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Senator John McCain dead at 81

John McCain

U.S. Senator John McCain has died, his family confirmed in a statement. He was 81. The office of Senator John McCain has issued the following statement: “Senator John Sidney McCain III died at 4:28pm on August 25, 2018. With the Senator when he passed were his wife Cindy and their family. At his death, he had served the United States of America faithfully for sixty years.” 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″]Read More


Police search for two suspects after home owner tied up during robbery

Regina Police Service

Published Saturday, August 18, 2018 5:50PM CST Last Updated Saturday, August 18, 2018 5:52PM CST The Regina Police Service is investigating after a home invasion on Saturday afternoon. Police were called to the 700 block of McIntosh Street by a man who said two suspects had forced entry to his home. The male victim was tied up by the suspects while the suspects searched through the home for items to steal. The victim was eventually able to escape and ran to the neighbours house where he was able to contactRead More


‘Think of how catastrophic that is going to be’: Toronto police chief on 3D-printed guns

Mark Saunders

Katherine DeClerq, CTV News Toronto Published Wednesday, August 1, 2018 3:27PM EDT Last Updated Wednesday, August 1, 2018 3:42PM EDT Toronto Police Chief Mark Saunders said that allowing the blueprints for 3D-printed guns to be posted online would be “catastrophic.” In a conversation with CP24 Wednesday morning, Saunders referenced a controversial issue sweeping across the United States in which blueprints for 3D-printed plastic guns were set to be released to the public. He said that the mass production of these easily-concealed and untraceable guns would create concerns along the borderRead More


Local reaction to Doug Ford’s plans to cancel regional chair elections

doug ford

Following Premier Doug Ford’s stunning announcement Friday in which he revealed plans to cancel several region chair election, implications are being felt in Muskoka, Peel and York Region.  Wayne Emmerson; appointed Regional Chairman and CEO of York in 2014 had previously withdrawn his candidacy when polls showed he likely wasn’t going to win.  “Unless you’re from the Vaughan, Markham or Richmond Hill areas, it’s hard to get to get those numbers out for support…when you look at it, it’s a popularity contest,” said Emmerson.  Now Emmerson’s back in the raceRead More


Penny Oleksiak withdraws from Pan Pacifics to prepare for push to 2020

Penny Oleksiak

EDMONTON – Canadian Penny Oleksiak will not compete at next month’s Pan Pacific Swimming Championships. The four-time Olympic medallist won the 100-metre freestyle and 100 butterfly at this week’s Canadian Swimming Trials to qualify for the national team that’s headed to Japan, but is withdrawing from the event to focus on the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Swimming Canada says that the 18-year-old from Toronto has come to a joint decision together with Swimming Canada’s high performance leadership team, believing a break would better allow her to return to her highly rigorousRead More


Marijuana affects development of unborn baby fish: U of A study

Marijuana affects development of unborn baby fish: U of A study

Researchers at the University of Alberta said a new study provides a glimpse into how marijuana could affect human embryos. For a year and a half, they studied the impact of THC and CBD, two chemicals found in marijuana, on zebrafish embryos. Researchers tried several different dosages, comparable to the amounts people use for medicinal or recreational purposes. The study followed the fish from fertilization to adulthood. It found significant impacts on the physical and mental development of the embryos. At the highest levels, it even affected survival rates ofRead More


Notley calls Trudeau’s acknowledgement of groping allegations a ‘good start’

Notley calls Trudeau’s acknowledgement of groping allegations a ‘good start’

Premier Rachel Notley says it is encouraging that accusations of inappropriate behaviour, including groping, are being acknowledged and addressed even when the allegations are against the Prime Minister. “I think that in all cases where people, usually women, raise these issues, they have to be taken very, very seriously,” said Notley ahead of the start of Friday’s Calgary Stampede Parade. “I think that it is a good start here that her concerns have been acknowledged and, once that happens, we have to make sure there’s a fair process and thatRead More


‘Bridging North America’ to design and build cable-stayed Gordie Howe Bridge

Gordie Howe Bridge concept cable-stayed

Rich Garton, CTV Windsor Published Thursday, July 5, 2018 9:36AM EDT Last Updated Thursday, July 5, 2018 9:58AM EDT The builder who will construct the Gordie Howe International Bridge between Windsor and Detroit was announced today in Windsor, Ont. The preferred proponent ‘Bridging North America’ will soon start construction on an 853 metre cable-stayed span, being touted by Windsor Detroit Bridge Authority officials as the longest cable-stayed bridge in North America. WDBA communications director Mark Butler says “it’s going to be as tall as the Ren Center,” one of mostRead More


Man arrested in Saint Hyacinthe murder

SQ headquarters

A suspect was arrested on Tuesday in connection with a murder in Saint Hyacinthe, Que.  The SQ said that around noon on Tuesday, it received several phone calls about a man who was injured in a pedestrian crossing.  The victim was identified as 60-year old Denis Chasse, a native of the town. The SQ hasn’t released the cause of death.  The suspect is in his thirties and is set to appear in court on Wednesday.  Both he and Chasse were known to police.  The investigation is ongoing.  Source link #canadiannewsRead More


Pride Parade takes over Saskatoon

The 18th annual Pride Parade took over Saskatoon on June 23, 2018.

The 18th annual Pride Parade took over the streets of Saskatoon on Saturday. Thousands of people paraded down the streets on Saturday afternoon, showing off their pride colours. Craig Watson was loud and proud during the festivities, but it was not always easy being open about who he is. “I’m Mormon, so I came out and I lost my whole family for 7 years,” said Watson. “If it takes you 23 years to come out. You have to give your family a little bit of time for them to comeRead More