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Saskatoon restaurants cut plastic straws from menus

Saskatoon restaurants cut plastic straws from menus

Some restaurants in Saskatoon have stopped serving plastic straws. The move to ditch the plastic utensils comes as a push to protect the environment and wildlife. “We all have responsibility to do way better than what we’re doing,” Tisha Paget, owner of D’Lish Cafe, said “Ever since I opened I refused to have any plastic in my takeout and the straw was the last one that I couldn’t break through and now I have paper straws.” Approximately 500 million straws are thrown away every day in the U.S., according toRead More


Pump prices, airline tickets help propel Canada’s annual inflation rate to 2.3%

Pump prices, airline tickets help propel Canada's annual inflation rate to 2.3%

The country’s annual inflation rate continued creeping higher last month to hit 2.3 per cent, Statistics Canada said Friday. The March figure shows the pace of inflation inched a little farther past the midpoint of the central bank’s ideal range of between one and three per cent. By comparison, inflation was 2.2 per cent in February and 1.7 per cent in January. The March increase was the largest year-over-year move since it hit 2.4 per cent in October 2014, just as the oil-price slump was getting underway. The upward forcesRead More


University of Regina using cameras to increase exam security

University of Regina using cameras to increase exam security

Some students at the University of Regina have begun sitting down to take their final exams, but this year they are being watched by cameras in some of the rooms. The university has introduced a pilot project, to video record students during some exams. In a letter sent to students the university says: “This season, we are adding to our ongoing efforts to combat academic misconduct, (with) the implementation of video recording during exam sessions held in some areas that have been designated for this purpose. The university will beRead More


Drunk truck driver hauling 63,500 kg of propane on 402: Police

Lambton OPP

Police are calling it a “disaster waiting to happen” after a Woodstock truck driver was allegedly hauling thousands of kilograms of propane on the 402 while drunk. Lambton OPP pulled over the transport truck Monday morning around 10 a.m. in the eastbound lanes near Nauvoo Road. Police received a call from a concerned motorist about the trucker’s erratic driving. The suspect was pulled over and blew over three times the legal limit. He was charged with impaired operation of a motor vehicle , impaired operation of a motor vehicle withRead More


Edmonton lawyer suspended, charged in hit-and-run death of teen

Edmonton lawyer suspended, charged in hit-and-run death of teen

An Edmonton lawyer is charged with impaired driving causing death after a 16-year-old girl was killed while crossing a street late Sunday night. Police said an off-duty officer who stopped his vehicle at a marked flashing crosswalk just before 11 p.m., called 911 after witnessing the girl being struck by a pickup truck. The officer followed as the truck fled the scene. Shane Stevenson, a 47-year-old partner with the global law firm Dentons, was arrested behind the wheel of his vehicle in an alley a short distance away. He isRead More


Ontario NDP leader unveils platform

Ontario NDP leader unveils platform

Ontario NDP Leader Andrea Horwath announces platform: free childcare for low income families and boosting hospital funding. Source link #canadiannews #worldnews #headlinenews and stories from around the world USA Today News Headlines USA News Headlines ABC NEWS Headlines


Sask. farmer acquitted in death of Indigenous man pleads guilty to gun charge

Sask. farmer acquitted in death of Indigenous man pleads guilty to gun charge

NORTH BATTLEFORD, Sask. — A Saskatchewan farmer acquitted in the fatal shooting of a young Indigenous man is giving up his guns and has been ordered to pay a $3,000 fine after pleading guilty to unsafe storage of an unrestricted firearm. Gerald Stanley pleaded guilty Monday in North Battleford provincial court to the charge that involved six rifles and shotguns. The Crown said none of them had trigger locks. The Crown dropped a second count of unsafe storage of a restricted handgun. Stanley was acquitted in the death of 22-year-oldRead More


Suspicious house fire in Wasaga Beach

CTV Barrie Published Sunday, April 15, 2018 7:26PM EDT Last Updated Sunday, April 15, 2018 8:32PM EDT Police confirm a man is in custody after a suspicious house fire in Wasaga Beach. The fire broke out around 2 p.m. on Saturday at a home on River Road West, near Silver Birch Avenue. Paramedics say one person was taken to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries. It’s not clear how the fire started, but the OPP are waiting to obtain a search warrant before doing a scene investigation. The officeRead More


Travelling zoo in Timmins

Travelling zoo in Timmins

Families in Timmins are treated to a weekend of learning and adventure thanks to the travelling arm of the Ottawa Zoo. Source link #canadiannews #worldnews #headlinenews and stories from around the world USA Today News Headlines USA News Headlines ABC NEWS Headlines


U.S. to hit Russia with new sanctions for aiding Syria’s Assad

U.S. missiles in Syria

Hope Yen And Robert Burns, The Associated Press Published Sunday, April 15, 2018 3:35PM EDT Last Updated Sunday, April 15, 2018 4:49PM EDT WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump on Sunday defended his use of the phrase “Mission Accomplished” to describe a U.S.-led missile attack on Syria’s chemical weapons program, even as his aides stressed continuing U.S. troop involvement and plans for new economic sanctions against Russia for enabling the government of Bashar Assad. Stepping up the pressure on Syria’s president, U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley indicated the sanctions to be announcedRead More