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Local youth society reaching out for help, after flood destroyed their ‘safe space for teens’

Local youth society reaching out for help, after flood destroyed their 'safe space for teens'

Kiera Lyons, CTV Edmonton Published Saturday, January 13, 2018 8:44PM MST Last Updated Saturday, January 13, 2018 8:46PM MST A local charity that helps at-risk youth in the city has been forced to temporarily shut its doors. The iHuman Youth Society’s downtown facility suffered substantial damage after a pipe burst, flooding their building. The society works with marginalized inner city youth –including teen moms. They were closed for the holidays, but because of the flooding they haven’t been able to help anyone for weeks. The damage was significant enough thatRead More


‘Not knowing is the worst’: family continues search for missing Sydney woman

‘Not knowing is the worst’: family continues search for missing Sydney woman

The family of a Cape Breton woman whose been missing since Easter weekend is speaking out in the hopes that a renewed interested in the case will help them find answers. Debbie Ann Hutchinson, 59, of Sydney was last seen on April 14. She was reported missing by her family on April 24, who told police they haven’t been able to contact her. Debbie’s brother John Hutchinson says her disappearance has been a total mystery to the family and has caused a great deal of heartache. “It’s been hard,” heRead More


If 2017 weather was a downer, you ain’t seen nothing yet: Environmental Defence

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OTTAWA — When it comes to extreme weather, 2018 has a throwdown message for last year’s show of hurricanes, forest fires and non-stop rainfall: hold my beer. Tim Gray, executive director of Environmental Defence Canada, says that while predicting when and where extreme weather will hit is difficult, if not impossible, he’s confident there will be even more wacky weather this year. Gray says greenhouse gases like carbon and methane sit and gather in the earth’s atmosphere, where they trap heat as energy. The more energy there is in theRead More


SPCA says investigation into dogs on truck concluded with no charges

SPCA investigate after dogs spotted loose on top of pickup truck bed

The Alberta SPCA said the investigation launched after dogs were spotted loose on the top of a pickup truck bed on roads west of Edmonton has concluded with no charges laid. Officials said the investigator had closed the file without laying charges against the driver. Photos of the vehicle – which was reportedly travelling at speeds in excess of 110 kilometres per hour on a highway in the Spruce Grove area with two dogs on top of the pickup truck bed – were posted on Facebook, and quickly sparked outrageRead More


No red flags raised over meeting with freed hostage Boyle, Trudeau suggests

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The Canadian Press Published Tuesday, January 9, 2018 9:15PM EST Last Updated Tuesday, January 9, 2018 9:16PM EST HALIFAX — Justin Trudeau is suggesting that security officials raised no red flags when his office arranged last month for him to meet freed hostage Joshua Boyle and his family. The prime minister says his office follows all the advice it’s given by security officials and did exactly that in the case of the Boyle family. Trudeau met with Boyle, his American wife and their three children in the prime minister’s ParliamentRead More


CTF says high electricity bills are hurting Chatham hospital

The Canadian Taxpayers Federation (CTF) says soaring electricity bills at Chatham-Kent Health Alliance are unsustainable. CTF says documents it obtained show the electricity bills for the hospital have grown from $1,230,757 in 2012-13 to $1,477,700 in 2016-17, an increase of more than 20 per cent. “How is Chatham-Kent Health Alliance expected to manage their budget when electricity bills have rising (sic) dramatically every year?” a news release quotes  CTF Ontario Director, Christine Van Geyn. “The more the hospital has to spend keeping their lights on, the fewer resources they haveRead More


Vandals badly damage N.B. burial ground with important connection to black community

The historic Black Settlement Burial Ground in Willow Grove, N.B., has been struck by vandals. Ralph Thomas grew up in the area and has worked for decades to build and preserve the site. Thomas says when he saw the damage, he was at a loss for words. “The community loves this place, and for somebody to come along and just do that for no reason, what can I say?” All of the windows in the building have been busted out. One of the monuments from the site was thrown intoRead More


Ban on new admissions at Caressant Care home lifted

A Woodstock long-term care home barred from admitting new residents for most of 2017 is now allowed to do so. Caressant Care says the province has lifted its halt on admissions at its Woodstock facility, meaning admissions will resume next week. In a press release, the company said it would be working with the South West Local Health Integration Network to ensure things go smoothly for any new residents moved to Caressant Care. The province had ordered the home to stop admitting new residents in January. Inspection reports showed thatRead More


Spike in cases of disease that’s potentially deadly to dogs

A Barrie veterinarian is sounding the alarm after a spike in confirmed cases of a potentially deadly bacterial disease that attacks dogs. Allandale Veterinary Hospital has had upwards of five cases of leptospirosis in the last couple of weeks. The disease, commonly found in dogs, has several symptoms including vomiting, diarrhea, and lethargy. Dr. Elaine Murphy says dogs get infected when they’re exposed to water sources or grass that’s contaminated with urine from wildlife animals. “It is uncommon that we are seeing so many cases of it considering we haveRead More


The public reacts after viral video sparks conversation on racial profiling

The American Indian Movement (AIM) Saskatchewan organization gathered outside the north Regina Giant Tiger today in support of Ezekial Bigknife. The Indigenous man who posted a video that has since gone viral of him being followed for more than four minutes inside the story last Thursday. “I never once did anything, I just go there and shop and pay for my items and leave, I don’t know why he followed me for whatever reason, I didn’t do nothing,” said Bigknife. AIM Saskatchewan is also calling for an end to racismRead More