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Lethbridge man says his apartment is “rotting from inside out”

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WATCH ABOVE: A Lethbridge man says his apartment complex is unsafe, and doesn’t meet even basic structural and health standards. Global’s Kimberly Tams reports.

Lethbridge man says his apartment is “rotting from inside out”

LETHBRIDGE – A Lethbridge man says he is fed up with the many issues at Flamborough Gardens. Sean Mather has lived at the south side apartment complex for one year and says the list of problems is a lengthy one.

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“ There is a complete lack of repairs and a lot of shady things,” said Mather. “Bed bugs, cock roaches and no screens.”

Mather also says his mail box key opens every compartment in his complex.

“Anyone can take anyone’s mail.”

Mather says he feels his safety and health is threatened and is in the process of moving out. He has contacted the manger of the apartment several times, but he says no action has been taken.

“The building is rotting from the inside out. I can move the balcony up and down,” explained Mather, who went on to say when he calls maintenance, they say his concerns will be put on a list.

The owner of the property, Garden Properties, provided a statement to Global News that reads, in part:

“We are very aware of necessary repairs and are working on these and other maintenance issues… The railings have already been secured temporarily whilst we were waiting for further maintenance to take place which is scheduled to take place this fall… We are in the process of changing the (mailbox) locks immediately. Had we been informed of this, we would have acted to secure them sooner.”

While Mather was the only resident who would speak on-camera, Global News did speak to several other tenants who shared his concerns.

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One wrenching photo could help decide Canada’s election

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WATCH ABOVE: Thousands desperate to reach Europe rushed into a Budapest train station Thursday after police ended a two-day blockade, setting off a wave of anger and confusion. Jeff Semple reports

The international attention a photo of a dead Syrian child has drawn to Syria’s refugee crisis could help decide the Canadian election, political analysts say.

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“Visual images like that are extremely powerful,” said Darrell Bricker, CEO of Ipsos Public Affairs. “And people want their governments to deal with wrong. They don’t want their governments to turn a cold shoulder to the tragedies of the world.”

“I think it’s inspired such an emotional response in Canadians that I don’t think it’s something that’s going to be soon forgotten,” said Greg MacEachern, vice-president of government relations for Environics Communications and a former Liberal strategist.

“There is a high level of outrage and a lot of questions.”

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Even though the boy’s aunt did not sponsor that family to settle in Canada, as originally reported – the government rejected an application from other relatives, also fleeing Syria – the issue of Canada’s refugee policy had immediate effects on the campaign trail.

Citizenship and Immigration minister Chris Alexander left his campaign in Ajax, Ontario to fly to Ottawa to look into the particulars of the family’s case early Thursday morning. Conservative Jason Kenney postponed a planned announcement on immigration policy. And Liberal leader Justin Trudeau, NDP leader Tom Mulcair and Conservative leader Stephen Harper all addressed the Syrian refugee crisis at campaign events.

READ MORE: Leaders disagree on action for Syrian refugees

The government, and Alexander in particular, are on the defensive, MacEachern said, adding that Alexander struck the wrong tone and made factually inaccurate statements in an interview on CBC Wednesday evening. This has coloured the impression people have of the government’s attitude towards refugees, MacEachern said.

“That’s very challenging to try to come back from.”

But it’s too soon to see what effect this will have on the campaign, Bricker said. It’s a complicated, emotional issue.

“It might prove to have some effect, particularly if there’s facts to come that demonstrate that this government has done something incorrect.”

“There are so many foreign-born Canadians now, particularly in places that are key ridings like the 905, and suburban Calgary and suburban Vancouver. They could be looking at images like this saying, ‘There but the grace of God go I.’”

MacEachern thinks that Canadians are paying attention, and it could affect how they vote.

“Supposedly it’s a political idiom that foreign policy does not matter to the average Canadian, that it’s never an election issue. Well, in politics this is an example of how you should never say never.”

“I don’t think many people would have predicted that our policy on refugees would have become this prominent.”

