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Highway 8 ramp to 401 to close overnight

401 to Highway 8

The ramp from Highway 8 onto Highway 401 will be closing overnight due to ongoing construction work. The Ministry of Transportation says the eastbound ramp from Highway 8 will be reduced to a single lane beginning Friday at approximately 7 p.m. The ramp to Highway 401 will then close fully beginning at 11 p.m. before reopening again to a single lane at approximately 7 a.m. on Saturday. They expect the ramp will be reduced to a single lane for about four to six weeks. The Ministry of Transportation says theRead More

BMO to close Lansdowne’s only bank

Banking in Lansdowne, near Kingston, will look a lot different this fall with the planned closure of the rural town’s only bank. The Bank of Montreal is set to close its location on Prince Street on October 19. It means its customers will have to go to branches in Gananoque or Brockville. “It’s a sign of the times but somewhere along the way we’re losing our touch of humanity in the interest of the bottom line,” said Martin Deubner who operates the Hilltop Coffee Stop with his wife. In aRead More

Elmvale man charged with murder in the 1991 disappearances of two men

Elmvale man charged with murder in the 1991 disappearances of two men

Police have laid first-degree murder charges more than 26 years after two men went missing in Barrie. During a news conference on Wednesday morning, Barrie police and the OPP announced the arrest of 49-year- old Michael Guido Gerald Claes of Elmvale. He has been charged with two counts of first-degree murder in the deaths of Grant Ayerst and Norman Whalley. Claes appeared in court on Monday. Ayerst was 21 and Whalley was 36 when they went missing in 1991. The pair’s disappearance was highlighted in a social media campaign calledRead More

Volunteer firefighter injured when floor collapses at Stittsville home

Volunteer firefighter injured when floor collapses at Stittsville home

CTV Ottawa Published Monday, April 16, 2018 4:27PM EDT Last Updated Monday, April 16, 2018 10:36PM EDT Two Ottawa firefighters were rushed to hospital Monday afternoon when a floor collapsed while they battled a fire in a Stittsville home. Fire crews were called to 24 Snowberry Way around 1:20 p.m. for reports of blaze that started in an electrical panel. Two volunteers firefighter went into the home to search for the origin on the fire when they fell through the main level floor to the basement. One of the firefightersRead More

Travelling zoo in Timmins

Travelling zoo in Timmins

Families in Timmins are treated to a weekend of learning and adventure thanks to the travelling arm of the Ottawa Zoo. Source link #canadiannews #worldnews #headlinenews and stories from around the world USA Today News Headlines USA News Headlines ABC NEWS Headlines

Parts of Essex, Chatham-Kent under water, OPP issue warning

Residents experiencing flooding in Erieau

CTV Windsor Published Sunday, April 15, 2018 3:45PM EDT Last Updated Sunday, April 15, 2018 5:40PM EDT OPP are warning there is generalized flooding on roads and at some homes along the Lake Erie shoreline. Emergency personnel in Essex County say some roads between Kingsville and the Belcreft Beach area in Harrow are reported to be under water, as are parts of Erieau in Chatham-Kent. Heavy rains, washed out roads and flooding, particularly in the south end of the county, is making travelling hazardous in several areas. Police are urgingRead More

Almonte residents angered by mayor’s decision not to lower flag for Humboldt

Flag at half-mast Almonte

Many Almonte residents are upset after their mayor denied requests to lower the flag outside the Almonte Community Centre and Curling Rink in honour of the Humboldt Broncos.  Requests started streaming in to the municipal office on Wednesday after residents noticed none of the town’s flags had been lowered. When nothing changed, people took their outcry to social media.  “Because I am so involved in hockey, I just can’t believe someone wouldn’t put it down. I just find it hard to believe,” said Kevin McCartney, a hockey dad who livesRead More

Nassar victim: Michigan State leader offered secret payoff

Kaylee Lorincz reads a statement at Michigan State

LANSING, Mich. — A sexual assault victim of former sports doctor Larry Nassar confronted Michigan State University officials on Friday, alleging the school’s interim leader pressured her to accept a payoff to settle her lawsuit without her attorney present. Kaylee Lorincz spoke during a contentious board of trustees meeting, where interim President John Engler expressed regret over the university’s response to another woman’s federal lawsuit over the school’s handling of rape allegations involving basketball players. Lorincz, who has said Nassar sexually assaulted her when she sought treatment for back pain,Read More

Major weekend work ahead on Turcot

Major weekend work ahead on Turcot

Brace yourselves: the road network is going to be riddled with closures over the weekend. Source link #canadiannews #worldnews #headlinenews and stories from around the world USA Today News Headlines USA News Headlines ABC NEWS Headlines

Dozens of grisly photos entered into evidence at Bissonnette sentencing

shooting at a Quebec City mosque

Scattered shoes, a semi-automatic rifle lying in the snow and bullet holes in walls were some of the subjects of photographs entered into evidence at the sentencing of Alexandre Bissonnette on Thursday. Last month, Bissonnette pleaded guilty to six counts of first-degree murder and six more counts of attempted murder in the Jan. 29, 2017 shooting at a Quebec City mosque that shook the province and left six people dead. On Thursday, dozens of photos taken of the interior and exterior of the mosque by Surete du Quebec officers wereRead More