January, 2018


Wallaceburg tire shop fire causes $400K damage

Wallageburg fire

A fire caused $400,000 damage at O’Neil Tire and Battery in Wallaceburg. Chathem-Kent firefighters from station #3 first responded to a call after heavy black smoke was seen billowing from the business on McNaughton Ave. just after 10:30 a.m. Saturday. Firefighters from stations #1 and #2 and volunteer firefighters were called for assistance. Assistant Chief Chris Case says firefighters entered the building and quickly knocked down the flames before the fire grew in size. “Buildings such as these present significant challenges and hazards to firefighters,” explains Case, “By virtue ofRead More

Food industry fails to meet most voluntary sodium reduction targets: Health Canada

TORONTO — Health Canada says voluntary sodium targets for the food industry have failed to significantly reduce the amount of salt consumers are getting in processed foods. The federal department set targets four years ago for cutting sodium in 94 categories of processed food, with a goal of meeting that objective in 2016. But a federal report shows targets have been met in only 14 per cent of the food categories. And in 48 per cent of the categories, there was no meaningful progress in curtailing salt levels. The departmentRead More

Hemp farmers hope marijuana legalization in Canada will benefit business

Hemp farmers hope marijuana legalization in Canada will benefit business

Hemp growers hope the federal government’s marijuana legislation will allow them to harvest all parts of the hemp plant. Current regulations restrict Canadian farmers from harvesting parts of the plant that contain CBD, which is found in the chaff of the plant, but does not make people feel high. “Legislation we’ve been operating under has not allowed us to harvest components that would contain CBD, such as the chaff and leaf materials, off our grain combines,” Garry Meier, president of Hemp Production Services, said. “We hope that will be allowedRead More

Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir named Olympic flag-bearers

Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir named Olympic flag-bearers Source link #canadiannews #worldnews #headlinenews and stories from around the world USA Today News Headlines USA News Headlines ABC NEWS Headlines

Chief justice to hear argument for media to film portions of Gerald Stanley trial

Gerald Stanley

Saskatchewan’s Court of Queen’s Bench chief justice is set to hear arguments Tuesday about whether to allow the media to film inside the courtroom during the Gerald Stanley murder trial. Stanley is charged with second-degree murder in the August 2016 death of 22-year-old Colten Boushie. Five media companies — CTV, CBC, Global News, Postmedia and Aboriginal Peoples Television Network — have applied to record certain portions of the trial with three security-style cameras operated remotely. The application requests the media be allowed to record and broadcast live the judge’s andRead More

Hazmat crews respond to southeast business in Foothills Industrial following ammonia leak

Hazmat - Sysco Food Services

No injuries have been reports following an ammonia leak in a southeast industrial park on Monday night. Emergency crews were called to Sysco Canada in the 4600 block of 72 Avenue S.E at approximately 9:00 p.m. following reports of an ammonia leak. EMS officials confirm that no one who was inside the building at the time of the leak required transport to hospital. The cause of the leak has not been confirmed. More details to follow Source link #canadiannews #worldnews #headlinenews and stories from around the world USA Today NewsRead More

Australian dad says he followed hunch in hiring copter that found injured son


SYDNEY, Australia – The father of a teenager who spent 30 hours trapped in a car wreck in Australian woods says he followed his intuition by hiring the helicopter that found his seriously injured son. Samuel Lethbridge remains in a hospital in serious condition with multiple fractures on Tuesday following the crash on Sunday. His father, Tony Lethbridge, told Seven Network television he suspected his 17-year-old son may have been in a car wreck when he did not return by Sunday night to the family home at Lake Macquarie, northRead More

New York Islanders top Montreal Canadiens 5-4

John Tavares

Published Monday, January 15, 2018 10:51PM EST Last Updated Monday, January 15, 2018 10:52PM EST John Tavares scored in regulation time and got the game-winner 1:51 into overtime as the New York Islanders defeated the Montreal Canadiens 5-4 on Monday night. The Islanders (23-18-4) posted a third straight win. Mathew Barzal, coming off his second five-point game of the season on Saturday against the New York Rangers, had a goal and two assists to give him 10 points in his last three outings. Anthony Beauvillier and Adam Pelech also scoredRead More

Province facing off with N.S. doctors in contract-dispute

Province facing off with N.S. doctors in contract-dispute

CTV Atlantic Published Monday, January 15, 2018 8:45PM AST Last Updated Monday, January 15, 2018 8:51PM AST The province of Nova Scotia was in court facing off with doctors in a contract dispute, it’s the first of two court-dates for the province. The contract-dispute dates back to the fall, when doctors filed a $4.4 million dollar lawsuit, claiming the province was in breach of contract, alleging the government owes them millions in back pay. Nova Scotia Doctors CEO, Nancy McCready-Williams, says she hopes the dispute can be dealt with asRead More

Teenager leads deputies to California house where 12 others locked up

Riverside County Sheriff's Department

The Associated Press Published Monday, January 15, 2018 7:37PM EST Last Updated Monday, January 15, 2018 8:12PM EST PERRIS, Calif. — Authorities say an emaciated teenager led deputies to a California home where her 12 brothers and sisters were locked up in filthy conditions, with some of them malnourished and chained to beds. Riverside County deputies arrested the parents Sunday at the home in Perris east of Los Angeles. Officials say the girl who managed to escape and call 911 was 17 but appeared to be about 10 because ofRead More