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Sextortion scheme targets minors through popular online game Fortnite in Quebec

Police urge parents to talk online privacy with their kids after 4 cases of sextortion reported Sgt. Jean-Luc Tremblay with the Richelieu Saint-Laurent police said four sextortion cases linked to Fortnite have been reported in the past few weeks. (Radio-Canada) Police in the Montreal-area are warning parents about online predators using …

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LCBO signs lost in translation

Someone forgot to proofread these ‘bilingual’ liquor store ads It looks like the LCBO’s marketing department could use a good proofreader, or as they say in French, un bon relecteur. Keen-eyed customers noticed glossy posters in some LCBO outlets this week bearing a message that somehow got lost in translation. The posters, advertising …

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4,500 Ontario cannabis users have personal data stolen Facebook Twitter Reddit LinkedIn

OCS says Canada Post to blame, but info obtained was limited The Ontario Cannabis Store says it has notified 4,500 customers of a data breach on Nov. 1 involving Canada Post. (Tijana Martin/Canadian Press) The Ontario Cannabis Store says a data breach through Canada Post has affected information from 4,500 customers. …

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Trump warns House Democrats: If you investigate me, I’ll investigate you

President says Republicans ‘dramatically outperformed historical precedents’ in midterms Donald Trump warned House Democrats in his first post-midterm news conference against using their majority to investigate him. (Evan Vucci/Associated Press) U.S. President Donald Trump is warning House Democrats against spending the remaining years of his presidency investigating him and the administration. At a …

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Drunk driver who killed 3 kids, grandfather seeks day parole

Marco Muzzo makes bid for some freedom Wednesday after spending 3 years in prison Marco Muzzo, convicted of impaired driving causing death, will seek day parole Wednesday after serving three years in prison for killing three young children and their grandfather in 2015. (Christopher Katsarov/Canadian Press) An Ontario man who killed …

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‘This is not allowed here’: Edmonton concertgoer told she can’t kiss girlfriend

‘It was very violating and invasive. It’s not something I’d ever imagine experiencing, honestly’ Allyson MacIvor says she felt violated when a Rogers Place employee told her she wasn’t allowed to kiss her female friend at a concert Friday night. (CBC) Allyson MacIvor will never forget her first concert experience at …

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Message to killer is clear at Woodstock Tori Stafford rally: Send her back

Rodney Stafford, father of Tori Stafford, says his daughter’s killer needs to be back in maximum-security prison where she belongs. (CHRIS FUNSTON/SENTINEL-REVIEW) WOODSTOCK – Woodstock’s mayor urged hundreds of people attending a weekend rally in the city to put pressure on MPs to send one of Victoria (Tori) Stafford’s killers …

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Christmas decor banned until after Remembrance Day at Manitoba store Facebook Twitter Reddit LinkedIn Email

Bigway Foods in St-Pierre-Jolys is leaving shelves empty of Christmas items to respect veterans Store shelves are already brimming with wreaths, festive lights and fake fir trees, but one Manitoba shop is banning all things Christmas until after Remembrance Day. “We want to respect our veterans,” Ginette Maynard, manager of Bigway Foods said. As …

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Up to 10 cm of snow forecast for Toronto next week

While it will still feel like fall this week, things are about to change – and soon. Snow is officially in the forecast for Toronto next week. As we get our last dose of what passes for warm weather these days (including a high of 15°C on Tuesday this week), temperatures …

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Diabetes Canada warns of ‘epidemic,’ calls for national strategy

Ottawa could prevent one million type 2 diabetes diagnoses, says charity Heidi Elbarky draws blood from a finger of her son, Omar, 8, to test his sugar level. Diabetes Canada is calling on a national strategy to lower the diagnosis rate. (Mark Zaleski/Associated Press) Diabetes experts say Canada could prevent another million …

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