How to respond?

Politicians should tread carefully on this issue, MacEachern said.

“There is a high level of awareness of this issue and people are watching very carefully and people don’t want to see anyone of any party use this for political points.” Opposition parties in particular need to be careful of being accused of using a tragedy for political gain, he said.

Canadians want to see leadership from their politicians, he said.

“I see a lot of Canadians on 桑拿会所, on Facebook saying we need to do something. They need someone like our government to say, ‘This is a program you can support. This is a way you can sponsor refugees in your community.’”

But taking action on such a complicated issue is tough, Bricker said.

“Okay so we’re all appalled, as we rightfully should be, about the images that we’ve seen. What exactly is the solution?”

“Do we get into a bidding war about what would be the right number of refugees to bring into the country?”

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Image of drowned child haunts and frustrates the world

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WATCH ABOVE: Aunt of drowned Syrian boy gives heartbreaking account of his final moments

The photo of the dead 3-year-old Syrian boy on a Turkish beach is haunting.

It captures everything we don’t want to see when we tap our phones or open our newspapers: a vicious civil war, a surge of refugees, the death of an innocent.

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Largely because of social media, the image of little Aylan Kurdi is hammering home the Syrian migrant crisis to the world. Aylan died along with his 5-year-old brother and their mother when their small rubber boat capsized as it headed for Greece.

“It is a very painful picture to view,” said Peter Bouckaert, who as director of emergencies at Human Rights Watch has witnessed his fair share of painful scenes. “It had me in tears when it first showed up on my mobile phone. I had to think hard whether to share this.”

READ MORE: ‘They didn’t deserve to die’: aunt of Syrian boys who drowned off Turkey

But share, he did. Bouckaert, who is in Hungary watching the crisis unfold, said people need to be pushed to look at the “ghastly spectacle” so they can, in turn, prod governments to help the suffering Syrian people.

Still, will the disturbing image galvanize people into action? Will it be like other seared-in-our-memory photographs — a vulture hovering over starving child in Sudan, a girl fleeing a napalm attack in Vietnam, the child in a firefighter’s arms after the Oklahoma City bombing?

Or will it become just another of the many images on social media, lost amid the flotsam?

“One of the things about this story is that it’s really difficult sometimes for the world to get a handle on it,” said Al Tompkins, a senior faculty member at the Poynter Institute, a center for media studies in St. Petersburg, Florida. “Regardless of the technology, a singular iconic image can still touch us in ways.”

And that singular image is often of a child. That was the cold fact that unsettled people around the globe.

Kathleen Fetters-Iossi, a 47-year-old fiction writer from West Bend, Wisconsin, said she hopes people share the images to create awareness, then go beyond that to try to help in some way. But she has her doubts any concrete action will come of it.

“Most Americans, if they’re just now becoming aware of this issue, will ultimately feel there’s nothing we can do,” she said. “They feel like we can’t handle our own immigration problem, let alone Europe’s. Social media can help by creating wider awareness, but ultimately, ‘clicktivism’ didn’t help the Nigerian girls, and it’s not going to help those migrants.”

READ MORE: ‘Humanity has stopped there’: member of B.C.’s Syrian community reacts to photo of drowned toddler

In Greece, Alicia Stallings, a mother of two, said she won’t link to the photo. It’s too close to home.

“I watch my kids swim and play in the Aegean and am sometimes struck by horror when I think this is the same water in which children just like them are drowning every day,” she wrote in an email.

WATCH: The full interview with Tima Kurdi outside her Coquitlam home.

“One hates for something like this be the galvanizing element — we are pretty hard-hearted if we can ignore all the other hundreds of drownings happening all the time. But the scale is vast, and as humans it is easier for us to comprehend one specific tragedy, in a shirt and shoes like our own kids.”

The photo of the body washed up on the sand was splashed on the front of all major newspapers in Brazil, a nation with more homicides than any other, according to the United Nations. Still, the picture ignited despair and indignation.

