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Saturday will be the final day for Sears in Barrie

Sears Barrie

Saturday will be the final day Sears will be open in Barrie. The retailer has been in a state of liquidation since announcing the closure of its 74 department stores across the country. Sears Canada says Saturday will be the final day for the store at Georgian Mall. The company has offered discounts of up to 50 per cent since October. The final closure of the Barrie store means more than 100 people will be out of a job. The retailer has been under creditor protection since June. Source linkRead More


Sprinklers put out restaurant fire

Ottawa fire truck (stock photo)

Firefighters responded to a small fire at a restaurant in the 4100 block of Strandherd Drive late Thursday night.  They say they got the call at just before 11:00 p.m. from an alarm company, alerting them to a fire alarm going off in the restaurant.  Firew crews found alarms sounding and smoke near the kitchen when they arrived. They determined a sprinkler had put out the fire, which started in an appliance motor. The owners arrived on the scene shortly after firefighers. There’s been no word yet on the cost ofRead More


Rose McGowan says Weinstein legal action costing her house

Rose McGowan

PASADENA, Calif. — Rose McGowan, refusing to mention Harvey Weinstein by name, said unspecified legal action by the man she instead calls “the monster” is forcing her to sell her house to fight him. The actress-turned-activist spoke to TV critics Tuesday about her upcoming documentary series “Citizen Rose” and what she called her global struggle against sexual assault and economic injustice. McGowan helped start a national public discussion when she accused Hollywood mogul Weinstein of raping her. Weinstein, facing numerous other accusations of misconduct, has repeatedly denied “allegations of non-consensualRead More


Calgary photographer captures the northern lights from cockpit of Aurora 360 flight

A professional photographer from Calgary made the pilgrimage to the Yukon to get a unique view of the Aurora Borealis high above the Arctic Circle. Last week, an Air North Boeing 737 aircraft departed Whitehorse, Yukon at midnight for the Aurora 360 flight to lights. Neil Zeller was among the 91 passengers on the four hour flight and, as the official photographer of the flight, secured a seat in the cockpit and helped the pilots navigate through the northern lights. The passengers, who heralded from 17 different countries, were treatedRead More


Charges stayed in ‘Surrey Six’ slayings, judge seals reasons for decision

Laura Kane, The Canadian Press Published Friday, December 1, 2017 5:43PM EST Last Updated Friday, December 1, 2017 7:43PM EST VANCOUVER — A trial stemming from the murders of six people in British Columbia has fallen apart after a judge stayed charges against a man Friday, referencing misplaced evidence, the testimony of a confidential informer and the fair trial rights of the accused in her decision. Jamie Bacon was accused of the first-degree murder of 21-year-old Corey Lal, one of six people murdered in a highrise apartment in October 2007Read More


amherstburg tax municipal | CTV Windsor News

Taxpayers in Amherstburg will see an increase, in 2018, Angelo Aversa/CTV News Published Wednesday, November 29, 2017 9:54PM EST Last Updated Wednesday, November 29, 2017 10:02PM EST Taxes are going up in Amherstburg, but not by as much as previously suspected. The town treasurer reports the municipal tax rate is forecasted at 1.69 percent, following the town’s two day 2018 budget meeting. That’s a little over $54 a year, on a home assessed at $200,000. The proposed rate hike was at two per cent. The lower rate comes as aRead More


Sask. introduces new drug impaired driving legislation

CTV Regina Published Tuesday, November 28, 2017 4:21PM CST Last Updated Tuesday, November 28, 2017 7:02PM CST New drug-impaired driving legislation by the federal government will mean tough consequences for Saskatchewan drivers. On Tuesday, The Miscellaneous Vehicle and Driving Statutes (Cannabis Legislation) Amendment Act, 2017, was introduced in the Saskatchewan Legislature in preparation for these changes. The provincial amendment addresses how the Saskatchewan government will enforce impaired driving when marijuana is legalized. “It’s important for people to remember that in Saskatchewan it is currently and will continue to be illegalRead More


Canadian mayors get their digs in before Grey Cup

The Mayors of Toronto and Calgary exchanged words about the Grey Cup on Saturday, a day before the Argonauts and Stampeders face each other in the CFL’s championship game. A reporter tweeted that Jim Watson, the mayor of Ottawa, which is hosting the Grey Cup, would be supporting the Toronto Argonauts with his hometown Ottawa Redblacks being eliminated in the CFL East’s semifinal. Toronto Mayor John Tory replied to the tweet, welcoming Watson to the Argonauts’ fanbase. “Plenty of room on the @TorontoArgos bandwagon for you, Mayor Watson. Glad toRead More


Pop star crashes hockey practice

Some Whistler teens got quite the surprise when Justin Bieber showed up to play. Source link #canadiannews #worldnews #headlinenews and stories from around the world USA Today News Headlines USA News Headlines ABC NEWS Headlines


Hope dwindles for families of lost Argentina submarine crew

Almudena Calatrava and Luis Andres Henao, The Associated Press Published Wednesday, November 22, 2017 2:49PM EST MAR DEL PLATA, Argentina — Federico Ibanez clings to a fence crowded with blue-and-white Argentine flags, rosary beads and messages of support for his brother and 43 other crew members of a missing submarine that should have arrived to a naval base days ago. But his hopes are slowly dwindling. Ibanez and other relatives of the sub’s crew are now growing increasingly distressed as experts say that the vessel lost in the South AtlanticRead More