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B.C. government asks residents for feedback on oil spill prevention plans

Vancouver oil spill

VICTORIA – British Columbia’s government says it is moving to the next steps in defending provincial land and water from oil spills by getting public feedback on potential policies, even as one of its most controversial proposals heads to court. Environment Minister George Heyman says in a statement that British Columbians have a “personal connection” with the environment and need to have their voices heard about steps to protect land and water. The province is looking for input on four policy areas: response times for oil spills, geographic response plans,Read More

Red Deer RCMP look for public assistance to ID suspects in criminal harassment file

Red Deer harassment

Red Deer RCMP are looking for assistance in identifying a man and woman who for the last three years have been anonymously mailing offensive material of a sexual nature to a Red Deer man. The suspects were captured on surveillance cameras mailing the offensive material from a Red Deer grocery store post office on December 8, and RCMP believe they may have mailed similar material to other targets this year, as well. The victim does not recognize either suspect, and isn’t aware of any reason why he has been targeted.Read More

Decision made on where to put new downtown convention centre

Decision made on where to put new downtown convention centre

From CTV Northern Ontario’s Lyndsay Moggy: Sudbury council opts to use city-owned land for new convention and performing arts centre building. Source link #canadiannews #worldnews #headlinenews and stories from around the world USA Today News Headlines USA News Headlines ABC NEWS Headlines

“Day of Action” today in support of Tim Hortons workers

Tim Hortons

Organized labour has called for a ‘day of action’ Wednesday in support of workers at Tim Hortons. Certain individual franchise owners have balked at having to pay the Wynne government’s mandated 14-dollar an hour minimum wage, and have resorted to measures like eliminating paid breaks. London is among more than 15 communities across ontario, where protests have been called for on Wednesday, outside Tim Hortons stores demanding that the company not roll back workers’ wages and benefits. A local demonstration will take place at 3 p.m. at the Tim HortonsRead More

Nine-year-old child struck and killed by bus

A BC Transit bus hit the child in Abbotsford on Friday morning when a crossing guard wasn’t present. Source link #canadiannews #worldnews #headlinenews and stories from around the world USA Today News Headlines USA News Headlines ABC NEWS Headlines

Some Christmas tree sellers paying more for trees

Buying a real Christmas tree could you set you back a few dollars extra this year.      Some sellers have noticed a small spike in prices from their suppliers. And that could make it tougher for some tree lots to turn a profit. Ray Dubois of Ron Paul Garden Centre said his most popular tree, the 6 to 7 foot Balsam Fir, has gone up $2 this year at his store. “They should of gone up more, but I can’t do it,” said Dubois.  The 67th Winnipeg Scout Group calculated eachRead More

High school hockey hazing incident leaves student in hospital

CTV Kitchener Published Thursday, November 30, 2017 6:03PM EST Last Updated Thursday, November 30, 2017 6:25PM EST A teenage hockey player ended up in hospital due to what officials describe as a hazing incident. As a result, Sir John A. Macdonald Secondary School in Waterloo will not be icing a boys’ hockey team this year. Nick Manning, the Waterloo Region District School Board’s chief communications officer, says the decision was made by the school’s principal and vice-principals after they learned that “a number of students” involved with the team hadRead More

Windsor police seek missing 51-year-old man

Windsor police are looking for a missing 51-year-old man. Christopher Appleyard was last seen in the downtown area on Friday, Nov. 24. He is described as 6’0” tall, 220 lbs, with brown hair and blue eyes. He was last seen wearing a black jacket and multi-coloured pants. Police are concerned for his well-being. Call Windsor police or Crime Stoppers with any info. Source link #canadiannews #worldnews #headlinenews and stories from around the world USA Today News Headlines USA News Headlines ABC NEWS Headlines

OPP searching Thames after reports of a canoe capsizing with people on board

CTV London Published Sunday, November 26, 2017 6:54PM EST Last Updated Sunday, November 26, 2017 8:17PM EST OPP say they are searching for two people after reports of a canoe capsizing on the Thames River near Ingersoll. Police say it happened around 3 p.m. Sunday in an area west of Ingersoll Street North. A concerned citizen notified Police after observing two people on a canoe that appeared to be in distress. The man said the pair were not dressed for the weather conditions and not wearing life jackets. The citizen wentRead More

Canadian mayors get their digs in before Grey Cup

The Mayors of Toronto and Calgary exchanged words about the Grey Cup on Saturday, a day before the Argonauts and Stampeders face each other in the CFL’s championship game. A reporter tweeted that Jim Watson, the mayor of Ottawa, which is hosting the Grey Cup, would be supporting the Toronto Argonauts with his hometown Ottawa Redblacks being eliminated in the CFL East’s semifinal. Toronto Mayor John Tory replied to the tweet, welcoming Watson to the Argonauts’ fanbase. “Plenty of room on the @TorontoArgos bandwagon for you, Mayor Watson. Glad toRead More