The 2017 Nobel Peace Prize has been awarded to the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons. Abbreviated as I-CAN, the organization was formed in 2007 and works to promote implementation of the Treaty on the Prohibition onNuclear Weapons. The Norwegian Nobel Committee commended I-CAN for drawing attention to what it called “the catastrophic humanitarian consequences of any use of nuclear weapons.”
Operators of an unsanctioned supervised injection site in Ottawa say they are shocked after a local resident dumped manure at their location in a city park. A city official has confirmed that a bylaw officer issued a ticket to the person who “deposited waste” in the park. The ticket comes with a 260-dollar fine. Overdose Prevention Ottawa reports says there have been just under 14-hundred visits to the tented site since it was set up 40 days ago to monitor injection drug users.
For the second time in as many days, Bombardier is expecting to hear about anti-dumping duties on its C-Series commercial jets. The U-S Commerce Department was expected to announce preliminary duties yesterday, but yesterday said it was holding off until today. The move follows last week’s decision to impose preliminary countervailing tariffs on Bombardier once its deliveries to Delta Air Lines begin next year. The Montreal-based company says it wouldn’t be shocked if the U-S piles on by announcing what it calls another “absurd” duty.
A video game produced by a company in Markham that’s been denounced as racist will not be released.“Dirty Chinese Restaurant” features players chasing animals with a cleaver, scavenging for ingredients and dodging immigration officials. Big-O-Tree Games initially defended the game as satire, but posted a message on its Facebook page yesterday saying the game would not be released after “careful consideration” and listening to public opinion. The company also offered a “sincere and formal apology” to the Chinese community.