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Police investigating suspicious fire on Wonderland Road

Fire at 675 Wonderland Road S.

London police are investigating a suspicious fire at an apartment on Wonderland Road. The blaze broke out around 12 p.m. Monday at a second floor unit at 675 Wonderland Rd. South. Once crews arrived on scene, black smoke could be seen pouring out of the windows. The blaze was quickly put out and no one was hurt. Upon further review, the fire was deemed suspicious. The London Fire Department and the Ontario Fire Marshal’s Office are both investigating. Damage is pegged at $25,000. Source link #canadiannews #worldnews #headlinenews and storiesRead More


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


Saskatoon police officers plead not guilty to assault, trial dates set

Saskatoon provincial court

Trial dates have been set for two Saskatoon police officers charged with assault. Cst. Cailin Link and Cst. Angela McEwen (formerly McDade) were not present in Saskatoon Provincial Court Wednesday morning, but defence lawyer Brad Mitchell entered not guilty pleas on their behalf. Link and McEwen were charged with assault in May after consultation with Crown prosecutors and an investigation overseen by the Saskatchewan Public Complaints Commission. The charges come from an alleged assault that happened in November 2017 when the two officers pulled a man over during a trafficRead More


New genetic tests could help pinpoint best macular degeneration treatments

New genetic tests could help pinpoint best macular degeneration treatments

By the year 2020, about 2 million Canadians will have macular degeneration — the leading cause of vision loss in people over aged 60. Although there is no cure, there are treatments that can slow the disease’s progression — but only in those with certain genes. Those with different genetic make-ups can actually see their vision worsen on the treatments. Now there is a new genetic test that could help determine who can benefit and who will not. But it’s a test not without controversy. Toronto-area senior Percy Ford-Smith discoveredRead More


Over 1,800 migrant children reunited with family members: U.S. officials say

Immigrant children reunited with families

SAN DIEGO – The Trump administration says more than 1,800 children 5 years and older had been reunited with parents or sponsors hours before the deadline. That includes 1,442 children who were returned to parents in U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement custody, and another 378 who were released under a variety of other circumstances. But officials say about 700 more remain separated, including 431 whose parents were deported. Those reunions take more time, effort and paperwork as children are returned to Central America. With the court-ordered deadline passed, the federalRead More


Regional police issue backpack challenge for kids in need

Chief Larkin with a backpack

The Waterloo Regional Police Service has called for other emergency service partners to join their Back to School Campaign. Last year, the campaign saw over 600 backpacks given out to kids in need. This year, along with Family and Children’s Services, they are hoping to give out even more. The backpack challenge calls for emergency service workers to donate a lunch bag, a backpack and a $25 gift card to Staples to get kids back-to-school ready. The program runs until August 17, and supports the FCS Back to School AssistanceRead More


Abandoned and abused dog needs forever home

sage the dog

Every year abandoned or abused animals are partnered with families by the Humane Society, but in Alliston, there’s one dog still waiting for a home. “She’s very loving and calm.  A very sweet dog,” says volunteer Amy Duggan.  Staff at the Alliston Humane Society believes it’s a case of ‘intimidation at first sight’ for 3-year-old Sage, a Cane Corso in their care.  “She looks scary and I think that’s what makes her so endearing.  She’s totally the opposite,” says Emily Day. Volunteers at the humane society have cared for herRead More


‘Hotel Transylvania 3’ tops charts, ‘Skyscraper’ stumbles

Box Office

LOS ANGELES — “Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation” has checked into the No. 1 spot at the box office in its opening weekend and left the Dwayne Johnson action thriller, “Skyscraper,” in the dust. Sony Pictures estimated Sunday that the animated family movie earned $44.1 million from North American theatres. As the first in the franchise to open in the summer, it’s just slightly under the previous installment’s $48.5 million debut in September 2015. Worldwide, “Hotel Transylvania 3” has already earned more than $100 million. “It’s really terrific,” said AdrianRead More


Legacy of Lethbridge toddler, lost to rare disease, lives on through blood donations

Legacy of Lethbridge toddler, lost to rare disease, lives on through blood donations

The family of Finley Malmberg, the young girl with Type 1 spinal muscular atrophy who passed away in 2015, is hoping to honour her memory by arranging to have 25 people donate blood in Finley’s name ahead of August 2, 2018. The Malmberg family says Finley taught them how precious life truly is in the brief 13 months they had with her. They say arranging blood donations is one way to give back to the community that gave them so much in their time of need. The drive is alreadyRead More


Application to demolish Kensington Manor submitted to City of Calgary

Kensington Manor

The City of Calgary has received a proposal to demolish a northwest apartment building that has sat vacant since November due to structural concerns. On November 23, residents of the 57 units of Kensington Manor, an apartment building in the 300 block of 10 Street Northwest, were evacuated from the building with little notice after an engineer detected serious structural issues. The building’s frame was shored and the perimeter of the building was fenced off to prevent unauthorized access. The seven-storey building was constructed in 1969. With files from CTV’sRead More