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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


Business owners fight gentrification

Businesses in Park Extension are being evicted by a plan to transform offices into apartments. Source link #canadiannews #worldnews #headlinenews and stories from around the world USA Today News Headlines USA News Headlines ABC NEWS Headlines


City to present final bid to host Police and Fire Games

CTV Windsor Published Thursday, November 23, 2017 5:17PM EST Last Updated Thursday, November 23, 2017 6:11PM EST After hosting a number of high-profile sports tourism events like the FINA world swimming and diving championships and the Memorial Cup. Now, Windsor is looking at the next big opportunity. The City of Windsor is hoping the selection committee for the CAN-AM Police and Fire Games chooses Windsor — over Lethbridge, and Lubbock, Texas for the right to host the event in 2022. “We’re getting close to the final step in that process,Read More


Conservation Authority issues safety bulletin due to rainfall

The Lower Thames Valley Conservation Authority has issued a safety bulletin due to rainfall amounts. People should take extra caution and avoid the river, ditches, and streams, it says. On Saturday, the watershed received rainfall totals between 10 and 50 millimetres, with higher amounts received in the western portion of the watershed.  The authority says in the areas that received heavy rainfall, smaller local watercourses saw levels rise.  In some places, watercourses  spilled their banks.  The LTVCA operated the Indian-McGregor Creek Diversion Channel Saturday night.  Water levels on these smallerRead More