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RCMP, Coast Guard highlight water safety on Lake Winnipeg following Manitoba tragedies

RCMP, Coast Guard highlight water safety on Lake Winnipeg following Manitoba tragedies

Manitoba RCMP and the Canadian Coast Guard put a spotlight on water safety Sunday by holding a joint training exercise for search and rescue crews to improve communication, coordination with a focus on life saving skills, such as rescuing stranded boaters.  It’s been a difficult start to the summer on the water for some Manitobans that has led to multiple deaths. Four young Manitoba men have died in three separate incidents in the past week. On Thursday, a rescue operation was required to save two people stranded in a sailboatRead More


Writer Harlan Ellison dies at age 84

Books

LOS ANGELES — Harlan Ellison, the prolific, pugnacious author of “A Boy and His Dog,” and countless other stories that blasted society with their nightmarish, sometimes darkly humorous scenarios, has died at age 84. Ellison’s death was confirmed Thursday to The Associated Press by Bill Schafer, an editor with Subterranean Press, the author’s publisher. A woman who answered the phone at Ellison’s office, who declined to give her name, said he died Wednesday in his sleep. During a career that spanned more than half a century, Ellison wrote some 50Read More


Delorme found guilty of two counts of first-degree murder

Crime scene

One of three individuals charged in the deaths of two convenience store workers after robberies in 2015 was found guilty on two counts of first-degree murder. The jury found Laylin Delorme, 27, guilty on two counts of first-degree murder, and two counts of robbery. Delorme is one of three charged in the violent December 18, 2015 crime spree. Karanpal Singh Bhangu, 35, and Ricky Cenabre, 41, were beaten and shot during the robberies. Bhangu had recently emigrated from India, while Cenabre had moved to Canada from the Philippines five yearsRead More


Sask. preparing for pot legalization after feds announce official date

Marijuana

Premier Scott Moe says Saskatchewan still plans to have all of its provincial pot bylaws in place by July 1, despite the prime minister’s announcement that it will become legal nationwide on Oct. 17. Retailers say having a date in mind is welcome news, but getting ready for the legalization will still be challenging — even with the unexpected extension. On June 1, the province announced the 51 retailers granted permits to sell cannabis. Applicants had 45 days to begin the permitting process. Allen Kilback was one of the retailersRead More


Three people injured in highway crash in Woodstock

Vehicle crash on 401

A single-vehicle crash on Highway 401 in Woodstock left three injured. Around 3:30 p.m. Sunday, a vehicle travelling eastbound lost control and rolled into the ditch, Oxford County OPP say. A female passenger was reportedly airlifted to hospital with serious injuries. She had to be extricated from the vehicle. Officers say a male passenger was ejected from the vehicle and taken to hospital by ambulance. The driver is reported to have suffered minor injuries as well. The 401 was closed Sunday between Highway 59 and Highway 2. With files fromRead More


Edmonton family holds swab event in Calgary to find stem cell donor

Edmonton family holds swab event in Calgary to find stem cell donor

Three sisters from Edmonton held a special gathering on Sunday to help locate a very special person that could hold the key to save their brother’s life. Back in January, Bille Nguyen was diagnosed with a rare type of blood cancer that specialists say could be helped through a special treatment using a stem cell donation. The problem is that because Nguyen is Asian, there aren’t enough donors in the national registry to match his genetic makeup to. Susan, Bille’s sister, says he’s just finishing up with his sixth roundRead More


Veteran Family Day in North Bay

Veteran Family Day in North Bay

Campaign developed to ease the transition of military families into civilian life after service. Source link #canadiannews #worldnews #headlinenews and stories from around the world USA Today News Headlines [su_feed url=”http://rssfeeds.usatoday.com/usatoday-NewsTopStories” limit=”20″] USA News Headlines [su_feed url=”http://rss.cnn.com/rss/cnn_us.rss” limit=”20″] ABC NEWS Headlines [su_feed url=”http://feeds.abcnews.com/abcnews/usheadlines” limit=”20″]


76ers GM Bryan Colangelo denies blasting star players, others via Twitter accounts

Bryan Colangelo

Philadelphia 76ers general manager and former Raptors GM Bryan Colangelo is denying a report connecting the executive to Twitter accounts that criticized Sixers players Joel Embiid and Markelle Fultz, among other NBA figures. The accounts also took aim at former Sixers GM Sam Hinkie, Toronto executive Masai Ujiri and former Sixers players Jahlil Okafor and Nerlens Noel, according to a report by The Ringer. The Ringer asked the team about five Twitter accounts it suspected the GM was operating. Colangelo said in a statement that he used one of theRead More


Train derails near Rosser during thunderstorm

Train derailment near Rosser

CTV Winnipeg Published Tuesday, May 29, 2018 7:15PM CST Last Updated Tuesday, May 29, 2018 7:46PM CST CP police are investigating after approximately 13 train cars derailed Tuesday evening. It happened shortly after 6 p.m. on the CP Rail line near Rosser, RCMP said. A spokesperson for CP Rail said the train was heading eastbound, carrying shipping containers on flatcars. they said no one was injured and there were no environmental concerns. Cleanup efforts were getting underway Tuesday night. RCMP couldn’t say what caused the derailment, but noted a strongRead More


Launch of Paramedic Week in Greater Sudbury

Launch of Paramedic Week in Greater Sudbury

Update on services and programs provided by Paramedic Services, including Community Para-medicine and stroke sign recognition. Alana Everson reports. Source link #canadiannews #worldnews #headlinenews and stories from around the world USA Today News Headlines [su_feed url=”http://rssfeeds.usatoday.com/usatoday-NewsTopStories” limit=”20″] USA News Headlines [su_feed url=”http://rss.cnn.com/rss/cnn_us.rss” limit=”20″] ABC NEWS Headlines [su_feed url=”http://feeds.abcnews.com/abcnews/usheadlines” limit=”20″]