Ary Cordovil, a 35-year-old barber, lives near one of Rio de Janeiro’s slums, where a drug gang war has meant nobody leaves home after dark and schools have been shut for weeks.

READ MORE: Will this photo help people grasp the desperation of Syrian refugees?

“I’m used to violence. Brazil is used to seeing violence. But this — this is just painful,” he said, staring hard at the image in a newspaper. “He’s just a baby trying to flee a war. The absurdity of this is extreme even for us.”

It inspired people like a 52-year-old grandmother from Australia to tweet multiple versions of the story.

“If these images of a dead child don’t change our attitude to refugees, what will?” tweeted Jenny Fawcett of Warrnambool, Australia. Her daughter started a petition calling on the Australian government to help more Syrian refugees.

Jeremy Barnicle, chief development officer of the humanitarian group Mercy Corps in Portland, Oregon, said it remains to be seen whether the outpouring of grief on social media for Aylan will translate into tangible help.

“For many Americans, the conflict in the Middle East is distant and complicated, and therefore tough to engage on,” he said. “A photo like this reminds people why we should all care.”

While the image of the body on the sand was on many international websites, many U.S. sites ran a photo of a Turkish police officer carrying the limp boy in his arms. The boy’s face is obscured.

Mike Wilson, editor of The Dallas Morning News, decided to run the tamer photo. He received an email from a reader who said the picture was “gory.”

“I wrote back and told her that I appreciated her sensitivity,” he said. “We chose it specifically because it wasn’t gory. It’s just a forlorn, heartbreaking image that tells the reality of what’s happening.”

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Leaders disagree on action for Syrian refugees after seeing drowned boy photo

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WATCH: The Harper government hasn’t come close to bringing in all the Syrians they promised to help, but the death of two boys and their mother has prompted calls for more action. Mike Le Couteur reports,

VANCOUVER — Stephen Harper, Tom Mulcair and Justin Trudeau have all expressed their dismay at the image of 3-year-old Syrian refugee Alan Kurdi’s body washed ashore on a beach in Turkey.

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But while the leaders of the NDP and Liberal Party called for more immediate assistance for refugees, the Conservative leader held his line that fighting ISIS is the bigger priority when it comes to ending the swelling number of refugees fleeing Syria.

Harper, speaking in Surrey, B.C., insisted resettling more refugees in Canada would not solve the worsening crisis of refugees, asylum seekers and migrants trying — and dying — to get to Europe in rickety smuggler boats.

His comments came just moments after Tima Kurdi, the aunt of Alan and his 5-year-old brother Ghalib, who also drowned early Wednesday, told reporters how the boys’ father struggled to save his sons and wife after their boat flipped over en route to the Greek island of Kos.

READ MORE: Will this photo help people grasp the desperation of Syrian refugees?

She was only a short distance away, at her home in Coquitlam, struggling through her tears and sobs, to recount how her brother, Abdullah Kurdi, tried to save his family.

Harper: ‘Our country has the most generous immigration system in the world.’

Harper: The real way to fix refugee crisis is to address the reasons they’re leaving in the first place

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Harper said he and his wife, Laureen, had the same reaction that many Canadian parents had after seeing that photo of the drowned toddler and thinking of their own children.

“It is truly a heartbreaking situation. It’s a terrible tragedy,” the Conservative leader said. But he wouldn’t publicly commit to doing anything more than Canada has already promised to do to assist Syrian refugees.

READ MORE: The European migrant crisis is only getting worse. Here’s what you need to know

Under Harper, the Canadian government fulfilled a 2013 commitment to resettle 1,300 government-sponsored and privately-sponsored Syrian refugees in March.

In January, the government made a commitment to resettle 10,000 more Syrian refugees over the next three years; 1,002 refugees have been resettled towards that goal.

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As well, Harper made a campaign promise last month to resettle 10,000 Syrian and Iraqi refugees, at risk of religious persecution, over four years — if the Conservatives are reelected.

