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Hamilton tenants on ‘rent strike’ bring protest to Ottawa

Stoney creek residents protest

A group of frustrated Hamilton tenants on a “rent strike” drove their demands to Ottawa today. The landlord, Ottawa based InterRent Real Estate Investment Trust and CLV Group, has proposed a 9.6% rent hike over the next two years. The more than two dozen residents who marched to the CEO’s home in Ottawa say they can’t afford the hike and feel they are being priced out of the apartment complex.  “If it goes up, we have to find another place to live in Hamilton and that’s hard because most placesRead More


Sudbury reaction to a Buck a Beer

Sudbury reaction to a Buck a Beer

Molly Frommer spoke with a local craft brewery owner and some residents about the buck a beer. 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″]


Illegal grow-op located in farmer’s field

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CTV Kitchener Published Tuesday, August 7, 2018 12:38PM EDT Last Updated Tuesday, August 7, 2018 12:50PM EDT Police say that unknown suspects cleared a section of a farmer’s field in Norfolk County and planted several suspected marijuana plants. A concerned citizen contacted police after making the discovery on Saturday morning around 10 a.m. Ontario Provincial Police say the plants have since been removed. Police say there is numerous public safety risks associated with illegal grow-op sites. They are reminding the public that growing the drug illegally is a criminal operationRead More


Group starts effort to ban plastic shopping bags in N.B.

Group starts effort to ban plastic shopping bags in N.B.

A group of university students in Fredericton has a lofty goal: they want to ban plastic shopping bags across the province. To kick off their campaign, they’re asking New Brunswickers to sign a petition. “Anything that we can do to eliminate some of the plastic use, I think, is a good thing,” said Sandra Sheridan of Moncton. The idea is to get consumers to bring their own reusable bags in hopes of eliminating some of the plastic that ends up in landfills, on city streets and in waterways such asRead More


Thousands in Windsor-Essex to be impacted by social assistance changes

Changes to social assistance in Ontario will impact thousands of people in Windsor-Essex. The Progressive Conservatives are pushing the pause button on the previous Liberal government’s system, and replacing it with one of their own. As part of the changes, the promised three per cent increase to Ontario Works and ODSP recipients will be slashed in half, to 1.5 per cent. Stats show there are 8,200 cases with Ontario Works, and 13,500 ODSP cases in Windsor-Essex. One of those residents impacted by the change is Windsor resident Emily Sadowski. SheRead More


Communities near Parry Sound 33 are on edge

Communities near Parry Sound 33 are on edge

Tony Talks with Luc Seguin from Alban, south of Sudbury, who just received an evacuation alert by the municipality of French River. 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″]


Regional police issue backpack challenge for kids in need

Chief Larkin with a backpack

The Waterloo Regional Police Service has called for other emergency service partners to join their Back to School Campaign. Last year, the campaign saw over 600 backpacks given out to kids in need. This year, along with Family and Children’s Services, they are hoping to give out even more. The backpack challenge calls for emergency service workers to donate a lunch bag, a backpack and a $25 gift card to Staples to get kids back-to-school ready. The program runs until August 17, and supports the FCS Back to School AssistanceRead More


U.S. launches national security investigation against uranium imports

An underground uranium mine owned by Cameco, is shown on Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2015. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Liam Richards)

Canada could face a larger trade dispute with the U.S. after the Department of Commerce launched another national security investigation, this time by looking into uranium imports. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross announced the investigation Wednesday, noting U.S. production of uranium for military and electric power has decreased to five per cent of its consumption from 49 per cent in 1987. “The Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security will conduct a thorough, fair, and transparent review to determine whether uranium imports threaten to impair national security,” Ross in aRead More


Tent city founder arrested for alleged obstruction

Tent city founder arrested for alleged obstruction

Saanich police say they may also pursue an assault charge for an alleged air horn blast in the ear of a firefighter. 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″]


Bridgewater residents don’t like decision to grant leaves to mom who murdered daughter

Bridgewater residents don't like decision to grant leaves to mom who murdered daughter

The news that the Parole Board of Canada has granted Penny Boudreau temporary leaves to attend church is opening old wounds in the community of Bridgewater, N.S. Friday, there were still teddy bears posted to a tree 10 years after Karissa Boudreau’s body was found along the bank of the LaHave River. Boudreau was convicted of killing her 12-year-old daughter and is serving a 20-year sentence for a crime that shocked the South Shore community. “Everybody in the town was struck by it one way or another, it was unbelievableRead More