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Motorcyclist in critical condition after crash on Highway 400


A man in his 50s is in critical condition after a motorcycle crash on Highway 400. The OPP’s Southern Georgian Bay Detachment and Simcoe County Paramedics responded to the single-vehicle crash in the southbound lanes of the highway, between Highway 12 and Vasey Road, around 3:15 p.m. on Monday. Investigators say the motorcyclist veered off the road and into the centre median. He was treated at the scene, before being transported to a hospital in Midland. A spokesperson for Ornge Air Ambulance confirms the man was then airlifted to aRead More

Golden Knights end Jets season, win Game 5

Golden Knights end Jets season, win Game 5

Ahmar Khan, CTV Winnipeg Published Sunday, May 20, 2018 4:02PM CST Last Updated Sunday, May 20, 2018 6:06PM CST The Vegas Golden Knights have done the seemingly impossible as they beat the Winnipeg Jets 2-1 in Game 5 to eliminate the last remaining Canadian team and advance to their first ever Stanley Cup Finals. Winnipeg’s valiant efforts fell short as Marc-Andre Fleury stood strong in the Vegas net stopping 35 of the 37 shots he faced on the day.  Vegas proved the trend of the team to score the firstRead More

Info session on Mount Royal through traffic divides Montrealers

Cyclist on Mount Royal

The debate over through traffic on Mount Royal continued on Tuesday night at an information session three weeks before the ban is set to go ahead. The pilot project will stop all through traffic by cars on Camillien-Houde Way and Remembrance Rd. for five months of the year. Montrealers on both sides of a debate that largely pits drivers against cyclists showed up to voice their opinions on the local controversy. “It’s nonsense. They should keep the mountain open,” said resident Michael Shafter. “It should have elements of a park,Read More

Howie Mandel says comedy festival bigger than Gilbert Rozon

Howie Mandel

MONTREAL – Howie Mandel says Montreal’s Just For Laughs will move forward without founder Gilbert Rozon, stressing the comedy festival is not about one person. The Canadian-born comedian led an investor group that acquired the festival in March after it was put up for sale. The new owners include U.S. talent agency ICM Partners. Just For Laughs was rocked last fall after several women came forward with allegations of sexual assault and sexual harassment against Rozon, who was also majority stakeholder. Mandel tells The Canadian Press the comedy festival isRead More

100 residents attend community meeting on gun violence

Ottawa Police

An Ottawa Councillor is urging residents to be the “eyes and ears” that help Ottawa Police deal with gun violence in the community. Diane Deans made the comment during a community meeting with Police Chief Charles Bordeleau and 100 residents in Ottawa’s south-end. Councillors Deans, Riley Brockington and Jean Cloutier organized the meeting after several shootings rattled residents in the Heron Gate/Ledbury area in April. On Tuesday, April 17, shots were fired in the area of Cedarwood Drive and Walkley Road. Shell casings were found, but no one was hurt.Read More

Nathan Gervais sentenced for breaching bail after skipping murder trial, fleeing Canada

Nathan Paul Gervais

A judge sentence Nathan Gervais to 15 months in jail on Monday after the man accused of murder missed his trial and left the country. The 23-year-old pleaded guilty to breaching his bail and, with credit for time served, will spend approximately seven months in jail. Gervais was scheduled to stand trial on a charge of first-degree murder in 2016 in connection with the swarming death of Lukas Strasser-Hird in 2013 but he failed to appear in court. A warrant was issued for Gervais’ arrest. In November 2017, Gervais wasRead More

Aurora Cannabis to buy MedReleaf in all-stock deal worth $3.2 billion


TORONTO — Aurora Cannabis Inc.’s friendly $3.2-billion all-stock deal to acquire MedReleaf Corp. marks the biggest transaction to date in Canada’s nascent marijuana industry and creates what MedReleaf’s CEO describes as “the undisputed world leader in cannabis”. The transaction will create a cannabis behemoth capable of producing more than 570,000 kilograms of marijuana per year, the companies said Monday, as the country moves to legalize recreational pot later this year. However, the deal is a global play to scale up and compete on the international stage, and capitalize on theRead More

Woman to be archbishop in the Anglican Church of Canada for first time: diocese

Anglican Church

NEW WESTMINSTER, B.C. – The Anglican Diocese of New Westminster says a woman has been elected an archbishop in the Anglican Church of Canada for the first time. Melissa Skelton will assume the highest position in the Anglican Church of Canada for B.C. and the Yukon. She will hold the title Archbishop and Metropolitan of the Ecclesiastical Province of B.C. and Yukon. There are four ecclesiastical province in the Anglican Church of Canada and they fall below the general synod, or the national governing body of the church. Skelton takesRead More

Feds tout move to strengthen Canada Pension Plan

Feds tout move to strengthen Canada Pension Plan

Speaking at the fire station in Esquimalt, the federal minister of families said the government is moving to help seniors of the future. Source link #canadiannews #worldnews #headlinenews and stories from around the world USA Today News Headlines USA News Headlines ABC NEWS Headlines

Teen arrested for carrying loaded sawed-off rifle in Pleasant Hill Park

Saskatoon Police

A 15-year-old is facing a number of gun charges after he was found in possession of a sawed-off rifle in a Saskatoon park. Police officers received a report of a male with a gun in Pleasant Hill Park, which is on the 200 block of Avenue S South. Officers found the teen with a loaded sawed-off .22 calibre rifle. He was arrested without incident. The teen is facing numerous firearm-related offences including carrying a concealed weapon and possessing a weapon dangerous to the public. Source link #canadiannews #worldnews #headlinenews andRead More