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Protester spars with B.C. premier over fish farms

Protester spars with B.C. premier over fish farms

As B.C. announced a new wild salmon advisory council, an activist berated Horgan, saying fish farms are destroying salmon stocks 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″]


Renovation work halted after shards of glass fall onto busy sidewalk

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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


Designer Kate Spade found dead in apartment: officials

Kate Spade

NEW YORK — Law enforcement officials say New York fashion designer Kate Spade has been found dead in her apartment in an apparent suicide. The officials say she was found hanging by housekeeping staff inside her Park Avenue apartment at about 10:20 a.m. Tuesday. They say she left a note at the scene. The officials were not authorized to divulge details of an ongoing investigation and spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity. The officials didn’t know what the note said. The 55-year-old Spade created a line ofRead More


Blue Jays beat Phillies 6-5 after escaping ninth-inning jam

Toronto Blue Jays

Aaron Bracy, The Associated Press Published Friday, May 25, 2018 10:34PM EDT Last Updated Friday, May 25, 2018 10:46PM EDT PHILADELPHIA — Justin Smoak homered, Sam Gaviglio struck out six over six innings and Ryan Tepera escaped a ninth-inning jam for his first save to lead the Toronto Blue Jays to a 6-5 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies on Friday night. Yangervis Solarte and Kevin Pillar added RBI doubles for the Blue Jays, who opened a nine-game road trip after going 1-6 and getting outscored 43-22 on a seven-game homestandRead More


High levels of air pollution in region prompt statement from Environment Canada

Smog alert

Environment Canada has issued an air quality statement for London-Middlesex Friday. The agency says high levels of air pollution have developed. Hot and sunny conditions have resulted in increasing ground-level ozone concentrations for the region, which are expected to last into the afternoon. In Sarnia-Lambton, the agency says there is both a smog and air health advisory in effect there due to deteriorating air quality. Children, including teenagers, are at higher risk from outdoor air pollution because they often spend time being active outdoors. Young people are more likely toRead 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


Montreal police officers accused of kidnapping, dumping homeless man

Montreal police officers accused of kidnapping, dumping homeless man

The incident allegedly occurred more than eight years ago, and that’s leaving many wondering why it took so long for charges to be laid. Two Montreal police officers are facing charges in an incident in which they allegedly kidnapped a homeless man and dumped him in a remote area. The incident allegedly occurred more than eight years ago, and that’s leaving many wondering why it took so long for charges to be laid. Officers Patrick Guay and Pierre-Luc Furlotte are accused of ordering a homeless man into their police cruiserRead More


Three women displaced by Carlingwood fire

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Ottawa Fire says three women, two of them seniors, will be displaced after a fire in the Carlingwood area Wednesday evening. Firefighters say heavy black smoke was spotted coming from the second floor of a home at 737 Manitou Drive. The fire was out by 7:50 p.m. No one was home at the time of the fire and no one was reported hurt. Investigators are on scene working to determine a cause. 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″]Read More


AB de Villiers retires from international cricket

Royal Challengers Bangalore's AB de Villiers

The Associated Press Published Wednesday, May 23, 2018 9:07AM EDT Last Updated Wednesday, May 23, 2018 9:08AM EDT JOHANNESBURG – AB de Villiers has retired from all international cricket, keeping him from having one more go at winning a World Cup with South Africa. De Villiers, regarded as one of the best players of his generation, had been expected to stop his test career but it was a surprise that he retired from all formats. The 34-year-old De Villiers says “it’s about running out of gas and feeling that it’sRead More


Premier Notley to deal with pipeline and will skip Premiers’ conference

Notley to skip Premiers' conference

Alberta’s premier says it’s more important for her to focus on the upcoming deadline on the future of the Trans Mountain pipeline project than attend a conference. The Western Premiers’ Conference is slated to run for two days this week in Yellowknife. In a statement, a spokesperson said Rachel Notley will be staying in this province to work towards a deal with the federal government and Kinder Morgan, the company behind the project. It would be surreal and exceptionally tone deaf for anyone to think we could politely discuss pharmacareRead More