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Humans responsible for more than 400 B.C. wildfires so far this season

Humans responsible for more than 400 B.C. wildfires so far this season

VANCOUVER — Campfires, cigarettes, flares and car accidents are some of the ways humans have likely started more than 400 wildfires in British Columbia this season. As wildfires blaze across the province, the B.C. Wildfire Service says many of them have been avoidable. Despite efforts to spread the word about fire bans and other restrictions, fire information officer Ryan Turcot says many people still aren’t getting the message. “It’s important to note that every time we run into a human-caused wildfire, that’s a wildfire that didn’t have to happen,” TurcotRead More


Woman airlifted to hospital following two-vehicle crash

Woman airlifted to hospital following two vehicle

CTV Kitchener Published Friday, August 10, 2018 10:20PM EDT Last Updated Friday, August 10, 2018 10:22PM EDT Ontario Provincial Police are investigating after a serious crash in Blandford-Blenheim Township Friday. OPP say crews were called around 3:45 p.m. to a two-vehicle crash on Oxford Road 4 and Township Road 3. Police say a woman had to be extricated from one of the vehicles and was airlifted by Ornge to hospital with serious injuries. The other driver involved and passengers from both vehicles were taken to area hospital with non-life threateningRead More


Hail pounds Toronto during intense storm

Hail pounds Toronto during intense storm

Hail pummeled parts of Toronto Thursday as a powerful summer storm swept through the city and brought highway traffic to a standstill. The rain began shortly after 4 p.m., falling in heavy sheets. Environment Canada issued a severe thunderstorm warning due to concerns of large hail, damaging winds, lightning strikes and “torrential” rainfall. The strong storm is expected to strike several regions within the Greater Toronto Area and pass by mid-evening. Videos show sheets of rain blasting roads and halting traffic along Highway 401. Other photos show an ominous wallRead More


High temperatures and heat warnings continue for Calgary and surrounding areas

High temperatures and heat warnings continue for Calgary and surrounding areas

A heat warning remains in effect for Calgary and parts of southern and central Alberta and authorities are advising people to take precautions to prevent heat exhaustion. A heat warning is issued when the daily temperature reaches 29C or above and the overnight temperatures reach 14C or above. On Monday, it was 30C in parts of the city and the high temperatures will continue into Tuesday with an expected high of 31C. The elevated temperatures can increase the risk of heat stroke and heat exhaustion and people are being advisedRead More


Court rejects proposed class action lawsuit against Waterloo Regional Police

Court rejects proposed class action lawsuit against Waterloo Regional Police

CTV Kitchener Published Friday, July 13, 2018 7:02PM EDT Last Updated Friday, July 13, 2018 7:14PM EDT A judge has ruled against the plaintiffs in a proposed class action lawsuit against Waterloo Regional Police. They accused the force of gender-based bullying, violence and sexual misconduct. One of those plaintiffs was Angie Rivers, a constable with Waterloo Regional Police. She claimed male officers made sexual advances, questioned her competence and refused to provide her with backup during dangerous calls. “I first started out internally,” Rivers says. “Then I went to theRead More


Pilot dies in small plane crash in Markham, Ont.

Buttonville Airport

The Canadian Press Published Thursday, July 12, 2018 10:30PM EDT Last Updated Thursday, July 12, 2018 10:58PM EDT MARKHAM, Ont. — One person is dead after a small plane crashed near a municipal airport north of Toronto on Thursday evening. York Region police say the pilot was killed when a plane went down at about 8 p.m. near Toronto/Buttonville Municipal Airport in Markham, Ont.. Insp. Lesley Weller says the crash occurred in an open area just west of the airport, away from any buildings or roads. She says there wereRead More


Innisfil wants to ban dump trucks from town streets

Innisfil wants to ban dump trucks from town streets

CTV Barrie Published Friday, June 22, 2018 6:29PM EDT Last Updated Friday, June 22, 2018 6:57PM EDT Hundreds of dump trucks roll through the streets of Cookstown every day, but that could soon change. Allison Steward owns a business in Cookstown. She claims fewer people are walking into her store because of the trucks. “It’s not possible because it’s very loud on the street, so people are tending to not shop,” she says. Officials with the Town of Innisfil say the trucks have been damaging roads that recently received aRead More


Neighbours rejoice as notorious home up for sale

Neighbours rejoice as notorious home up for sale

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Former B.C. premier Christy Clark joins Bennett Jones as senior advisor

Christy Clark

VANCOUVER — Former British Columbia premier Christy Clark is joining the Bennett Jones law firm as a senior advisor in its Vancouver office. The firm says Clark will join its government affairs and public policy team, which also counts former deputy prime minister Anne McLellan and former foreign minister John Baird as members. Bennett Jones CEO Hugh MacKinnon says in a statement that Clark’s focus on economic growth through trade fits in well with the interests of the firm’s clients. Clark resigned as B.C. premier last summer, having served inRead More


Air quality alert issued for Waterloo Region

Air quality alert issued for Waterloo Region

CTV Kitchener Published Sunday, May 27, 2018 2:10PM EDT Last Updated Sunday, May 27, 2018 6:51PM EDT High levels of air pollution are expected Sunday in southwestern Ontario according to Environment Canada. Environment Canada has issued an alert for Southern Wellington County, Northern Wellington County, Waterloo Region, and the GTA. Environment Canada is warning individuals may experience symptoms such as increased coughing, throat irritation, headaches or shortness of breath. They say the statement is in effect due to the possibility of deteriorating air quality. Frank Seglenieks, the weather station coordinatorRead More