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Teenage shooting victim attends sold-out Danforth benefit concert

Teenage shooting victim attends sold-out Danforth benefit concert

Olivia Bowden, The Canadian Press Published Sunday, August 12, 2018 8:12AM EDT Last Updated Sunday, August 12, 2018 1:59PM EDT TORONTO — A young victim of the mass shooting in Toronto’s Greektown neighbourhood was among the crowd at a benefit concert held Saturday night to raise money for those impacted by last month’s violence. Samantha Price, a recent high school grad, said she was on Danforth Avenue eating ice cream with 18-year-old Reese Fallon and some other friends on the night of July 22 when a gunman opened fire intoRead More


Construction begins for Windsor’s Miracle League diamond

Miracle League Baseball Diamond

After just one year of fundraising, Riverside Minor Baseball is breaking ground on a new Miracle League baseball diamond in east Windsor. A sod turning ceremony was held Wednesday morning to mark the official start of construction. The field, next to the existing Riverside baseball diamonds on Wyandotte Street East, will allow children with disabilities to participate in minor baseball programs. The Farrow Riverside Miracle Field is modeled after the existing one in Amherstburg. The diamond is part of a $2.5-million project on property leased from the city last October.Read More


Human remains found on Sagkeeng First Nation

Human remains found on Sagkeeng First Nation

RCMP said human remains were found on a Manitoba First Nation. Police got the report Monday, saying remains were found in a wooded area on Sagkeeng First Nation. The Mounties have released few details, but said investigators don’t believe the remains are historical, and that the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner is helping to find an identity. Source link #canadiannews #worldnews #headlinenews and stories from around the world USA Today News Headlines [su_feed url=”http://rssfeeds.usatoday.com/usatoday-NewsTopStories” limit=”20″] USA News Headlines [su_feed url=”http://rss.cnn.com/rss/cnn_us.rss” limit=”20″] ABC NEWS Headlines [su_feed url=”http://feeds.abcnews.com/abcnews/usheadlines” limit=”20″]


Manitoba Hydro boss announces departure; Opposition says utility in ‘state of turmoil’

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The president and CEO of Manitoba Hydro has announced he is retiring less than three years after joining the Crown corporation. Kelvin Shepherd, who joined the utility in December 2015 after a five-year stint at MTS Inc., says in a release that he will be stepping down Nov. 16. Manitoba Hydro’s board of directors, citing an inability to work with the provincial government, resigned en masse in March. Premier Brian Pallister said the dispute stemmed from a multimillion-dollar deal, which was quashed by the government, between the utility and theRead More


Memorial site: Alberta apologizes to families for cleaning up plane wreckage

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WHITECOURT, Alta. — The province of Alberta is apologizing to the families of three people killed in a plane crash almost 65 years ago after cleaning up the wreckage without warning. A memorial site near Whitecourt, Alta., included the debris of the small plane that went down on Nov. 22, 1953. The wreckage was cleaned up by Alberta Environment and Parks last fall. Department spokesman Matt Dykstra says there was a protective notation on a nearby memorial for those killed in the crash, but it didn’t include the wreckage. HeRead More


Billions of dollars in limbo as Doug Ford nixes cap and trade

Doug Ford

David Paddon, The Canadian Press Published Sunday, June 24, 2018 10:09AM EDT Last Updated Sunday, June 24, 2018 10:25AM EDT TORONTO — The cancellation of Ontario’s cap-and-trade system will leave billions of dollars in carbon credits in limbo and consumers on the hook for pricey home upgrades that were expected to be part of a rebate program. Incoming premier Doug Ford has vowed to immediately dismantle cap and trade, but has offered few details on how the system will be wound down, and how or if participating companies will beRead More


Amherstburg Police Services Board holding special meeting

CTV Windsor Published Thursday, June 14, 2018 12:20PM EDT Last Updated Thursday, June 14, 2018 12:27PM EDT The Amherstburg Police Services Board is holding special meeting to discuss an investigation into the Windsor police force. The Ontario Civilian Police Commission has initiated an investigation of Windsor police under section 25 of the Police Services Act. The OCPC says from January 2018 to April 2018, the Commission received multiple complaints from members of WPS that raised serious concerns about the workplace environment, the administration and the oversight provided by the Windsor Police Services Board. The commission saysRead More


Angels beat Blue Jays 5-4 at Rogers Centre

Toronto Blue Jays relief pitcher Tyler Clippard

TORONTO – Andrelton Simmons hit a tiebreaking two-run single in the ninth inning to help the Los Angeles Angels to a 5-4 win over the Toronto Blue Jays on Wednesday night. Shohei Ohtani tied the game earlier in the frame with a two-run single off Toronto reliever Tyler Clippard, who was charged with four earned runs over one-third of an inning. Justin Anderson (1-1) pitched the eighth inning for the win and Blake Parker survived a shaky ninth for his third save. Pinch-hitter Kendrys Morales drove in Dwight Smith Jr.,Read More


Final inspections of international trade centre underway

Final inspections of international trade centre underway

Saskatchewan’s first international trade centre is ready to open in Regina. Final inspections are underway as Brightenview prepares to open the long awaited Global Trade and Exhibition Centre in the province. The massive wholesale mall will match Chinese manufacturers with North American buyers. “All business condo units have reached substantial completion, ready for occupancy of business owners,” Brightenview CEO Joe Zhou said. The facility was to have been built outside Dundurn but developers felt the Global Transportation Hub was a better location. Eight years ago, the massive trade and exhibitionRead More


All positives for Collaros at camp

All positives for Collaros at camp

It’s seems to be all positives for Zach Collaros after his first training camp day with the Saskatchewan Roughriders. Rider training camp officially kicked off Sunday morning in Saskatoon, and all eyes were on the club’s biggest offseason acquisition, quarterback Zach Collaros. “It was awesome just playing football today and getting out there, and talking to Duron and Bakari and Naaman. Once we got into practice it felt like football again, and it was a really enjoyable thing,” Zach Collaros said. Ridernation is hoping the 29-year-old will be able toRead More