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Pedestrian cycling bridge proposed to join areas divides opinions

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A City of Winnipeg proposal to build a bridge for pedestrians and cyclists between Osborne Village and downtown is dividing some Winnipeggers. There are three different bridge proposals being mulled by the city right now which would function solely for pedestrians and cyclists. But the proposed location is the same is the same with each design. If approved, the bridge would go from Fort Rouge Park on the south side of the Assiniboine River and McFayden Park on the north side. The new crossing would fall between bridges on DonaldRead More


Cigarette in flower pot causes building fire

Cigarette in flower pot causes building fire

Residents of an 11 storey building in Old Montreal were forced to leave their homes overnight for what is becoming an increasingly common problem. Shortly after 10 p.m. Sunday the fire department rushed to 1 McGill St., near De la Commune St., when the roof of the building caught on fire. Dozens of people rushed out of the building, some with assistance, as emergency crews rushed inside to put out the flames. Some residents initially stayed in their homes, thinking it was a false alarm, until they realized it wasRead 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


Aggressive bear prompts closure of popular trails in Banff

Residents of Banff are being urged to take prevent

Parks officials have been closed some hiking trails in Banff after a mother black bear and her cubs were spotted in the area. A closure notice was issued on Wednesday for Valleyview Trails and the surrounding area, bordered by Mountain Avenue, the Banff Springs Hotel and the Rimrock Resort. Officials say a female black bear and her cubs were exhibiting aggressive behaviour and the trails have been closed to all traffic and travel. Experts say the chances of having an encounter with an aggressive bear are low but people headingRead More


Federal panel urging Canada to ramp up efforts to collect blood plasma

Pay for plasma

OTTAWA — Canada needs to do more to collect and stockpile its own homegrown plasma, the blood component used to make various medical treatments including life-saving drugs known as immune globulins, a federal panel of experts recommended Wednesday. In its newly released final report, the panel appointed last year by Health Canada was careful to point out it has found no evidence of a looming crisis in the supply of immune globulins, which help the body fight infections, or other products derived from blood plasma. Nor can it point toRead More


Russia adopts bill that could stymie trade with U.S.

Moscow

MOSCOW — Russia’s parliament on Tuesday adopted a wide-ranging bill that could freeze crucial exports to the United States and imports to Russia from the U.S. and other countries. The bill, drafted by leading lawmakers at the State Duma in response to the latest round of U.S. sanctions, lays out a wide range of restrictions for U.S. businesses in Russia and for co-operation with the U.S. Among other things, the bill allows the Russian president to “ban or suspend co-operation with a hostile state” and ban imports of goods fromRead More


Girls on the gridiron

Girls on the gridiron

From CTV Northern Ontario’s Joey Slattery: Two women in North Bay get the opportunity to experience glory on the gridiron. 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″]


Impaired driver crashes stolen school bus on Hwy. 26: OPP

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Police say a drunken man stole a school bus and crashed into a sign at a roundabout on Highway 26. Emergency crews were called to the Mosley Street roundabout, just west of Stayner, for a single-vehicle crash on Wednesday night. According to the OPP, the school bus crashed into a light pole and a sign. The driver of the bus was taken to hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Police say the school bus was stolen, and the driver, a 56-year-old Clearview Township man, was impaired. The accused now faces eightRead More


Verdict expected for man accused of sending letter bombs to lawyers, ex-wife

Verdict expected for man accused of sending letter bombs to lawyers, ex-wife

WINNIPEG — A Winnipeg man is expected to find out today if he will be found guilty of sending letter bombs to his former wife and two lawyers. Judge Tracey Lord is to hand down a verdict on charges against Guido Amsel that include attempted murder and aggravated assault. Amsel was arrested after three explosive packages were found in July 2015. One went off inside the office of Maria Mitousis, a lawyer who had represented Amsel’s ex-wife in a financial dispute. Mitousis lost her right hand and suffered other severeRead More


Ten ridings to watch as Ontario heads to the polls next month

Kathleen Wynne

Paola Loriggio , The Canadian Press Published Sunday, May 13, 2018 11:28AM EDT Last Updated Sunday, May 13, 2018 11:29AM EDT Ontario has 124 provincial ridings as it goes into a spring election. Here are 10 to watch: DON VALLEY WEST Her Liberals are lagging in the polls, but can Premier Kathleen Wynne secure a victory in her own riding? The veteran politician snatched the seat from the Tories in 2003 as the Liberals formed government, but 15 years later the party and its leader have seen their popularity dropRead More