Harper, however, responded to questions about a more immediate response to the crisis by insisting fighting ISIS is the way to bring an end to the crisis.

“I do not know how, for the life of me, you look at that picture and you say, ‘Yeah we want to help that family, but we want to walk away from the… military mission that’s trying to prevent ISIS from killing tens of millions of people,’” Harper said

“We need to help people that are actually there and can’t get away. And, part of the way we need to help them is to stop them, is to stop the awful violence that is directed at them, displacing them and killing them.”

WATCH: Global’s Jayme Doll takes a look at how the Syrian refugee crisis has touched people this week and introduces us to a Canmore doctor who is doing something about it

The refugee crisis is being exacerbated by the threat of ISIS, but it’s the brutal civil war that has raged for more than four years that has driven more than 4 million Syrians to other countries and displaced more than 7.6 million people internally — half of Syria’s population, all told.

Harper’s rivals said Canada needs to step up to the plate — as it has in past crises — and open the doors to more Syrians sooner than later.

Mulcair: ‘Canada has failed.’

Tom Mulcair: We want Canada to be a respected player on the world stage again

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Tom Mulcair, at a campaign stop in Toronto Thursday morning, appeared to get choked up when he said, after seeing the image, it’s “unbearable that we’re doing nothing,” and that “Canada has an obligation to act.”

“An image is worth a thousand words. Sometimes there’s an image that summarizes and encapsulates everything that we’ve been feeling. In the Vietnam war, I remember the image of that young Vietnamese girl badly burned by napalm coming at the camera. Everybody remembers that image.”

The NDP later released a plan to get 10,000 Syrian refugees “out of harm’s way and to Canada by the end of the year” and to put a “fast-track private sponsorship, with no cap, to bring as many people as possible to Canada,” read a statement.

“We know that the numbers that have been put up haven’t been met in the past, but we’ve got to move past that,” Mulcair said.

READ MORE: ‘Humanity has stopped there’: member of B.C.’s Syrian community reacts to photo of drowned toddler

“How desperate do you have to be to take that risk with your kids? That desperation of the parents is what we should be asking ourselves about.”

Trudeau: ‘You don’t get to suddenly discover compassion in the middle of an election campaign.’

Saddened Trudeau lays migrant blame at hands of Tories, calls for immediate acceptance of 25,000 Syrians

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Meantime, Liberal leader Trudeau told an audience in Montreal that Canadian parents “take for granted” only having to worry about what challenges their kids will face on their first day of school this week.

“Parents, individuals all around the world were horrified yesterday to see the pictures of those young children washed up on the beach in Turkey. And how much more terrible it is for Canadians to wake up this morning and realize that this was a family that was seeking to join its extended family in Canada and saw itself refused.”

It was later determined that it was Tima Kurdi’s other brother, Mohammad Kurdi, who had a refugee application to Canada denied because “it did not meet regulatory requirements for proof of refugee status recognition.”

Still, Trudeau said Harper and the Conservatives have “chosen to stand aside as this human tragedy unfolds on an unimaginable scale.”

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Under the Liberals, he said, Canada “must immediately accept 25,000 Syrian refugees, stop dragging its heels and understand that we must once again be the country that we like to think of ourselves as.”

He added past governments of “all different stripes” have “stepped up in times of crisis to accept to our country people fleeing for their lives.”

Trudeau pointed to his father Pierre Elliot Trudeau’s Liberal government accepting refugees from Uganda in the 1970s and Progressive Conservative Prime Minister Joe Clark allowing some 60,000 of Vietnamese, Lao and Cambodian “boat people” into Canada between 1979 and 1980.

“This is something that goes beyond politics: it’s about who we are and what we want to continue to be.”

WATCH: Global’s Laura Stone breaks down Chris Alexander’s decision to return to Ottawa Thursday in the wake of news that members of a Syrian family had applied to Canadian immigration authorities.

