London police say The Cranberries’ Dolores O’Riordan death not suspicious

FILE PHOTO - Irish band 'The Cranberries' lead singer Dolores O'Riordan performs live at Dublin's Castle

FILE PHOTO – Irish band ‘The Cranberries’ lead singer Dolores O’Riordan performs live at Dublin’s Castle on April 29, 2000. REUTERS/Ferran Paredes/File Photo

Matt Owczarz

Originally published on Humber News

The death of The Cranberries’ Dolores O’Riordan is not being treated as suspicious by London Metropolitan Police, but the cause has yet to be determined.

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FCC investigation underway in Hawaiian ballistic missile alert blunder

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Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Ajit Pai, during the Inaugural Agriculture and Rural Prosperity Task Force Meeting to determine what must be done to promote agriculture and economic development, and quality of life in rural America, in Washington, D.C., on June 15, 2017. USDA photo by Lance Cheung.

Matt Owczarz

Originally posted on Humber News

The U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) said Hawaii didn’t have “reasonable safeguards or process controls in place” to prevent a false emergency alert like the one transmitted on Saturday in the island state, and that an investigation into the incident is underway.

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Post-secondary schools should be leaders in harm reduction

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Matt Owczarz

Originally published in Et Cetera

Canada has been swept up in an opioid crisis that has been killing both hardened addicts and first-time users by the thousands. The main culprit? Fentanyl, a painkiller that is more potent than heroin and morphine.

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College faculty and supporters rally at Queen’s Park

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Matt Owczarz

Originally published in the Et Cetera

Thousands of college faculty members and supporters got together at Queen’s Park yesterday to rally as the OPSEU strike continues into its third week.

The Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU), which represents over 12,000 college professors, instructors, counselors and librarians, sat down at the bargaining table with the College Employer Council (CEC) the same day.

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Kevin Spacey responds to allegations of unwelcome sexual advances

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 Matt Owczarz

Originally published on Humber News

Actor Kevin Spacey said he is “beyond horrified” about allegations of sexual advances he made towards then 14-year-old actor Anthony Rapp in an incident  almost 30 years ago.

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Fall in number of asylum seekers illegally crossing into Canada

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Matt Owczarz

Originally published on Humber News

The amount of asylum seekers illegally walking into Canada from the U.S. border has fallen dramatically in September from August.

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) intercepted 1,881 asylum seekers in September, compared to 5,712 from the month before. This leaves the total number of border-crossers to 15,102 so far, according to data from the Government of Canada.

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Toronto needs to back up its sanctuary city designation

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Toronto: Nathan Phillips Square and Toronto City Hall https://www.flickr.com/photos/cityoftoronto/29944923803 (The City of Toronto)

Matt Owczarz

Originally published in the Et Cetera

Toronto is a sanctuary city.

But that doesn’t mean enough is being done for undocumented residents. A city has to be able to back up that title by providing adequate aid to asylum seekers while eliminating their risk of deportation.

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Trump at UN: US may “totally destroy North Korea” if left with no choice

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Matt Owczarz

Originally published on Humber News

U.S. President Donald Trump warned that the U.S. would destroy North Korea in his first address to the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday.

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