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Parlee Beach given cleaner bill of health

Parlee Beach given cleaner bill of health

One of the Maritimes most popular beaches has been given a cleaner bill of health. Testing has not produced evidence of a chronic water quality issue at Parlee Beach in Shediac, N.B., meaning the water should be suitable for swimming. But the government is making a number of changes to keep it that way. More than 1400 water samples were taken at Parlee Beach between May-October 2017. Area residents and environmental groups demanded the province take action after high levels of fecal contamination were suspected at the beach. Parlee isRead More

Applications open for marijuana wholesale permits in Sask.


Applications for permits are now open for those interested in becoming a cannabis wholesaler in Saskatchewan. Those with a wholesale permit will be able to purchase cannabis from federally licensed producers and sell it to retailers in the province, but not to the general public. Wholesalers must physically operate within the province. They will be required to meet criteria on storage, transportation, security and capacity to track inventory. There is also a “good character” criterion. There is no limit to the number of wholesale permits that can be issued, unlikeRead More

Volcano in southern Japan erupts for first time in 250 years

Japan's Mount Io erupts

TOKYO – A volcano in southern Japan has erupted for the first time in 250 years, and the authorities have set up a no-go zone around the mountain. The Meteorological Agency said Friday that Mount Io erupted Thursday for the first time since 1768, spewing smoke and ash high into the sky. The volcano is part of the Kirishima mountain range on Japan’s southern main island of Kyushu. The agency has expanded a no-go zone to the entire mountain from just around the volcano’s crater. Officials said explosions have brieflyRead More

Leamington storage company offering free space to flood victims

Leamington flood damage

A company in Leamington is looking to help out those affected by the flooding this past weekend. Store-N-Save Self Storage is offering 30 days of free space for anyone who needs to park flood damaged items. The available space is on 50 Peter Ave. near Seacliff Drive. The Municipality of Leamington is in the process of gathering information to apply for disaster relief funding from the province. The storm damaged more than a dozen homes with the Essex Region Conservation Authority calling it the worst damage the shoreline has seenRead More

Supreme Court decision on cross-border beer could rewrite trade rules

Beer Store

OTTAWA – A Supreme Court of Canada decision coming today about a New Brunswick man’s cross-border booze run could profoundly shake up the rules on interprovincial trade. In October 2012, Gerard Comeau of Tracadie, N.B., drove across the border to Quebec to buy several cases of beer and three bottles of liquor at Pointe-a-la-Croix and a nearby Indigenous reserve. The RCMP, who had been watching Comeau, charged him under New Brunswick’s Liquor Control Act with being in possession of alcohol he had not purchased through his province’s liquor corporation. TheRead More

University of Regina using cameras to increase exam security

University of Regina using cameras to increase exam security

Some students at the University of Regina have begun sitting down to take their final exams, but this year they are being watched by cameras in some of the rooms. The university has introduced a pilot project, to video record students during some exams. In a letter sent to students the university says: “This season, we are adding to our ongoing efforts to combat academic misconduct, (with) the implementation of video recording during exam sessions held in some areas that have been designated for this purpose. The university will beRead More

Barrie police, OPP to announce resolution to unsolved case

Simcoe County Case Files

Barrie police and the OPP will announce a resolution to one of their unsolved cases tomorrow. Both agencies will hold a joint news conference on Wednesday where they will offer an update to one of the four “Simcoe County Case Files” they launched last year. The social media campaign focused on the unsolved murders of Cindy Halliday and April Dobson, as well as the disappearances of Grant Ayerst and Norman Whalley. Police wouldn’t say which case they have found a resolution to. Dobson was shot and killed while sitting onRead More

Snowberry Way Stittsville home now reduced to rubble

Snowberry Way Stittsville home now reduced to rubble

CTV Ottawa Published Tuesday, April 17, 2018 1:43PM EDT Last Updated Tuesday, April 17, 2018 6:57PM EDT The Ontario Fire Marshall is now investigating a Stittsville house blaze which injured two Ottawa firefighters in the aftermath of a rare April ice storm. The firefighters were hurt when a floor inside a home on Snowberry Way collapsed. A rescue team was then dispatched to help the firefighters out of the house. They were rushed to hospital for treatment. Ottawa’s Fire Chief Gerry Pingitore says one of the firefighters has been dischargedRead More

Rising interest rates starting to pinch more Canadians, poll says

Canada money

CALGARY — A new poll suggests a growing proportion of Canadians say they are feeling the effects of higher interest rates. The quarterly MNP consumer debt index survey says 43 per cent of Canadians say they’re feeling the effects of higher interest rates, up five percentage points from three months ago. The poll done for insolvency firm MNP also said 51 per cent of respondents fear rising interest rates could impact their ability to repay their debts, while 33 per cent agreed that rising interest rates could possibly push themRead More

Police investigate after body found in southeast Calgary

Calgary police

Police are investigating after a body was discovered in the southeast on Sunday afternoon. Officers were called to the scene at Heritage Meadows Road and Heritage Meadows Way S.E. at just before 2:00 p.m. Information is limited at this time and the circumstances behind the death have not yet been determined. More to come. Source link #canadiannews #worldnews #headlinenews and stories from around the world USA Today News Headlines USA News Headlines ABC NEWS Headlines