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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


Trudeau expected at funeral today for victim of Toronto shooting

Trudeau expected at funeral today for victim of Toronto shooting

TORONTO – Mourners will gather in east Toronto this morning for the funeral of Reese Fallon, who died in last week’s mass shooting in the city’s Greektown neighbourhood. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Toronto Mayor John Tory are among those expected to attend the service, which follows a public visitation held Sunday for the 18-year-old. Fallon was among the two people killed and 13 wounded when a gunman charged down Danforth Avenue last Sunday, shooting pedestrians and restaurant-goers. Ten-year-old Julianna Kozis was also killed in the shooting that has leftRead More


Multiple vehicle fire in Vars

Muliple vehicles burn at Vars Auction site

CTV Ottawa Published Wednesday, July 18, 2018 6:03AM EDT Last Updated Wednesday, July 18, 2018 6:04AM EDT Ottawa Police are investigating how multiple vehicles went up in flames early Wednesday morning in Vars. Overnight, Ottawa Firefighters were called to the Adesa Auction site on Burton Road some time around 1 a.m. Todd Horricks, Ottawa Fire Sector Chief says 12 vehicles are affected,  six of them were fully involved and six more were damaged. Multiple vehicles on fire on Burton Rd (Adesa Auction): 6 fully involved and another 3 damage. VehiclesRead More


Check your ticket! $60M jackpot ticket sold in Ottawa

Lotto Max

CTV Ottawa Published Saturday, July 14, 2018 9:27AM EDT Last Updated Saturday, July 14, 2018 9:28AM EDT What would you do with $60 million dollars? That’s the big question at least one LOTTO MAX player is asking themselves today. According to OLG the LOTTO MAX jackpot winning ticket from the Friday, July 13, 2018 draw was sold in Ottawa. Lottery players can check their numbers on the Winning Numbers page on OLG.ca 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″] USARead More


Boy, 16, sought in fatal shooting of 2 men from Toronto’s rap scene

Jahvante Smart and Ernest Modekwe

TORONTO — Police say they’re looking for a 16-year-old boy in a shooting that left two emerging artists in the Toronto rap scene dead. Jahvante Smart, 21, known as Smoke Dawg and Ernest (Kosi) Modekwe, 28, known as Koba Prime, were gunned down in Toronto’s Entertainment District on June 30. Police say a woman shot in the same incident is expected to recover. Investigators say the Toronto teen is wanted on two counts of first-degree murder and one count of attempted murder, and they’re asking anyone who knows his whereaboutsRead More


Author, bank robber Stephen Reid dead at 68

Author, bank robber Stephen Reid dead at 68

CTV’s Chandler Grieve takes a look back at Stephen Reid’s complicated and polarizing legacy following news of his passing at age 68. 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″]


Judge faces quandary in sex assault case after teenage complainant quits showing up

Scales of justice

A sexual assault complainant who testified against her alleged attacker — but then simply refused to finish cross-examination — has presented a rare quandary for the justice system. The matter in Newfoundland and Labrador Supreme Court underscores the tenuous balance between the right to cross-examine a witness — a cornerstone of the adversarial court process — with the importance of minimizing the potentially traumatic impact the legal system can have on alleged victims. At issue is a he-said, she-said case: A 19-year-old woman said she had been sexually assaulted byRead More


Walkers, exercisers raise over $1M for cancer support and treatment

CancerCare Foundation Walk

Hundreds of Winnipeggers took to the streets Saturday for the 11th annual Challenge for Life held by the CancerCare Manitoba Foundation. The 820 participants raised $1,082,512 while either walking 20 kilomteres or working out for 200 minutes.  To date, the event has raised more than $11-million with the funds staying in Manitoba to support prevention, early detection, treatment, research and patient support at CancerCare Manitoba.  “The funds raised at today’s Challenge for Life are critical to improving outcomes for the people we all know and love who are living withRead More


Police say Ont. restaurant bombing 'complex case'

Police say Ont. restaurant bombing 'complex case' 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″]


‘People are coming to expect this’: Two more leaks found at Victoria General Hospital

Victoria General Hospital

A health advocate says Nova Scotians should be demanding more from Halifax’s main hospital after two more leaks were found over the past two weeks. One leak was discovered at the Victoria General Hospital on May 8and another on May 17 – both in the same area of the hospital’s Centennial Building. It’s just another issue at the site, which has been plagued by bedbugs, foul water and floods in recent years. “People are coming to expect this, that this is just another day at the Victoria General Hospital,” saysRead More