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Mounties warn public about series of fake gold jewelry scams

RCMP

A fake jewelry scam has surfaced in central and southern Alberta and police say the suspects often play on people’s emotions to make the sale. Strathmore RCMP has received four complaints about people trying to sell jewelry in the parking lots of local businesses since May 13. The sellers say the jewelry is real gold and those who have purchased items later find out the jewelry is fake. Police say in several cases the vehicle involved is a blue Dodge Journey with an Ontario or Quebec licence plate and thatRead More


Amazon to open massive distribution centre in Ottawa

Amazon to open massive distribution centre in Ottawa

CTV Ottawa Published Thursday, May 24, 2018 5:16PM EDT Last Updated Thursday, May 24, 2018 5:56PM EDT The world’s largest retailer is building a massive new facility in Ottawa’s east end, CTV News has learned. Sources tell CTV News that Amazon will open a massive distribution centre at Boundary Road and Hwy. 417. The facility will be a whopping one million square feet—the largest industrial building ever built in the city. It will sit on a 96-acre property and include 1,000 parking spaces and 99 truck loading bays. In aRead More


Transcona couple faces 6-figure bill over foundation failure

Transcona couple faces 6-figure bill over foundation failure

Bonnie Hinchcliffe says her dream house has turned into a nightmare; the walls are literally falling in around her. “Our jaws dropped to the ground. Is this actually happening to us right now?” said Hinchcliffe. Following a home inspection, Hinchcliffe and her husband bought the 1960 Transcona home in November. All seemed well until Christmas time when Hinchcliffe’s husband noticed a draft in the basement ceiling and worse upon closer inspection. “He pulled out the insulation and noticed that there’s daylight coming from where there’s not supposed to be daylight,”Read More


Crews battle house fire in northeast Calgary

Coral Springs fire

Fire crews were called to the scene of a second house fire in less than 12 hours in Calgary, this time in the northeast community of Coral Springs. Authorities say the fire started just after 5:30 p.m. and a number of neighbouring homes have been evacuated. EMS are also at the scene but there is no information on if anyone was hurt. More details to come. 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″]Read More


Feds deny Russian rumours that 3 Canadian soldiers were killed in Ukraine

Feds deny Russian rumours that 3 Canadian soldiers were killed in Ukraine

Federal officials have flatly denied online rumours circulated by Russian social media accounts that three Canadian soldiers working in Ukraine were killed by a landmine. The Department of National Defence and the Canadian Armed Forces told CTV News that the claims are totally false, and that there are no Canadians who have been injured or killed. The false claim appears to have been first reported on a Russian-language website that cites the pro-Russian group the Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR). The separatist group, which receives financial backing from Russia, was declaredRead More


Charges expected after truck slams into back of school bus in P.E.I.

The RCMP are investigating after a pickup truck slammed into the back of a school bus carrying 26 children in Central Bedeque, P.E.I. Police say the collision happened on Route 171 around 3:20 p.m. Thursday. Police say the school bus had stopped to allow children to exit the vehicle when it was struck from behind by the truck. No one was injured in the collision. Police say the incident is under investigation, but charges under the Highway Traffic Act are expected to be laid against the driver of the truck.Read More


Essex liberals have chosen their candidate

Liberal candidate in Essex

The Liberals have their candidate in Essex for the upcoming provincial election.  At a nomination meeting in Kingsville on Wednesday, Kate Festeryga was acclaimed as the Liberal candidate. Festeryga currently works as an issues manager with the provincial government. Born and raised in Essex County and a long-time activist, Festeryga says she is looking to put her government experience to work for the people of Essex. “Essex County deserves a voice that’s strong as its importance in this province and it’s not getting that right now”. Her name may soundRead More


CBC/Radio Canada warns employees their financial info may be at risk after theft

CBC

Thousands of employees of Canada’s public broadcaster are being warned their personal information may have been compromised after a recent computer theft, the CBC said Wednesday. “The stolen equipment, while password protected, may contain electronic files, including some personal financial information” of people who recently worked for the CBC and Radio-Canada, the Crown corporation’s chief financial officer said in an email. Around 20,000 people could be affected, including current employees, outside contractors and some former employees who worked over the last 18 months, the broadcaster confirmed. But a CBC spokesmanRead More


Winnipeg Commodity Exchange’s last trading function moving to New York

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The American company that bought the Winnipeg Commodity Exchange in 2007 says it is shutting down its last commodity trading function. Atlanta-based Intercontinental Exchange Inc. (ICE) says it will move trading of canola contracts from Winnipeg to New York by July 29. The change will effectively end trading at the WCE, which has been operating in the city since 1887. ICE says the move to New York, which requires regulatory approvals, will provide customers with deeper liquidity, reduced administrative costs and a more diversified risk management pool while retaining theRead More


New mental health and addictions strategy to tackle gaps in care: Province

New mental health and addictions strategy to tackle gaps in care: Province

The Manitoba government released its news mental health and addictions strategy on Monday with a focus on addressing gaps in healthcare services, according to a news release from the province. The report identifies some of the major challenges facing mental health and addictions treatment: long waits for services, limited access to treatment in rural and northern communities, gaps in continuing from acute to primary care and an imbalance in how investments were divided between acute services and community-based services. The Manitoba Mental Health and Addictions Strategy highlights the need toRead More