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Freight train derailment causes major passenger delays

Freight train derailment causes major passenger delays

The Canadian Press Published Saturday, March 3, 2018 6:19PM EST Last Updated Saturday, March 3, 2018 6:30PM EST A freight train derailment east of Kingston, Ont., has caused hours of delays for rail passengers in the province. Via Rail says trains travelling between Toronto and Montreal or Ottawa are delayed by at least six hours. The delay came about when two cars at the back of a Canadian National Railway train carrying paper derailed just east of Kingston at 1:20 p.m. CN spokesman Patrick Waldron says one of the carsRead More

Hedley returns with no apologies, sexually-charged banter in first concert since hiatus

Jacob Hoggard

David Friend, The Canadian Press Published Thursday, March 1, 2018 11:29PM EST Last Updated Friday, March 2, 2018 2:45AM EST BRAMPTON, Ont. – Hedley frontman Jacob Hoggard refused to soften his band’s frat boy persona on Thursday as they played their first show since announcing plans for an “indefinite hiatus” in the wake of recent sexual assault and misconduct allegations. The singer didn’t spend any time acknowledging the apology he issued a day earlier on social media for what he called “reckless and dismissive” treatment of women throughout his career.Read More

Tom Patterson Theatre rebuild project gets $10M donation

The Stratford Festival’s plan to rebuild the Tom Patterson Theatre has taken a big step toward reality – even though it technically hasn’t been approved. A $10-million gift to the project from philanthropist Ophelia Lazaridis was announced on Monday. That donation brings the total raised to date to $70 million. The federal and provincial governments have committed $20 million apiece to the project, while festival board chair Dan Bernstein and his wife Claire Foerster have pledged $10 million. Another $10 million has been raised through smaller pledges. Festival organizers sayRead More

Accused in attacks fit to stand trial, but second assessment not yet complete

Abdulahi Hasan Sharif

The man accused in the Sept. 30 attacks in Edmonton has been found fit to stand trial, although an assessment on his mental state at the time of the alleged assaults has not been completed. Abdulahi Hasan Sharif appeared in court Friday on the 11 charges he faced in connection to the attack – where an Edmonton Police Service officer was hit by a vehicle and then stabbed, and hours later, a cube van hit four people in the downtown core. His lawyer told court Friday an assessment found SharifRead More

Sportsnet analyst Gregg Zaun terminated over ‘inappropriate behaviour’

Kayla Goodfield, CTV News Toronto Published Thursday, November 30, 2017 7:36PM EST Last Updated Thursday, November 30, 2017 8:32PM EST Former baseball player and Sportsnet Blue Jays analyst Gregg Zaun’s contract has been terminated by Rogers Media over “inappropriate behaviour.” The communications company said Zaun’s termination was effective immediately in a statement released on Thursday. “This week we received complaints from multiple female employees at Sportsnet regarding inappropriate behaviour and comments by Gregg Zaun in the workplace,” President of Rogers Media Rick Brace said in the statement. “After investigating theRead More

Thieves saw through wall of Comox business

Thieves made off with $5,000 worth of merchandise after they sawed through the exterior wall of the I-Hos Gallery in Comox. Source link #canadiannews #worldnews #headlinenews and stories from around the world USA Today News Headlines USA News Headlines ABC NEWS Headlines

Argonauts return home after stunning Calgary with late comeback to win Grey Cup

Gregory Strong, The Canadian Press Published Monday, November 27, 2017 11:21AM EST Last Updated Monday, November 27, 2017 2:45PM EST TORONTO — The Toronto Argonauts started the season with new management, a new coach, and low expectations after a last-place finish. They somehow managed to end the season as Grey Cup champions. The Argonauts completed a remarkable worst-to-first turnaround with a 27-24 comeback victory over the Calgary Stampeders in Ottawa on Sunday night, capping a wild Grey Cup game with a late touchdown on a 109-yard fumble return and go-aheadRead More

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

Dozens of men gather to discuss how to help counter violence against women

The Canadian Press Published Friday, November 24, 2017 1:18PM EST Last Updated Friday, November 24, 2017 1:55PM EST As they did last year, a few dozen men from different walks of life met Friday morning in Montreal to discuss violence against women and what they could do, individually and collectively, to counter it. Among them were police officers, union representatives, unemployed people, rappers, politicians and lawyers, all responding to the invitation from the Fédération des maisons d’hébergement pour femmes. Some men reported that they had witnessed domestic violence against theirRead More

Arson cause of fire that destroyed MacTier’s only restaurant

Nearly five months after MacTier’s only restaurant was destroyed by fire, investigators have determined the cause to be arson. At around 8:30 p.m. on June 17, flames ripped through the Cottage Country Family Diner on Front Street. The fire caused more than $500,000 in damage. The OPP and the Ontario Fire Marshal’s Office are now treating the fire as suspicious. They’re hoping to speak with anyone who may have information. The Cottage Country Family Diner has been a staple in the community for decades. Source link #canadiannews #worldnews #headlinenews andRead More