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Driver fined after Pride crosswalk in Grande Prairie damaged

Damaged Pride crosswalk

RCMP in Grande Prairie said a local driver is facing hundreds of dollars in fines, after a rainbow crosswalk in the northern Alberta city was damaged. Police said on Thursday, at about 8 p.m., a witness told police a truck had done a burnout on the recently repainted Pride crosswalk at 98 Street and 103 Avenue. The crosswalk was marked with black tire tracks. Investigators managed to track down the truck, and the vehicle’s owner was issued two tickets, with fines of more than $800. Source link #canadiannews #worldnews #headlinenewsRead 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


New highrise towering above the rest in downtown Edmonton

Ice District

As construction continues on the new Stantec Tower, developers said the structure is now taller than any other highrise in downtown Edmonton. ICE District Properties Joint Venture measuring the new tower at 54 storeys and 197 metres tall. Officials said the tower will continue to grow about three metres each week. When it is finished, it will stand 66 storeys, or 251 metres tall and the tallest tower in western Canada. The tower will feature 29 floors of office space, with 483 residential suites on the floors above. Stantec TowerRead More


Stranger allegedly attacked teens with knife in Scarborough

suspect

Toronto police have issued a public safety alert after two teenage boys were allegedly attacked by a stranger with a knife in Scarborough on Tuesday afternoon. The teenagers were in the area of Jaguar Street and Meandering Trail at around 4:45 p.m. when the alleged incident took place. Officers said the 15-year-old boys were walking when they were approached by a man they did not know. The man then allegedly began attacking the teenagers with a knife before fleeing the area on foot in an unknown direction. One of theRead More


EPS issue arrest warrants for high-risk offender

EPS issue arrest warrants for high-risk offender

The Edmonton Police Service (EPS) has issued arrest warrants for a high-risk offender who breached her court-imposed peace bond. EPS is searching for 36-year-old Leanne Whitford – a transgender woman formerly known as Ian – after she failed to report to police. Whitford is on the run and has four warrants for her arrest. She is considered to be dangerous and should not be approached, police said. Whitford is a convicted violent offender and EPS believe she will commit another violent crime. Whitford is known to frequent downtown Edmonton, EPSRead More


Man arrested in connection with 2 stabbings on TTC

Spadina Station stabbing

Codi Wilson, CP24.com Published Tuesday, May 22, 2018 5:25AM EDT Last Updated Tuesday, May 22, 2018 5:28AM EDT A 22-year-old man has been arrested in connection two separate stabbings on the TTC this weekend. The first stabbing occurred at around 3:40 a.m. on Sunday in the area of Islington Avenue and Winnipeg Road, near Bloor Street West. According to police, the man boarded a TTC bus in the area and was involved in a verbal altercation with the driver of the bus. At one point, police allege the suspect brokeRead More


Sask. couple survives being buried in mudslide on B.C. highway

Gabe Rosescu and Sheri Niemegeers

KELOWNA, B.C. — A Saskatchewan couple is recovering in hospital after a mudslide swept them off a cliff in British Columbia. Don Struthers said his brother-in-law Gabe Rosescu and his girlfriend, Sheri Niemegeers, were en route to Nelson, B.C., when disaster struck. “They were driving down the road, happy go lucky, excited to see their buddy. And Gabe said all of a sudden they saw one tree kind of fall right onto the road,” Struthers said. “They didn’t have time to hit the brakes or anything and, before they knewRead More


Queen City celebrates the royal wedding

vintage tea royal wedding

People all around the world watched and celebrated the royal marriage of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. Here in the Queen City, several royal family fans fled to the Vintage Tea Room to get a taste of the big event. The tea room had a special menu for Saturday’s royal wedding, including a ‘coronation chicken pie,’ drawing in a full-house at the British-inspired café. “I’m here to spend some time with my family and have some food and kind of celebrate the wedding,” said one of the café’s customers, BrooklyneRead More


Markle chooses Givenchy designer for wedding gown

Markle chooses Givenchy designer for wedding gown

Meredith MacLeod, CTVNews.ca Published Saturday, May 19, 2018 7:17AM EDT Last Updated Saturday, May 19, 2018 7:40AM EDT Meghan Markle’s bridal gown is a long-sleeved, high-neck simple white silk gown by British designer Clare Waight Keller. Waight Keller last year became the first female artistic director at the historic French fashion house Givenchy. The gown’s five-metre veil was carried up the steps of St. George’s Chapel by twins Brian and John Mulroney, sons of Ben and Jessica Mulroney. Speculation has raged for months about what Markle would wear. What designerRead More


Trump: U.S. hasn’t been notified about threat to cancel summit

Trump: U.S. hasn't been notified about threat to cancel summit

Zeke Miller and Catherine Lucey, The Associated Press Published Wednesday, May 16, 2018 12:57PM EDT Last Updated Wednesday, May 16, 2018 1:15PM EDT WASHINGTON — U.S. President Donald Trump said Wednesday the U.S. hasn’t been notified about North Korea’s threat to cancel his planned summit with Kim Jong Un next month. North Korea threatened earlier in the day to scrap the historic summit between Trump and Kim, saying it has no interest in a “one-sided” affair meant to pressure the North to abandon its nuclear weapons. Trump maintained that he’llRead More