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Police investigating suspicious fire on Wonderland Road

Fire at 675 Wonderland Road S.

London police are investigating a suspicious fire at an apartment on Wonderland Road. The blaze broke out around 12 p.m. Monday at a second floor unit at 675 Wonderland Rd. South. Once crews arrived on scene, black smoke could be seen pouring out of the windows. The blaze was quickly put out and no one was hurt. Upon further review, the fire was deemed suspicious. The London Fire Department and the Ontario Fire Marshal’s Office are both investigating. Damage is pegged at $25,000. Source link #canadiannews #worldnews #headlinenews and storiesRead More


Overdose awareness event aims to reduce stigma

Overdose awareness event aims to reduce stigma

An overdose awareness event was held in a Kitchener park on Monday afternoon. A group of people came together in Victoria Park to raise awareness about opioids in hopes of reducing stigma surrounding drug-related death and harm. Families affected by overdoses were on hand to speak about the loved ones they’ve lost to overdoses. The gathering was also an opportunity for health officials to teach the signs and symptoms of an overdose, the risk factors, and how to respond in an overdose situation. The event was part of a largerRead More


RCMP arrest man in North Battleford wanted on Canada Wide warrant

The RCMP Emergency Response Team (ERT) have arrested a high risk offender on a Canada Wide warrant, in North Battleford on Saturday. For several weeks an investigation was underway by the Battlefords Municipal GIS Unit and the Provincial Crime Reduction Team, to locate a high risk offender. The investigation found that the man was wanted on a Canada Wide warrant for a parole violation, and residing in the Battleford area. On Saturday the offender was found in a residence in the 500 block of 103 St. in North Battleford, byRead More


New Zealand politicians plan pay freeze as workers strike

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern

WELLINGTON, New Zealand – New Zealand’s lawmakers are planning to take a pay freeze at a time that teachers, nurses and other public workers have been going on strike for more money. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced Monday that politicians would turn down a planned 3 per cent pay raise this year and would freeze their pay for 12 months while they worked out a fairer formula for future raises. Ardern said there is an increasing gap between what low- and middle-income New Zealanders earn and what highly paid workersRead More


Barrie`s unemployment rate remains among the highest in Canada: Statistics Canada

Barrie`s unemployment rate remains among the highest in Canada: Statistics Canada

Barrie had the fourth highest unemployment rate among Canadian cities in July. The latest numbers released by Statistics Canada showed the jobless rate in July was  7.0 per cent, up from 6.9 per cent in the previous month. Tyler Colatosti has been looking for plumber work for almost two years now. “They’re looking  for two or three years’ experience and not guys who just got out of school. How are you supposed to get experience if you can’t find work,” said Colatosti. Barrie only trails St. John’s (9.0), Calgary (7.9) Read More


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


Koepka holds off Woods to win PGA Championship

Brooks Koepka

Doug Ferguson, The Canadian Press Published Sunday, August 12, 2018 7:14PM EDT Last Updated Sunday, August 12, 2018 9:57PM EDT ST. LOUIS — The roars were unlike anything Brooks Koepka had ever heard, and he knew exactly what they meant. They got louder for each birdie by Tiger Woods that moved him closer to the lead Sunday in the PGA Championship, and Koepka could hear a ripple effect of noise. First, real time. Seconds later, another burst from patrons watching on TV in chalets. Then, distant cheers from every cornerRead More


‘We don’t believe we’re on a spinning ball’: Flat earthers in Edmonton

‘We don’t believe we’re on a spinning ball’: Flat earthers in Edmonton

An estimated 250 people converged on West Edmonton Mall’s Fantasyland Hotel Thursday, for the first of a two-day conference on an issue that was settled by science hundreds of years ago. The event is billed as the first Canadian Flat Earth International Conference. Organizers said within the room, there were a number of differing views about the nature of the world we call home. “You’re going to find so many various beliefs here, but the one thing that we all kind of agree on is that we don’t believe we’reRead More


Group starts effort to ban plastic shopping bags in N.B.

Group starts effort to ban plastic shopping bags in N.B.

A group of university students in Fredericton has a lofty goal: they want to ban plastic shopping bags across the province. To kick off their campaign, they’re asking New Brunswickers to sign a petition. “Anything that we can do to eliminate some of the plastic use, I think, is a good thing,” said Sandra Sheridan of Moncton. The idea is to get consumers to bring their own reusable bags in hopes of eliminating some of the plastic that ends up in landfills, on city streets and in waterways such asRead More


Sask. man dies in small plane crash near Grande Prairie

Plane crash

A Saskatchewan man is dead after he crashed a small plane near Grande Prairie Tuesday afternoon. The crash occurred near Range Road 52 at approximately 2 p.m. The victim, a 43-year-old man, was the lone occupant of the plane. Transportation Safety Board of Canada is investigated the cause of the crash. 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″]