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Trades workers, truckers and industry experts worry about weed in the workplace

Students at North American Transport Driving Acade

Joanne Schnurr, CTV Ottawa Published Friday, August 24, 2018 5:00PM EDT Last Updated Friday, August 24, 2018 5:01PM EDT The legalization of marijuana has many in the construction trades worried about safety in the workplace.  As Canada enters this new era, questions are rolling out about how employers will deal with pot on the job and whether job safety will be compromised. Those who work in industry say they’re not naive enough to think people aren’t using now on the job.  But the concern is that once it’s legal, evenRead More


Driver flees same ride program twice, found in barn

OPP

A female driver faces driving-related charges after an incident in Huron East. On Aug. 11 at approximately 12:05 a.m., Huron County OPP were conducting a ride check at Front Road and Kinburn Line. A female driver failed to stop for the officers and sped away. No pursuit was given. Shortly after, the same vehicle returned to the area and took off again, police say. The driver collided with a bridge and continued westbound on Front Road. Police were able to locate the suspect vehicle parked at an address near Goderich,Read More


RCMP appeal for tips, dashcam footage in German tourist shooting west of Calgary

Alberta shooting

AIRDRIE, Alta. – RCMP are appealing to the public for tips and dashcam footage as they continue to investigate the shooting of a German tourist earlier this month west of Calgary. The 60-year-old man was driving in a black Dodge Durango with his family near Morley, Alta., on Aug. 2. He survived, but the German consulate says he can’t talk or move his right side as a result of the injury. Cpl. Curtis Peters says it’s believed the car was travelling eastbound from Banff when the shooting occurred — notRead More


Barrie`s unemployment rate remains among the highest in Canada: Statistics Canada

Barrie`s unemployment rate remains among the highest in Canada: Statistics Canada

Barrie had the fourth highest unemployment rate among Canadian cities in July. The latest numbers released by Statistics Canada showed the jobless rate in July was  7.0 per cent, up from 6.9 per cent in the previous month. Tyler Colatosti has been looking for plumber work for almost two years now. “They’re looking  for two or three years’ experience and not guys who just got out of school. How are you supposed to get experience if you can’t find work,” said Colatosti. Barrie only trails St. John’s (9.0), Calgary (7.9) Read More


Saint John Police ask for public’s help in finding fugitive

Nico Soubliere

Police in Saint John are on the lookout for criminal who is unlawfully at large after leaving the Parrtown Community Correctional Centre on Wednesday. Nico Soubliere, 26, is serving a six-year, eight-month sentence after being convicted of manslaughter and assault causing bodily harm, the Saint John Police Force said in a news release. “Soubliere was wearing an electronic monitoring anklet and appears to have cut it off,” police said in the release. “(His) whereabouts are unknown.” There is a Canada-wide warrant for his arrest and his parole has been suspended.Read More


Like your Margaritas? Watch out for lime disease

Like your Margaritas? Watch out for lime disease

With all this heat you might find it refreshing to sit back and enjoy a cold drink. But if your favourite beverage includes lime, take note, there’s something called Margarita disease or lime disease (different than the Lyme disease you can get from ticks) and, although it can be quite painful, most have never heard of it. “No, I’ve probably heard of margarita withdrawals disease,” joked Margarita lover Leslie Koski. Margaritas, or any drink made with fresh limes, can be refreshing but can also lead to a painful rash forRead More


Part of Magee House in Hintonburg to be demolished

Hintonburg Magee House to be partially demolished

A crane is now parked beside the Magee House in Hintonburg as the city moves to demolish part of the 144 -year old building. After two days of consultations, engineers have decided to demolish the southwest corner of the building and part of the roof. A decision on the rest of Magee House will come later. The building partially collapsed on Tuesday night  forcing the closure of a portion of Wellington Street . There were no injuries. Businesses in the area remain open. Source link #canadiannews #worldnews #headlinenews and storiesRead More


Born inside Beltway, Kavanaugh part of GOP legal elite

Kavanaugh

WASHINGTON — Judge Brett Kavanaugh is the embodiment of the Republican legal establishment: an Ivy Leaguer who worked for the justice he has been nominated to replace, investigated a Democratic president, served in a Republican White House and now is an influential member of what is often called the second most powerful court in the country. The 53-year-old Kavanaugh was even born inside the Beltway and has lived there virtually his entire life. “He can still recite the section and seat numbers of the upper deck seats his dad hadRead More


‘Bridging North America’ to design and build cable-stayed Gordie Howe Bridge

Gordie Howe Bridge concept cable-stayed

Rich Garton, CTV Windsor Published Thursday, July 5, 2018 9:36AM EDT Last Updated Thursday, July 5, 2018 9:58AM EDT The builder who will construct the Gordie Howe International Bridge between Windsor and Detroit was announced today in Windsor, Ont. The preferred proponent ‘Bridging North America’ will soon start construction on an 853 metre cable-stayed span, being touted by Windsor Detroit Bridge Authority officials as the longest cable-stayed bridge in North America. WDBA communications director Mark Butler says “it’s going to be as tall as the Ren Center,” one of mostRead More


Construction to widen a portion of Bow Trail Southwest about to begin

Bow Trail widening

Motorists in southwest Calgary will soon be driving into more road construction when the city officially kicks off the Bow Trail Southwest widening project Wednesday morning at 11:00 a.m.       It will include adding an eastbound and westbound lane between Old Banff Coach Road and 85th Street Southwest. The project will also see pathways on the north and south side of Bow Trail to Old Banff Coach Road and Strathcona Boulevard extended to allow for better walking and cycling connections between the communities, the speed limit will be reduced to 60Read More