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Mexico hit by 7.2-magnitude earthquake: USGS

Mexico hit by 7.2-magnitude earthquake: USGS

The Associated Press Published Friday, February 16, 2018 6:58PM EST Last Updated Friday, February 16, 2018 7:49PM EST MEXICO CITY — A powerful magnitude-7.2 earthquake shook south and central Mexico Friday, causing people to flee buildings and office towers in the country’s capital, where residents were still jittery after a deadly quake five months ago. Crowds of people gathered on Mexico City’s central Reforma Avenue in Mexico City as well as on streets in Oaxaca state’s capital, nearer the quake’s epicenter. “It was awful,” said Mercedes Rojas Huerta, 57, whoRead More

Electrical fire causes major damage to Montreal home

Montreal firefighter

Everyone inside a Montreal home managed to escape safely when the building caught fire overnight in Montreal. A man living in the house spotted flames coming from a back wall near a stove around 2:40 a.m. Monday. He immediately got everyone outside and they took shelter at a neighbour’s home, at which point they called 9-1-1. Firefighters said smoke alarms were going off when they arrived. It took about an hour to extinguish the flames, but lots of damage was caused to the building on Armand Bombardier Blvd. near MauriceRead More

‘I feel the pain’: Asylum seeker severely frostbitten after 12 hours in the cold

'I feel the pain': Asylum seeker severely frostbitten after 12 hours in the cold

With severe frostbite numbing his hands after a 12-hour trek in -28 C weather, Kangni Fiowole Kouevi couldn’t take it anymore. He found refuge in a shed and called 911. The 36-year-old man from the West African nation of Togo spent US$700 on the more than 600-kilometre taxi ride from Minneapolis to Emerson, Man. The fare did not come with a warning about the bitter cold. “I feel the pain,” he told CTV News on Sunday, speaking in French. “I feel too bad when I am in the cold thatRead More

Virtue and Moir set record in winning eighth national title

Scott Moir and Tessa Virtue win nationals

Scott Moir of Ilderton and London’s Tessa Virtue have captured their eighth national ice dance championship in impressive style. Skating flawlessly, the duo scored 209.82 points, setting a Canadian record. The Olympic gold and silver medallists brought the crowd to its feet with their sensual skate to music from “Moulin Rouge. “The score is exciting,” Virtue said. “But skating in front of this crowd was something other worldly. It felt as if Canada was with us every single step and we’re so grateful.” Moir added: “That’s a moment we’ll rememberRead More

Body located after weekend house fire near Loon Lake


One person has died after a house fire on the Makwa Sahgaiehcan First Nation over the weekend. Emergency crews from Loon Lake were called to a home on the first nation around 3:00 a.m. on Sunday. When they arrived, they found several people already outside the home. They told emergency crews that a 32-year-old woman was unaccounted for. On Wednesday morning, police sent out an update on the fire, saying a body had been located by investigators at the scene of the fire. They say the 32-year-old woman is stillRead More

More female officers accuse WRPS colleagues of discrimination

More female officers accuse WRPS colleagues of discrimination

Two current Waterloo Regional Police officers and one former officer have sworn affidavits as part of a proposed class-action lawsuit against the region’s police board and police union, alleging a culture of sexual harassment that leaves female officers afraid to report misconduct. The legal action was launched last year, when a current officer and a former officer came forward with allegations that they were repeatedly harassed and abused. Like the earlier claims, none of the new allegations have been tested in court. The lawyer representing Waterloo Regional Police in theRead More

Winter barbeque in Porcupine benefits women’s shelter

Winter barbeque in Porcupine benefits women’s shelter

From CTV Northern Ontario: Porcupine corrections workers hold barbeque to raise awareness about workplace concerns and money for women’s shelter. Source link #canadiannews #worldnews #headlinenews and stories from around the world USA Today News Headlines USA News Headlines ABC NEWS Headlines

Montreal explorers discover Ice Age-era cave under the city

Ben Cousins, Staff Published Saturday, December 2, 2017 6:34PM EST Last Updated Saturday, December 2, 2017 7:58PM EST Explorers in Montreal have made the underground discovery of a lifetime: a giant cave that weaves under one of the city’s public parks. A cave below Parc Pie-XII in Saint-Leonard, a neighbourhood in Montreal, was already available for people to walk through. But Luc Le Blanc, one of the people credited with the most recent discovery, says the new section was uncovered just behind the old cave. The newly-discovered cavern isRead More

Mild, above average temperatures to dominate this winter, Environment Canada says Staff Published Saturday, December 2, 2017 11:07AM EST Last Updated Saturday, December 2, 2017 11:24AM EST In tune with the balmy conditions felt this fall in southern Ontario, Environment Canada is calling for a mild winter ahead with above-average temperatures for much of Eastern Canada. But for winter-weather enthusiasts, Environment Canada climatologist David Phillips said the upcoming season won’t disappoint. A “white Christmas” is highly anticipated in southern Ontario, although conditions won’t be as snowy – or as soggy – as winters past. “Overall, we think [in terms of]Read More

Body of missing 53-year-old man found

London police have found the body of a missing 53-year-old man. Officers say David Hole was found dead on Thursday around 6 p.m. His body was found in his vehicle in a parking lot in the area of Wellington Road and Commissioners Road East. An autopsy will be performed to determine the cause of his death.  He was last seen alive in London on Nov. 15.   The London Police Service Major Crime Section is continuing to investigate the circumstances surrounding this incident.  Anyone with information about David Hole’s disappearance andRead More