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New Zealand politicians plan pay freeze as workers strike

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern

WELLINGTON, New Zealand – New Zealand’s lawmakers are planning to take a pay freeze at a time that teachers, nurses and other public workers have been going on strike for more money. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced Monday that politicians would turn down a planned 3 per cent pay raise this year and would freeze their pay for 12 months while they worked out a fairer formula for future raises. Ardern said there is an increasing gap between what low- and middle-income New Zealanders earn and what highly paid workersRead More


Online site helps guarantee voter eligibility for municipal election

CTV Windsor Published Sunday, August 19, 2018 12:09PM EDT Last Updated Sunday, August 19, 2018 12:43PM EDT If you plan to vote in this fall’s municipal election, a check online will ensure you are eligible. The Municipality of Chatham-Kent says voters can now use voterlookup.ca to see if they are on the registered list and to make sure the information there is accurate. “We want to make sure everyone eligible to vote is able to do so easily and efficiently,” said Chatham-Kent Election Co-ordinator Lucas Chambers. “It is especially importantRead More


Two suspicious blazes at west London townhouse

Suspicious fires at 1481 Limberlost on

London police and fire officials are investigating a pair of suspicious blazes at a west end townhouse complex. Emergency crews were called to 1481 Limberlost around 5 a.m. Tuesday. Some mattresses were set on fire outside of the building near a fence, while another blaze occurred at the front door of one of the units. No one was hurt. The Ontario Fire Marshal has been called to help investigate. 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 HeadlinesRead More


Koepka holds off Woods to win PGA Championship

Brooks Koepka

Doug Ferguson, The Canadian Press Published Sunday, August 12, 2018 7:14PM EDT Last Updated Sunday, August 12, 2018 9:57PM EDT ST. LOUIS — The roars were unlike anything Brooks Koepka had ever heard, and he knew exactly what they meant. They got louder for each birdie by Tiger Woods that moved him closer to the lead Sunday in the PGA Championship, and Koepka could hear a ripple effect of noise. First, real time. Seconds later, another burst from patrons watching on TV in chalets. Then, distant cheers from every cornerRead More


Woman airlifted to hospital following two-vehicle crash

Woman airlifted to hospital following two vehicle

CTV Kitchener Published Friday, August 10, 2018 10:20PM EDT Last Updated Friday, August 10, 2018 10:22PM EDT Ontario Provincial Police are investigating after a serious crash in Blandford-Blenheim Township Friday. OPP say crews were called around 3:45 p.m. to a two-vehicle crash on Oxford Road 4 and Township Road 3. Police say a woman had to be extricated from one of the vehicles and was airlifted by Ornge to hospital with serious injuries. The other driver involved and passengers from both vehicles were taken to area hospital with non-life threateningRead More


Female sexually assaulted in Commissioners & Adelaide area: police

London Police cruiser

CTV London Published Tuesday, August 7, 2018 4:29PM EDT Last Updated Tuesday, August 7, 2018 4:35PM EDT London police are investigating a sexual assault in the area of Commissioners and Adelaide. It happened Tuesday morning between 5:25 a.m. and 7:45 a.m. Police say the female was walking with the male suspect with a black mountain bike when the pair stopped in a secluded area and drank some alcohol. The victim passed out but when she awoke, she realized she had been sexually assaulted. He is described as white, approximately 5’8”,Read 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


2 taken to hospital following single-vehicle crash in Woolwich

2 taken to hospital following single-vehicle crash in Woolwich

CTV Kitchener Published Friday, July 27, 2018 11:13PM EDT Last Updated Friday, July 27, 2018 11:43PM EDT Two people were taken to hospital with minor injuries following a crash in Woolwich on Friday night. The single-vehicle crash happened just before 10 p.m. on Bridge Street East between Hollinger Crescent and Ebycrest Road. Police said the car left the roadway and hit a hydro pole, landing in the ditch. There is no word yet on what caused the collision or if charges will be laid. The road will remain closed asRead More


Hail pounds Toronto during intense storm

Hail pounds Toronto during intense storm

Hail pummeled parts of Toronto Thursday as a powerful summer storm swept through the city and brought highway traffic to a standstill. The rain began shortly after 4 p.m., falling in heavy sheets. Environment Canada issued a severe thunderstorm warning due to concerns of large hail, damaging winds, lightning strikes and “torrential” rainfall. The strong storm is expected to strike several regions within the Greater Toronto Area and pass by mid-evening. Videos show sheets of rain blasting roads and halting traffic along Highway 401. Other photos show an ominous wallRead More


Black bear charges at woman in Alberta

Black bear charges at woman in Alberta

A woman in Alberta had a close call when a black bear she was taking pictures of charged at her. Dozens of people pulled over their vehicles on Sunday along Highway 93, south of Jasper National Park, to get a better view of the animal. Stefan Jenart was also passing through the area at the time and caught the woman’s close encounter with the black bear on camera. Jenart said people were getting out of their cars to take a closer look, when the bear charged at one woman whoRead More