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Tornado warning issued for parts of Simcoe County

Tornado warning issued for parts of Simcoe County

CTV Barrie Published Monday, August 27, 2018 8:13PM EDT Last Updated Monday, August 27, 2018 10:19PM EDT A tornado warning has been issued for parts of Simcoe County A tornado warning is in effect for -Orillia – Lagoon City – Washago A tornado warning has ended for -Barrie – Collingwood – Hillsdale Meteorologists aretracking two dangerous thunderstorms. According to Environment Canada one dangerous thunderstorm produced a brief tornado over Lake Simcoe east of Hawkestone. It then moved east at 50 km/h over Lake Simcoe. Environment Canada says areas impacted includeRead More


First-ever greater rhea chick hatchlings make history at Calgary Zoo

Greater rhea chick

The Calgary Zoo made history earlier this month when it welcomed its first-ever greater rhea chicks. The pair – now three weeks old – hatched at the zoo on Aug. 3 and 5. The flightless greater rhea is the largest bird in South America and is found mostly in Argentina and Brazil. Related to the ostrich and the emu, the bird uses its wings not for flight, but for balance and changing direction while running. Male rheas incubate the eggs and care for the new hatchlings, guarding them aggressively forRead 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 The lesson plan, meant to temporarily replace a now-repealed modernized version put in place by the former Liberal government in 2015, was delivered to school boards and posted online Wednesday after repeated requests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


Online site helps guarantee voter eligibility for municipal election

CTV Windsor Published Sunday, August 19, 2018 12:09PM EDT Last Updated Sunday, August 19, 2018 12:43PM EDT If you plan to vote in this fall’s municipal election, a check online will ensure you are eligible. The Municipality of Chatham-Kent says voters can now use voterlookup.ca to see if they are on the registered list and to make sure the information there is accurate. “We want to make sure everyone eligible to vote is able to do so easily and efficiently,” said Chatham-Kent Election Co-ordinator Lucas Chambers. “It is especially importantRead More


Flames inch close to California homes as thousands evacuate

Cleveland National Forest wildfire California

Amanda Lee Myers, The Associated Press Published Thursday, August 9, 2018 9:20PM EDT LOS ANGELES — An intentionally set wildfire grew perilously close to homes in Southern California on Thursday as evacuation orders expanded to more than 20,000 residents, though some homeowners stayed behind to fend off the flames themselves. Firefighters fought a desperate battle to stop the Holy Fire from reaching homes as the blaze surged through the Cleveland National Forest above the city of Lake Elsinore and its surrounding communities. They were trying to keep the flames fromRead More


Study suggests aspirin reduces HIV target cells in women

Study suggests aspirin reduces HIV target cells in women

Women who regularly take aspirin could significantly reduce inflammation associated with contracting HIV, new research finds. The pilot study, released Thursday, does not suggest that taking aspirin will prevent transmission of the disease. The research also did not factor in men. However, researchers at the University of Manitoba say further research could build on the pilot study and one day prove that aspirin — a cheap, widely accessible drug — is another effective tool for HIV prevention. The report included researchers from the universities of Manitoba, Waterloo and Nairobi andRead More


Mysterious illness: Researchers trying to save female orca

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N.B. RCMP investigating after shots fired at truck in Riverside-Albert

CTV Atlantic Published Friday, July 27, 2018 11:50AM ADT Last Updated Friday, July 27, 2018 11:53AM ADT The RCMP is investigating after shots were fired at a pickup truck in Riverside-Albert, N.B. Police say the truck was parked outside a home on King Street at the time of the incident. They believe the shots were fired sometime between 2:45 a.m. and 3 a.m. on July 18. No one was injured but the truck sustained some damage. Police are asking for the public’s help in identifying the suspect, or suspects, responsibleRead More


Disney announces new Star Wars ‘Clone Wars’ episodes

Star Wars

SAN DIEGO — Disney says it will release new episodes of the Star Wars animated series “The Clone Wars” on its upcoming streaming platform. The 12-episode run was announced Thursday during a panel at Comic-Con in San Diego. In an announcement, Disney says the show will continue the story lines of Obi-Wan Kenobi, Anakin Skywalker before he turns into Darth Vader, and the young Jedi apprentice Ahsoka Tano. The show is set between two of “Star Wars” prequel films: “Attack of the Clones” and “Revenge of the Sith.” The originalRead More


Lava crashes through roof of Hawaii tour boat, injuring 23

Hawaii lava

Audrey McAvoy and Caleb Jones, The Associated Press Published Monday, July 16, 2018 6:21PM EDT HONOLULU — An explosion caused by lava oozing into the ocean sent molten rock crashing through the roof of a sightseeing boat off Hawaii’s Big Island, injuring 23 people Monday, officials said. A woman in her 20s was in serious condition with a broken thigh bone, the Hawaii County Fire Department said. Three others were in stable condition at a hospital with unspecified injuries. The rest of the passengers suffered burns, scrapes and other superficialRead More