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Halifax seeing record low snow levels

Halifax seeing record low snow levels

Halifax and other areas of Nova Scotia are in the midst of a record setting snow drought, as the city has seen less than 20 centimetres of snow this winter. At Martock Ski Hill outside of Windsor, N.S., the snow machines are running full blast, covering the mountain in artificial snow. “We get to pick exactly the kind of snow we want to make,” says Rosie Browning, a Ranger at Martock Ski Hill The hill needs a base of about three to five feet of snow to be ski-able, butRead More


Slain girl may have been victim of serial killer: Pakistan

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Zaheer Babar, The Associated Press Published Saturday, January 13, 2018 8:04AM EST LAHORE, Pakistan — A serial killer may have been behind the rape and murder of young girl in Pakistan whose killing sparked deadly clashes between protesters and police, an official said Saturday. Rana Sanaullah, the home minister for Punjab province, said DNA testing has linked the killing to at least five other cases of child abuse and murder in the city of Kasur. Police have detained eight suspects, including two relatives of the girl. Eight-year-old Zainab Ansari wentRead More


Putin calls Kim Jong Un ‘competent and mature’ leader

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The Associated Press Published Friday, January 12, 2018 11:21AM EST Last Updated Friday, January 12, 2018 11:22AM EST MOSCOW – Russian President Vladimir Putin says North Korea’s Kim Jong Un has shown himself to be a mature leader who is interested in calming down the tensions over its nuclear and long-range missile programs. Meeting with top Russian media figures on Thursday, Putin said Kim “is an absolutely competent and already mature politician” who has “solved his strategic task — he has a nuclear warhead and a global-range missile.” Now, inRead More


Federal funding will go long way for Sask. Indigenous police force

Federal funding will go long way for Sask. Indigenous police force

CTV Regina Published Thursday, January 11, 2018 6:07PM CST Last Updated Thursday, January 11, 2018 6:42PM CST Federal investment in First Nations police forces will go a long for the only Indigenous police force in the province. The Government of Canada announced a $300 million investment on Wednesday to help make Indigenous communities safer. The money will be used to hire 110 new positions over the next five years across the country. “We expect the policing service to be invigorated by the extra resources that we’re putting in,” said RalphRead More


Brule, Raymond, Roy among former NHL veterans named to men’s Olympic team

Brule, Raymond, Roy among former NHL veterans named to men's Olympic team

The Canadian Press Published Thursday, January 11, 2018 12:24PM EST Last Updated Thursday, January 11, 2018 1:03PM EST CALGARY – Hockey Canada has unveiled the team that will go for a third straight Olympic men’s hockey gold medal next month at the Pyeongchang Games. Most Canadians will need to do some deep research to learn about who’s making up the squad, however. The team is made up mainly of Canadian players based in Europe after the NHL bowed out of competing in South Korea. Forwards Gilbert Brule, Mason Raymond, DerekRead More


House fire causes $35,000 in damage

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A house fire early Thursday morning caused around $35,000 in damages. The Saskatoon Fire Department responded just before 1:30 a.m. to a home in the 200 block of Avenue I South. When firefighters arrived, they found flames and heavy smoke coming from the basement suite kitchen. Everyone inside of the home had been evacuated and no one was injured. The fire was extinguished in less than 15 minutes. A fire investigator determined the cause to be accidental. Source link #canadiannews #worldnews #headlinenews and stories from around the world USA TodayRead More


Man arrested more than 11 years after drug bust

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A man wanted by police for more than a decade has been returned to Grey County to face drug production charges. According to the OPP, an arrest warrant was issued for the 66-year-old man in September 2006, in connection with a marijuana grow-op discovered at a property on Southgate Road 14 north of Mount Forest. Police say the Hamilton resident was taken into custody Tuesday evening at Pearson International Airport by the Canadian Border Services Agency. He will face charges including marijuana production and possession of more than three kilogramsRead More


South Korea floats summit with Kim Jong Un

Kim Jong Un

Hyung-Jin Kim, The Associated Press Published Tuesday, January 9, 2018 11:58PM EST SEOUL, Korea, Republic Of – South Korea’s president said Wednesday he’s open to meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un if certain conditions are met, as he vowed to push for more talks and co-operation with the North to try to resolve the nuclear standoff. President Moon Jae-in has previously floated the idea of a summit with Kim under conditions. But his latest comments came a day after the North agreed to send a delegation to nextRead More


Rose McGowan says Weinstein legal action costing her house

Rose McGowan

PASADENA, Calif. — Rose McGowan, refusing to mention Harvey Weinstein by name, said unspecified legal action by the man she instead calls “the monster” is forcing her to sell her house to fight him. The actress-turned-activist spoke to TV critics Tuesday about her upcoming documentary series “Citizen Rose” and what she called her global struggle against sexual assault and economic injustice. McGowan helped start a national public discussion when she accused Hollywood mogul Weinstein of raping her. Weinstein, facing numerous other accusations of misconduct, has repeatedly denied “allegations of non-consensualRead More


Demolition begins on Barrie Central Collegiate

Demolition begins on Barrie Central Collegiate

The demolition of Barrie’s oldest high school has stated. Heavy equipment was used to meticulously tear apart Barrie Central Collegiate on Tuesday. The plan is to have the building torn down in just three months. “We know the legacy and importance of the site. We will highlight the history of the site. We’re preserving Prince of Wales Schoolhouse as part of a public park,” says Scott Higgins, president of HIP Development. The developer is set to build multiple residential towers on the property. The towers will include rentals and someRead More