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Toddler struck by vehicle in Royal Gardens

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CTV Edmonton Published Monday, June 18, 2018 10:18PM MDT Last Updated Monday, June 18, 2018 10:26PM MDT A toddler was struck by a vehicle in southwest Edmonton tonight. Police confirm it happened, around 8:30 p.m., near the intersection of 41 Avenue and 115 Street. The 2-year-old child was sent to hospital with serious but non-life-threatening injuries. The EPS Major Collisions unit is investigating the crash scene, just south of Whitemud Drive, in the Royal Gardens neighbourhood. More to come… Source link #canadiannews #worldnews #headlinenews and stories from around the worldRead More

Embassy angered by Conservative MP linking Mexican visitors to drug trade

Marilyn Gladu

OTTAWA – The Mexican government is taking a Conservative MP to task for implying that many Mexican visitors to Canada are involved in the illegal drug trade. Sarnia, Ont., MP Marilyn Gladu made the suggestion Wednesday during debate on the Trudeau government’s bill to legalize recreational marijuana. Her reference to Mexicans came as she was arguing that legalization will actually be a boon for the illicit black market in cannabis – contrary to the government’s contention that it will displace organized crime. She said legal pot will be more expensiveRead More

Cambridge townhouse fire deemed suspicious

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A fire at a townhouse complex in Cambridge’s east end is believed to have been set intentionally. Fire crews were called to the townhouses on Dundas Street South near Fitzgerald Drive, east of Franklin Boulevard, around 5 p.m. Structure Fire on Dundas Street close to Fitzgerald Drive. Avoid the area if possible. — Cambridge Fire Dept (@CambridgeFD) June 12, 2018 Significant damage was seen at the back of one of the townhouses. Further details were not immediately available. Source link #canadiannews #worldnews #headlinenews and stories from around the world USARead More

Using smartwatch while driving counts as distraction: court

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Distracted driving is distracted driving even when the device being used is hands-free, an Ontario court has ruled. The ruling was made May 16 by a justice of the peace in Guelph, during a hearing over a distracted driving charge. According to court documents, the woman had been ticketed after a University of Guelph police officer noticed the glow from an electronic device coming from the woman’s car, which was stopped beside his cruiser at a red light. The officer reported that he saw the woman look up and downRead More

Launch of Paramedic Week in Greater Sudbury

Launch of Paramedic Week in Greater Sudbury

Update on services and programs provided by Paramedic Services, including Community Para-medicine and stroke sign recognition. Alana Everson reports. Source link #canadiannews #worldnews #headlinenews and stories from around the world USA Today News Headlines [su_feed url=”” limit=”20″] USA News Headlines [su_feed url=”” limit=”20″] ABC NEWS Headlines [su_feed url=”” limit=”20″]

Morneau to give speech in Calgary ahead of Kinder Morgan deadline

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CALGARY — Finance Minister Bill Morneau is headed west next week with plans to give a speech to a Calgary business audience a day ahead of a deadline set by Kinder Morgan for its controversial Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project. The Calgary Chamber of Commerce, which announced the event set for May 30, says the speech will focus on securing Canada’s economic future. Kinder Morgan suspended all non-essential construction on the Trans Mountain project in April, citing obstruction by B.C. that put the viability of the pipeline in question. TheRead More

U.S. criticizes China’s militarization of disputed waters

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BEIJING — The Pentagon criticized what it called China’s “continued militarization” of island outposts in the disputed South China Sea, where the Chinese air force landed long-range bombers for the first time, putting entire Southeast Asia within their range. The China Daily newspaper reported Saturday that the People’s Liberation Army Air Force conducted takeoff and landing training with the H-6K bomber in the South China Sea. China is pitted against smaller neighbours in multiple disputes over islands, coral reefs and lagoons in waters crucial for global commerce and rich inRead More

Humboldt Broncos team will return for 2018-19 SJHL season

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The Humboldt Broncos Junior A hockey team will return to the ice for the 2018-19 Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League season. The team says they will need to rebuild after a bus crash killed 16 people — including 10 players — and injured 13 others on April 6. The team’s head coach, Darcy Haugan, was one of the people who died in the crash. “Darcy Haugan was selfless, inspirational and motivating, building up his players to be great ambassadors and role models both on the ice and in the community.” saidRead More

Ban on owning animals, probation for B.C. breeder guilty of animal cruelty

Ban on owning animals, probation for B.C. breeder guilty of animal cruelty

A woman in Surrey, B.C. has been found guilty of causing distress to animals more than two years after her breeding and boarding facility was raided by the BC SPCA and dozens of animals were seized. The animal welfare agency confiscated more than 80 animals, mostly cats, from Ivy Zhou’s business in Surrey’s Cloverdale area in February 2016. The BC SPCA said all of the animals required medical treatment and some of them were in critical distress and had to be euthanized as a result. Adrian Walton, a veterinarian whoRead More

EPSB names three new schools to open in 2020

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Edmonton Public Schools is naming their three new schools after distinguished Canadians. The Dr. Anne Anderson, Thelma Chalifoux and Soraya Hafez schools are under construction. Anderson is a Metis scholar, Chalifoux is Canada’s first Indigenous senator and a former teacher, and Hafez introduced the Arabic program to Edmonton’s public schools. “These individuals have made a significant contribution to the community and to education,” Edmonton Public Schools Board Chair Michelle Draper said. “We also looked at the names as a board and wanted to make sure the names of our schoolsRead More