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Mickelson says he will try to act better on golf course

Phil Mickelson

GULLANE, Scotland — Phil Mickelson wishes he could take back the moment when he swatted a moving golf ball at the U.S. Open. “But there’s not much I can do about it now other than just try to … act a little better,” Mickelson said on Thursday at the Scottish Open. In his most extensive comments since he purposely violated the Rules of Golf at Shinnecock Hills, Mickelson said whatever backlash he receives from players and the public was his own doing. Mickelson was sliding far out of contention inRead More


Ontario PC government cancels $100 million school repair fund

Doug Ford

TORONTO — Ontario’s new Tory government has cancelled a $100-million fund earmarked for school repairs this year, a cut that comes as a result of Doug Ford’s campaign promise to scrap the province’s cap-and-trade system. School boards were notified on July 3 that the Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund would be eliminated and that only work contracted on or before that date would be covered. The memo, obtained by The Canadian Press, advises school boards to stop spending the cash that was allocated in April immediately. “Please maintain detailed records ofRead More


Man, two girls named in deadly Chesley house fire

Chesley fire

The identity of the three people who died in a house fire in Chesley has been released. Police say 36-year-old John Kramer, 9-year-old Shailyn Kramer, and 5-year-old Britnee Kramer did not make it out of the fire. On June 11, the house on 5th Avenue Southwest in Chesley went up in flames. Fire investigators say two people were able to escape the burning house. The flames also spread to a neighbouring home causing significant damage. Police say the cause of the fire is still under investigation. Source link #canadiannews #worldnewsRead More


Convictions for cannabis possession could carry consequences after legalization

Convictions for cannabis possession could carry consequences after legalization

Possessing marijuana is still a crime. That’s the message the Trudeau government is sending to Canadians four months ahead of the legalization of recreational cannabis. Critics say that could have extreme consequences for people carrying a conviction even after pot laws change. Come October 17th adults will be allowed to legally possess up to 30 grams of legal cannabis. The law will create a new offence for possessing more than that amount. The uncertainty over what will happen with previous convictions under the existing law has left a cloud hangingRead More


Brampton man charged with murder of 28-year-old woman found dead in apartment

west queen west murder

Police have made an arrest in the murder of a 28-year-old woman who was found dead inside her West Queen West apartment earlier this week. Victoria Selby-Readman was found suffering from obvious signs of trauma inside the fifth-floor apartment that she rented at a building on Richmond Street near Niagara Street on Tuesday evening. In a news release issued on Sunday, police said that they have now arrested a 41-year-old man in connection with her death. Police say the suspect met the accused through social media websites.They say that investigatorsRead More


Police search for missing woman in Thompson

Dianne Mae Bignell

CTV Winnipeg Published Saturday, May 26, 2018 10:28AM CST Last Updated Saturday, May 26, 2018 10:33AM CST Thompson RCMP is asking for the public’s help to find missing 60-year-old Dianne Mae Bignell. Police said she was last seen around the Juniper Street area of Thompson at 8:30 a.m. on May 17. Bignell is described as five feet four inches, with a heavy build, grey shoulder length hair, brown eyes and wears glasses. Police are concerned for her well-being and anyone with information is asked to call Thompson RCMP at 204-677-6911.Read More


Strike at Caesars Windsor postpones Blink-182, Russell Peters shows

Caesars Windsor

WINDSOR, Ont. – An ongoing strike at Caesars Windsor has postponed more concerts, this time appearances by artists including Blink-182 and Russell Peters. The southern Ontario tourist draw says it is postponing concerts and cancelling hotel reservations through June 16. That includes Colosseum Shows for Blink-182 on June 2, Russell Peters on June 15, and Cole Swindell on June 16. About 2,300 members of Unifor Local 444 walked off the job April 6 over issues including wages and working conditions. The striking workers include dealers, cooks, housekeepers and janitors. TheRead More


Edmonton police to march out of uniform in Pride parade

Edmonton pride

EDMONTON — Police officers will march in this year’s Edmonton Pride festival, but not in their uniforms. The Edmonton Pride Festival Society says it restricted enforcement vehicles, lights and sirens in the 2017 parade after a similar move in Toronto. It was due to concerns that police were making marginalized people feel unsafe. Supt. Brad Doucette said at the time that the Edmonton Police Service had more work to do if the community wasn’t comfortable with a police presence. The service met with the festival society to discuss what couldRead More


OPP say boating fatalities rising

OPP marine unit

CTV London Published Friday, May 18, 2018 2:48PM EDT Last Updated Friday, May 18, 2018 5:36PM EDT OPP say boating fatalities on on OPP-patrolled waterways hit an eight-year high in 2017, with 31 people losing their lives last year, compared to 23 deaths in 2016. As the long weekend begins, OPP sent out the message Friday that it is partnering with the Canadian Safe Boating Council to promote safety on the water. Falling overboard is the leading cause of boating deaths for both years. The outcome could have been differentRead More


Passenger jet crashes near Havana with at least 110 aboard

Passenger jet crashes near Havana with at least 110 aboard

Andrewa Rodriguez and Michael Weissenstein, The Associated Press Published Friday, May 18, 2018 1:32PM EDT Last Updated Friday, May 18, 2018 5:26PM EDT HAVANA — A Cuban-operated airliner with at least 110 people on board crashed into a yucca field just after takeoff from Havana’s international airport on Friday. There appeared to be mass casualties as Cuban officials said three people had survived, but had yet to give an official toll. Authorities said there were 104 passengers and nine foreign crew members on the flight, operated by Cubana de Aviacion.Read More