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City Councillors divided on plans to bring Uber to Orillia

City Councillors divided on plans to bring Uber to Orillia

CTV Barrie Published Monday, July 16, 2018 8:02PM EDT Last Updated Monday, July 16, 2018 8:05PM EDT Orillia councillors have mixed opinions on plans to bring Uber to the city. Taxi drivers in Orillia must have a valid a drivers abstract, pass a criminal background check, and a vulnerable services check.The vulnerable services check speaks to any pardons for sexual or mental health criminal convictions from the past.Uber does driver abstract checks and criminal background checks but has said on record, that if the city of Orillia wants a vulnerableRead More


Manitoba seeing 25% increase in road fatalities in 2018

Road fatalities

Road-related deaths have seen a sharp increase in 2018 according to some startling numbers out of Manitoba Public Insurance. This year there’s been around a 25 per cent uptick in fatalities compared to 2017. “We’re also seeing an increase in fatalities on weekends,” said Brian Smiley, the MPI media relations coordinator. According to Smiley, the increase in weekend road deaths is a trend they’ve been noticing over the past few years. He said some possible explanations for this pattern are the fact that there’s more driver on the road asRead More


Ontario PC government cancels $100 million school repair fund

Doug Ford

TORONTO — Ontario’s new Tory government has cancelled a $100-million fund earmarked for school repairs this year, a cut that comes as a result of Doug Ford’s campaign promise to scrap the province’s cap-and-trade system. School boards were notified on July 3 that the Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund would be eliminated and that only work contracted on or before that date would be covered. The memo, obtained by The Canadian Press, advises school boards to stop spending the cash that was allocated in April immediately. “Please maintain detailed records ofRead More


Kingsville crash sends three to hospital

OPP

Three people have been seriously hurt after a crash in Kingsville. The two-vehicle collision happened around 3:30 p.m. Sunday at the intersection of Road 3 West and McCain Side Road/ All three occupants have been transported to an area hospital with injuries ranging from serious to life-threatening. The intersection will be closed for several hours for the investigation. Motorists should avoid the area. 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 HeadlinesRead More


Man, two girls named in deadly Chesley house fire

Chesley fire

The identity of the three people who died in a house fire in Chesley has been released. Police say 36-year-old John Kramer, 9-year-old Shailyn Kramer, and 5-year-old Britnee Kramer did not make it out of the fire. On June 11, the house on 5th Avenue Southwest in Chesley went up in flames. Fire investigators say two people were able to escape the burning house. The flames also spread to a neighbouring home causing significant damage. Police say the cause of the fire is still under investigation. Source link #canadiannews #worldnewsRead More


Woman found living with adult daughter’s corpse: police

Police Tape

DETROIT – A 65-year-old woman has been found living with the body of her adult daughter in a house on Detroit’s west side. Detroit police Officer Dan Donakowski said Monday that the mother went to a police precinct Sunday and told officers that her daughter had died. Officers went to the home on Seebaldt Street and found the 47-year-old woman’s body. Donakowski says a medical examiner must determine when and how she died. No one has been arrested. WJBK-TV and WXYZ-TV report that the woman’s body may have been inRead More


Bali airport reopens after ash threat stranded thousands

Mount Agung's crater glows red

The Associated Press Published Friday, June 29, 2018 9:22AM EDT Last Updated Friday, June 29, 2018 9:42AM EDT DENPASAR, Indonesia — The international airport on the Indonesian resort island of Bali reopened Friday afternoon after a nearly 12-hour closure due to a volcanic ash threat that disrupted travel plans for thousands. Nearly 450 flights were cancelled Friday, affecting some 75,000 people, as the Mount Agung volcano gushed a 2,500-metre column of ash and smoke for a second day. The National Disaster Mitigation Agency said tests showed there was no ashRead More


Billions of dollars in limbo as Doug Ford nixes cap and trade

Doug Ford

David Paddon, The Canadian Press Published Sunday, June 24, 2018 10:09AM EDT Last Updated Sunday, June 24, 2018 10:25AM EDT TORONTO — The cancellation of Ontario’s cap-and-trade system will leave billions of dollars in carbon credits in limbo and consumers on the hook for pricey home upgrades that were expected to be part of a rebate program. Incoming premier Doug Ford has vowed to immediately dismantle cap and trade, but has offered few details on how the system will be wound down, and how or if participating companies will beRead More


Collection featuring Group of Seven paintings donated to University of Lethbridge

Canadian artist Emily Carr

LETHBRIDGE, Alta. – Margaret (Marmie) Perkins Hess spent a lifetime following her passion. A lifelong educator and art collector, the Order of Canada recipient bequeathed a collection worth as much as $5 million to the University of Lethbridge following her death at age 100 in 2016. The University of Lethbridge Art Gallery received word last year that Hess had donated her vast collection, which includes works from some of the most well-known artists in Canada and from around the world. University president Mike Mahon knew Hess for eight years priorRead More


Three people injured in highway crash in Woodstock

Vehicle crash on 401

A single-vehicle crash on Highway 401 in Woodstock left three injured. Around 3:30 p.m. Sunday, a vehicle travelling eastbound lost control and rolled into the ditch, Oxford County OPP say. A female passenger was reportedly airlifted to hospital with serious injuries. She had to be extricated from the vehicle. Officers say a male passenger was ejected from the vehicle and taken to hospital by ambulance. The driver is reported to have suffered minor injuries as well. The 401 was closed Sunday between Highway 59 and Highway 2. With files fromRead More