news and headlines


Unattended cooking causes fire at student residence

Waterloo Fire

Waterloo Fire says an unattended cooking pan is to blame for a fire at a student residence Saturday. Crews responded to a high-rise student building at 315 King Street North between Columbia Street and University Avenue around 4:30 p.m. They say the fire was in the residence’s common cooking area and sprinklers located in the room were able to extinguish the fire completely. Fire officials say upon investigation it was determined to be unattended cooking that was the cause. Some students were evacuated, but there were no injuries. Officials sayRead More

Major fires destroy multiple Brandon buildings

Christie's building on fire

Ahmar Khan, CTV Winnipeg Published Saturday, May 19, 2018 2:03PM CST Last Updated Saturday, May 19, 2018 4:09PM CST Destructive fires have hit a historic block of Brandon based businesses near 7th and Pacific Avenue Saturday afternoon. Flames could be seen bursting through the buildings as clouds of smoke covered the sky over Brandon. According to local residents Christie’s Office Plus and Brandon Boxing Club have burned down. A spokesperson with the city of Brandon says the initial fire broke out at Christie’s Office Plus around the noon hour andRead More

CBC/Radio Canada warns employees their financial info may be at risk after theft


Thousands of employees of Canada’s public broadcaster are being warned their personal information may have been compromised after a recent computer theft, the CBC said Wednesday. “The stolen equipment, while password protected, may contain electronic files, including some personal financial information” of people who recently worked for the CBC and Radio-Canada, the Crown corporation’s chief financial officer said in an email. Around 20,000 people could be affected, including current employees, outside contractors and some former employees who worked over the last 18 months, the broadcaster confirmed. But a CBC spokesmanRead More

Kitchener teen remembered one year after fatal overdose

Zion Williams-Farrell died of a fentanyl overdose

Wednesday marked the one-year anniversary of the death of 14-year-old Zion Williams-Farrell. The Kitchener teenager was found dead in his room overdosing on fentanyl-laced Xanax. In Waterloo Region, opioid deaths are occurring most often in suburbs, not on the streets or in shelters. Last year, there were seven fatal overdoses in Kitchener, five in Cambridge and one in Waterloo. The total number is down compared to the same time last year, but police say that more naloxone kits have been used to save lives. For law enforcement, the growing concernRead More

Five escape fire in Evergreen Trailer Park home

Five escape fire in Evergreen Trailer Park home

Firefighters were called to a home in the Evergreen Trailer Park in northeast Edmonton Saturday afternoon. Officials said the fire broke out in the home at about 3:30 p.m. – and firefighters had the blaze under control within half an hour. Five people and two dogs evacuated from the house, no injuries were reported. District chief Randy Shakura said the dry and windy conditions created a challenge for firefighters. “With the wind, it was definitely a concern when we first got on scene,” Shakura said. “You’ve got the wind, andRead More

Accused in Garden Restaurant shooting says it is not him in surveillance video

Accused in Garden Restaurant shooting says it is not him in surveillance video

A man accused in a brazen shooting at a packed downtown restaurant took the stand in his own defence Friday, saying he wasn’t the killer seen on surveillance video. “Is that you on the video? Are you Shooter Number Two?” defence lawyer Gary Grill asked Harvard McKenzie. “No, that’s not me,” McKenzie replied. Tariq Mohammed, 31, was gunned down while lying in the fetal position at the Garden Restaurant in the early morning hours of Nov. 16, 2014. Jurors watched surveillance video that showed Mohammed and his friend being robbedRead More

Stolen necklace contains ashes of woman’s daughter, Kingston, Ont., police say

Kingston Police Headquarters

KINGSTON, Ont. — Police in Kingston, Ont., are appealing for the public’s help after a woman’s necklace containing the ashes of her daughter was taken. Investigators say the necklace was stolen during a break and enter, and its recovery is a priority. They say anyone who locates the necklace can return it anonymously to police headquarters. Investigators also are urging anyone with information about the case to contact police. Source link #canadiannews #worldnews #headlinenews and stories from around the world USA Today News Headlines USA News Headlines ABC NEWS Headlines

Dry weather prompts watering and fire ban in Niverville


Extreme dry weather conditions prompted one Manitoba town to issue both a fire ban and a watering ban. The town of Niverville said as a result of excessive lawn watering in these conditions, the town’s water reservoir is at an extremely low level. Niverville residents who receive their water from the Spruce Drive Water Treatment Plant are not permitted to water their lawns or gardens. Meanwhile all open air fires are banned, including fire pits, burning of garden refuse and crop residue. The town says due to the seriousness ofRead More

EPSB names three new schools to open in 2020

Edmonton Public Schools Generic

Edmonton Public Schools is naming their three new schools after distinguished Canadians. The Dr. Anne Anderson, Thelma Chalifoux and Soraya Hafez schools are under construction. Anderson is a Metis scholar, Chalifoux is Canada’s first Indigenous senator and a former teacher, and Hafez introduced the Arabic program to Edmonton’s public schools. “These individuals have made a significant contribution to the community and to education,” Edmonton Public Schools Board Chair Michelle Draper said. “We also looked at the names as a board and wanted to make sure the names of our schoolsRead More

No apology from Nova Scotia premier to teen cleared in privacy-breach case

Stephen McNeil

HALIFAX — Nova Scotia Premier Stephen McNeil is not offering an apology to a 19-year-old man who was arrested after allegedly breaching the province’s freedom-of-information website. Police dropped the case against the young man on Monday, saying there was no criminal intent and “no grounds to lay charges.” McNeil initially referred to the man’s actions as “stealing,” but has since backed away from such strong language. On Tuesday he was asked about opposition calls for an apology for his early characterization of what occurred. McNeil wouldn’t address an apology directly,Read More