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City dispatches snow clearing crews throughout Edmonton

Edmonton snow plow

The City of Edmonton said dozens of crews had been dispatched to clear streets and sidewalks around the city Sunday afternoon after the weekend snowfall. In a tweet, the City said a total of 60 trucks (both sanders and plows) were on the road Monday morning, with 10 sidewalk plows and 20 more crews of three to four people on the ground. Crews started at 3 p.m. Sunday, and the city doubled the number of crews on the road at 3 a.m. Monday. The city plans to release more detailsRead More


Emerald Park opposes annexation plan by White City

Emerald Park opposes annexation plan by White City

CTV Regina Published Monday, October 8, 2018 4:58PM CST Last Updated Monday, October 8, 2018 6:27PM CST As White City and Emerald Park continue to grow, the towns are feeling friction over how best to plan their communities. Back in March, White Cityproposed to annex Emerald Park to form a joint city of 5,000 residents. Both of the side by side communities are holding their own series of town hall meetings. So far the response from White City has been positive. “We are going to continue to grow and theRead More


Infrastructure needs highlighted in Elmwood-East Kildonan race for city councillor

Infrastructure needs highlighted in Elmwood-East Kildonan race for city councillor

In Elmwood–East Kildonan there is a two way race to become city councillor. Both candidates are highlighting infrastructure needs as an important issue in the ward. Incumbent Jason Schreyer is passionate about seeing the Louise Bridge replaced. He wants the aging crossing, closed at times for inspections and repairs made a bigger priority, and would like see the existing structure converted into a bridge for pedestrians and cyclists. Schreyer said in the last four years he’s most proud standing his own ground, voting against things like the 2015 bus rapidRead More


Regina 151 club must comply with bylaws: City of Regina

Regina 151

An underground strip club that has been operating in east Regina for the past few months has been forced to shut its doors — for now. Regina 151 says it is working with the city to comply with paperwork and permits. “We’ve been in contact with the owner and we have expressed with them the need to comply with our bylaws,” Mayor Michael Fougere told reporters at the grand re-opening of the College Building on Friday morning. The members-only club is located in an industrial area, and the city saidRead More


City examining implementation of bylaw regulating massage parlours

Massage parlour

Regina city council is working to develop a bylaw to regulate massage parlours in the city. Specifically, the city is looking to regulate businesses operating as a front for prostitution. “This isn’t registered massage therapy, this isn’t rehabilitation massage,” Regina police Chief Evan Bray said on Wednesday morning. “These massage parlours, for all intents and purposes, are offering sexual services.” According to the Regina Police Service, the bylaw is meant to help improve the safety of workers in those businesses. Officers are consulting with the city on the best wayRead More


City takes measures to keep bike repair stations stocked

City takes measures to keep bike repair stations stocked

Three free-to-use bike repair stations were installed in Kitchener to allow quick repairs while on the trail. The stations include Allen keys, tire irons, bike wrenches, different screw drivers and bike pumps. Vandalism and thefts have made the stations far less efficient, in some cases even rendering them useless. “Sometimes people try to put the pumps on and then actually end up leaking all the air out of their tire and then end up worse off than they start because the pumps are broken,” said Scott Cottcalway, a coordinator atRead More


Crowded race for Transcona city councillor includes nurse, hunter and former mayoral hopeful

Crowded race for Transcona city councillor includes nurse, hunter and former mayoral hopeful

Beth Macdonell , CTV Winnipeg Published Saturday, September 22, 2018 6:50PM CST Last Updated Saturday, September 22, 2018 6:59PM CST There’s a crowded race in Transcona for city councillor. Eight people are vying to replace long-time city councillor Russ Wyatt who won’t be seeking re-election. Steve Lipischak has been a marketing director for an automotive dealership for 13 years. He wants to have open communication with the neighbourhoods. Lipischak said the big issues are crime, roads and whether to open Portage and Main. “I am for whatever Transcona wants butRead More


Wilmington Isle: Food, water handouts set in isolated city

North Carolina bracing for catastrophic river flooding

Chuck Burton and Martha Waggoner, The Associated Press Published Tuesday, September 18, 2018 1:48AM EDT Last Updated Tuesday, September 18, 2018 2:33AM EDT WILMINGTON, N.C. — With one of North Carolina’s largest cities still mostly cut off by floodwaters from Hurricane Florence, officials prepared to begin distributing food, water and tarps to Wilmington residents as yet more people were rescued from submerged inland neighbourhoods. Workers will begin handing out supplies to stranded residents in the city of 120,000 people beginning Tuesday morning, county officials say. One road was opened intoRead More


New tent city in Saanich told to shut down by province

New tent city in Saanich told to shut down by province

The province has issued a notice of unauthorized occupation to a group of campers who moved their tent city to a patch of provincial land in Saanich. Source link #canadiannews #worldnews #headlinenews and stories from around the world USA Today News Headlines [su_feed url=”http://rssfeeds.usatoday.com/usatoday-NewsTopStories” limit=”20″] USA News Headlines [su_feed url=”http://rss.cnn.com/rss/cnn_us.rss” limit=”20″] ABC NEWS Headlines [su_feed url=”http://feeds.abcnews.com/abcnews/usheadlines” limit=”20″]


Cause of Crystal City fire deemed accidental, damage in the millions

Crystal City

The cause of a massive fire in southern Manitoba has been deemed accidental, according to the province. The fire broke out Monday, Aug. 20 in Crystal City, Man., about 200 kilometres southwest of Winnipeg and just north of the U.S. border. READ MORE: ‘It was horrific’: Man hurt as massive fire levels Manitoba grain elevator and hardware store Brodie Richardson was working in the grain elevator when the fire started. He suffered second degree burns to his upper body, and was airlifted by STARS Air Ambulance to Health Sciences CentreRead More