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Flooding due to ice jam prompts state of emergency in Brantford, Ont.

Flooding due to ice jam prompts state of emergency in Brantford, Ont.

Daksha Rangan, CTVNews.ca Published Wednesday, February 21, 2018 11:20AM EST Last Updated Wednesday, February 21, 2018 11:57AM EST The City of Brantford has declared a state of emergency and called for an immediate evacuation after heavy rain and unseasonable warmth triggered severe flooding for areas near the Grand River in southwestern Ontario, which runs through the city. Roughly 2,200 homes and up to 4,900 people have been impacted in the affected areas, City of Brantford officials told CTV News on Wednesday. Residents living in the areas of Holmedale, Old WestRead More


Mystery flushed out: stolen portable toilet located

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CTV Atlantic Published Saturday, February 17, 2018 1:01PM AST Last Updated Saturday, February 17, 2018 1:50PM AST A couple has solved the mystery of a missing portable toilet in Nova Scotia that flooded the internet two weeks ago. The two were out walking their dog on a wilderness trail in the picturesque community of Dutch Settlement, northeast of Halifax, when they spotted the potty early Saturday morning. They say their dog was the one who sniffed out where the blue Royal Flush toilet had been dumped a short distance fromRead More


Highway 10 closed due to “serious collision”

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RCMP closed Highway 10 between Highway 25 and Minnedosa Wednesday due to a crash. Source link #canadiannews #worldnews #headlinenews and stories from around the world USA Today News Headlines USA News Headlines ABC NEWS Headlines


Cranberries singer Dolores O’Riordan dead at 46

Cranberries singer Dolores O'Riordan dead at 46

Jill Lawless, The Associated Press Published Monday, January 15, 2018 12:23PM EST Last Updated Monday, January 15, 2018 5:39PM EST LONDON — Dolores O’Riordan, whose urgent, powerful voice helped make Irish rock band The Cranberries a global success in the 1990s, died suddenly on Monday at a London hotel. She was 46. The singer’s publicist, Lindsey Holmes, confirmed she died in London, where she was recording, “No further details are available at this time,” Holmes said, adding that the singer’s family was “devastated” by the news. O’Riordan is survived byRead More


Local youth society reaching out for help, after flood destroyed their ‘safe space for teens’

Local youth society reaching out for help, after flood destroyed their 'safe space for teens'

Kiera Lyons, CTV Edmonton Published Saturday, January 13, 2018 8:44PM MST Last Updated Saturday, January 13, 2018 8:46PM MST A local charity that helps at-risk youth in the city has been forced to temporarily shut its doors. The iHuman Youth Society’s downtown facility suffered substantial damage after a pipe burst, flooding their building. The society works with marginalized inner city youth –including teen moms. They were closed for the holidays, but because of the flooding they haven’t been able to help anyone for weeks. The damage was significant enough thatRead More


Slain girl may have been victim of serial killer: Pakistan

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Zaheer Babar, The Associated Press Published Saturday, January 13, 2018 8:04AM EST LAHORE, Pakistan — A serial killer may have been behind the rape and murder of young girl in Pakistan whose killing sparked deadly clashes between protesters and police, an official said Saturday. Rana Sanaullah, the home minister for Punjab province, said DNA testing has linked the killing to at least five other cases of child abuse and murder in the city of Kasur. Police have detained eight suspects, including two relatives of the girl. Eight-year-old Zainab Ansari wentRead More


Sprinklers put out restaurant fire

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Firefighters responded to a small fire at a restaurant in the 4100 block of Strandherd Drive late Thursday night.  They say they got the call at just before 11:00 p.m. from an alarm company, alerting them to a fire alarm going off in the restaurant.  Firew crews found alarms sounding and smoke near the kitchen when they arrived. They determined a sprinkler had put out the fire, which started in an appliance motor. The owners arrived on the scene shortly after firefighers. There’s been no word yet on the cost ofRead More


SPCA says investigation into dogs on truck concluded with no charges

SPCA investigate after dogs spotted loose on top of pickup truck bed

The Alberta SPCA said the investigation launched after dogs were spotted loose on the top of a pickup truck bed on roads west of Edmonton has concluded with no charges laid. Officials said the investigator had closed the file without laying charges against the driver. Photos of the vehicle – which was reportedly travelling at speeds in excess of 110 kilometres per hour on a highway in the Spruce Grove area with two dogs on top of the pickup truck bed – were posted on Facebook, and quickly sparked outrageRead More


Winter barbeque in Porcupine benefits women’s shelter

Winter barbeque in Porcupine benefits women’s shelter

From CTV Northern Ontario: Porcupine corrections workers hold barbeque to raise awareness about workplace concerns and money for women’s shelter. Source link #canadiannews #worldnews #headlinenews and stories from around the world USA Today News Headlines USA News Headlines ABC NEWS Headlines


Influenza virus claims first Edmonton patient in 2017, cases triple since last year

This year’s influenza virus has claimed its first patient in Edmonton, according to Alberta Health Services. Edmonton has seen 167 cases of influenza in 2017. Alberta as a whole has had 1,147 – a large increase compared to 2016’s 374. An infectious disease specialist says this year’s vaccine is not getting the job done. “They did observe in Australia that the vaccine didn’t work very well,” Dr. Neil Rau said. “It protected only 10 per cent of people and that’s even worse than the usual rate of protection, which isRead More