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High-risk sex offender believed to be living in Winnipeg: police

Badour

Police are notifying the public about a convicted high-risk sex offender who is now believed to be living in Winnipeg. Police said James Porter Badour has a history of sexual offences against young children, both male and female. Although he has participated in some treatment programming in the past, police said he is considered a high risk to reoffend. Police said all children are at risk. After being released from custody in 2017, Badour is subject to supervised probation until April of 2020. He has previously lived in Guelph andRead More


No end in sight for wildfire haze in parts of B.C.

No end in sight for wildfire haze in parts of B.C.

It will likely be at least several days before some parts of British Columbia see a return to normal summer skies. Environment Canada said Monday morning that air quality advisories remained in effect for most of the province due to the ongoing haze created by fine particulate matter from the hundreds of wildfires burning across the province. The agency warned that some of the particulate matter is small enough to “easily penetrate indoors” and said infants and seniors were among the people most likely to feel respiratory symptoms. People withRead More


Saskatoon police officers plead not guilty to assault, trial dates set

Saskatoon provincial court

Trial dates have been set for two Saskatoon police officers charged with assault. Cst. Cailin Link and Cst. Angela McEwen (formerly McDade) were not present in Saskatoon Provincial Court Wednesday morning, but defence lawyer Brad Mitchell entered not guilty pleas on their behalf. Link and McEwen were charged with assault in May after consultation with Crown prosecutors and an investigation overseen by the Saskatchewan Public Complaints Commission. The charges come from an alleged assault that happened in November 2017 when the two officers pulled a man over during a trafficRead More


New genetic tests could help pinpoint best macular degeneration treatments

New genetic tests could help pinpoint best macular degeneration treatments

By the year 2020, about 2 million Canadians will have macular degeneration — the leading cause of vision loss in people over aged 60. Although there is no cure, there are treatments that can slow the disease’s progression — but only in those with certain genes. Those with different genetic make-ups can actually see their vision worsen on the treatments. Now there is a new genetic test that could help determine who can benefit and who will not. But it’s a test not without controversy. Toronto-area senior Percy Ford-Smith discoveredRead More


Wily 95 year old shoos off bear burglar twice

Wily 95 year old shoos off bear burglar twice

Don’t mess with Anna Stady. The Comox Valley senior is getting to be an expert at shooing a certain black bear out of her kitchen. 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″] ABC NEWS Headlines [su_feed url=”http://feeds.abcnews.com/abcnews/usheadlines” limit=”20″]


Griffintown florist helps Montreal refugees blossom

Griffintown florist helps Montreal refugees blossom

Adjusting to life in a new country is never easy, especially as an asylum seeker or refugee. Sometimes it takes a helping hand before a family can plant its roots. Carolyne De Bien is an expert at that — the Griffintown florist may specialize in flowers, but she also spends about 20 hours a week giving away clothes, toys and furniture to asylum seekers in need. Watch the video for the full story.   Source link #canadiannews #worldnews #headlinenews and stories from around the world USA Today News Headlines [su_feedRead More


Man dies while trying to run across Ottawa highway

OTTAWA — Provincial police say a man is dead after he tried to dart across an Ottawa highway late Sunday night. They say the pedestrian was struck on Highway 417 near St. Laurent Boulevard. Investigators say the man has yet to be identified. They say several westbound lanes of the highway remained closed on Monday morning. 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″] ABC NEWS Headlines [su_feed url=”http://feeds.abcnews.com/abcnews/usheadlines” limit=”20″]


Shooting of B.C. hockey dad in driveway was case of mistaken identity: police

Shooting of B.C. hockey dad in driveway was case of mistaken identity: police

SURREY, B.C. — The wife of a man gunned down in what police say was a case of mistaken identity is pleading for any information that would solve the murder the family is struggling to understand. Paul Bennett, 47, was shot in his driveway in Surrey, B.C., on the afternoon of June 23. The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team said Thursday he was the unintended victim of a targeted shooting. Darlene Bennett described her husband as the kind of man who wore his heart on his sleeve, volunteered his time freely,Read More


Memorial site: Alberta apologizes to families for cleaning up plane wreckage

Alberta Legislature

WHITECOURT, Alta. — The province of Alberta is apologizing to the families of three people killed in a plane crash almost 65 years ago after cleaning up the wreckage without warning. A memorial site near Whitecourt, Alta., included the debris of the small plane that went down on Nov. 22, 1953. The wreckage was cleaned up by Alberta Environment and Parks last fall. Department spokesman Matt Dykstra says there was a protective notation on a nearby memorial for those killed in the crash, but it didn’t include the wreckage. HeRead More


Wild weather not putting a damper on Craven festivities

Wild weather not putting a damper on Craven festivities

There were wind gusts up to 60 km per hour out in Craven on Friday night, but that did not put a damper on festivities at the Country Thunder music festival. Kerry Wolitski has been attending the festival in Craven since she was 12 years old. Although the wind makes it tough to take down their tents, she notes that things could always be worse. “Any weather that’s not raining is perfect. Who cares? It’s not muddy, it’s great,” said Wolitski. “It’s Saskatchewan. We’ve had these lots. But compared toRead More