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Secret Service says man shoots himself outside White House

Secret Service says man shoots himself outside White House

The Associated Press Published Saturday, March 3, 2018 12:33PM EST Last Updated Saturday, March 3, 2018 1:20PM EST WASHINGTON — The Secret Service says a man shot himself outside the White House, and medical personnel are on the scene. U.S. President Donald Trump is not at the White House — he’s in Florida, but is set to return later Saturday. The agency says in a Twitter post that there are no other reported injuries related to the incident. The Secret Service tweeted about noon Saturday that personnel are responding andRead More

Dolores O’Riordan found second home in Ontario, called herself ‘half a Canuck’

Cranberries singer Dolores O'Riordan dead at 46

By David Friend, The Canadian Press Published Monday, January 15, 2018 5:36PM EST Dolores O’Riordan, the defiant voice of Irish rock band the Cranberries who died Monday at 46, found a certain solace in her second home — a remote town in Ontario. When she wasn’t performing rock anthems like “Zombie,” “Linger” and “Dreams” before audiences of thousands, O’Riordan was often at her cottage north of Peterborough, Ont., about 90 minutes northeast of Toronto. It was there she escaped from her sometimes relentless global fame and lived for years withRead More

85 years of business at Saskatoon barbershop

85 years of business at Saskatoon barbershop

Over eight decades after first opening its doors, a barbershop in downtown Saskatoon has no plans to slow down. The City Park Barbershop performed its first haircut in 1933. Other than a move from the front of the building to the side, the business has been in the same location since the beginning. Jodie Thompson took over the barbershop last year after about 27 years working in the industry. “I love the location, the atmosphere and the size,” Thompson said. “It’s very homey and everybody’s friendly.” Some clients have beenRead More

Potentially huge losses from future earthquakes in Eastern Canada: study

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Peter Rakobowchuk, The Canadian Press Published Saturday, January 13, 2018 8:24AM EST MONTREAL — While people in British Columbia are mindful of the fact they could eventually face some of the strongest earthquakes in the world, at least one study warns there’s a lack of awareness of the risk in Eastern Canada. One report released last summer predicts Montrealers could suffer $45 billion in economic losses if the city were to experience an earthquake measuring 5.8 on the Richter scale. That’s the estimated strength of a tremor that hit MontrealRead More

North Bay college gets new state-of-the-art gym

North Bay college gets new state-of-the-art gym

From CTV Northern Ontario’s Joey Slattery: New North Bay fitness facility boasts gender-neutral washrooms and change rooms. Source link #canadiannews #worldnews #headlinenews and stories from around the world USA Today News Headlines USA News Headlines ABC NEWS Headlines

Breakaway barge carrying millions of litres of fuel to be towed from B.C. to Alaska

BELLA BELLA, B.C. – A British Columbia First Nation is breathing a sigh of relief as a barge carrying millions of litres of fuel was removed from its harbour on the central coast. The barge broke away from a U.S.-registered tugboat, the Jake Shearer, southwest of Bella Bella last Sunday. Heiltsuk Chief Councillor Marilyn Slett says it’s “terrifying” to consider the damage that could have been caused if a spill occurred. The barge was carrying 12.5 million litres of diesel and gasoline, which Slett says is four times the volumeRead More

Option Solidaire? Party merger could be voted on Saturday

Two of Quebec’s dark horse political parties could be headed for a major shakeup on Saturday. Debates about a variety of issues will take place at Quebec Solidaire’s convention in Longueuil, but the biggest is a potential merger with Option Nationale. QS co-spokesperson Manon Masse acknowledged that discussions will be heated, but said the party is “ready” for the debate. Discussions over the potential merger with Sol Zanetti’s party concluded in October. Manon’s colleague Gabriel Nadeau-Dubois was among the architects of the deal. He called the deal “good for theRead More

Second man identified related to serious assault

CTV Windsor Published Friday, December 1, 2017 4:59PM EST Last Updated Friday, December 1, 2017 5:45PM EST Windsor police have identified a second man related to an assault at a home on Dougall Avenue. Patrol officers were called to a residence in the 2100 block of Dougall Avenue on Nov. 11 at about 9:15 p.m. for a report of an assault that had just occurred. A 23-year-old man has been charged and a second suspect is sought by police. The second suspect has been identified as Michael Patrick Jackson, a 35-year-oldRead More

Employee exposed to bear spray during robbery at Okotoks store

Police have released a surveillance photo of a suspect wanted in connection to an armed robbery at a Telus store in Okotoks on Wednesday. A man entered the store at about 3:40 p.m. and sprayed an employee with bear spray before fleeing the scene. The man made off with an undisclosed amount of property. The employee was temporarily disabled by the spray. Anyone with information is asked to call Okotoks RCMP at 403-995-6400 or Crime Stoppers by phone at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), by internet at, or by SMS.  Source linkRead More

Sask. introduces new drug impaired driving legislation

CTV Regina Published Tuesday, November 28, 2017 4:21PM CST Last Updated Tuesday, November 28, 2017 7:02PM CST New drug-impaired driving legislation by the federal government will mean tough consequences for Saskatchewan drivers. On Tuesday, The Miscellaneous Vehicle and Driving Statutes (Cannabis Legislation) Amendment Act, 2017, was introduced in the Saskatchewan Legislature in preparation for these changes. The provincial amendment addresses how the Saskatchewan government will enforce impaired driving when marijuana is legalized. “It’s important for people to remember that in Saskatchewan it is currently and will continue to be illegalRead More