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More than 3 million litres of sewage flows into river from Wolseley treatment plan

More than 3 million litres of sewage flows into river from Wolseley treatment plan

More than three million litres of diluted sewage flowed into the Assiniboine River Sunday night due to a power failure during a rainfall, according to the City of Winnipeg.  It happened at the Aubrey Lift Station on Palmerston Avenue, with the overflow running from just after 11 p.m. until nearly 3 a.m. the next day.  A city spokesperson said that location was offline for two hours, writing:  “Typically, sewer system storage has capacity for two hours of flow storage during dry weather, to provide time for operational maintenance/response. However, theRead More


Plenty of jobs in Windsor-Essex, but economic growth slowing

CTV Windsor: Auto industry concerns

While most employers in Windsor-Essex seem to be in a hiring mood, there appears to be economic caution in the wind. A quarterly survey of 68 businesses by Workforce Windsor-Essex found more than 70 per cent of owners planned to hire someone over the summer month. More than 60 per cent still have hard-to-fill positions that are open. The survey also said 86 per cent of posted jobs were for full-time positions. However, the Conference Board of Canada expects Windsor’s annual three per cent economic growth rate to taper offRead More


One person suffering serious injuries following Highway 11 crash

York Regional Police

At least one person has serious injuries following a crash on Highway 11 near Bathurst street in East Gwillimbury. The multi-vehicle crash happened just before 5:30 am. Other people involved in the crash are believed to be suffering from minor injuries. York Regional Police closed off Highway 11 from Bathurst  Street to the Bradford bridge for the investigation. The area has since been reopened. More details will be provided when available.  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″] USARead More


U of C researcher warns gluten-free not synonymous with nutritious

U of C researcher warns gluten-free not synonymous with nutritious

A University of Calgary researcher is attempting to halt the spread of the commonly held misconception that gluten-free foods are healthier than standard fare especially when it comes to processed food marketed to children. “We looked at types of foods targeted to children in the supermarket,” said Charlene Elliott, a Canada research chair in food marketing policy and children’s health. “We bought 374 products that are aimed at children in terms of their marketing appeals and then pulled out the products that were specifically labelled gluten free. In a secondRead More


Tourism heats up along Georgian Bay

Tourism heats up along Georgian Bay

Many businesses along Georgian Bay are thriving so far this summer because of the hot temperatures and sunny conditions. “The weather will dictate your income.  Just look outside and see if you’re going to make money or not,” says Wasaga Beach business owner Mohammed Mosadeq. This summer has already surpassed seasonal norms.  The Barrie area typically gets about 10 days of 30-degree weather between May and September.  Already this year, we’ve had 12 days where the mercury climbed over the 30 C mark and that has given many businesses aRead More


Marijuana affects development of unborn baby fish: U of A study

Marijuana affects development of unborn baby fish: U of A study

Researchers at the University of Alberta said a new study provides a glimpse into how marijuana could affect human embryos. For a year and a half, they studied the impact of THC and CBD, two chemicals found in marijuana, on zebrafish embryos. Researchers tried several different dosages, comparable to the amounts people use for medicinal or recreational purposes. The study followed the fish from fertilization to adulthood. It found significant impacts on the physical and mental development of the embryos. At the highest levels, it even affected survival rates ofRead More


Boy, 16, sought in fatal shooting of 2 men from Toronto’s rap scene

Jahvante Smart and Ernest Modekwe

TORONTO — Police say they’re looking for a 16-year-old boy in a shooting that left two emerging artists in the Toronto rap scene dead. Jahvante Smart, 21, known as Smoke Dawg and Ernest (Kosi) Modekwe, 28, known as Koba Prime, were gunned down in Toronto’s Entertainment District on June 30. Police say a woman shot in the same incident is expected to recover. Investigators say the Toronto teen is wanted on two counts of first-degree murder and one count of attempted murder, and they’re asking anyone who knows his whereaboutsRead More


Man dead following motorcycle crash at St. Thomas Raceway Park

OPP cruisers

Elgin OPP are investigating a fatal motorcycle collision at St. Thomas Raceway Park. Emergency crews were called to the track on Sparta Line around 9:30 p.m. Friday for single vehicle crash involving the bike. The man lost control of the motorcycle shortly after he crossed the finish line. A man was suffering from life-threatening injuries and was taken to hospital where he died from his injuries. He has been identified as Bradley Schaafsma, 32, of St. Thomas. The investigation continues. Source link #canadiannews #worldnews #headlinenews and stories from around theRead More


Legal Aid layoffs cause concern among Saskatoon legal community

Deb Hopkins speaks to a reporter inside the CTV Saskatoon building on Wednesday, July 4, 2018. The Legal Aid lawyer says six administrative employees, which is the equivalent of four and a half full-time positions, are being cut and three vacant lawyer positions are not being filled in Legal Aid's Saskatoon office. (Angelina Irinici/CTV Saskatoon)

The vice-president of CUPE Local 1949, which represents Legal Aid Saskatchewan employees, said layoff notices in the Saskatoon office sent shockwaves through staff. Six administrative employees, which is the equivalent of four and a half full-time positions, are being cut and three vacant lawyer positions are not being filled, according to union vice-president and Legal Aid lawyer Deb Hopkins. She also said some duty counsel work, which includes bail hearings and sentencings, is being contracted out to private lawyers. “Obviously, we’re all feeling really terrible,” Hopkins said. Legal Aid SaskatchewanRead More


‘Living Flag’ retired for Canada Day festivities

‘Living Flag’ retired for Canada Day festivities

The tradition that Winnipeggers came to know as the ‘Canada Day Living Flag’ has officially come to an end for the time being.  Downtown Winnipeg Biz said now was the right time to move on from the tradition and has decided to put the idea on ice.  Last year’s big Canada 150 celebration saw nearly 3.600 Winnipeggers flock to Portage and Main to be a part of the human maple leaf. The organization said it was fitting to go out on top with last year’s celebration being the grandest sinceRead More