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Man in his 20s injured after Scarborough shooting

Toronto Police

A male victim believed to be in his 20s is suffering from serious injuries after a shooting took place in Scarborough’s Golden Mile area on Thursday night. Officers were called to the area of Eglinton and Pharmacy avenues at around 10 p.m. Upon arrival at the scene, police said they located a male victim suffering from a gunshot wound. He was subsequently taken to a trauma centre in non-life-threatening condition. No information on any possible suspects has been released in connection with this case. Roads have been blocked off inRead More

Transport truck flips over at Ambassador Bridge

Truck crash

Heads up if you are travelling to the U.S. this afternoon, as a transport truck has flipped at the Ambassador Bridge. The rollover took place on Huron Church Road, north of College Avenue on Thursday. Police say the accident is blocking the main entrance to the bridge at the bend. There is minimal access through the duty free lot. Motorists are advised to use Wyandotte to access the bridge. The bridge’s manager of operations reports there are a minimal delays and traffic is being diverted to the Wyandotte Street Entrance.Read More

Verdict expected for man accused of sending letter bombs to lawyers, ex-wife

Verdict expected for man accused of sending letter bombs to lawyers, ex-wife

WINNIPEG — A Winnipeg man is expected to find out today if he will be found guilty of sending letter bombs to his former wife and two lawyers. Judge Tracey Lord is to hand down a verdict on charges against Guido Amsel that include attempted murder and aggravated assault. Amsel was arrested after three explosive packages were found in July 2015. One went off inside the office of Maria Mitousis, a lawyer who had represented Amsel’s ex-wife in a financial dispute. Mitousis lost her right hand and suffered other severeRead More

Lawyer says Rapper T.I. ‘wrongfully arrested’ near his home


Jonathan Landrum Jr., The Associated Press Published Wednesday, May 16, 2018 11:51AM EDT Last Updated Wednesday, May 16, 2018 5:14PM EDT ATLANTA — The rapper T.I. was arrested early Wednesday as he tried to enter his gated community outside Atlanta and was charged with disorderly conduct, public drunkenness and simple assault — but the artist’s lawyer called it a wrongful arrest. T.I. is one of the biggest names in hip-hop, with multiple platinum-selling albums and singles, production credits and roles in films like “ATL” and “American Gangster.” Henry County DeputyRead More

Nearly a quarter of Ontario opioid prescriptions exceeded guidelines: Study

TORONTO — Nearly a quarter of first-time opioid prescriptions in Ontario from April 2015 to March 2016 exceeded recommended dose limits introduced in 2017. Researchers say 23.9 per cent of initial opioid prescriptions in Ontario during that time had a daily dose of more than 50 milligram morphine equivalents. That’s more than the threshold set last year for North American physicians treating chronic non-cancer pain with opioids like oxycodone, hydromorphone and the fentanyl patch. The year-old guidelines suggest opioids be restricted to less than the equivalent of 90 milligrams ofRead More

Ottawa to determine if military needed for N.B. flood cleanup

Ottawa to determine if military needed for N.B. flood cleanup

FREDERICTON — Ottawa is stepping into help flood-weary residents clean up as floodwaters continue their long-awaited retreat in New Brunswick. Premier Brian Gallant announced Thursday that the province has asked the Armed Forces to conduct a “reconnaissance mission” to determine if the military could provide assistance in the cleanup. The federal government has agreed and has assigned a reconnaissance team to determine what assistance members can provide. Federal Environment data indicate water levels in Fredericton receded to about 6.4 metres above sea level early today, putting the city below theRead More

WestJet pilots vote in favour of strike action after contract talks stall

The result was announced with just eight days remaining in the 21-day cooling-off period. (File phot

Pilots at WestJet have given their union a strike mandate and the Air Line Pilots Association says 91 percent voted in favour of strike action. In a statement, the ALPA says the union will continue to negotiate with the airline but that its leaders can call a strike if negotiations break down. “The goal is—and always has been—to secure a fair collective agreement that brings stability to the airline, and not to strike,” said Capt. Rob McFadyen, chairman of WestJet’s ALPA Master Executive Council in the statement released on Thursday.Read More

Former Montreal Alouettes head coach Joe Scannella dies at age 89

Joe Scannella

Joe Scannella, who coached the Montreal Alouettes to two Grey Cup games in the 1970s, has died, the CFL club announced Tuesday. The team was informed by a family member that Scannella, who was 89, died Thursday in California. Scannella took over the Alouettes when legendary coach Marv Levy left after the 1977 season. Montreal reached the CFL championship game in 1978 and 1979, losing both to the Edmonton Eskimos. The Passaic, N.J., native was fired in September, 1981 after the Alouettes lost an eighth straight game to drop toRead More

Kicking off Children's Mental Health Week

Kicking off Children's Mental Health Week

Many Sudbury events planned for this year’s Child and Youth Mental Health Week ‘Reconnecting With Nature’ theme. Source link #canadiannews #worldnews #headlinenews and stories from around the world USA Today News Headlines USA News Headlines ABC NEWS Headlines

‘Avengers: Infinity War’ scores second-best second weekend ever

Film Box Office

LOS ANGELES — After breaking opening weekend records, “Avengers: Infinity War” continued to dominate in its second weekend in theatres, but alternative programming like the romantic comedy “Overboard” also found an audience in what has historically been considered the “official” kick-off to the summer movie season. The Walt Disney Co. said Sunday that “Avengers: Infinity War” will gross an estimated $112.5 million from North American theatres over the weekend, becoming the second highest grossing film in weekend two behind “Star Wars: The Force Awakens”‘ $149.2 million and just slightly aheadRead More