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Tourism heats up along Georgian Bay

Tourism heats up along Georgian Bay

Many businesses along Georgian Bay are thriving so far this summer because of the hot temperatures and sunny conditions. “The weather will dictate your income.  Just look outside and see if you’re going to make money or not,” says Wasaga Beach business owner Mohammed Mosadeq. This summer has already surpassed seasonal norms.  The Barrie area typically gets about 10 days of 30-degree weather between May and September.  Already this year, we’ve had 12 days where the mercury climbed over the 30 C mark and that has given many businesses aRead More


Marijuana affects development of unborn baby fish: U of A study

Marijuana affects development of unborn baby fish: U of A study

Researchers at the University of Alberta said a new study provides a glimpse into how marijuana could affect human embryos. For a year and a half, they studied the impact of THC and CBD, two chemicals found in marijuana, on zebrafish embryos. Researchers tried several different dosages, comparable to the amounts people use for medicinal or recreational purposes. The study followed the fish from fertilization to adulthood. It found significant impacts on the physical and mental development of the embryos. At the highest levels, it even affected survival rates ofRead More


Manitoba seeing 25% increase in road fatalities in 2018

Road fatalities

Road-related deaths have seen a sharp increase in 2018 according to some startling numbers out of Manitoba Public Insurance. This year there’s been around a 25 per cent uptick in fatalities compared to 2017. “We’re also seeing an increase in fatalities on weekends,” said Brian Smiley, the MPI media relations coordinator. According to Smiley, the increase in weekend road deaths is a trend they’ve been noticing over the past few years. He said some possible explanations for this pattern are the fact that there’s more driver on the road asRead More


Montreal’s England fans, bar owners rejoice in victory over Sweden

FIFA Burgundy Lion World Cup

It’s been a long wait for England, and for fans of that country’s national soccer team. With Saturday’s 2-0 win over Sweden, the club moves on to the tournament’s semi-final round for the first time since 1990, giving them a shot at their first World Cup in 52 years. The victory left revelers in Montreal’s Burgundy Lion feeling pretty good – though the liquid refreshments may have helped. According to the British Beer and Pub Association, pint sales in England are expected to come out at 18 million for SaturdayRead More


Bautista drives in run in Mets uniform beating Blue Jays 6-3

New York Mets' Jose Bautista

TORONTO — Former Blue Jays slugger Jose Bautista drove in the eventual winning run and scored as part of New York’s five-run fifth inning, and the Mets defeated Toronto 6-3 on Wednesday to split their two-game interleague series. Todd Frazier hit a two-run homer for the Mets (34-49) and Brandon Nimmo, Michael Conforto and Asdrubal Cabrera had run-scoring singles. Kendrys Morales homered for Toronto (40-46) and Lourdes Gurriel Jr., drove in a pair to bring his RBI total to five in two games. Marcus Stroman (1-6) was chased after 4Read More


Humboldt Broncos overwhelmed by volume of applicants for GM/head coach position

Humboldt Broncos - ice logo

The Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League squad devastated by tragedy is preparing to begin anew for the 2018-2019 season and hundreds of people have expressed interest in joining the club as players or head coach/general manager. According to the president of the Humboldt Broncos Junior ‘A’ hockey club, the team has been humbled and overwhelmed by the number of applications to fill the roles of head coach and general manager following the loss of Darcy Haugan. “We are thrilled with the exceptional experience, background and competencies of all of the candidatesRead More


Man seriously injured in knife attack in Gravenhurst

A man is in hospital with serious injuries after he was attacked with a knife in Gravenhurst. The OPP says the 58-year-old victim was assaulted by the unknown suspect in a driveway on Peter Street, at around 1:30 a.m. The victim was taken to hospital with serious injuries, but is expected to recover. Police are still trying to get a better description of the suspect. The person they are looking for is believed to be 5’6” to 5’7” with some facial hair. The suspect may have been wearing a blueRead More


More to do for successful pot retailers

More to do for successful pot retailers

As legalization of marijuana approaches in Canada, 51 cannabis retail applicants in Saskatchewan are under review. The province will look at each application and decide whether to grant permits to legally sell marijuana to the public once it is legalized later this fall. Allen and Denise Kilback in the R.M. of Edenwold were granted a permit. The couple owns the Happy Hour Liquor Store in Pilot Butte. They hope to make a pot shop that is similar. The Kilbacks have visited stores in the United States, and want their storeRead More


Cigarette in flower pot causes building fire

Cigarette in flower pot causes building fire

Residents of an 11 storey building in Old Montreal were forced to leave their homes overnight for what is becoming an increasingly common problem. Shortly after 10 p.m. Sunday the fire department rushed to 1 McGill St., near De la Commune St., when the roof of the building caught on fire. Dozens of people rushed out of the building, some with assistance, as emergency crews rushed inside to put out the flames. Some residents initially stayed in their homes, thinking it was a false alarm, until they realized it wasRead More


Giuliani says he’s counselled Trump against firing Sessions

Rudy Giuliani

Jonathan Lemire, The Associated Press Published Wednesday, May 30, 2018 6:35PM EDT WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump’s lawyer has repeatedly counselled him not to fire Attorney General Jeff Sessions despite the president’s ongoing anger at the attorney general’s decision to recuse himself from the Russia probe. Rudy Giuliani told The Associated Press on Wednesday that Trump has asked him multiple times, before and after the former New York City mayor joined the president’s legal team last month, about whether Sessions should have been fired. “I don’t think the president shouldRead More