV index is at its highest in the afternoon.

    “You’ll burn much faster than first thing in the morning or later on in the day when the sun isn’t at its peak,” Pon said.

    READ MORE: 9 tips for healthy summertime barbecuing

    People often forget to apply sunblock to certain parts of their body, too: the earlobes, backs of their hands, behind their knees, toes, nose and scalp (if you have a shaved head, for example).

    Some Canadians may think the sun may not be as strong as it is in the Caribbean. That’s not the case.

    READ MORE: Is aerosol sunscreen safe for you? Inhaling chemicals is a concern

    “You’re going to get sunburns everywhere,” Freiman says. Both doctors see patients over the course of the summer months with severe burns to their skin.

    If you’re spending extended time outdoors, look for cover under a tree, umbrella or shade from a building.

    Keep in mind, you’re also getting sun exposure while in your car, too. New research suggests that your vehicle’s side windows don’t offer as much protection as the windshield.

    What should Canadians do if they’re suffering from sunburn?

    If you’re dealing with redness and pain from a burning sensation, you’re dealing with sunburn.

    “The skin is trying to protect itself from the sun by tanning. Whenever you tan, there’s a little injury to your skin. Some people don’t tan well and so they burn and it’s damage from the sun,” Pon explained.

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    Eighty per cent of premature skin aging is related to the sun. If you want to minimize wrinkles, sun spots and aging skin, look after your skin.

    The effects of sunburn can add up long-term, too.

    “Chronic accumulated sun damage can lead to developing skin cancer, but some people are genetically predisposed,” Pon says.

    People with medical conditions, such as lupus, or who rely on medications for high blood pressure, could face an increased risk of sunburn, too.

    READ MORE: Why some Canadians are more prone to mosquito bites than others

    If you’ve burnt, get out of the sun, reapply sunscreen and use a cooling compress to ease the pain. Aloe and Aspirin are also used as tools to help with pain management.

    If the sunburn is severe, head to the doctor’s office for a prescription cream and keep your skin moisturized, the experts say.

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IN PHOTOS: Dad cradling sick son in shower and other slice-of-life pictures of the week

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A powerful photo of a father cradling his sick son in the shower highlights our selection of some of the best photos of the week.

In 2014, photographer Heather Whitten captured the image of her husband, Thomas, holding their son, Fox, in the shower after the child became violently ill.

The image went viral after Facebook removed it from its site on several occasions.

In Istanbul, revellers took to the streets to take part in the annual festival of colour.

In India, a week-long heat wave gripped much of the country where temperatures hit a record high of 51C.

Have a look at our weekly roundup of some of the best offbeat, slice-of-life photos from around the world.

People gesture and dance as they take part in a colour festival on May 19, 2016 at Besiktas in Istanbul.

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French riot police officers stand guard after being pelted with paint during a protest against the government’s labour reform on May 19, 2016 in Bordeaux.

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Graduating students arrive for the Columbia University 2016 Commencement ceremony in New York May 18, 2016.

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A general view taken on May 16, 2016 shows graffiti in Gaza City.

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Sand-boarder Tyrese Hugo gets airborne on the outskirts of Cape Town, South Africa.

AP Photo/Schalk van Zuydam

An Indian child uses a roadside tap to cool off amid rising temperatures in Allahabad on May 17, 2016.

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Justin Gatlin of the U.S. takes a selfie with fans as he celebrates after winning the men’s 100m final at the IAAF World Challenge held at the National Olympic Stadium in Beijing on May 18, 2016.

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Spanish bullfighter Roman performs during the San Isidro’s bullfighting fair in Madrid, Spain on Thursday, May 19, 2016.

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Soldiers stand in heavy rain as Queen Elizabeth II travels in a coach from Buckingham Palace in London, Wednesday, May 18, 2016.

AP Photo/Frank Augstein

A gull rests on driftwood on a pond in a forest near the village of Svisloch, Belarus on Tuesday, May 17, 2016.

AP Photo/Sergei Grits

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Global Winnipeg’s May long weekend funcast

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WINNIPEG —; The long weekend has finally arrived. If you’re not heading out camping or hitting the cabin, here is a top five list of events and activities to try in the city.

Dinosaurs Alive

Visitors can step back into time and come face-to-face with life-sized dinosaurs at the Assiniboine Park Zoo this weekend.  The Dinosaurs Alive” exhibit officially opens Saturday at 9 a.m., which will run until Sept. 5.

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It features 15 life size animatronic dinosaurs from Jurassic and Cretaceous period. Creatures such as the Tyrannosaurus Rex and Triceratops will move around and create sounds, making an interactive exhibit for children.

READ MORE: Life-sized dinosaurs heading to Assiniboine Park Zoo this summer

St.Norbert Farmers’ Market

Saturday is the official start of the 2016 St.Norbert Farmers’ Market. Over 100 vendors are featured at the market offering everything from local food, crafts, plants and spices.

READ MORE: St. Norbert Farmers’ Market opens for the season Saturday

The St.Norbert Farmers’ Market runs from May 21 until Halloween. The market opens at 8 a.m.

Manito Ahbee Festival

Winnipeggers can celebrate Indigenous arts, culture and history over the weekend. Manitoba’s Manito Ahbee Festival is back for its 11th year at the RBC Convention Centre, Club Regent Event Centre, The Forks and University of Winnipeg.

The festival kicked off Wednesday and runs until Sunday.

Canada’s largest pow wow takes place Saturday and Sunday at the Convention Centre featuring more than 800 dancers.

Get Into Wetlands

It’s going to be a beautiful weekend, so why not get outside and discover the biodiversity of Manitoba’s wetlands. Oak Hammock Marsh is letting visitors participate in its wildlife surveys this weekend. You can even join for a behind the scenes critter feeding session.

