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Transport Canada to make seatbelts mandatory on new highway buses by 2020

Humboldt Broncos

OTTAWA — Transport Canada says they will soon require all newly built highway buses to have seatbelts. The federal department says they will make seatbelts mandatory on medium and large highway buses starting Sept. 1, 2020. They say seatbelts have a strong and proven record of saving lives. The department says it first proposed the change in 2017. Mandatory seatbelts on buses has been discussed since April 6 when a bus carrying the Humboldt Broncos junior hockey team collided with a semi-truck in rural Saskatchewan. Sixteen people were killed andRead More


Valedictorian’s homage to classmate redacted by school

Valedictorian's homage to classmate redacted by school

CTV Atlantic Published Friday, June 29, 2018 9:09PM ADT Last Updated Friday, June 29, 2018 9:35PM ADT It was a speech meant to celebrate everything her graduating class has accomplished, but the valedictorian at Cole Harbour District High School says she was told to remove a special part of the speech honouring the memory of a classmate. “This year, we lost one of our own. I know sitting here today without one of your closest friends can’t be easy but today when we cross that stage to receive our diplomasRead More


Man arrested after fleeing robbery through broken window

Police car

A Winnipeg man was arrested after he tried to rob a convenience store and then fled through a broken window on Wednesday, alleged the Winnipeg Police Service Thursday. A news release said that around 2:30 a.m. Wednesday, officers went to a convenience store in the 500 block of William Avenue to follow up on a report of a man trying to assault a store employee while armed with a knife. Investigators believe the man went into the store with his face covered and brandished a makeshift knife at the employees.Read More


Canada’s national junior softball team on Saskatchewan tune-up tour

Canada's national junior softball

Canada’s national junior softball team is making sure they enter the world championships playing as well as they can. “We didn’t want to walk into the world championships just two days prior, and all of a sudden you’re facing New Zealand, you’re facing the Americans, you’re facing Australia,” said their coach Jeff Ellsworth. On July 7, they’ll be going up against the best junior softball teams the rest of the world has to offer. To get the kinks out, the squad is scheduled to play 10 games in eight daysRead More


Commuters prepare for chaos ahead of first phase of Riverside Vista Project

Riverside Drive

It’s a project that’s been in the works for more than a decade. Windsor city council approved the $6.3-million contract to Amico Infrastructures to rebuild Riverside Drive from Lauzon Road to Riverdale Avenue and it’s set to begin Monday. “This is going to take some time to complete, but…we’ll keep moving forward over time. It’ll be a little hassle, but the hassle will be worth it at the end of the day, said Windsor Mayor Drew Dilkens. Residents are already preparing for slowdowns. “It’s going to be quite frustrating andRead More


Embassy angered by Conservative MP linking Mexican visitors to drug trade

Marilyn Gladu

OTTAWA – The Mexican government is taking a Conservative MP to task for implying that many Mexican visitors to Canada are involved in the illegal drug trade. Sarnia, Ont., MP Marilyn Gladu made the suggestion Wednesday during debate on the Trudeau government’s bill to legalize recreational marijuana. Her reference to Mexicans came as she was arguing that legalization will actually be a boon for the illicit black market in cannabis – contrary to the government’s contention that it will displace organized crime. She said legal pot will be more expensiveRead More


Bank of Canada keeps key interest rate target on hold at 1.25 per cent

Bank of Canada

Craig Wong, The Canadian Press Published Wednesday, May 30, 2018 10:03AM EDT Last Updated Wednesday, May 30, 2018 10:20AM EDT OTTAWA — The Bank of Canada kept its key interest rate target on hold Wednesday, but hinted that rate hikes could be coming as it noted the Canadian economy was a little stronger than expected in the first quarter. The central bank held its target for the overnight rate — a key financial benchmark that influences the prime lending rates at the country’s big banks — steady at 1.25 perRead More


Courtenay school gets $26.2M for seismic upgrades

Courtenay school gets $26.2M for seismic upgrades

After years of lobbying their school board and the B.C. government, parents at Lake Trail Middle School finally have good news. 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″]


Sudbury Food Bank embarking on social enterprise

Sudbury Food Bank embarking on social enterprise

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Actress who accused Weinstein needs money to finish film

Paz de la Huerta and Harvey Weinstein

NEW YORK — Actress Paz de la Huerta has started a crowdfunding campaign to finish a movie she began making years before she publicly accused Harvey Weinstein of rape. The movie “Valley of Tears” is her take on the Hans Christian Andersen story “The Red Shoes,” about a little girl with a pair of enchanted shoes. The story is tragic; the shoes force the girl to dance until she asks an executioner to cut off her feet. A 1948 film set the story in the world of dance; a ballerinaRead More