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Hazmat crews respond to southeast business in Foothills Industrial following ammonia leak

Hazmat - Sysco Food Services

No injuries have been reports following an ammonia leak in a southeast industrial park on Monday night. Emergency crews were called to Sysco Canada in the 4600 block of 72 Avenue S.E at approximately 9:00 p.m. following reports of an ammonia leak. EMS officials confirm that no one who was inside the building at the time of the leak required transport to hospital. The cause of the leak has not been confirmed. More details to follow Source link #canadiannews #worldnews #headlinenews and stories from around the world USA Today NewsRead More


Rains drench Atlantic Canada, leading to flooding, outages and homes evacuated

Rain storm

HALIFAX — Much of Atlantic Canada is being pummelled with heavy winds and a downpour on Saturday, leaving more than 20,000 Maritimers without power and leading some people in southwest New Brunswick to evacuate their homes. Environment Canada says a low-pressure system will slowly track across the East Coast today, bringing up to 50 millimetres of rainfall to parts of southwestern Nova Scotia and Newfoundland’s south coast. The weather agency says the frozen ground has a reduced ability to absorb the deluge, which, combined with unseasonably mild temperatures in partsRead More


How 14-year-olds may help choose Saskatchewan’s next premier

How 14-year-olds may help choose Saskatchewan’s next premier

Jennifer Jellicoe and Kevin Menz, CTV Saskatoon Published Thursday, January 11, 2018 7:40PM CST Last Updated Thursday, January 11, 2018 7:43PM CST Saskatchewan residents as young as 14 years old may be voting for the next premier, even if they aren’t eligible to vote in the province’s elections. Voters in general elections must be over 18, but, because the next premier will be chosen via the Saskatchewan Party leadership race, youth between 14 and 18 years old are eligible to take part in the decision due to the party’s membershipRead More


Single-seat airplane found off Guelph runway with nose down

One man was taken to hospital for assessment after the plane he was in was found with its nose down off a runway in Guelph on Saturday afternoon. Around 12:30 p.m., the Guelph fire department responded to a report of a plane down at 50 Skyway Park. When officials arrived on scene they located the single-seat airplane with one pilot on the ground off of the runway with its nose down. OPP and paramedics also responded. There were no injuries to others on scene. It is not yet known whatRead More


Small plane with two people headed from Penticton to Edmonton missing

A small plane with two people headed from Penticton, B.C. to Edmonton went missing on Saturday afternoon. The plane left Penticton at approximately 2:30 p.m. The Victoria Joint Rescue Co-Ordination Centre (JRCC Victoria) received an alert about eight hours later after the pilot’s cellphone was picked up by a cell tower approximately 30 kilometres northeast of Revelstoke, B.C. About 12 helicopters searched the mountains between Revelstoke, B.C. and Rogers Pass, B.C. for the white plane with burgundy stripes, a JRCC spokesperson said. JRCC also said the low, cloud ceiling inRead More


OPP searching Thames after reports of a canoe capsizing with people on board

CTV London Published Sunday, November 26, 2017 6:54PM EST Last Updated Sunday, November 26, 2017 8:17PM EST OPP say they are searching for two people after reports of a canoe capsizing on the Thames River near Ingersoll. Police say it happened around 3 p.m. Sunday in an area west of Ingersoll Street North. A concerned citizen notified Police after observing two people on a canoe that appeared to be in distress. The man said the pair were not dressed for the weather conditions and not wearing life jackets. The citizen wentRead More


Ontario allowing several water bottling companies to take water on expired permits

Allison Jones, The Canadian Press Published Sunday, November 26, 2017 10:37AM EST Last Updated Sunday, November 26, 2017 10:38AM EST TORONTO — Ontario is allowing several bottled water companies to take up to 7.6 million litres of groundwater per day on expired permits, as it gives them time to amend renewal applications in light of new rules. Premier Kathleen Wynne last year imposed a two-year moratorium on new and expanded permits to take water for bottling, effective Jan. 1, 2017. That came after bottled water giant Nestle purchased a wellRead More


Mounties conclude investigation into reported assault of Okotoks teen

RCMP say the alleged attack on a 16-year-old Okotoks girl did not happen as originally reported and that they are not seeking any suspects in the case. Police were called to a home in the Cimarron Vista area at about 2:00 p.m. on November 18 after a teen said she was attacked by an unknown man as she exited the back door of the residence. The girl claimed that a man armed with a knife assaulted her and that the offender fled when she fought back. She had a cutRead More


Canadian screen industry to ‘move speedily’ on drafting new code of conduct

Victoria Ahearn, The Canadian Press Published Friday, November 24, 2017 5:26PM EST TORONTO — Groups representing Canada’s screen and stage talent say they feel a sense of “urgency” in implementing a new collective approach to end sexual harassment, but they also want to get it right. Representatives from 16 organizations — including the actors’ union ACTRA, the Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television, and the Director’s Guild of Canada (DGC) — gathered with a moderator and a few lawyers Thursday in a five-hour, closed-door meeting in Toronto to discuss sexualRead More


Two robberies with machetes Thursday under investigation

Winnipeg police said two men were robbed by suspects armed with a machete on Thursday. The incidents took place in the Riverview and St. John’s neighbourhoods. Police don’t believe the robberies are related. The first happened at about 4:05 p.m., when a man went to meet a potential buyer of a cell phone he had posted for sale online at a home in the 500 block of Atlantic Avenue. Police said the buyer hopped in the victim’s vehicle, pulled out a machete-style knife and robbed the man. The victim fledRead More