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Basic income pilot ending in March

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The Canadian Press Published Friday, August 31, 2018 5:41PM EDT Last Updated Friday, August 31, 2018 5:48PM EDT Ontario’s basic-income pilot project, which was launched by the former Liberal government and was aimed at lifting people out of poverty, will end next March. The Progressive Conservative government says the final payments to the 4,000 low-income recipients in several cities will be made on March 31, 2019. The Tories announced last month they would wind down the project, which was launched in 2017 and was set to run for three years.Read More


Greenbelt Research Farm up for grabs as NCC mulls soundstage proposal

Greenbelt Research Farm up for grabs as NCC mulls soundstage proposal

There is movie-making excitement in the air of Ottawa’s film industry. Dreams of a local sound stage, is finding new life in a west-end field. “What a sound stage allows you to do is to take your dramatic production, put it into a controlled environment where the sound is controlled, there’s no worry about rain or anything else,” said Bruce Harvey, Film Commissioner at the Ottawa Film Office. So envision a 40-million-dollar warehouse on 9.58 ha of land; one big enough to recreate the halls of Parliament or the restaurantRead More


Parry Sound 33 fire in Ontario officially ‘under control’

Parry Sound 33

An Ontario forest fire that began more than a month ago and forced cottage-goers to abandon their summer homes is finally under control. The Parry Sound 33 fire is still active, but it was officially classified as “under control” on Thursday morning. The blaze hasn’t shrunk and still covers about 113 square kilometres – the same size as 10 days ago. But officials believe they’ve made progress in battling the flames. Campfires will be permitted in the French River as of 12:01 a.m. Friday, the municipality said in a statementRead More


Brandt Snedeker shoots 59, one shy of PGA record

Brandt Snedeker

The Associated Press Published Thursday, August 16, 2018 1:05PM EDT Last Updated Thursday, August 16, 2018 2:17PM EDT GREENSBORO, N.C. — Brandt Snedeker predicted low scores at the Wyndham Championship — but not this low. Snedeker shot an 11-under 59 on Thursday, falling one shot shy of matching the PGA Tour record. He made a 20-foot putt on his final hole to become the 10th player in tour history to break 60. Jim Furyk set the record with a 58 in the final round of the Travelers Championship in 2016.Read More


Colchester Beach not recommended for swimming

Beach report

If you want to swim this weekend, health officials in Windsor-Essex suggest you avoid one beach. The Health Unit says Colchester Beach is not recommended for swimming due to high E. Coli bacteria found in the water. All other public beaches have acceptable levels of bacteria in the water and are considered safe for swimming. 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″]


Saskatoon sees second homicide in less than a day

Saskatoon Police

Saskatoon Police Service Major Crime Section, Forensic Identification and the Office of the Chief Coroner are investigating two homicides that took place within a day of each other. Police and Medavie Health Services were called to the aid of an injured man in an apartment in the 200 block of 5th Avenue North on Friday night. The man was located in the hallway and was transported to a hospital where he died from the injury. On Saturday morning at approximately 10:40 a.m. members of both the Saskatoon Police Service andRead More


Balaclava rapist Larry Takahashi’s day parole continued, no overnight leave

Larry Takahashi

The Canadian Press Published Thursday, August 9, 2018 10:01PM EDT Last Updated Thursday, August 9, 2018 11:50PM EDT ABBOTSFORD, B.C. — The Parole Board of Canada has continued day parole in British Columbia for the man known as the balaclava rapist for another six months while ruling out overnight leave privileges for now. Larry Takahashi is serving three concurrent life sentences for multiple counts of rape, aggravated sexual assault and other attacks on 23 women in the Edmonton area in the 1970s and ’80s, which he committed while wearing aRead More


Caesars Windsor recognized with Responsible Gambling Accreditation

Caesars Windsor

Caesars Windsor has been recognized for promoting responsible gambling. The casino achieved the gold standard in what’s called the “RG Check” from the Responsible Gambling Council. The program was developed to offer gaming companies an independent assessment of their Responsible Gambling Program by examining corporate policies, help for problem gamblers, advertising and promotion. Caesars Windsor was the first gaming facility in the world to earn designation back in 2012. To maintain the status, properties must be re-accredited every three years. Source link #canadiannews #worldnews #headlinenews and stories from around theRead More


Police conduct high risk takedown near LHSC

Police conduct high risk takedown near LHSC

CTV London Published Friday, August 3, 2018 2:59PM EDT Last Updated Friday, August 3, 2018 4:53PM EDT For the second time this week officers with guns drawn conducted a high risk arrest at a busy London intersection in broad daylight. The arrest took place at the intersection of Baseline and Wellington right near the Victoria campus of London Health Sciences. Police have released little information about the arrest other than to say it was high risk. No one was reported injured in the incident. A video of the arrest providedRead More


Wily 95 year old shoos off bear burglar twice

Wily 95 year old shoos off bear burglar twice

Don’t mess with Anna Stady. The Comox Valley senior is getting to be an expert at shooing a certain black bear out of her kitchen. 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″]