Wednesday, May 16th, 2018

 

Multiple people assaulted in downtown Victoria

Multiple people assaulted in downtown Victoria

A series of assaults were reported of a man on a rampage striking people with a field hockey stick over multiple blocks of downtown Victoria Source link #canadiannews #worldnews #headlinenews and stories from around the world USA Today News Headlines USA News Headlines ABC NEWS Headlines


Jets falter early on, Vegas nabs series lead

Marc-Andre Fleury

Ahmar Khan, CTV Winnipeg Published Wednesday, May 16, 2018 10:11PM CST Last Updated Wednesday, May 16, 2018 10:15PM CST The Vegas Golden Knights protected their newly gained home-ice advantage on Wednesday night beating the Winnipeg Jets 4-2. The Golden Knights speedy centre, Jonathan Marchessault opened the scoring by blazing past Jacob Trouba and slipping it past Connor Hellebuyck. The Jets responded in the second period as Mark Scheifele scored his 13th goal of the playoffs to tie it at one goal apiece. The lead however, did not last for longRead More


Highway 407 investigating ‘inside theft of data’

Highway 407 entrance sign

TORONTO — The company that operates a major toll road in southern Ontario says the personal information of roughly 60,000 people was stolen from its offices “some time over the past 12 months.” The privately-operated 407 Express Toll Route says in a statement that the stolen data is limited to account names and phone numbers, and no credit card or banking information was taken. It says the incident is being investigated as an “inside theft of data,” and no external breach of its systems is suspected. The company says itRead More


Essex liberals have chosen their candidate

Liberal candidate in Essex

The Liberals have their candidate in Essex for the upcoming provincial election.  At a nomination meeting in Kingsville on Wednesday, Kate Festeryga was acclaimed as the Liberal candidate. Festeryga currently works as an issues manager with the provincial government. Born and raised in Essex County and a long-time activist, Festeryga says she is looking to put her government experience to work for the people of Essex. “Essex County deserves a voice that’s strong as its importance in this province and it’s not getting that right now”. Her name may soundRead More


Dwane Casey nominated for NBA coach of the year five days after Raptors fire him

Dwane Casey

NEW YORK — Dwane Casey has been named one of three finalists for the NBA’s coach of the year award. Too bad the nomination came five days after he was fired by the Toronto Raptors. Casey was named a finalist for the award on Wednesday night along with Quin Snyder of the Utah Jazz and Boston Celtics head coach Brad Stevens. The 61-year-old Casey was the most successful coach in Raptors history, rewriting the culture of what had been one of the worst teams in the league. He led TorontoRead More


Judge to decide on long-term offender designation for Shane Pattison Thursday

Judge to decide on long-term offender designation for Shane Pattison Thursday

Warning: Graphic content A Saskatoon Court of Queen’s Bench judge is expected to decide Thursday whether to deem repeat child pornography offender Shane Dale Pattison a long-term offender after a three-day hearing. Crown and defence lawyers have filed a joint-submission seeking a long-term offender designation for Pattison and a seven-year prison sentence followed by a 10-year supervision order. Justice Richard Danyliuk must find Pattison is at a high-risk to reoffend but that the risks he poses could eventually be managed in the community in order to apply the designation. PattisonRead More


CBC/Radio Canada warns employees their financial info may be at risk after theft

CBC

Thousands of employees of Canada’s public broadcaster are being warned their personal information may have been compromised after a recent computer theft, the CBC said Wednesday. “The stolen equipment, while password protected, may contain electronic files, including some personal financial information” of people who recently worked for the CBC and Radio-Canada, the Crown corporation’s chief financial officer said in an email. Around 20,000 people could be affected, including current employees, outside contractors and some former employees who worked over the last 18 months, the broadcaster confirmed. But a CBC spokesmanRead More


Staged crash teaches life-saving techniques to Riffel students

Staged crash teaches life-saving techniques to Riffel students

Students at Michael A. Riffel School watched Wednesday morning as their teacher Murray Wright was extricated from a crashed car by first responders. However, it wasn’t an emergency. It was a demonstration taking place on the front lawn of the school. EMS, fire and police all participated in the demonstration that was meant to mimic a real emergency situation. “It’s very important that we can get out in the community. Especially with these young people that are getting their license and the challenge of them being hooked on phones. SoRead More


Helping students find apprenticeships

Helping students find apprenticeships

Northern College urges candidates to endorse proposal to produce more apprentices. Kyle Gennings reports. Source link #canadiannews #worldnews #headlinenews and stories from around the world USA Today News Headlines USA News Headlines ABC NEWS Headlines


Kitchener teen remembered one year after fatal overdose

Zion Williams-Farrell died of a fentanyl overdose

Wednesday marked the one-year anniversary of the death of 14-year-old Zion Williams-Farrell. The Kitchener teenager was found dead in his room overdosing on fentanyl-laced Xanax. In Waterloo Region, opioid deaths are occurring most often in suburbs, not on the streets or in shelters. Last year, there were seven fatal overdoses in Kitchener, five in Cambridge and one in Waterloo. The total number is down compared to the same time last year, but police say that more naloxone kits have been used to save lives. For law enforcement, the growing concernRead More