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No end in sight for wildfire haze in parts of B.C.

No end in sight for wildfire haze in parts of B.C.

It will likely be at least several days before some parts of British Columbia see a return to normal summer skies. Environment Canada said Monday morning that air quality advisories remained in effect for most of the province due to the ongoing haze created by fine particulate matter from the hundreds of wildfires burning across the province. The agency warned that some of the particulate matter is small enough to “easily penetrate indoors” and said infants and seniors were among the people most likely to feel respiratory symptoms. People withRead More


UVic student lands internship with Tesla

UVic student lands internship with Tesla

A University of Victoria student has landed a dream opportunity with transportation and energy giant Tesla. 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″]


Free Sault Ste. Marie sports camp gets kids active

Free Sault Ste. Marie sports camp gets kids active

Sault Ste. Marie program held Thursday nights aims to get kids outside, active and having fun. 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″]


‘Think of how catastrophic that is going to be’: Toronto police chief on 3D-printed guns

Mark Saunders

Katherine DeClerq, CTV News Toronto Published Wednesday, August 1, 2018 3:27PM EDT Last Updated Wednesday, August 1, 2018 3:42PM EDT Toronto Police Chief Mark Saunders said that allowing the blueprints for 3D-printed guns to be posted online would be “catastrophic.” In a conversation with CP24 Wednesday morning, Saunders referenced a controversial issue sweeping across the United States in which blueprints for 3D-printed plastic guns were set to be released to the public. He said that the mass production of these easily-concealed and untraceable guns would create concerns along the borderRead More


Even with the heat, many staying away from N.B. beach

Even with the heat, many staying away from N.B. beach

Monday was a perfect beach day, with a cooling breeze off the water that made low 30s temperatures bearable. With the all-clear given for swimming at Parlee Beach by the Department of Health, many ventured into the water. “We heard it’s a nice beach and we did check the conditions,” said beachgoer Andy Lacroix. “Yesterday wasn’t safe and today it is, so we thought we would check it out.” Sunday marked the ninth time this season swimming has been restricted. Eight were because of excessive rain, which can create surfaceRead More


Windsor company fined $75K after worker critically injured by beam

CMF Group

A Windsor contracting company has been fined $75,000 after a worker was critically injured by a beam while working. CMF Group Inc. was fined after the incident at Service Mold + Aerospace Inc.’s plant at 2711 St. Etienne Blvd. on Oct. 28, 2016. CMF workers were installing new milling machines. The Ministry of Labour says a beam being lifted into the air became unbalanced and slid, striking one of the workers and causing critical injuries to the worker. Following a guilty plea, CMF Group Inc. was fined $75,000 in WindsorRead More


City committee wants to play it safe with cannabis rules at public events

Cannabis

Calgary is one step closer to allowing pot smoking at concerts and festivals, but regulations could end up keeping marijuana confined to particular areas of those events. A city committee, looking into the creation of marijuana bylaws in the city, has voted in favour of a a bylaw that would allow events to apply add areas on their venues for people to smoke and vape cannabis. According to the results of a survey completed by thousands of Calgarians, 57 percent said that pot should be allowed within defined zones whileRead More


Santa Cabrini Hospital to undergo hefty renovations

Santa Cabrini Hospital

The provincial government is investing tens of millions of dollars to expand and redesign Santa Cabrini Hospital in Montreal. Health Minister Gaetan Barrette and the MNA for Jeanne Mance Viger, Filomena Rotiroti, announced the $48 million project on Monday. The provincial government is paying $38 million of the cost to construct a new building attached to the existing structure, while the Santa Cabrini Foundation will chip in another $10 million. The new building will house operating rooms and the space to sterilize medical equipment, bringing both up to modern standards.Read More


14 pieces of artwork stolen from St. John’s home recovered by police

RNC

ST. JOHN’S, N.L. – Officers with the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary have recovered a sizable number of paintings stolen from a home in the west end of St. John’s, thanks in part to help from the public. Police announced that 14 pieces of pricey artwork were found Saturday, and said in a release that the discovery was “a direct result of the media release made on Thursday afternoon.” Pieces by artists Clifford George, Peter Lewis, David Blackwood and Christopher Pratt are among those that were recovered. Officers continue to search forRead More


North Korea offer hope of talks after Trump cancellation

North Korea offer hope of talks after Trump cancellation

Foster Klug and Hyung-Jin Kim, The Associated Press Published Friday, May 25, 2018 1:30AM EDT SEOUL, Korea, Republic Of – North Korea said Friday that it’s still willing to sit for talks with the United States “at any time, (in) any format,” a remarkably restrained and diplomatic response, from a nation noted for its proud belligerence, to U.S. President Donald Trump’s abrupt cancellation of a summit with the North’s autocratic leader, Kim Jong Un. The statement by Vice Foreign Minister Kim Kye Gwan, a longtime nuclear negotiator and senior diplomat,Read More