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Alberta leaving federal climate plan over Trans Mountain decision

Alberta leaving federal climate plan over Trans Mountain decision

Premier Rachel Notley has announced that Alberta is pulling out of the national climate plan until the federal government “gets its act together” on the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion. In a scathing statement, Notley declared that “the time for Canadian niceties is over” and urged Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to recall Parliament for an emergency session to address what she called a crisis that threatens Canada’s sovereignty. “Albertans are angry. I am angry. Alberta has done everything right and we have been let down,” Notley said. Notley said she spokeRead More


Tests confirm Oxford man has West Nile Virus

West Nile Virus

An Oxford County resident has tested positive for West Nile Virus, in what is believed to be the first human case in the London area this year. The Southwestern Public Health Unit received laboratory confirmation that an adult tested positive the virus. Officials say the man was hospitalized but is now recovering at home. Routine surveillance found evidence of the virus in late July, when a mosquito pool in Woodstock tested positive for the virus. Since then, two additional traps have tested positive in Oxford County, officials say. In 2017,Read More


Prairie cattle producers tighten their belts as drought diminishes pastures

Pasture care

Cattle producers on the Prairies are hoping for the best but preparing for the worst as an ongoing drought continues to diminish pastures. On his property near Gull Lake, Rick Toney of the Saskatchewan Cattlemen’s Association said some producers are deciding whether to move cows north to the few pockets which did get rain or take the hit of bringing expensive feed into their areas. That cost is just too much for some. “What are the economics here? There’s a lot of people that are looking to sell off 40Read More


Former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan dies

Kofi Annan

The Associated Press Published Saturday, August 18, 2018 7:16AM EDT Last Updated Saturday, August 18, 2018 7:55AM EDT GENEVA — Kofi Annan, one of the world’s most celebrated diplomats and a charismatic symbol of the United Nations who rose through its ranks to become the first black African secretary-general, has died. He was 80. His foundation announced his death in Switzerland on Saturday in a tweet, saying he died after a short unspecified illness. “Wherever there was suffering or need, he reached out and touched many people with his deepRead More


Flames inch close to California homes as thousands evacuate

Cleveland National Forest wildfire California

Amanda Lee Myers, The Associated Press Published Thursday, August 9, 2018 9:20PM EDT LOS ANGELES — An intentionally set wildfire grew perilously close to homes in Southern California on Thursday as evacuation orders expanded to more than 20,000 residents, though some homeowners stayed behind to fend off the flames themselves. Firefighters fought a desperate battle to stop the Holy Fire from reaching homes as the blaze surged through the Cleveland National Forest above the city of Lake Elsinore and its surrounding communities. They were trying to keep the flames fromRead More


Girl, 6, dead and man seriously injured after crash in Caledon

The Canadian Press Published Monday, August 6, 2018 1:15PM EDT Last Updated Monday, August 6, 2018 5:10PM EDT Provincial police say a six-year-old girl is dead and a 36-year-old man is seriously injured after a collision on Monday morning. Police say the two-vehicle crash occurred in Caledon, just after 10 a.m. They say the collision involved a vehicle and a tractor trailer that were both travelling north. Police also say the 36-year-old man was the driver of the vehicle and the young girl was a passenger in the same car.Read More


Fuel truck explosion in Italy kills 2, injures up to 70

Italy highway explosion

Colleen Barry, The Associated Press Published Monday, August 6, 2018 10:54AM EDT Last Updated Monday, August 6, 2018 1:51PM EDT MILAN — A tanker truck carrying flammable material exploded Monday after rear-ending a stopped truck on a crowded highway near the northern Italian city of Bologna, killing at least two people, injuring up to 70 and causing part of the raised expressway to collapse. Italian police said between 60 and 70 people were injured, some with severe burns, during the midday accident on the highway north of the city. TheRead More


Three Mile Lake residents warned about potential blue-green algae bloom

Algae

Health officials are cautioning residents around Three Mile Lake about the likelihood of a blue-green algae bloom. The health unit warns that exposure to blue-green algae can pose a health risk to people and animals. Blue-green algae contains toxins which could be harmful to people and animals. It tends to develop in August and early September.  In some cases, blue-green algae can be deadly to pets.  In New Brunswick, health officials confirmed on Friday three dogs died after being in or near the Saint John River after ingesting blue-green algae. Read More


Driver crashes into police car

police car

A police car was involved in a two-vehicle crash and had to be towed out of an intersection Wednesday morning. Police say a 50-year-old driver in an SUV struck the police vehicle in the intersection of Idylwyld Drive North and 22nd Street West. Paramedics and firefighters are on scene and traffic is restricted in the area. Injuries are unknown at this time. More to come … 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″]Read 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