Senior with dementia fails to arrive in Red Deer after departing Sicamous, BC

Melvin Bailey - missing senior with dementia

RCMP members in Alberta and British Columbia are asking for tips from the public as they continue to search for a 71-year-old man who remains unaccounted for. Melvin Bailey left the Piper Creek Lodge retirement home in Red Deer on Wednesday morning and drove to British Columbia. Investigators have confirmed Bailey did arrive in Sicamous but he has not been seen or heard from since. RCMP believe Bailey departed the Shuswap region heading east with plans to return to Alberta. The senior, who suffers from dementia and may become confusedRead More

Repentigny police contest $42K racial profiling ruling by human rights commission

Repentigny police contest $42K racial profiling ruling by human rights commission

Published Thursday, December 13, 2018 8:25PM EST Last Updated Thursday, December 13, 2018 8:26PM EST The city of Repentigny and its police force are being asked to pay $42,000 in damages over a case of racial profiling that took place five years ago. The incident involved two 12-year old boys who were at a birthday party for an older member of the family. Growing a little bored, the boys went outside to play hide-and-seek. A police officer arrived at the party soon after to inform the Sophie Bellemare that herRead More

Scam alert: telephone carbon monoxide testing

Scam alert: telephone carbon monoxide testing

Sudbury fire official are alerting people to a new scam involving home carbon monoxide alarm testing. Alana Everson reports. Source link #canadiannews #worldnews #headlinenews and stories from around the world USA Today News Headlines [su_feed url=”” limit=”20″] USA News Headlines [su_feed url=”” limit=”20″] ABC NEWS Headlines [su_feed url=”” limit=”20″]

Waterloo MP under fire over opioid death comment

Bardish Chagger

Liberal house leader Bardish Chagger is apologizing for a comment she made about opioid deaths in another MP’s riding. The remark wasn’t picked up by official parliamentary transcripts, but could be heard on the House of Commons audio. Alex Nuttall, Conservative MP for Barrie-Springwater-Oro-Medonte, spoke about the 38 opioid-related deaths in his area. Later, Liberal MP Ken Hardie referenced those numbers, which is when the audio picked up Chagger saying, “Oh, that’s it?” “These heartless and cruel comments are incredibly hurtful to the thousands who have suffered because of thisRead More

Walk-in weed: New clinics will prescribe medical marijuana

Walk-in weed: New clinics will prescribe medical marijuana

Barrie will soon have two new, fully-functioning family-style walk-in clinics with a more progressive stance on prescribing medical marijuana. A plan is in place to build a walk-in clinic inside a pharmacy at the Express Aid on Grove Street in the city’s east end. The pharmacy’s owner says physicians at the clinic will be able to prescribe medical cannabis as part of their practice.  “Besides the fact that we need more access in the community, and there are a lot of wait times, I think it’s important that if peopleRead More

Father upset as roadside crash memorial keeps disappearing

Father upset as roadside crash memorial keeps disappearing

The father of a teenage girl killed in a crash in London is upset after the memorial for his daughter keeps being removed from the crash site. Bill Reidhead lost his 16-year-old daughter Krista in a crash on Wellington Road South near Regina Mundi Catholic College in September 2003. Her classmate Bernard (BJ) Mascunana also died in the crash. The two were southbound on Wellington in a vehicle with two other students during lunch hour when they were in a head-on collision. Reidhead says in the past two months, theRead More

Critics slam proposed oil exploration near ‘unbelievably beautiful’ Sable Island

Sable Island

By Brett Bundale, THE CANADIAN PRESS Published Thursday, December 13, 2018 4:01PM AST Last Updated Thursday, December 13, 2018 6:57PM AST HALIFAX — A call for energy companies to bid on exploration rights around Nova Scotia’s iconic Sable Island has prompted swift condemnation from a coalition of environmental, fishing and tourism groups. The rugged and wild windswept sandbar in the Atlantic Ocean is a place of endangered species, wild horses and legendary shipwrecks. The Canada-Nova Scotia Offshore Petroleum Board launched a competitive bidding process for two exploration licences to probeRead More

Alberta premier says oil cut plan working, takes yuletide jab at prime minister

Alberta Premier Rachel Notley

Alberta Premier Rachel Notley says the decision to cut oil production seems to be working, but says it’s not a long-term solution. Notley has ordered companies to cut production by almost nine per cent starting in the new year to close the price gap between Alberta oil and the North American benchmark. That price gap was growing so wide that vast reserves of oil were building up in Alberta and the price was falling through the floor, leading to fears of massive job cuts and project closures. The differential, whichRead More

Yemen’s port city of Aden shows challenge of peace


Jon Gambrell And Malak Harb, The Associated Press Published Thursday, December 13, 2018 1:18PM EST ADEN, Yemen — Yemen’s government nearly saw itself pushed into the sea by advancing rebels here three years ago. Now the port city of Aden shows the challenges that will likely still plague the nation following any potential peace agreement. Bursts of heavy machine-gun fire still punctuates the nights in Aden, now the seat of the internationally recognized government, a city marked with war-shattered buildings and questions over what an end to Yemen’s conflict mightRead More

SCC won’t hear appeal from Quebec judge over hijab disciplinary probe

Rania El-Alloul

OTTAWA – The Supreme Court of Canada says it won’t hear the case of a Quebec judge who tried to oblige a woman to remove her hijab in court and was subsequently reported to the provincial judicial council. Quebec court Judge Eliana Marengo had sought to challenge the legitimacy of the probe by the body that oversees the conduct of provincially appointed judges. She said the council’s inquiry breached the principle of judicial independence. The high court announced today it would not hear her appeal. As is customary, it didRead More