Long-time B.C. electronic music festival on pause following sexual violence allegations

Long-time B.C. electronic music festival on pause following sexual violence allegations

The Shambhala Music Festival, hosted in Salmo, B.C., since 1998, is postponing this summer’s virtual event after sexual violence allegations were made online against at least one of its performers. In a news release circulated on Saturday, organizers of the electronic dance music festival said there have been serious allegations made against past and present performers. “We […]

Bill Peters resigns as Calgary Flames coach in wake of allegations of racism

Bill Peters resigns as Calgary Flames coach in wake of allegations of racism

After a firestorm of controversy amid allegations of racial slurs and physical abuse of players in previous jobs, embattled Calgary Flames head coach Bill Peters resigned Friday. General manager Brad Treliving made the announcement at a Calgary press conference, saying Peters voluntarily sent him a resignation letter earlier that morning. “This is the most difficult […]

An administrator will oversee Durham Region's police service amid allegations of 'serious misconduct'

An administrator will oversee Durham Region's police service amid allegations of 'serious misconduct'

Ontario has appointed an administrator to oversee the Durham Regional Police Service amid an investigation into allegations of “corruption, criminality and serious misconduct” all the way up to Durham’s police chief, a lawyer representing the complainants tells CBC News. Lawyer Peter Brauti says the complaints date back to Fall 2018, when a number of police officers […]

Bombardier facing World Bank ban over Azerbaijan corruption allegations

Bombardier facing World Bank ban over Azerbaijan corruption allegations

MONTREAL – Bombardier Inc. is facing a possible ban from World Bank-financed projects after it received a show-cause letter related to a rail equipment deal plagued by corruption allegations. The letter is the latest development in an ongoing investigation into a roughly $ 340-million contract awarded to a Bombardier-led consortium in 2013 to supply signalling […]

Documentary on Michael Jackson child abuse allegations one of three programs shining spotlight on victims’ parents

Documentary on Michael Jackson child abuse allegations one of three programs shining spotlight on victims’ parents

NEW YORK—The mothers of the two accusers in HBO’s “Leaving Neverland” said they were lulled by Michael Jackson’s forlorn demeanour and fairytale world when they allowed him to take their boys into his bed. An aunt who introduced her underage niece to R. Kelly and suspects abuse said in the six-part “Surviving R. Kelly” docuseries […]

R. Kelly denies all sexual misconduct allegations, lawyer says

R. Kelly denies all sexual misconduct allegations, lawyer says

A lawyer for R. Kelly said Friday that the R&B star denies all allegations of sexual misconduct involving women and underage girls, including those made in a recent documentary, although he says neither he nor Kelly has watched the entire movie. Lawyer Steve Greenberg offered his most full-throated defence of the Grammy-winning recording artist since […]

Former NDP MP Stoffer faces harassment allegations

Former NDP MP Stoffer faces harassment allegations

OTTAWA—Former NDP MP Peter Stoffer is facing allegations of harassment from multiple women, with one former staffer saying “many, many people” witnessed incidents of harassment and failed to act. Lauren Dobson-Hughes, a former New Democrat staffer, described two separate incidents of unwanted groping and kissing from Stoffer to the National Post. Two other women spoke […]