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Heritage residents concerned by high-risk offender moving in

Heritage residents concerned by high-risk offender moving in

Residents in Regina’s Heritage neighbourhood are sharing their concerns, after a man described as a “high risk to reoffend” will be moving in to the area. Jason Paul Thorne, 41, has a criminal history, including sexual offences, and police say he has a history of reoffending. A resident in the Heritage neighbourhood says at least four repeat sex offenders have been moved to the area of the last couple years, and it’s a concerning trend. Corrections Service Canada could not confirm why the Heritage area seems to be the chosenRead More


National Capital Commission announces work on bridges, pathways

Federal ministers, NCC on tour of Voyageur Pathway

The National Capital Commission has been given more than $21-million for three important bridge projects in both Ottawa and Gatineau. They are the Portage Bridge, the Sir John A. Macdonald Parkway’s Lebreton exit bridge, and the Hog’s Back swing bridge. Money was also earmarked today to help repair the damage to the region’s multi-use pathways after that devastating flood last spring. Floodwaters washed away infrastructure and caused millions of dollars in damage. The bulk of the repairs are happening on the Voyageur Pathway by the Museum of History. Cyclists andRead More


Man with service dog turned away from Montreal Tim Hortons

Man with service dog turned away from Montreal Tim Hortons

A Tim Hortons employee has been fired after a customer with a service dog was refused service at one of the chain’s locations in Montreal. Craig Read, who says he was refused service at a Tim Hortons near his homeabout a month ago, recorded video of an argument between himself and one of the restaurant’s employees. “I’m not allowed in? Says who?” he asked in the video. “My owner,” the employee replied. Another video shows Read and the employee arguing again outside the restaurant. Read says the argument was overRead More


Caesars Windsor recognized with Responsible Gambling Accreditation

Caesars Windsor

Caesars Windsor has been recognized for promoting responsible gambling. The casino achieved the gold standard in what’s called the “RG Check” from the Responsible Gambling Council. The program was developed to offer gaming companies an independent assessment of their Responsible Gambling Program by examining corporate policies, help for problem gamblers, advertising and promotion. Caesars Windsor was the first gaming facility in the world to earn designation back in 2012. To maintain the status, properties must be re-accredited every three years. Source link #canadiannews #worldnews #headlinenews and stories from around theRead More


Group starts effort to ban plastic shopping bags in N.B.

Group starts effort to ban plastic shopping bags in N.B.

A group of university students in Fredericton has a lofty goal: they want to ban plastic shopping bags across the province. To kick off their campaign, they’re asking New Brunswickers to sign a petition. “Anything that we can do to eliminate some of the plastic use, I think, is a good thing,” said Sandra Sheridan of Moncton. The idea is to get consumers to bring their own reusable bags in hopes of eliminating some of the plastic that ends up in landfills, on city streets and in waterways such asRead More


Needles, trash ruining Barrie pond

Needles, trash ruining Barrie pond

Everything from needles, to household items to trash, is being found at Milligan’s Pond in Barrie, and residents are calling on the city for a big cleanup.   One resident took photos of large piles of trash left at the pond in Barrie this weekend. The photos caught the attention of many who live in the area. “This used to be a little haven, for people to bring their children, for people to read their books, and just spend time here. Now as you can see, there is no children,”Read More


Flood watch issued for parts of Windsor-Essex

Lake Erie shoreline

The Essex Region Conservation Authority is warning that the soggy weather system and winds affecting the region Sunday mean there could be wave damage and erosion in some areas. 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″]


Young rockers take the stage at all-girl rock camp

Young rockers take the stage at all-girl rock camp

Published Saturday, July 21, 2018 6:26PM CST Last Updated Saturday, July 21, 2018 6:40PM CST Young rock stars performed in front of 250 people at The Exchange on Saturday, as part of the finale to their week long rock camp. Girls Rock Regina is a weeklong camp where 29 girls ages 10 to 14 are put into six, four member bands. In just a week, the camp teaches the girls how to play instruments, write song lyrics, record their songs and perform. “Girls rock camp is for female identifying transRead More


Double stabbing near Chinatown, two arrested

Stabbing July 20

CTV Montreal Published Saturday, July 21, 2018 8:50AM EDT Last Updated Saturday, July 21, 2018 9:02AM EDT Two men in their twenties were stabbed overnight near Chinatown between Friday and Saturday, according to Montreal police. Four suspects were apprehended after the assault. Police say that one victim is touch-and-go, and the other will survive his serious injuries. The incident occurred around 3:50 a.m. at the intersection of Boulevard Saint-Laurent and Viger Avenue – where an argument between several people degenerated for reasons that are still unknown.  Four people were arrestedRead More


Manufacturers meet in Windsor to discuss impact of tariffs

Manufacturers Meeting in Windsor

The economy in Windsor-Essex has been booming, but manufacturers are concerned over the trade war between Canada and the United States. That concern was quite evident at a meeting of more than 250 business stakeholders at the Ciociaro Club in Windsor on Wednesday “It’s really tough because it just keeps changing every day,” said Jonathon Azzopardi, the chair of the Canadian Association of Mold Makers. “We need a long term plan.” U.S. President Donald Trump has already imposed tariffs on Canadian steel and aluminum, and has threatened a 25 perRead More