16-year-old sprays dog spray at peer during school fight: police

A 16-year-old boy is facing charges after he allegedly sprayed a fellow student with dog spray during an altercation inside a Whitby high school last week. Police say that the two students were arguing inside Henry Street High School on Jan. 12 when one sprayed the other with the noxious substance. The victim sustained minor … Read more

Key differences between King Charles and Princess Kate’s health statements and reasons behind them

The royal household has been hit with two double health announcements this week. Within the space of 90 minutes, it was confirmed on Wednesday that the Princess of Wales is in hospital recovering from abdominal surgery, while King Charles is set to have treatment next week for an enlarged prostate. There were different approaches taken … Read more

International Energy Agency revises forecast for oil demand upward

The International Energy Agency (IEA) forecast larger oil demand in 2024 than previously projected in its monthly market report Thursday. This year, the agency projected, global oil demand is set to grow by about 1.24 million barrels per day, up from the 1.1 million it projected in December.  Meanwhile, the IEA also predicted overall global supply will … Read more

Enough with the Band-Aids, Biden — we need to stop Iran now

President Joe Biden answers questions from the press at Nowhere Coffee Co. in Emmaus, Pennsylvania, on January 12, 2024. REUTERS The Biden administration’s “received wisdom” is that the United States does not want to see the war in the Mideast “widened.” That is not wisdom. It is a short-term Band-Aid on a festering infection. Iran … Read more

Ontario man arrested at Pearson airport after allegedly defrauding $200K from woman in romance scam

The 28-year-old faces six charges, including money laundering, fraud over $5,000 and failure to comply with a release order According to police, the man, whose name was not released, had established a romantic relationship with a female victim and convinced her to invest approximately $200,000 with him and support his lifestyle.Photo by celiaosk, iStock / … Read more

Lawyers, courthouse personnel call for increased security after Longueuil stabbing

The letter calls for courthouses to be equipped with permanent security perimeters and staffed with a sufficient number of special constables. The Longueuil courthouse building.Photo by Allen McInnis /Montreal Gazette files A dozen organizations representing people who work in the Quebec justice system are calling for increased security in the province’s courthouses. A 44-year-old man … Read more

The Colorado cake wars continue, with a literally colorful twist

Since Amy Coney Barrett replaced Ruth Bader Ginsburg, not a single conservative Christian plaintiff has lost on the merits at the Supreme Court. The judicial justifications for these decisions have become increasingly implausible, and taken together they have made the law increasingly unintelligible. It will get worse. A case now heading to the court offers … Read more

In Taiwan’s election, the process mattered as much as the results

In the days leading up to Taiwan’s watershed national elections, I traveled through the country, experiencing the island’s beauty and democracy. My family and I attended political rallies. We spoke to people about their preferred candidates, their judgments on the ruling party, and their sincere differences of opinion on domestic issues that we rarely hear … Read more

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