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More than 3 million litres of sewage flows into river from Wolseley treatment plan

More than 3 million litres of sewage flows into river from Wolseley treatment plan

More than three million litres of diluted sewage flowed into the Assiniboine River Sunday night due to a power failure during a rainfall, according to the City of Winnipeg.  It happened at the Aubrey Lift Station on Palmerston Avenue, with the overflow running from just after 11 p.m. until nearly 3 a.m. the next day.  A city spokesperson said that location was offline for two hours, writing:  “Typically, sewer system storage has capacity for two hours of flow storage during dry weather, to provide time for operational maintenance/response. However, theRead More


Former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan dies

Kofi Annan

The Associated Press Published Saturday, August 18, 2018 7:16AM EDT Last Updated Saturday, August 18, 2018 7:55AM EDT GENEVA — Kofi Annan, one of the world’s most celebrated diplomats and a charismatic symbol of the United Nations who rose through its ranks to become the first black African secretary-general, has died. He was 80. His foundation announced his death in Switzerland on Saturday in a tweet, saying he died after a short unspecified illness. “Wherever there was suffering or need, he reached out and touched many people with his deepRead More


Wreckage of plane found in Lac Ste. Anne County

WESTLOCK PLANE CRASH SCENE

The search for a missing pilot has ended with the discovery of his Cessna 172 in a wooded area northwest of Edmonton. The wreckage of a small plane was discovered on Thursday afternoon in Lac Ste. Anne County, south of Oldman Lake. Search and rescue crews found the crash site, after reviewing radar logs from a nearby airport, and notified RCMP in Mayerthorpe. Police say the aircraft was extensively damaged and a body was discovered at the scene. Scott Schneider’s sister, Stephaine Bruntz, tells CTV News the body found isRead More


One dead, two seriously injured following crash near Mitchell

RCMP

Ahmar Khan, CTV Winnipeg Published Saturday, August 11, 2018 6:02PM CST Last Updated Saturday, August 11, 2018 9:50PM CST One person is dead after a multi-vehicle crash just two kilometres east of Mitchell, Man. The collision happened at 10:15 a.m. on Friday, August 10 on Highway 52. A gravel truck was headed westbound and signaled to go south and slowed down for eastbound traffic to clear. According to RCMP, a van came to stop behind the gravel truck and was promptly struck from behind by a pickup truck. The vanRead More


Part of Magee House in Hintonburg to be demolished

Hintonburg Magee House to be partially demolished

A crane is now parked beside the Magee House in Hintonburg as the city moves to demolish part of the 144 -year old building. After two days of consultations, engineers have decided to demolish the southwest corner of the building and part of the roof. A decision on the rest of Magee House will come later. The building partially collapsed on Tuesday night  forcing the closure of a portion of Wellington Street . There were no injuries. Businesses in the area remain open. Source link #canadiannews #worldnews #headlinenews and storiesRead More


Regional police issue backpack challenge for kids in need

Chief Larkin with a backpack

The Waterloo Regional Police Service has called for other emergency service partners to join their Back to School Campaign. Last year, the campaign saw over 600 backpacks given out to kids in need. This year, along with Family and Children’s Services, they are hoping to give out even more. The backpack challenge calls for emergency service workers to donate a lunch bag, a backpack and a $25 gift card to Staples to get kids back-to-school ready. The program runs until August 17, and supports the FCS Back to School AssistanceRead More


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

Manitoba Hydro Place

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


ByWard Market Businesses say rent increase and added costs forcing them to leave

wedel store

 Businesses in the ByWard Market say a new hike in rent and operating costs will force them to leave. Edward Olszowka has owned and operated Wadel Touch of Europe for over 20 years. He moved the store to the market two years ago to better service tourists and customers looking for European specialty foods. Last month he says he got notice that his rent was increasing and there would be more operational costs. He can’t afford them. Olszowka says he is “Very sad… you build something, I put all myRead More


Bridgewater residents don’t like decision to grant leaves to mom who murdered daughter

Bridgewater residents don't like decision to grant leaves to mom who murdered daughter

The news that the Parole Board of Canada has granted Penny Boudreau temporary leaves to attend church is opening old wounds in the community of Bridgewater, N.S. Friday, there were still teddy bears posted to a tree 10 years after Karissa Boudreau’s body was found along the bank of the LaHave River. Boudreau was convicted of killing her 12-year-old daughter and is serving a 20-year sentence for a crime that shocked the South Shore community. “Everybody in the town was struck by it one way or another, it was unbelievableRead More


Court documents indicate McArthur was at ‘low risk’ to reoffend after 2003 assault trial

Court documents indicate McArthur was at 'low risk' to reoffend after 2003 assault trial

Kayla Goodfield, CTV News Toronto Published Wednesday, June 27, 2018 8:17PM EDT Last Updated Wednesday, June 27, 2018 10:34PM EDT A pre-sentence report and psychological assessment presented during sentencing in a 2003 assault case involving alleged serial killer Bruce McArthur, indicated there was a “low risk” he would reoffend. The assessment noted that he showed “absolutely no signs of psychopathy.” CTV News Toronto is one of several media organizations that acquired these court documents, relating to the sentencing hearing on April 11, 2003. The documents indicate that the Crown advisedRead More