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Fringe audience grows, festival announces holdover series

Fringe

The Edmonton International Fringe Theatre Festival set a ticket record purchase in the 11-day run that wrapped up Sunday. The festival welcomed 817,000 Fringers – 9,000 more than last year – and sold 133,276 tickets in the more than 1,600 live performances at 38 different venues. There were 419 sell out shows. “We work hard to create a space for artists to get their work to the masses, in an inclusive environment that celebrates diversity and we think we’ve done that,” Murray Utas, the festival’s artistic director, said in aRead More


Driver charged after pedestrian struck in west Edmonton crosswalk

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A woman in her 60s has been charged after a woman was struck while crossing a road in west Edmonton Monday. Officers were called to a crosswalk near 90 Avenue and 173 Street just after 1 p.m. Monday. When police arrived, they found a female pedestrian in medical distress on the road near the entrance to the West Edmonton Mall parking lot. Reports indicated the pedestrian was crossing 90 Avenue when she was hit by an SUV. The pedestrian was treated and taken to hospital by paramedics with non-life threateningRead More


Car smashes into two houses on South Shore

A car went through a house

Chateauguay police are investigating an amazing car crash that saw a vehicle go through a house and smashed into a second home. The crash happened around 12:30 a.m. Tuesday on Lac Saint Louis Rd. in Lery. The occupant of the home was awake, but those living nearby were woken up by what they said sounded like an explosion. Police said a man in his twenties lost control of his car and drove entirely through a house, only coming to a stop with the vehicle partway into a second house. NoRead More


Girl, 6, dead and man seriously injured after crash in Caledon

The Canadian Press Published Monday, August 6, 2018 1:15PM EDT Last Updated Monday, August 6, 2018 5:10PM EDT Provincial police say a six-year-old girl is dead and a 36-year-old man is seriously injured after a collision on Monday morning. Police say the two-vehicle crash occurred in Caledon, just after 10 a.m. They say the collision involved a vehicle and a tractor trailer that were both travelling north. Police also say the 36-year-old man was the driver of the vehicle and the young girl was a passenger in the same car.Read More


Dealerships manage the aftermath of huge hail storm in Calgary

Dealerships manage the aftermath of huge hail storm in Calgary

A pair of severe thunderstorms in Calgary on Thursday evening resulted in unusually large hail stones coming down on cars and homes, and now auto dealers are out assessing the damage to their fleets. Tower Dodge, on Macleod Trail, says that all of their 525 cars on the lot were at risk in the storm and they are now going over each and every one with their hail team to assess the cost of damages. “We’ll get the appraisers on site to look at the vehicles, see what it’s goingRead More


Man airlifted to trauma centre, woman taken to hospital following head-on crash

Man airlifted to trauma centre, woman taken to hospital following head-on crash

CTV Kitchener Published Friday, August 3, 2018 5:30PM EDT Last Updated Friday, August 3, 2018 6:42PM EDT A man was air lifted to hospital and a woman was taken to hospital after a three-vehicle collision just outside Drayton. “As a result of the collision a man in his 50s was airlifted to a trauma centre. His female passenger was then transported by ambulance to a local hospital with serious, but non, life-threatening injuries,” said Joshua Cunningham, with the Ontario Provincial Police. The crash happened on Wellington Road 12 around 2Read More


Driver crashes into police car

police car

A police car was involved in a two-vehicle crash and had to be towed out of an intersection Wednesday morning. Police say a 50-year-old driver in an SUV struck the police vehicle in the intersection of Idylwyld Drive North and 22nd Street West. Paramedics and firefighters are on scene and traffic is restricted in the area. Injuries are unknown at this time. More 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


Angus woman missing since June 21

Samantha McInnis

Barrie police are asking for the public’s help to locate a missing Angus woman. Samantha McInnis was last seen by her family and friends on Thursday, June 21.  Police believe the 27-year-old is in the Barrie area and say they are concerned for her well-being. She is described as being 5 feet tall with a thin build, brown hair and blue eyes.  Anyone with any information is asked to contact police or Crime Stoppers. Barrie Police is seeking the public’s assistance in locating 27-year-old Samantha MCINNIS from Angus. Detectives haveRead More


Man arrested after fleeing robbery through broken window

Police car

A Winnipeg man was arrested after he tried to rob a convenience store and then fled through a broken window on Wednesday, alleged the Winnipeg Police Service Thursday. A news release said that around 2:30 a.m. Wednesday, officers went to a convenience store in the 500 block of William Avenue to follow up on a report of a man trying to assault a store employee while armed with a knife. Investigators believe the man went into the store with his face covered and brandished a makeshift knife at the employees.Read More


Mattis warns of bumpy road to U.S., North Korea nuclear summit

U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis

Lolita C. Baldor, The Associated Press Published Saturday, June 2, 2018 10:56PM EDT SINGAPORE — It will be a “bumpy road” to the nuclear negotiations with North Korea later this month, Defence Secretary Jim Mattis warned Sunday, telling his South Korean and Japanese counterparts they must maintain a strong defensive stance so the diplomats can negotiate from a position of strength. Mattis was speaking at the start of a meeting with South Korean Defence Minister Song Young-moo and Japanese Defence Minister Itsunori Onodera on the final day of the Shangri-LaRead More