Tuesday, January 16th, 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