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Leafs’ Auston Matthews says he’s feeling better, but no timetable for return

Auston Matthews

Joshua Clipperton, The Canadian Press Published Tuesday, March 13, 2018 2:15PM EDT Last Updated Tuesday, March 13, 2018 4:10PM EDT TORONTO — Maple Leafs centre Auston Matthews is inching closer to a return to the Toronto lineup. When that will be remains anyone’s guess. The 20-year-old took part in his second straight full practice Tuesday, but continued to wear a red non-contact jersey. Matthews has been on the shelf since injuring his shoulder after getting sandwiched between two Islanders late in Toronto’s 4-3 shootout victory over New York at AirRead More

New Dynamic Earth exhibit celebrates engineering

New Dynamic Earth exhibit celebrates engineering

From CTV Northern Ontario: Canadian premier of “Engineering Earth” exhibit at Sudbury’s Dynamic Earth. Source link #canadiannews #worldnews #headlinenews and stories from around the world USA Today News Headlines USA News Headlines ABC NEWS Headlines

Freight train derailment causes major passenger delays

Freight train derailment causes major passenger delays

The Canadian Press Published Saturday, March 3, 2018 6:19PM EST Last Updated Saturday, March 3, 2018 6:30PM EST A freight train derailment east of Kingston, Ont., has caused hours of delays for rail passengers in the province. Via Rail says trains travelling between Toronto and Montreal or Ottawa are delayed by at least six hours. The delay came about when two cars at the back of a Canadian National Railway train carrying paper derailed just east of Kingston at 1:20 p.m. CN spokesman Patrick Waldron says one of the carsRead More

One in a million? Teen cracks iPhone X facial scan

One in a million? Teen cracks iPhone X facial scan

The pricey phone is supposed to be a vault and nearly impossible to unlock if you’re not the owner. Source link #canadiannews #worldnews #headlinenews and stories from around the world USA Today News Headlines USA News Headlines ABC NEWS Headlines

Three houses hit in Manor Park shooting

Ottawa Police

Ottawa Police are investigating after shots were fired on Claremont Drive, just off of St. Laurent Boulevard, Wednesday evening. Police say three houses in the 30 block were struck just after 7:00 pm. Two of them were occupied at the time, but no one was injured. Police haven’t made any arrests. This is the fifth shooting investigation in Ottawa so far this year. It comes just one day after a a fatal shooting in Ottawa’s south end, which was the city’s first homicide of 2018. Claremont Drive was the siteRead More

Provincial government spends $7.7M on crop research

Saskatchewan Agriculture Minister Lyle Stewart

The provincial government is spending $7.7 million on 30 crop research projects. Saskatchewan Agriculture Minister Lyle Stewart said Tuesday the projects will focus on farming issues in the province, such as: – Research into developing canola varieties that are resistant to clubroot disease – Increase faba beans in pet food and fish feed – Reduce root rotting in pea and lentil crops – Develop a resistance to fusarium head blight disease in durum wheat The money comes from Saskatchewan’s Agriculture Development Fund, which is part of $26.8 million put asideRead More

Pedestrian struck, killed on Preston Avenue

An 89-year-old Saskatoon woman is dead after a crash on Preston Avenue South. The woman, a pedestrian, was walking westbound across Preston Avenue at East Drive late Friday afternoon when she was hit by a southbound vehicle. The vehicle was being driven by a 71-year-old man, according to police. Officers and emergency crews were still on scene as of 7 p.m. and police said they expect traffic restrictions to remain in place for several hours. Drivers are asked to avoid the area. Source link #canadiannews #worldnews #headlinenews and stories fromRead More

Quebec City woman arrested on animal cruelty, bestiality charges

La Presse Canadienne Published Friday, December 1, 2017 7:47AM EST Last Updated Friday, December 1, 2017 7:48AM EST A Quebec City woman in her 20s is facing animal cruelty and bestiality charges. She was arrested on Thursday night in a Quebec City housing unit after people called police to the attention of images posted to social media that allegedly appeared to show animal cruelty. Police believe there was a sexual act involving a human and an animal. The woman was released on a promise to appear in court at aRead More

Japan’s emperor to abdicate at end of April 2019

TOKYO – Japan’s much admired Emperor Akihito plans to abdicate on April 30, 2019, at age 85 in the first such abdication from the Chrysanthemum Throne in about 200 years, the government said Friday. Akihito’s elder son Crown Prince Naruhito will ascend the throne a day later, on May 1, 2019, beginning a new as yet unnamed era. The decision was made Friday at a meeting of the Imperial House Council, which included politicians, judicial officials and imperial family members. Akihito expressed his apparent wish to abdicate in 2016, citingRead More

School bus strike averted in Durham Region

A school bus strike that could have impacted about 10,000 students at 103 schools in parts of Durham Region and east-end Toronto was averted late Wednesday night. Unifor and First Student Canada signed a tentative agreement for 260 drivers just ahead of strike deadline of 12:01 a.m. Thursday. Details will be released after a ratification vote to be held in the coming days. Naureen Rizvi, Unifor’s Ontario regional director, said unpaid hours and low wages were keys issues at the bargaining table. Under the previous contract, drivers are only paidRead More