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Greenbelt Research Farm up for grabs as NCC mulls soundstage proposal

Greenbelt Research Farm up for grabs as NCC mulls soundstage proposal

There is movie-making excitement in the air of Ottawa’s film industry. Dreams of a local sound stage, is finding new life in a west-end field. “What a sound stage allows you to do is to take your dramatic production, put it into a controlled environment where the sound is controlled, there’s no worry about rain or anything else,” said Bruce Harvey, Film Commissioner at the Ottawa Film Office. So envision a 40-million-dollar warehouse on 9.58 ha of land; one big enough to recreate the halls of Parliament or the restaurantRead 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


Missing man last seen in Winnipeg July 13: police

Supplied photo of missing man Alpha Bah.

Winnipeg police are asking for help to locate a missing man they say was last seen in the city on the evening of July 13. Officers are concerned about the wellbeing of Alpha Bah, 25. Police said Bah is described as five feet seven inches tall, 160 pounds, with short black hair. They said there is no description of what he was wearing at when he was last seen. Anyone with information is asked to contact missing persons investigators at 204-986-6250. Source link #canadiannews #worldnews #headlinenews and stories from aroundRead More


Tacks found on downtown bike network

Tacks

An Edmonton man says he found 44 tacks along the downtown bike network on 102 Avenue Sunday.   Just took 44 tacks off the 102 Ave bike lane between 106 St and 107 St. Must have blown off nearby bulletin boards. #yegbike pic.twitter.com/mLO8HVAHFU — Glenn Kubish (@Kub64) August 5, 2018 Glenn Kubish told CTV News a tack punctured one of the tires of his wife’s bike. If done deliberately, Kubish said he’d like to go for a bike ride with the person that dropped the tacks to show them howRead More


Leading Chinese Buddhist monk accused of sexual misconduct

Buddhism in China

BEIJING – One of China’s highest-ranking Buddhist monks is facing a government investigation over accusations of sexual misconduct, in what is seen by some as an indication the #MeToo movement is gaining traction in the world’s most populous nation. Longquan Monastery abbot Shi Xuecheng is accused of harassing and demanding sexual favours from numerous female nuns in a 95-page statement compiled by two fellow monks at the storied centre of Buddhist learning in Beijing. The statement including testimony from the alleged victims leaked this week on social media, prompting anRead More


Man dies while trying to run across Ottawa highway

OTTAWA — Provincial police say a man is dead after he tried to dart across an Ottawa highway late Sunday night. They say the pedestrian was struck on Highway 417 near St. Laurent Boulevard. Investigators say the man has yet to be identified. They say several westbound lanes of the highway remained closed on Monday morning. 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″] ABC NEWS Headlines [su_feed url=”http://feeds.abcnews.com/abcnews/usheadlines” limit=”20″]


Chatham-Kent police force mourns loss of fellow officer

CTV Windsor: Arms Out for Andrew

CTV Windsor Published Wednesday, July 25, 2018 4:54PM EDT Last Updated Wednesday, July 25, 2018 4:59PM EDT A Chatham-Kent police officer has lost his battle with cancer. Const. Andrew Gaiswinkler passed away Tuesday following a courageous battle with acute myeloid leukemia. The 57-year-old had been with the police service since 2000 and was a member of the traffic unit, acting as a collision reconstructionist. Canadian Blood Services held multiple ‘Arms Out For Andrew’ blood drives earlier this year. Gaiswinkler leaves behind a wife and three kids. Friends and relatives areRead More


5 things to know on CTVNews.ca for Monday, July 23, 2018: Toronto shooting, White Helmets, Mars storm

Authorities are condemning a shooting in Toronto’s Greektown neighbourhood that left one dead, and 13 – including a young girl – injured. 1. Toronto shooting: One woman is dead, along with a gunman, and 13 injured after a shooting in Toronto’s Greektown neighbourhood late Sunday night.  2. Lawsuit filed: A proposed class-action lawsuit has been filed against five Canadian pharmaceutical companies alleging the firms may have been negligent in their manufacturing of the drugs and in quality control testing of raw material from their supplier in China. 3. Walmart questioning:Read More


High temperatures and heat warnings continue for Calgary and surrounding areas

High temperatures and heat warnings continue for Calgary and surrounding areas

A heat warning remains in effect for Calgary and parts of southern and central Alberta and authorities are advising people to take precautions to prevent heat exhaustion. A heat warning is issued when the daily temperature reaches 29C or above and the overnight temperatures reach 14C or above. On Monday, it was 30C in parts of the city and the high temperatures will continue into Tuesday with an expected high of 31C. The elevated temperatures can increase the risk of heat stroke and heat exhaustion and people are being advisedRead More


Cape Breton man in critical condition after falling from cliff

Cape Breton Regional Police

A man is in critical condition after falling from a cliff in Cape Breton. Cape Breton Regional Police and emergency crews responded to the scene near Park Street in Dominion, N.S., around 4 p.m. Monday. Police say the Dominion man, who is in his late 20s, was taken to the Cape Breton Regional Hospital with serious injuries. Police are investigating the incident but don’t suspect foul play at this time. 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 NewsRead More