Sushi Festival

The Sushi Festival showcases some of Winnipeg’s best local sushi chefs. Nine restaurants from across Winnipeg are participating and have created a special mouth watering featured roll just for the festival.

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PHOTOS: Edmonton drenched in rain, while snow falls to the west

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Edmonton residents woke up Friday morning to a downpour, while Albertans living in the foothills were dealing with the white stuff.

Environment Canada issued snowfall warnings early Friday morning, saying 15 to 25 centimetres was expected in the following areas:

Whitecourt – Edson – Fox Creek – Swan HillsHinton – Grande CacheGrande Prairie – Beaverlodge – ValleyviewPeace River – Fairview – High Prairie – Manning

Photos from the Fox Creek, Edson and Drayton Valley areas show several inches of snow fell overnight, coating patio furniture and weighing down trees.

Snow in Fox Creek, Alta. on Friday, May 20, 2016.

Courtesy: Elaine Colliou Kozdrowski

Snow in Deadwood, Alta. on Friday, May 20, 2016.

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Snow in Deadwood, Alta. on Friday, May 20, 2016.

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Snow in Ridgevalley, Alta. on Friday, May 20, 2016.

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Snow in Ridgevalley, Alta. on Friday, May 20, 2016.

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Snow in Ridgevalley, Alta. on Friday, May 20, 2016.

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Snow in Ridgevalley, Alta. on Friday, May 20, 2016.

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Snow in Ridgevalley, Alta. on Friday, May 20, 2016.

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Snow in Grande Prairie, Alta on Friday, May 20, 2016.

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Snow in High Level on Friday, May 20, 2016.

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Snow in Alhambra, a hamlet about 15 minutes east of Rocky Mountain House, on Friday, May 20, 2016.

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Snow in Edson, Alta on Friday, May 20, 2016.

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Snow in Shiningbank, Alta. on Friday, May 20, 2016.

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Snow in Fox Creek, Alta. on Friday, May 20, 2016.

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Snow in Fox Creek, Alta. on Friday, May 20, 2016.

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Snow in Fox Creek, Alta. on Friday, May 20, 2016.

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Snow in Drayton Valley, Alta on Friday, May 20, 2016.

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Snow in Dawson Creek, B.C., just west of the Alberta-British Columbia border on Friday, May 20, 2016.

Courtesy: Blake Wilson

The heavy snow mixed with rain is expected to begin to taper off early Friday afternoon.

It wasn’t cold enough in Edmonton for snow, but about five to 10 millimeters of rain was expected, along with wind gusts of up to 40 km/h. More rain and wind is expected on Saturday and Sunday.

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Eagles of Death Metal France concerts cancelled over singer’s ‘Muslim conspiracy’ remarks

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Two scheduled August performances in France by the Eagles of Death Metal have been cancelled by festival organizers after Jesse Hughes, the lead vocalist of the band, made comments about a Muslim “conspiracy.” Eagles of Death Metal was performing during the November 2015 Bataclan terrorist attack in Paris.

Hughes, who publicly supports Donald Trump, previously suggested to the Fox Business Network that the security detail at the Bataclan was “in” on the terrorist attack. He had noticed prior to the show that a stage security guard wasn’t looking at him, and that many of the scheduled security guards didn’t show up at all.

WATCH: Eagles of Death Metal performs in Paris for attack survivors

“Did your French gun control stop a single person from dying at the Bataclan?” said Hughes post-attack. “If anyone can answer yes, I’d like to hear it, because I don’t think so. I think the only thing that stopped it was some of the bravest men that I’ve ever seen in my life charging head-first into the face of death with their firearms.”

Hughes didn’t elaborate at the time because of the ongoing police investigation into the attacks, but now, in an interview with Taki’s Magazine, he states clearly why he thinks the attacks were so deadly. He also talked about the shock he felt seeing “Muslims celebrating in the street” following the horrific attack (that is an alleged, unproven claim).

“I know for sure that they were in there early,” he said to Taki’s Magazine. “There’s no denying the terrorists were already inside, and they had to get in somehow. During the shooting I went outside, and the backstage door was propped open. How did that happen?”

READ MORE: Eagles of Death Metal singer “sorry” for suggesting guards in on Paris attack

“If they were hanging out enough to let three people go, then they knew security dudes,” continued Hughes. “They knew bouncers. They knew doormen.”

When asked by the magazine if he thought a percentage of the security staff was Muslim, he replied “I know they were.”

He then goes on to blame political correctness for the concertgoers’ deaths, pointing out how the Brussels bombers aroused suspicion but no one said anything to authorities in time.

“Look at the guys who bombed Brussels,” he said. “They were wearing black gloves on one hand. Their luggage was too heavy to lift, but they didn’t want anyone helping them with it. Nobody brought any of this up until after the bombs went off.”

READ MORE: Eagles of Death Metal band members safe after Paris concert hall attack

“[The Bataclan victims] had no idea what was coming,” he continued. “There’s a whole group of white kids out there who are stupid and blind. It’s like the bleating sheep from Animal Farm. You suggest anything that strays from the narrative and this chorus of bleats comes to drown you out.”

The Bataclan management strongly denies Hughes’ claims.

The band performed a resoundingly successful Paris show in February.

The band’s performance Nov. 13 at the Bataclan turned into a bloodbath when Islamic extremist suicide bombers stormed in, as near-simultaneous attacks hit cafes and a stadium around Paris. Eighty-nine people at the Bataclan were killed, while others hid or lay motionless for hours until a police raid ended the siege.

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