Six Embrun residents are looking for answers after claiming their homes were allegedly damaged during nearby construction. The home owners claim the issues started in mid- Summer, after construction began on a main road less than one block away. The residents noticed cracks in their foundation, exterior brick walls, basement and garage floors or cracked picture frames. Mayor Pierre Leroux said the city is not looking into the issue and urged the residents to check with their insurance company. The residents plan to take their concerns to city council later this month.
Canada’s elite special forces often operate in the shadows, but as Remembrance Day approaches they’re being told not to suffer in silence. The federal government’s plan to improve the mental health of military personnel includes four initiatives aimed at the special forces. Sergeant Toby Miller says he’s hopeful that may help address some of the unique problems these elite troops face. Miller, who was wounded in Afghanistan while serving with the special forces, was later diagnosed with P-T-S-D and released from the military.
Talks toward salvaging the Trans-Pacific Partnership have lost steam, with leaders cancelling a scheduled meeting to discuss the deal. The heads of 11 countries negotiating the T-P-P had planned to meet on the sidelines of the A-PEC summit in Vietnam. But the meeting was cancelled after several countries, including Canada, raised concerns. The 11 countries have been working to revive the deal, which was abandoned earlier this year by the U-S. But Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has said he won’t rush into a new agreement unless it’s in Canada’s interest.