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Hail pounds Toronto during intense storm

Hail pounds Toronto during intense storm

Hail pummeled parts of Toronto Thursday as a powerful summer storm swept through the city and brought highway traffic to a standstill. The rain began shortly after 4 p.m., falling in heavy sheets. Environment Canada issued a severe thunderstorm warning due to concerns of large hail, damaging winds, lightning strikes and “torrential” rainfall. The strong storm is expected to strike several regions within the Greater Toronto Area and pass by mid-evening. Videos show sheets of rain blasting roads and halting traffic along Highway 401. Other photos show an ominous wallRead More


U of C researcher warns gluten-free not synonymous with nutritious

U of C researcher warns gluten-free not synonymous with nutritious

A University of Calgary researcher is attempting to halt the spread of the commonly held misconception that gluten-free foods are healthier than standard fare especially when it comes to processed food marketed to children. “We looked at types of foods targeted to children in the supermarket,” said Charlene Elliott, a Canada research chair in food marketing policy and children’s health. “We bought 374 products that are aimed at children in terms of their marketing appeals and then pulled out the products that were specifically labelled gluten free. In a secondRead More


Sorry, commuters: Train officials just can’t guarantee punctuality

Years of weekend commuter train disruptions begin

CTV Montreal Published Tuesday, July 17, 2018 10:07PM EDT Last Updated Tuesday, July 17, 2018 10:50PM EDT Commuters using train service in the Montreal area can’t expect their transit to be on time right now, officials with Exo, the regional train service, say. In a news release Tuesday evening, Exo said that work on the REM light-rail system means they can’t guarantee punctuality on the Deux-Montagnes and Mascouche lines. They say the Mont-Saint-Hilaire, Vaudreuil-Hudson and Saint-Jérôme will not be affected. Since June 25, the Deux-Montagnes and Mascouche lines have beenRead More


7-year-old survives dad’s drunk crash, killed by another car

Michigan police

ROMULUS, Mich. – Police say a 7-year-old girl was struck and killed as she tried to get help after her father drunkenly crashed into an abandoned vehicle on an interstate in suburban Detroit. State police spokesman Lt. Mike Shaw says the girl sent text messages to police about her father’s crash before she was struck on I-94 near Detroit Metropolitan Airport in Romulus early Sunday. She died instantly. Shaw says a driver called state police to say she might have hit a pedestrian. He says the girl’s father was drunkRead More


B.C. baseball team offers funeral giveaway

B.C. baseball team offers funeral giveaway

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Essex County residents want Ford to keep Highway 3 promise

Highway 3

CTV Windsor Published Friday, June 8, 2018 5:09PM EDT Last Updated Friday, June 8, 2018 6:20PM EDT Many residents living in Essex County say they are looking forward to Premier-elect Doug Ford keeping his word to widen Highway 3. It has been a contentious issue since the Liberal government completed phase one of the project, but the stretch of highway from Essex to Leamington remains one lane in each direction. Ford did promise to widen the road immediately during a campaign stop last month, after his bus passed a seriousRead More


Renovation work halted after shards of glass fall onto busy sidewalk

falling glass

Renovations on a historical downtown building have been suspended since authorities were alerted to some public safety concerns. On Tuesday, pedestrians dodged shards of glass falling from the two-storey building as a worker hammered away at the window panes above. “I’m really grateful to the pedestrians who called this incident in,” Labour Minister Christina Gray said. She said occupational health and safety officers visited the building on 100 Street north of Jasper Avenue, and ordered the employer to conduct a hazard assessment and prove the site is safe before workRead More


14 pieces of artwork stolen from St. John’s home recovered by police

RNC

ST. JOHN’S, N.L. – Officers with the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary have recovered a sizable number of paintings stolen from a home in the west end of St. John’s, thanks in part to help from the public. Police announced that 14 pieces of pricey artwork were found Saturday, and said in a release that the discovery was “a direct result of the media release made on Thursday afternoon.” Pieces by artists Clifford George, Peter Lewis, David Blackwood and Christopher Pratt are among those that were recovered. Officers continue to search forRead More


Rachel Dolezal accused of welfare fraud after race scandal

Rachel Dolezal

The Associated Press Published Friday, May 25, 2018 6:28AM EDT Last Updated Friday, May 25, 2018 6:30AM EDT SPOKANE, Wash. – A former NAACP leader in Washington state whose life unraveled after she was exposed as a white woman pretending to be black has been charged with welfare fraud. Rachel Dolezal, who legally changed her name to Nkechi Diallo in 2016, was charged this week with theft by welfare fraud, perjury and false verification for public assistance, Spokane news station KHQ-TV reported Thursday. She illegally received $8,747 in food assistanceRead More


Macron and Putin to discuss Iran nuclear deal, Syria

Vladimir Putin, right, and Emmanuel Macron

PARIS — Having failed to persuade U.S. President Donald Trump to stay in the Iran nuclear accord, French President Emmanuel Macron is reaching out to Russian President Vladimir Putin. Macron heads to St. Petersburg on Thursday amid deep differences with Putin over Syria, Ukraine and alleged Russian meddling abroad. But both men want to salvage the Iranian nuclear deal. Macron’s aides insist he is not cozying up to Putin, or seeking to pivot away from France’s longstanding alliance with the U.S. in favour of one with Russia and China. Rather,Read More