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Electrical fire causes major damage to Montreal home

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Everyone inside a Montreal home managed to escape safely when the building caught fire overnight in Montreal. A man living in the house spotted flames coming from a back wall near a stove around 2:40 a.m. Monday. He immediately got everyone outside and they took shelter at a neighbour’s home, at which point they called 9-1-1. Firefighters said smoke alarms were going off when they arrived. It took about an hour to extinguish the flames, but lots of damage was caused to the building on Armand Bombardier Blvd. near MauriceRead More


Calgary band coming up with dozens of original songs to support cancer research

Calgary band coming up with dozens of original songs to support cancer research

A Calgary rock group is putting their songwriting skills to the test as they write and record 50 songs in 24 hours as part of an ambitious venture to support the Tom Baker Cancer Centre. Chris Naish’s mom left a last impression on him, always being supportive of everything he did. “When she came to my hockey game, she would bring her knitting,” Naish says. “She was always very clear that I didn’t have to do anything to impress her.” Unfortunately, last March, Vickie lost her battle with cancer. NaishRead More


Saturday will be the final day for Sears in Barrie

Sears Barrie

Saturday will be the final day Sears will be open in Barrie. The retailer has been in a state of liquidation since announcing the closure of its 74 department stores across the country. Sears Canada says Saturday will be the final day for the store at Georgian Mall. The company has offered discounts of up to 50 per cent since October. The final closure of the Barrie store means more than 100 people will be out of a job. The retailer has been under creditor protection since June. Source linkRead More


One in a million? Teen cracks iPhone X facial scan

One in a million? Teen cracks iPhone X facial scan

The pricey phone is supposed to be a vault and nearly impossible to unlock if you’re not the owner. Source link #canadiannews #worldnews #headlinenews and stories from around the world USA Today News Headlines USA News Headlines ABC NEWS Headlines


Ford recalls pickups, SUVs to secure loose seat cushions

DETROIT — Ford is recalling more than 202,000 pickup trucks and SUVs in North America because front seat cushions can come loose and fail to properly hold people in a crash. The recall covers certain 2016 F-150 and Explorer vehicles equipped with front power seats. The company says a bolt in the power seat adjuster can come loose or fall out. If that happens, the seat cushion can move too far. Ford says it’s not aware of any crashes or injuries from the problem. Dealers will check the bolts. IfRead More


Quebec City woman arrested on animal cruelty, bestiality charges

La Presse Canadienne Published Friday, December 1, 2017 7:47AM EST Last Updated Friday, December 1, 2017 7:48AM EST A Quebec City woman in her 20s is facing animal cruelty and bestiality charges. She was arrested on Thursday night in a Quebec City housing unit after people called police to the attention of images posted to social media that allegedly appeared to show animal cruelty. Police believe there was a sexual act involving a human and an animal. The woman was released on a promise to appear in court at aRead More


Thousands flee Bali volcano but some stay put or run to it

Stephen Wright, The Associated Press Published Thursday, November 30, 2017 8:20AM EST KARANGASEM, Indonesia — When an enormous volcano belches ash and the people who live around it flee, you get out too, right? Probably. But apparently not always. The compelling impulse to see an aggressive and majestic show of nature, and to record an uncontrollable force, is motivating some visitors to the tropical island of Bali to stick around for a while rather than just head for the nearest airport. Take Mark Levitin. He’s not going anywhere. The activityRead More


Festive fender-bender as Santa float strikes car

It looks like the jolly man may need to get his brakes checked prior to Christmas Day. Source link #canadiannews #worldnews #headlinenews and stories from around the world USA Today News Headlines USA News Headlines ABC NEWS Headlines


Buyer’s remorse at the Global Transportation Hub

CTV Regina Published Tuesday, November 28, 2017 6:55PM CST Last Updated Tuesday, November 28, 2017 7:04PM CST There has been some buyer’s remorse at the Global Transportation Hub. Some companies have either delayed or cancelled construction projects. One company has sold its property back to the government for more than it paid. Every land deal at the global transportation hub comes with a buy back option. “It’s in the contract that the Global Transportation Hub can purchase the land back,” said Dustin Duncan, Minister in Charge with the Global TransportationRead More


LaSalle Hangout for Youth trying to keep doors open

A local youth centre says it’s at a crisis point and needs financial help to keep the doors open. The LaSalle Hangout for Youth says its resources are depleted. “The centre is completely run by volunteers and survives through personal and financial donations. We are now in a position where we must reach out for donations to pay for the rent…and for the daily expenses such as internet, phone, meals, and program supplies,” officials say in a release. “We ask to help make it possible for us to keep ourRead More