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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


Engineers discover empty cavity beneath Allendale Rd

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A portion of Allendale Road has been closed after an unexpected find: a big hole underneath the street. EPCOR said engineers made the stunning discovery when they were doing preparations for construction. Spokesperson Tim le Riche said the road closure, between Calgary Trail and 106 Street, has been made out of an “abundance of caution” because it’s unclear how serious the problem is. “We need more information; we know to exactly what’s down there. But unfortunately we saw some signs on the surface of some instability: uneven pavement and cracksRead More


Marijuana affects development of unborn baby fish: U of A study

Marijuana affects development of unborn baby fish: U of A study

Researchers at the University of Alberta said a new study provides a glimpse into how marijuana could affect human embryos. For a year and a half, they studied the impact of THC and CBD, two chemicals found in marijuana, on zebrafish embryos. Researchers tried several different dosages, comparable to the amounts people use for medicinal or recreational purposes. The study followed the fish from fertilization to adulthood. It found significant impacts on the physical and mental development of the embryos. At the highest levels, it even affected survival rates ofRead More


RCMP, Coast Guard highlight water safety on Lake Winnipeg following Manitoba tragedies

RCMP, Coast Guard highlight water safety on Lake Winnipeg following Manitoba tragedies

Manitoba RCMP and the Canadian Coast Guard put a spotlight on water safety Sunday by holding a joint training exercise for search and rescue crews to improve communication, coordination with a focus on life saving skills, such as rescuing stranded boaters.  It’s been a difficult start to the summer on the water for some Manitobans that has led to multiple deaths. Four young Manitoba men have died in three separate incidents in the past week. On Thursday, a rescue operation was required to save two people stranded in a sailboatRead More


Ottawa woman remains in hospital after hit-and-run on Gatineau River

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An Ottawa woman remains in hospital in serious condition after being badly hurt on Canada Day. She’s been identified by friends as Casey Delaney, a local kindergarten teacher. According to a GoFundMe page set up by friend, Delaney remains in a medically-induced coma. Quebec Provincial Police say a group of people were on an inflatable island on the Gatineau River near Bouchette, Q.C., — about 100 km north of Gatineau — Sunday afternoon, when two men approached on their personal watercraft. Police say the men tried to splash the groupRead More


Police in St. Thomas say young teen gone missing

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St. Thomas police continue to search for a missing 13-year-old girl. Police issued a release Saturday saying Aliyah Edwards was last seen Friday about 3:30 p.m. She has long dark hair, dyed red. She was last seen wearing purple jean shorts and a grey hoodie.  Aliyah was also reported missing last March but found safe. Anyone with information is asked to call St. Thomas police at 519-631-1224 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”Read More


Man seriously injured in knife attack in Gravenhurst

A man is in hospital with serious injuries after he was attacked with a knife in Gravenhurst. The OPP says the 58-year-old victim was assaulted by the unknown suspect in a driveway on Peter Street, at around 1:30 a.m. The victim was taken to hospital with serious injuries, but is expected to recover. Police are still trying to get a better description of the suspect. The person they are looking for is believed to be 5’6” to 5’7” with some facial hair. The suspect may have been wearing a blueRead More


Garage fire breaks out in Waterloo

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A garage in Waterloo was heavily damaged by fire Friday morning. A report of a garage fire brought emergency crews to a home on Oak Park Drive, near University Avenue East and Millennium Boulevard, around 11 a.m. Firefighters were able to stop the flames from causing significant damage beyond the garage. Nobody was inside the garage or the attached home when the fire began. 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 NEWSRead 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


Joint traffic initiative leads to 76 charges in Windsor-Essex

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CTV Windsor Published Tuesday, May 22, 2018 5:05PM EDT Last Updated Tuesday, May 22, 2018 6:23PM EDT Members of Essex County OPP and Windsor police conducted a joint traffic enforcement initiative over the Victoria Day long weekend that resulted in 76 charges. Speed enforcement was conducted at two locations including E.C. Row Expressway at Central Avenue in Windsor and Highway 401 at Essex County Road 19 (Manning Road) in Tecumseh. This joint police effort resulted in 76 charges including 2 stunt drivers (one at each location) and one distracted drivingRead More