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Burlington man dead after suspected street racing crash on QEW

Street racing

A man is dead after a suspected street racing crash in Burlington early Saturday morning. The single-vehicle collision occurred on the Queen Elizabeth Way near Guelph Line at around 12:30 a.m. OPP say that investigators believe that a black Toyota may have been involved in a street race with one or possibly two Audi cars at the time. They say that the race is believed to have begun at Ford Drive in Oakville and continued westbound until Guelph Line, at which point the Toyota slammed into a centre median. TheRead More

209 students suspended over vaccination issues

Measles-mumps-rubella vaccine

Hundreds of Brantford-area students have been suspended from school, and will only be allowed back once public health officials have proof that the students have received all required vaccinations. The Brant County Health Unit says suspension orders for 152 elementary school students and 57 secondary school students took effect Thursday. All suspended students were born in either 2001 or 2010. Ruth Gratton, the health unit’s manager of clinic services, says the number of students suspended over such issues has decreased steadily since the first year of suspensions. “We’re encouraged thatRead More

BMO to close Lansdowne’s only bank

Banking in Lansdowne, near Kingston, will look a lot different this fall with the planned closure of the rural town’s only bank. The Bank of Montreal is set to close its location on Prince Street on October 19. It means its customers will have to go to branches in Gananoque or Brockville. “It’s a sign of the times but somewhere along the way we’re losing our touch of humanity in the interest of the bottom line,” said Martin Deubner who operates the Hilltop Coffee Stop with his wife. In aRead More

Charlize Theron gives Hamilton hot sauce company a boost

Charlize Theron

David Friend, The Canadian Press Published Tuesday, April 17, 2018 6:31AM EDT Last Updated Tuesday, April 17, 2018 6:45AM EDT TORONTO – Hollywood actress Charlize Theron’s tasty endorsement is giving a Hamilton hot sauce some extra zing in their sales. After the “Mad Max: Fury Road” star chomped into a chicken wing covered in Dawson’s Hot Sauce, creator Brodie Dawson says bottles of the company’s Original Hot flavour experienced a spike in demand. The moment was captured on popular YouTube series “Hot Ones,” where celebrities drag their taste buds throughRead More

John Stamos welcomes son, names him after father

John Stamos and Caitlin McHugh

The Associated Press Published Monday, April 16, 2018 8:54AM EDT Last Updated Monday, April 16, 2018 8:57AM EDT NEW YORK – Actor John Stamos is a father. The 54-year-old announced on Instagram the birth of his son, Billy Stamos. Stamos says the child is named after the actor’s father. Stamos says, “From now on, the best part of me will always be my wife and son.” Stamos and 31-year-old Caitlin McHugh married in February. His publicist says “Billy and Mom are both home and healthy.” Source link #canadiannews #worldnews #headlinenewsRead More

Spokesman: Former first lady Barbara Bush in failing health

Barbara Bush in Aug. 2013

Michael Graczyk, The Associated Press Published Sunday, April 15, 2018 2:24PM EDT Last Updated Sunday, April 15, 2018 2:56PM EDT HOUSTON — Former U.S. first lady Barbara Bush is in “failing health” and won’t seek additional medical treatment, a Bush family spokesman said Sunday. “Following a recent series of hospitalizations, and after consulting her family and doctors, Mrs. Bush, now age 92, has decided not to seek additional medical treatment and will instead focus on comfort care,” spokesman Jim McGrath said in a news release. McGrath did not elaborate asRead More

Whiteout takes over Winnipeg for playoff opener

Playoff Party

A whiteout blanketed downtown Winnipeg on the opening night of the Stanley Cup Playoffs. A street party was held outside Bell MTS Place as fans cheered on the Winnipeg Jets to their first playoff victory since the team moved to Manitoba. Hundreds of people turned out for the party. About half an hour before puck drop, street party organizers estimated around 5,000 people were in attendance. “This is fantastic,” said Economic Development president & CEO and party organizer Dayna Spiring. “We knew that Winnipeggers wanted a place to go. WeRead More

Accused in Huron County double homicide now facing additional charges

Kevin Carter (Facebook)

A man accused of killing a man and woman near Wingham last week is facing more charges. In a Goderich courtroom Tuesday through a video link from the Elgin-Middlesex Detention Centre, Kevin Carter, 56, was charged with one count of forcible confinement and one count of sexual assault with a weapon. He was already facing two counts of first degree murder after the bodies of a man and woman were found inside a home on C-Line Road near Bluevale March 29. A publication ban means the media cannot name anyRead More

Ontario targets New York iron in pushback against Buy American


The Ontario government is pushing back against New York State’s Buy American law by limiting public sector procurement with suppliers in that state. A new regulation that took effect Sunday restricts government contracts with New York State suppliers, specifically when it comes to the use of structural iron. In a statement Monday, Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne said the move is a response to legislation that took effect in New York State this weekend requiring the use of American-made iron in certain government road and bridge construction projects. Wynne said Ontario’sRead More

Sprinklers put out restaurant fire

Ottawa fire truck (stock photo)

Firefighters responded to a small fire at a restaurant in the 4100 block of Strandherd Drive late Thursday night.  They say they got the call at just before 11:00 p.m. from an alarm company, alerting them to a fire alarm going off in the restaurant.  Firew crews found alarms sounding and smoke near the kitchen when they arrived. They determined a sprinkler had put out the fire, which started in an appliance motor. The owners arrived on the scene shortly after firefighers. There’s been no word yet on the cost ofRead More