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CAA warns heat can also cause peformance issues for vehicles

Car battery

There could be a run on car batteries come Tuesday. The CAA South Central Ontario is expecting a high volume of calls for services over the long weekend, which is predicted to peak on Tuesday. With extreme heat throughout southern Ontario, the CAA says it’s not just the cold that can affect batteries. Canadians are used to plugging in batteries during cold snaps, but don’t think about their batteries in the summer. Extreme heat can weaken a vehicle battery and shorten its lifespan. It’s best to have a charging systemRead More


Jogger who crossed U.S. border accidentally a warning to Canadians: expert

Blaine, Washington

VANCOUVER – A Washington state immigration lawyer says a case of a French teenager who reportedly crossed from Canada into the United States by accident and was detained for two weeks should serve as a warning to Canadians. Len Saunders says while there are aspects of her case that are unique, it should still serve as a reminder for Canadians to be careful along border crossings. Cedella Roman, a 19-year-old French citizen, could not be reached for comment but she told CBC she was visiting her mother in B.C. andRead More


Commuters prepare for chaos ahead of first phase of Riverside Vista Project

Riverside Drive

It’s a project that’s been in the works for more than a decade. Windsor city council approved the $6.3-million contract to Amico Infrastructures to rebuild Riverside Drive from Lauzon Road to Riverdale Avenue and it’s set to begin Monday. “This is going to take some time to complete, but…we’ll keep moving forward over time. It’ll be a little hassle, but the hassle will be worth it at the end of the day, said Windsor Mayor Drew Dilkens. Residents are already preparing for slowdowns. “It’s going to be quite frustrating andRead More


Nicole Kidman, Amazon sign TV, movie production deal

Kidman

LOS ANGELES — Amazon Studios says it’s signed a deal with Nicole Kidman and her production company for TV and movie projects. Under the “first-look” deal, Amazon and Kidman’s Blossom Films will develop original series for Amazon Prime Video and big-screen films. In a statement Thursday, Amazon Studios head Jennifer Salke called Kidman “a force of nature” as an actress and a producer. Blossom Films, founded by Kidman and Per Saari, produced the Emmy-winning series “Big Little Lies” for HBO. Amazon is striking deals with other prominent Hollywood figures, includingRead More


Family calls for more first responder mental health help after suicide of mosque shooting paramedic

Andreanne Leblanc

CTV Montreal Published Thursday, May 31, 2018 10:57PM EDT Last Updated Thursday, May 31, 2018 11:04PM EDT The family and friends of a Quebec City paramedic who took her own life just over a year after being called to the scene of the 2017 mosque shooting are calling for more psychological help for first responders. Andreanne Leblanc committed suicide in March, just over a year after the shooting that claimed six lives. Her mother, Lucie Roy, said that despite being a highly social person, her daughter never spoke about whatRead More


Bell Aliant doubling pay phone prices in Atlantic Canada, from 25 to 50 cents

Payphones at Pearson International Airport

HALIFAX — Bell Aliant is doubling the cost for pay phones in all four Atlantic provinces on Monday, bringing the region in line with the rest of the country. Company spokeswoman Isabelle Boulet said in an email Sunday that the change — from 25 cents to 50 cents — is the first pay phone price increase in Atlantic Canada in more than 20 years, and that all other regions in the country have been paying the higher price since 2009. She did not disclose the costs associated with keeping aRead More


‘We haven’t lost hope’: Woman writes to sister who vanished as a toddler

Diane Prevost

It’s been 51 years since Lise Nastuk last saw her younger sister Diane. It was Sept. 17, 1966, a Saturday, and the Prevost family was enjoying the final days of summer at Grundy Lake Provincial Park, located approximately 100 kilometres southeast from their home in Blezard Valley, outside of Sudbury, Ont. Lise and her two siblings frolicked in the water with her mother while her father fished. Frightened of the water, two-year-old Diane played alone in the sand. The toddler said she wanted to return to the campsite, just 152Read More


EPS issue arrest warrants for high-risk offender

EPS issue arrest warrants for high-risk offender

The Edmonton Police Service (EPS) has issued arrest warrants for a high-risk offender who breached her court-imposed peace bond. EPS is searching for 36-year-old Leanne Whitford – a transgender woman formerly known as Ian – after she failed to report to police. Whitford is on the run and has four warrants for her arrest. She is considered to be dangerous and should not be approached, police said. Whitford is a convicted violent offender and EPS believe she will commit another violent crime. Whitford is known to frequent downtown Edmonton, EPSRead More


Winnipeg Jets eliminated from playoffs after 2-1 loss to Golden Knights

Ryan Reaves

Joshua Clipperton, The Canadian Press Published Sunday, May 20, 2018 5:47PM EDT Last Updated Sunday, May 20, 2018 6:00PM EDT WINNIPEG — Ryan Reaves scored the game-winning goal and Marc-Andre Fleury made 31 saves as the expansion Vegas Golden Knights continued their improbable run by defeating the Winnipeg Jets 2-1 on Sunday afternoon to advance to the Stanley Cup final. Alex Tuch also scored for the Knights, who lost Game 1 in Winnipeg before winning four straight to become the first team since the St. Louis Blues in 1968 toRead More


Two men charged with attempted murder released on bail

Two of the three men charged with attempted murder in Oro-Medonte walked out of the courthouse on Friday on bail. Cory Greenspoon was released into his parent’s care. The 28 year old’s lawyer says his client had no business being behind bars. “The police don’t have much of a case. It may be paper thin,” says defence lawyer Mitchell Worsoff. “I had thought the police were going to withdraw these charges or have the Crown withdraw these charges. But they may have some further evidence against my client. I’m skeptical.”Read More