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High levels of air pollution in region prompt statement from Environment Canada

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Environment Canada has issued an air quality statement for London-Middlesex Friday. The agency says high levels of air pollution have developed. Hot and sunny conditions have resulted in increasing ground-level ozone concentrations for the region, which are expected to last into the afternoon. In Sarnia-Lambton, the agency says there is both a smog and air health advisory in effect there due to deteriorating air quality. Children, including teenagers, are at higher risk from outdoor air pollution because they often spend time being active outdoors. Young people are more likely toRead More


Fifteen injured after bomb explodes at Ont. restaurant

Police release photos of explosion suspects

Salmaan Farooqui, The Canadian Press Published Thursday, May 24, 2018 11:43PM EDT Last Updated Friday, May 25, 2018 5:34AM EDT MISSISSAUGA, Ont. – Fifteen people were injured Thursday night when two men entered an Indian restaurant in Mississauga, Ont., and detonated what police described as an improvised explosive device. Peel Region police said they received a call about the explosion in the Bombay Bhel restaurant, located in a plaza near Hurontario Street and Eglinton Avenue, just after 10:30 p.m. “There were two individuals seen entering and detonating the device andRead More


Hydro One’s planned merger with U.S. energy firm Avista passes another hurdle

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TORONTO – Hydro One Ltd. and Avista Corp. say their proposed merger has cleared another hurdle in the U.S. The two companies say the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States has completed a review of the deal and found no unresolved national security concerns. The friendly deal announced last summer for the Ontario-based utility to acquire the U.S. energy company received antitrust clearance in the United States in early April and consent from the Federal Communications Commission on May 4. Avista shareholders had previously approved the deal onRead More


Horwath would not permit Ontario corner stores to sell beer, wine

Ontario NDP Leader Andrea Horwath

Colin Perkel, The Canadian Press Published Saturday, May 19, 2018 12:16PM EDT Last Updated Saturday, May 19, 2018 1:36PM EDT THUNDER BAY, Ont. — The current system of restricted retail beer and wine sales in Ontario works well and is socially responsible, New Democrat Leader Andrea Horwath said Saturday. Campaigning in Thunder Bay, Ont., Horwath said there’s no need to allow convenience stores to carry the products — a perennially favoured if never-implemented idea that once helped propel the Liberals to office in the mid-1980s. “I’m going to be straightRead More


Impaired driver crashes stolen school bus on Hwy. 26: OPP

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Police say a drunken man stole a school bus and crashed into a sign at a roundabout on Highway 26. Emergency crews were called to the Mosley Street roundabout, just west of Stayner, for a single-vehicle crash on Wednesday night. According to the OPP, the school bus crashed into a light pole and a sign. The driver of the bus was taken to hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Police say the school bus was stolen, and the driver, a 56-year-old Clearview Township man, was impaired. The accused now faces eightRead More


CBC/Radio Canada warns employees their financial info may be at risk after theft

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OTTAWA — Thousands of employees of Canada’s public broadcaster are being warned their personal information may have been compromised after a recent computer theft, the CBC said Wednesday. “The stolen equipment, while password protected, may contain electronic files, including some personal financial information” of people who recently worked for the CBC and Radio-Canada, the Crown corporation’s chief financial officer said in an email. Around 20,000 people could be affected, including current employees, outside contractors and some former employees who worked over the last 18 months, the broadcaster confirmed. But aRead More


Jerry O’Connell returns to North Bay

Jerry O’Connell returns to North Bay

Carter, a new show airing on Bravo, was shot in North Bay and has its broadcast premiere Tuesday. Brittany Bortolon reports. Source link #canadiannews #worldnews #headlinenews and stories from around the world USA Today News Headlines USA News Headlines ABC NEWS Headlines


Sinkhole closes busy Barrie street

Innisfil Street closed

A sinkhole has forced the closure of a busy road in Barrie. Innisfil Street is closed between Tiffin Street and Brock Street, while crews conduct emergency repairs. A city spokesperson says the sinkhole was caused by flooding from previous storms. It caused the road near the sewer to erode. The city says the road will re-open by Tuesday afternoon. Source link #canadiannews #worldnews #headlinenews and stories from around the world USA Today News Headlines USA News Headlines ABC NEWS Headlines


‘Gift to be a part of this community:’ Winnipeg Jets fan fever spreads

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Kelly Geraldine Malone, The Canadian Press Published Monday, May 14, 2018 4:17PM EDT While the Whiteout street party grows in Winnipeg with the excitement of each game, Jets fans around the world aren’t letting geography get in the way of supporting their team on the road to the Stanley Cup. In Vancouver, the Coppertank pub has seen an increasing stream of thirsty fans filling the bar in white jerseys as the Jets battle it out with the Vegas Knights in the Western Conference final. Coppertank owner Ben Wyllie says initiallyRead More


Police searching for missing Severn Township man

Provincial police are appealing for the public’s help to locate a missing man from Severn Township. James Patreau, 55, is missing from a group home in Coldwater and was last seen on May 12th. Police says Patreau is known to go for a walk after dinner and usually returns around 8:30 p.m. for medication. He is described as 5’8”, 180lbs with a heavier build and short black hair. He was last seen wearing grey tracks pants with brown leather jacket. Source link #canadiannews #worldnews #headlinenews and stories from around theRead More