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More than 3 million litres of sewage flows into river from Wolseley treatment plan

More than 3 million litres of sewage flows into river from Wolseley treatment plan

More than three million litres of diluted sewage flowed into the Assiniboine River Sunday night due to a power failure during a rainfall, according to the City of Winnipeg.  It happened at the Aubrey Lift Station on Palmerston Avenue, with the overflow running from just after 11 p.m. until nearly 3 a.m. the next day.  A city spokesperson said that location was offline for two hours, writing:  “Typically, sewer system storage has capacity for two hours of flow storage during dry weather, to provide time for operational maintenance/response. However, theRead More


United Nations report: Up to 30,000 Islamic State members in Iraq, Syria

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CAMEROON, Cameroon — A new U.N. report says the Islamic State extremist group has an estimated 20,000 to 30,000 members equally distributed between Syria and Iraq and its global network poses a rising threat — as does al-Qaida’s global network. The experts’ report to the U.N. Security Council circulated Monday says it’s likely that a reduced “covert version” of the IS core will survive in Syria and Iraq, with “significant” affiliated supporters in Afghanistan, Libya, Southeast Asia and West Africa. The experts said al-Qaida’s global network “continues to show resilience”Read More


Van Buskirk and teammates thrilled to compete at home at NACAC championships

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TORONTO — Kate Van Buskirk turned down a chance to race the 5,000 metres at the 2015 Pan American Games in her hometown. Instead, she flew to Europe to chase the Olympic standard in the 1,500 metres and came up just short. Passing up that opportunity is one of Van Buskirk’s biggest regrets, and so the 31-year-old from Toronto jumped at the chance to race in the NACAC Championships on Friday night at Varsity Stadium. “I was seeing all the tweets and the photos of the medallists and the standsRead More


Beaches closed after Fukushima tsunami and nuclear disaster reopen

Fukushima beach

Japan has reopened three beaches in regions devastated by the 2011 tsunami and resulting Fukushima nuclear disaster after years of reconstruction efforts, officials said Monday. Local officials in Fukushima said they hoped the opening of the Haragamaobama beach would help change perceptions of the region, which has become inextricably linked with the 2011 disaster. One of the reopened waterfronts is Haragamaobama beach in Fukushima prefecture, about 40 kilometres north of the crippled Daiichi nuclear plant. The beach in the city of Soma is the closest to the plant of fourRead More


Field fire, Combine Harvester, Wheat field, Huron County fire

Source: Emma Ens

CTV London Published Friday, July 13, 2018 3:45PM EDT Last Updated Friday, July 13, 2018 4:18PM EDT Fire crews were called to a large field fire at Hern Line and Park Road just south of Exeter in Huron County on Friday. South Huron Fire Chief Andrew Baird says one farmer suffered minor burns to his hands and was treated on scene by Huron County EMS. Approximately 20 acres of standing wheat was lost due to the fire that started as a combine harvester was out in the wheat field. AllRead More


Ontario PC government cancels $100 million school repair fund

Doug Ford

TORONTO — Ontario’s new Tory government has cancelled a $100-million fund earmarked for school repairs this year, a cut that comes as a result of Doug Ford’s campaign promise to scrap the province’s cap-and-trade system. School boards were notified on July 3 that the Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund would be eliminated and that only work contracted on or before that date would be covered. The memo, obtained by The Canadian Press, advises school boards to stop spending the cash that was allocated in April immediately. “Please maintain detailed records ofRead More


Review of Hassan Diab extradition to be led by former Ont. chief prosecutor

hassan diab

OTTAWA – Former Ontario chief prosecutor Murray Segal has been selected to lead an external review of the extradition of Ottawa professor Hassan Diab. Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould said in a statement late Thursday that Segal “will be given the tools, access and discretion necessary to conduct a thorough and independent review of the case.” The RCMP arrested Diab, a Canadian of Lebanese descent, in November 2008 in response to a request by France, which suspected him of being involved in the 1980 bombing of a Paris synagogue that killedRead More


Police investigating armed robbery in Barrie

Robbery suspect

Police are looking for four suspects after an armed robbery at a gas station convenience store in Barrie. Barrie police say four suspects entered the Circle K Gas Station on Mapleview Drive East just after 2 a.m. Friday. According to police, one of the suspects was armed with a hand gun and another suspect was armed with a knife. The suspect armed with the handgun demanded money and cigarettes, while the other three suspects ransacked the store, police said. The suspects fled the store on foot with a quantity ofRead More


Writer Harlan Ellison dies at age 84

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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


Canadian guard Shai Gilgeous-Alexander headed to Los Angeles Clippers

Shai Gilgeous-Alexander

Lori Ewing, The Canadian Press Published Thursday, June 21, 2018 9:36PM EDT Last Updated Thursday, June 21, 2018 11:49PM EDT TORONTO – Shai Gilgeous-Alexander followed a path to the NBA paved by the Canadian players that went before him. And he made a fashion statement while doing it. The 19-year-old, whose draft night attire had social media buzzing, is headed to the Los Angeles Clippers, originally selected No. 11 by Charlotte in Thursday night’s NBA draft before he was traded to the Clippers. He became the eighth Canadian lottery pickRead More