WINNIPEG — A Manitoba government backbencher is apologizing after calling asylum seekers a “drain on society” on Twitter and for retweeting posts that suggested Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was a “scumbag.”
Cliff Graydon posted a message late Tuesday saying he is undergoing sensitivity training and taking a break from social media after coming under fire for the posts.
CALGARY – Police have arrested a man they allege has been filming women for at least five years without their knowledge and posting their images to a Twitter account called “Canada Creep.”
Staff Sgt. Cory Dayley said Calgary police received a complaint Monday about the photos and videos, some shot up the skirts of unsuspecting women. He said investigators identified a suspect thanks to a public tip and arrested a 42-year-old Calgary man on Tuesday.
Here are five Twitter accounts worth following ahead of the NHL’s regular season:
P.K. Subban, defenceman, Montreal Canadiens (@PKSubban1)
An Olympian, philanthropist, and Norris Trophy winner, P.K. Subban has become one of the biggest names in the NHL. Personable and funny off the ice, Subban drives the Canadiens’ power play and deliveries thundering hits on Montreal’s blue line. His Twitter account highlights his busy life on and off the ice in both official languages.
“Seeing my name in the atrium gave me goosebumps! It’s an honor to be able to partner with #MontrealChildrensHospital,” said Subban on Sept. 16 after donating $10 million over the next seven years to the hospital.
WINNIPEG — Manitoba Courts have taken to Twitter, opening up the social discussion on what happens inside the province’s judicial system for the world to see.
As part of a six-month pilot project, Chief Justice Richard Chartier, Chief Justice Glenn Joyal and Chief Judge Ken Champagne have approved the creation of two accounts in each of the country’s two official languages.
A moose in Brandon didn’t set up residency for too long in the Wheat City on Friday.
Brandon Police tweeted shortly after 8 a.m. that they were trying to herd the moose in the area of Rosser Avenue East. They asked the public to use caution in the area.
Police escorted the animal out of the city about 15 minutes later, tweeting, “Success! The moose has made it safely out of the city, crossed the river NE of 1600 Rosser Ave E with a full police escort!”
Winnipeg police turned to Twitter on Thursday night to give the public a chance to ride along virtually during a six-hour shift.
Police hit the streets at 4 p.m. and tweeted non-stop under the #E160 hashtag, meaning Echo (evening) and 160 being the call sign for the street supervisor unit in Division 11.
Det. Sgt. Natalie Aitken and her partner, Sami, responded to a handful of calls during the busy night, including a weapons call, domestic situation, intoxicated female, a traffic stop and a violent male.
The ride along ended at around 10:23 p.m. as #E160 returned to the Public Safety Building to call it a night.