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Reaction to new Sault Ste. Marie transit schedule

Reaction to new Sault Ste. Marie transit schedule

How do riders feel about the upcoming changes to the Sault Ste. Marie bus service? Jairus Patterson reports. Source link #canadiannews #worldnews #headlinenews and stories from around the world USA Today News Headlines USA News Headlines ABC NEWS Headlines

Police investigating shooting in Oro-Medonte

Provincial police are investigating a shooting in Oro-Medonte on Monday night. Barrie OPP say they responded to a call that a man had been shot on Old Barrie Road in the Village of Rugby around 9:20 p.m. The victim, a 37 year-old Aurora man was transported to a Toronto area hospital with life threatening injuries. Police warn the suspect is armed and dangerous, but did not provide a description. Investigators believe this is an isolated incident. The investigation is ongoing. Source link #canadiannews #worldnews #headlinenews and stories from around theRead More

Is 92 too old to lead? Malaysia’s Mahathir doesn’t think so

Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad, centre

Tim Sullivan and Eileen Ng, The Associated Press Published Friday, May 11, 2018 7:47AM EDT KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — The longtime strongman was born when silent films still packed movie theatres and Adolf Hitler was still a fringe politician. It was 1926, and his homeland was known as British Malaya. Now Mahathir Mohamad is 92 years old. He is also Malaysia’s newest prime minister. It’s been 37 years since he first had the job, and 15 since he retired from it. All of that raises an obvious question: How oldRead More

Saskatoon public high schools vote to eliminate graduation banquets


This will be the last year for graduation banquets at Saskatoon public high schools. The schools recently unanimously decided to discontinue organizing graduation banquets, beginning in the 2018-19 school year, according to a letter sent Thursday to families of students in grades 9 through 11 at most Saskatoon Public Schools collegiates. “We understand that grad banquets are a tradition that many students and families have looked forward to sharing. However, given our schools’ commitment to provide equitable and safe opportunities that are in the best interest of all students, weRead More

Detroit Pistons part ways with coach Stan Van Gundy

Stan Van Gundy

DETROIT — Stan Van Gundy will not return to the Detroit Pistons as coach or president of basketball operations. The Pistons announced Van Gundy’s departure Monday, with owner Tom Gores saying in a statement that the team has not progressed over the past two seasons. Gores said Van Gundy wanted to return for a fifth season with the team. The Pistons went 39-43 this season, missing the playoffs for the third time in four years under Van Gundy. They’ve made the post-season just once in the past nine years, andRead More

95-year-old bowler in Collingwood has talent to spare

betty riches collingwood bowl

She’s got the swing, she’s got the aim, and she’s even known to have bowled a few perfect games, but you’d never guess she’s 95-years-old. “I average around 200 most of the time, but not this year. I think I must be getting old,” says Betty Riches from Collingwood. Riches plays in a league every week at Georgian Bowl, “I’ve been coming here four years now and Betty was here when I started,” teammate Jean Heffron told CTV Barrie. Bowling is a sport Riches took up decades ago, but sheRead More

Montreal prepares to debut new high-tech, self-cleaning public bathrooms


The City of Montreal once boasted an impressive fleet of 20 or so art deco-inspired public toilets, built in the 1930s to improve hygiene and create work during the Great Depression. But by the 1970s, most of the octagon-shaped structures had fallen into disrepair and were demolished, leaving Montrealers with no city-run, round-the-clock places to relieve themselves — until now. After several months of delays, the City of Montreal says it is preparing to unveil the first three of a planned 12 high-tech, self-cleaning, free-to-use public bathrooms. It will costRead More

Toronto family left homeless after windstorm rips roof off home

Toronto family left homeless after windstorm rips roof off home Staff Published Saturday, May 5, 2018 7:36PM EDT Last Updated Saturday, May 5, 2018 7:37PM EDT A wind storm that left at least three people dead and hundreds of thousands without power in Ontario and Quebec also left at least one Toronto family homeless. The powerful gusts ripped the roof right off Steven Boyko’s and Jaclyn Lefebvre’s rented home in the Scarborough area of Toronto on Friday. Boyko’s nine-year-old son Nathan was sitting on the living room sofa when the roof was blown off. “I just heard bang!” NathanRead More

Vehicle strikes Saskatoon cyclist | CTV Saskatoon News

Saskatoon Police

A man is in critical condition after being struck by a vehicle. On Friday around 4:22 p.m. Saskatoon police were called to the intersection of Arlington Avenue and Taylor Street East for a report of a collision involving a cyclist and a vehicle. When police arrived on scene, they found an injured 19-year-old man. The man was rushed to hospital and remains in critical condition. The investigation is ongoing. Traffic restrictions that were in place have since been lifted.  Source link #canadiannews #worldnews #headlinenews and stories from around the worldRead More

Fingerprint left in Play-Doh leads to shoplifting suspect


LEICESTER, Mass. — A Massachusetts police department says a fingerprint left in a hunk of Play-Doh led them to a shoplifting suspect. Leicester police responded to Walmart on Dec. 11 after an employee found several electronic anti-theft devices that had been covered in the malleable clay-like toy in an apparent attempt to neutralize them. The attempt to disable the spider-wrap devices failed, and the suspect had fled. He did, however, leave a fingerprint impression in the Play-Doh. Police announced Monday the Connecticut Forensics Laboratory helped find a match for theRead More