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Winnipeggers challenged to reimagine Alexander Docks

Winnipeggers challenged to reimagine Alexander Docks

Published Sunday, March 11, 2018 6:46PM CST Last Updated Sunday, March 11, 2018 7:21PM CST A competition is challenging Winnipeggers to come up with a new design for the Alexander Docks. The waterfront site has been vacant since the dock was closed due to safety concerns in 2015. The competition is called ‘On The Docks’. Two Winnipeg architects launched it to inspire ideas and come up with imaginative solutions for the space. Unlike other types of public brainstorming sessions, this one requires a little extra creativity. The architects behind theRead More

Freight train derailment causes major passenger delays

Freight train derailment causes major passenger delays

The Canadian Press Published Saturday, March 3, 2018 6:19PM EST Last Updated Saturday, March 3, 2018 6:30PM EST A freight train derailment east of Kingston, Ont., has caused hours of delays for rail passengers in the province. Via Rail says trains travelling between Toronto and Montreal or Ottawa are delayed by at least six hours. The delay came about when two cars at the back of a Canadian National Railway train carrying paper derailed just east of Kingston at 1:20 p.m. CN spokesman Patrick Waldron says one of the carsRead More

Pedestrian seriously injured in Barrie hit-and-run

Barrie police

Police want to speak with anyone who witnessed a hit-and-run collision that seriously injured a pedestrian in Barrie. The 53-year-old man was returning to his vehicle after helping another motorist when he was struck in the area of Huronia Road and McKay Road. This happened at around 12:30 a.m. on Friday. Barrie police says the driver stopped momentarily and then left the scene. The vehicle is described as a dark-coloured hatchback, which might have damage to its front end. The man was taken to hospital with serious injuries. Anyone withRead More

Local MPP hopeful invites Brown to help launch campaign

CTV Windsor Published Saturday, February 24, 2018 4:31PM EST Last Updated Saturday, February 24, 2018 6:04PM EST Patrick Brown joined a Windsor Tory provincial candidate as he opened a campaign office Saturday afternoon. Supporters of Mohammad Latif filled the office for the official grand opening. Many on hand were there to show support to the former Ontario PC leader. Despite the allegations of sexual misconduct and controversy surrounding Brown, the passion from his supporters remains strong. “First of all, I’m pretty confident he’s going to be our next leader,” saidRead More

Former Ontario Tory leader Patrick Brown removed from caucus: interim leader

Patrick Brown

TORONTO — Former Ontario Progressive Conservative leader Patrick Brown has been removed from the party’s caucus just days before the legislature is set to resume. Interim leader Vic Fedeli, who had previously asked Brown to take a leave from caucus as he dealt with allegations of sexual misconduct, says the Barrie, Ont., politician was notified of the decision this morning. Brown resigned as Tory leader late last month amid the allegations reported by CTV News that he categorically denies. But questions remained about his role in the party and whetherRead More

Trump denies he used vulgarity to describe African countries

Trump denies he used vulgarity to describe African countries

Alan Fram and Jonathan Lemire, The Associated Press Published Friday, January 12, 2018 7:52AM EST Last Updated Friday, January 12, 2018 8:14AM EST Warning: This story contains vulgar language HL:Trump denies he used vulgarity to describe African countries@ WASHINGTON — In bluntly vulgar language, President Donald Trump questioned Thursday why the U.S. would accept more immigrants from Haiti and “shithole countries” in Africa rather than places like Norway, as he rejected a bipartisan immigration deal, according to people briefed on the extraordinary Oval Office conversation. Trump on Friday denied usingRead More

Police seek suspect after teen sexually assaulted in fast food washroom on Centre Street N

Dairy Queen sex assault suspect

The Calgary Police Service has released surveillance camera stills of the suspect in a Monday afternoon assault of a female employee at a Dairy Queen on Centre Street N. According to police, a 16-year-old girl was cleaning the men’s washroom of the restaurant in the 1900 block of Centre St. N. at approximately 5:15 p.m. when a man entered the restroom and approached the teen. The employee exited the washroom and entered the women’s washroom but the man followed her. The suspect allegedly cornered the staff member in the women’sRead More

Option Solidaire? Party merger could be voted on Saturday

Two of Quebec’s dark horse political parties could be headed for a major shakeup on Saturday. Debates about a variety of issues will take place at Quebec Solidaire’s convention in Longueuil, but the biggest is a potential merger with Option Nationale. QS co-spokesperson Manon Masse acknowledged that discussions will be heated, but said the party is “ready” for the debate. Discussions over the potential merger with Sol Zanetti’s party concluded in October. Manon’s colleague Gabriel Nadeau-Dubois was among the architects of the deal. He called the deal “good for theRead More

McGill professors condemn religious neutrality bill

Not in their classrooms. More than 100 McGill University professors have jointly signed an open letter publicly condemning Quebec’s controversial Bill 62. The law, which bans religious face coverings when giving or receiving public services, has been widely denounced. The McGill faculty members called the bill “divisive and discriminatory politics,” adding that it specifically targets Muslim women. They stated in the letter that they will not enforce Bill 62 in classrooms, offices, or events. “We will do our best to support community members whose sense of safety, access, and inclusionRead More

Early morning fire causing traffic delays

An early morning fire on Flora Avenue is causing traffic delays. An official said a blaze in the 600 block of Flora Avenue has backed up traffic in the area, including Selkirk Avenue near McKenzie. The fire started shortly before 3 a.m. It is now under control but traffic is still congested in the area. No word yet on the cause. Crews remain on scene. Source link #canadiannews #worldnews #headlinenews and stories from around the world USA Today News Headlines USA News Headlines ABC NEWS Headlines