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Windsor woman dies in Florida crash

Elizabeth Wilkki

A traffic accident in Florida has claimed the life of a Windsor woman. The Lee County Sheriff’s Department in Fort Myers reports a couple – Elizabeth and George Wilkki were crossing a highway – when they were sideswiped by a Chevy Pickup leaving a Walmart parking lot on Wednesday afternoon. George Wilkki was a former solicitor for Windsor and his wife who also worked for the city. They were thrown to the ground and sent to hospital. Elizabeth Wilkki later died of her injuries, while George Wilkki`s injuries were notRead More


2 Koreas discuss Northern art troupe’s visit during Olympics

North Korea

Hyung-Jin Kim, The Associated Press Published Sunday, January 14, 2018 11:23PM EST SEOUL, Korea, Republic Of — Officials from the two Koreas met Monday to work out details about North Korea’s plan to send an art troupe to the South during next month’s Winter Olympics, as the rivals tried to follow up on the North’s recent agreement to co-operate in the Games in a conciliatory gesture following months of nuclear tensions. In a development that still shows their bitter animosities, the North issued a veiled threat on Sunday indicating itRead More


Downpour drenches Atlantic Canada, leading to flooding, power outages

Downpour drenches Atlantic Canada, leading to flooding, power outages

Adina Bresge, The Canadian Press Published Saturday, January 13, 2018 11:41AM EST Last Updated Saturday, January 13, 2018 9:33PM EST HALIFAX — Much of Atlantic Canada is being pummelled with heavy winds and a downpour on Saturday, swamping some areas with extensive flooding and causing two Newfoundland towns to declare a state of emergency. Environment Canada said a low-pressure system slowly tracked across the East Coast on Saturday, drenching the region in heavy rains. In southern New Brunswick, total rainfall amounts had exceeded 50 millimetres in some areas by SaturdayRead More


Goldcorp preps for largest open pit in company’s history

Goldcorp preps for largest open pit in company’s history

From CTV Northern Ontario’s Kyle Gennings: As Timmins mining company wraps up an operation that’s over a century old, a new project is on the horizon. Source link #canadiannews #worldnews #headlinenews and stories from around the world USA Today News Headlines USA News Headlines ABC NEWS Headlines


S. Korea proposes meeting with N. Korea to discuss Olympics

Korea tensions

Youkyung Lee, The Associated Press Published Friday, January 12, 2018 7:43AM EST Last Updated Friday, January 12, 2018 7:59AM EST SEOUL, Korea, Republic Of — South Korea said Friday it has proposed a meeting with North Korea next week to discuss details of its participation in next month’s Pyeongchang Winter Olympics in the South. The South’s Unification Ministry said it suggested holding the meeting on Monday at the border village of Panmunjom with a delegation of three South Korean officials. Earlier this week, the two Koreas held their first talksRead More


Body located after weekend house fire near Loon Lake

RCMP

One person has died after a house fire on the Makwa Sahgaiehcan First Nation over the weekend. Emergency crews from Loon Lake were called to a home on the first nation around 3:00 a.m. on Sunday. When they arrived, they found several people already outside the home. They told emergency crews that a 32-year-old woman was unaccounted for. On Wednesday morning, police sent out an update on the fire, saying a body had been located by investigators at the scene of the fire. They say the 32-year-old woman is stillRead More


More female officers accuse WRPS colleagues of discrimination

More female officers accuse WRPS colleagues of discrimination

Two current Waterloo Regional Police officers and one former officer have sworn affidavits as part of a proposed class-action lawsuit against the region’s police board and police union, alleging a culture of sexual harassment that leaves female officers afraid to report misconduct. The legal action was launched last year, when a current officer and a former officer came forward with allegations that they were repeatedly harassed and abused. Like the earlier claims, none of the new allegations have been tested in court. The lawyer representing Waterloo Regional Police in theRead More


Vancouver animators out of work due to Louis C.K.’s admissions of sexual misconduct

Dozens of employees for a Vancouver-based animation studio lost a big gig recently after a new Louis C.K. TV series was shelved because of his admissions of sexual misconduct. Vancouver’s Bardel Entertainment was in charge of animation for “The Cops,” a new TBS cartoon produced by and starring Louis C.K. and Albert Brooks. Fifty-three animators at the studio were put out of work when the show was cancelled after the comedian admitted to masturbating in front of, or on the phone with, five women he worked with at various pointsRead More


Another WolfCop returning to theaters in Regina

A highly anticipated movie sequel is set to be released in Regina, as the beast is back in the Queen City. “Another WolfCop” premiers in select theatres around the world tomorrow, Friday, December 1, including in Regina’s Galaxy Cinema on 420 McCarthy Blvd N. “It’s a very modest little film about a man who’s looking for himself, who happens to be a werewolf and sometimes to find himself he has to go on the hockey rink and rip people apart,” said Lowell Dean, director and writer, during an interview onRead More


N.B. distributing 2,500 naloxone kits to deal with opioid use

THE CANADIAN PRESS Published Wednesday, November 29, 2017 1:56PM AST Last Updated Wednesday, November 29, 2017 2:45PM AST FREDERICTON — The New Brunswick government has introduced a naloxone kit program in an effort to respond to the growing epidemic of opioid use in Canada. Health Minister Benoit Bourque says the government will spend $150,000 to buy about 2,500 kits. Naloxone temporarily reverses overdoses caused by opioid drugs such as fentanyl or heroin. The kits will be distributed free of charge through needle exchange programs with AIDS New Brunswick, AIDS MonctonRead More