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Hazmat crews respond to southeast business in Foothills Industrial following ammonia leak

Hazmat - Sysco Food Services

No injuries have been reports following an ammonia leak in a southeast industrial park on Monday night. Emergency crews were called to Sysco Canada in the 4600 block of 72 Avenue S.E at approximately 9:00 p.m. following reports of an ammonia leak. EMS officials confirm that no one who was inside the building at the time of the leak required transport to hospital. The cause of the leak has not been confirmed. More details to follow Source link #canadiannews #worldnews #headlinenews and stories from around the world USA Today NewsRead More


‘I feel the pain’: Asylum seeker severely frostbitten after 12 hours in the cold

'I feel the pain': Asylum seeker severely frostbitten after 12 hours in the cold

With severe frostbite numbing his hands after a 12-hour trek in -28 C weather, Kangni Fiowole Kouevi couldn’t take it anymore. He found refuge in a shed and called 911. The 36-year-old man from the West African nation of Togo spent US$700 on the more than 600-kilometre taxi ride from Minneapolis to Emerson, Man. The fare did not come with a warning about the bitter cold. “I feel the pain,” he told CTV News on Sunday, speaking in French. “I feel too bad when I am in the cold thatRead More


Racial firestorm surrounds Trump at Martin Luther King Jr. holiday

Bernice King, the daughter of MLK Jr.

Errin Haines Whack, The Associated Press Published Saturday, January 13, 2018 10:56PM EST ATLANTA — The first Martin Luther King Jr. holiday of Donald Trump’s presidency is taking place amid a racial firestorm of Trump’s own making. In the same week that he honoured King by making a national park out of the ground where King was born and preached until his death, Trump denigrated practically the entire African diaspora, and left many Americans headed into the civil rights icon’s birthday convinced that the leader of their country is aRead More


Golden State edges past Raptors 127-125, DeRozan scores 42

DeRozan

Dan Ralph, The Canadian Press Published Saturday, January 13, 2018 10:22PM EST Last Updated Saturday, January 13, 2018 10:25PM EST TORONTO — Klay Thompson had 26 points while Kevin Durant added 25 as the Golden State Warriors held on for a wild 127-125 road win over the Toronto Raptors on Saturday night. The defending-champion Warriors (league-best 35-9 record) earned their NBA-leading 19th road win and eighth straight victory over Toronto (29-12). Stephen Curry, the two-time league MVP, returned to Golden State’s lineup after missing two games with an ankle injuryRead More


Alberta MLA in Hawaii says false missile alert was ‘really, really frightening’

Hawaii

The Canadian Press Published Saturday, January 13, 2018 7:06PM EST Last Updated Saturday, January 13, 2018 7:07PM EST An Alberta politician who is vacationing in Hawaii says the minutes she spent believing a missile attack was imminent may have been the most afraid she’s ever been. Karen McPherson, who represents Calgary-Mackay-Nose Hill in the provincial legislature, said she was waiting to participate in a conference call on Saturday morning when an alert appeared on her phone stating there was an “inbound missile threat” headed for Hawaii. It told people toRead More


Syrian soap maker opens new store in southeast Calgary

Syrian soap maker opens new store in southeast Calgary

A man who fled the warfare in Syria two years ago is thanking Canadians for the support they gave him and other refugees so they could rebuild their lives. Abdul Fatah Saboni came to Canada as a government-sponsored refugee about two years ago. His family has a long history of making soap and Saboni says he had a successful business in Aleppo but had to abandon it when the war broke out. When he arrived in Calgary, he worked on learning English as he continued his trade from his home.Read More


Rains drench Atlantic Canada, leading to flooding, outages and homes evacuated

Rain storm

HALIFAX — Much of Atlantic Canada is being pummelled with heavy winds and a downpour on Saturday, leaving more than 20,000 Maritimers without power and leading some people in southwest New Brunswick to evacuate their homes. Environment Canada says a low-pressure system will slowly track across the East Coast today, bringing up to 50 millimetres of rainfall to parts of southwestern Nova Scotia and Newfoundland’s south coast. The weather agency says the frozen ground has a reduced ability to absorb the deluge, which, combined with unseasonably mild temperatures in partsRead More


Region ponders injection sites as overdose deaths climb

Safe injection site

The number of overdose deaths in Waterloo Region hit a record high in 2017, and authorities expect it to climb even higher this year. New data released by Waterloo Regional Police shows that there were 580 reported overdoses in the region last year. Seventy-one of them were fatal, up from 38 in 2016. A report prepared for the police board notes that opioid activity doesn’t appear to be tied to any specific city or neighbourhood. There were 32 overdose deaths in Kitchener, 29 in Cambridge and 10 in Waterloo. ThereRead More


If 2017 weather was a downer, you ain’t seen nothing yet: Environmental Defence

Extreme cold

OTTAWA — When it comes to extreme weather, 2018 has a throwdown message for last year’s show of hurricanes, forest fires and non-stop rainfall: hold my beer. Tim Gray, executive director of Environmental Defence Canada, says that while predicting when and where extreme weather will hit is difficult, if not impossible, he’s confident there will be even more wacky weather this year. Gray says greenhouse gases like carbon and methane sit and gather in the earth’s atmosphere, where they trap heat as energy. The more energy there is in theRead More


U.S. House passes spy program after baffling Trump tweets

U.S. House passes spy program after baffling Trump tweets

Deb Riechmann and Jonathan Lemire, The Associated Press Published Thursday, January 11, 2018 3:51PM EST WASHINGTON — After a confusing morning of tweets by U.S. President Donald Trump, the House on Thursday passed a bill to reauthorize a key foreign intelligence collection program with an important tweak: It would require the FBI to get a warrant if it wants to view the contents of Americans’ communications swept up in the process. Legislation to renew the program that allows spy agencies to conduct surveillance on foreign targets abroad passed the HouseRead More