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Throne speech to detail Ford government’s plans for Ontario

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TORONTO — Ontario’s new government will lay out its plan for the province today in a throne speech expected to highlight several of Premier Doug Ford’s campaign promises. The speech, which opens every new legislative session, is written by the premier’s office but read out by Lt.-Gov. Elizabeth Dowdeswell in a formal ceremony. While the new government has been quiet about the specifics of the speech, it said earlier this week that the rare summer sitting was meant to address three priorities. Those priorities are scrapping the cap-and-trade system, endingRead More


Man killed after Gatineau police chase identified

Man, 28, dies after police chase in Gatineau

Quebec’s police overseer, the Bureau des Enquêtes Indépendantes (BEI), has identified a 28-year-old man who was killed after a police chase in Gatineau. Zachary Fairbairn, of Ottawa, died after being hit by a vehicle on boulevard Montclair, near the Casino du Lac-Leamy, in the early morning hours of June 21. The incident started at the Casino with a call to police about a man trying to break into cars.  It ended with Fairbairn running away after an officer spotted him and noted he matched the suspect description. The officer pursued.Read More


Graduates in need getting a helping hand in Saskatoon

Graduates in need getting a helping hand in Saskatoon

Saron Fanel, CTV Saskatoon Published Monday, May 28, 2018 6:46PM CST Last Updated Monday, May 28, 2018 6:50PM CST Some Saskatoon families feeling the financial pinch of graduation season are getting a helping hand. The Princess Shop, a non-profit organization, and Prairieland Park are teaming up to provide the ultimate experience for graduates in need. “One more barrier that’s not allowing them to attend fully is the cost of the graduation banquet ticket,” the Princess Shop’s executive director Karen Robson said. Students who receive a prom dress from the PrincessRead More


‘They will have to move out’: Government wants protesters to pack up

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For weeks, the Saskatchewan government has been trying to get campers to move out of a campsite on the lawn in front of the legislative building. With summer approaching, the government’s patience is running out. Minister of Central Services Ken Cheveldayoff brought up the protest in question period on Thursday, raising concerns about the lawn. “There needs to be maintenance, we will be turning sprinklers on and things like that,” he said. “They will have to move out.” The demonstrators have been camping for more than 85 days and haveRead More


Handgun used in carjacking: police

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Winnipeg police are investigating a carjacking involving a gun. Police said they were called Tuesday at about 6 a.m. to the 1000 block of McGregor Street. That’s where a 48-year-old woman told them she was sitting in her car when two men appeared. Police said one of the suspects had a handgun and demanded she get out, and after she exited, the suspects left with the car, a red 2013 Toyota Corolla. The suspects are described as being Indigenous males who looked between 20 and 25 years old. Police saidRead More


Caught on camera: Vancouver landlord ignores cops in alleged illegal eviction

Caught on camera: Vancouver landlord ignores cops in alleged illegal eviction

A Vancouver renter says home security video of an alleged illegal eviction is evidence that more needs to be done to protect tenants. The footage shows a team of men entering the unit, changing the locks and packing up his possessions while ignoring police knocking on the door. Brandon Fielding said he spent six weeks living out of a suitcase before he was able to access his belongings, including a home security camera that captured footage of the men inside the apartment. In the video, Fielding’s landlord Timothy Karajaoja isRead More


Ontario NDP leader wouldn’t introduce corner store sale of beer and wine

Andrea Horwath

The current system of restricted retail beer and wine sales in Ontario works well and is socially responsible, New Democrat Leader Andrea Horwath said Saturday. Campaigning in Thunder Bay, Ont., Horwath said there’s no need to allow convenience stores to carry the products — a perennially favoured if never-implemented idea that once helped propel the Liberals to office in the mid-1980s. “I’m going to be straight up about it: I don’t think we need to have beer and wine in the corner stores,” Horwath said. “I don’t think this isRead More


Two men charged with attempted murder released on bail

Two of the three men charged with attempted murder in Oro-Medonte walked out of the courthouse on Friday on bail. Cory Greenspoon was released into his parent’s care. The 28 year old’s lawyer says his client had no business being behind bars. “The police don’t have much of a case. It may be paper thin,” says defence lawyer Mitchell Worsoff. “I had thought the police were going to withdraw these charges or have the Crown withdraw these charges. But they may have some further evidence against my client. I’m skeptical.”Read More


Weather May 18/19

Weather May 18/19

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As Hawaii erupts, scientists eye B.C.'s volcanoes

As Hawaii erupts, scientists eye B.C.'s volcanoes

As lava destroy homes in Hawaii, B.C. scientists say they’re keen on developing better technology to monitor volcanoes in our own backyard. 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″]