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Tests confirm Oxford man has West Nile Virus

West Nile Virus

An Oxford County resident has tested positive for West Nile Virus, in what is believed to be the first human case in the London area this year. The Southwestern Public Health Unit received laboratory confirmation that an adult tested positive the virus. Officials say the man was hospitalized but is now recovering at home. Routine surveillance found evidence of the virus in late July, when a mosquito pool in Woodstock tested positive for the virus. Since then, two additional traps have tested positive in Oxford County, officials say. In 2017,Read More


Colchester Beach not recommended for swimming

Beach report

If you want to swim this weekend, health officials in Windsor-Essex suggest you avoid one beach. The Health Unit says Colchester Beach is not recommended for swimming due to high E. Coli bacteria found in the water. All other public beaches have acceptable levels of bacteria in the water and are considered safe for swimming. 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″]


Police seek to track movements of suspect in Calgary triple murder

Dustin Duthie

Calgary police are seeking the public’s help for information about the activities of Dustin Duthie, a man charged with three counts of second-degree murder in the deaths of three people last month. Duthie is accused of killing his girlfriend Taylor Toller, his mother Shawn Boshuck and stepfather Alan Pennylegion. The bodies of the three victims were found on July 31, after police conducted check on welfare calls on two Calgary homes. While charges have already been laid and no other suspects are being sought, investigators are trying to learn 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″]


Environment Canada issues air quality statement as temperatures rise

Environment Canada issues air quality statement as temperatures rise

CTV Winnipeg Published Wednesday, August 8, 2018 12:27PM CST Last Updated Wednesday, August 8, 2018 6:47PM CST Environment Canada issued a special weather statement on Wednesday for parts of southern Manitoba, warning citizens about potential air quality risks. The statement said a northwesterly flow aloft is carrying smoke from forest fires in Alberta and B.C. into southern Manitoba, and that the amount smoke will gradually decline over the next few days. The statement indicates that the heat, in combination with the seasonally dry conditions, and pollution, have caused a declineRead More


Female sexually assaulted in Commissioners & Adelaide area: police

London Police cruiser

CTV London Published Tuesday, August 7, 2018 4:29PM EDT Last Updated Tuesday, August 7, 2018 4:35PM EDT London police are investigating a sexual assault in the area of Commissioners and Adelaide. It happened Tuesday morning between 5:25 a.m. and 7:45 a.m. Police say the female was walking with the male suspect with a black mountain bike when the pair stopped in a secluded area and drank some alcohol. The victim passed out but when she awoke, she realized she had been sexually assaulted. He is described as white, approximately 5’8”,Read More


New genetic tests could help pinpoint best macular degeneration treatments

New genetic tests could help pinpoint best macular degeneration treatments

By the year 2020, about 2 million Canadians will have macular degeneration — the leading cause of vision loss in people over aged 60. Although there is no cure, there are treatments that can slow the disease’s progression — but only in those with certain genes. Those with different genetic make-ups can actually see their vision worsen on the treatments. Now there is a new genetic test that could help determine who can benefit and who will not. But it’s a test not without controversy. Toronto-area senior Percy Ford-Smith discoveredRead More


Northern Alberta man killed in highway crash near Redwater

A man in his 40s is dead, and a police investigation is underway intothe highway crash that killed him late Friday night. Officers were called to the head-on collision involving two vehicles on Highway 28 and Range Road 200 just after 11 p.m. Friday, July 27. It’s believed a pickup truck heading west collided with a minivan driving in the opposite direction. The driver of the minivan, a 41 year old male from Caslan, Alberta, was pronounced dead at the scene by paramedics. Two passengers, a 15-year-old female and 16-year-oldRead More


Boy, 16, sought in fatal shooting of 2 men from Toronto’s rap scene

Jahvante Smart and Ernest Modekwe

TORONTO — Police say they’re looking for a 16-year-old boy in a shooting that left two emerging artists in the Toronto rap scene dead. Jahvante Smart, 21, known as Smoke Dawg and Ernest (Kosi) Modekwe, 28, known as Koba Prime, were gunned down in Toronto’s Entertainment District on June 30. Police say a woman shot in the same incident is expected to recover. Investigators say the Toronto teen is wanted on two counts of first-degree murder and one count of attempted murder, and they’re asking anyone who knows his whereaboutsRead More


Jean-Marc Vallee wants to keep HBO ties after ‘Big Little Lies,’ ‘Sharp Objects’

Jean-Marc Vallee

TORONTO — Oscar-nominated Montreal director Jean-Marc Vallee never thought he’d work in television. Now, he adores it. After helming HBO’s hit series “Big Little Lies” and the new southern gothic mystery “Sharp Objects,” he says he “absolutely” wants to continue working with the network. “I feel I’m part of the family and I want to keep developing the relationship,” Vallee said in a recent phone interview. “It’s all about people, and when you find your people, you just don’t want to change. That’s why I’m introducing to my American friendsRead More