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More than 145 new blazes in B.C., as wicked weather adds to firefighters’ woes

B.C. Wildfire

Thousands of people living in central and northern British Columbia are keeping a close watch on winds and weather as wildfires have the potential to threaten more homes. No new evacuations or alerts were issued early Monday, offering some respite in the Regional District of Bulkley-Nechako and Cariboo Regional District after officials in both regions spent Sunday expanding orders around nearly two dozen blazes. Roughly 1,600 residents of Fort St. James and close to 2,000 more around West Quesnel have been advised to be ready to leave as aggressive firesRead More


New tax on Ottawa Airbnb rentals

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Airbnb users are now paying a tax on their nightly rental in Ottawa. Starting today, Airbnb will collect a four per cent “municipal accommodation tax” on all Ottawa listings. The tax will then be remitted to the City of Ottawa to help support Ottawa tourism. Ottawa was the first Ontario city to enter into a Municipal Accommodation Tax collection agreement with Airbnb. In January, the City of Ottawa imposed a four per cent Municipal Accommodation Tax on hotel rooms in Ottawa.  The money is used to support the tourism industry.Read More


Communities near Parry Sound 33 are on edge

Communities near Parry Sound 33 are on edge

Tony Talks with Luc Seguin from Alban, south of Sudbury, who just received an evacuation alert by the municipality of French River. 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″]


Netflix backs ‘Master of None’ despite misconduct claim

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BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. — Netflix is standing by “Master of None” and Aziz Ansari despite a sexual-misconduct allegation against him earlier this year. Cindy Holland, a programming executive for the streaming service, said Sunday there’s been thought given to a third season for the comedy starring and co-created by Ansari. She added that Netflix would “certainly be happy” to make another “Master of None” season with Ansari, but didn’t commit to it or indicate what the production or release timeline might be. The show about a young, single actor inRead More


Preparing for community disasters

Preparing for community disasters

Sault ste. Marie police are trained to deal with a horrific situation if there ever was one. Jairus Patterson reports. 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″]


Manitoba Hydro boss announces departure; Opposition says utility in ‘state of turmoil’

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The president and CEO of Manitoba Hydro has announced he is retiring less than three years after joining the Crown corporation. Kelvin Shepherd, who joined the utility in December 2015 after a five-year stint at MTS Inc., says in a release that he will be stepping down Nov. 16. Manitoba Hydro’s board of directors, citing an inability to work with the provincial government, resigned en masse in March. Premier Brian Pallister said the dispute stemmed from a multimillion-dollar deal, which was quashed by the government, between the utility and theRead More


Antigonish proud to be first town to host Special Olympics

Antigonish proud to be first town to host Special Olympics

It’s a busy time in Antigonish as the town prepares for a group of special visitors later this month. In two weeks, the town of Antigonish will Host the Special Olympics 2018 Canada Summer Games and Antigonish is proud of its historic first. “We’re the first town to host it,” said co-chair Carl Chisholm. “Normally it goes to a city, and we’re very proud of that and we want to make sure that we put on a great show for them so that hopefully other towns across the country willRead More


Rally and information picket planned for Tehumseh post office

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Postal workers at one Windsor-area location are prepared to take their concerns to the streets. Members of the Canadian Union of Postal Workers Local 630 will be holding a community rally and information picket Monday morning at the Tecumseh Post Office from 8am to 11am. Organizers say the goal is to draw public awareness to what has been happening to their service over the last decade. The union says workers have been forced to work overtime to make up for the new business models Canada Post has been putting forwardRead More


Montreal’s England fans, bar owners rejoice in victory over Sweden

FIFA Burgundy Lion World Cup

It’s been a long wait for England, and for fans of that country’s national soccer team. With Saturday’s 2-0 win over Sweden, the club moves on to the tournament’s semi-final round for the first time since 1990, giving them a shot at their first World Cup in 52 years. The victory left revelers in Montreal’s Burgundy Lion feeling pretty good – though the liquid refreshments may have helped. According to the British Beer and Pub Association, pint sales in England are expected to come out at 18 million for SaturdayRead More


Man dead following motorcycle crash at St. Thomas Raceway Park

OPP cruisers

Elgin OPP are investigating a fatal motorcycle collision at St. Thomas Raceway Park. Emergency crews were called to the track on Sparta Line around 9:30 p.m. Friday for single vehicle crash involving the bike. The man lost control of the motorcycle shortly after he crossed the finish line. A man was suffering from life-threatening injuries and was taken to hospital where he died from his injuries. He has been identified as Bradley Schaafsma, 32, of St. Thomas. The investigation continues. Source link #canadiannews #worldnews #headlinenews and stories from around theRead More