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Potentially life-threatening drugs stolen from Halifax hospital – Halifax

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HALIFAX – For the second time in 13 months, potentially dangerous drugs have been stolen from a Halifax hospital.

Everton McLean, spokesperson for the Nova Scotia Health Authority, said an emergency drug box was taken from the second floor of the Dickson Building.

“They are secured. They are not in a locked office but they are available to clinicians to use if someone were to have a heart attack,” he said.

McLean said the health authority alerted police Wednesday morning about the missing drugs.

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He describes them as several vials of injectable drugs that are used in the event of a cardiac arrest.

A list of drugs provided to Global News includes Adenosine, Amiodarone, Atropine, Calcium Chloride, Dextrose, Dopamine, Epinephrine, Isoproterenol, Lidocaine, Metroprolol, Naloxone, Norepinephrine, Plenylephrine, Procainamide, Sodium Bicarbonate, Vasopresin and Verapamil.

McLean stresses that the drugs are only meant to be used by clinicians in an emergency setting or via a prescription.

“They can be life-threatening and dangerous if taken inappropriately,” he said.

McLean said an internal investigation will be completed to determine what happened.

He said he is confident only one emergency drug box was taken and there is now more security around the emergency boxes as a precaution.

“It’s obviously concerning. We have taken steps to make sure they’re secured to make sure they’re safe. We have to balance the need to have them available for clinicians with the need to keep them as secure as possible,” he said.

In August 2014, so-called ‘date rape’ drugs were stolen from the QE2.

“Measures were taken last time. We are going to review and take a look at what can be done differently,” he said.

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Man charged with murder in Sask. First Nation death

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A suspicious death on a Saskatchewan First Nation has led to a first-degree murder charge. Mounties were called to the Ahtahkakoop First Nation just before 2 a.m. Wednesday for a report of an unresponsive man on a trail leading to several residences.

Officers arrived to find a man suffering from what appeared to be a gunshot wound.

Tyrone Jacob Knife, 21, was declared dead before he could be transported by STARS air ambulance for treatment.

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While the initial investigation into Knife’s death was underway, Mounties arrested Dakota Hilliard John Knife, 19, on unrelated matters. As the investigation unfolded, Dakota Knife was identified as a suspect in Tyrone Knife’s death.

He has been charged with first-degree murder, use of a firearm while committing an indictable offence of first-degree murder, aggravated assault, assault and possession of a prohibited weapon.

The accused and suspect are related.

Dakota Knife appeared in Prince Albert provincial court on Thursday and will remain in custody until his next court appearance on Oct. 1.

Police continue to investigate and an autopsy is scheduled for Friday at Saskatoon City Hospital.

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EXCLUSIVE: Chateauguay student creates petition to fight education budget cuts

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WATCH ABOVE: Many students and parents were surprised to learn that extra-curricular activities have been cancelled this fall due to teacher pressure tactics. One student from Chateauguay tells Felicia Parrillo how she’s fighting back.

CHATEAUGUAY – On her first day of Grade 11 at Howard S. Billings High School in Chateauguay, Autumn Whiteside heard her teachers talking about budget cuts.

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She discovered that there would be no more after school tutorials, sports, or any other extra curricular activities.

“School is hard but at least the sports and other programs makes it all easier and more fun to go to,” said Autumn.

“Now, without all that it’s just sad and boring.”

Instead of sitting around waiting for a change, Autumn decided to take action.

She started an online petition to spread the word on Quebec’s decision to cut funding to education.

In only 48 hours, she’s gathered over 800 signatures.

“I’ve been getting contacted from teachers from Westmount, students from all over Montreal, contacting me, supporting me and telling me that they’re proud that there’s a student taking a stand and defending teacher’s rights, ” she said.

It’s not just students rallying behind her, teachers are too.

Nick Ross, president of Chateauguay Valley Teachers’ Association said he applauds Autumn’s efforts.

