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Passenger jet crashes near Havana with at least 110 aboard

Passenger jet crashes near Havana with at least 110 aboard

Andrewa Rodriguez and Michael Weissenstein, The Associated Press Published Friday, May 18, 2018 1:32PM EDT Last Updated Friday, May 18, 2018 5:26PM EDT HAVANA — A Cuban-operated airliner with at least 110 people on board crashed into a yucca field just after takeoff from Havana’s international airport on Friday. There appeared to be mass casualties as Cuban officials said three people had survived, but had yet to give an official toll. Authorities said there were 104 passengers and nine foreign crew members on the flight, operated by Cubana de Aviacion.Read More


Aggressive biters are back | CTV Edmonton News

Aggressive biters are back | CTV Edmonton News

Kiera Lyons, CTV Edmonton Published Thursday, May 17, 2018 4:35PM MDT Last Updated Thursday, May 17, 2018 7:40PM MDT It’s that time of year again, mosquito season.  People out playing sports like soccer or slow-pitch have no doubt noticed the pests, but the city says it’s not that bad. According to data collected from more than a dozen traps around the city, the number of mosquitoes so far this spring is well below average, but significantly more than the past three years. Over the last three years, the number ofRead More


Election candidates dividing minimum wage earners

Election candidates dividing minimum wage earners

The Liberal government pledged to raise minimum wage from $14 per hour to $15 per hour in the new year. PC leader Doug Ford has said he will scrap the extra $1 per hour increase in favour of a 0 per cent income tax on minimum wage earners, which his party estimates as a $500-million cost to the province. But according to NDP leader Andrea Horwath, that does minimum wage earners a disservice. “It’s very clear that the tax cut that he’s proposing is going to rip people off byRead More


Board members at Hydro One give themselves $25,000 pay hike

David Denison

Hydro One’s board of directors approved to a $25,000 pay hike for their own jobs in 2018 and a $70,000 raise for the chair of the board. The utility company’s Annual General Meeting will be held today in Toronto and in a Management Information Circular released ahead of the meeting, the document reveals that the part-time board voted in favour of bumping up their salaries from $160,000 per year to $185,000 per year, effective at the start of this year. They receive half of the money in cash and theRead More


Temporary water line up at Costco, says City of Saskatoon

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A temporary water line has been set up for one Saskatoon Costco location as the city continues to investigate the source of hydrocarbons in a line that serves the business. The provincial Water Security Agency issued a “do not use” water order for the Costco in the city’s Rosewood neighbourhood on Friday. The city said Monday the temporary line had been installed. Hydrocarbons, which are oily substances, were found in three water hydrants on the line that serves the Costco. “We continue to work closely with Costco to help keepRead More


OPP make arrest in case of woman found dead at roadside

Laura Wigelsworth

CTV Kitchener Published Saturday, May 12, 2018 11:35PM EDT Last Updated Saturday, May 12, 2018 11:36PM EDT Huron County OPP say a suspicious death investigation involving a woman near Clinton is now a homicide. Provincial police say they arrested a man in connection with her murder around 1 p.m. Saturday, after a post-mortem examination conducted in London confirmed the death to be a homicide. The victim was identified Thursday as 27-year-old Laura Wigglesworth from Vanastra. OPP say she had been reported missing Wednesday night, after failing to return home fromRead More


Humboldt Broncos president displeased by league’s trademark application

Hockey sticks in Humboldt

The social media hashtags #HumboldtStrong and #Sticksontheporch became a rallying cry for those impacted by the horrific Humboldt Broncos bus crash last month. Now the two phrases have become part of a trademark battle between the team and the league. On April 6, the Humboldt Broncos team bus collided with a transport truck on the way to a Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League (SJHL) playoff game. The crash killed 16 people and injured 13 others. In the days and weeks after the collision, people on social media showed their support forRead More


Testimony wraps in inquest into death of Saskatoon man in police custody

Testimony wraps in inquest into death of Saskatoon man in police custody

More details have emerged about what happened the day a man died in Saskatoon police custody more than two years ago. Michael Ryan, 38, was found unresponsive in a police cell after being arrested for public intoxication and outstanding warrants in February 2016. On Wednesday, the jury heard from the final witnesses, including the doctor who performed Ryan’s autopsy. He determined the cause of death to be drug overdose. He said both cocaine and methamphetamine were found in his system, and although the doctor was unable to determine how muchRead More


One dead following early evening crash on Highway 22 south of Cremona

Fatal crash on Highway 22 south of Cremona

EMS officials confirm one adult is dead and another person was transported to hospital following a Friday night crash involving four vehicles on Highway 22. The crash occurred shortly before 6:30 p.m. near the intersection of Highway 22 and Range Road 292, at a location approximately 30 kilometres north of Cochrane. According to RCMP, the crash involved a truck, two RVs and a semi-tractor trailer. One adult, gender not confirmed, who had been in a pickup truck was pronounced dead at the scene. 511 Alberta confirms a section of theRead More


Cancer patient loses battle over red light ticket

Cancer patient loses battle over red light ticket

A Winnipeg senior with stage four terminal lung cancer has lost his court battle against a red light traffic ticket. In 2015, James Aisaican-Chase got a $203 ticket for running a red light on his way to an appointment with a doctor. It happened at the 80 km/h intersection of Bishop Grandin Boulevard and River Road. During a trial last year, he argued a four second amber light time in high speed intersections doesn’t give him or others drivers enough time to stop. On Friday, a Justice of the PeaceRead More