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City unveiling new Red Light Camera

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Ottawa’s newest red light camera will be unveiled today. Mayor Jim Watson and Transportation Committee Chair Keith Egli will show off the new camera on Lyon Street, between Albert and Slater Streets. This is the last of 20 new red light cameras Council committed to installing during this current term. The City of Ottawa says the Red Light Camera Program is an initiative to improve intersection safety.  The goals of the program are to reduce collisions and to reduce injuries to help improve road safety at the targeted intersections. ThereRead More


Canadian vacationers stranded in Cuba following plane crash

Canadian vacationers stranded in Cuba following plane crash

In the wake of a horrific plane crash in Cuba that claimed the lives of 110 people, dozens of Canadians are now stranded in the country, wondering when they will be able to fly home. On Friday, a Cubana de Aviacion flight out of Havana crashed shortly after takeoff, killing all but three of its 113 passengers and crew members. The crash is being labelled the worst Cuban aviation disaster in more than three decades. Nancy Charland of Montreal was supposed to head home Friday with Cubana from Cayo LargoRead More


Queen City celebrates the royal wedding

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People all around the world watched and celebrated the royal marriage of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. Here in the Queen City, several royal family fans fled to the Vintage Tea Room to get a taste of the big event. The tea room had a special menu for Saturday’s royal wedding, including a ‘coronation chicken pie,’ drawing in a full-house at the British-inspired café. “I’m here to spend some time with my family and have some food and kind of celebrate the wedding,” said one of the café’s customers, BrooklyneRead More


Coroner speaks about mix-up of Humboldt Broncos crash victims

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A coroner involved in the Humboldt Broncos bus crash says it wasn’t until an injured player woke up in hospital and said he wasn’t who everyone thought he was that officials realized there had been a big mistake in identifying the dead. Since the crash, Parker Tobin’s loved ones from Alberta had been at the bedside of the player they thought was Parker, an 18-year-old goalie. He had serious facial injuries, but they believed he was their boy. It turned out it was actually teammate Xavier Labelle in the bed,Read More


300-pound cement balls to help clean harbour

300-pound cement balls to help clean harbour

They’re called “reef balls,” and they’re being dropped to help attract marine life back into Victoria’s Inner Harbour. Source link #canadiannews #worldnews #headlinenews and stories from around the world USA Today News Headlines USA News Headlines ABC NEWS Headlines


Canadian physician Tarek Loubani shot in Gaza Strip while providing medical care

Canadian physician Tarek Loubani shot in Gaza Strip while providing medical care

A Canadian doctor says he was shot and wounded while providing medical treatment to Palestinians protesting along the Gaza border. In a blog post published on Monday, Dr. Tarek Loubani described how he was shot in the leg while he was attending wounded Palestinians in Gaza. The London, Ont.-based physician said he was shot towards the end of the morning on Monday while he was standing with a group of other medical professionals away from the main protest area, but in view of three Israeli sniper outposts. Dr. Loubani saidRead More


Videos capture spate of spring bear sightings in B.C.

Videos capture spate of spring bear sightings in B.C.

British Columbia residents have recorded a spate of bear sightings in recent days, including in urban areas where they aren’t typically seen. On Saturday, nurse Parm Sahota saw a male black bear approaching the Abbotsford, B.C., retirement community where she works. “You guys, can it break the window?” she can be heard on video asking coworkers, while backing away from the window. “It was so big,” she told later CTV Vancouver. Police chased the 250-pound (114 kilogram) black bear into a tree outside a nearby high school. Conservation officers tranquilizedRead More


RCMP arrest 16-year-old after shots fired in Bridgetown

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Annapolis District RCMP have arrested a 16-year-old male after shots were fired overnight Saturday. Just after midnight on May 5, RCMP received a call to the scene of a single motor vehicle collision on South St. at Carleton Corner in Bridgetown, N.S. Officers discovered an abandoned vehicle at the scene and were told a male was seen leaving the scene of the accident with a rifle, heading towards the train track in Bridgetown. RCMP found the suspect who had fired multiple shots from the rifle. Shortly after 1:00 a.m., RCMPRead More


Toronto makeup artists hopes grad photo encourages discussion of gender norms

Kevin Kodra

TORONTO — High schooler Kevin Kodra hopes his glamorous viral graduation photo gets people thinking beyond the borders of gender norms. The 18-year-old Toronto makeup artist watched his social media fame skyrocket this week after he posted an image to Instagram with sculpted eyebrows, contoured cheeks, fulsome lips — and a beard and grad robes. The shot has amassed more than 20,000 likes in four days. But Kodra doesn’t want his fans to simply admire his work — he wants them to reconsider their own perceptions. He says he hopesRead More


Golden State Killer suspect fights DNA collection effort

Joseph James DeAngelo

Kathleen Ronayne, The Associated Press Published Thursday, May 3, 2018 8:51AM EDT SACRAMENTO, Calif. — The former policeman accused of being the Golden State Killer headed back to court Thursday to fight prosecutors’ efforts to collect more of his DNA. Joseph DeAngelo, 72, was scheduled to appear in a Sacramento courtroom connected to the county jail where he’s being held. His public defender, Diane Howard, has filed a motion to block efforts by the district attorney to take DNA, fingerprints and photos of DeAngelo’s body. Sacramento County District Attorney AnneRead More