WATCH: Parents, teachers and students protest Quebec education cuts

“I think it’s great that the students are getting behind this and realizing that the cuts that the government is making are going to affect them, their classmates, their teachers and public education in general,” said Ross.

Ross said as of right now, the government has proposed to increase the maximum class sizes and cut the budgets of special needs and handicap students.

As part of the negotiations, the union has imposed pressure tactics, which means teachers are no longer offering volunteer after-school activities – not only at Howard S. Billings, but at schools across the province.

As for Autumn, she just wants things to go back to normal for herself, her classmates and the students that will come after her.

“Seeing all the other students that are coming into the school, like just into high school and can’t experience all the experiences that I got to,” she said.

“It’s sad.”

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New TTC campaign ruffles feathers in what advocate calls ‘pedestrian blame’

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WATCH ABOVE: A new TTC campaign aimed at pedestrian safety has ruffled the feathers of some Torontonians who accuse the ads of “pedestrian blaming.” Erica Vella has the story.

TORONTO — A new TTC campaign is asking pedestrians to “stay focused and stay safe” when it comes to road safety, but it’s caused some stir with one local pedestrian advocate.

The campaign launched in late August and is expected to last till the fall.

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Ads showing pedestrians jaywalking and focused on phones while crossing at intersections are posted on buses, streetcars and subways.

READ MORE: TTC streetcar driver faces charges after pedestrian killed

Dylan Reid, of pedestrian advocacy group Walk Toronto, said the ads are not balanced and unfairly  promote “pedestrian blame.”

“The problem is that it gives the impression that pedestrian behaviour is the cause of the most of the accidents with the TTC,” Reid said.

“The reasons that pedestrians are being hit is generally, most often because the drivers are not paying attention and making mistakes.

“85 per cent of the time pedestrians are hit by TTC vehicles, pedestrians were walking with the right of way.”

TTC spokesman Brad Ross said the intention of the campaign was not to place blame on pedestrians.

“It’s the thing that the TTC sees and the city sees as concerns and things that we want pedestrians to be aware of to ensure they remain safe,” said Ross.

Const. Hugh Smith with Traffic services said road safety is a shared responsibility.

“We say cross in a controlled intersection, cross where it’s well lit, cross where you are expected to be.”

The TTC said a campaign on pedestrian safety is underway with TTC operators as well.

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How to wear white after Labour Day (yes, it’s OK)

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TORONTO — Forget the old rule, once and for all: wearing white after Labour Day is not a fashion crime.

“Absolutely yes, it’s OK to wear white after Labour Day,” said fashion expert Jennifer McConville, adding it’s “one rule that definitely has been broken.”

In fact, white can be a crisp breath of fresh air among traditional fall shades.

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The Toronto stylist recommends adapting white pieces into your fall wardrobe by layering and keeping fabrics and patterns in mind. Here are some of her tips.

Pair with fall colours

“One of the key pieces that looks amazing all year round is a white blazer.”

“You want to look at pairing it with more fall-like colours,” said McConville. “So in the summer you might throw it over a floral blouse or a dress, but as you move into fall you might want to wear it with your jeans. A military green colour is a great compliment, it looks modern and fresh.”

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She said along with military green, blue and denim staples already in most closets are big colours this fall.

“Blues were a really big colour in the summer time, and they’re carrying right through to fall. The blues pair beautifully with white.”

And when in doubt, you can always count on the minimalist palette.

“White and black always look classic. So if you are ever unsure about wearing white, pair it with black and you’re done.”

Layer it in

Layering not only can be functional when the weather is starting to turn, but it can also break up an outfit by adding different textures and colours.

McConville recommends pairing a casual denim shirt under a more dressy blazer or white jacket.

“A denim shirt underneath is kind of a fun, relaxed way to wear a jacket that otherwise might look really dressy. It kind of dresses it down.”

WATCH: Fall fashion trends for men

A white sweater also layers well with denim and a leather jacket. Throw on some suede boots and gold jewelry and you’re good to go.

