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Hamilton tenants on ‘rent strike’ bring protest to Ottawa

Stoney creek residents protest

A group of frustrated Hamilton tenants on a “rent strike” drove their demands to Ottawa today. The landlord, Ottawa based InterRent Real Estate Investment Trust and CLV Group, has proposed a 9.6% rent hike over the next two years. The more than two dozen residents who marched to the CEO’s home in Ottawa say they can’t afford the hike and feel they are being priced out of the apartment complex.  “If it goes up, we have to find another place to live in Hamilton and that’s hard because most placesRead More


Communities near Parry Sound 33 are on edge

Communities near Parry Sound 33 are on edge

Tony Talks with Luc Seguin from Alban, south of Sudbury, who just received an evacuation alert by the municipality of French River. 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″]


7-year-old survives dad’s drunk crash, killed by another car

Michigan police

ROMULUS, Mich. – Police say a 7-year-old girl was struck and killed as she tried to get help after her father drunkenly crashed into an abandoned vehicle on an interstate in suburban Detroit. State police spokesman Lt. Mike Shaw says the girl sent text messages to police about her father’s crash before she was struck on I-94 near Detroit Metropolitan Airport in Romulus early Sunday. She died instantly. Shaw says a driver called state police to say she might have hit a pedestrian. He says the girl’s father was drunkRead More


Check your ticket! $60M jackpot ticket sold in Ottawa

Lotto Max

CTV Ottawa Published Saturday, July 14, 2018 9:27AM EDT Last Updated Saturday, July 14, 2018 9:28AM EDT What would you do with $60 million dollars? That’s the big question at least one LOTTO MAX player is asking themselves today. According to OLG the LOTTO MAX jackpot winning ticket from the Friday, July 13, 2018 draw was sold in Ottawa. Lottery players can check their numbers on the Winning Numbers page on OLG.ca 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


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


Putin urges closer international cybersecurity co-operation

Putin cyber

MOSCOW — President Vladimir Putin on Friday called for closer international co-operation in fending off cyberattacks. Addressing a cybersecurity conference in Moscow, Putin said it’s important to develop common cybersecurity standards that take into account interests of all nations. He noted that cyberthreats have mounted around the world. “Cyberthreats have reached such a scale that they could only be neutralized by combined efforts of the entire international community,” Putin said. “We have repeatedly seen that some nations’ egoism, their attempts to act squarely to their own advantages, hurt the globalRead More


Parts of Windsor-Essex deemed ‘child care desert’ in study

Child care map

Parts of Windsor-Essex are a “child care desert” according to a new study by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives. The report says Windsor has the seventh lowest coverage out of 28, with 67 per cent of children living in an area parched for available child care. Across the country, the study suggests 776,000 Canadian children live in areas devoid of available daycare spaces.  Forty four per cent of all school-aged children are living in “child care deserts.” The authors say the report attempts to map, for the first timeRead More


Sask. preparing for pot legalization after feds announce official date

Marijuana

Premier Scott Moe says Saskatchewan still plans to have all of its provincial pot bylaws in place by July 1, despite the prime minister’s announcement that it will become legal nationwide on Oct. 17. Retailers say having a date in mind is welcome news, but getting ready for the legalization will still be challenging — even with the unexpected extension. On June 1, the province announced the 51 retailers granted permits to sell cannabis. Applicants had 45 days to begin the permitting process. Allen Kilback was one of the retailersRead More


Driver fined after Pride crosswalk in Grande Prairie damaged

Damaged Pride crosswalk

RCMP in Grande Prairie said a local driver is facing hundreds of dollars in fines, after a rainbow crosswalk in the northern Alberta city was damaged. Police said on Thursday, at about 8 p.m., a witness told police a truck had done a burnout on the recently repainted Pride crosswalk at 98 Street and 103 Avenue. The crosswalk was marked with black tire tracks. Investigators managed to track down the truck, and the vehicle’s owner was issued two tickets, with fines of more than $800. Source link #canadiannews #worldnews #headlinenewsRead More


‘A sense of whimsy’: How Kate Spade brought fun back to fashion, business

'A sense of whimsy': How Kate Spade brought fun back to fashion, business

It was 1991, and Kate Brosnahan, then a senior accessories editor for Mademoiselle magazine, set out to reinvent the handbag. Bored with the offerings available at the time, the 30-year-old Kansas City native quit her job to focus on designing a line of simple, sleek purses with infectious pops of colour. With the help of her boyfriend, Andy Spade, the brother of comedian David Spade, Brosnahan launched her first line of handbags under the name Kate Spade, a combination of her name and her future husband’s, in 1993. The coupleRead More