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More than 145 new blazes in B.C., as wicked weather adds to firefighters’ woes

B.C. Wildfire

Thousands of people living in central and northern British Columbia are keeping a close watch on winds and weather as wildfires have the potential to threaten more homes. No new evacuations or alerts were issued early Monday, offering some respite in the Regional District of Bulkley-Nechako and Cariboo Regional District after officials in both regions spent Sunday expanding orders around nearly two dozen blazes. Roughly 1,600 residents of Fort St. James and close to 2,000 more around West Quesnel have been advised to be ready to leave as aggressive firesRead More


Van Buskirk and teammates thrilled to compete at home at NACAC championships

Buskirk

TORONTO — Kate Van Buskirk turned down a chance to race the 5,000 metres at the 2015 Pan American Games in her hometown. Instead, she flew to Europe to chase the Olympic standard in the 1,500 metres and came up just short. Passing up that opportunity is one of Van Buskirk’s biggest regrets, and so the 31-year-old from Toronto jumped at the chance to race in the NACAC Championships on Friday night at Varsity Stadium. “I was seeing all the tweets and the photos of the medallists and the standsRead More


Missy Elliott praises woman’s karaoke version of ‘Work It’

Rhode Island

WEST WARWICK, R.I. — A Rhode Island woman’s karaoke version of Missy Elliott’s hit song “Work It” has become an internet sensation, even drawing praise from Elliott. Mary Halsey, of West Warwick, recently performed a version of the 2002 hit at an outdoor party at a park and posted the performance on her Facebook page. Elliott reposted Halsey’s video on Twitter and Instagram and wrote : “I just found out I have a FUNKY WHITE SISTER.” She added that Halsey “straight killed” the song. Halsey’s video had been shared moreRead More


Plan in the works to keep ailing orca alive

Plan in the works to keep ailing orca alive

Scientists on both sides of the border have hatched a unique plan to try to keep J50 alive – if they can cut through all the red tape. 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″]


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


Attracting tourists to Mattagami First Nation

Attracting tourists to Mattagami First Nation

FedNor announces investment in developing a waterfront marina on the shores of Minisinakwa Lake with Mattagami First Nation. Kyle Gennings reports. 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″]


Dolphins anthem punishment includes suspensions

Dolphins

Miami Dolphins players who protest on the field during the national anthem could be suspended for up to four games under a team policy issued this week. The “Proper Anthem Conduct” section is just one sentence in a nine-page discipline document provided to The Associated Press by a person familiar with the policy who insisted on anonymity because the document is not public. It classifies anthem protests under a large list of “conduct detrimental to the club,” all of which could lead to a paid or unpaid suspension, a fineRead More


Police probe possible drowning in Hamilton

Hamilton, possible, drowning

Codi Wilson, CTV News Toronto Published Sunday, July 15, 2018 9:07AM EDT Last Updated Sunday, July 15, 2018 9:21AM EDT Police are investigating a possible drowning near the Leander Boat Club in Hamilton this morning Hamilton police say they received a call about a man who was spotted in the water near the boat club, located at 50 Leander Drive, at around 6 a.m. Sunday. The police service’s marine unit, as well as paramedics and firefighters, are trying to locate the man. Police say there is a heavy police presenceRead More


Injuries to moms, babies during forcep deliveries on the rise: study

forceps

Using forceps or a vacuum to vaginally deliver babies is resulting in more injuries to both mothers and infants in Canada, according to a large new study. The study published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal on Monday looked at nearly two million single-child hospital births in four provinces between April, 2004 and March, 2015. The data shows the number of operative vaginal deliveries, where a vacuum or forceps are used, is declining, while the risk of injury from such procedures is on the rise. “We found increases of sevenRead More


OHL dreams? Brantford to study Civic Centre reno plan

OHL dreams? Brantford to study Civic Centre reno plan

In Brantford, it’s a question that never quite stops being asked. The city is bigger than five of the 17 Ontario communities which currently host Ontario Hockey League teams. It’s centrally located. It has its own place in hockey history, having given the game such legends as Wayne Gretzky and Doug Jarvis. So why doesn’t it have its own OHL team? Currently, junior hockey competition in Brantford tops out at junior B. The 99ers – named after Gretzky, of course – compete at that level. The 99ers play their homeRead More