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City unveiling new Red Light Camera

Ottawa redlight camera

Ottawa’s newest red light camera will be unveiled today. Mayor Jim Watson and Transportation Committee Chair Keith Egli will show off the new camera on Lyon Street, between Albert and Slater Streets. This is the last of 20 new red light cameras Council committed to installing during this current term. The City of Ottawa says the Red Light Camera Program is an initiative to improve intersection safety.  The goals of the program are to reduce collisions and to reduce injuries to help improve road safety at the targeted intersections. ThereRead More

Community members on evacuation standby as RM of Grahamdale issues state of emergency

Source: Linda Mouktar

Published Monday, May 21, 2018 11:58PM CST Last Updated Tuesday, May 22, 2018 12:06AM CST Some living in the rural municipality of Grahamdale are on evacuation standby, after a wildfire prompted a local state of emergency. The fire is burning roughly 2 hours north of Winnipeg near Ashern, Man. on the east side of Hwy. 6.  As of Monday night, people living between Mulvihill and Ashern were being told to prepare to evacuate.  Officials with the RM delivered notices door-to-door and updates were being posted to the municipality’s website andRead More

Taylor Swift is doing more to stop scalpers than Ontario’s new ticket act: experts


David Friend, The Canadian Press Published Monday, May 21, 2018 10:25AM EDT Last Updated Monday, May 21, 2018 12:35PM EDT TORONTO — Step aside Ontario lawmakers, because Taylor Swift is giving you a lesson in how to deflect concert scalpers. As the province gets ready to introduce a new law on July 1 which puts a price cap on resales of live-event tickets, experts say it’s the world-famous pop singer who’s doing a better job squeezing out black-market opportunists. Swift’s team is undertaking an experiment that lists her tickets onRead More

Two beaches in Bracebridge remain closed

bracebridge beaches closed

Two beaches in Bracebridge remain closed all long weekend for a police investigation. Town officials decided to shut down Kirby’s Beach Park and Bracebridge Bay Park on Friday, after broken glass and sewing needles were purposely placed in the sand, both in the water, and on the beach. Bracebridge Mayor Graydon Smith says volunteer scuba divers from Gravenhurst will be on site Monday conducting a thorough underwater inspection to ensure the beaches are as safe as possible. “We have a nice safe beach 99.99% of the time, but unfortunately somethingRead More

Humboldt Broncos and league face off over Humboldt Strong trademark

Humboldt Broncos and league face off over Humboldt Strong trademark

The Humboldt Broncos hockey team is facing off with the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League over the slogan Humboldt Strong and several others. After the deadly bus crash on April 6 that killed 16 people and injured 13 others, people across the country showed their support using the phrase “Humboldt Strong” and putting hockey sticks out on the porch. The president of SJHL, Bill Chow, said he wanted to protect the hashtags #HumboldtStrong, #SticksonthePorch, and seven others, by applying for trademark. Chow said the league controls all proprietary rights and broadcastRead More

Election candidates dividing minimum wage earners

Election candidates dividing minimum wage earners

The Liberal government pledged to raise minimum wage from $14 per hour to $15 per hour in the new year. PC leader Doug Ford has said he will scrap the extra $1 per hour increase in favour of a 0 per cent income tax on minimum wage earners, which his party estimates as a $500-million cost to the province. But according to NDP leader Andrea Horwath, that does minimum wage earners a disservice. “It’s very clear that the tax cut that he’s proposing is going to rip people off byRead More

‘Do not use’ water order in effect for one Saskatoon Costco store


A strict “do not use” water order is in effect for one of Saskatoon’s Costco stores. Hydrocarbons have been found in three water hydrants on the line that serves Costco in the Rosewood neighbourhood. The city said the discovery was made during the investigation into water problems in the Aspen Ridge neighbourhood. Hydrocarbons, which are oily substances, were found in the Aspen Ridge area several months ago. “Our investigation in Aspen Ridge revealed some information that led us to probe other areas under development and this is part of theRead More

Longest-ever AHL game ends after 6 hours, 5 overtimes

AHL playoffs

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Six hours and six minutes after the puck dropped at Bojangles’ Coliseum, there was finally a winner. Alex Lyon made 94 saves and Alex Krushelnyski ended the longest game in American Hockey League history when he scored 6:48 into the fifth overtime on Wednesday to lift the Lehigh Valley Phantoms over the Charlotte Checkers 2-1 in Game 4 of their second-round playoff series. Krushelnyski cruised into the slot and took a feed from Cole Bardreau, who was behind the net, before snapping a shot past Charlotte goaltenderRead More

Woman caught on video grabbing flowers from Toronto van attack memorial

Van attack memorial

Multiple videos posted online appear to show a woman removing bouquets of flowers from a makeshift memorial for the victims of the Toronto van attack. The videos were recorded at Olive Square park, near the Yonge Street and Finch Avenue intersection where 10 were killed and more than a dozen injured by a speeding van on the afternoon of Apr. 23. The woman in the videos appears to be removing flowers from the wall of tributes to the victims, and stuffing them into a plastic bag. Videos of the incidentRead More

No apology from Nova Scotia premier to teen cleared in privacy-breach case

Stephen McNeil

HALIFAX — Nova Scotia Premier Stephen McNeil is not offering an apology to a 19-year-old man who was arrested after allegedly breaching the province’s freedom-of-information website. Police dropped the case against the young man on Monday, saying there was no criminal intent and “no grounds to lay charges.” McNeil initially referred to the man’s actions as “stealing,” but has since backed away from such strong language. On Tuesday he was asked about opposition calls for an apology for his early characterization of what occurred. McNeil wouldn’t address an apology directly,Read More