And McConville said for those feeling adventurous, a sleeveless duster coat — a long sleeveless jacket — is the way to go.

“It’s a layer you could throw over any outfit. That would look amazing in white as well.”

Wear heavier fabrics

Anything too frilly or gauzy might not carry well into the fall, so it’s better to pack those away. White pants should also be avoided, with a few exceptions.

“They are difficult to wear at the best of times,” McConville said with a laugh. “Unless you’re on vacation or down in Miami or a warm climate; that’s more appropriate all year round.”

Pick your shade

White is not always just plain old white; there’s cream, ivory, bright white, champagne… the list goes on. Not every shade works on every skin tone. McConville said cream colours can be trickier to wear and doesn’t pair well with everyone’s complexions.

However, “bright white is a sure thing.”

The history behind the rule

Fashion bibles Vogue and Harpers Bazaar have both made it clear the rule is a thing of the past. But where does the rule come from anyway?

EmilyPost杭州桑拿, named in memory of the ultimate ruler and decider of etiquette, breaks down the history. It all goes back to a time when dress was far more formal, and rules were not made to be broken.

“The summer season was bracketed by Memorial Day and Labor Day. Society flocked en masse from town house to seaside ‘cottage’ or mountain ‘cabin’ to escape the heat. City clothes were left behind in exchange for lighter, whiter, summer costumes. Come fall and the return to the city, summer clothes were put away and more formal city clothes donned once more.”

There was a dress code for every occasion, and light, summer clothes were left where they belonged.

“The signal to mark the change between summer resort clothes and clothing worn for the rest of the year was encapsulated in the dictum ‘No white after Labor Day.’ And it stuck.”

The post goes on to say “Of course you can wear white after Labor Day”, particularly in climates where warm weather lingers longer than May through September, or if you simply like to don the lighter shades regardless of climate.

“Even in the dead of winter in northern New England the fashionable wear white wools, cashmeres, and down-filled parkas. The true interpretation is ‘wear what’s appropriate—for the weather, the season, or the occasion.’”

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Exciting day for Primary students – Halifax

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WATCH ABOVE: Global’s Ray Bradshaw followed 5-year-old Evan Balcom and his family as they embarked on his first day of school.

HALIFAX – Elementary and junior high school students throughout the Nova Scotia officially started the new school year today. For some, it was their first day of school ever. Evan Balcom of Middle Sackville, began his day preparing to enter Primary.

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Evan Balcom is entering primary this year, but older brother Brayden said he’ll show Evan the ropes. “I’m going to show him where his classroom is, and stuff,” said the 7-year-old.

The day is just as important to his parents. “I was a little upset last week at the last day of day care,” said Evan’s mom Heather. “But I’m excited. I’m sure once I drop him off, I’m sure it will be, my baby’s gone to school.”

Heather said Evan has been looking forward to starting school for a long time. “For about a year and a half,” Heather laughed. “Every day, am I five? Am I going to big kids school?”

The family accompanied Evan and Brayden to Harry R. Hamilton Elementary School in Middle Sackville.

Posing for photographs in front of the school, Evan’s father Brian said his son seemed a little unsure. “It’s going to be interesting to see how he makes out today,” said Brian. “I’m excited, but a little bit nervous at the same time for sure.”

Just like he said he would, Brayden led his little brother down the school hallway and showed him where his classroom was located. “Are you excited?” he asked Evan, and the 5-year-old nods yes.

Brian said his son will do just fine. “He’ll make lots of new friends. He’ll have a great time and hopefully learn lots. He’s a smart kid already, so just looking forward to having a great year with him and hearing all the stories about everything that happens to him in this very first year.”

“The kids are extremely excited – most of them – very happy to come back, meet their friends, meet their new teacher, get the new year started – a few tears this morning from the primary children, a bit apprehensive,” said school Principal Gail Langille.

The stories from the first day will be a treasure for not just the Balcom family, but for all parents to keep.

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