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Police investigating suspicious fire on Wonderland Road

Fire at 675 Wonderland Road S.

London police are investigating a suspicious fire at an apartment on Wonderland Road. The blaze broke out around 12 p.m. Monday at a second floor unit at 675 Wonderland Rd. South. Once crews arrived on scene, black smoke could be seen pouring out of the windows. The blaze was quickly put out and no one was hurt. Upon further review, the fire was deemed suspicious. The London Fire Department and the Ontario Fire Marshal’s Office are both investigating. Damage is pegged at $25,000. Source link #canadiannews #worldnews #headlinenews and storiesRead More


New Zealand politicians plan pay freeze as workers strike

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern

WELLINGTON, New Zealand – New Zealand’s lawmakers are planning to take a pay freeze at a time that teachers, nurses and other public workers have been going on strike for more money. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced Monday that politicians would turn down a planned 3 per cent pay raise this year and would freeze their pay for 12 months while they worked out a fairer formula for future raises. Ardern said there is an increasing gap between what low- and middle-income New Zealanders earn and what highly paid workersRead More


Military calls off Alberta search after missing Cessna 172 found, pilot dead

Lac Ste. Anne County

John Cotter, The Canadian Press Published Thursday, August 16, 2018 9:27PM EDT Last Updated Thursday, August 16, 2018 11:33PM EDT MAYERTHORPE, Alta. — The Royal Canadian Air Force says the search for a missing pilot and his Cessna 172 has ended with the discovery of the light plane and a body in a wooded area northwest of Edmonton. “The search for missing pilot Scott Schneider has ended with the discovery of his Cessna 172,” the military said in a release Thursday night. “Unfortunately, when Royal Canadian Air Force search andRead More


Construction begins for Windsor’s Miracle League diamond

Miracle League Baseball Diamond

After just one year of fundraising, Riverside Minor Baseball is breaking ground on a new Miracle League baseball diamond in east Windsor. A sod turning ceremony was held Wednesday morning to mark the official start of construction. The field, next to the existing Riverside baseball diamonds on Wyandotte Street East, will allow children with disabilities to participate in minor baseball programs. The Farrow Riverside Miracle Field is modeled after the existing one in Amherstburg. The diamond is part of a $2.5-million project on property leased from the city last October.Read More


Leading Chinese Buddhist monk accused of sexual misconduct

Buddhism in China

BEIJING – One of China’s highest-ranking Buddhist monks is facing a government investigation over accusations of sexual misconduct, in what is seen by some as an indication the #MeToo movement is gaining traction in the world’s most populous nation. Longquan Monastery abbot Shi Xuecheng is accused of harassing and demanding sexual favours from numerous female nuns in a 95-page statement compiled by two fellow monks at the storied centre of Buddhist learning in Beijing. The statement including testimony from the alleged victims leaked this week on social media, prompting anRead More


Iran’s currency hits record low as U.S. sanctions loom

People cross Jomhouri-e-Eslami

Amir Vahdat And David Rising, The Associated Press Published Monday, July 30, 2018 2:29PM EDT TEHRAN, Iran — Iran’s currency plummeted to a record low Monday, a week before the United States restores sanctions lifted under the unraveling nuclear deal, giving rise to fears of prolonged economic suffering and further civil unrest. Already last month, protesters clashed with police outside parliament in Tehran in three days of demonstrations sparked by the Iranian rial plunging to nearly 90,000 to the dollar. That followed country-wide economic protests in December and January, inRead More


Volunteers gather for Heritage neighbourhood cleanup

Heritage Cleanup

Dozens of volunteers gathered in the Heritage neighbourhood on Saturday for a community cleanup. Jennifer Della Valle, a longtime resident of the neighbourhood, volunteered for the cleanup as an opportunity to give her community a makeover. “I drive around or walk around this area and you always see, I’m sure it’s the same with lots of other areas too, but you always see couches and mattresses that people don’t know how to dispose,” said Della Valle. “I do a lot of walking or cycling, so it’s good to have theRead More


Robert Garrigus takes clubhouse lead at RBC Canadian Open

Robert Garrigus of the USA

OAKVILLE, Ont. — Robert Garrigus shot a 9-under 63 to take the clubhouse lead at the RBC Canadian Open on Thursday. The 40-year-old American parred the first hole of his opening round at Glen Abbey Golf Club before ripping off five straight birdies to card a 30 on the front nine. Garrigus then picked up four more birdies after the turn to sit two strokes up on fellow American Chris Stroud at the US$6.2-million PGA Tour event. Ben Crane and Hudson Swafford, both also of the U.S., and England’s IanRead More


Manufacturers meet in Windsor to discuss impact of tariffs

Manufacturers Meeting in Windsor

The economy in Windsor-Essex has been booming, but manufacturers are concerned over the trade war between Canada and the United States. That concern was quite evident at a meeting of more than 250 business stakeholders at the Ciociaro Club in Windsor on Wednesday “It’s really tough because it just keeps changing every day,” said Jonathon Azzopardi, the chair of the Canadian Association of Mold Makers. “We need a long term plan.” U.S. President Donald Trump has already imposed tariffs on Canadian steel and aluminum, and has threatened a 25 perRead More


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