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Break is over for crews and businesses along 17 Avenue S.W.

Construction along 17 Avenue SW

After enjoying a two-month-long hiatus over the summer, businesses along 17 Avenue S.W. will again need to deal with the headache of construction crews starting next week. Beginning September 4, crews will again be out working on the next phase of the project , commencing with the closure of College Lane to 8 Street S.W., including the intersection of 7 Street and 17 Avenue S.W. No impact is expected on College Lane during that phase. That closure is expected to remain in place throughout the month and will be followedRead More


Humans responsible for more than 400 B.C. wildfires so far this season

Humans responsible for more than 400 B.C. wildfires so far this season

VANCOUVER — Campfires, cigarettes, flares and car accidents are some of the ways humans have likely started more than 400 wildfires in British Columbia this season. As wildfires blaze across the province, the B.C. Wildfire Service says many of them have been avoidable. Despite efforts to spread the word about fire bans and other restrictions, fire information officer Ryan Turcot says many people still aren’t getting the message. “It’s important to note that every time we run into a human-caused wildfire, that’s a wildfire that didn’t have to happen,” TurcotRead More


With minuscule drop, ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ is No. 1 again

'Crazy Rich Asians' shines bright at the box office

NEW YORK — The opening weekend for “Crazy Rich Asians” was historic. Its second weekend was even more impressive. The romantic comedy sensation slid just 6 per cent from its chart-topping debut to again lead the box office with US$25 million in ticket sales, according to studio estimates Sunday. Almost as many people turned out over the weekend for “Crazy Rich Asians” as they did for its opening Friday-to-Sunday bow — an unheard of hold for a non-holiday release. Drops of close to 50 per cent are common for wideRead More


Ontario’s interim sex-ed curriculum vague and confusing, experts and board say

Lisa Thompson

Paola Loriggio and Shawn Jeffords, The Canadian Press Published Thursday, August 23, 2018 7:26PM EDT TORONTO — The Ontario government’s newly released sexual-education curriculum is stirring up fresh confusion about what teachers can and cannot tell students when classes resume next month, experts said Thursday as school boards reviewed the document. The lesson plan, meant to temporarily replace a now-repealed modernized version put in place by the former Liberal government in 2015, was delivered to school boards and posted online Wednesday after repeated requests from educators who sought clarity onRead More


High-risk sex offender believed to be living in Winnipeg: police

Badour

Police are notifying the public about a convicted high-risk sex offender who is now believed to be living in Winnipeg. Police said James Porter Badour has a history of sexual offences against young children, both male and female. Although he has participated in some treatment programming in the past, police said he is considered a high risk to reoffend. Police said all children are at risk. After being released from custody in 2017, Badour is subject to supervised probation until April of 2020. He has previously lived in Guelph andRead More


Do you know what a harmful drug looks like?

Do you know what a harmful drug looks like?

Sudbury’s Youth Action Centre has a new educational tool to help identify harmful drugs and fight opioid abuse. Alana Everson reports. 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″]


Missing man last seen in Winnipeg July 13: police

Supplied photo of missing man Alpha Bah.

Winnipeg police are asking for help to locate a missing man they say was last seen in the city on the evening of July 13. Officers are concerned about the wellbeing of Alpha Bah, 25. Police said Bah is described as five feet seven inches tall, 160 pounds, with short black hair. They said there is no description of what he was wearing at when he was last seen. Anyone with information is asked to contact missing persons investigators at 204-986-6250. Source link #canadiannews #worldnews #headlinenews and stories from aroundRead More


‘They are not bad people’: Officers canvass area where 7 died of opioid overdoses

Officers Division 14

Katherine DeClerq, CTV News Toronto Published Wednesday, August 15, 2018 5:04PM EDT Last Updated Wednesday, August 15, 2018 5:36PM EDT Officers from Toronto police’s 14 Division are canvassing the area, warning residents of dangerous narcotics being sold in the downtown core that resulted in the deaths of seven people over the last 12 days. Toronto Const. Eddie O’Toole told CTV News Toronto that they don’t expect people to stop using drugs. Their goal is to ensure that the community feels safe and knows what to do in the event ofRead More


‘We don’t believe we’re on a spinning ball’: Flat earthers in Edmonton

‘We don’t believe we’re on a spinning ball’: Flat earthers in Edmonton

An estimated 250 people converged on West Edmonton Mall’s Fantasyland Hotel Thursday, for the first of a two-day conference on an issue that was settled by science hundreds of years ago. The event is billed as the first Canadian Flat Earth International Conference. Organizers said within the room, there were a number of differing views about the nature of the world we call home. “You’re going to find so many various beliefs here, but the one thing that we all kind of agree on is that we don’t believe we’reRead More


Griffintown florist helps Montreal refugees blossom

Griffintown florist helps Montreal refugees blossom

Adjusting to life in a new country is never easy, especially as an asylum seeker or refugee. Sometimes it takes a helping hand before a family can plant its roots. Carolyne De Bien is an expert at that — the Griffintown florist may specialize in flowers, but she also spends about 20 hours a week giving away clothes, toys and furniture to asylum seekers in need. Watch the video for the full story.   Source link #canadiannews #worldnews #headlinenews and stories from around the world USA Today News Headlines [su_feedRead More